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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
Hello fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time. I have an Acura with abs light comes on after about 40 seconds of the pump running and trying to purge air or build pressure. The code im getting now is code 1 which in alldata has a very simple flowchart th...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L dirctionals VIN: WAUBA24B82
hey audi techs i have this A6 left directional is fine right blinks fast rear blinks but not front hazards blink fine but still no right front i replaced bulb cleaned socket help
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L engine VIN: WAUED28D9X
This vehicle was driven in with some oil leaks, and some engine misses with no check engine light. Check of DTC's showed intermittent misfires of cylinders 4 and 6. Oil was found within the spark plug inserts, which led me to replace the spark plugs and wire s...
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1973 BMW 2002 2.0L camshaft
I am rebuilding the engine on a car that is being restored. My customer has requested performance upgrades (street use) and I have put in 9.5/1 pistons and previously a weber 2 barrel carb with stock manifolds was used. I am wondering about recommending a 284 ...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA6324R
This car was towed in with a bad misfire and would sometimes stall out. I had put in a new fuel pump/fuel sending unit assy. about 2 months ago because the pump had gone dead. I pulled the sending units out of the left and right sides of the fuel tank and foun...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L hard start VIN: WBACD4323T
Hi guys, and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. We have this 96 bmw 328i that is driving us crazy. It came in with a hard starting complaint. Check engine light is NOT on. Checked for codes and I have a 83- crankshaft position sensor code. I r... Trouble codes: 83 (crankshaft position code)
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L heating system VIN: WBAGH8344Y
help bmw techs.we rarely encounter heater issues on bmws and are looking for some imput. this 740il will not regulate its heat properly- vent temps are too high or low and erratic. we connected to gt1- no codes. we suspect faulty mono valves but this year the ...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Signal Indicators, Radio, Soft Top VIN: WBABS53471
Vehicle seems to have CAN Bus problem, Suddenly Radio quit working, comes on but display says "Disabled", Turn signal indicators in instrument cluster do not work, however exterior signals on vehicle are working, also electric soft top is inoperative. Only cod...
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1990 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L digital dash VIN: 1G4EZ13C7L
hello IATN members. This is actual my own car. I am on a road trip and all of my dash displays went out. This is a 1990 Buick Riviera with the digital dash. All I have been able to do is check fuses because I have no access right now to any information. The li...
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1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Gauges VIN: 2G4WS52M0V
no crank, have no abs cel or security lights with key in run position. I have no power to BCM connector C 1 terminal C3. I can make the car crank by grounding the crank enable wire at ECM. I can communicate with the BCM but not the ECM. all fuses are good Code...
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2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: 2G4WB55K62
this regal runs like your pulling a truck behind you when going down the road, at idle it wont run unless you have your foot on the gas and it starts hard mean while the whole time its running its bucking and skipping.snap on scanner shows that every cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2 signal low b1 s1), P0300 (random misfire), P0403 (egr solenoid signal out of range), P0404, P0405 (egr sensor a signal short/low)
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L starts & dies VIN: 1GNCU06D2M
Well guys, I have another winner of a problem. I have a '91 Lumina Van with a 3.1 liter engine. It will start and run, but after it warms up it will start and die twice and then won't start at all. It gives a shot of fuel the first two times, then nothing. I r...
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1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L lacks power VIN: 1GBEG25K0R
vehicle lacks power. timing on scan tool is always 20*. have tried advancing base timing 4*-6* with no change. have monitored knock sensor and even disconnected-no change. fuel pressure 14 psi all the time even driving down road so don't think fuel issue. back...
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No heat VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
Hello everyone. This vehicle come in for no heat, temprature seems to be running about 210-218 degrees. The car didn't have heat, but radiator was replaced because of a leak right under the radiator cap. We replaced the radiator not expecting to fix the heat i...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T5T
This vehicle is at another shop, the second shop to actually see this vehicle, and has a misfire on cylinders 1 and 3. It is a quad 4 engine. They tend to call us here for help in diagnosing some of thier troubles before eventually sending a vehicle to us. Sin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19M7T
vehicle sets mil every key cycle with code p1351 everytime. followed alldata flowchart to condemn i.c. module, replaced module and same code returns. checked a/c voltage while backprobing at module and at vcm, and is within specified range. scoped signal while... Trouble codes: P1351 (ic circuit high voltage)
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WW12M2V
We have a 97 monte carlo with a 3100. when you accellerateit loses power. this is at 2500-3200 rpm.it feels like a flat spot. if you accelerate harder when it happens it comes out of it. It happens at any speed and in any gear.i am posting this for another sho...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Power Steering VIN: 1GNDX06E3W
This van has a noise when turning to right louder the farther you go. Power steering pump and rack have both been replaced. Noise seams to be coming from power steering cooler. Thanks for any help
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Transmission VIN: 1GCHK23142
Need help with Allison trans completely inoperitive. We have had in several times for same condition, 3 to 4 weeks between visits. When ever it rains trans will not move in any gear range. Have checked other help requests that suggested replacing trans range s...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L abs VIN: 1GCGC13U62
Thank you for reading this long post. We have this truck that while stopping, the abs in momentarily activated. Using the Tech 2 we can see the wheel speeds all almost exactly the same. In play back, the rear iso valve command and rear iso valve feedback chang...
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F3R
Greetings all and happy holidays. This one is a bit strange, but perhaps someone has seen this before. The customer states that he has had an intermittent cranks but no start for quite some time in this vehicle. All he has to do, however, is turn off the key...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L battery VIN: 3C3EL55H4V
I need help on this sebring convertible,the vehicle has a .390 A draw,if I unplug no.5 fuse in the fuse box inside the car,the draw drops to .015.I have unplugged illumination relays,radio,compass,inst.cluster,air bag module,seat belt module.vanity lights,chec...
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1988 Dodge Caravan 2.5L starts and dies VIN: 2B4FK21K3J
At ambiant temperatures below 30 degrees f. engine will start run for 30 seconds to a minute and die. the engine will start right back up. the warmer the temp the longer the engine runs. does not make a difference if the block heater is plugged in or not. last...
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1992 Dodge Ram 50 2.4L clutch pedal freeplay VIN: JB7F124W8N
truck came in 4 mos. ago for clutch problems. installed rebuilt clutch set and new clutch cable had decent freeplay when it left shop. came back within 3 weeks for clutch problems. pulled trans again, disk and pressure plate showed signs of overheating. instal...
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1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FL26XXN
this truck came in complaining of a stall.I checked cap and wires found corosion replaced,fuel filter blocked.test drove ran fine, shipped it . came back today customer says when first start cold acts up backfires.i tried it today did it for me. sounds like ti...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L heat VIN: 1B4HS28N8Y
I have looked in the IATN techmail history for similar problems and followed the given suggestions. Durango 4.7 liter has very acceptible heat at times and will fade to very little after driving for half hour to 45 minutes on highway. There is no rear heater o...
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B4HS28Z01
Vehicle belongs to another tech i know. He purchased a vehicle from auction. The transmission had been removed and taken apart. Parts were left in the truck. He normally doesn't work on transmissions so he had the transmission rebuilt at a transmission rebuild...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L heater case VIN: 3D7HA18N42
when in heater mode, starts blowing cold from both driver vents. single system setup - not dual. removed dash anr replaced heater core, worked properly for a few days and started blowing cold again from driver vents. swapped blend door actuator with other actu...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B7HB11X32
starts and runs good, when driving has intermittent engine jerk usually under load; installed scan tool no codes found ,while on road test unit jerked and i noticed all sensors on data stream went blank and fuel system went into open loop,this problem only occ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Head gasket sealing VIN: 1D7HA18N73
Good evening all. This 2003 Dodge pick-up with a 4.7L with 120,000 miles on it is back in our shop after replacing both head gaskets about 6 months ago. We used aftermarket head gaskets with that first job. The heads were shaved at that time. Now it comes in a...
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2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L dash lights VIN: 1B3EL46R64
Was trying to hook a scan tool to this car, DRBIII, the scan tool asks for a double ended connector, which we have, you are supposed to hook it to the OBDII connector and a square Mitsubishi connector, trouble is I can not find the second Mitsubishi connector ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18M94
After recent tune-up truck came back in with complaint of stall when coming to a stop. Scanned for codes (none) Iac motor working normal, number would increase or decrease accodingly to desired idle. After test driving and not being able to duplicate complaint...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IFTHX26M9M
IAM HAVING A PROBLEM DIAGNOSING A COLD STARTING PROBLEM. oNCE TRUCK IS STARTED, COLD, IT WILL CONTINUE TO START TIME AFTER TIME. rEPLACE COOLANT SWITCH FOR COLD START INJECTOR, ALSO, CHANGED CHECK VALVE ON FUEL FILTER HOUSING. YOU COULD BLOW THROUGH IT.BOTH WA...
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1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15H4N
customer brought truck to us on a tow hook and said he was driving down the freeway and transmission started to slip. we have scand for code no codes in memory fluid is full and does not smell burnt did a presser test all readings are high acording to alldata ...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L will not start VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
truck ran and drove fine earlier today. this evening, started truck, went to drive away, it seemed to shift out of gears longer than normal. at the stop lite, the truck began to idle and stumble horribly. was smoking blie alot too. i had to put in neutral just...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDF1729V
happy holiday's fellow tech's... we have a real head scratcher. this ford has excessive black smoke at idle all the time. runs good off idle. new plugs, wires,coil pack is good. smoked for vacuum leaks- none. removed upper intake manifold and EGR to look for c... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0460
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP53U8X
hi ford techs,customer recently bought car,and three days after driving car,service engine light came on.after above repair,i erase check engine light and road test car,light will com on after car gets hot, and drove between 30-40 miles. when this happens the ... Trouble codes: P1309 (manufacturer controlignition system or misfire)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
hello ford techs,have this windstar with an intermittent idle problem,retrieve codes 171 & 174 for lean condition, thought it was easy enuff,check for vacuum leaks-none found even smoke tested & tested old fashion way,so you think its the air box (maf) right?s... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 2 system too lean), P0174 (bank 1 system too lean)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
Hello All & Thanks In Advance. We Have A Customer With This Explorer They Recently Bought That Uses Two Quarts Of Oil Every 300 Miles. Theres No Blue Smoke And No Oil Leaks, But Its Going Somewhere.Has Anyone Ran Into This Before?
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
We have this vehicle and another 2000 Windstar doing same thing. Customer states that brake lights stay on and kill battery. We could not ever get lights to stay on but over the weekend my service manager rode by the shop and saw the brake lights on and he che...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 2wd VIN: 2FTRF18W53
Customer drove truck to shop yesterday in 4 wheel drive. Said it would not move in 2 wd. He said he heard park slipping also. We were not able to verify problem and he asked us to tear it down. After tearing down transfer case we see nothing wrong. Very little...
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2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FMZA522X5
This Freestar came in on a hook from another shop that got it from a body shop. It has been in a front collision severe enough to set off air bags. The complaint was no crank and no scanner communication. The other shop assumed that the no communication issue ...
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1990 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTDC14K2L
Thanks in advance for the help! I have a 1990 gmc 1500 pickup that has a no start. theres no fuel will start and run with alternative fuel source. at the relay i have the orange wire hot at all times, dk grn/wht wire hot for 2 seconds when key turned on, blk/w...
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1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 4.3L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: IGTDC14Z8P
Ok, gotta humbler here, many thanx for your time. Vehicle came in with driveability problem and needed basic tune-up (we thought). Started there...on road test afterwards, noticed bad sag at cruise; would occur (and stil is) at cruise, or in bay intermittently...
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L fuel mileage VIN: 2HJYK16426
Hello all, I have a question for all the Honda Techs out there, I have a customer with an 06 Ridgeline and he is wondering if the 07 has the trick fuel management system where it cuts 2 cylinders while cruising down the freeway, if it does, what exactly does i...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C31
this vehicle came in with a dead miss on cyl. #3 with codes p0300 & p0303,thought at first an easy fix,was going to throw a coil at it,decided to swap coils prior to replacement to make sure,original coil showed good spark with tester,swapped coils,then vehicl...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y31
Hi This infinity has a p0141. bk 1 sen 2 O2 heater code.I checked for current through sensor but showed none. I also checked bank 2 sen 2 and had no current.bank 1 and 2 sensor 1 both had app 1.5 amps. So my problem is with both rear O2's. The heater circuit h... Trouble codes: P0141
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L hard start VIN: KNDJB7235W
i have this kia that it takes 2-3 trys to start in the morning.it seems to be fuel related, i do not have key on engine off fuel pres.i do not know if this is normal.i can not find anything that that says how it is normal.when cranking the pess. comes up to no...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7233W
Vehicle brought in for loss of power than died.Also replacement of cracked exhaust manifold. Found no power to fuel pump. Replaced relay, vehicle started and ran well except for extreme lack of power. Checked fuel pressure 28 psi. Replaced fuel pump, test fuel...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1449W
Vehicle in very good condition-well maintained. Fitted the new ceramic pads, rotors, and upper and lower ball joints for wear. At around 40mph, applying light brake pedal pressure will trigger the ABS on flat, dry, straight roads. If you are above this speed, ...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245X
Customer came to me after replacing MAF on recommendation of another shop that used Autologic for diagnosis. CEL came on again with P1884 (CAN message) and pending codes: P0103, P0117, P1172, P1175. My information (RAVE disc) shows P1884 is a transmission CAN ... Trouble codes: P1884 (CAN message), P0103 (MAF high voltage), P0117 (ECT open or short to battery supply), P1172 (Bank 1 lean), P1175 (Bank 2 lean)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11483
This car came to us from another shop with p1173 p1170 check 02 sensor readings switching fine between high and low. Do not hear any exhaust leaks. Car runs good takes 20-30 miles for sel light to come back on. Any help would be great. Can not find any vacuum ... Trouble codes: P1173, P1170
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No alternator output VIN: JM3LW28GY0
Customer brought vehicle in after putting on 3 different alternators from two different manufactures (Bosch, Napa). Battery light is on and battery is not charging. Checked all wiring and fuses, everything ok, all grounds in system tested ok, wiring from PCM t...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L ABS module VIN: JM1BJ24522
Hello everyone, especially Mazda Techs. Have [...] with ABS and Brake warning lights on almost all the time (go out sometimes). Road test - slightly erratic ABS application (activates under light braking intermittently)Scanned for codes - none present - che...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs esp codes VIN: WDBGA51G3V
Hi group, hope someone can help with this Benz problem I am having, abs and esp light comes on once in a while with codes c1504 system fault: stored steering angle sesnor is not initialized, and code c1140 steering sensor (n49) steering angle sensor is not ini...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB75E92
hay m.b tecks i have this m\b here with acurrent draw 670 ma now if i pull f21 fuse for radio / voice command/ telaphone it drops to 33 ma iv went unpluged radio, amp, telaphone mod etc with no difference in draw just when i take fuse 21 out any body out ther ...
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Compression VIN: 3MELM66L8W
Hello fellow magicians. Had a good running Mystake show up w. check engine light on. P0171/174. Confirmed upper plenum gasket leak. R&R upper and lower manifolds and replaced gaskets ... very straight forward. Went to start vehicle and cranks over like no comp...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer System VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
We try to pull codes but ecm won't respond & check engine light never come on open ecm & smell burnt, We purchase a used ecm & immobilizer module togheter from same car since they are coded to each other & the car still not start but now We have mil on then go...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Timming belt VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
I have this Xterra with a broken timming belt and was hoping to get some info on this engine. Can you guys tell me for sure if this engine will bend valves or not? We have told the customer that there is a chance the the valves are bent but we will not know un...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D03
Had code po507 idle speed control system. Checked for vacuum leak.Can't fine any. The idle creeps up the longer it idles. Between 1200 and 1500 rpms. Cleared code and the service engine soon light went off but the code set on the scanner. The service engine so... Trouble codes: P0507
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1994 Audi RS2 2.3L Immo VIN: WACZZZ8CZR
I received hints about problems regarding reader coil. It is part of ignition barrel. As I was not able to get more information about this particular immo system it was dificut to point the real problem. I missed a wiring diagram. It looks it is not so easy ...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Fuel filter VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks to everyone who replied. We called the local Audi dealer and they told us they did not mess with them until fuel pump replacement.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6345X
Well sorry guys had to ship this one to the dealer. customer impatient and very tight with his money. had several replies from hold gas pedal to floor and crank to oil cylinders overnight try in morning but to no avail the thing would chug for a few seconds an... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Interior lights VIN: 1G4CW53L6M
HI guys, Thanks for the replies everyone. I tried most of the suggestions you all offered to no avail. Customer stopped me and asked to just eliminate the battery drain for the time being. I removed both 15 amp fuses and the relay and the power drain went to z...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GYEK63N42
Thanks for everyones help.The problem was the fuel pump I noticed an unuasual humming noise from the tank the pitch of the humming would change whenever I would tap on tank so I hooked up my oscilloscope to the pump and the waveform was distorted so I replaced...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Runs Rich VIN: 1G1YY3185K
Well Special Thanks to Robert [...]. It was a shorted injector. After reading all your replies I started testing this morning. First I ohmed all the injectors, 16.8 across the board. Then I scoped MAF as many of you suggested, no problem found. I decided to s...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
thanks for all of the help that was great. i am not sorry for joining iatn. but i do feel stupid for missing one thing with this blazer. to go over what we did to this truck, customer came to shop with a miss & ses light on, scan found #4 miss fire,checked spa... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Charging VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
thanks to all that responded to my request. special thanks to dan and keith from texas. although the fuel pressure was normal and when i tried the batt charger it made no difference in the noise alt plugged in or not. but the alt ripple sent me in the directio...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDTI3W3X
Hi, all. Customer is not bothering to repair because she can still use auto 4WD. Thanks to all. Good to know more about the internal workings of these units. Based on what I now know, this is probably a shift fork problem inside the case.
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1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K3X
Not able to fix the problem for while attempting to finish solving it and after it was running for awhile with no noises I shut it off to repair a vacumm leak and attempting to start it it stopped turning. Thinking the starting jammed I removed it and tryed tu... Trouble codes: P0300 (3 misfire), P0303 (random misfire-intermitten).
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GCFG25M22
Thanks for all the replies. I pulled the valve cover and found a broken rocker on cyl 5. Runs great now and no noise.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the replies, apparently the new calibration I flashed to the PCM took care of the problem. Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary AIR Injection Malfunction).
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L rear heater VIN: 1GNEK13Z43
Sorry but we tried everything and nothing worked. We sent the customer to the dealer and ask him to report back to us if they were able to repair the problem. He has not called so I assume that he decided not to repair.
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56F0T
thanks to all the replies i changed the map sensor and car is fixed thank you all
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1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45R4N
Great help out there. With all the problems with this vehicle it does not help to add them. YES, the stranded cam sensor part number PC59 was the culprit. After reading so many posts on this problem I replaced the crank sensor as well. Chrysler sensor come wit...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L into first VIN: 1B3HD46T5S
thnx to all that have replied, i am going to service this the trans once again and put upgraded fluid in it and see how she goes. i appreciat all that replied, i will be contacting local trans shop for estimate on overhaul verses another vehicle. this website ...
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2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Gauges VIN: 2B4GP45G2Y
First I'd like to thank all of you who took the time to reply to our post. I apoligize for not getting back to everyone sooner but as you all know this was not a quick fix & I wanted to make sure the problem was resolved. The fix ended up being a faulty PCM. I...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Flywheel flex plate VIN: 3B7HF13Z91
thanks to all for your help. the flexplate is on national back order and still waiting for the part. alot of the info was useful and will take up on your sugestions. i will keep all of you guys updated on this truck. once again thanks to all that replied. ma...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HU18N22
well the fix was to remove the cylinder heads, both of them and replaced the head that was leaking and machine the head on the other side. warpage from being to hot was the closest we came to for a reason, but the customer had never seen it overheat in the pas...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L RF suspension
The fix was to replace the stabilizer end links. Thanks for the help everybody. The replies led me to a quick repair that could have cost me a lot of time. Thanks again.
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
Hi again, This truck just needed the fuel leaks fixed. It was sucking air through a rusted line. How I overlooked it is what I am wondering. Too simple I suppose. Thanks everyone. Tina
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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
Thanks To All Tha Helped, To Many To Name. The Fix Was To Set TPS Under 1 Volt We Set It At .76 Volts. Set Timing 2 To 4 Degree Above Specks, Ours Is Set At 12 Degree. Disconnect Battery And Reset Memory. Our Vacumn Reading Was 17 inches. We Rechecked For Vac ...
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1992 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDA11U4N
Thanks to all that reply to our help request. My students and I went through all your suggestions and we kept coming back to the same place. We were able to get a used ECM from a junker and it fixed the problem. The intermittent problem was definitely temper...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L abs system VIN: 1FTJW35FXS
thanks to everyone for the help. i ended up purchasing a bendix large bore m/cylinder and the pedal felt alot better, it still did sink some but not nearly as bad. customer said truck stops better than it ever has since he has owned it. again, thanks alot and ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Pads, Rotors VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Well, the truck has been gone for a couple of weeks now and has not returned with any problems. I re-used the Motorcraft pads and re-aranged the posistions they were in on the truck until the pull went away. Can't explain why Ford OE pads with all the proper c...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Draw VIN: 1FMDU84P6Y
Thanks for all the help the solution was acutually very simple i replaced the blown fuse that powered the gem modual when key was off 7.5 amp. Then i waited about 20 min befor cheaking draw. All responses pointed tward the gem modual not going to sleep this mo...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Door latch VIN: 1FAFP36P3Y
Well I tried applying power directly to the acttuator and no luck. Called ford and they told me this vehical in particular had no tsb's or recals for the door locks. Then the customer decided they didnt want the doors open that bad and is going to sell the car...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Forward VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
Thanks to all 22 of you that replied! Suggestions included low intermediate servo apply pin clip breaking, forward clutch piston cracking, sprag clutch breaking, forward valve sticking, and what was the cause in my case- a broken rear sun gear to drum weld. I ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oiul pressure VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
The majority believe 16 psi at idle is sufficient, and I agree. I just want the customer to be good with it, which he is. The customer does want a new sender installed for good measure. As far as the washer found in the pan, I got no clues as what it could be....
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZX1725Y
so after many days of looking at this p-o-s had a couple of replies saying pluged heater core so i got a heater core and ran new heater hoses to it and let core sit on the raiator support and car run and only one hose would get hot so i went and got clear hose...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15E81
We found a voltage drop from the brake switch that is supposed to have at least 10 volts when brake is depressed. The voltage was dropping to around 3 volts. This is not in the pinpoint test in alldatas procedure. The problem is in the wire from brake switch t...
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, P0153 VIN: 1FAFP42XX3
replace oxygen sensor with ford ones.i drove car for twq weeks the light has not come and have check for any codes.thank you. Trouble codes: P0153 (slow response bank2 sensor 1).
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1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Rear brakes VIN: 2HGEJ6328T
Hello, Guys. Thank you for all replies. This Civic was fixed 10 days ago, sorry for delay, I was waiting to make sure customer not comming back. That's what I did after I asked for help: - Replaced E-cables - Filed backing plate tables - Replaced hardw...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Running out of time so I had to close this post. The problem is very intermittent. Since the post, the problem has occured twice. She drives the car back and forth all day long it's hard to get it into the shop to perform the test. And when I do perform testin... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected).
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
i had 3 replies, checking for contamined oil, rich conditions, or faults with oxygen sensors, attempts to clean the throttle and mass air flow sensor and the need to replace the throttle body assembly if it was controlled by wire. after we were unable to corre... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle speed).
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No SES light? VIN: 4S2CY58Z9M
Found remains of plug by the ECM, tucked back inside body (apparently it was in someones way) While in there I noticed that the ECM area smelled a little musty. Seems water has been getting in and the wiring and ECM are rotten and quites surprised that it is s...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L cam timing VIN: JACDJ58X82
thank you everbody who responded. i was able to get some good information about the crazy cam setup on this trooper. we set the timing the way it was described by more than a few members and the truck [...] right up. thanks again for the invaluable help. ke...
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1748R
Thank you to all who responded, especially Robert [...]. The main relay on this vehicle is actually supplied by fuse c1 in the left fuse panel. The panel had very high resistance on this circuit. We replaced the panel and problem is solved. Thank you again for...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S83
I was pulling my hair out with this one . . . I believed it was an intake or exh.manifold leak, althought I could not hear an exh.manifold leak and the intake was sprayed with carb clean with no change in idle or o2 readings... My theory was the rear exh.manif... Trouble codes: P0174 (2/1 fuel system lean).
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Blend Doors VIN: 1J8GW68J23
Thank you most of all to Daniel from King's Auto in Raleigh NC.!! He called me about 15 minutes after I had posted the help request and told me about the offending nut that is directly above the steering column. It's an 8mm nut (13mm socket) you have to feel f...
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