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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D01
We are big time stuck on this one Any help would be greatly appreciated. Code for cam position sensor bank 2 returns emediatly after start up and constant misfire on all cylinders on bank 1. Replaced cam sensor with no change even swapped over to bank 1 with n... Trouble codes: 17748 (Camshaft position crank shaft position incorrect allocation), 16684 (Combustion misfire detected), 16685 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 misfire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Stall VIN: WAUJT68E12
This vehicle will intermittenly stall coming to a stop sign only or surging between 900rpm and 1500rpm coming to a stop sign, or at a stop sign. This vehicle idles perfect at times in park , runs excellent and have no other issue. I'm suspecting the throttle b...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUJT68E82
We have this audi came in for Engine light on, Found a faulty cat. codes which is covered by audi 8/80000 warranty, but this code did not trip the light. we got p0722 output speed sensor circuit -g195 no signal. This code is in the trans module, I pulled it us...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634OY
i think that i have the exaust cam sensor trigger ring timed wrong but i cannot find accurate view of trigger in correct position. mitchell shows a differant vanos system with no referance to this sensor or trigger ring. the intake cam is keyed but there are 3... Trouble codes: 18 (exaust cam sensor)
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L cruise control VIN: 2BGW5446L1
hello,we have this buick with c/c inop.have pwr.& grnd. to servo but no set or off on signal.i'm thinking a bad multi function switch,just wondering if anyone knows if this is a common problem or not as i am not very familer with cruise control. thanks in adva...
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14KBN
Hello everyone, This truck came into my shop yesterday with a no start problem. If you try to start it normally it will not start, because it is not spraying any fuel. If you supply fuel through the throttle body it will start everytime and run for as long as...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14Z9N
Help Chevy guys! Vehicle was towed in for a no start problem. Check fuel pump relay and fuse. Fuel pump not turning on...replaced fuel pump. Still no start. Replaced fuel pump relay. No start. Hooked up scanner, no communication. Tested fuel injectors...right ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCEC14KOR
Hello, this truck will not crank.When you turn the key to start it, the solenoid clicks rapidly like a dead battery. The owner tried to repair it himself, and replaced the starter, battery, and batery cables with GM parts. We have tried running an extra ground...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK52841
vehicle CAME IN W/ MULTIPLE EVAP CODES. WE HAVE REPLACED MAF, GAS CAP, CHARCOAL CANISTER, EVAP PURGE SOLENOID, VACUUM SWITCHING VALVE ASSY, & PERFORMED UPPER PLENUM CLEANING. VEHICLE HAS RETURNEED W/ MIL LAMP ON & CODE # PO441. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR HAVE WE JUST ... Trouble codes: P0441
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L door locks VIN: 2G1WX15K72
Customer brought vehicle in because security light on dash is on & door locks inoperative. Vehicle came in with codes B3128 (driver door unlock output short B+) & B3247 (trunk motor circuit low). Check fuses-BCM fuse was open. Replaced fuse & door locks work p...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GNEK13T32
This vehicle came in with no speedometer, staying at zero. Scanned pcm and found p0608 speed output fault. Pcm showed vehicle speed on scanner but EVO, BCM, etc. showed no speed. Scoped the output on pin 50 of connector 2 at pcm and saw a square wave that was ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L low tire warning VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Hello all GM fans I have got here in my shop this impalla that keep setting the low tire warning, all 4 tires are up to pressure according to the door sticker. We clear this message with the tech 2 and in a course of about a week the message returns and all th...
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19X64
thanks in advance hope you all can help me with this one. Vehicle misses and hesitates cold, sometimes popping through intake, you can feel this thing miss after sitting for 1/2 hour also. problem only happens from idle to 1500 rpm. and lasts usually for 10 mi... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L A/C permission withheld VIN: 2CND163F57
A/C not blowing cold, no compressor engaugement. Ambient Air Temperature/ Outside air temp., sensor reading 29 degrees F. on TECH2. A rat got into this vehicle and chewed the wiring harness to the fuel pump module and rear a.b.s. wheel speed sensors. Repairs w...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L back up alarm VIN: 1GNDV23W98
we have 15 of these to install back up alarms on.the problem is,when you lock and unlock doors with remote,back up lights and headlights come on. my question is,is it possible to turn this feature off?
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44393
Having an issue with this security problem. Security light comes on when key is turned, turns off for a split second, then back on solid. A SERIAL LINK INTERNAL FAILURE code keeps coming on all the time. The chart on ALLDATA tells me the only thing it could be...
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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Wont fuel up VIN: KLATA22671
Mitchel Gives the Daewoo Steps to diagnose but my Genisis wont hardly talk to car all i was able to get was the code and couldnt prefome the actuator test's Mitchell said to do also didnt have the special tools that the Diagnostic chart says. Has any one run i... Trouble codes: P446
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1993 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3BM64JXP
ok this one has me pulling my hair out. 3.0 dohc non turbo. before vehicle came in customer stated ran out of gas. since, car ran very sluggish, no power intermittantly. checked fuel pressure, 38-43 psi no fluctuation. vehicle will start and die, start and die...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Wipers (front) VIN: 2B4GP2439T
Worked on this van for almost two days with no result, I need help here "PLEASE". Checked the archives and no similar problem/fixesfound. Thanking you in advance.
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1998 Dodge B2500 5.2L Compressor VIN: 2B4JB25Y9W
Van came in with compressor locked up and belt snapped. Installed reman compressor with (2oz of oil), expansion valve and drier. Charged to spec (2.87 R-134). Van is blowing cold front and rear. My concern is that the high side pressure at idle is fluctuating ...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L blower resestor VIN: 12B4FT2533
blower resistor was changed because of loss of lower speeds but one of the wires coming out of resistor is very hot resistor has very clean contacts and plug looks good but wire coming out inches away is very hot thanks for help guys...
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L shifting VIN: 1B3ES26CX3
Car came in not shifting. No codes. Checked PCM data with Mastertech and found transmission in limp in mode. Looking at data stream transmission tempature sensor reading -3 degrees. Double checked with Genisys and had same reading. Tested voltage to plug in an...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L pinging VIN: 2D7KB31Z83
PROBLEM CHILD WITH DETAILED HISTORY. THIS VAN BELONGS TO ONE OF MY LARGER FLEET ACCOUNTS AND THIS IS THE FIRST OF THIS PROBLEM /W THE DODGES. This van, under heavy load, has a weird pinging-type sound. It is NOT your TYPICAL, continuous or repetitive pinging....
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L blend doors VIN: 1C3GETEDY3
hey guys have a dodge mode and temp door dont work when you ask them to. could have heater set on floor and still blowing out defrost or on vent and blowing out the floor. the temp is the same way. found broken blend doors in heater box replaced them still the...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA16D54
Hello This truck is setting a P0204 injector circuit malfunction code. It misses first thing in the morning for no more than 7 minutes. The only code is the P0204. We have replaced the injector with a dealer part in an attempt to solve this problem. After 2 w... Trouble codes: P0204 (Injector circuit malfunction - cylinder 4)
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1995 Eagle Summit 1.8L No Start VIN: JE3AB506FZ
after pulling vehicle into the shop to repair or inspect a trans.leak I pulled the vehicle up to the lift to check for a possible trans. leak. I stopped the car to move the lift pads under the car, then went to start the car to have it running when it I checke...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F4X
Customer brought vehicle in with complaint of mil on but no drivability issues--- scan ecm, code p1396, p1395, glow plug faults--- replaced all glow plugs and glow plug relay, clear codes--- start engine, codes returned immediatley. checked all connections ok-... Trouble codes: P1395 (Glow plug monitor fault Bank 1), P1396 (Glow plug monitor fault Bank 2)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
what we found was fuse 9 and 16 where blown. we isolated all the components on those circuits, checked connectors and harness for chaffing in suspect areas,looked at right rear corner for water intrusion near REM, cannot duplicate circuit malfunction. cluster ...
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2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU42FZ2
Hello, Working on a 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel. Problem is terrible vibration just off idle and continues while driving. We have checked for codes and found none. Performed cylinder contribution test and nothing shows up. We have changed the oil with Rot...
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2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L No Start
I'm posting this for an acquaintance that is working on it. He replaced #'s 6&8 injectors, and o-rings on the rest of the injectors. When he tries to crank the engine it hydrolocks with oil in some cylinders. What does he need to do to prevent this, or is he m...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93145
This Escape is a friends vehicle in for an oil change. They complained about it hesitating before it shifts. I drove his wife back to work and felt the timing retard before it shifts thinking that was what they were feeling... After dropping her off on the 4 m...
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1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEL19W1R
I have no injector pulse using noide test lite. Scanner will not rear rpm (9999). There is no crank sensor for tach pulse. Tach pulse comes from module. Have checked for tack pulse at ECM 430 terminal with scope and have good signal. Have tried a used computer...
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1995 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L stalling when warm VIN: 1GTEK14K9S
This vehicle was brought over to me. Once it warms up the idle seems to pick up and then it stalls. I notice once the idle picks up the fuel trim goes down to 88 then stalls. It puts a code 33 which is a map sensor code which is high. Tried another map sensor,...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L steering VIN: 2GFTFK69U6
Thanks in advance. This is a quadrasteer and customer is complaining of an clunking noise from the right rear only when the quadrasteer is on. i have heard the noise and and it is a intermittant clunging noise when you make a sharper turn to the right in forwa...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Accessories VIN: 3GKEC16T73
Front passenger door window,mirror and remote locks for all doors not working. Located Passenger Door Module needs to be reset and reprogrammed for this issue, I will enter what I found in the fix for this problem.
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L high idle VIN: 4S2CM58W2W
Got this problem child second hand. The idle shoots up and stays at 3000rpm. It has already had the IAC replaced, and a new ECM flashed and installed. If I remove the IAC and manually close it, the idle will remain wherever I set it, but when I turn off the ig...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T1P
Hey fellow techs. I have this 93 ES300 with a hydraulic fan. The problem is it wont overheat at highway speed but as soon as you get off the highway it starts getting hot. The fan does increase in speed but get much faster with higher rpm. I can jumper the E1 ...
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Charging VIN: JT8BH68X5X
Hello, I have a weird charging system problem. The battery goes dead, after driving. I have replaced the alternator and battery but it made no difference. Charging voltage is the same at the back of the alternator and the battery(actually .2v drop at bat.). Am...
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1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1.8J296746
replaced cam sensor no results. had surge/bucking at high speeds. code 1345 oringinal test. replaced cmp came back with two codes 1345 and 420, but with no symptoms. help!!! Trouble codes: 1345 (cmp/map), 420 (cat effec)
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Thanks in Advance! Vehicle came in with check engine light. No drivability complaint from customer. Read code 19: Fuel injectors open or short or adaptation at limit. Drove vehicle with lab scope on o2 sensor. Under cruise conditions makes as perfect an o2 sen... Trouble codes: 19 (Fuel Injectors open or short or adaptation at limit)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Drivers seat VIN: WDBLJ70G1X
Need a little help from the Mercedes techís. This is a 1999 CLK430 208 chassis. The driverís seat will not move forward or back, the seat bottom ďwill" tilt as ďwill" the seat back. The customerís child was in the back seat pushing on the back of the driverís...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, P0450 VIN: WDBJF82H1X
snap on scan is all i have for diagnostics, sensor voltage reads 4.91 volts, with or without connector plugged into sensor, sensor also reads 83 mbar,pull connector from presure sensor in trunk. have 5 volts ref, ground,replaced sensor/sendor assm and have sam... Trouble codes: P0450 (fuel tank presure sensorb4/3b4/4)
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6532X
Hello to all Requesting help concerning a timing belt situation.The belt wants to walk to the outside of the cam(2) and crank pulleys. It rubs on the crank pulley and starts to deteriorate. The existing belt we took off has 2000 miles on it and is destroyed. ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S33
Car came in yesterday with customer complaint of no start condition when hot. Pulled codes with NGS and found P0191, fuel rail pressure performance. Monitored fuel pump sensor and fuel pressure gauge, both read normal at that time. Checked electrical connectio... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure sensor circuit performance)
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Good afternoon group I have a 2000 Maxima that came in for an oil leak. After pulling the trans and replacing the rear main seal the car will not idle correctly or rev. It is extremely lean and will only rev if you give it some enrichment (ie. propane) I have ...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D12
first i want to thank evryone who trys to help, i have a 2002 nissan maxima se,the check engine light is on po305 cranshaft position sensor malfunction,car was running with the light on i purchesed a new sensor from a dealer and put it in, the car would not st... Trouble codes: P0305
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G3HY54C5K
The speedometer and odometer do not work at all. The speedometer is stuck on 45 MPH. It is NOT digital. It does not have a speedometer cable. I checked the v.s.s. at the ECM at the purple and yellow wires and it has correct volts and hertz and corresponds with...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G3AM54N8L
Yes i know a few of the injectors are bad but thats not what i'm writing about. I am getting positive volts to both of the wires on each injector. We tried to isolate by unplugging them and testing individually, we still got 11.8 positive to each wire at all t...
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1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L No Start, INTERMITANT NO START VIN: 2G2FS22K2V
we can't get the symptoms to duplicate, has any one else seen this?
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L shift interlock VIN: 1G2NE52M7W
car towed in. tested grounds, and found no high amperage draw on circuits. fuse won't blow for me. car left and blew fuse within five miles. please help. any ideas or common problems with these to at least point me in direction. transmission solenoids, a/c rel...
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G2HY54K32
This Bonneville is setting an air bag code B0101. I think the EFS needs to be replaced. My info system makes reference to a missing NOK signal from the EFS setting the code. What does NOK stand for? My Mitchell doesn't tell me and I haven't found reference to ...
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1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L heater valve VIN: WP0JB0927S
check for vacume at the water valve and at the vacume solonoide no vacume. checked curint at solonoide and no currint. control head not sending power to solonoide to send vacume to water valve. all other solonoides working properly ac turns on and cold when I ...
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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3L Unknown VIN: WPOBB296M5
Help Porsche techs !! This porsche will blow air on heat or a/c but less than selected.When the heater-a/c fan is turned to high it will blow hard for a few seconds and then shut off completely. We honestly don't have a lot of resources or experience with this...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Accessories VIN: WP1AB29P84
Hi, all members: I got a 2004 Porsche Cayenne with a problem that sometimes no remote control central locking fuction at all or only function within 1 meter far from rear gate. I had replaced immo. module, rear module, transponder key and antenna amplifier a...
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1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Stall, no tach at times VIN: 1G8ZG5289S
Hello fellow technicians!! This saturn is giving me some problems and hoping you all can help. I have a code 19 with an intermittent stall and no tach read out. I have gone over this entire circuit several times. As far as I can tell, from the diagram I have f... Trouble codes: 19 (Ignition control 6x signal fault), 83 (low coolant switch open)
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2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L awd VIN: 5GZCZ63404
Vehicle will shudder in parking lot turns and has a very pronouced similar cabin buzz at 1200-1500 RPM's at cruising speed. Feels very much like an AWD viscous coupling shudder, or torque convertor shudder. Cannot find any looseness in shafts, couplings, mount...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA63B4X
car came in with wet floors and a no crank condtion pulled the carpet up and found the splices correded to the comfort module and one of the wires correded completely apart. fixed all that. the module does not appear to be wet. now the car still will not crank...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD23BXY
have a vehicle in here have replaced o2s and still popping with this code . any help would be great . looked at o2s and the cat seems to be lighting off just fine . any body had this issue ? is this a common problem ? Trouble codes: P0421, P1649
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND63B63
Car cam in because of oil and water mix R/R head check head for cracks, warp ect. Replaced head with new gasket and bolts. Car would not start checked timing, cam gear key way had sheared off and moved. R/R head again check all valves, nothing bent or broken.... Trouble codes: 16725 (no signal cam position sensor)
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1993 Volvo 960 2.9L shift light VIN: YV1KS9511P
Customer complains of shift mode sw. lights flashing back and forth between all three buttons and at same time upshift arrow in dash also starts to flash. When I start the car and I shift to drive the car fills on limp mode but if I moved to neutral and restar...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L No Start VIN: JH4CL968XA
I only got 3 replies on this. I hate to close out like this but , the car went back to the dealer under warranty. But , THANK YOU to Hai from cali,an experinced suggestion that confirmed my thoughts as well
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUJT64B73
Thanks for all the help We tried clearing the codes and reset module would shift ok for a little while the quit shifting Problem was in the transmission .The dealer is going to good well the unit even though its out of Warranety. Thanks for the help Doug Johns...
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBA6D8321P
cabin air filter was plugged and the evap core was leaking at the expansion valve, replaced and all is good. thanks for all the replies.
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ews VIN: 5UXFB33502
Hi: Replaced the ignition switch and cleared the codes last week. Customer thinks it may have acted up once, however we got it back and could not duplicate the problem, also no codes present. As the codes are gone now I'm calling this a fix. Thanks to Bill. Sc...
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L sound system VIN: WBAEK73485
I want to thank all of the techs. that responded with help. I had to check that the fiber cables were actually working witch they were. then I had to have the ccc reprogrammed at the dealership. found out that this happen quit a bit. so if you get the screen ...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KY5495X
hello everybody, sorry it took so long to reply with what i found out. called a friend at gm dealer he said to leave key on for about an hour that should do it. i explained that i did the key learn process (30 mins. on - 10 secs. off, 3 times) he said that som... Trouble codes: B2955 (key code input short to battery).
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KY5491X
Tested for hydrocarbons in radiator with warm engine goosed the throttle and it showed up. Bid the job and customer decided to trade the car off
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1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.7L converter VIN: 1G1FP87F8G
Thanks for all the HELP!!! Special thanks to Lane,Jeffrey & Joe,the vss sensor (at the back of the speedometer head)had a glitch in at 30 to 38 mph.Butch,Sam,Edward were correct now with the new vss tcc lockup is at 43 to 45 mph with light load. Thanks for...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L trans VIN: 2G1WW12MXS
THANKS GUYS I AM NOT A TRANS SHOP NO SPECIAL TOOLS. FROM U GUYS IT SOUNDED INTERNAL. SO REPLACED WITH USED UNIT. THANKS AGAIN
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L shift quality VIN: 2G1WN52M8T
I will post somewhat of a fix for this car. Not a proper fix, but it is all the customer would allow. Thanks for the replies. The replies mentioned TPS, Trans. Range Switch, Brake Switch as the most common reasons for the TCC lock-unlock problem. I did check t...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Air Bag VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
We determined that the DERM was at fault as our poor readings persisted even with the airbag/clockspring and Arming sensor both disconnected. Replaced it and the system is back to normal. I can see where the Arming sensor could be a problem as they are located...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hard start VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
I would like to thank all who responded but unfortunately few replies really addressed my basic question of: If the fuel pressure drops to zero seconds after reaching correct PSI during KOEO testing, how can I determine if it is the pump check valve or the reg...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L instrument cluster a/c door lock & windos VIN: 1G1NE52J5Y
thanks to everyone that replied...99% of you said it was the ignition switch & you were right. got it to act up and made sure it as getting voltage & it was. changed it & its FIXED!!! thanks alot!!!
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L fuel lines VIN: 1GCCT19W9Y
thanks for all the replies. after stepping away from the truck to post this problem, I decided the only way the lines were going in was to try placing the orings in first.they finaly went in. no leaks. one reply to unbolt the lines near the tranny was the key ...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Communication VIN: 1B4GP45R5T
What a maddening troublesome vehicle this was. After disconnecting every module and then every sensor I tried the K-13A personality key, and viola! I had communications, for a little while. When I plugged the alternator in, the PCM hold the voltage regulator...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L engine performance VIN: 1B7GG2AN51
hello everyone and thank's in advance for the excellent advice on this problem. well i was off on a little(3 day's) vacation in wisconsin and now i'm back. had a great time and it's alway's good to get away once in awhile. anyway, i found out this morning that...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7HU18D54
Well, the rear wheel ABS was missing an input from the LF wheel speed sensor. Never heard of it before, but evidently as a redundant speed input these trucks require a signal from an extra sensor. THere is no sensor installed on th right side. It did NOT set a...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8K
Thank you to all that replied. We installed new fuel injectors and it ran worst. Removed the reman dist. and installed the old one, ran alittle better but HC's were high now. So at the fork in the road we reinstalled the old injectors and vehicle running fine ...
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE3069M
Thanks for all the input.I replaced the in tank pump and all is well.
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cooling System VIN: 1FTCR10A0V
Thanks to all who responded. I did check the water pump for wear but not enough to cause problems. A new radiator was the fix on this one. Right on Stephen, Tom, James, Philip, Shannon, & Gary!
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Trans range sensor VIN: 1FAFP52U0W
Sorry it has taken so long, car is finally coming back. Thanks for the replies. The grounds and connections are all good. The wire harness is good and solid. I am going to replace the computer and let the customer try it. I guess I will close this request beca...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F11
well after many hours of research found out that there was a boost problem and that it is normal with a tuner or chip (module)for it to throw icp code just performance codes only as far as the boost problem found exhaust turbine housing inside to be very crack... Trouble codes: P1211, P1249.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L injectors stay on VIN: 1FTWW33P13
thanks for your time turn out it is normal operation of the injectors
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L control VIN: 1FTNE24L46
Thanks everyone, got some great responses.The thing that fixed it was Tires, Replaced goodyear with Dunlop,replaced Dunlops with Michelin LTX MS 10 ply. VAN handles great. Being of technical mind I just can not understand why.Is it not true that a 10 ply tire...
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1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L system/ accumulator VIN: 1GKDM19W2W
First, thanks to all who offered help. Many great suggestions. Here is my logical test. I first made sure I had a good charge. I pinched off the rear AC unit to see if the TXV was allowing more juice through than needed. No changes in the guage reading. I emp...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3155X
Thanks to all who replied.vehicle is fixed.After my diagnosis,I was on the fence about going with the pcm until I read from Michael from Florida. Very specific and helpful info about which system I have by using the vin.Thanks. I installed the pcm & had i... Trouble codes: P0135.
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCF86662
Thanks to all that had replied. I looked at all the options and went with the most logical repair based on what the vehicle was doing and the responses I recieved. Ignition switch went in and we haven't heard anything bad... yet!? Thanks again for all the help...
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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78864
this seems to be fixed---removed solenoid assy and cleaned the filter screen and re-installed. Cleared codes and returned to service. Customer has not returned or called after a week. I will post an update to this ?fix? if i hear otherwise. Thanks for the ... Trouble codes: P2647 (vtec oil pressure switch high voltage).
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L alternator VIN: KM8SC83D61
Well it's out Thanks to Andrew ,Richard and TY. Who would of thought the bracket is slotted? Took there advice and out it came the bracket is slotted and you don't remove the bottem bolt,just loosen it Thank you all for the quick response Saved me a lot of ti...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L a/c airflow low VIN: 1LNHM82WXY
thanks for input - we determined there has to be a failure inside of case directing flow... so we blocked off rear vents to increase flow to dash vents - told customer - there might have been something dropped down case - causing concern - we recommended a new...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM85W51
Thanks to all who responded. Replacing the engine temp. sensor in L/B head took care of the problem. There must have been a problem with the sensor right before a 190 degrees that it would glich and cause the temp gauge to drop to cold and tell the ECM it was ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBDCA35E1L
Thanks to all for your help. We replaced theplugs, wires and coil due to age and intermittent weak spark.This helped a little ,but no fix. The hydralic accuator was next, better but no there yet. The coolant sensor was on the low end of spec, so we tried it. A...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L waterpump VIN: WDBHA28E2S
Thanks again for all the wealth of info!!!. The thermostat fixed the problem. I thought maybe it had broken and was shifting due to the increased flow of the pump at elevated RPM's, but it was structurally intact. Ive never seen a thermostat affect engine temp...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L hard start hot VIN: WDBGA43GXW
CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE TIME ON CAR Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pressure control sol. VIN: 1MELM53S6T
Thanks to everyone who replied!After taking the valve body apart I found some bushings wore. Still didnt fix the problem!So I left the plug loose on the trans. and watch my pressure on my scanner. Pressure stayed ok until I hooked up the plug then they went sk...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, No PCM Communication VIN: 1MELM50U8V
I Checked ALL the fuses in both fuse boxes.Customer towed to dealer.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WMWRC33423
I did not fix this car, I had no info and couldn't find any. I will be replacing the front O2 sensor and if that works I'll let everyone know. The car is on vacation, so I won't see it for a week or so. Thanks, Tim Trouble codes: P2097.
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XD64B1M
Hi, I checked into the one tip for an engine in ohio and two from new york. The engine from ohio would have been shipped. This impressed me alot, the price was reasonable with shipping. The two from new york were also priced fairly. The customer is going to bu...
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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 3.0L Fog lights VIN: JA4MT31X97
Thanks guys on the quick reply. I'll check into Jasons recomendations and price out dealer system. Looks like Etacs (computer) also controls fog lights and wired in series in this circuit. If the price gets too stupid I'll probably opt out and install (using r...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D62
I have exhausted all known options for reseting the idle learn on this vehicle. we have even gone as far as using a stop watch to time each of the reseting procedures to ensure they were followed exactly as specified. I would realy like to thank all of you gu... Trouble codes: P0442, P0507.
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