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1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6EL12Y9R
car starts up and idles rough and seems to run very rich and this symptom ocurs; the idle speed motor "ratchets/clicks" and tries to raise and lower the idle it moves in and out and the engine runs very rough if you hold the throttle open for a period of about...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L security VIN: 1GNCT18W7W
Intermitten start and stall security light flashing, sometimes will start and run but security light will stay on. Scan computer system P1631,B2960. I have read T.S.B. for B2960 code and checked torque and connections on connector C211 and pass-lock sensor- ap...
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1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X8K
Hi everybody, this truck came in, and customer says problem just started. It idles rough and stumbles bad. no check engine lite. I lift air cleaner lid and see that one injector doesnt squirt, I spray carb cleaner in tbi and it smooths out and races up fine. w...
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES62Y4S
1995 Neon Sport with DOHC, idles at 2000-2200 RPM's in netrual and 1000-1100 in gear. To start the car, you must open the throttle a little and hold it there while starting. Shortly after the card is started, it will run fine. Computer reporting code 25 with... Trouble codes: 25 (IAC valve circuits. shorted condition detected or vacuum leak detected.)
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brakes VIN: 1B7KF2360X
front brake pad, rotors, calipers replaced. rear brake shoes, wheel cylinders, spring kits, and drums replaced. master cylinder and hydrabooster were also replaced. it's not like we are throwing parts at this truck. all of the parts were bad. the brakes work g...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L ignition lock assembly VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
Hey guys, I have to replace the shift handle on this truck and cant seem to figure out how to get the lock assembly or atleast the outer cover so I can remove the top steering cover to remove and replace the old shift lever. Any help would be appreciated.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
Have a 1998 ford taurus here with windshield wipers inoperable. Attempted to replace wiper motor, and still do not work. Followed flow chart i recieved from all data, checked GEM module for trouble codes none recieved. checked for voltage at terminals 2 and 3 ...
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1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L auto ride control VIN: 1FMZ435POW
vehicle rids rough after our shop lifted vehicle on our hoist. message center indicates that something wrong with ride adjustment Let me know.
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
This truck came in with intermitent overheating and no heat from heater. Performed block test for compression gases in coolant, checked for coolant leaks, found plugged rad and loose fan clutch. The coolant was slow to flow across rad. Replaced rad and fan clu...
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1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Misfire, runs on #1 only VIN: 1GTCS1940S
This one is a puzzler . It will consistently run on # 1 cyl and often when first starting ( only after sitting 1/2 hr or more ) will fire on at least three cyls for a very short time ( just the initial firing - won't actually run any length of time ). When run...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Passlock ID VIN: 1GKDT13W4X
Hello everyone, I am almost ashamed to ask this question as I am a 20 year GM tech and you would think I would know, but here goes. I cannot find any where GM tells me how to tell if a system is Passlock 1 or Passlock 2. I need to know, am installing a start s...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L coolant VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
Hi! This vehicle has a coolant leak from the bell housing area. It leaks mainly when run at high RPMS. I removed intake to check to see if the water pipes or anything else under there was leaking. There is no evidence of a leak under there or at the rear of th...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X82
First time working on this car. Came in with MIL on, flashing when accelerating. Codes P1312 and P0300 indicating misfires but seems to run well. I found corrosion on one coil secondary terminal which I cleaned off with wire brush. Also found 5 new-looking Bos... Trouble codes: P1312 (Mfr ctrl. ign malfunction), P0300 (random misfire)
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KNDJB6234Y
This car belongs to a neighbor. The son has taken off the timing cover and found several of the timing belt teeth inside. I have volunteered to help them get this back on the road. My questions are these: Is this an interference engine? (Alldata says yes, but...
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1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
got this lexus that is stalling and not starting on first start up intmittently. found that no power is being suplied to the fuel pump. acording to the wiring diagram there is a fuel pump ecu and the main ecu. would like to know what kind of signal i am supost...
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1989 Mitsubishi Van LS 2.4L fail safe mode VIN: N31WLRUR11
hi guys i have this mini van that will set these codes. i went through the archives and attempted some of the fixes. I even tried another tcm but got the same result. any help will be appreciated.
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2002 Nissan X-TRAIL 2.5L Brake system VIN: TBNT30-A03
We took over this job from the other service center as the sinking pedal occur after they replace the brake pedal. We noticed that the sinking problem would only occur in the very first brake application and works fine after that. It will stay fine until you ...
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cam Shaft VIN: 1GMDX03E2X
Engine died while driving. I am a Ford Engine Tech and need a little info regarding this 3.4L OHV engine. I have checked this out a little for a good friend and found a broken camshaft. His oil light had been coming on at times for a while. Is this engine junk...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: JT2GK12E1R
vehicle came in with no reverse. drove great forward through all gears. found thrust bearing failed and destroyed o.d. drum and housing. rebuilt transmission but upon installation we had harsh engagement and shuttling between 1st and 4th? when first starting t...
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2005 Toyota TUNDRA 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBKT42175
vehicles sppedometer and odometer are inoperable i installed new speed sensors on automatic transmission and also rear abs speed sensor. rear speed sensors were not producing a ac signal. vehicle does not have vsc but i am not to sure were speed signal comes f... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed senor 1)
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1994 Volvo 850 2.3L steering rack VIN: 13423FASDF
We keep on putting steering racks in this vehicle becuase of leaking right side seals.We are at wits end on the vehicle.Anybody got ideas?
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L ignition system VIN: YVILS5543V
vehicle doesnt have a signal from ecu. theres a short on the grounding system. theres power coming in where ground should be on the crank sensor wires. have already put crank, cam, sensors ignition coil. also tried an ecu and still no spark nor signal from ecu...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W3V
I would like to thank all 28 who replied, most of whom said replace the fuel pump. It was the fuel pump. It made me nerviece to replace a $500 pump, when it was puting out almost 60 psi. Many of you wrote that it takes 62 psi min. When I was done it did have 6...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Gauges/Dash Lights/Blower Motor VIN: 1G1ND52FX4
Well, we replaced the ignition switch and it has been almost a week with no complaints or reoccuring codes. thanks to all who responded.
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES27C7S
well, its fixed! i installed the t/b w/p and the car came to life! ran a little doggy at first but smoothed out and now runs like a neon race car! thanks for all the replies. i will deffinatly use this knowledge again and again! hope to help out in the future....
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR28Y3X
Just want to thank all of you that replied. I replaced the vacuum lines and still had the same problem and it turned out that i had a Defective Leak Detection Pump, replace place the LDP and Engine light stayed off. Agian thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P1494 (leak detection pump switch or mechanical fault).
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5747S
replaced leaking head gaskets becuase of the overheating.
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1996 Ford Escort 1.9L Alternator
Back to basics...found a problem with the main ground at the tranny AND the auxillary gnd was not connected...So after running for 15 min the fan would come on and affect the gnd enough to cause the alt to lose gnd and go to discharge...The bolt attaching the ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03111
thanks to all that replied most said smoke test when cold we let it sit over nite , smoked it this morning at lord and behold there it was smoke coming out of the #4 cyl.intake runner. what must be happening is when it warms up it seals up cuase it would only ... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FTZR15E71
Well, the vehicle has not yet returned for further diagnosis. I did receive several responses ranging from a faulty cluster to possibly being able to go in and recalibrate the speedo using a factory scanner. If and when the vehicle does return, I will update w...
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L no compression #7cyl.no VIN: 1FDWE35L73
When we put air on #7 cyl. with the rockers removed, air escaped from the crankcase. The owner ordered a Ford reman. long block to be installed. I could not see any difference in the hight of the valve stems. Looking into the intake port the intake valve had a...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72322
Hello guys and thanks to all of you who responded to my help request, especially Joseph who said that valves are not going to get hit when timing belt jumps or breaks,this was against my Michell on demand, anyway,after i found out that the timing belt had jump...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
after performing a smoke test,the only leaks found were out of thr imrc bearings.applied heavy grease to the bearings and the numbers all fell in to spec.i remember the on the 3.8 fords this was supposed to be a metered air leak and normal.i find no indication... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L dash and tail lights VIN: 4T2YU08102
Thanks, the fuse box drivers side foot well has bad connections. FYI there are two mini relays and two full size ones on the back of that relay\fuse box. Can't find any listing in alldata as to what they run.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E1T
hello guys and thanks every one who responded and gave me the deffenition of that code, unfortunatelly the customer never showed up again, may be i shouldn't have cleared the check engine light, the deal was to bring the car back when the light comes back on, ... Trouble codes: P1444.
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L code c1243 VIN: EOXM810092
looks like the pump was bad. replaced pump and belt and it works like new. thank you for your help. iatn is the best.
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