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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L SRS system VIN: JH4DC4351W
The SRS light is on in this vehicle. I am looking for some help with diagnosing this system, or other places to look for informaiton, as I am unfamiliar with it. I used a snap on “brick" scanner with the correct cartridges and key, the scanner informed me that...
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA5643H
I’ve got an ’87 spider here that runs very poorly at best. It is way too rich, has little to no power, will start and idle very, very poorly when cold (if at all), and as soon as it starts to get a little heat in it gets much worse. This car had been sitting ...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L block VIN: WAUML64B82
HELLO, Our client took her car to a local automatic car wash. After the car wash, client started engine,it ran rough with white steam spewing out of the exhaust. The engine made knocking noise and it died. Would not restart so she towed it home, and then to u...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5338X
Car came in with an 02 sensor code bank 1 and fuel trim bank 1 upon inspection we found the fuel pressure at 55psi due to lack of vacuum at the fuel pressure regulator. In order to correct the vacuum problem we replaced the crankcase breather valve and all hos... Trouble codes: 1188 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 301 (Missfire cyl 1), 302 (Missfire cyl 2), 303 (Missfire cyl 3)
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio,horn, seat adjustment VIN: WBADM6336X
Hello BMW techs The problem the car has is that intermittently the radio, seat adjustment,steering wheel height adjustment will not work, also when the air bag warning light comes on ,the horn will not work. We tested the alternator for output voltage is OK, a...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L soft top VIN: 4USBT53403
Has any body had the soft top off of one of these yet? Can't find anything in Alldata on how to remove it. I can see the bolts on the hinges, but how does the back come loose? Thanks for any help.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WN52X1S
vehicle has no rpm drop from rear three cylinders when disconnecting the spark plug wires. we put a new belt in due to a shredded old one and the car ran the same then. pull a plug wire off the rear no change pull a wire off the front cylinder and the engine a...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35R9X
engine missing on right bank only, you can feel and watch misfire counter on cylinders 2,4,6,&8. oxygen sensor repalced bank 2 sensor 1. the vehicle as it warms up starts to blow black smoke (over fueling) and missing on the right bank. we have removed the upp... Trouble codes: P0151 (o2 sensor circuit low voltage), P0174 (system too lean)
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L abs module VIN: 2GECEC19V4
The Abs light and brake light come on and then go off intermittently, it set a code once of co265, but it will not alway set the code. Help David
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC19T21
Vehicle came to us with complaint of hesitation/stumble when cold. Overnight or 3 hour-plus sit. No SES lite. Checked codes, did have P1133 and P1153 in memory. Checked MAF sensor (even swapped with new one) and no diff. Throttle body was clean. Fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P1133 (Delphi HO2S Monitoring Bank 1 not switching), P1153 (Delphi HO2S Monitoring Bank 2 not switching)
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Surge VIN: 2GTWH55K82
this unit has a chuggle/ fish bite at cruising speeds intermittently found a gm tsb that described the condition 100% it said to replace the tps with updated part # this was done and 3 weeks lated the unit is back with the exact same concern any other ideas as...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L door locks,trunk lock VIN: 2G1WH55K02
door locks and trunk lock randomly lock and unlock and trunk pops open wile car sits
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24UX2
This truck intermittently turns the MIL on with P0102 I checked for leaks in the intake pipe after the MAF I have checked for vacuum leaks, I checked and cleaned grounds, checked voltage at Pink voltage in to MAF, checked voltage and frequency on yellow wire s... Trouble codes: P0102
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L air bag VIN: 3GNFK16Z03
pulled code B0092 "suppression system #1 malfunction" alldata gives no-data. anyone car to send some help. need info to troubleshoot
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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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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L1T
hi guys. I got this van in this morning coming from another shop. they have replaced plugs and wires but the van kept misfiring with Check engine light on code P0205 for number 5 injector circuit. the power and pulse are both good on number 5 injector. i did a... Trouble codes: P0205, P0300
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L8T
hay guys whats up. i got big problems hopeing for big help this is acualy my wifes van and makes everything even worse if mama ant happy nobodys happy. this van on warm days after driveing 20 or more miles will stall like you turned off the key as you coast or...
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1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3BN56R6M
got a good one here: this car is killing me,first came in as a no start,fuel pump,then rough idle, injectors, fuel filter and fill tube(water and dirt in tank)then another no start,pump and filter again due to dirt probably, cleaned tank and sent him on his wa...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L heater motor VIN: 2C3HH56J6W
Hello, I have a intrepid with a fan motor that was not working a week ago. The atc module controls the fan speeds, the bcm is what commands the module to change the speed. The module has 5 inputs, power, ground, control from the bcm and then a power ground cir...
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L front brakes locking up VIN: 1B4H558NX2
i have a dodge here that keeps locking up the front brakes it starts with the front right and seises up solid starts to smoke and if you keep going the left side will lock up as well, can anybody give me any clue to what is going on
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1994 Ford F-350 XLT 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDHF37Y6R
Running out of things to check please help. This truck came in with a hesitation, engine stall with hard restart and idle fluctuation. Checked base timing and found it retarded. I set it to 10 degrees BTDC with spout unhooked. With spout plugged up timing is t... Trouble codes: 179 (cruise lean limit-bank 1 still rich), 173 (o2 not switching-rich exhaust bank 1)
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35H95
Customer has replaced map sensor, iac valve, we replaced tps sensor and dist assembly. Tried new ignition module and a tester computer with same results. Replaced spark plugs and cap and rotor. Has new fuel filter
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
hi , this ford runs real bad in open loop.on initial start upin open loop the o2 mv are at 0 mv and it runs poorly. once closed loop is achieved engine smoothes out and o2 sensors operate normally .tried relearn no change,. actually made it worse.tried used pc...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
Check Engine Light come on code 1309 misfire detection monitor malfunction run cricuit test didn't find a problem could not get the thing to act up so I cleared codes sent customer on ther way.The next day customer calls to tell me that check engine light came...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This car every now and then will start "bucking and jerking", it will run ready bad, the LOW FUEL light will come on. It does this for about minute or so then clears up. I have no idea what is going on with this car. Anybody know where I should look? It has ...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
This van came in with the MIL on. The code was P0306 (missfire Cyl. 6). It hadn't had a tune up in a long time so we started with that. After replacing plugs & wires the miss was less and had also changed to Cyl. 4. I found that the miss was only when hot and ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F2W
hello ford techs, this powerstroke will run for a while then die, upon cranking the engine, the pid will show no rpm on the ids,and therpm control module. the cam signal is present with a lab scope attached at the pcm. this is an amulance with a ford factory... Trouble codes: P1316
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
This vehicle came in with a whining noise in the power steering when turning. We first checked for TSB's and found one for this exact condition. The Reference number is 01-4-5, Date of issue: March 5,2001. We replaced the suggested hose and bled the system acc...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L shocks VIN: DHE851GHRT
Thanks in advance for any help. I was curious if anyone has found an aftermarket source for front and rear shock on these vehicles with automatic height leveling. So far, I've only been able to find them at the dealer at $100 a piece. Aaron
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17221
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on. The code was p0171 (lean condition bank 1). Typically on these Fords we followed the service bulletin for the upper intake manifold gaskets internally leaking. We changed all seals, gaskets and pcv valve and c... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L fuse #5 VIN: 1FTRX18W21
Hi folks, got an 01 F150 here,customer brought it in to have me look at heater-only blows hot air.Checked fuses,found #5 was blown,installed another 15A fuse and it blew right away,put my cicuit breaker(20A) in only long enough tosee the DR lights come on.Some...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51472
got this windstar that has been just plain stumping me. It came from the used car lot we sublet for. originally we found 10 dtcs stored and found 4 issues. we replaced the lower intake manifold due to a vacuum leak around imrc shaft, we found it with smoke. ba... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29FSE
looking for gm diesel techs.this gmc belongs to my son in kentucky .this truck has developed a stall while driving at any speed,truck has a chip ,boost controllor,4 in exhaust and has not given any trouble in the 5 years since being modified.good pmd has been ...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GKDT13WXT
We had a 1996 jimmy with a 4.3 "W" engine in it. This vehichle will not start. With the scan tool hooked up, it has 5 volts to the TPS, coolant temp sensor. The coolant temp sensor reads -41 degrees and so does the air intake sensor. I unplugged them and it st...
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1231R
Car will not start on rainy/damp mornings. Will start if kept in garage. We have been unable to conduct any testing because we have been unable to duplicate problem. Can't fix it if it isn't broken. Every time customer brings car to shop, we get a stretch of d...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Air ride VIN: 5GRGN23U93
Good morning everyone- I have a hummer in my bay that has a left rear air spring slowly leaking.Looked through the alldata remove and install does not look too bad.My problem is depressizing the system to do the R&R of the bag.The only instructions I found was...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U23
well guys i need help with another head scratcher! this vehicle has multiple mis-fires on all the cylinders on the left bank. but only under load. at idle it only has mis-fire on cylinder #1. i've tried plugs and wires, i've switched coils and injectors, teste... Trouble codes: P0300
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2R
vechile came in on the hook, checked spark and fuel pressure spark good,fuel prssure 45 psi. sprayed starter fluid vechile started and died. checked injector pulse no injector pulse . scoped cam/crank sensor on left front of engine at the sensor and at ecm str...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W61
at 1,500 or 2,500 ltft = + 22 all o2's less than 100 mv fuel pressure = 47 passes noid light test passes injector pressure drop test maf looks good on the lab scope i need some ideas on what to test next Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GL48K22
ran into an odd one today, workin on a 2002 jeep liberty that when it sits for a minimum of 2hours, upon start up it is missing. always cylinder number two. has good spark when missing and power at the injector but no pulse. traced it back to pcm and i have no...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine vibration
New bottom end put in at dealer last week because of a bottom end knock-knock is gone now, but on cold startup-meaning it has sat for 2 hours, the engine has a vibration at idle that can be felt throughout the whole vehicle-this vibration lasts for 3 minutes a...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery drain ,interior lights VIN: SALME11483
To all valued techs. The story goes like this,Rover towed in for no start found batt low ran chargeing test ALT. charging ok 14.2 v, batt test low ,replaced batt. 2 days later towed back in again low batt,check alt again all ok but when useing a jump box to s...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L engine VIN: WDBFA61E7M
Hi Fellows, We've got the car came in, customer request to perform 100K tune-up as describe above. The symtom of restart after hot soak engine is not holding idle stay the same. Check fuel & spark OK as above. Engine keeps dieing & no idle could be hold. Have ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E1R
car idles strange/high 2000 rpm. (limp home mode?) stalls, but will restart. no codes present. throttle actuator does not appear to be working. found main engine wire harness bad, (replaced) found throttle actuator harness bad, (replace actuator) replaced dist...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery draw VIN: WDBRF64J51
hello mb techs & iatn members, i am posing this for an associate. currently his wife has been having starting problems & it has been getting persistent. she has called "aaa" twice within a week for a jump, drives to her neighborhood shop & replace battery wit...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L p/s abc pump VIN: WDB2201781
Hi mercedes tech's , this car(M137) have a noise problem.when engine rpm between idle to 1700 can hear noise in car ,like w211 m112 engine belt idle pully bearing bed or a/c compressor belt pully bearing bed noise .I was check belt idle pully,alternator,water ...
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1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Engine running VIN: 3MELM15P7V
So this is my step mothers car and she has just came back home butthis problem arose last year after the aforementioned repair. She had plugs installed before coming home and we just put new wires on thinking it may have had one jumping to ground intermittentl...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
i like to get help in this / to see why is blowing the fuse eng. cont. 10 aps. the michael wiring diagram dont help a lot / if you know where i can find a decent wiring diagrama please let me know . thanks soon i open the ignition swicht the fuse is gone
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W7Y
interior lights come on at will. doesn't seem to be any pattern. i replaced the left front door ajar switch. but it didn't help. if you slam any door it will go out. i adjusted all doors a lubed the latches. looking for ideas. this car has no gem support on my...
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1990 Mitsubishi Mirage RS 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU36X9L
Thanks in advance!, This vehicle came in with a no start. performed spark and fuel injector pulse tests, spark o.k., no fuel injector pulse although ther is voltage to all 4 injectors. checked injector wires back to comp. all o.k., powers and grounds are o.k.,...
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, TIMING RETARDED VIN: JA3AY21A4V
car came in with broken power steering belt and bad oil leak. crank and cam seals leaking soaked the belts with oil. replace seals and timing belt. started car and was very hard to start and no power sounded retarted. rechecked cam timing marks found to be rig...
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
When driving at 60 mph,trans shifts down when tps data moves from 1.34 volts to 1.16 volts.When you go back to 1.34 volts it shifts into overdrive.This very little movement,so trans is shifting in and out of overdrive all the time at cruise.No codes.Tested tps...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB5S1D0
This vehicle was bought at auction, no history, lease car turn in, no start, everything apears normal, spark and fuel, even tried running on different gas with injector cleaning set up, still no start, engine fires but acts like timing is off, backfires, and o... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor)
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1241X
ran diag replaced pcm had reflashed now light comes on right away instead of having to drive awhile . i have unplugged the a/c hp switch and still has only 1.52v at pcm plus the cooling fan is always on as well even with the new pcm any other ideas.before the ... Trouble codes: P0107 (map signal low)
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2HX52K2X
vehicle will loose power and barely run and stall. Fuel pressure will not go above 10psi when re cranking after this occurs. appears to be voltage drop to pump. reg ok . let it sit awhile and will operate fine for days and/or hours. Been running in shop and on...
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2003 Saturn L200 2.2L Fuel smell VIN: 1G8JU54F53
Greetings fellow Techs, Strange problem with this vehicle. I hope someone has seen it before. Vehicle towed in 1 month ago dead. Fuel pump tested bad. We replace with oe fuel pump. Every since then customer has complained of strong fuel smell coming in car th...
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2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Valvetrain VIN: 1G8AF52F94
Car was recently at dealer for a #2 injector and diagnosis of valvetrain noise problem. Dealer told customer needed a head job and noted TSB for "porous" head condition. Checked all plugs no water intrusion...car started making bad valvetrain noise after runni...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L catalyst monitor VIN: JT3HN86RT0
Toyota cat was installed over 3,500 miles ago and monitor will still not run. Drive cycle has been duplicated at shop precisely (on rack). Oxygen sensors appear to be switching as needed. Do not know if O2's should be installed as well. PLEASE HELP!!!
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R3W
Customer dropped this 4-Runner off at my front door w/a note stating that it ran rough for a moment and that the Chk Engine light illuminated briefly. I quickly scanned for codes in the ECM. (PO306 MISFIRE DETECTED CYL# 6). Since the engine had the original sp... Trouble codes: P0306
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1998 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: OT3ZF13C6W
Hi,this is my first time with you guys , I really like your site, you are doing a great job : Here is my problem ,The check engine is on , P0420 catalytic efficiency low bank # 1.I changed all the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter the first time,2 wee... Trouble codes: P0420
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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Stall, snap accel bog VIN: JH4DB7545T
Time to update & close this help request. First of all, I want to thank all of those who took the time to respond. I appreciate all of the help. For future references, I want to explain in more detail the symptoms I was experiencing. The vehicle would run fine...
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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4459Y
Thanks to all that replied. I had some great suggestions but the fix was a valve adjustment. After getting these responses I quickly remembered a CR-V with the similar engine that had a service bulletin for this condition. This Acura was not that severe but ne... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: TRUWT28N31
we drove this car for days, and it never did fail. i thought it might be a fuel pump problem, but i could here the pump and the current draw was also ok. the customer took the car, and it is still running ok. ( of course, since i am posting this nopw, it will ...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L locking VIN: WAULC68E82
OK - I feel silly - most everyone pointed out the fact that the keys can be locked in the trunk - duh - sure wish I thought of that, oh well that solves this conundrum - Thanks everybody
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1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4HR52L7S
Thank you all very much, this is awesome!!! A new T.P.S sensor fixed the problem, the voltage was creeping up and telling the computer to open the iac all the way. once again thank you all that responded so quickly, i hope i can help someone soon. sincerely,...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Heating temperature VIN: 3GYEK63N02
Thanks again for all the good ideas. What I ended up finding wrong was the actuator locked beyond the limits in one direction. Prior to us getting this vehicle, the customer installed a temp actuator and didn't mount it. What happens is the actuator will go be...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 6.5L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19S3T
thanks to all who responded on this truck.we replaced the injection pump and all is fine.the shaft is not broken,my assumption is something inside the pump.customer has taken truck and is happy,hopefully does not happen again.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19MXW
Thanks for all the help and information. I still don't know what is causing the noise, but I've gotten to the point that it only lasts 15-25 seconds on a cold startup, and can only be heard through the wheel wells. Thanks.
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Misfire, Misfire #4 Loaded VIN: 1G2HX53L9P
So much for GM datastream giving accurate cylinder misfire info. This vehicle was fixed yesterday by changing the Number 1 plug wire and not cylinder 4 like the datstream indicated as the missing cylinder. Trouble codes: P0300 (Datastream indicates cyl 4 misfires - 4000RPM and up half throttle or more).
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L windshield wipers VIN: 1GNDX03E52
Thanks for all the help, after checking all your suggestions still no park. So I'm about to give up and give it back to the custumer I remember I need to replce the wiper blades after banging then into each other a number of times. Put new blades on and it wor...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L power steering VIN: 1G1ZT54845
Well since the new column would have to be reprogrammed we sent the customer to a local dealer whom we have a good working relationshio with. Upon arriving at the dealer the service writer ran the VIN and found that the column had just been replaced at anoth...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N9V
Thanks to Reid [...]. It was the EGR that was not cloing all the way. I have a real problem believing that TWO dealers missed this. One dealer charged him $900 and gave it back to him like it came in. HE G... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L power steering hose VIN: 2C8GP44691
Thank you all for the many replies. most said to change cooler with hoses (dealer assy) thats what I did it's been a couple of weeks no leak thanks again Dave
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2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L dash illumination VIN: 2C3HD46R41
I am going to close this post because I have not heard from the customer since he picked up the car. The last time it took over a month for him to call me because he does not drive the car very much in the dark. I took the car to a local speedometer shop to ha...
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L system VIN: 1B7GG22Y3W
This truck is haunted! Called owner to advise that evac and charge is called for and he advises that a/c has quit! Next day he drops it off and static pressure is 120 with underhood temp at compressor 145. Found clutch coil open. When replacing found driven di...
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L all cluster oper. VIN: 1B7HG2AX41
thank you everyone that helped. as one person suggested i check the wiring at the ignition switch, all looked ok. then i checked the harness underneath the vehicle behind the left front wheel, looked ok. used a meter to watch the data line voltage when modules...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Radio VIN: 1B3ES46C52
Customer took the Neon to the local Chrysler and had the PCM replaced free for the P0601 Internal memory issue. He also elected to replace the radio with an after market unit. As of today all is well. He has not reported any dead battery conditions. Thank ...
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1986 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10T1G
Hi group- Excellent results on this! Respondents to my inquiry all came up with great tips and ideas as to the solution. A vehicle of this age could easily be( and as it turned out was) suffering from several issues. The main problem,identified first by RI... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L front wheels VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Thanks to the 17 people to replied to my request. The fix on this vehicle is that there is no fix at all. After checking all the front end parts again, checking front automatic hubs and snap rings, draining front differential and installing new grease, we foun...
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Code 341 VIN: 1FMDU32XOR
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I am not sure how all this came to pass, but here it is. The shorting bar near the AC accumulator was not there, and having little experience with them, i assumed that the code was related to the light. This ...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
we changed fuel pick up lines in both tanks.also removed and cleaned both fuel tanks.cleaned all lines replace all filters. tryed all new fuel as of now no problem
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
I got alot of replies refering to vacuum leaks which was not the problem the symptom only occured when a/c compressor kicked on. I had the a/c checked it was low after a charge it made the compressor kick on less frequently but same problem. I had already repl...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X9V
Thanks for your replys. We re-examined everything we did. We then discovered that the tech who installed the speed sensor mixed 2 of the wires. When installing front speed sensor you must pull 3 wires from the 8 pin(?) connector and re-install. I told him next...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3FALP1131W
I want to say thanks a bunch to all who replied. I used my snap on flat file with the orange handle removed,I was concerned that it didn't fit very snug but i tried any way and it worked out fine.After I Had the belt on I Spun the engine over a few times by ha...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
thaks to all that replied, after pulling the right valve cover & removing the valve springs & not finding a problem, by the way you need a special tool to put the springs back on (150$), i compleated a a full compression test, find the #8 cyl. to be the proble...
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U32P9W
Special thanks to Josh, Ray, Terry, Robert, Brian, Michael, Phil and Authur for their exceptional advice. We checked all the suggestions and Phil and Authur were very close to 'right on' with the vacuum leak suggestion. We did find a 'slight' vacuum leak in th...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
sorry it took this long to reply i disconnected the fuel heater and let customer drive it for a while all was ok with it unplugged thanks to all that replied it was what most replies said it was a shorted fuel heater Trouble codes: P0470.
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31391
Well, Thank you all who replied. It looks like the valve cover was the problem. I stand corrected there is a pcv valve on this car I overlooked it. I will let you know if this car comes back AGIAN.. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTFN21L13
wow, first thanks to al who responded. terry d. and darcy s. hit it right. the original encoder would not turn actuator, so i replaced it. after rechecking voltages, wiring and driving myself nuts, i examined the responses from iatn and swapped original plate ...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L front seal VIN: 2FAFP71W85
thanks for the replies. this seems to be a problem in the 05's but i am not sure why. to answer a few questions on replies- i do not use shift kits in these overhauls- new pump bushigs are installed in each job- rebuilt converters are used [ i have been using ...
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S55
hey guys thanks for all who replied!after cleaning connections on tac system & clearing codes problem seems ok for now i beleive it will need throtle housing if problem arises again,there seemed to be some slop in throtle plate shaft. thanks again! Trouble codes: P2104 (throttle accuator control system forced idle), P2112 (accuator system stuck closed), P2111 (accuator system stuck open).
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L dtc 1285 VIN: 1FMZU73K6S
thanks to everyone who replied to my post(except the guy who suggested we did the brake job too early!).the solus allowed me to reset the ' keep alive memory ' which seems to have taken care of the problem.she's been on the road for almost a month and the adva...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L planetary VIN: 1GKEK63U21
thanks for those who gave me their input. i'm just going to use the gm one sent to me from transtar, but i still question it's longevity.
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GKET16S33
Thanks to all who took the time. This a great tool. Using the sugestions of most of the e-mails, we retested the cam semsor with the scope hooked up, and tapped on the cam sensor. the pattern would change and also the idle speed would slow down. We installed a... Trouble codes: P0172, P0340.
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L no fuel transfer VIN: 1GDJK34295
Updating the computer to the latest update for that trouble code seems to have fixed the vehicle. Trouble codes: P2636.
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L frame VIN: 1GKC2567R8
After deliberation Dealer is going to weld new bracket on frame with a supposed certified welder and not give him a hassle when turning in at lease end
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78443
thanks to all thoughs that responded. thanks to wayne who hit the nail on the head. the fix for this problem was replacing the timing chain. upon removing the valve cover, i found that the chain could be pulled above the teeth on cam gear. then set the eng. up... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp sensor a ckt rang/perf. bank 1).
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L unknown VIN: JALB4B1442
This is a very intermittant problem. I wish I could have nailed down a pattern that I could have duplicated the problem. Thanks to the four guys that responded. They tought me that this truck will not shut down if the alternator fails. The only problem is the ...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Drive-axles
we have put this car on the back burner for now.if i get a chance to work on it again i will keep you posted.many thanks for the replies.
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1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1JCMP7828J
Well, this one was actually incredibly easy. It turned out it was just a broken fusible link that supllied the switching voltage to the fuel pump relay. Gerald from California was a big help on this as he was able to describe with quite detail where to look an...
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