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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L slight shudder VIN: JH4KA9651Y
Hello fellow techs, I have an Acura here with a slight idle poblem, we all know how smooth these things idle, this one doesnt seem to want to. Customer complains since timing belt, engine idles and runs rough, am able to duplicate slight idle surge up to appro...
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA5643H
Iíve got an í87 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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2000 Audi TT 1.8L pump VIN: TRUUC28N4Y
Ok fellow Audi techs I need a hand. I have a TT in here with a growling pump. Sounds like the fluid is cavitating so I checked the fluid level. With it running the level is low, so I put fluid in it, still noisey, turn the car off and it starts to overflow out...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L guages VIN: TRUWT28V14
To all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this audi in from a used car shop. the battery was changed and now there is no guages and the guages do not go all the way up and then return when key is turned on.the odometer and trip do not displa...
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1991 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAF931XM
hey guys not a euro guy. i have this bmw with a no start prob. checked fuel pressure ok 50 psi at cranking. done an inj. ballance test and the above test were the results. had no info on what the drop rate for inj. should be when doing the drop test. used hei...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8321W
this vehicle came in with a loud noise coming from rear crank seal area.took off oil cap and noise went away.there is high amount of vacuum in crankcase. i dont know much about these euro cars some insight would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAM3332X
we have a bmw 323i used car has code 10 rf crash sensor .can i get wire color and local of the sensor ? we are missing the lower air dams. car has a bad rf strut & there are two wirers not hooked up at rf lower fender green&black & green&yellow.we can not find...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y7W
I have this caddy and tring to get a mass state inspection on it I have done a fair amount of work and cleaded all the previous codes and then sent the customet on his way to get all the readiness codes reset.He has now returned 3 week later and has 1 code P07...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KD6KD54Y8W
Welcome any response and help. I have a Deville that at random increases idle slowly and up to 1500rpm - 2000rpm. Turn eng. off and restart,idles normal at first, then increases again slowly. Customer previously replaced -IAC,TPS,EGR. Cannot find any vacum lea...
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1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1GCDK14KXJ
Happy Easter everyone. The customer brought this vehicle to me overheating. He said there was oil in the coolant reservoir and another shop recommeded that he flush and replace the thermostat. He didn't go to far and it is still overheating. Coolant was low wh...
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1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L no power VIN: 1GBHK33F7S
This truck came to me with an intermittent no-start...also had no power. I diagnosed a failed injector pump and replaced it. Now it starts easily every time, but still has no power, takes forever to reach hi-way speed. Snap-on scanner shows data...coolant temp...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19MXW
Please help. Replaced with GM longblock. re-used intake and dist. If truck sits for a couple of hours at start up we hear a whine/howl noise that lasts only about 2 mins. Noise seems to be comming from around ft of oil pan and exhaust manifold area. checked pc...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GNEC16R7X
The speedo reads 52 when going 60. We checked rear end ratio 373. found it is the stock ratio. We checked to make sure that the correct tire size was in the ECM which it was. So we finally reflashed the ECM and it still didn't fix the problem. Any ideas would ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 5.3L transfercase VIN: 1GCEK29U5Y
this truck will sometimes not shift in 4wd its an automatic system with a code co387 The problem is that its intermittant the lights on the shift switch just flash and the transfercase reverts back to 2wd any ideas ? When this truck is in the shop it works fin...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Fuel gauge, electric windows, doorlocks, interior VIN: 1G1NE52JX3
Hi Group, Got thid one, it has an intermittent problem, it will loose door locks, electric windows, fuel gauge, interior lights operation for a while but not enough for testing. According to Mitchell there is a common ground for all this and it seems to be goo...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19V44
well i hope some one can point me it the right direction on this truck that was brought to me over the weekend.we found the codes listed below,and the complain was truck would not speed up more that 20 mph,we reset the ecu and the problem goes away we also che... Trouble codes: P1516 (electronic throttle mod vs throttle position), P2135 (tp sensor 1-2 correlation)
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L power steering VIN: 2C3HC56G3X
This car came in with hard steering, no power assist. We replaced the rack & pinion with reman aftermarket rack & pinion. The car came back with no power assist, especially turning left. We ordered & installed another rack & pinion. This fixed it for about a m...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L speedo VIN: 2C3HD46JXX
Hello I have this concorde that came into the shop with no vss trans stuck in second gear there is code po500 no vss signal so i went to alldata and ran through the flow chart for that code there were no other codes present pulled the tcm connector they had me...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Lacks power VIN: 1C4GP45R45
All help is appreciated. Van has low power at all speeds, but will get up to highway speeds. Only code is P0068 & check engine light came on just as they were bringing van into my shop. Map had good 5V sweep & throttle sets at 0% and has good sweep forward. Th... Trouble codes: P0068 (Map/throttle correlation)
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HC33WXT
here we got a 3500 ram dully pick up. first let me mention a few basics. no trouble codes, this truck will run normally and then right out of the blue it will stumble on acceleration. this is not a miss fire, spark plug, igniton wire or injector type stumble. ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HF13Z5V
this truck was sent from another shop in town. The other tech complained that when you hit the brakes they dont stop the truck. The test drive proved that when you hit the brakes lightly the truck seems to stop ok. when you hit the brakes fairly hard the truck...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44381
hello and thanks in advance for reading post, have a 01 caravan for a no start cranks ok. have no interrior lights at all no cluster lights and no spark. have 4 pcm codes 3 for ign coil primary circuit, and one for bus communication to bcm. do have communicati... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D3HA18256
po301 misfire===comes & goes===at the same time, there is a metal sound. we hope this enough information, thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0301
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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, hard start cold VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Here we go again folks. We thought we had this one out of here. The problem is, we replaced cold start switch and injector pump, resealed injectors. Problem is it's hard to start cold, takes a few cycles to get it to start. When it does start, it smokes too mu...
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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich VIN: IFMEEIIH3K
customer complains of vehicle running rich and computer displays code 45 system rich. map sensor was full off moisture. this occurs worse cold, once engine warms up vehicle tends to run fine. Anybody have an Idea as to where the moisture is getting into the sy...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start, Stall, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1FTJX35F05
Hello to all,Could everyone PLEASE READ POST TWICE BEFORE RESPONDING.. I have a power stroke that has a internal oil leak in RH head, came in no start, po0344, po1211, dead battery, installed new ford crank sensor, cleared codes. no start ICP reading 4psi, te... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp than expected)
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 1FALP6530T
Owner states since latch replaced, drivers door lock automatically locks (by means of electrical door lock). We verified - almost everytime the drivers door is shut, ELECTRIC LOCK activates and locks drivers door.( and drivers door only) Does it with vehicle r...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shifts VIN: 1FTHF36F6V
Transmission shifts early all foward gears, lock up also engages too early-stays engaged when towing, drags engine below 500 rpms. Code po603 present for keep alive memory, suspect due to bully dog chip previously installed, has since been removed. Problem was...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Turn Signals VIN: 1FTZX1762W
Three switches later and it's back again! I am going crazy on this one. It never fails, when you do someone a favor it turns out to bite you in the butt! The manager of the local Oreilly Auto parts here in Denton Texas had me install a new turn signal switch a...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5221X
Freeze frame temp always between 70-72 degrees. Customer states that it runs rough when this occurs. I have checked pattern of AIR pump, current draw with vantage and both are good. I have done wiggle test all the way from pump to ecm with no failure. any help... Trouble codes: P1414
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAIP34P7W
This Focus has a failed Ignition Key, this is the customers only key, we are tyring to find out if there is a way to re-program new keys without a Ford Scan tool. Any assistance would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks, Alan Trouble codes: 1600 (Security)
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timming VIN: 3FAFP11341
My main problem is where do you set the Exhaust cam varible pulley at the beginning of timming the cam. Is it all The way clockwise or counterclockwise. Or maybe it doesnt matter. If your wandering what the heck im talking about. If you put your timming peg in...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2FMZA52461
i have chaged the plugs and wires there was spark at numd=ber 1 compresiion on 1 is 150 . has a inj signal plugs was dry .. i have read about intake and egr issues on this intake i have wierd noise in back of intake but dont seem to be any leaks that i can fin... Trouble codes: P0301
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF18W52
truck had missfire on cylinder #1.Coil ohms out ok.Did not have 12 volts at coil primary until code was cleared.Still has no spark at #1. Installed new spark plug,boot and coil.Still has no spark.Please help Trouble codes: P0351
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Overdrive Light VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Vehcicle come in and check engine light is on and customer claims overdrive light was flashing. Checked for codes to find DTC 335 and 775 fifth gear ratio and solonoid b problems. Replaced solonoid body and checked wiring harness, serviced transmission and gav...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
would like to say thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a)
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L servicing
Hello everyone. My first post here. I have talked with other techs and some ford techs really have had no real answer. My question is more general than I would like to post here but I have exhausted all other resources. My problem is any time I try to do a sim...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L horn, cruise control VIN: 2FMZA51675
we replaced clockspring didn't fix problem, can't seem to find a service bulletin for this. Don't have any repair info for this vehicle either. Just so you know the relay for horn stays energized all the time. cruise control function switch works in all positi...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel pressure VIN: 1GTDC14145
hi customer 2005 ford f150 no start code 1233 what is a good scan tool to check dutycycle of fuel pump? can you bypass inertia fuel switch? thanks for any help.P)S) is this a common ford f150 problem?
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Pedal feel VIN: 1GKCT18WXS
Ok this is my wifes rig and she is saying that the brakes are hard lessend assist. I drove it and sure enough when you hit the brakes like in a panic stop the pedal is firm then returns to normal but it just seems like the booster isn't able to boost fast enou...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W1W
car came in with no power and check engine light on . pulled codes found misfire po300 po157 02 sig low b2s2 p1171 sys lean on accel. cust has replaced maf,3 COILS ON B2,6 PLUGS ALLO FOUR O2 . FUEL PSI 38 AT IDLE UNDER ACCEL 42 PSI COMP 130 TO 140 ON ALL 6 CYL... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0157
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG2254W
This car is a weird one. Startup and drive off---beautiful. After maybe 5 minutes, just stalls out. Have to wait about 5 minutes to start up again. New fuel pump. New distributor. No codes, drives great when not acting up. Any help will be greatly appreciated....
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine oil entering cooling system VIN: 1HGCG3247X
This vehicle originally came to us with engine oil in the cooling system, there is no oil cooler in the radiator, just a tranny cooler. We immediatly THOUGHT it was most likely the head gasket as we have seen several Neon's have this same problem. After explai...
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1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L battery /alternator VIN: SAJKW1744P
wiring diagram shows battery light in dash as field exiter wire. I have no voltage on wire at alt. even though light stays on with engine running. I don't understand why light stays on if there is an open to alt. I assume the white wire with blue circles has a...
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2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
The car came in with leakage from the area where the switch and interior lights are located. Greenish HSMO or what appears to be HSMO) drips down from the module containing the top switches and the interior lights. This module is located below the upper part o...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4GZ48S6W
There is a noticiable tapping sound(sounds like a valve tap) that would almost go away when the engine RPMs increases. Recently the sound became much louder. I am afraid that further driving may cause more damage. The sound appear to come from the top of the ...
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1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Front axles VIN: 1YVGE31D5S
Thanks in advance for your time and willingness to help. Other shop replaced axles due to split boots. After repair has vibration 1st and 2nd gear, moderate to hard acceleration, increases with road speed, not engine speed. Other shop tried two other sets of N...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBBA48D1J
Good afternoon, This car came with code 10. Replaced Tps, reset mil. Code came back next morning. Checked continuity and switch operation to the cis control unit as well as the idle control unit.Everything in order there.Swapped out both before mentioned unit... Trouble codes: 10 (throttle pos. idle contact)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L shifter handle VIN: WDBPJ75J82
this car had had an ongoing intermittant problem of the shifter locking up in park. the brake light switches are known garbage so that was the first step. the ignition switch has a cable that releases a detent in the shifter manually. that is fine. i bought a ...
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1994 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
It has spark, it has fuel pressure and it has injector pulse. Very intermittent. sat here most of the day then this evening it just quit and wouldn't start. acted like it was starving for fuel. But its not. it does have spark and does have injector pulse when ...
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1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
this car has an intermitent driveability problem, it bogs down and stalls when under load or when in park. feels like a poor fuel supply or a bad mass air flow sesnor which was replaced but had no affect. the main problem i have with diagnosing this car is tha...
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1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BV31D1S
Hello all out there we have a car in here with a reacuring P0400 egr flow problem. I have played with these nissan egr system and understand how they work. The vsv is working cause my egr temp voltage drops to under a volt so the valve is working. the back pre... Trouble codes: P0400
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1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
Vehicle came to our facility with an illuminated MIL (P0300-random misfire) running ok on cold start-up. After the vehicle runs for about twenty minutes it starts misfiring and running terrible. After the vehicle cools dwon and is re-started it will run great ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8R05Y4VW
Heres one for the Nissan techs,we have a pathfinder that sets p1447.After replacing the cut valve that was melted above the rear differential and checking for charcoal in the system (there was none),we sent it out only to have it return with the same code.We a... Trouble codes: P1447
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L security system VIN: 1G2WP52K42
Group, Customer came in to get ignition lock cylinder replaced because of sticking & couldnt remove key found cylinder worn out replaced with coded oem cylinder & security light blinking & car would start & die after 3 sec, checked for 5volt to pass key module...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2HX542K5
well need help on this one will say thanks in advance well the car came in with missfire found that #5 has miss., has new intake and gaskets and head work where done 1 mouth ago new wire and plugs check compression 175psi checke fule 45to50 at running koeo 47 ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs ligt trac off light on VIN: 1G2WP12K7Y
grand prix was left running when car was given to me to fix.hooked up mastertech to retrieve [...] and 0056 .scanner defines code as malfunctions with lr speed sensor.took for drive all sensor info seems normal?looked up code on mitchell .code only for f ...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L horn VIN: 1G8ZK5270X
Has 2 high beam bulbs bad, and lady said horn will start blowing and dome lights flashing on its own at night, ran function test with transmitter. Can this system be disabled?Just tried the function test again and notice the horn don't chirp, the dome light wo...
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2003 Saturn L200 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 1G8JU54F13
hello freinds, have cooling fans running at high speed. both fans. with key on fans running at full speed. pcm controls fans. coolant temperature in pcm is below 180f. this system uses pcm to control fan function. fan module has 4 relays built into it. are fan... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Flexplate VIN: 4TAVN73K1S
We replaced the flex plate in this truck 9 mos. and 10,000 miles ago for a crack that was making a clicking noise at idle. We have exactly the same problem again. We have looked at the mounts and checked for crankshaft endplay, all are good. There are no missi...
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG84D1V
We went with some very solid advice from IATN members and replaced the ignition staging mudule(s). We had to replace both of them (about $800 in parts) and the vehicle ran great. Thank you for all your help!! Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 03XX.
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG34D3W
We are awaiting for another ignition key before continuing. No start (intermittent) No dtc's Crank signal correct
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1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WGAGC8319N
This car ending up needing an EML and 1 fuel pump. The customer has not brought the car back to be repaired yet. Thanks Trouble codes: 201 (02 sensor cintrol), 70 (02 sensor circuit), 16 (camshaft position sensor), 63 (converter clutch), 73 (vehicle speed sensor), 41 (air mass sensor).
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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBACG5328S
Hi Y'all Just wanted to make sure this one was fixed. Many great suggestions. The fix ended up being the cam shaft position sensor. It never read wrong while I was monitoring it. The fuel injector synchronization is controlled off this sensor. What I did to ...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5338X
Thanks all for your help with this car. After days of diagnosis and scratching our heads we put in a new set of bmw plugs even though the NGK plugs that were in the vehicle were not that old and looked fine. We took the car for 4 long test drives and the probl... Trouble codes: 1188 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 301 (Missfire cyl 1), 302 (Missfire cyl 2), 303 (Missfire cyl 3).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L FM antennae
Thanks fellas for the advice. The easiest connection to the antenna is at the radio because BMW has some crazy antenna connections for their diversity system. Anyway, remove trim panels, remove screws holding the lower foam dash panels and pull away from the d...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14Z51
thanks for all of the great repies. put in a reman dist & truck runs great. i would still like to know why when i would unplug by pass connector truck would run fine , but in computed timming it would back fire & run bad. but thanks again for the help.
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1993 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Front axle VIN: 1GCHK34K9P
Thank you to everyone that replied -- it always ends up being the simplest things that cause the biggest headaches. I'm pretty ashamed that I missed this, but the cage in the outer CV joint on the passenger side axle was blown to pieces. Since there was no res...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Runs Real Lean VIN: 1GCCS14Z5R
First thanks to all that replied, I first replaced the injectors due to too much resistance and the spray pattern was irratic. I then replaced the cat due to it was comming apart caused by all the missing and irratic running and I did not want to take any chan...
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1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire
well thanks to ALL that replied I learned a few things on this the guy decided to let his son take it to a shop near his school (out of town college) and he was out on spring break so i really thank all that replied since my posting was so vague but, i will po...
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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L abs VIN: 1GR4YHERIU
Yes, Thanks guys and the tech at our sister shop thanks you. It was a cracked reluctor ring on the LF axle shaft. Thanks so much and God bless Eric
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L heater VIN: 1GNDT17W5W
i did not repair the vehicle because the customer was to return for further diagnostics. he has indicated he will come back when he can aford it. i want to thank everyone who resonded. i will let you know what repair was required as quickly as possible
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Radio Um6
Thanks for the help I had a shorted to ground drivers door speaker,ohm test each speaker at main harness.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L1T
i CALL THIS ONE A FIX. THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR HELP, GREAT THANKS TO KEN WHO POINTED OUT THE CORRECT INJECTOR location, i was mistakingly thinking #6 is # five injector. on these vans, the injectors sit on the opposite side of the cylinders. Also great thanks ... Trouble codes: P0205, P0300.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L compressor VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
Thanks all once again for your help. It turned out to be the auxilairy condensor and had to replace drier agian. Saturated with oil. Jaime
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L front calipers VIN: 2C3HC56F2V
Sorry it took so long to get back and Friday has came and gone as did putting the new calipers on and rebleeding the brakes and test driving the car for some thirty miles and returning it to the customer only to have it come back again after about 5 days! Same...
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, No power VIN: 1FDKE30LXH
Thanks to all who responded to our help request, everybody provided us with great information and good procedures. Special thanks to James, who was a engineer on this system and to Paul at Bigfoot Auto Service who explained why the fuel pressure on the high pr...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
Hi, and thanks to all that replied.Most of the replies covered what I had done already, but it was nice to know that my thinking was in line with other techs.I think some of those who read this fix will be flabergasted (as I was) but it turned out that the eng... Trouble codes: 1211 (fuel control pressure high/low).
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
this vehicle has been repaired. when when repair request was put on for help. the message was posted two times. should only been once. sorry my mistake
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X8V
Thank you all for your replies. Code p0340 was caused by the DPFE sensor not fully plugged in. I let the customer have the car for three days and it set a code for the DPFE, went to the sensor and found it not fully plugged in. Learning experience for me, Roy ... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s-11 slow response fixed), P0135 (ho2s-21 slow response fixed), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction now).
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
it ended up being cam timing there is a tsb to cycle vct solinoid to purge the air and now it runs great
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Thanks to all 8 great Techs for your input-some were quite amusing about the ext. warrant co. Brooks from TX. and Rodney from LA. hit the nail on the head. I did pull the cyl. head Friday night after work, and sure enough, the #4 intake valve seat had fallen a...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, unknown VIN: 2FMZA57491
sorry for the late response. i didnt fix it another shop (with the same owner) did. it came back again this time it went to the other shop. it turns out the tool i was given to alighn the shaft was the wrong one, again.(i had recieved the wrong tool twice from... Trouble codes: P1309, P0171, P0174.
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Engine VIN: 1FTNE24212
Tech left a rag in the intake area!!! EEErgh. Thanks everybody for the help especially our friends in Ohio. Time to put an engine in.
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44VX3
Bob from New York and Bob from California hit it right on the head. thanks for all the help. The flashing of the pcm took care of the problem. Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2).
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: MUSTANG
Tap Tap Tap...and it idles. The Iac was bad. So he went ahead tand replaced his IAC. Not bad guys. I just joined iatn last month and I am impressed with the help and Ideas. I never thought about a the possibilty of a leak detection pump causing those symptoms....
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAW56P24
it ends up customer has extended warranty it was returned to dealer Trouble codes: P0262.
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2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, SECURITY VIN: 1FAFP33U44
Well this one is fixed, here's what we found, after testing all sensors as stated in this help request and all getting a pass. we still had the hesitation condition, we had tested the charging system multiple times as stated and allways found good alternator o... Trouble codes: B1318 (gem/ctm current codes), U2023 (fault recieved from external node), U1900, B1601 (pats recd incorrect ign key code from transponder).
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2003 GMC 4300 7.5L Lighting VIN: IHTMMAAM03
Thanks to the following techs:From the HD/Fleet Forum; Thomas Marty, Bruce Amacker, Rusty Savignac and Damon Russell. From the Tech Mail Help Request; John [...] and Michael from California. We learned a lot. Th...
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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH6267P
thanx for all the replies, the car had two problems, the previous shop adjusted the valves too tight, that fixed the low vacuum, and the cat converter was defective after a loose valve adj and a new converter it passed with no problems, thanx again for all the...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L valve timing VIN: 4S2CM58W9W
Thanks guys for all your imput. We did have the cams on the right side out of sinc. Which luckely didnt cause any further damage. Those dots on the cam gear are pretty tough to make out. Although when we got this thing back together the engine was alittle no...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radio VIN: WBABB12345
Thanks all the replies on this matter. Yes, I have to wait 1 hour with [...] on engine off then punched the code. Thanks again. You are the great ones.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L windows,mirrors,seats VIN: WDB2200652
Thanks everyone for your help.It is obvious I need to scan with the Star system ,all others (Carsoft, Launch, Carman, Hannatech) did not give definitive results which have given an accurate diagnosis.Unfortunately the owner is interstate for several months, wh...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZYFT61L2X
I thank all replys to this problem but I tried and tested this vehicle with no fix the custimer decided to take it to a dealer and will let me know if they can fix it , thanks again for all the help Allan [...] Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire), P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305 (po306-), P0306.
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: 3N1CB51D54
The nissan is fixed all though we did not do the repair. My tech did switch injectors and the misfire code returned on number one cylinder. As per Gary and Stephen's suggestions, we left the pressure checker on overnight, and rechecked number one cylinder, it ... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L oil life monitor VIN: 1G2NE52F02
Hello and thanks to all who offered help to my request it was greatly appreciated by myself and the customer.I tried all suggestions pertaining to the style and instructions I had for this vehicle(reset buttion in fuse panel)and believe it or not the suggestio...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2NV52E22
Well, the vast majority of the replies were correct with a plugged cat. Finally pulled the O2 sensor and the car ran great. Hard to believe with decent vacuum readings but this one is gone thanks to everyone who replied. mg
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1973 Porsche 911 2.3L Charging VIN: 9113301140
Thank you to those that replied, The alternator was faulty. Unable to get an alternator that was correct I had to have the existing one rebuilt. We also replaced the voltage regulator to avoid any problems in the next few monthes. One more thing we found was...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3DF58K72
got 5 responses on this and all were right. we replaced the throttle body but did not have to program the ecu for the car to run fine. saab had told me otherwise. there is new software available for this car that can help also, however we do not have a tech 2.... Trouble codes: 1230 (TPS values are incorrect).
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Rear Brakes VIN: 4S3BK635XS
Thanks for the responses. Most of you are from the 'salt belt'. The rear calipers were replaced with OE units as suggested. Comparing the OE calipers to what you get aftermarket is like comparing apples to oranges. The crazy coating which Subaru applies to the...
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