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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA41603
vehicle has misfire at idle only varies slight to signifigant. fuel trim adjusting for rich condition short and long term.misfire codes come and go fuel trim adjust constant. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0170, P0304
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L upper contol arm VIN: WAUYP54B21
This may be a really dumb question, but is there an easy way to remove the pinch bolt that locks the front upper control arm ball joints in place in the wheel bearing housing. Here in New England it seems that they usually have to be drilled out. Is there a ha...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322W
Got another one here which has me stumped. MIL is on with 251 tank leak detection fault. I have not been able to find a leak anywhere. I researched the archives & noted the reservoir in the right rear wheel well is a common problem, but it seems okay in this c... Trouble codes: 251 (Tank leak detection minor leak)
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4YUSCH9340
Hello BMW techs, thank you very much in advance for your time: This Z3 has code p04441 stored for incorrect purge flow. My genysis scanner allows me to operate the purge valve, but I cannot operate the leak detection pump. I did smoke for leaks, did not find a... Trouble codes: P0441 (incorrect purge flow)
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L battery dying VIN: WBADT53402
hi guys this car is killing me the heater fan is coming on when the car is off, or while driveing it will come on at weird times is it the relay or something els anyway it dose come on and go off at any time while the car is off and the key out thanks for any ...
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1992 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5317N
Hi iatn Buddy's, could use some advice on this one. customer came in with a complaint of stalling, I couldn't get the vehical to act up, hooked up my brick and got a tps code 22, it passed the sweep test but I replaced it anyhow and cleaned the throttle and ma... Trouble codes: 22 (tps sensor circuit low), 67 (cruise controll switch bad)
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4GD2210S
no battery voltage on terminal l koeo low charging voltage full field alt everything ok
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Coolant Temp Reading VIN: 1G4HP52L1S
HELP!!! Customer complaint: Check engine light intermittently comes on. Temp light intermittently comes on. No relation to each other as far as when they come on. We have never actually seen temp light, but have seen check engine light. Found three codes in co...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: IG6CD53B9P
this car has good fuel press.& good spark.it will light the injectors one time run for about 3 sec.then die,try to restart and have no inj. pulse.wait about 3min.and it will do this all over again.all inj.ohm out ok.have good sig.from crank sensor to dist,& fr...
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1BN53EXM
Okay Guys this one has been a problem on and off for three weeks. I have checked all wireing and scan tool data is normal. This thing just will not idle unless you unplug the vacuum line going to the map.No I have not taken a manual vacuum pump to the map. The...
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1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L convertor VIN: 1G1JC5447R
vehicle locks up convertor at idle and stalls the engine, (common problem for solenoid failure) customer has already replaced solenoid. Problem is still there if we un hook the wire harness to transmission. normally that would prevent it from happening, but th...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2Q1WW12M5S
The car wil start and stall sometimes, especially after a hot soak. Her original complaint was stalling after running in to the store, and a check engine light. I got the car to do this 3 times - once per visit. I have not gotten the car to set the Code 51, bu... Trouble codes: 51 (Faulty PROM/MEM-CAL)
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19M2T
Vehicle came in with a complaint of poor fuel mileage and a very rough idle. Checked the computer for codes and fuel trims. No codes stored, however the long term fuel trims were plummiting. Both banks were at approx 122 when the vehicle came in. Checked the i...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W8X
Very strange no start problem. No pwr to fuel pump relay KOEO. Fuel pump works with prime connector. Replaced ign. switch (common problem). Verified correct install of switch, turned both switch and key to ACC. No comm. w/ VCM in run position, other modules co... Trouble codes: U1255 (Class 2 comm. fault history), U1301 (Class 2 shorted to batt history), B2961 (Key in ignition circuit fault history)
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L suspension / steering VIN: 2G1WF52E91
Thanks to all in advance.I have vibration / wobble feels poss like a trans shudder , while turning left at slower speeds . It is felt through out the whole car and is only on left turns I have check the steering shaft and it is ok and also have check the trans...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L t.cover/oilpan VIN: 2GIWF55EX2
hi gm engine experts!is it possible to weasel out the t. cover without oilpan removal like old style sheet metal job?. i have cover loose but fear cracking cover or pan if force is applied. trying to avoid cradle and oilpan removal for cheap customer and don't...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCJK33192
i have security light on all the time.bcm shows key code ok but pcm still in fail mode.tried relearn but pcm wont go into count mode.any help would be apreciated.
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52F63
This vehicle has an intermittant no start, once in forty or fifty starts. When no start occurs theft light stays on, shift interlock will not release and computer will not communicate. There were two u codes related to open and short in communication bus (u130... Trouble codes: U1301, U1302, U1064, P1626, P1631, P1630
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L return hoses VIN: 2GCEK13T84
This truck makes a noise when turning left. Speed does not affect noise. The return hoses vibrate when turning left, causing this noise. Tried eliminating the cooleritself, but same result. Moving the hoses a little while turning will change the sound.
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1961 Chrysler Windsor 6.3L rear drums
This old boat is twice as old as I am. I am wondering if any old timers could tell me how to get the rear drums off. It has the axles going through the center of them held on with a key way and a castle nut. I removed the castle nut and tried a slide hammer on...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L trans relay and evap purge solenoid VIN: 6495495128
po443 and p1765 are codes that are continuos. p0443 is evap purge solenoid circuit and p1765 is trans relay always off. i noticed that when you wiggle connector (grey)on the pcm the trans relay will come on and off. so i purchased a pin repair kit(could not ge...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L turn signal VIN: WD2BD74384
relay inop after a few months (2-4), customer says relays usually quit after interior lights used. signals will stop working intermitantly before not working completly usually one week customer uses hazard excessivly all day everyday suspecting relays overheat...
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1993 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling fan VIN: 3FAPP15JOP
car came in over heating,radator fan does not come on at idle. turn ac on fan comes on ,works fine .put coolant sensor in, same thing.we put scanner on car and coolant readings are fine ,but it still gets hot and no fan comes on.ican take test light and put to...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L engine gerotor oil pump VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hi techs, This truck came to my shop for complaint of no oil pressure in the morning causing the main pump reservoir to empty and cause an engine stall. The customer told me it was longer to get the pressure in cold days. Yesterday was here a milder day, I st...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FT2X1769W
keeps reapeating same codes cant find a problem i know these fords r bad about intake plenum leaks but smoked it with no avail any help would be much appreciated Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C2X
this truck came to us after 4 other shops incldind the local ford dealership gave up on it. it will stall at idle or run rough with low rpm. there are no codes but the pcm flags induced codes. parts that have been changed include egr,plugs,wires,fuel pulsator,...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power VIN: 1FAFP36PXY
power locks and liftgate inop. found in alldata that switches act as ground for csm, but can't find csm info or any dio help. any help appreciated.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L epc VIN: 1FTYR14V1Y
Hi yall I was called in today to help another shop with a monster of a ranger they have been working on for the past week. This truck came in becouse of harsh shifting in all gears. The valve body was pulled out fixed the blown gaskets and replaced EPC. Still ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Greetings fellow trouble shooters. We have this '02 Taurus w/DOHC that is making a rattling noise from the rear valve cover near the cam gear side. The noise is louder using a stethascope with an open hose than with the probe. The noise is most loudest up agai...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07W11
The truck gives a continuous P0408 (EGR flow out of range) I have replaced the EGR valve, EGR solonoid and the EGR sensor. I have checked egr vacuumn hoses for leaks. I have cleaned and blown the pipe on the exhaust side of the EGR valve. Trouble codes: P0408 (egr flow out of range)
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTSE34L82
Please help.This econoline van brought in for brakes.Brakes were replaced and we noticed tire wear so we put tires on and did alignment.Now the vehicle pulls to the left and there is a vibration at around 80km/h.We have done the alignment again and specs are o...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L AC manifold assy. VIN: 1FDXE45P74
I have two help requests on this E-450 6.0 unit. No#1: Repeated leaks on rear of compressor and manifold assy. Anyone seen same problem? No#2: Is there an easier way to access and repair compressor or lines on this beast? Any and all replies welcomed.
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2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SLE 3.5L rear brakes VIN: 1GTDT13685
Customer complains of pulsation from rear brakes. Also, that engine feels like it is going to stall. I verified the complaint. Although the RPM's don't drop the whole vehicle shakes a little like the engine is going to stall. Happens at slow speeds - All the t...
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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8652P
Hi all techs: This car have high NOx reading at both 15 and 25 mph. This car does not have EGR valve. Timing is at spec. Fuel pressure at spec as well as coolant temperature. Engine compression is at 155 psi. We did Fuel induction system service. O2 sensor is ...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L No D4 or D3 VIN: 5GRGN23U83
My customer brought her 2003 H2 in with no D4 or D3 operation. In 2nd 1st and rev. everything seems normal, there are no codes and the scan data indicates that the range selector switch is working properly. We dropped the trans pan down to inspect for debris a...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB12BX2
Vehicle was towed in with a no start problem. Fuel pump is working. Vehicle has fire to the coils but coils are'nt firing. Have replaced camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor.Also put timing belt on because old one had teeth missing in places like it had possi...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L starter VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
Thanks in advance. This rodeo came in for an intermitant no crank (start) Will not happen in shop , tested battery , good . tested amp draw from stater and is between 150 and 300 (a little high ) Sounds like a starter but saw some bad ground refernces in fix d...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C15
What the h@ll just Happened!!?! I got a call form this customer his car wont move and it makes a clicking noise I get there with the flatbed looking for a bad axle or something. I verify the complaint with the customer we start the car put it in drive nothing,...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No communication VIN: 1J4FT68S2R
HI Y'ALL !!! We got this Jeep that was towed in as no start. The battery was dead, and alternator 60A fuse blown. Also the (REAL DEAL) Magic smoke came out of the ECM. Even when we hooked up the battery charger it still smoked some. THe fuel pump relay does cl...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hesitates to go into 1st gear VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Vehicle fist came in about 1 month ago with symptoms as described. Checked fluid - it was clean & full. Replaced filter & flushed entire system with synthetic ATF & drilled out check valve in cooler line. Transmission seemed to be fine for at least a couple of...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
car was towed in. stall while driving. found code p1300. has spark. is losing injector pulse when quits running. replaced ignitor and pcm car does same thing. any help would greatly be appreciated. Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit problem)
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1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
-day 1: ok guys, here is one that is turning me inside out. customer has had all listed components replaced before coming to my shop. came in for a smog pre-test. readings listed below(excessively rich, major gp) are for 15mph and 25mph test, not idle and crui...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L doesn't move VIN: CA3503JA36
I have no diagnostic info on this trans.It does not go into gear.Fluid is full and clean.The owner said it was working fine and one day it just wouldn't move.I know I don't have much info for you but if someone out there knows Mercedes transmissions maybe you ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L shift interlock? VIN: WDBFA66E1M
We got this in to replace the ignition switch assembly due to no crank. The MB dealer sent us the wrong unit the first time, although they insisted it was correct, so I installed it, the key was able to be cycled 2 times and then it locked up, I had to destroy...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBRF64JX1
car towed in,cranks o.k.,sparkgood. no codes,but no fuel pump operation. checked power to ecm,relays, ect.all o.k.found that ecm not grounding fuel pump relay. wiring between relay and ecm good.can bypass relay car runs fine all data stream good(crank signal,m...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBNG78J41
2001 Mercedes Benz S 600 Prod 06-00 VIN [...] Recent Repair: Removed engine for rear main seal, valve cover gasket. Car set for about a week with no battery power. Current issue: Engine will not crank. Once key is turned to start position starter...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L computer module VIN: WDBNG70J82
Hello All, I am looking for a rebuilt unit for the Tele-aid module, the part number is [...], Does anybody out there knows a good source for rebuilt mercedes parts. thanks stanley.
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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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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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1995 Nissan serena .0L side lights VIN: 0198766633
greetings all from uk we have this nissan serena in our workshop from another garage with no side lights working we are struggling to get any information on this vehicle as it is an import and all the fuse boxes are written in japanese has anybody had this pro...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L dies on start-up VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Hello all, thanks in advance for any help you can offer. This car came in for routine maintenance at 80,000 miles. It had a check engine light on with no drivability complaint. We replace plugs & filters, belts and check car over. Tracing the check engine ligh...
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G56DUN765
car starts and runs good but isant chargeing and when i hooked up my computer to it its freezeing up my screen or just no comunication at all on reading codes or data stream,what gives fix on problem to get a diffrent one,any help thanked ahead of time any que...
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03EXX
hi group. this olds van came in the shop from other dealer. it have the code p0440 evap control system. don't know much of the history . only one code. visual check found nothing . cap gas is tightned. anyone have seen this code before. no leak with smoke mach... Trouble codes: P0440
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1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L electric window operation VIN: SCAZNO2A2K
hello everyone this car has developed slow lift windows. apparently the rolls royce fix is to run new wireing to each door to overcome the voltage drop causing the problem.the main switch panel in the drivers door has a positive feed to each door switch in the...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE5339R
Problem: Bucks / Surge after cold start up of vehicle or after sitting for 45 minutes or more. Drive along slowly - parking lot speed and the vehicle bucks, loss of power no accel for amoment then it backs again. Possibly once or twice it will do it and then i...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4G2JB32T4V
Hey guys i have this pontiac sunfire that while crusing between 40-50 mph, it starts to chug/surge, while holding the RPMs at around 1500, if you accel harder it goes away, or if you deaccel it goes away, kinda of a weird one, tried a full tuneup, nothing, fro...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997X
I got the car with check engine light on. Replaced tires and front brakes upon customers request and now trying to figurre out why the light stays on. The customer did put K&N air intake and fitted stock MAF in it. Maf is clean and seams to be within the range... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass/Volume air flow air flow A Circuit Low input)
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L starter VIN: JF1SF63502
When starting, intermittently starter seems to lag for a second just before engine fires up, almost like engine kicks back on it and crank speed almost stops for a brief second before engine starts, did it about 4 times for me in 30 starts. Any help or ideas g...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E1X
Hello Toyota techs: I have this 99 corolla with a failed emission test. MIL on dtc p0446. I have checked the vacum lines and all is well. My scaner does not perform the tests that alldata points out. However I activated the evap solonoid manually and it seems ... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap control system Vent control circ malfunction)
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4T1BE30K44
This car has a slight surge when accelerating just off idle to about 40 mph. If you accelerate hard or very slow you can't feel it, so it is not a misfire. It is subtle but annoying. There are no codes in system. The basic mechanicals (plugs, wires, etc.) are ...
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1998 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L monitors VIN: JH4DB8580W
Sincere thanks to all that responded. Everyone was on track in suggesting a loss of power to the ECU memory. The underhood fuse for the ECU memory was good, as was the power and ground to the ECU itself. Testing revealed one, and only one, corroded pin on the ...
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBJ08C0P
Thanks for all the good sugestions. Several replies to recheck the cam timing & that proved to fix the problem. I think I got a bit of tunnel vision & overlooked the cam timing, but I found the left camshaft off several degrees (the factory tool when sitting o...
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1987 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CX5133H
O.K., she's fixed. One time while trying to trip the sensor in my hand with the magnet it started. The female parts of the connectors must not have been touching the male spades on the sensor. It bent them all in and now she runs. Thanks to everyone who respon...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KD6KD54Y8W
Thanks for all replies. We found after market TPS defective {replaced w/O.E.]and throttle plate extremely gummed up {cleaned TB and Upper intake]. No promblem now for 2 weeks.
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
well i tried everyones suggestions to no avail nothing worked. my only advice to customer was to take it to cadillac and see if they could fix. thanks for everyones time and help.
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Power Windows VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Thanks for the replies. Kevin from Virginia, you solved the problem. Disconnected battery terminal over night. Next morning, all worked well.
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi guys and girls.Big thanks to everyone who responded to my concern.Special thanks to Steve with the spec for base idle and ken for telling it like it is.I adjusted the base idle to 550 and now with the iac plugged in it seems to be better when cold and hot,(...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L no injector pulse VIN: 1G1JC1246V
thanks for all the replies,I guess I'm not the only one that this has happened to.I followed the gm passlock relearn to the letter but still would not start because while trying to start the car 3 times with a bad pump the pcm lost its password,so I disconnect...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R4V
Well this vehicle has been fixed for 8 days now, all the readiness monitors passed so I am confident to say it is fixed. I would like to thank everyone for all there help and very detailed things to check. But Tony from Texas got the fix exactly right. The con... Trouble codes: P135, P414, P155.
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L ABS Light VIN: 2G1WL52MXX
Well, after checking and rechecking everything, installing a new wheel speed sensor and a used EBCM, checking all connectors and using Stabilant 22 on all of them, there was no change. We decided to wrap the cable that runs from the sensor in aluminum screen t...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Pressure Sensor VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
Thanks for all the help I rechecked the grounds and found the splice at the rear frame bad. I repaired the splice and everything works. Thanks again for the inputs. Mike
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP5429V
Sorry for not closing this sooner, just wanted to make sure it was fixed. Matthew from MI had the right answer tsb 18-34-98 knock sensor was causing the problem. Thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P1698, P1695.
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Engine VIN: 1C4GT64L1Y
I pulled the engine out the top. It really was not bad. I did remove both of the exhaust manifolds as some suggested. I think they probably would have hit or come close to the windshield, so that was a really good tip. I would have dropped it out the bottom bu...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Fog lights/turn signals VIN: 3C4FY58B32
Thanks for all the replies. The multi-function switch was the problem. We never experienced the problem, however the customer has been driving the vehicle & says everthing is now fine. I don't like putting parts on a vehicle without experiencing the problem & ...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, COLD ONLY VIN: 2B7HB21T2R
Hey guys, thank you for the replies. Not too many of them, most said to check the fuel regulator. Not shure if they knew that it is natural gas? However the van was not geting the right mixture to fire due to the fuel injectors. changed all 8 of them and probl...
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 1B7MF3363Y
Thank you to all who responded with helpful info. The dealer that originally mis diagnosed this as a bad fuel level sensor {sending unit} asked to have another shot at it, so back it went to them. They did offer to fax me the wiring diagram showing ECM to inst...
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Radio VIN: 1B7GL2AX51
Thank you to all who responded. The replies were very helpful. I am now sure a radio will fix this truck but the customer has decided to wait and maybe replace it himself later.
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L all shifts VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
The car went to the dealer & they haven't figured anything out on it yet.So still waiting to hear back from there,it maybe one of those weird ones,sorry not to be more help
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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL12X22
Lots of out the box thinking and trying different things came down another tear down and replacing the lifters on cyl.# 5 and truck no longer sets missfire code p0305. I don't know any way testing lifters that are'nt noisy so I replaced them to solve the probl... Trouble codes: P0305 (engine missfire cyl. 5).
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Engine number VIN: 2B3KA53H96
We wondered why the warranty was voided on this car when there was nothing on Carfax. I never did find the number on the engine. I was hoping to verify something that way. We called four Dodge dealers total, and Dodge, to find that a used engine and trans had ...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Dies When Hot VIN: 1ETEF26H6K
Thanx to all I monitored the hall effect sensor in the distributor and it slowly would alter its frequency as it got hotter until out of range. i put a distributor in and runs like a champ thanx again to all for the help
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR0U0TU
well thanks to all who have helped still no fix, all paramerters normal except inj pulse @ 6 to 8 mill secs suspect the ecu need to close post at this time will re-open or e-mail all who have helped with fix when found, thanks again to every one especially jor... Trouble codes: P1132 (02 b1s1 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit), P1152 (02 b1s2 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
replaced pcm and it did not reset the lite. customer has had car 3 days and it appears the problem solved. thanks for the input. Trouble codes: P0136 (02 sen cir.bk 1 sen.2).
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU84P9Y
It turned out to be a defective (factory) dpfe . Replaced and has been ok for 2 weeks . Thanks Mike [...] Trouble codes: P1409 (egr vacuum control).
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D81
Customer has had no problems after replacing filter, wires, correct spark plugs & air intake / fuel system clean. After 3,000 miles or if problem returns we will change fuel filter again and see if there is any more black particles in filter. Thank you for all...
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1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L engine VIN: 2CNBJ1865S
The cam timing was correct with the cam dowel in the 'E' position and lined up on the valve cover with the 'E'. The problem was all the manuals I had access to said the next step was to line up the distributor to cyl. 1 and start. This info was incorrect. The ...
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2001 Geo METRO 1.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C1MR52221
Thanks every one for taking the time to replie! Most of you guys where right about fuel being the problem. We jerked fuel tank down. The gas did'nt look to great but after removing gas an rinseing it out with fresh gas we noticed some scum on bottom of tank. w...
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start, Flooding VIN: 1GKDM19W6T
Finally found issue. Took a look at plenum cover inner side, and saw a small circular type 'rub'. This was coming from the pressure regulator nipple.What was happening was with the regulator installed with the nipple upwards, when I installed the cover on plen...
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L endgate VIN: 1GKET12SX4
Thank you everyone, Roger from Texas was right, wires to endgate flexed and broke. Looks like it has been going on for a while. Here is where I got stuck, I had no bus communication from the module for the endgate on the tech2 and at that moment I had power, g...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6DM58WXY
Thanks for all the help, this one turned out to have an airflow sensor problem. I replaced the air flow sensor and the vehicle runs smoother and the fuel trim is back to where it is supposed to be. once again thanks
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHDN45D61
Thanks for all your help but the repairs were getting to costly and time consuming. Never figured it out but customer decided to trade in on something else. I didn't blame him. I wish that I was able to fix everything? Thanks again. EJG Trouble codes: P0081 (Undocumented), U3118 (Unknown), C0300 (Unknown).
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Stall, starts and dies VIN: 1J4GZ789SX
I opened my help request about 7 pm, by 10 PM I had about six responses, by 7PM the next day I had about 12, this shows what a GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE YOU ARE, Thanks a lot, the problem I had was the door locks , one was pulled out and the other was PUNCHED, so ...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering pump VIN: JT8UF11E5N
i finally fixed the problem by putting a dealer pump. i tried 5 aftermarket pumps and none worked. i will never put an aftermarket pump on a lexus again, i guess aftermarket pumps will not work on a lexus. I would like to thank everyone that tried to help. pro...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U11
Thank you for taking the time to reply. The fix for this Lexus was the variable valve timing sprockets in the rear of cylinder heads were set up incorrectly at the machine shop that rebuilt engine. We did check the timing belt marks twice and the vale timing s... Trouble codes: P1349 (V V T system malfuncation bank1), P1354 (V V T system malfuncation bank 2).
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBCA25D7L
I thank you all That replied. The problem was in the MAS computer. Replaced module and A/C blows colder than a witches...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L cylinder head & timing belt VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
Well, this was a pretty straightforward repair... No special tricks seemed to be needed- we sent the heads to out machine shop but other side we used all OEM parts. We did use a timing belt tensioner from OTC no.7667 that helped in getting the rotating tension...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
thanks for all the replies. the first reply hit the nail on the head. all the car needed was a nissan cap and rotor. i tried to tell the customer to replace the dist. with a nissan one, but they said as long as it works they won't spend the money on a factory ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L startung VIN: 1N4BA41E24
we sent vehicle to dealer for programing thanks for all the help just wish we did not have to rely on delaerships for this kind of problem
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1993 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4P3CF44F3P
tried new ecm same prob installed crank angle sensor, fixed
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1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Can't get a 2-3 shift VIN: 2P4FP2531X
First off I want to thank everyone that responed to this posting, awesome information came across that helped with the overall decision, which is that we are going to pull the transmission and rebuild it. I decided to close this posting now since we are a Vo-T...
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