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1991 BMW M3 2.3L fuel & temp guage, tach, all warning lights except VIN: WBSAK031MA
we are going in circles now. does anyone have a clue what could be killing this circuit? when the #10 fuse wasn't blowing instantly all the above circuits worked properly. does anyone know why when fuse 10 blows why it kill tach,temp and allof the above mentio...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Hello all BMW tech. first, Thank you to all who reply, i got this bm came in with check engine light, eml and dsc light on, customer state car lost all power, she was on the freeway and could only go 40 mph. she pull over and cycle the key then it ran normal, ... Trouble codes: P0601
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1978 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L inner axle stub VIN: 1Z87C8S402
car came into shop about a year ago after customer jacked up car and noticed right rear wheel tipped out at top. on hoist you could see shaft was coming out of differential. removed diff from car and dissassembled to find shaft was 2 seperate pieces.the small ...
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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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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1926S
alot of sensors were replaced before the vehicle was brought in. From checks, the engine would run lean and run pretty good if the MAP sensor is disconnected. Fuel pressure is good and within specification. Does not loose fuel pressure. I am at my odds with th...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 2-3 and 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCEK14K7S
Hi gm trans guys this particular trans will upshift to third at light throttle but at half throttle and above it will not upshift unless you let up on the accelerator, and will not take 4th gear. All scan data seem normal and there are no dtc's . Any help will...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L r/f suspension VIN: 1GNDT13W8V
vehicle came in with ball joints bad - diagnosed at other shop. we shook down front end - also found bad hub bearings & confirmed bad ball joints. changed out all four ball joints & both hub bearings. after repair, during test drive, noticed heavy pop/creak ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel tank VIN: 1GCEK14Z35
Has any of you run across this problem, I remember reading something about it in a trade mag. but we cannot find it now. This truck is slow to fill with fuel, it will take about a 1/2 hour to fill. when we first started working on this problem, it had a MIL w/...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C31234358
this New Yorker will start, but will not run. no power and have to feather the gas to even keep it running, customer says car ran perfect before it was stolen, no damage found.. just radio removed, fuel presure was at 40 psi so replaced the pump and now have 4...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L limp mode only after warm VIN: 3C3EL45X3T
Hello everyone! Thsi vehicle come in with complaint of no shift after warm - let vehicle cool down and drove- was fine until it got warm. Drove back to shop and check for any trans codes - none found -any help would be appriciated -as im not too familiar with ...
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1990 Dodge D250 5.9L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1B7KE2686L
Hello, all. This Canadian pickup has daytime running lights which are inoperative. Checked all fuses in the fusebox first, all ok. My Mitchell has no info regarding DRL, and a tech friend from another shop tells me his Alldata also shows nothing. Can anyone he...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L governor pressure sensor VIN: 3B7HC13Y2T
We have a hard code 1762.Sets as soon as you start the truck.Ran flow chart and it says the problem is not there. clear code and start while monitoring gov. signal at pcm(.64v) code sets and goes to limp. Replaced gov.pressure sol.,sensor and solenoid pack.Tri...
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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES67C4T
Hello; Thanks in-advance for looking into my current situation. Subject is one '96 Dodge Neon. Used car traded-in at dealership. car was "driven" in. Went through the rigourous detail process, Made it to the Line, then pushed back, won't run. Basic engine mech...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B3ES47Y2W
hey fellow techs,I have problem with a neon that I can,t seem to figure out,vehical came in a month ago with no cooling fan operation,I checked fans and circuits and replaced fan control relay and all was fine.customer came in yesterday with check engine light...
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22Y7W
codes 301,308,300 keep returning, watching misfire counter for cyl1&cyl8 both register misfires and cyl 8 is 3times faster. misfire is more prominent in gear at idle and disappears when @ cruise. Trouble codes: P0301, P0308, P0300
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25B92
I have this van that will die on the road intermittently. I scanned it for codes and there none. I just drove it around the block and it stalled. When it stalls and you go to start it there is no crank. It is completely dead. The dash guages come on and the he...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.3L Steering VIN: 2B4GP74L72
We have this customer with a Caravan which he claims has two problems I have not experienced either. Problem #1 when cold or just starting in the morning may not have power steering for a few seconds then it will start to work fine . Problem #2 a popping noise...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1D7HA16N0Y
this might be one for all the dodge gurus. i have a 2004 dodge 1500 pick up with a 4.7l, its a local car lot vehicle it came in with the oil pressure guage dropping out, customer request to have new oil pump installed, declined diag. i installed a new oil pump...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L bump in frt end VIN: 1B3EL36X74
This noise can be felt though the left side floor board. When car is moving, you can turn steering wheel to the left then when you turn back to the right is when you feel & hear a thump in the left floor board. Cannot find anything loose or worn. Will not make...
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1977 Ford F-150 5.8L Oil Pressure VIN: F14HCY6783
This is my personal vehicle, bought it dirt cheap and use it only for offroading. Ever since i bought it a year ago the engine has had about 7psi oil pressure at hot idle and 25psi cruising down the road. I drove it daily through last winter with no problems b...
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 2FMDKF38M6
Have this truck that came in from another shop. transmission was replaced twice for no shifting. Ran for codes only one had was (23) FILP out of adjustment. Ran thru troobleshooter & it says that if koeo test is done on a diesel w/o depressing gas pedal code w...
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDHE27Y8T
We are third man in on this one. I found the vacuum tank was broken not allowing vacuum to solenoids. Replaced tank and then had 18" vacuum to vacuum ck valve and 10" after that to AIRD/AIRB solenoids. Passed all pinpoint tests as per Mitchell. Upstream O2s go... Trouble codes: P0411
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Hey Ford guys, this Exploder has fuel trims at idle at +20% on the short term, and -20% on the long term. This seems strange to be this way, but who knows on a Ford. I hear a vacuum leak, and I know how sensitive Ford's are to leaks like that. This has a plast... Trouble codes: P0171 (bnk 1 lean), P0174 (bnk 2 lean)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Hi everyone, this Ranger failed PA State Emissions with Code P1450. I tested the Vapor Canister Solenoid and is working. The Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor reads 1.39v atmosphere, with fuel cap removed. I have searched the archives and forums with little info. on t... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable To Bleed Up Fuel Tank Vacuum)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L wiper motor VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Vehicle came in with the intermitent wipers not working (they ran all the time), the low and high speeds worked normally but when you cut the switch off it would stay on or it will park in the position it is in. I am not sure for codes because I am coming in b...
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FMZA52234
Hello Ford techs, 2004 Ford Freestar van with a bad vibration on light accel. It can be simulated in stall by power braking between 1100 & 1200 rpm. you feel it thru the whole van including the steering column. we can not find any hose, etc touching causing th...
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering rack VIN: 1FAFP53U74
car came in with a sudeen problem as per customer of poor assist and thud noise on left turns. checked front end all ok. with no weight on tires no problem. tires on turn plates found thud in rack. you can feel the thud in return line. thinking rack but none a...
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L trans VIN: 1FTNE24L15
This van has erratic shifts with overdrive light flashing. Other tech in shop has replaced trans and didn't correct it so it went to dealer. Dealer replaced solenoids in new trans and that didn't fix it so they installed another Ford trans. When that didn't fi...
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1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 2CNBJ1867S
hi guys'i need help!the owner replaced water pump but left tensioner loose,after sitting for 4 weeks he says he towed it to us,redid the hole timing belt but no start,rechecked all timing marks,ok, it gets tomuch fuel ,if i disconnect the wiring harnas to the ...
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1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GKEC13R2T
This truck came in with a dropping brake pedal. When you apply the brakes the pedal sinks to the floor the brakes stay applied but it is not a good feeling to have. Performed a brake inspection and found the master cylinder was leaking between it and the vacuu...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L wheels/steering VIN: 2GTEK19RXW
When driving it shakes violently (TIRES, STEERING WHEEL) at times and NOT others. I had disconnected the sensor at the P/S pump, NO change. Front end GOOD, tires GOOD. Is it possible to be the sensor at the base of the column? I have read posts with similar pr...
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L heater VIN: 1N9US161XX
Vehicle brought in with no heat condition. Checked fluid levels all good. T-stat is opening. Heater hoses warm but not hot. Vehicle does not over heat. Blend door motor working. I am going to flush the system and install new heater hose outlet that comes out o...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GKEK63U01
I had the battery disconnected while I rebuilt the transmission and now engine will not start. I get code B2961 key in ignition fault. The engine will start and die with starting fluid. If I clear the code it comes right back before trying to start the engine.... Trouble codes: B2961 (Key in ignition circuit malfunction)
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, electrical VIN: 1GKDT13S32
Hellooooo Techs.this envoy originally came in for passenger side door lock inop,pass side climate control stays cold. door panel was removed & door lock actuator wires tested for signal. none their both grey & tan wires grounded all the time. looking at the sc...
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1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Speed sensor VIN: JHMBA4146M
Have two replacement sensors, both sensors are the same part(taller than original part) but have different length pigtails(78410-SF1-[...] trans, longer pigtail)(78410-SF1-506 auto trans, shorter pigtail). Orginal part is short enough to clear heater hose ...
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7544N
Client states ever since convertor was replaced(not by us) vehicle will intermittently shut down. Happens both at highway speeds and at stop lamps. We checked all powers and grounds(ok). Serviced the battery connections. I drove the car@150 miles with no troub...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG2250Y
this honda misses bad on start up after heat soak. Missing on cylinders 1,2,3, and 4. Found TSB about the fuel pressure regulator and ECM replacement due to different gas in colder weather, but I checked pressure when vehicle is acting up and there was pressur... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (cyl 2), P0303 (cyl 3), P0304 (cyl 4)
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This car sets a misfire code on cold start only. As it warms up miss stops but still has a slightly rough idle. Pulling off coil wires is not showing the cyl that is missing. The code is for random missfire. I do not want to just replace parts. Any help out th...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L cruise control switch light VIN: KMHWF25SX1
This one has me stumped... The car came in because the starter was engaging when putting the car in reverse or drive while the engine was running. While trouble shooting I noticed that the cruise control switch light was always on. I removed the switch and unp...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L bleeding brakes VIN: KM8SC13012
we replaced rear calipers and flex hoses. we can't get the system to bleed. if we pump the pedal and then open the bleeder there is one squirt of fluid and thats it. we try vacuum bleeding and gravity bleeding. neither worked. there is a bulletin for air bleed...
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cluster VIN: KNKCV51E65
Hello All, This vehicle was in the shop for a rear end collision. We cleared all codes in Engine, Transmision and Air Bag, but we seem to have an unusual indication in the cluster "REV" is displayed, and the customer has no Idea what this is, and frankly neith...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
This vehicle has stalled out before and I was able to restart it by banging on gas tank while cranking the engine over, with positive results. Each and every time a restart is tried it seems to want to start, seems to be starving for gas. The fuel pressure is ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Replaced engine with a newer engine 2004 transfered all sensor etc. now have a random missfire. Will drop spark on all three cyl. on one side. was a random problem now it is all the times. It appears that the computer is picking up false reading in cyl. then t...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78L3K
This jeep came in on the hook with a no start.First checked spark (none),injector pluse (none), fuel pressure, good at 37lbs. Has 3/4 tank of gas.After many hours of testing I have determind that the injectors do not fire while cranking but only light off when...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L misfire VIN: IJ4GZ278Y6
also have a coolant sensor bad light on. changed coolent overflow and engine temperature sensors and still have a light come on. the light doesn't stay on for long just a couple of minutes and than it goes off, but comes on again later.
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Help Kia Techs...First of all I would like to thank everyone for their time and input..This 1999 Kia Sephia came in with a no power complaint, idle hunting when cold as well as Mil on and Over drive light flashing.. Customer mentioned that Mil will go off and ...
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L radiator VIN: SALPL16431
hi every one i have this land rover that came in with the radiator tanks broken and the water pump leaking. replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat and filled with new coolant using an air lift. started it up and was doing good at first and then it o...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86S23
This car starts normally every time but after idling for one to two seconds it will turn off. It will restart again then shut down. After going through this routine four or five times it will stay running and drive fine. If you turn the car off for just a few ...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2221S
Vehicle has no service history of engine repair or maintenance. Runs OK. Frreeze data shows code set at idle, warm and in closed loop. this engine is burried under intercoolers and piping to the point that visual inspection and ignition patterns can't be perfo... Trouble codes: P0170 (Lean mixture B1), P0173 (Lean mixture B2)
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12C4X
truck came back with problem - misfire #1 cylinder recognized - performed recommended diagnostic flow chart(mitchel) - WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT WHEN YOU SNAP THE THROTTLE THE IDLE RETURNS TOO LOW WITH A "MISFIRE" DETECTED! THEN IN 2-4 SECONDS, THE CAR STABLIZES -... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire 1 cylinder)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WDB1070421
The last time I saw this car was back in 1997. Since then, it was driven daily until the A/C system failed, then it was garaged and had been there since 2002. It was towed in to get it up and running again. A new battery, fuel system flush, & O.E. plugs were i...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L High idle VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Hi Have a constant high idle [2300 rpm]. A used contol unit and idle air valve was tried at another shop. When the idle air valve is disconnected the idle drops to 600 rpm. I was told by a tech hotline that with the valve disconnected the valve should be open ...
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1987 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L MIL Lamp on
this car has code 94 and 44 for the thermactor system related to the tab and tad sensors. i have ran the flow chart for the codes which both sensors check out, repaired all vaccum problems, used breakout box and wires going to the computer from the sensors wer... Trouble codes: 94 (tab sensor), 44 (tad sensor)
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L transmission VIN: 4A3AE85H41
Client was driving 35mph at cruise when Ck engine light came on & lost power - like trans went into neutral. Fluid is full & clean, no problems with axles. When you move shifter from park to drive or reverse, the engine rpm will climb slightly, no engagement n...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L abs VIN: JA4MT31A01
This truck has the above lights coming on, with the ABS code and the flashing 4WD light. The 4WD is engaging and disengaging as it is supposed to (so far). The customer's main concern are the warning lights. I have vacumn on the solenoid at the differential, o...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Starting VIN: 4A3AC54H91
Must admit it has been a while since I have had to turn to my secret weapon which is IATN. So I hope and thank anyone who can help. Vehicle came in with a no start(no crank), customer said vehicle was idling fine while he was removing books from pass. seat whe...
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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L excessive crankcase vaccum VIN: 1G3HN52K4W
cust. brought car to shop, engine overheated. removed intake and cylinder head's. brought cylinder head's to machine shop. valve job done and heads planed. install heads, new head gasket's. install new plenium and intake gasket's- old plenium bad where water t...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE14N8P
vehicle came in cranks but no start. no inj. pulse, no spark, no rpm on scanner. found pigtail to crank sensor had bare wires touching. repaired with new pigtail, still no start. ohm tested each wire from icm to crank sensor plug with no resistance and manuall...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12T9W
This car came in about 2 weeks ago with a very bad miss problem after checking it out I determined the coil housing cover had failed so I replaced it and that took care of the miss. The car is back now with a check engine light on and a PO420 code for three wa...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L fuel injection sistem inop VIN: 4317416626
Intermitent anti theft ligth comes on and when is on engine cranks but won't start[becasuse fuel sistem is inop.any help will be appreciated.javier.
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
Well it seems that the plug was the problem at the front of engine for cam adjuster. Got all together and the codes are all gone. Thanks Wayne and Dan for your help Andy Trouble codes: P1536, P1060, P1479.
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2003 Audi A4 3.0L transmission VIN: WAUZZZ8H13
Hi All, This car was refered to the dealer.They replaced valve body & upated software.Vehicle is now fixed.Thanks to all that replied
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L temp gauge VIN: WBAHD6316N
Although the customer never returned with this vehicle, and we were not able to complete the repairs, I did gain some useful information about the BMW gauge systems.Donald from Florida said'Any other dash or gauge problems??? How about the SERVICE LIGHTS/OIL I...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Starter VIN: 1G6KS54Y4Y
I dropped the trans pan after another tech in Downey CA said to check the plastic clip for the manual shaft, sure enough the plastic clip must have worn and allowed the rod to fall off of the arm. The trans was in drive and the shifter was in park. This was a ...
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID overheats VIN: 194675S022
Well hopefully my nightmare leaves tonight, the new heads and rebuilt motor seems to have solved my problem.At least it runs really good customer should be happy.Thanks again for all the great response.
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1973 Chevrolet CORVETTE 5.7L low pedal VIN: 1Z37J3S408
found out that car had 3 different master cylinders installed, but don't know if right one was. told customer that with calipers being 14 years old (as far as he could remember) we were going to start witn new calipers, new master cylinder and possible work on...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L starting VIN: 1G1FP23T1M
we found the problem was with the distrubitor, the reluctor had broken loose from the distrubitor shaft causing it to fire at the wrong time, thanks for the many replies...joe
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Oil Contamination VIN: 1GNCS13W2T
Well guys, I would like to thank you all for your replies. just about all of you said lower intake gasket. You all were right. thanks alot. I installed new gasket and pressure tested and all is good.
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNCT18W7T
Thanks to all of you who replied to our post. The owner of the vehicle moved out of the city with their truck, so we didn't get much of an opportunity to do further diagnosis on it. We did inspect and clean the egr valve as many of you suggested, but we didn't...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDXD6E1W
Thank you, to all that replied. Everyone had good points to consider. I double checked everything and finally concluded my diagnostics with the information listed in the GM section of technical resourses... Shutoff Valve Assembly - Located in the tank, the s...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS1442X
Sent this over to the local dealer and they WERE able to program the used computor and all is working great at this time. Thanks foe the replies and hope this will save some else some money along the way. Trouble codes: U016, P629.
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M41
Thanks to all who replied this van is fixed. After all that I did to it the intake gaskets were the problem. When I got the intake off you could see that the gasket was worped down like a U on #4 and 6 Trouble codes: P0300, P1381, U1041.
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L starter VIN: 1GNDS13S54
Thanks for everyones help..We put an Ignition switch in and it started right up.. Customer picked up and haven't heard a beep from them..Good sign... Thanks again
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2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBE4C1134
Thanks for the ideas to look at, I double checked everything that was replied. Ended up just being a priming issue. This thing was exceptionally difficult to get going. Once we got it mostly primed, we could hear it firing on 1 or 2 cylinders. It took lots o...
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1973 Chrysler New Yorker 7.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: CS23T31517
Good morning to all, Once again I am impressed with the quick support offered here. Kent, Gene and Richard had the best explanation of the system and brought a clear undersanding to the system, the insight from all that responded will be helpfull also. In shor...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
I unpluged wiring harness from ECM to CAm and CRANK sensors. Inspected the harness front to back inside and out for green loose conections, anything out of the ordinary. Found nothing reattched everything went to hook up battery and sparks were a flying. Alten... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermitten loss of cam and crank).
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Blower mtr,wipers,radio, power windows VIN: 2C8GP74L92
Thanks for all the replies. I opened the wire loom under the battery and found the corrosion had wicked about 2 feet into the loom. I cleaned and neutralized the acid, seperated the wires, but did not find any shorted. Some of the insulation was discolored and...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L valve body VIN: 2B4GP4532T
thanx to everyone for thier help, extra thanx to ron, explained later models had all plastic balls, so not that critical where i put the single one but also explained where it should have been. back together working fine.
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L cooling and heating system VIN: 2B6HB11Y7X
thanks for the repies guys, finally took the heater box out and confirmed doors and actuators were ok, re-instaled still no heat, built a y pipe with a flow meter on it and force fed the heater system after extended flushing, after about an hour of run up it f...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L control head VIN: 2B3HD46R83
Two replies mentioned battery issues. This was a good clue. I talked with the customer and she said the car had the original battery and that she had had no battery problems, but would go ahead and replace the battery herself. I don't know when I will see her ...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y3T
thanks to the guys , fellow techs who replied to my request this van came in from another shop and even had been at the ford dealer, the vehicle had failed the illinois emission test 3 times , but to make a long story short many parts ahad been replaced someon... Trouble codes: P0411.
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCA11U1V
hello all the ford in question had a weak valve spr1ng or lifter on # 3 cylinder after going back & getting some more info from the customer the missfire would only happen under extreme load or when pulling his trailer. i went out and really got the van hot & ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire).
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1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H2V
Car had to go at the end of that day, we were hoping to get it back to continue testing, but so far it hasn't returned. Closing post due to time. Will update if we ever get it back for testing. None of the 3 replies had ran into this problem on this particular... Trouble codes: P0140 (O2 sensor no activity - post cat).
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
The suggestions and guidelines provided by IATN members was excellant. Following this guidance and process of elimination I was able to isolate the problem to the GEM Module. During diagnostics it was evident that neither the RPM or Speed sensor were producing...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L steering system VIN: 1FAFP56S4Y
note: vehicle power steering pump was ultimate source of issue. so, we had analyzed this vehicle correctly the first time. upon iatn and standard tech-line information, determined that use of aftermarket pump was a bad idea. installed motor-craft dealer order ...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W41
all wiring and connections checked good. ecm drive checked out good also. replaced spark plugs and #5 coil, using all oe parts. thanks for all the great input. Trouble codes: P0305, P0355.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 3FTNX21F51
Thanks for all the help. The ABS module fixed the brake issue. We installed a used module over a week ago. I have talked to the Cust several times since then and he has had no problems with the brakes. I think if I would have been able to duplicate the problem...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L mass air flow VIN: 1FAFP42X92
thanks for those who replied ,im gonna let the customer know that im not gonna get involved and reccomend he goes to aftermarket mass air
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMRU17L92
thanks alot for all of your help. the problem was the cruise control servo. the harness to the servo and servo were burnt between power and the clock spring connector. replaced connector and servo fixed the problem. again, thanks for help, kevin [...].
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Surge, Low Vacuum VIN: 3FAHP39503
What a special child! This SVT (Special Vehicle Team)Focus is an interesting beast! Thanks to the 3 Techs who took time to help. We moved the intake cam 26 degrees and then the engine compression was 160 and the car had a more stable idle. The engine was then ...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1360T
Thanks to all who responded. I finally found the problem. Put OEM fuel pressure regulator on vehicle with no change. Re checked compression, which was good. Check exhaust back pressure which was 0, checked vacuum which was around 12 inches. Removed timming cov... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1365V
Thanks to all that replied. We had some real horror stories here, some replies stated that the egr passage snakes around through the intake, and would be difficult to clean. Although the system passed all tests, a clog was the issue. This intake has no passage... Trouble codes: P0400.
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GTEC19RST
thaks all it was oil pressure switch dont know why it flooded but it runs fine now
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBA4126K
Special thanks to Aaron [...] for tipping me towards power valve problems. In fact both carbs had ruptured power valve diaphrams. I replace both, as well as a fresh kit in both, and vehicle passed with plenty to spa...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Transmission or TCU VIN: MRHCM66062
Thanks to all who have helped with the trouble I have had with the car. The problem was traced down to a bad connector on one of the solenoids on the front of the transmission. We cut a new connector off an old harness and sodered the new connector on, erased ...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Steering wheel shake VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Today we pulled the struts off and they were bad. When you would pull up on the strut everything was ok, but on compression the strut rod would just drop. Installing the new struts took care of the issue. So thank you to those who all took the time to reply to...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S2DM58W71
thanx to those how answered. the problem was indeed a broken wire inside a separate shielded set of wires between the left fender well and the engine. rather than replace the harness, we repaired the wire (yellow w black stripe, which i think goes to the camsh... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor voltage high).
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W41
Thanks for the reality check, guys! Since I hadn't personally experienced these symptoms and had heard of the 'flash', I really didn't dig as deep as I should have. I brought the car into the shop and let it sit overnite, then hooked up the smoke machine to ch...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cd player VIN: SAJHX6043X
After playing with the cd cartridge release button we were able to extract the cartridge.I could not find any problems with the cartridge stack.Reinstalled cartridge and system has been fine. Customer has used the cd changer a few times since and has had no ...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW4856Y
Thanks for all the good input. Many guys mentioned the weak valve springs that these engines seem to develop. I checked the valve springs , they were all good. I also did a leakdown test/ compression test and all were good. I also rotated the valves as per the...
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