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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5643X
96k mile 99 acura TL. did the timing belt, plugs, egr tube cleaning and i still have that error code 1399 then 302;300;303;304 follows it. has anyone else ever had error code 1399 which allegedly means general misfire? i checked the timing and it is dead on. t... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P1399
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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Dryer Location? VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This one should be easy, but i am scratching my head instead. I am replacing the compressor and dryer on this 5000. The customer supplied the dryer and I am not sure where this 5000 is hiding its dryer. The ...
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1990 Audi 80 Quattro 2.3L Accessories VIN: WAUEC58A2M
The key in ignition chime won't shut off. It will continue to chime when the car is running. It can be shut off by re-opening and slamming the driver's door. There is no chime when the door is ajar and the key is in the ignition. Alldata hardly gives an inform...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L eng swap compatibility VIN: WAUCB28D8W
installing a used engine in vehical, replacement engine showed up has markings as a passat 1.8 but as a 20 valve engine original has 5 valve noted on cover both are turbo and part supplier checked and re checked and said all is ok to swap w/o any change. not w...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS light on VIN: WBADN6334X
We have this car on the hoist and have pulled the codes from the abs module. We use motor manuals and have no diagnostic info at all for abs. I have measured the resistance of the sensors and the fronts are 5.6Kohms and 1.5Kohms, the rears are both 4.4kohms. I...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8346
we are on the second used engine in this car-this one runs great,does not smoke,however we have this re-occurring check engine light(code 33)we have switched the cam actuators,scoped both cam sensors all ok ,the engine does have a sludge problem to some extent... Trouble codes: 33 (functioncamshaft control inlet bank 1)
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1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB54T5M
Vehicle came in with no idle, and a backfire . We got it to idle long enough to do a propane test. We detected a vaccum leak. We replaced the intake manifold gaskets and replaced spark plugs. Now the vehicle wont start, still backfires. We have preformed a com...
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L A/C Light Flashing VIN: 1GCEK14K6N
I need some help on this one guys. This is a 1992 Chevy K1500 customer first brought it in with a complaint of an A/C light flashing and his A/C inop. I disconnected the battery to clear the controller and proceeded to check the system, all seemed fine, pressu...
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 2G1FP22KXW
customer states car leaves her stranded.always starts for me.all i feel is a fish bite at times.clear codes and ckp and purge driver codes come back almost every time.believe the two are related to no start and hard surge.but how. Trouble codes: P0336, P1676
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L 4-wheel drive VIN: 1GCHK33JXY
Complaint of four wheel drive not working--front axle not engaging. Found the problem to be a defective timer logic &relay module which is located roughly on the center of the firewall behind the engine. My problem is that the original module is/was missing an...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1WHEJ456WR
Hi there, I have this 2500 Silverado HD with the Oil Pressure Gauge pegged high. I have found a TSB on Mitchell's showing problematic sending units causing issues with incorrect oil prssure readings. I tried a new AC Delco sending unit per TSB. By just pluggin...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52NCX
I have a no spark on a 99 chrysler sebring,it had injector pulse and the CMP and CKP signals are present at ECM,also the ECM will not respond with a scan tool,I have all the power and grounds to the distributer and ECM.As far as I can see the ecm keeps the coi...
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1978 Dodge D150 5.9L over charging VIN: W17BF85234
hi group this thing will burn out voltage regulators in about 5 minutes, customer had replaced alternator and regulator with a cheap brand, i installed alternator and regulator and charging voltage at idle is 13.2 volts, when you bring up rpm voltage shoots to...
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1979 Dodge Class A 440CID All VIN: 22M30059S-
I am looking for a wiring diagram for the above vehicle that covers starting charging and ignition,basically the whole engine compartment. Thank You for any and all help in advance and Happy Holidays Gus
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1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56C6T
I have tried everything on this car and am beating my head aginst a wall . It runs down the road perfect . Just dosent like to idle . You can hear what sounds like an exhaust noise out of the intake area . We Checkd for vacuum leaks with no result . New Plugs ...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
This car has a code #P1494 - Leak detection switch or mechanical failure - we have replaced the leak dection pump and problem is still there - tested for vacuum leaks - no leaks - test for vacuum to pump and is good - measure the resistance between the pump an...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L gauges VIN: 3B6HF36561
This dump truck belongs to the local town,it came to me because the instrument gauges do not work.I did notice that when I put on my high beams the gauges start to work.I do have communication with the on board computer and do have a code 1687 no communication...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Windshield Wip[er VIN: 3B7KF23C92
I have not worked on one of these before and I am not sure where to begin. The wiper motor runs fine on high speed but won't run at all on low or intermittent. The washer works ok. If the wipers are running on high speed and I turn them to any other speed they...
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1995 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDA31X1R
I got a weird one here.This 95 aerostar runs very rough at idle and will stall. The o2 sensor is reading 2mv at idle when in gear.. When the van is in park it idles fine and the o2 sensor is swinging properly. We just installed a aftermarket mass air flow sens...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
This ford came in about 9000 miles ago with shifting problems. We found a TSB on this and did the update which invloved removing the valve body and replacing the seperator plate and some springs and other little pieces. I did this about 6 months ago. The truck...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery draw VIN: 1FTZX1727Y
Truck was brought to us with the complant of a no start when it would sit over night. Low amp probe shows .440 ma's of draw. I've checked all info in iatn's data network and found a lot of close repairs but none fit this truck. I can make the draw completly go...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G45T56675
thanks Trouble codes: P0401, P1000
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L engine temp VIN: 1FTYR10D83
Greetings, This Ranger is giving us a lot of problems. It was towed in because the customer said it was running bad. We tested it and found that it was running too hot according to the scanner information and that it would start running bad when it ran hot. Th...
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1986 GMC K1500 High Sierra 5.0L trans/tcase VIN: 2GTEK14H1G
hi were in the northwood with 1 trans shop.(gone hunting) this truck is intermintant problum. truck won't move in any gear. cold, hot, 1st start or after driving seems to make no diff. it happened to me 1 time and truck won't move in any gear. but when i tryed...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil light on VIN: CG5554XA11
Hi, I sure hope you guys can help.Vehicle came in overheating & eng oil lite on.No oil on stick.Removed radiator cap & found excessive amounts of engine oil in cooling system. No MIL illumination, no eng misfire & no white smoke from tailpipe. Pressure tested ...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L cam,lifters VIN: KMHJG25F8Y
car came in with engine ticking, no matter if it is hot or cold sound never goes away . sounds like its comming from the lifters but not sure . called dealer to check on price to replace lifters and he said they have never sold a set of lifters for this car. h...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L motor VIN: KMHJF25F9Y
hi this problem is a tought one , customer of mine has a 2000 hyundai elantra, calls me once a month and tells me his car cranks but does not start , he waits 25mins then trys it and starts in one start , i have it towed every time and starts when it gets to m...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D91
Customer came to us from dealership saying they were told that they needed a new intake to repair this problem. The plastic gear on the intake were the variable induction motor mounts onto it is stripped. We beleive that we can replace this gear without replac... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable intake motor malfunction)
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744R
The car has a really poor fuel mileage, and an execive odor coming out from the exhaust, also I notice that when you come to a stop the Idle starts searching. The car was here months ago with a 23 code and we diagnosed a bad O2 sensor we installed a new one an... Trouble codes: 44 (02 sensor)
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJDA01P31
This vehicle continues to set a P0125 Insufficient Engine Coolant Temperature code. Sensor seems to be working, however after clearing code,vehicle works fine except after a few drive cycles, customer states the Service Engine Soon light comes on after drivin...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC1347R
Hello, this rover was towed in a no start. Customer had a door put on at the body shop and said they had to jump start it when they picked it up from the body shop and then drove it home and shut it off and it has been a no start since. I checked and the mil l...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L contoller display VIN: 5LMPU28L1X
new contorller is in centigrade-how to change it to f called local dealer and they are clueless-same atc controller used since the early 90's -customer lost manual. anyone have the answer? your help greatly appreciated. george
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator Belt VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
This car came in on hook for a dead battery. We found the alternator belt with only a few strands left holding it together. Black "powder" all over front of alternator. We replaced belts first and had excessive noise mainly on startup and when the throttle was...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C23
hello PERFORMED LOF ON THIS VEHICLE THE NEXT DAY THE CUSTOMER HAD IT TOWED IN WITH AN OIL LEAK WE REPAIRED THE OIL LEAK ( BAD O-RING ) AND NOW HAVE A NO START CONDITION IS THEIR A SAFETY DEVICE?
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3905M
Help Mercedes techs. My customer had car towed to me after he replaced battery. It was a crank- no start but if you sprayed starting fluid in it would run. I brought it in found the battery dead, recharged the battery and ran a fuel pump relay test per All-dat...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 45JGAB54E9
hello , this is a flood truck , the flood was up to the aam , the ecm and trac. control module didn't get water to them , i replaced the aam with a used one and i used the remote control for the used aam and the key from the truck {original key} now i get it t... Trouble codes: P1570 (das not allowed)
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W01
cust. brought in car complaint mil light. checked the car out only one code p0301 cyc. 1 misfire,removed coil and plug and checked cyc. comp. it is 120 psi. along with all the others on that bank. replaced all plugs and the coil on cyc. 1 clean fuel sys. and r... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyc 1)
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L 1-2 shift, limp-in mode VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
need help on manufactor-specfic code P1784. cant find any info in achieves and OBD-II generic is p1784 on my genesis.having high 1-2 shift which it always had, but real problem is trans goes in to limp-in mode when hot and getting off freeway. turn car off and...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4A3AE75H23
Came in for a noise when clutch was release and no noise when clutch pedal pushing in. Diagnosed we think that is the release bearing problem, but just want to get second opinion, thank's advance for responded. David [...]
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y5R
car came in with starter engaging then disengaging but leaving starter motor engaged not turning mtor over but starter motor just spinning.installed new starter and new one started car once and now solenoid is stuck causing motor to turn constamtly but sloenoi...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fuel tank VIN: JN8DR09Y62
vehicle initially came in with service engine light and customer complaint of vehicle will not take in fuel when filling. verified both complaints. engine light found being evap vent control valve(leaking) replaced fuel tank for complaint of unable to fill tan...
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1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CW5136H
I may have jumped the gun on this one. This 3.8 was running poorly and then quit and would not start. The owner parked it and let it sit a few months. I put a battery in because the old one would not charge. Engine cranked ok. I grabbed a fuel pressure gauge a...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WS52H6Y
this vehicle has come in for an intermittent stalling problem. the owner states that the engine has stalled on him driving down the interstate, and sometimes has a crank-no start condition. after a try or two, it will sart right up as if there is no problem. f... Trouble codes: P1189 (oil pressure switch ckt open/ short)
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1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L abs sensor VIN: 1P4GH54R5S
This is not a real major promblem, however this van has a new hub bearing and abs sensor and we got it from chrysler. When we road test this vehicle and at 100 km you can see the right front sometimes glitch from 100 down to 95 at times. Wiring looks perfect a...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WP12K01
This vehicle makes a abs growl similar to the gm pickup truck abs sensor that needs cleaning. Happens at low speed. Have had this car in the shop 5 times with same problem. The last time a c0036 code was set. We replaced the left front hub assembly. Two weeks ...
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2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 4th gear VIN: 1GMDX03E92
this montana has no trouble codes stored and no trouble codes in its history. i don't do trans rebuilds, but this is a regular client and i would like to try and help him. this van shifts perfectly all the time. the only problem is no 4th gear. they client onl...
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1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
hello, the antilock warning light is always on. i retrieved code 1222 - tried good hyd unit, ecu, relays, checked wheel sensors, power supply and ground-any insight would be appreciated
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ABS,TCS,warning lights,speedometer,cruise VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
There has to be something I'm overlooking. This SAAB came in with a few problems. Broken fuel line, pressure test port(fuel)leaking, vacuum leaks, and a multitude of warning lights in dash. Fixed fuel problems first so I cold get into brake related stuff. Repl...
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2002 Saturn L300 3.0L Center dash vents VIN: 1G8JW54R52
Hello fellow Techs, I have this Saturn with no air from the center vents, either with heat or a/c. The end vents on the dash have air coming through, but not the center vents. I assume these are electrically operated, as there are no vacuum lines to the firew...
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1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L cooling system VIN: JT2VK1ZE1P
this toyota is driving me crazy. it came in with an over heating problem. found 200ppm hc in cooling system. removed cylinder heads and found head gaskets blown on both sides. sent heads out to machine shop for surface and pressure test. heads were fine no cra...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXBA02E7T
this toyota was brought in for regular 90,000 mile maintenence, inc. fluid services, timing belt, water pump, and engine tune up. customer states that after the car was picked up, he is feeling a vibration in the car. when test driven we can feel the problem, ...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L ses VIN: 4TAWN74N9T
Vehicle was tuned up for this problem at another shop. I test drove and verified ses complaint never felt a miss though?I checked the basics,compression, good spark,inj.pulse etc...NO vacuum leaks. Not as familiar with toyota common problems?Never got it to mi...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
I have this corolla that runs lean I have tryed every thing 02 sensor does not switch at idle I have tryed new 02 from toy new air flow meter ran toyota injector cleaner no diff.no vac leaks no exhaust leaks and no other codes .Could the vvt screw up and not s... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T18F2889Y
Thanks for checking this one out. This Avalon has set code po171 now two times. We cleared code after first set and it came back within 2 days. We first checked for a vacuum leak and cleaned maf sensor. No drivability problems have been noticed. Air/fuel ratio... Trouble codes: 171 (lean on bank 1)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
originally we thought the vibration was at speed as it happened at 80mph checked wheel hub for run-out ok - replaced right (short) axle - no imrovement - saw some strange up and down movement on the drive axle flanges with the axle shafts out so we replaced th...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshaft adjuster VIN: WVWPD63B11
Hey all VW techs, I will tell you right now I am unfamiliar with this vehicle and can find very limited info on this. Customer had vehicle towed in after, dash display read STOP MOTOR low oil pressure or level. Engine oil level and pressure tested okay on ...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8842L
Good day Iatn members, I have a 90 Volvo that is a no start. It cranks ok but does not start. Checked secondary ignition, Good strong blue spark @ the plugs. Fuel pressure is good. However the injector pulse seems rather erratic. I pulled the fuel rail up to ...
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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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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
thanks to all the techs who responded. special kudos to sal from nebraska. Most of the replies were very helpful. Replaced the modulator with oe equipment and for cya factor installed a new accumulator as well. Found the bleeding to be much easier with new uni...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L all wheel drive/ ABS VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks to all who gave of thier time. It took me awhile to get this vehicle back for repairs. I scoped all wheel speed sensors from the module connection while driving at a steady speed.Frequency and amplitude all very consistant so I pulled the trigger on the...
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBADN63442
Well this was a two tiered problem. First we did have an issue with the Navigation MK 3 in this case. If you have the Navigation on, you must first power it down, wait 60 seconds minimum, but 90 is better, unitl the Power light goes off, then and only then can...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4HR52L3R
I can't thank members of the IATN team enough. Most everyone pointed out one of three areas that cause this problem. One was the PCM, the other was chafed wiring, and the other was balancer problems. I took the easy routes first and looked at the wiring everyo... Trouble codes: P0321.
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1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1G6KS5331L
Well Guys I am going to put this on the back burner for awhile, until I get caught up to start in on it again, Thanks for all the great hints. We will look into all of them, some we aready have and found nothing wrong, EGR was O.K. Injector was O.K. must be in...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1G6CD53B8M
This was a strange one. It ended up being a loose connector at the bcm. We replaced the female connectors we thought were giving us trouble. It still acted up. We finally twisted the harness so as to keep tension on the connector. Now the blower works every ti...
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1987 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Oil pan leaks VIN: 1GCBS14E0H
I knew I would get pelted with so many responses from my oil pan issue with this truck. I can safely say this is fixed. I took all of your guys suggestions on not removing the engine. It is not the best method to lay on your back to yank a pan down but it sure...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Driveline noise
Thanks everyone. Most replies targeted the driveshaft or driveshaft bushing. All weights were present on driveshaft. I ended up pulling the rear driveshaft out and driving down the highway in 4HI, noise is gone. Could not see any bends or visual damage to driv...
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1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Driveline VIN: 1GCHK33F4X
sorry for not closing this sooner, this truck is a second vehicle to my customer and our shop has been very busy. after driving more and more a noise started in the LF traced to outer joint of my recently replaced axle shaft. dissassembled to get a look found ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55K9Y
I did recieve some replies and I was going to change the fuel pressure sensor however the car belonging to the state they decided to turn it in to the motor pool and see what they want to do with it. Trouble codes: P0440.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L abs VIN: 1GCGC13U62
This vehicle is fixed and has been picked up. The Tech 2 records very fast and when doing play back on the computer we never saw any drop outs in any speed sensors. We performed the cleaning of the front speed sensor mounting surfaces and the ends of the senso...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GBJC34V63
This truck came in late Friday and I did some diagnosing on it.I was unfamiliar with how the dual tank set up worked with no switch to change tanks.I did power up both pumps and they did work(direct with booster pack)when I did a key on with someone turning th...
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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.8L no heat VIN: 2G1WX15K04
Thanks to all that responded to our no heat problem,this car belongs to one of my tech*s and is happy now that it*s over.The problem was no flow to heater core via the little plastic elbow that goes thru the tensioner bracket.When the elbow was molded there wa...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: 1B3HD46F4T
well, those of you who said the left cam was off were exactly right. 2 small bolts had worked out next to the water pump and caused the timing belt to jump 1 or 2 teeth. what threw us off was that the sync was displaying ok and we had both cam and crank displa...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46F6V
Thanks to the assistance given, and let me say that having that special cam locking tool certainly makes things much easier. And sorry about the delay since it took longer than anticpated to get the heads back from the machine shop. Plus, the machinist plugged...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out that the left timing chain was out of time and the PCM was bad. Replaced PCM with used unit and all injectors were firing properly, scope pattern now looks good. It idled smooth and no more misfire on scanner. Test drov... Trouble codes: P0203.
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L instrument cluster VIN: 1B7KF23ZY9
thanks to all who replied to this post.and the information recieved.all good info.but after installing the instrument panel and moved out of shop,the panel started working,and hasnt quit since..and due to the intermittent status,at this point, the customer wan...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L power door VIN: 2D4GP44LX3
OK Feeling like Hommer Simpson here ,,, it was infact the Child lock out switch in the overhead console . it was just marked on off no child lock marking Ooops Thank you all for replying
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Tachometer VIN: 3D7KA28C33
Thanks to everyone who responded. We sent the vehicle back to the original shop and recommended they replace the camshaft. They called me back today to let me know everything is working great. They said the shaft looked perfect to the eye, but replacing it did... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor Signal).
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, KNOCKING VIN: 1FTCR14A2R
Thanks guys, sorry it took a while, the fix was a crank sensor that had a bad Clyinder Indentify signal (CID) and 2 wires crossed on the exhaust coil pack. We were chasing the DPI (dual pack inhiditor) signal, pin 31 on the ecu, that disables the exhaust coil ...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L late up shift VIN: 1FDLF47FOV
We found codes P0713 and P0344 and further testing with lab scope determined that the cam position frequency was low and erratic effecting the rpm signal to the PCM which caused late shifting. We replaced the camshaft position sensor and vehicle is working nor...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
It appears that replacing the range switch has repaired the car. The only problem is that the customers only drove the car for two days since repair and has been out of the cuntry (till after Christmas). He had no problem in those two days and normally he woul...
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP15P2X
Thanks to Robert from Utah.PCM from dealer fixed the problem.Snap-on scanner only showed half the voltage which seems to be normal for this scanner.The IMRC always seemed to work correctly when doing the output tests.The PCM was causing this code. Trouble codes: P1520 (intake manifold runner control).
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L interm. pcm re-set VIN: 1FDWE36F1X
this vehicle isn't fixed yet. the customer hasn't given me enough time with it to find the problem. seems that this problem is usaully caused by an intermittant short in the sensor reference voltage section. 3 replies have given good info on checking ipc and i... Trouble codes: 0472 (ebp low.... koeo memory), 0476 (ebp performance.... koer).
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Gears Available VIN: 1FAFP55U13
Well. Thanks for the replies. I sent it out and the transmission was replaced. Everythings OK now.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L interior lights VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
Well according to all the replies ,,,I would say ford has a little trouble with the door switches on the trucks...As most of you suggested we cleaned and lubed all the door latches and this freed up the sticky door sw.[pass front door]. We usually can axcess t...
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1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7368L
Changed ecm after changing dual relays car runs okay. No ground sent injectors from ecm. Dist. signal were okay.
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: 52XH512344
Majority of the responses were timing belt tensioner should have been replaced during timing belt replacement. Expensive learning experience, some said there is a recall on the tensioner, we ran the VIN at a local dealer and found no recall. Our best advice, r...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7233W
Ah, it's always the simple things that throw you for a loop. It was not evident to look at it when you opened the hood, but the hood insulater was just loose enough to drop over the air intake when the hood was closed and suction created on accel. (that explai...
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
Well, let me eat crow... So after checking the timing belt alignment and hitting my head against the brick I actually took a step back. Hi HC, hum... Pull the hose on the pressure regulator, wala(sp). Replace regulator and all of a sudden, she runs smooth... o... Trouble codes: 11 (Intake air sensor), 17 (O2 not switching).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D1P
Thanks to all the fellow Techs that replied, apparently this vehicle has been all over with this problem.After hours of component testing I noticed the air flow sensor harness & TPS harness were the same but the wiring did not match schematic the way it was, s...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering motor VIN: WMWRC33455
Thanks to everbody who helped! I made a mistake & posted fix on help section. I rechecked vehicle , found power steering cooling fan motor siezed. Replaced power steering pump & cooling fan motor. I also wanted to let everbody know that the customer also said ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, VERY LOW POWER VIN: JA4MT41R5X
Thanks to all who replied. We found that the crankshaft position sensor trigger wheel was out of synch. It is driven by two small roll pins on the back of the crank timing belt gear. Both pins sheared and allowed the wheel to retard, effectively retarding the ...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L automatic lockout hubs VIN: 1N6HD164Y5
I really appreciate everyones help. As I said i just replaced the axels I did not rebuild them. Aaron from Colorado got it right. The parts store gave me one axel for a 6 cylinder and one for a 4 cylinder truck. And the 4 cylinder is smaller but just enough to...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN86RF8951
well this one was wierd but it is fixed. thanks to all that replied. After not seeing anything visable in the valve train we talked a buddy (Bill Todd, Todd's Garage) into loocking inside w/ a borascope. Still w/ no signs of issues. Decided to reassemble and s...
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L starter VIN: 1G3NL52E93
Replaced Ignition Lock Cylinder for the Passlock 2 System,and then relearn the new Lock Cylinder
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1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Mclaren 3.1L steering control VIN: 1G5WP14V9L
Was able to verify that the rear upper strut mounts were loose. Didn't seem to have any play, but if you watched closely while someone drove by turning the steering from side to side, you could see it.
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12M1S
Hello my fellow techs, this grand prix is fixed and I think I still have some brains left??? Many Many thanks to Jay,Doug,James,Pat and Loren in suggesting to double check to make sure the Intake passage is real clean, Well I have to admit that this is my faul... Trouble codes: 77 (EGR Solenoid 3 Error).
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3DF78N7W
OK, got this one repaired. The problem turned out to be a cluster of seven wires in the part of the dash harness going to the column was fried and melted together. The odd thing is, I am not 100% certain why, but my wiring schematic studying suggests that the ...
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1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Cylinder # 3 VIN: 1G8ZK5274S
Hi Thanks I received several different replies but I had already eliminated most of them. 2 people informed me that oil leaking past the rings in one cylinder can cause carbon build up on the exhaust valves that then can create a hot spot that will burn the va...
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