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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L tcs light VIN: JH4KA9655X
vehicle arived with abs and tcs lights on. had code 17-1. found lr wss open intermittent. replaced sensor and cleared code. now tcs light is on koeo and koer. have factory scan tool and no codes stored in any module. light goes off for 1-2 seconds after start ...
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1989 BMW 735i 3.4L Lock cylinder VIN: WBAGB41020
Good day everybody! This is some charity work, my brother's car. The lock cylinder will only turn 1/2 way to position I, far enough to release steering lock but not enough to turn on radio, etc. If you let go of the key it returns to position 0. The key can b...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7323T
Hello BMW Techs out there, This little car is a real pain. It originally came in with the idle wavering between 700 and 2100 rpm up and down like it couldn't find idle speed and it smells really rich. Found the plenum adjuster (the plastic butterfly inside th... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction), P1140 (Manufacture Controlled Fuel Air System)
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1994 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WT7H3PH
hi all i need some help this buick stalls when ever it wants to after it gets warm and it sets a code 19 every time it stalls i have ran a new wire in place of the purple /white from the ign,module to the puter.i have ohmed wires from crank to ing. module and ... Trouble codes: 19 (7x intermitten signal)
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1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283CID engine oil
First post.Always led in right direction through fix database.Engine rebuilt by reputable machine shop.Bearings wiped out.Blamed on kwick lube place.Engine smokes excessively.Blamed on machine shop.Problem sent to me.Engine pulled & gone over with fine tooth c...
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1970 Chevrolet El Camino 350CID timing cover incorrect
Has wrong timing cover for the pan that's on it. What I need is the part # for timing cover that has the thicker/wider lower lip seal. Or year models that type cover was stock on. AS you know the parts guys need a year and vin to look up any part at the dealer...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, runs hot VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
Eng. EMS Fuse will go open at times,causing the codes listed above and the #2 Coolant fan will quit working,causing a overheating condition in town.I know that I have a wiring problem,have any of you seen this before?Were would be a good place to start,I don't... Trouble codes: 0028 (Transmission Range Switch), 0037 (TCC Brake switch circuit), 0075 (egr 1), 0076 (egr 2), 0077 (egr 3)
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1248V
ok so i replaced tge sensor due to costomer req, syned them threw the tech 2, ans it ran fine then i drove to varify, and found that at 25-30 it would fall on its face, in nutral it will rev up fine but under load it hesitases to the point you can only go 30 m... Trouble codes: P0502, P0335, P0341
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22GXW
Vehicle was in minor front end collision,air bag deployment, start and ran after accident, replaced front body components,cooling fans, radiator,temp sender in radiator, now vehicle crank no start,rpm signal, no codes, pats disabled, no spark, no injection pul...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L body control module VIN: 2G1WF55E1Y
Hi GM Techs, I replaced the BCM on this vehicle today. I have a Tech 2 scan tool and I entered the Vin # into the BCM. I tried doing the passlock relearn manually with the 3, 10 minute intervals but the security light never went out and vehicle won't crank. Lo...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L passlock VIN: 2G1WF52E11
I replaced the passlock sensor for an intermittent no crank. I have been trying unsuccessfully to reprogram the system. I tried to turn the key to start, then back to run. Security light flashes three times, then the battery light. Wait for what seems like fo...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Start/stall VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Intake has hole burned Threw just above EGR inlet in to intake and has created vacuum leak causing car not to start. Was wondering if this is normal on high mileage engines? Have not started repairs and can not test for restricted cat until new intake is insta... Trouble codes: 300 (miss fire), 1811 (trans), 404 (egr)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W91
hi guys. got a strange one here. i have two problems. first, this truck goes through a cap and rotor every year, almost to the day. cant see anything wrong. no play in distributor shaft, nothing. second, today when i replaced the cap and rotor again, i was dri...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TX1
Hi I have a problem I have a miss fire at idle off idle seams fine miss fire counter counts up high for cly 4 5 But all clys show some miss firing most about 30 t0 50 but 4 & 5 are in the thousands first the plugs are new have tryed a new injector in # 4 cly w... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J22
i ben on this one for three days. help!!! it was towed in. customer siad it over heated on her and thin it would not start. i tested spark it is good and i have good fuel presure .ihave no codes in pcm or bcm .ihave no injector pulse.the alarm system tested go...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L speedometer VIN: 1GNEK13VX4
speedometer reads 95 mph w/key off. koeo,koer reads approx. 90 mph. Needle doesn't seem stuck.Signal goes from vss, through pcm to speedohead.vss is good. suspect pcm but no info. how to determine this.no info. in my alldata. I don't like other info. such as "...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L limp in mode VIN: 2C86T64L52
Hope someone can help with this one.We are not a transmission shop but need some information on this system. The van came in with the check engine light on, in limp in mode and codes po750 po755 po888.We have no switched ingnition power so no power going to th...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Z1T
Thanks in advance for any info, what I have is this dodge p/u came in from another shop with a no start condition. no spark and no fuel inj. pulse. scanned computer had numerous codes and data had most sensors showing 4.98-5.00 volts so after inspecting wiring...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L regulator VIN: 1B7KF2360X
i have a 99 dodge 3500 diesel it came in and the alternator voltage is surging up and down making the check gauge light come on we at fisrt changed the alt and nothing changed we now suspect the voltage regulator in the pcm we are wonder ing if this is right a...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1V7GG2AN91
This vehicle has a noise I will describe as a pretty loud "donk" "donk' "donk" noise, about the speed of the drive lines from the transfer case. You don't have to be going very fast, I start to hear it at about 7-8 MPH. It sounds like a front hub partially eng...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Power steering pump VIN: 2D4GP44333
Customer recently bought vehicle used and noticed almost right away that the power steering pump would whine when when first started cold but would quiet down after system warmed up(10 mi. drive). Then customer claimed they thought it might be getting worse. T...
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1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L door locks VIN: 4ESDG64F4P
I am thinking if any one has had this happen they will remember. What it is doing and not all the time after you have parked it with the doors locked, you go to unlock the doors with the key and as you let go of the key the doors relock before you can get the ...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Clutch VIN: 2FTJW35M1M
This truck came to my shop with a shifting problem, mainly when shifting to reverse (customer complaint). It will grind gears when trying to shift into reverse. I found that it will get to the point that it is hard to get into forward gears as well after drivi...
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1991 Ford Bronco 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Hey out there, i'm kinda hesitant to post this, ive tried very hard to keep my rating at excellent, this post may hurt me, but i need the help. First i want to apologize for the no VIN info, i am currently at home, and after having it out with the owner, i dec...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X3R
this trucks idles rough.. and worse with any throttle movement.. tps has been replaced. ok. let me start over here.. i guess the customer had it in a shop for a coolant leak radiator was replace and an intake gasket for a leak ..this is the story i am getting ...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Codes VIN: 1FMEU15N0S
Very hard to start when cold. Fuel pump runs continuously with the key on. MIL on, but no codes can be retrieved (except code 111, "System Pass". ABS light is also on. Engine runs rough, black smoke pukes out of the tail pipe, and exhaust smells like rotten eg... Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass)
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L pats ford pro techs VIN: 3FAFP66L2W
hello guys & gals , what i have here is a ford contour with production date of 03/98 ,customer brought the car with a no crank /no start condition claiming he bought the car in an auction, after hooking up the scanner i pulled out code "b1213 minimum number of...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
This engine misses under a light load and low RPM when going up a hill. It can happen at 20MPH or 50MPH. It will miss three or four times and then it is fine. It does it with the EGR and the Canister purge un-hooked. Both of the O2 sensors show normal patterns... Trouble codes: P0135 (intermittent fault for o2 sensor)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
Hello every body,I have a windstar with the blower motor and headlamps that come on after the ign is turned off,there is usaually a 2 second delay and they turn on. All grounds have been checked and fuses,gone through the basics twice. I am used to chrysler mi...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Front Axle Assembly VIN: 1FTNF21F61
Beginning to feel jinxed with this truck which belongs to my brother in law. We have repeatedly repaired the front end for either vacumm leaks for the front automatic hub or now for the inner axle seal leaking grease again. We bought the Ford specific tool(OTC...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W62
Hi, everyone. This 4.6 looks like it has an oil leak from the RH head gasket near the high pressure oil supply to the top end. My question is, is it easier to remove the engine, lift the cab, or do this job in-vehicle. Ford specifies engine removal, but I'd li...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU73E42
hello techs!! need help. misfire #1-#4-#5 cyls, compression 160 -175 psi,replaced spark plugs (different types), vacuum @ idle 13, reved up went to 25" , when vacuum dropping the gauge jumps-ie 22-19-17-13 then stabilized at 13. pulled intake manifold (1 piece... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P[030
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU41F72
need a little help on this one. the pcm is not grounding the relay to activate it. alldata says that the engine oil temp sensor will make the pcm not ground if eot is over 131f well it is at 68 and then goes up. if you ground out that wire and wait to start it...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L p0732 VIN: 1FMZU73K33
This 2003 Ford Explorer with 67,[...] ..complaint - O/D Light Flsahes. Cleared and Drove Vehicle to verify.O/D light Flashed again.Retrieved code P0732. Replaced the solenoid pack.Refilled and Roatest. The O/D Light started flashing after 6 stop and starts ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
The vehicle came into the shop with complaints of the check engine light on, as well as a rattle from the engine. The rattle sounded just like a timing chain rattle, but with such low mileage, we had a hard time believing that could be the problem. We replaced... Trouble codes: P0345
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Whistle noise VIN: 1XTPX14555
The customer states there is a whistle/ whine noise coming from the engine at 59 MPH and at 74 MPH during a steady cruise. Any change of the throttle, either more or less, or going up or down a hill will extinguish the noise. The noise will only occur during c...
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L46
Since the coil and plug replacement the truck came back with check engine light on and P0354 (Ignition circuit D - Pri/Sec malfunction) and we rechecked the previous work and found no problems. Since we had used aftermarket coils, we decided to install OEM For... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition Coil Circuit D - Primary / Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P061B (Internal Torque Calculation Performance), P2105 (Trottle Actuator Control System - Forced Engine Shutdown)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: 1HGEM22981
Is there any way to retrieve srs codes from air bag system without a scan tool codes will not clear
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L "D" light flashing VIN: 2HKYF18183
The customer complained of "D" light flashing and brought in the car's Manual to us that states a transmission problem when the "D" light flashes. However the light was not flashing when it came in. It had stopped. the light will not flash for us. No TSBs that...
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1996 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHJW34MXT
need help guys. this car came to me after somebody else had put a used mass airflow on it due to a code the mil gave. when it came in it still had some codes but have resolved those with the parts i have already replaced. the car has the same drivability issue...
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1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Stall VIN: SAJNV5847H
Hello to all and I apologise ahead of time for my lack of knowledge. I have a customer who is considering purchasing this car with this problem and I am not a Jag tech. I would like to get some info before he gets the car so I can advise him of possble expense...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJEA51D83
Hey Guys, I have an 03 X-Type all wheel drive with a bad fuel pump. It cuts out quite a bit. I know the fuel pump is bad based on a pressure drop out on my gauge. Unfortunately, it has nearly a FULL tank of fuel. But since it barely runs, I cannot run the fue...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No communication VIN: 1J4GZ78S0T
This Jeep failed state inspection for "no communication". Also the ABS light is on and there is no communication for this system as well. I ran the no comm test from Alldata and came up with an open circuit in the sci receive wire (BK/PK). If I jump this wire ...
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1995 Kia Sephia RS 1.6L wipers VIN: KNAFA1210S
Hello techs. This Kia will exhibit random unrequested wiper motor operation with key on / engine running. It may happen right when turning key on, or after driving for a while. When the problem occurs, there is no control over the wipers with the switch. When ...
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2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride height VIN: JTJHT00W24
the rear of this vehicle sits slightly low, responds poorly. saw on alldata bulletin to replace all 3 height sensors. at the cost of of front sensors at about 5 bills each is it worth installing them?..if you'e seen this problem let me know what you did..
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L gauges VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Hello everyone, I have this continental that has no digital gauges that work, no speedometer no fuel or temp or oil presure gauges. I have checked all fuses. I had a 93 lincoln town car to do the same thing and i had to replase the insrtument panel complete, d...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNHM82W5Y
Unusual moaning noise from intake system at idle and only at times, maybe once or twice in a week. Noise sounds like a horn and is quite loud. It can be duplicated with much effort but only lasts for a short time, less than a minute. You can push on the engine...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L blower motor, VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This vehicle came in with no blower operation. I think fuse that operates blower is fuse for climate control in fuse block by left front strut.I am really lost on this type of vehicle. its a 400se . I looked thru help , and fixes which a lot say about fuse, an...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner .0L Front gear case VIN: 1FUXDPYEXT
The front gear case housing bolt holes are worn where the air conditioning bracket bolts on.I have the Kent Moore tools to do the repair but don't have the instruction sheets that came with them. Does anybody have them. Tools kit numbers are J-43030 and J-4316...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L center vent output VIN: WDBGA57G1V
This car was in 2 weeks ago for a new passenger seat sensor pad. We can't get the right part, so seat was put back in without sensor. Since then, the customer states that the center vent output in heat mode is low. With the car fully warmed up, heat on max, a...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM53U6Y
I have this sable with intermittant no-start(lack of fuel pressure).It only acts-up after sitting overnight.When I tested the circuit at the pump pigtail,it has 12 volts,but after load testing the ground,it very weak.I checked the 302 ground in the trunk,its o...
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2006 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer VIN: 4A3AB36F36
I've posted this on the forums as well, I'm pretty stuck. What I'm working on is a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant that was a vandalism/theft with many interior parts damaged or missing. The steering column and ECU have come out of a different car and we need to take t...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4BU3109S
Vehicle came in for noisey timing chain. Replaced chain assy. with complete kit. After installing new kit vhicle has a whining noise. This noise only starts after oil presure is built up. removed all drive belts no change. Pulled timing cover back down and ins...
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1982 Other European DMC 12 2.9L Maintainance VIN: SCEDT26T4B
Concidering I can't find any info on this and have another one waiting (And I know IATN is really not for procedure - but it IS a problem)to do the same to. My question is --- How do you replace the distributor cap on this vehicle ?-- I dont want to break any...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2FS21S8K
Hello everyone. This customer brought this vehicle in for a misfire hesitation. Under load it misfires pretty violently, acts like the spark plug wires are arcing out. Here's the weird part. Customer noticed(I'm not sure how he found this out) that if you unpl...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NW52E3X
First off this vehicle has had a hard life. The intake gaskets were blown and the engine was severely overheated. We performed a complete engine rebuild. Customer has put 4,000 miles on engine after rebuild. Customer states car has bad gas mileage, doesn't kno...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L fuel VIN: 1G2WP52K4Y
hello ,another hair puller !customer left car to have s.e.s. lite checked , went out started car with otc scanner on it checked codes has o2 sensor codes . went to move car an hour later ,car went into secuity mode ,security lite flashing in dash car starts ru...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Hi, we have this car in the shop. It is poping the fuse (40A) for the blower motor. I happened to have a spare blower motor for this car and put it on just to eliminate the possibility of the motor being the problem. This fuse is also supplying the Air pump, t...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Fail Safe Mode VIN: 3GZCZ63B92
Code P0963 Line Pressure PC Solenoid Control Circuit High Current" sets immediately after it is cleared. This is the only Code setting. With the TCM connector off I checked for max current that will flow through the PC Solenoid. According to Mitchell specific...
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: JT4RN13P2K
truck when first cranked up it will idle good for 1 min. then it starts idleing up & down. that could this be.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
First I want to thank all of you who replied. You know who you are if you said suction jet valve. The valve was pluged on the pcv side of the suction jet valve. Again thanks to:Greg..wa, david...va, edward...pa, bernie...il. david...uk. and todd of canada. tha...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L 4th-5th shift VIN: WBAHE2319R
Hello BMW Techs There were different opinions regarding what could be wrong, some messages stated to check the tire size, EGS computer etc, but the suggestion to check the TPS switch with the lab scope, doing a manual sweep was the winner, in my case I did che...
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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L batt. safety term. VIN: 1230123041
finally the dealer got me complete harness with both cables.thanks for all the help.
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAAV53431
Most replies referred to sludged-up frozen crankcase vent system/oil trap causing case pressure driving oil up past rings. Seth from Minn called me to say intake manifold removal is not necessary. Alldata procedure calls for manifold removal and I could not se...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABD53484
Hi to all. Rechecked everything again on the car. Found that when we spun the front wheels that we could feel a vibration in the spring on the right side but none in the left. Replaced the wheel bearing and the vibration is gone!! I don't know why it was not n...
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1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L wot VIN: 1G4AG55M7S
OK I'm a bonehead, I found the problem but have not fixed it yet. The throttle cable was holding the throttle open a little bit. I checked the routing and it looks OK, the peddle is going all the way back. The cable leaves the fire wall and goes into a semicir... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr 2), P1405 (egr 3).
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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1G6KS52Y4V
I'm going to call this one fixed. Most replies say 'blown head gasket' a few said radiator problem or cooling fans or leak. It must be the beginning of stages because of the way it takes a long time for it to cause problems. It will idle in the bay for hours w...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L wiring column VIN: 1GCEC14Z6P
Thanks to all that replied, after chasing down all the wires, the fat bald guy (me) lol, found that the wipers had been unplugged under the hood at the wiper motor. Sorry to bother you guys with a stupid fix. Thanks again for all your time and help. Brad
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hyudralic System VIN: 1GCEC19H9P
Thanks to everyone who had replied ! Finally I had been able to fix this vehicle ! We had found an ABS unit at local junk yard and installed it on the truck , brake light went away immediately . Also we had clamped off rubber brake hoses and that way found out...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L pump VIN: 3GNFK16R1V
Well-my suburb is finaly fixed! Many thanks goes to those who replied, even if it was to question belt routing. After 27 years I could still screw that up-just not on a chevy-pretty much only one way to install this belt. A special thanks goes to John [...]...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1G1ND52TX6
We Thank all of you for the replies. The problem with the gauge occoured with the sender unpluged, so our first action was to pull the cluster and have the gauge repaired. The gauge was steady and did not bounce around when the cluster was reinstalled. the gau...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5246X
Thanks everyone for your input, especially Scott from Illinois on the test procedure for the ignition pwr. Replaced with reman IPC from the GM dealer problem solved! Trouble codes: 1629 (anti theft system hard fault), U1016, B1011.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L rear rack VIN: 1GCGK13U63
Unfortunatly these young kids today don't have money to fix things, just to buy toys. I'm pretty sure the cluster is a fault because I've checked the vehicle speed sensor and the wiring to make sure there's no open's or short's. I want to thank all of you who ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Brake VIN: 1GCEC14V84
I just talked to the driver of this truck and He's happy with it-says its never stopped so well.Many replies suggested going to full on metallics and it was the only thing that made sense to me.We did just that and came away with a win although Im worried abou...
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1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4E3BS44R0M
Thanks guys for all the info, after testing all the components I R&R t/body and it seemed to have some excessive play in shaft, replaced with good used t/body ass. FIXED! Trouble codes: 12 (maf circuit).
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Thanks to all who responded..the drag link was bent causing the toe to be way off..replaced it and re- aligned and so far so good...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Front vacuum VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
The truck is working again. Todd [...] was the one that hit it right. I replaced both switches on the firewall, that control the vacuum to the front diff. Thanks to all who responded
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
Thanks to you all for your info. Lewis [...] Bruce and Lenard were correct on the MAF sensor being at fault. Well this morning I installed the maf sensor and the world became all good again, also found the hoses switched on the dpfe, it responds better now. Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system lean B1), P0174, P1400, P0505, P1101, P1121.
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP3830Y
Replaced the coil pack,it was arcing inside it self.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L pats VIN: 1FMZU83POY
all of my replies said to check the k lines, the k lines are all connected together in a parralel circuit arrangement. we were going to unplug the modules one at a time and re run the network test on the ids, then when all of the other modules start working, b...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF17261
I took your guys advice and added new intake seals,then I kept the truck for a few extra days and drove it a bunch.Well after two days the problem returned,I decided to put the compression tester on the #2 cylinder,when the problem would occur it had only 30 p... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Power VIN: 1FDXE45P25
Thank you all for your replies,Dale and Rick were on the mark with the CAC tubes,it seems my technician when reinstalling the right side one which is a flimsey blue silicone style missed the attachment by 1/2 the hose,very hard to see back there.After disassem... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR circuit range malfunction), P1335 (EGR position sensor min/max step performance).
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1996 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GTCS14X2T
kevin hit this one the new sending unit was defective out of box we replaced with a new one and the fuel gauge worked just fine.just goes to show you new does not mean new all of the time. thank you
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ2220R
finally got the black and lime green civic fixed. The problem was pre-existing and that would have been nice to know about, but I don't think the customer was really sure how the car was supposed to run since he just purchased it. Thanks a million to everyone ... Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit).
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Left Slider VIN: 5FNRL1895B
Hello all, and many thanks to everybody - Well, the customer said this was an intermittent problem, and she was not mistaken. The slider never acted up once while the car was here. I had six or seven replies from members, all good. Here's what I heard from t...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Fluid loss VIN: 1J4GW58N61
Hi fellow technicians. This job left today with Jeep factory replacement hose and screwed into the high pressure connector 3 turns. The customer understood I felt uncomfortable with this repair, but understood the situation. Thanks so much for all who responde...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L valve train? VIN: SALHC1345R
Hi we are going to pull the motor and gut it looking for a smoking gun. I would like to thank everyone for their input. I ran thru all the checks that were suggested and checked into the cam walk issue that was mentioned . At least with it out and on a stand...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air ride VIN: JT8BH28F7W
Thank you for all the replies we found the leaks in the bags ED from pennsylvaia and rod form arkanas. The leaks where so small that you could easy miss them. We have replaced the units and have no more problems and thanks to all who replied we will used that ...
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2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Warning lights VIN: 2T2GA31U45
Hi, I have recieved 3 replies and 2 of the 3 said that it could be the brake switch but should been with companied with a body code. Guys there was no code, so far we have ordered the brake switch and will go from there. When we install the switch I will post ...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L starter VIN: JM1TA2211S
Found loose ground at t-stat housing. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W71
Thank you all for all the info... I fix the problem.. Lean was the key. I have found a round plug behind the intake the size of a siver dollar tha popped off... Defective intake a fat vacuum leak will cause a backfire.. thank you all. I r and r the intake and ... Trouble codes: P0102, P1151, P1131, P1101.
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L PATS System VIN: 4MUZU66EX2
Couple replies said that The vehicle was not in antitheft mode because both fuel and ignition shuts down when antitheft is activated. I removed the connectors on the firewall and again I found nothing wrong, so I put the back together and tightened them. Recon...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Surge VIN: JA4MT41R42
Well, this is one of those ... I have called the customer & they say the vehicle has stopped acting up. I am inclined to agree with the members that it is probably an ECU or a wiring issue, but for right now its working & customer is happy. Thanks to all
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1980 Nissan 720 2.0L choke VIN: HGY7203756
thanks to all who replied, problem was with connection at alternator as was suggested by several replies. vehicle has not left yet,we have carb part ordered. but choke is now working.
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1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: FB12730046
hi guys yet another one is fixed thanks to you guys at iatn. Special thanks to Rick, Bob and Paul. I disabled the fuel pump and the engine was able to start and run for a while, until it almost died. I then reconnect the fuel pump and run until i switched it...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
tHIS VEHICLE will now start. the problem was that car had a Nissan factory immobilizer security system. That will kill fuel pulse when wrong key is used. found a tip in my Modis that helped. It said watch security light on dash while also watching pulse width ...
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1988 Chevrolet Spectrum 1.5L No Start VIN: J81RF21735
thanks to all who replied we are now wating on another dist.will post additinal info.as soon as we try another dist.again thanks to all who took time to respond.
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, long crank VIN: 4T1BF12BXT
well, the fuel press regulator was the problem, it was letting the fuel press drop to 0 as soon as the car was shut off.
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K82
We decided to start by replacing the vvt actuator. During the removal we noticed the cam journal right at the end of the cam next ot the actuator had metal build up sticking out of the bearing cap. Bearing was very worn most definatly causing oil pressure loss... Trouble codes: P1349.
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSB81H2W
Well after resetting the lamp - Air bag lamp Did not come back on for 10 days - many people replied that it could be either the airbag itself or an updated wiring harness. Since we do not have the scan tool to do all the needed readings we sent this vehicle to...
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