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1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7L Misfire VIN: JH4D82380N
Good morning group, I have a 92 Integra that is my personal car. It has never given me a minutes trouble but I decided to sell it and found a buyer and now its decided to not fire on #2 at an idle. The cylinder is dead but it feels like it picks it up when you...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6331X
this car runs great in open loop, but has a problem as it warms up. misfireing is the only synptom, we used our scope on the primary side of the coils as a starting point, and i noted th amp draw of the coils droped form 7amp to .58amp as soon as the problem s... Trouble codes: P0300, P1188, P1189, P1250
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L xenon headlights VIN: WBSBL93461
The car came in with the headlights strobing - this is something new to me and information is limited. The tail lights also do not seem to be as bright as they should. I checked to make sure they are the correct bulbs and they are. I don't know if the tail lig...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Lots of codes VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Greetings GM techs...This 95 ultra has the OBD II connector and does give the 4 digit OBD II service codes. Two years ago it was in for MIL light on, mulitple current and history codes. At that time we checked and cleaned every ground, looked and tested everyt...
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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Long Crank Time VIN: 1G6DW52P8T
This vehicle came in with a hard start / long crank time overnight only problem. I put a fuel gauge on cold & got only 20 psi with key on only initially. It would eventually start when the pressure built up to about 31 psi 10-15 seconds later. Normal spec is 4...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR52RSX
Single cylinder misfire (#3) under light to moderate load . just as the approach to a hill is encountered. This feels just like a spark exiting the boot and not firing in the combustion chamber. It can be seen in misfire datastream . Can not duplicate in the s... Trouble codes: P0303 (only set the code once misfire cylinder 3)
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y3X
We just put a new engine with no problems started car and got code p1810 tfp valve position switch circuit 3 ... the car does not have reverse neutral it goes forwards in all gears.. never ran into this before any suggestions? I did check fluid levels and con...
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L electrical VIN: 1G6KS54Y22
Not a Cadillac man, does anyone know what "service electrical system" means when shown on the instrument panel? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L high idle VIN: 2GCFK29S1S
Complaint of high idle since engine compartment was pressure washed. Used car lot vehicle. Tech 2 shows fuel rate at 10 to 12 ms and desired idle speed at 1086 RPM. Idle speed matches that. Slight rough run and excess smoke. Worse when revving out of gear. At ...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L air distribution VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
hello,i am surprized i have not seen this problem before,i was gm master tech. for 15yr.Any way, everything is operating as designed, only no air at floor in floor mode.Inspected floor mode actuator to find it working(in+out)but the stub,or door that the actua...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L long cranking times VIN: 1G1JC1243X
this a friends car, after head gasket repair at another shop a while back. it cranks a long time before starting. it almost acts like timing is retarted. the switch has to be held until the engine finally hits enough to override starter. if the key is released...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Can't remove VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Sorry gang . Stupid attack here . I need to remove the upper plenum on this 4.3L , and I can't get the injector assy (spider) to seperate from the plastic plenum . I can't remember doing this before . Do I need special tools or is there some kind of latch that...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L compressor VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
Thanks once agian for your help. Customer brought car in compressor inop. Replaced compressor, drier, front and rear expansion valves. Replaced main condensor and flushed auxiliary condensor. When system fully cahrged with freon, low side reads 35 psi and high...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L no shift VIN: AC3AU42N3X
this car came in with shifting concerns. It get stuck in first gear. If you clear the codes it will shift just fine for a while and when the light sets it will stay stuck in first gear. I tried another ecu from another vehicle, but the speed reading on that ec...
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L bas esp lamps VIN: 1C3AN69L04
Hello Co worker Diagnoised the code and the system. Code{ steering angle sensor circuit}he replace the sensor and then performed recalibrate or initialize the sensor.code came back,after 3000 ft.he then used flow chart again ,replace cab ,computer,same thing ,...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some direction. Customer brought car in with engine noise but was quiet at the time. After setting overnight I drove 5 miles and heard noise at idle, definatley timing chain noisey. Shut the car off checked oil way over full, Cust ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
This truck came in with milky/overfull oil. Did some preliminary checks but found no problems with head gasket(compression leaks). Did a pressure check to see if i could hear anything on inside of engine leaking. Found the radiator head seaping a little but no...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FTJW35M7R
Hello diesel guys. Don't have this one here, but we do know the symtoms. A good customer says that his diesel F-350 starts fine when he lets the glow plugs warm up, but dies after about 3 seconds of run time. It will restart and eventually start running OK if ...
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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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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31Y7T
vehicle came in running poorly. had original tune up so we changed the plugs,wires ext. Since tune up it popped a po385 crank sensor code.we found the balencer to be severly out of balance and wobbling. Replaced balancer as well as sensor and problem still rem... Trouble codes: P0385, P0174
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
I have been struggling with this van. Came to us from another facility near where the van over-heated. Our customers driver pulled in and they diagnosed engine to have a head gasket failure. Vehicle was then towed to our shop. First, I performed a co2 test and... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FTEX08L1V
Thanks in advance for the help, have a '97 Ford F150. The problem is the wipers will not park when I shut the switch off. Also on intermittent function the wipers will not work correctly. They will move a little bit then stop they will not complete the cycle. ...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, low power VIN: 1FTHW26FOV
Ok guys,my personal truck here, and of course it is killing me. I went down the road of the quest for more power, ultimately adding stage 1 injectors, dual hpops, and all the associated go fast stuff. (including built trans). Shortly after it began losing powe...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FTNW21F42
I do not have a lot of diesel experience but this one has got to be something simple(I think?). Had codes p0603 and p1248. Cleared code and road tested truck two different times. Only code p1248 came back. MAP sensor tests good as per alldata. I have unhooked ... Trouble codes: P0603, P1248
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14524
Vehicle came in for mil, misfire occurs in cylinder 7, changed all plugs, have spent many hours, two Ford Dealers looked at it, they could not find problem, one dealer said #7 rod bent (makes no sense) we checked that, pulled valve cover, checked lifters, cam,... Trouble codes: P0307, P0316 (misfire occurs first 1000 rpm)
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1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29R2W
truck cranks no start cold, has spark at the sparkplugs. fuel pressure is 50 psi. fuel quality looks good. once the is pushed in @ warms up a bit it starts @ runs fine. then fuel pressure is 52 psi.
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
All Systems & Gauges Ect Read And Act Normal - Engine Shuts Off At Will - Restarts Fine
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78443
hi honda techs, i have this crv that has a code p0341 that according to my snap on scanner it has to do with the cmp sensor. my problem is according to mitchel code p0340 deals with the cmp sensor and that code p0341 deals with the variable valve timing contro... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp sensor a ckt rang/perf. bank 1)
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1993 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L shifting VIN: JALB4B1K8R
Any ***ISUZU HEAVY TRUCK pros*** out there??? This NPR has been serviced by our shop for years and suddenly intermittently starts and remains in 2nd gear, like it's in a limp-home mode. The "econo" light flashed while the problem occurs. It may do this for a c...
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1341G
Hello first request -- This jag was towed in with no start condition. Battery was dead - charged battery - vehicle started and ran okay - left run for 15 minutes and went on test drive - Vehicle shut off with in 1/8 mile. Crank good spark but no start. Left ve...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L random battery draw VIN: SAJKX6743T
this vehicle came in with intermittant battery drain. About the same time the battery started going dead the customers key fob started failing. this draw, measured at the battery, is completely random and fluctuates between 700 and 1000mA current. I can unplug...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radio/ cluster VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Hello again IATN members. This on seems to be our problem child this week. The customer came in approx 2 months ago with this complaint. The ABS/brake lights illuminate, the radio changes station on its own, clock changes time, and the speedo jumps to 120MPH a...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L tcc,od VIN: 1J4FT58S4Y
Has a code P0740,manually can shift the TCC solenoid on/off..Voltages and grounds ok.Brake switch through solus looks good on the signal. Cruising, very light load at 45 to 50 mph the tcc will feel like a faint drag into shift, then lock in and then the light ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XY
i have this kia here with the CE light on sometimes and sometimes it goes offf according to my client. the code is p0101 maf signal abnormal. i found a tsb for this code that referred to cleaning the terminals for the maf and the tp sensor, and the iac valve... Trouble codes: P0101
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L monitor pressure VIN: 1LNHM97VXX
after checking and road tests , the low tire indicator will come on, recheck all tires - all reading the same pressure - problems is intermittent - would like info as life expectant of sensors , how to test and locate which sensor is causing the problem
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hello Lincoln techs, Originally replaced the yaw (accel) sensor for a body shop with a 1279 & 1281 code. After replacing the sensor I have a code C1998 which says MOD CALIB INCOMPLETE on my NGS. Also the traction control light flashes all the time. Is there a ...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L srs VIN: 1LNHM84W02
is there any ford tehcs that have seen this code B2290 and could you please help us out. I know it has to do with the occupant classification system. When i pull the code i get the B2290 i then hit the flag butten on the ngs and i get different failures each t...
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1987 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: JM1GC311XH
This mazda will idle but stall as soon as the throttle is moved. I have repaired a vacuum leak, tested fuel pressure (40psi), the mass air flow door is moving, I have a good injector pulse, charging voltage is good. This thing has me stumped any insight will h...
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV522XM
customer brought car in because it would shut off at not restart till it sat for a short time. we never got the problem to occur but we did have multible codes for no distributer ref signals. the wires and plugs were old so we changed the dist, cap, rotor,wire... Trouble codes: 3 (no g signal)
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3531S
Help needed. I have this miata that came in on the hook with a no start condition. I have good spark ,but when you turn it over the injectors pulse twice, and then no more. If you turn the key off, and turn it over again the injectors will pulse twice again th...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1090161200
I'm calling on some of us more experienced (older) techs who can recall working on the mechanical fuel injection pump (because I sure can't remember) We need to get this car to pass local emmission test. It pegs the CO reading at hi speed (2500rpm). We've adj...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Horn
Anyone have any info on where horn relay is at? All Mitchell's info says it is in the under hood fuse/relay box.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBHA24G6X
this vehicle came in approx a month ago with no drivability complaint but check engine light was on code p0302 stored. during road test noticed fuel trim was up to 21%. checked state of tune ok . replaced m/f sensor and re-tested fuel trim now at -3%. returned... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4cyl), P0300 (random misfire)
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1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L altenator VIN: 1MECM504XL
i really need help on this car. car came in for no start and would not crank that was easy enough found bat. fried due to no alt. input. ran some test on car found bad diodes in alt. had took out the battery so we got a new reman alt. installed the part and we...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W5T
hello everyone. need help from mercury or nissian techs. this 96 villager had 3 codes for tps & trans ratios incorrect. found tsb relating to new updated tps. graphed tps and found faulty.(signal very erratic) problem i am having is adjustment procedure in all... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps circuit), P0732 (gear 2 ratio incorrect), P0733 (gear 3 ratio incorrect)
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
please help me before i go bat$&@t insane. vehicle has been to three other shops, including dealership - see HISTORY for details. symptoms include slightly rough idle, (minor concern to customer), and lack of power/surging/hunting idle after extended driving, ...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01P3N
car surges between 20 and 40 mph at very light throttle.checked coils,plugs,maf,tps,ect,o2 no conclusion.will sometimes act like stalling at idle but comes back.fuel pressure and tune up also good
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L all windows VIN: 1N4AL11D42
vehicle came in from another garage all windows inop at bcm alt acc @ battery feeds ok at window switch only batt. wire [white red] wire has 12 volts can not see broken wires in door. also other garage installed 3 switches @ also told us it was a auction car .
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hi Folks, This Altima is doing strange things! About a week ago this car came in the shop with the check engine light on, and the customer complaining about a rough idle. Code P0301 had set, and examination of the spark plug in that cylinder, revealed a groun... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 Cylinder misfire a week later)
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NW12M8T
Car was towed to the shop with a no start condition. We found the car would start and then shut down immediately. It acts as if the security system is shutting car down, however the theft light is not blinking. We checked for codes and only found code 1573. ... Trouble codes: 1573 (no communication between ebtcm/pcm)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
good afternoon to everyone. i have this pontiac that keeps turning on the mil light for # 2 knock sensor problem . i have allready replaced the sensor with no luck. mittchel says that the pcm supplies 5 volts to sensor but i have checked voltage at pcm and the... Trouble codes: P0332
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Valve train VIN: 1G2HX54K81
Car came in with complaint of check eng. light & bad ticking noise. We found multiple misfires on #2 cylinder(code po302)& noise came from that cylinder(sounded like a very loud lifter/valve train noise) - Ran in bay for 10 minutes & noise just quit. Checked 3...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Cruise Stops Working VIN: 2G2WS52294
Vehicle comes into local shop with cruise control that stops working. I assist the owner with the diagnostics. Using eSI & alldata, go through trouble trees and perform testing. Using the BDM, AutoEnginuity & Snap-On MT2500 the only cruise PIDS available on SO...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
hello everybody this car came in with a po446 code, checked for tsb's, none related to this code in mitchell. so I print the check chart and crossed my fingers, I look at freeze frame and notice vapor press. sensor reads 155.23 psi so I go to data screen and s... Trouble codes: P0446
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Vent selector controls VIN: JTDBT1236Y
Evening folks...This Echo came in with a broken link rod for the vent selection linkages on the side of the heater box. The part is only available in a TSB update kit for stiff vent selection controls. We installed the kit & found the vent selector knob to be ...
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2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48163
Almost every time I see these codes on a vehicle it ends up needing new cats. A few times I've seen a TSB indicating an ECM update that changes the effeciency threshold. This truck has no such TSB's. There are no codes to indicate a fault with the O2 sensors t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold - Bank 1), P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold - Bank 2)
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L strutmounts VIN: 3VWBC81H3R
vw and alignment guru's-this golf 3 exhibits a darting left and right when travelling over undulating road. not bumpy but hilly. difficult to control and keep in lane. strutmounts loose on rack but tight as soon as any weight on them. needs toein set-toofar to...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WVWAA63B7W
The ABS and blinking red brake lite are on.Can't communicate with ABS system with VAG based scanner. Also we have issues trying to communicate with the engine ECU. ie, SOMETIMES WE DO AND SOME TIMES WE DON'T. We can set up the scanner ok with KOEO. However, w... Trouble codes: P1606
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L front pump VIN: 3VWCK21C43
this 2003 Beetle has a very loud whining noise coming from what I beleive is the front pump in the trans. we were able to duplicate on the rack- noise remainds the same as long as engine is running does not matter what gear or load on drive train- it just gets...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29541
this volvo has code 101 mass air flow sensor it cut off on freeway when decelerating on off ramp and he stated after that he had to pat gas pedal to keep it running at stop signs well i get it it ran good for 15 mins then in the shop at idle it started surging... Trouble codes: 101 (mass air flow sensor)
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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Misfire VIN: JH4CC2640N
thanks for the replies- the alternator fixed this one! greg and crew
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGD8320R
Thanks for your reply on this problem. I would have never guesses that the passenger side electric seat ajustment button was stuck to the rear ajustment position. This in affect caused battery drain over night. Another one for the books Jaime.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door seals VIN: WBAAM3346C
thanks guys for your responses. it was pretty simple. we put a piece of tape above the door just to test the weatherstrip, not thinking it was that simple. but it was. i told the customer that there's probably still a leak but he's convinced that was it. he ma...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33441
Thanks to all who responded. I neglected to mention when this vehicle came in it also had a 'coolant temp code'. The typical bmw thermostat sticking partialy open. I replaced the t-stat on this vehicle, did a visual only on the evap system, (other than a gas c... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak).
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs VIN: W06VR52R3V
Well thanks to everyone who replied. as suspected it was the EBTCM, we removed it from the pump, drilled out the rivets where the screws go thru, removed the solder from the six contacts and pulled the assembly apart. Found the metal pathway from b+ to the fir...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y4Y
As suggested, I replaced bank 1 O2 with OEM. It still has bosch O2 for bank 2 and after cat sensors with no problems. Customer returned today, has driven over 300 miles with no problems and fuel mileage is better than before. thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P1134.
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L running lights VIN: 1GCEC14Z6P
Thank you to all that replied. I found a short in the wiring harness that runs along the bottom of the core support. it was between the right front marker light and the horn, the ground was fried from the horn connector all the way back to a ground junction un...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W9S
The fix was to replace the transfer case. The snap ring in the tail housing was just fine, the motor that drives it from 2wd to 4wd was not sticking. I had actually removed the front diff, found no problems inside it. There was metal shavings on the oil pump s...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L high idle VIN: 2G1WW12E61
well chris from wisconsin was dead on the tps scoped good but when i replaced it the car idled perfect and customer is very happy.. thanks guys... ron
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WF55K04
Thank you all so much. Turned out to be a bad instrument cluster. I performed a gauge sweep, and the temp gauge would go up, but never return fully. For anyone else reading this, the new cluster must be programmed. There was some discussion as to whether this ...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1GNDT13S04
Hello All, Sorry for the late post, the customer kept cancelling appointment. Although I thought it was instrument cluster it was nice, real nice to have this resource to confirm it with you all. This customer elected to go to dealer and the new cluster fixed ...
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F7V
Well, another case of over looking the basics! I looked the the scan data again and there it was, a baro reading of 27.3!! We all know what that means... a new map sensor, baro reading of 29.3 and all is well! I can't believe I just looked right over that the ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6W
the PCM was a problem, the first one I replaced it with was from a salvaged car, which did not work. I got one that did work, I turned the key and the lights on the dash lit up. thank you all for your help...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L odometer VIN: 1FTZF1726X
The customer declined repair of this cluster.He thought it was just going to be a loose ground but when we started talking real money he ran screaming off into the night!Most of you replied that the cluster would have to be flashed if I were to try a used one....
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
thanx to Steve, Jim and Eric [...] their help, problem was with transponder in key. for some reason customer had switched key and that is when problem occurred. failed to mention this to us!! have only been with iatn for about a month now, this has got to be one...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low fule lamp, seat belt lamp VIN: 1FTNW20F71
Well, let's call this one fixed for the moment. Replies in here along with IDENTIFIX clues pointed towards a bad ground. Easily accessable is a main ground near the E-brake assembly. A pink wire with an orange tracer. The ground looked perfect and tight. There...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D12
thanks to all who took the time to reply.went into mode 6 with sacn tool.all passed.felt like ignition misifre.replace coil pack.95% better.still has slight intermittent hesitation on accel but customer doesnt want to go any further.
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GKDT13WOY
I tried everything to resolve this one with no luck, the fuel gauge runs off class 2 serial data and we never found the problem. Customer didnt want to spend any more money or time on it . Thanks for all those who replied hopefully no one else runs into this o...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB7662M
the coolent line to the trottle body was plugged up. a good powerflush to coolent system took good care of idle problem. just because the radiator looks great dont mean the system is clean. thank you all for your time and help,,,rich
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58W8W
THANKS! to Mike from NJ. As he suggested I unplugged the P/S switch and all is wonderful, vehicle idles properly. I had unplugged the switch and ran the vehicle in the shop but seen no change. Obviously the IAC system on this vehicle is very slow to learn. Fro...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no reverse VIN: 1J4GW48S52
As I stated in my original post, this is my wife's vehicle. We do have a spare that is used in case one goes down. I am a one man shop and cannot always get our own vehicles fixed in a timely manner. It took almost 2 weeks to get it on a lift and remove the pa...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S14
Well Im saying I fixed this Jeep cause the mis-fire never returned. The last repair was replacing #6 injector. However I got some good advice ranging from valves not rotating to residue in the fuel rail ending up at the end of the rail blocking 6 injector. If ... Trouble codes: P0206 (Injector circuit problem cyl 6), P0306 (Mis-fire cyl 6).
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L noise VIN: JT8UF11E3R
I say yes its fixed but time will tell, after talking to Lloyd Kopps a toyto field instuctor and alot of reading fourms and post seems to be a combo of things,, it was spark knock during crank, installed new lexus wires and preformed a very good de-carbon on t...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge VIN: 1YVHP80C26
most of the replies I recieved were all aimed at data and sensor readings I had already verified as good. Though on todays cars be sure to always verify latest PCM calibration, Mazda is noturiouse for haveing a slew of updates. Unfortunetly that was not my pro...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rear air suspension worn out VIN: 2MELM75W5V
Thanks to all iATN members who respsonded, especially Dennis [...] who specifically answered my SOS in detail. Moog or TRW now include an instruction sheet as well as rubber spring seats with part #CC849. Previously, all they boxed were the two c...
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2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Batt Voltage/systems VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Very simple Fix (First Post). Thanx to Chris and one other for replies. With further and obvious testing, I found 180-200 amps to be excessive draw for a 'Gear Reduction Starter'. I also found the solenoid bolts loose to the starter motor, causing an Intermitt...
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1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L smoke VIN: JA4GJ31S9M
Thanks For Your Help- 6 of 8 replies mentioned the IAC valve as the most likely cause of the ecm damage. We ohm tested the IAC and 2 of 4 legs had only .3 ohms spec is 33-38 ohms. We replaced IAC and ECM again, all is well. We should have checked first. Ja...
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1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3EA11A8R
well its fixed I sould tell first what did not help I ck the cat wich was pluged replaced it did not help me got emails from BILL AND MICHAEL who both said the distrubuter I checked into this part and it has the coil ign module also a cam sensor wich I think h...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Electronic VIN: 1G3NL52T9X
2 of the replies said it should still have rear hydraulic pressure & one said the valve in the ABS unit was stuck in the hold or bleed off position. Unfortunatly I will never know the fix because cust didn't want to spend the money because of other concerns on...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G2WH54T9M
4 out of 6 injectors tested under 9 ohms... replaced all 6 of 'em & it runs good!!! Thanks to all!!
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
I want to thank everyone who replied. This vehicle originally came in with the SES light on and Code P0128. It was during my testing in the shop that we noticed the cooling fan was not turning off, even when coolant temp was low 75c. So as per the TSB for code...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 453BD4357X
Thanks to all that replied.. The customer didnt come back yet but all the relies i got refered to ...dirty maf, poss carboned up iac, poss intake gaskets leaking and low coolant going thru throttle plate...again thanks for the replies.
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
Guys thanks for the replies every thing was tried car runs fine all but stall at gagged throttle customer came and got informed on problem they are keeping me informed on car happy with it they say car has never ran as good as it does now they say they dont ga...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L window and locks VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
the customer did not want torepalce mod. he said he will just live with it
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ABS module code ABS-0095 VIN: YV1TS90D9Y
Sorry for the delay, Here is the results. Many pointed out that this vehicle has 3 available ABS modules and informed me on how to determine which system I had. This vehicle had the DSTC system and we confirmed that the module was the correct part #. Since it ...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Man, i forgot i had this open. the car came back for the timing belt a week later, and still had not re-generated the temp code. i assume the T-stat fixed it. one person suggested that the cause could be that the owner allowed the car to 'warm up' in the drive... Trouble codes: P0128.
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