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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B5X
We are replacing the transaxle in this 1999 Audi with a used unit which was recently reman by Audi. The yard sent us the transaxle and the electronic control unit together. My tech installed the transaxle with no problem, we changed the fluids and attempted ...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittent VIN: TRVWX28N91
Hello I need help. This car is driving me nuts. This car when started cold once and a while for the first minute of operation will hesitate badly and stumble setting the above codes. I have replaced a ripped open PCV breather hose and changed the charge air pr... Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P0300
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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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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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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Convertible Top VIN: WBABS53411
The power top will not open as the "trunk open" warning light is always on. we replaced the upper trunk latch and the cargo lights now turn off when the latch is locked. The microswitch for the stowage panel at the front of the truck works. if i press the roof...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on,Limp home mode VIN: WBAFB3353L
Hello,this x5 has gone into limp mode twice in a couple of months for the customer,(when cold) and sets code 02-pressure actuator 2... The car has not acted up for me,the circuit checks out ok,I replaced the pressure actuator,no results,the car still very infr...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
Hello Everyone, I need help..We installed a water pump 50 miles ago and customer had car towed back in complaining of oil leak and no start.The oil leak looks like it was coming from the rear of the oil pan gasket, Pumping like a artery that just was cut. Thou...
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1991 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GNER16K8M
The speedo shows 0 mph at all speeds. When the speed sensor voltage is measured at the DRAC, it increases as vehicle speed increases. Mitchell says that there should be AC voltage at the speedo output. I measured 0v. I replaced the DRAC with a new one. I still...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GCEK14K4P
Good morning all I have this truck here thats driving me nuts.truck came in with no brake pedel master cylinder empty and left rear wheel cyinder blown out (shoes soaked with fluid).Replaced both wheel cyinders rear shoes and attempted to bleed out brakes unab...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHC39J8V
Good Day, This truck towed in from other shop that just installed new motor. They claim the motor fired up the first time that they tried then nothing. We scanned truck with Tech 2 and no power train codes, no body or chassis codes. When I checked class 2 data...
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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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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F9W
Hello all, Please excuse me, I am a diesel novice. This is the first time I have ever tried to do diesel driveability. I specialize in gas engine driveability but also do general repairs. A good customer of mine is a used car lot that bought this truck at a...
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Radiator VIN: 2CNBJ13C9X
This vehicle comes to us with intermittent over pressure in the cooling system. It has expanded three radiators but does not over heat until the coolant leaks from the radiator due to the expansion. We have performed a carbon test many times that all show nega...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L shift VIN: 1GBJK34161
Thanks in advance for any help on this one... I have an Allison equipped K3500 4WD dump truck that won't upshift on its own after it is hot. I can make it upshift with the Tech2. I have been monitoring the ign 1 and ign 0 fuses for power loss per tech bulletin...
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2003 Chevrolet WORKHORSE 6.5L No Start VIN: 5B4HP42Y43
truck was towed in no start rental company they had put in injector pump still no start i put in new lift pump because no fuel was getting to injector pump gotb fuel to pump still no start no rpm reading on scanner during crank i cant get any fuel through the ...
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1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L head lamps, door locks, power seat VIN: 2C3EL56T3P
Although the power seat and door lock is on the same circut the failure does not seem to be be related to their opperation. the fuse will blow with the engine off and the headlamps on.
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EL56U81
hello everyone im starting to work on this 2.7 chrsyler and im having problems removing the crankshaft sprocket. i know theres a special tool for it, but i cant wait 2 weeks to get it. I have spoken to other techs and they said to use a 2 jaw puller, so i trye...
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1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3BN56R6M
got a good one here: this car is killing me,first came in as a no start,fuel pump,then rough idle, injectors, fuel filter and fill tube(water and dirt in tank)then another no start,pump and filter again due to dirt probably, cleaned tank and sent him on his wa...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL22XOW
Vehicle stalls on decel (a few times monthly). ran chrysler diag. for stall. Everything showed good, checked three times.
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y0W
This truck is not setting codes... But it starts to pop out the TB when driving at constant speed, it is very intermittent... When this happens if you back out of the throttle it will clear up and run of for 30 secs or so and do it again after about 5 times it...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L steering gear VIN: 1B4GP25B11
I have this Dodge Caravan that is wasting my time.There is a noise When you turn the steering at a standstill. It is a thump like noise, and it takes some effort to turn. I have disconnected the steering shaft and checked the U joints where it enters the rack ...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R43
this us a used vehicle that would not run. had a bad battery. replaced battery and runs horrible at idle especially in gear. scanned p0175. power balance shows all left side cylinders contribute very little power. LTFT bank 1 = 18.0% LTFT bank 2 = 32.8% cou... Trouble codes: P0175
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2007 Dodge 3500 truck 6.7L engine
just wondering if any dodge guys have a suggestion I have a Brand New truck overheating Cummins sent some engineers down to ck after an afternoon on tearing apart found a casting flaw in water jacket/oil cooler section of block. my question is they are sending...
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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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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Hello everyone, thank you in advance. This vehicle is running very lean. It runs a lil rough won't rev up, no power. Fuel trims are pretty high fluctuating from about 15-30 percent. Fuel supply system is good. I ran the vehicle on an external fuel pump(Motorva... Trouble codes: 114 (Air charge temp sensor.), 157 (MAF below minimum volatege.), 158 (MAF above max voltage.), 185 (MAF lower than expected), 186 (Injector pulse width higher than expected.)
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FDKF38G6S
Thanks for the help. This truck cuts out & sometimes stalls, it will do this running down the road or just starting to take off, has not done it at idle, it looses the injector signal, both banks. Watching the injector waveform on the VANTAGE it flat lines whe...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This started as a leaky fuel filter assembly change-out.Truck ran fine for several weeks, then cust. complained it " would hardly run",I drove it and took cust. and truck ran fine.Kept the truck and a week of driving it fina... Trouble codes: 1211 (fuel control pressure high/low)
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1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Transfer case??? VIN: 1FTRX18LOW
Thanks for looking; I need help trying to figure this one out. This truck has electronic engagement on the dash. The transfer case shifts from two to four and back again with no problems. In forward gears, all is ok, but in reverse in four wheel drive it will ...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X8W
My research is showing that this is a common problem. It has a rough idle when cold and at approx 35 MPH there is dramatic hesitation (almost stalling). Once the engine warms up the problem goes away and this has been very puzzling to me. I have changed the MA...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L compression VIN: IFTRX18W8X
i closed my original request with our tails between our legs.we had the cam timing off on the right bank so compression was 150# on the right side and 175# on the left. it ran good after that but the customer is not satisfied. he thinks it idles rough. we can ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake manifold VIN: 2FMZA5147X
First thing is that the engine is a 4.2l. I seem to be stumped on this one. When engine is cold, there is a noise coming from what sounds like the plastic upper plenum. Sounds like a little man in there with a hammer trying to get out. Have confirmed that it i...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FWW32F01E
I have a Superduty that when warm you have a rough idle and lack of power/ cuts out under acceleration. The truck also has white smoke out of the exhaust. It runs fine until it warms up. All tests pass. I have good ICP, no biased pressure sensors, and all scan...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L brakes VIN: 1FAFP12355
this vehicle came in from a friend's shop, they service the brakes all the way arround, afterwards pedal feel's realy low, like air in the system, they bleed the beast 100 times, with no air bubbles what so ever, car even got a brand new o.e master cylinder, w...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L32
Hitting a bump with the RF wheel causes a light howling, rubbing or squealing type noise under the front of the truck. The noise is similar to a rotor rubbing on a dust shield, but there are no signs of conact. We could only duplicate it in 2wd, but the custom...
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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 Expedition XLT 4.6L in dash cd changer VIN: 1FXXXXXWX3
Disconnected the battery on an 03 Expedition with 6 disc in dash factory radio and now gives a cd error. Before working on the alternator the radio indicated disc 4 5 6 were present. Now after reconnecting the battery all 6 discs light up but none will not eje...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Clutch circuit VIN: 1FMDU73E14
Hey all! The electronically shifted AWD system on this truck has a reoccurring code 1824; clutch coil circuit failure. Information is pretty slim on this system. MOD emailed me the Ford factory information but what's missing is the logic behind the code. I can...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, bogs down VIN: 2FAHP71W84
i have an epidemic fuel problem.all my 2004 only police pkg. crown vics have this problem.miss on cyl.5.bogs down under load-fuel pressure loss.cars range 35k to 66k miles.plumbed guage test drove pressure range from 20-45 psi.the local ford dlr has 7 down wit... Trouble codes: P0305, P1235
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2005 Ford E-250 4.6L has rev. no forward gears VIN: 1FTNS24L95
customer was driving on interstate went up off ramp stopped and van would not move when he went to pull away.reverse works fine . we unpluged the connector at transmisson supposed put trans in limp in mode, no change pulled trans pan, fluid looks great,no burn...
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1989 Geo Spectrum 1.5L Cuts out VIN: J81RF217XK
This is our first post so bear with us please. We have this spectrum that bucks and carries on while accelerating. When the vehicle is sitting at idle it runs fine, also, if the clutch is depressed while the problem is occuring it will straighten out until clu...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L left door VIN: 1HGCG2259W
Drivers door will not open from inside or outside of vehicle. Lock feels like it is working normally, but knowing history of Honda door locks I suspect that the lock assy. is bad. I Loosened the door panel back at the top, all rods are intact. Does anyone have...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall, VIN: 2HKRL1865Y
While driving all of a sudden the green Immobilizer key light flashes on dash and the car dies. Turn key off and it will restart and run ok untill the next time it decides to act up. Has code P1676 TCS FI data no signal. Has anyone run into this before? Unfort... Trouble codes: P1676
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall, stalls when warm, VIN: KMHWF25582
vehicle came in for stalling problem. had crankshaft & camshaft sensor codes stored in computer.removed timing belt cover to inspect crankshaft sensor,found timing belt with many teeth missing, replaced timing belt at that time, could not find any fault with c... Trouble codes: P0340
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D22
followed flow chart. everything checks out good. have 12 volts to solenoid, but ecm doesn't seem to be actuating solenoid. i can operate soleniod by back probing at the ecm. found a pierced wire at the solenoid control wire at the ecm so i replaced the termina... Trouble codes: P0449
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0P
Surge at idle more often when hot. Tach goes from 600 to 900 rpm. Surge is not as bad when under load. Found few vacuum leaks (hoses) repaired them. Sprayed carb cleaner around intake. Doesn't seem to be leaking. Vacuum seems to be lower than normal, I couldn'...
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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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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, won't run over 1500 VIN: JM1FC3318L
This is my own RX7 which I've owned for 6 years and is all stock and original, well maintained, been completely reliable, and runs like a champ when this glitch isn't occuring.And now this glitch is happening regularly. Started out feeling like a vapor lock af...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JM1NB3532X
Hello all, I need some help from all the mazda techs, I have this Miata that failed smog due to slightly elevated co and the check engine light, it had code PO130 front o2 sensor, I tested the sensor and it passes its performance test, whats going on is the mi... Trouble codes: P0130
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: JM3LW28Y11
Vehicle has transponder keys and immobilizer system. Customer purchased van approx 2 years ago and received two keys. One key had suddenly stopped working and vehicle would not start due to immobilizer lock out. Customer has only 1 valid key, would like additi...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C43
Hello all, I have a Mazda 6 here I need some advice on. The complaint is the MIL light is on. Code P0012 B1 A-Cam position timing over retarded is stored. First I made sure the oil level was full. Then I tested the oil control valve. I manually applied power a... Trouble codes: P0012 (B1 A-CAM Position timing over retarded)
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radio VIN: WBABB12345
Hi, members!! I need your help. VIN entry is not the right one. I disconnect the Battery then reset the radio code(44145) but failed. What i did was Key On, radio on, then radio screen shows "CODE". I punched 4 4 1 4 5 but failed with beef sound when I punched...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz MB140D Van 2.9L Serpentine belt VIN: KPD661227Y
The serpentine belt of this M/Benz diesel van kept slipping of the pully. This happened most of the time when you start from cold or you revved hard and let go and revved hard again. It would also slip off even while driving normally though not very often. Aft...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: DRBN47J52A
hello all, this one is a problem i hope you can inlighten me on. this car according to customer kicked light on only 2 days prier to bringing it to me. codes seemed straight forward. oil in wiring harness per tsb. (cleaned connector, customer declined repair).... Trouble codes: 410 (air injection system malfuction)
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Engine VIN: 1MELM5043P
I just did the intake and right upon start up a knocking noise occur and can hear it all over the engine. From the oil pan to the upper intake. Any help can be appreciated. Also have read on the archives about #6 wearing out after the engine has been opened up...
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2005 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L fluid
i am hopeing someone else out there has a fix for this for i have a feeling this is gonna get expensive, one of my techs flushed a cvt transmission with synthetic transmission fluid and drove the car a mile or so, right now the car is still moving but i have t...
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Suspension VIN: 1GHDT13W0X
this vehicle seems to have a tire rub noise when truning fully right or left it also feels like the brakes are engageing almost stoping the vehicle.when you straighten out the wheel it is fine we checked for any rubbing on chassis,checked alignment and replace...
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GHDX03E8Y
Perform test on class 2 data line - unplugged modules on data line to see if one was shorting. Cannot communicate with theft detterant system. Retrieve code from PCM - U1000 and P1626 - run test for P1626 - replace PCM - no difference - check ohms and voltage ... Trouble codes: P1626, U1000
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W0Y
Customer just bought this 2000 Bravada. SES light is on with codes P0446, PO452 and PO453 I am not real familiar with these codes other than I know the 446 code can be just a loose gas cap. The other two are refering to low voltage and high voltage at the fuel... Trouble codes: P0446, P0452, P0453
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE14N5P
This one came in surging so badly it would die at stops. Found bad MAF and IAC, replaced both and cleaned the IAC passages. Same problem after parts replaced, still no codes and it does run better but still surges. Unplugged TPS to check if it was possible an ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NE55M5S
Hello everyone, have a hair puller for ya! Vehicle starts and dies similar to a anti-theft system problem, but this 1995 grand am is OBD-1 and is not equiped with anti-theft. This is odd, i am losing fuel injector pulse, but if i apply an alternative fuel sour... Trouble codes: 82 (3x Signal Error)
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No run VIN: WAUBJ58C4P
Thank you all very much for offering the time to send us your fixes from your experience. The timing was off one tooth, causing a no run condition. What a nightmare. Great program. Thanks again
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2003 Audi RS6 4.2L Brake Pedal VIN: WUAPV6YB03
Upon further evaluation we discovered that the left front brake disc had excessive run out. Oddly enough this was not felt during braking. As the disc turned through the pad sets it pushed the pistons away from the rotor preventing instant contact upon first a...
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1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G4BR82P8R
Thanks for the help. It did turn out to be tracking in the cap at the cylinder #2 terminal. I think one of the hoses to cap was off for a while, letting moisture in. Thanks again for the help.
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y5Y
Thanks for the many responses. Many said the computer was toast if battery voltage goes too low or is interupted during reprogramming. The tech that tried to reprogram had a battery booster on the car as a precaution. Still not sure what happened but it requir... Trouble codes: P0385 (Crankshaft sensor problem).
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KE54Y3X
This problem on the caddie was more for my information of the turn on times of the cooling fans, The replys I had gotten we very good and all sad the the turn on time is around 220 degrees and that is normal. Thanks Mark
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L electrical VIN: 1G6KS54Y22
Thanks to all, replaced burned out brake lite bulb and car is fixed.
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1989 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L service engine soon lite VIN: 2SADC52GDC
Thank you all for taking the time to respond to this request! Most suggested disconnecting the battery which I had already done. However I thought of a prev. '89 vehicle (Jag.) that had a problem like this and left the battery on the Chev. unhooked overnight. ...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Likes retards VIN: 2GBEC19KXN
Hello all, Truck is fixed and running good. The ignition control module in the old distributor was faulty causing code 42, as I had suspected. That is why SES light went out when distributor was replaced. The rough running was caused by two open plug wires... Trouble codes: 42 (EST circuit fault).
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29R6V
I have been unable to fix this vehicle. I appreciate the help but most people suggested tests that require the vehicle to be running. Others wanted to know it's history but having just purchased it, I know nothing of it's past. I still have it and will post an...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1249W
Thanks to all that took their valuable time to help me with this one! Recieved some great responses! The biggest problem I was having was that after the car started tht first time Monday morning, it would always restart. Sometims it would start and idle flaw... Trouble codes: B1011 (VTD short this ignition cycle), B1012 (VTD bad R-Code this ignition cycle), B1013 (VTD bad timing this ignition cycle), B1021 (Loss of PCM serial data), B1022 (Loss of SIR serial data), B1023 (Loss of ABS serial data).
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3445HFFH
after it got hot it died agian.i found that the disbutor was sending a signal to the coil. so i ran a new power supply to coil didn't make a differce..found coil to be bad even know it was new..accel super stock..
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L passkey VIN: 1GNDX03E6X
I got a few suggestions, like checking for a broken wire in the column, doing a relearn on the system, disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes, & possible open circuit occurred while the van was running, making the light stay on. I disconnected the battery, t...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L pressure diff. switch VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Thanks for the help . The open request shows that 4 of you replied , however I recieved only 2 as of time of closing this post . After removing tons of air with a syringe at the ABS unit , I was able to reset the switch by opening a bleeder on the front and wi...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L #3 cylinder VIN: 1G1JC12462
Good day and thank you all, 24 replies were very close in agreement. It is time for engine tear down, with either rings and/or exhaust valve causing misfire at idle. Josh from Iowa took alot of time and answered my question regarding why the misfire goes away ...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS145X2
t444644 88444 22 the rich code was caused by a restricted catylitic converter installed new converter and 02(#1) started to switch normally thanks to all who offered help!!! Trouble codes: 172B.
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L oil pan VIN: 1GTCT19X83
Thanks for everyones help, the oil leak is fixed. The oil pan does come out. The hardest part was separating the centerlink from the pitman arm, after that the diff. comes right out and plenty of room for the oil pan.Also it would have saved time if I knew how...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F34
first thanks to all who responded!!! most of you all had the same idea. the coil pack or module. well you were correct, we had no spark on cylinders 1 and 4. i called every parts store within 10 miles and no one had these items. so i tried a few local dealers,... Trouble codes: P300.
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L air bag VIN: 1GBDV13LX5
Thanks to the prompt and helpful replies, especially to dave [...] from delphi who sent me all the info on the code and testing, others offered to send testing proceedure also, one tech suggested would still be covered by dealer and to talk to rep. Problem was...
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2006 Chevrolet Suburan 5.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK16Z66
Well after a lot of thought and rechecking we decided to remove the cyl head.we visually inspected it and coulndt see any thing wrong.we took it to the machine shop and had them vacumn test the valves.the intake valve on #7 wouldnt hold vacumn.they disassemble... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L brake lights VIN: 3C3EL55HXW
Well a trip to dealer to look at factory manuals, 4 hours of scratching head/ tracing wires to find my 98 has wiring of 99 which does not have combined rear lighting module, other changes include moving brake lights to inside sockets instead of outboard socket...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L starter/fuel pump VIN: 1C3EL46UX1
well you guys wont believe what fixed concern. after checking for any actual shorts none ever found. went to start vehicle and just turned on key did not crank and 2 seconds later vehicle cranked over by itself and did it 6 times then stoped and was fine. repl...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L guages, gauge lights, odometer VIN: 2B4FP25BOW
Well, this one is FIXED!! Now to fix my computer at work! George, Dennis, Terry, Eric, Raul, Rod, Sean, and Jack - thanks for the replies and sorry for not getting back sooner. You guys had good ideas - in fact we checked most all those areas before I posted t...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
Hey guys, thanks for all the help. As i mentioned in the update it ended up being a cracked block. He decided to go with the reman motor, which is the way i wanted him to go with it. Tom
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: 1D7KU28D14
Thank You to all that helped. I had 9 responces within a few hours!! Thats awesome!! I found a broken valve spring on #4 exhaust. Which would explain why compression was good. Odd that it would cause a missfire on 4 cylinders but I guess thats a learning exper... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder missfire).
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1993 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Loss of speedometer, loss of gear postion indicati VIN: 2E3ED56T4R
This beast ended up being a victim of broken (rusted away) wires in the Transmission Control module harness, which goes down around the windshield washer fluid area and the lower part of the engine subframe. Found three broken wires, in the harness, once the p...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I'm so sorry guys I completely forgot about this and the customer never came back and the shop has been have some difficulty's. Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfies cyl. 2), P0303 (missfire cyl. 3).
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Gas smell VIN: 1FMFU18555
We could not really find a problem but we did get replies to tell the customer not to overfill-to take the gas nozzle out after it clicks off. Also the nipple that is open is an atmospheric vent for the EVAP system, which one of the replies explained. We told ...
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2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L abs VIN: 1GKEK13Z22
Thanks for all of the replies I received alot of great ideas.Somthing just did not seem right to me.So I scoped the two front wheel speed sensors,I found the left front did not range as far has the right.I knew the sensor was good so I checked for rust build u...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
The exploration into uncharted territory is done. After removing the door panel (real easy after you get the clip off the door handle which comes off the bottom with a small hook tool) Get the screw in back of the now removed handle. Pop the rest of the panel ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78882
Thank you all for responding. I found the converter that the other shop put in had some leaking welds at the O2 sensor ports.I told the customer to take it back to them and get it replaced agian. The shop chose to reweld the leaks. Customer has been driving it... Trouble codes: 674, 671.
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDJ58XXX
Well as I semi-expected the RH cam had seized and sheared whatever hold it to the gears. It took me three days to convince the guy to pull the V/C and inspect the cams. Thanks to the two that responded. It ain't easy helping someone when you can't see the ...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Dashlights VIN: SAJHY1747M
Thanks for the help on fixing this one. Replaceing the dimmer control module was the fix. It comes with the module and rheostat.
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1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Flex Plate VIN: KNAFA1213R
Thanks for the reply's. It seems that everyone had the same answers to the question. Old pins looked good, but we replaced the old dowel pins with new two new ones and a new flex plate. Center hub was present and tight. We'll see if it comes back. I'll post up...
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1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start
I suppose the thing to remember in this case is: first trust the Alldata tests, and then trust the on-board ECM. It had said the purge valve was bad, and I didn't trust it. I'm still not certain of how the purge valve could gunnysack the computer, unless the p...
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1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L 1-2 shift when ambient air temperature is hot out
Thanks for everyone's help on this, sorry it took so long to post the fix, I talked to an old Nissan Master Tech. Turns out they had a problem with these things burning up high gear then the trash would stick in the valve body... Needs new transmission in othe...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4T
Well, Joe, Tony, Tom, Rick and Jerry all hit it on the head. It was the starter. Evidently these have a tendency for magnetic field interference to interfere with the ignition if the starter is bad. This one would not always engage but otherwise sounded ok. I ... Trouble codes: P0150 (B2S1 O2 sensor circuit).
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3WS52H1X
Hello again and many thanks to the 7 who replied, all had good suggestions and Herman was the closest with cleaning the MAF sensor which I did and it had no effect, but got me thinking about the MAF and after watching it real close on the Solus noticed it wasn... Trouble codes: P0463.
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H51
The mis-fire was very slight but registered on the scanner. I cleaned the injectors, replaced the spark plugs/boots and let it go for now asking the customer to return in two weeks or when she feels the mis-fire so that I may read the scanner again. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1992 Porsche 968 3.0L Convertible top VIN: WPOCA2962N
The Porsche is fixed. Customer brought in service manual on a cd that had a good wiring diagram. Found no power going to switch. used power probe to apply power to switch and then run the top. Top opens and closed. Found that the power to the switch is control...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
To all IATN members around the world thank you for your time and input . I recieved 13 replys Vince from NewYork , Eric from California, David from Florida, William from New Jersey, Agostino from Ontario, William from Oregon, Eugene from West Virginia, Brandon... Trouble codes: P0012, P0340, P0341.
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