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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Convertible top VIN: WAUAA88G2W
Good afternoon to all. I have this cabriolet with the complaint of the convertible top compartment not opening fully when the top is being put down. Regular costomer with no previous problems. I pulled four codes, 01099 Luggage compartment switch (locked) inco...
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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Tach and mpg meter VIN: WBMW1987IN
This bummer of a beemers tach and mpg gauge is inop.Replaced tach with new from dealer ,replaced coding plug with new from dealer replaced sub board with rebuilt from programa still no tach op or mpg meter op.All other gauges work fine with the exception of th...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBADD6328W
This car came in and i first checked it for a blown head gasket. But of to no avail. Thought it was a broken water pump impeller. I replaced the water pump, thermostat and in the process, noticed the radiator had all kinds of debris jammed up in the cooling fi...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3348Y
hello every one this car came in it had 3 codes 1 for each cam sensor and 1 for evap leak at gas cap. i put in 2 cam sensors and gas cap costomers complaint was car stalling intermitently. after replacing parts testdrove car all was fine i gave car back to cos... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
help! i have this 2000 buick with passenger temp control, it blows 50f temp out of right side vents, but it will not get below 75 f on the left side , i have checked for codes , no codes , i have half the dash apart trying to find the problem , i can turn the ...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GSG143W14
Hello, I need some help here. This car always idles at about 1200 rpm's. I checked all linkage and cruise control cable adjustment; all o.k. I hooked up smoke machine and checked for vacuum leaks; none were found. P.C.V. valve was blocked off with no help. I ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W8V
hello, and thanks in advance for any help. this astro runs ok most of the time. intermittently, it feels like it has multiple misfires, or "scatters" (like a mid-80's gm w/lots of carbon on the ign rotor).it also pings severely, and has an obvious lack of powe...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L no 3rd VIN: 2G1WF55K49
neutral safety switch problem, car came in with solenoid codes and in limp mode. after clearing codes i noticed that it only sets codes when you place it in drive and take off. according to the data streem when the trasmission is in neutral the data reads driv...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3G1JH12T42
hi guys, customer complaint- car shuts down on the highway(at cruising speeds), puts vehicle in nuetral & car starts right back up (while still driving down the road). this happens very infrequently. sometimes the customer can drive for 3 or 4 days without any... Trouble codes: P0336
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55R64
pulled code misfire on #6- swapped ignition coils, spark plugs, ran combustion cleaner thru intake, replace #6 injector and acts like a misfire at idle. snappy scanner shows intermittant #6 misfire counter. Have not found any vacuum leaks with carb clean or pr... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire on 6 cylinder)
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2000 Dodge Viper R/T-10 8.0L passenger door latch VIN: 1B3ER65E5Y
Need help from Dodge Tech. 00' Viper has passenger door that will not open from outside or inside using door handle, but will open when using emergency exit lever. Lever is a cable operation and handles are electrically operated. Fuse checks good, drivers door...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L engine VIN: 3P7HC13Y0D
Customer is using 4 quarts of oil between oil changes. Comes in at 3000 like he should. Engine runs good with no visable oil smoke or leaks. Most of the travel is highway. So is this truck sucking oil from an intake gasket or ???
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L cluster VIN: 1B4GP453X1
Need help !!! pci bus line shorts to around 10 volt . found the wire going to the intelligent power module was causing the problem , cut the wire at fuse box and dash retuns, have 10 volts coming out of fuse box, replace fuse box and module the problem went aw...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X21
Thanks in advance for any help. I have a Dakota that had a valve problem on #4. Redid the heads, after it was back together had running for a while but has a hard time startingwhen cold. It won't idle when cold. If you hold the gas on a bit it will be OK after...
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L High idle VIN: 1FDNF70J3M
This is an F700 with a 7.0L. the computer controls are the same as a 7.5L, with the added throttle governor on top of the intake. It will not idle below 1800 RMPs once the throttle has been moved. it will idle fine when restarted, but return to high idle when ... Trouble codes: 411 (unable to control idle)
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L filling VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
thanks in advance for this. seems like a simple problem. can not pump gas into tank. it is not full and gauge is accurate. when trying to pump the nozzle stops just like it was a full tank. and gas will come back out the fill hole. i pulled the fill hose and i...
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP42T7S
Hey fellow techs. This 5.0 Mustang is a booger. Intermittantly there is no fire, no injector pulse. We have tested and tested and finally threw some parts at it. The problem is every time we replace something it will start for a while but then go back to crank...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L o/d light VIN: 1FTHX26F5T
I WOULD TO THANK ALL PEOPLE THAT TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS HELP REQUEST. I HAVE AN FULLY IMPORT F250 6/96. THIS HAS AN OLD TPYE EEC IV DLC WITH SEVEN WIRES FITTED. IN AUS ARE EEC IV DLC HAVE 3 WIRES. I WOULD TO KOWN WHICH WIRE WHICH TO READ CODES. O/D LIGHT S...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Output shaft noise VIN: 1FDLF47G2V
When going from drive to reverse and reverse to drive, there is a clunk/squeak noise coming from the transmission output area. I found all of the repair history related to lubing the slip yoke at the transmission, but since this truck does not have a conventio...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cranking VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
I have tried the fix data base none are the same condtion. this one will not crank at times, I have tried the relays as mentioned in the other fix data. this one will crank evertime if you catch it & turn the key fast, But if you turn it slow to crank positi...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Spark Knock VIN: 1FTRE1423W
This van came in about six months ago with a check engine light on and customer complaint of a spark knock. Vehicle had no drivability problems. Retrieved codes PO171 & PO174. The Baro PID. was 142 Htz. For the area that we are in, that is way below the except... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30F4X
truck was called in with no start. towed to shop were we found fuel in surge tank. truck would not start until we installed idm. we had codes for module as well. as soon as we installed truck started but would not rev up to speak of. i am assuming that fuel in...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L22
Hey all,thanks in advance for any and all help,this F-150 5.4 vin L came in on the hook as a crank/no start,has spark and injector pulse,no fuel pressure,can make pump come on by jumping relay,relay has 2 powers,but is not getting a grd(on) signal from pcm. Al...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L26
customer stats no power. test drive van no power on acceleration,engine light on, check for codes, found po191 and po148. diagnoise codes no problem found low speed or high speed. acts like fuel filter is pluged or fuel pump is not makeing correct pressure. ch... Trouble codes: P0191, P0148
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1992 GMC C3500 Sierra 6.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GDGC34J2N
well thanks to all that response to this message well i am at lost with this bio diesel she run good but when you get on it it shuts down and she will restart after one or two crank well i cant find good info for this truck no codes fuel pump new fuel filtter ...
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 2GTEK19MXV
Truck came in with a blown brake line and a rear wheel cylinder leaking. Repaired brake line and replaced both rear wheel cylinders. We bled the lines and have got no air. We see no leaks anywhere.The pedal is firm and feels good until I start the vehicle and ...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1GCCS14Z5K
brought vehicle in to service engine and a/c.after finishing car will not go into reverse,it was working prior to bringing into shop.checked shift cables ok,1 thru 5 gears ok no noise or grinding.will not go into reverse.it appears that the reverse is locked o...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Looking for some expert trany people. I installed a new Jasper trany in this odyssey. It now has a slow and slightly harsh shift between gears, mainly from 1st-2nd at more than half throttle. It takes to long to shift, but doesn't shift into neutral. I have re...
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2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L ignition key VIN: 5J6YH18243
Honda techs please help! The ignition key will not turn in this element. Asked customer if they had any spare keys and they said they have tried all keys several times. Alldata has very limited info on this system and I do not want to tear into the ignition lo...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L abs VIN: H0NDA727F5
body shop car replace knuckel wheel bearing sensor for left front wheel originally had wheel bearing in backwards new bearing in the right way brown seal faceing the sensor. I now have a speed signal that is erratic and drops off. I tryed another sensor found ...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJGX2247W
I feel like I'm on fly paper! The harder I fight, the further I fall! The car was brought to me with the original concern of raw fuel smell in the garage when the car was parked overnight. This was the main concern of the customer. As a side note they mention... Trouble codes: P1226 (Jaguars Desc. Control Sleeve Sensor Malfunction/ Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circuit range/perf.), P1227 (Jaguars Desc. Wastegate Failed Closed over pressure Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circ. low input)
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
this rover 4.6l will not pass the va emissions test. keeps failed for catalyst, evap, and o2 monitors not complete. client ( friend of course) has driven the vehicle over 1500 miles since any emissions related repairs and can not get it through. gone to 4 diff...
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1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Start then die VIN: JT8JZ31C8P
I have a SC 300 that has trouble after it gets up to temperature and you shut it off. It starts but dies right off. That is it will start idle then die. I have chased it back to the fuel pump. After it starts my power just quits. Scope shows a good ripple and ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2N
Now have EGR flow and Oxygen sensor codes again. Are we missing anything? Any experience with LH SFi control module? Signal for both originates from this module. Trouble codes: R2 (oxygen sensor), R5 (egr flow)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, leaks VIN: WDBEB31E8S
Today, I removed the plastic VC garnish and cleaned the wells out with degreaser and rinse and compressed air. The well stays dry in the shop while idling or stall testing to put pressure on the injectors and lines. The well is filled with fuel after a 1 mile ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBSK75F03
I hope somebody can help with this car. I have no decription of these codes (B1863&B1864) other than whats in the MODIS which is no help at all. I tried to clear these codes about one month ago and the car did fine untill today. This car also has an a\c proble...
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1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L timing chain
Need nissan expert.Car starts good,idles good but when giving it gas,it boogs out and stalls.Did compression test and got 120psi on all cylinders(alldata says 175psi-145psi min).Timing off 25 degrees.Moved dist and set timing.No boog,runs ok on road but not gr...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1N4DLO1D3Y
car came in with a/c compressor working whenever it wants.but now it stoped working all to gether. started with an evac & recharge 1.5 oz freon. fan comes on but no power to compressor clutch. need help !! lady geting hot like the weather. working on car for a...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Unknown VIN: 5N1AA08B44
This customer came into our shop with a brake concern. She states that the vehicle luches or surges forward when braking. It happens at 35 mph or slower. We have not been able to reproduce the concern. She says it happens intermittently. Her description was,, ...
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NG52MXV
Hello, This car came in with a stalling complaint. Now the car runs great when the temp outside is less than 60 degrees. But when the outside temp goes up the car starts to stall, and the hotter it gets the more often it does it, untill it just will not stay r...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HX53LXP
i have a rich running condition. when engine hot i can run engine at 2000 rpm and fuel trims are 182 and 149. i bring back down to idle and fuel trim will back down for approximately 1 to 2 minutes then go back up. this has had a new maf sensor, 2 brands of o2...
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1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G8ZH78YOR
Does anyone know what the warranty on this repair is for sure? Several people tell me Saturn extended the warranty for this repair. If you definetly know could you please send me a written copy. Tjanks Mike
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L compressor engagement VIN: 1G8JU52F11
Hi everyone , I have a 01 saturn that is giving me fits , i have used mitchell on demand and followed the flow charts and replaced a couple components as failed parts as described . but have no a/c clutch engagement - first i checked all the fuses and all were...
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2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L front brakes VIN: JS2GB4155Y
Overheating and smoke coming from the front brakes. Calipers are working properly.
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1987 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L no power cold VIN: JT2EL31GXH
Hi All: This one has been dropped on me from another shop. It bogs at cold accel for about 5 min until it warms. Timing is bang on, secondary is good. Compression good. It acts like not enough "choke" or an egr slightly open when cold. It will idle fine but if...
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1VK12E7N
Hi All Thanks in advance for taking a moment to look at this post. I have a hopefully simple question. But first background info. Customer ran out of oil cooked heads, and either collapsed rings or piston skirts, no power severe leakage by rings , very low c...
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1993 Toyota T100 3.0L rear axle VIN: JT4VD10P00
we have a t100 in the shop that has a rear axle fluid leak comming aroud the spring perches on both sides. have not torn into this yet but we did install dye in the rear end. has any body seen this & or reapaired for this problem? any replies will be great. th...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L cylinder 2 & VIN: JTEGF21A51
This Highlander came to me about 4 days ago. The mil light is flashing, the trac on/off light is on(switch on the dash makes no difference, and the VSC(vehicle skid control light) is on. Customer says that she was passed on the right side by a large truck and ...
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2007 Toyota acr50-gfpgk 2.7L Lighting VIN: JEGDJ4M627
AFS Lamp flash (Adaptive Front Lighting System).use intelligent tester II read the dtc b2421( Incompletion Automatic Correction of Steering Neutral Point ).i have none repair manual of the afs system.my question is what does the dtc b2421 mean,how to repair th...
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAA81E1V
hey thanks in advance for the help. I have a 97 VW Cabrio wit a 2.0L engine wit a CEL on for VW code 17990/OBd P1582. I don't have much repair info for VW and what i do have tells you to use tools i don't have. There is no driveabilty problems noticed. I do kn... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation limit)
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L lack power VIN: WVWMA63B2W
car came in broken timing belt bent valves ,repaired.car up and running good,test drove has now power,like turbo not working.swaped mass air,test fuel press,replaced wastegate sol.valve.removed front pipe check for cat,conv damage.can turbo be bad with out smo...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C8X
This car keeps setting evap. codes after two or three drive cycles. It usually sets the p0441 [faulty flow] first [after 3-4 drive cycles] and the p0455 [large leak] code several days later. We inspected all the hoses carefully and also the canister but could ... Trouble codes: P0411, P0455
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cv joint type of noise VIN: TRUWT28N01
Hello group. I would first like to thank all those people that replied. Almost everyone said to replace the axle with a new unit or repack the units. I called Audi and both front axles were special order. I advised the customer to replace them both due to mile...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks to Dana [...] for the code definitions: 220 P0139 O2 Sensor Post Cat. (Bank 1 Sensor 2) - Slow Response time Checks the amount of time the oxygen sensor stays in its rich or lean state. If it remains there too long in either the fault will set. O2-Sensor... Trouble codes: 220 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 223 (oxygen sensor control not active after specified time).
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G6KD52B2S
First i want to thank all of you who took the time to respond to this posting on a holday weekend, the techs on iatn are the best. A few of you hit the nail right on the head. The trans is wrong for the car. While it is identical externally, the are some wirin...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Instrument cluster VIN: 1GCCS1442S
A great big thankyou to all. All good tips on the voltage drop test, unfortunately I could not get the vehicle to act up sitting still, UNTIL, I removed the lower column shroud and lightly pushed up on the bottom of the switch, the blower then quit and red bra...
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC1246S
Another tech suggested disconnecting the battery for an extended period to erase the stored memory. The car runs fine just like it use to before the head gasket replacement. And to the one that suggested I go back to school b/c cars dont use inputs like ECT fo...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18W7T
Well I am going to call this a fix. My focus was on trying to get a consistant failure so I could pinpoint the cause, and this was what I was really asking for help with. A few very good suggestions on testing, I especially liked the idea of wiring in a light ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L compressor VIN: 1GNCS13W3Y
I now see why there weren't many replies,this was not usual at all. I removed the heater head to ohm out the sensors.I noticed extra wiring.(It was done very proffesssional) when I was ohming things out I found a short. Somehow the person miswired one wire to ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GCGG25R4Y
What a great help. Several of you have had similar problems. We replaced all brake pad and shoe with Delco. Van stops just like a new one.
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WF52E84
Sorry so long to reply. Motor vac guy came in to do a demo on his carbon clean machine. I had him hook it up to this vehicle. We cleaned the fuel system and injectors. Since the cleaning, it has been running good. Customer came in for an oil change today and h... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected.).
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3V
Thanks for all the input on this one. The after market cam sensor was the culprit. Once I replaced it, I stopped considering it. It wasn't until I had run out of things to check that I went back to the basics and started over. I replaced it with an oe sensor a...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3HD36J5Y
thanks alot to all you guys for your help well it was what i figured was,i just wanted a second opinion because of the price of the converter. bank 2 converter was almost entirely hollow. i also replaced the upstream o2 sensor because i was a little lazy to re...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hood VIN: 1C4GP44GXY
Thanks for all the great ideas. We were able to acess the cable trough the drivers side after removing the wiper arm cover. We cut the cable there to no avail. It was not moving. Took off the rear hinge bolt on both sides and was able to get to the front bolt ...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L battery/brake warning lamp VIN: 4C3AG52H02
This vehicle has been sitting in the shop for over a month, I have rechecked all engine and body grounds. I have tested all 4 wires under a load from the alternator to both the PCM and the cluster. I have replaced the printed circuit board for the cluster, it ...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1B3EJ46X1X
Thanks to all that replied -this was bizarre ! We did change the hub bearing at the Lf corner and the noise was still there ! So, we ate the strut- the noise was still there. All of the tips you folks offered were already performed earlier, so the bearing was ...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: IB7GL22XX2
Thanks to all the responses. It ended up being a bad pcm just as most of you thought. I really appreciate all the advice. Trouble codes: P0204.
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1973 Ford Bronco 351CID Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: U15GLR6859
Thanks to everybody that helped. This service is the greatest! Everyone was very helpful and helped me to not forget the basics. I guess one thing I forgot to mention was that we had converted the Bronco to power disc brakes at the same time we put the engine ...
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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP47V3T
First off, I'd like to thank everyone for their insight. Before I bit the bullet, I swapped all 32 roller rockers from good used heads and that made no difference. I pulled the engine back out and tore it down to find one of the reman connecting rods I had jus...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rear axle VIN: 1FTZX18W9W
Well I,m going to call this a fix. Found out customer did just purchase this truck and he decided to take it back to the dealer he bought it from. When the dealer test-drove it and put it into 4-wheel drive at 40 mph or so on pavement, it tore the transfer cas...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31F9X
I went ahead and tightened the steering box about a half a turn. I took the truck towing over the long weekend, and it handled much better. thanks to all that replied.
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FDWE35F11
thanks again! it turned out to be the idm. i sure would like to find a better way to test these things we found a doaner idm for testing and it ran just fine. thank to every one who replied to me Trouble codes: 1293.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73W82
Thank you to Donald from Michigan, Bob from California, Darryl from California, Jim from California,Jim from Georgia, Jeff from Florida, and John [...] Mass. The replies scentered around IAC and Blocked Orifice Tube in AC and AC lines grounding. The winner was ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPW14504
Well customer ahd not brought the vehicle in so that we can lube the front axle seals so waiting for him to bring vehicle in. I just want to thank everyone who responded to my help I believe that they are right about front seal are dry.
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1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R8T
Well, thanks for all the replies first off! As this vehicle had been to so many shops prior to my own, I ended up sending it back to a previous shop for warranty fuel injector replacement. It seems that when the CSFI spider assembly was replaced with a reman u... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172, P0175.
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 3GKF16T8YG
Well it is fixed. After replacing the shift motor with a GM shift motor it works just fine. The 2 aftermarket shift motors just wouldn't take it out of 4LO. I should have listened to myself when I kept asking why will it not come out of 4LO and I can take off ...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L trans temp sensor VIN: 2HKRL18012
Well we got the bugger out by putting a screw through it & tapping it out with a chisel. The trans. was not warrantied(I called the dealer on this BEFORE we started on it)Thank you for all the replies!
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L driveline VIN: 2HKYF18404
thanks for the responses - I think charles [...] got it right - after reviewing the replies I got the pilot back in and tested the engine much closer and found a intermitant misfire. switched plugs & coils. mis still #1 at times . came to conclusion it was fu...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L air bag light on VIN: KMHJF25F6X
No, I did'nt get the chance to repair this vehicle. I had a really good idea that it was more than likely in the driver's seat. She also provided me with late information that the car had been in the ditch. I simply did'nt have the resources to retrieve codes ...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25S3X
Yes, this car is fixed. Thanks to Boris we replaced the mass air with a 02 Accent sensor. This new sensor cost $300 instead of the $710 for the correct. Thanks to all the replies. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L band VIN: JACDJ58X11
Special thanks to Tony from Washington who went out of his way to help me with this one. I found the problem by placing two guages on the transmission. One guage was to read main line pressure from the factory port on the front driverside of transmission. The ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high rpm's- no throt VIN: SAJEA53D32
No luck on this one. Out of time had to sent it back to the Dealer. I will up date if I can. Trouble codes: P0122, P0222, P1122.
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71C84
Thank you for your replies. Victoria from BC... 'LTFT tells me bad MAF. Cleaning will not work as the oil on the Hot Film just bakes on. Check for partially plugged cat.' Chris from Michigan... ' ...also the b1-s2 and b2-s2 data are not close to each other... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Too Lean Bank 1.), P1000 (OBD Systems Readiness Test Not Complete), P0308 (8 Misfire Detected.), P1314 (Cat Damage Bank 2), P1316 (Misfire Rate Exceeds Emisions.).
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, backfires VIN: 1J4FJ68S1T
Thanks to all who took their time to answer this inquiry. The fix for this vehicle was a new front oxygen sensor (back one was OK). Apparently the engine would come out of open loop and go excessively lean, causing an the backfiring, surging condition, but onl...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3V
Thank you to all who replied to my request for assistance. Two replies suggested an AIS motor problem, one PCM, one TCM and one reply suggested that the transmission was not providing engine braking on deceleration. A closer look at the recordings I had saved ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L dome light VIN: 1J86L58K72
Sorry it took me a couple of weeks to reply with a fix, I wanted to be sure what I did fixed it. While testing I dissconnected the directional switch then plugged it back in, since then it has not happened. It has been 2 weeks and the customer said it has been...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Power Liftgate VIN: 5LMFU28R03
Well, this is not one of my most reliable customers. Anyway, they havn't come back for me to get involved with the tailgate but they did call today. The car was rear ended very hard. They are going to get the tailgate and framework fixed and see what happens. ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: DA24D5GF21
Like most things a new part bit us in the ---, Fuel pump that we had ordered from napa Worked just fine in stall but when it got warm started to loose pressure - Ordered a new fuel pump from California on an MB only parts site - after installing this pump pres...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L internal linkage for shift lockout VIN: WDBJF65H4X
This reply was 100 percent correct -- I was thinking it was press fit or staked in and sure didnt want to wreck something in the process The pin has like a retaining ring and snaps back into the case hole
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1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y5J
Unfortunately we didn't receive many replies on this one, but we were able to find the problem though. The first problem that was causing the surging idle was that the throttle position switch was faulty. We had checked and adjusted this switch before, but aft...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CCUA32A
Well guy's we have a 90 % chance that this one is fixed.Firstly thanks to all that responded.There were several complaints with this vehicle & I think we have eliminated all of them. The rough idle was the EGR gasket. It had a tiny crack in the gasket & thus...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Horn VIN: 1N6SD16S5V
Thank you all for the emails & Help. Steering wheel contacts loose (ClockSpring).
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