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1999 Audi A6 2.8L cam adjuster VIN: WAUDA24B9X
I'm replacing cam adjuster seals. On the left bank the tensioner isn't tightening the chain after removing tool 3366. Anyone seen this before? I've done this job numerous times on various audi/vw engines and never run into this. Given the miles my gut feeling ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L output flange VIN: WAUEH54BX1
Hello Group, We have an 01 Audi A6 Quattro in the shop with an oil seal leaking at the transmission tailshaft output seal. Alldata shows a nut on the output shaft to remove the flange for access to the oil seal. There is no nut on this car. I know many c.v. j...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUAC68D61
Hello Audi Techs The customer complaints that there is no heat coming out of heater, even if set at 85 degrees, ran output test with VAG COM and we had heat coming out of the vents in one of tests. Please advise what tests we should do or if you had a similar ...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B42
Just got it in. had the same code stored in history. MIL stays on. found that could be related to cylinder 6 ignition coil?! DO I need to replace it?! Trouble codes: 431 (catalyst warm up B2)
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Unknown VIN: WBSDE9344Y
hello bmw experts. i have an m5 on the lift with 75,000 miles , the customer complains of a slight vibration in the shifter under acceleration(manual trans). as well as a shake from the right rear when decellerating in second as if to approach a stop sign. i c...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L 4-5 shift VIN: WBAET37424
Hello,I replaced the engine and transmission in this car due to collision damage.I installed used units with 19,000 miles on them.The problem is the trans will not shift into fifth properly after the car sits overnight.There are no trouble codes,I ,double chec...
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1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4NV54N8P
Has good fuel pressure and volume. No injector pulse, No spark. No spark from any coil. Has erratic injector pulse- sometimes light is very bright them dim. Does not blink on and off in synch like normal operation. Have tried new crank sensor and ignition cont... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust), 42 (est circuit open or grounded), 13 (O2 ckt open or short or bad)
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L electronic climate control VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
vehicle came in with climate control and fuel data reading with the letter c displayed on each unit. from what I read there is a conflict or no comm between ecc and bcm. thanks in advance for any and all replies to help solve this condition. mario
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L codes VIN: W06VR52R7X
vehicle came in with abs light, traction control light, & mil all on. had codes u2108, p1700(trans), & vss code. all-data flow chart said test circuits xr888 & xy888 for open or ground & if ok replace tcm. circuits checked ok replaced tcm & reprogramed(@ deale... Trouble codes: U2108 (can bus error abs)
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W6S
We got this blazer from another shop that will not start when temp is below 35 degrees. The other shop replaced the fuel pump, tune up parts and o2 sensor with delco parts. Fuel pressure is 62 psi koeo, 58 psi koer and pressure holds koeo. Adding fuel does not...
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1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52P6S
Greetings fellow techs, Got a strange one in today. Complaint at first was hard start cold. When the car was finally brought it was a no start condition. Customer has replaced the following items-coil, cap, rotor and plug wires. We checked spark and have stron...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L vats VIN: 1G1WL52MXV
Engine would not start from key but would crank start stall if starter solenoid was jumped. Customer suspected the ignition key was bad (he was right, resistor pellet was open) so he had the GM dealer make him a new key from VIN info. Now the engine will s...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC1244V
Hello everyone, I'm having trouble with a Cavalier that is running hot. It came in with the complaint of the temp was almost in the red. I installed a new thermostat and that did not help the problem. I got a second thermostat because I thought the first one w...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Radio, headlight VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
This is a co-workers car and the problem is the radio will lock at times and when it locks the headlights will blink really fast and there is a rapid clicking noise coming from underneath the dashboard. This has happened about 3 times in one month and the secu...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L reverse VIN: 1GNDX13E92
slow going into reverse-hard 2-3 shift-creeps forward in neutral. You can turn the vehicle off and restart it and it will go into reverse fine until you go to drive and when you come back to reverse again slow engauging. The same is true for neutral. It will c...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, HARD START VIN: 1GCFG15X43
Customer said originally car died while going down the road & would restart hard but would not stay running very long. Vehicle came in no start/cranks .At times during cranking the engine sounds like It is hydralic locking or has excessive starter draw .Car w... Trouble codes: P1626
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3D256H4T
towed in died and wouldnt restart, no check engine light at all, no power to any sensors, automatic shut down relay not getting activated, (switched relays no help), all fuses and maxi-fuses good, about six powers to ecm and several grounds, disconnected crank...
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2000 Chrysler pt cruiser 2.0L door locks radio interior lights VIN: 1C8FZBB981
greetings all and a happy new year need some help with this one as we dont see to many of these this cruiser was presented to us with no central door locking no interior lights and no radio working i have checked the obvious fuses and door looms are these syst...
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L instrument cluster VIN: 2C3HC56G3Y
we have this l.h.s. in here customer stated all guages stopped working and instrument cluster lights went out at same time. we cked fuses #7 -#1 -#14 and #19 all ok and have power. i saw some problems with chrysler clusters in the fix database. before i pull c...
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2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L steering column VIN: 1C46J45371
We have put two racks in this van. (Nov 05) First replacement rack was faulty, replaced the next day and realigned. Has returned Jan 07 with this small annoying noise. Checked steering column for anything obvious but to no avail. Have checked ALLDATA for any ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
this vehicle came in with a no start but after jump starting vehicle,it started up but it wouls stall out scanned for codes only code p1391 manufactured ignitos system or misfire detected repalced cam sensor and crank sensor and vehicle started up but it stall...
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1991 Dodge B150 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, won't excel VIN: 287GB11XOM
This van runs like it is flooding out . It runs really rich . It had a broken vacuum hose to the MAP sensor. We replaced the hose the sensor. The oxygen sensor always read about .8 volts. The oxygen sensor also was replaced. The plugs and wires all look good. ...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26P4V
Hard to start shuts down when gets to operating temp code p0320 no crank ref. Truck came to my shop after being at another shop went there for no speedo operation. Came to me with new speed sensor & crank sensor. Also would not run. found no comm. with pcm.Ins... Trouble codes: P0320
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L spark plug VIN: 3B7KC26Z6X
diagnosed to have a head gasket problem by another shop.driver providing sketchy info.pulled heads off.one head looks poor in valve area.
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water outlet VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
THIS CAR HAS A LEAKING WATER OUTLET WITH A BLEEDER VALVE ON IT . THE NEW ONE HAS THE BLEEDER ON THE PIPE WHICH YOU DID NOT USED TO HAVE TO REPLACE. SEE NO INSTRUCTIONS IN ALL DATA ON REPLACING THE PIPE, JUST THE HOUSING. dO YOU HAVE TO TAKE OFFFRONT OF CAR, RA...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Front Suspension VIN: 1B4GP25311
Lots of noise from front suspension all the time. Mostly litte bumps. Front stabilizer links were previously replaced so we opted to replace struts and upper mounts. Still the same noise. Replaced stab links again just in case. Balljoints were dry but tight- L...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L wheel bearings
we a fleet customer who has 3 of these vans. after replacing the front wheel bearings and using proper adjustment the wheel bearings come loose after 5000 km. so we adjust them again and there good for a while longer. and no matter how well we keep up with adj...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C23
Hello all, I hope you can help me with this one. This is my first experience with the common rail system on these Cummins engines, and so far it's leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Customer brought in his own injection nozzles (high performance, 50 hp increase)... Trouble codes: P0251 (vp44 injection pump problem)
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1966 Ford mustang 289CID specifications
I would like to know the combustion chamber cc's of the 289 heads for both hp and non hp and any info on machining these heads
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W95
Hello. Vehicle intermittently will either not start or will only start after very long crank times. Found TSB for the IAC as a possibility and replaced three weeks ago. Car is back with same problem. No codes. Runs perfectly when started. Have checked harness,...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FDKE30F9T
we have this van that has been to 4 dealerships now it on us, if you drive down the road and slow to a stop with slight brake pressure at around 17 mph the engine will stall sometimes,not all the time. It dosn't really lug down just idles down and stalls, I be...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L pump VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
This car came in with a broken ps pump shaft. We raplaced the pump and did the long proses of vac. bleeding on Alldata. 4 weeks later the car came back with hard ps and noisy. We blead it again and it was fine. Now its been about 4 weeks and it just came back ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Hello Techs; I have this 96 Explorer with a broken blend door. I have found in the archives a part number from Dorman 76807 that fits a 97 Explorer. Does any one know if this will fit this 96? My aftermarket parts suppliers say they dont list a 96. Ford parts...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L exterior lights VIN: 1FMDU32XOT
i have a 1996 exolorer that the headlights will intermitently go out. i can have them on for hours and problems but the minute the customer picks it up they go out. this truck does not have a light out waring system nor does it have autolamp. all fuses are che...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S0W
ford techs help please, i have this 10 cyl van with a light to moderate hesitation on take off and a po 300. plugs have been replaced recently no sign of water or moisture in any of the coil on plugs. egr working properly and vehicle just passed gas test but f... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNF21L4X
Thanks in advance for all who reply. I have this f250 in here and the problem I am having is that if the right hub is unlocked intermittently there will be a vibration in the front end. Also you can hear kind of a grinding noise also. I have replaced the hub a...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift under load VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck had the transmission replaced at another shop. We do not know how it shifted before the trans replacement but the customer states that this problem is since that work was done. Under light to normal acceleration the transmission shifts normally, but...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
For you Ford techs...Readiness monitors on this Taurus reset to "Ready" after running drive cycle but reset to "Not Ready" after turning the ignition off. No blown fuses or MIL issues currently. Anybody seen this problem-can't get this thing to pass inspection...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1138X
This is a interesting one. We replaced the timing belt 10,000 miles ago after it broke and the car seemed to run fine on our road test. The customer returned later that week saying at light throttle(hardly on the gas) the car would miss or stumble. I scheduled... Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (vct overretarded bank 1)
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G567Y7756
changed egr,cleared come back changed dpfe sensor cleared,two weeks later calls and engine light back on,ill be getting car tonight so ill be scanning it tommorow morning so will update with any codes.any ideas thanked ahead of time.
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L battery light on VIN: 3FAFP31304
This one has my time and attention. Originally came in with battery light on, not charging. 11.66 v. Checked fuses and voltage drop across batt terminals, alt case, engine ground. All ok. Replaced the alt. Retested. Everything was great. 14.47v 98 amps under l...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Compressor VIN: 1GKEK63U21
Hey all, I have a 2001 GMC Denali here with the rattling of the A/C compressor drive belt tensioner on acceleration problem. I have a copy of the GM tsb, and I thought there was a new design compressor that replaced the old one, but my local GM dealer tells me...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19V51
This one came in with a rough unstable idle complaint... I checked it when it came in and had a P0171 and P0174 lean codes... sprayed carb cleaner around looking for a vacum leak and noticed my long term seemed to change when I soaked the intake runner so I tr... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2), P0300 (random misfire)
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCD7671N
Hey Guys !!! Happy new year to all and thanks in advance for the time you spend helping your fellow techs. I have this honda that the shift lock won't release when the brake is depressed. when you force the solenoid to relase and drive the vehicle it takes off...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Thanks in advance. This vehicle is my own personal vehicle. This vehicle has been acting up very intermittently for the past year. It won't start back up after a HOT soak. Last night I noticed while driving the vehicle it started to misfire and run really roug... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected), P1399 (testing and results)
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A7Y
Has a Current P1605 Trans Diagnostic Communication Line. This is a single Brown and White wire from pin 15 at the TCM to pin 60 at the PCM. This wire has 12v with Key on Engine off and 13.5 with Engine running. I clipped the existing wire and bypassed it with ... Trouble codes: P1605 (AT Diagnostic Communication Line)
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L W/S wiper VIN: SAJKD6042X
This car is not at our shop, but at one next door. The wind- shield wipers don't move when the switch is turned on. What can be checked using Alldata info include the fuse (ok) and the relays for turning on the motor and the relay for intermittant wipe. Both r...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3P
Hello, my name is Justin. I have been having a problem with a 1993 jeep cherokee 5.2, It seems to have a itermittent problem with a no start. When the fuel pump and the ignition coil has no power. The ADS relay and the fuel pump relay are going nuts at the sam...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF58S8Y
This Jeep has a problem where after it is driven for a number of miles it will overheat and push coolant out of the overflow. The waterpump, thermostat,and radiator have all been changed with no difference. We did a leakdown test on the cylinders and they all ...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L rear brakes VIN: SALJY124XT
getting a 26 from abs module and no pressure to rear calipers. i have pressure out of master and into abs unit but nothing out to proportioning valve. is there any way other than alldata bleed procedures to get this system working again. only have genisys to w...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L traction control VIN: JT8VF11E2N
customer stated traction lite comes on over 50 mph, seem to pull left with lite on, found code 19 ; fluid leak at acuator external leak, checked for leaks non found, mitchel is not very helpful on this code so any help would be great thanks
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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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2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L cooling system VIN: JM1TA22132
car came in making noise from timing belt area, replaced timing belt, tensioner, and water pump (because we were there.) car came back for over heating, tested and found that at idle engine would heat up and fans come on low speed, air from fans is warm, it wi...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5M
So, I've got a car with a lumpy idle, which is VERY pronounced in gear. Seems to run well off-idle, up above 2300 rpm. Initial throttle tip-in is very hesitant. I've gone through all of the typical issues these cars have. The list follows: Replaced coil due to...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBGA51ETA
help! installed used transmission , due to old transmission would not move, used trans shifts fine after engaugement,any help or ideas would be great thanks
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L drivers window VIN: WDBJF65H4X
Drivers window does not operate. I switchd control module, widow motor from drives side to passager side and everything worked. I haved check all fuses under the rear seat, on the end of the dash and in the engine compartment. With my scanner I can see the C...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows,seat, lock,mirror VIN: WDBNF70J8Y
hi guys we need help on this as we have very little info info on this mercedes .right front seat heater,seat adjustor,door lock,window,and outside mirror all stopped working at the same time we have checked fuses in all three fuse boxes.we cannot identify rela...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
The vehicle came in last week and the customer wanted a "B" maint. Everything seemed to go OK and vehicle was delivered to customer. After a day the idle seemed to be getting rough. A couple of days later the "check engine" came on and we got the car back in. ... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim bank 2)
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1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ignition VIN: 1MELM6246R
Hey guys, Happy New Year another year another set of problems, current car - 94 mercury cougar, 3.8, transmission rebuilt at 90,000 engine replaced by ford motor co. 2002 for the head gasket problem they had, milage 99,000. for the last 2 years the car will ha...
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1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L rough ride VIN: JN1FU21S2M
Customer complaint of stiff ride "feels every crack in the road" after we installed 2 new tires to match the other 2 good tires [all 4 same],Left lower ball joint, and alignment performed, well after customer complaint we rechecked tire pressure and they were ...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Well I fixed this car by doing nothing, after running the car for quite awhile the light went off by itself. I don't know if maybe there was an air pocket in the cooling system by the sensor and that caused it or what, but the light is off and all is well. Tha...
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1992 BMW 318is 1.8L battery draw VIN: WBABE5312N
thanks for all the replys.i unpluged all the modules i could find with no luck.i stumbled on the mcu rt side of fire wall.it helps to be familiar with vehcle.my locator didnot show it there.replace with used mcu.car now back to owner.thanks agian for all the h...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Pedal Positon Sensor VIN: WBACB4327R
I would like to thank everyone for there help with this one. Unfortunately I have to close this without a fix. However judging by the responses that I recieved Im sure that the brake pedal sensor on the booster would have fixed the trouble code.
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1997 BMW 750iL 5.4L Stall VIN: WBAGK232XV
Thank you for all the input. As suggested, we ran the engine until gauge read 1/2 to experience engine stall condition. When we removed the fuel pump at passengers side, we see that side is empty. We removed sending unit on drivers side, that side of tank is f...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBADN6339X
I have not replaced the siren yet, customer on vacation; but from the responces I got I'm quite sure the siren will repair the problem. So I will close this with the siren as the fix and if it is not I will update as needed. Thanks for the help.
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1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB54T5M
Thank you all for your help. We still don't have a cure for this vehicle. Since last update, drained gas tank, refilled with fresh gas, changed the ecm prom. At this point we have disembled engine down to intake gaskets, so basically were starting over. engine...
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1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, hard start
Well, the vehicle is supposed to leave tomorrow to be traded in. This morning, we were playing with it to check out the coolant temp sensor and ignition module. We unplugged the injector and cleaned the rearmost plugs. We figured that if they were wet again wi...
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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P7T
Thanks to all that sent help. We went and tested the system as though the TSB had NOT been performed, We found that the PCM was comading the relay to turn the pump on, this lead me to thinking the pcm had Not been recalibrated. I took the PCM to a vender that ...
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1998 Chevrolet C6500 7.2L No Start VIN: 1GBJH1C1WJ
thanks to RD [...] for thier input. It appears i just got an odd ball problem. the key was #5 inj. dumping oil out the return when none of the others were. replaced it and it fired right up and runs great and sounds better than it has in awhi...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCHG35R6Y
Another starter was fitted, this time a 'new generation' brand reman unit from WorldPac. We also replaced the crank position sensor as many responses mentioned a problem with the timing getting too advanced on starting. The part wasn't too expensive either. We...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start
First I would like to thank all the people who replied to this post. They were a great help. As it turned out the Crank Sensor, which is located on the bell housing, was the cause of the no start no spark. Checked for power and ground at sensor and was Ok. Che...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L oil pressure light VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
Thanks to all who replied. I re-cleaned the elictrical plug and removed the dead plug that sealed the connector, installed another OEM sending unit and did the same test drive as before. This time the light stayed off.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Left axle seal VIN: 1C4GP64L9T
Finaly had a chance to get this vehicle back in, and get it fixed, the fix ended up being replacing the left axle shaft with a brand new shaft from another supplier, special thanks to each and every one that responded to this, I would like to thank each one pe...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
Sorry to say I never fixed this car, owner could not leave it with me any longer. Thanks for alot of good suggestions. Trouble codes: P1294.
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L radio VIN: 3C4FY58B05
thanks for help guys.im not sure i can say i fixed it for sure since the radio only goes out some times.i will say i checked all grounds and power circuits and also i thighted terminals in connector.i also cleaned connector at the radio since i found a very li...
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1988 Dodge Caravan 2.5L starts and dies VIN: 2B4FK21K3J
Thanks for all the help, taking the ECU off and warming it up confirmed my suspitions. I replaced the ECU and vehicle runs fine.
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1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L Hesitation, bogs VIN: 1B3BC46K8K
Thank you for all your input, but nothing I have tried has help this vehicle.I tried a new pickup, replaced the map sensor plastic hose with a map hose kit that standard motor parts supplies. I sent it to another shop and they said that the cat was plugged, so...
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1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56C6T
customer never returned ...thanks for all the help
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 2-3shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z7V
Thanks for all the great info everyone. At this time the transmission is at the rebuilder getting an overhaul. Seems that the high clutch seal was more likly the problem. thanks again your info is very helpfull.
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1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.8L Belt noise VIN: 1B4GP55L7V
Well first and foremost, I would like to thank all of you that took your time to reply to my problem. We did go with a dealer belt. For some unknown reason, We continued to use the same belt manufacturer as we had in the pervious times. The van is gone now and...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L convertor VIN: 3B7KF22D1W
thank you to all of the members that replied, especially david from illinois. We installed the transgo diesel shift kit and it works great. I still don't believe that a whole different transmission and converter off the shelf gave us the same problem. This mus...
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L steering box VIN: 3B6MF36D1W
Several of you responded to my request with the manufacturer and part number. What I wound up using was an 'adjuster plug seal kit' #[...] from my usual Chrysler dealer. Other suggestions were #2808 from Omega Power Steering, #349640 (kit) from Gates, IPC ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z91
Sorry for the delay in closing this post. The customer has taken the vehicle to the local dealer to see if they can resolve the issue. Thanks for all of your help. Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak detection Pump switch/of mechanical fault).
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30L2H
sorry we are unable to add any further information or fix due to the customer has decided to cut his losses and sell vehicle without a passing emission test.I thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedule to assist,this is a very valuable tool .Th...
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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shift-into drive VIN: 1MECM5048N
we did install a new brake light swith and pigtail, and also got a great tip on how to position key and bypass it. Thanks for all that answered my tech problem , smiling joe cat in a very warm ny
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
Gents Thanks to all those for your valuable input on the experienced extended crank times.We do our fare share of these trucks in our shop most suffering with hard starting symptoms.Our diagnosis prior to the help posting followed the advice given by the fello... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro circuit low input), P0122 (TP Sensor circuit low), P0472 (Exhaust back prerss circuit low input).
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1995 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDA31X1R
I replaced the mass air flow sensor with another reman,because a new one was a 2 to 3 day order and I had to get this thing on the road. I seemed to fix the problem. The customer is going to let me know if he has any other problems. Thank you to all for all yo...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L right brake lamp VIN: 2FMZA5245X
It was the REM. We ordered a new one and had it programmed at the local Ford dealer. With the help of your 12 replies we pretty much ruled out anything else. I should have mentioned in the original post that we already had checked the basics such as the bulbs ...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Blown Spark Plug VIN: 1FTRF17W64
First thanks to all who replied, i found a kit as suggested by one of our members for less than 30 bucks, ground off edges where the socket fits, used the 3/8 insert with ext. & within 5 minutes it was bored & ready for for new insert. Sav-A-Thread part # 5334...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L right cylinder head VIN: 2FAFP74W81
Thanks a lot for all the help. This ford is fixed. Tried to isolate noise by disconnecting injectors, no change. At first I thought there was a carbon issue. Customer said he had three motorvacs done for spark knocking. So I fogged the engine with trans fluid ...
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L abs VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
Thanks to all the people that replied. This vehicle has a LCD display radio. When the car came, originally, the display was distorted but the radio worked. However, after the battery cable was disconected, during our testing, the radio quit working. The custom...
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2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L spongy/soft brake pedel VIN: 1GKEK63RXY
Thanks to everyone that responded with suggestion. The replies were very well written and interesting. It seems the problems that seem to be very difficult are easy fixes. I ended going back over the entire brake system and measured and inspected all brake com...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19T5X
Vehicle had aftermarket remote start system, once it was totally removed fixed it. Trouble codes: B2960 (Passlock sensor data incorrect), P1631 (Theft Deterant enable switch not correct).
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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S6CM58V3T
Took of solenoids took them apart and cleaned the vacuum passage of the sol. and it works fine,,,sol was plugged with corrosion ans dirt,,,
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L All Gears VIN: 1HGCM82643
Most replies confirmed that the problem was caused by a cogged suction screen. Most thought it was probably due [...] it Honda and let them replace it under an extended warranty whic...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHEG35C92
I Swaped cyl 2 injector with cyl 1 and waited for the missfire to set of the mil. It turned up cyl 1 missfire. So I changed the injector and so far so good. Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L temp gauge,radio controls dash lights VIN: 1J4G27849W
Well,this one is done OH BOY! Most of you were correct,The BCM must be enabled. As I said before Mitchell is real vauge on this system Mitchell points out that if you replace the bcm you must enable the VTSS simply by unlocking and door on the car and it is su...
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L srs VIN: SALPM16491
The owner has decided to try to get some goodwill from dealer as vehicle was purchased from a dealer within 1.5 years.Only recieved 3 replies suggesting to take vehicle to the dealer, I will try to borrow a friends autologic if the owner has no luck and will t...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Suction Fan
The suction fan was replaced under warranty again. The wires at the receiver dryer were repaired incorrectly on a previous repair, so I repaired them according to Mercedes recomendations. Possible wire damage was due to rodents. Car had been purchased at a use...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE1430P
Thank you to everyone who replied, As per many suggestions I replaced both coils, coil housing, coil boots, new plugs already installed (ignition module tested OK). Running on all cylinders now with no hesitation. Cleared CEL, and has not come back on. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 23 (iat circuit low), 34 (map circuit low).
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