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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L abs module VIN: WAULH64B91
Hi there this audi apparently has a bad abs controller. I havent put one on in a year the dealer stocks the repair unit my question is the ones ive replaced I just bolted on no coding required ,is this still the case or must it be coded? thanks for any replies
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E12
Hey Guys, I have a 2002 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo Quattro. It was brought it because it would not start for the customer after is sputtered and stall. It was towed in and we replaced a bad coil. Two days latter the same thing happens. This time I go to pick up the ca... Trouble codes: P1225 (Also know as P0261 VAG 17633 Injector Cyl. 1 N30 Short to ground-error occurs intermittent), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Anti-theft VIN: WBAGF6323S
hELLO GROUP THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY ANTI-THEFT, IT ACTIVATES ITSELF EVERY TIME THE BATTERY DRAINS OUT. THE ANTI-THEFT MODULE ACTIVATES A 10 VOLT SIGNAL TO THE PCM WHICH CUTTS INJECTOR PULSE, STARTER SIGNAL, CRANK SIGNAL, AND IGNITION. THE CAR DOE...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti theft VIN: 1G4CW52K5V
The customer originally had this car in for the air bag light being on, that turned out to be the BCM, which was completely dead, no functions, no communication. Replaced the BCM and programmed, everything works good. Now the car intermittently has a no crank ...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
Customer concern is engine miss at light cruise at 47-48 mph. We have replaced all spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, performed upper intake and fuel injection service & replaced all injectors, and even replaced torque converter to no avail. All systems check out...
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L obd monitors not on VIN: 1G6KY5295V
this vehicle came in to our shop with failed emmisions and obd2 was not in ready mode, 02, 02 heater and catilist moniters are not ready. i have taken the vehicle through the drive cycles several times and allowed vwhicle to cool but the moniters remain not re...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
Car came in with no cold air complaint. Compressor not engaging. Found bad high side temp sensor, code b1312, replaced open sensor, cleared all modules, no compressor engagement. No trouble codes. System is full of freon, can blow cold air if I bypass relay an...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
Hello all, I have a north star cadillac that I am trying to seal the oil pan on. We're reassembling now and I am not at all comfortable with the torque specs in the info I have. We're replacing the plate with the oil pan as advised and this requires removal of...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L poor pedal feel VIN: 1GTEC14H9S
Hello Group, We have this 95 c1500 2wd with a spongy low brake pedal application. We have dead plugged the master, resulting in a hard pedal. We dead plugged the exit lines from the 4wal system and had a hard pedal. Once the front is hooked back up, some of t...
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1G1YY3254T
After 1000 miles since clutch replaced, car has come back with a hard / impossible to shift. I get the car in and you cant shift it into any gear with it running. Shut it off and its fine. Acts like your not pushing the pedal down enough. The weird thing is th...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GBEK19R8V
ive been messing with this truck for two days off and on-when you gradually give it gas under load or in nuetral it will rev up fine-when you take off from a stop or rev it up fast it labors to rev up and has no power whatsoever-you imediatly think it has a pl...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X0W
came in with a random misfire replaced plugs, wires, dis cap and fuel filter left and it was all right. came back it set a p0300 and we could see it was misfiring on 1,3,5. we did 2 injectors drove for awhile was misfiring again 1,3,5. we than put a dist. on i... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L a/c VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
hey folks,i am at a loss with this thing!when the ac is on it still blows hot air no cold at all,we have replaced the heater control and both sensors in the air ducts and still nothing.by the way it has the computer controled climate system.any ideas would be ...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speedo odometer VIN: 1GCDM19W5Y
here is what i got... the speedo doesn't work (stays at 0) & the odometer and the prndl do not light up. on my red brick, i can see vehicle speed and the gear position and both read properly. on the plug that connects to the speedo, all power and grounds seem ...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 2.5L a/c electrical system, VIN: 2CNBJ73462
customer said that when they turn the a/c on, the right turn signal starts blinking fast and short, 4x4 indicator light starts flashing, and a/c does not come on. when tech began to investigate, a/c worked fine for 20 minutes, then acted up as customer had ind...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L heated seats VIN: 3GNFK16ZO3
Drivers heated seat comes on by itself. Replaced heater switch, problem remains. Inspected wiring from drivers door module through door to fuse block, looks good. Scanner readings indicate heater request on and off. Looks like a bad drivers door module but is ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L sulfur odor from exh VIN: 1GCHK23104
Help G.M./diesel techs! This customer complains when towing heavy loads he is starting to get a strong sulfur smell that has not happened before. He has owned it since new,uses cheap fuel and vehicle has no other drivability concerns/no check engine light. Any...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L starter no crank VIN: 1GCEC19X14
I havent dug to deep just enough to check all my wiring leaving both fuses that it blew. The ing. 0 fuse and ign. b fuse where blown upon arrival from wrecker, no comm. with n e of the moudules. Found blown fuses both, truck started up and had two tcc codes an...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13594
vehicle ha snew fuel filter and shows good fuel pressure. no codes in computer. runs very rough at any spped witrh tank at 1/4 tom 1/2 full.
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC52F14
I am not sure what is gooing on but could use some help.. customer left key on had tojump start..drove for awhile then shut off..would not restart after that...spins but sounds like a car with a broke t-belt...any in put woould be great, not real sure were to ...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H4T
Hello everyone! I have a strange one that has been beating me up. This Sebring got towed in with a check engine light on and flashing, and engine would not run. In the process of diagnoses when I had the #2 plug wire off to check for spark the vehicle started.... Trouble codes: 300 (random cylinder misfire), 302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H8W
Normally I would spend more time on this but leaving on vacation tomorrow and would like to fix this first. This was driven in running real bad. Fuel pump relay is kicking on and of even with car not running. We had codes for all the injectors but I did not ri... Trouble codes: P1899 (neutral safety switch failed)
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Interior VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
When parked customer says alarm will go off interm (have not been able to duplicate). When driving interior lights, door locks (will try to lock), door ajar light will come on interm in all driving conditions (idle or cruise). In addition found codes in BCM: 1...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L High Pressure VIN: 3C8FY78G03
Hey everyone, I'm looking for assistance on this PT. She had the a/c "charged" at a lube center. It worked for three days. She said it started to make a "funny" noise, then the a/c stopped. She returned to lube center, they "extracted" refrigerant and gave her...
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1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 1B3ES47C7S
This vehicle needed brakes, which were replaced front pads, right front caliper and restricted right front hose. Master cylinder had an internal noise which turned out to be the pushrod for which we found a bulletin to lubricate the rod. The master leaked so w...
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire, backfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y5S
thanks for reading! We just installed a used engine from a 94 jeep grand cherokee into a 95 dodge ram. After switching many parts, vehicle starts and runs but backfires thru intake. We have checked timing, did a tune up on it(cap, wires, rotor, plugs and coil...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R4T
Came in as no start, no crank after intermittant dying issue that they could not fix with above items. No mention of CEL at this time. Replaced dead battery to fix no crank. Engine had no spark on cranking until it eventually fired and died, ran very poorly li... Trouble codes: P0351
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H2W
We removed the intake completly and check compression. replaced leaking valve cover gaskets and installed the correct spark plugs (had Bosh platnuem in it) repaired the exhaust leak (broken studs at the cat) started vehicle it hesitates and pops up through the...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11XXX
Misfire #4 cylinder when cold. Misfire goes away on misfire counter when engine warms up. Good compression, good plug, good plug wire. Switch fuel injectors. Misfire continues when cold. email [...]
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X0X
i have a 99 dokata that randomly stalls,mostly at idle or decel.1 time it was a crank no start,truck was towed in and as soon as went to it,the truck started right up.i have had it stall a few times and both were like a bad crank sensor,it just shut off.how ev...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ac system VIN: 2B4GP44382
Hey guys this one is wierd. The ac cools to only 60-64 degrees at idle in the shade on high blow 61 on low speed blower we have recharged with correct amount of refrigerant but no change. Any suggestions please
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1991 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4E3CT64U4M
Hello all, this one has me chaseing my tail. The vehicle runs and drives awsome. No problems at all except when you park it after a hot soak of 20-30 min. it will start up and idle very rough. Its idle is 300-700 and strugleing to stay running. It has 1 time f...
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Odometer VIN: 1FACF74W3N
Looking for Repair facility who can repair to make Odometer operational. All other gauges & Speedometer functional. Vehicle has an analogue 120 MPH Speedo/Odometer w/Trip cluster. From reading other posts, appears to be common problem. Thank you,
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
Truck is from a used car lot with no history. Sometimes it runs great, sometimes it runs like a stuck open egr valve at idle with lope, slight black smoke and bad smell. Sometimes it idles great and sometimes it stumbles and the IAC can be heard correcting its...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V3Y
cust request to replace egr control solinoid and dpfe sensor all vac lines good exhaust is clear throttle body port to egr is clean and correct egr was replaced so system is about all new does any one know of a tsb i cant find one or any one know of a flash ne... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
This bad girl has 9 codes: C1185 ABS Power Realy Output Ckt Failure, C1194 ABS Outlet Valve Coil LF Ckt Failure, C1198 ABS Inlet Valve Coil LF Ckt Failure, C1210 ABS Outlet Valve Coil RF Ckt Failure, C1214 ABS Inlet Valve Coil RF Ckt Failure, C1242 ABS Outlet ...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
when attempting to reflash, got no response from pcm. although it successfully performed koeo function. and was able to identify the vehicle. This morning the vetronix rep came in to help and now vehicle will not communicate with scanner and cranks but will no...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U31
Vehicle exhibits a missing out/no power condition at all times. Worse upon acceleration. Customer informed us that plug wires were original so we replaced plug wires-no change. After doing extensive diagnosis we found that if unplug the transmission wiring har... Trouble codes: P1760 (pressure cntl sol. A electrical short), P0763, P0760, P0750, P0743, P0740
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L right shaft seal VIN: 1FMYU041X2
Have a leak on the front right side inner seal . Ford calls it the pto [tranfere case]unit. We recieved a seal and pulled out the sv shaft front this, what I woud call a tranfere case. There was a dust sheild then a seal. I did not get a good look at it but we...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L abs light VIN: 1HGEM21932
abs light on constantly with key on and also when driving,, check with snap on solos and modus,, no codes in system, and could not clear codes,, used mitchell on demand "trouble shooting abs indicator does not go off" end conclusion bad abs controller,, replac...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Parking lights VIN: KMHVFZ4N7T
First time posting here.. working on this 96 Accent, could use input or info from any Hyundai gurus out there. Parking lights on the vehicle remain on at all times. Tried unplugging the headlight switch, no change. Pulled the parking light relay in the underho...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L alternator VIN: 1GGCS1448W
This truck came in no Charging (light on)and no charge on dash gauge. After visual found apparent fuse link melted and wire cut and connected directly to terminal. Solved this issue still no charge (cked at Alt. and bat.) per mitchell on demand cked continuity...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT28L1L
Don't have access to component locator, need location of ASD& Fuel pump relays . All help is appreciated !
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4G258S8X
Car came in with overheated problems. Upon inspection. Found at my shop: over heat very fast in two minutes, no thermostat, upper hose hot to the touch, lower hose very cool, no mechanical clutch fan, but electrical fan on during over heat, no block in between...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KNDJA72331
Kia techs, I started the car with no problem, it ran for 2 or 3 seconds and shut off...no misfire or stumble, just a clean shut off. I immediately tried to restart it and it just cranked. I went back in the shop to get my computer, came back out and tried to ...
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L shock absorbers VIN: JT6HT00W8Y
Vehicle came in customers cleaims "bouncey". I road tested, it is indeed "bouncey". The front end seems stiff and bounces on bumps. This vehicle has the variable ride height and dampening control. The height control seems to funtion, but the dampening does no...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L 3-o/d shift VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
used car dealer stated truck was driven on dyno 15 mph for 30 sec...not knowing trans operation before , would this damage u/d clutch (c3) or was trans already damaged to be able to drive 15 mph? in process of changing knock sensors & harness also checking cru...
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNLM91V8P
Came in on a hook due to overheating "in the red". Customer states that, until now, car had never been past center of the gauge. Also states that car had stalled several times just prior to this condition. Filled with coolant and ran it up. Goes past the "no...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S23
Hi, we don't see to many of those so not really familiar with them. Here is the problem: Car idles very low, will not accelarate or rev, a lot of times it dies and sometimes it will not restart. At times it will run just fine until you start driving it and it ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2), P2195 (O2 sensor 1 not switching), P2197 (O2 sensor 2 no response)
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L abs VIN: JM1TA2228X
hello mazda techs i have a millenia with the tcs light coming on and reducing power. sets code 82 for tcs/ecm line error. i followed flow chart for code 82 voltage is correct no shorts to ground. i used lab scope to moniter tcs/ecm line and no problem seen.
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L freon leak VIN: 1YVGF22C61
car came into our shop about a month ago with ac blowing hot after a complete inspection of the ac we found the system to be low of freon. we charged the ac and injected dye and instucted the customer to use the ac regulary to circulate the dye in the system a...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A42
Van was brought in with a constant misfire. Scanned PCM, no codes found. STFT approximately -5 to +3 both banks. O2 sensors are switching normally. Using Genisys, could not monitor misfires, so inspected front bank. Plugs and boots were OE, and had rust and tr...
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2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353X3
Codes p0507 idle air control system RPM higher than expected and p0850 park nutral input circuit and it stays on high idle. Continuity test on orange and violet/red wire to ECU from IAC is fine. 10.7 ohms on valve. Are you seeing thease valves going bad? Any o... Trouble codes: P0507, P0505
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L coolant VIN: WDB1260441
Ok this one is kind of odd. About 4 months ago this beautiful mercedes came to me with the complaint that in traffic the car would run a little hot. The first thing I did was check the fan clutch, of course it was shot! So i replaced it with a O.E unit. The ca...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J52
This car has a draw on the battery and it will go dead in a couple of days. The battery tests fine when fully charged and the charging system is working correctly. With everything turned off the batt. has a draw of .8-.9 amps.. Unpluging the radio will reduce ...
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1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1MELM5344P
NO power under load only when hot! When its cold it fine. As soon as it warms up it wont get out of its own way. o2 sensors go full rich when accelerating. SO that rules out anything fuel related, right? No, codes. KOER or KOEO. Ignition 10 degrees base timing...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JA4MW31R11
engine appears to run normal temperture at 175f. has any one has this problem? thank in advance for the help.
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L clutch pedal VIN: JN1AZ34D03
vehicle came in with clutch noise from throw out bearing. clutch was working fine just very noisy. my tech removed trans when he removed trans he disconnected slave cylinder. installed everything and gravity bleeed clutch. sat in car and pressed clutch pedal, ...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WS14T1K
this car starts ,runs and acelerates fine when cold .the minute it warms up it wont accelerate. found the main fuel line at the tank twisted and kinked replaced line pump and filter . no change.also i can play with the throttle and when its back to rest map is...
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1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY53LON
We orig got this car in for a bad crank pulley, and misfire. We replaced the balancer and crank sensor. To fix the misfire we replaced the coil pack and module. The car left running fine. The customer drove it for 3 days then it started missing under load, ses... Trouble codes: 42 (esc failure)
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Surge VIN: WAUKE5443L
WOW!! The Audi techs hit the nail on the head! We did a complete timing belt job and continued on the car. The idle switch wasn't closing and was causing the idle surge. IAC valve works well after cleaning. Continued on to the hot stalling and found the scope ...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Rear coil springs VIN: WAUGD28D2X
Ahah! It was broken springs on both sides. The first time around I just didnt see the broken parts at the top and bottom, I wasnt really looking for that specificly. Thanks a million, you were right on the money!
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Wipers VIN: WAULC68E13
Thanks for the replies. The linkage all looked ok abd was not binding. We replaced the wiper motor and now the problem is fixed. Customer lives out of town so it took a while to get the car back. Thanks
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L reverse VIN: WBAGG83411
we had 3 replies on this on - these cars have check ball issues - evidently the ball will wear out and pass through preventing pressure build up and activation of the reverse gear piston - I am not sure if a transmission service would have corrected this car b...
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pass. doors VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
Scott from Canada nailed it on the head. The door lock mechanism on the door latches were seized in the lock position. Doused the inside of both doors with wd40 and I was able to work the lock rod loose on the rear door. The front door also had a seized doo...
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1987 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCBS14EOG
I had many replies some of which said to check what I had previously stated. But the 4 people nailed Harold [...] all deserve mention. Coil ohms good but after I had tried everything else I replaced coi...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
thanks to all who responded. This vehicle i believe has a weak valve spring. All the checks to the egr valve showed ok, fuel pressure drop was solved with a new fuel pump assembly,checked sensors, distributor shaft, and intake leak ckecked ok but still has mis... Trouble codes: P300.
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNEL19W7Y
Thank you again iatn members. 8 e-mails and 3 of them were right on the money. There was a small rust flake under one of the sensors causing the abs sensor pattern to cut out at low speeds. Pulled both sensors out, filed the mounting flanges smooth and it work...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L oil pump VIN: 1235885698
Thanks guys for your input on this. We sold many of these GM cars with this motor and got worried about it. I spun the motor over W/a rachet and checked the cam. Lookes 100 %. Odd enough I took the filter off and cut it apart. 1 single piece of metal found, bu...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L alarm set VIN: 1C4GP54GXX
well, i countinued checking system, my pin tests all came back good. Can comunicate with all systems and only issue is the alarm set light. I will be sending this to the dealer to be have the dash board reprogramed per suggestions and see if that fixes the lig...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L73
gilbert says fuel psi should be 58 psi i had 45 change the pump psi went up to 57 psi all the fuei trims normal thank you gilbert Trouble codes: P0171.
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HD46FIT
many many thanks for good reply. this was fix found cam timng was off.correct timing trim back to normal .clear code road tested set monitor. no more check engine light.all is well. thanks. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46F0V
Sorry it took so long to close this but the customer had to wait before going any further with repairs. After getting the car back and getting it to act up we were pretty confident that we had some kind of a spark related missfire occuring. Not having any ki...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L speedometer
dealer decided to take it back to auction.thanks for all the help.
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1995 Eagle Summit 2.4L No Start VIN: JE3AC5OG3S
After 2 hrs of more searching and still no luck , we sent this back to the ppl who screwed this up in the first place
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
Thanks for all the help. Most replies were to check tire size but that was not an issue as all tires were brand new and replaced six months ago. The tires were the same size and make and even measured exactly the same. One tech suggested a trans fluid modifi...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L air level VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Thanks to the 17 that responded to my request for help. You were all right on with the fact that this is an issue with the vacuum. When the vehicle was under load it would go into default and then come back out through the vents when at light load. I discon...
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start
Man I luv this website!Only iatn could make a goober like me look like Albert Einstein.Thanks to everybody who replied because even the replies that weren't the cause in this case were great food for thought. Thanks to Mike from New Mexico, you nailed it.Tony...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Most techs mentioned the gasket up-date,some suggested cleaning the MAF sensor wire so I did that, have to wait and see if it works. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean fuel mix Bank1).
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L brakes VIN: 1FAFP4442Y
Sorry for the delay but this car sat on the back burner as is not there primary vehicle. Thanks for all of the replies. We bleed this thing every way you can think of and could not get the air out of it. After blocking the lines we still had no pedal. So we in...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172X2
Thanks to all that replied. This was a strange one. I ended up call the identifix hotline, they told me that they have seen this before on Ford Taurus. The fix was to unplug the battery for 15 min, then drive the it on a straight road, accelerate to 60 then of... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306, P0313.
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Battery VIN: 1FAFP44422
Replace amplifier draw went from 120ma to 20ma. On to the next one.
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L battery draw VIN: 2FMZA56453
It turns out the battery was a bit weak, replaced with a new one. It did take half an hour for the computer to go to sleep and the draw then went down to .2 amps. I did not know the 2003 models did that, so wasn't expecting that.
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L abs/traction control VIN: 2FMDA58215
THANKS FOR 3 RESPONSES TO MY POST. M.I.L. [MOTHERINLAW] DECIDED TO ATTEMPT THE DEALER ROUTE HOPING TO CONVINCE THEM TO AFFECT REPAIRS AT A LOW OR NO COST. MICHEAL FROM GERMANY SAID TO REPLACE CONTROLLER AND MONITOR CIRC. 601 ADDRESSING THE CONTROLLER CODE, WHI...
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1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19Z8S
This truck is fixed. Turnes out as the control module heated up, it would begin to misfire randomly. A new module fixed this truck. Several suggestioned a vaccum leak, so we tested it with a smoke machine and found nothing. As for the clutch, the customer ...
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1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTHC33F0T
Well the customer is unable to afford the parts right now so I'm still waiting to hear from them.As soon as they can afford it we are going to put a PMD cooler on it and see how it goes thank you for all of you guys' help it is greatly appreciated Trouble codes: 236 (Boost Sensor 1 Out of Range).
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Traction Control VIN: 2HKRL1867Y
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18621
We decided to clear the code and have the customer drive it. We did not investigate the problem further. Thanks for the replies.
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Thanks to all who helped out. Many of the answers that were given put me on the right track. I went ahead and replaced the MAF and sent to the dealer to have the ECM reprogrammed. Got the car back and it ran perfect. The thing that threw me off is I did discon... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall VIN: 4SZCK58W6Y
SORRY I HAVE NOT SEEN THE TRUCK SINCE I DID THE F.I. SERVICE ON IT SO I DONT KNOW THE OUT COME. IT WAS A LOT BETTER AFTER SERVICE AND I WILL SOME HOW LET YOU GUYS KNOW WHEN I KNOW SOMTHIG MORE.
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 452DM58Y44
We remove the intake and decarbed as suggested, and performed a motorvac on the thing. replaced sparkplugs, and scope tested the coils, swaped coils around, ect. misfire was always on the same cyls. we where heading toward pulling the injectors and having them... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0306 (misfire cyl 6).
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1742T
I am still waiting for the PCM (ECM) to come back from the rebuilders. The advice I received was great and the best of it follows: Crankshaft position sensor is a big problem and will cause no fuel, no spark, no pulse for injectors. There are corrosion pr...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L fan clutch VIN: 1J4GL58565
I was hoping to hear from someone who had actually performed this repair and could give a definate answer. I believe that it is possible to replace the fan clutch without disconnecting the a/c lines but I do not know for sure.
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L ac system VIN: KNDSP13192
We never got the chance to get this van back in to repair.most replys thought that there was a problem with eather air in system or improper state of charge. We evauated, vacumed, and recharged the system with the proper amount of r134 2pounds 3 oz. I am sorr...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L transaxle VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
Several replies stated that just cleaning the vent does not always mean the vent is clear. I replaced the vent with a new one & so far all is ok. Thanks
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1989 Mazda MX-6 DX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGD31B8L
Thanks everyone for all the help. It ended up being something I had checked but over looked. The timing was spot on per the timing marks but the keyway on the dampner was worn. Repaired and now it runs like a top. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F4YR12C0W
Idle air control valve solved the problem, thanks to all who suggested the idle air control valve.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU08102
Replaced vapor management valve that lives on the left front strut tower. Replaced and then ran the EVAP test with the WDS. This time that I ran the test with the new valve It passed the test. everything was within the parameters of the duty cycle and target... Trouble codes: P0457.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBEAB0D6C
Thanks for all replies, folks. I have elected to send this one to the dealer. I like to be very familiar with how the system works before attempting a fix, and I am just not knowledgable enough on these systems. No point wasting customers money on inefficient ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA39D4H
Sorry for the delay on the close but since this is my car it sits outside and I forget about it. I have not actually fixed it yet but the general concensis seems to be that I need to get a fuel pressure box on the side of the fd and try it so I am looking to f...
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