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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UYA2254V
Acura idle a little rough but really runs like crap anytime you're off idle. Misfire/backfire, surge and barely goes, like a bunch of bad plug wires. Has memory code P1297 (ELD). He has taken this to the dealer and they told him it needed the Electronic Load D... Trouble codes: P1297 (Electronic Load Detector)
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5336X
car came in with bad compressor,replaced compressor,drier and valve.cooling real good but hi pressure goes very high. coolant fan isn't working at all.we can put shop fan in front of car and pressure stays good.cant find any decent diagnostics for this system....
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L key remote VIN: WBADM6340Y
customer came in with 528i he had just bought and remotes on keys not working. he states that 1 remote was working until he started using the other remote. i tryed to program both remotes with info from alldata and also looked at posts on iatn on how to progra...
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1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L readiness monitors VIN: 2G4WY52M5W
this car runs fine, it came in with an egr code but we cleaned out the ports and replaced the egr valve. next we cleared the codes and took the car on a drive cycle to make it ready for inspection. The problem now is that the Cat, Evap, Egr, and HO2s monitors ...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starting VIN: 2G4WB52K2Y
vehicle was brought in with abs light and ck engine light flashing, and no start replaced alternator,serpentine belt and battery rechecked starting and charging system every thing checked out good,vehicle set outside for 3 to 4 hours,when customer tried to sta...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY3185K
Car brought in after a tune up for lack of power could not acclerate over 2,220 rpms. Tested both coil and ignition control module both failed and we replaced both. Hard to restart when hot. Checked timing and it was off by an excessive amount. We then replace...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54R8L
Hello fellow techs, I have this 90 Lumina thats is starting to drive me crazy. I have had this car here for three days now with the customer compalining of a stalling problem. I have put over 50miles on this car and have not got it to stall out, after sitting ... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust indicated.)
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1991 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, rough VIN: 2GTGK29N6M
Hello all. This truck has an extremely rough idle when first started. Today the temp at startup was 93 degrees. KOEO readings- Block learn was 122, baro 29.3,base Pulse width 18.2 On startup, KOER readings- Base pulse width 1.6,coolant temp 93 degrees, map 9.5...
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1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGG3516R
this van has problem of no start after run for 30 min or more and then sitting for 30 min. Whe you cool down injection pump with cold water, starts. sit overnight and starts fine. Checking with others, it looks like injection pump is problem. Question is, I ha...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs light VIN: 1G1JC1243W
I have an intermittant abs light with no codes. I've cleaned the main ground which was bad. There are no codes in any other system.The low coolant light did not work before I cleaned the main ground as others have said. I was wondering if anyone has dealt with...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L drivers window VIN: 1GBF15R9W1
drivers window intermittently when put all the way down, will not go back up.it has had 2 remanufactured motors and a new drivers switch.after the 2nd motor, i tested the switch more carefully and found that when put all the way down the voltage to the motor d...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52T1X
Thanks for all who read, this car is a headache car, first came in no start, customer claim it stall out on them, tow to Canadian Tire store, Code P0300 random misfire cyl detect, quote for 4 AC injector and fuel regulator, but don't garauntee it will fix the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi cyl misfire detected), P200
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X82
Vehicle came in for a CEL and misfire. The misfire was on cylinder 1. Performed compression test, Lab scope, leak down,checked crank sensor, MAF, Fuel pressure, switched injector to another cylinder with no change. Removed head and had head checked. Found a ti... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L air bag light VIN: 2G1WB58K26
HI all. The air bag light is on and flashing on this vehicle and there are no codes. the initial problem was that the car would not shut off for approx. 3 seconds after turning off the key. After checking several things I checked for aNY reprogramming issues t...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L wipers, horn , right directional & headlamp VIN: 3C3EL45X5T
Wipers come on when horn depressed. Wipers come on when right directional activated. Right side headlamp & directional dim. Several curcuits seeming to overlap. No obviose wiring problems found. Unplugged body computor overnight, in case it had been "bound up"...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L front chassis VIN: 2C3HC56F7V
hello fellow techs. have this lhs with vibration, wobble 35-55mph only under load. at speed if release accel. vibration,wobble goes away put under load comes back instantly (not an engine miss fire) thanks in advance dennis
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2L3HD56F9V
Help all chrysler techs! This vehicle came in with a complaint of running poorly and check engine light on. We have never duplicated the poor run but we found code for insufficient egr flow. we have tested the system, soleniod is funtioning- pcm interupts powe... Trouble codes: P0401
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP45RXW
Hi there. this engine will not start. When I turn the key on the CEL will come on for a half a second then go out. The ASD relay will turn on and then turn off. Someone else changed the computer before I got to it. There are no shorts in the 5 or 8v references...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X5X
The check engine light is on. I was first told It needed an oxegen Sensor. I replaced the up up & down stream & the check engine light is still on. I was told to have the wire harness checked. Another mechanic told the customer the #2 cylinder is skipping.( no...
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2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ6X5YN
car was in with evap leak p0455 large,replaced leak detection pump drove ran test and passed.week latter back with p0442 evap leak small.i have otc evap tester,but my problem is i can not get the modis to close vent valve and some data says to use drb3 to test... Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X41
Hello fellow techs. This stratus came in on tow, died while driving. I am out of ideas on this one. Car has fuel, both in pressure and dilivery, has injector pulse in all 4 injectors, has spark to all plugs, but look weak. Has crank and cam signals. But with m...
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1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Stall VIN: 2E3HD56T4T
good morning to you all . this vehicle comes to us for a water pump leak & stalling at stops . first we changed the water pump & flushed the cooling system, then preceded to investigate the stalling problem. we checked fuel pressure [53psi at idle],while chec...
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1992 Ford Ranger S 2.3L camshaft VIN: 1FTCR11AXN
Hi Group, Vehicle came in with timing belt jumped 5 teeth.Put on new belt,no problem,cam was free.Then started engine & ran a couple of minutes & then bang,engine quit.Found timing belt jumped again.Put socket on cam,could not turn it until I went back with it...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF15Y8T
i do not know what is going on with this ford truck. i need ford tech experience to advice me where to look for this problems. thank you to all tech in advance, thoa Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs
Owner complains of intermittent problem where ABS engages at slow speeds. Abs light does not come on-no ABS codes present. ABS systems is intermittently detecting wheel lock up during slow speed and engaging. During the occurence customer has a hard time stopp...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Unknown
this explorer came in with complaint of rolling back at a stop,when transmission in drive& accelerating from a stop.Customer also said sometimes would bind when taking off from a stop,then take off like brakes sticking.also cmplaint of clunking noise at higher...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GKET16S93
Greetings, This suv has low power on accel, was in last month and fan clutch replaced. Owner said it was better but still not right. It feels like a restricted ex. when you accel on highway.No codes, great fuel trims 0 to -3%,tps agreeing and opening 100%-vis...
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2003 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L mastercylinder VIN: 1GTFG15T03
hello techs ?im stumped on this gmc i diag the hydro booster on this van because it was leaking .but the thing i dont under stand is when i go on a road trip the brakes will apply by there self if i brake off and on they will lock up and the van will not move....
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
Thanks in advance to all who respond. For some reason there is very little info on this vehicle and no manuals, as well as tech line! They don't even have a wiring diagram? The abs light is on and I can't acess the module with a scan tool. The problem is I don...
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel pressure VIN: JT8UF11EXL
car will start, long crank most times and idle somewhat ok. when any throttle applied, car will die, if you feather it just right you can get the rpm up to 2-3k and two foot drive it out of bay, but wont make it around parking lot. I only have a partial wiring...
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L spark plug tubes VIN: JT6HJ88J9V
We ar replacing the valve cover on the vehicle There seems to be a lot of oil in the spark plug tubes a little too much to be just leaking from the spark plug tube seals at the top of the valve cover. My question is do these tubes unscrew from the cylinder hea...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W7S
Greetings techs, I have a question about the 4.6 engine in this Lincoln. I am getting a missfire on #5 cylinder caused by oil in the spark plug hole. I have replaced the spark plugs previously and there was some oil in the # 5 hole. I cleaned it out and replac... Trouble codes: P0305
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Steering Gear VIN: 1YVGE22C3S
We Replace the power steering rack with a rebuilt unit Maval was the rebuilder, (the only one we could find at the time. Upon replacing the steering gear, we found there to be NO power assist. We ordered a warranty replacement and our supplier told us that the...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA50D25
hello mercedes techs complaint was stalling , repaired vac leaks at fuel injectors and installed new injectors. ( vac leaks were so bad , customer was informed this had to be corrected first ) runs sooooo much better now , but has no cold start raising of r.p...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L defroster VIN: WDBHA29G2W
Hi guys... This benz drove in for inop. A/C. First thing I cheked was proper amount of R134 ,sure enough it was way too much.Evacuate and recharge took care the problem accept when you push front defrost button hot air starts coming from top but all the other ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L radio VIN: JA4LS41R21
jUST CAME IN FOR 60 K SERVICE DISCONECTED BATTERY. RADIO NOW HAS ACCESS CODE NEEDED.DEALER STATES PULL IT AND GET CODE INFO FROM THEM IS THERE ANY OTHER OPTION OUT THERE,CUST DOESNT HAVE IT & ITS NOT IN OWNERS MANUEL
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1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Dash Lights VIN: JN1HJ01S1M
This vehicle when cold doesnot have any lights in the dash (guages) and all except the hand brake light or the door ajar but if you run the vehicle for 2-4 hours then the dash lights comes on or if you run the heater and warm up the room then WALLA the dash li...
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NBU31D8TC
Vehicle came in from another shop with this code P0335 Crankshaft position sensor.Asked about history,Car has been sitting for a few years grandson turned 16 and was given to him to drive.Other shop has already replaced the Crankshaft Position Sensor and check... Trouble codes: P0335, P1336
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CAZ1D9X
hello every body.This car came in from onther shop,turn over but won`t start it has spark but no injector puls from pcm all ground wires,battary,and ign to pcm are pressent csanner not showing any codes,so another pcm and still doing the same,any body can dire...
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1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K7X
Thanks in advance for any advice or help given. Customer complaint, can feel a miss and a clunking noise. Noise is in trans, like torque conveter slipping. Checked with scanner and found no MIL on, but has misfire in #1. Plug was black and #1 was only misfire ... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire)
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1988 Pontiac Fiero Sport 2.5L clutch VIN: 1G2PE11RXJ
Help please. We have triple checked the hydraulics on this car. The problem is the clutch won't fully disengage when pushing the pedal all the way down. Can't put in gear if the engine is running. shifter works fine going thru the gears w/engine off. If you pu...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L daytime runnung lights VIN: 1G2JB5246W
Here's one hopefully someone can help me with.. It's a 98 Pont. Sunfire. The daytime running lights do not work. The low beams do not work. Here is what we have found and what we have done. With the key on and the headlight switch off I have voltage at all 3 t...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Electronic VIN: 1G2WK52JX2
This Grand Prix is killin us. The AC blower works on high sometimes. It never works on any other speeds. As a matter of fact when you put it on any other speed it shuts down power to the AC control and the compressor. When you turn it back on high there is a d...
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1995 Saturn SC1 1.9L Charging VIN: 1GSDURET98
alternator replaced 3 times not charging at times. getting field input. new battery. light comes on when not charging. battery term. at alt hot. ?
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1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L rear brakes VIN: JT4RN63A8J
someone please help me! toyota back brakes will not lock up in gravel. proporting valve new and fixed (tie straped in full load position) to allow max. rear braking. breed system per oem have good stream of fluid. two oem part numbers for master and cylinders....
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Starting VIN: 4TAWM72N7X
O.K. Guys I'm not much of an import shop so I really need some help on this one. This truck has been in several times but the problem is intermittent so it has been tough to do any testing. When the problem happens the truck will crank but not start. You can s...
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2002 Toyota avensis 1.8L abs VIN: SB1532BN10
Have 2 different code readers and both are failing to communiate , just wondering if anyone has come across this fault
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L traction control light on VIN: 5TDBT48A72
hello this is my bosses truck and he's starting to loose it so any help would be great. abs and trac lights came on and found codes c1241 ig power source low v. c1234 yaw rate sensor malf c1223 abs control sytem malf replaced abs computer and had translate com...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Misfire, no throttle response VIN: 4T1PE32K12
No throttle control and misfire on cylinder #1 and 4 Losing ground pulse at computer. Starts out with a ground and then stops shortly after high idle. within 10 seconds. I am at my wits end with this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P0120, P0121
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1F5KRT5UTE
A customer washed there engine to find a oil leak every since it will not start. It has injector pulse and fuel pressure. The engine will not start, it has no spark. I replaced the crankposition sensor. The customer has had a previous code for mass air flow se...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H4X
have a higher milage tdi, mil on. glow plug light on. only one fault. p1562 seems to run ok, can find no info through vw. any help would be great. thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1562 (quanity adjuster upper stop value)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWZZZ3BZY
dear fellow techs i have this VW Passat (2000), a customer brought in vehicle with Abs lights on an information screen saying brake fault. i did a diagnostics check and was unable to communicate with ABS system. i checked fuses and harness and cannot find any...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
this diesel runs perfect 99% of the time but sometimes when you try to take off the car will just idle. once the car is moving there is no problem. If you just hold the throttle to the floor is will eventually take off. the vag machine shows the throttle posit...
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2002 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L limp in mode VIN: ZAR9370000
Hello Everybody, well with the info i recieved from these 6 members i realized that this kind of car is very dificult to get the technical info. So idecided to tell the costumer to take to Mexico City and there he is going to try to find some workshop especial...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Thanks to all of you who replied to my help request. YES it was the cruise control module behind the glove box. I replaced it, test drove it and it worked PERFECT!!! Delivered the car to the customer, all is well!!
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABR3343Y
First of all. Thank you very, very much to all of those that responded and read this post. All of your advice is greatly appreciated. After checking for vaccum leaks and finding none, I suspected a reflash may be necessary. I drove the car down to Nick Alex... Trouble codes: P1397, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1189.
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R9W
My customer,a wholesale car dealer chose not to precede with repairs. He paid my bill and sold the car to a retired car dealer who is a customer of mine (and a friend). This customer wants me to fix it. I am going to replace v.c. gaskets first and go from ther... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303.
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
thanks guys for all your help,turned out to be a bad ground on trans case (main ground ckt for ebtcm).
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Electronic controls VIN: 2G6KS54Y01
I'm sorry for the long await on this post. I have tried multiple times to reach the customer to have them come back in, but have had no response. Due to time issues, I needed to close this case. If I recieve response from the customer or have information to ad...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hvac VIN: 1G1YY2384L
hello after more research i found that a non-working radio,cd player and casette combo shares the same data line.g.m. says that can cause the hvac to default at times. anyone have a radio? this car will be on the never-ending project list! HOORAY! thank...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1G1YY22G7X
We concluded that it needs the Alternator and Tensioner replaced. There is a new alternator part # [...] to correct this condition see TSB # 99-06-04-029A. He just recently had Chevy change the tensioner and belt trying t...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDT13S13
well the fix is in, we had 3 problems all together, first the ground wire was broken, we repaired it, still had a problem, 2nd we found the 5 volt referance wire was grounding out on the frame next to the ecm, repaired that wire. still not working. even after ...
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HOX
sorry it took so long to post a fix, just wanted to make sure vehicle was fixed. after some great advise from troy i dug deep into the wiring harness and had found wires that had rubbed together and had corroded right above the wheel well- repaired and so far ...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G92
I really hate closing a help request without a resolution. The car has not returned for further testing. Dale thought that it may be a wiring problem. And yes, the EGR uses a typical three wire potentiometer to relay position information to the control modul... Trouble codes: P0406.
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L converter VIN: 1B7KF26C7S
Happy to report this one is fixed. Found stator even though was rebuild had a ring groove on one side and face of stator had hard spots that could not machine off evenly. I will be having the converter cut open I'm courious as to what we will see. It has been ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF2369X
THE RESPONSES I GOT WERE GOOD IDEAS, THE PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING THE ABS CONTROL MODULE. I WATCHED THE VOLTAGE ON THE SPEED SENSOR WIRES UNPLUGGED FROM THE MODULE AND THEY WERE RIGHT IN LINE WITH WHAT I EXPECTED. STILL DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THE SPEEDO WAS NOT EF...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L abs pump VIN: IB4HS28Z7Y
well ladies and gents you can't win them all i did all the test listed to this durango to no advale I think i have a bad controller but the cust wants no more if he comes back to fix under my rec' of replaceing the controller and that fixes it i will do best t...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L fan clutch VIN: 3D7MU48C34
My purpose was to verify fan speed, there was no overheat condition. Brad [...] 950 1500 1420 2000 1850 2500 2230 3000 2440. Also when fully cold, grab the fan bl...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDX08W4V
REPLACED FUEL FILLER NECK WITH GAS CAP. CUSTOMER DROVE TRUCK OVER 500 MILES WITHOUT LIGHT COMING BACK ON. WE REPLACED THE GAS CAP ONCE BEFORE BUT THE PROBLEM WAS IN THE FILLER NECK. Trouble codes: P0455 (gross evap leak).
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Well I appreciate all the replies even if I didn't get to read them untill vehicle was fixed. My DSL internet went down right after I posted the request for help and I just got it back today. Those who suggested going back to the basic had the solution. I made...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Spark Knock VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Hey guys thanks for all of your help. This one had had cracked plenum causing the whole thing. Replaced plenum and all is good. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
thanks to all for your help, removing and cleaning the passage ways in the throttle body did the trick...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Valve timing? VIN: 1FAFP65Z8X
I would like to start by saying thank you to all of you that offered your experience with this "Not so friendly" engine. I will start by telling you that we ended up replacing the exhaust cam sprocket, due to what we felt was a worn internal return spring. A...
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1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Brake pull VIN: 1GTFC29R3V
Thanks for the input. The fix was the abs module. When I removed it I put air pressure into the in side of the front system and only got pressure on the right side output. Inslatted a rebuilt unit from our supplier and the truck was fixed. Thanks again.
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Trans shift light flashes VIN: 1HGCB76S0N
Most of the replies I got lead me to the main relay under the dash. Well, it's a done deal. There hasn't been any problems since we changed the relay. Thanks too all.
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.7L Surge VIN: 1HGCE6648V
WELL THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. I PUT A NEW COIL IN AND HAVENT HEARD FROM HER SINCE. I GUESS WE'LL CALL THIS ONE FIXED!
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbags/ srs VIN: IHGEM22992
MY FEARS WERE UNFOUNDED AND A NEW CONTROL UNIT FIXED THIS SRS SYSTEM. AFTER I HAD VOLTAGE DROPPED THE POWERS AND GROUNDS WE HAD ORDERED A UNIT. CAR RETURNED TODAY AND UNIT INSTALLED. I WANT TO THANK MY FELLOW [AND UNSCARED] TECHS WHO ADVISED ME TO REPLACE THE ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L upshifts VIN: SAJDAO1C8Y
Thanks for your input. Smoke test of engine showed no vacuum leaks. Disconnected battery to re-boot ecu. Customer may trade car because of expense to overhaul transmission to sleeve the servo hole. Believe park pawl to be the shift problem, as it is exacerb...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
WELL, HERE IT IS. LUIS FROM CALIFORNIA HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP FOR PCM REPROGRAMMING. SIMPLE FIX BUT VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE AS AL [...] WASTE SO MUCH TIME COMING TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IT IS A REPROGR...
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1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L clutch pedal VIN: 4F4CR16X3V
I thank everyone for all their help. After we changed the clutch pedal assembly, we were able to achieve pedal. However not enough to disengage the clutch. We ended up removing the master cylinder from the vehicle with the complete line intact and bench bleedi...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Timothy nailed this one, the clutch WAS staying active ALL the time. Sent the ME Module to Beckkmann and they confirmed and repaired unit. The module has not yet returned but I am confident that this will correct problem. Beckmann says they have seen many of t... Trouble codes: P1236 (Compressor output stage magnetic coupling).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L clutch VIN: J65GXYF148
It's fixed, and here's what I learned: in A Perfect World, every car would have a factory scan tool built into the climate controls. Mercedes' PBC Push Button Controller on the dash works really well. But if this is Utopia, shouldn't the controller offer a "cl...
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start VIN: 1MELM62W1V
Ended up replacing ECM with a rebuilt unit from Ford. Forgot to mention that while the car was in its no start condition that the 5 Vref was not lost. Thanks for the feed back. Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S11 heater), P0142 (HO2S12 heater), P0155 (HO2S21 heater), P0161 (HO2S22 heater), P0172 (Rich bank 1).
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2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L cluster VIN: 1MEFM42145
FOLLOWED THE TSB AND IT WAS CHEAPER FOR THE CUSTOMER TO BRING TO DEALER, DUE TO US HAVIN TO MARK UP THE PARTS. cLUSTERS SEEM TO BE VERY COMMON ON THESE RIDES.
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE54D0N
Thanks to All who replied, Chris from Michigan, The updated grounded outer ring crankshaft pulley was the trick . thanks again, strange problem, quick fix, thats what makes this forum great.. thx again.Mark..
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Restriction VIN: WPOCA2989W
Well this one is nowing blowing cold. Several great responses pointing to faulty condensor fans,clogged condensor fins,overchaged system,restriction before condensors etc. I evacuated and recharged twice to make sure the system was not overcharged but after I ...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L tail lights &brake lights VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
shorted wire in trunk left side thanks for your help.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWST29M01
THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES.ODDLY ENOUGH RESETING THROTTLE TO BASIC DID THE TRICK.I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT.SPECIAL THANKS TO LOU.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRB69M31
Thanks again to all the replies, I realze how hard it is too get away to read these. The fix was to try a engine speed sensor, since it was a glitch and hard to pinpoint I tried a sensor, ran in the shop for 2 hours without stalling, whereas it would before e... Trouble codes: P0322.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine cooling fan VIN: WVWRH63BX1
Car has not returned for repair. Cost of fan module quote made customer want to wait until summer is over. Thanks to everyone who replied. I wish I had the "fix" to report but next time. Thanks again...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L evap VIN: YV1KS961XS
HERES WHAT I DID. I TOOK THE OLD EVAP AND PUT IT BACK IN THE CAR. IT WORKED FINE. OTHER THAN THE SLOW LEAK. PUT THE NEW ONE BACK IN AND NO COOL AGAIN. GOOD THING THIS ISN'T A CAR THAT IS REALLY HARD TO CHANGE THE EVAP. WE OVERNIGHTED A EVAP FROM VOLVO AND PUT ...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5514T
Thanks once again for all the replies and help on this one. It turned out that the fuel trims weren't reset even though I had tried to reset the computer more than once. I finally got a little tired of playing with the car and left the ecm unplugged overnigh... Trouble codes: P0133.
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