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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24BOX
greetings to all this audi has a check engine light on with abunch of codes.i cleared memory and road tested car.the light came on and had 3 codes two were for the fuel trim codes running lean the other was for a large evap leak.as for the lean codes i smoked ... Trouble codes: P0455, P0441, P0422, P0432, P1136 (long term fuel trim add fuel bank 1), P1138 (long term fuel trim add fuel bank2)
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1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L brake lights VIN: 1G6KY5296S
Hello, This caddy will sit and turn the brake lights on for about 20 seconds and then off again. It will continue to do this until you disconnect the battery. As soon as you reconnect the battery it starts in again. I thought it may be something in the securit...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L A/C clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Anyone seen problems with A/C intermittently cooling on these cars?? Briefly cools but mostly does not. Clutch cycles on and off, but mostly off. I checked the electrical part of the circuit and found a bad clutch diode, so I replaced it, but now the new diode...
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1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L distribution valve VIN: 1G1AY8763B
cutomer brought car to us because he couldnt get a good peadal. found bleeder screws on left rear in wrong position .we put bleeders in proper position bleed system. wenow have adescent peadal but when pressure is applied valve switches shutting off fronthalf ...
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JE31W7H
this is a speed density upgrade, this vehicle stumbles or cuts out when appling less than a 1/4 throttle. runs great on hard accell or cruise speeds. we ohmed the injectors, checked tps, map, and maf, no vacuum leaks, no intake leaks. im starting to lean towar...
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1991 Chevrolet P30 7.4L jumps out of gear VIN: 1GBJP37N2M
This motorhome came in with trans. slip problems. We overhauled trans. and now during test drive it jumps out of gear. The engine backfires and revs up and trans. jumps in and out of gear. This happens in any gear selector position and at any speed. When this ...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1GCCS1444V
Hi guys, this one is bankrupting me.. customer come in with no speedo..scan tool shows speed correct..being a common problem with clusters bad in these trucks, we replaced with reconditioned unit..still no speedo..confirmed vss signals, well within specs howev...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13R3T
This chevy is driving me crazy. You can turn it over for ever and will not start. Once you spray starting fluid in the air plenium it starts right up and runs perfect. If you shut it off it will not start unless you spray starting fluid in the plenium. Please ...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L 2000 rpm at idle VIN: 1GBKC34J0X
truck came in with hi rpm when shift into park(2000 rpm),check for codes none found.scanner data looks good,i then pulled the iac and inspect it looked ok i noticedi was compresedin to far so i pull on it little it idle fine after i put it back with the connec...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBEL19X93
This van came in with customer complaining of a vibration I checked it out and found the vibration to only be noticable at 60mph and higher and it seems to be worse under a heavy load. My first thought was a tire problem so I measured the tires because it is a...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L electrical system VIN: 3GNFK16Z63
hi guys,weird one here.this suburban will intrmittantly stahl,shut off momentarily while cruising or at a light.it will either start [...] up on its own or will start with key if at a stop light.when cruising the dash goes blank and charge message will apear.cu...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14H23
vehicle came in with intermittent rough idle, lose of power,mil light on . customer though he had gotten bad gas,(water). we ran alchol; through system and some 44k. slight help , it had original wires,cap,etc, so we did a major tuneup, more help. we performed... Trouble codes: P0304
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1GBJK34153
Have researched the archives for many days. Engine seems to be taking on air. After a round of repair attempts, being fully bled, it starts right up. After running for a while, it is hard to start. I installed a piece of clear tubing between the FICM and the f...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GP64L4T
Chrysler Techs Help. This vehicle has an intermittint stall. I have driven this van over 300 miles and it only happened 2 times. One time was turning a corner and the other was 5 mph in a parking lot. The van cuts out just like if someone turned the key off. T...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GT54L5X
well this is my problem, i am getting no communication at the computer i cannot get into the system,i have checked the fuses and grounds, also the speedometer does not work, the car is driving in limp mode. i replaced the transmission computer but still the sa...
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1992 Dodge D150 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7GE16Y5N
truck came in because it surges at cruise speed it surged and bucked like an ignition wire.to try and correct this problem i ave replaced the igniton wires twice the cap & rotor , fuel filter, 1 fuel injector, ckp sensor, cmp sensor, pcm, and spark plugs. the ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2366W
Hello, I have a Cummins that intermitently does not want to start.The customer states that regardless of ambient temp, if he cylces the ignition switchon, often the wait to start lamp does no illumintate, and the truck will have a very extended crank, or no st... Trouble codes: P1694
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7KF2362X
under hard acceleration there is no power and white smoke comming from the exhaust Trouble codes: P0720
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC16X21
Hello Dodge Tech's. This one has a rough idle but also notice a roughness on decel from higher RPM through about 1500 to idle this is at a stand still no load. Ran a scope test found bad plugs but did not cure problem. Ran a power balance test and it did pass,...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L pedal VIN: 1D3JU28C65
This truck belongs to a friend that asked me to have a look. The truck was serviced at a local GM dealer and the story is their lube guy contaminated the brake system by adding the wrong fluid. They caught the problem and flushed the system out and returned th...
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1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L limp mode VIN: 1FACP5343M
car drives fine when cold,after approx three minutes car will not shift out of 1st gear.the first time cust came in we check'd the n/s switch and found it to be loose.we adj it and car shifted fine.cust drove car for approx 1 month then prob.returned.it has th...
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1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L tensioner pully VIN: 1FALP54Y2N
Not a technical question, but have not been able to loacate a tensioner pully for the Taurus SHO motor. The original pully bearing seized & the pully was damaged beyond using again. Does anyone know of a place that lists a replacement pully, or another applica...
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1993 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEE11YXP
Stalls on long trip in HOT whether. I posted last month on this Van, at the time I was unable to duplicate stalling and customer was uncertain as to weather it was stalling with throttle off. He returned last week with notes on the multiple stalling occurrence...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, runs fine then dies VIN: 1FDEE14H6T
this van is new to us. came in, customer stopped to eat came out van wouldnt start we towed it to our shop. ran multiple tests replaced coil powertrain controll module ignition controll module distributer so on and such the only part not replaced was the trans... Trouble codes: P0320
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX08W5V
im actually trying to find the abs control module to do some test. but alldata's location is not very clear. i looked at the ford website. it goes into a little more detail but still not to helpful. i called the dealer and they say that the rwal system doesn't...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1827W
The left bank on this vehicle does not fire. The compression is good all the way around.The injectors are getting a pulse. The spark is good. I pulled the valve cover all rockers are in tact and moving properly. It is running extremely rich. We put plugs in fo...
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1999 Ford f550 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDAF56S9X
to start out back in dec 06 we put a used engine in this truck that had around 90,000 miles on it the owner has put another 21,000 on the used engine now oil is coming out of the coolant jug strait oil not mixing with the coolant took the oil cooler line off a...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAFP4445W
car came in shop with no a/c. when testing found a/c compressor clutch not engaging at all. checked system. recovered freon and recharged to a full charge. compressor still would not engage. had voltage present at both high and low pressure switches when a/c s...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
I have this F150 that runs good until I turn the a/c on. Both front o2 sensors voltages jump to exactly 1.67 volts and then stay there a while and then the truck loads up with gas and surges up and down. Turn off the a/c and o2 voltages come back to normal. I ... Trouble codes: P0172 (b1 too rich), P1132 (B1S1 Indicates Rich), P1152 (B2S1 Indicates Rich)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L red brake light VIN: 1FMYU7OE1Y
Help me please, fellow techs, I have been doing this for so long, we refer to this kind of vehicle as a "hairball". Vehicle came in with complaint of low pedal. No abs or red brake light on. First tech inspected and found leaking master cylinder. Replaced, ble...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U31
This car came in a couple of months ago with a check engine light and a misfire.I found that some of the valve seats were leaking.The customer also complained of overheating.After removing the heads I found a slight head gasket leak.The heads were sent to the ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L warning lamp VIN: 1FMCU04121
Hello everyone. I have this 2001 escape in the shop with a flashing oil warning lamp on the dash after the truck warms up. I removed the a/c compressor and removed the oil pressure switch and installed a manual guage and checked oil pressure and found when col...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valves VIN: 1FAFP33PO1
tore apart and found #3 INTAKE VALVE BENT NO CONTACT ON VALVE OR PISTON ,VALVE SEAL HAS NOT MOVED,SEAT IS GOOD. WHY IS THIS BENDING VALVES WITHOUT CONTACT.
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56P33
Major problems. Before I got to it, they had replaced the turbo, egr cooler, egr vavle and some other odds and ends. After spending some quality time with the truck, discovered bad heads. Replaced heads w/ ford units. Had some hic ups on the isntall, bad brand...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L reverse lights VIN: 1FDSS34P84
This vehicle devoleped this problem soon after we did the transmission. as a favor we replaced the trans range sensor which I felt wasent going to help as its just a hertz signal to the pcm, but we did to cover all bases. Just as we're getting somewhere testin...
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1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L master cyl VIN: 2CNBE18U5R
dear techs. when applying brakes the padel goes down like if the master cylendar has internal leak.front & rear pads & shoes ok.no leaks any where.rear brakes adjusted right. there is a cylendar by the master & proportioning valve some thing to do with brakes....
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L hard start VIN: 1GKFK66U74
This thing has extended cranking when cold says the owner. Occasionally it will start and when you release the start switch it dies. The fuel pressure reg is apparently in the tank and when I checked the fuel pressure the pressure goes up to sixty and as soon ...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB7677P
replaced temp sender switch, radiator, radiator cooling fan timer, cooling fan control module, auxiliary fan switch, coolant temp sensor, water pump. Over heats in stop n go conditions. fans come on.
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: ES26791L07
Hey Can anyone tell me what a 9- 3 SRS code is? Trouble codes: 93
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L stater VIN: JNKCP11A5X
I have replaced the engine in this customers car, but when I turn the key to start the engine, I only get a clicking sound from the starter. It does not rotate the engine whatsoever.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
hello again iatn members i've got a 2000 jaguar here for hesitstion on accel customer has been here before for same issue.vehicle was inspected and we found that the plugs were soaked in oil from the valve covers leaking so we recommended to replace the plugs ...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GZ78S3S
Hi, again. This Jeep will occassionally display "service 4WD switch" in the message center. It is equipped with the transfer case with 4HI, Neutral, or 4LO. (viscous coupling) I replaced the 4 wire switch at the top of the transfer case to no effect. Alldata d...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Pwr Windows VIN: 1J4GW58N24
Left (driver side) all pwr windows inop from driver master switch. BCM code "DDM Message Not Received" (DDM = Driver Door Module). DDM was previously replaced w/no fix. PCI Bus is active at DDM. DRB will "ping" (poll) 12 other modules, including PDM (PDM = Ps...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L head light VIN: JTHBD18281
i recently started working an a lexus is300 havent really done much work on these cars but did replace the maf sensor a while back because it was running bad but now the guy came in my shop with a headlight out and he had a new headlight in his hand so i put i...
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1416W
we have 3 of these cars, 2 have had trans replaced and this one had engine replaced. all 3 have this vibration at idle, in gear, with ac on. we have checked mounts, timing, etc. vibration goes away as soon as it gets off idle, and all run fine except for vibra...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDB1260371
I don't know exactly where to start with this description but the car has a intermittent stall and no start which I can not duplicate although the car did die twice in the shop and started right back up.The car also idles very slow and rich.I may have more tha...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBDA34DXGF
I have a 2.3 16V that has an intermittent high idle problem. Every once in a while, the car would idle at 2800-[...]. Unplugging and plugging in the ecu will temporarily fix the problem. I've tested the idle valve, air flow sensor, eha, all sensors, micro s...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
To start out with thanks for your input.Car came in with a no start problem. power to pump but was not operating. replaced pump, filter and relay for good measure.Started ran fine. costumer picked uped and broke dowd a day later. No start. Towed in and started...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L overflow VIN: 1MELM55U2V
Cutomer towed car in for a coolant leak. Found that cooling system empty, filled cooling system started car ran for about ten minuts and purged coolant out cap, with a banging coming from passenger side of radiator. Replaced water pump as a sugestion to me sam...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S53
Hello everyone, Im pulling my hair out trying to fix this one. I have a 2003 sable 3.0 DOHC that continually throws codes P0172/P0175 system too rich. The long term fuel trims are constantly around -15,-16,-17 and up at idle. The car is well taken care of and ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 too rich)
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L abs VIN: JA4MT31H8Y
Hey everyone I would like to thank you for your help and time.Customer came with a complant of the 4 wheel lt flashing and the abs lt on.the abs lt dose not come until after you drive it.It has abs codes 21,22,23,24,25,and 26.The 1st four are wheel spped senso...
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AB46F74
this galant has an intermintent rough idle. it has fly by wire throttle body (no idle air) i tryed cleaning the throttle body and it seemed to be good but it came back a week later with the same prblem. i found a tsb the recomends replacing the cam, adjusting ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, POP IN INTAKE VIN: JN1CA21D7V
having lots of fun w/ this one. car came in w/ broken cam on front head intake side. she had a starter put on elsewhere previously. the long bolt had been left off and starter was hanging off trans at a angle. we replaced engine w/ used engine. installing flex...
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2001 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1DB51DX1
Hello to all, I got this car from another shop,they replaced the Cat. conv. thinking it was plugged because it would not rev. up. No codes were set, so I did a comp. ck. replaced fuel filter, ck'd fuel press. all good. Gave it a shot of propane ,false air , n...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
Hello Nissan specialists. This car came in with MIL on with code P0154. I hooked up the MT2500 and read the O2 sensor live data and saw the voltage for B2S1 stuck on 1.[...]. Looked in Mitchell and it concluded that it is the sensor on the driver's side of ... Trouble codes: P0154 (B2S1 oxygen sensor voltage too high)
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E2X
Hello fellow Techs in the field. A good friend of mine has a 1999 Olds Alero which came in with a code PO441 of which I believe is Incorrect Purge Flow. I say "believe" due to the fact that I do not see this code in any flow chart for this model vehicle. In an... Trouble codes: P0441
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L No Start, LONG CRANK VIN: 1G3WH52H2Y
intermittantly this car will crank long before start. if open throtle slightly,will start engine. also check engine light will flash when problem occurs... have checked for fuel pressure reg leaking.. idle air operation.. replaced idle air moter when vehicle s... Trouble codes: U1016 (commuication error)
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1985 Other European silver spiri 6.5L pump VIN: SCAZS42AXF
1985 Rolls Royce, Silver Spirit. power steering pump leaking/noisey, pumps looks very "generic-north american" as if possibly from a G.M. anyway, dealer wants a lot of money for the pump and although I cannot identify what model i've seen it on before, it appe...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L Remote keys VIN: SALPV1244S
Hi Gents, This P38A Range Rover was towed in with a dead battery.Recharged and security systen was enabled.Did a security relearn using Autologic.Car now starts fine. However door lock remotes do not lock or unlock doors.Tested remotes and they are ok.Tested...
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1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54C2M
This vehicle is missing on #3 & #6 at idle at the coil. I replaced the coil, module & computer from a vehicle that ran perfect. It does the same thing. Using an inline spark tester on all 6 coil wires #3 & #6 coils barely fire at idle. When accelareted they li...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83461
It's up and running. All modules are communicating and all codes cleared. Customer opted for a "used cluster". Autologic has a couple of "coding" options that allows you to install a used cluster or code a new cluster .Used one was coded and it even works bett...
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1JF14T6M
Thank you for the help on this vehicle it was the fuel pressure regulator causing the problem after replacing the regulator the car will start up fine after sitting all night long.
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start, blows ECM fuse VIN: R9VZ109488
Most of you were right on track, but Paul and Will hit it right on the head. The (orange wire)goes to the oil pressure switch and it had shorted internally. After reading his post I tried to unplug the oil pressure switch but found that it had come apart and ...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L cooling fan VIN: 1G1ND52MXW
It turns out the wiring in the fuse block to the bcm was actully broken. The fuse was good but, power was not getting to the circut to power the a/c throught the body computer. No where can I find actual wiring for the bcm to contorl the fan. Fixing this break...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L a.c. blower VIN: 2G1WW12E32
Thank you to all you replied I am now out of doghouse. I got the car to mess up and took my test light and checked all the fuses and 3 of them had no voltage all 3 came from same spot on ignition switch changed switch problem solved.
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E13
Gotta close this so here is what I know, the next day the van started and started all day. The owner took the van and has had no trouble since( must have been a magic spell or somethin')I don't know what was wrong but the owner is keeping in touch and i will u...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G1JC52F64
Thanks to everyone that replied. Looks like the timing chain has jumped... When I pulled the valve cover the entire upper end was all sludge! I guess you SHOULD change your oil more often that 27,000 miles!! HAHA... Thanks for all your replies!
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L no start/ no crank VIN: 1G1ZT62895
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. IT ENDED UP BEING A SHORTED WIRE FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE ECM. THE ING. 1 CURCUIT WAS ONLY 2 VOLTS AT THE ECM. THANKS TO ALL AGAIN.
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Start/stall VIN: 3C3ELS5H7V
Well I would like to thank everyone who offered help. Armed with all the additional information and a few wiring diagrams, We determined the vehicle did have an anti-theft system. What led us to believe it did not have a anti-theft system was no "SECURITY" war...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2C4GT54L21
My boss had an electrical person look at the vehicle and found the problem. The culprit was a fuel line clip that was worn out and not making a connection. I realize that I didn't give enough info. I was helping him out. I didn't work on the vehicle. Otherwise...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C8GM68414
Thank everyone for there input. repairs were clean throttle body 4 part B and G throtle cleaner and replace I A C motor
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1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EJ46X6S
Thanks for the help guys. The owner can't afford to repair the car at this time, so no fix. The vibration is the same, whether in any gear or in park. Didn't have help here, so couldn't do the pry bar test, but that is a good idea. The motor mounts are bro...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4H528N31
I WENT AND REMOVED THE ENTIRE DAH AND WHAT I FOUND WAS THEY HAD PINCHED WIRES.I SPLICED IN NEW WIRE AND ALL IS WELL.THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no scan tool com. VIN: 2FTHF26M8P
Thanks for the info everyone. After double checking everything we went on a wiring hunt to find that under the hood on the drivers side beneath the relay center there was a wire corroded almost right off. Now after repairing this she is purring like a tom cat ...
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T0R
hello, well I replaced the pcm and as was well for a while. the vref voltage is now at 4.95 volts, but tps still goes to 0v sometimes. I started pulling on wiring harness and tps voltage definetly goes to normal. the connector is in the rt hand, rear side of ... Trouble codes: 998 (koer), 122 (koer tp signal low).
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y1S
Thanks for all the help I was lost it turns out that the speedo head was sending the wrong signal to the pcm the pcm would turn the injectors off I found this by watching mph on scanner while pushing the truck forward by hand the mph would jump to 120mph and t...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Spark VIN: 3RFALPG535
"Sean [...] is the best technician in the world", he had seen this before, the crank sensor connector was rebuilt with the wires reversed and when we switched the crank sensor wires it started. So even though we were getting a great crank sensor signal it woul...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power steering VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Another one out the door, Thank you all. 5 replies 3 said most likely the pump and solinoid which comes with the new pump.One reply said to unplug the solinoid at the pump and see if symptom is gone. I replaced the pump with a ford reman. Problem solved.This t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L shuts off VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
Thank god I got it, it was a toss up between PCM relay or Aftermarket Chip in PCM. Switched PCM relay with another relay and removed aftermarket chip. Truck ran great for a solid week, installed aftermarket chip, problems returned instantly. Customer picked...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZV34X6X
We told the owner that we have to R&R the heads and insp. them. He did not wont to do that so we put a new plug in the cyl. with the miss. Note (we have put 20+ plugs in this truck it is not a permanent fix; but he can sill dive it) Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L reverse VIN: 1FMSU43F01
WELL JASPER JUST GOT BACK TO ME AND AGAIN THERE NOT SURE WHY THIS IS HAPPRNING. THEY SUPECT SOMETHING IN THE VAVLE BODY. RORY, I DID SHARE WITH THEM ABOUT YOUR UPDATE AND THEY WERE AWARE OF IT. THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. P.S. THEY DID COVER MY LABOR.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
Thanks to all that replyed. This one kinda stumped us. It turns out we fixed the ignition miss with the tune up parts. This vehicle is a flex fuel truck and the customer had been running E85. I added gas to the truck while test driving. The customer electe... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank rich), P0175 (Bank rich).
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on, LOSE OF POWER VIN: 1FDXE45F12
HI EVERYBODY WHO HELPED ME WITH YOUR RESPONSES TO FIX THE BUS,I WILL THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME A KNOWLEDGE,THE BUS GOT FIXED AND THE PROBLEM WAS THAT WE TOOK THE GAS TANK OUT AND WE CLEANED THE TUBE INSIDE THE TUBES,WE REPLACED NEW FUEL FILTER NOW EVERYTHING...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W25
We compared out fuel pressure against another 2005 Crown Victoria and learned our fuel pressure was below the other car. The other car has pressure of 55 psi, while we had 43. We then tested fuel volume and we had of course less volume. So I have to develop... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder misire).
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1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GTCS194XT
We finally got the ok from the customer to tear the motor down. We found the anti-rotational bracket for the roller lifter on the #1 cyl intake valve lifter was cracked, causing the lifter to spin in the bore destroying the roller & the cam. Thanks for all ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0300 (random misfire).
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2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 5.3L prnd321 VIN: 1GTFC24T9Y
OK this one is fixed and here what we found. First we found that the 10.5 volt reference was present on all four wires at the trans switch(4 wire connector), but then for no apparent reason the 10.5 volt signal disappeared from the GREY wire at the trans switc...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W5Y
CUSTOMER HAS NOT BROUGHT VEHICLE BACK IN FOR US TO LOOK AT FURTHER. CLOSING HELP POST. THANKS FOR ALL WHO RESPONDED. STAN Trouble codes: P1312 (ion sensing module sec line 2 circuit fault).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L compressor VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
the a/c is cold again on this jag. there are 3 evap sensors. 2 are on the left side of the evap core accessable from the gas pedal side. they are white push in sensors. they should ohm less than 6k ohms, ours was 23k ohms. the one causing the compressor to cyc...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, overheat VIN: KNDJA723XY
Thanks to all for their time to respond...Bill from New Hampshire was on the mark about the fan cluth...Thanks...I decided to check compression as Brian from Texas suggested.Found that 3 out of 4 cylinders had low compression... Customer wants another motor......
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L radio VIN: SALMF11464
First of all thanks to those who replied. Two out of three think antenna failure. That was my first thought and that is why I checked all antenna connections originally. I did not substitute another antenna because the vehicle went to two different radio shops...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
I did find a properly priced sensor from world pac, which is oem. I had the standard rep. come to my shop in response to my posting. He claims the standard sensors will work perfectly, and as no one on this tech mail has dissed standard I assume they work t...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1LMHM87A63
Customer took vehicle and I was unable to further diagnose the problems. If he returns I will post what I find. Thanks to all for the information. Trouble codes: P1744, P2104, P2107, P2110, P2112.
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2218T
Thanks for the replies. I appoligize that it has taken so long. I left this shop last week. There was a lot of unethical things going on that the owner does and I couldn't be a part of it. I did all of what was offered and nothing seemed to work. This my frien...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1YVGEZZC7V
Many thanks to all my colleagues who have sent me their advice and support. I was relieved that I didn't forget anything since I've done these belts before but never had one fail so soon. I thought I was dealing with a poor design for the tensioner. Turns out ...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Although I did not receive the help it took to fix this one from IATN, I would like to thank Gregg for taking his time to respond. Hopefully my experience and loss of time will help someone else in the future. The problem ended up being with the aftermarket ca...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBGA32E7N
No luck on this repair so far.We have decided not to take any chances and install a used engine Most of the responses dealt with left over oil in the cooling system from the previous repair.I had neglected to say that the system was cleaned of very minor bu...
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S5T
thanks for all the replies this car was fixed by replacing the injector on #2 cylinder it was leaking causing the high compression readings
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
After a long search for a computer I decided to take a look at it myself. I found that part of the circuit board was not connected. I coneected a jumper wire and reinstalled that computer. Obviously the auto gods were smiling on me and it ran great. Thanks...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Power VIN: 1G2NW12EXX
Well guys I am sorry to say that the car is not totally fixed. I am greatfull fo rall the suggestions. The main part of the problem was the bucking, jerking and misfireing. What cured that was the 7x crank sensor wires that go between the sensor and ignition m...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L no start VIN: 1G8JU52F3Y
Thanks again for every one who offer to help,majority of you said it can be done 30min relearn without tech 2. Tried it and it didn't work for me, also found other shop replace with used cylinder and key first. Tried to relearn with again after replacing with...
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