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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Interior heat VIN: WAUCB28D9W
This car will not produce any heat in the passenger compartment. A local VW/Audi luminary said 'water pump impellar disintegrating or clogged heater core'. This was after replacing the thermostat when the owner reported the guage seemed lower than normal. I h...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTC28NX1
Hello Audi tech's, this one's a strange one, there is a knocking(just one knock is not continuous) noise upon braking and in first and reverse when you first accelerate forward our backward and when you first hit the brakes. Sounds like something in the sub-fr...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm VIN: WAULT68EX2
hay audi tecks same audi as last post car came in with no window operations or dome light and alarm going off for no reason door open or closed locked or unlocked doesn't matter replaced conv mod well all windows now work and dome light but alarm still going o...
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L window reg VIN: WBAHD6317P
this is one of the worst designs i've seen - and that's saying something - car came in with the driver's window stuck - we cut the rivits holding the regulator and motor assy to the door and got it out on the bench - even out on the bench the motor would not m...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6327W
Customer called with a dead battery issue. Took the jump box and a coworker to get the car. Put the box on it and tried to start it. It spun over / hit and shut down. Coworker works the throttle with a light touch. Car idles so we head back about 2 miles to th... Trouble codes: P0101
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM6332X
On cold start up, after the car idles for a few minutes, injector #5 cuts out, but the ignition pattern remains normal. If the car is restarted it runs fine and never misses again until another cold start. It sets a code for cylinder 5 misfire. The injectors a... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USCH9330X
This BMW Z3 2.5 cranks but doesn't start. Fuel pressure is good but there is no spark and no injector signal. Crank and cam sensors test ok. The customer said the vehicle sat several months and the battery went dead. He replace the battery and it wouldn't run ... Trouble codes: 209 (EWS Anti-theft system)
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1992 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54T3N
Car came in on hook,owner had a receipt for another shop said they replaced module & coils also did tune up. He said sometimes won't start even after said work was done. I checked for spark & Inj pulse no on both. Plugged the scanner checked for codes no codes...
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L battery VIN: 2G4WB52K2W
Hi, Have this buick that we have been chasing a parasitic draw for a couple of weeks. When the draw appears it is a 12v draw. Pulling the bat1 fuse takes it away or pulling the 15amp fuse in the interior fuse panel that is labeled radio rfa cluster hvac takes ...
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2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L steering,suspension and BANK ACCOUNT VIN: 2G4WB55K52
hello all! this buick is becoming a real headache.when backing up,like out of a parking spot,to the left or right i get a popping sound.when backing up to the left the noise is on the right side.when backing up to the right the noise is on left side.if i put m...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L No Start VIN: 1G6DM57N83
Vehicle was towed in with no start with a no spark condition. After running through the various tests, backprobed cam and crank sensors at the ECM. While backprobing, relays started clicking and car started. We pulled connector, tightened the connectors and ca...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L clutch VIN: 1GCCS14Z9M
Thank you in advance. This truck came in with a hard shifting problem. The clutch pedal felt firm but it was difficult to change gears and it grinds badly, especially reverse. If you put it in gear then start the engine, it would want to creep and the clutch w...
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1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L ABS sensor
Hi everyone, I have a used rear axle I used in my 90 9c1 caprice. It is being swopted to my other car. I've been looking for the output of the ABS sensor. Know one can tell me. It's not in my books at work and no help from All Dada or Mitchel. Can any one tel...
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFC29MST
got this truck after someone else installed engine was not running replace dist cap and is running. setting p0340 cmp curcuit and p0102 maf sensor. cam retard reads -45 all the time even when i raise idle above 1000 rpm while moving dist and mass air shows 8-1... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air low frenency), P0340 (cmp curcuit)
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L airbag VIN: 1GCEK19R1W
Greetings all techies, hope you can help with this one. Installed new signal switch last week (old one physically broken) and airbag lite on ever since. Checked all wires thru column and nothing open, pinched or broken. Code B1022 in system (Drivers deployment...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
Hi everyone and thank you all for taking time to help. We have this 2000 Venture that just started to burn a lot of oil as in at least a quart every 1000 miles were as before it was not burning any. The oil has been changed regularly and there are no major ext...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Radiator Fans VIN: 1G1NE52J01
Hi all, This car has both of the radiator cooling fans running all the time when the engine is running. With the key on and engine off they do not run. There are no trouble codes in the PCM or BCM. In the summer this may be ok, but in the winter the heater is...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1W567KE1
This car will run the cooling fans after you turn the key off for approx 1 min. It happens evey time. Even when you start in the morning with IAT at 23*F(it is 15 degrees F here now) I have pulled #1 relay and found the PCM to be grounding the turn on wire at ... Trouble codes: P0128
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Axle binding VIN: 2GCEDK19T0
Here is the issue, the vehicle binds and hops when in auto 4x4 on dry pavement when turning. Does not do this in 2wd. Check for DTCs and there are none present, no history codes. Can watch the the truck put itself into 4wd high with no slips recorded. The only...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L abs module, ebcm VIN: 1GAGG29R12
van has 6 different codes w/genysis scanner, 3 codes only w/ modis, 1 code only w/ solus. all codes relate to ebcm failure. has good power going in, all fuses good, all grounds tested ok even added extra ground to ebcm. you can clear codes but will come back w...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L rear rack VIN: 1GCGK13U63
I have a 2003 Chev Silverado with this quadra steering I think they call it. Never seen or worked on this system before. Friends brothers truck. I scanned it for any codes found none in engine or transmission. The only fuuny thing is that his speedo stop worki...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs tcs VIN: 2G1WH52K03
vehicle cam in for intermitent abs and traction control light on. customer states that car has to run for awhile (like 5 min or so) before light comes on. if he just starts it and lets it warm up it will normally be on when he goes to leave. when i ran the car...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L liftgate VIN: 1GNDT13S33
came in with door latch assembly taken apart. with complaint that the door would unlock. i put back together and starter over. the door was locked. but would not lock or unlock from the door switchs "any", i had all powers grounds actuator test good, tested al...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1JF52F54
Good morning, Help? Fuel level inacurate on this gauge, reads 1/2 when empty and W A Y over when full, like the neadle hits the temp gauge needle. It acts like it wants to keep spinning when the key is on. Key off, and it returns to 3/4. Fuel level is Scanning...
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2004 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L grinds while starting VIN: 2C3HH46R34
Car came into shop with intermittent no start. It would sometimes sound like grinding, or starter kicking out while cranking. Replaced starter, came back with same problem, checked and replaced ring gear due to some teeth worn slightly. Came back and replaced ...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F1T
this car came in for over heating and oh by the way the check eng. light comes on. checked cooling system - found water pump leaking. replaced water pump and timing belt. noticed rough run before replacing timing belt. checked history - intake gaskets replaced... Trouble codes: 43 (multiple cylinder misfire)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Front axle VIN: 1B7HF16Y9W
This truck had the strangest grinding noise when it was in two wheel drive (pulling it into four made it go away). I hunted for the source of the noise forever (or almost). I found that the front diff actuator fork was worn due to the bushing that keeps the ri...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L shifting VIN: 2B4GP4438Y
Thanks in advance for any help.Customer brought van in with transaxle problems.It would barly move when put into gear.Also would slip really bad before it would inguage.He drove to our shop in second gear only.It would not shift any.After looking at the fluid ...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X01
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. My MT2500 scanner is refusing to communicate going the Chrysler route. Accessed the codes using Global OBDII. All 4 O2 sensors are indicating 1.000 volt. Swapped the O2 heater relay with the starter relay and the fue... Trouble codes: P0031, P0051 (ho2 2/1 heater ckt low), P0136 (1 / 2 heater relay ckt fault), P0132 (ho2 1/1 short to hot), P0152 (ho2 2/1 short to hot)
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7KC23652
Ok diesel techs. I am a 24 year auto gas master tech. I have decided to start working on diesel trucks. When you guys finally stop luaghing, please take time to read this. Condition: When engine is cold there is no power from engine. After vehicle warms up it... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection pump timing failure), P0122 (APPS signal volts low)
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L ck. gauges lite VIN: 1DE4HS48N1
i'm embarrassed- this is my second post today. help me if you can please. complaint is cold start- only on first start of day. oil gauge stays low and light will come on- "ck. gauges". lite will stay on while driving. leads me to believe oil pressure is ok sin...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Rotors? VIN: 1FMEU15H2S
Ok you ready- This truck has a pull to the left when braking. What is unique is that the truck will only do this in 2 wheel drive.(Lockouts locked in or free)In four wheel drive, it has a CONSTANT pull to the right-(constant) Customer recently slid off of the ...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCX0864V
Hey folks.. got a weird one. This F150 never stalls on us but gives my customer fits. It will stall intermittently, restart, stall again and repeat. When it does it will only stall while moving. If left to idle it will run continuosly. While test driving with ... Trouble codes: P0320 (erratic ignition), P1500 (vehicle speed sensor)
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP5228X
fuel gauge reads full all the time- has had many new parts installed- see repair history
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Heater VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hi all, Thanks for any replies, but I'm aiming this post towards Nick Kimmell. I've got no heat out the dash on this, plenty of airflow, and hot hoses in and out of the front heater core. I looked at the blend door motor, it seems to be turning the shaft full ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X8Y
Very confused on this one. Code P0171 & 0174 stored. Fuel trims are perfect. No tsb's on re-flashing. Freeze frame failure records show that fuel trims are at 25 when codes set. Unable to recreate condition. No vacuum leaks found with the intake system( smoke ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank-1 Lean), P0174 (Bank-2 Lean)
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF36L82
still has buss noise under hard throtle after warm up to operating temp, in 1st gear wines intill second gear and then it is a little quieter have replaced secondery cooler due to them saying it could be cloged .. any help would be helpfull thank you... jerry ...
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2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE14243
van surges on morning start once warm its fine found clogged egr ports cleaned them also replaced lower plenum gasket and iac valve van has new wires .also i never feel a miss only very erratic surge in am fuel press test good are there any common vaccume leak... Trouble codes: P0303
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52413
i have this windstar that i need help with, it keeps coming back with the po.171,po174, codes.{lean bank 1 and 2} i have replaced the upper intake orings and the vacum line for the fuel pressure regalator.. i have tryed fuel cleaner spray around the lower inta... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L steering return, wander VIN: 1FTSE34L36
HI ALL TECHS! LIMITED TIME TO DIAGNOSE THIS ONE. DID ALL BASIC CHECKS AND CAME UP WITH NOTHING. HANKOOK 10 PLY TIRES ON FRONT- SLIGHTLY CHOPPED UP- CUSTOMER COMPLAINT IS PULLS TO L. TO ME IT WONT QUITE RETURN TO CENTER. RESULTING IN HAVING TO STAY ON TOP OF IT...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L dead battery VIN: 1GKDT13W5S
Is 300ma too much draw?
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L battery drain VIN: 1G87T13W3W
the problem is as follows :the customer drives it around its okay, it charges and starts , everything is working ok.Then he parks it overnite and it's dead in the morning.But it can also be ok for a couple of days,then it will be dead.All lites that are visabl...
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2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13T1Y
This is the third time back for this vehicle with the same code P0440. On the first visit I did the normal diagnostic routine for this code, performed smoke test on system with Smoke Pro, when vent solenoid was comanded closed with scanner it continued to stay... Trouble codes: P0440 (Small EVAP leak)
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L engine VIN: 1GKDT13S32
first time user we have a 02 gmc envoy with some top end noise hot or cold. i am not sure if it is the lash adjusters, over head cam, or rockers. any one have any idear or seen this problem.
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2005 Hummer H2 6.0L ignition switch/key VIN: 5GRGN23VX5
Came into shop with check engine light on, transmission not shifting. Codes p0740, p0753, p0758, p0785 all present. We found a bad connection at transmission wiring harness, was not locked into other connector. Corrected wiring at trans, cleared codes, test dr...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
Hello People, I have this 00 Sonata that starts up and stalls right out, you cannot keep it running it almost seems like a security problem but car is not equipped with one. if you can catch it quick enough you can keep it running but you have to keep pedal to...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
Thanks to everyone for your info. Starts and runs fine. But when [...] to 75 % throttle, engine boggs as if no enough fuel. Customer had injectors replaced. Still same problem. Customer replaced both ignition coils, but still same problems. Any ideas...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Electronic VIN: KMHCG35G82
I have a vehicle with no real shifting problems but I have codes P1529 & PO708A, code PO708A is set as soon as I drive down the street. I have checked the ATM diode, no corrosion, checked trans range sensor, 12V at P,N,D,2,Low inputs. TSBs point in the directi...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L elec drain VIN: JNKBY31D6V
Our shop has been having problems with this particular vehicle. Two batteries have been previousley installed. Any technical help our experience with this vehicle would be much appreciated. I have found a bulletin on Identifix leading to door locks. Another so...
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58S9N
hey guys we have to figure out what is wrong with this heep. It first came in not starting and had no spark. it had a flat line on the signal wire for the crank sensor. the ground looks good and shows only .02 voltage drop on the black wire blue tracer. the re...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ28S0W
Well i'm at a strange piont with this truck! it came in for crank but no start checked ckps and it tested bad! so i replaced it, truck started right up drove around parked it for a few hours and the beast wouldn't start up, pushed it in and was ready to ckeck ... Trouble codes: P0622, P1389
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
hello every one today i need help on a 2000 grand that acted up once for me, the customer says will stall and start back up right away but only happens once a week and mostly in the am . she wants it fixed . i checked iatn for any leads and found nothing. i ha...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L trim VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
I am trying to replace the center vents in the dash board of this vehicle but cannot find any information on removing the wood grain trim to gain access. Any hints?
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear seats VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
Thanks for taking time to read this. Just a question but can I replace the rear seats/center console in the Navigator with the a rear 60/40 split bench seat out of a 2000 Expidition, or are the mounts different. I've checked around but can't get a straight ans...
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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1110251200
The problem with this vehicle is that after replacement of ignition points, they get contaminated and the car won't start. This was a problem with these older MB's and we used to put IKAR points(which I cannot find now) in to solve the problem. Usually it woul...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Vehicle came in for missfire, poor idle, hesitation, will not exceed 15 MPH. EMC is shutting injectors down to Cyl. #4,#5,#6. Vehicle has had new cyl. #6 coil and MAF sensor. Customer also has complete tune up before it came to our facility. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306
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1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM53S6V
Car came in with major blow out. Blew 4 holes through oilo pan and block, broke 4 rods and 3 pistons. Worse I have ever seen besides race engines blowing. I have flushed the coolant system, replaced the stat, pressure tested and air lifted the system. I also r...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM55S72
The headlights and parking lights come on and off on there own even with the car off, key off, doors shut, key out of the car. This car has auto lamps but does not have day time running lights. the wires to the headlight switch are not burned and the car acts ...
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1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y6P
need some help with this nissan, has intermittent no start and seems like it should be easy to diag but is proving more difficult as the day goes on. customer diagnosed it as a bad starter because he beat on it and it started. we installed the starter from nap...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Hello techs.Have a 98 maxima.Engine blew on cust. so we replaced it.Installation is all good.Engine will crank,sometimes kick back,sometimes kick the starter out so it grinds the flywheel,or will try to fire once,but you have to cycle the key to get it to do a... Trouble codes: 3, 1, 0, 47 (please see relivant technical manual), 0066 (Cyl 3 Misfire), 00FF
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1993 Audi S4 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHP84AXP
Thanks for the responses. This one played with my sanity a little! When the car is cold (or more specifically the ECM is cold) the car would run for longer, up to 2 minutes sometimes. Tested this theory by putting ECM in freezer. I double checked everyones ide... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed sensor).
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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L Starting VIN: WBAAB6406E
thank's to every body for there time, as i was backprobing different relays, i acccidently jumpered two wrong pins on the main relay! and guess what. yeap! computer was not happy, and catch fire! dont ask me how never seen it before, but i had to yank the glob...
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1996 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBG932XT
after checking with customer on all that had been done on this car including the air mass meter, coils,engine temp. sensor, catalytic convertors and o2 sensors it sounded like everything had been thrown at this problem..no one had mentioned this to me when i s... Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim control at limit), 228 (fuel trim control at limitat limit).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L blower motor VIN: WBAFA51061
Hi Guys thanks for the response... I had already checked the resistor because i too had suspected that but this one went a little further...I eliminated the signal wire to test and see and the blower shut off so that let me know there was something else. I hav...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
ecm driver bad thank you for all the help.all inputs were there the driver would intermittently turn off Trouble codes: P0341.
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR54R61
sorry guys for not getting back to you. i havent been using the computor much. i ended up changing the maf sensor and problem is fixed. thank you all for the help. greg Trouble codes: P0171 (b1 lean), P0174 (b2 lean).
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 2G1W154T9N
Thank you all for the response. I did check for vac. leaks and CTS-both ok. I tried disconnecting the AC transducer and coolant level sensor each time letting customer take it home. Didn't make a difference. This condition doesn't happen every day. In a month ... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC problem).
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC34F5R
well Everyone confirmed that the compression was way too low. Dale from N.C. hit it on the head, the rings were washed out. I also performed a leak down test and found 60 - 70% leakage past the rings. Now I was thinking motor, as did a few of my responses. To ...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13ROW
thanks for replies could not duplacte problem because of need to start in emergency situation i recomended he see dealer
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GNFG15M11
thanks for all the replies. turned out that it was a bad cap from part source. cust installed. found it buy doing compression test with 1 and 3 cyl off van would run. so cap was definitly the problem.
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: R911190751
the problem is fixed thanks to the 4 that replyed. new dist. fixed the problem but now i have another van from the same ompany with 0 compression on number 4. fun fun fun Trouble codes: 0300 (cylinder misfire).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCJK33124
Found that truck had bad injectors talk to dealer said 7 years 200,000 mile extended warranty only goes from 2001 - 2003 but they told me customer might get it extended to 2004 has to callGM & talk to them thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: 234 (turbo over boost), 1093 (fuel rail pressure low during power enrichment).
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1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL26Y7M
Thanks for the responses.I know the vehicle will need a valve job at the very least.The fuel pressure for TBI is suppose to be around 14psi so the fuel is ok.I just am not too sure about the pcm.But the customer has declined to repair the vehicle so I do not h...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L runs ok code 11 VIN: Y3V5197312
first i want to say i transposed the 1389 the code was 1398 and there was a buliten on the pickup. i had to send it to the dealer to get flashed and hopfully fix the truck.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L all gauges VIN: 1B4GP54G6W
this is one of those vans that only time will tell if its fixed.thanks to all that had some input on this problem.ended up putting a used cluster in it and crossing fingers
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1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4B3AU52N9X
It turns out I was missing the simple thing on this car. Whenever the car was running poor the coil output was very low. Thanks to those who respondeded.
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Thanks to everyone who replied, We replaced the chain, guides and tetioner. The car runs great! A special thanks to Anthony from Ohio hit it on the head.
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
Thanks again every one for your help. As it turned out, it was the primary chain tensioner. Replaced tensioner and primary chain. Took care of the problem.
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1992 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L abs pump VIN: 1FAPP60T2N
After checking all information and posts that we recieved we called customer to suggest fix but at this time he did not wish to make repairs because it was above his budget for the accumilator for the vehicle. Customer decided to take vehicle to a cheaper shop...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Engine VIN: 1FTJS34G1T
Well it is fixed as good as it is going to get cannot find a balancer sleeve with crankshaft reluctor on it, so I put one one from a 95 did not have reluctor on it so the check engine light will be on. Maybe some day will find the right one. Did take care of m...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, loosin fuel pressure VIN: 3FAFP11331
what ever was in the tank seemed to be contaminating the system. ended up replacing the tank, pump and fuel filter. seems to be ok now. thanks for the replies.
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L brakes VIN: 2FMDA516X5
Hello Fellow Techs, 10 replies,all of which were helpful. Pulled brake rotors and had them turned.There was rusty debris on inner side of rotors like we see on all rotors.I was informed that this rusty stuff can get wedged in between rotor and pads and make he...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9T
Once again thanks for all your help. As a few techs indicated putting in the 'wiring' update from the GM TSB for the 1996 Sonoma appears to have fixed it. The 'update' consists of a single wire but comes with excellent instructions on how to move the wiring ar... Trouble codes: P1122, P1406.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.6L high idle VIN: JHMEH6142V
hey guys , thanks for the great help. there was an issue with the idle air control motor on the side of the throttle body. heavy carbon build up was causing the idle to stay ' higher ' than normal at times. it comes down to it that i had the car licked the sec...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S11
Thanks to all that replied. This car has a bad crankshaft sensor. Almost all of your replies stated that the balance belt probably went bad and ruined the sensor and maybe the sensor wheel. After informing the owner of this, they decided that it was still unde... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor).
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge VIN: 4S2CY58VXR
Thanks for your time- A couple of guys suggested plugged/broken cat but we could see no evidence of that. We never could get the truck to act up, customer got fed up and took truck. Jason [...]
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1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FJ58S7M
thank you to all replies we replaced transmission problem solved,we did check p/n switch but was ok.never seen a trans do this.i am not taking old one apart as there is a core,would be nice to know what it was.
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58SVC
Thanks to all who replied and special thanks to Mike who replied with exact part # for connector I needed. The customer opted to not fix this issue at this time.
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ783VC
still have vehicle at shop(cust is vey patient)went thru all wiring from sensors and pcm when move or tug on harness have gotten vehicle to cut out just havent spent time narrowing problem yet will post when hopefully resolve. now that changed coil ,cam.speed,... Trouble codes: P1390, P1391, P0315.
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ2220Y
ONLY USE AN ALTERNATOR FROM THE DEALER - IF THEY ARE OUT OF STOCK FIND A DEALER SOMWHERE THAT HAS ONE! Thanx to all, as usual. The fix wound up being simple. My original diagnosis was correct, the alternator was faulty. Unfortunately, so was the replacement ...
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1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3AA11A4T
Hey guys, sorry about being so late on closing this help request, I was waiting to be sure that it was fixed. I had several replies as to an air leak or bad MAF, the repair that I did was to r&r the distributor again. So far it hasn't acted up. As you know thi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L broken intake VIN: 4A3AA46G11
Thanks to the 3 members who replied, but the kudos goes out to Robert [...] and his explanation as to how the timing marks could be lined up but the oil pump balance shaft can be out of time 'Only time I have seen this is when the balance shaft/oil pump ...
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1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, rich VIN: JN1MS34P4P
thanks to all that had repled, turns out that we had bad ground for the ecm, thanks for all the tips on wiring issues. eric
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, NO INJECTOR PULSE VIN: JN1CA21D4X
thanks to all who replyied. we did not fox the car but did send to the dealer for reflash. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0325 (ks malfunction).
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2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L in fail safe (3rd) VIN: AT HOME DO
Sorry but the customer did not return, and I am currently exploring other employment options.
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11T1Y
Thanks for your response, phillip from arizona you satisfied my question, the ECM grounds the fuel pump relay to supply voltage to the fuel pump as long as nothing else tell the ECM to ground the relay were in luck. Jerry and Michael the inertia switch grounds...
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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L engine VIN: 1GHDT13W61
Thanx, pulled oil pan yesterday & found #1 rod bearing spun. This makes sense why noise would change depending on where it spun to. Appears to be no damage to crank or rod, & only minor damage to bearing. Throwin' this 1 in customers lap today & see what they ...
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1977 Other European silvershadow 6.7L a/c clutch VIN: 00SRF30435
i was able to get a wiring diagram from a local shop and there was a connection someone had made in the wiring harness. it had gone bad and i repaired it. thanks for the help dan
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Antitheft/Airbag/Trans VIN: 1GZNW52MZV
Well im happy to say this ones fixed. I checked under the passenger seat and found no issues (I appreciate the info for future use though), but under further inspection found a 'disabled' aftermarket alarm in the car. Opened up the alarm controll box and found...
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2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L speedo/tach VIN: 1G2JB12F04
customer droped off car used sweep test on cluster everthing worked fine except for tach.remove cluster & instal exchange unit,everthing works great.all pids on tech2 alway read normal thank you for all replies Dave
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