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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA41603
vehicle has misfire at idle only varies slight to signifigant. fuel trim adjusting for rich condition short and long term.misfire codes come and go fuel trim adjust constant. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0170, P0304
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1990 Audi 90 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
Ive been working in circles on this one. to start out with the car was a comeback from another techs repairs. he performed a motorvac service to try and cure the cold start stalling problem and surging under acceleration. obviously that didnt work. I found a b...
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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Electronic VIN: WBAFF8401E
Hi Bemmer techs, working on the Heater controls due to no heat, first check vacum and found leak at htr. valve solenoid, replaced and only a little heat. Check vacum at valve and there is like 5in vacum all the time no change when changing temp settings. Test ...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBADN6349Y
bad oil leak into cylinder #8 some oil cyl #7, also found some oil in intak boot,found plastic cover for coolant vally mended under intak,possible engine was over heated thanks for all the graet technicians out ther who take ther time to help me with this car...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB33551
Vehicle was towed in to the body shop for repairs after minor accident, would start, then after sitting a few weeks, battery went dead install new battery and now will not start, cranks ok.
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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L inst. panel VIN: WDABN53432
good mroning: this customer called me with a no start problem. on the phone i told him to discomest the battery and turn the switch on and hold down the brake to run down the capacitors in the computer system... a week later he shows up at my shop and gives m...
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1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2GCFK24H7J
This truck came in for an apparent ignition problem. We replaced the pick up and module ,and after re installing the distributor and setting the timing(with the bypass lead disconnected -the reason for the code 42)the problem began. After re connecting the wir... Trouble codes: 42 (est)
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1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Power VIN: 1GCGK24K7K
Customer complaint of poor power, can barely pull itself out of mud, very slow acceleration. Inspected and adjusted timing to factory specs. Inspected fuel pressure and volume, factory specs. Removed exhaust to check for back pressure and no difference. This v...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall, starts-stalls VIN: 1G1YY2387L
Hi everyone,this vehicle came in on the hook with a engine quit/stalled complaint while approaching an intersection. I first went to the car, it was about 4 blocks form my shop, and attempted to drive it to the shop. I was able to get it started, but it ran ro...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP33F0M
This IROC has an intermittant no start after driving about 20 min. It apears that the inj pulse is insufficient, circuit tests were all good so we replaced the ecm, and the problem did not change. The only thing I can find that is not within specs is dist. ref...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L compressor VIN: 1GCCS194DY
This truck came in with a/c inop. Pressures stay static (65 psi) on low and high side even with compressor running. I have searched for orifice valve - but there is not one in the system. MITCHELL indicated that there may be an electronic orifice somewhere but...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Reat Brakes VIN: 3G2JB52481
Hi Everyone, this car is giving me fits! The rear brakes violently grab the first few stops and after that they work perfectly. We originally replaced the rear shoes, drums(the original shoes were only 1/2 worn but the drums were egg shaped. Brakes worked fine...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16SX3
this vehicle was towed in with no power. started with the basic checks, fuel pressure ok. checked exhaust for restrictions, no restrictions. scan for codes came up with the codes lised above. checked o2 operation , operates fine. checked for misfire, no fault ... Trouble codes: P0131, P0300, P0172, P0171, P0131
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L E85 Fuel usage VIN: 1GNDM19X64
Old customer is wanting to convert his 2004 Astro to run on E85 fuel. Is it possible and what would need to be changed?
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S64
hook up scanner and read all sensors and data information pertaining to flow chart on code po171b. no problem found at present. custmer complaint, idle problem and no accelerator responds Trouble codes: P171
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2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L instrument panel VIN: 1B4GP4464Y
vehicle came in for instrument panel inop. i noticed that when you first start the vehicle the ipc works and shortly after stops working.checked all my preliminary things all check out good. i noticed that the ccd circuit going to the cluster from the bcm stop...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP24312
Greetings from finally sunny colorado. Got a caravan thats setting a p0301 code. When we first worked on a month ago this van WAS missing. Dealer had replaced plugs and wires. We found plugs gapped incorrectly, but that didn't fix. On test drive, after cruise,... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L abs VIN: 1D7HU16N84
THIS VEHICLE HAS SET CORE #37--INTERMITENT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR OPERATION DETECTED. With the key in the on position, the digital speedometer fluctuates with the vehicle not even moving or the engine running. It uses a 2 wire speed sensor in the rear differential...
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1985 Fiat Spider 2000 1756CC no acceleration VIN: ZFRAS00B0F
FIAT techs please help. Got a 85 1/2 spyder 2000. Vehicle starts and idles and will rev a little, but not too much. It runs like its a tooth off on timing. I have checked, Fuel pressure, spark, timing, new ignition parts, new fuel pump, all new injectors. swap...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU32X4P
Hello to all again. I have this explorer that is running rich excessively. I checked the maf sensor found it to be high at idle 2.6 -2.8 replaced maf. ran ok till customer picked up started all over again. Same readings at maf. Thaught maybe we got a bad one r...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1727V
This truck originally came in with a knocking noise (VERY BAD). Found leaking intake manifold gasket but engine was already damaged. After replacement it has a hesitation on accel. It will do it bad enough at times to shut off. It will do it when driving at an...
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L alternator VIN: 1FAFP404XW
another shop in the area has asked me to look at this car because they are running out of answers, i only had about an hour tonight to check the vehicle, but what i'm finding is hard for me to understand so i'm gonna explain it best i can. anyway, it all start...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This car every now and then will start "bucking and jerking", it will run ready bad, the LOW FUEL light will come on. It does this for about minute or so then clears up. I have no idea what is going on with this car. Anybody know where I should look? It has ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMZA5148X
converter locks up, then unlocks, relocks and trips od off, light with code p0741, output speed seems ok, turbine shaft ok, tps ok, boo switch ok, replaced trans And ecm, reprogramed, same problem, any help would be apprecieated. thanks in advance, tom. 601-48...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU02141
Car came in with buck/miss at cruise speed. Verified issue, checked compression and looked at fuel trims. All were ok. Listened to injectors with stethoscope and are were pulsing. Replace #5 plug and coil pack. Road tested and all was fine. Approx 45 minutes a... Trouble codes: P0305
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U42
customer drove vehicle to our shop with a complaint of occasional no start with check engine light on. went to bring vehicle into the shop it would not start about 3rd or 4th time trying it finally started ,scanned the light and found a po 1233 code -fuel pump... Trouble codes: P1233
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S22
Attention all Ford techs. Have this Taurus in hear for a no start. Found battery dead so we charged it so we could test. Tried to start car and it did but ran very rough.If you give it gas it will fall flat on its face and then finally come around. saw check e... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0136, P0156
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1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT19X7T
The SES light has come on couple times during the last 6 months. I don't have a smoke machine. When the light is cleared it stays off for a month or more. Anybody with a fairly similiar scenario. Thanks in advance for any info. Steve Trouble codes: P0442
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Right Rear Brakes VIN: JHMBB6244W
The Right Rear Brakes Are Wearing Prematurely. We Replaced Rear Brakes with Carquest Parts. The Vech Came In For A Brake Inspection On 12/19/2006. We Replaced Rear Pads and Rotors With Carquest Pads (FRI GSD537) and Rotors (BDR 31227). The Mileage At The Time ...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L seat belts & air bag VIN: JNXAY21D5P
Air bag and seat belt lights flash when key is on or running. Driver's belt is out all the way and other 3 are pulled tight into retractors. Have read in alldata that any belts in use during a collision should be replaced. Have exhausted my resources on this c...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJKD6043X
We have a '99 Jag that has a hesitation or bogs down when first accelerating, when cold; not as noticeable when hot, but still there. Car came in with low fuel pressure. Replaced fuel pump, filter, and pressure regulator. Brought fuel pressure up to specs. Pig...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Radio VIN: SAJEA51C44
The Radio/CD player comes on but I am getting no sound, does not have any subwoofer or amplifier in the back trunk. It picks up all local FM stations but no sound.
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1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FY19P1S
I have a friends jeep here that will not pass smog due to high nox there is no egr on this vehicle and the cat has just been replaced any ideas on where to start with this one.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW48N51
Afer all this testing, found centre connector at ecm with dark brown (wet) substance inside connector, since all tests seem ok and scanner cannot communicate but power and grd of at obd2 connector are there , suspect ecm, can the ecm be programmed out of vehic...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87AX3
hey lincoln techs i need some help on this one it is eating my lunch.car came in with codes 2107,2110 and was told that the car would not accelerate until the key was turned off.the car was still drivable but would not accelerate. perform tests that are listed... Trouble codes: 2107 (throttle actuator control processor indicates the etc controlarea of pcm failed the test.), 2110 (throttle actuator control system-forced limited rpm is in the fmem mode of forced limited rpm.)
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1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31D1S
Hi all, thanks for any input or info in advance. This is my first post so bear with me.I am wondering if anyone can tell me what this part is that looks like a plastic fuel filter on the right hand firewall, mounted in a spring steel bracket, right behind rh f...
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2214Y
car came in with mil on p0400 stored, tested egr valve, engine dies when apply vacumn to it, egr position sensor, egr boost sensor and solenoid, egr solenoid, and vent solenoid all seem to be working checked alldata for tsb's none found for this condition, any... Trouble codes: P0400
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine VIN: 1YVFP80C74
Vehicle is now blowing oil smoke from tailpipe. Are these cars known for oil consumption problems? If so, what are they? Any fixes without another engine replacement?
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: EXNA070398
This vehicle has been a nightmare. It started way back on 6/9/06. Vehicle came in with an A/C working intermittently, the A/C compressor clutch shuts off. We replaced RPM speed sensor, then the second time around replaced OEM denso compressor with RPM speed se...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L AM radio reception VIN: WMWRC33473
Today we have 2003 MINI cooper base model with the factory AM/FM/CD stereo. The customers complaint is very poor AM reception. I have verified this condition, and have also talked to other MINI owners who do not experience this problem. It is still under warra...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L TCC fault VIN: JA4LZ41G33
Customer states that vehicle shifts fine when first started and after warm up intermittantly goes into limp home in 3rd gear. Upon stopping and cycling the ignition the neutral light stops flashing and she can then drive on normally unitl the next incident. ...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hey Nissan techs, I've got an Altima with a code 45 that will not go away, I have replaced injectors, distributor, coolant sensor, maf sensor, o2 sensor and code just randomly reappears. Im open to any new ideas Ecu? Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak)
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1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Brake lights VIN: 1N6SD11Y2R
Last week, I had new customer drop her truck off at the shop stating that she had no brake lights. I confirmed her problem and found that all other lights worked OK. I went straight to the under dash fuse box and found the 10 amp fuse for brake lamp was blown....
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D9V
vehicle starts and dies warm or cold, if bhold r.p.ms at 1200 for about 10 seconds will idle ok and drive fine untill shut off. no codes appear fuel preesure is within specs. runs great off idle
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1G3WH52H81
I've got to pull the heads off of an 01 3.5 "H" Intrigue. GM shows a whole bunch of special tools in SI. Anyone done enough of these to know what tools are really needed, which are nice to have, and which are just more GM fluff? Thanks for any replies or help.
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L starting VIN: 1P4GP44R5W
does any one have any tips in or similar problems with these types of vehicles, i have replaced the starter and relay, works fine from oct to march, when it get warmer out it acts as if the starter is not getting any power from the battery.
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1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0AA0928H
This is a car I just acquired. Car has been sitting a while. Engine idles rough at 400-700 RPM and either stalls or surges to 2000-3000 RPM. At any load above 2000 RPM, engine runs fine and shows good power and smooth acceleration.The engine also sometimes b...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DD55H61
Hello to all you Saab Tech's out there. This vehicle was in for the same problem two months ago. The owner could not get it started (cranked but no start)-had it towed to our shop-started on first attempt but stalled at idle. We found the throttle body motor h... Trouble codes: P1253 (throttle motor malfunction)
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2000 Saturn SC1 1.9L timing chain VIN: 1G8ZN1288Y
Vehical is well cared for but the timing chain has broken. I can see into the spark plug holes and I see what looks very much like valve damage on the piston domes. A cylinder leakage test shows all the intake valves are not closed.(bent?) The chain appears st...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L warning lights VIN: 1G8JW54R83
this car came to have the none emisions related warning light checked. the customer says it goes on and off. the cel also comes on at times. when i checked the car both lights were on so i tried to pull codes. i have communication but it keeps saying that ther...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Rear Brakes VIN: 4S3BK635XS
Hi to everyone. This Subaru is a regular customer of ours. Is equipped with ABS no traction control. (look at repair history please) Problem here is today, this thing came back with another destroyed left rear brake caliper and pads. failure is due to severe ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L door locks VIN: JF1GF4859X
the electric door locks dont do anything from the switches either drivers or pass. the car will unlock the drivers door when you push unlock on the key fob but will not do anything else if you push lock on the key fob there is a clicking from the dash. alldata...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4S3BH66502
Engine will bog down and surge intermittently. When problem is occuring, fuel trim values drop to -25% on long and short term. Fuel pressure is fine. Front O2 sensor is reading about .35 volts when engine is running correctly. MAP is reading 28 inches when act...
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1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Idle VIN: JT2SK12E7P
What am I missing on this car?? Customer originaly came in complaining of stalling and miss. Found bad motor mounts caused air intake boot to rip. Replaced both and found throttle body full of dirt. Cleaned throttle body and advised customer that if stalling c...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6Y
Have insuff. flow code. Valve is lifting off-idle, (only about 2" vac. when powerbraking or running on lift). Passages are clear. Vac supply to transducer good, map sens vac. supply good. VSV is intact along with all related vac. hoses. I know VSV is problem a... Trouble codes: P0401
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs /brake light VIN: WVWMD63B8X
This car will start flashing the abs and oil light and the brake light will remain on. Also the tach will stop working. When all this is going on you lose communication with the PCM and ABS modules. There is a TSB on the connections at the cluster. Has anyone ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L thermostat? VIN: 3VWSA29MOY
this car came in overheating. upper radiator hose,trans and oil cooler hoses all very hot.lower radiator hose not at all as well as one of the heater hoses. put in new thermostat and all remains the same. checked to make sure water pump was spinning also.it wa...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B52
MIL is on, PRNDL lights up, Air Bag light is on, ABS light is on, but car runs and drives just fine. Problem happened to customer twice in 3 months. All affected nodes are on the same data bus wires, Orange/brown and Orange/black twisted pair from data bus int... Trouble codes: 1624 (MIL request), 1626 (Data bus missing message from trans), 1636 (Implausible message air bag to PCM), 1649 (Data bus message missing from ABS), 1650 (Data bus message missing from Inst Panel)
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2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1NK53D3Y
This car was brought to the local dealer with a surge and they put brakes on it and shipped it. I drove the car with my fuel gauge on and it holds steady at around 60 psi. It doesnt set a code. I thought it might be a miss but with my generic Genisys on it it ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L drivers window VIN: YV1RS61R11
good morning; this car cam in with the drivers window not working sometimes. when we hit the up and down switch, and the window did not run, you could hear a thud sound in the door sounding like the motor was locked up. we replaced the motor and the regulator...
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2001 Acura NSX 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: JH4NA21651
Was not too hard a job, we took our time. We will better our book time next one. FYI the belt was loose, even with the low milage, maybe that is normal, but we felt good replaceing it. Thanks for all the help. I will now be posting a question for clutch. Thank...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L abs VIN: WBABE5323R
Rear sensor had become loose in housing. Clued, and no repeated problems at this time. Thanks for all the great responses. Jack
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L No comunication VIN: WBAAM3334X
Car was fixed by disconnecting the battery. There is also cover for OBD plug with a jumper in it. On this car it has to be in place for OEM plug to work. Thanks for quick responses.
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2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03471
Looks like the crankcase ventilation valves did the trick. I replaced both of them and everything is smooth now. It is a good idea to replace the boots on the bottom of the valves as well. Many thanks to all that helped.
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L xenon headlights VIN: WBSBL93461
Well, I have learned more about BMW xenon headlights than I ever thought I would need to know in the past few weeks. It turns out that, even though they were different, most of the replies you guys sent were right in one form or another. Yes the car had been w...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L key fob VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
thanks to all that took time to read and respond. everyone agreed that programming could not be done without a tech2. we are taking to dealer to complete programming of key fob. thanks again!
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IGIFP21F1K
installed new throttle return spring and adjusted tps setting.we also cleaned throttle body 2 times with bg products. thanks for all the responses. this must be a pretty common problem since we had 10 responses. thanks for the help.
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY2380L
It's fixed!!! Thanks to all who replied. We couldn't have done this one without you guys. We tested the injectors when the vehicle went into closed loop, and found the following. 1=6.5ohms 3=16.9 5=5.7 7=16.9 2=5.7 4=16.9 6=9.4 8=6.6 I called the customer and ...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1449S
I would have wrote back sooner, but I had to wait for the tears to dry in my eyes. I have been working on this truck off and on for over a month with no success. My last hope was you guys, and as usual you have saved my sanity. I was able to try another comp...
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5544T
This one is fixed.I cleaned all the grounds and main power connections like 90% of you suggested and it fixed the cold start problem.The thing was I never tried jumping a car that cranked good and didn't start.Doesn't seem prudent as [...] senior would say. Als... Trouble codes: 0125 (insufficient coolant temp for closed loop fuel control), 0171 (system to lean bank 1), 0441 (evaporative emission control system incorrect fuel flow).
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L long cranking times VIN: 1G1JC1243X
1st off, thanks for the speedy and accurate replies. the fix was a combination of problems. finally got car back to confirm repair. last person to cahnge fuel filter crossthreaded the nut, so they just put a rubber hose splice in. (not good w/55psi). replaced ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDS13S42
Morning Y'all, I am going to advise the 'GOF' (gumpy old fart) to observe the daytime running lamps the next time this occurs. I was informed that if they are not illuminated the ignition switch may have a fault. If not, it may be a possible ecm problem. If I ...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13540
This vehicel is running great and is'nt using any oil. The pump is electricly open and needs to be replaced. The plan is to replace the pump and both hoses. The cause of the oil in the pump is speculated to have come from a roll over as Jack from California su... Trouble codes: P0410.
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11X0X
I got busy with moving the shop so I gave this van to another tech that we just hired. He said he resynched the distributor ( I had done it twice before with a 1 degree varaition showing) and said it was OK now!! I didn't have time to check it out as the custo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire).
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.2L hazard lights VIN: 2B3HD56J31
thanks to william. lorne and michael. i was not able to make this repair as without a diagram, the customer didn't to pay the time for me to open up harnesses to trace the problem so he is going to tape over the hazard button or possibly trade the vehicle in. ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, stall VIN: 1D7HU1818U
ok after a couple days the dieing symtom reocurred but all other symtoms didnt and it finaly coded p0404 egr well on major back order we finaly got one last week and replaced it also scanned in mode 6 and was failing egr we put new one on and rescanned in mode...
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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L fuel VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Many thanks to all the people who replied to my dilema. We found the problem. It turns out the pump was good after all.The problem was we thought the intake was torqued enough but was leaking a tiny bit, and we also replaced the injector seals. Diesel was leak...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L rpm flare on shifts VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
I received several replies suggesting things to try. I didn't get around to very many of them because we got very busy right after I posted the help request. Since this is my personal vehicle it got sent to the end of the line. It also didn't help that we had ...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L First Gear VIN: 2FDKF37H3R
First let me say thanks again I had several good responses. Matt suggested I check for part of an old connector not letting the solonoid pack connetor seat all the way. This was the case, but after the obstruction was removed the trans was still starting out i...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15H1S
thank you for all of the replies this truck did use the black module all of the parts books said it only called for one number but that was not the case i did another serech through to arcives and found another truck with same thing so got a black module and a... Trouble codes: 565 (canister purge fault), 212 (no tach input to processor-spout), 332 (egr valve not opening), 311 (thermactor air system not working bank 1).
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
Sorry for taking so long to post a fix. This truck was not nice to us. We decided to put in a set of lifters. We could not find anything else it could be. We borrowed the tool from the Ford dealer to change them. We were only able to change the first few befor...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L rotors? VIN: 1FTNX21LZX
Well I want to Thankall that took the time to reply with my problem.Here is my summary. We checked the runout on the rotor .03 no luck there.We removed the rotor and cut it backwards slow cut on the machine same thing. We removed the hubs and checked the axle ...
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2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Upper Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMCU94114
ALLRIGHTY THEN... We have fixed this car! After a lot of research on TSBs, PCM reflashes, we found none for this particular problem. The fuel pressure regulator and injectors are fine and not leaking. We believe this has been something in the making for awhile...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FTRX12W65
we decided to use a new set of rotors problem solved, we also replaced the ceramic pads with oe pads thanks for all your help
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cluster VIN: JHMEH96XPS
every one said that the ignition switch i mentioned in my post it was disconected all ready so i started pulling fuses witch was also mentioned found that when i removed the #42 fuse under hood box the problem was resolved thats also the horn and stop lamp f...
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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L charging system VIN: 1HGEJ6521T
wires under intake manifold were cut, thanks to those who replied saved me a big headache
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start VIN: KMHWF35V7X
Thanks for all the responses to my problem. The majority of the 16 all said the same thing. The purge valve is open and when the tank is filled, it forces fuel vapors into the intake manifold. The purge valve was stuck open when we pulled it off. Replaced the ...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Im gonna call this one a fix for now at least. I talked to a tech from ford and he told he has found on those ls models the battery junction underneath the driver foot area tends to come loose and cause an intermitent communication problem. so i checked this a... Trouble codes: U1242, C1805.
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BC1412W
After attempting several times to set the belt timing without removing the lower timing cover with confusing results we finally gave in and pulled the whole thing apart. From the start I was suspicious of the crank sprocket/pulley to crank keyway. Once apart w...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Unknown VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
well 3 out of 4 said to have the computor reflashed, turned out you 3 were right, took it to Mazda and they told me that they have to reflash every one they do a transmission in, it works great now thanks for the replies
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L instrument panel lights VIN: 10Z0041210
The consensus was very consistent. Most replies said that the instrument panel dimmer was bad. My apologies for asking for a wiring diagram. Because of copyright issues this is a no-no. We did in fact have a bad dimmer. I ordered a new one from Mercedes but th...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs VIN: WDBGA51E8N
As it turns out our carsoft software produces codes that are not of any validity when you attempt to scan a module that is not supported. The abs module on these cannot be scanned and must be diagnosed by means of flash codes. We used an led test light on pin ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Power steering VIN: WDBJF65H8X
Thank You, Brett [...]. It was just a powersteering pump. I have been burnt by just replacing pumps in the past so I thank you for the explanation of this system. Powersteering works great.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Many thanks to all who replied.Although we could not duplicate the customers complaint of stalling,we took the advice of almost every reply and replaced the crank sensor with customers OK. The Benz has been running for three days without a problem.Thanks again...
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CX25LXR
Thanks to those that replied. The repair turned out to be a defective TPS sensoe, that I just replaced a couple weeks prior. I replaced it and told the owner to let me know if the problem [...] exists. He hasn't called back yet so I assume it is repaired. Also... Trouble codes: P0123 (TP Sensor Circuit High).
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF222K0
we brought this back into the shop and found the rear valve cover gasket leaking in front of the front cam bearing. the oil was running down onto the cam seal and blowing inside the t/belt cover. we took the suggestion to use oem gaskets instead of aftermarket...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L brake rotors VIN: 5TDZT34A51
Thanks for getting me on the right train of thought. I found that the left side brake system was off of a 2001 toyota 4runner and the right was oem for the sequoia. I replace the right side with oem toyota pads using part# for application and the left side wit...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, hard start VIN: 3VWCP21C11
Great responce, some of the sugestions we had tried from looking in the archives-disconnect temp sensors, check flaps etc. We added our own fuel supply(gas tank on stand and fuel hose to filter) still no start, we could see cranking speed with snap on scanner ...
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1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FA8949L
Thanks for all the replies. ended up being fuel ecm went bar and would lose ground for fuel pump. happened once to us but at the right time for us to catch it. thanks again for all the help.
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548V
Turned out the vacuum solenoid valve that supplies vacuum to the check valve,was not switching vacuum. It ohmed o.k. and was recieving current but was stuck internally.After replacing it,the next day I watched the entire system come alive with the pump turning...
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