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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Stall, snap accel bog VIN: JH4DB7545T
After idle has leveled out, on a snap acceleration the engine bogs. If you continue to hold the gas the engine will die. The problem will also occur on snap acceleration at stand still in neutral. Known good map and iacv instaled no help. Found no fualt codes...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B51
i have this 2001 audi a6 in the shop,owners father in law..we dont work on audi's usually so i dont have any info on this car..the car came in with the check engine light on.. pulled code po442.. small evap.. leak.. i smoke tested the vehicle and found no leak... Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUYP54B31
We replaced the SRS clockspring located under the steering wheel. Apparently replacement of this part requires recoding of the ABS control unit. We have the Launch X431 which emulates the VAGCOM tool. As this car is an AllRoad, it uses the Audi "ESP" system o...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUSX28N31
i been tyring to code the abs module on this audi but i havet been able to doit.can anybody point me to the right path. do i have the wrong code? im using a updated baum scanner. also i read something about a log in password any body knows if i need that to be...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil consumption VIN: WBADN6342Y
Hello all. question for you on a 2000 BMW 540i. car smokes badly on start up. once started, the car does not smoke any more. drove car. no smoke on deceleration. car runs well. no check engine light. we did replace pcv valve 1000 miles ago. car has used 4 quar...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine/ RPM VIN: WBAAV33471
Vehicle has an intermittent vibration right underneath the rear seat, it seems to be coming from the exhaust resonator but it is not, when this occurs, engine rpm drop 300/400 rpm, scanner reveals code 120 which is an invalid code for this car, I pulled the fu...
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L complete system VIN: 2G4WS52JAY
The customer came in a week ago for an oil change. at this time our oil change tech called me over to look at the coolant. It was contaminated by oil. I checked the transmission for signs of coolant. their was no signs of antifreeze cross contamination. The en...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54KXY
Customer says car will always crank over but some times will not start. Stalled on customer one time driving to store. Did not start on me once but started after getting scan tool. Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal not Received), P1630 (Theft Deterrent Learn Mode Active), P1631 (Theft Deterrent System Password Incorrect)
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HE54K61
I have a constant miss on 6 cylinder idling and if you raise the rpm's it quites missing. I've changed coil pack, plugs, wires, and injector. What could it be? Trouble codes: P0300
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1979 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L ignition VIN: 6L57B9E614
engine will turn over, but does not fire until the key is released. we have found that by removing the ignition switch, it will work as designed, but go back to the same issue of not firing when the switch is reinstalled. we replaced the switch just to be safe...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KDS4Y2Y
Car came in with a/c not working. It was about a half pound low of 134a. So we top off the system. We could not find any stored codes. A/C still not working. We also noted that air will only blow thru the defrost vents. It will not change regaurdless of mode s...
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1977 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan 5.7L Mechanical VIN: CGL2574148
I have to replace the Master Cylinder and I can't find out if it's a 1/2 or 3/4 ton. Does anyone know how to read this VIN?
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L left and high beam indictor VIN: 1GBEC19R2T
We got the job done but found after completion we have some kind of feed or lose of ground affecting the lights and radio. The left front turn signal indicator on the dash glows with the same intensity as the high beam indicator with the key on.( has day time ...
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGK29FXT
This is the week for screwy intermittent diesel problems! The customer concern is that intermittently the truck will just idle in spite of what you do with the pedal. At other times, when he started it, it was running wide open for several starts, then went ba... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP or APP Sensor 1 Circuit short/low), P0223 (TP or APP Sensor 2 Circuit open/high), P1125 (TP/APP Sensor Circuit Problem)
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E1W
Roadtest will idle good at stop sign in gear,sometimes on decel 10-15 sec. coasting to stop will stall will re-start,and will also stall at times putting into park. No codes in comp. I.A.C counts at 100 w/key off and out. K.O.E.O. max will be 40 counts,Start u...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brakes in general VIN: 2GCEK19R7W
Customer brought vehicle in for complaint of loss of power and vibration in front end while at highway speed. Drove vehicle and quickly noticed odor of burning brakes. Found BOTH front wheels locked up. If you bleed front brks condition goes away until vehicle...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W9X
Attn GM techs. Astro van came in on a hook. No start lots of crank. Fuel press, spark. injectors all ok as mentioned in repair history. Hooked up alternate fuel supply source at schrader valve, still no start. Removed spark plugs but they don't seem to be comp...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L no start VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
Customer complained of intermittant no start (no cranking?) He had installed new battery and brought the vehicle to us. It sat for a week and we had to move it several times and it always started without missing a beat. Brought it in, tested charging and start...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ABS Light VIN: 1G1ND52J62
I have inherited this vehicle from another tech. He has replaced the wheel brg to correct a LF wheel sensor open code. After looking the vehicle over and test in the ac signal at the sensor, I see that there is some salt and corrosion covering the HCU harness ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L heated seats VIN: 1GCHK231X3
To the GM techs out there maybe they have run into this: Driver side heated seat switch turns on for a few seconds and then goes off. passenger side switch works fine but if the driver side switch is pressed on the passenger side switch goes off. I have power ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 8.1L abs VIN: 1GBHK29G73
Both abs & p/b lightson dash. Checked for codes had code CO550 ECU?CCu malf. I can't find code anywhere HELP
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L power steering VIN: 1G1ZT54845
All right folks here we go. We have a 2005 Malibu coming into the shop in a couple of days, and its power steering intermitently does not work. The kicker is that it has electronic power steering. This is the first time we have seen this system, so any diagnos...
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B6MC3654T
1996 dodge ram 3500 hard starting one code coolant temp sensor high voltage scanner reading did replace sensor no change. check ground. check grounds to ecm. check wiring out put from ecm to sensor. and mil volt in ground from sensor to ecm.have 5.2 volts at s...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
car arrived at shop with no power from computer to #1/4 coil pack and a P351 code.customer requests using a used computer.installed computer ,tested coil,fuel pressure,and replaced plugs.no problems for 3 days,then check engine light came on again (P351).clear... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition primary problem)
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL22XXY
no start good spark no injector pulse with p1389 present Trouble codes: P1389 (no asd relay output to pcm)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L steering wheel return VIN: 1B7HF13Y61
This truck came in for front brakes,installed them test drove everything ok. Customer comes back with complaint of sharp pull at a low speed stop and steering wheel bumping or shuddering after hard turn left or right. i thought maybe air in system from moving ...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1B3GP23302
hello the car came in no start no crank it dos not have a skim module the key look like reg. keys. car was driving ok and the cust. toled me it died then after 5 min it stared he drove home and parked the car after 15 min he stared the car to go out car run fo...
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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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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L steering coupler VIN: E38AHDJ555
I need a steering coupler for Ford 79 E350 box van. OE part #[...] It is supposedly obsolete and aftermarket doesn't appear to work. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks Art
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1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 2FDKF3715G
I'm in big hole and can't get out. We had a glow plug issue with this F350 6.9. We diaged a bad contoler and replaced it, as it turned out we smoked the glow plugs. One of the plug tips dropped into the engine. I changed plugs and ran engine for about 5 second...
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1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L engine VIN: 1FAPP93JXJ
the car had a burned up starter so i replaced it.then it wouldn't turn over so i checked all the cables,and replaced the starter ground.car would start.it idles fine.when you press the clutch it's fine.when you put into any gear it go to a rough idle and go's ...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel loss VIN: 1FTDF15N9N
help, when running on fr. tank fill rear tank. when running on rear tank fill fr. tank . someone help have replace check valve in lines . thanks
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Code 341 VIN: 1FMDU32XOR
Hello everyone and thanks for the help in advance. I have this 94 Explorer in that starts and has a rough low idle then the check engine light comes on. The code stored is a 341, nothing comes up on the KOER test. I have cleared the code and the 341 returns i...
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR0U0TU
ford techs-started working on this ranger-cel on, and 02 monitors and cat monitor will not re-set. suspect due to no switching on upstream switching. after initially clearing codes and re-set strategies, road tested repeatedly. cel never came back on, but moni... Trouble codes: P1132 (02 b1s1 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit), P1152 (02 b1s2 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit)
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
Intermittently this Power Stroke dies without warning. It will restart. When it dies the RPM signal is still present. We have dealt with faulty cam sensors in the past, this one is behaving quite differently. The SnapOn Solus locks up as soon as the vehicle st...
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L engine noise VIN: 1FALP54N1V
This 3.4L has an internal engine noise coming from the top front left side. Dull tapping knocking sound, customer said it just started a week or so ago. I see a TSB about the cam wearing out where the timing chain gear mounts. Looking for input on this job see...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, egr VIN: 1FALP58SIV
I am not getting any ECM signal on pin#47 to EGR vac solenoid. I have 20 inches of vac at vac solenoid. Regardless of driving conditions it never receives signal to open. EGR pipe was pulled (clean). Has new vac solenoid and reflashed ecm. Also egr pressure so... Trouble codes: 401 (no egr flow)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
This truck came in with a high idle complaint. Found that with a/c on idle jumps up to high when compensating for the extra load. The idle comes back down but repeats every time the compresor kicks on idle jumps up to about 1000 rpm. The iac is new from ford. ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1st & 2nd gear VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
Customer's concern is a rattling noise at times when accelerating in 1st gear. I was able to duplicate the concern if the truck is rolling & I feather the clutch and accelerate while in 1st or 2nd gear. It sounds like gears grinding, but less harsh, or like a ...
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L electric windows VIN: 1FMRU17L82
vehicle blows #14 fuse in central fuse block immediatley. power windows, keyless entry, interior lights and sunroof do not work. pulled battery saver relay and fuse will not blow, replaced battery saver relay and fuse still blows. anyone seen this before?
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge
First I would like to thank everyone for their help... Vehicle came in with bad hesitation about 3/4 throttle...Vehicle will hesitate and stumble for a few seconds then surge forword then hesitate once again then surge...Tends to be worse when engine is cold.W...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P73
help , this diesel , wish i had never seen . won't start came in need starter . was bad burn up . replace starter . turn over but no start. replace irp . no start irp 85% icp-210 . blocked off l/head ,1st turn over 618 psi ,ipr 85% .2nd cranking 888psi,irp 85%... Trouble codes: P0603
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L23
Vehicle came in a few weeks back - talked with the customer about the possiblility of the fuel cap not being well secured. Check fuel cap seal and fit -looked okay, cleard code and let it go. Customer returned about a week later same code P0456. Checked system... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap small leak detected)
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24135
I could use some recommendations with this one. My Genisys is not updated to read this model year. I hooked it up to my emission tester to get these codes. Car seems to run OK. Thanks for any and all help! Trouble codes: P0106 (p0171-), P0171
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1994 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GDJC34N6R
this thing came to us from another shop it wont idle its had everything replaced map iac tps computer dist cap wires rotor throttle body coolant temp sensor if i put a hand vac pump on the map the vac comes up to 18-19in and it will idle it also had the intake...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTEK19V63
we have been haveing alot of trouble with this one I thought I had it fixed when we put the alternater on the old alt was only putting out 9 volts. the truck run good for a while then it started stalling on a regular basis and running rough still the scan tool...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7674N
thanks for any help you can give me . this vehicle came in with the trans whining,and would only move in reverse slowly .when vehicle was ccold it would go forward for a minute then quit. no oil pressure. installed used trans , all was well. a week later he ca...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHDN45D61
Very intermittently engine will not go- Poor power and performance. Modis will show misfire codes when problem occurs. Does not record in memory. Fuel pressure stays good and engine does not feel like skip. Complete loss of power and won't go. Acts like conver... Trouble codes: P0081 (Undocumented), U3118 (Unknown), C0300 (Unknown)
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58V2S
Vehicle stalls under light load or when throttle open quickly. Misfire at idle and under load. Fuel pressure checks good, Compression checks good, spark is good, Timing is on marks. What else?? We are not very familiar with these vehicles so any advise will he...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ5857R
This vehicle belongs to a mail carrier.He has had this stalling problem for some time now.He states that driving in 60 degree and warmer weather, after driving 2 to 3 hours it stalls.After sitting 5 to 10 minutes.it will restart,but stalls withen 1 mile.Restar...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L reverse lamps VIN: 1J4FJ68S2W
I have a jeep that I cant get the reverse lights to work the fuse is good so is the ground can i get some more test info or has anyone experianced the same problem thanks
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L tank VIN: 1J4FA29113
Cannot fill wiyh fuel at normal flow. Must put in very slow, or will spew out. Can't find any TSB's. Pulled tank to inspect, but found no "kinks" in filler hose & check valve moves freely. I suspect a problem with the vapor recovery system or the fuel flow man...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, REVING VIN: JM1BK34355
last week we preformed the 90k service on this vehicle. 10 min after leaving shop customer called and said "its doing something weird". we got the car back this week and found that on decel at 33mph with auto trans self selection in 4th gear rpm drops to 1000 ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition lock cylinder VIN: WDBDA29D9N
Hello Mercedes Mechanics! The ignition lock cylinder is worn out on this car and I am trying to replace it. I have followed the shop manual instructions closely but the cylinder will not come out. Specifically I have turned the key to position "1" to line up t...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L supercharger, electrical VIN: WDBKK47FXF
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2005 Mercedes-Benz smart .8L emergency brake VIN: WMEAK00F85
Customer complaint of E brake stuck on and car wont move after parking over night. Checked brakes and e brake and all works ok, intermittent problem, anyone seen or heard of this or have info. Thanks for any advice. Doug
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1998 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MEFM13P4W
Need Ford tech help.This Tracer int has bad hesitation nder load like a plugged fuel filter(which was changed).I have been driving it and can't get it to act up.It has a slight hesitation but not severe like when it acts up.What I have found and am not sure ab...
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA7FJ43SOK
thanks for any help you all can give and old man here. this truck will not run but will always start right up. it has a rolling idle that is always poor. if you open the throttle it tryes to die but will aways just surges from 300 to 2000 rpm. i have switched ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK54FZW
I have dealt with turbo cars for 20+ years and this one has me at a stand-still.It will buck on accel and set a code for overboost very rarely and while it is doing this boost pressure is only 7 p.s.i.I have by-passed the waste-gate solenoid so it can only boo...
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1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CZ04SXC
I recieved this vehicle today and went for a test drive. Customers complaint was of stalling at stops and shaking. Vehicle ran great! No rough idle, stalling, surging, etc. Pulled vehicl into bay and began to perform a visual inspection under the hood with the...
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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Code P0740: TCC Circuit malfunction VIN: 19UUAA5670
Under a lot of pressure from customer because he is out of patience, I end up send the vehicle to another transmission shop for rebuild the transmission again. This shop found that possibility the reman. torque converter is defective. Everything else look norm...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B5X
Thanks for the tips and suggestions. Most suggested the correct and proper coding procedure for the unit. It does depend on the Engine and driveline. We found that the replacement control module supplied to us was in some way defective. Replacement with anot...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACH9342Y
Concluded that the 2.5 has either a cracked head or blown head gasket. Due to the costly special bmw tools needed for the dual vanos setup and cam removal i sent car to dealer for repair.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L A/C air flow VIN: WBAAN37471
Hello BMW techs After activating the blower motor with the autologic, the system has been working fine. I will say this car is fixed. Thanks a lot
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1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L noise VIN: 1G4CU521XX
thanks to those who offered help. i removed the pan and checked the crank and rod bearings, they looked a little worn. thrust clearence was just over specs i beleive .011. so i went ahead and relaced all bearings and noise is gone. the thump is a new noise con...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T4X
The customer had to use his truck. He plans to bring it back to be repaired. I will add to this post when I get it repaired. Thanks to all the members that replied.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on, loses power; fuel pr VIN: 1GCHK29111
A couple of weeks ago we asked for help with a 2001 silverado 2500 HD diesel that loses power when the temp goes below 0 deg. F. We checked fuel, was NOT gelled. We renewed the fuel filter, even though it didn't seem very dirty (wasn't new but, I've seen lots ... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel Sys. Large Leak Detected).
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hydraulic Brake Booster with code B0136 VIN: 1GNEK13Z7A
Thanks to all that replied. 3 GM techs hit the nail on the head. The instrument cluster had to be reprogrammed. Other responses were the hydraulic valve in the hydraulic booster. Thanks to all that responded.
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1991 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7F126XOM
first of all i would like to thank all of you who took the time to help- all of the advise givin was very helpfull! found i made one big mistake, first of all when i was checking the return signal wave form from the distributor pick up with my vantage and no...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Limp mode VIN: 1B3HB56F2S
Thanks for the replys, Most stated that there was a problem with the Trans relay but We switched it and it was fine. What we did find were damaged pins on the transmission connector side where the harness plugs into the solonoid pack. Once this was repaired we...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y0W
Lucky number 13... Reply 13 of 13 From: Robert from Delaware Date: Mar 23, 2007 7:01 PM Hi Edwin, look at your oxygen sensors to see if volts stay high when you start cold or come down slow. had same problem with 98 dodge truck only did when cold and first...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L long Crank Time VIN: 3B7KF2265W
Thanks for all responses. Tom from New Jersey got this one. Lift pump checked at 10-12psi. Replaced after market fuel filter with Mopar filter. Truck has started great every time since. Thanks again IATN members.
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Thanks every body half of you said no on use and half says yes so i tooked the change of used ecm and worked out great. Only thing i had to do was put in vin number. Thanks again Everybody..
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L windshield wipers VIN: 2B4GP2436Y
Thank you everyone, We took the fuse and relay center loose turned it upside down and dried it with a light for several hours. That took care of the problem. We received 16 replies. Most was probable defective BCM. One reply was for a quick check, Check for gr...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U8R
Thank you everyone for your help. I replaced the TFI module and the pick up in the distributor with OE parts. It's been 3 days and I haven't heard from the customer yet so I think it took care of the problem. I'll never use an aftermarket TFI module again. Tha...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Codes VIN: 1FMEU15N0S
Sorry it took so long - Many replies stated that my ECM diagnosis seemed correct so we shipped out the ECM to another rebuilder (new from dealer was no longer available) After further comunication with their people they were able to find and fix the problem. I... Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass).
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Temp gauge VIN: 1FALP6538V
Thanks to all,sending unit for gauge was bad.New sending unit put the gauge in the middle at 190 degrees.
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1997 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15U0V
Thanks to the three of you who replied. During my diagnosis, I did pay attention , to the power supply, and grounds, I jerked wiring harnesses, checked for shorts to ground, and voltage drops. I came up with nothing, and because of the intermittent nature of t...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTPE2421W
dan from wisconsin nailed it!!! whoever installed engine moved sensor base to accomidate heater hose piping and in doing so ruined cam sensor timing. after re-routing pipe and syncing cam sensor hesitation is gone\truck runs great!!! thank you all very,,very m... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0174.
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L alternator VIN: 1FAFP404XW
i typed out all that and all i had to probably say was the info about the fuses. i also had a suspicion of the fuses and when i asked the other mechanic the night before he said he tried wiring direct alt. to battery and that it didn't blow the fuses but the a...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Inner Door Handle VIN: 1FMZU77E82
1st, I would like to Thank all 6 of you who replied. I haven't got the car back yet, but I am now armed with your helpfull info. I now know that there is not a better handle to be had, and we have to deal with that. Also, I have not tried to adjust the striker...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S22
thank you to all 7 replies. All had good info as to where to check. Ended up being the fuel pump. Pressure i found was okay but volume was low. thanks again for all the time and help Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0136, P0156.
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1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L poor power VIN: 1GTGK29ROW
Hi group, sorry for the delay, I was in Phoenix for a week working the kinks out of the golf game. The consensus seems to be that the cannister should be replaced. I haven't done so yet, but the truck is being run with the vent hose to the cannister disconnect...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L front differential VIN: JHLDD18791
Thanks for the many replies. Apparently I'm the only one in the world that hasn't seen this problem before. The Honda dual pump fluid in the rear diff began clearing the problem right away. Thank-you gentlemen. You're certainly appreciated by this tech.
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L leak VIN: 1HGCM56333
Thanks for the replies, sounds like many of you have not seen this timing chain motor. Lots of replies for t-belt motor. We went ahead and pulled the balancer and changed the seal with the cover on the car. No different than any other seal job, except there is...
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP21464
Most replies suggested factory spark plugs, which we did replaced, but the check engine light comes and go on a cold start at times only, we are planning to swap coils next, and the injectors later as an attempt. Customer does not want to go further at this ti... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300 (random engine missfire), P1399 (ignition missfire).
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L random battery draw VIN: SAJKX6743T
Thank you for all your replies, and sorry for the delay in closing this post. We replaced the seat control module and fixed the problem. We also re-programmed all the vehicles transmitters and the vehicle has sat now for 2 weeks with no draw and no dead batter...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78L4K
Thank you all for the help, the final fix for this jeep was a three part repair ,first the ballast resistor had a burnt spot in it that was not visible form the outside but would pass a small amount of voltage after replacing that we still had no voltage at th...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0P
Well I finally got it fixed. It took a while because I ran every test in the book because I did not want to through parts at it. Then I wanted the customer to drive it a week to make sure before I closed the post. The problem was the oxygen sensor. Thank you a...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258N2Y
almost all replies were right on target, we took apart and when we started checking voltage changed and car ran great , we are waiting for new oem parts , thanks for the help on this one , it saved the week !!! joe cat Trouble codes: 123 (tps voltage to high).
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E4M
the final fix for this steering problem was the installation of a new factory power steering pump. not the reman pumps previously installed.
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2214Y
thanks to those that replied, the egr passages behind the throttle body were partially blocked, maybe 50%, that was enough to set the egr failure code, removed thottle body and egr valve, cleaned passages with carb clean and brush blew out passages with air, c... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cell Phone VIN: WDBJH65J2Y
We recieved four replies to our question about lowering the volume on this MB cell phone speakers at boot up. Two said to put resistors inline with the speakers to lower the volume and two said to lower the volume with the controlls on the steering wheel while...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33493
tested both thottle sensors.test drove code came back upon inspection with intake boot removed i found a 2 inch by 2.5 inch piece of the broken air cleaner housing right next to throttle body.i replaced throttle body and test drove,codes gone runs great...than... Trouble codes: P0638.
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1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L valve traine and engine vacuum VIN: JA7TGFJ64Y
i was testing the engine vacuum and revving the engine above 3000 rpm and the piston push rod bearing blew out of the side of the engine. so the engine is a total lost right now. i guest the loud noise from the valve train wasn't coming from the valve train bu...
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L stumble VIN: 1N6DD26S31
Thank you everyone for your help. The car had a bad catalytic. Also the passages were clogged in the intake. Didn't know if that had caused the cat to go bad. But thank you for the help. The car drives alot better with no misefires.
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2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Shifting VIN: 1N6AA07A04
Well we didn't really fix it but thanks to the help received we did figure out what's going on. Two replies suggested the filter was probably plugged up, pulled the pan and oh what a mess, filter plugged and all kinds of debris in pan. Jameson reminded us that...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L clutch/hydraulic VIN: 1G2NW12T5T
First of all thanks for all info,ended up putting clutch master in it O.E. and re-bleed sys,pedal seems to return all the time, I always re-surface flywheels and never had to install shims,I did on this one and it didnt make any difference but thanks for the a...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L odometer VIN: 1G2JD12T11
well as most of my responces said the problem is a bad dash. i priced out a new dash & a used dash. the problem is this is a repo car at our credit union. it will take 3 to 6 weeks for them to have a clear title & then make a choice. thanks for all the responc...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L entire system VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
OK, so I let this one go to the dealership. It is evident that these V-6's have an oil cooler issue. The oil cooler is located in the valley between the cylinder heads on top of the motor. 9 responses cant be wrong. The other two responses I recieved pointed i...
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