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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBACD3439S
hello this car came inn from diff. shop the shop installed 4 new wheels sensores and brake light switch. The ABS light comes on ater 3 or 4 mil. when i chk the car no codes. But when you drive the car and the light comes on there is no communication w/the ...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag VIN: 4USCH7322T
Looking for assistance with testing on code #24 drivers seat belt lock". Air bag light sets. Checked both Mitchell and Alldata ... no information on specific tests for this code. If you have any info on testing ... please let us know.
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD62030
Hi, I got this bmw in the work shop from another mechanic. Apparenty the car was on a battery charger. I beleave the ews is at fault because the car will not crank any time hot or cold and then when the car starts it runs o.k. Then sometimes the car will crank... Trouble codes: A203, A2033
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Oil in Coolant VIN: 2G4WS52J11
This Buick has had some oil accumulation in the cooling system (mostly in the overflow container) previously, and the system has been flushed out before, only to have the problem return. Engine oil keeps getting in to the coolant system and there is no signs o...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L door locks, cig lighter, garage opener, courtesy l VIN: 1G4HP54K82
This car came in with the complait of battery dieing after a couple days. If it sat overnite he would have to push the eject button on the radio to get it too start(I never got this to occur). It has no courtesy lights, keyless entry or door locks, on star/rea...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Vehicle came to us from another shop in the area. Previous shop replaced all 3 O2 sensors and the catalytic convertor due to a code P0420 being set. After they did the repair and cleared the codes P0143 keeps setting. We check the O2 readings and both from sen... Trouble codes: 143 (O2 bank 1 sensor 3)
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6EL12Y3W
car has intermittent battery drain. low parasitic draw, after 15 minute time out draw is .018 amps. dealer told customer battery was bad reluctantly we replaced a good six month old battery. this did not fix the car. charging system was dropping to 12.1 occasi...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A5M
This truck scratching my head and pulling out what hair I have left. This is a long time customer and this is his work truck. Normal accel on take off, at 45 mph the engine starts missing and the truck losses power. We started with the basics, spark plugs and ...
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1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GCHK33R7X
Thanks to all your help in advance. This truck grinds when putting it in 4 wheel drive on the fly at speeds above 5 mph. The grinding is coming from the front diff. If you stop it will go in and stay in fine. We have replaced the swith, actuator, collar and sh...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on, BLOWS FUSE VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
cust. came in with engine light on, checked codes found codes for o2 sesors heater circuit. also blows 20 amp fuse for [...],and checked wireing harness. has anybody ran into this before? Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P0147
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L when turn or over bumps VIN: 1GNEC13V53
this is 2003 model. base on tsb and procedure to lubricate for intermidiate shaft and need require special tool to do this job j42640 steering columm anti-rotate pin. since we do not have this tool can we still need this tool to do this job or any suggestion, ...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L no start VIN: H7VN571867
good morning chrysler techs, i have this Cirrus, came in - wouldn't start yesterday morning, after testing and checking all i could think of i am at a loss. thought maybe timing jumped but marks are good, i have spark, fuel pressure and injector pulse but no s...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: IB7KF236XI
Customer towed this truck in,it died while he was driving it,said it sputtered like it was out of fuel,stalled and would not restart.He replaced the fuel filter,and brought it to me because it would'nt start.I checked for codes,2 in memory,P0216 and P1698(decr... Trouble codes: P0216 (inj. pump timing failure), P1698 (no CCD MSG recieved from PCM)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 3rd gear default VIN: 1B7HF13Y31
the intermittant default is back but now i cannot scan.no communication.any help would be appreciated.thanks in advance
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L R/R Brake T/S VIN: 3D7KA28603
No power out for right brake or t/s. Left side ok. Checked pin outs for continuity right and left found nothing. Any ideas
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28C64
truck was a roll over-- owner had rebuilt took a year to get out of shop--has drove about a year--put on edge chip and k and n air filter and banks intake air duct-- it just started to die when comming to a stop--would restart but gradually got to dieing more ...
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1989 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G7K
Thanks for any help... This is a Cab and Chassis Dump Truck. This is going to be the third cat installed. This Cat Lasted 6months/7k Miles. After The Cat was replaced last time we had emissions tested and all were with in Spec. Sorry I dont have those numbers ...
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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start
this truck broke down on the road no spark ,no spark with spout disconected fuel pump runs when key is turned on for 2 seconde i tested the pip signal at the module .the blue wire... its around 9 volts same when cranking i put the vantage on the pip wire and i... Trouble codes: 14 (erattic pip signal)
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N0M
this is my first request for help and i dont even know where to start testing. costomer complains of uneven idle at first start up cold.evens out after 1 min or when you goose trottle. also very poor fuel milage.i tested with otc genisys o2 inactive (replaced ...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L axles VIN: 1FALP4044R
Hi everyone. This one is starting to cost me lots of money.Costumer came in and said he needs a diff overhaul .We overhaul the diff replace all bearings mesure ring gear runout within spec.made sure pinion depth is ok back lash right on the money found a bent ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fans, ac clutch VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
With key in run position the fans run on high speed, also the a/c clutch engages w/ key on. The PCM is grounding the fan control relay, but pid on NGS scan tool says that the fans are not requested on, nor a fault in the low or high speed fan relay ckts. I hav...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, HARD TO START VIN: 1FTWF33F81
this powerstroke is very hard to start. after you do get it started it runs real rough an it acts like its running on 4 cyls. when it warms up it runs fine. i put my ford ids scan tool on & try to do a cyl. balance test & it won't because the engine oil temps ... Trouble codes: P1273 (cyl. 3 high side to low side open)
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L shift solonoid A VIN: 1FAFP34P22
folks in for the holiday, broke down, would like to get them back on road soon. vehicle will not shift out of 2nd(appears that way).code 750 shift solonoid A. would like to replace the solonoid, maybe a quick fix.how difficult and where is this solonoid locate...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P43
OK Diesel Guys, I don't know much about diesels, This vehicle belongs to a friend. Even in the summer this vehicle is difficult to start when cold.(it starts better when plugged in even in July). When it finally does start there is a lot of white smoke, and n... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0683 (Glow plug contorl module to PCM comm ckt), P2290 (ICP too low)
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1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDCT18Z0P
To all technician, We have a 93 GMC Tyhoon that is running very rich under all different load. Fuel pressure and all major input sensors are at normal value. Integrator value is at 80. Ignition timing is at specification while idle vacuum is capable of reachi...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L won't start VIN: 4S2CM58W3W
Hi everyone this is my first post. The Isuzu from Hell! It was towed in for a no-start. We replaced the fuel pump. The costumer picked up the vehicle and drove for about a month and a half then failed to restart. It was towed in again for a no-start. And the F...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L CAT monitor VIN: SAJHX1745T
Happy Thanksgiving!! Customer cannot pass ILL EPA OBD 2 test due to Cat monitor not ready. It is a rule in Illinois that if the car fails for a cat code that the cat monitor must be ready for retest. Has been this way since August when a shop replaced cat an... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cyl 6)
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S2R
Have prob with personal vehicle. Heres whats been going on. After sits for 5 minutes or more, when you turn the key on, the check engine light doesn't illuminate. 5 minutes with the key left on, you hear ASD relay click and light illuminates and the truck will...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW48S33
hi everyone have a customer that claims jeep stalled out while driving and thought it was transmission related.she brought car back to trans shop that installed rebuilt unit 16,000 , miles ago. after driving car for one day trans shop said the motor was cuttin...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stereo VIN: 1LNHM87A91
This vehicle has a factory stereo with CD player #YW4F-18C815-AC. The stereo works properly with the engine running until it is put in reverse or drive, then the radio quits. It looses all display, lights and sound. When the CD is on it works in park and neutr...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L front suspension VIN: 5LMFU27RX3
the navigator front air springs leak down after a couple of minutes. there are no external leaks that can be found. i replaced the air spring solenoids because a tbs lead me there. it still leaks down. the pump is working well and raises the vehicle with no pr...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engagement VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
The customer brought this car in with trans problem. when you put the car in gear it will not ingage in gear if the switch is in overdrive. Take it out of overdrive and it will drop in gear,put back in overdrive and will drop out of gear. Does anyone have any ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L leak VIN: WDBEB31E8S
Hello everybody I have old merc. diesel here that we replace the fuel filter on. Filled new filter w. fuel and installed, car started and ran for a couple of seconds then stalled. insted of cranking the crap out of it I decided to bleed the injectors, after bl...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E9T
Vehicle came in not running. First two codes turned out to be the overvoltage protection relay faulty. The misfire codes showed up after driving the car for about 5 miles. We checked the secondary ignition and decided to replace the ignition wires and connecto... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition power supply implausible), 110 (ecu power supply implausible), P0300 (general misfire), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1)
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1987 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, will not idle VIN: 1MEBM53U3H
note that vehicle was not runing when it arrived at shop. of course customer states ran good before. please see repair history.
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1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Hard start cold VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
I need some help from some good ole British car repair men. This little MGB will not start under its own accord when cold. A shot of ether & away she goes. It still has the original carb & I know that one can buy a manifold & a Weber to solve this problem but ...
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L dash warning lights VIN: JN1MS35P4M
This possesed vehicle is a wierd one! Hope someone has seen this before. We pulled this customer's car around to deliver it and the brake and oil warning lamps stay on. Even when key is off and in your hand. A quick check of the fuses and when i touced my test...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A0X
After we replaced ALL of the coils with the STI Brand, we had a HARD misfire and a defective coil #4. Replaced that with a replacement from WP and Hard misfire is gone but 1320 is not. When PO1320 is cleared, and key is turned off and back on again KOE off, th... Trouble codes: 1320 (300 -), 300
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3AJ55M3T
Wow I need to type this?? This car had a Motor {jasper} eng. replacement done. All elect. and fuel transposed over. After 2,500 miles put on the car it delevloped A, what I would call a fuel starving/ Cat blockage effect.Fuel psi 40 at idle, 45-48 underload. V...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1P3E546C3Y
car came in running very poor. We found valve cover gasket tube seals leaking on to plugs and wires. We replaced valve cover gasket,plugs, and wires. Still runs poorly. Can unplug number one injector with no change, unplug 2,3,or 4 injector car tries to stall.... Trouble codes: P300, P301, P0302, P0303, P304
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Horn VIN: 1G2WJ52K6V
I really want to get this car fixed for this gentleman. He's one of those "perfect customers" that knows what he wants, knows how to explain what's wrong with his car and thoroughly understands the bill. The problem we're having is recreating the "horn blowing...
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L powertrain VIN: 1GMDX03EOW
Hey guys, I have this 98 pontiac transport 4t60 trans with a 3.4 litre engine. I just rebuilt the trans and now have a vibration on accel that wasn't there before. This thing also just got a new catalytic converter at the same time. The vibration goes away whe...
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1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3CK55BON
I just did a head job on vehicle and now it idles poorly and intermitantly will die when coming to stop. This is the first Saab i have done any major work on and I noticed alot of discussion about cam timing. I have read all the info on the Cams I could find a...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
help all subaru techs. this subaru has a vibration at idle when in gear and at stops that feels like the engine is sitting on the frame. it only happens after fully stopped and only in drive, reverse is smooth and off idle is smooth. idle is approx 700 rpm in ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29642
I have never worked on one of these before and I feel lost. The owner said it has never been tuned so I thought that before I started trying to figure out what's wrong with it I should replace the spark plugs and fuel filter. Now for the first question: what d... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cyl), P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0303 (misfire 3 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl)
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32TXY
when first started cold, cyl 2 and 3 show heavy misfire. After a few seconds they come alive. Idle seems a little rough but the problem is when you take off, vehicle falls on its face, pops through intake with heavy spark knock. at higher rpm, the car seems to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0171
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L fill valve (ORVR) VIN: 4T1BE32K82
I have an 02 Camry that the fuel tank wont fill very fast and will puke gas out on you while filling, I believe the (ORVR) fill valve (mounted in the top of fuel tank) is the only culprit it will not allow any air past it unless vacuum is applyed to the small ...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Will not accelerate VIN: JTDBE32K03
Vehicle was towed in after customer was driving on interstate and went to accelerate when the car just lost power and coasted to a stop & would not accelerate. Customer stated vehicle did not stall. Check engine light came on immediately. Code P2102 was in mem... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit low)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
WHY ME LORD?! just before thanksgiving?!! Hi VW techs, We had a customer bring in a 2000 jetta with a PO420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1). After we replaced the cat, the vehicle started up without any problem, then we shut it off to hook up the ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
coming to stop, engine shutters, rpms drop and almost dies then pick back up and runs fine, no codes, cleaned and adapted throttle body no change. also customer complaining of engine whine when accelerating, shifing wrong when accelerating and decelerating, ha...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8854L
Car stalls under acceleration and when going from park to drive. Under a loaded condition (power braking) RPM fluctuates between 1500 and 2500 RPM. Fuel pressure is good, new fuel filter, plugs and wires all check ok. Has a code 322 which seems to show a MAF d...
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1994A678ZY
Car cuts out above idle. ck fp on rail under car about 15 psi mitchel says 43 psi, was I checkin in the right place and is that correct psi where I was checking
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Heater Blower runs at all times with key off. VIN: YV1LS5527R
This refers to a "Canadian 850" with manual HVAC. This one came into us with the blower motor making a racket and only working on high speed. Upon inspection the bearings were gone in the motor and the blower resistor was blown. We replaced both the blower mot...
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8315S
Hello everyone! This is one of the rare occasions we are almost at a standstill. One of my regular customers bought this Volvo for his son and it ran well. We found the vehicle on our lot one morning and was told it wouldn't start. We pulled the plugs and foun... Trouble codes: 232 (Rich or lean idle)
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Pressure Plate VIN: YV1RS53D71
We are working on this Volvo which is a theft recovery. They (the thieves) blew the clutch pretty good. It stinks and she won't move at all. Our question is, is there anything special we should know, as we have not done one of these in the past. We are finding...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Power Assist VIN: YV1VS27533
Car was dropped of for general braking complaint. 4 wheel brake inspection revealed warped rotors and thin pads. Replaced all pads & rotors, customer is now happy that pulsation is gone, but the other problem still occurs. The customer complains that intermitt...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B0X
sorry guys I posted it in the wrong place so here goes Thanks again you all hit the nail on the head it was the radio I removed it and disonnected it and I could get into the ECU so I replace the 5AMP fuse at the back of the radio and all is well now thanks ag...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH8344T
thanks for all the help- the dme was faulty. the testing recomendations helped me feel comfortable with the fix with my tech on vacation- iatn is great! greg and crew Trouble codes: 103 (internal control module cpu).
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
This intermittent was due to a drain on battery at times, caught it in act finally and found this model has a less than positive closing glove box door. It can hang due to door weight and only at times light would stay on and run down, depending on passenger j...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L AWD Diabled VIN: 3G5DB03E02
i would like to first thank all who replied to my request for help and special thanks to micheal who sent me a trial version of on-demand for 2 weeks with a sickness in the family thay resulting in a passing i never did get to spend any time on this vechicle i...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L lo range VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
i want to thank everybody that replied to my help request.i now know alot more about the operation of the electric transfer case.after replacing the encoder motor the transfer works great.i replaced the encoder motor first because i could hear the relays under...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Brakes VIN: 1GBDM19W3W
we tried beelding the system but with no result. switched the pads and rotors with no result. we then put both idler arms on which fixed the pull. the left arm was tight and the right one was normal.thanks to all that gave us their remarks.
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEL19W9X
Thank you, to all that offered replys. After endless checking, we were never able to get codes out of the controller---this system doesnt have selector buttons-- it operates on it's own when needed. It's always in auto mode. At any rate, as a last resort, we t...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GNC518W91
thanks for all the replies it turns out that using a ac delco alternator solved the problem we made the mistake of checking power at the alternator with a test light and thought it was a computer it must be checked with a multi meter turns out after market uni...
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L shift interlock VIN: KL1TD526X5
hey guys thanks for all of your help and i have found the problem it was the brake switch,again thanks for all of your help.
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L door locks VIN: 3C8FY4BB11
I finally got the RKE module in and the locks all work properly now. Thanks for all the responses to the question.
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1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N9V
Well guys sorry for the delay just havn't had the time to post on here... Well I put in another PCM from the dealer and waited a few weeks I haven't seen it back in... I got alot of relpys for camand crank problems... I also hear there is alot of problems with...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, VIN: 1B3EJ46X2W
Hey Im an idiot relied on snap on red brick for info tried a friends scanner and found out I have a scanner problem ended up finding weak coil pack, sometimes just starting at the basics is alot easier. Just cause the check engine light was on I assumed the sc...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R42
It turned out to be a knock sensor. I recommended hooking up another knock sensor to see if circuit code went away- they tried a boneyard unit and obviously misled their findings- thats why we recommended the bulletin fix(pcm). I did hardwire the circuit from ... Trouble codes: P0325.
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Fit & Finish VIN: 1C3ES46C12
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED.It turned out to be the tailights leaking and also the rear weatherstripping was leaking .this is a common problem and all dealers stock the new updated weatherstripping.
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L No Start, Anti-theft engaged VIN: 1B3ES46C62
Thanks to those who responded, especially Tom [...]. I'm sorry but I wasn't able to repair this car and the owner decided to quit spending money on it for the time being. I tried a second new SKIM module and nothing changed. I do know now thanks to Tom that ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N54
Thank you to everyone who sent replies to help and after rechecking everthing again I come to the conclusion that it had to be fuel and after discussing with customer they decided to try and ' run the fuel out'. I have talked to the customer again and they had...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L 4TH Gear VIN: 1FTCR10X9R
Hello and THANKS to all that replied. We replaced the 3-4 synch hub/sleeve and the shift fork. We strongly cautioned the customer about resting their hand on the shifter while driving. Now only time will tell.
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Thump on 2-1 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
I am waiting for a new Pressure control solenoid. I adjusted the original solenoid by turning the screw 1/8 of a turn and it improved. I should have gone more. Ordered a new solenoid and will try that.
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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Drive Belt Pulley
First I would like to thank all people who took the time to help me (too many to name them all). Dennis, Nick and others warned me to check the belt size and sure enough it was too large. It had a 4060530 and the right one was a 4060529. After replacing th...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L engine/starter VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
Finally found the problems. Ends up that the exhaust coil and the PCM were bad, one was masking the other. Vehicle is now gone and I can now get rid of this headache. Thanks for all of the help guys, I really appreciate it.
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L FuelTrims Positive VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
Hi everyone and thanks for all the good ideas. To start-the baro readings we usually see at our altitude (approx.500 feet)is 154 to 158. I tested the fuel pressure and it was fine. The oxygen sensors switched great and there was no vacuum leaks so we returned ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L spark plug VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
after pressurizing cooling system for minimum of 48 hours, evidence of antifreeze has been found in cylinder #4. so beware and be patient when testing for this problem. customer has decided to trade in vehicle instead of repairing.
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U81
Customer decided to take the truck and run it until it gets worse. When we get it back we will visually inspect the valve springs and do a leak down test. My hunch is that this truck will end up needing a valve job, but the fact that compression does come up w... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, noise on decell VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Thanks to all that replied. We replaced throtle valve, this corrected code. We are told that noise on decel is normal. Not easy to explain to customer. Thanks again! Trouble codes: 0488.
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMBA4239L
Thanks for the many responses to this one. Most of you were right on the money about thermostat and flushing radiator. These two things were where we went first, before checking water pump impeller for flow and other things and all is well now. Thanks again to...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ1222S
ok. customer had to get car before problem fixed. i did change dist. checked fuel pressure,vacuum.and ign. the help from all that replied was great but they needed car and said they would be back after a few mos
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shift interlock, immobilizer VIN: HGCG2259WA
The car seems to be fixed now. I had some good help from Steve in NM who thought maybe something was tripping the alarm such as a club or something, william from NY and Florin from Quebec who said the horns were bad and Larry from TX who said the stop light sw...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1760Y
hello again-recieved alot of helpful replies-all of them pointing to the idle valve-we replaced the idle valve and cleaned the throttle body-i set the air bleed screw so the idle was perfect- no more stalling-thanx for all the help.brian.
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK48K32
majority of replies stated to test the ignition switch for loss voltage. we took vehicle to dealer and they stated it is caused by high carbon build up on valves. they wanted 1700.00 to r &r heads and do a valve job. customer did not want to spend that kind of...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY124XV
The replies that were sent to me was great, the problem is the rover was traded off, Cust, said that there were to many other things going on in his life and this is not goning to be one of them. SORRY but there is not a fix for this rover. Mark
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L asr light VIN: WDBEA36EXN
Thanks to all 4 replies who gave me help on this car.Some replies stated the ea actuator and the air mass might be faulty but due to the coast of the parts we tested the complete can system with scope found slight resistance in can line from diag. control unit...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH823XX
Thank you to all who replied to this posting. Replies included hints of checking the MAF, checking the coil wires, checking the ckp signal, and many of you hit the nail on the head--plugged catalyst. Sure enough, I pulled off the left CAT this morning, and it ... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4), 0305 (misfire 5), 0306 (misfire 6).
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELM5549P
thank you for all the help.i got some good ideas and i want to take a different approach .the owner wants to wait at this time to see if he is going to keep the car and continue or just sell it. will keep you all posted if its a go. thanks again dave
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1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P6N
Thanks for everyone's help on this one. The car is finally fixed. With the help of a buddy from another shop we were able to find a poor ground connection at the intake that was causing the whole problem. While monitoring for a voltage drop on the TPS ground w...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
Thanks for the help everyone who replied! Ended up being a bad Mass Air Flow sensor,was able to 'catch' a glich on our MODIS while watching the MAF in graph mode. Thanks again! Jim
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01A3Y
good morning-i had 11 replies-and 9 hit it right on the nose- we replaced the intake gaskets on this vehicle and the engine ran perfect again-we did check the fuel inlet screen but it was clear.-thanx for all the help.brian
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E84
hey guys got two replies that hit the nail on the head steve from NY thank you much. the ground cable where it is attached to the trans. was almost completely broken. I can't believe this thing still would crank and still run. Oh well! thank for all your input...
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L pedal feel VIN: 1GHDX03E5X
I`m closing this with fix. After bleeding brakes the second time customer has not returned after two weeks so we are going to say that did not get all of the air first time. Thanke for the help.
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L low beam VIN: WP0AA0940D
we have found the problem to this vehicle. what happened is the customer new the ltes were out for along time. and when he drove the car at nihgt he would hold the dimmer switch causing the combination switch to go bad and the light switch it self to go bad. t...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Horn VIN: WP0AA0944E
Many thanks to those who so promptly replied. Two mentioned a problem of losing ground between the rack & the steering shaft. There is a ground lead between the rack & the frame. This was good. It was a loss of ground between the two halves of the coupler just...
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