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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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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windows, turn signal indicators, wipers, lack of c VIN: WBADD6324V
It was raining when I pulled vehicle into shop, wipers were inop. When I got into the shop I noticed that windows were inop. I turned wiper switch on High so that I would know if they started working. I got out of car and went to get scanner(Autologic). Upon r...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter motor VIN: WBADD6323V
HI, EVERYONE, FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROBLEM. I HAVE 97 BMW 528i WITH NO START CONDITION. SINCE I DO NOT HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH BMW, HERE I AM ASKING YOUR HELP. WHEN TURN IGNITION KEY TO CRANK POSITION, NOTHING HAPPEN. CK BATTERY-OK, CK START...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L srs VIN: WBABR3343Y
Greetings All, This BMW was hit in the rear. There was no air bag deploiment. SRS light was not on after repair. Car returned to body shop with SRS light on. Using Autologic I have no comm with the SRS module. All other control units are on line. The body sho...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4GD2211S
vehicle appears to be running extremely lean. we have replaced the fuel pump twice as mitchell calls for 41-48 psi. first was remfg pump. second new from dealer (oe) no change in pressures, still around 30 psi. there is no fuel leaking at regulator. when propa...
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L Level Control VIN: 1G4BT52P7T
We are working on a 96 Roadmaster Automatic Level Control system (air shocks). The customer is concerned because he hears the system run when in his garage during the night. We have repaired the high pressure leak, and the system does not run that we can tell ...
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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L trunk VIN: 1G4CW52K4X
this vehicle when sitting for at least ten minutes will pop the trunk when opening any door. i have disconected the interior switch with no change. any else have similiar problem? thanx in advance. mike
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L e brake VIN: 2H4WB52K4X
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS REQUEST CAR CAME IN TO MY SHOP AFTER FAILING SAFTEY INSPECTION E-BRAKE WILL NOT HOLD I REPLACED THE E-BRAKE SHOES THEY LOOK LIKE A HORSE SHOE NOW I HAVE FOUND THAT I NEED TO REPLACE AN ADJUSTER OR A CABLE ON THE Right RE...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L column VIN: 1G4HP54K32
This vehicle exhibits an intermittent noise in the column, a light squeaking when turning. I replaced the clockspring and the customer said it seemed to help (I really don't think it did). While listening to the column with a stethoscope the noise seemed to be...
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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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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1GSKS54Y9Y
the customer says the car has stalled 4 times in the last 10 days. we installed a used engine in the car about 9000 miles ago. the car has ran fine until now. all of the codes i listed are in the fail since clear not history files. ther aren't any current code... Trouble codes: P101, P125, P335, P338, P0741, P599
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Stability Control VIN: 1GGDM57N73
Car came in with complaint of "Stability Control Activated" on information screen. At same time cust notices that a slight braking action and pulling to the left when this message occurs. It did occur on test drive just as customer stated. I retrieved a histor...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W2T
Towed in, cranks fine but no start. Fuel pump sounds noisy. New customer, no service records. As mentioned, fuel pressure is only 20 PSI, should be 35-40 according to information provided by Mitchell. A noid light reveals no injector pulse either. CPS has volt...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19WS1
Hello, This astro was towed in as a no start. I could hear the fuel pump cyle and run. Pulled the dog house and checked for spark. Has good strong spark. Checked fuel pressure and I only have 14psi. I can release the pressure thru the pressure gauge while pump...
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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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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X83
vehicle came in with the check engine linght on check for codes ecm display two code 171 bank 1 lean condition 174 bank 2 lean condition i check all the vacuum hoses on the engine no hoses were broken or unplug also check canister hose for fuel nothing, check ... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean condition), 174 (bank 2 lean conditionfue)
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L hydro boost VIN: 1GAGG25U74
Customer complaint, "brake pedal sticks, and we have to lift up on brake pedal to release brakes." The concern might occur once or twice in a two week period. We were not able to verify complaint. The first time the vehicle was the customer requested "try some...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L cvjoint VIN: 2CNDL73F65
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N0V
Greetings fellow tech's . I have one here that I need help on. This vehicle has been at our shop for 3 weeks now. It has been passed by two other techs, and we don't ussually let one get through without a fix. This vehicle will stall at idle in gear or in park...
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6Y
vehicle came in for regular service cust. asked for 75000 serv. computer called for plugs wires regular fluid changes. ok so far done tune up noticed oil in spark plug tubes so i changed valve cover gaskets. started car had miss on #3 took plenem off checked #...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L lighter VIN: 1C4GT64L3Y
Hi there, client wants cigar lighter (guess its called auxilary power outlets these days), to be wired for power at all times. the owners manual states it can be done at your local dealer, so I suspect theres a simple way about this, dealer hear does not want ...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L air bag VIN: 3A8FY68B06
Am posting this for a local repair shop we help from time to time. All new factory parts have been replaced on a mild front end hit. Air bag lite stays on. Can not communicate with OTC Scanner. Gen hand held says no code present. Checked underhood fuse panel, ...
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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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1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B7HB21Y7S
Okay something here is getting hot but I don't know what. The van runs fine until it heats up then randomly it will just cut off. Oringaly I was told when ever it came to a stop light it would die randomly. So I checked the IAC with my scope and it didn't look...
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1995 Dodge B2500 3.9L ASD/Fuel relays VIN: 2B6HB21XXS
Crank no start, very intermitant (Has Cam Sync 54, TCC and OD circuit codes, check engine light is off. After initial inspection I found the ASD/Fuel pump relays flickering on/off, voltage drop to relays are B+. Fuel pressure would pulse to spec. Then the van ...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L cooling system VIN: 2B3HD46T8T
Hi all need some help. As you can see by repair hist.I have replaced many parts in an attempt to solve this intrepids overheat problems. Initial complaint was coolant leak. Replaced water pump used airlift to bleed system , test drove good so vehicle was given...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L transfercase VIN: 1B7GG22X3X
Thank you for your time.I GOT THIS TRUCK on the hook for a transfercase leak.I replaced the transfercase because of a cracked case.The truck came back 3 weeks later for a no drive problem,transfercase was broken again.Checked diff u-joints shocks tranny mounts...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L shift VIN: U61H561159
hi gang, ineed help onthis one. the custumer came in the shop with thi probleme,code p0731, p1776,p1784,p1781,p1790.the tranm. place change the tranm. and the solen. pack,the same probleme occurs always but not solid,if ierase the code i have to ride to make i...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD74223
Hey Sprinter Techs. The probelm with this sprinter is that it will not start cold. Once I get it started for the day, it starts normal. If it sits it the building overnight, starts normal. If it sits outside in 15 degree weather, it will not start. If it sits ...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L power door VIN: 2D4GP44LX3
OK this is a fellow tech's personal vehicle, the door will open and close with the remote,or from the dront console but will not close from the door switch on the piller next to the door , we replaced the switch, with no change ,, is there some kind of common ...
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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L no high idle VIN: 1FDNF70H1F
we normally work on smaller vehicles thus limiting our information .this vehicle does not have a high idle on start up. there is what appears to be a vacume / electrical operated actuator that controls the high idle. at pressent we are thinking that there shou...
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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L starter and solenoid VIN: 2FTCF15W6G
I have a 86 f150 that has the starter solenoid staying engaged when you release the key, and of course the starter stays engaged. this is the second one of these I have seen in the past couple of years and the other one didn't get fixed either. the only differ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N7R
hea guys and all you ford gods. help!! this truck came to me on hook the complant was on free way ck eng light came on lost power had too pull over truck would idle but not acell after sitting 15 min with eng off restarted and drove fine for half to three quar... Trouble codes: 181 (rich limit bank 1 sysyem still lean), 171 (bank 1 lean ehxaust)
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1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: BRZR166464
This car has no codes and no Check engine light on. The car idles good in park but when shifted into gear, the engine starts to shake slightly, feels like its only running on 7 cylinders. I installed new spark plugs (#2 and #6 electrodes were black) with no ch...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K2R
I have this truck driving me crazy!I have brake pedal fade when truck is running,hard as brick off.I have blocked off the rads valve brake pedal still fades.I have pinched off front hoses still fades when running.the customer has a wrecked truck same year mode...
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L power mirror VIN: 1FALP46VXV
Happy Holidays to all. Having trouble here with wiring to the passenger side power mirror. Have had both door panels off, glovebox removed, kick panels and under dash hush panels out also. At the switch, we have good power in and out, for both mirrors; power r...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No shift VIN: 1FALP52UOV
Hi, All you Ford techs I need some help. Have a vehicle here from a friend who just bought this car, according to the test drives that he has made with the vehicle so far (5 miles, there are no plates and insurance on the vehicle yet)the vehicle runs and drive...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Ride control VIN: 2FMDA5147W
Vehicle shudders or vibrates, like engine miss or brake pulse at 55mph. Does not vibrate at 53 mph or 57 mph. Vibrates in nuetral, under power, coasting, engine off. But ONLY at 55 mph. Wheels strait, tires balanced and round. No play in any suspension parts o...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L high idle in park VIN: 1FAFP53VOX
at idle in park or neutral at operating temperture sometimes idle just takes off. goes to appox: 3000 rpms or higher. at this point you have to shut the keg off. also no engine codes. after cleaning throttle plate & replacing iac solonoid the high idle did not...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP6536X
First the story: This little car came in not running. It came from an auto sales dealer. Dealer states the original owner replaced the cylinder head (have no idea why), but he couldn't get the timing belt set right. I had never done a timing belt on one of the...
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5349X
This van had the typical lean codes and oil swelled fuel regulator hose. I performed the repairs per the TSB with the new valve cover, upper intake isolator bolts and gaskets. The problem is I still have is a misfire on cylinder 3. It is pretty regular on acce... Trouble codes: P0303, P0171
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14001
vehicle came in with code p0301 "cyl 1 misfire detected" replace plugs and wires due to wear. still had misfire. checked for injector pulse from computer. pulse good. checked compression. good @ 65psi. replaced fuel injector. still has code and miss at idle. a... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire detected)
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cowl VIN: 1FAFP53203
We have a Tarus in the shop that has a water leak on the drivers side above the main wiring junction. We have the under dash panels off to see and cannot pinpoint it with out taking the dash or left front fender off. I'm hoping someone can say "Oh yah, I know...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Antenna VIN: 2FAFHP71W0
Hello fellow Techs, Does anyone out there have a slick fix for the fender mount antenna on the 05 crown vics? Our police don't like the antenna on the fender, which wasn't there on the 04s and earlier cars. Is there some kind of plug availible to block the hol...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z23
This car came in with lean codes for both banks and a MAF sensor code. The sensor was clearly bad and was replaced.The MAF sensor code does not return, however the lean codes do. The car is running very lean. The long term fuel trim is at 25%. The fuel pressur...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L front end VIN: 1HGCE6673V
This car has us baffled. In simple language it is a bad case of torque steer. All suspension parts seem to be okay and no signs of looseness, dealer had checked front end as well and checked the brakes front and rear. The one problem that I see is the neg camb...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D1P
Hello all infinti techs, We have a bear of a problem hear. We have done multiple repairs to try and correct this vehicle and still have not found problem yet. when vehicle is cold it boggs, hesitation, stalling (like plugged cats) after 30 minuets or so vehicl...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L hard start VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
Hi members. I got stuck on this one, the problem only happen when the engine was dead cold (below 60 degree F) It take about 10-15 Seconds of cranking time to start up. But when the ECT read over 85 degree then it start up mormally every time. I hook up the th...
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1983 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJAY1346D
this jaguar 4.2l came in running rich and customer also wanted fuel switching solenoids to work properly for dual fuel tank system. the customer also states vehicle intermittently will not start, acts like its loaded up. we have good spark and 32 psi. fuel pre...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3P
Hello, my name is Justin. I have been having a problem with a 1993 jeep cherokee 5.2, It seems to have a itermittent problem with a no start. When the fuel pump and the ignition coil has no power. The ADS relay and the fuel pump relay are going nuts at the sam...
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
Hello gents, car came in with failure on emissions test. Hi Hc and Nox. Test with shop sun450, HC was at ~600 on scale, O2 being used was leaving ~10parts on scale. Also exhibited a slight miss on occasion. Tested O2 operation to see it switching good .2-.6 at... Trouble codes: 11 (Intake air sensor), 17 (O2 not switching)
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: DA28D7JF48
Vehicle came in with cold hard start long crank time. Found overvoltage protection relay fuse blown. Cold start injector started working. checked fuel press supply from fuel pump, a little high. Engine now starts cold easily but stalls after running 3-4 second...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Blower VIN: WDBGB34E5P
Hi MB techs. Sometimes blower will not work. No low voltage signal coming from control panel. New one is $1200.00. I was reading in past tech mails that there might be a supplier who handles remanufactured ones. If anyone knows of a source I would really appre...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
HI MERCEDES TECHS i HAVE A ML 320 WITH A NO GAS PEDAL. ANY TIME i ACCEL CAR WILL START TO IDLE ROUGH & WON'T MOVE I SCAN IT NO CODES. CHECK FOR ANY ACTUATOR RESET PROCEDURES CANT FIND ANY PLEASE HELP
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L suspension VIN: 2M2DV11W2R
Hello! We've been working on a Villager with a body vibration at 110kph. Customer first noticed the vibration after replaceing the 4 tires (Michellin Harmony) new brakes all around (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, wheel cylinders - top quality) and new rebuilt ax...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering motor VIN: WMWRC33455
I checked vehicle & found electric power steering motor stays running with vehicle off. Alldata does not show electrical diagrams for this vehicle & i am not sure where to look. Any help would be appriciated ! (Mike)
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L automatic lockout hubs VIN: 1N6HD164Y5
Hey guys: I replaced both drive axels in this truck. before the replacement the 4- wheel drive worked fine. after replacing with aftermarket axels the four wheel drive won't engage. the axel turns but the hub won't lock in . any help you can offer will be a...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L early engage VIN: 1N4BA41E14
THis car is driving me! The abs engages early. It came in on the first wet cold snap of the year. It engaged all the time when you pushed the brakes... I removed both rear sensors and cleaned behind them. I had to drill out the broken bolt and replace the rt r...
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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L ebcm relay VIN: 1GHDT13W11
Hello, this 01 Bravada is back in for an intermittent DTC C0265, EBCM relay ckt. Last time in (just as this time) the light was not on and did not come on during the test drive and the code is in "history" only. I found some info concerning grounds so I cleane...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on
hello all, This car came from the body shop today with the check engine light on.The car was hit hard on the right front.The car runs fine.I have cleared the codes and syncronized the crank sensors.the misfire come back instantly on cyls 2,3,5,and 8.They are ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L dirctionals VIN: WAUBA24B82
hey guys fixed the problem thanks to you guys it was the socket replaced it and it is fixed thank you
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Broken Exhaust Valve VIN: WAUKC68D71
The head was checked for further damage other than the one broken exhaust valve: none. The valve was replaced as well as the associated hydraulic lifter. This time we assembled the cams and lifters. We bleed down the lifter first. The car is down the road fina...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L hard start VIN: WBACD4323T
Thanks guys for all the replies. lots of good information. Here is what fixed this vehicle: Oops. I caused this problem. When installing the updated sensor and harness I pluged the harness into the secondary air control solenoid and not the VANOS solenoid as d... Trouble codes: 83 (crankshaft position code).
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L battery light VIN: WBADT43473
found problem to be in cluster and customer did not want to fix at this time thank you for help CHECK ALL SIGNALS FROM DME TO CLUSTER WERE GOOD AND CLUSTER WAS SUPPLYING GROUND SIGNAL TO LIGHT WHEN IT SHOULD NOT HAVE INTERNAL CLUSTER PROBLEM
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L5S
Thanks for all the good tips. The battery side-terminals looked ok from the outside but when removed were very corroded. Someone replaced the battery but never cleaned the terminals. We cleaned the cables and replaced the terminals and have not had the stallin...
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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L tape player VIN: 2G4WB52K6T
All the replies concerning the error code 10 were correct, the tape drive is bound. Unfortunately, repairing this as many indicated is too costly when used are available for a reasonable amount. I did remove the upper and lower covers to see if the tape was ac...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality
James & Jerry hit the nail on the head !!! I checked the green & white wire on the Ignition module for 5 volts and had nothing. I replaced the module ( with new AC/Delco ) and the 5 volts are now there and it runs great !!! A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED !!! Trouble codes: 41 (1 x signal error).
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T5T
Well, loads of info from everyone here and I, and the other shop, thanks you. After advising them to replace the distribution cap with a factory unit I actually had to stop by their place of business and have a for look myself. They insisted that they had repl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19M7T
Sorry guys, no exciting fix for this truck. I replaced the module with a 2nd new delco unit as suggested and the code and mil are now gone. However I took the time to check A/C voltage output and scope the pattern. The A/C voltage was within the same range, bu... Trouble codes: P1351 (ic circuit high voltage).
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L drl VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
well-fixed---found diode behind b pillar/behind driver's seat/behind seat belt retractor. It's in a very large heat sink. what I discovered is that this diode is more of a voltage regulator. the lights work at 11 volts. changed the diode but still had a flicke...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1GNDX03EWD
well the customer decided not to go any further with this repair the noise is not bad enough at thie point. i had alot of good responses but none seem to pan out. the exhaust pipe and converter seemed to be ok i ck'ed the purge solinoid bracket on the bake sid...
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
Tried a new PCM, no change. New coils and ignition module, no change. Tried a new 7X crank sensor, the one in the block, and that did the trick.
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L cooling/engine VIN: 2GCEK19T7X
Well, I put the cylinder heads back on, after getting them back from the machine shop, which they confirmed were ok. (still kind of doubtful about too). Put the heads back on, pressure tested the system with drain plug out and saw nothing of a leak. So far so ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L under intake manifold VIN: 1G1ND52M6X
Sorry about the delay, this one is fixed. The lower intake maifold gasket was blown out at the rear of the engine. I used the updated gaskets from GM with the steel tabs to keep from overtorquing. I also installed a new 'O' ring in the distributor hole althoug...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND53J72
hi all tech, thank you all for the responds,unfortunately I have to close this without a fix. the owner took the car when he learn that it's running and will bring it back when it happen again. the majority of the replies said BCM and passlock cylinder.I will ... Trouble codes: U1016 (loss of ecu communication), U1040 (loss of abs--ebtcm--tcs communication), B2960 (passlock cylinder data incorrect).
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GND18W82K
ck circuit 9 and 49 for continuity, ok,ck for loose or poor connection, ck for frequency with lab scope thur wire, none, replace knock sensor Trouble codes: P0327.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13S32
I checked the pcm ground, then I sent the truck out to another shop that has a Tech 2 to ck for HVAC module codes and to reflash the pcm with the latest updates.They also cleaned the throttle body and the truck is fixed. The strange part for me was when the ...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L battery VIN: 3C3EL55H4V
Many Thanks to all that replied. Jay from Minnesota told me to check the amp for the stereo.After unplugging it,and letting all mdules power down for about an hour the draw has dropped from .390A to .030A.A new amp has been ordered,no used ones available aroun...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP2435V
after checking all the bcm power and grounds.we found the fuse box under the hood had a couple of fuses that had a votage drop of more than 2 volts at the fuse box.a short 8 gauge power wire right from the battery had been stabbed by a test light or something,...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R3X
thanks everyone for your help. it was the crank sensor cutting out. i learned a lot on this one. iatn is the best thing for techs that i have seen yet. i am happy and the customer is happy. thanks a lot
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1st,2-3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z8X
I thank all for your replies. However I wound up taking this back to the dealer and they traded me out of it. I do know that they spent over 1200.00 trying to fixit. I guess that is what they get for selling crap cars.
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L battery draw VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
ok vehicle has a .47 amp draw for approx. 8 minutes after car is shut off or door is closed and dome light goes out. ever since i removed #13 inst. cluster fuse car has been great. replaced battery no change tryed removing trunk switch no change. vehicle has s...
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2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L dash lights VIN: 1B3EL46R64
The car had one headlight dim, one side of the dash did not light up, High beam indicator was on with the dimmer in both selections. I was trying to see if their were any codes in the body computer. The scan tool would not talk using standard or the double con...
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1983 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15G4D
thanks to chris s.and nick k i got the wire order but have other problems also.don't think customer on up an up fully. thanks, keith
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1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo VIN: 1ZVBT22L9K
Thanks to all who responded called local mazda dealer and they said they could get the parts in a couple of days. Dad says have a merry christmas
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3R
We tried a different MAF sensor, distributor, computer, PFE Sensor and constant control relay, off of a good running vehicle and still had no success. Even though the injectors tested good and we power flushed them, as a last resort we replace all injectors wi...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
Thanks Again To Everyone Who Helped out!! We Did Not Find An Internal Vacuum Leak, But We Did Pull The Plugs And Found Alot Of Deposits On Plug Out Of Cyl.#5. Did A Cylinder Leak Test & Found Pressure Leaking Past The Rings Into Crankcase. Were Going To Try K....
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L O D light VIN: 2FMZA52464
Thanks to all who replied. The general consensus it that it may have a wire rubbing in the steering column. One or two thought it might be overhaul time. However, I discussed these options with the owner, and he does not wish to pursue the problem any further ...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU63P61
Thanks for all the assistance. In the end I couldn't get rid of the misfire on cylinders #4 & #7, though since they are sister cylinders on the coil pack, it's possible that it's only missing on one of those cylinders and the PCM is reading a ghost misfire on ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire).
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L engine
Thanks to all that replied.Took engine only out the top.As was stated converter stuck in flex plate and made a mess.Again takes to all. IATN bunch are GREAT DAVE
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU75E52
first of all thanks again for all the help i recieved. almost every one suggested that the problem was internal. most of you said that it was caused by worn servo bores and may have been possibly overlooked during the rebuild. after reading all of your message...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case, Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Recieved 3 replies on this vehicle, first from Matt in Washington about water in the GEM module I removed connectors and inspected all was clean and dry. second from John in Maryland about 4x4 module I tested all power and ground signals to module that alldata...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10D13
It was obvious from the beginning that we were dealing with an intermittent short. Which is why we did not have a problem rationalizing replacing the fuel pump assembly. However, after removing half of the interior of the truck, I found the short under the pas... Trouble codes: P0231.
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L ABS motor VIN: 1FTNE24L34
Recieved two relplies. One asked if the abs module was correctly configured. I am not aware of any programing for the abs module but the vehicle had the same problem with two different abs modules. One thought that the HCU might be the problem. They had one th...
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1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTEC14W6W
Well we're still not sure of the cause but after flushing the cooling system with Tide detergent (a trick picked up from diesel class) and refilling the system with red coolant we now have good heat and flow. Hopefully it lasts. Thanks Houskas
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L fuel mileage VIN: 2HJYK16426
Thanks for all the input, looks like the VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) system is only on the Accord Hybrids and the high end Oddessey's, what it does is shuts fuel off to the rear 3 cylinders in certain driving conditions, doesnt look like the Ridgelines ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L crank seal VIN: KMHDN45D31
thanks to everyone. the thrust bearings were laying in the pan. replaced the motor. thanks again happy holidays
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel pump
thank for the help the fix was kia relays thanks for the tips
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L anti-theft VIN: SALJY124TA
This truck is now fixed. The bottom line on this (from what the dealer explained) is that you can't replace both BCM and Anti-theft modules at the same time. You HAVE to have one of the two control units 'woken up' to make the other to work. The dealer put one...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U61
Well, this one is gone. Customer has drove vehicle for a week & came in to let me it works great. I didn't make it clear in my post, that although the A/F sensors seemed to be stuck lean, the engine was running very rich. I did had read sensor voltages as Mich... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1130, P1150.
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