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1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold 2.5L Charging VIN: ZARDA1161K
I have an Alfa Romeo Milano that we need wiring diagrams for the charging and interior lights,dome and kick panel lighting.thanks The dome lights will stay on all the time!! The battery light is not coming on and the alt. does not turn on! ANY & ALL help is ap...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L long start VIN: WBACB4320S
HI BIMMER TECHS, This car came first on the hook found bad ecu replaced with used unit. A week later has a long crank to get started,he said it was doing this before the ecu went bad. We checked for codes with one of those code and service lite resetters. I ca... Trouble codes: 42 (dwa/ews input)
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1990 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW51C7L
This vehicle came in with mil lamp on. Checked for codes had a code 41 cam sensor circuit. Went through diagnostic chart KOEO using DVM to check voltage at cam sensor connector pins A-B and B-C should be 8 to 10 volts. Pins A-B has 5.10 volts and pins B-C has ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor circuit)
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1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L spec's VIN: 1G6KF52YXR
I just got this. Verry clean, a good car for wife...I thought. Lots of oil leaking while running. I'll get it up in the air and P.wash, and recheck.(Hope not a head gasket)!!! The main thing I wanted to know, what's the differince between the "9" and "Y" engin...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Starter VIN: 1G6KS54Y4Y
Came in on the hook, I have a signal to the PCM for crank request but PCM does not ground the starter relay. Replaced and programmed the PCM and relearned the VTD. Still no crank signal to relay. No codes stored in PCM or DIM. I can ground pin 44 at the PCM an...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
This Deville originally came to me because there were a number of diplays not showing on the dash and the Service Engine light was on. All of the problems started after the owner installed a new battery. He said he replaced the battery because the positive pos... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Shift Interlock,Key solenoid VIN: 1G6DM57784
Hello Iatn members, I've got a tough one here.This caddy has an issue with the shift interlock and key lock solenoid not working. Also the fuel and temp gauges are inop. With the Tech 2 I am able to activate both solenoids. I am also able to communicate ok wi...
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1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L won't shut off VIN: 1GBKC34F7N
This came in with bad radiator seam. Replaced rad. thermostat, and refilled. Customer asked me to also replace fuel filter. I was careful in the replacement knowing how a small amount of debris can cause injector problems. I Noticed extended cranking when tryi...
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L crank sensor VIN: 1G1LD5540S
attempting removal of crank sensor.what is left is the hollow brass shell.hex is worn,stub is too short for twist socket, extractor is spinning inside.oh how i love mondays.any suggestions? will i be able to gain access to it from inside, driving it out? thank...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Oil Contamination VIN: 1GNCS13W2T
We replace engine 6 months ago, and now customer came back with oil contamination. No overheating problems, no external leaks. I drained the oil and pressure tested the cooling system and coolant leaks out of the oil drain plug. I left the oil drained and plug...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L suspension VIN: 1G1JF12T6X
hello, any help on this one would be greatly appreciated. Car has vibration under light and hard acceleration. You can feel the vibration in steering wheel and foot pedals. This vehicle has been lowered, not if that has anything to do with it??? All suspension...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E6Y
this is a real hair puller. vehicle came in with complaint of no power and no overdrive. we found that the od was working ok, but at the rpm mentioned. it would start to misfire. it had several codes, but the only ones we could reproduce on a regular basis wer... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3AE66612
Hello, This Car came in with this [...] Check And found purge valve Bad. Replaced valve and thought that was it but after running ,light came back on I Ran a test with my scanner and said valve should be 100% but it only reads 50% So the nvdl does not clo... Trouble codes: P0441
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Blower mtr,wipers,radio, power windows VIN: 2C8GP74L92
This van came in with a complaint of delayed blower,windows,wipers,radio after start up. The battery had been leaking and corroded under the hood really bad. The battery was changed and the acid neutralized, connections checked and cleaned, cable ends replaced...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L valve body VIN: 2B4GP4532T
would appreciate diagram on valve body check ball locations specifying where plastic one goes.
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Master cylinder VIN: 1B7KC23C1T
The customer states that the brakes fade away completely, but only intermittently. This is a diesel engine truck, with which I know very little. It also has a vacuum booster instead of hydro-boost. He states that the brakes fade the worst during trailer towing...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L cooling and heating system VIN: 2B6HB11Y7X
chrysler spec for heater system is 40%f below engine temperature at the florr vent, this van is running 72%f below engine temp, engine will not go over 190%f, i can get about 114%f at the centre vents, but as soon as i switch to the defrost without the blend d...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: WD2YD24172
hi techs. need help. this is actually a 2002 freightliner sprinter. this is one of my fleet accounts. we have very little experience on these and we are having a hard time getting diagnostic information. the driver initially complained of an extended crank. th...
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1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAPP2194J
Well I'm here again. This one will put gray hair on our head, I know it has on mine. This car came in on a hook camplaining that the engine won't stay running. We inspected the car and found out that if the engine is idling or the throttle is at a steady posit...
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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU14T7K
vehicle came in with hunting idle and the serv. engine soon light on. scanned computer and found code #41 fuel system lean/no ego switching. inspected o2 and found signal wire broken @ sensor. replaced o2 and ck. waveform on labscope, appears to be showing ful... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean / no ego switching)
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Thump on 2-1 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
This vehicle is in top shape and runs great except for the 2-1 downshift. Sometimes between 15 and 5 MPH, it feels like the transmission thumps on the 2-1 downshift. It thumps hard enough that the ABS will come on if your foot is on the brake. Sometimes it wil...
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP45T4S
help somebody,this one has been here three times for dying. very intermitant.may not act up for a week or may happen several times a day.when it dont start it has spark and injector pulse and weve already replaced the fuel pump and filter,any suggestions,pleas...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L steering system VIN: 1FAFP56S4Y
vehicle returned a few days ago with extremely stiff steering wheel. most noticeable while steering in parking lot. fluid level normal, no noise from system. bleed system first, fluid clean and no air. r&r'd pump to verify that pump had not failed internally. ...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: FAFP113X1R
car makes squeeling noise from what appears to be timing gear area of exhaust cam,only happens when car has sat overnite or 6-7 hour time span,drive car for 1 mile or sometimes idle for 5 minutes squeeling noise will appear,noise is extremely loud at idle in g...
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMRU17L92
checked all connections. alldata sent me to central security module. tried to test inputs and outputs with alldata wiring diagram and most of the pins are blank where wires are supposed to be connected. can't find any good diag. charts to run problem down. hor...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: WFOFXXWPDF
hi fell techs : does any one knows if the ford focus bend valves,and can someone give me any info on how to set up the timing belt on the engine .this engine does not carry any marks on it . any help would be appreciated . phil
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveshafts VIN: 1FMZU74W73
This is my personal truck. I just purchased it Saturday.It has a vibration/drone..It starts at 55mph and up. It is constant,seems to get a little worse from 65 to 75.It is felt in the seat and the drone is very annoying.It does not change with engine speed or ...
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2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTYR10D74
dealership and our shop have both examined this truck. dealership installed a throttle position sensor. came to us two weeks later with same code. we found bad ignition wire on top of sensor wires to computer and spark plugs in desperatew need of replacing. ve... Trouble codes: P0320 (ign/ dis engine speed circuit malf)
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall VIN: 2GTFK29S5S
Hello, I need some help on this one. This truck has come to me due to a start run stall problem. There are no codes in the computer, but I don't trust the computer since the data will not change as it should ( example: The truck is ideling at 650 R.P.M. and yo...
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2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L long crank time VIN: 1GDKC34J2Y
very long crank first start of the day and long crank time on hot soak restart Trouble codes: P0339
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W7Y
Hello everyone, Customer brought this truck in with a complaint of a rough idle. First start in the morning didn't seem to idle that rough. The more the vehicle ran the rougher the idle got. Put the scanner on the vehicle and found out it has a dead miss at id... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder Misfire 3)
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Hello all and thanks for your time. I have checked this van out twice. Both times the owner said the light just came on and didn't notice any problems with the performance. Both times I did the tests as per the flow charts and come to the conclusion that the p... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency bank 1)
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1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JNRAR05Y8V
this car failed emission test by the result of high nox. i tested egr back pressure transducer and egr valve and verified that those are no problem. what should i do first now? anyway there is no code and no mil.
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Steering wheel shake VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Customer states that the steering wheel will shake while hitting bump or dip in the road. Feels like the wheels shutter when problem occurs. We have checked the Front end parts and service bulletins. We suspect the problem is the rack and pinion. Has anyone el...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S2DM58W71
oddly, this veh cuts out when turning and the fuel gage is pegged. history code p0463. the 5volt ref sig was reading 2.5 volts at tank, cut the wire and voltage returned to 5 volts. replaced the fuel gage unit (includes new fuel pump)and this fixed the gage, b... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor voltage high)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cluth not getting power VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
The A/C will work fine for long periods of time , then intermittently lose power to Clutch. I have looked on Alldata for wiring diagrams. It only lists the climate control diagram, which doesnt include clutch control circuit! It does not have the voice control...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L oil pan leak VIN: SAJEA51D72
Help Jag. techs. I have this 02 X-Type with a 3.0 v-6 that has an oil leak at the oil pan. (almost) All-Data says to remove the transfer case heat shield, the transfer case, then the oil pan. After many expletives, skinned knuckles, broken sockets, headaches, ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Drive-axles VIN: IJ4GW58N9Y
At 50 mph when you let up off the gas and accelerate again you feel a clunk like a bad U joint,checked front and rear driveshaft u joints and front axle joints,dont see anything loose? If you grab the front driveshaft and twist it back and forth you can hear c...
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1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Auto power window VIN: SALHV1248N
Drivers door , auto power window doesn't work. No power to switch, I have checked for broken wires between the door and body and I believe they're all ok. If I supply power to switch it'll work. According to my diagram the switch is fed from an "auto window re...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
Thanks all for the interest. '01 LS with 3.9 has intermittant misfire about 44-55 mph just after shifting 4 - 5 gear. Have tried to shift coils (replaced plugs and valve cover gaskets for leaking). Cannot just throw all new coils in so I need to get some sugge...
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Servo VIN: 1070241202
Hi Group. I am at the end of my rope with this car. The problem is that I cannot get heat into the cabin, even in defrost which should default to heat. The history is that the car came in almost 2 years ago with a battery drain problem, diagnosed a sticking...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L 2 much thrtle trvl VIN: 1MBGC34275
I have the factory software but only use this infrequently. I am able to see no throttle plate movement for a considerable amount of travel by the linkage...I undertand this system is controled by somthing other than linkage .the factory software has all the ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, delayed engine shut- VIN: WDBJF20F7V
Leaking plastic fuel lines and the shut-off were replaced and now it delays in shut-off and will set a code 1622 each time after vehicle is shut-off Trouble codes: 1622 (Fuel shut-off valve)
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W35
Grettings and welcome to my latest nightmare I have a 95 Cougar that needs a heater core.Reading the R&R procedure it sounds ugly "dash has got to come out" I have read a few forums and they say you can squeeze it out by pivoting the dash ok is this true? Do I...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31HOY
thank you in advance for your time. vehicle came in for tune up, due to milage, installed factory plugs and wires, upper plenum gasket,and valve cover gaskets and tube seals. check engine light came on after 2 trips. random misfire- firing order in all data sh... Trouble codes: P0300
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1991 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD11S2M
HELP!!! Customer came in on Friday with no start condition, and he drained battery down. Put jumper box on it and it started right up. Charged battery and replaced cap, rotor, plugs, and wires due to being worn out. Truck then would not restart!!! Tested distr...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
i need help from all the nissan tech's out there. i have a 95 altima that stalls at idle and deceleration.it will stall and then restart right away, then surge a little, then die. at times black smoke will come from the tail pipe. o2's will respond to the rich...
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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3NB52JDX
Good morning everyone, Our problem child of the morning is this 1999 Olds Cutlass, 3.1 J engine. The vehicle has a dead misfire on #6 cylinder at idle. Bring engine up to about 1200 RPM and it picks up the cylinder. Engine compression is 150 psi across all cyl... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cylinder)
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G3NL12T6Y
Today, I went to the vehicle and it started normally. Battery voltage is normal. The little girl who drives this vehicle can not manhandle the steering when the engine shuts off. And is in a screaming panic as she must only glide off the road to a stop where ... Trouble codes: U, 1000 (Crankshaft Position Sensor)
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52F03
Good Morning everyone, What a way to start on a Monday. This vehicle was towed in with the thought that it was out of gas. Upon initial checkout the vehicle will start and run for about 3 seconds and die. It will crank but will not even try to start. If vehicl...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR5218Y
I work as a drivability tech at Ford dealer. This car belongs to a friend that wants me to take a look. He is willing to pay to have components replaced as an educated guess to keep them from getting stranded. I took it to our local Chev dealer to be scanned w...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
This is the second post for this car. The last time I had it in was for a P0171, replacing the MAF sensor OEM part took care of it. Now car is back with 3 codes P1135, P1141, both seem to be O2 sensor issues and a P0125 for what I beleive is going to be a ther... Trouble codes: P1135 (p1141-), P1141 (p0125-), P0125
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5274W
this saturn has a "tip-in" stumble and sometimes stall only and immediately after the engine coolant reaches 133 degrees f. any time the throttle is slowly depressed after this temp is reached, whether in gear or not, it will consistantly stumble just off of t... Trouble codes: P1599 (powertrain stall), P0744 (tcc circuit intermittant)
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1994 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2JA81J7S
Hi,guys i have a hard one,This car came to me 4 days ago.This car was single turbo original American version and the owner changed the engine for Japanesse engine 2JC-GT 3000 two way twin turbo.The owner try to extend the harness and he cut everything.I need t...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Timing belt VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Hello everyone, this van has had a Jasper engine installed less than a year ago and about 12K miles ago. It came in with a no start condition. The timing belt had jumped a few teeth and you could see where the idler was cutting the belt. Installed new belt and...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: KDJ95-0012
This Prado is fitted with a 1KD engine with D-4D common rail diesel fuel injection system. It puffed white smoke for a short time while started cool. The white smoke smelt like unburnt diesel fuel. It soon cleared off. Mil light was not on and the engine ran v...
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Low Power VIN: 2T1LR32E05
This vehicle has very noticable lack of power. Not as obvious at low RPM, low speed, low throttle demand. As you put your foot into the gas and get into the mid-range and higher RPM, this vehicle just does not go. If you come to a grade, the vehicle will have ...
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1993 Volkswagen Corrado V6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE0509P
We have a volkswagen Carrado that won't start when its hot.It seems to loose injection pulse from computer. tried to retrieve codes but can not locate the check engine light to manual pull codes . Any help would be great thanks.I have voltage to injector but c...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C4X
TDI guru's I need your help. Got a commercial customer that purchased this new beetle at an auction (site unseen) so no real history. It basically came in a as a basket case but I have revived it some. When it showed up it barely would start (crank forever) an...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L hard start cold VIN: 9BWGF21J9Y
Car came in for hard start cold,First thing I found was a pop noise when cranking,compression leaking found bolt that holds in injector#2 lose tighten bolt noise gone, then found fuel leak at #3 to #4 injector return line leaking.Repaired line cold start. star...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6311R
Seem to think that the ABS module is not working properly, but car is now on the back burner because we are so busy. Thankt for the tips. MAtt
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1988 Buick Skyhawk Custom 2.0L headlights VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Thanks for all the great help, now i just need to locate a replacement or the replacement gears. A very hard item to find!!
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1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE54Y0X
After sleepless nights and endless days, come to find out it is a torque convertor problem. Problem was when convertor would malfunction it would not set a trouble code for torque convertor malfunction. It would continually show MAF P0101 after freeze framing ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air Flow).
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Ignition Switch & Gear Select VIN: 1G6DM57N83
hi all, sorry for the long wait. The vehicle is fixed and has left the shop a few weeks ago. What i had to do was have a friend of mine with a tech2 come over and assist. What we found was the rear intergration module was recieving info but nothing was coming ...
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1978 Chevrolet mercruiser 180CID Poor Fuel Economy
Thanx for all the help. I used the level the float with the gasket surface method and things worked out OK. I must say that the local Mercruiser dealer was not helpful. Most of the available tech manuals did not get specific with details. Automotive guys and m...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shifting all gears
I'm going to close this request because The customer elected to have the dealer do the repair. They confirmed that the wiring harness was bad. As a last resort a friend at the dealer installed and programed a VCM with no change. I had eleven responses, every a...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
Sorry it took me so long to post a fix but I wanted to make sure that we had this truck fixed. Most of the posts told me to look for a leaking headgasket or injector, or for a bad ground. We had already checked and ruled out any thing along this line. Bruce [...]... Trouble codes: P0151 (O2 low), P0154 (Low O2 Activity), P1153 (Insufficient O2 Switching).
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L hard starting VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
Hello fellow techs, After several hours of working this vehicle, I found that the injectors were leaking after hot soaking. I pulled the injectors after the engine was hot and pressured the systems. After setting for 20 mins the injectors started leaking. I ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK24U11
Most of the people who replied mentioned checking the fuel pressure regulator (this was not leaking). I was unable to determine the cause of the random missfire at idle. I did replace the worn plugs and shorted plugwires, and this addressed the customer's comp... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected).
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC52451
I tried to capture the output from the ignition switch with no luck, as it quit dying. However, knowing the problems with this, and since a tie strap was wrapped around the switch, I replaced it, shipped the car and all seems well to date. Trouble codes: U1000.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK13U03
removed and cleaned 4 ground connections, 2 under the drivers side cab and one on each cylinder head, backside by the bell housing. truck has been driven 2 weeks and no problems have returned. thanks to all helped. Trouble codes: P1516.
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EJ56H2V
Thanks for all the info. After raising on lift and inspecting, I decided to drop entire eng/trans out bottom with long chain on hoist. All went well vehicle is done thanks guys MIke [...]
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L sound system VIN: 1C3EL65L01
Thanks people,the radio was bad,replaced it & all other sound sytems components work fine(amp,cd player tape deck)sure caught me off guard,didn`t think just replacing battery would smoke radio
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1988 Dodge Ram 50 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB7FL24D0J
Well thanks for the help folks. The customer decided not to go any further, I think he just uses this truck on a farm. anyway, I did find and replace the factory fuel filter. It was behind the panel in the left rear wheel well, just like Wayne from CA said. It...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149V
Thanks for all the help. The problem turned out to be the pcm. I didn't think this was the trouble at first because i had a cylinder no 6 miss fire code but noid looked great. Thats where it showed up. If you left the noid light in for thirty seconds it would ... Trouble codes: P00, 306.
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTZX1869W
about everyone said check the timing and maybe retard it.this engine doesn't have a distributor. yes it was supposed to be under warranty but they didn't want to help the customer saying it was preignition and wouldn't be covered.
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1996 Geo Metro 1.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C1MR299T6
Hello again, this vehicle is fixed and has left the shop. The problem was the shift solenoid. The electrical system in this tranny will test good although the shift solenoid is bad. this is a single wire solenoid which grounds through the body of the solenoid....
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2003 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, P1456 VIN: JNRDR09X73
Retested system with smoke and the vent solenoid o-ring was leaking. Even though the o-ring was lubed before installing, it had rolled on one side causing a leak. Replaced o-ring and retested system using signal wire on pressure sensor. When testing the whole ... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap. small leak).
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, No acceleration VIN: SAJDA24C71
Thanks for all of the replies guys. Problem ended up being a poor ground connection on the left front fender.Two ground wires were wedged beneath a mounting stud for the small fuse box(which is plastic).Drilled a new hole and used a bolt and nut to attach the ... Trouble codes: P1229 (No throttle response engine in limp home mode).
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Uncontrolled idle VIN: 1JCML7840J
My dreams came true- somewhat. I had no time to finish looking at the Jeep. The owner was on his way to my house , where I had a scanner waiting for him, and guess what- he got SMOKED from behind at a light and the Jeep was rendered more or less undriveable. I...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Communication VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1T
Well i finally got this one.After checking the BUS wires and transmit and recieve wires in the DLC I found incorrect voltage on the transmit wire.After more reserch I found that this wire is connected to the PCM and ABS modules.Iunplugged the ABS module and go...
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1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV2286R
Thank you to all who replied. Yes even though the rotor was brand new it ended up been the defect. Put a new lucas cap and rotor on and it literally fired up on the first twist of the key.
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
Hi : Only 3 replies on this one and the informations are not useful either.Price for the sensor is $ 1,100 from the dealer,customer is tight on the budget so I have to close this help for now. Thank for for those try to help anyway. Trouble codes: 31 (air flow meter circuit), 41 (TPS circuit).
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L pump VIN: JT6HJ88J2V
to all that helped thanks. removing the pump i found the front seal leaking big time. thanks again everyone for the support
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1992 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L No start occasionally VIN: CONV430NJ0
Thanks for your help replies. I quite agree with Bradley and others that 'pajero' is the most appropiate name for this vehicle. It is really a '*** sucker'. The guy who designed the distributor cap must be 'pissed' while he was on the job. Bradley and Robb was...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Thanks for the replies on this one guys and I am sorry for the delay. I am possitive that the Maf is the problem but unfortunately the customer did not have the money to replace the Maf. If he does comeback I will post the fix. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D63
Hello everyone: I have fixed this vehicle. We had an issue with the component location i.e. crank sensor. Thanks to the replies, it is located in rear of engine, next to the rear engine mount, on the transmission side. It is fairly accessible without removing ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor A circuit).
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Oil Consumption VIN: 1G2WR121XX
Thank you to all who replied, 18 in all. We replaced the intake gaskets and PCV valve, spring and gasket with no improvement. After engine disassembly the problem was quite obvious. Number 6 piston was cracked at ring land. Machine work to be completed this we...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T8Y
As most people said it was the coil housing. Always check this one first before looking at the coils or module. Appreciate all the help...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03EX1
Looks like Robert from Maryland hit it on the head. We inspected the whole wiring harness and were finally able to see the crank sensor wires routed too close to the EGR tube, burning through the plastic conduit and shorting out. It looks like the intake has b...
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2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22G22
Hello guys thanks to all who responded. I did get to momentarily check vehicle while it would not start and was able to determine that I had signal to starter solenoid from ignition switch, I replaced the starter and released to the customer so far so good. i ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H31
Sorry it took so long to close this but wanted to be sure it was fixed. Replacing the purge valve under the hood took care of the SES light. Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Gross leak).
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1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Oil Pump
Well, great news. Got a new oil pump from Toyota and installed it, reset timing and engine runs great, no problems. Customer picked up vehicle today, and was very happy. Thanks to all who responded. Submitted a claim with the parts store, but I'm not holding m...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L wheel speed sensors VIN: 4T1GK12W6S
Hey Guys. Thanks a million for your help...this problem is fixed.First of I want to apologize to the tech that help me the most,can't name you your email some how got erased.Thanx to roy and garnet.The problem was I was trying to erase the code at the connec...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: NO VIN
thanks for all the guys that offered me help. unfortunatly when i cleaned the front wind shield from dust and and alot of leafs i found little crack on top of the window. i called the costumer and it took the car to replace the windshield at the insurance co...
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