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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUGD68D6W
hello fellow techs, got this audi a4 crank no start. while cranking compression sounds uneven. ignition and fuel checks out ok. check timing by removing valvecovers to verify marks on camshaft(next to chain). lines up good. next comes the compression test. num...
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6ET1295V
I have the boss's Caddy here. Very intermitantly (about once every 2 weeks)it will stick the idle at about 3000rpm and stay until shut off for awhile. The one time I have seen it the IAC counts were very high so the ECM is controlling the high idle. They bough...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1G6KY5499X
vehicle has a high idle of about 1000rpm which illuminates MIL. There is no apparent vaccum leaks! runs good! just high idle. Smoke test indicate NO vaccum leak. HELP Trouble codes: P0507
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M1T
coolant temp reading on scanner is normal until it reaches 120 f, then jumps to 283 f. engine is not overheating, pull connector from cts, and temp reading drops to -38 f, which it should. put in aftermarket cts, no better. put in oe cts, no better. reading te... Trouble codes: P0117
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Battery VIN: 1GNEK13T9Y
We have a strange one on our hands here. This Tahoe will have a dead battery around this time of year. Dead battery at least 1 time a year. The customer will go out to her car and the battery is stone dead. This happened 2 days ago after sitting for only 2 hou...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14X24
I have a 2004 chevy it was in last week with a no start it had a bad coil replaced coil and started and ran great. The customer has brought it back and said it was missing and bucking he said it did this before it quit running last time. It only happens when i...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R6W
Fuel and Speedometer go dead and after awhile the odometer reads No Bus. We have been able to get codes 1698 No Bus message from BCM, and 1716 No communication with PCM. This happens intermittently. My tech had it happen yesterday, he went through the diagnost... Trouble codes: P1698 (pcm mil request), P1716 (tcm no communication with pcm)
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Cluster VIN: 1C3EL56U31
The gauges stop working intermittenly. When the cluster does not work, I get a Message (The MIC has No Response). The DRBIII can't ID or communicate with the PCM. I can't read any codes or data. The car runs well. Also, I did the BUS test and the (Plus BUS Sig...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG52HX1
HELLO FOLKS , I have a good one here for you, i pulled a code of a po403 , I really do not have a diag info for this car, we can clear the code and run the car but as soon as we shut the car off and restart the code comes back , any info would be helpful , tha... Trouble codes: P0403 (exhuast gas recirclation control circuit)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP44G4W
My O2 reading on the upstream 02 starts on a cold engine at .41v, start it up and after about 30 seconds it goes to 0.00v and stays there and since this is flex fuel it thinks it has ethanol based off 02 reading and really dumps the fuel to it, ST being 25% an...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R42
We're trying to repair this vehicle for another shop so we can't spend excessive time. Dtc P0325(knock sensor #1 circuit) We sold the shop an updated Pcm because of the intermittant condition([...]-017-03). Vehicle can sit and idle all day long without th... Trouble codes: P0325
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1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP4637G
This '86 T-Bird was towed in, it had died on the freeway and wouldn't restart. The customer replaced the fuel filter, with no effect. We have been able, by unplugging one injector and replacing spark plugs, to get it to start and run at a very low, rough idle....
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Ride Height VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Hello all, This one has us stumped. The truck leans to left. Height difference is 1 1/2 inches from left to right. We have installed new front coil springs and replaced leaf springs with junk yard leaf springs. We still had the same measurements so we swapped...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6534S
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle has our entire shop stumped. This vehicle came in with the check engine ight on and a code po335 during KOEO test and po336 during KOER test- both codes are for DPFE sensor higher than expected voltage at the sensor. All of the... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR11X1V
Hello everyone, I have a 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 in my shop that has a problem with its idle. It seems to happen after the vehicle is warmed up and when sitting a stop. The idle will jump from 800 to 1500 rpms. It seems to hold at high idle for about 6 seconds a...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W6Y
Hi Guys and Gals, I'm hopeing this sounds familiar to someone. This truck has been missing and setting code 340 intermittently for the last 6 mos. Lately it has gotten more frequent but of course since I've had it it hasn't acted up. I've scoped the cam and cr... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor loss of signal)
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Customer came in complaining of engine noise. Sounded like lifter tapping. Removed valve cover and ran engine. Found noise coming from cyl 4 exhaust valves. Check lash, found at .36 mm should be at .27-.34 mm . A few others were like this. Perform cylinder lea...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L long crank all time VIN: 1FTRE1424Y
All oxygen sensors read correctly checked with an oscilliscope switching regular at 2000 rpm at idle, no signs of fuel pressure leaking. Suspect possible injector leaking offon bank one but not positive all fuel injectors drop within 1 psi of each other. The m... Trouble codes: 172 (Fuel system rich bank one)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62E71
hi I'm no ford tech so dont work enough with this vehicles. This one work really well when its cold. but when the engine is at normal temperature start to cut out at 2500. when you depress the acelerator slowly it run great to 3,500 and then cut out. is like t...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
thanks in adavance for any help, i am working on this 02 explorer with a check gas cap light coming on int. and check engine light comes on not long after. i have ran a smoke machine on system, found vent valve sticking , replaced vent valve and figured i had ... Trouble codes: P0457 (small evap leak check gas cap)
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D92
please help, im having no luck. i have this 02 ranger 2.3l with a p0301. i cant find any useful info in mitchell as to how to figure out the cause of it. already tested for cyl compression, ok, leakdown ok, fuel trims under 10%, maf 2.5-3 g/s, coolant temp 200... Trouble codes: P0301
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WFOFXXWPDF
hi techs: this vehicle came to the shop with the valves in the head damage,the crank shaft pully nut back of apparantly ,my question is the head has to be replace and the valves .Does any one know the head torque setting and are all these lifters the same sta...
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP36333
Thanks in advance to all who reply, This focus came with the customer complaining of intermitally stalling at a stop only. Checked battery and all grounds. All good. No codes. Vehicle will stall if I leave it in the bay idling for 20 or 30 minutes. When it sta...
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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S35
bus will not stay running after replacing battery front it has 2 would like to know if there is a specific relearn procedure besides driving it for 10 miles
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Radio, Guages, Etc VIN: 1FTRW14W54
Thank you to all reading this. With key in ignition, Radio, Guages etc work. Remove the key the accessories remain on, this is normal. When you open the door the accessories shut off. But close the door and sometimes they come back on. If you're lucky enough t...
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2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTNE24W24
Well, fellas I have a real stumper! I few weeks ago this van came in for a misfire on Cyl #3. Replaced coil on Cyl.#3 everything good. Van is back with a misfire on Cyl.#5. Concidering the mileage we replaced the remaining 7 coils and all 8 spark plugs. Still ... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305
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1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG35R3V
fellow techs; we're seeking help with this one. seems to be a progressive, continuous problem. freeze frame data follows: rpm 3223 tps 73% speed 69 map 93 maf 93.42 st-1 0% st-2 0% lt-1 6% lt-2 6% coolant 198 engine load 48% Trouble codes: P0101 (maf), P0131 (o2 signal low bank 1 sensor 1), P0151 (o2 signal low bank 2 sensor 1)
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1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33J5X
I have a real problem here and we cannot figure it out. The customer came in with the check engine light on. We code scanned the computer and the code p0175b, came up. Reading the scan tool we noticed the long turn fuel trim was reading -14 to -20 on bank 2. S... Trouble codes: P175
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2000 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKEC13TOY
This Yukon will idle at about 500-600 rpm, stumble a little then pick up to around 950 rpm's. Customer has complained of an intermittent dieing problem. I performed all above repairs as he had never done any maintenance on the vehicle since he bought it new. I...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L left inner axle VIN: 1GTEK19Z24
Left axle seal was leaking. Usually able to seperate inner axle, remove shaft with slight tap to gain access to seal. I went from a tap to a big hammer, shaft would not come out. Went through the iATN data base. Tryed everything except cutting the shaft. I did...
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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHJF21R4S
Hi Hyuidai Pro's, 1.6L DOHC - 5 speed standard - NO A/C - This vehicle came in for "NO code" diagnostics - on the back seat I noticed BIG box with USED Parts - MAF, ECM, TPS, idle speed control motor, coolant temp sensor and about 10 relays - as Much as I un...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJG2JFYU
Hey guys, code P0452 for evap pressure sensor low signal is reoccuring on this vehicle. Voltage referance to sensor is okay and so is the ground. While backprobing signal wire I was unable to get any response as I simulated changes in pressure with my mouth (t... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap pressure sensor low signal)
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1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.2L Knuckle VIN: 1J4GZ88Y9P
Upon inpection of front brakes for noise we found the pads worn down very unevenly and deep grooves worn in the steering knuckles where the brake pads rest keeping them from sliding evenly. I've never ran into one this bad before have any of you? I'm suspectin...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transmission VIN: 1J4GZ58S7S
Noise similar to a torque converter bolt hitting the engine-trans plate, but no sign that the bolts are actually rubbing. Seems louder on initial start-up. Could a torque converter cause this noise? Noise does go away at times. Transmission works fine, otherwi...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no dash lights VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
Hey guys, I hope someone has info for me. This customer replaced an aftermarket radio with another aftermarket radio. Now there is no instrument cluster lights, gauges, window operation, etc. Scanner doesn't communicate with cluster or body controls. Cluster i...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L electronic governor VIN: 1J4GZ58S0V
Bear with me fellow techs, I usually deal with driveability so I'll do the best I can. this jeep has been just about everywhere. it came to me after the original owner got so fed up with it he just gave it to the tech who had been working on it. what happens i...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
This customer complained of a strong fuel smell after filling up the vehicle. Upon inspection I found a stain trail leading from the fuel pump module area. Remove tank and found the sealing ring (big plasitic nut) deformed. Removed sealing ring and gasket and ...
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G61H67AG8
six months ago i bought (cheap)had no reverse so local salvage had a lower mile trans than this for 250 bucks so while i was there i replaced ball jionts ,cv shafts ,and clucth, turned down flywheel.brakesd ect.still have know more than $1050.00 into it most o... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L front seal VIN: JT8UF11E3P
ORGINALLY THE TRANS. CAME IN WITH THE FRONT SEAL LEAKING-FLUID BURNT- REPLACED THE FRONT SEAL FUSHED EVERYTHING-REINSTALLED-DID NOT LAST-REPLACED WITH LEXUS REBUILT- LASTED ABOUT 6 MONTHS-SAME PROBLEM-FLUID LEAKING-FRONT SEAL BURNT- FLUID BURNT-REPLACED TRANS ...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Altenator VIN: JM1BJ2229X
This vehicle was brought to me from another shop who was also unsuccessful at repairing this problem. No matter what we do we cannot get this vehicle's charging system to operate at all. Now this particular system the altenator and the PCM work together in reg...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C14
Customer called yesterday and said her traction control and check engine lights came on. She also said tach was jumping but no drivabilty concerns. Vehicle was towed in this morning for died/no start. We checked fuel pressure it is OK. We checked for codes and... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor A circuit)
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L temp control VIN: WDBA4BDAKA
This is the five button control panel. All vent switch over functions are normal. System cools well when temp wheel is on full cold. As soon as temp wheel is rotated to any other position car goes to full heat. No heater valve regulation possible. New control ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4S
hello fellow iatn members, TO THOSE WHO WORK ON MB, YOUR HELP & KNOWLEDGE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. I HAVE VERY LITTLE INFO & TECHNICAL RESOURCES TO REPAIR THIS C280,BEFORE I SHIPPED THIS TO THE DEALER. VERY GOOD CUSTOMER, BUT REFUSES TO TAKE IT TO DEALER, & ... Trouble codes: P0505, 022 (cc/ea autuator reports limp-home mode)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Battery symbol VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hello, what i have is a fairly clean 03 SL500. 20k miles... I did a lot of fun work, including repairing troubled R headlight and glovebox lock(whoever tried that one, will know). We replaced 2 batteries since both AGMs plainly refused to hold charge.. Then BA...
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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L srs light on VIN: 6MMAP67P6Y
i replaced the heater core on this car which i had to remove the pass side air bag, drop the steering column, and remove the dash. after reinstalling the srs light stays on. i tried to check codes but my scan tool states that it is not able to communicate but ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA4MT31H21
Hello techs, Looking for your opinion on this one. I have this Montero that a fellow tech performed a maintinence tune-up on and now the customer complains of a hard start in the morning. Customer states the longer it sits the worse it gets. Checked the tune-u...
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1972 Oldsmobile cutlass 350CID oil pressure VIN: 3J57K2R175
I had a repost on this about 3 weeks ago asking for ideas on what to do before cranking this up and several of you had the suggestion of removing the valve covers and distributor and spinning the pump by a drill. Well I did all of that and I still don't have o...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G3AM51WXK
car idles well and has good power.at about 3200 rpm it wont rev any higher.it does this cold or hot.it does it in neutral or driving.it will rev slightly higher after driving about 10 miles.(3200 up to 3500)no codes.checked fuel pressure,does not drop when thi...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L themostat
Hey everyone i need some help on this one. The car will try and get hot not overheat just hot when traveling slow speeds low rpms or just idling but onloy if the heat is on full max. Any other temp difference and it will open themostat properly and stay in it ...
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1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L park brake VIN: YS3AK35E6M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This Saab came in with worn out rear brakes. I put in new rotors and pads. I rotated the pistons and they went back into the calipers. Now, i have good braking out of the rears, but the parking brake won't ho...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH54831
Need some help with this Saturn. Towed in a few weeks ago after bucking and dying out on road. Car ran when it got to shop. Fuel pressure was 45 - 50 psi at idle. Drove car with fuel guage on and under a load pressure dropped to about 15 psi and died. Would st...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs moduel VIN: JT4VW24DXW
the abs engages right before a stop - less than 10mph but all works correctly at high way speeds and in a panic stop situation have inspected the position of the tone ring and the condition of each all ok - no abs light - i know i have seen a post on this befo...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWRB81H2W
Got code from dealer but will not work. Keeps locking up radio. Any thoughts?
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B51
No history...claims dealer maintained however quick lub oil changes with conventional oil. Showed up w/ oil pressure warning symptoms, confirmed 1.5bar oil pressure at idle and 2.8bar at 2k rpm. (spec 3-4.5 bar at 2k) Removed oil pan suspecting a plugged pick ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tpms system VIN: WBAWB73517
So far the only interesting ' solution' has been the small garden tractor wheel and tire with four sensors in it stuck in the trunk/ Vince
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1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L heater core VIN: 1G4CW53L6P
Gave to customet to drive. Added grounds, flushed system, added dexcool.Thanks for all your help!!!
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L1R
thanks to all,alot of you were rite on,found plug wires carbon tracking and arking on shields to plug boots, wasnt able to see this untill wires were removed, leson learned thanks again Trouble codes: P0755, P0123, P1406.
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Shift Interlock,Key solenoid VIN: 1G6DM57784
Sorry this took so long I finally gave in and sent it to the dealer it took them 3 days to figure out so I don't feel so bad I didn't get the exact way they determined the fault but they replaced the PCM and that fixed the problem. Thanks again to all of y...
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Battery draw VIN: 1G1AY0785E
This one is taken care of. Most of the replies said to check the alternator. I had done that earlier in the game and im sorry i didnt post that in the help request. I finally found the antitheft module way up in right side of the dash. I unplugged it and the d...
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1990 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Stall VIN: 2GCGK39NOL
thanks to all that helped...note to one self,dont listen to customer when he says they put in a NEW part...come to find out it was a poorly rebuilt distributor...i got a new one like all of you suggested...problem solved
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Charge Light On VIN: 2G1WL54R4N
will it turns out that the regulator in rhe alternator was bad. we replaced alternator & problem was fixed.thanks for all the help.
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, low power VIN: 2G1WX12X2S
Dear Techs; I first want to say a big THANK YOU to the 6 that replied. Another car is fixed thanks to your help! 5 out of the 6 replies thought the problem was in the cam timing; 1 said check the plugs/wires. And as usuual the majority were right! As you could...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19R0V
thanks for all the help, although i must admit when i pulled both sensors out i couldn't begin to imagine that what little bit of surface rust i found was the problem, but cleaned and put back together and problem was gone.thanks again
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L oil gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Almost everyone suggested I check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. So I took out the distributor again in order to get to the sensor. Took sensor out and screwed in gauge. Pressure at idle was close to 50 lbs. Took the distributor back out and put sen...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L trans interlock VIN: GNFK16Z23G
Thanks for the help men. Got the new cable assembly and everything went smooth. Appreciate the help from all at IATN! Tried to personally reply to all. Thanks again, Isom
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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3EL56T1R
1ST I want to thank everyone that helped with this weird problem turns out that there was more than 1 good answer this vehicle had multiple problem.Plugs and wires and coil pack fix the backfiring problem.Also found some corrosion at the transmission connector...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L governor pressure sensor VIN: 3B7HC13Y2T
Gov. pressure volts on the scanner was reading .80 volts.Volt meter back probed at pcm was correct. After numerous test I lab scoped the sensor ground and found some noise on the pattern.Diagram showed that sensor ground was common for all sensors. Unpluged on...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Instrument Cluster, Radio VIN: 1B4GT54L5V
Once again thanks to all who replied. Problem was indeed a bad instrument cluster.
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L starter
Wow thanks for all the quick and accurate replies!! 15 of 18 said starter... 1 ign. switch ...1 fuel pump ...1 wiring... Fuel pump wins !! ..Replaced with NAPA rebuilt been fine since...I know to some it seemed like a no brainer (one in particular thought it w...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Evap leak VIN: 1B4GP24371
The offending part is the LDP (Leak Detection Pump) vent valve. It had a pinhole leak in the diaphram and would loose it's seal. As a result, the vent valve was obviously not sealing the system as tightly as it should have. I was a little gun-shy to pull the t... Trouble codes: P0456 (Very small evap leak).
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L wheel sp sensor VIN: 2B4GP44RO2
The problem ended up being the 12v supply wire to the left rear ABS sensor was shorting out. The short was in the very left rear of the vehicle. The harness goes from the middle around to where it goes in the floor just above the sensor. It was touching the ed...
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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF2517F
We cracked loose the fuel lines at the injectors while we had the engine running. We had air escape at 6 injectors, but we only had 3 out of the 8 injectors that had good fuel pressure. Which would cause our very poor idle. Suspect the unleaded gas sitting in ...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear
the squatter is fixed! It turned out that the base timing was off by 12 degrees. I set it at 10 degrees btdc and it runs great. This also cured some other minor issues as well as intermittent stalling and low power. thanks for all the help and advice. Leo
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N4R
thanks too every one who helped with this i finally found it it was an intermitant connection inside the ubec we got it to open while testing for voltage drop again at the ecm connector replaced ubec problem solved
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP45T4S
I do not know 100% if the car is fixed for good,I did, however, replace the eec relay,thanks for your replies.Have not experiaced the problem again,but is very intermitant.I will just give it some time and wait for cust to call,thanks for the help it was very ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers, dome light, Head lights VIN: 1FTZX1868W
Sorry but I did not fix this one. I checked the relays and connections, I unpluged the bulkhead connectors and the Gem. module connectors, they looked very good. Put everything back together and everything worked ok. I then returned the vehicle to customer and...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FMZA5146W
i found the short. it was in the light green wire going to the high mount stop ight. the short was about an inche from splice s308, behind the left rear trim cover right behind the tal light. the wire had rubbed through on some sheet metal from the body. thank...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pats? VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
Once again I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my request for help. This one is repaired, I found it completly by accident. I was checking circuits as per Mitchell instructions and was working with the 104 pin connector at the PCM. I got frustrated wit...
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Front park lights VIN: 1FTRE14211
Thank you For the help . Robert [...] was kind enough to send wiring diagrams for this circuit , which was just the ticket . These parking lights have never worked since the van was built . There was a connector pin missing from the bulkhead connector . The ...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXW47Z01
the customer needed the vehicle so they will run on gas for now dont know if they will bring back to further test thanks for all the help on this system wont know if it will return
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F1S
Not a lot of response on this and no overwhelming agreement,it seems to me that it would be best to put on a rebuilt pump.
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L shift assyl VIN: 1GKDT13W3V
Hello again everyone. I have fixed the shiftlock on the jimmy. I replaced the shifter assyl with a known good used one from a local yard and it works good. I checked all the wires to the control lock on the bottom of the shifter and found good voltage when the...
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1997 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GFTG15R8V
Thanks all, well in being I was stupid, I forgot to put the crank sensor back in when trying to start the van. once installed, I got spark. Van is still not running, and if changing the computer doesn't fix the problem, I'm sure there will be a new post next w...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L poor accel VIN: 2HGEJ640TH
Problem solved!! Today we had the good fortune to have our problem car back and to have a like car to borrow parts from, so we diagnosed it the dealer way (substitute known good parts). Kal [...] was right on the money. The problem was in the distributor. ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L bent valves? VIN: KMHCF35G91
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As all said, these are valve benders and Hyundai does not use the best timing belts so they can and will brake early. All 4 exhaust valves were bent. We had the valves replaced and ground, and put a good qual...
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1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Auto power window VIN: SALHV1248N
I got some excellent and fast replies but once again, the customer has no money and is contesting an hours labor to diagnose the problem. It turned out to be the window module, the 'cheesy plastic' one behind the glove box. It was either that or the controller...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JT8UE11EXM
thank you all for the help solenoid valve2 fix the problem shorted out when hot, i took to long when i check the resistance car cooled down doh
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86S23
As most replies said it appeared to be a pats problem. The anti-theft module and instrument cluster always showed comunication with the scanner but when the no start condition was there ther was no comunication from the pcm to the anti-theft module. We checked...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cruise control VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks for all the help on this one. I recieved some very good replies and most stated that the amp(cruise control module) was most likely the cause. I was referred to Peter Sanford in Morro bay,Ca that checks & rebuilds amps & acturators --...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: WDC1631542
Thank you for the replies, the fault was the rear left seat buckle was open ciruit. I had to use a factory scanner to find the problem. The srs light has now automatically extinguished. I'll order in a factory buckle in tommorrow. I never knew the rear buckles...
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L timingchain VIN: JN1CA21DOW
Took engine back apart, Some how when tech was taking engine apart he broke the cam on the intake side. We may get away with just putting acam in it.The way it broke the valves were'nt open.
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L gauges, speedo VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
We replaced the speedo head and no problems yet. We never got a definate answer on the unified control location, but the majority of responses pointed towards the speedo with the control being integrated into the odometer part of the head. Thanks again for tak...
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1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CX52KX4
Thanks to all that responded and sorry for the delay but I wanted the customer to drive the car a few days before calling it fixed. Unfortunatly, the only explaination I have is excessive relearn time. That night, after conferming correct parts with another de... Trouble codes: 623 (prom error).
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Heater Motor VIN: 2P4GP44R1T
Hi Everyone, Well we ended up sending this one back to the dealer after checking the fan resistor and even tried a second fan relay borrowed from another van that had no problems. The owner phoned ysterday and told me the dealer fixed the problem with a third ...
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