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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7679S
Vehicle Came in with Miss on Cyl #6 due to faulty head gasket. We Changed out but vehicle will not start. No Check Engine Light on no Oil Light on either for bulb check will not flash codes.Checked fuse 13 according to mitchell but it is good has power. Coolan...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B32
Had code p0024 bank 2 exhaust cam over advanced. checked timing belt again and belt is in time. checked cam sensor checked out ok. checked to see if computer is activating exhaust cam solinoid. Under most conditions the computer will toggle exhaust cams togeth... Trouble codes: P0024 (exhaust cam advanced bank 2)
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
idle hunts from roughly 250 up to 1200 solus says idle should be stable at 550 hot, cold as high as 1300 mass air has been replaced checked both relays mass air reading is 5 to 6 lbs per hr at hot idle ( i will refer to all as hot idle unless noted)injector ms...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P8R
problem is the injectors are not pulsing i have checked all grounds the wirng harness everthing ohmed good. replaced pcm with known good one and brand new distibutor. Still dont have any noid engine cranks fine but when hooked up to scan tool i have no rpm whe...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L #10 fuse VIN: 1GCDT19ZXR
First of all I would like to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to read this post. I have this '94 S10 that is blowing fuse #10 ecm/ign fuse 10 amp. The best I can tell is the fuse is blowing while driving on the customer. From my diagram this circu...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29F0S
This truck starts fine no smoke but rev it up to 2000rpm it starts to missfire and black smoke code 19 or 18 will set eventually. under load or no load same problem. Engine runs better once ses light comes on. cam offset 0.08. Fuel psi is 4-6psi and will fill ... Trouble codes: 18 (cam sensor), 19 (crank sensor)
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Rear differential VIN: 3GNGK26U9Y
Every 50-75 miles when coasting to a stop light there will be a loud bang in the rear end when down shift occures. Everything in the drive line is tight and this only happens randomly - you cannot make it happen. I sent this to a transmission shop and he drove...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2C3GND3782
vehicle came in with a no start condition tested fuel pressure and is good 50 psi. has no injector pulse or spark. compression is at 130 on all cylinders. scan data shows no rpm when cranking. replaced cam and crank sensor with no change (also made sure that s...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L bcm VIN: 1GNEG13ZX2
Please bear with the long story, I want to make sure all the facts are out there. This 02 Tahoe will kill the battery after 3-4 days according to the customer. It initially came in and had a 221mA draw. It was brought back in the next day and for most of the d...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEG19X82
Hello this astro van came in the shop from a different shop they installed new fuel pump, new injectors, new fuel regulator new ECT sensor the van runs fine but has a problem when it is hot they drive the van for 1 or 2 hr and they stop for 5 minutes the van s...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19X12
hello group, this awd astro came in with service awd light on and a code C0310(open on the encoder motor A or B circuit)did resistance test at motor connector it was open, tapped with hammer came into specs. replaced encoder motor, cleared history code and wen...
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC52F83
need help from gm guru: i have this 2.2 4 cyl cavalier if i 3/4 floor it in park or intermittently driving down the road i loose injector pulse. i checked and am not loosing the 12 volts to the injectors i am loosing the control side from the pcm. car will sta...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S34
I have this trailblazer that came in with p1133 & p0172 codes in it, reflahsed computer per Bulletin #04-06-04-053. Noticed on road trip afterwards that O2 sensor acting erratic. Code p0133 came back. Put new front O2 sensor in it. O2 sensor works great now, b... Trouble codes: P1133, P0172
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L p0340 VIN: L6TB438029
HELP! I have this van with P0340 (no cam signal at pcm). I have checked the wires from cam sensor to pcm, the wires from crank sensor to pcm, and power and ground to these sensors. I have looked at the cam (sensor ring?) through the cam sensor hole while crank...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GP54R9V
good day chrylser guru's customer states that speedo will drop to zero, door locks lock and unlock. ses light is on. car will run but if you stop it may not restart. then everything starts working fine. i checked the serial data lines all checked good. dont wa... Trouble codes: 1695 (1698 -), 1698
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L unknown VIN: 3B7HF13Z1T
hi everyone, hoping some dodge experts have some experience with this type of problem.customer was driving along & came to a stop for stop sign & went to accel & truck jumped forward(as normal for a few feet),heard a bang & trans stopped functioning-no gears f...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Will not shut off VIN: R2VR285769
This one really stumps me. Customer complains that vehicle will run for up to 20 minutes (?) after removing the key. (I've only been able to get it run on for 20 or 30 seconds, but it does it with regularity). Due to high mileage, removed instrument cluster/bu... Trouble codes: P1799 (TCM code - calculated oil temp in use.), P1792 (TCM code - battery disconnected)
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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 Stratus 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
the car had been somewhere else for repair and the mechanics could not fix the problem and it came for me that instantly i`ve hooked up the scanner test and i got the code po171 air/fuel mix ratio rich, i did change the o2 sensor and a light tune up, but still... Trouble codes: P0171
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R05
code 0405 egr sensor "a" signal low replaced egr valve cleared code didnt even make off lot before code reappeared check wiring from ecu to sensor connector found ok checked voltages and grounds found with-in specs. talked to dealer they thought a possible cri... Trouble codes: P0405
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L condenser fan VIN: 1D8HB48N15
First, thanks to all who give up their valuable time in responding to a fellow techs problem. The customer complained that the ac was not cold enough. We roadtested the vehicle to verify the complaint. The condenser fan would not operate when turning on the a...
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2007 Dodge Magnum SRT8 6.1L clutch plate chatter? VIN: 2D8GV77307
This is my wifes new vehicle. There is no dipstick on the tranny likely since its a mercedes design- I have a service dipstick ordered to verify fluid level. Vehicle has an intermittent chatter that feels like clutch plate chatter (such as the older chrysler t...
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1976 Ford Pickup F100 6.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
basicly im not a old ford guy ,what i have is a truck that will run good cold once it gets hot it just quits like you shut of the key , if you try to restart it will backfire skip , run real ruogh if it starts,ive tried to install 3 different manufactures of c...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F8S
plese help this truck is giving me a heart attack anyways i have this 95 ford f 350 7.3 it first came to me with a no start found that cam sensor had no rpm so changed and got it back still no start checked icp found low presser so checked icpr a found that wa...
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1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMUA11U8V
Thank You in Advanced, at a utter loss with this thing. Customer states that vehicle will not start, turns over but no start. Customer says after several attempts will start. Had customer bring vehicle in, tried to duplicate problem, but would'nt you know? St...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Codes VIN: 1FTNX21F1X
Hello Ford Diesel Techs. This truck came in running like it was going to fall apart right in the shop. It hard a list of codes as long as my arm. Upon testing I found the we needed to replace the valve cover gaskets and the injector-glow plug harness that so... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust Backpressure Performance)
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S0Y
well, here we go again. good customer has this ##$^* ford that is making lots of gray hair. mil light comes on blinking, sets code for misfire #6 cylinder. now for the crazy part. only does it when it sits idling, ie traffic congestion, things like that, and a...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F9Y
diesel guys please help!!!this truck died while driving.refered from another shop.batteries where down on arrival.charged over night.cranks fine now.had erratic cranking rpm 100 to 400 rpm.replaced cam sensor now rpm steady.engine knocks loudly on cranking oca...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALVGDEW0
vehicle came in with po302 miss fire, found looks like oil fouled plug on that cyl. so replaced all plugs and wires and did a fuel inj rail clean. now vehicle runs smooth but slight accel there is a flutter or miss @ times.on the snap on modis dosent support m... Trouble codes: P0302
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L a/c air flow VIN: 1FMPU18L23
The heater and a/c work normal except when you try to lower the temp over 10 degrees below the outside temp reading, then it switches to defrost from the vents. Pressing any button has no effect on the air flow, always comes out the defroster with the temp low...
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1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GKDM19Z6R
okay here goes- the problem is the car doesnt shut off. the problem is intermittent and when it happens, you can take the key right out of the van it still runs. the van does seem to be off otherwise, all the lights gauges ect are shut off the windows dont go ...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMRA1860T
I replaced the engine and trans in this van with units from Japan. The engine was basically a long block. Put everything together and no start. Fuel pressure spark timing all OK. Being a Japanese motor it didn't have a TDC or Crank Position sensor so I transfe...
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2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L srs lamp VIN: 1HGEM21194
after body repair ligt is on srs anybody have the procedure to reset light without scan tool
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L pressures, condensor fan VIN: JNKNG01D6R
Hi i have a '94 Q45 that came in blowing warm, the compressor was not coming on but after i jumped the relay to make sure the compressor works and put the relay back in place now it works as it should. next I evacuated system to check refridgerant level and it...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W91
car came in with no fuel pressure replaced fuel pump and fixed vehicle came back towed in no start again but now has no communication with pcm. have checked all fuses, mainrelay, power at pcm power and at dlc and have it. No injector pulse, no fire at coil pac...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4BR82PXR
Vehicle came in with intermittent misfire, intermittent MIL on, code P1314 present. Found air leaks at intake tube to throttle body boot and crack at IAT sensor in tube. Repaired. No change. Weird. Tested coils, fuel injectors, and circuits electrically - ok. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire detected), P1314 (Bank 2 catalyst damaging misfire)
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6241W
Morning I'm having problems finding any info on these codes! has anyone have definition for these codes or any info at all that could lead me in the right drection would be helpful! thanks. Trouble codes: P1111 (unknown), P1643 (can link control module transmission control)
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Surge, posibile shift VIN: KNDJA723X2
coustomer stated after vech is warmed up and mainly on decell the rpms jump about 1500 rpm and also started doing it when on lite acceleration .no codes in the system went for a test ride with coustomer it did what he discrebed once it felt to me like on decel...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALLPAMC4T
Hi dear friends from South America im find now with a Land Rover Range Rover year 96, the car comes from another workshop with not start problem, i have no check engine light on with koeo, the remote control is working fine and seems to be not inmobilized beca...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK1319P
I can't see the forest for the trees at this point and would like some input on which direction to take. this is the bosses brothers vehicle and I'm sure he needs it to pass smog.
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JTHBF30G72
Hey Lexus guys & gals, Customer states brake pedal goes very low and will pump up to almost normal (2-3 pumps). We confirmed complaint. Inspection shows just under 1/2 padding thickness in rear and about 1/2 padding thickness in front. Rotors in spec. Run out...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
hi all, i have this mazda that is eating my lunch, car came in with water pump out, tech installed new water pump and timming belt, car came back with head gaskets out i installed new head gasket and had the head worked over, car runs good going down the road ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L compressor VIN: WDBCA35E3L
ok we have this car in for no a/c or working poorly & cutting off at times so we retro fit the car to r134 & system works good for about one min. then cut off the power to the compressor & idle up cuts back down to normal like we turned off the system. tryed n...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Every now and again the ASR light will come on and the vehicle won't even get out of its own way. It acts like it is detecting wheel spin and is tring to correct it by kocking down the engine power. The fault usally happens right after starting the car and acc... Trouble codes: 022 (Limp Mode), 035 (O2 Rich), 006 (Idle Speed Control Inop)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J71
this Mercedes came in with four codes and running poorly. the codes were P0141 B1S2 heater ckt, P0100 MAF performance, P0170, P0173. car had "autozone special" spark plugs in it and they were almost black from fuel fouling and had a definite bad MAF. replaced ... Trouble codes: P0141 (bank 1 sensor 2 heater ckt)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L ignition key VIN: 4JGAB72E01
key cannot be removed at times from lock cylinder. cleaned key and lock cylinder with solvent. customer has been having problem intermittently for a year. customer had to push shifter forward at times to remove key. is there anyone who is familiar with this in...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Speedo VIN: 4M2XV11T2X
Customer states that speedo drops to Zero intermintanly,None of us in the shop has duplicated the problem.Is there any common problems with these vans. Thanks Jon
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM7AW4Y
Engine dies when cooling fan comes on. Either when A/C pressure or engine temp tells fan to come on. No stumble or stutter, almost imediate shut down.
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L tIMING bELT VIN: 1MEFM6538Y
Hello Everyone Just have a question about this vehicle.This was my first installing a timing belt on this type of engine.The upper idler bolt had brokem letting the idler pulley flop around making noise.Car was still running OK.I disssembled front of engine.O...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L lack of power VIN: JA3AY11AXW
This vehicle came in with a lack of power complaint. The history on this vehicle is that about 2 years ago a shop in North Dakada replaced the ECM to correct this same problem. The customer purchase a reman. ECM and asked us to install to fix concern. This did...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L floorboad VIN: 4A3AA46G21
This car came in with 2 complaints, the check engine light; an easy fix, it needed an O2 sensor. The other is that when it rains the floorboards become wet. The carpet gets enough water in it that it will "squish" when stepped on. We have tried running water o...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2FMDA514TB
hey guys need some input please . this altima has cylo # 4 dead , plug black , and a snaping noise like a wrist pin only when plug wire is connected. noise most audible through # 4 exh valve running with valve cover removed through stethascope at spring . rebu...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
I've got a strange one here. A 2000 Maxima that the customer found dead in the parking lot. They replaced the battery and it started right up, but will not revv up or drive over 30 mph. There are no trouble codes, and the live data looks normal except for this...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L frame VIN: 1N4AL11E33
Hi Fellow Technicians ! I have a longtime customer with a popping noise from the left front of her 03 Altima. We hear it at slow speeds when braking. I looked at the ft. end and everything is tight. I see a TSB # NTB03-002 that addresses a similiar condition. ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52H61
June 12th car came in for a no-start. After all tests performed, found had 8 volts on serial data line. Replaced Pcm(Ac Delco reman)& car started(voltage on that circuit went to below .5 volts) Last night car towed in with same problem. Had 8 volts on serial d... Trouble codes: U1301
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1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L ground strap VIN: 1G2NE54D5K
I know this sounds strange, but I can't find the ground strap wire that goes from the engine to the body on this car. The factory service manual wire diagram has it hanging out in space and does not say where it is located. I went over, under and around this c...
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1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G34G5778U
so far p0101 came back as maf sensor low there is 5.54 reference volts to sensors ,starts fine but does studer then stall starts right back up, asking if anyone has had this on the 3.8 any help thanked ahead of time. Trouble codes: P0101, P0406
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L brake master VIN: 1G2JB124XV
Help. I am a AUDI specialist and seem to be getting confused diagnosing this simple car.. car came in with loss of brake fluid,I refilled the master,pumped the brakes (looking for a leak) and found nothing.I found the RF and LR have no pressure but the LF and ...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs module VIN: 1G2WP12K8W
greetings to all,this pontiac has several abs codes,co896 device voltage range performance,co550 ecu malfunction,co450 steer assist control actuator circuit malfunction.the abs light is on as well asthe traction control light,customer says at times he does los...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L passlock VIN: 1G2NE12E8X
This vehicle will intermittently not start and security light comes on. The passlock cylinder has been replaced. DTC's B2960, B3133, and B3138 keep returning. Before I replace the BCM I would like a second opinion. Thanks guys, Lee
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Windows/Sunroof VIN: WAUKE5444L
Thanks for the help on this one. As several of you with good long term memories recalled, there was a broken wire in the vicinity of the driver's door jamb. Repaired wiring and windows, sunroof, etc started working again.
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1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CB53B6N
After checking all ground circuits and running new Oxygen sensor wire from sensor to PCM with no change, I replaced PCM.Vehicle now works the way it was designed.Thanks for the input to all that responded.
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L bcm VIN: 3GYEK63N23
Thanks to all who replied. I did need TIS to program the BCM. There are different options of software you have to pick and choose from. My Tech 2 could not be used with the TIS on the SPS software because GM uses different drivers that my J2534 pass thru progr...
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1975 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L pilot bearing
Customers needed truck, so they went and found a used differential. Gave up looking for bearing due to time. I do thank everyone for their time and help.
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54TXL
Yes the burden is fixed!!! Thanks to ken youmg, Dan [...] for mentioning the polarity of the crank sensor wiring. I notice that there had been previous repairs to the crank sensor... the customer had silicone all over the connector at t...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L converter VIN: 1GCEC19R3V
after hearing all af the problems with these tranny's and the mileage decided to do a complete reman.thanks to everyone who helped.i wish i had checked here before i installed a reman valve body.
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speedo odometer VIN: 1GCDM19W5Y
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED. FUSE 19 (RADIO BATT) WAS BLOWN. IM NOT SURE HOW I MISSED IT WHEN I WAS CHECKING THE PLUG AT THE CLUSTER FOR VOLTAGES. WHAT I FOUND WAS IF THERE IS NO CLASS 2 DATA TO THE I/P THEN IT WILL DISPLAY BLANK. ALL DATAS WIRING DIAGR...
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2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK23JOY
I think that lance from new york is right,I was talking to the guy and most of this stems back from a new fuel pump.The owner is going to drop the tank to see if there is anything wrong. Jon Trouble codes: P0175 (engine rich bank 2).
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER MODE VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Thanks for all the help. David from Texas nailed it! From: David from Texas Date: Jul 10, 2007 10:01 AM Hey there John, I had the same problem not to long ago and it turned out to be a small leak in the air intake tube, the hose on the bottom wasn't on all ... Trouble codes: P1221 (tps performance/fuel pump circuit).
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L heated seats VIN: 3GNFK16ZO3
Sorry for the long response time, but vehicle is fixed. Thanks for all the helpful info. The problem was the drivers door module. Recheck all the wiring for shorting or grounding problems. Thanks to Wade in Colorado for the helpful tip on checking system.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L tpms VIN: 2C8GF68494
cars fixed-thanks to all, we had a problem due to client(car dealer) ordering his own tpms sensor/valve, when we fitted it, the wheel only had the rubber none tpms valve installed, we could not get to set. all the posts stated reseting with round magnet, we c...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L No Start, No crank VIN: 1C3EL45R94
Ok, we had a fun one with this one. After various posts about shorted 5v sensors, I disconected all the sensors on the engine and still had a non responsive computer. I pulled the ecm and checked all powers and grounds. Everything was good. Considering the...
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1985 Dodge B350 5.9L compressor VIN: 2B5WB31W8F
WELL- it's gone, i ran out of time it went over seas--it will cool just not much-first a very big thanks to all 15 who helped and especially to Dan [...] of Texas as he called two times and helped very much. now at the top-for Ed , i checked and do have p...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F7V
most posts indicated that injectors and or coils are a problem on these cars I changed both the injector with a new injector and also replaced the coil. problem was not solved also checked compression and it was good at 150psi. rechecked all grounds and ign v... Trouble codes: P0303 (engine miss fire 3 cylinder).
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2YD64152
This vechicle has been sent to the dealer upon his request,The fuel cap showed water intrustion & there was little fuel at the filter & almost no pressure thats as far as the customer would let us go.Thank for the help Trouble codes: P0100, P0190.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L camshaft syncronizer VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Thanks for the help, I recieved the cam syncronizer tool this morning from Napa. I had to push them a little as the first request last week they could not locate it in there parts book. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1W
hi guys, well after rechecking all of the above repairs and a few more checks that you guys relayed to me the customer got discusted with the vehicle and decided to go trade it in on a new one. thanks to all who replied, and thanks to IATN for such a great ser... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Rattle noise heard from drivetrain VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Well after exhausting all efforts to locate the one item that was making all the noise, I had to make a call. I could inspect everything and get a good visual on most components except for the flex plate. Process of elimination. After removing the transmission...
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1999 Ford mondeo 2.0L alarm system VIN: WFUXXGBBAX
Thanks for help, the client has not been back. i will post info if they come back.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S1Y
2 REPLIES RECOMMENDED CHECKING EGR VALVE (IT'S CAPPED OFF ON THIS ENGINE/NO EGR), 1 REPLY RECOMMENDED CHECKING CHECKING FUEL TRIM AND O2 READINGS. 3 REPLIES POINTED TOWARD WATCHING AND CHECKING ITEMS USING MODE 6. THIS SEEMED TO POINT US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTIO...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Anti-theft - rear wipers VIN: 2FMZA5340Y
This vehicle is KIND of fixed.. Mark from Massachusetts suggested that water could be getting into the gem modual in the rt rear quarter area. We pulled the seats and trim, and checked wire connections into all the moduals. There was about 4 different moduals ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine oil VIN: 1FTNX20F41
Well the votes are in with half for engine oil cooler and half for injector o-rings, and a few write ins for head gaskets. I always felt that the leak was in the water jacket area like a timing cover or cylinder wall. I sent the truck to a diesel specialist an...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L antitheft VIN: 1FTRF14W94
thanks all, ford came over and redid ecm and key and truck started right up. although i have a ton of other water related issues to solve...water may have damaged it but the fire i will be setting will end it.
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L electrical system VIN: 2GTEK19V9X
Well I'd like to thank everyone for their help, sounds like a pretty common problem with the ignition switch on these trucks, amazingly enough we haven't had much trouble with them in our shop as of yet. I've not yet fixed the vehicle, the customer has driven...
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L trans VIN: JHMAK74306
Thanks to all that replied. Most said, and I agree, that the best bet would be to replace trans with a good used unit. Customer elects to continue to drive vehicle for now.
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHCF24F0V
Well Gentlemen it is the old case of someone else not knowing what is what. I found two of the sensor connectors swapped around. The one for the air breather was hooked to a sensor under the intake and vica versa. thanks for all the input and your patience. Th... Trouble codes: P0110, P0100, P0105 (Barometric sensor).
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25H52
custumer decide to not to put more diagnostic on the cars very high milege [...] but a new one thanks for all the replies scope crank and cam sensor chanel a and b dont see broken wave form take oil pan out mesure crankshaft end play in the limit + if to... Trouble codes: P00, 335 (crank sensor).
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1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L tailshaft bushing
Cool. you guys rock. thanks to Lane, Tony, Andrew, Jeremy, and Cesar. Just as you said, Transtar had the bushing; I Googled for company, found nearest store in Jacksonville, made a phone call, and the Brown Truck showed up next day w/bushing and seal. Chea...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L gauges,radio, VIN: 1F4FF48S31
Well only got one response on this one but thats ok. i thank anyone who just took there time to read it. Alldata diagrams were not the best help on this one so i found the splice in the engine conpartment(S135) it had one wire going to driveside and one to the...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNDJB7238Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO MY HELP REQUEST. I CHECKED OUT SEVERAL OF THE SUGGESTIONS, CRANK KEYWAY GROOVE WORN, CAT PLUGGED, WIRE HARNESS FOR COILS FAULTY, CRACKED VACUUM CAPS, POOR GROUNDS, ETC. ALL CHECKED OUT FINE. FINALLY REMOVED INJECTORS AND FOUND IN...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L timing chain VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Thanks for the replies, most suggested the lifters being noisey or even causing the previous miss. Also was told that the chain tensioner could indeed become stuck. I am not sure what the ultimate problem was, for after a one hour test drive the problem has ...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A42
I got a number of responses, Thanks to every one who wrote! I found a bulletin from Mazda. MTOL-4713 which provided written "proof" for the customer that there was a known problem with the coils - "The cause of the concern is an internal failure of the ignitio...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: WDBFA66E2N
Hi Group, We at least identified the source of the leak thanks to the suggestion to use shop air injected into the crankcase to find the source. It turned out to be the oil pan gasket, which had been replaced once already. Other good tips were to check threa...
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G22
Thank you to everyone that replied. Turns out my technician missed the fact that there was a small crack on the back side of the intake manifold where at times would draw air in and make the engine misfire on cylinders 1 & 4. Thanks again for the advise. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L power windows, power seats, interior lighting, eng VIN: 1G3CX52L6R
Thanks to all who took time to reply to my help request. Got many replies about ground buss connecter next to drivers seat sur enough it had gotten wet and infact was still wet inside the connector. Disassembled connecter wire wheeled metal slug to clean off ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WHS2H52
thanks to all who replied. I CHECKED ALL CONNECTIONS ALSO CHECKED WIRES AT FUSE BLOCK WAS OK I CHECKED AND REPAIRED WIRES AT SPLICE PACK AT ALDL CONNECTION WAS LOOSE BUT STILL DIDN'T SOLVE THE STALLING THEN REPLACED IGNITION SWITCH WHICH AS TO DATE HAS SOLVED ...
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L compresor VIN: 1G2PG9793G
thanks to Michael Quimsieh for wiring diagram. with it found splice that was burnt . repaired it and a/c works properly
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1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Pressure VIN: 1G2HX54C5K
Got a new compressor this morning, installed and charged A/C system to 2.4lbs, blowing cold, the reman compressors were Factory Air, installed with a Proliance new unit, blowing bergs. Cheers to all that replied!
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L a/c system VIN: 1G2FC9345H
Sorry about the long time for a reply, I have fixed this one. THe repair consited of another compressor from the yard the first one and original had the same problem exactally could not pull low or push high gauges stayed at static pres. the plug in the system...
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1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L main bearings VIN: JT4VN13G8N
It's fixed. I just talked to the other shop and they have been driving it for the last 2 days. The torque converter was the problem. I knew this guy was a very good engine builder and it had to be something other than the engine. He put everything back with ne...
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