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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBJ08C0P
Hi guys, another brain teaser. This customer complains of poor idle. Here's the history on it. The cylinder head gaskets were replaced to cure oil leaks. The machine shop resurfaced the heads with a fairly course cut which led to the car using coolant & the cu...
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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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1997 BMW M3 3.2L Misfire codes VIN: WBSBG9324V
We proceeded to disassemble the valve cover and Vanos unit to check cam timing. Everything was way off, set cam timing correctly with cam and cranklock tools installed, reset secondary timing chain correctly. Upon closer inspection we noticed that the head was...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radio Speakers VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Radio plays only through tweeters.Can't find any wiring diagrams.Fuses checked out good.Anybody run into this before?
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2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L airbag VIN: WBAAVS343U
we have this bmw in and snappy modis is giving a code 07 for pass rear air bag. this car was bought red light at the auction and we believe there may have been water damage. we have replaced the pass. rear door air bag and the srs light comes right back on and...
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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1G4NC64MAT
Hopefully someone has ran into this issue before. I've done my share of intake gaskets on the 3.1 liters, but this last one that I did is causing me a problem. This is the first one I did with different length pushrods, but I made sure I put them back in their...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs motor VIN: 2G4WS52J12
i just started working on this vehical today.when your driving down the road the abs motor will start to run then shut off,sometimes it does it when you hit the brakes and sometimes you can just be driving down the road without your foot on the brake.it had a ...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Oil pump loses prime VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Help, Gurus! This fine ride first arrived three weeks ago from a different garage that did not have the capability for replacement of the oil pan. Other shop had already done subframe but didn't realize what they were in for to gain access to the pan. Anyway.....
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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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1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L hard start VIN: 1GTHC33F4P
we have a diesel that is hard start.glow plug system is okay and put on a lift pump because it was inop. the bleed valve in the front of the engine when you bleed it and fuel comes out,the truck will start. let it sit awhile and recheck all air and when fuel d...
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1993 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Front axle VIN: 1GCHK34K9P
Thanks in advance for any help you can give, this truck has me pulling my hair out. Customer came in with complaint of the front axle not engaging. Verified complaint but noted an inconsistent clicking noise coming from around the front end. Drained a bit of f...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rattle clip
This van came in for a routine trans service and now has no third or fourth gear. For training purposes we agreed to attempt a rebuild. All is well except for the rebuild instructions from mitchell. Is there a good source for a overhaul procedure some where, i...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 6.5L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19S3T
we have this diesel which came in with a no start on the hook.Client says he was leaving his drive way and noticed after driving faster{approx 30 miles per hr}he had selector in 2nd gear{by accident} and engine was reving.He then proceded to manually put it in...
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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 Tahoe 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1GNEK3R1XJ
i have a tahoe that came in with the turn sihnals going out every time you step on the brakes found the turn signal switch had melted inside, replaced switch and now all the brake lights flash when signals are turned on, thanks for any help
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L service 4wd light VIN: 1GNEK13T91
Service 4wd light comes on while driving. Key off, then on light goes out. On the rack the 4WD engages in 2 hi, 4 hi, and 4 lo. All scanner readings agree with what is actually happening. just the occasional llight coming on.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L 4wd VIN: 2GCEK19V82
Hi Members: Customer arrived at shop complaining of strange noise when driving in 2 wd. He said he heard a sound like a "bad speedometer cable" and the 4WD light came on. He said the noise was quite loud and he pulled over and looked under vehicle. He did not ...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13Z42
customer came in with a no power concern. found fuel filter plugged. replaced fuel filter, spark plugs and wires. now vehicle will not start. check engine light stays on when cranking.
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L radio/dash gauges/key fob VIN: 1G1ND52J82
Looking for any ideas, did a search of data base and seem to see alot of bcm issues. Customer driving vehicle had temp and fuel gauge drop out, no key fob operation and radio would not turn off with key off. With key off the radio could be turned off and on at...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13Z42
vehicle came in with low power, found fuel filter clogged. replaced fuel filter, spark plugs and wires for maintenance/mileage. now vehicle will not start. no injector pulse. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow)
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L cannot fuel vehicle
hello, and thanks in advance for any help. this chevy came in because the customer could not fill the gas tank. pump would click off every 50-75 cents. it also had mil on, po446,evap vent control problem. removed evap vent solenoid, found it was stuck shut. re... Trouble codes: P0446
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1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N2S
Vehicle came in three weeks ago with an intermittent stall at stop lights and check engine light on. Scan of pcm came up with a code 13 no map change. Test drove vehicle all day and could not duplicate problem. All test for map sensor were within range at that... Trouble codes: 13 (No change from MAP sensor)
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L cluster, trans, abs, body, bus, etc. VIN: 1C4GP54L4Y
Cust states they hit a pothole and cluster stopped working. I don't see evidence of a big pothole or any damage. Cluster works for exactly 16 seconds after starting then it goes dead. Tried to see if cluster had codes via holding both buttons and turning key...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3HD46R6Y
hello all we have this chrys that was brought to us with a no start when the cam sensor is plugged in. the customer had the car at another shop to have the motor replaced when this problem occured. they installed a new cam sensor but had the same problem. when...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GT54L6V
the leak detection pump is full of oil and all the hoses are soft. Trouble codes: P1494
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L gauges VIN: 1B7HC16X81
howdy boys and girls this vehicle came to us today with no gauge operation check eng abs brake airbag and low fuel ttl illuminated also no bus on odo display we started by scanning pcm we found 1687 to be present we could not communicate with airbag,abs,or bcm...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L all shifts VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
Ok he is a strange one,car came in for an oil change & turn off ck eng light,I ck'd the eng code & it was the P0455 evap large leak detected no other codes were present,so cleared the code and sent car on it's way ,an hr later it came back with transmission sh...
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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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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L fan resistor / headlights VIN: 2D4GP44L73
customer complaining of headlights blowing prematurely and heater blower resistor blowing twice. original headlights lasted two years. installed night hawk bulbs for better visability, they lasted approximately one year, came in today with another headlight bu...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L door lock control (bcm) VIN: 1D4GP24RX5
This is a puzzling one.. I have a Dodge Grand Caravan that will loose its ablity to electronicly contol the power door locks. All the switches have been tested and meet the resitance spec. After the door locks become inop unpluging Conectors C1 C2 and C3 from ...
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1983 Fiat PININ FARINA 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
a local shop has this car and is installing a new timing belt,we can't seem to find a timing mark diagram for it. it is a dohc 4 cyl.with a balance shaft 2.0.if any fiat guys can help it would be much appreciated.the local import shops & parts stores have neve...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA514XT
As stated tune up - plugs/wires/coil/fuel filter all done in last 20,000 kms. Vehicle has driven fine since until two months ago - recurring P0300 random mis-fire- When we check van it does not miss. According to customer the check engine light only comes on a... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P7B
the problem with this explorer was a noisy cam sync gear. we have the new gear but we just cant get the old one out. we have a slide hammer set up and have been working at it for two days now. the gear will come up just untill you can see the upper oring, the ...
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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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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine assembly VIN: 1FTNE24L7W
Hello everybody. Got a simple question, hopefully. I'm needing to remove the engine from this van and have found other posts that talked about using a fixture that attatches to the front of the motor. I've looked around and asked my tool guys, but nobody seems...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Good afternoon to all.I have a customer who had a minor acident with this explorer,not alot of damage but took enough of a hit to pop the air bags.My question is what needs to be replaced on this thing.I know the air bags and I am guessing the module and front...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
this 2.5 stalls any time you touch the throttle while cold. once it warms up runs fine other than a hesatation when you touch the throttle. Once you get a load on it, the valves ping something crazy. I installed a new timing belt as maintance, but the problem ...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
I have got a popping under heavy acceleration. Sounds like the transfer skipping.Also there is a vibration at 30 to40 mph. If you shift it to 4 hi everything is fine. I checked the front shaft for bad joints , no problem found. drove with front shaft out and n...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L int. wipers VIN: 2FTZA55442
Customer complained of intermittent wiper operation even with wiper switch off. Scan body module codes and found: B1308, B1438 and B2499 with Modis scan tool. Scan tool will not provide trouble shooter or component testing for this wiper and intermittent contr...
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P5Y
we have had 2 escorts come in after other repairs . we cleared the codes and reset kam. after 3 or 4 days the ce light comes on and the 1506 iac overspeed code is set. we tried a new iac on one of the cars that did not fix the problem. we checked for tsb's . n... Trouble codes: P1506 (iac overspeed)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU731YZ
Hi Guys, my manager and I installed new rotors and pads on the front of his 2000 Explorer this morning. There was no shudder on the prework test drive, but after the job was done it shakes like crazy. We turned the steering back and forth a couple of times by ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
Well i have a good one here, 4X4 is inop for the most part, what happens is if you start the truck up and put it into drive or reverse sometimes the gears will be there and other times they will not, and when they are not you can here the 4x4 shift motor tryin...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU84P9Y
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with a intermittant very rough idle and a code p1409. EGR is intermittantly turned on at idle. Replaced vacuum solonoid and backpressure sensor, worked ok for a few days and then started doing same thing . It is in the sho... Trouble codes: P1409 (egr vacuum control)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F9Y
Hello again. This vehicle has a no start condition, will occasionally run but very poorly. Checked voltage output from IDM on high side circuit, 1.5V on right bank, 4.5V on left bank. Diagnostic information states that battery voltage should be present w/ key ... Trouble codes: 1277 (Low side circuit fault), 1273 (Low side circuit fault), 1275 (Low side circuit fault), 1293 (High side circuit Right Bank)
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2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34321
vehicle would not run when it came in. the code was po352 coil b primary circuit. checked primary signal from computer no signal. checked coils and wires for shorts. found coil b 2/3 shorted internally. replaced coil vehicle still no primary signal from comput... Trouble codes: P0352
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Have test drive vehicle and so far have been unable to duplicate the problem. Have checked all connections at transmission for good clean connections. The only things that I noticed is when I got on it on a entrance ramp had a harsh shift into gear
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L overdrive servo VIN: 1FAFP34P41
'O/D off' light on in I/P. Tranny shifts fine, but has no overdrive. I have read something about an overdrive servo/band problem w/ these trans but nothing in detail.Any help would be appreciated.
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L neutral to drive VIN: 2FAFP71W54
has a intermittant stall going from neutral to drive. no idea what it might be...no codes are coming on with good used computer and runs fine at hijghway speeds, just when stopped and going from neutral to drive...i am wondering if a reflash might fix this pro...
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L speedometer/odometer VIN: 1GTDM19W7X
Need some help on this 'beast'. At odd times whilst driving, the speedometer and odometer would work in tandem. And sometimes they BOTH won't. Scanned computer and monitored VSS on PCM data. It's fine and so is the shifting of the transmission. So I think the ...
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GKEL19W7Y
the van has had random misfires on all cyclinders under light load. doesn't matter if it is hot or cold. happens while in o/d with light acceleration, or from 10-20mph. if you brake torque it won't miss. if you accelerate hard it won't miss. has had the proble... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L braking capacity VIN: 1GTEK19T73
This is my own vehicle which I purchased new. Ever since it was new I've complained about the braking . It takes a lot of pedal effort and the pedal seems soft. The dealer has checked it a couple of times under warrantee. The last time, they replaced the maste...
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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge
well i could realyy use some help here.put a used engine in this car about 3 onths ago. left the shop working well. Now, as soon as it hits 3500 rpm, ragardless of gear--even in park, the engine starts to hunt from 3500 down to 3000. ecm flashes code 8--crank ...
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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L No Start VIN: KMNJF23R8S
hi, i have got a real good one here. car came in as a no start. found battery dead because customer tried to start vehicle and battery died. after charging battery, found out that engine would not turn over. found fuel in oil and combustion chamber. injectors ...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L reverse VIN: KMHJF2550X
Hi folks,I'm hoping someone can answer this Hyundai question. Vehicle well used,drives,no reverse. Also has delayed/harsh 1-2 upshift and slips in overdrive. Trying to eliminate electrical problem for reverse,customer states that will be driving in town only. ...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift VIN: KMHWF25H12
this vehicle has been back 3 times. replaced the trans control module & relay the first time. the vehicle would intermittently go into fail safe(stays in 3rd gear). came back a second time for the same problem. found a bad connection at gear selector switch on...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1740M
we had this car in with code 44,o2 sensor was cross threaded so we removed pipe repaired threads installed a new bosch 02 sensor.at this point the 02 was still at 930mv,it does move about 10mv up and down from here ,on decell it goes to around.03mv so i know i... Trouble codes: 44 (02 sensor not switching)
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery draw VIN: SAJDA01N71
Vehicle showed up with amp draw issue and battery will go dead overnight. Tested for amp draw and found all four swithced power relays in rear junction box remain energized. Replaced rear electronics module as per identifix, problem remains. Installed new driv...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L ecm,tcm,tcu VIN: KNADC12381
Code P1693 will return after 2 drive cycles. Have focus most of my attention to the ground leads to the TCM. AllData diagnostic is to check the harness between ECM and TCU, which I assume is the Transaxle control module (TCM). There is a bullentin to upgrade t...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Loss of Power VIN: KNDJB72342
This Sportage came in with an odd complaint. No MIL but a pending P0701 lean mixture B1S1. The customer is a college student and coming home drove the car for 2.5 hours after she filled up with gas and it started running very badly. It shuddered and would not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Mixture bank 1 pending)
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L AC Switch-Mode Knob-Recirculation Switch VIN: KNAFB12163
Hello all thanks for any help at all. Searched archives with no help. Customer states that occasionally air conditioning will stop working air con button light on the ac switch will go off and so does the recirculation light on the recirculation switch or the ...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L abs code VIN: WBADT6348T
Customer opted to take car to dealer will ammend post when customer lets Me know after repair. several responses suggest a steering angle sensor but du to no software sent to dealer.
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2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Driver's Seat Heater VIN: 3GYFK66N83
Turned out to be the driver's seat back heater. The updated specs said 2-5.5 ohms. This one tested out at 5.7 ohms(didn't think this would make a difference...wrong!) Removed heater element(pretty easy) and it was burnt around driver's left shoulder area. Repl...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP33F0M
I retested the dist. and the pick-up A)C) voltage was low so I replaced the dist with a new one. Same problem. SO I went back to the Inj. Waveform seemed ok, and resistance was within specs according to Mitchell on demand. So I unplugged one at a time during t...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W9X
thank you to all who replied,many good suggestions, but the kicker here was that the upper plenum was full of fuel due to a ruptured pressure regulator. taking off the upper plenum will allow you to see exactly what happens. key crank and fuel pours out of the...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC6625R82
REPLACED COMPUTER AND ALL IS WELL . THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP. MIKE p Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire code), P1381 (misfire code com. error between pcm and ebcm).
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L E85 Fuel usage VIN: 1GNDM19X64
All of the fine techs on here have convinced me to be like Rhett Butler and be Gone With the Wind from this project. Have walked away from it. Thank you all for you great input.
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3ED46FOR
Fix on this one would have been a little easier if it hadn't been late Friday afternoon and our Solus would have communicated with the vehicle. With no data stream to go by and not as pressed for time Monday we did some pinpoint testing of the sensors. There w...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) SX 3.8L park lights VIN: 1C4GT64L9X
thanks for all the help on this one but it came down to replacing the BCM ,after that all lights,theft system now work.
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1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP23JOJ
thanks for all of the replies. i found that the actual egr valve was completely stuck shut, i had to apply about 21' of vacuum on it to make it pop open. i pulled it off and sure enought the ports and pintle were completely gummed up with carbon. cleaned every... Trouble codes: 48 (coil 3 primary ckt fault).
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
i finally got around to putting in oem plugs and wires- fixed everything- thanks to everyone for their input Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMZA5148X
thanks to all who replied, 3.0 trans was wrong like many said, need one for 3.8. final drive ratio is off. ya'll are the best.
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Surge, CHUGGLE VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
hi everone, i wanted to close this post so i don't keep everyone hanging.the truck has been in three times.i used a combination of everyone's ideas.the customer hasn't had any performance issues since the couple of times that first weekend.i've added ac dye to...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1st & 2nd gear VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
The noise was the clutch disc springs grinding on the piece that holds them in place. That piece is cracking as well. I am told that the dual mass flywheel has been updated to aleviate this problem. The fix was replacing the flywheel & clutch kit. Thanks for t...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45F2Y
Tahnks to every one for your input. What I finally did was pulled out the enitre engine wire harness and found a chaffed wire at the intake wye on the vans you can not see anything untill you remove the harness and inspect it. the injector control wire would i... Trouble codes: P0261.
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L emergency brake VIN: 1FDAF57F81
thanks for all of the help from the members. we have done everything that we can for this vehicle. customer has agreed to have a mico brake lock installed
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1995 GMC white/volvo 10.6L fan VIN: 4V1WDBDF2S
thanks for all of the responses. after running vehicle for several hours was able to determine function of the hi and low cutouts by trial and error but came up empty on a malfunction. replaced compressor under warranty, flushed system and recharged. after s...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Driver's door VIN: 1HGCB7551P
The driver side door latch failed, locking door permanently. I wedged the top of the door panel open with 2 small wood blocks, put an 18' chisel bit in my air hammer and destroyed the latch carefully for 15 minutes until the door popped open. Then I installed ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All upshifts VIN: 1HGC5649WA
First thanks to the 12 that replied. Have not yet fixed the problem with RPM flair when upshifting. Did replace the linear solenoid with no help at all. What did cure all but the 2-3 upshift was cleaning the screens on the shift solenoid valves. But to late fo...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L seat belts & air bag VIN: JNXAY21D5P
Two good replies on this rice burner. Apparently it was hit hard enough to deploy the air bags and also that is why the driver's belt was fully out and the others fully retracted. The security system is another matter. As soon as I started telling the customer...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: 452CK58W43
The customer declined gambling on a neutral switch. I was unable to duplicate the problem with the Vetronix hooked up. all values were fine when tested, but the truck ran and shifted fine at this time. the cuastomer will return when the problem ocurs and I wil...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58X62
Well, the car is fixed! I recieved three replies; two explained the 1870 code as trans slippage and the third related to a harness problem a guy had on a Kia. After opening the wire loom up even farther and not seeing a problem I decided to replace the harness... Trouble codes: P1870 (Unknown), P1295 (Fail safe mode), P1125 (Limit performance fail safe), P1515 (TPS actual vs. command).
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L tank VIN: 1J4FA29113
Didn't fix this, as customer wanted an immediate response, and then mentioned that he had a service contract on it. So adios, and good-luck! I think Rick probably nailed it by mentioning that the filter on the LDP (leak detection pump)could be clogged with mud...
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L no shifting VIN: KNATB1210X
Thank you for all the replies. It turns out that one of the pins on the neutral safety switch would collapce inside the sensor when pluged and seem normal when unpluged Manually pushing each one caused the problem to show it self I installed the neutral switch...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Right Cyl. Head VIN: 1LNFM81W7W
HI Techs,I did get the head off and repaired and back on and running good. With your advice I was able to remove the head without taking the lifters and cam followers off,I wish the manual would have been more detailed about this but we all know how some of ...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L srs VIN: 1LNHM84W02
As for the replies they were all leaning toward the occupant sensor system in the passenger seat. this was in fact part of the issue. Brian replaced the sensor unit which is part of the lower cuishion. After that we ended up with a 1414 code dealing with a com...
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1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31D1S
Hi all, thanks for all the info, Miles nailed it, finally found a schematic to make it all make sense to what he was saying, most of the vacuum lines were removed or rerouted. It is for the vris solenoids and also feeds the egr solenoid, thanks again, Doug. Ps...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L supercharger, electrical VIN: WDBKK47FXF
Thanks! To all that replied: You all hit it right on with the k40 relay, which we already had on order. Replacing the relay and clearing the codes fixed the car.
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Engine VIN: 1MELM5043P
Hey all, thanks for all the replys. We ended up putting new rod bearings into it and reassembled the bottom end. The noise was still there. We removed the upper and lower intake again and rocker covers to inspect and found nothing. We used a boroscope to look ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3AY26C9U
this vehicle is supposedly fixed,i forgot to mention just to satisfy the customer a bit i sold them a can of bg44k fuel system cleaner and told them to try it and see.well they called back today and said it worked!they said they got about 90 miles to a 1/4 tan...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D0V
Hello, Sorry for the delay.I wanted the customer of the maxima to take the car out of town afew hundred miles. The engine light would come on 100 to200 miles out. So far so good.What I did to repair it was replace the left bank O2 sensor to match the right ban... Trouble codes: P0174 (2 or left bank O2 problem), P0150 (2 or left bank always lean), P0325 (knock sensor).
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L oil consumption VIN: 1G3WX52H1Y
thanks to all that helped. my tech had the car in the other day and replaced the pcv valve with a gm part. since then the car has not used one drop of oil . this one was very different. i cannot believe something so little could be the problem.
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G2WR5211X
I pulled the supercharger off and it had sucked the gasket in and it appeared to be pushing coolant up through a couple lower intake bolts. there was a little coolant under the s/c when i pulled it off,it might have been pulling some of it in from the pool on ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 162WP52K81
Thanks everyone for the help. It was the fuel pump. Thank you Craig [...] Help To Find The Mode6 Info.
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L cnv. top VIN: WP0CA2990X
there is a micro switch by the left hinge and hydrolic cylinder that is difficult to see and was unplugged. oncepluged in the top worked perfect. bleeding is simply running the top open and close a few times.
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM35B5R
Of the three replies rec'd, the one for disconnecting the battery for a few minutes turned off the light. Two other replies included... - Using a scanner with Saab Software - Rigging a switch to ground the correct terminal (3rd from right on top row of the dia...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3DF55N4T
Got lots of replies. Advice included: ** buy a new oil cooler ** buy a used oil cooler ** rig up a 12v fuel pump and pump solvent through the cooler to flush it ** Use a product from LubeGuard called Kooler-Kleen. The easiest one to do was use a can of Koo...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L warning lights VIN: 1G8JW54R83
thank you all for the replies. the customer called saturn and their master tech called me back and said that it is the bcm and that when a new one is installed it will need to be flashed by a gm dealer. i did find out that the abs light and the air bag lights ...
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1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE94E5M
First of all thanks for all the replies. This network is the greatest! I replaced the EFI fuse and the car fired right up. Everything works (thank God!). I was lucky this time. My son now knows how not to boost a car.
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Driveline VIN: 5TBBT44143
I had several replies regarding driveline angle and support bearing angle. The truck is original with no present mods and as best as we were able to measure, angles are all ok. I also had a reply about trans planetary's and out of phase u-joints. We have again...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C82
Thanks to all who replied. Ted pinpointed the evap code issue. Even though the car had no apparent body damage he suggested pulling off the fender liners and inspecting the canister. Sure enough there was a large hole in it where it had been hit. We replaced i... Trouble codes: P0420, P0455.
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