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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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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Battery draw VIN: 1G1AY0785E
This Corvette has a 100 milliamp draw that will drain the battery. I have every fuse pulled out of the fuse box and I also have the ignition switch unplugged. Ive disconnected every relay that I can find. I also unplugged the Ecm to no avail. If I disconnect t...
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1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1BL52P7S
ok Fellow tech's I have reached the end of the road. I have this caprice in my shop that runs like a bear most of the time.Problem is that when it feels like it it will simply cut out like your turning the ignition on and off,backfires won't idle,or just plain...
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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L manual 1st VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
the vehicle drives and shifts fine, untill you put it in maunal 1st gear than it acts like its binding up, but reverse is fine. Someone told me of a possible cross leak, but not quite sure how it's possible. not sure where to go, if it's valve body problem or ...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
originally car came in for extended crank time & strong gas smell . after checking grounds & replaceing coolant sensor (broke at base), put in used computer,was ok for 2 weeks now it will stall on customer while cruising ,starts right back up but may idle roug...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13Z92
truck was brought in for service engine soon light on, scan for codes and got po449. ck powers and grounds to vent valve. had power but no ground from pcm. repaired wiring and checked vent valve for clicking when commanded from scanner. all is fine so i cleare... Trouble codes: P0449
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2G1WF55KX4
car came in with no headlights low or high beam,customer said driving down the road and they went out and never came back on,checked all fuses and relays,powers and grounds @ bcm,swapped bcm and front emergency lighting flasher from known working car out of sa...
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1996 Chrysler Intrepid ES 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH56F2T
this vehicle has a missfire/backfire under load only after it warms up. It can be reproduced while brake torquing the engine, at about 1500 RPM. No computer codes scan data looks fine. Fuel trim is not excessive. O2s look fine. Sync is present. Injector on tim...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L heater VIN: 2C3ME66G3X
Good morning everyone. I have a 99 300m that came in for an a/c problem. After checking it out we determined that the evaporator was leaking. We sold the job and started removing the dash. In the mean time the customer came by and said the the heater core was ...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) SX 3.8L No Start, no crank VIN: 1C4GT64L5X
Hey guys, I have this 1999 town & country that has shown up on the hook 3 times.The first time it was a no crank/no start with a no response from pcm code,I replaced the pcm with a chrysler reman and all was well.Two weeks later one of our guys tows it in agai...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY78G23
Hi,Car comes in with Mil ON with P0304 cylinder 4 misfire. Scan test only cylinder 4 misfire only at idle. I replace spark plug and wire set, still the same, because is fuel returnless system, possible dirt get trap at the end, flush fuel injector with chemica... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L no start cold VIN: 1P3ES47Y7D
Hi , I could use a little info on this neon. No start cold. When cold the scanner gives a reading of 221 deg F.The IAT sensor showed 63 deg F. Has spark and injector pulse. 45 lbs fuel pressure. If I spray carb cleaner into throttle body it will eventually sta...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF22Z5W
i need help with this one. truck came to me with a complaint of misfires cold,runs fine hot. customer also said had a no start 2 times always started after a tow. he seemed to blame problem on previos repair of intake gasket(don't they always)I drove truck for...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L tcc VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
This truck came in to have the torque converter replaced. I started looking into it and found gov. pressure jumping all over so I replaced it and did a trans service. It now shifts fine until you hit lock up. It goes in and out of lock up while you are cruisin...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HC12Y9X
This is my neighbor's truck, he says that after the vehicle is warm it will stall on him, driving or idling & won't restart but cranks fine. It did die once on me but as soon as I cranked it again, it fired right up. The owner also stated that when this does...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS48N32
now that the job is finished, the car starts hard, dies as soon as you take your foot off the gas pedal and sets a fault code p01391 for intermittent loss of cmp or ckp. my question is, do you have to sink the cam and crank sensor when you replace the head gas... Trouble codes: P1391
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FACP5740P
dont start has good spark has good fuel pressure
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All Shifts VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
I have this Exploder in the shop that has an A4LD in it. Pulled and rebuilt it and installed SK A4LD JR shift kit. New solenoids, new governor, new modulator. This thing will not hit second gear till you let off the gas. Same for 3rd. 4th is solenoid controlle...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
this came to us as a basket case(got to love them) we installed a reman engine but we can't get the idle hc's down enough to go through emissions, has new wires plugs maf o2 sensors, runs good, compression seems a bit on the high side 215 psi, don't no if that...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L heat VIN: 1FASP15J5S
this 1995 Escort will not heat up, i have tryed 4 t-stats with no luck, car will heat up if you let it idle for 30 min, then when you drive it, it slowly loses temp and the heat goes away, seems odd and i know im missing something, any help would be great
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1996 Ford L8000 8.3L trans. temp/air pressure lites/buzzer VIN: 1FDYR82E6V
With the truck in neutral the trans. temp and low air pressure lite with warinig buzzer is on with the ignition in on or with the truck running. Makes no difference if the motor is warm or cold. Shift the shift lever to R or D and the lites and buzzer go out. ...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
Good morning all,I have this 99 explorer that intermitantly has a low pitched beeping from under cener of the dash area.unable to isolate to a specific component.My first thought was door adjar buzzer but this is a lower toned beep than the door adjar alarm.Wh...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L fan VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
hi guys. i got this 00 focus that overheats. it takes a while for it to get really hot. the fans operate, but only when the temp guage gets pegged. they cycle normally when in a/c mode. there are no air pockets in the system. circulation?, well i can't be sure...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U91
this car came in about a month before with a p0340 code no complaints about running bad replaced cam sensor and rechecked sys scope pattern was good came back 1 wk ago same code tested the cam sensor scope pattern was hard to read lots of hash replaced syncro ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU02B92
Vehicle originally came in with a no start condition. Tested and found eec main relay defective.Replaced relay. Vehicle started fine-vehicle ran well on road test. Replaced dpfe sensor to alleviate po401-cleared codes and ran egr monitor. When I returned from ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow)
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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A12
a couple of months or so ago this car came in with a check engine light. no drivabilty issue. inspection found oil in multiple spark plug wells. code p0308 was the only stored code. tested coil and plug-ok. cleaned oil out of wells and shipped with new valve c... Trouble codes: P0308 (p0745-), P0745 (p0734-), P0734 (p0741-), P0741
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWE45F83
Hello fellow techs. This bus is used here at the palm beach airport as a park and ride transporter. It is running under extreme conditions for most of the day. The problem started with hard start and progressed into stalling and no starting. I have diagnosed f...
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU67K24
vehicle came in for a missfire. found burnt spot on the plug wires.check engine light was on for a missfire. recomended new plugs and wires. customer approved, repairs were made and no change.check engine light went out. ran furhter test and found out the numb...
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2002 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GKET16S12
Customer brought this Envoy in with the complaint of intermittent going into 4wd while drivin when selector switch is in 2wd position. The ind light flashes, he switches the switch to A4WD or 4WD and back to 2WD and it will then go back into 2WD. there are no ...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM229X1
I have this civic coming in next week. The ac is'nt working. I had the car in for a lube service last week. She asked me if I could check the ac. It just stopped blowing cold air a few day's before the the warm weather ended. I checked to see if the compressor...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A11
re-occuring p0505 iac control problem code. code came about 3 days after prior work. vehicle runs well on the road and has smooth idle. no drivability problems other than that if you are in park or "n", and you apply the accelerator, the rpms bounce at 1300 an... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac control system problem)
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1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57DXW
Thanks for your time reading this! After all these years doing powertrain control systems, this is the first time I've been completely stumped. I hope someone can help! This vehicle has the CEL light on, and it comes back on within 15 seconds after clearing c... Trouble codes: 1627 (PCM A/D Conversion Malfunction)
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B142Y
Hey Gang, VIN # is [...] 1st off I am not a diesel Tech, but am trying to help a good friend. He was under the assumption it was a glow plug problem. I believe otherwise... I have the shop manual on CD, not too descrptive about system operations. ...
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L engine VIN: 2BC0V8138J
I have a customer with an 1988 Jeep Wrangler with a blown engine. He is begging me to convert the vehicle to a fuel injected 4.0.. If anyone has any advice or precautions regarding this procedure please let me know.
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S3Y
Hello Group: This car has no other performance problems and runs good at all speeds and loads. I have checked the whole system twice and have found absolutey no problems. Today I connected battery power directly to the air pump and vacuum to the diverter valv... Trouble codes: P0411
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJF65F3W
Guys have this 210 with a battery drain, Its a 1998 e-320, battery was replaced a few weeks ago, altenator is charging with no problems. I have checked for current draw and found about .032 amp draw, have remoed all fuses and seems that when i removed the the ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transfer case VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
need some help Benz techs out there. this ml 320 has a clunk on the driveline / trans that happens taking off from a stop, and it feels like a delayed engagement of the front end. Iknow these borg warner transfer cases are known to have some problems were the ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L bas VIN: WDC1631542
Hi gents I received this vehicle from another workshop and i got this code. Does any one know where the bas film is in the car and does it need recoding after it has been fitted. I am a bit heisitant to order any parts any help would be appreciated if someone ...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lockup converter VIN: 1ZWFT61L82
Transmission has codes P0741 and P01744. Cleared codes and roadtested. Once vehicle got hot lock up converter drops out, OD light flashes several times, then another warning flashes and transmission goes into default mode and shifts hard. Moniter data found 68...
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1992 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4GK41S8N
hi guys. got this 92 montero in my shop. check engine lamp on, dead cylinder, #2 cylinder. injecter dead. the engine is tight, good spark. plug a noid light into the harness, nothing. steady 9.4 volts there. has code 41 stored in computer memory. (injecter cir... Trouble codes: 41 (injecter circuit fault)
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Alarm System VIN: 4A3AXS5F0W
The vehicle came in for a timing belt breaking bending valves, So I dont think it was any thing we could have caused, The problem we are currently having is the Alarm will go off for no reason. Sometime it is within 5 minutes other times it takes a couple of d...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Hey, Car came in with code P0400. First thing I did was to open egr valve with a handheld vacuum pump with car running. No change. I made sure egr valve was moving and it was. I removed egr, egr plate and egr pipe and cleaned them(with carb cleaner and piece ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow)
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1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 5.7L engine VIN: 3J57R6D165
just need a little info. customer wants to replace a 350 olds with a 455 olds long block. need to know if all parts will swap (ie) intake, tmiing cover, oil pan, exh manifolds, dist, ect. i was under the impression (all though probebly false) that 350 and 455 ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52HXY
costomer was complaining of hard start intermittently.when car would finally act up in shop,it would not start unless you opened the throttle then it would start but lots of blue smoke. Inspected plugs - fouled black soot. Replaced plugs-test drove 40 miles re...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Heater Motor VIN: 2P4GP44R1T
Hi Everyone, This Voyager has been giving us fits! Came in originally with the heater motor not working, however, if you wiggle the ignition switch towards start position while the van is running the heater motor comes on and runs normally. We suspected the Ig...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L security light VIN: 1G2WR121X1
I have a b2955 code from bcm. It says short to voltage from ignition switch. The problem is I don't have the master key of that car and I don't have the code to match with the system. The car run great but security light always flashing in cluster. I don't kno...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.2L heater controls
This car has manual heater levers that work but the fans do not come on with the heater fan switch. Customer brought the car back but could not leave the car. I checked the wiring to the engine fan and all the fuses but did not have time to see if the switch w...
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1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH5285T
Thanks in advance for tour help, car came in about 1200 miles ago with oil in the antifreeze, found tsb for cracked cylinder head, replaced cylinder head with reman. and replaced timing chain. Now the car comes in with low idle when in gear and when you turn t...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L radio VIN: 1G8ZK5272X
I bought this saturn to resale radio was locked up I was unable to get a code the dealer is 50 miles away. HE says bring it over and get the code. I offer to fax the title to prove onwership and to pay but they are not going help. I pressed #2and #3 and got a ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63542
Hello Subaru techs. I have this car with a code 0065 .The alldata dignostic chart is pretty useless on this one. What I am looking for is what this injection solenoid does and what the computer is looking at to set this code. Any input would be appreciated. th... Trouble codes: 0065 (air injection solenoid)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B4Y
Car came back after 3 days with PO171 present.Engine runs greate,plenty of power.Can't locate external vacuum leaks. I hear hissing sound around air bypass valve at idle. When I clamp a hose connected to AIR BYPASS VALVE which collects a vacuum from bank1 and ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
Any help from VW techs is appreciated. This vehicle has a small evap leak code. I have smoked the heck out of this thing and can not come to any conclusions. Anything common on these that I can go to directly and look at? Thanks in advance for your help. Trouble codes: 442 (small evap leak)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Car came in with ABS light on. We had codes 18256 and 18057. Replaced ABS module. ABS light is out now but ASR light is on. Is there a relearn procedure for steering angle sensor? Is the ASR system part of ABS module? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tha...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, smoking VIN: 3VWSP69M51
this is a GREASE CAR conversion car.it runs on both veggie and diesel.car was smoking at idle and customer brought to my shop to change the injectors he had purchased.i changed the injectors and it ran better and customer took the car.it's now a month later an... Trouble codes: 17656 (start of cold start injector controll difference)
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1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Surge VIN: YV1AX8851K
hello everyone really need some help on this one! car came on hook with drivability problem. when you start the car it will idle ok. when you press on the accelerator pedal very lightly the car will move say 3-4 mph the second you give it more pedal or start t... Trouble codes: 221 (adaptive fuel trim lean)
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L torque tube VIN: YV1LW5245W
Hello a few months back i had the driveshaft repaired by cardanic tel [...] . New front joint new u joints and balanced, it had a vibration and slight noise in the front. Now is very noisy from the back when turning or going straight sometimes, it sound...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L no symptoms VIN: YV1LW61J1Y
This car came to us after visiting a couple other shops, including the dealer. None of the six readiness monitors will re-set, and the car is due for state inspection. There are no divability issues, and no MIL, and no pending codes in memory. Using the factor... Trouble codes: N/A (testing and results)
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1999 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF7337X
The vehicle has not returned for further diagnosis/repairs. Apparently it would be very helpful to have the factory GT-1 scantool to properly diagnose this code. Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed. Factory code.), P0446 (Evap vent solenoid problem. Generic code.).
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
Research and replies would point to an intermittently defective LDP pump. The customer has yet to return even for the gas cap he already paid for. I assume that he will return, we will put the gas cap on, clear the code, code will return, we'll put an LDP on a... Trouble codes: 183 (leakage diagnosis system. system leak).
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2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBAA272000
Hi gents, The fix was the airmass meter. I reset the ecu again and took the car for a drive the following morning and the car would not play up. I still wasn't satisfied so i ran my snap on scanner on the car and studied the lamda readings and they always stay...
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2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HP52K45
This Buick is fixed! Thanks for the help! This had a Passkey III system in it which disables cranking and the fuel pump. The [...] program won't work on this. You must turn the key on and let sit until the security light goes out, turn the key off for 5 sec...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
The customer is happy and I guess that's the important thing. While inspecting the coil packs I noticed there was a bit of what looked like rusty corrosion on the #1 and #3 coil tips. I cleaned it off with a wire brush and replaced the boots they were making c... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF31W8K
hey guys it seems that the problem was in front of mt face all along.this car had bosch injector when it was supposed to have multec.it also,I wastold had a 3.1 instead of the 2.8.I replaced the injectors and the car passed
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY23P7N
Hello again and thanks to all that replied, I went in with a fresh look and started checking all the electrical connections in the ignition circuit as suggested and made sure all had a good connection and then started the vette and let it run and it stayed run...
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L input shaft bearing VIN: 1G1YY23P5P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help and reassurance on this one. This one can be pulled apart, bearings etc put in and reassembled without 'special' tools. I handed this to a friend of mine who has a pretty extensive background in transmissions, and he did ...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14K5P
I was quite impressed with what a few had answered -- that was to check for the intake side blockage of the EGR ports . This idea makes the best sence and when customer can afford it , this is the route we will take
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L vent valve VIN: IGNDU0612S
Considering I have double tested wiring and I have a known good cruise actuator, problem certainly is a bad ECM. While I will look for a reman. ecm on USA client is using car. Thanks
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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GCDL19W6T
after posting to iatn our tech dug in to the astro, starting from scratch. he pulled the plugs,and did a compression test. He noticed that the plugs were champion platnum and had slight oil coke or? on #1, 3 and 5 plug so he installed them in the opposite bank... Trouble codes: P0300, P175.
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L fuel lines VIN: 1GNEK13R0T
Well the majority rules ...either get the NAPA or Dorman repair kit or buy the factory replacemnet lines -- Thanks for all the neat replies
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L jerk at cruise VIN: 2G3WX36X3U
Well this on is fixed. I slowly ripped down the upper intake looking for anything the tech may have done wrong. When I got the upper intake off and the spider out to check the poppets for crud I dawned on me that I never checked the poppet locations to make su...
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1993 Dodge Daytona Iroc R/T 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3XW64A1P
Thanks to all , with info on this rare bird. turned out be a crankshaft sensor cutting out under high rpm changes. was able to locate one pretty easily, vehicle works great after all the repairs and diagnosing. delivered, customer very happy. heads did have cu...
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1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, No communication VIN: 3B3ES47C2S
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was the engine control module. I called the Dodge dealership and they say this engine control module was discontinued. Installed a used one. Key on, engine off MIL light came on. Thing started right up.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4JB25Y0X
the fix ended up being a warranty computer from chrysler. the vehichle was towed to the dealer and the customer informed us that it fixed the problem and runs fine. thank you for all your help
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46ROX
Got some good information, but it just came into back into the shop today and I am not going to get it fixed in time. But will update you later. Just about everybody said timing chain failure are common with this engine. The engine does make noise when running...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B8HS58N52
HELLO all the great techs that took the time to reply to me. Sounds like the IDLE AIR CONTROL motor is the most likely problem, but unfortunatly the customer hasn't come back for me to tackle the problem so I don't know what the fix is yet, so I'll let you kno...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L rear axle VIN: 3D7MU48C33
Thanks guys for all the help. While I have been doing this work for over 35 years sometimes everybody needs a second opinion or somebody to jog your memory or good sense. All of you had good ideas on what could have been the problem and I was just about to che...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1D7HA16N0Y
I would like to thank everone that relpied to me. I found that the pick up tube was still sludged. It turn out that the lack of maint has ruined the main bearing and is the cause of no oil pressure. anain thanks to everyone.
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1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAPP2194J
As always, thanks to all the mechanic brothers that came to my rescue. I know it is very difficult to diagnosis problems without seeing the vehicle. After replacing the TPS, MAP, and cleaning the throttle body, which were all recommended in fixing the problem,...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A3K
OK,I went back to the begining and rechecked everything that was done,no problems.Finally deceided it had to be the DIS module or ECM.Replaced the DIS for the third time and all is well.I'm guessing the first two were either defective or someone else screwed t...
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Unknown VIN: IFTEX15H9T
Thank you guys so much for the help, special thanks to Chris, David, and Greg. Chris and I actually had a dialog about other electrical problems and that was fun. The fix, after we changed the plugs and sp wires was finally to install a new distributor. We fin...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRX17L71
Sorry for the late reply but waiting a week to see if any more problems. I started to remove the GEM module and again the short went away. I was able to replace the fuse to get the upload info in my scanner to reprogram the new GEM. Replaced the GEM and all's ...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L wheels/steering VIN: 2GTEK19RXW
There are more names to mention on this'FIX' than time. I read all the replies and went through all the archives more than once. This is what I found. Slight play on the inner tie rods, shocks NO good, basically a worn-out truck. I had road tested this vehicle...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Rt. Bank Dead VIN: 4S6CK58W3W
Many thanks to all who replied. A special thanks to Ralph from Washington (see replies to original post) who hit the nail right on the head. His advice to 'Throw out everything you think you know about cam timing!!! It don't work on this engine!!!' rang true h...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: F7WA110998
Well I appreciate the respones on this, it is almost embarrasing, we re-checked the timing and found that there are two sets of marks on the cams, one is with the dowl pins pointing down and the other is with the dowl pins pointing up, with them pointing in th...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L bleeding brakes VIN: KM8SC13012
well we ended up sending this one to the dealer. they had it two days so far and the customer called to let us know they put an abs module on it. apparently that didn't fix because they ordered a master cylinder for it. we are not sure why but the dealer is re...
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1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2L Frt. Brakes
Hello All, Sorry for the late close here, but my tech had to leave town for a week with a mom in the hospital (in Maine). Well, all is good (at least with the brakes). The master cylinder resolved our problem. We still have yet to test drive the car due to a b...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
WE wound up sending the abs module out to be repaired and I repaired a failed connector at the left front wss. Those two items were intermittent, causing the throttle to go into limp home momentarily. I also swapped the maf out with one we had on hand since th...
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L handling VIN: SAJDA42B91
Most of the 7 replies I recieved said to look for worn, loose or tight steering or suspension parts, especially lower control arm bushings. We have been thru all of that, everything looks good. The customer decided to store her car for the winter. In the sprin...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S31
Jeep is fixed. I tried a new computer didn't fix nothing.Installed new tps and iac motor didn't fix anything. Installed new cam & crank sensor,map sensor still no go.I Installed new and correct sparkplugs w/plug boots FIXED.Thanks for the replies.
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F4W
Well some things just dont have a happy ending. We came to the conclusion that the problem was in the immobilizer section of the car, The only problem is that with lexus, There is no reset on this car. The only thing you can do is replace the $900.00 ecm. I mu...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter ring gear VIN: WDBJG72F1V
Fixed! turns out that the vacuum hose that supplies the fuel pressure regulator gets its supply from the rear of the intake. we pulled the spark plugs after the vehicle sat and noticed that the #8 plug was wet / the nipple for the fuel pressure regulator suppl...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L shifter VIN: WDBJF83JXY
hello, it took awhile to get the car back in as the customer was not that worried. The shift rod bushing seems to be the fix. we replaced it a few days ago and the shifter vibration has been gone so far. It did not appear to be severly worn but perhaps a littl...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L codes VIN: 4A3AK44YOX
Thanks to you who responded, especially Michel in TX. He thought I should use Global OBD11. Using it I found a code that was hidden from the 'regular' side of the computer. It was an input speed sensor code. I replaced it and put the original tcm back in the c...
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1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HJ01P7K
Sorry about the long wait in closing. I just now have been able to get this thing apart. Many of the 1-2 and 3-4 clutchs are fried. I am installing a deluxe rebuild kit and all solonoids. It needed everything. Thanks for all the replies and I think most said e...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E12
Greetings Want to thank all who replied.From Jerry from Quebec when I got the vehicle back in fact we did try global obd but same results.Have all power and grounds at DLC.Like I mentioned before the vehicle has no driveability problems just the light on.Will ... Trouble codes: U1000 (can communication).
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1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P4FH45K9K
Aloha form Hawaii, Thank you all for responding with all the great advice and things to look for. After double checking everything and going through the wire harness wire by wire I found nothing wrong; no corrosion, opens, shorts, or trouble codes. Then we hoo...
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1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L No Start, Stall, START AND STALL VIN: 1G2AE84T1M
Sorry to have held back on this one. I found several different problems with this one. However everything that I repaired never did resolve the problem. The customer eventually told us that his son, who is taking auto shop in High School was trying to find the...
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