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1993 Audi 90 CS 2.8L clutch master cylinder VIN: WAUDJ58C6P
A a co worker called me on this problem and told me he was attempting to r&r a clutch master on this vehicle. He said the access was very limited. I took a look and found it also to be very tight especially trying to access the removal of the steel line. If an...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Pedal Positon Sensor VIN: WBACB4327R
Hello everyone, this vehicle has been a little of a problem child around the shop, the customer as well. We initially pulled the codes on the ABS and got 73 throttle position sensor, 132 brake pedal sensor, and 209 throttle valve electrical defect. After doing...
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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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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBADN63442
Hello, we just finished installing a supercharger system on this 540. We connected the battery to start her up after 5 days of the battery being disconnected and now we have the word Code and four dashes in the cluster, and it will not crank. In addition the N...
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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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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT14W4S
This little S10 is running pretty bad, definate misfire. All ignition parts are good and fairly new. The injector is plugged. Does anybody out there have a good way to clean these things? I put some really good inj. cleaner in the tank, and dead headed the pum... Trouble codes: P0305 (CYL 5 Misfire)
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22KXV
this camaro belongs to one of my cousins, it will quit intermitently, it has only quit for us once while making a left turn, it is recording random missfires on all cyl, but just a few at a time[3-4] also, technician Ron said that the m,a,f, shows 300+ grams p... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF5242W
this vehical has a starting problem when it is cold out in the morning after its been sitting all night.when you go to start it,it will start then shut right off then it may do it again or it may not start at all after about 15-20 tries you can get the vehical... Trouble codes: U1016
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Rear brakes VIN: 1GNDM19W1W
I'm having nightmare problems with this vans rear brakes. Came in needing rear brakes. Right shoes were 6/32 inch but broken in pieces (from heat I think) and drum was ruined. Left shoes and drum were good. Installed new shoes on both sides and a new drum on r...
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L slave cylinder VIN: 1JMFD59YOX
have installed a 02 ls1 drive train into a 93 rx7. all is well except for the slave cylinder. it is an internal slave. the slave develops a leak from the threads on the bleeder screw. I have replaced the first new unit with another new unit (both factory) wi...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNEK13Z14
customer complains of intermitantly no speedometer. unable to verfy. used car manager wants fixed. anyone got any ideas for a ford tech. what sensor trigers speedo?
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2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.0L wiper/blower VIN: 2C4GJ2434Y
this van has int wipers inop and blower moter works until you turn wipers on then blower quits.also while playing with all switches and gadgits noticed if wiper switch is on intermiten when you turn off ign switch wipers cycle 1 time. systems seem to share gro...
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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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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L reading lights VIN: 2C4GM68485
interior reading lights do not work when depresessed to on but they do work when a door is openeed or dome light switch is turned on . **tested fuses - okay. researched tsbs and iatn - no common problems found. checked for codes - no stored codes, but messages...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L po340 code VIN: 1B4GP44R8V
vehilce had a po340 code i checked the wiring allseemed good decided to change the cam sensor, all seem good for a month or so then weather started to get colder and the van had a hard time starting once the van started check engine light came on another po340...
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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts
transmission upshifts early in all ranges 1-2, 2-3, 3-4. does not "kick-down" as well as should, lugs on hills as though in too high of a gear. Have adjusted kick down cable per instructions in ALL DATA. (release kick down cable clip at throttle body, moved ca...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14NXL
Thanks to everyone for your time. This truck starts hard when cold, not major problem though. When running hot or cold, worse when cold though, when running and touching gas it will die. As it warms up it gets better, but it will still fall on its face & still...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L diff/t-case VIN: 2FTHF36M5P
Noise in 4X4 at 15 M.P.h and above and vibration.You can lock frt hubs in and drive in 2wd no noise or vib.you can drive in 4x4 w/hubs un locked and no noise. check tire size o.k. frt and rear ratio matched 3.54 both frt and rear. vib and noise sounds like com...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Howdy everyone, and Merry Christmas! I got this worn out old 7.3 that wont hold oil in the high pressure reservoir, I tried filling the reservoir and it tried to start, and white smoked but no start. It also emptied the reservoir again. I pulled the ipr valve ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 x 4 hub VIN: 1FTWW33F1X
Hello we have a f350 super duty with vacum operated hubs. Replaced the shift motor becuase it was sezed up and very nosiy [stuck in 4x4 high]. Know we have a seal leak on the rf axle, leaking vacum and needs repalcement. Pulled the snap ring out to remove the ...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
After repair in repair history, the abs light stays out with no codes and datascan readings show normal and equal wheel speeds. BUT, ABS does not activate easily. Wheels can be locked up. On the icy roads up here now, at 70 KPH it is possible to lock wheels wh...
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1992 Geo Storm 1.6L lack of power VIN: J81RF2361N
unable to ajust timing to spec of 10 degrees. timing was originally at 30 degrees. when you try to adjust timing close to spec vehicle has a major lack of power. when distributer placement at max adjustment of 37 degrees vehicle runs better.vehicle is failing ...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W6X
We have a misfire on cylinder #6. We have perfromed: spark test, swap coil, swapped plugs, swapped injectors, watch injectors spray, looked at all wires for injectors and coils as other posts suggested, took compression on all 6 cylinders both cranking and run... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJBT2302
We have a kia sportage in my shop with a miss fire on 1 &3 cyclinder. New plugs,Wires,and both coil packs and still a misfire in #1&#3 and suggestions?
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D1P
Sorry for not enough information on vehicle,resources are limited to a mercedes,scanner equipment not able to receive data,snap-on and bdm.This car came to me as a cold start.When its cold out car starts up fuel pressure 80psi then drops down to 74 psi idle co...
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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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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L courtesy lights VIN: 1MELM66L5W
Hello Ford Techs.This Mystique's coutesy lights stay on with the engine running.If the car is shut off,lights come on and shut off properly when each door is open.But with car running lights never go out.Can't find a good description of system operation in All...
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1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L 2-1 shift VIN: 6HMAP47P0V
iatn, please help. This vehicle came to us with an intermittent high idle and a severe clunk on the 2-1 down shift. The condition consistently occurs at six mph approaching a stop. I have adjusted the minimum idle air rate and have achieved an appropriate and...
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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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2004 Nissan premera 1800CC service lightis due VIN: SJNFBAP12U
hi fellow nissan techs: this car came to our shop for a service,the costomer says the writing came up in the display saying vehicle service is now due , my question is how do you reset this warning on the display, any help would be appreciated thanks in adva...
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1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HN53L3P
The car will start and run for 10 to 15 seconds, then dies. If you dont turn the key off and try to start it again it will only crank. If you turn the key back to the off position then immediatly try to start it again, it will start for another 10 to 15 second...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L battery VIN: 1G3NL52T91
customer had battery installed somewhere else last week. she is having to jump start it most often. found huge drain on battery when removing fuses. problem is i can not find what this fuse powers. the description is R\H BEC BATT. i can not find anything anywh...
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B5T
thanks in advance.this vehicle towed in to me after other shops had worked on it.vehcile has no spark.fuel pressure good.good injector pulse.no codes.cam and crank sensor signal present with scan tool but synch lost.verified crank and cam timing marks aligned....
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L steering wheel
customer came in.explian to me that at any speed steering wheel would shimmy volently.test drove and did verified.above 5mph steering wheel shimmy badly.not a vibration.the faster the worst.only reach speed of 35 mph.my instinct is telling me both axles.inspec...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12M1S
Hello fellow techs, I have code 77 egr solenoid #3 error, Installed new egr valve after making sure passage was not clogged up, checked emmissions fuse 15amp it is good,Circuit 241 (brown) has 12 volts, circuit 699 (Red) which is circuit for solenoid 3 did ohm... Trouble codes: 77 (EGR Solenoid 3 Error)
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZK7VH2
Here a good one guys...Car came in surging idle and misfire and lean code. Car has new plugs, wires, fuel filter, pcv,and ignition module. Intake Of Course... was leaking around the egr tube surprise... Now the car is only misfiring on the front 3 cylinders. F... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T21
the car will not start at times after running for a while. after trying 2 or 3 times it may restart. the fuel pressure is normal. when checked for codes p0336b crank sensor set. it reset so we replaced the sensor and checked the wireing and ign module.they che... Trouble codes: P0336
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Blower Runs -Key Off VIN: 2G2WR524X4
Car first came in 8 weeks ago, Blower On High - Key Off! replaced Blower Control Module (resistor/relay assembly) Returned with same condition 5 weeks later! Replace Module again. Suspected excessive amperage draw. Tested blower amperage draw 14.2 amps peak,...
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1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Interior Lamps
Removed speedo head to connect speed pulse wire. Database states 8 pin plug. Pin 4 green wire. Removed cover on plug to identify wire but all pins came out. Put them back how I thought was correct. Although no speed pulse for sat nav speedo works fine. However...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Starting VIN: WPOAA2992X
This car came in with no starter action. He tells us the car ran after the battery was installed. There are no codes in any control units, the fuse in imobilizer is good, door locks work with both keys and the lights blink like the alarm is setting. The dme is...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L anti-theft VIN: YS3DF75B1V
hi there have this saab 900 in the workshop which is a no start i think due to the immolbiliser being active ,the story is the battery went flat repeatedly over a period of three days (customer kept jump starting car)the car has two tear drop remotes which h...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
this car came in with a no crank condition. the starter was replaced and now car starts. this problem was also there with the old {orginal} starter!!! when cranking engine over, not every time, the engine sounds as if it is compression locking. it will always ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
This car sets a code saying that the map sensor and baro sensor do not match at KOEO. The test just says that they should be within 30 mbars of each other. If they are not replace the baron (which is in the pcm $$) My question is does anyone have a spec on wha... Trouble codes: P1156 (Baro sensor malfunction)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
Very poor maintenance on vehicle. Would not start, towed in. I have spark, 150 lbs of pressure in every cylinder. I don't have the feul pressure readings, but hit it with starting fluid with no difference. Spark plugs are new.
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1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWGF31J2X
Need some advice on replacing timing belt. I have done many of the old 1.9s but the new ones are very different. Can they be done with out the special audi/VW tools. Also this belt was done recently by anoter garage who we suspect did it incorrectly vhicle lac...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B4X
I am sure the problem is in the ignition control module but I just want to make sure I am on the right track. This has a p1300 code . I only have a snappy scanner with generic software. So it will not tell me what p1300 is. Also my shopkey repair will not tell... Trouble codes: P1300 (generic scan manufacturers specific)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M53
car keeps getting code 2181 set cooling system performance?? it isnt overheating or anything else just setting light.have replaced water pump and checked out full system and found no problems any advise as to why this code keeps appearing would be appreciated Trouble codes: 2181 (cooling system performance)
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Engine noise VIN: YV1LS5342W
Hi All, We've got a 98 S70 T-5 here that is making a whirring noise similar to a aerateing pump or a dry bearing/busing. The car never made the noise when it was warmer, but now that its getting colder at night, the noise has developed. The noise occours on c...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: YV1RS61R12
vehicle came in for a mil light on and a loud space ship type noise under hood.scan test found p0171(system lean code),freeze frame had fuel trims at st +15% lt +24%.noise could be heard coming from under timing cover very loud screaming type sound(like could ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean)
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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Fast idle VIN: WAUHCO445F
thanks to all the techs help. we replaced the idle controll valve an idled just fine.
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Hi every one,I still havent fixed this one.Ijust havent had much time to work on it,customer is in no rush and im slammed with other cars that arent so hard to figure out.Any way i was able to check a few things like coil ground and injector to see if signal w...
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2003 Audi TT 1.8L no 4-5 or 6th gear VIN: TRUTC28N23
once again,thanks to all who took the time to reply.we did check to make sure the trans ecm was not flooded and it was not.we were fairly certain it was a mechanical failure,as two of the reply's indicated.the customer is undecided if they are going the fix th...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA6324R
I received 4 replies and the two that seemed relevant said to check the fuel filter for clogging which could weaken the transfer jets function. The fuel filter was free of any restrictions and there was no specific problem found. I replaced the left side fuel ...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L srs VIN: WBABR3343Y
Many Thanks to the 4 Techs who took the time to reply. Sometimes you must not start a job late in the day when your mind isn't 100% Found fuse #11 in fuse box above glove compartment (5amp) blown. Replaced fuse and comm was restored. I was then able to code ...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WBAFA71062
Good friends It's gone... As usual a chain of damages is always hard to find and if you don't have all the information things gets worst. Code 1470 charge air pressure control is related to a big difference between ECU desired boost pressure and actual b... Trouble codes: 1470 (charge-air pressure control).
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2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: 2G4WB55K62
it was found that the converter plugged.with that the exhaust had no where to go besides through the egr valve the exhaust went through the tube and melted a hole in the top of the plentum causing a huge leak but with the harness in the way you couldnt see it ... 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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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1245T
The customer decided to trade the car & not repair it. On the 9 responses this is some of the information i received. Anthony from new york suggested ,that even though the passlock was replaced that it could be bad again. Richard from new york said to check cr...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, High NOx VIN: 1G1JC524XX
Thank you for all the responses. I replaced the Catalyst & the Pre-Cat HO2S & it passed with flying colours. Thanks iATN!
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on, BLOWS FUSE VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Found some wires bad on the passengers side! repaired wires @ everything seems fine. Didn't find any burnt but found some that were corrodide. Were splice was on fuse wire for o2 heater circuit. Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P0147.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L steering wheel VIN: 2GCEC19V11
Thanks to all you guys who sent in replies. We rebalance the tires and still had an issue. We tried installing tires from another vehicle and still had the issue. We pulled the wheels and check the front hubs one seemed tight. We checked the runout as per Blak...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Heater Performance VIN: 1GNEK13T91
I would like to thank all of you for your replies. I was blessed with this one to have left and come back due to the customer needing his vehicle. When the vehicle returned I no longer had much heat when idling in the shop as I had before. The heater hoses wer...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19WS1
WOW 27 replies, 90% of you said to change the fuel pump module. This is what fixed it. A few of you thought that possibly the spider assembly could be at fault. Basically the pump could not develop enough pressure to overcome the regulator. I also updated the ...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L cylinder slave VIN: 1G1JC12F54
hi thanks to all who reply. specially dan for send me the PI number. the car is ready and running. I replace but the slave with the master. normally I change both but lot of cash gone for christmas so I try to save. but better do it rigth. so I spend Another 1...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L lighter VIN: 1C4GT64L3Y
thanks guys great replies, Doug, David, Tom & James all had the answer I was looking for, as stated the onwers manual mentioned the dealer could do this, so I thought there must be a 'clean' way for the procedere. there is a relay 'jumper' available from deale...
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1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FL26XXN
thanx to all who replied. it was the dist gear .i called my local mopar dealer they lent me the tools,printed out the tsb and got me the right parts .truck runs great thanx again.
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2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L shift VIN: U61H561159
thanks folks i change the body valve everyting is ok.
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18M94
I say it is fixed, I checked the trans fluid as suggested and found to be low. I also found out the trans was recently serviced. So after topping off the fluid level truck hasn't stalled on test drives or for the customer. Thank you for all the good ideas, I w...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
Hi group. Excuse me for long time to post the fix. Many of the replies say me that check the connector plug. I check continuity, wires seems well; I change the connector plug, same thing. I install a control valve body from a vehicle that works perfecty and re...
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1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: BRZR166464
This one is fixed, I removed the IAC and it was plugged with carbon. I changed the IAC and it runs really well. I did the water spray bottle trick with no change but I took the advice of Norm and Michael and changed the spark plug wires too because the old one...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
Once again you guys have made me look like a genius. I forgot to mention that everywhere I checked it appeared someone had beat me to it (bolts showed signs of being tampered with). Throttle plate was recently cleaned, pcm grounds had been jumped to battery (n... Trouble codes: 123 (121 -), 121 (129 -), 129 (636 -), 636 (632 -), 632 (411 -), 411.
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1861V
First of all, i would like to thank all who replied. I got the vehicle back in the shop, and checked the spark output. when pulling the # 4 wire off when running, spark would jump a lot further than its companion on the coil. I then rechecked the resistence of... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRE1425W
Well thanks for everyones help. The timing chain had jumped and after we put on new chain we found that the valve on #4 cylinder had already smacked the piston so now we're putting in a new motor. Thanks to everyone that replied, sorry took awhile to get this ...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
I have some updated information that I cannot post on this one as I have already updated once and that is all that is allowed??, so I will close out and repost with the correct information and hope that more of you chime in. Steve [...] is being extremely he...
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1989 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKCT1826K
ok it's not fixed but i have other things to add, i have replaced the fuel pump,fuel filter,the dist,cap/rotor plugs,replaced the idle control valve,tps sensor,tried another throttle body-complete out of another same year chevy s10-i feel it is the ecm i have ...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z23
The truck needed intake manifold gaskets. I smoke tested it when hot and didn't see anything. I smoke tested it cold and it poured the smoke out. The fuel trim came right back to 0 after the intake gaskets were replaced. Someone mentioned updated gaskets. I pu...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D1P
thank you to bryan d. his responses were right on the money. we pulled the camshaft sensor back out and low and behold we found cam/crank drive broken this is the second time this had happened. we looked at the very end of the camshaft and the alignment dowl h...
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1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACCH58E4K
I got back to this vehicle today and did some back probing at the ECM and it started and has been running since, so I tested the pin tension at the ECM and tightened any that were loose.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Power Steering Hose
Thanks for everyones input. They all were great ideas. Removing the powersteering pump to install the hose was an option I was considering, and should have done first - before the threads became damaged. The post on bending the hose was great as well. I took a...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1449W
After noting an irregular reading on the LF wheel speed sensor using a DVOM in the ABS ECU, I continued with pulling the LF apart(again). Looking down the sensor mounting hole the reluctor teeth looke dfine. With the cv joint out and looking across the teeth, ...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V5R
thanks you for the good ideas. i disconected the battery and then reconected the battery ( witch i had done prior ) and strange enough the front air ride starting working. the rear air ride would still not work. i found the signal to the rear air ride from the...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
THANK YOU to all that replied. It was my first time at using the iATN network for a vehicle problem. Sorry it took longer to reply. Vehicle is second car for customer & was in no hurry to repair. The biggest help was found from techs that indicated using Gener... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank1), P0174 (Lean Bank2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1MEFM50UXW
Well, I ate the apple on this one. After trying several helpful suggestions, I relinquished it to the dealer. The problem ended up being the 'GEM' (general electronic module)located under the fuse box on the left side of the cowl under the dash. An awfully exp...
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1997 Plymouth Neon 2.0L unsure VIN: 1P3ES27C3V
We have some great leads on this vehicle. Anywhere from a bent CV shaft to a differential bearing failure. Unfortunately, we are a community college that is ending the semester and with final practical testing going on we ran out of time to diagnose and repair...
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1993 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8ZG559XP
Thanks to everyone who replied. It turned out to be the IAC so far. I did also put a fuel punm module in for fuel pressure dropping. I did clean the pressure regulator with shop air as suggested. So far so good. Thanks again.
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L ratio cntrl mtr circuit B1 VIN: 5GZCZ33D33
After re - running the tests for code 1885 numerous times to make sure I was not missing anything I contacted the body shop this vehicle came from and found out that they had replace the complete engine wiring harness while repairing crash damage. I found that...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L stuck boot VIN: 4S3BG685XT
tried home made corkscrews and coathanger hooks...but soking them down with pb blaster and blowing it out with compressed air with a rag over the opening to creat added pressure worked the best!... along with alotta cursing!...Thanks to all that replied! all w...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851X
Strike one up for the basics. The crank gear was two teeth off. I had only pulled the outside cam covers and saw all four cams were in time, and the crank pulley timing mark was not there to check with the marks on the front cover. When I pulled the center cov... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor).
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 453BH80681
sorry guys. still no word from customer. i appreciate all the replies. if we see the car again we will put the information to good use. again thanks.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32TXY
many people suggested to look at the head gasket for leakage. we found no visual signs of coolant in cylinders, BUT, we ran a cylinder leak down at higher pressures and notice bubblage in the radiator. unfortunatly, the consumer did not want to spend the money... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0171.
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