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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGK2328T
car was towed in to my shop with a no start condition, performed following tests. fuel pressure tests: pressure ok. no codes are in system, car has spark but no injector pulse. checked cam sensor: ok. checked for crank signal: ok. checked basically everything ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADE6320V
Techs: car was started next door and when customer pulled onto road..cut off...pushed into our lot and when you crank it starter stays cranking, rpm gauge says 4,000 rpm's...won't fire off so turn key off and starter stops cranking. as noted above have 12 volt... Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8326W
This originally started out as check engine light with a surge when trying to accellerate. We test drove to verify the complaint (engine was warm). We found p0171 and p0174 stored in memory. Long term fuel trim was at +26% on both banks. Engine did not seem to...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans program VIN: WBABS33482
this car came in a month ago in limp home mode. i noticed the bottom of the bellhousing had a drip of dirty fluid. i checked the level, it was fine. so i cleared the faults and test drove it. drove like it should. customer brought it back, limp home again. sam...
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63472
Bmw techs I could sure use some insight on this evap system. This 540i came in with the check eng light on and code 93 stored. I have removed the left rear wheel well to inspect vent and smoked the system and found no physical leaks.I was unable to close this ... Trouble codes: 93 (Evap vent system)
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L2S
Hi Guys, This one is personal, it's the wife's car. Check engine light came on and off so I decided to put it on the scanner. Code PO341 cam up, so I started by putting in a cam sensor. Light came back on, so I put in a crank sensor and a new balancer, I didn... Trouble codes: P0341
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: Y7TU298849
Code p0340 IC cam signal no freq comes on istantly. Have Good cam signal going to ign control module. No signal coming out to pcm. Check all grounds & wires to ign module & pcm have tried known good cam sensor, ign module, & pcm. Suspect cam timing off, if is ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
Vehicle came in for misfire & engine light, retrieved code PO300 -Misfire is ONLY in cylinder #1 fuel pressure at specs, no vacuum leaks found -after checking voltages determined needed to replaced fuel injector, plugs & Wires - problem fixed??- sent vehicle w... Trouble codes: P0300
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T0L
Any help would be appreciated on this chevy. We are the third shop to see this car and I am not sure what was done before us other than a tps sensor. What this thing does is it will idle all day long if you wish but when you give it the gas in gear it will bog... Trouble codes: 35 (idle air control)
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Clutch VIN: 1GCGK29N8S
Had removed trans. and had it rebuilt in Feb. Upon installation clutch disengagement was low to the floor...bled system and appeared to be OK. 1st and 2nd synchro shifted a bit hard, but otherwise seemed to be ok. Advised customer to drive for a few days and c...
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1995 Chevrolet P30 Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDHP32KXS
Engine dies at idle after engaging in gear sometimes both foward and reverse. Checked fuel pressure reading 10 lbs @ idle. Checked timing and it reads correct. Checked for vacuum leaks. Checked Map sensor. Checked coolant temp sensor. Checked grounds. Checked ...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1246T
customer states vehicle stalls out while driving. problem occurs between 10-60 mph no warning or hesitation vehicle just cuts off. will take aprox. 5-10 minutes before restarting and vehicle will run normally for days to weeks at a time. the last time the prob...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GKEC16RXV
If you hammer this vehicle from a dead stand still you can feel a slight shurrder or cut out for a split second then it's ok. When cruising 45 to 50 mph if you encounter a slight hill and accelerate lightly to maintain speed the vehicle cuts out badly and will...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25W1W
Hello fellow techs, Please read and reread before repling. R@R engine with reman 4 months ago. Customer came in with no start 3 weeks ago. CKP sensor power wire was shorted to exh. manifold, only powe wire ground and signal was fine. I popped pcm fuse. Tech ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Turn signal and hazard VIN: 1GCHK29UX4
The hazard lights and turn signals will work if you leave the truck set for a while but if you the lights will work but if you run the turn signals or hazards for a few minutes.They will shut off and not come back on this also happens while driving down the ro...
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L oiling VIN: 2G1WL16C26
I have not experienced the symtoms yet. Complaint that since day 1 car "loses" 1 qt of oil every 500 miles. Driver says after you drive 10 miles intermittanly you get a burning smell and smoke out the tail pipe. Also it will idle high, vibrate, and is loud---...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L 1-od shift VIN: 1C4GP64L5T
The transmission is making a noise when shifting that sounds like rubber rubbing noise. The transmission seems to shift fine and it doesn't seem to slip. the noise is most noticed under load and loudest from 1st to 2nd but can be heard 2nd to 3rd and into od. ...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP5429V
GOOD DAY ALL. i HAVE A 1997 CHRYSLER MINIVAN THAT THE CUSTOMER STATES CUTS OUT THEN CONTINUES JUST FINE. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND CODE PO1698 PO1695 ARE IN MEMORY. I WENT THRU THE TROULBE TREE IN SHOP KEY AND NO PROBLEMS FOUND. THIS HAS HAPPEND TO THE C... Trouble codes: P1698, P1695
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CDGJDOT65
replace dist. fuel pressure ok very intermitent doesnt matter hot or cold, po300 random miss. Back fire runs rough.wires new plugs new fuel filter new now what? come on chr. techs help. Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L no communication VIN: 1C4GT64L7Y
Van runs fine. No problems noted from customer or during any of the numerouse road tests. Failed state test for no comunication and 12 volt not detected. We have a few scanners. We cannot communicate with the Modis or Escan. With the Genisis we can communicate...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L fuel odor VIN: 2B4FP2536T
This is my wifes car. We noticed a strong odor of fuel from the front of vehichle at times. I looked real close at the fuel lines and injector o-rings but do not see fuel. It does not happen all the time and seems to be temp. or has to sit for a cold soak. Any...
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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L mil light on VIN: 1B7GL23Y9V
just wondering if anybody has a decent powertrain schematic for the ckp sensor to the computer. getting a code p1398, misfire adaptive numerator at limit. my mitchell schematic is telling me that this is a three wire sensor but im looking right at it and it is...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L engine VIN: 1B4HS28N9Y
this truck has a tick in the engine. sounds like valve train.only sounds like one cyl. have not had one of these apart so just asking if the have chain problems or lash adjuster problems that i might look for.the truck runs fine and appears to have good oil pr...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22N6Y
hello fellow techs. i would like to direct this help request to all the chrysler techs out there. this dodge belongs to my boss, so needless to say i've got to figure this out. my boss says this has happened to him twice and each time it was on the highway at ... Trouble codes: P0201 (injector 1 control circuit), P0202 (injector 2 control circuit), P0204 (injector 4 control circuit), P0207 (injector 7 control circuit), P0208 (injector 8 control circuit), P1698 (no bus message from trans control module)
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L 1-2 Shift Hot VIN: 2B7HB11Y0Y
Driver of van complained that trans went out of gear while driving, then stuck in first gear. Checked fluid level and was a little too high. Over 60,000 miles, so I dropped the pan. Fluid looked good and no debris in pan. Replaced filter and added new fluid. O...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L washer pump VIN: 2B4GP44R51
i have this 2001 dodge grand caravan sport that frontwasher pump dont work only. all speed works and front wiper are running fine.rear washer works and wiper.i have check #33 fuse 15 it is ok and is powering both pumps. the groung side is not working on the fr...
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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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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y02
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. I cannot communicate with the pcm to retrieve codes or data. I tried reprogramming and replacing pcm but still have no start condition. The instument cluster mileage will flash and then read "no bus" koeo. I cannot ac...
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15HIL
This thing is kicking my butt. My problem is that this bronco is running rich, and has been doing this for a long time. Here is everything that I have done. I have checked vacuum at idle and it is 18in. I have checked for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine and ... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system to rich)
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: 1FALP45TOR
greetings fellow techs, looking for some info on codes 314 and 311 for therm air system inop ran tests per alldata, not clear on test procedure, checked vacume lines to diverter valve and discharge valve, lines look ok. pulled line from smog pump to check outp... Trouble codes: 311 (thermal air inop bank 1), 314 (thermal air inop bank 2), 332 (egr out of calibration)
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Car came in on hook, crank no start. Checked the usual and found the fuel pump circuit had b+ to blue/white wire and good ground at the tank. Fuel pump was dead and replaced with AC Delco unit. Quick fix, right? Wrong. Went to start it and the pump didn't fire...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
Car will not start. Has spark and have checked valve timing because compression was low. We thought timing belt may have jumped. It is good. We discovered car is flooding excessivly. If cylinders are allowed to dry out compression comes up to 125 to 150 range....
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hi guys.I have a windstar that came in with an idle problem.When ever you would start it would stall out unless you play with the gas pedel.I got a code P1507 Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error.I change the IAC.Now it starts fine but reves at 2000 rpm.I found the ... Trouble codes: P, 1507 (Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21F23
truck stalls and restarts after 5-10 minutes of sitting on side of road, fuel pressure ok, as stated before no codes or out of spec datastream pids. have had the same problem after repairs, it's rather difficult to confirm complaint on this one though, tank is...
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2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14213
The man rewireing my flooded new orleans house has a e150 6 cyl with ses lite on and missfire at part throttle.DCing egr gets rid of missfire at part throttle running.Could this engine have plugged egr passages, and if so how do we clean them without dismantle... Trouble codes: 0406 (pcm voltage too high), 0313 (low fuel), 0301 (cyl 1 missfire)
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2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Trailer Lights VIN: 1FMYUOBZ07
Hi Guys - Does anyone have any knowledge of hooking up trailer lights on this car . There is a pigtail back there that under most circumstances would be simple to connect to. But has no power for any lights . Green , Yellow , Brown . Normal colors for this . T...
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1998 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L abs module VIN: 1GJFG25M5W
this vehicle came in for abs operation during normal braking (this problem is very intermintant). we had left and right front wheeel speed sensor open or short to ground codes,check all wiring no problems were found. scoped all 3 wheel speed sensors found the ...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Alternator VIN: 1GKDT13S22
Help GM Guys, This Envoy came to us on the hook with a died while driving complaint, no lights on dash present, not even regular idiot lights. We started by checking the fuses and found that the covers had been missing for some time. We interviewed the custome...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5536R
hello all, i have this 1994 honda accord 2.2, came in no start. vehicle statred during testing, then would not restart next morning. i checked for fire and fuel,injector pulse, i had fire but no injector pulse. vehicle will start then die immeniately, will not... Trouble codes: 151
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6DM58WXY
Isuzu/honda tech please help. This vehicle has an intermitent idle stall, mostly when parking and turning wheel to lock and sometimeswhen coming off freeway at first stop. Cleaned throttle body didnt help.
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1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVDHN9WU
Attn Hyundai techs. First off my apologies due to my unfamiliarity with these vehicles. This Accent will start up and idle fine, no codes. As soon as you pull out of the parking lot about a quarter mile later it starts to surge (feels like secondary ign misfir... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC73EX5
customer states she suddenly is getting poor mileage about ten mpg's . she believes she was around 20mpg before. fuel trim numbers show what we consider minor corrections of long term trim numbers of -2 to -3 percent . monitored o2's ,checked coolant temp, che...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L trans lite on, limp mode VIN: SAJDA01D7Y
This Jag came to our shop from a Lincoln dealership that has given up on the car. It was originally sold in the used car side of a lincoln dealer. The new owner immediately noticed that the transmission slipped badly. The Lincoln techs put a used "low mileage"...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Lubrication VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Customer supplied high volume oil pump and pick-up screen, delivered by parts store diectly to me, customer paid. Based on discussion with customer of syptoms and original oil pressure measurements with manual gauge oil pump was suspected. Replaced oil pump an...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Hellow everyone, hope someone can help this car starts looping /missing between 1200 and 2200 rpm after engine is warm and while accelerating slightly.If you floor it it runs great,it also runs great when the engine is cold.There are no codes present. the cel ...
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Compressor VIN: JM1HD4618N
929 came in with a bad compressor clutch. Replaced compressor & dryer, flushed system and retrofitted to 25 ounces of R134. High side pressure goes up to 375 very rapidly where the cutout shuts it off, low pressure is normal, 30 40 lbs. It is cooling to 45, b...
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1995 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Surge VIN: 4F4CR16X5S
Good day folks, I find myself in need of assistance. This old Mazda truck belongs to a co-worker. It was a recent purchase, so not a lot of history is available. The problem is a surge condition after warm up. The engine will rev to 1500,drop to 500, then rev...
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGE22CXT
Hello iatn members, I have a used car lot car with a rough idle, but runs great above idle. It inially came in with a high idle and surge, the IAC and idle adjust screw was tampered with so I thru a used throttlebody on it and that took care of the high idle a...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBFA63E5R
Hey fellow Mercedes techs, got this 104 six cylinder in this SL which is leaking from back corner of head gasket. Yes, I've seen lots of these leaking here and have replaced dozens of these gaskets with out comebacks, but this one I replaced six months ago and...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L coding for ME1RE VIN: WDBGA51E5T
hi,this vehicle came from another shop the shop owner states his technician had a friend who was trying to assist him.after completing the diagnostics i realize some one have erease the coding on the ME1RE. i dont have another vehicle in the shop where i can u...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignitrion Switch VIN: WDBJF65F4W
This car was towed in with a no start condition. We checked battery and OK. We scaned for codes and found 5 codes set. B1147 for output terminal 15 has short circuit to ground or open. B1156 Control unit Short circuit or open. B1157 Control unit short circuit....
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Sunroof VIN: WDBLJ65G0X
Sunroof runs slow and binds about 2/3 of the way open. Lubed all movind parts and adjusted with no change. Removed glass and am able to run guides for and aft with out binding. Still seems slow to operate. Inspected for any signes of binding or rubbing none fo...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBLJ0G7Y1
Hi everyone. When engine comes to operating temperature it will intermittently stall and hard to start. engine turns over but does not start.IF the sits for a few minutes it will start again. I found no stored or active codes.when it stalls fuel pressure drops...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
car was in for battery replacement & cust added oil change.tech installed battery an fired verified good charging system.then did oil change fired car and shut it off an checked level. washed hands went to pull car out an no start. no spark or fuel. checked sy...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L cylinder head & timing belt VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
Timing belt went out, bent the valves. We are removing the heads, & doing a timing belt job. It is the first one of these we have done. Does anyone have any tips, warnings or any other advice when working on this engine? Thanks for the help!
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 4A4MN31964
I am removing the engine due to damage from accident. the rear lower bellhousing bolt is hidden behind the final drive unit. my problem is that i unbolted the final drive, but i am unable to seperate from the trans.it pulls out about an inch and stops. what ...
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1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12S5G
Read all past repairs that came close to our problem but had already checked those areas. Similiar but need fresh thoughts from other techs. Ok hear goes Starts cold perfect runs perfect from cold to hot, Throttle gets to exactly 2750 rpm starts to surge sligh...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start Cold VIN: JN1CA2103S
Thanks in advance, We have a 1995 Nissan Maxima that will not start cold, While Cranking it backfiresthru the intake. We have verified fuel pressure okay, Changed ECM with known good product, Replaced Crank and Cam Sensors. Verified Crank Signal was 180 But th...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L drivability VIN: JN8AR07S1Y
Well here is another strange one. This customer came in requesting front struts. We replaced the struts and inspected vehicle and found no serious repairs needed. Two weeks later the customer complained that the vehicle rocks at 50 to 60 mph. We test drove th...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
engine almost catches and runs. compression comes way up when a wet test is run.ran scope patterns on cam and crank sensors,were perfect. engine has good fire and injector pulse.cam timing is perfect. fuel pressure and fuel quality are good.no codes in computo...
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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L DLC Connector VIN: JH4DC4344T
Thanks to all that replied. It turns out that a 1995 engine, wire harness, and ECM were swapped into this 1996 vehicle. The local Acura dealer confirmed this as well. We are out of it, the customer is taking the used car dealer to court. What a science project...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6308P
Thank yo ufor all input. This vehcile turns out to be a can vehicle. In checking out to power windows not working, that lead me to the power door locks not working. After replacing the blown fuse, (from the shorted wires previously repaired in the trunk lid hi...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L pass key VIN: 2G4WE53715
thank you dennis from florida, you were right on wtih this one. thanks to everyone else too, i really appreciate all of the input. the way to do this particular vehicle is cycling between on and off, not start and on. i went with the 10 min 45 seconds on, with...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y7W
Thanks for all the info but Ijust have to work this one out I have cleared the ECU again flash the memory by holding the 2 terminals together and now the readiness code are resetting am still trying the additive in the trany for the code P0741 TCC Thansk again...
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1982 Chevrolet LUV 2.2L Starter VIN: J8ZBL14S3C
This vehicle is NOT fixed because I could not get an accurate wiring diagram. Craig's link to www.luvtruck.com is a great link. but the wiring diagrams were for GAS engines. There were NO wiring diagrams of ANY system in Nodata for '82 Isuzu trucks. I consider...
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1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L no power VIN: 1GBHK33F7S
This one is fixed! Gerald & Brent hit it. the Catalytic converter was plugged. I disconnected it and went for a drive, and it runs perfect. I dropped it off at the muffler shop, and they installed a new cat. Not gonna lose sleep over the wierd numbers on the c...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L no start VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
Great information from the 5 replies I received even though I had given very little information to go on. 1st issue: It isn't a security problem without the 'security' light on or blinking. A good start to this problem as most replies pointed to other issues w...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 8.1L abs VIN: 1GBHK29G73
I would like to thank all that helped, He was a plumber and needed his truck. He stopped by the dealer and the po550 code is a module in the dash. they told him he would have regular brakes, but no antilock. So he is driving it the way it is. Again thankd for ...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25V23
Thanks for all the help. You all were a big help as usual. We removed the cylinder head and found the #3 intake valve was leaking. Inspected the springs, ok. Removed the other head and it was ok. Replaced the #3 intake valve and touched up the other valves. An... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19V44
well i just want to thank everyone that took the time to read and suggest on our problem child,well i will say that this one is fixed found that the tac module was the problem we noticed that the truck would act up more when hot,so we went aheead and with heat... Trouble codes: P1516 (electronic throttle mod vs throttle position), P2135 (tp sensor 1-2 correlation).
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, pending codes only VIN: 1GNDS13S84
The boss decided that we didn't want to dwell on this vehicle in any lenghthy process to make repairs or figure out what was wrong with it and refunded all the customers money even for properly repaired items from the previous repair order. Many thanks for all... Trouble codes: P128, P130, P133, P300, P014.
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1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7GG23Y9R
The ECM turned out to be bad. We used our scanner to trigger the coil as some of you suggested. As we were firing the coil we noticed that the dwell signal would drop slowly until it got to 0 degrees, when it would die. Others recommended replacing the stator,...
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HC33WXT
every thing tested notmal on this truck. reference voltages and fuel pressure. after tapping on the crank sensor while the truck was running it stalled and then would not restart. we still had no codes, but now had no injector toggle and no spark, no tach sign...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF12Z4W
Thanks to everyone, I found a short between the a/c compressor clutch wire and the tps signal wire. I replaced the wire between the a/c compressor clutch relay and a/c compressor clutch. Everything is working good. Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage high).
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1977 Ford Pinto 2.3L poa valve VIN: 7T11Y11284
MANY THANKS FOR AL [...] CONTAINED WITHIN THE 3 PIECE BLOCK WHICH HAS THE POA...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
hi , ismoked the intake and seen no leaks .decided to replace upper and lower gskts anyways.upon removal of manifolds found heavy carbon in intake ports and on valves. scraped out as much as possible. runs great thanks for all the responses.
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Brake lights fuse VIN: 2FALP74W4V
Gentlemen, Thank you as usuall for all the very quick responses. The moral of this story is, 'Beware of the new part you just installed'. Yep, can't say I have ever had this happen but the new brake light switch from Carquest I just installed was conducting ...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Well the problem has been fixed, turns out it was an installed problem. When new hose was installed per tsb, the pressure check valve rolled out of position and was the cause of restiction and heat. This went unoticed to the tech because of it's location. It's...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L fuse #5 VIN: 1FTRX18W21
Thanks to all who replied to my help request,As some of you said, it may be a hunting expedition and it was.I traced the harness to the b/up lite switch and found both wires partially grounded.Unbeknownst to me and the customer the transmission has been out of...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FLBH67HHG
trace problem to drivers door jam wire loom, had split wires.thanks to all.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Pulled the valve body to find stuck valve cleaned and reinstalled all ok now
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U12
I wanted to wait until customer had driven car long enough for me to say for sure that this one is fixed. Most replies said to tune engine first, which is what the fix was but it didn't make sense because the vehicle ran fine and fuel trims were normal. A BIG ... Trouble codes: P0552 (P/S pressure sensor low input), P1132 (HO2S11 sensor indicates rich), P1152 (HO2S21 sensor indicates rich).
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L horn, cruise control VIN: 2FMZA51675
Fixed vehicle, had a short in the DRK BLUE wire from horn to relay, thanks for the help!
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1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L spark plug VIN: 1GTCS1946X
Well fellas, Here's the deal. The customer considered his options and finally decided to trade up to a Toyota. I'm always amazed at the quality of info on IATN. Since there was no fix I'll include the reply info. Jordan, Stephen and Art advised against install...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW48N1Y
customer decided not to fix vehicle after being told of possible cost of repair,said he would either sell it or drive untill was forced to do something about it.seems his 'good deal' at the local auction wasn,t so good after all.as for the fluid,went to dealer...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L ecm,tcm,tcu VIN: KNADC12381
First I wish to thank all who replied to my request for help. Sorry for the delay to get back to every one on this Kia. Here in Maine we had an early spring snow storm that knock out our electric power for four days. We are just getting back in the swing of th...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L p-r, p-d VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
Thanks to all those who replied. Ben from Missouri was the answer we needed. Ben is a Lexus technician and he set me on track as far as 'Resetting the PCM and Relearning the Values'.I did find this info in ALLDATA in the form of a Tsb in the 'Powertrain Manage...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C43
Well, it's fixed! I pulled the valve cover to verify the valve timing was correct. Both cams lined up OK, but the VVT cam sprocket was physically damaged. It looked like some sort of plug on the side of the gear/pulley assembly blew out and got caught in the t... Trouble codes: P0012 (B1 A-CAM Position timing over retarded).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F2W
replaced spark plugs wires and motorvac thank you to everyone for your help.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L shifting VIN: WDBHA24G1Y
well the benz is gone and it only required the correct gear ratio and axle shafts.the change in tire/wheel diameter did not create a problem.thanks to the five who responded.your input was useful.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Thank you all very much for the replies. We replaced the airpump and tested the new pump to make sure. We ended up with a very bad picture from another information sorce, so early on we were checking the wrong relay. After we got better information we replaced... 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
Hello fellow techs, this truck has gone home, although not sure problem was corrected. I continued chasing this problem by installing a new maf sensor, which did not cure symptom. I ran some tests on new and old maf sensors where I checked readings from sensor...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Rins fine VIN: WDBFA68F41
Hi you all and thanks , MAF sensor it is. Had on in stock of all things one a customer had ordered and did not come in :-) Glad we did not send back yet. Thanks again George Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfuction), P0173.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L shifter handle VIN: WDBPJ75J82
Almost at 100% on this one. Great response time. Minutes! The shift module needs to be 'personalized' to the car. DAS is required. I have the DAS system but somehow, on Monday, my brain was on vacation. The procedure is step by step walk through. It is working...
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
Customer took van home.May or may not return.Thanks for all replys. Randy
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2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BH67524
Have not been able to get the customer back in to try some of the suggestions. We were thinking the circuit board may be the issue. I will post again once the customer keeps an appointment.
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1AE04BXS
hi sorry for the late replies but the car was in an accident and in the body shop. retested the system for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine nothing found. rechecked for codes none found. tried crimping off vacuum line to map sensor, idle came down to low, the...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
customer had to pick up car with a promise to return at a later date to continue diagnosis and repair. However i was able to confirm that map sensor was good and af sensor was good. What i did find was exhaust leaks at the o2 sensor bung and the flange upsteam... Trouble codes: 171 (lean).
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L tcc solenoid valve E(5) VIN: 5TBRN34121
Thanks to those who helped, replies were split between replace solenoid and replace/rebuild transmission as this is a precursor to tranny failure. solenoid is the forward one, in the pan. check the replies, theres a lot of good info there. customer has not dec...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Vehicle Skid Control VIN: 5TDZT34A92
Ok, we have this one fixed. Thanks to the guys who took the time to reply with some insight on this system. I was never able to confirm what I should be seing on a scope as an output signal from this sensor. I subscribed to the Toyota techinfo website for a da...
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