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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Gear Indicator VIN: 19UUA66234
VSA off light is on and drive indicator Flashes. No Codes stored...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L right front wheel VIN: WBABS33421
Customer complains that while driving, every once in a while, the right front tire screeches and car pulls violently to the right. (feels like brake is applied on that wheel, but she's never touched the brake pedal). After this happens, the ABS light comes on ...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Differential VIN: 3E54S58950
Hey guys got a fun one. The AWD disengage light is on i have replaced the valve in the rear end,cleaned the conn, coming through the body,was alot of corrision,now i have the right volts to the act. on the rear. Test drove the car about a mile sure enough the ...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L hood release cable VIN: 1G6CD53B0P
hi - hope this isn't too stupid, but...the hood release cable broke at the hood side. i can't see, much less get at, the release under the hood to pop it open. looks like i need to put a hole saw through the hood, but it's the boss' car and he 's not a big fan...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L tires VIN: WO6VR52R4V
I have a car that the rear tires are leaning in at the top pretty severely. The lh tire is leaning in so far it is rubbing the inner fender and I cannot see anything wrong with it. The rh tire is leaning in also but not nearly as bad. Can anyone point me in th...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L brakes and steering wheel VIN: 1G6KF579X1
customer stats she was driving @ 60 mph and the brakes on there own lock up and she couldn't turn the steering wheel to get off the road then after it slow down to a stop every time it reaCHED 10 MPH THEY WOULD LOCK UP AGAIN. she was not appling the brakes. i ...
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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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1989 Chevrolet Blazer Scottsdale 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEV18KF1
Hey Guys,I need help with this one...Truck came in on a hook and had been sitting for 6 months after being wrecked in the right rear corner but ran fine before parked.Charged dead battery and truck will start every time but only with 20-30% throttle.Drained fu... Trouble codes: 44 (fuel system lean)
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1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDK14KXM
Installed a reman Evergreen Engine from Autozone that customer supplied. This was a short block only. Heads were pressure tested and surfaced. Checked out good. I have yet to get this engine running right. Seems to be a normal stock cam, nothing fancy. Engine...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L looses power VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
truck looses power to the pount of stalling if you don't let of throttle. starts fine, runs and idles fine. fuel pump and filter have been replaced. (with propper pump). swapped out spider injection with known good one. map has been replaced. egr working propp...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHC39F1S
Scanned and found no actives codes, since the customer replaced the batteries after the engine stalled for the second time. Not too familiar with this engine. I know the Stardyne fuel pump are sensitive with the electronic comptroller and may cause the non r...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25R3W
Ok here it goes. Vehicle will start cold ok, after about 15- 45 seconds starts to skip on #7cyl and an occasion #3 and #4 but very rarely. You can mash the throttle and it cleans out but if you hold it at high ilde (anything above idle) after about 30 sec. sta...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19R1W
This is a fleet vehicle that is driven hard. Fleet wanted a spark plug replacement. Also had a MAF code, so we cleaned the very dirty sensor and told the driver to try it. Light came back on for the MAF. So we replaced the MAF and the EGR valve due to a code a...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L overheated exhaust VIN: 1GBJG31RX2
hello guys. this van has been driven hard,but doesn't count for the problems. it ate 3 starters for starting hard.fuel pressure wouldn't hold. we replaced the regulator 3 times to get it to hold because it held when we pinched the return.we replaced the fuel p...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hvac VIN: 1GCGK13U93
Vehicle had originally came in for blown off belt and seized compressor. Installed new belt, compressor, orifice tube and receiver dryer. Complaint is that now the a/c will blow cold air intermittently. Vehicle will blow cold air and pressures are all ok, afte...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Air door actuator VIN: 2G1WF52E84
Hi Guys, I have a 2004 Chevy Impala that the heater controls will not function properly on. The car was hit in the right front and had the fender replaced. It came to us because the driver side blew cold air all of the time regardless of the temperature setti...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L gauges VIN: 1GBJC34184
The fuel gauge shows zero. There is 5 volts available at both senders. Ran a redundant ground to senders - no change. We have wiring schematics from Mitchell and Alldata. According to Alldata the PCM sends out 5 volts to the senders. The senders return the sig... Trouble codes: U1000 (no communication)
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCEK19B05
Have this truck that when it idles the idle kind of goes up and down or surges and when you are running down the road seems when you let off the gas pedal keeps wanting to go or accelerate a little then will eventually come down checked for intake leaks found ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Engine idle VIN: 3CF4FY4BB1
Hello fellow techs. Recently I got this PT Cruiser in as an overheat. Determinded the head gasket leaked between #2 and #3 cylenders. The cylender head was sent to machine shop, where it was resurfaced and valves replaced. Everything was put back together and...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L front end VIN: 1C3EL46RX2
OKAY i'M LIKE THE 4-5 GUY IN THE SHOP TO TAKE A CRACK AT THIS CAR. THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINS OF A SQUAWK NOISE WHEN DRIVING SLOWLY OVER BUMPS, THE OTHER GUYS HERE HAVE REPLACED BUSHINGS IN THE STRUT, REAR CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND A UPPER BALLJOINT. WHEN WE HAVE T...
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L engine control fuse VIN: 1B7KC26C7R
hello everybody vehicle blows engine control fuse randomly,no pattern to it at all.looses power to asd relay and shuts down charging system no visible pinched or burned wiring any ideas uot there would be appreciated thanks
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L doesn't go in any gear VIN: 4B3AG42H01
this came in running fine but acts like it's in neutral in every gear. customer stated that while on expressway check engine light came on and within seconds trans seemed to shut down. running fine but would not move. customer also stated that he never had any...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Turn Signals VIN: 2B4GP44R22
Has no right turn signal.Flashers and brake lights work okay. Tested bulbs, multifunction switch and wiring. Can use scanner to activate both turn signal indicators on dash. Also on data stream Turn signal volts will be 4.2 static go to 2.4 when switch is in l...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L alternator VIN: 2B4GP44302
We replace a/c comp. Removed the alternator to access bolts..Removed the intake air box to access rcvr drier and expansion block...After reassembly we test drove and everything checked good...Customer picked up and drove about 1/2 mile from shop when the Batte...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Intermitent no upshift. VIN: 1D7HU18N33
Hey. This truck has an intermittent no upshift. Starts and takes off in second gear. Doesn't change unless u turn the truck off and start it up again then it will be fine. 2 codes in it, P0875 and P0876. Have driven it a couple times and has not acted up for u...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2D7JB21X33
we have a noise from the drivetrain on decel. loud knocking noise only heard when coasting, any throttle added and noise disappears. local rear end shop rebuilt and customer installed housing. we are working for rebuilder, customer states noise is from side ge...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Ride VIN: 1DLHU18N23
Dodge truck Experts: Thank you in advance. This 4 door 4x4 has a heavy bouncing on the freeway at 60-65mph on a mildly rough to rough road. Putting trans in neutral does not change the suspension bounce. Tires have been balanced and rebalanced (to be sure)on a...
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1983 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDE14F2D
Came in running very rough, wouldn't hardly idle or drive anywhere. Everything done so far has helped a little. Found wet float level really low in carb, correcting this helped a lot. Ignition timing was a little off, had to retard it a little from spec as it ...
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1984 Ford F-250 6.9L starter VIN: 2FTHF2618E
this truck came in to the shop converted from a diesel to gas mtr, the starter is ground to nothing,it has the 460 flywheel and the original bell housing from the diesel witch starter should be used??? or how do i remedey the problem??? any help would be appre...
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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N8F
did a eec test,cam up with code 41, tested fuel pressure, cleand iac, and tried test iac, still did the same, checked tps single.checked iat, replace fuel pump + relay, changed ect sensor. checked for vacumme leaks. checked ign wiring. Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15NRG
Hello all!! Well i have an interesting one for all Ford techs. Truck came in stalls intermittenly and then becomes a no start. Tested for spark and fuel. Spark is good and fuel pressure was 10 psi (non-existant in my opinion). Cycled key and could hear the h...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Power steering pressure hose / pump VIN: 2FMZA51U0W
Hoping someone else has come across this. Replaced a leaking power steering pressure hose on this van 7 months ago. The van has one bad - very stiff - strut mount, replaced one with hose replacement 7 months ago and are going to replace the other today. Howeve...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6637W
We did a head gasket on a 1999 Ford Contour. We got it back together and now the exhaust cam gear is making a "knocking" noise when its at idle. When you accelerate the noise goes away. I am thinking its building up oil pressure to make the noise go away. the ...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1426W
Hi this truck is driving us crazy, have been driving it on and off for days with no results. Customer says he will be cruising along when van will start to feel rough and check engine light will come on. These symptoms do not last long. At this point all three... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1133X
cust. states car stalled while driving this morning. cust states he found the main fuse (30A) for fuel injection by the battery blown. he installed the rear defroster fuse next to it in it's place. he was then able to drive 20 miles to our shop without problem...
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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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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: FFTNW21F81
I have a customer that has wipers that will not work very intermittently, every time he brings it in they work. What happens is they will not work in the intermittent mode or low speed but work in the high speed. When things dry out everything works fine again...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L hard starting VIN: 1FTYR10D82
There is a long crank time more when starting cold. If gas pedal is held down it starts better. It sometimes is better to shut truck off it doesnt start right and then starting it again. I am near sea level and MAF was at 158hz, temp sensors ECT & IAT were wit...
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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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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTSW31P83
Oil leaking from rear of engine on drivers side. is coming from very high and looks like dripping from shield below turbo. Connot see any thing from above and is not running down valley. Dont know where to start from top or bottom up. Help, help.
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L alternator VIN: 1FDXE45554
Hi I have a 2004 E450 It is equipt with a 200amp pentax alternator. I cannot find a wiring diagram for this alt. the problem i am having is when you rev the engine it overcharges up to 17 volts then the dash goes dead. I have never run into this or worked on t...
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1996 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GKCS13W7T
This truck will idle ok but as soon as you put it under any load, it starts cutting out. have already tried new crank sensor, shimming crank sensor but it still does the same . sometime it will set a crank sen. code sometimes it will not. any ideas would be ap...
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2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Fuse 10 VIN: IGTGG25V56
Hello, This vehicle came in w/complaint "no blower" It actually had no blower or a/c control. Control head checked good. I have no power in at heater/ac fuses 9-10 under seat. I don't have a wiring diagram to show what feeds these fuses. There a quite a few...
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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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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L ABS Light VIN: JHLRD1748W
Vehicle presented with ABS light on. Jumping conector and reading dash light gave codes 11, 15,16 and 61. Scanner gave same codes. Tested both right side speed sensors and found them to be bad. Replaced them. Tested voltage to #3 pin on harness to computer and...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dash lights and locks VIN: 2HKRL18952
Hello, and thanks for the help with this one. I have this 02 Odyssey in for intermittently the power doorlocks and the dash lights not working. We have yet to be able to duplicate this concern and I need some advice on what might be a semi common issue with t...
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2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L failsafe engine mode VIN: SAJDA15B9Y
This is my first time using a WDS unit I bought used. The unit seems to work fine after some experimentation. The XJR has an intermittent problem where it loses power and displays Failsafe Engine Mode, TRAC Not Available, and ASC Not Available. Idle goes to ab... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS A range/performance), B0121 (No information)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAG12FYEDK
Hi, First I don't have the vin number @ home so I made on up. This is my problem... The cooling fan runs along time after the vehicle shuts off. I would compare it to the dodge caravans that never shut off. I think this may be a normal occurance but i wanted t...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Alternator Fuse VIN: 1J4GZ78YXS
We have an intermitant problem with this vehicle going through the 60 AMP Alternator fuse. The vehicle has two after market AMPS and we did disconnect them both from the electrical system as well as anything else aftermarket. Alternator has been replaced with ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L abs,airbag,brake VIN: 1J4GW58NO1
Hi guys , abs,air bag,brake warning lites come for brief amount of time. Seems like when turning left at first start up in morning . Fine for the rest of the day.Except for one day. started jeep abs,airbag,brake warning ,check engine lites were on. Plus I had ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Differential VIN: 1J4GX48S74
i have a vabration at freeway speeds, if you press hard on the gas it goes away and if you get off the gas it goes away. the diff starts making noise when you let off the gas at freeway speeds. they whant to replace the diff for the noise but the vabration i a...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GR48K76
Need help with this one guys, This jeep came to us in July for repairs on cranking system. Driver says it would not crank it just clicks and he had hit starter with a hammer to get it to crank ( found out later this was not true ) we did electrical test with V...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L door locks VIN: SALPV1643Y
I have this Range Rover HSE with following problem: All door locks close and open intermittently. When customer is driving the car or even when the car is parked with keys not in the car, the locks are cycling ON/OFF making customer crazy. With Autologic I can...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L 1st gears VIN: SALNE222X2
Item was bought at an auction with the following problems: Codes detected- P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477. Found codes were all linked with the Variable intake system. So i replaced balance valve 1, and butterfly valve. After that the codes did not return. But P14...
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM2UF1134L
i would like to thankeveryone in advance for your help i will try and return the favor whenever possible. ok i have a 91 mazda b2200 truck that runs ok till it warms up then as long as your driving its fine untill you come to a stop as soon as you coast to sto...
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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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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Audio System VIN: WDBUF70J63
Hello, The audio system does not come on, when power button is pushed the MB logo appears for a short time and goes off. There is a tape in the tape player, the customer called me when he could not get it to eject with the above symptom. Checked fuse #F 006 & ...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U34
hi, nissan experts and dealer techs! i pulled egr valve off to find a very thin corrugated material stuck in pintle. possible gasket or cat substrate. will start up engine to blow it out, but i'm trying to avoid eating rings on motor if this engine has a simil... Trouble codes: P1402
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2004 Nissan y11 Ad Van 1500CC Poor Idle Quality, Surge
this car will not idle under 1500rpm. when the engine reaches normal operating temp. it begins to surge.a scan with [...] detected no dtc's. throttle body, o2 sensor, air flow sensor were replaced with known good ones. same problem. ect sensor reads corre...
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1973 Porsche 914 1.7L engine VIN: 47329125XX
engine was running ok - suddenly oil burning condition & engine power loss (moderate) occurred - I'm wondering if there is some connection in intake that could cause oil to be sucked in - do not know if leakage in #4 cylinder existed before this condition aris...
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2006 Acura RL 3.5L Oil Light VIN: JH4KB16516
Hi Group. Not much help on this post. We always use owners manual to reset service light for new cars, not available on this case. All data or Michelle on demand not helpful, so far no fix on this, thanks for all replies so far: Thank you Roobi Varta...
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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 3.0L heater core VIN: ZAREA33E6M
thanks to REED and WILL [...] did as they instructed and it was really easy, I really appreciate the help and thanks for taking the time to help me!!!
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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A3N
After many varied responses I used heat shrink butt connectors to reattach the wires,then double covered the repair in heat shrink tubing. The customer recently had a used engine installed (by another facility)and I noticed that a repair was done to the wires ...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L quality of drive VIN: WBAHE6321S
Replacing the gear position switch fixed the incorrect position display but has not changed the tran's hiccups. BTW, there's an ignition tumbler controlled lever that has to be moved to remove the forward switch screw. The lever's pivot pin is actually a bre...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L compressor relay VIN: 1G6KF5496X
thank tou all for the help, this fix on this car was the high pressure switch about $20.00 from the dealer special thanks to mark [...] he gave me a very detailed description of the power control feed to the relay, the high pressure cut off switch is located...
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK39FXR
As the overwhelming responses implied. An injector pump module fixed this one. We also ordered a heat sink which allows better cooling and relocates the module to a more serviceable area. IATN is the best!!
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13R3T
First thanks to all the members with their suggestions. I went ahead and pull the fuel tank out. Guess what the customer neglected to to tell me that he replace the fuel pump two weeks ago. Well I pulled the fuel pump out and lo and behold he damage the flex l...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E2W
FIRST I WANT O THANK ALL OF YOU THAT REPLIED. AS ALWAYS IATN HAS PROVED TO BEA VALUABLE TOOL. I CHECKED THE HARNESS FOR ANY SIGNS OF MISSROUTING OR DAMAGE NONE FOUND. AS PER REPLIES AND A LITTLE MORE THOUGHT I REPLACED THE INJECTOR. EVERYTHING IS OK NOW. I HAV... Trouble codes: P0202 (injector 2 ckt fault), P0302 (misfire cyl2), P0300 (multiple misfire).
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Thanks again for the best tool in the shop IATN.We had several responses on this,most said the cooling fan motor has two speeds and the low speed burns out,so when the eng temp reaches a certain temp fan comes on high speed.We replaced cooling fan assembly and...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
I am closing this message for now because the customer has not chosen to do the repair. I believe there were 2 problems here, The PCM and the BCM. I found that when the vehicle would shut down and come up with the no bus message that the scanner could not com... Trouble codes: DTC.
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2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3E546C41
WELL, THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. I WILL TRY TO REVIEW ALL THE REPLIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY: WE CHECK COMPRESSION: GOOD; WE CHECKED FOR SPARK: GOOD; WE CHECKED FOR FUEL PRESSURE TO HOLD AND IT DID; WE CHECK CKP AND WIRING: GOOD; WE CHECKED CAM SENSOR AND W...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7KF23681
thanks everyone for helping me out.i intalled the vp44 injection pump and at the same time i even intalled the upgrade lift pump.it took me 4 hours to install both pumps and after installing and bleeding the truck it started right up.i would like u thank u all... Trouble codes: P0216, P1693, P1687.
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1983 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L distributor VIN: 1FTBR10S6D
thanks for all the replies.we replaced dist again. drove vehicle 80 miles and removed new dist to inspect.the gear on new dist starting to wear again. advised owner we need to tear down and check camshaft. owner declines.
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L brake light
Locating the vacuum sensor helped repair this vehicle, Checking for vacuum shows low vacuum at times only. This vehicle have a vacuum pump, the pump was weak, replaced vacuum pump and all is well. Thanks for help
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
I want to thank everyone for there help!! I replaced the selector switch for the transmission, so now the trucks computor knows when the truck is in park or drive. I used my scanner to find out that the switch was misscomunicating with the truck THANKS ED
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Overdrive VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
Thanks to all who replied,the Ford is fixed. TSB # 99-18-6 covers the repair.The solenoid interconnect molded frame inside the trans pan had a burned connection as did the bulkhead connection.Replaced these parts and the pressure solenoid and road tested vehic...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L red brake light VIN: 1FMYU7OE1Y
Thanks for the 2 responses I recieved, sorry I did not state that we installed an O.E. sensor. Thanks to George [...]. for his response. It as well as this sight keeps you from getting tunnel vision and focusing on the same thing. I had some pigtails hanging in th...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P44
Hi all and thank you very much. Just about all of you were on track but Eric [...] had it nailed. It was a rub through wire harness under the upper plenum rubbing against the fuel rail on the left front of engine. Wire harness was pinched at the intake bolts n... Trouble codes: P0341, P0336, P2614 (same as po341 test), P2261.
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1992 Geo Storm 1.6L Hesitation VIN: J81RF2363N
Well guys,... The customer decided to "cut-bait" on this car and has decided to drive it as is. I recieved some replies on this thing and tried everything, all to no change in the symptom. I even tried a couple of tech lines and it has everyone scratching t...
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical
Thanks for the accurate, knowledge-sharing response. I'm taking your advice and deciding that the customer will have to go for the '93 replacement with a "93 and newer transmission. I don't think that the time and effort expended has sufficient chance of ach...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Head or head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8543R
Hi group, This one is fixed. We removed the cylinder head and had it resurfaced using a milling machine. We also used a fel-pro gasket. The machine shop was using a belt sander to resurface which left too rough of a finish to seal correctly. Some replies talk...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 2HGEJ6674W
Thank you for the great help in troubleshooting the readiness monitors. We checked the radio backup fuse, lowered the gasoline level to about 1/2 tank, and drove the car through the readiness cycle again, with no luck. We checked the ECU and found grass stuck ...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16522
Rechecked evap system and found faulty 2 way/bypass solenoid. Order part but, customer is away on vacation. When customer returns and repair is verified I will post a final close. Thanks to whom replied. Trouble codes: P1457 (Fuel evap system leakage).
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L stater VIN: JNKCP11A5X
Thank you all who have tried to help me, it is greatly appreciated. Ultimately I removed the starter (as dificult as it was) that came with the used motor that was purchased, come to find out, it had started to rust on the inside. So I replaced it with a new s...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 1J4FJ68S9S
sorry this took so long but this vehicle went on the back burner for awhile. rechecked all grounds found ground behind spare tire panel loose retightened and still had problem with gauge reading high after fill up so we removed sending to inspect and found wir...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overheating VIN: 1J4G248S5Y
Turns out the computer shut down the signal to the fan,as the new 2 months old aftermarket relay had shorted inside...I probed for voltage from the ecu again after everyone that responded said not to use the aftermarket relay which is what the shop before me u...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air ride conversion VIN: 1LNLM8W5NY
ordered a pair of springs from a company that sells the kits for all air ride cars/suv conversions I also ordered a pair of moog springs from local parts store and just so you know there was some difference between the two the conversion pair had tighter ends ...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L coolant VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Thanks for all the help, we added UV dye and ran it with no signs of any new leaks. We believe the water pump fixed the original leak and drained so much coolant into the valley under the intake that what we continued to see drip was left over that we didnt ge...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thank you all who tried to help. It was the OVERLOAD PROTECTION switch in the transmission. The timing was retarding 20 degrees intermittantly.This switch retards the timing during kickdown gear shifts. I recieved two replies to check the MAS (fuel pump relay}...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L alternator VIN: WDBCA39E7M
I want to thank all of you who responded to this question about the charging system on this old benz. I'm sorry it took a while to close this one. I just installed a new battery/starter cable. and to my delight the vehicle is now charging the way it is suppose...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, WONT TAKE THE GAS VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Problem child is fixed !!! Everyone confirmed with my thoughts on the Air Flow Meter. I first replaced the sensor with a re-man from A1P, yet then the vehicle would not stay running at all. I re-checked my findings, made a call to the Benz dealer for a price, ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L No Start, Stall, Fuse # 37 Blows VIN: WDBKK65F13
Hello, Thank both these 2 men who offered their time and thoughts. One fellow suggested that the alternator may be having a hard time with a defective battery. In the watching and testing of the B+ current level ... the available battery under charge or ru...
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6530W
Thanks for all the help. About everybody that offered help said the MAF sensor was the culprit, not neccesarily bad, but dirty. Well I'm happy to report that was primarily the problem. I carefully cleaned the sensing wires as suggested and that took care of... Trouble codes: P1130 (Fuel trim at limit), P1131 (Lack of 02 switches), P0171 (Lean), P0704 (Clutch switch).
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Abs, slip, tcs lights on VIN: JN1CA31A51
Thank you for all the FAST replies! BOTH rear sensors were bad, I changed LR and RR even though only the RR was setting the code. I am amazed at how much BAD info is out there for testing this system. Thanks again!!
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E0Y
IT'S FIXED! THANK'S TO ALL THE HELP. I DID THE COMP TEST LIKE I TOLD EVERYBODY AND THE COMP ON #5 CYL WAS VERY LOW SO I TRYED DOING THE LEAK DOWN TEST! I PUT THAT CYL AT TOP DEAD CENTER AND SHOT SHOP AIR IN IT. THE AIR WAS LEAKING OUT THE EX PIPE! SO I HAD TO ... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire).
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL12T11
A big thanks to those that help and offered suggestions. Come to find out, it was the ignition switch. This is a girls car and maybe I should have put 2 and 2 together. Most girls have the biography key chain with 30+ pounds of stuff about them. Im sure all th... Trouble codes: U1000 (No State of Health from Module).
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E8X
removed power steering pump and pulled sensor found that wire insulation was gone right at the back of the sensor...once again you guys were dead on ...thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0341.
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L head or gasket VIN: YS3DD58N7X
Loose head bolts. Re-torqued and o.k. so far. Thanks to Chris, Justin, Casey, Oren and Long. Thanks to all. Mike
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2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L awd VIN: 5GZCZ63404
As per one reply suggested, I removed the shaft for the rear wheels, and parking lot manuver shuddering went away, verifying that the rear differential clutches were the cause of THAT shudder. This is replaced as a unit & not serviced (so I am told) Still ha...
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2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF485XY
DON'T KNOW CAN NOT EXPLAIN WHY A NEW O2 SENSOR CURED THIS ISSUE,BECAUSE WITH THE 02 HARNESS UNPLUGGED AND THE SENSOR OUT OF THE PICTURE IT WOULD SET IMEADIATLY.SORRY FOR THE LAME FIX AND WASTING YOUR TIM [...]. Trouble codes: P1133 (o2 sens heater input high).
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