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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE VIN: JH4KA7676N
Hi to all who read this. We have this car at the shop and we are trying to figure out what is the wrong with it. The obvious first: It has a high idle speed 1100-1200rpm, if you tighten the adj. screw all the way in rpm would not change, however if untightened...
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1987 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CX5133H
This car was bought as a no start from goodwill. My question is regarding the cam sensor circuit. If I jumper A & B while cranking the car attempts to run. It has spark & noid after I do this. It does spit and sputter but I was thinking it was due to no cam re...
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi guys and girls.I bought this truck last October and have just recently put it on the road 2 weeks ago.The problem is the idle speed is not constant and to high.When warm it usually stays in the desired range of 750 but as soon as you open the throttle and r...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCCS19X8W
This is my actual personal truck, so I will be able to obtain info and play with it for a bit. I had put a new rebuilt motor and rebuilt the trans on this truck, now it seems like when from a stop, it has no power whatsoever. It almost seems like the trans is ...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.8L Temp guage VIN: 2G1W52K4X9
The temp guage keeps going to hot. Scanner is showing normal temps and fan is coming on at the righ time. Have checked the temp sensor and replaced it twice. Replaced the connector, checked the guage itself by grounding it and moves back and forth freely. What...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
custormer complaint is when drives truck awhile pulls into store and goes in for about 15 to 30 minutes and returns to truck, he notices excessive cranking before motor starts. has no codes in system, hooked up fuel pressure gauge and readings are at 55 psi as...
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L irratic operation VIN: 1G1YY32GX1
please help gm techs. we are trying to help a customer that bought a salvaged corvette last year. customer has photos of damage- car was hit in the right front- hood was not even damaged. shop replaced r/front fender, straightened frame, and other work. vehicl...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Starter VIN: 1GCGG25V43
This van has had the above noted new parts. After two weeks of driving it will NO Crank with the gear selection showing 2nd gear instead of park or N DTC 706. Clear code and the van runs for another two weeks. I have data stream values from today when this...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L fuel spark injector pulse VIN: 2C3HD56T5S
car was towed from an other shop costumer said car was running rough. one of the guys in the shop drove car in for the nite .next day car would not start .theres no spark no injector pulse. no fuel pressure. there is a new coil in it .and new plugs and wires ....
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H1T
This vehicle has an intermentant p0300 missfire codes in the computer that will not act up for us. The Customer says it only comes on the highway at a steady speed but does not feel a miss. Also the light goes out on its own before bringing it to the garage. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cooling system VIN: 2C3HC56G2Y
This vehicle overheats, goes into the red after just a few minutes of highway driving. Turning heater on drops temp down to halfway, heater works well. It will overheat around town but temp not as high as highway speeds. System was full, holds pressure test. ...
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2L coolant VIN: 1C3AN75N25
have since replaced coolant reservoir to eliminate any trapped residue.after driving 200 miles,oil still contaminating coolant.vehicle will be going back to dealer for second time!any help will be greatly appreciated;as this is one of my technicians' vehicles.
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hard Start VIN: 1B7KC26C3R
This truck came in originally for front end rebuild, belt, hoses etc. Left us running and starting great. Went to transmission shop for minor repairs, while there started the hard start when cold problem. Returned to us-we have replaced the injection pump (reb...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7FL26X7V
customer had at another shop, would not run. they replaced crank sensor. since replaced misses when cold. we checked it for vacuum leak in crank case and replaced intake pan gasket. checked distributor for play, ok. still has intermittent miss when cold. is th...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7KF26Z6X
Hello IATN I hope you can help on this one. I have a 99 Dodge Ram 2500 that loses fuel control after closed loop is reached. If the truck is held up around 2000-2500 rpm it smoothes out and holds control but as you come down to idle it goes stupid buck poppin ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L abs system VIN: 1B7MF33711
the customer explained that the abs will activate under slow stoppping situations. i was able to re create the issues at hand. using the modis i was able to watch the left front abs sensor drop the signal out at all speeds. the signal looks more like a cranks...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25B32
Came in with crank sensor code, ignition coil #2 primary circuit (PO352), and idle speed control motor code. Fixed crank sensor code with new crank sensor, fixed idle speed motor with computer, replaced coil, plugs & wires, ran good for two days but never clea... Trouble codes: P0352
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Diagnostic monitors VIN: 1D4HR48Z83
Vehicle towed in for no start. Battery was bad. Replaced battery and was asked to do a Pa inspection. We do a plug in inspections for 1996 and newer vehicles. This checks via the aldl connector for mil and diagnostic monitor readiness. We are unable to get the...
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2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL56R74
vehicle came in with a check engine light on & extended crank. i have scoped the cam sensor and signal looks good after finding out pattern in alldata was incorrect. cam sensor was replaced, crank sensor was replaced, pcm was replaced, traced down signal wires... Trouble codes: P0016 (no cam signal), P0344 (intermitten loss of cam sig)
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1968 Ford mustang 302CID power booster? VIN: 8R02C14119
Hello! we have a 1968 mustang here that has a very touchy brake pedal. it has power drum brakes on it and they will put you through the windshield if you are not carefull. the only thing we have done so far is re-center the prop valve to get the warning light ...
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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M1J
Diesal Techs, Please help. This truck has to be cranked for a very long time for it to start up. Once it does start up it blows white smoke from the tail pipe for about 5 seconds and then cleans out. It idles beautifully and has plenty of power. I am able to b...
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1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starts & dies VIN: 1FACP45E2M
engine was started by customer & reved up & died. engine now will start & run approx 1-2 seconds & dies. engine will continue to run on carb clean. we do have injector pulse.fuel pressure is correct. the code 66 for the maf .test was performed & lead us to rep... Trouble codes: 66 (maf), 98 (hard fault present)
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP58S3W
the vehicle runs great but the mil lamp stays on we reset it with the scan tool and also by disc battery. do we have a faulty computer or did we miss somthing? your help is greatly appreciated...thanks, tony Trouble codes: 401 (egr insuf flow)
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1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L belt squeek VIN: 19FKI86340
hi all, this is the same mustang that i asked a question about a bit ago and this one has me stumped. the car came in witha belt squeek so we checked it out and all looked good pullies all line up nice and belt looked ok so we put a new belt on and it was qui...
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W5Y
I'm trying to pinpoint a missfire on this C.O.P engine and I have seen some replies in the knowlege database about using mode 6 on fords to pinpoint misses.Could somebody please tell me where to look in tech. resorces for this information.I cant seem to find i...
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1FTYR44E42
Hey Guys, Customer comes back after putting 5,000 on vehicle states brake noise,we check the front brakes and find right side is metal to metal, left side is 1/2 worn and heat cracked. I checked the master cylinder, brake lines, calipers are working and hydrol...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power steering VIN: 1FAHP34302
hard steering and PS noise, level is full till running then runs empty when running , added PS fluid when running and then started leaking out from both ends of the rack and still hard and noisy. after it leaked out what we added, the leak stopped, not sure if...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E52
We are more of a Dodge shop than Ford but neighbor brought this Explorer to me. This thing will always set both banks lean however it runs great for the hard miles on it, no real problem except for the 2 codes. Fuel pressure correct, vac good (no leaks found a...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW21P85
This truck will start to shake badly any time you hit a bump both in the wheel and side to side like the wheels are coming off the ground. at any speed above 25 mph it is verry badly. i have checked all bolts, changed front coils, track bar, shocks, tires and ...
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1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L engine VIN: 2CNBJ1865S
Sent out head to get machined and replaced all gaskets. adjusted all valves to spec. reassembled, no start. noticed timed to wrong cam mark as there is two. "I" and "E". Changed to match t-belt books and Mitchell. No start. Cam sprocket is indexable in two way...
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1994 GMC Olympia 5.0L co VIN: 1RC9408367
Getting complaints from our ice arena about heavy exhaust smell inside the ice arena. First thing I did was grab my CO monitor and I started at the Zamboni room and got a "0" reading. When I stepped inside the arena I got a reading of "20"PPM. Walking to the f...
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start, Flooding VIN: 1GKDM19W6T
Hey there, and thanks in advance. I have this Safari here which when I first started my diagnosis process after customer drivability complaint, I found Bank 2 of engine from front to back running completly rich ( 50%). after checking all, I came to think I had...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L antifreeze VIN: 1GTEC14VX2
Truck was down in texas this winter ran hotter then normal down there and the smell of burnt coolant started he came home and was ok until tues this week when it warmed up here & the smell came back , I talked to my local GM dealer and they had never heard of ...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56714
Hello felow techs. I am curently working on 2004 Accord EX. Car ran fine prior repair with some hesitation due to bent rod. There was some codes in system due to misfire. I replaced connecting rod with bearings from Honda. After engine assembly and connecting ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D32
Vehcile came in with a miss fire - replaced plugs and wires and misfire went away. Now getting PO1166 - checked all O2 sensors and they are reading correctly, but the same code keeps coming back. The scan tool isn't telling us anything else. Hope you can help. Trouble codes: P1166
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L ABS Light VIN: SALTL12451
Hi, The Tres Amigos - ABS, Traction Control and Hill Descent lights were on. Front right wheel speed sensor code. We cleared the code. Lights came back on. Same code. Replace wheel speed sensor. Lights come back on. Same code. The lights do not come on immedia...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine VIN: SALNM22283
There is a whining noise at idle from right side of engine. Upon acceleration the noise goes away. Removed serp belt and the noise continued. There are no codes in history and the SES light is not on.
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT6HT00W3Y
Has anybody had random/multiple cylinder and specific cyl misfire experience with this type vehicle? Relatively new Iridium plugs and one recent coil replacement (now gone bad after 6 months). Any help/insight and time savings is greatly appreciated. Sincere... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl. misfire), P0301 (cyl1 misfire), P0304 (cyl4 misfire)
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C3X
99 Mazda B2500 8 plug motor. No spark. No scan tool communication. Powers, grounds & VREF all ok - everywhere. Scoped crank sensor - pattern looks good. Alldata shows that this should have a cam sensor but I cant find it on the engine?? Scoped PCM output to co...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L turbo noise VIN: WDBAB33C2F
Hello Mercedes techs. Need help with the bosses car. He just bought this thing so we have no history on it. I'm not a turbo tech and have been searching the net for solutions to this problem. Car runs great in all ranges of operation. The problem is a whistlin...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: DA2904KF63
thanks for listening, we have this mercedes that floods out the cylinders so it will not start. we have replaced the fuel pressure regulator as a starting point. the oil is also full of gas. good spark, good compression but too much gas. any help would be grea...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L service A VIN: 4JGBF71E37
Can someone please help with the reset of the service light on this car. Schedule A service. Thanks, Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.com
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2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L heater VIN: 4M2ZV14T41
This car will only produce heat when the temp control is set on 90 degrees. All the other functions work ok, like mode position, blower speed and a/c function. It will blow cold air until you set it at 90 and then you will get full heat. I can fisically watch ...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNIHZ14S2E
Hello Everyone, This "Z" is beating us up. I'll try to make this short & sweet. After alternator installed, started ok, ran ok, test drove, ok, but idle went very poor after warmed up to the point of potential stalling. Exhaust smells very RICH. Sometime will ... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant Temp System), 21 (Ignition System), 22 (Fuel Pump System)
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: JN1RZ26H7P
i have limited testing capabilities with nissans,the check engine light never comes on but keeps setting code 33, even after replacing the lh 02 sensor,seems to be running rich,very noticible skip at idle,has no power at any rpms,tries to stumble at first on a... Trouble codes: 33 (lh o2 sensor)
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31FXP
Hi guys, Another Nissan Altima. The lady that owns this one coasted into the shop this morning. She states that it started just yesterday, the car will just stall while driving down the road, at stops and on take off. Not all the time, but starting to get wor...
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1998 Nissan PRIMERA 1800CC Timing chain VIN: BATARTZP11
Hi. This car came to us after the car was just purchased. The customer was told at the time of buying the car the crank angle sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The customer supplied a second hand sensor. We fitted and still the fault code was not ab...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
OK NISSAN TECHS, NEED SOME HELP HERE. THIS CAR HAS BEEN TO 2 OTHER SHOPS AND THEY HAVE BOTH PUT FUEL PUMPS IN IT AND HAD NO EFFECT. FUEL PRESSURE READS RIGHT ON THE MONEY BUT IF YOU CLAMP OFF THE RETURN LINE BOOSTING THE PRESSURE TO ABOUT 110PSI THE CAR RUNS P... Trouble codes: P0171 (exhaust lean)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L startung VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Hey guys this might be a simple one. The car was brought to our shop from a body repair shop. they had replaced the front right door with a used unit and tried to splice in the eclectrical conector themselves with twisting wires and tape. when they finished th...
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L convertible VIN: 1G3WT34X0P
i have a 1993 olds with a convertible top. one of the power cylinders is bad and before i replace it i need to know what type of fluid goes in this system. mod has no info, as well as my friend at the dealership. the fluid in it now is clear like maybe brake f...
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L no start at times VIN: 1G3NK52F63
i suspect crank sensor any other ideas? now it starts again so i have not had opp to test crank sensor seems to start with extended cranking thanks mark
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ5419Y
Code p0440 came back after replacing gas cap with an aftermarket one. not sure if cap itself is still casuing code, dose the code just want facroty cap? visual inspection turned up nothing amiss. smoked the system,no leaks seen except cannister vent solonoid. ... Trouble codes: P0440
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L oil level warning lamp come on VIN: WP1AC29P74
Hi porsche tech's: This car have high oil consumption problem.Last time maintenance I was use oil Mobil 5w-50 , about 1500 km the oil warning light go out,then check oil dipstick at low add 2 little oil level at high. this time I used mobil 10w-40 about 2500km...
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS lamp VIN: YS3AL76L2N
I can't seem to fix this one. ABS lamp is on. It is being turned on by the ECU. On occasion it toggles either off or on when traversing a RR track. No ground problems found. condition does not indicate a bad diode. I have wiggled various connectors with no joy...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF55K52
this saab came in 2 weeks ago with no compression, found all exhaust valves bent, replaced exhaust valves and lifters, new chains and tensioners and of course all new plugs, gaskets, etc... Now car runs good but when first started up when cold car bucks, missf...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3DF78K53
Radio goes from no volume to at least 70% with a single input on either the steering wheel or radio volume control knob. There are no codes present in any system. Data stream shows correct input from volume, bass, treble, fader and balance. resolution is one u...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ33D13
This vehicle came in with the transmission shifting irratically, the check engine light on, and the power loss light on. Codes set for TPS and APP sensor. Replaced the throttle body assembly due to the tps is not serviced separately and the APP pedal assembly.... Trouble codes: P1275 (app sensor circuit fault)
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L engine VIN: 4T1BG12K5T
Wanted to get some input on my own car. I recently built the engine in this 96 camry and have about 7,000 miles on it. Last week when I got home I noticed the oil light flicker on at idle. The next day at work I took pan of and found telltale signs of metal. I...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L ICE won't start VIN: JT2BK12U41
2001 Prius HV battery reaches excessively low SOC before ICE comes on? Hi all, I haven't spent much time with this one yet, but while checking for TSBs, I found one that seems like it could be related to my customer's complaint, and I wanted to see if anyon...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21AX3
This Highlander has a PO 441 code, incorrect purge flow. But when I test the system w/Mastertech, it's erratic. One test will pass, the next fail. Something appears to be leaking intermittently. I cleaned the purge valve, but the code came back. The VSV's are ... Trouble codes: P0441
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUZL54B8Y
Well I figured we were in pretty deep here. Unfortunatly, we'll never know what really happened. The insurance company handling the claim for the gas station with the contaminated fuel is totaling the car. I was able to see all intake valves after I removed in...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L block VIN: WAUML64B82
Thank you for your comments and advice. We are in the process of replacing the engine. We found the intake manifold and brake booster full of water, we also found right rear rod #7 bent, piston hitting crank weight. see Kile from California posting. Water ...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: BMW1998740
Customer in middle of moving will reschedule next month or so. Most overwhelmingly said car is lean and intake is most likely canidate we will recheck and plan on resealing intake.Thanks again iatn rocks. Trouble codes: 27 (adaptation limits reached at idlebank 1), 35 (adaptation limits reached at idleBank 2).
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADP6346X
Most said to use a new unit. We bought and installed one, and sent it to the dealer with 3 codes:17, 'coding error'; 51, 'rotation sensor, line'; 51, 'pressure sensor, line'. It was returned to us with the following codes: 23, 'variant coding'; 82, Rotation se...
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1975 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L compressor VIN: 6L67S50413
I am old enough to remember the super heat fuses, I just remember the chev's were close to the compressor. The Cadalliac had fresh tape on the wiring harness so I assumed they had wired around it. As most mentioned the fuse is on the evaporator housing and the...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L High Idle VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
Well I would like to say thanks to all that replied,they all helped.I ended up putting a new ISC motor in it.Also I did take a few attempts to get this car to learn the new Idle.All of you guys are great. Jon
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L door locks,fuel door,trunk release VIN: 1G6KD52Y3V
Remotes must need to be programmed by Tech 2. As some replies mentioned. So I had to send customer to dealer, thanks for everyones replies.
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1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L overdrive VIN: 1GCGC24F1N
I am disapointed to have to close this request now, a lot of good ideas were given to me. This is was has happened in the last 3 weeks or so, Truck ran fine 4 about 200 miles without acting up, then 1 time it did act up without any testing equipment hooked up....
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14WXV
I want to thank josh! Because his comments got me thinking I had sprayed ether in the throttlebody and the truck still would not start.So I went back and checked my coil it had a enough to fire the plug I was checking it with but not start the truck. I put a n...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, power loss VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Thanks to all that replied. GM Bulletin [...] Document ID 1561633 Hit the nail on the head. The document says to put a min/max meter on the 5 volt reference signal to the pedal position sensor and with a scan tool command the fan clutch on and off. You will... Trouble codes: P1271.
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L turn signals VIN: 3GNFK16ZX3
The fix was to replace the turn signal/flasher module. It is located behind the knee bolster in the area of your left knee. The updated GM part number is [...]. The flasher module is about 2-1/2' x 1' x 1' with 10 pins. To replace, remove the instrument c...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR58N62
Thanks to all who replied. Well I fixed this truck late last night, and the culprit was a bad cam sensor. I still cant figure out why I would loose a crank signal at the same time. Also this is the first time I have ever seen a cam sensor keep a vehicle from r... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam signal at pcm).
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Blower and other items VIN: 3D7KU28C33
Got several very good replies but customer hasn't had a chance to drop vehicle off to finish repairs yet. We are going to replace the ignition switch as it seems like the most likely suspect and I will amend this post once we have done so and let all of you go...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
Thanks to you who responded. I was able to change the pump from the front of the motor successfully. Some of you stated that the motor should come apart or be replaced, and while you are probably right in a perfect world, due to monetary restraints, the custom...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW32F31
Thanks everyone for all your help. I still havent been able to fix this truck. Customer had to go out of town and had to have the truck. He is supposed to come back in when he returns so I can continue on with diag. I will let you all know what ever I find. Th...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTRX18W71
Thanks to all. I quoted the customer on the TSB kit, but he elected not to fix it since at the moment it is just a minor noise concern, and too pricey to fix in his opinion. Thanks, I did shim for backlash on reassembly and got it down too .009 from .028, whic...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU02B21
Thank you for your replies, I pulled the oil pan to better measure end play. It was about 10 ft!! (.250+). I did shim sensor with a washer, It does run fine now. After talking with customer we are going to install 44,000 mile used engine. Thank you again, Todd
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L acceleration VIN: 1FTPX14524
I wish to thank all those that responed to this request supplying insight and information. Most respones indicate and we believe, 6psi of back pressure is excessive. The two dealers the customer took the vehicle to could not perform the driving test with back ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW211T7
You guys got it right. The ficm (idm)did need to be programed. I called the dealer after the replies and he first said it did not, but after i told him i must have a defective part he talked to his techs and they comfirmed what you all told me. I had it towed ... Trouble codes: U0105, U0306.
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Pedal feel VIN: 1GKCT18WXS
well I checked out the rear brakes and found a frozen wheel cyl. so I replaced both rear cyls. and shoes and hardware pedal feel is a bit better I think I will do the same with the front and that should do it thanks for all your replies and to update some of y...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCG1653X
As always, thanks for everyone's help. As instructed we pulled the radio for the serial number and got the code off the glove box and called our local Honda dealer (who were extremely helpful) and thay supplied us with the code. We entered the code and it rese...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45L22
I double checked my assistants work and found he hadn't tightened the new crank sensor completely. The screw still had old loctite on it making it hard to tighten. I cleaned and lubed the screw and tightened it. The car now runs great. Lucky for my assistant h... Trouble codes: 335 (no crank sensor signal).
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Thanks To evryone who took the time, This problem was two fold,When we had the code we Changed the sensor with A bosch sensor.The blue wire from sensor to pin # S54 was broken We fixed the wire and still Had same problem.After pulling our hair out(And I cann... Trouble codes: P0154.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Seat VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
Unplugged battery for 30 Minutes same problem. Rechechecked all powers and grounds to seat module. Checked switches to power seats no problem. Hooked jump box to power and ground on seat pads seat heated. Still will not show any information on seat switches in...
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
Thanks to Michael from California and evey one else who replied. I disconnected the switch on the lock cylinder in the trunk and hooked the horn back up. They did not want alarm fixed. We kept car for two days after disconnecting the switch with no dead batter...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L airbags,mainfuse VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
Thanks to all nine who replied with good , valuable information. After consulting with customer we decided that the strutmaster conversion would be the best way to go;saving money and making a permanent repair was best so that is what we're in process of. Alwa...
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3312K
This is just some free advice. Stay away from mazda rotory engines. They are nothing but trouble waiting for a place to happen. It happend to me, so beware!
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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, won't run over 1500 VIN: JM1FC3318L
The fix for this RX7 was a TPS. It was getting more sensitive to heat as time went by. Mazda must now store them in a guarded vault because they require 500 bananas for a new one. The good folks at Atkins Rotary in Washington came through with a previously own...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28414
Thanks to Robert [...] for recall info. We verified relay was working properly and all power and ground distribution was in spec. Ins...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Thanks again for all your replies. I had two problems with this car. The air flow meter cured the poor running. The new key cured the initial start/stall and now all door locks function properly. It is amazing what that little key can do. Thanks to all Trouble codes: 1570 (das to ecm n3/10).
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, TIMING RETARDED VIN: JA3AY21A4V
found problem pins to hold plate for crank angle sensor were not lining up to crank correctly so it was reading incorrect crank positision. ordered new plate and and everything lined up correctly including timing THANKS TO ALL FOR THE RESPONSES AL
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1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP57P0Y
Thanks TY for the scoop on that MDP(manifold differenial pressure)sensor. Went ahead and replaced it. Monitors went to ready status rather very quickly. By the way, Stanely there was no temp unit near the egr valve, but thanks for your input. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow).
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Coolant VIN: JN8HD17Y1R
Thank you to all the techs who offered their input. Unfortunately the customer has declined to fix this vehicle's coolant problem. He has decided to fix the leak at the timing cover area. What he thought to be an oil leak was actually the oil contaminated cool...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Well guys, you all have good ideas and I learned a lot about these Maximas. As it turned out the fuel pressure was 50/55 instead of 34/43. I replaced the regulator and went for a drive and the car was a dog. After 5 min though it came alive, the ltft and stft ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Mixture lean front bank).
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L no start VIN: 1G3HY54C5L
i kept thinking the its the crank sensor because it has power and a good ground but no signal. i had replaced it 2 times and still no start and i also had no cam signal. i replaced crank sensor with a different brand and vehicle started up but ran like shit mi...
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L battery VIN: 1G3HN52K2S
Hello, Thanks to all who replied, you are truly professionals and that's what makes this site so great!!! Problem turned out to be the alternator replaced and all works well!!! Customer stopped in yesterday to say he has had no problems since he brought it t...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52M8X
DOUBLE YOUR SHOP RATE IF THE CUSTOMER TRIED TO FIX IT FIRST!!! Thank you for all your replies. The biggest help was from Bob from Illinois. He gave me the voltage spec for the pressure sensor koeo, (1.3-1.7). I had 4.3 on my scanner. So I dropped the tank one ... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent system blocked).
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L rear differental VIN: 3G7DB03E23
Its a very sad thing when you have to throw away a complete rear end because you cant find a few seals. I could have repaired this vehicle for about 500.00 dollars but instead it ended up costing the poor consumer 1400.00 for a used rearend installed. THANKS G...
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1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L 2 and 4 shift VIN: 9118211490
After flushing out fluid to remove molly additive problem was still there. Removed and disassemble and reinspected trans. Found holder fork for shift lever loose on its plate. After reassembly all is good. I have no idea why the loose fork did not cause a prob...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z2Y
thanks to all replies. gerry from nj had right call, replace throttlebody to effect a good repair; however i was able to reset the old t-body after it was off the car. thanks again for everyone help Trouble codes: P1260 (throttle return springforce too low).
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