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2001 Acura EL 1.7L srs light on VIN: 2HHES36601
I was going to try to see if this is a hard code by clearing if first. I got the code by I.D.ing it as a civic on the MODIS . Does anyone know how to clear codes on this vehicle and what the 5-3 code definition is?
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L No Start VIN: WAUKE5443L
Hey guys thanks in advance for your help. I have this audi coming in my shop this friday for a cranks but wont start after a hot soak. I have allready replaced the fuel pump and relay because would not hold fuel pressure. did not fix problem. any help would be...
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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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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUED64B4Y
this car seems to shift into 2nd gear to early, with a bang.no power till up to speed .cant tap shifter + or - when stopped wil pull out in 2nd unless u put in park and turn key off then restart 1st will work till it shifts with a bang. hard to go up hill star...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Shifting VIN: WAUDH68D91
The tranny is stuck in limp mode (4th gear). There seems to be no communication between the ECM and the TCM which is confirmed by the respective trouble codes. (ECM: P1626 or 18034, PCM data bus missing message from TCM and TCM codes: P1850 or 18258, Powertrai...
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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L leaking VIN: WBADB2408F
We replaced a leaking injector at electronic sensor. Started the vehicle the next day and a heavy fuel leak from pressure element at the back of the pump was detected on road test. Pump has been removed and sent out to a pump repair shop for seal change. Does ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGJ8320V
the radio and horn went out at the same time also the steering colum sometime moves to park postion while driving i am thinking steering colum cotrol unit doe's this unit need programed or is it plug and play also doe's anyone have a idea about a differnt fix?...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6333X
Car came in with ABS light on and spedometer not working. Scanned at 20 pin connector and got codes for rear abs sensors. Replaced rear sensors (were crushed by corosion in rear aluminum housing)cleared codes and test drove. Spedo worked for 1 block and ABS li...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L interior electrical VIN: WBADP6345X
Got a good one here! This BMW does STRANGE things and I'm sure somebody has seen this before! Occasionally, on start up and sometimes just out of the blue the Radio, horn, vanity lights(visor) auto windows, etc. go out and the motorized STEERING COLUMN MOVES A...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L electric window VIN: WBAGH834XY
after installing new rear window regulator one touch up no longer works. Is there a way of programming this without a bmw scan tool?
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L top VIN: 4USBT534X3
Need some big time help with this top. The front cowl motor works but after that nothing hoppens. There are no codes per autologic. I see a tsb that pump can get wet and damaged. Can this be check with out pulling all out and if the pump is bad do you have to ...
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1977 Buick LeSabre 5.7L hvac VIN: 4P69J7X121
I have a vacuum leak at the control switch at any position I select. The vacuum doors will not operate either. Vacuum is on the purple line in from reservoir tank. All lines seem to be in the right place but not sure. I've replacd 3 switches, all have the same...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K2U
This car came in on a hook with the fuel tank collapsed in on itself with no fuel pressure i want to be sure that replacing the tank & pump & purge solenoids will cure this or if someone else ran into this and had other things be the issue haven't delt much wi...
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1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Electronic Level Control VIN: 1G6CD6989F
Hi all, Electronic (Air) level control inoperative on this caddy. Compressor operates if I jump the green test connector to ground, and the air shocks dont leak (amazing!). The compressor does kick on in normal operation, but only will run for about 10 seco...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L over heats VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
cadillac techs i need help on this one car over heats on customer on long drives or when going up long hills, have replaced leaking head gaskets ,pressure checks ok hot or cold and no air bubbles in coolant when running, fans work.apears to be circulating ok. ...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14K4P
It would have been easier to list what has'nt been changed on this truck that being the PCM, EGR, fuel injectors.I dont have access to the truck right now, I usually see it on the weekends. I have had this problem before I replaced the engine, And really made ...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R5W
HELP ive got this 98 chevy 4x4 5.7 that a good customer just bought it came with several problems at about 45 to 50mph warm cruise iget a skipping sensation i can watch on my snap on scanner cylinder #5 & #7 misfiring but it does not show on history it has sev...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power steering VIN: 2G1WF55E31
Hi Fellow Tech's, Customer complaint noisy P/S. Check out vehicle when turning the steering wheel is very noisy. In checking further I looked for leaks didnt see any. There is enough fluid in the reservoir. Now when I have someone turn the steering wheel, I ca...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Greetings fellow techs, Our local GM dealership is driving me nuts on this one. Vehicle came in with CK 4wd light on and no reverse in Transmission. Rebuilt tranny and reverse operates normally. Another tech scanned original TCCM for the CK 4wd light on. Came...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Braking VIN: 2GCEC19T44
truck came in with soft pedal, test drove fond that the pedal would ingauge have way down and as coming to a stop would go to flour no leaks found, no air in system no codes and speed sensore are working we have been trying to correct this for 6/8 months what ...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L dist. VIN: 1C3EJ56H1W
came in a week ago crank no start tested dist and hade no signal out of the dist. replaced it and was no help also changed cranksensor it failed 1 out of 3 tests still did not help checked wires to pcm and all tested good asd relay is shuting down after 2 sec ...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L blower motor VIN: 2C8GP64L83
lights on the cd player constintly flash,blower motoer runs on high at all times
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y2S
This Truck Is Giving Me A Headache. It May Go For A Few Miles Or A Few Feet But Quits. Sometimes It May Start, Sometimes Not. No Matter What Has Been Done The Issue Remains The Same. First A CKP From Aftermarket. It Rubbed On Flywheel (Seemed To Be Made Wrong)...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 shift, range slection, rev limiter VIN: 1D7HU18Z12
The truck feels like it has a delayed shift between 1 and 2 gear. While driving, the gear position on our scan tool bounces all over the place from 4th to invalid to 2nd to park without any rhyme or reason. Also if you push the throttle to the floor it feels l...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L pump VIN: 2C3HH46R24
I have an Intrepid with a noisey power steering pump most of the time. Sometimes it's quiet. I have already replaced the pump(NAPA) and pressure hose(Chrysler). I have flushed the system and filled it with ATF +4 from Chrysler. The pump sounds like it is full ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Shifting out of Park position VIN: 3D7LX38C46
Customers complaint when she is parked in a flat surface she has a hard time to shift out of park position, and when she does a clunking noise is heard/felt. All the rest of the positions she has no problem. To me it kind of sound like when some one parks on a...
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1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3W2E4465
Since the fuel pump and filter were replaced the vehicle had a rough idle,I cleaned the injectors,replaced the plugs and wires,drained and refilled the tank,ran the injector balance test,compression,rechecked the fuel pressure (48 psi),checked spark and scanne... Trouble codes: 403 (egr)
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
My co-worker bought this Explorer with a siezed motor. After replacing the motor, he was able to test drive the vehicle for the first time. This vehicle drives great untill you get it up to highway speeds. At about 65 mph the whole truck starts to wobble. It f...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L tramsmission VIN: 1FTRX17W8X
hello tech, i have a 99 f-150 with no forward gears,but have reverse with no problem. i drop the pan and did an inspection, with no shavings and clean fluids. i tried manual shifting from low to high, but all fails. i tried to heavy accelerate and found minor ...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSS34Z1X
This is a Postal Service van with CNG/Gas setup. The van will cut off after driving for about an hour using gasoline. It will start and run fine with CNG and will never cut off. I have no access to info on the CNG system. It is almost like the injectors (gasol...
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2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L timing chain? VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
noise at idle sounds like timing chain noise rattle coming from rear v/c any help greatly app.
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5244Y
Vehicle was towed in as a no start, possible fuel pump. tested fuel system. no pressure. no spark. cranks over fine. customer states drove vehicle for a short period of time then returned home. went to restart in 3 hours. and it just cranked over, no firing or...
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44E12
Hi all, This truck came in with a complaint of a misfire at idle. There was no MIL or codes stored in any system. The secondary ignition looked good. It looked like all cylinders had an intermittent misfire. Technician verified that it only had a misfire at id...
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L A/C ,Power Seats VIN: 1FMSU43F13
Hi everyone and thanks for taking time to help on this rare intermittent concern on this Excursion. This truck every now and then has a problem where the power seats will not work and and sometimes the adjustable pedals are inoperative as well. Sometimes also ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRWO7333
here is one for you a supercharged 5.4 cuts out under high acceration with spark knock like it is running lean no codes present plugs an coils have been replaced mass air flow readings good fuel pressure and volume good injector pulse witdth fine fuel injector...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU16L13
This one is a technicians nightmare. Intermit. no start. When it doesn't start the fuel pump is not heard. Customer had vehicle towed in and both times it started for us every time. Very difficult to duplicate problem in shop. We don't want to start swapping p... Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel pump secondary electrical circuit fault)
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery VIN: 2FTRF18203
I got to vehical with a completely dead battery. Owner states that battery seemed fine 24 hours earlier.(went dead overnight) I placed his battery on a charger to charge and test later, In the meantime I installed a new Interstate that is the spec battery for ...
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2007 Ford BF FalconXR8 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6FPAAAJGSW
This car will log P0305 mostly at highway speeds or around 60 to 80 km/h. When code is logged MIL lamp displays, no missfire or flat spot is felt, car runs very smooth. And is very intermitant for it to log the P0305. The coil, plug and injector have all been... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder No. 5 Missfire Detected)
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1995 GMC Safari 4.3L engine VIN: 1GDDM19W1S
hi guys and thanks in advance for the help this one came in with a long crank (10 to 15 sec.) before starting, then surging after started. then on shut down it will start right back up but surge about 4 times then settle to a good idle let the vehicle set for ...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD7207V
This car came into our shop today with the a/c not working. The freon is full (21 oz.). Found a bad a/c clutch relay and replaced it to get the a/c to work. Also had a bad condenser fan so we replaced it and everything works fine except the compressor will not...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG1652W
I am at the end of my rope with this one, so here is my last effort. I have been attempting to repair the customer complaint of intermittent hesitation on several visits of this vehicle over the last couple of months. The problem is an intermittent hesitation ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs VIN: 1HGCG1650Y
code 10-2 was in srs unit only code retrieved. reset light with old unit in light would never flash 2 times to let you know it was reset. put new srs unit in light would flash to let you know it was reset. code returns instantly put new impact sensor under dri...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: JN34EY5267
hi tech my friend installed timing belt,balance shaft belt tensioner,water pump vehicle came back for noise around the t belt area he said he installed t belt very tight he wants to loose a belt and readjust question he wants to know does he has to remove tim...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 2HGEFG1133
i just did a short block, clutch and flywheel on this car and now i have a misfire in #1 & #4 cylinder. all the sensors are hooked up. i swapped the outside coils with the inside one's to see if the misfire would change cylinders but it didn't, i changed the p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
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1998 Hummer H1 6.5L front brake VIN: 137ZA8438W
So my boss has purchased this hummer and I need to know the procedure for replacing front rotors, is there enough room to unbolt the axles and then slide the rotors out, or does more stuff have to come apart ??? any help would be awsome, Sean
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L brakes VIN: KMHWF25H42
Hello to all. I have this hyundai that has a lack of braking ability and by that I mean we cannot get the front brakes to lock up. The brake pedal is fine, high and hard, no travel, but the cars wheels will not lock up. The proportion valves seem to be doing t...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L spark knock VIN: JNKDA31A22
We have a spark knock on light acceleration near cruise speeds.When it occurs the 02 readings drop to near zero and MAF drops to 8.5 grams.No other driveability problems are present. Trouble codes: P0507
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L timing belt VIN: 4S2CG58VXS
Need help with the timing marks on the cam sprockets. Timing mark on the crank is pretty much stright forward. We are not sure of what marks to line up the cam sprockets to the backing plate. Would have been nice if, when my tech tore this thing down he marked...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01CRY
Have this s type with an obvious misfire/scanner say # 3 cylinder.I assume that this is on the passenger side and middle cylinder according to alldata.has new plugs and moved coil and boot to other side of engine.Misfire still there on #3.Did compression test ...
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1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1JCNJ15N2F
I am at my wits end on this one. The vehicle would occasionally stall with customer. After it had cooled down it would start right up and run fine. I checked the carbeurator and the fuel lines after I finally got it to stall with me and they would actually be ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L crank sensor VIN: 1J4GW58N93
this vehicle came towed in with no start condition and code po320 inspected and found no sign from crank sensor to pcm and no signal to asd relay from pcm so replaced crank sensor and pcm and recieved sign to asd relay and vehicle started but with rough idle a...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12171
replaced k-frame,due to being bent. pulled down steering column to disconnect from rack. put all back together and wouldn't start. hooked up battery charger, let charge and cranked, but wouldn't fire. rechecked all my work, found nothing unusual or disconnecte...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L 4th gear issue VIN: SALPV164YA
Thanks in advance for any insight as to what this may be. I've done piles of these vehicles for head gasket failures and the other leaks they are manufactured with. I even own one, so am very familiar with most systems. The vehicle has only one code which is i...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G9X
vechile came in with complaint of check engine light and vsc lights on pulled code po330 checked wiring looks ok we do not have a trouble shooter for this code is there a way to ohm sensor i just bought mitchell on demand and they took my alldata so we do not ... Trouble codes: P0330
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1966 Lincoln continental 460CID Misfire VIN: 6Y86G43590
looking for correct spark plug to work with the higher voltage of the electronic ignition,need part #, spark is not wanting to go through plugs, shocks you straight through wires, misfire changes, wires can't be anywhere near metal, can't touch dist. at all. a...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L key fob VIN: 1LNLM82W5V
does old module have to be up loaded into ngs before replacing new module ? any help from you ford guy's? can i put old module back in and up load info?
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L ridw VIN: JMINA3518M
hello mazda techs just wondering if anyone has had a 91 miata with a bad vibration at 62 all the way to 80 this car shakes so violently that its scarry// it seems to becoming from the rear// i balanced all 4 tires and replaced a l/front loose ball joint //and ...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BK12F16
Is it possible to install a used PCM and reflash it with VIN specific programing. or is new the only way to go. Thanks for any help Quentin
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L orfice VIN: WDBDA28DPG
i need to know if trans. uses ball capsule in pump and orfice in case or just one in the case there was one in the case but not the pump atsg book shows both this is my first mercedes trans. to rebuild any advice or help would be appretited thanks
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1999 Mercedes-Benz c250 2.5L poor power VIN: WDB2100232
HI gents, I have this merc with intermitant turbo boost. I have removed the turbo and found nothing wrong with it. I beleave there is a solenoid valve that is electrically operated. If i block off the relief valve the turbo works. Could that valve be faulty or... Trouble codes: P1615, P1481, P1470, P1630
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L ABS & Brake VIN: WAUCB28D9X
OK we order a second ABS module kit and when we remove the liner on the left front wheel and remove the windshield fluid bottol we found that the conector on the module was on with the lock but the conector was no all the way in on the rt. side of the module w...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N01
Fellow Audi / VW Techs Happily the fix is in!! Bottom line is, a secondary air problem is not always caused by the secondary air system! In this case, as many of you suggested, the Turbo Bypass or Over-run Cut Off Valve was not holding vacuum. Aparently ... Trouble codes: 0411 (incorrect secondary air flow).
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 1G4CWS2KXY
thanks to all that replied. as 90% of you said the cluster had something mechanically wrong after they jumped the car with the ignition on.
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L A/C clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Thanks to all that responded. When I checked the orifice tube, found bits of metal, so recommended new a/c compressor, accumulator, etc. Checked the resistance on the low and high temperature sensors and both were pretty high when compared to new ones. 4000 oh...
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1991 Chevrolet P30 7.4L jumps out of gear VIN: 1GBJP37N2M
During the last test drive in this vehicle I noticed the radio lights flickered when the problem occured. I pulled over and checked the batt. cable on the starter and it was loose. The stud out of the solenoid was loose. Took off the cables and tightened stud,...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTTGC29F6
Thanks to all who replied, Laneard [...] hit the nail on the head. I was not real clear with my e-mail that we had done testing on the vehicle, re-reading my post it did appear we were throwing parts at it. We had checked fuel pump voltage and pressure, just...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L rotors VIN: 1GKGK26JXV
Well the majority of people said they could be machined ,but MOST of them ,plus a few others recommended replacement only. Customer opted for the new rotors . I was suprised to find the vehicle came from the factory(BRAND NEW) with these rotors.Vehicle was s...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T52
OK, I just found out only 1 update is allowed so I'll close this contact. The vehicle does still have a problem though. Regaurding the P0351 code, I found out why I was intially confused. Snap-on Modis screen reads as follows "P0351 Ignition coil "A" pr... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 control circuit malfuntion).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L guages VIN: 1GCEK14X74
Well this one is fixed but I must say I still dont really get it. After all I went through with all the help of you guys I couldnt come up with anything so we sent it to the local dealer. Within hours they called and said it was the ECM which was replaced unde...
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2005 Chevrolet SSR 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCES14H15
All hints pointed to the need of a scan tool CAN adapter. As I have the Launch X431 CAN adapter I was able to read and reset the code (it was "clutch pedal travel sensor" code recorded). Thanks a lot and forgive me for my ignorance.
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1984 Dodge D150 5.2L Timing VIN: 1B7GD14T3E
I pluged the vacuum line into the carb and checked the timing at idle it was at 12 and at 2000 rpm it went to 20 Thanks for all the help
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L engine control fuse VIN: 1B7KC26C7R
thanks guys for the great information you offered it was all good stuff. unfortunatly the problem is to intermittant to prove any of these suggestions. customer decided to wait for the problem to progress rather than through any more money at it. thanks again ...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 2B4FP25B7V
Thanks for the help. I had already checked the fuel pressure during failure... it's okay. Checked all the grounds and wiring. After eliminating all other possibilities we replaced the PCM and that did it. My techs are always ready to throw a PCM at a problem, ... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor voltage high B1S1).
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3J46X1VN
Thank you for your replies and sorry it took me so long to post the fix. Customer finally brought it back to inspect timing belt. It was off a tooth on the exh cam. Three out of six of your replies suspected this was the case. Replaced the belt, reset KAM, run...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2535W
Thanks to all that responded. This vehicle did indeed have a cracked flex plate. If you remove the inspection plate (hard job - dang motor mount), you can easily see the cracks and the fact that it has moved. Pulled trans, changed flex plate, re-assembled, ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of Cam or Crank Signal).
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Ride VIN: 1DLHU18N23
Thank you to the 7 who replied. I did install the Monroe Reflex shock absorbers at all 4 corners, made a huge difference.Customer is very happy. I did a thorough check of the front end, found that the upper control arms and lower ball joints had been replaced ...
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L harmonic balancer VIN: 1FAPP6241P
Thanks for the replys. Most suggested using OE balancer. We talked to the parts store and they ordered a different brand. ATP grey works part and now after 11 days its not back. I hope we never see it for thar reason again , Thank You
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
thanks for ALL who responded - I used a helicoil steel insert (long one) w/ knurl on top 2 threads. It wanted to screw all the way in , so we threaded it into a nut swelled top w/ tool, then screw it in with red loctite. Seems to hold great, although you don't...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP66L5X
IT WAS A BAD MAF SENSOR,EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE ACT AS IF IT WERE HOT.I SCANNED THE UNIT AFTER IT STALLED AND FOUND THAT A MAF CODE SET AFTER 3 TEST DRIVES,THANK YOU TOO EVERYONE FOR THERE ADVISE.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U31
I used Dan from Texas suggestion and removed the oil pan.I then pressurized the system and watched coolant pour from the inside the timming cover.When I removed the cover I found the crack. when the water pump failed,it wore a groove in the cover.I didn't see ...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56P33
I found some frayed wires in the engine harness. Even after taping and repairing and even though the wires ohmed ok, and weren't shorted to ground or B+, it still had the same over boost symptoms. Since this vehicle looked worked over a couple of times, I elec...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W41
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. I GOT A BACK PRESSURE TESTER FROM ANOTHER SHOP AND CHECKED BACK PRESSURE. IT WAS OFF THE CHART. DROPED THE CATS DOWN AND RAN TRUCK WITH NO MORE MISFIRES IAMS WAITING ON CUST AND PARTS FOR TOMORROW Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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2005 GMC Sierra Denali 6.0L air bag/rear view mirror VIN: 2GTEK63N75
hey guys thx alot for all the help at least the people with more than a 1 word response. after checking the wiring under both seats and finding nothing,i decided to check the wiring from the fuse box to the SDM.i found a rodent nest under the fuse box and abo...
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2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Fuse 10 VIN: IGTGG25V56
Thanks for the help. I didn't have a good wiring diagram and would have wasted a lot of time tracing the harness. This is a Comcast van that someone cut and spiced wires everywhere. I few guys said go to ignition switch. They were right. I pulled The covers of...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN55D77
After a lot of drive cycle and test problem solved! Replies talked about maf and ignition switch. Ignition switch have been tested on road test with a test light plugged on and when problem occured there was no current drop on test light. But on a road test in...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L gauge reading VIN: SAJHY1742M
This one is fixed, we ordered a factory sending unit and the gauge reads normal at this time. Thank you for the replies. We did have two that suggested we add a resistor to the circuit, both the customer and I did not feel comfortable with this option.
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Air Bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S2S
Way over thunk this setup, the screw itself is adjustment by its length. Back it off till its stops turn it in till bottoms.The screw tip goes in a plastic housing at rear of assembly with spring loaded lever for dissarm witch was blown apart. Thanks Guys for ...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L a/c airflow VIN: 1J4FJ68S0W
Since I have posted, the customer has not had a problem with the a/c . However we have had cooler weather since then. I am sorry I don't have any other useful info. If I see car agian for that I will post an update Thabk You, Bob [...], Coon Rapids Service Inc...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L auto climent control VIN: 1J8GW68J22
The fix for this vehicle was to cut and splice in the new connectors. Thanks to all that replyed that removing the dash to replace the entire harness was not nessary.
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13112
Many thanks to Brad, Brian, Donald, Mike and Shawn. We acted on all advice given. Checked pin tensions at the connector and ECM, checked all grounds (again) and checked fuel tank pressure and temperature sensors. Installed another MAF from Kia. It has been ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Input Low).
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2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L abs master VIN: JTJBT20X63
Customer has not returned for further service. From our discussion it sounded as though they are going to go to the dealer for the repair. The replies I got were helpful. One suggested the brake light switch, indicating without a factory scan tool I would not ...
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1416W
first i want to thank everyone who replied, we installed the frt mount first to see if it fixed the problem and it did. we only installed 1 at time to see if it fixed the problem because the mounts are so expensive. again thanks to all who replied, this the be...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF55F4T
Hi all in IATN land. Received a ton of info from many members. Found coolant temp sensor to be the problem. Would intermittently go cold causing mixture to go way rich. Thanks again to all who replied. Brad
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G9W
This one defied all attempts to clean ports without disassembly. Owner declined tearing down engine at this time. Thanks for the replies,Bruce Trouble codes: P0410.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L transfer cas VIN: WDBUH83J85
This one is gone and fixed. The problem was in the transfer case, apparently the fluid ages and loses its lubricating ability rather quickly.The fix was to change the fluid and drive in a figure 8 until you are about to throw up- as David suggested. Thanks for...
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1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA3CK56R3N
Well, as usual the customer on this one chickened out & would'nt go any further, most postings recommended being ABSOLUTLY SURE that the timing marks are dead nuts, I myself checked the marks after my tech installed the belt as is sop in our shop (the two eyes...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Thank you very much for all you guys who replied. Unfortunately, my store manager refused to install an oem sensor and sent it to the dealer for diag. You know how it goes. Happy wrenching everyone!!! Trouble codes: P1140 (intake valve timing control position sensor).
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Oil pressure VIN: 1GZNW55D0S
Hi thanks for the replies on this one. As we sort of expected the oil pump was the problem. I have never seen this before but I am told to expect this kind of behavior from this engine. We now have 30lbs at idle and between 60 and 80 lbs cruise. Thanks again t...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L passlock system VIN: 1G2NP52E41
Thanks to all that replied. All but one was helpful.Most everyone though that the ignition switch, or more accuratly the hall effect switch built into the lock cylinder was the problem. I have replaced this part and the problem has not reoccured ( as yet). The...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3ED59A64
The replies I received sent me to check the CKP sensor more thoroughly despite my information that signal from it during cranking turns on fuel pump (unplugging CKP sensor resulted in no fuel pump). Resistance was about 900 Ohms warm and a good pattern on scop... Trouble codes: P0100, P0103.
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