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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L stability control VIN: TRUWT28N61
Hey guys, first help request here, so apologies if this should be in a different section but it pertains to the ABS unit so it made sense to me... this car has had numerous problems, this is the latest. This is a new customer, the car is a TT 225 Quattro from ...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L dome light, fog lights VIN: WBADT434X3
we have this 525 in and what i need is some wiring diagrams. this car has no dome lights when door opened, no fog lamps, although green indicator in cluster lights when fog switchedc on and seat memory not functioning. only moves forward each time a memory fun...
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1953 Cadillac allard 331CID starter VIN: K33282XXXX
Howdy every one need a little help here. The car is a Allard K3 with a Cadi drivetrain. The starter is not engaging smoothly, If this was a GM pad style I'd start with 3 shims at least. But it mounts like a Ford to the bellhousing. I think the wrong ring gear ...
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Electronic controls VIN: 2G6KS54Y01
Hi guys, thanks in advance. I am trying to help out a good customer. Vehicle has been to the dealer three times for this issue. The customer states the HVAC system will intermittently blow quite warm when it should be blowing cool. If they lower the temperatur...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Odor from vents VIN: 1GYDE63A54
This is a very strange condition. After driving vehicle for approx. 5-10 min. with the a/c on the customers complains of a propane smells coming out of the dash vents. I was able to duplicate. Checked the drain for the evap case and it is working, we can see w...
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1971 Chevrolet monte carlo 5.7L third member VIN: 312B52664G
Hey guys, I am looking for a 4.11 posi rearend that will fit in my 71 monte carlo. If anyone has any recommendations on where to look it would help alot. I have searched the internet and have had no success. If anyone knows of a rearend that will bolt up on th...
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1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNCT1820K
Thanks for any help, this one is stumping me. 89 S-10 Blazer 4X4 will start and run for about 30 seconds. When it dies it is like a switch is being flipped. Will idle fine for about 30 seconds then dead. I put the ECM into "limp home" mode with Snap-On Modis a... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP Sensor High), 34 (Map Sensor Low)
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L shifting VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
hi all the super tran techs..i recieved the proper tcm today,installed it and now i can get 3rd and 4th after a delay of no drive after second wich comes in very quickly after the truck starts to roll.i have 2 codes now,one is brake on and the other is solenoi...
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1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCHC39N71
Engine will always start up, has proper idle flair, drops to base idle then will die. Engine will run on alternative fuel source.
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X3W
Ok guys this one i cant figure out for nothing. looking for a little guidence. This nightmare came in the shop running really bad at idle with no acceleration. i had a misfire on all the right side cylinders only. So i did what i have done on many of these. to... Trouble codes: P0300, P135, P0147, P151
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire, Hard to start VIN: 1GBHG31R8Y
Replaced heads and water pump on 2000 Chevy G3500 express and now is hard to start and will not idle.
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22G52
This is the wifes car. This car is 100% stock except for cart back exhaust. It started running sluggish with noticable sulfuric smell from the tailpipe last Wed. This was shortly after fill up but I have disregarded fuel since we fuel all our vehicles at this ... Trouble codes: P1416 (air system fault bank 2)
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L battery light VIN: 2GCEK19T72
Customer states, and I verified intermitently the charging system will charge, then not charge. Waring light on dash comes on, and you can see the voltage gauge drop. It will do this at any time for no apparent relationship to engine speed, electrical load, et...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1GNDT13SX3
This SUV came in with NO POWER!! We fould the throttle plate does not open very far. After doing normal fuel pressure and volume tests, and unhook the exhaust in front of the cat. Still have not seen any change. This is when I went on to this site to search th...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK23265
DURAMAX PEOPLE HELP! dont work on these everyday, engine idle seems to jump up 200 RPM every 10 seconds or so. worse in gear. watch data and most info givin seems to rise up with surge? mpa fuel pressure averages 33,000 and jumps to 76,000 when this happens. s...
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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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1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FR5478HLH
this vehicle wont go away happens very intermittent breaks up really bad no power. then will clear out and go away,the it will act up when it wants to. Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L stereo VIN: 2C8GP64L11
help all chrysler techs!! this van came in with a stuck mechanical portion of the ign switch. we were able to free it up- replace the lock cylinder and replaced a failing battery. customer noticed radio wont turn on and mentioned that prior to our repairs they...
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H7S
Posting this for a fellow tech. Car came in for a dying problem while driving. All the basics looked good. Fuel pressure at spec and customer replaced spark plug wires and plugs as well as cap & rotor. The vehcile acted like it had a plugged injector or bad s...
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES42Y4W
We have a no spark and no injector pulse condition. Crank and Cam sensors have good wave form patterns. We've checked battery supply, ignition supply, and grounds at ecm. We had a local Chrysler dealer program ecm. When we disconnect cam sensor, vehicle starts...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L control head VIN: 2B3HD46R1X
"manual" A/C temp control not operating. A/C & heat core appear to be functioning but had no control over temp. What is the procedure to pull codes from this? After I have them, how do I dechipher? It should be be nice to have AllData at my contract location!...
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL2AX21
Hello guys and thanks in advance, this truck come for non start condition; no fuel pressure no power to injectors no communication with scanner and odometer flashes twice then display NO BUS, Checked power to pins #2 (lt grn/blk wire) and #22 (red/white wire) ...
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1968 Ford Mustang GT 302CID steering system VIN: 8T02J11528
as the steering wheel is turned,power assist diminishs to the point of becoming hard,then will free back up to normal.replaced power steering componets 1 at a time,not much change.replaced componets 2nd time,better,but not right.does it at diferent spots on th...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A6P
The vehicle came in with a no start condition after running fine a few hours earlier. Vehicle will start when the accelerator is feathered rapidly. When the engine is running and the MAF is connected it runs very lean(O2 reading of 2Mv). It runs much better wi...
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTH26H2SC
Okay, here's one boggling me... mainly cause aldata testing procedures are straight from ford... and I don't happen to have a superstar ABCD123 breakout box... So making do where I can. The vehicle occasionally will crank and not start... more so after a hot s...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drivetrain VIN: 1FTEF15Y8T
If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appriciate it. When driving this truck under a load it has a vibration and when you let off the gas or push in the clutch it goes away. I've cecked the u-joints and the trans mount. They are o.k. The vibration feels li...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDX08W4V
truck came in for check engine light on,code p0455 gross evap leak. did smoke test and found cannnister purge valve was leaking. replace valve and redid smoke test no leaks found. truck came back about a week later with same code. did another smoke test to it ... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross evap leak)
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4443V
Hello Gentlemen this vehicle came to me from another garage I think it has a PATS system fault, the symptoms are, the engine starts and runs for around 5 seconds then cuts out I have tried a test lamp on the injector harness and it confirms no power as the mot...
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FTDR15X9U
Hi to all fellow techs. at iATN. This is my first post to the site since joining the group a couple of weeks ago. So far this has been a really informative and helpful resource, and I really hope someone can help me out with this one... Here goes... This truck...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Car has come in several times over the last year with a no start condition. In each prior case, the vehicle started immediately when I tried to start it. This time is different though. Car came in today after it stalled when turning in to owners apartments. ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5145W
this van has a fadeing pedal to the floor we replaced the master replaced a soft line blead with scaner first blead manually did this a total of 7 times useing over a gallon of fluid still fades clamped the lines no differant we unhook the vaccum pedal does no...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
I purchased this vehicle last year. Ever since I bought the pickup it has had a loud engine noise(such as a faulty fan clutch)just as I accelerate from a stop. After it gets into second gear it dosen't make the loud engine noise. I thought it was a faulty fan ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W2X
Fuse blows after driving for a while or after doing KOER self test with NGS. Starts up after replacing fuse.
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP663XX
Ford guys:: What type of engine damage typically occurs when timing belt breaks while driving 60 mph down highway with this vehicle having an interference engine. If valve/head/additional damage is typically created, does it usually exceed the value of this ve...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L brake lite fuse VIN: 1FAFP44481
this problem is very intermitant, it blows fuses 41&33 sometimes both at the sametime, sometimes one first the other later.have disconected all 3 brake lites, tested brake pressure,pedal position switches. fuse 33 brake pressure brake position switches. fuse 4...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU72E32
help i have just replaced the engine in this explorer. When started engine ran ok a little rough no concerns yet. engine smoothed out and idle was now ok. Ran for about 7-10 min and just quit like turned key off. Try to restart and there is no crank all lights...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hi: I have a strange one for you guys to help me with. This truck is a used unit under warrenty at a used car dealer.It was brought to me for severe false actuation. Using my snap on scanner, I found the LF sensor droped out at 4 mph and the RF at 2 mph. I rep...
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FMSU43P63
when going up a grade, the engine pops back through which seems like the intake are filter area. and if you apply more fuel the line off the blue hose from the turbo to the inner cooler blows off.. causing total loss of power ..
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14514
any help would be appreciated i dont know anything else to ck.compression good all within 5 lbs.leak down test ok.injector flow test ok.runs great off idle.always has miss at idle.thanks in advance gary Trouble codes: P0305
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Hi girls and guys.This is a intermittent problem.When you are driving along the truck will start to steer itself to the left or right.You have to hang onto the steering wheel fairly hard to keep it on the road.This may only happen every few days.The front end ...
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1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
This truck has a rough idle and is getting poor gas milage. Plugs, cap, wires and rotor were replaced before I starting working on it. My scanner will not work on this truck because it is not programmed into it. Have checked for codes manually and none were fo...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Trans shift light flashes VIN: 1HGCB76S0N
Hi It has been a long time. I have a friend who is trying to fix his son's car. the thing is no one can come up with the right answers. the boy works the night shift so it doesn't happen to him as he starts iin while the weather is cool. However, when they wan...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L timing chain VIN: JHLRD78943
Help any Honda guys. Vehicle came in on the hook. Will not run at times, runs rough at others. Feels like engine timing. Replaced cam sensor A as the chart says. No help. Found timing chain jumped on exhaust cam gear. Alldata says to line up 3 painted marks on...
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L electric windows and sun roof VIN: SAJMX1346R
Hi everyone This car came to use from another shop with this problem. At any time the windows and sun roof will close whether or not moving, drivers door open or closed, unable to find good diagnosic help or wiring diagams for system if this has a theft syste...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJNX2752R
Here is my question: can any component wired into the security control cause it to remain awake all the time? Instead of the control, could that be the cause of my problem? It seems that there will be some difficulty getting a replacement control and I'm reluc...
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2003 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C03
Simple question[If you speak Jag I guess].I have an 03 XJ8 that has 3 trouble codes stored.Only one of them is even listed in the Alldata database we use here.Manufacturer specific codes not listed or findable by me are P1111 and P1642.Not in the IATN database... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel level sensor circut), P1642 (Unknown), P1111 (Unknown)
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX48SXW
Vehicle was driven in with a complaint of a check engine light and an intermitent no-start condition. pulled codes and retreived a code p0351 and a p0455. P0351 ignition coil #1 primary circuit. P0455 evap large leak detected. Explained to the customer that ... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign coil primary circuit)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
A.B.S. activates at low speeds (under normal braking). However, the A.B.S. light does not come on and there are no A.B.S. codes. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!!
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N31
Customer stated he was driving down the road when it started to hesitate, MIL came on. Drove vehicle confirmed hesitation, at idle surging, high idle. Found DTC P0121 in ECM. Pulled up diag tree for code in AllData, On Step #2 MAP Sensor voltage was below 2.0 ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS Voltage does not agree with MAP Voltage)
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GW48S74
Could use some help with this one. There are no codes and will not shift out of first. Once and a while if you stop and shut down engine it will shift great until you stop and start to drive again. The governor pressure on scan tool is stuck at 35 psi and desi...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW48S34
hey guys, got this jeepster. left front axle seal is leaking. looked in mitchell for replacement procedure, but no help. have the axle out but looks like the seal has to be installed from inside the differential housing. that would require removal of the ring ...
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L code b1318 VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
The ABS and TRAC CONTROL SYSTEMS operates normal,but more frecuently after a start event,the CHECK TRACTION CONTROL warning appears on the message center. AT first we did exactly as one case in this database solve the problem. But the warning is appearing agai...
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1987 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1BF2224H
the maf was a used unit.fuel pressure is in spec and has a good flow.when you step on throttle it just falls flat on its face and somtimes it drives ok. ignition is good,checked timimng and belt ok. any help or ideas would be appreciated. thanks in advance th...
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1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L MIL Lamp on
93 mazda mx-3 came in for smog check. had check engine light on. code retrieval shows code 69, cooling fan temp switch bad. ohm checked fan switch, checked bad, & replaced. cleared code, but code returned. checked sensor connections, good.check wire harness co... Trouble codes: 69 (cooling fan temp switch fault)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Stall VIN: WVAD123456
Need help. this car stall while driving inermittently. I experienced once while customer leaves from shop(seems to me that Idle control on this vehicle has a problem. customer stated that he replaced ISC motor a years ago, how about control side. this ISC moto...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23ENF
Customer was working on his AC. He pulled vacuum and then car would not start. I don't think it's related but I wanted to mention it. When you turn the key it gives about 1/2 crank and quits. I tested the relay and it is good. I'm loosing the relay ground from...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L windows and seats VIN: WDBJF65FWA
Have no front windows or power seats. Rear work fine. Scanned full systems with no codes set. Found no CAN communication from EIS to DCM's. Anybody see the no window/ no seat function problem with no codes set. Obvious items checked. Fuses all good, switches n...
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1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM50U3N
The car runs good, has sufficient fuel pressure, spark and ignition are fine, there are no codes or check engine lights, but intermittently (once every week or two) it will stall as you let off the gas or as it is decellerating. It feels more like an ignition ...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 422TC30929
The factory manual transmission fluid for this car is Texaco MTF-94. Does anyone have any information of what fluids may be substituted for the factory transmission fluid? Thanks in advance Jeff
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC34GXY
Car was towed in on 5-18-07 for a no start problem . customer said he drove to store shut car off and when he returned it would not restart. We checked computer for codes and found one for crankshaft sensor after testing wer replaced the sensor and cleared the...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
Well as most of you advised the problem was the MAF. The MAF sensor did indeed have a hairline crack and and under sharp acceleration would whistle. Also removed the intake and although all the pcv hoses and components appeared okay they were pretty brittle. E...
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1995 Buick Century Special 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1213456789
sorry it took so long but the car is fixed found wirers grounging out under the a/c compresser causing one of the quard driver to fail in witch is all tied into the ING system
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1BN53EXM
Thanks to all for your help and direction. The owner of the vehicle recently installed a new stereo in the vehicle in the process he made a homemade center console for the unit, you guess it one of the screws found the wireing harness and shut the power off or...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Oil Pressure VIN: 2GCEK19K1P
Well folks, after many long nights and a few bad days, it has come down to the customer is going to have to do some repairs to this truck. In an attempt to satisfy him, I replaced the rod and main bearings, which helped the oil pressure cold, but it is still b...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G1ZT52824
Thanks to those that replied on this issue. Since I dont have a Tech 2, we took this car to the local GM dealer. They re-calibrated the steering module for the reasonable price of 38.00. As for the two mystery codes I retrieved, I guess we'll never know. The c...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L steering/suspension VIN: 2C8GP54L72
Thanks for all your help people. I've covered all the bases you suggested including applying vacuum to remove air from the system and refilling with Mopar fluid with an additive. Still no improvement. Finally, as many suggested, was replacing the pump. The cus...
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1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Repeat CMP failure VIN: 1B7GL26X1K
Hello All, Well here's what I found out. Everyone agreed that 9.5V was abnormal. Someone asked if I was using sensor ground or chassis ground for that measurement. Actually I tried both, they were the same within 0.1V. Besides, sensor ground is supposed to b... Trouble codes: 11 (No distributor reference while cranking).
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTHXZ26M9
we installed a internal regulator alternator.took care of all problems.no draws and is charging good.thanks to all that replyed i really appreciate it. thanks ken young
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H8T
The van had a bad computer, nothing burned on the board that was obvious, but sometimes that is the case. Thanks all for the advice!
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transaxle/cv VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
Many technicians that replied pointed toward inboard CV axle, which all were correct. I replaced the right side, which was the one that had the BLOWN apart ball joint. Problem solved! A few techs pointed towards engine mounts and possible internal transmission...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
this car is fixed but i regret to inform you all that i dont know what the internal problems were on the tranny. the insurance comp. opted to put a good used tranny in the vehicle and 'git-r-done'. thanks to all who replied, the car shifts fine now and the cus...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
well i finally got this van back in and i swapped the pads left to right like most of you said and it pulled left. i replaced pads van stops great. thanksa for pointing out the simple things.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N45
Thank you all very much. Mark was right on. the exciter ring for the crank sensor was loose on the balancer. replaced balancer and vehicle started right up. Thanks again Trouble codes: B1359 (testing and results).
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1992 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2GTEC19H9N
thanks for all the replies. i had two problems one is the timing .i advanced it ten degrees for my base and that made all the difference and the code is gone...( code 43 by the way)but before i did that i had to replace the egr valve because it was opening way...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19B35
we also ran a 5 gas analyzer to watch hydrocarbons while disconnecting spark plug wires and had no change. also did a running compression test and cyl # 5 would only recover to 50 psi when pushing button on tester. the fix was a broken cyl # 5 exhaust valve sp... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Blower Fan, etc VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8P
I got the last post from Glen after I found this one - he was on target! Way to go Glen. I discovered by tracing out that both fuses (#8 & #5) are powered by the same circuit. These are wired to the 20A F1 fuse in the PDC block. The red/dk green wire was bro...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1J4GR48K25
Thanks again for all your help! What I ended up doing was adding a seperate relay and grounding the park light relay to activate them when ever the ignition switch is turned on. My local Jeep dealer either did not know the procedure or did not want to check in...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L crank sensor & tb VIN: KNAGD126X2
Thanks to all. 2 hrs check out and 5 hrs labor @ $89.83 hour 5-2007. I will probably charge an additional hour next time ( 2 hrs + 6 hrs) I did pull power steering to replace crank sensor and if installed correctly, will not interfear with TB. The balance sh...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L center cluster display VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Ok so it turns out that the part Lexus sent us was the wrong part. The AC ECU is the small board on the very back of the instrument cluster rectangular in shape with the 3 connectors. We replaced the AC ECU with a new part from Lexus (which also had to have th...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM84W83
Is there any logic left in this business? Most of the replies pointed to the ABS module. After doing some more checking I just put one in. Guess what? Problem solved! Thanks very much to those who offered this advice and helped get this monkey off my back.
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L transmission VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Daryl from Kansas gave us the fix. Number 28 fuse was blown. We did not see this. Replaced the fuse and it took care of the shifting and got rid of all the codes plus the oxygen sensor codes.
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cooling fan motor VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
Thanks for all the replies, many of you stated that the coolings fans will stay on after the key is off and that this is normal if the coolant temperature is above 205F. In fact this is what was happening. You guy saved me many hours of chasing my tail.
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D91
Thank you for all the information I get from you.The problem was a bad wiring harness. The ecu connector was not making good contact with the pins. was a lot of time and money already spent. I went to a salvage yard and cut the ecu connector from a 2000 infint... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N1CB51D62
Thanks to all the help postings. Most of you said to change the Cam and Crank sensors but, this was already done at another shop. A few mentioned replacing the ECM. And a couple mentioned some recalls. I called the dealer and they said there is a recall for th...
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L starter circiut VIN: 1G3HN52K3T
guys, much respect and appreciation. special thanks to glen from new jersey who took the time to write a book on this for me. and thanks ronnie, binh and vincent. went under the dash and cut the thin orange sheathing, isolated the pass key circuit, ohmed to ma...
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1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Tachometer VIN: WPOCB2944L
orry for the late post.Had a hard time locating a used instrument cluster for this car.Installed it and all is well.Tach was burnt out,or shorted out,who knows.Now we have a proper turbo cluster.Thanks to te 2 replies recieved
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2000 Renault Scenic/Megan 1600CC no spark no pulse from injectors VIN: VF1JA04N22
To Jerry from N.Y. THE GROUND WIRES THAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT DO NOT APPLY TO THIS MODEL OF RENAULT. TO STEVE FROM N.M.YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON ELECTRONICS IS GREATELY APPRECIATED. ALL RELAYS WERE CHECKED AND FOUND TO BE INTACT.TO KEITH FROM PENN. ALL GROUNDS ARE PROPERLY...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Reverse VIN: 5TEWN72N51
We are installing a used transmission, on the advice of our local transmission shop, and responding members. Thank you for all your help, Bob
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
After further testing we replaced the fan clutch. This car you cannot explicitly tell that the other is bad they both feel and move almost the same. Can only tell by when the car is warmed up fully it draws a slight more air through the radiator. This fixed th...
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