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1998 Audi A4 1.8L lacks power VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Vehicle has no power on accel!!! Runs great, idles smooth but just has no power from a stop!!! Cannot hear turbo kick in or waste gate releiving either!!! Checked turbo, spins freely by hand and while engine is running, waste gate rod moves freely by hand!!! A...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8326T
I replaced both heads and when I reassembled the motor I had put paint marks on all the cams and the cam sensor gear on the right bank. When I went to start the car it would not start until I disconnected the cam sensor, with the cam sensor disconnected the c...
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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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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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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L radio VIN: 1GYEK13R8X
Hello and thanks for your help! I hope you are having a better day then mine! Cust brought in the truck with a bad cylinder head. Dealer told him to replace engine. I found a tsb about main bearing clearance, so we pulled engine and rebuilt. Truck runs great, ...
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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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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L pedel VIN: 1G1JF52T1W
Good evening to all I have this 1998 chevy cavalier that has a VERY hard brake pedel.I have checked all base brake system parts all ok.I had to replace rear drums due to severe rust also cleaned and adjusted rear shoes.Found right front caliper hose twisted fi...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Misfire, Misfire #4 Loaded VIN: 1G2HX53L9P
This vehicle is due back to me next Wednesday. Would like to know if someone has any bright ideas on what I could be looking at here. Truly feels like an ignition drop, but I am starting to believe my spidy senses are wrong on that. Changing out an injector on... Trouble codes: P0300 (Datastream indicates cyl 4 misfires - 4000RPM and up half throttle or more)
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L No Start, Security Light On VIN: 1GBEC19ROX
As Mentioned before, another repair shop installed a used engine in this truck and did not hook any of the harness grounds up. The interior dash harness had shoted out and melted the plug and wires on headlight switch down to the fuse block. The truck came to ... Trouble codes: P631
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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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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Horns VIN: 1GDJG31F52
Hello all, I have a cube van here that keeps blowing the fuse AND taking the horns with it. I don't want the van to come back 2 weeks from now with the same issue. Horn switch and relay are working fine. I didn't have the time today to test the circuit. Is thi...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Door locks VIN: 2G1WH52K23
Vehicle came in with a door lock not working complaint; replaced fuse - locks work. Also has an intermittant "Security" light flashing. One time while at my shop, it wouldn't start and the exterior lights stayed on continuous. Vehicle has had no starting troub...
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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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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4 x 4 VIN: 2GCEK13T45
neutral light stays on all the time on the 4 x 4 selector switch mounted on the dash. vehicle is stuck in 2 wheel drive and will not engage into 4lo or 4hi (lights just flash). ran checks with scan tool. can activate all 4 x 4 lights. have already replaced sel...
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L alarm & lights VIN: 2C3HC56F6T
Hi Guys, I got this 1996 Chrysler LHS, customer concern the alarm goes off in the middle of the night for no reason & the interrior lights comes on while she is driving, i couldnot cuminicate with the BCM , so i install a used BCM, now i have cumnication & liv...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L cranks long to start VIN: 3C3EL55H5X
Came in for hard start cold. Had origional plugs wires cap rotor. replace with mopar. Cap showed signs of arcing. plugs worn out. Still cranks long. fuel press held.add propane, no help. pull plug #1 back out & fuel soaked in minutes at idle. old plugs sooty a...
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1989 Dodge W250 5.9L oil in coolant VIN: 1B7KM2680K
Hey guys got this dodge 5.9 diesel here with engine oil in the coolant. I know the oil cooler is'nt leaking. I was just wondering if the head gaskets are common to leak on these,or if anybodys seen them crack. Or is there something else I should look for befor...
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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L rear differential VIN: 1B7GG23Y3V
hi i have a rear end fighting me it came for a noise in rear end it sounded like a carrier bearing noise so i took it apart and the bearings were bad so i replace carrier bearings and pinion bearings adjusted everything to proper specs. witch is a bear on this...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L air controls VIN: 1B4GP44R7W
4 lights were on originally . did reset . lights at recirc and ac are still on blinking and have tried several times and they will not go off... no check engine other other lights are on thank you paul
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L system VIN: 1B7GG22Y3W
Found static at 60 psi after 1 hr cooldown w/ underhood about 90 deg. Compressor cycling off lo pressure switch at 22 psi, on at 40psi. top off with 14 oz 134a and observed results above. Replaced power steering gear for leak. Road tested and returned truck to...
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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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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FABP2196H
Gentlemen: I only have a limited Sevice Manual for this as I do not have an emissions manual on how to diagnose the codes, nor do I have a break out box. The car starts and then starts to surge. I have checked all electrical and vacuum connections and can fi... Trouble codes: 87 (Primary Fuel Pump Circuit Failure), 22 (Manifold Abslute Pressure MAP or BARO Sensor Out of Range)
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14UXP
Customer recently had the Mass Air Flow sensor replaced at another shop. The check engine lamp came on and the engine died approximately 1/2 hour after leaving the repair shop while driving on the freeway. Customer states that the engine starts but dies immidi... Trouble codes: 157 (Mass Air Flow sensor circuit below minimum Voltage)
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U32P9W
Hey guys, I have this Explorer in the shop that came in witha check engine light on, we scanned and got code # PO133, we removed code and took for test drive and same code reappeared. We replaced both O2 sensors per customers request. After test drive no check...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538W
hello everyone this car came in runnig poor and engine light on . found p01380 p01381 p01382 variable valve timing. found ford tsb said to put oil filter with check valve in it. replaced oil filter no help. replaced valve timing solenoid and reset base timing ... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1382
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Hi Guys, We've got this Ford that runs great and has no codes, but only gets 6.5 mpg. No fuel leaks, no fluid levels overfull, don't see how this can be with no codes in memory. Any help would be appreciated. Ken
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
hey diesel guys. need help. truck towed in from another shop for no-start. tested fuel pressure at frame mounted fuel pump. low pressure. less than 25psi. on replacement of fuel pump noticed gas smell. sure enough gas in tank. drained tank and re-filled w/ pro...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FMNU43S5Y
vehicle came from another shop, vehicle runs well cold,and during warm up. the problem is severe lack of power after hot than idleing for approx, 20 min. upon redriving you can not get over 40-50 kms/hr until you pull over, shut off,restart and than vehicle is...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
This van will cut out intermittently and occasionally stall and take a moment before it will start again (cranks good). No codes. All we have managed to catch so far is that once when it stalled (it has only stalled for us twice in 4 days), the RPM dropped ins...
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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 F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L cooling system VIN: 1FDXE45F31
van came in for oil pan rusted out, when we drained coolant getting ready to remove engine tech., notice oil in coolant. I've heard of engine oil cooler leaking internal. But we're in the midst of removing engine and I was just checking if there is other possi...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L abs module VIN: 1FAFP36352
hi guys i got this focus with a abs lamp on codes c1145,c1141,c1233. & air bag lamp on codes b2434,b2438,c1947,b1881,b1318,b1231. my question is are they ralated i try to reset lamp for abs and it does not go away, codes stay in memory but not in current mode,...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L lifter VIN: 1FTRW07603
we have a 4.6 windsor engine and want to know if you can replace the lifters without removing cam and timing chain?
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L front seal VIN: 2FAFP71W85
need some advice: i have been rebuilding township police cars for years, the past 3 weeks 2 2005 ford crown vics have blown out the front seals . both units rebuilt early march both units back with identical problem late march after 1000-1200 miles, no interna...
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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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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Steering Control VIN: 2GTEK19R1W
This Vehicle, When Driving Straight Ahead, Will Suddenly Jerk Or Snap The Steering Wheel To The Left & Release. Won't Do It To The Right. The Steering Pump Has Been Replaced By Someone Else Not Long Ago Because Of A Leak & Customer Says The Steering Issue Wasn...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L batt draw. VIN: 1GMNBGH563
got a batt. draw ,batt new found source of draw at alt. replaced alt, still there, the fusible link wire blue wire is the draw. on mitchelles tells me to go to power distribution source from there i have nut had time to pin piont.. i pulled all fuses and relay...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Rear wheel speed sensor and speedometer VIN: 1GTGK29U72
This 4WD lifted truck has a problem in the ABS system. It sets a code C0238-Wheel speed mismatch-after about 2 miles of driving. The customer bought it used from a local dealer and it was already modified in its present condition. He says the ABS warning lamp ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L no fuel transfer VIN: 1GDJK34295
Code PO2636 comes up. Fuel gauge quites, transfer pump quites. Code may take a few days to come up. This problem does not occur during fueling, it happens while driving. Trouble codes: P2636
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L head bolts VIN: 1GKDS13S65
Need some help. Especally GM techs. The vehicle came to us from another shop and aparently they drilled through the exhaust manifold water chamber. we were asked to remove head and replace. Upon removal, Head bolts started breaking off. Is there some method im...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Unable to scan VIN: 1HGEJ6679X
Hello Techs! Need some help. I seem to have a problem with finding OBDII connector on this vehicle. The customer brought it here from the bodyshop. Judging by the kind of work they did I think they lost this DLC in the wiring somewhere between the firewall and... Trouble codes: 61 (D4 light on the cluster blinks 61 when blue 2pin connector shorted)
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L auto sliding VIN: 5FNRL18903
The drivers automatic sliding door opens fine but when closing it will hit a certain point and then retract on its own. I know they have sensors so somebody does not get themselves stuck but is this adjustable or other solution. thans
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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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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L valve timing VIN: 4S2CM58W9W
To all you Isuzu techs out there , my hats off to you. We replaced the left cylinder head on this rodeo/ cracked and leaking coolant. But this timing procedure is a little obscured. We have a book and mitchell, and the procedures for timing this valve train ar...
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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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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L tie rod end VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Hey techs, Not to much of diagnosis here but we are trying to find a part for this car. The right inner tie rod end on this vehicle is shot and all my local resouces tell me the rack has to be replaced. I really hate to charge my customer 1500 dollars for a 30...
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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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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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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L All Gauges VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
This Jeep has be to no less than three dealers. The customer drove it for about 6 days after he bought it from a local dealers used car lot. They gave him a 90 day warrantee that they since have regretted . First the AC stopped working, after he picked it up t...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12321
the vehicle start's and dies. when this happen's it still has spark and fuel delivery but no injection pulse. made some basic check's to injector's and wiring between injector's and computer, checked power's and ground's. have not gone any further yet. just wo...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTLI5451
This vehicle has me scratching my head due to the lack of information available to me, both scanner wise and repair info. MIL will flash when under load , comp good, plug is good, wire is not leaking, and no other codes are present other than the lean codes. O... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0301
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1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNLM97V75
Thanks in advance- We replaced the engine in this beauty about 1 yr. ago with a reman. It has been an oil consumer all along. But in the past 2000 miles it has used 6qts of oil. No major leaks exist and you never actually see smoke come out of it. We just did...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L intermittant misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A21
car came to us with intermittint codes (p0300/p0304). cant feel a misfire, on scan data ltft -10 to -25. on o2, the front ones have good crosscounts in a normal range, the rear o2's, bank one around 60, bank 2 around 800. anyone seen this before? thank in adva... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0300 (random misfire)
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L shift
customer came in with recently purchased car. he told me he drove it off the lot and approx. 50 miles later transmission went out (no forward or reverse). he takes it back to the car lot where they rebuild the transmission and replace the torque converter. aga...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51EON
This vehicle will intermittently when hot, stumble, backfire, stall and then not restart and backfire while cranking and the smell of fuel out tailpipe is pronounced. With Snap On mt2500 no service codes were found. with Launch x431 code 24 ( crank position ) ... Trouble codes: 24 (crank position sensor)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Hello everyone and thanks in advance. The MIL light is on, after scanning we pulled code "P0410 - Air Injection malfunction system logic chain" After testing and noticing the air pump was not running we tried to activate the pump with the scanner but to no ava... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air Inj. Malf. Syst. Logic chain)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Hey fellow techs, this ML came in running poorly with check engine light on. He was in a hurry to get car back same day. We scanned codes showing misfire on sixth cyl. recommended service first which we did, plugs, fuel and air filter. He came back the next da...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, floods out VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
You know it's a bad day when you are researching IATN fixes and you find the very car your working on was posted a year ago with the very same problem. This Sable intermittently floods (bad) on cold start and you have to pull all the plugs and clean them and t...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L balnce shaft VIN: 4A3AX35G7X
hello everyone, thanks in advance. this eclipse was making a loud rattle from the engine bay, the rattle went away on the first test drive, then by the end of the test drive the engine stalled and wouldn't re-start. it left me stranded about 500ft from my sho...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B51
i originally had a code po442 stored in the ecm and a check engine light on...i cleard this code and smoke tested to check for leaks to the evap system but found none except for smoke coming from the ldp pump filter.. several members alerted me that this was n... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAUYP64B01
Thanks everybody for the help. It ended being the front airbags. The would not leak until the hit about 60 percent inflation. We installed new struts and all is good. Thanks again. JEFF
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittent VIN: TRVWX28N91
Thank you for all the help. I have fixed this car by replacing the jet suction valve and cleaning throttle body. Car runs great, thank you very much you are wonderful. Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P0300.
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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Electronic VIN: WBAFF8401E
Hi and thanks for those who responded, There is a test for temp control that you test at the control unit, pin 4 and 12, and you can watch the resitance change by operating the temp wheel. Found that we would go open at full hot also the control unit has a lev...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Cruise Control VIN: WBAGD8325R
A big thank you to everyone who responded. After I spent some more time checking wires, I bit the bullet and replaced the cruise actuator, ouch!!! The local dealer said they had sold 5 last year and none of the modules and only one switch. The problem was evid...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Lock up VIN: WBACD4321W
Eric, Dan and Bill were right and pointed me in the right direction. Special Thanks to Bill who helped me out with some questions I had. Now going strait to the bone, i did find the tsb about the code 111 and did a call to the BMW dealer closest to me and I di...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTER56SEP
the trouble was the #1 fuel injector shorting out causing computer to short and drop signal to other injectors. thank you all for all your help!!! replaced #1 injector and replaced computer again.
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Radio VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
Thanks for all the input. We had the gm dealer reset it for us. Steve
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KDS4Y2Y
First I want to say thanks for all the info. There ended up being two seperate problems. One the pressure sensor had gone bad and the second was the mode door arms had came apart. I had to go into a 2001 model to find the codes under dash integrtion option. Th...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L converter shift flair VIN: 1GCEK19R5W
ok guys sorry about the delay. any way i read all of your replys and fallowed most i checked the TPS and found to be clean in movement i could not locate a scanner that would allow me to monitor tcc apply then one of my buddies directed me to a hole in the wal...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ABS Light VIN: 1G1ND52J62
Thanks for all the replies. Found corroded wire in the wire loom under the battery box. replaced both wires to the ABS wheel speed sensor and verified the repair by driving at all verious speeds and found thery matched all the others. Thanks again for the help...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG39U03
Thanks to all that replied!!! Problem was in wiring harness that ran down by front suspension, repaired rubbed through wire harness and all is ok!!! Thank you all again!!! Tim Trouble codes: P0357 (ignition coil g primary circuit problem).
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L radiator fan VIN: 1C4GD64LXV
sorry it took so long to close. it turned out to be a thermostat .it was broken in three parts .it did not make sence. but it is fixed
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L cluster, trans, abs, body, bus, etc. VIN: 1C4GP54L4Y
All pretty much rec. disconnecting modules and see if it comes back. Lorne from Ca. is the man as he hit it with the HVAC control. 4-5 hours yesterday and nothing, today 5 minutes and I know it'll be fixed. As soon as I disconnected the control head with the...
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2000 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No Start, no crank VIN: 2C4FJ25B3Y
Thank you all who took the time to reply to my post. I checked everything you all recommended, went over the wiring, checked the ignition switch, looked over the wiring that goes through the fender well over the left front tire, all was good. Bit the bullet an...
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L bas esp lamps VIN: 1C3AN69L04
Hello : I believed this is fixed ,I found the steering column to have alot of play in it , repaired the column and lamp is off.Thanks for all the inputs...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cat melt down VIN: 1BZHF16XXS
found the ecm shutting down # injector replaced the ecm and cat ect of course and is working well thank you all for your help Dave [...]
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Surge, Low power VIN: 2B4GP253XY
Hello all I greatly appreciated all the suggestions most of which were all good but had tried most of them already so here goes after doing everything possible to help this poor neglected engine I determined that it was already to late and needed to be put out...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Possible front pump VIN: 3B7HF13Z81
Thank you to all that replied, as some of you suggested it sounds like the valve in the valve body that needs to be replaced per the TSB. Right now the customer doesn't want to spend any money on it so off it will go.
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R81
customer decided to scrap this car , before he took it we pulled the right side valve cover and sure enough the tensioner had stuck in the collapsed position and let the chain jump, even though the owner said he had kept the oil changed , it was absolutetly co...
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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L steering coupler VIN: E38AHDJ555
Yes, there is a aftermarket repair kit as so many responded. The one I got was the 'HELP' brand from my napa store. I had originally got one that was too small and was told there was no other. I finally got someone to look further and they even had it in stock...
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAPP36X9M
hello brothers in arm, sorry for the delay respond I had to make sure the car was fixed. first I want to thank all the techs how replay to my help request and all was very good info(BRILIENT), I started with cleaning the T plate ,replace T sensor and the fue...
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
The 1996 Ford Taurus is repaired. We installed a factory Ford MAF sensor and cleared the KAM. We road tested with the scanner, running the vehicle hard on the highway about 10 times in order to re-learn the KAM. Now reading 155-156HZ on highway, with the baro ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FALP57U4V
Thanks for the help to those who sent a reply. The fix was the right rear caliper sticking. That was the first thing we checked but the tech who checked it, who told us it was working OK, just plain got it wrong. Then our shop foreman took over, and of course ...
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1998 Ford Fairlane 5.0L transmission VIN: JGLWWT3818
Hi everyone, Well, we've fixed this one. The fault turned out to be fairly basic. The problem was me assuming that the checks done by the transmission shop were accurate. After pulling my hair out for a couple of hours, I went back to basics and tested all the...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
well I put new plugs in. Upon replacing the plugs I noticed they smelled like kerosene. I checked the fuel for e85 ,but that wasnt the case. I dont know how to test for diesel but I think that is my problem. I drained the tank and replaced it with fresh gas. I...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5147W
The customer is thinking to trading the van in . So,thanks for you all guys help . Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Thanks for all the replies.I am going to go buy the consensus and replace both bags,module frt impact sensor(s)and see what happens.
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Customer did not have the money to finish diagniosic
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L int. wipers VIN: 2FTZA55442
Thank you for all your help. Ford dealer in Seattle provided the TSB #00-9-6. The TSB specifically addresses the wipers running with the switch off. Ford parts told me the multifunction switch listed in the TSB has changed from #YF2Z-13K359-AAA to #1F2Z-13K359...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Thank You to Stephen, Mike, Lance, Mark, & Gary. You guys confirmed my diagnosis before I spent $622 for and IDM and $354 for an injector. I did check fuel pressure at the pressure tap on the front of the right side head and I had 54 psi KOEO before I pulled t... Trouble codes: P1294 (open in high side circuit bank 2).
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2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FWE35L324
hi all, well i was given the ok to remove the head and pulled the info out of alldata. low and behold they say to pull the engine to r and r the head. i didnt listen and pulled it in the vehicle. all went well till i had to pull the head bolts out of the hea...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XY
thanks for all the help. i just spoke with the owner and she says it has been fine since i worked on it. all i did was clean the connections on the maf, tps, and idle valve, and clean out the idle valve. thanks a lot for the help. Trouble codes: P0101.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz smart .8L emergency brake VIN: WMEAK00F85
No more problems since inspection and found all in perfect working order, customer phoned ad told me he had washed the car and especially the wheels that afternoon then we got down to -5 and he went early in the morning to go somewhere and you know the rest of...
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA7FJ43SOK
with most replys saying idle air motor and ecm, we changed both with known good parts off a running mitchy. they did not help sad to say. we went back and started retesting everything and this time got a very low fuel pressure both regulated and dead head. rep...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L TCC fault VIN: JA4LZ41G33
Hello: The TCC solenoid was the cure for the two trouble codes which really pointed right at this solenoid. You can get at this solenoid fairly easily by pulling the front cover off the transaxle and then you will see five solenoids. Two on one side, three on ...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L heating /ac VIN: BKJHIUTRE7
thanks for all iatn members this vehicle had a control problem the lever was moving to change from hot to cold but the inside flap was not changing had to scrap the dash board and replace blower box thanks again
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D9V
the iac motor was faulty, replaced iac and no further problems. thank you to all that responded
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
Thanks guys- You all suggested an idle volume relearn. The red brick doesn't do that so I sent it to the dealer. Jason [...] Trouble codes: P0507.
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Surge VIN: 1G3NL14D0M
As I suspected there was a logic issue in the computer, I ordered a new 'Updated' EEPROM and the vehicle runs perfect, and passes a IM240 test with ease. thanks for the replies. I hope this info will help someone in the future!
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