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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L Unknown VIN: 1JGN323423
1988 Acura Legend. Customer complains of brakes locking up at approx. 3 to 6 miles of driving. We have experienced this problem. We installed one bad brake hose, an abs module, abs pump and brakes are still locking up. Customer had master cylinder replaced at ...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L No Start VIN: JH4CL968XA
Customer States, while driving all dash lights came on , and she stoped vehicle there after.My Testing, KOEO,No 'check engine' Light illumination on Dash. No Communication with scanner in OBDII Global.There is power and ground at Data Link Connector.Fuses Good...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag light VIN: 4USCH7321T
this one comes from a local body shop. they repaired the lt fender, hood and bumper cover. the air bags were not deployed. no structural damage. the air bag light was on when they were done and they asked us to reset it and look for problems. there were 4 code...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear shock VIN: WBAGJ8327T
I need help from a BMW tech. This is a two parter. there is a rattling noise from around the top of the rear shock.I think I have to remove the rear seat and hat shelf(is that right?).Also, the left rear door will not open. The power door lock will not lift t...
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1990 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB14T3L
Please help with this older model vehicle-it was towed in due to cranks but no start-has fuel pressure & spark but no injector pulse.Snap On scanner showed rpm @ cranking to be 200=250 rpm.attempted ecm & ignition module replacement with no change.also replace...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
see related repair history Trouble codes: 27 (Throttle Switch Circut Failure)
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
please help!!!My tech and i are going bald with this one.I have been scoping out fellow members input on related symptoms.(ed zandee) due to very similiar symptoms,pzm will not power down, data in pzm shows ign switch in acc. position with key off and removed....
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1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L power steering pump VIN: 1GBJG31KXR
thank you in advance for all who can help!!! we have a 1994 C30 chevy van that has been converted into a motor home. van came in with a noisy power steering pump, the pump makes the same noise as it would if it had no fluid in it. it is important to mention t...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G1JF32TXV
This car has 2 concerns and I don't think they are related but I may be wrong. First it has a PO401A code for insufficient EGR flow I removed the egr valve and cleaned the passages but the light came back on after a short drive. The second problem is the car d...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R5W
This truck came in as a no start after hot soak. We scanned it no codes. Ran truck for an hour let it set for an hour and it would not start. Tested fuel pressure it is 65 psi while cranking. Had good spark while cranking but no injection pulse. Had ignition v...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Upper Intake Manifold VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Dear Sirs, This vehicle has a 3.1 L V6. I am resealing the upper and lower intake manifolds, to solve an external coolant leak. I resealed the lower intake, and reassembled. On reassembly, the upper intake manifold cracked at the (passengers side)left, rear bo...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GNDM19X33
i have a 2003 chevy astro with a no charging condition i have replaced 3 alternators in this van with no luck so i replaced it with an ac delco unit and still no luck we then replaced the pcm and still no luck i then wired the brown and gray wires from alterna...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Starting VIN: 4C3AU52N0X
Hi all, I work on Imports, this is a 99 Sebring Coupe 2.5 a friend car, It sometimes, it's hard to start. It takes 4 to 5 times to fire up hot or cold. It happened to me once and I was alone. It took five try to fire up. Sound like no spark. Sometime it's ok f...
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2000 Chrysler Neon 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
Here is the problem after the car is hot running 15-20 minutes the car has a 2 cylinder miss fire ( the pcm thinks the coil needs to be latched on no spark full current ) below 1500 rpm. Above 1500 all is well. Rebooting the pcm does not help but letting it co...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L a/c VIN: 2B4G954301
Hello, vehicle cam in with melted a/c clutch. Replaced compressor with dryer and sent vehicle on its way. Week later came in blowing warm. Evacuated system (full) and replaced expansion valve. Recharged and all was good. 2 weeks later back again not cold. Pull...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46J34
What should fuel pressure be for this vehicle? Mitchell says 58 psi in one section and 39 in another. If spec is 39 I need to look elsewhere. This vehicle sets code p0171 during warmup. Freeze frame shows code set at idle at 140 degrees coolant temp. You can w... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean airfuel)
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24RX5
chry techs please help. vehicle had codes po404 and 405. perform pin-out test at egr connector all seem ok. replace egr valve and checked w/chry dealer for correct part. says part no correct. the problem is po405 comes back on 1st road test. re-performed pin-o... Trouble codes: P0405
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W3V
Hi guys, Thanks in advance, I have a stumper on my hands here. The customer is complaining of a no start after hot soak condition. We could not duplicate the problem for 2 days. She also complained of a shifting problem.I test drove the car and did feel a long...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6538W
We just installed a new head on this engine. It was towed in to us with an upper idler pulley broken and it needed a timing belt. We removed the cylinder head and replaced it with a new one. ( number 4 cylinder had a bent intake valve) After installing the bel...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hey ford experts, we had a customer bring in this explorer with an intermittent no start problem. he said the engine would crank but not fire up. the only thing we found wrong with the vehicle was that the key in ignition switch on the lock cylinder was faulty... Trouble codes: P1260 (anti theft has detected break - in condition), P1808 (4wd low ckt fault), P1804 (4wd high indicator ckt fault), B2106 (tp input signal out of rng), B1483 (brake pedal input ckt fault), P0500 (vss fault)
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1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on, P0131, No Symptoms VIN: 1FDXE40S5W
DTC P0131 (O2 1-1 lack of switching, lean limit) illuminated MIL with no symptoms present. Note very low mileage, immaculate and well maintained RV owned by a respected local collision shop owner. I was called in because I am very Ford knoweldgeable, and bree... Trouble codes: P0131 (Lack of HEGO switching lean limit HEGO 1-1)
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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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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31F62
This vehicle has been in a dealership for 2 mo..The customer has spent over 4k on this van.He has gone has far as to ask Ford to send a rep.(why then bring it to me?)It starts and runs great when cold. After driving, it wont start, glow plug systems seem to be... Trouble codes: 603 (Loss of Comm)
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power mirror VIN: 1FMPU17L23
We have a power mirror issue. When shifted into reverse the mirrors automaticly adjust downward, no problems there. When they return to normal, shift out of reverse, they may go anywhere. I have set the memory seats and tried again but the mirrors may work fin...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2C1MR5295V
After replace ECU, car has spark & inj. signal just when 1st crank only,lost signal if continiously crank. Try old ECU back, no signal at all. Any suggestion, I really appreciate. Thanks a million.
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Vent Up Hills VIN: 1GKDT13W8S
When going up hills,the AC only comes out the defroster.
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks/windows VIN: 1HGCG16571
The door locks do not work electronically from either the key fob or the interior switch as a whole. each door lock can be manually lifted or pushed but the actuators all appear to be getting signal as they move, but do not fully cycle either up or down. I am ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S54
Good afternoon folks,I have this Hyundai towed in,died in a parking lot on launch.I pulled the harmonic balancer during diagnosis and it revealed quite a few teeth missing from timing belt. Mitchell lists this as an interference engine but they've been wrong b...
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2007 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L srs VIN: 6E456233FT
need some information. will the hi scan pro do air bag codes on the 2007 and up hyundai and kia? I see there is now a GDS scanner any information on that would help, does this replace the hi pro?
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L bearing
father in law vech came in for lof noted rf hub bearing very loose. replaced with timken also infiniti hub old bearing spun on hub. Now vech pulls right, and noisy. Replaced with a second bearing today still no change noise and pulls right hard. Caster split r...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Surge VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5W
idle surge and a surge that fluctuates about 300 rpm under light load, cruise and at idle. the problem is very intermentant and can not duplicate all the time. the tps and wires seemed to solve the problem for about three monts and now it is back. any ideas wo...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L turn signals VIN: 1J4FA39SX3
After new switch and flasher, same problem. With OE flasher, lights will flash 1 or 2 times. With a replacement flasher, the flasher will buzz when not operating the turn signals but all lights flash and work normally except the CHMSL. (The CHMSL has no power ...
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1996 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5232T
hello to all, and thanks for the help. when the vehicle acts up, the fuel pressure drops to approx. 20 psi. the fuel pressure regulator has 2 vacuum lines on it and vacuum is controlled by solenoids, i can pull one of the vacuum lines and the fuel pressure goe...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E7M
1 out of 50 start attempts the engine cranks and won't start. has no spark, no signal to trigger coil. i haven't got into more testing yet. i need an ecu wiring diagram. i use mitchell 1 and have very little information for the 90/91 500sl. if some one could d...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Starting VIN: WDB2100010
Have checked all feeds and power to engine ECU,immobiliser seems ok.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Temp. Gauge VIN: WDBJH82FYX
One of my customer brought 1991 Mercedes Benz E-320 4-Matic with a problem of temperatue gauge showing reading way beyond the red mark, but car has been running normal. This happened in the end of winter, while he was driving it and all of a sudden the tempera...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L starting system: electrical VIN: WDBRF64J81
Any help on this matter is deeply appreciated.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L air conditioner VIN: EDBNG75J91
Everything on the air conditioning unit seems to work, but it does not blow cold air. (not even cool) The A/C off button is lit, but we can NOT get it to reset. The compressor is always running. Put the car on the computer and had no codes related to the A/C u...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S83
Hello to everyone and thanks in advance on any help I recieve. I have an 03 sable with codes p0172 and p0175. Ltft is -22% and stft is -3%. I have a fuel pressure of 60 to 67 psi at idle. I spoke to three dealers one says thats normal pressure the other two sa... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2)
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L compressor VIN: 1G3GR64H81
Car came in not cooling well, we low side 60 high 200 and the low side would start comming up with rpm's. High side did not do much. Installed a new (GM) compressor flushed the system new accumulator and orfice device (2 stage electronic) and still have basica...
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1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C4T
Hello again and thanks in advance, I had this car towed in with a crank no start and had no codes when it came in, upon testing found no spark and found that the ignition coil was getting power but on the trigger side the 1,4 side was grounded all the time che... Trouble codes: P0351
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ52M2S
This car cuts out under load hot or cold. It doesn't matter what road speed is, but engine RPM is usually over 2000. The heavier the load, the sooner it cuts out. Fuel pressure is good at 40 lbs and doesn't drop. Making it run rich by disconnecting CTS has no ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Engine VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM Auto trans with a 2.4L that needs the engine replaced. I also have access to a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva with a 2.4L and Auto trans with a good engine. I have found that the specific Long blocks for the 2 vehicles have different pa...
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Glass VIN: WP0AB29903
The drivers window drops the normal 1/4 when you open the with either the inside or outside handle but it does not wait until the door is closed before it returns to the uppermost position so the glass lays outside of the channel. I check TSB's and the power w...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L stereo stays on VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Good morning everyone I have a 2000 9-5 that the stereo will not turn off on. I have had these before where the lock cylinder sticks and it stays on but on this one the cylinder pops back up and the stereo goes out for about 1 second and then comes back on. I ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L head gasket VIN: YS3ED48E41
Came in as a pre purchase for an oil leak. We diagnosed as a crank seal. He said the owner just had it done and we said we needed to take it apart to determine what, where, why. So He bought it cheep. After pulling it, we determined the seal was ok and that th...
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1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2AE94K5M
Once again, a GM guy stumped by Toyota driveability. Help! Brief history on this car, It got hot due to inop cooling fans then shortly after that, it developed this problem of hard start, then will idle only. Idles good. When attempting to throttle up, it just... Trouble codes: 14 (RPM signal), 24 (intake air temp), 31 (vacuum sensor)
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L oil fill cap VIN: 1NXBR32E16
Anyone out there ever seen a oil filler cap blown off? The customer is sure that it was replaced after last oil change but it was off when it arrived with a big oil mess. Any ideas out there?
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2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Control VIN: 2T1BR32E17
Replaced rt. rear tire, rim and valve stem with sensor. Have MasterTech scan tool with Toyota software. We are looking for the procedures to register the new sensor. Have attempted to send out to several facilities but they have had no luck in clearing the low...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This car is low on power and suspect the intake is stopped up and the waste gate is stuck. My question is that the waste gate control valve is pulsing with key on engine off and when running. The rd/gr wire will pulse a led test light fast, The other is 12v, k... Trouble codes: 00575 (manifold pressure control), 65535 (control module malfunction)
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1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall, on cold start up VIN: YV1FX8747G
very hard being I can't scan, have DSO so any suggestions very helpful.Will not idle at all when cold,can peddle thottle to get warm then idles fine.Runs very fast when warm,but kids say no gas milage .I also have a Rt rear brake pad that wears faster, and it ...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
I want to thank everybody for their help we did find the problem leaking hose at intake,also replaced spark plugs boosting is smooth and steady once again. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1459 (EGR temp sender implausible signal), P1548 (Solenoid valve for charge pressure control-N75-open circuit).
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L remote start
THIS IS RIGHT WAY TO DO IT. 1. CLOSE ALL DOORS, TRUNK ,AND HOOD 2. SECURITY SYSTEM MUST BE IN "DISARM" MODE , KEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM IGNITION SLOT ENTER CODE LEARNING MODE 3. OPEN THE TRUNK AND LEAVE IT OPENED 4.OPEN DRIVERS DOOR AND SIT IN DRIVER SEAT 5.CL...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
Thanks to everyone for the info. The torque specs were true but upon compleation a strange noise developed from the motor that got me worring. It turned out to be the alternator fins scraping the housing because the armature was loose and I suspect that that m...
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette CID wipers VIN: 025194678S
Thanks to all that replied, the wiring diagram and info that I needed was best provided by Steve [...] and Ted(from Texas) all others were good info, but I was able to wire the wiper system without any problems with their input. Again thanks to all that took t...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hood
Hey guys the information that was supplied was enough to lead us to order the tool as per recommendation. I may be off the island before the tool get's here so the mechanics will do the actually opening of the hood. This is certainly a done deal.
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L rear ac VIN: 1JG1231231
Thanx to all who responded. The short answer to my question is yes you can disconnect the rear ac and have front ac only. There were two main ways of doing it. One was to replace the manifold lines with ones off a front only system. The other is to block off ...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCBGO5W3X
Have to close as summary because customer declined repairs. I'm sure a MAF would have (completely) fixed the driveability problem for a few reasons. First, 4 out of 5 of you have seen these MAFs cause the symtptoms I described. Also got my hands on a heritage ... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level), P0101 (maf).
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L heater core VIN: 1GNEK13T4Y
sorry guys for not closing this but I was out of town. What I ended up doing was replacing the heater core and the vehicle was fixed. thanks to all really appreciated the responses.
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine cradl VIN: 1GNEL19W5Y
We lost the job to another shop. I added some extra time to be safe and the insurance company did some shopping and found some one cheaper. Most thought it could be done in the alotted time. Thanks for all the great info.
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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L engine oiling VIN: 2C3EL56T3R
Fixed this beast with a used motor supplied by customer. want to thank everyone from dave in illinois, dwayne in pa, dewain in ky,brian in mich, stephen in mass, henry in mich, louis in ohio, paul in texas,chad in idaho, and michael in ga all were right that...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L programming VIN: 1B4HS28Z1X
Well thanks especially to Don from Colorado. It was very settling to hear that installing the VIN using the Mastertech had worked successfully for someone else. This AM we installed the VIN into the rebuilt unit and it WORKED!! Thanks to all who responded. By ...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X0X
I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THIS ONE IS FIXED,THE FIX WAS THE PCM,I HEAD LAMPED THE PCM'S BATT POS AND NEGATIVE WHILE THE DAKOTA RAN AND AS SOON AS I STALLED WHICH WAS 1 TIME THE HEAD LAMP STAYED ON AND ALSO HAD A SCOPE ON INJECTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT.SO THAT TRUCK HAS BE...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Balance Shafts VIN: 2B4FP25B3X
Well I'm going to call this one fixed. The remedy for this one was convincing a very picky, overly sensitive customer that this 4 cyl Caravan just isn't going to run as smooth as his brand new Mustang. Like I said we took it back apart to double check our work...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on, No Codes Set
Hi Folks The problem was the computer needed to be updated. The Owner took the vehicle to the dealer where it was fixed. He also did has a Transmission code and problem which they also fixed!! Thank everyone
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R62
well this one is finally fixed thanks to everyone who replied. after seeing so many replies on timing problems i removed valve covers to find no sludge on rt side weird thing is left side was so sludged up you couldn't see cam sensor ring after tearing down f... Trouble codes: P0700.
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L speedo VIN: 1D7HU18N44
thank you to all who responded i cleaned the abs conector as many had suggested cleaned and relocated the ground. still has a erratic speedo the truck has been at the body shop for like two weeks so i have not been able to work on it any more thanks again for...
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1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP4639G
thanks to all who replied . customer decided that they would junk the vehicle . so i wasnt able to fix this one . many good replies but wasnt helpful with my problem . thanks again Trouble codes: 31 (evp out of range).
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1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L computer VIN: 1FMEU15H9N
Thanks to everone who responded to request for help. My Ford dealer could have helped , but I guess he was too busy. It turned out all I needed was the last two letters which were CC. This Bronco is down the road.
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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAPP31X1N
Thanks for the help the customer finally decided to bite the bullet and let me replace the pcm and this fixed the problem.
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
Thanks for the replies as most focused on proper sensor readings and filled in the gaps where I didn't have information. After running out of items to test I scoped the injector pulses while the truck tried to die. The signal to the injectors was real weak for...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuse #24 VIN: 1FTZX1726W
Patrick and Lames hit the nail right on the head. I was assuming that the main engine harness was the problem. When I was pulling on the main harness I was also moving the transmission harness. Sure enough I pulled that harness off today and right were it goes...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
In the end on this one after spending days corresponding by email and on the phone both with Vetronix and Ford. It turns out the DLL and Firmware versions were not correct to properly work with the ford website. We tried numerous Firmware and DLL settings to n...
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2001 Geo tracker 2.5L trans VIN: 2CNBJ73482
This tracker is finally fixed! This thing has 3 output speed sensors, one that reads torque convertor,one that reads the output shaft and one on the t case to read final speed. My code was saying final output speed sensor low voltage so i was looking at the se...
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1996 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GDJG31RXT
I am going to call this fixed. It seems like the ignition coil was very intermittent causing it to run rough. It has been gone for two weeks and have not heard back from them. Jim
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L computer, VIN: 1GKFK66UX3
well I have done a little more diag on this truck. Got some diagrams on the electric system from the fuse box. I pulled out the relay for the fuel pump and the fuse would not blow. I used my POWER PROBE and powered up the pump through the relay, within about ...
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2004 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GDE4C1114
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL THE TIPS I TRIED TO GET INFORMATION FROM GMC THEY WOULD NOT COOPERATE I MADE SURE ALL OIL PRESSURE SENSORS WERE WORKING COOLANT SENSORS WORKING I WAS RUNNING TRUCK WITH MY SCANNER PLUGGED IN AND I LOST THE DATA STREAM ,STARTED DOING A... Trouble codes: 0089 (fuel presure regulator).
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Interior VIN: 1HGCE6678T
EVERYONE SUGGESTS TO STUDY WIRE DIAGRAMS.CUSTOMER DOES NOT APEAR TO BE ALL THAT EXCITED ABOUT THE DIAG TIME. I HAVE NOT INVESTED ANY MORE TIME SINCE THE REQUEST WAS OPENED. I DO APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP. IF AND WHEN THE SYMPTOM REQUIRES REPAIR I WILL POST A FIX...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJHX1044X
This vechicle came into our shop with a battery drain and trans. in failsafe. Scanned generic had trans code. Unable to scan trans computer, we checked all solnoids and switches - ok. Suspected trans controller. Sent to dealer, vertified bad trans controller, ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L no start VIN: SAJEA51D12
thankyou to all after after taking your advise customer decided not to install batt cables but rather to trade the vehicle in.
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L wipers VIN: SAJEA73B04
As I stated in our help request the wipers started to work as soon as I grounded the terminal on the "Front Electrics Module" side of the On/Off Wiper Relay.The three responses I received mentioned "Relay issues", so we replaced both the Wiper On/Off and the ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L ping VIN: KNDJC73363
loose crank pulley bolt caused the crank gear, to key way, to beat itself out, the gear was off one tooth and the sensor plate was off even farther causing the timing to be advanced and the ping. Remember though this was intermittent so sometimes if the plate ...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L CAV light VIN: JT8BH28FXX
Had replies for a couple different directions to slide this out. The correct method for this model was to pull the unit straight forward (towards the front of the car) and then up.
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L starting VIN: JM1TA22202
Well, thanks to all that responded. This car has coil-over ignition, so we new it couldn~t be cap or wires The hint that said it was cam timing hit it right on the head. A piece of the timing cover broke off and went through the belt. It jumped just enough to ...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L rear caliper VIN: JM1BK34305
Thanks for all the replies! Here's how I fixed it. I ordered the one caliper that was available (left hand side). Then I dissasembled the left caliper by turning the piston counter clockwise. It came apart without difficulty, so I lubed up the piston and seal ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBLJ70G4Y
Thanks for the info. We pulled the compressor manifold off and there doesn't appear to be any debris inside the lines. We will flush the system then replace compressor, accumulator and the expansion valve. This is costing our customer a lot of $$ so I wanted t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J72
Thanks everyone for your input. I did find the oil pressure switch at the front left of the engine was putting oil into the harness. We are scheduling to replace the harness and any affected sensors, coils, etc. If no change, then the dealer will have to t... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 3), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (Rand cylinder misfires).
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L floorboad VIN: 4A3AA46G21
We have repaired the leak and now she won't go down like the titanic. The evaporator box has a piece of foam around the evaporator drain where it is fitted to the firewall. The drain sticks out about 1/2 to 3/4 inch outside the firewall. Although several of th...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Hello and thanks to all of you that took the time to help. After gleaning all the info from replies and rechecking ECM pin voltages and grounds I gave up on this car. The customer is taking it to the Nissan Dealer and hopefully I'll find out what it takes to f...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L front crank seal VIN: 1G8ZJ5275X
Thank you for the replies. A new oil pump and dampener fixed the problem. Our thoughts were the pump had a high pressure leak into the seal area and the drain back hole wasn't large enough to handle the volume of oil. Oil pressure was within spec. The new damp...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6869T
ECM fixed the problem. took about 40 minutes of running to clear all the gas out of the exhaust system. Trouble codes: 303 (cyl 3 misfire).
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