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1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hello. Big problems with this audi. The car came in for no reverse. Lowered the pan and found a huge amount of debris-metal shavings and such. Dismantled and replaced clutch discs, band and pistons. Dismantled and checked valve body. Inspected everything, foun...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B5X
Headaches before the holidays,Local trans rebuilder sent this vehicle to me with the trans going into limp mode.They had rebuilt this trans for same problem with no success.The codes are 18265 load signal and p1857 for brake light switch.All data shows no info...
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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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2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Pressure control solenoid VIN: 1G4HP52K45
Hi, this one is for a regular customer, so I need what it will take to just fix it, not cya... This car runs a lot of highway miles, cust said it would start shifting hard and illuminate mil. Shut key off, it was back to normal for a while. He took it to the G...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Hello and happy holidays fellow techs. I have this problem child cadillac we inherited from another local shop. They tried a pcm which didn't fix it then towed it to us (it would barely run and was not drivable). I checked spark which is good then fuel pressur...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GCDT14WXR
this is 1994 truck but it has a 1995 3 button 4wd switch, so i have been using 1995 wiring diagrams, i don't have any codes and when i turn the key on the 2 4wd lights light up and go off but the 2wd light doesn't come on for self test. when i was testing with...
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1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L rear brake lamp VIN: 1GBFG15M8T
if the lights are on and the brake is applied, the left rear brake lamp goes out. if the lights arent on then the brake lights work correctly. any ideas would be appreciated. thanks
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1946T
This vehicle was brought in with No. 4 injector leaking gas. Put No. 4 injector in, was leaking fuel out, so I replaced it. The customer called me a week later, said the truck was missing at idle, and runs down the highway fine. I've checked the fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L radio VIN: 1GNDX03E3W
Thanks in advance for the help guys. I had the battery on this Venture disconnected for a couple of days and now the radio reads loc and the cust does not know his pass code. I pulled back up code 142 141 out of the radio and was hoping one of you could give m...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
Original complaint was check engine light on with P0420 (TWC system low effciency below level bank 1). No other codes stored or pending. Performed diagnostic flow chart and confirmed bad catalyst (originial). Replaced converter and all oxygen sensors. Drove ve... Trouble codes: P0153 (Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 1), P0133 (Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1)
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L starting cold 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...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, engine misses VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
running poor bad engine miss, random miss fire codes, back firing heard in exhaust running like bad distributor
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2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E4X
This van is about got me down. It will start cold and run fine. The time it takes to fail varies widely but it does seem to be worse hot. It will cut out almost like a complete ignition shut off very briefly and then back on I even get a battery light to flash...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L valve train VIN: 1GCHK23265
Duramax!!! #5 rocker arm bridge fell off! anybody seen this? pushrod not bend. will pull lower valve train cover off tomorrow & check for broken springs, etc. has 204,000 miles on it. new owner bought it 29 days ago. no warranty obviously. rocker arms are adju...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
Hello all! Happy Holidays! This car has a high idle all the time, about 1500 rpm. Another shop put an aftermarket idle speed motor on it, but nothing changed. I was checking resistance in the ISC wires to the pcm and resistance would change when I moved the ha... Trouble codes: P1294
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 3C3EL45H2V
Okay, I'm ready to turn in my instructor's credentials on this one. Came in with reported hesitation/sag/bogs down hot under agressive accel (not WOT). Ign scopes text book. Fuel pressure in spec. Mopar Code 24--High TPS Voltage. Had new TPS, but reading 16%... Trouble codes: 24 (Mopar Code--High TPS Voltage), P0121 (TPS Not Agree w/ MAP)
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54R0P
original pcm was setting same codes but in addition, codes 31 and 32 evap and egr solenoid circuit codes unplugged them and tested ok. 1st reman pcm same codes would return 42 asd , 31 evap , 32 egr , 53 pcm fault . 2nd reman pcm only 1 code would set when cra... Trouble codes: 42 (An open or shorted condition detected in the auto shut down relay circuit.), 53 (Internal PCM fault condition detected), 53 (Internal PCM fault condition detected)
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L poor stopping VIN: 1B7HF1325X
GOOD MORNING, THIS DODGE TRUCK CAME WITH POOR STOPPING COMPLAINT. IT HAD BEEN SITTING FOR A YEAR AND EVERTHING WAS PRETTY RUSTY. DID COMPLETE BRAKE JOB FRONT AND REAR. PEDAL IS UP AND I THINK IT STOPS WELL BUT THE CUSTOMER DOESN'T THINK SO. CLAIMS TO HAVE ALSO...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
I hooked up my Modis and tried to retrieve codes,but I saw some strange things on my Modis screen in the process. Some of the active codes changed while I was watching the screen. I suspect a faulty ABS module, but I'm not sure. Here are the active codes that ...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L waterpump
this van makes a ringing type metelic noise, vehicle has to be moving, makes noise under load from a stop to approx 10 k.p.h. under accel for a short period. will also do this in reverse (hard acceleration) for approx 3 seconds. first I removed acc. drive belt...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z91
HELP!!! I have one of those vehicles that makes you want to beat your head against a brick wall, so I need some help from all of the MOPAR techs out there in IATN land. OK. I have a 2001 Dodge Ram with 5.9L motor, that originally came in with the S.E.S lamp o... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak detection Pump switch/of mechanical fault)
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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES66S43
This is 2003 Neon SRT-4 with the usual mods that owners of these cars make such as a cold air intake and K&N air filter plus some I havenít discovered yet plus the center muffler has been replaced with a straight pipe so that its real loud. So loud that it may...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shock,sway bar VIN: 1D4GP24R54
Vehicle came in with banging/popping noises from left front area. Replaced rear shocks, leaking. Another tech diagnosed front struts. Replaced front struts, wheel alignment no change. TSB said to check sway bar bushings and links. Diconnected links, test drive...
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30L2H
this vehicle has a misfire in #3 cyl,hc high at idle,increases by 2000 when kill all other cylinders but # 3.no vacuum leaks found using smoke machine none found. i have steady vacuum reading
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Thank's for all the help.This is a high mialage pu.It always runs and starts fine while drivingit cuts outand returns to idle as long as youkeep your foot on the accelerator after youyoulet the throttle switch close returns to normal all pids are consistant ac... Trouble codes: P0603
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
Here is an interesting one. We have replaced/repaired the alternator, valve cover gasket and harnesses. We have checked the glow plugs, replaced 4. They all ohm out at 0.07/0.08 ohms. With the genisys, we see an engine oil temp(EOT) of 280 degrees at cold cran... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro circuit low input), P0122 (TP Sensor circuit low), P0472 (Exhaust back prerss circuit low input)
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Rough in general VIN: 2FTDX1724V
Thanks in Advance --- Nick, I need your help (you're almost famous)!! Have this truck in for oil leak repair and now we have a rough running engine. No codes stored at this time ... would have to think P0171/174 are coming with more run time. Checked fuel pres...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hello all, Van came to us died while driving down the road. Crank no start. No communication with pcm. Found rubbed through wires in pcm harness near a/c pipes fire wall area. Repaired rubbed through wires and the van started and ran no problem. communication ...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FDHP74W24
Hello Ford techs, This vehicle came in with a dead PCM. There is no check engine light and all powers and grounds were loaded and all checked good. I do have 5 volt reference output. I am waiting on a new PCM from Ford. I would like to know if I can program th...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAX57P34
Thanks for your help in advance. I have this 6.0L that has been giving us a "No Start" fit that has been intermittent. It has always been after a cold soak and has happened about four times in the last 6 months. The vehicle would always start when we would get...
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1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJH32K2S
hey gent's ,i have this 1995 3500 gmc vandura with a 5.7 liter that has a code 43 knock sensor circuit,one knock sensor,cleared code's ,mil came back on,code 42 knock sensor code came back,test circuit from ecm to knock sensor for short to grnd and for a open ... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor circuit), 42 (ignition control circuit)
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L abs VIN: 1GTHK29UX2
The customer came by our shop a few days ago, and said the ABS is "turning on" just as the truck come to a stop. I test drove the truck and as he said, just before the truck comes to a stop (about 5 mph) the ABS will come on and cause the pedal to vibrate, It ...
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1987 Honda Accord 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5524J
This car will not idle when hot. It is very lean. Someone already uncapped the mixture screw. Check for vaccume leaks. Replace leaking choke breaker, didn't help. The car drives fine but dies at idle almost like the idle curcuit would be plugged, but it's not....
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2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L cam seals VIN: JHMBB6246Y
Hello, I am replacing the timing belt and water pump on this 2.2 v-tec plelude. This is the first one of these I have torn into. The T- belt and water pump seem pretty straight forward. My question is this. The cam seals are leaking and I want to replace them....
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2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L tpms VIN: JHLRE48337
Greetings! Not sure about engine displacement but it won't matter. Vehicle has TPMS. Put snow tires on vehicle and a few miles down the road, the Warning Light came on. I have done only a few vehicles with TPMS so far, and the others have been ok as long as th...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW48N52
hello, when cold it will start/run for a min. start to sputter, set code po320 & po340 will stall then start several times before it finally wont start. we checked waveform on lab scope and found cam sensor is faulty. however when vehicle quits the asd relay ... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L srs VIN: SALPM16491
Vehicle came in with SRS light on.We extracted a code 001 using a X431 - code reads front impact sensors configuration fault. We can not locate any info on this.I suspect one or both sensors may need to be replaced but at $200.00 each don't want to take a ques...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNHM82W71
thank you agian for any help we have this lincoln that has a very weird radio problem, it has static in the am position we can drive down the road stop shut the car off in nuteral, with key off and the radio still playing the static will stop, turn the key bac...
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1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4DR17X8V
Help Mazda/Ford techs,I'm a GM fuel/elelctrical guy that rarely works on these.I have a MT2500 and had to program it to read as Ford to get into this system.Seems to communicate just fine.Looks all like a Ford truck to me.Have these lean codes,but truck runs g... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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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 CLK430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
This car has no crank with full battery and drains the battery when it sits for a few days. Have checked in archives, in All Data and Mitchell. Have not been able to find much info. The one thing we know is the ECM is not grounding the starter relay, but not s...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Suction Fan
Before I replace the fan module/assembly again under warranty I wanted to ask if there was anyone else that has encountered this. Is there something else causing the fan to fail rather than a batch of bad fans? The stored fault code I am getting is P2073-004 -...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Surge VIN: 1ZWFT6032X
this car came in with vct codes p1381 and p1383. checked oil and was several qts low, so we changed the oil and all seems well with vct now. the only thing now is it jerks in 4th gear when let off and back on accelerator, only in 4th. can up or down shift and ... Trouble codes: P1381 (varible cam timing over advanced), P1383 (varible cam timing over retarded)
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK54FXS
This eclipse will loose power intermitently usually around 1/4 throttle after it warms up. I have scoped the maf, map, tps, injector and none of these seem to change when the problem occurs. I scoped the secondary ignition and I recieve a erratic pattern every...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L readiness indicators VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
i think i have a bad ecm,the readiness indicators will not reset (5 are not ready after 2000 miles of driving) the smog testing people allow 2 indicators to be not ready but not 5!!! what i need is the best source of a rebuilt ecm. ive heaerd of a place in tex...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
after o2 sensors test fuel pressure ok,test maf 1.6v at idle and rises as expected with threottle opening.no drop outs or glithches.will be idling ok then just stall out. any ideas would be appeciated Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0505
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L no heat VIN: 3N1CB51D42
Hi guys this car came in with no heat. I pulled the heater core lines and poured water through, no obstructions. found leak in top hose, repair,check thermostat operation OK. filled and bleed cooling system.yesterday heat was good even at idle. today I have he...
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2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L abs pump VIN: 1N6AA07B46
squelching noise at very first shift after vehicle has been shut down and restarted. then once in gear and moving about 15 miles an hour pump runs a self test and it has a squelching noise. the dealship says this is normal and they can not find a problem. if i...
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1987 Oldsmobile Calais 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, VIBRATION VIN: 1G3NF54L6H
Post with FIX!! and Thanks!! This little jewell just about wooped us!The condition is constant under a load and intermitant at idle. after a code/data scan, which revelled nothing of interest. First thing with me and missfires is the vac gauge. The vac was ok...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE5431P
We have this 93 Pontiac Grand Am that will cut out and stall mostly when the engine is cool. Seems to mostly go away when warm. We have checked fuel pressure and volume-ok. Compression tested - ok. Checked injectors - ok. Installed new coils - no change. Clean...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP5218W
Gents, The fuel pump looses power supply when key is returned to run possition. Came in from another shop, and I'm not so familiar with GM wiring diagrams. The fuel pump runs and PSI is in spec when key is turned on, and cranking,(pump is ok, no codes in any...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1G2WP52K0X
Hello. I have this car the heater blower motor will only work on hi. Replaced blower motor resistor and it still only blows on hi. Did some more checking and found the a/c light at the button always stays on while on hi, Will go off at lower settings. The comp...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Door Locks
Door locks on all doors do not lock or unlock either with remote or by switch.Relays all check out ok with tech2.Can hear actuators trying to work.Bcm shows loss of class 2 data communication.Any help appreciated,common on this car?
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2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L day time lights VIN: WP0AB29942
I have a customer who has purchased this car in Texas. He requires daytime running lights in Canada. Has anyone ran into this situation and no what we require to get them working. Hoping maybe just a relay installation or something that simple. Alldata shows a...
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1988 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AV25D8J
Hi Techs I had this car in about a month ago because it was bogging down and refusing to run and accept throttle. I replaced the original (1988)O2 sensor with an OEM style and the car seemed to run fine for that month. It returned now with the same symptoms. W... Trouble codes: 12111 (learning fault in Lambda air fuel mixture adj), 12224 (fuel air mixture too rich)
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L blower, turn signals, power windows, wipers VIN: YSDD58H312
Hello Saab techs!! This is a weird one. The other day, for just a short few moments, customer stated that the blower stopped working, so did the power windows, wipers, and turn signals, then came back on after a few moments. The vehicle is here now, and the sy...
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1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L accessory drive shaft VIN: JT3AC156M0
91 Toyota Previa Van 2.4L L4 Hi Techs We need some input on this problem. This vehicle has an auxillary drive shaft that goes from the front of the engine to an accessory drive. This accessory drive powers the belt driven engine accessories (alternator, wa...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L 4x4 VIN: JT4RN3652R
This truck when you drive down the road in 2 wheel drive will all of a sudden start going in and out of 4x4, makes a jerking hammering motion, if you shift it into 4 wheel drive it will drive normal. We checked the vaccum system and found no leaks or problems,...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L no 3-4 shift VIN: 5TDBT48A21
i don't have 3-4 shift, temp is fine, mitchel just says 3-4 solenoid may be bad, but the dealer can't tell the difference between the 4 solenoids, so i can't even try a solenoid first, my guess is the solenoid or computer, i have a mastertech and can't watch a...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Low power output VIN: 3VWFA81H5S
Hello Techs. I've got one for you. This Golf is California emmisions. I just installed a used (junkyard) engine of the exact same type. It runs on all 4 cylinders but has 1 code for cam position sensor open circut. I cannot clear this code for more than a few ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride height control VIN: WAUYP64B31
Thanks to all for your input. This vehicle did appear to have a very small leak in the LR air bag. The customer decided to drive it until it got worse. Largely because it wasn't worth itn to him to fix it.
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter motor VIN: WBADD6323V
no starting problem cause by bad neutral safety switch and no shifting trans was ft abs sensors, thank you everybody. i did not use scanner for your information.
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L heating system VIN: WBAGH8344Y
thanks for the imput. we scanned the system with the gt1 but everything is funtioning normally at this time. customer took car and will drive until problem gets worse. greg and crew
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L supercharger VIN: 1G34BG7W1G
thanks to all that replied to my request! i turns out that yes the bearing on the input shaft has failed. i have replaced the supercharger with a new one from gm. this customer must have loved her car. anyway, gm new supercharger was 987.14, and believe it or ...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A5M
OK guys I got a lot of good responses. Some I had already tried some not. In review this little Chevy misfires at 45+ mph only, if will not miss sitting still. Below is a summary of everything tried. 1. spark plugs 2. new wire set 3. distributor cap and rotor ...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
most of the replies were about checking for bad bulbs or the incorrect bulb. some were to check that the oil was ok. the cust. had a death in the family so has not brought the car back in for me to check out. when she does i will add what i find if anything th...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Surge VIN: 3GNFK16R0X
Thanks to all who offered help, IATN is probably one of the best tools a tech could have.Looks like David, Vicken, Don & Scott picked out the most important part of the puzzle, the low coolant temp was indeed a T-stat issue and after fixing that it still did i...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1WHEJ456WR
Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like the instrument cluster is going to be the fix on this one. I can't say we replaced it because my neighbor will be trading in the truck. TIME TO BUY A DODGE!!!(LOL) HAHAHA Thanks again to everyone who replied, you guys a...
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6Y
finnally,i got car fixed after checking all wiring with scope came back to the new distributer i had just replaced.put new one in car started right up.i took cover off other one found bent terminals to coil looked like it was dropped.thanks for everyones help ...
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1978 Dodge D150 5.9L over charging VIN: W17BF85234
hi group well we got this thing solved, feel kind of dumb here, anyways when i rewired the wires at the ballast i wired them backwards my fault, after i thougt about it more i started over with jumper wires and wired it back to normal and it started so then i ...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7GL22X6Y
after testing pressure we found the seals for the 3d gear clutch pack not holding when cold. we are checking into getting an updated retainer and re-sealing. thank you to everyone that helped us know what to look for!!
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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L no high idle VIN: 1FDNF70H1F
thanks for all the replies . the fix was an ajustment of the high idle screw on the throttle cam . a special tool [ home made ] was required for this adjustment . this adjustment should have been done at the rebuilders .
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L spark plug threads VIN: IFALP54NXT
This buggy is on the road again. Thanks to a lot of good people who passed along valuable information. First, the SHO engine does indeed have to come out in order to pull the head. Second, as some of you mentioned, parts for this rare bird are scarce: and a si...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDF1729V
as i posted, fuel pressure was good,egr was good, fuel pressure reg was good, o2s checked out, intake and plenem gaskets were good, but with so many malfuction codes i was hoping someone would say they had replaced ecm for same condition.i did find one post in... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0460.
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT8E1427W
Thanks to everyone who replied.As it turns out I told the tech who rebuilt the engine to check the injectors for sludge because the motor had been sitting for quite sometime before the rebuild.He called me to say he had replaced the injectors and the van ran w... Trouble codes: 1747 (epc circuit failure).
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Hey everyone, Thanks for all the great ideas and I apologize for my delay in replying but I wanted to ensure this one was fixed for good, especially after all the previous repairs. I've had a chance to look at this van a few times after it left and the tri... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank one), P0174 (Too lean bank two).
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery draw VIN: 1FTZX1727Y
Thanks to all that answered this post. The isp through the amp gauge was intermittantly draw 1.2 amps. I really just got lucky in finding it. I had a vantage hooked up and finally it showed its self. Replaced the instrument panel and all is well. Again thanks ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
thank you to all who replied. we replaced the injector o rings along with the intake gaskets and have not seen the vehicle back since. we got ahold of a smoke machine and found leaks from the injector seals. replacing the intake gasket probably did not hurt ei...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Tail lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
This one was a lot of hair pullin fun. Thanks to all who responded to my post, first of all. I had some very good information passed on to me and it helped alot. The problem was broken wiring in the main harness under the carpet approximately where the rear se...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GTHK29131
found out the truck had a Bully dog downloader, removed program and set back to stock, all is good. The only think I was think is that there may be a small problem in the truck and the downloader is amplifying the problem?
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18591
Hello to all and thanks to those that have read this post and that have replied.I had several replies about how the ports were possibly plugged up and about a tsb and a kit available from honda.Not too many replies felt that the vehicle should stall when power...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L cam,lifters VIN: KMHJG25F8Y
thanks to all who replied,it was the loose timeing chain that was making the ticking sound. thanks to all the great info i had the job finished in a few hours and a $20 chain fix it.
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7232X
Sorry about the delay, we are unusually busy for this time of year. It wound up being the fuel pump relay causing my O2 heater problem. I had checked for voltage to the heaters at the sensors with koeo and had battery voltage. I had also checked for the comput... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor inactive B1S1), P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction B1S1), P0141 (O2 sensor inactive B1S2).
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S51
thanks guys, i am sorry to be so ignorant but for the life of me i can't see a mode 6 on my scanner. i do appreciate the responses that i received. thanks again and have a merry christmas. david [...] Trouble codes: P0305.
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, hard cranking VIN: JM1HD4616N
Thank you for all the techs that took the time to read my help request, and the 4 individuals that offered help to my problem. Regrettably, we are limited by what the customer authorizes, and after debating for weeks what to do with the car - either authorize ... Trouble codes: 02 (no G signal), 03 (no Ne signal).
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1YVGE31A1P
thank you all for the help so i could fix ir thank you merry christime and happy new year
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1400332
Hello everyone: Finally, it was a bad valve lifter that was causing the problem in this vehicle..somehow, leaking lifter causing two of the valves not open at all. Thanks everyone that replied and have a nice day...thanks again!
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Thankyou all for the suggestions and experiences I went through all of them made sure that it was not the problem on this car. I made a cardinal error on this car, I assumed the parts I put on were good! The #5 and #8 spark plug wire had very high resistance a... Trouble codes: P0300, P1000.
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Air Bag Lamp VIN: 4A4MN41S14
The shorting bar pins in connector C26 were up inside the plug after you helped locate were the module looks for the input it was a simple matter of repairing the shorting bar pins to make them make contact at the module thanks to all of you for your help.
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1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN8HD16Y3J
Most of the replies were about carbon build up on the pistons. I really feel that the problem is down lower in the engine and it most certainly sounds like a rod knocking for few seconds until the oil fills the void. I am going to leave the truck off on two se...
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1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CW5136H
15 replies, This was one of those jobs with a giving spirit if you know what I mean. Most all of you agreed that the TPS would cure the no start/idle problem and it did. In regards to the timing chain, The cam does move out on this engine and relies on the cam...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3AJ55M3T
Hey Guys, Thanks for all the replys. As I stated in the post I was helping out another tec. on this I finally got back in touch with him to find out what was up.After he did a Inj. ballance test, he found 2 that were bad. Replaced them Car ran better, but not ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, hard starting VIN: 1G3WS52H1Y
thanks everyone Fuel pressure regulator was leaking, replaced and problem is gone
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Starting/theft system VIN: 1G3WX52H1Y
We worked on this car in between times. Got to the point where it would not run at all. Rechecked everything. REchecked grounds, ok. Rechecked power at data link, ok. Rechecked power at all data lines, ok. This time I could not even get scanner to communicate ...
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L fuse grid keeping power VIN: 1G2HZ52K6V
Thanks to all who helped expecially Glen. After looking at all the wiring diagrams from two different sorces I have disconnected all components that are in coralation with both the 5b fuse and the ELC maxi fuse under the hood. When the ELC maxi fuse is disconn...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WP12K01
Thanks John from Wisconsin & Paul from La. Needed harness#pt1357. Thanks to all that responded.
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1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
thanks for the techswho replied, i rechecked the wheel sensors right at the ecu, noticed the right front had a jagged waveform, checked the ohms and found too much resistance. replaced the sensor and the light went out-without even driving it. i guess the ecu ...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Code 138 VIN: YS3DF58N7V
I believe that this vehicle is indeed fixed. Although the O2 sensors were telling me that the aftermarket converter was not doing its job, the high voltage was another problem altogether. I ended up tracing the wiring back from the O2's to the ECM. There were ... Trouble codes: 138 (O2 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 Reading High Voltage).
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YV1JS8319S
Another speedo head from Overseas Speedometer fixed the cruise control problem. The waveform did not have enough amplitude even tho the signature was correct. It originates from the differential sensor,then goes to the instument cluster(speedo head). It is con...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5Y
I think this one is finally fixed. The problem with this code is it can set for many different reasons. In the end, we installed a new actuator and solenoid. Here's how it went down... Using the correct cam holding tool(NECESSARY for working on the VVT), I fou... Trouble codes: 1332 (cam sensor fault).
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