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1999 Audi A4 1.8L air bag light VIN: WAUCB28D6X
I have this Audi with an airbag light on. I get a communication failure with my Genisys. Any known problem with these modules? Do I need an OEM scan tool for this? All help is appreciated.
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Heater Control VIN: WBAGJ8326T
Hello BMW experts. I have a 740il which currently has the heater control/display in Celcius. For unknown reasons it went from Farenheit to Celcius. Does anyone have any ideas on how to program this back to Farenheit? NOTE: This vehicle has the series E38 contr...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Rough on cold start VIN: WBADT33441
BMW Techs please help! I have a 525i with a complaint of roughness on cold start. I have not seen this condition and yes I know the first step should be to verify customers complaint but the powers that be (aka service writers) have not suplied me with a cold ...
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1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L No battery charge VIN: 1G4GD2215T
Vehicle came in not charging. Customer had installed alternator himself. I followed Alldata flow chart, Alldata stated to replace alternator. I took the alternator to NAPA to use their alternator tester and the alternator tested good. Thank you in advance for ...
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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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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDC14K9P
We received this vehicle from another shop which had rebuilt the motor and can not get it to idle correctly. The TBI injectors seem to be pumping in too much fuel at idle. we have replaced the following components: MAP sensor, TPS sensor, Temp sensor, ECM and ...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Axle actuator VIN: 2GCEK19KXR
Hi all, I want to thank you in advance for your help. This truck had a updated front axle actuator and wiring harness installed nearly a year ago at a Chevy dealership. The axle was locked on, all the time. We pulled the actuator out and fount it stuck in the ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 2GCEK19K5S
installed new drums shoes and wheel cyls adjusted brakes and replaced master cyl with new after-market bleed system according to shop-key with power bleeder. pedal still go's to floor truck pulls to left when stopping hard. install rem calipers and all 3 rubbe...
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, Surge VIN: 1GCGK24R4T
When I scan this vehicle with my Snap On 2500 and try to access the misfire data all values read 0 and remain there, including the misfire cycle count. I can access all other systems ok. Can anyone offer a reason to this? This vehicle had a bad surge at cruise...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5245V
dies on customer after long drive cant get it to die my self. had these codes i replaced crank sensor but died a gain after a week still has codes Trouble codes: P0341, P0335
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L High idle VIN: 2G1WL52M5W
Only saw this car act up once, for about 10 minutes. Customer states that the idle is high. Did experience high idle, about 2200 rpm. While the car was acting up I scanned the car and found no 24x crank sensor signal and high IAC count (90). Went into function...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L climate control VIN: 1GNDT13W4X
I have this 99 blazer here. The electronic cliamte control is inoperative. No power to any of the functions except the reciculate light comes on sometimes. I have checked fuses. attempted to scan body control with no luck. I am using a modis and do not see a o...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14T3Y
this pick up is giving me a bit of trouble it came in with a mil and p0300. with the mileage and age we started with a set of delco plugs and wires.it still runs very rough at an idle with the most noticeable skip coming from cylinder # 4 we tried a new coil ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2GIWF55E81
Car came in no crank with new battery installed, we checked and repaired battery connection as needed. Engine would not turn over (electronics flicker then stabilize when ign is turned on), turned key on for ten minutes and then the car cranked and started nor...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on, No Accel. VIN: 1GCHK24U33
I have this high mileage Silverado here that the customer says will stop accelerating, and the "reduced engine power" message appears on the dash. Shut the truck of for 15 seconds, start it back up and everything is fine again, of course it sets the code p1516... Trouble codes: P1516
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2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBE4C1134
We have this 2004 C4500 Med duty in here (I entered it as a 3500, since the 4500 wasn't in the list, and it's the same anyway) that is a no-start. From all the research I've done, the only thing people have seen for a no-start is loss of fuel system prime. I h...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AB48W61
This vechile keeps having the P1494 Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical Fault fault code in it. You see the parts that have already been replaced. With a DRBIII when I go to run the Leak Detection Pump Test it cuts the van off everytime. I disconnected th... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical Fault)
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H5X
vechicle came in for no start, has no injector pulse, injector driver not grounding injectors to pulse, has batt v at injectors from asd relay. theft system seems to be enabled zeroing out pulse width also. vehicle has not theft system. replaced pcm and now i ...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2C3HD46R9Y
Hello all. Customer came in and wanted a price on installing his own timing chain, tensioner, and water pump on this 2000 chrysler concord with 2.7ltr. Told me another shop told him this is what he needed. After looking it up in alldata gave him labor price th...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Air flow VIN: 1C4GP54L9Y
Hello all, I have a 2000 T/C with 3-zone manual HVAC. Both driver and passenger zones, but ESPECIALLY passenger, have greatly reduced air flow in heat mode versus AC mode. In AC both sides kick air out of the panel vents to the extent that I would expect on h...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Power Steering Pump VIN: 2C4GM68465
Chrysler Techs we need your help again on this Pacifica-this is the 2nd post for this vehicle.Replaced power steering pump for excessive noise approx 3 months ago.After replacement did not fix the noise issue-definately power steering pump making the noise-no ...
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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL22Y1X
Have this 99 dakota pick up that cannot get through e-test. Have done, tune-up, thermostat, checked timing, injector flush, replaced cat converter. I don't have the e-test sheet in front of me but this thing is reading alomst 0ppm on almost everything except N...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y21
startes runs then dies starts back up sometimes it just cranks. no codes, good fuel perssure, it loses sprak. I have a no bus on the odometer display. I checked wireing harness and im not finding any bad wires.
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L no crank VIN: 2D2YD34192
Hi folks, I had to play with the year on this one because they do not list a Freightliner Sprinter as an option for 2002 so I said it was an 03 Dodge Sprinter (actually an 02 Freightliner). Anyway, all we have is a snap-on scanner which shows that we have no e...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L control head VIN: 2B3HD46R83
This car came in a week ago blowing either hot or cold but no inbetween. We did the relearn per TSB and it was fine for a week, but now the customer said it was back doing the same thing. We checked with the local Dodge service writer, but he was not familiar ...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEF26H0L
thank you for any help you are able to provide. backfires on accleration, vaccum drops to 0. took number 5 out of system, still pops through intake. HELP!!!
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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L burning oil VIN: 1FAPP64R3P
I'm writing for another tech that said he can't join IATN because he isn't ASE certified. He's been repairing cars and trucks for over 20 years and I send him my extra work when I'm overloaded. Bottom line I can vouch for his ability. The car he's working on w...
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L keyless entry VIN: 2FACP74W2N
Can anyone please provide the procedure to enter a personal code for the keyless entry key pad on the driver's door. The owner's manual is long gone and the local ford dealer doesn't have the procedure for anything this old. I tried the procedure that I found ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU72X3Y
This vehicle has a clack, knock noise that is heard when car is in drive or reverse when at a stop with foot on brake, not heard in park or neutral or while driving. It sounds loudest at bell housing and oil pan area. No evidence of metal in oil. Sounds simila...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU41F7Y
ITs 7.3 diesel. Don't have a fuel gauge for this truck. customer said, started losing power. husband decided to change fuel filter (There's the real problem) and now it don't start at all. clear code but sets immediately. I can't find where the flipping fuse o... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump circuit)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Alignment VIN: 1FTNF21LBY
truck was brought in for terrible wandering steering,tie rods were ok,ball joints loose.we replaced ball joints and sent truck to dealer for alignment.after align same problem steer's like driving a boat.dealer replaced steering box no help,replaced tierods,no...
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L traction con VIN: 1FAFP47V01
Some times the traction control will engage in a sweeping turn at freeway speeds. Traction control works great under normal circumstances. For no apparent reason the lite on dash will come on for two to three seconds and then go ouy. It does not do it in a str...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W13
This is my first help request, if anyone needs any more info I will try to supply it. The first tech gave up and now its my turn. The truck runs fine down the road. The problem is only noticable at idle (which is rough/but stable). The mil light is/was on with... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire detected)
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1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1365V
Vehicle originally came in with 2 codes, one for an o2 sensor heater circuit, and the p0400 for egr flow incorrect. After performing the entire mithchell flow chart, we came up with an egr vacuum modulator to enable the egr to work. We also replaced the front ... Trouble codes: P0400
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1999 GMC Sonoma 2.2L Cooling Systems
vehicle came in leaking coolant and misfiring. 1 of our mechanics replaced the head gasket. head was replaced with a rebuild. since shortly after the repair the customer complained of a "cracking & burbling noise" from the engine. the engine does not overheat,...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Low oil pressure VIN: 1GTEC19TXY
This truck is driven by an over the road salesman and is very well cared for. About 3 months ago he noticed oil pressure fluctuation on the guage. Recently in Arkansas (ambiant temp. 48 F) the oil pressure read 0 psi and had lifter noise and possible rod knock...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Dash Lights VIN: 1DTHK29U31
This trucks's issue is that the Dash illumination lights do not work when the headlight switch is in the Automatic position (the headlights DO come on when they are supposed to). The dash lights DO work when the headlight switch is in the Manual position. In A...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cooling system VIN: 1HGEJ8147V
No problems that I can see from fresh rebuild. Young owner, drives very hard. Started running hot and blowing coolant out of overflow. Low coolant, replaced cap. Seemed fine ran in shop, fan cycles normally. Returned to customer (lives across the street from m...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L bent valves? VIN: KMHCF35G91
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice. I have this 2001 Accent in that the teeth on the timing belt sheered off. We put a belt in place and started it with it misfiring. A compression check showed 2 cylinders low with 40 psi and 100 psi. The timing belt mar...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W41
Real quick plea for help to all the Isuzu guys. Local dealers not much help, neither was customer service line. This is my wife's car, and it has an intermittent stumble or stall when cold. I had heard that there was a flash for this concern but am unable to l...
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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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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L loss of supported mo VIN: 1CFTRUKDFG
I need to know if some vehicles can loose a noncontinuous readiness monitor, [non supported] and then get it back, i.e. evap or cat [supported] later on. the 2 vehicles I've seen this happen to are a 1998 jeep cherokee and a 1996 chev van
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW58N7Y
We are in the process of removing the cylinder heads. We removed the driver's side cylinder head with no problems. We got the front cover and both cam chains removed already. We are having a problem removing the passenger side, due to the fact that on the back...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S02
can any help with the cam shaft syncronizer set up.
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242V
Hi, This Rover sets a p1179 engine code. The computer wants to lean the thing out. The fuel trim codes, both short and long term, are all negative. LTFT is about -24 and short fluctuates but is always negative. Fuel pressure is good and holds at rest. I have ...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L rear rotors/pads VIN: SALPV1543Y
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help,don't work on many Rovers at all. Replaced rear rotors and pads 9000 miles ago, they were metal on metal,prior to this i have never seen this vehicle before. Vehicle is back metal on metal again,caliper pistons and sli...
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UZ30C5P
Vehicle came in with lack of power steering and noise. Filled fluid. Noisy and foaming fluid. First replaced with a used pump. Then replaced with a rebuilt pump. Bled power stereing according to manufacturers recommendations. Fluid runs clear after bleeding, b...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A81
car had cyl #2 misfire removed coil covers found oil everywhere replace valve cover gaskets,and tube seals,all spark plugs cyl#2 coil assy, as\nd all remaining coil boots,when done car still has a miss more noticeable when cold but still can feel a slight miss... Trouble codes: P0302
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L radio VIN: WDBGA32EXP
vehicle has "wait" on radio display, checked all fuses, limited resources on mercedes, hopefully someone has the anwser, thanks in advance, john.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Delayed/double shift VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Car was towed into shop ,transmission would not pull.Took tranny apart and found front main piston, twisted springs and etc.. tore up.Replaced front main piston replaced all clutches seals and any other affected parts.Cleaned valve body,seems to be OK.(just fo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine/trans controls VIN: WDBNG78J71
We have a 2001 S600 that was towed to our shop after the owner went through a drive-through car wash. Warning lights came on, the car would not shift gears, and the enigne was in limp mode with emergency throttle operation. The car is an original-looking, stoc...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Vent temp VIN: 2MEFM75WX2
Hi Guys (and Gals), I know that I have a refridgerent leak somewhere, but for the life of me, I cannot find it. I put dye in the system and topped of the refridgerent 4 weeks ago, but now the car is back with low pressures, and warm duct temp, 72*F. I removed ...
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1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L timing belt VIN: 1N6HD16S4H
help , i've got a 1987 nissan pu 2wd 3.0l v6 , that has jumped time three times in a one week period. there is no visable damage to the belt . the cams turn freely and the belt teeth set in cam and crank grooves fine . i have performed the tsb for belt tension...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y8V
Car came in with MULTI codes within computer. Have changed , o2 sensor, gas cap (for leak), Fuel filter and the "evap canister purge cut solenoid valve" this name was taken off the emission label from under the hood. Mil light cam back on 2 weeks later wit... Trouble codes: P0440, P0446
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L temperature control VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
temperature goes full cold when set below 80 degrees. temp sensors readings are ambient sensor 75, in vehicle sensor 72, intake sensor 122. there is no specs or testing info in mitchell for intake sensor. anybody know what typical reading is or how to test. al...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
the vehicle left for about four weeks, and it returned with the same code appeared on the pcm and the trnsmission doesn't shift right. if anybody come across this animal it would be gratly appreciated if somebody shed some light on this, at this time i am clue... Trouble codes: P1705 (tcm received wrong app signals)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Good evening all This was brought to me from someone who had problems on the highway and had it worked at another garage.I put the solus on and it said misfire on cylider 4. So right away I thought spark plug pulled it out ok.So I called customer and he said o...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S72
DTC P0014 sets,also sets P1345 intermittently, Mitchell sends to P0014 if set also. Cam timing does change usually, and sometimes is correct, other times it sticks retarded or advanced. It seemed like actuator concern, replaced with used actuator, seems to be ... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam phaser performance), P1345 (crank/cam sensor correlation)
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1990 Saab 900 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3A175L5L
The master cylinder was replaced due to low brake pedal & previous attempts to bleed system. The vehicle is only used on weekends in summer & sits all winter & brake fluid had not been previously been replaced. Thanks to all who reply ( mike).
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2002 Saturn SC1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZN12832
this car came in with a miss about 2 mos. ago. our other shop did tune up was ok for about a week . came back with chec eng lite po301 then they sent it to me. i check for spark ok ichanged plugs put in what it called for (its not what they had in there i can'... Trouble codes: P0300
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1994 Audi 80 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUZZZ8CZR
well I guess unfamiliarity got me here. I got to the point I was sure the isc wasnt operating, but it didnt seem siezed & it had the right resistance. I was thinking the idle switch might have been not signalling correctly so i went to the ecu to do some back ... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake manifold pressure sensoor sporiadic), 00575 (intake manifold pressure sensor).
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L condensor fan VIN: WAUED54B21
Thanks to all who replied! You where all correct. the primary fan motor was bound up but not by an obstruction , the motor just failed internally. As well the fuse was also blown.The customer and tech had not noted any temperature issues. A new fan and fuse an...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
Well we replaced lighting control module, all indicators out! according to BMW you must code module when replacing so we coded it with our Baum, and guess what! lights came back on! CRAP! so vehicle is going to dealer today to get coded! If anyone out there ha...
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1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 1 gear VIN: ZG4WB52K4W
Thank you for all your responses. After further checking the trans was the problem. However the customer has decided to sell the vehicle without replacing the the trans.
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1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Surge, no power VIN: 2G1AW81W2J
The 'element' I was looking for on this help request was the RPM reading error -- I liked the replies for the PROM error, ign module, and RFI interference which makes 'sense' .. sadly this car was towed out and I never got to see first hand. I may be a littl...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL54T7M
Wow, what a tool this is! Extra special thanks to everyone ho helped. I recieved some very good responses ranging from adjusting minimum idle to drop iac counts to single digets in park. checking resistance of injectors, (all six fired at once, check resistanc...
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L 4th gear/overdrive VIN: 1GCGK29F0P
Jim from Washington hit this one correctly -- A PCM fixed it and all voltages returned to normal -- Thanks for the assistance . We set the TPS so that scan tool read .33 V with no solonoid voltage --factory method of TPS adjustment leaves a lot to be desired
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 6.5L neutral,reverse VIN: 1GNEK18S4R
Hi everyone, first of all thanks a million to the 12 people who offered their help. When we dropped the pan we found significant amount of 'parmesan steel' (trying to add local flavor to auto repair...). Due to amount of presumed damage we felt more confid...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCEK19M3T
Sory for the delay, most of you that replied were leaning toward a new cat, I've been leaning the same way but cust dose'nt want to do it just yet. Emissions are erratic and ses light went off for a while but is now back on. Will probably put a new cat on even... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC System low effeciency bank 1).
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
Well I got lots of replies on this one. A lot of people stated secondary ignition or fuel related problems. An ignition or fuel related problem will not cause the vacuum guage to fluctuate like it is doing, it has to be a mechanical problem with the sealing of... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Misfire Cylinder 5).
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R3W
Thank you all for your replies. everything suggested checked out ok. customer has decided to drive truck as is. will repost if it comes back. Trouble codes: P0107.
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Steering/ Suspension VIN: 3GNEC16TX1
Finally it is fixed. The customer took it while I was researching the problem. The responses i recieved (26 total) were wide ranging. 6 said to check the torsion bar mounts. 4 the steering column shaft 'pop' (There is a tech bulletin about that one) 3 for the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine
I checked all wires under the dash for opens. Found none. Unhooked 4 wire harnesses that plug into BCM and plugged them back in, making sure connections were good. Car started right up and has started ever since. Maybe just a loose connection...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5263Y
Thanks for the help, unfortunately I don't have a definite fix on this daewoo. I'm sure that the crank variation relearn procedure listed in the TSB would have taken care of the problem, but the closest dealer with the requisite scan tool is 150 miles away. Th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
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1986 Dodge W250 5.9L Starting VIN: 1B7KW24WOG
hi all we checked the p/up coil and noticed that the gap was less than .010. we removed the dist. out and found that the shaft was very loose.we replaced the all distributor.by the way, the car always started properly in our shop.thanks to everybody.many of yo...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23Z7W
well the problem is very intermittent because i had the truck for 4 days and it hasn't skipped a beat. I tested the crank sensor and every time its bang on. I still think its the fuel pump. The customer is going to take the vehical and next time it dies hes go...
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46X1V
I had alot of good suggestions on this one. Ranging from timing being over sensitive to restricted fuel. However scope test of the cam and crank sensor showed the vehicle to be in time and fuel pressure never dropped out as amatter of fact o2s stayed rich duri...
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1997 Dodge B1500 5.2L Drive Belt VIN: 2B4HB15Y3V
First of all thanks for all the suggestions to help me with my problem. We rechecked all the pullies for looseness or any sort of binding. I decided to take a chance and ordered up a genuine Mopar belt. In intial inspection showed that the Mopar belt was thick...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Interior lights, door locks other misc. curcuits VIN: 2B3HD56J3W
Sorry for not getting back sooner the customer gave back to car to the dealer. I did get some great info I do believe the problem to be with the lighting system. But didn't find anything, when it was in the shop. You all gave some good advice. Thanks William
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28NXF
many thanks to ed , david and duane for the help . this one still has me a little confused . after checking car over i set a code for tps . i cleared the code with modis . after clearing code i reset all adaptives, then for the first time i did a battery disco...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L heat control VIN: 2B7KB31Z61
We added a 2nd vac ball in the system and the problem went away.Less than $6.00. Thanks guys.
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AX41
Gentlemen Finally got the truck repaired. As stated in the orignal post we did a complete tune up to start as this had not been done for some time. When the check engine light came back on it was always for a run lean code. In the end we found the 02 sensors... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L alt. fuse VIN: 2FTDF182XU
Thanks for your help. The fix was in the power wires from the starter solenoid. the wire from the solenoid to the alt. mega fuse was full of corrosion. we replaced all of the cables just to be sure it wouldn't happen again. thanks for your help.
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1FAFP5347X
ECT, IAT, IAC readings were all normal. We pulled the vacum hose off the EGR Valve and vehicle started. Replaced the DPFE Sensor and fixed the problem. This same sensor had been tested by us twice before and had passed, however, it was causing the EGR to open ...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
as most of you said there was a tsb, 02 04 01 for this vehicle for trouble code 1998. replaced the harness, reset the light, and off she went. been two weeks and havent heard back from the customer. thanks again. couldnt have done it w out you!
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P23
This is a rather messy one --since its under 100K / 5yrs it may go back to the dealer -- but since he used the Powerchip programmer --warranty is void according to local dealer. Next problem I am dealing with is a cyl balance test using a Snap-On MT2500 whic...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Reflash Problem VIN: 1FTPW12524
Thanks for the info the fix was a new controler I will never know how it got bad in the process of reflashing.Batery was fully charged and tried your responses,but It never pass to the final step,I thank you for your time and quick response.
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2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L overheats VIN: 1GKEC13T4Y
Thanks to all the suggestions, 2 of you nailed it...The new water pump we installed (a new master brand) had the impeller reversed. We removed water pump for inspection and compared it with a new gm pump. Issue found. Installed new gm pump and fixed. Sometimes...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d light stays on VIN: 1HGCB7274N
We rechecked all grounds & positive connections,and installed a nother computer,and it has not come back.I guess we had two bad computers in a row. thanks for the help.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES15592
Iam going to call this a fix because most of the replys said send to dealer. I had it towed on the 11th and late in the day the dealer called and said the car isnt talking to the main computer, well we have all been down this path, And I have worked for the de...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCG56762
Thanks to all who replied. The input was great. Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was waiting for the car to come back for more eval., but the customer decided to trade it.:( Here is a summary of the ideas from the other members:Replace PCV as they fail alo... Trouble codes: 1399 (pending misfire).
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21983
Group, Thanks for all the replies. Most stated check the timing marks again or possibly rubbed wire at cam or crank sensor. The computer ended up being bad. I could never get any scanner to communicate and the main relay was clicking off and on constantly. I c...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1st gear VIN: 4S2DM58W92
Techs, Thanks for the replies. The most important information I got was that Isuzu warranties the trans to the origional owner to 120,000 miles. One suggestion was to disconnect battery power to the pcm and clear memory. that seemed to help initially, but the ...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tranny oil VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Thanks for all replys, WS stands for World Standard, its basicly a better Toyota fluid used for the newer autos and hybrid, Again thanks for all the feedback
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM92V7V
Well I got five responses and all seemed to thing it was bad air bags. I folowed one suggestion of getting it to pump up and shutting off the switch in trunk and seeing if it sinks. It did. The compressor sounded pretty bad when it ran so I figure it must have...
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1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
Hi there, Thanks for the responses, it seems many people have fought this battle before. Many suggestions said to check compression to determine if the apex seals were worn or 'stuck.' It seems as though we sort of had the opposite symptoms of worn apex seal...
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2224V
First, thank you to everyone that offered their advice. I gave the local Mazda dealer a call and was very fortunate that there was a Mazda master tech working there that was happy to help with advice. He said i was on the right track thinking that it was an el...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, No power VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Wow. 22 rapid fire replys...20 of them telling me to replace the Mass Air Flow Meter. It seems that this vehicle sets code P0170 and P0173 (both banks lean) when the MAF goes bad. Of course a blocked fuel filter or bad fuel pump or regulator could also set the... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L shifter VIN: WDBLJ65G21
brake light switch repaired this mb. thanks alot for all your help
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y0S
The problem appears to be in the computer. There is a voltage drop within the computer on the ground side. The customer has not yet decided to replace the computer so I am unable to confirm this. Thanks for the input. Trouble codes: P1490.
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