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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L left running lights VIN: WBACB4317P
i'm looking for help finding the parking lamp relays-- all data states they are to be found behind the glove box. i have removed the glovebox and seen controlers but do not recognize any relays. it is my understanding that there is a left and right relay. than...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Cruise Control VIN: WBAGD8325R
I sure am glad there's people out there who enjoy Euro cars because I could do without them. Here's my problem, the cruise won't engage. The first thing I checked was the three fuses tied to the system, all OK. I checked to make sure all brake lights work, OK....
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L abs sensor VIN: WBADE6324W
problem with the vehicle is the abs/dsc light on. the left frt abs sensor is showing 0 mph reading all the time. i replaced it, but the reading is still the same. i'm trying to check for an open in the wires between the module and sensor. according to alldata,...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Lock up VIN: WBACD4321W
Hi fellow techs, this is my own car. Once in a while the check engine light comes on and every time I find the same code, P0740 or 111 as BMW. I have checked in Mitchell and the code definition is: Torque converter Clutch circuit/Open. The diagnostic trouble c...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Hello BMW Master Techs: We've got a winner here! Vehicle came in we pulled codes with our BMW GT-1 and found that we had code 112 Camshaft Position Sensor, we replaced the sensor thinking this is another typical camshaft sensor replacement, wrong! The code won... Trouble codes: 112 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit bank 1 or singal sensor), P0340
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Hard Starting VIN: WBABM3348Y
Greetings, Customer reports engine is hard starting intermittently. Cranks for a long time, then finally will start. Has happened once a day after engine has been driven and warmed up, and h symptom occurred immediately following a Level II service done at our...
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1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L park/delay posistion VIN: 2G4WS52MXV
I hope i didn't miss something obvious here but here goes.The car in question came to the shop with the wipers parking about 1/3 from the bottom,automatic assumtion was a bad circuit board.Found out after, problem started after a freezing rain(tried using wipe...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTER56SEP
this vehicle came in at first and would not do anything for me it would only mess up when the customer would go on a 30 to 40 mile run. it skips very bad. they wanted to put parts on. i replaced all tune up parts. cap rotor button plugs wires, coil. this did n...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B3R
Hi there, Deville will idle very high when warm, drives down road as if the cruise was set, tested and replaced valve/stepper motor for idle stop(would not move), now vehicle idles fine, but intermitantly whilst cruising at light throttle, you can feel the gas...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Control head VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
The De-ice mode does not work. LED in switch does not light when activating the switch. We have greatly improved the flow of air to the windshield in the defrost mode. The original complaint was no or little defrost.Power and ground appear to be good. The cont...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KE54Y3X
Im having troubles with this car. The temp gauge on the car is showing 220F. The fans our kicking in at 220F. The informations that I have is not telling me when the fans should kick on. I have hooked up scanner and it is showing the same readings that is on t...
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L Alignment VIN: 1GYEC63TX3
This Escalade has a firm drift to the right even after the camber and caster was set to specs (including about .5 caster spread). I've already swapped front tires, etc. I don't like the thrust angle (-.27) but I believe that number should produce a pull to t...
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1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start VIN: 3G1AW51W9J
This car dies out on the freeway and towed in to shop. There is no service codes. Spray with carb cleaner through the intake while cranking and still no running. Hook up timimg light to spark plug cable and noid light to an injector conector, they both has fla...
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1989 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L service engine soon lite VIN: 2SADC52GDC
SERVICE ENGINE SOON lite is on. I have used a Mitchell Pro 9000 older scan tool but nowhere on it is a function to turn off this lite? Is there a quick and easy way of doing this. Van runs great and no codes present.
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Likes retards VIN: 2GBEC19KXN
Hello all, I got one in that a customer muddied the waters on by trying to fix it himself. His original complaints were check engine light on and hesitation/cutout and rough idle. He replaced the distributor because "a parts store told me thats what the che... Trouble codes: 42 (EST circuit fault)
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Possibly ABS module VIN: 2G1FP22P8R
This one is our shop project car. Problem began simple enough, it would not hold enough rear brake pressure for us to stall it up(Equipped with a 3800 RPM Yank converter). Attempted to bleed rear brakes and they had almost no pressure or fluid flow at the rear...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19MXW
Replaced motor 500 miles ago everything went great. Now i am getting a humm noise at first start up from engine compartment that was not there before engine swap. Noise only lasts 3-5 min. Almost sounds like it could be caused buy some sort of vac problem. Thi...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3445HFFH
hi guys i have this 99 s-10 that someone has put a 350ci in.it came to me about 3 weeks ago as a no start.it has a after maket disbutor its a flame thrower its a two wire disb + - . it has a ignitor in it,this truck has a carb on it also,really no engine contr...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L passkey VIN: 1GNDX03E6X
I got this Venture van with a passkey light on in the dash. The van starts up every time with no problems. I scanned the VTD module & PCM for codes with Tech2, none present or stored in history. This van has Passkey 3 system, engraved PK3 in the key. After goi...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31R4Y
Thank you in advance for reading this. This came in on a tow truck, our customer stated that it stalled on him on the high way. It would not restart and he stated that it would not turn over, nor would the starter click. The engine would turn over this morning...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L pressure diff. switch VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Thanks for your help . Customer developed a leak at left rear caliper and continued to drive untill fulid all ran out of rear portion if resivoir . The pressure differiential switch has tripped and I need to know if it can be reset the same as conventional uni...
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2001 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L No Start VIN: 3GBKC34FX1
Vehicle was towed in, customer states vehicle lost power and would not restart. Computer Anaylsis was perform initially, scanned codes no codes found but during process lost computer communication after 5 mins of checking vehicle. Found ECM-I circuit 439 fuse ...
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2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 8.1L fail safe won't engage drive or reverse VIN: 1GBC4E1EX3
Truck wouldn't engage drive or reverse ... Unable to pull codes with snap on scanner... acquired TECH 2 and was unable to get unit to power up ... found no ground at pin 4 of the aldl connector, applied ground to circuit and TECH 2 came to life, was told that ...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F34
good afternoon, i have a 2004 chevy cavalier with a 2.2 liter engine. this car has an obvious misfire at idle and more pronounced in drive or reverse. seems ok while driving unless you try to accelerate wot. code p0300b is set and show misfires on cylinders #1... Trouble codes: P300
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L air bag VIN: 1GBDV13LX5
Found out customer never showed up at dealer, now past warranty, code isn't hard fault but cant find code b0092 in alldata to go to pinpoint tests. Know it's passenger side air bag problem but nothing else, codes go to b0082 or so and jump to b0100, no 90's at...
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL on P0711 VIN: 2CNDL73F77
Hi everyone. This is my girlfirend's vehice. She bought it new and has had no problems untill the MIL came on. At about 3500 miles the MIL came on and set a P0700 and a P0711. The car was cold started, warmed up and driven 60 miles, shut off then restarted usi...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L front calipers VIN: 2C3HC56F2V
Hello evryone this is a basic brake concern that is getting to be maybe more than basic! First time in was for a brake noise! so the front pads were metal to metal so i turned the rotors and installed new pads and shiped the car. A week later it comes back for...
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2003 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: IC8GHB5R72
vehicle at our workshop to repair headlights not working. during diagnosis battery went flat. repaired switch & charged battery o/k.vehicle road tested & returned to original w/shop. 2 days later customer complained of engine playing up. when checked fuel pres...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L trans relay VIN: 1R3D6GE7YT
the trans control module shuts off trans relay immediantly after key is turned on for a couple seconds.there are no codes other than trans rely always off code 15.i checked all wires for a short or no resistance.i manually by jumping the relay control wire tur...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L d range VIN: 2B4GP44R9V
This vehicle brought in for the tranny slip complaint when cold , I tested it when let sit overnight and found it slip in D range R , L & 3 are ok , when I rev the engine to 25oo rpm then it start to work . is this sound like a leaking sealing ring? I am not t...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3B7HF13Y9V
thank's for your time people!i think codes were tripped by customer pulling off spark plug wires trying to pick out rough idle. after coil was replaced customer noticed lack of power compared to before.if you get rpm's over 3000 seems to come alive.also notice... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0308-), P0308
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG2AN2Y
at idle and just off idle amperage spikes up to 60 amps on asd circuit and drops voltage to all coils and injectors therefor causing engine to die at idle and soon will blow 30 amp asd fuse.
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L 1-2 Shift Hot VIN: 2B7HB11Y0Y
Driver of van complained that trans went out of gear while driving, then stuck in first gear. Checked fluid level and was a little too high. Over 60,000 miles, so I dropped the pan. Fluid looked good and no debris in pan. Replaced filter and added new fluid. O...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L booster VIN: 1B7KC23681
The truck came in with a complaint of hard steering during braking. After running a pump pressure test and checking pressure out of the hydroboost unit found that no fluid was passing through the booster during hard braking. Replaced booster with rebuilt unit ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L door locks VIN: 2D46P44L83
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this caravan which has an intermittent problem with power door locks and power windows. Sometimes door locks do not work. Sometimes windows will not work.Car was in in November with windows not working all the time. I rep...
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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L fuel VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Hi guys, I'm having a problem with getting this pickup to run. We replaced rt. side cyl. head and is back together. We've bled the fuel system repeatedly and the engine fires for a second then has a hard time getting it to run again. We made sure the timing ma...
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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF2615E
this truck will run fine then start to surge then die after about 10 min of idleing. check shrader valve on fuel filter housing alot of air. once the truck dies it will not re start until you depress shrader valve and hold until it starts. then it will run for...
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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
Customer towed vehicle to us and wanted a fuel pump installed . But after doing a fuel pressure test it showed 40 PSI KOEO . So checking for spark it has spark on 1 and 5, and 3 And 4 , And on 6 but no spark on 2. Checked crk sensor with Snappy vantage and it ... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor)
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAPP36X9M
Helo Tecs , I HAVE THIS TEMPO FROM HELL WHICH I DONT WHAT TO DO WITH IT . CUSTOMER STATED WHEN HE COMES TO STOP CAR DIES BUT RESTARTS WITH NO PROBLEM . I HAVE CHECKED EVERYTHING ,AND CAR IS RUNNING PERFECT . ONCE, WHILE I WAS PLAYING WITH A GEAR (FROM REVERS ...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N7P
vehicle died while in motion. advanced timing at distributor and it started. ran poor but ran and was able to get to the shop. can't get any codes except for poor idle which is probably because of the distributor being moved. my question is, does the magnet an...
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 4.9L A.I.R. Tube VIN: 1FDHF37Y7S
Need help in locating aftermarket AIR tube and ferrell nuts.Tried resources list in fix data base incl. "BBAUTO PARTS", NAPA and Carquest with no luck.This being my "shop mule" don't want to spend $350.00 for factory parts if I don't have to. Thanks, Derrell
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1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLE40G9T
hello, this thing is failing smog for co, checked air injection appears to be working properly, o2 sensor swithcing from 169mv to 851mv with a rise time of 74ms, fuel pressure 36 psi, map sensor reading to spec even tried a new one, ect 204 degrees and is in c...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L starter VIN: 1FDXE762H9
help! we just changed all eight injectors on a 7.3 L diesel .the job went as planned,tedious but uneventfull.when we attempted to start the truck it acts like it is hydrolocked.even with battery charger on high the starter hits hard and truck will not crank.it...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Had Ford to reprogram pcm with TSB 98-24-6A . Good for few days than stalled . Repalced with new idle speed motor or IAC . Good for another few more days then stalled again . Idle steady 20 " vacuum . Now just got a P0171 with a rebuilt engine . Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean)
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L alternator VIN: FAFP34P3YW
Identifix says a lot of these replaced with wrong alternator from aftermarket. Some look the same but do not have the feedback circuit to the PCM to tell it how much of a load is on the alternator (grey wire) so PCM can send a modulated pulse width back to alt...
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2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FWE35L324
hi all, truck came in with miss. pulled codes and found miss on number 3 pulled plug to find oil fouled. did compression test and got 5 psi. shecked number 4 hole and have 180psi. did leakdown test and air seams to be coming out of intake. strange that i didn...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LX3
thanks for help in advance. this is a dry knock on start up for 5-10 seconds only. yesterday changed oil to 5w20 & filter, but noise still there this morning. could not find any tsb from ford on this being normal or action to be taken. since warranty company w...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FTRX12W65
when your driving normal there is no shutter even on panic stop. but if you drive down a long hill you get a shutter the longer the hill and more braking the worse it gets. then you get a mild cool down and it goes away.
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1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GTHG35R4X
hello i have this van that will engauge the starter as soon as you turn key on. tryed to remove crank fuse and the starter still runs. replaced the relay and starter with new units from delco. to no change. dont know how to test ignition switch or park/neutral...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GTEC19TXX
We had scanned this 1999 GMC Sierra 5.3 V8 Truck and had 2 codes, p0171 and p0174. We repaired the upper intake since our data was much like the ones that had that problem. After repair was done the codes do not come back but now the trck is skipping a low idl... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 2)
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1995 Honda INTEGRA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMDC44500
This car idle excessively high when cold. At cold start up it revs at about 2,000rpm. when I first tested the idle speed control motor,there was 12v to one side & ground to the other which made it open fully & rev high. We had the ecu tested & it tested ok. wh...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello: I have this Honda which will not open the left power sliding door. I have checked out the fuel door lockout and it works ok, relay latches and works. I cannot open the door with power OR manually. It will not open with either outer or inner handle. Lock...
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L SRS Lamp VIN: JHLRD78875
I need help interpreting the SRS Codes on this vehicle. When I Go into the diagnostic mode, I get 4 slow flashes followed by 6 fast flashes, then 2 slow flashes folowed by 8 fast flashes on the srs lamp. Thanks Mark
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDJ58XXX
This is at our sister shop and I'm doing this with second hand info. All RH bank 1 cyl's dead or very low power. This is the second time for this in 2 months. Last time they pulled RH cams and inspected, looked good. it ran worse after that and I finally foun...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L high beams VIN: SAJHX6049X
First i replaced the inside rear view mirror due to it shorting internally & melting before i did any diagnosses.The high beams come on automaticlly when the headlights are on & in the manual setting.This problem occours intermittantly after vehicle has been r...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L All Gauges VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
This Jeep has be to no less than three dealers. The customer drove it for about 6 days after he bought it from a local dealers used car lot. They gave him a 90 day warrantee that they since have regretted . First the AC stopped working, after he picked it up t...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L crank bolt VIN: JTHBD18281
Harmonic balancer failed, removing to replace and change timing belt, cannot remove front crank bolt-really tight, require info to comfirm bolt is regular thread-not left hand thread before I break any additional parts!!. can hold flywheel/flex plate, have bro...
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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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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Rev Limiter VIN: 1LNHM87A83
This 2003 Lincoln LS will engage the rev limiter when down shifting at 3/4 to full throttle. Sometimes it will engage at 3,400 rpm sometimes at 5,000 but redline is 6,000 rpm. This is defintently the rev limiter and not misfiring coils. When graphing scan data... Trouble codes: P1270
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1992 Mazda MX-6 2.2L Dies at idle VIN: 1YVGD3181N
Vehicle came in dies at idle. Well, with the foot off the brake the engine will idle fine & vacuum is 18 in. As you depress the brake pedal the idle starts to drop & the vacuum starts to drop also . The harder you push the brake pedal the lower the idle & the...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 451FU78612
this one is fixed.. my codes again were( mil light code) 217 trans. can bus egs signal no communication with transmission module. and code (asc/dsc code)5e15 can timeout egs..the lights on the dash that were lite were the check engine light ,the asc light, the... Trouble codes: 217 (can bus egs signal).
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L 4 wheel drive VIN: 3G5BDO3EO3
Sorry about taking so long to close this post, the customer never brought back his vehicle since it quit snowing and now he does not need the 4 wheel drive, (I hate it when they do that). I did get 5 replies saying that the rear axle is ingaged by a pump and t...
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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Long Crank Time VIN: 1G6DW52P8T
The vehicle started right up on a cold start.So the marginal bleeddown problem was normal.The fuel pump Was the only problem . Thanks for all replies.
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L l VIN: 1GNEC16K3S
Hello all. It is late and I have had too much Tequila, since I gave up beer for lent. Anyway, the truck is fixed. I overlooked the obvious, though after at least 300 trans overhauls I have never run into this. The responses were overwhelming. Everything from f...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE13C7Y
Hi all who had a suggestion on this Tracker. It seemed #3 and #4 cylinder picked up on short run a misfire. Suggestions included a possible carbon problem. I feel the broken/gutted spark plug had loosened bits and pieces in the combustion chamber. Using the in... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P303.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L battery VIN: 1GNDT13S53
hello again, we did end up fixing this one by having the new liftgate module reprogramed. the tool of choice when working on a gm class 2 serial data problem is truely the tech 2.before borrowing the tech2 i did follow every lead.there were so many good ideas....
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR38N72
A couple of you hit nail on the head. The timing was off one tooth. The way the timing marks (if you want to call them marks) are on the 4.7. The words v8 on each cam should be at 12:00 but, at the angle of the head it is hard to see the v8 and tell if it is a... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam / crank mis- alignment).
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1991 Ford Bronco 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Well, unfortunatly guys, I have to close this post without a complete fix. I can say that many of you were helpful. I received responses ranging from checking basics - which was done - tuneup, battery, engine integrity was verified good, could not locate engin...
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Timing cover VIN: 1FALP4042S
It was unanimous, no need to remove the oil pan. I've done a lot of timing covers in the past, but MOD was adamant about the pan on this one. It has a cast aluminum pan and I wasn't sure if there was something interfering with removal. There are two threaded h...
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, hard start and dies VIN: 2FTHF25HX8
Thanks for all that replied. We went back to basics and did a Motorvac service and replaced the fuel filter. Didn't make a big difference at first so we put two cans of BG 44K in fuel tank and ran hard. Runs like a dream, customer very happy.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
The customer took the car , and he will bring it back for complet the repairs later on . I found , that the new runner controlers are sending the wrong voltage to the computer.I'm planing to get the original Ford runners , since I intalled the aftermarket repl... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538.
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU24E8VU
Thank you all for the information provided. Some very usefull and some not very. Vehicle was returned to customer NOT FIXED. I really hate this part not being able to totally fix the vehicle and ending up with a IATN help request with just a summary. But it ...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS31L3X
Thanks Ford Gurus! A few of the replies said to put scanner on global or generic mode and go to mode 05,06,07 then go to mode 53 and check for pass/fail on tests ran. Found 1 test failed #1 which is for #1 ignition misfire. Aloso got van to misfire for awhile,...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X64
got this one fixed! thanks for the suggestions. fixed the rich running condition was talk the customer into putting the stock injectors back in it. still ran great! the idle problem was fixed by tightening the PCM ground screw by the PCM to the body behind the...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L 4wd VIN: 1FTRW08622
thank you for all the help the problem was the tires. not a different size but different type front to rear switching the tires fixed the problem thanks agian
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2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA31A13
Looks like we shot ourselves in the foot on this one. The additive we used changed the viscosity of the oil enough to influence the VVT valves. Changed the oil again, without flushing, and did not reset CEL of have drivability issues. Delivered to customer... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing bank 1), P0012 (intake valve timing bank 2).
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJFX1747M
I checked everything that was suggested to no avail I checked timing, replaced plugs what I believe is that no one took the time to look at the injector wave forms i provided look at the noise in the current ramp and the noise in the injector on time signal I ...
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1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID blower vents VIN: 5Y02N43500
This is one of those cars that require a factory manual. John Seeba sent a diagram that would scare anyone into this realization. I want to thank Bob, Thayne, Lee, Dave, and Gordon for the help. To really diagnose one of these cars a smoke tester is required. ...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L monitor pressure VIN: 1LNHM97VXX
after much more test process and info from local ford dealer , and the suggestion of putting in four new sensors at the price option of $456.00 each the customer declined repairs ,on this early model of TPMS there is no process to verify which sensor is interm...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24632
Thanks to every one who read and sent in replies. The EGR was leaking so I replaced it. I also replaced both coils ,wires and plugs. The customer is happy that she won't get stuck. THANKS RICH Trouble codes: P0300.
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1BK344X6
well i recived a few replies talking about some pcm /tcm updates for this vehicle. one replie about using only 87 octane fuel in these vehicles and one about updated intake runners to cure a hesitation or surge. relayed the information to the customer and also...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Thank all who have replied. Left side catalytic converter plugged. Replaced cat. Vehicle runs great. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304.
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1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L howling noise VIN: 1MEPM6249P
Well guys thanks for the rapid responses. It turns out all of you were correct the iac was the culprit. Thanks again
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2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM53U6Y
After long deliberation,car was sent to Ford dealership for PCM replacement,and it has not acted-up YET.But its the only thing that makes good sense.On a cold start,the injector pulse width would be over 100ms,and after idling for a minute,it would settle @37m...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
was told by a tech from mit dealership that i could use a used computer if i got the imobilizer from the same car. put in parts and the lock smith tried to program the key but it would not work. we even got the key from the same car the used came out of, cut a...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01P3N
thanks to everyone who responded.it ended up being a coil pack.when i first searched fix data base there was about 25 other request with same problem and one of them mentioned using the am radio in car to listen for rf noise that an older gentleman had told hi...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ5212P
Thanks for all the input. This car looked like it had a bad ECM. I decided to check this car over again. I rechecked all the sensors they seemed to be fine. So I decided to take the ignition module off of my wife's car and put it on and it run good with NO cod... Trouble codes: 41 (No camshaft reference signal).
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K9V
Thank's to all who replied, We ck'd fuel press ,changed fuel pump relay, ing. mod., crank and cam sensor, cleaned ecm conn.'s scanned for snap shot, ck'd for stored codes nothing fixed the stalling. The car will fire right back up. The customer has taken the... Trouble codes: P0135, P1106, P1406.
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L engine fire VIN: 1G2WR1214Y
I recieved three responces to this post. I thank all who took the time to read and reply to it. I have learned that the NTSB is looking into these fires that seem to happen a few minutes after the cars are shut down. I have seen info suggesting that the O ring...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Valve train VIN: 1G2HX54K81
Well this one ended up being a bad lifter after all. I found out that YES a lifter can cause a miss. Cylinder head, push rods, springs, etc. all checked ok. We ended up changing all the lifters. Thanks for all the replies!
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1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZJ5275S
Thanks guys. The sensor and harness was replaced and worked perfectly. This car haunted me. Turns out when the car is in failsafe mode. the letters appear in the data stream. when normal mode the temperature appears in the stream. Thanks again for all the repl... Trouble codes: 15 (ECT reading High or open).
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1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L pressure VIN: JF1GF485XW
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was actually the new Wagner caliper. It matched the original exactly with one exception. The bleeder screw was in a slightly different position. It was about 4 inches lower than the original. So what was happening was ai...
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1991 Volkswagen Fox GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWGA2301M
The info. really helped. The replies in the direction of the computer holding the inj. open was right. The customer decided not to repair vehicle do to cost. The repairs are more than the value of the car. There where ideas I never thought of. Thanks for all t...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L MIL on randomly
Many thanks to these guy's that replied. Dollard [...] who gave me the most in depth explaination of the code and it's definition, it was for low voltage on the signal wire. He suggested ...
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