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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54823
car came in about three weeks ago exuast hanging off air box in the pass seat and many new parts in it, still wouldn't run timing was off i replaced the timing and ran good gave it to the cust and now back said wouldnt start batt was gead jumped the batt and s... Trouble codes: P1259
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift mode VIN: WAUED54B01
Hey Gang, This one is the ultimate "BushWack Job"...I think. We replaced both turbos (lowering the engine app 12" to accomplish this task) and did a Audi 80K service. When all was said and done the the transmission starts & stays in 2nd gear and engages rever...
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1987 BMW 325es 2.7L No Start VIN: WBA85406H9
It starts for just 2 seconds running on the cold start injector fuel. But then crank it again and it won't start any more until you let it sit long enough for the cold start injector to fire again, but of course that isn't enough to keep it running. All else i...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L washer pump and wipers and washers VIN: WBABB230XL
I ran a jumper wire for the washer pump to the washer switch and cut the brown and black wire at the switch and the pump to isolate the wiper control module. That wire is an input to the module and shouldn't be able to supply a ground can it?There is also a ha...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAWB73597
Please help BMW techs! Need code definition for 30F1 AUTO IGNITION, CYLINDER #5. This vehicle is modified with a Vishnu tuning ecm and we need to know if this is a misfire code or if it is related to detonation. Thanks in advance, Greg and crew
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54K91
Hi to all. I have a problem child here, Customer called and said battery appeared dead on his car, He purchased a battery and installed, No start. Towed to shop. I find it first of all has no interior lights and when key is placed in ignition it said,unknown d...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DAO3E13
This vehicle came to my shop with mil on. Pulled codes po440 evap system problem. I have checked system for leaks. No leaks found. One thing i notice is that the gas cap can be taken off still no pressure loss. I dont know if this is because it has check valve... Trouble codes: P0440
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2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L actuator VIN: 1G4HP54K65
Thanks everyone for responding to help. Customer complaining not cooling. Temp hot on driver side and cooler on passenger side. Check temp actuator. seems to be working fine. What am i missing? Jaime
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
CUSTOMER BROUGHT VEHICLE TO ME FOR NUMEROUS RUN PROBLEMS,POOR IDLE, ENGINE MISS, LACK OF POWER, SURGE AT CRUISING SPEEDS 45- 50. AND OTHER NONE RELATED CONCERNS. ON INSPECTION OF PREVIOUS REPAIRS FOUND MANGLED PLUG WIRES,PLUGGED FUEL FILTER, AND PARTIALLY BROK...
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 624CID Headlight Motors VIN: A41E125E87
Hello to all. I have a customer with above said Vette and he is killing himself trying to figure out how to remove the headlight motors from this Plastic Fantastic. I have Motor's Repair Manuals for this thing but all it tells you is how it opperates, not how ...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCBS14E4J
This truck is acting very strange when cold it will start and stall or surge and run rough until it stalls. It seems to run pretty well once it warms up though. One thing I have found is that when its cold and running bad if you unplug the MAP sensor it will c...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCDC14K0N
This Vehicle came in with high emissions. Checked out found bad spray on injectors leaking TBI so replaced and rechecked. Now even higher emissions. Rechecked everything, put 5.0 injectors in, better but will not pass. Good plugs, wires, cap, rotor. No Vacuum ...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L regulator spring VIN: 1995CAMARO
Does anyone know how to reinstall the tension spring on the pwr window regulator. I tried to get it close but do not wnat to rivit the new motor to the regulator without having the proper tension. The regulator slipped when I was drilling the rivits out and th...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L speed VIN: 1GAGG25R9V
test drive van and at 55 to 60 mph the speed o drops off and jump up and down checked with scaner at vss is droping off and jumping i replaced vss sensor and is the same tested wires from vss to ecm and test good cannot find any test to do on this system any h...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GCGG25R4Y
We are having trouble identifying the problem with this van's Breaks. It does have hydra-boost. The brakes are very sensitive. On wet streets or gravel road the rear brakes will grab causing the ABS to energize. All the brakes are in good condition. Rear brake...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Traction Light on VIN: 2G1WH55K91
The traction active light in the message center comes on and car acts like it is in traction control. It will do this a few times, once or twice a day. It is only felt when leaving from a stop and doesn't do it all the time. Seems to only happen after the car ...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L timing belt bent valves VIN: KL1TJ52624
The belt was not broked but teeth were all gone at crankshaft. Vehicle has 58959 miles and the recommended change time is 60000. It has bent valves in 3 of the 4 cyl and customer is really disappointed. I saw a tsb that Chevrolet wanted belts returned if betwe...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64LXT
please help, i have a 96 town & country with no spark. i have inj. pulse, cam signal ( new sensor), crank signal, voltage ref. 9 volts,tried new coil pack ( no help) , tested both signals to computer and are good.this van just died on road, are the computers p...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Charge light/traction light VIN: 2C3AE66G01
Thanks in advance for any help. This rugrat is my father in law's car. His complaint is that the charging and abs/trac lighs come on. This happens usually at higher speeds. When the lights come on, the transmission seems to go into limp mode. Sometimes, the ...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R3T
O.K. this vehicle came in last week. Customer said they had just filled up with gas and then the van ran bad. The fuel gauge reads 3/4 full. Checked the current ramp on the Red/Yellow wire, Coil driver #3. Flatlined. Checked the other two wires, nice picture... Trouble codes: P0300 (random Misfire), P0353 (Coil 3 Primary Circuit)
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KA26D63
This truck is kinda confusing us. What it will do is sometimes run very bad hesitating, sometimes it will have a rolling idle. Sometimes it will set codes sometimes not. usually a p0172, sometimes random misfire codes, all of which I think are result of anothe...
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTHXZ26M9
im having a problem with the charging system,and it also has a draw sometimes.never while it is here.sometimes truck does not charge.,also the regulator gets so hot you cannot touch it.weve replaced the alt twice and we replaced the [...] times because th...
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14Y4M
This Customer came in with an intermentant no start but would start up if you spray starting fluid down the intake hose. Found after a hot restart the vehicle would not start but cranks over very strong and fast enough, but starts right up with starter fluid a...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMEU18W7V
Now when accelerating with vehicle on rack when reaching 25 mph in any foward gear or reverse it will act as if the revlimiter is taking over. In neutral it will accelerate all the way up to the normal rev limiter and smoothly to add. We disconnected the trans...
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1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
ok ford gurus out there here is the funny thing and i hope someone has seen it before!!while we were testing the vehicle we noticed it would shut off instantly as if someone shut the key off for a split second,but would continue to run,until the next time whic...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA5246Y
I have this Windstar with a stall problem. It has not happened when we have it but, the cust. is going crazy and wants it fixed.Just seeing if anyone has had this prob. She says it stalls at stops and when stopping. It will run rough and die out. It always sta... Trouble codes: P0133
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE1422Y
customer brought in with new plugs and wires, but missfiring, and code 303 for cyl 3 missfire. if i disconnect the egr vacuum line, problem goes away, plug back in missfire comes right back. is this a plugged egr port problem? customer tried coil pack with no ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire)
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRE142X2
Hi Guys - Van came in with CEL on and popping under load. Code p0340 was the only code. Replaced the sensor and not the base. Cleared codes and road tested it. Still has popping problem under load. P0340 came back too. Checked fuel pressure and thats right on ...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
Hello, 99 Jimmy Pass-key code sets in ecm, that is the only code that will set. It starts and stalls as it is designed to do with the anti-theift. I have gone thru the BCM with wiring diagrams and connector pin out chart and all powers and grounds are correct.... Trouble codes: P1626 (pass-key signal not received)
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L drivetrain VIN: 2GTEK69U31
hi, i have a personal 2001 gmc sierra c3 awd pickup [same as awd denali drivetrain] that i just recently bought. after i drive approx. 20 miles and the drivetrain warms up, if i go to turn into a parking space, it will jerk and knock underneath like it is in 4...
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7642N
Hello everyone. We have a 1992 Honda Accord here which has eluded us for a week. It came in as a no start. The engine died at a light. We verified good spark, fuel pressure and injector pulse. Compression is good at three cylinders but one is only 75 psi. We a... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL18013
Hey Honda Techs, This one has me stumped. Comp runs for 2-sec before kicking off, will not run again until key cycled. Auto controller appears to be turning off its ground signal to (via cycling switch) pcm. By introducing a ground (at cycling switch) through ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHCF35GX1
Car came to me with little to no power. It would heat up and spill out coolant from the over flow tank. It also had some misfire codes on 1,3,4 & a random misfire too. I changed plugs & wires (gap .044) and installed a new T-stat. The car was still hard to st...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1746S
This one has me stumped. MIL is on with code for bank 1 lean. Looking at Oxygen sensors on labscope it appears that B1 S1 sensor is mostly stuck rich (flat-line at about 100 mV.) It will go lean (approx. 4.80 V.) when secondary air pump runs or when I blip the... Trouble codes: P171, P0139 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 Slow Response)
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJKX6244W
I am having a problem with the seat memory on the drivers seat. The seat can be programmed with the buttons on the door panel, and I press a button on the remote control after setting the memory on the door panel. After locking the door with the remote, and th...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Trans cooler lines VIN: SAJGX2046X
Need help all you JAG techs, this is one of my best customers I need to keep him! This vehicle has a transmission cooler line leaking on top of the transmision where the line has a section of hose. I am not sure how to remove this line assembly to repair or re...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi Jag tech's, This car has been a ongoing problem, it has got a lot worse so it has made a little easier to find. We get a code for missfire on #5 All the ignition parts and injector have been swaped to different holes still code for #5. So checked fuel press...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L abs VIN: IJ4GZ7852V
Have no ABS light showing on dash, have checked both fuse circuits main valve fuse missing replaced still no light. Also fuse indicated for ABS in fuse box at kick panel powers up when rear demister switched on, is there another fuse somewhere else that I have...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S04
This vehicle came in originally with a wiped cam lobe #4 exhaust. So we replaced the cam and lifters, had valve job done on head. Came back after a couple of days with a rough idle sometimes, it had set the engine light on. We have performed every test you can... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 Cyl. misfire)
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2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L engine VIN: KNADC16584
i have an 2004 rio, timing belt broken, with engine damage. researching past posts indicates these motor get beat up badly so i bought a used engine. i cant decide if i should pull the motor alone, or motor and trans together. anyone ever do one of these? than...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L long crank time VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Hello everyone, This vehicle came to us with a long crank time issue. It only happens after a hot soak sitting for 2-3 hours. Crank time is approx. 10 seconds. No codes are stored. Fuel pressure is within specifications. There is no security light blinking. V...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3536Y
Cust states intermittenly engine will misfire, usually after starting, vehicle has been to me twice with P0300 code vehicle always runs good when it gets to me. fuel pressure in spec. plugs look good, coils test ok, Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF2209Y
Hello everyone. This car is back again with same code. Although the boost solenoid is working fine. My Alldata only has a flow chart that basically checks the boost solenoid for P0400. I found a test for the boost SENSOR. It seems to indicate a problem with th... Trouble codes: P0400
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D3N
I'm in need of specs for injectors. I have a no start, no fuel from injectors. starts and runs on carb cleaner. Removed an injector and am getting no spray, no matter what fuel dist. flapper position is. Tested fuel pressures - pump dead head at 76 psi, upper ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Hi Techs, here we have a 93 MB 190E 2.3L with a long cranking problem, happens every morning first start and 10 mins after start and off. No matter hot or cold, only happens the first start after sitting awhile. We did check fuel pressure and ect sensor, both ... Trouble codes: 3 (ECT circuit), 4 (MAF signal)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L won't run cat mon VIN: WDBJF55F8T
Customer came to us over 2 years ago with a failed smog report due to an oxygen sensor code - we replaced the o2 and cleared the codes and told her to drive it to set readiness - she drove/we drove the car for about a month and all the monitors ran except the ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Need some help from all you mercedes techs. This ml320 came in for an intermitent no start. Happened to the customer about three times. The engine cranks over but vehichle will not start after 15 or so times the car starts up fine. Almost like the fuel is shut... Trouble codes: P0700, P0460, P0400, 104 (reverse gear park lock solonoid y66/1), 116 (transmission oil temp sensor start lock out con.), 137 (transfercase contr.can.com impulse)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J51
i am going ccarzy with this car first i could scann the rear sam . front sam. ig switch . trans ecmecm .shift ecm . abs ecm. but not the engine ecm and the car do not crank the ig switch is working beacuse it un lock the steering is there a problem with the en...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB75E42
Tested for intake leaks, fuel pressure, Throttle valve, replaced MAF. Car cuts out/hesitats while driving and when starting off. Check engine light is not on but code P20D4 keeps coming back. This code is described as load limit is active. Trouble codes: P20D4 (load limit is active)
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L timing VIN: JA4MW51R02
Hello again, I am rebuilding a Fullsize Montero with a 3.5L v6. The engine came to us totally apart, which I love. I usually check all my timing marks before I pull the belt off but it this case, that obviously couldn't happen. I do not have a clear picture of...
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1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: HLS30-2060
fighting this one for a while. vehicle cold starts and runs great, the only issue is after being driven and engine is at normal operating temp. shut vehicle off 10 to 15 min and try to restart, sometimes hard to start, has lean back fire or just runs poor for ...
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1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11Y0K
This one has got me. This truck will bog down or cut out when accelerating hard. I know about the exhaust coil shutting down, so if there is a problem with the intake side it will have a misfire (8 plug system). I have replaced the intake coil and module but n... Trouble codes: 55 (Tests complete)
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J1NCA21D1T
attn. nissian guys,i need help on this one,car came in w/engine missing complaint,had p1320 ing primary fault,p0120 tps out of range(in tcm),tested tps showed glitch on modis,replaced,replaced spark plugs(ngk),ilde and low speed ok,test drove,has bucking,surge... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps faultin tcm), P1320 (ingnition primary fault)
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1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G2FV22G5W
pcm code po1626 theft deterent sys cutting out starter relay changed ign swith & bcm and still have same problem
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L blower motor VIN: Y63DF78K42
Hello Saab Techs, I have this 9-3 that the blower motor fuse melted in the fuse box and melted the spot in the fuse box where the fuse goes. ( fuse C in the fuse box at the driver's side end of the dash.) Is this a common thing? I didn't see any TSB's on this....
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JF2AN52B8N
we put this car together with only factory parts. The problem I am having is the lifters won't pump up on the side that I replaced the head on. I removed the valve cover and the oil is there, and it will go everywhere when you start the car. The question is th...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L fan VIN: 53V6308236
hello for a subary legacy 1997. there are 2 fans. one is always running, as soon as the contact is on. the second runs automatically ( at a certain temp.) any ideas why fan is always on? computer issue?? regards rol
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V6P
The customer brought their car in this morning with an intermitent no crank/ no start problem. Battery cables were loose, So i tightened those up and the no crank problem went away. the car still would not start so we pushed it in the garrage and as soon as we...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1VV22E2L
THIS CAR HAS A STUMBLE LIKE A HESITATION ONLY BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 RPMS ONLY UNDER LOAD OR AT IDLE HOT OR COLD ANDONLY INTERMITANTLY SPARK TESTED COIL SPARK WILL JUMP OVER 1/2 INCH SPARK IS CONSTANT WHEN THIS IS OCCURING I JUST HAPPEN TO PLUG IN A NOID AND SE...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L tail lights &brake lights VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
when you hit the brake pedal the brake lamp failure light comes on the dash like a bulb out but it is not. also the r for reverse light comes on at the same time the brake pedal is hit.when looking at the tail lights we notice wiht the brake pedal push down th...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L rear brakes VIN: WBAHE6320S
only able to bleed brakes with scanner.Abs/asc master was bad and everything I tried only came close-scanner needed to cycle abs hydraulic unit.Problem is now fixed after second master cylinder was bled using scanner.Front chamber controlling rear brakes is no...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33442
Hi guys thanks to all who wrote back with help. The car has not come back so I could try the tips. I will try keep you all posted if and when I get it back in and fixed! THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL THIS IS THE BEST SITE OUT!!! JOHN
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1992 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5317N
Well after having it die again, replaced the computer with a used one and still had a intermittent stall, I pulled the dash apart and found a remote starter installed with a pretty good hack job. I removed all the wire's and repaired them and haven't had a pro... Trouble codes: 22 (tps sensor circuit low), 67 (cruise controll switch bad).
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Clutch VIN: 1GCGK29N0S
Thanks for all the replies. There were a few I hadn't thought of such as the thrust bearing wear in the crankshaft. The strange thing is that this vehicle seems to have fixed itself overnight. I suspect that maybe there was some air in the lines that worked it...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine temp gauge VIN: 2G1WX12X5T
Thanks for everyone who replied.I decided to remove the pump and compare it to a factory pump and the impellers were different. The aftermarket pump impeller was made of stamped steel and the factory pump had a cast impeller with alot more vanes.Also the parts...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.8L Temp guage VIN: 2G1W52K4X9
Well bit by an aftermarket part. NAPA no less. I got a coolant temp sensor from the dealer and everything is fine. Pull your hair out now. :)
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Stall, Misfire
customer finally came in and opted to do intake gaskets first.runs good after repairs.thanx for all the help.sorry it took so long to reply.customer had to gather his money.still advised him to do injection cleaning.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L lights VIN: 2G1WX15K51
Thanks for all the help. The body computer was the culprit. Replaced the body computer and all is well
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1974 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 7.2L blower
thanks for all replies. unfortunately, this fan started working again while i was trying to diagnose the problem. thanks to john from nevada for the wiring diagram. i never did find the a/c relay, one response suggested that perhaps chrysler was referring to t...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H1T
It seems like the random missfire only comes on when on a long trip. Since I can't drive it that far I teol him to come back in when its more constant. Thanks for the help techs. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L rear wiper motor VIN: 1C4P64L6XB
could not duplicate but once in three day and was unable to detect problem. return to customer for later analysis. thanks to all who replied.
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6Y
well finally got this one fixed.Had alot of replies about crank and cam sensors,a couple plugged exhaust,bad internal coil,and to check power and grounds.Heres what I found,Jay mentioned distributer problems,I pulled the distributer and found the drive mechani...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R12
Thanks for your responses. I recieved 4 responses on this help request, and they confirmed what i suspected. The ECM was at fault. The vehicle fell under the Federal 8/80 emissions warranty. I gave my customer this information and he decided to tow it to our l... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal Controller Faillure), P1685 (Invalid Message From SKIM).
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L converter VIN: 1C4GP45R75
well this may be the most weird vehicle problem every.after replacing pcm, fcm ,wireing harness, ac control head ,ac transduceer,tps,and many other parts vehicle still has problem.chrysler engineering came in to help with no luck .at 9700 mi chrysler may need ...
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1995 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4GH45R6S
this one is fixed, finally got a junk sig from crank sensor, i removed it and u could see where the flywheel was barely touching it, i reset it and now its ok, should have been junk in the begining but i had the run prob and good wave pattern.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L compressor VIN: 1B4GP54L5W
This van is fixed and a BIG thanks to all 15 that replied and especially Maynard from New Hampshire who called me and faxed lots of info--i used all information that was given that i could- it was suggested to activate clutch with scan tool which i did not hav...
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L ignition system VIN: 1B3ES42Y1W
thanks to all who replied, after a check on the coil (when it was acting up)... bad coil, replaced and all is well thanks again! Bob
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Loose of power VIN: 3B7KC2664W
The costumer has not been back yet. I guess he will wait until it has to be hauled in. The replies said to make sure it has 12 psi of fuel pressure. If it does chances are its the injection pump. Had one reply say if the tach acts up it could be the crank sens... Trouble codes: P0216 (Fuel Injection Pump Timing Failure).
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2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L will not shut off VIN: 1C3ES46F51
thank you for your help.the ac relay was bad i have replaced it but i did also find that the tumble needed to be turned off properly and lubericated.we went thru 60 start stop cycles hot and cold with no problem. my only concern is the relay a cause or a sympt...
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2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L right side of engine bay VIN: 4B3AG52H11
right front motor mount worn out. REPLACE MOUNT AND THE RATTLE WAS GONE
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L overheats VIN: 1D4GP44R63
It's really hard to believe but a 6 month old water pump[new] just fell apart.Impellor was made of a soft CHEAP plastic that just disentagrated,litterally!I replaced the pump with an A-1 Cardone reman. unit and all is well!A-1 impellor 2x's as thick and very r...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L suspension VIN: 1B3EC36X24
Well after way to many man hours we finally found the noise and fixed the car, we checked each and everyones post that we received , we disassembled the entire front end and drove over 150 miles, we just about gave up when we finally got the popping noise to h...
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1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L master cylinder VIN: ZFAA500B5B
Obviously it is extremely important to NOT do what i did with the master cylinder to booster rod - the rod must have free play (one member said .040') between the rod and the master when installed - once this was reset the pedal was still low, but not locking ...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFX28L8V
Hey guys, thank you for all the replies, I learned alot about this system on fords, but unfortunately the customer did not want to spend any more money on it. Thanks again!!! Trouble codes: 1451 (Evap Vent Control Solenoid Fault).
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc engagement VIN: 1FALP57U9V
Thanks to all who've responded--the answer lies in pan, literally. The small bits of metal and the glitter give away the problem. We will find the source as the trans is rebuilt and installed. We are borrowing a flush machine for the cooler, and hope all will ...
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU24E3V
Thanks for all the responses,I don't think anyone could have guessed this one.After removing the harmonic balancer to verify nothing had shifted I then removed the upper intake and valve covers to verify cam timing.Well all was perfect so I reassembled the eng...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L left front power window VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
thanks to all who replied steve hit the nail squarely on the head on this one. the gem module was disallowing left front down power window operation because of a small amount of current on the start wire. once i verified this was the cause of the problem, th...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTZR15UOW
There are no timing chain guides and no flanges molded into the timing cover on this 3.0 V6! Nevertheless, a worn chain and gearset WILL sound just like an engine with guides. And it was NOT necessary to remove the oil pan. . . just use a liberal amount of sil...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5147X
thanks to all tech who help. the new fuel pump that i replace is no good. i have to replace another new pump and everything work good now. thank again, van Trouble codes: P0231, P0232.
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1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L belt squeek VIN: 19FKI86340
i feel kinda stupid on this one. many suggested a tenioner and with that it was fixed. other ideas were pully allignment and bad idler bearings. one person informed me that there is a tool for checking the pully allignment made by gates and i think the person ...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAHP36341
I tryed diffrent scanner to verify baro readings. and when vehicle was cold Baro was 141 hz at 24 inches still low. I pulled maf sensor and one of the wires was dirty so i cleaned it followed with a motorvac service and throttle body clean and plates now clean...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L anti theft VIN: 1FTRW08LZ2
well robin from illinois hit this one right on the head, i was using a n.g.s. and i also had a door lock circuit shorted to ground code along with a U1262, as he stated the door lock actuator was slow to react. i replaced drivers side door lock actuator and al...
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GKFK16K5P
Thanks gents. I don't know where my head was. It was probably the 14 hour trip home from Florida the day before I started looking at this job. Thank you again. Bruno
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1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L Misfire, backfires
Henry [...] is our winner. Gene Miller suggested I call the dealer and tell the Tech to check the exhaust manifold. What could be wrong with it, its brand new (Hencho en Mexico) right? so the tech pulled the manifold off the head and dropped a nickle in it and...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GTHK291X2
Thank you all. Removed the steering column cover, then drove it around and home for the evening. the next morning the situation reared it's ugly head. Tapped on the switch, engine cranked and started. I did this a few times. Replaced the switch, as I was now c...
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1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7222R
The problem turned out to be the distributor. Even though we got signal from each sensor aparantly the computer would lock until you turned off the key and then it would start imediatly. We tried another computer replaced the ignition switch and finally the di...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L high side high pressure VIN: 1HGCE6670T
After checking everything suggested we found the expantion valve restricted, replaced valve pressures back to normal. Thanks to everyone that took there time to respond.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L power assist
i got three responses,2 hit it right on. this pump has 2 seperate rotors, and is actually 2 pumps in one.i should have looked more closely at the exploded view of the pump in aldata.thanks again for all the help.
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1978 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L left electric window VIN: 8Y89A95225
Thanks to all that replied,Cliff [...] saved me a lot of time by telling me about the dimples on the door.Just take off the door panel and locate the motor inside the door,on the side facing you will be three dimples.They look like punch marks drill them abou...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G01
Thanks for all the advice, I tries ordering with the vin with no luck, I found another source for the wires (world Pac) and they finally showed the true 2 differnt sets of wires, and I have ordered the right ones and installed, good to go now, thanks again Sea... Trouble codes: P0303.
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