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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DA9350M
this car came to us after two distributors in the past year. no start condition, no spark, has injector pulse. found a loose at positive connection on the coil, tightened up car ran fine, left and was back in two hours with same concern, started performing tes...
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1996 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4DC2389T
...Losing Sleep...have a 'hot-rodder' with this car; came in and asked us to R & I engine for build at machine shop. He is going to have a turbo installed at a later date and wanted to freshen up his motor. He states he had new racing rods & low compression pi... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap sensor high input)
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cv joint type of noise VIN: TRUWT28N01
Hello group. We are a Mercedes specialist shop that is working on a Audi TT quattro for a friend. His complaint is when cruising in a straight line you can hear noise(rattling/knocking)from under side of car. I have verified noise and can also feel vibration f...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L affected system VIN: WAUML44E64
at low speeds from 20 to 40 mph there is a weird noise and i dont know what it is it sounds like rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and when i apply brakes i...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L starter VIN: WBAHD6327S
vehicle went dead replaced battery will not start. no voltage at crank terminal at starter. crank terminal on ignition switch has voltage. could this be a security issue?? haveing difficulty obtaining usfull wiring diagrams. veary confusing.
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Car originally came in with complaint of overheating and coolant loss.I found a crack in the fill bottle, and replaced it with bmw o.e. part and flushed cooling system. I Thought I had air in the system so I used a vacuum fill procedure car still goes to 3/4 o...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Top, A/C, Warning lights VIN: WBABK7324W
I have a BMW 328I convertable with intermittant electrical problems. Items include Soft Top. A/C, Dash warning lights. Customer states that occasionly these items do not work. Since it has been in the shop, I can not duplicate problems. Anyone have any ideas t...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
Customer complains of no heat and loosing coolant. I pressured checked the coolant system and found no leaks.I checked the heater valves operation. I have checked the blend door flap operation and it moves mechanically and electronically. I do not seem to be g...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
Hey everyone this car is kicking my butt. It came in with MIL on and rough run previously stored codes pointed me to a cam sensor so i put both banks sensors in. i also put spark plugs in it as good measure. It still runs rough but the only codes it keeps stor... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire)
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Starter engagement VIN: WBABS53481
I have experianced this only once but the customer has been stranded by this problem; while engaging the starter the dash lights all go out, the starter solenoid clicks, and releases, lights come back on and then the starter clicks again. This repeats at about...
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G4GJ1172H
hello folks,i have this grand national here when your on accel the boost guage goes up to 15[green] and then beyond into the red the engine then back fires and bucks,it is going into overboost,inspected solenoid operation,repaired any questionable vacuum hoses...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L interior lighting VIN: 2G4WS52J21
Hey GM techs. I've got one here with a short circuit in the interior lights. It started with the door/trunk ajar light in the dash on. I found a blown fuse in the INADV POWER BUS fuse in the dash fuse block. Upon running the flow chart for the codes P1339 and ...
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2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L restraint syste VIN: 3G5DA03L06
This one comes to us from a local Vo-Tech school. It was involved in a small front end collision. We were told that the driver's side airbag deployed. They repaired the body then they replaced the airbag and both front seatbelts from a 2005 Rendezvous. We clea...
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1986 Cadillac DeVille Touring 4.1L vacuum pump VIN: 1G6CD6988G
i have a deville in shop that needs vacuum pump.part has been discontinued by gm,napa,carquest and all my other suppliers.any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L late shift VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
hi guys and girls.well the swap from 454 to 6.5 diesel went pretty good.now i have one problem left.i left the original ecm in the truck because i dont feel its necessary to use the diesel ecm(although i do have it).the tps is hooked up and working good,eng te...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Drive shaft VIN: 1GCEC19K2P
Good morning! We have a vibration in the drive line that we could use some help with. This truck will vibrate between 36-45 mph on acceleration or decel. We have replace the U joints and carrier bearing and had the shaft balanced. No difference. With the rear ...
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L no crank VIN: 2G1FP22P8U
Hello fellow techs, I have this 1997 Camaro that was towed into my shop with a no start problem, I check for power at the starter solenoid and have nothing, so I looked up TSB's on alldata, it lead to the ignition lock cylinder/vats wires shorted or possible b...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L idle to high VIN: 1GCGK24UXY
help when shifing gears eng will speed up . when coming to stop idle speed will go up sometime 3500 to 3800 rpm .
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19X33
vehicle came in from another shop.they cahnged ckp.they did not shim it.cusatomer opted to do new improved timming cover amd sensor with shim kit.one week later came back with crank and cam (ckp& cmp ) codes. Trouble codes: P0335
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C3BU4630J
im having trouble understanding the asd relay, computer and disributor operaion. what nees to happen? does the computer recognize the distributor reference and turn on the asd? what signal should i be watching for the reference? pins 47 and 49 at computer? the...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C3BU4630J
can any of you take a minute to help me understand how the disributor, asd relay and the computer function together? im unclear and alldatas info hasnt filled in the blanks for me. im not certain if the distributor is working. how should i be testing the refer...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L 1st gear VIN: 2C3AE66G42
Greetings everyone, I hope someone can give us some insight into this problem we're having with this vehicle. The manual (alldata)is not very helpful on this one. Here is what it's doing. Vehicle will not go into 1st gear using auto-stick and when the autom...
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2003 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L trans shifting VIN: 283HD56G03
hello fellow techs,my driveability guy is on vacation and im a little rusty.i hope you can help.this intrepid came in with a complaint of trans being stuck in 2nd or 3rd( higher than normal rpm) after about 15 miles.car was stopped, fluid was checked and was (...
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1993 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3AP24K7R
Ok, this ones confusing me. Original complaint was stalling after short drive. Test drove and never stalled, but not real smooth running. Brought in and found plugs bad, cap and rotor contacts corroded, valve cover leaking profusely, and vacuum leak in hose at... Trouble codes: 51 (O2 sensor lean)
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1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3ED56F5R
Good Afternoon everyone and Happy Mothers Day!!! First off, i'm a GM Tech and this car has be severely confused. What I have here is my own Mom's car. A 1994 Dodge Intrepid with the 3.5 engine. It had a radiator leak that was ignored (my fault I guess. took to...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L starting VIN: 1P3ES47C5T
i have a dodge neon that i put a motor in the car came in on a hook it had no battery plugs or wires when i pulled it in the customer said it needed motor and he also supplied that so i dont know if this was an existing proplem after i replaced motor car wont ...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1B4GP54L7V
Van came in with oil light complaint. Car is serviced regulary and engine is clean inside. No knocking and runs fine. Only complaint is oil light and chime at idle. Normally I would say worn bearings but dealer inspected them and said they we OK. They replaced...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire
This truck came in yesterday,cust says intermitant hesitation and backfire.He had the cat(dealer)replaced,plugs,wires and cap.I test drove it and it does back fire when crising but when you stomp on the gas pedal it does not do it.Drove with the scanner and fu...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Headlamps VIN: 3D7KS29A27
This is my own personal vehicle. It does NOT have a 5.9 or 5 Spd Auto. Is has a 6.7 Turbo Diesel witha 6-Speed Automatic Trans. It is so new (2-days old) that the info. for it is not even on iatn yet. What I am hoping for is there might be some Dodge guy out t...
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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on, engine races VIN: 2FTHF36H6N
The mystery driver is under the hood throttling the engine up to about two thousand RPM. With no notice on the road, the RPM will raise to higher than it should be, causing great concern for the driver in traffic or hills. We have been able to disconnect the I... Trouble codes: 123 (tp above max voltage), 327 (evp circuit below min voltage), 328 (evp voltage below closed limit)
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
tHIS VEHICLE HAD THE ENGINE REPLACED WITH ONE FROM A WRECKER. NOW IT KEEPS SETTING CODE P0301, MISSFIRE #1 CYLINDER. HAVE CHECKED ALL GROUNDS AND POWERS. ALL SENSORS AND INPUTS TEST OK. AT APPROX 60MPH YOU CAN FEEL THIS THING TUGGING AND HESITATING UNTIL THE C... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire 1 cylinder)
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX18L2W
please help . we only have so much hair .we have a noise at cam speed. we have disabled 1 through 4 one at a time by removing rockers.. noise comes and goes from cylinder to cylinder.. have plenty of oil pressure.. pulled front cover and found tensioner was qu...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Pre Tensioner VIN: 1FBSS31L9X
Customer stated came out Sunday and air bag light was on. Flash code 47 for passenger seat belt pretensioner resistance. Looking at seat belt buckle it is definatly deployed. My problem is I don't see any reason for the thing to be pulled and I am a little afr...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z3X
this vehicle has no spark-customer replaced coil pack-and crank sensor-all fuses good-we have injector pulse and 35psi of fuel pressure.any help would be appreciated. thanx brian
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Hello All No start explorer with PATS light flashing. P1260 theft detected, vehicle imobilized in PCM. B2139 PCM ID does not match stored value and U1147 No communication PCM to PATS stored in PATS. Code is hard fault, erase and U1147 resets immediatly. Engi... Trouble codes: B2139 (pcm id does not match stored value), U1147 (no communication pcm to pats)
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
This customer brought this truck in 2 months ago, just purchased it, it ran horrible, someone that delivered it filled it with gas, after 8 injectors and some services it left and showed back up 3 days ago with a rough idle and smoking white on start up and mi... Trouble codes: P1298 (idm failure), P0266 (cyl 2 contribution fault)
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Will not crank VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
This thing is a big headache, will only blow fuse #8 30 amp maxi-fuse (under hood)occassionally and customer states that it happens when the key is turned on, not while cranking. We have not been able to duplicate the pronblem but she has had it towed in twice...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Hello all you Ford techs out there. This problem is almost impossible to diagnose because it never lasts long enough. The engine will just stop running suddenly but it will start right back up and run fine. Sometimes it will do it six or seven times in a row a...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, output speed errat. VIN: 1FTSW31F21
erratic output speed signal. Well It has been a long way and I have ran out of knoledge, this powerstroke came in the shop with an intermitent output speed sensor code that would make it take off in the wrong gear. After looking at my data graph I discoverd th... Trouble codes: P0720
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L locks VIN: 1FTSW30F92
I need help accessing the as build screen on the PDS. I tried reprogaming several times and was told the as build screen SHOULD display after 4 tries. I have the as build info. I have the NGS also but does not communicate with the VCM. told I need a body cabl...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
hi everyone, i have this ford van that pulls hard to the right when you apply brakes. nothing is hanging up. rotor temps are all within 15 to 20 degrees. could the abs unit be at fault. dont have much to go on. need help
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTGG25R5V
hello all. we have a problem with this van. It came in with code po507, idle control system high rpm. We cleaned throttle body, smoke checked for vacuum leaks and installed a new iac motor. the idle speed is about 200 rpm above desired rpm. the code sets in fr... Trouble codes: P0507
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18611
getting 6v between pin#4and #6. diagnostic tree say if battery voltage exists replace with known good ecm. is thi considered vatery voltage? Trouble codes: P1491
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L right front speed sensor VIN: 1HGCM56734
Hi, I am not showing wheel speed on right front wheel on scan tool & vehicle is setting code for this code12-1. I replaced speed sensor & wheel bearing. bearing is installed correctly. I am waiting for customer to bring back vehicle so i can run tests at compu...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L under load bucks and VIN: JNKCA21DXT
Help please!!! This vehicle came in for an oil change, axle shafts, and belt tensioner. After the work was complete test drive revealed that the vehicle bucks and surges upon acceleration (also pops), when the symptoms occur you can move the shift lever to neu... Trouble codes: P0325
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L only will idle VIN: JACDJ58X71
I instaled tp sensor and all was fine for test drive then it stoped working nothing hapens when pedal is pushed. scaner shows nothing no movement. mitchel sais replace pcm and reprogram. engine will only idle and nothing helps what did i do wrong? old and new ... Trouble codes: P1290
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX6247V
This car came in with several problems. We replaced a bad battery but there is a draw. I have Alldata and have been able to trace the draw to the Body Processor Module. When I unplug the black connector (FC2, 48 pin) the draw goes away. Yes I am connecting the...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1J4GR48K25
I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee that was brought to Canada from the United States. Our safety laws require daytime running lights on every vehicle. There is no separate module and I was wondering if someone knew if it is a simple programming change or something a...
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1978 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Charging VIN: F8Y8259535
hello i have a no chage here thats been around shop to shop now its my turn i have 12v to alt/ 12v to regulator stator/field are good at connectors when i jump s/f it will charge at about 13volts i have also ran ground to the regulator
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM84W83
the cluster intermittantly will illuminate the abs light, the traction control light, no odometer (just dashes), no driver's information data. wait for awhile and everything is displaying properly. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Bogs on acceleration VIN: JM1BJ22502
Customer stated that the suddenly loss of power and bogging when accelerating occurred suddenly one day. As shown in tests done, fuel pressure was acceptable, MAF seemed to be within range, negligible exhaust backpressure, TPS range OK. But, when you snap thro...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F6V
This car came in with MIL on, Code P1481 Glow plug failure history code, P1404 EGR control history code, P1475 Resonance intake line switchover valve current and history code. Cleared codes and did road test. P1475 returned on road test, tested Y22/7 switchove... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR control), P1475 (Resonance intake line switchover valve)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8X
Customer brought in vehicle for routine tune up and said that MIL would come on intermenttently. Replaced plair filter, fuel filter. Performed bg fuel injection service and cleaned MAF. Freeze frame data on two seperate occassions, one at cruise speed, the oth... Trouble codes: P0170
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65J51
i need help please,car towed in to my shop, no crank ,no start,customer saidwhile driveing lights had come on dash,he could not realy explain what lights.we charged battery, car would crank then but no start.i went ahead and put alternater on car,same thing no...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
This vehicle is a Mercedes Benz Vito van, 112CDi. No other codes are stored apart from the Glow Plug codes. This vehicle has a rough idle and engine miss whilst driving, whether hot or cold. I am waiting on glow plugs to fix the fault code but cant see why th... Trouble codes: 1481 (glow plug failure glow plug 1 failure), 1482 (glow plug stage current error)
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1996 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L no monitor VIN: 3N1AB41D3T
car will not run any monitors other than 02 heater
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1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AS44D7T
Whave had this car come back 3 times for these 2 codes. We have tested all the connectors and wires from the ECM to the MAP/BARO sensor and switch and have found no problems. Have tested the voltage to the MAP/BARO sensor and was .435 with KOEO and .113 at idl... Trouble codes: P0105, P1105
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L thermostat VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
hello nissan techs.this wonderful vehicle ha ha is overheating. started off intermittently. first thought was thermostat sticking. replaced it car went away for a couple of months. came back same complaint. called dealer found out it has two thermostats. repla...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DOY
veh. keeps setting po171 code at 60mph factory pids checked oem and obdII generic, all pids checked good. after 2 attempts to fix po171 with o2 sensor,inj serv. , new o2 and intake plenum gasket. customer revealed hesitation rough run in am or after long sit s... Trouble codes: P0171
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1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GHDU06L2P
van towed in from another shop for no start.they replaced crank sensor, ign module and computer.i started checking sys. found ign harness from icm to main harness shorted together. replaced harness with used one.still no start.i have no spark and intermittant ... Trouble codes: 66 (a/c pressure sensor prob.), 67 (cruise switch fault), 68 (cruise command prob), 69 (high pressure switch)
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1998 Acura TL 3.2L blower VIN: JH4UA3643W
Thanks to Rudy [...]. We replaced the blower and the transistor and it works great. Thanks again for the help.
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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L power mirror VIN: 2HNYD18272
After carefull consideration and more information from customer we realized that both mirrors started to act up at the same time. closer look at switch revealed a stuck heater button. Possibly some pop or coffee was spilt on switch?We installed new switch and ...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B6X
This one is fixed. Turned out to be simple to fix, hard to find. I smoke tested the tank with my now modified gas cap & found a leak right at a valve near the filler cap. I removed the filler neck assembly & set it on the work bench to get a better look at it,... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP slow leak).
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L rad cool fans VIN: TRUUT28NO2
Replaced the cool fan control module again and everything is working properly. We checked the fuses, fuse connections, rad cool fans and a/c clutch for excessive electrical draw. All tested ok, owner needed the car back so we released it, and owner said he had...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG8347Y
thanks to all that responded. what we found was the battery was marginal- we replaced it but the main issue was a faulty hood switch- the updated switch corrected the problem- thanks to all that responded!! greg and crew
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGH83461
thanks for the replys we have a fix. as stated there were no leaks at water pump or intake-the only problem was at the rad cap/tank area, we replaced tank and cap that were both recently replaced from BMW dealer, no more leaks-but within a couple of days, clie...
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1985 Buick Riviera 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1G4E267YXF
thank you, to everyone that replied. many replies pointed to the module. so we decided to replace the distributor and that took care of the problem. i believe it was the module but the entire distributor was not in very good condition so we felt replacement wo...
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2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Tire Press Monit Sys VIN: 1G6KE54YX5
Thanks for the replies. It appears that the tire pressure should not go above 38 psi on this car, as stated in GM's TSB, no matter what the side of the tire has on it. It also appears that the TPM cannot be reprogramed on this year Cadillac. One reply did sa...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L 2nd Only VIN: 1GBJC34K7R
thanks to everyone that help out with info, but the truth is this truck had been purchead by this customer and has had this problem for about 6mo the problem is a code 66 is for the 3-2 downshift solenoide and this is a 4l80 e and it has no such thing as a 3-2...
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1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L convertor VIN: 1G1JC5447R
Well, I thank all who replyed to my problem, but as it happens in our business the customer declined any futher repairs. I really wanted to try to resolve the problem for them and offered a discount on the repairs if they would proceed but the car is very rust...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L turn signal flasher relay VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
First, let me thank everyone who responded to my problem. Everyone pointed to the multi function switch as being the problem. I partially disassembled the switch to clean the contacts to see if that would help. It did help to a degree but the flasher would sti...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L mode VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
The fix for this one was indeed the mode actuator. It is mounted on the left side of the heater case just to the right of the gas pedal. If you remove the lower duct work, it isn't that bad to get to. I did learn one thing in replacing this actuator-when you g...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L head gasket VIN: 2CNBE13C4Y
The block was warped just out of spec down one side for a length of about 5'. Its hard to believe just 2 warped valves would cause this. I guess when you have aluminum head & block anything is possible. customer elected to install used long block. Thanks guys ...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor VIN: 2G1WF52E13
BCM fixed it.How am I suposed to determine if it,s the PCM not receiving the signal or the BCM not sending it?It's done on the data line so theres no signal wire to moniter.Well another learning experience.Thanks to all who responded.
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L timing belt bent valves VIN: KL1TJ52624
I want to thank all. The vehicle is not fixed yet, yet I want to bring all up todate. I will be gone for two weeks and the customer is taking up the case with the selling dealer. (Her daughter purchased the vehicle in San Diego and the mother lives in Auburn, ...
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1968 Chrysler newport 383CID Mechanical VIN: CVN6H9RR56
well it looks like the concensious is the ill be allright when i put the car back together, i cant belive the amount of replies thanks to all that responded i am going to just replace the timing set
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L starting system VIN: 1C3EL46U61
thanks for all your help. as suggested we checked and cleaned battery terminals, rechecked starter solenoid connections. we suspect the ignition switch but the customer request that we disconnect the remote starter 1st. this problem occurs at randium so i will...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68404
Many responses and all pointed to nlvd. replaced and all is well . Thanks Mike P
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD76V91
Well, I appreciate the few suggestions I had in regards to this vehicle's problem. The suggestions mostly revolved around intake leaks, cam timing, and oxygen sensors. I had covered all these basis already through my extensive testing. I have spent more time... Trouble codes: P0172 (right bank fuel system rich), P0175 (left bank fuel system rich).
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1965 Ford mustang 289CID brake booster VIN: 5F07A64106
Thank you for all the great ideas. IATN members are the best!! A lot of great feedback and ideas, most of which had been checked and rechecked again. An extra special thanx to 'Steve, from California', who went out and measured the pushrod clearance on his own...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
Thanks to all those who replied. I replaced the DPFE and the hoses (I used high temp silicone hose). The exhaust back pressure never exceeded 2 psi despite an extensive dyno testing. I replaced the muffler because the baffles were loose. I belive the primary r... Trouble codes: 332.
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6535S
Thanks for all of the replies.the proper method is to lock in the cams with special tool,loosen the gears and release the tensioner and let the spring do the work. thanks again
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
thank you for all the help and a special thanks to j-edger from florida. first of all i grabbed our red brick and got some codes that made sence. master tech is really good but dosn't always work well with ford or chrysler. with the red brick i got code 1211 u...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Shift D to P VIN: 1FAFP55U32
No codes present to offer any help. No external transmission problems found. Removed pan to inspect. No transmission pieces/parts in pan or filter. Replaced filter & fluid. customer didn't want to go further as they are selling vehicle as is.
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1FTYR44E42
Sorry about the delay, no real fix but here is some info for others and hope this doesnt drag on, We used ceramic pads the first time, Wrong choice, not a pad to cure premature wearing, Called Bendix and was informed Semi Met would be the choice, Ford factory ...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTEC14X13
Thank you for your help on the 2002 GMC. The problem with the intermittent no start was found in the BCM. Two years previously, the customer had an after-market alarm system installed. The problem was, they tied into the BCM wiring in two different spots. They...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Slider VIN: 5FNRL38425
Hello, Thanks again to everyone that responded. The left rear abs speed sensor was the cause. We do not have the replacement sensor yet, but since it was a damaged wire we cut the harness short and spliced the wires back together, cleared the codes and started...
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1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FN78L1L
thanks for the replies. turns out there is a harness patch kit from the crank sensor to the computer. i instlalled that and my signal is now correct so that the crank sensor signal is now crossing above and below the zero volt line. the computer still had no s...
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDU131126
thanks for the help, gerald from california, anthony from florida, and robert from utah all rec cking timing belt, found right intake cam out two teeth, retimed and now vehicle runs great. also had one reply to ck compression which tested good even out of time... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303.
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1249W
I want to thank all the members who took time to reply. I really appreciate your help.From their input we determined the immobilizer was not at fault. With the help of a dealer tech in IL. the car has been fixed. It is hard for me to believe but after telling ... Trouble codes: P1316 (cylinder misfire).
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA3517L
Thanks for the help. I finally got it to act up again and had my Vantage hooked to CAS and it was not giving a signal. After a while the signal returned and car started. I am waiting on the customer to agree to the repair.
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1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BG2240R
we checked the electronics and verified that the shift solenoids are working and after repairing the broken connector at the transmission case we recieved information that the transmission had been overhauled recently. we determined that the shift from 2nd to ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Compressor Control VIN: 1MEHM59S83
Ok We fixed it The EVAP TEMP Sensor Repaired this condition I went to our local body shop and borrowed a PCM from a crashed Taurus (Same S Type Engine) After installing that PCM I got a code 1437 That led me down the Path of the Evap Temp Sensor Installed new ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4A3AE85H91
I would like to thank all of you who replied back to me suggestions. You guys were dead on with the trans oil pump failure. checked the oil pressure and got nothing so I dropped the trans. It was easy to see that the pump was damaged. I am gonna replace it as ...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4BU31D0S
I am posting this as a fix becuase I nneded the info to line the chain. Thanks to all ho provided faxes and pics. There ar dots on all the chains and if chain is cleaned carefully you can find black and shiny links to align. Thanks again and sorry for the dela...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L comp VIN: 1N4DL01A0Y
replaced thermister in evap a/c is working now we will see with time if its fixed thanx for the help
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DOY
well the maxima is fixed. 90% that is . i installed a mass air flow meter from everyones recemendition and that made a huge differance. my voltage and grams per second where perfect on the old one so i was hesitant at first but so many people said the mas so i...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Starter VIN: 1GEWH52H5Y
It turned out to be the the Park Neutral switch after all. I left it by-passed over night with no problems so I removed it and found that it had some continuity to ground @ terminal G which suplies circut 1737 a path to ground to close the relay. The resistanc...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Alarm VIN: 1GHDT13W2Y
As most sugessted the drivers DOOR LATCH was the FIX. I put it on last friday it weds now and the customer has reprted back all is well. Thanks everyone for the help. Rick
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1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5L loses power VIN: 2P4FH45K1K
had disconnected 02 sensor.problem had changed but not gone away.replaced sensor anyway.vehicle has been gone for a week now and problem hasnt returned
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