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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B8Y
Customer went through car wash with eng running.He pulled out to the curb to dry the car and mil light and esp light came on. The car had no throttle response. Car was towed to me. After checking codes, I tried to clear them and they will not clear.I've tried ... Trouble codes: P1543, 1545 (throttle activation fault), 1171 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor)
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L wheel bearing VIN: WAUML44E14
Audi was brought in with left rear wheel bearing bad. It made a loud growling noise and the abs light & brake light were on. Replaced bearing and speed sensor which was damaged by the bad bearing. The problem is that we still have no speed signal. We see no re...
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1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L compressor VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Hey you cadi guys out there. I really need some help on this problem child car came in with a/c inop.pulled codes had code for low freon in system. Had r-12 in it talked customer into retro fitting system to r-134-a on initial exam.found evap.leaking and compr...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1G6KD54Y61
Customer has complaint of noise in rear of car mainly on left turns. We installed new Delco air shocks last year and now she says noise is back. Dealer told her it was the rear shocks. We changed them again today but seem loud on the rack when shaking back and...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13WXR
This vehicle came in with a no start condition. The customer had replaced the module and said there is still no spark. no codes. i check the pic up coil was bad replaced it and had a great spark. I also replaced the plugs wires cap and rotor. The vehicle still...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L tdc VIN: 1GNGR6F5SN
Hello friends. I have a silly qiestion here. We're trying to relearn the TDC on this vehicle with a tech II. There is no information on how to do this anywhere. So... GM Diesel techs, please help us out. We need to know the TDC relearn procedure on this vehicl...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L front brakes VIN: 1GCHK33F5V
This 1 ton single rear wheel truck has had this problem before another tech replaced the hydra boost with a OEM booster. Well it's back. The problem occurs when coming to a stop and when you drop below 10 mph you can feel the front calipers release I dont know...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X1V
I could use some advise on this one. 1997 Chev S10, has sat at our body shop for a couple years. I bought it and am trying to get it running again, it did run and drive when it came in. No spark, fuel pressure, fuel pump relay no fire, fuel gauge reads high on...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R6V
This truck came in for intake gasket leaks. While doing the intake, we noticed the ear was broke on the distributor. Replaced the distributor with new ac delco. vehicle returned within a week with the cam sensor codes.Found new distrubutor to be defective(or s... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor circuit), P0341 (cmp perfromance), P1345 (ckp/cmp position sensor correlation)
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine area noise
Howdy everyone. What I have here is a 2000 Chevy S10 pickup. It has a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It was recently sold from our used car inventory with no noise or problems. Customer drove truck about 1300 miles and brought it back to us for a whistl...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hard Start VIN: 1GCHK29112
I need help from a duramax diesel tech. This thing is a hard start!! Cranks for 3-5 seconds before it barely starts and that is after I pump up the primer 30 pumps. Once started, it runs great with full power. This happened suddenly, has been starting & runnin...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, low power light on VIN: 3GNEC16T33
Upon checking with scan tool. I discovered that with key on and engine off I have scan data to tac module. As soon as I start the engine, I lose scan data. At times, I also lose PCM data. Usually only while driving. But tac data wont return until you turn off ... Trouble codes: P1518 (Throttle actuator control)
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L won't accelerate VIN: 4C3AU52N9Y
Hello fellow techs...this one's driving me nuts...what am I missing?? Car sounds like plugged exhaust or timing real retarded, will start and idle but does not want to accelerate, (slow acceleration). I have checked all the basics, even timing belt. Customer c...
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1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Temp Gauge VIN: 1B3EJ46X0T
Temperature gauge runs in the blue.Replaced sensor and gauge still only goes up only one needle width.Removed thermostat to inspect and found that one of the legs was broken. We installed new thermostat and gasket and still have the same results , temp gauge d...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L timing chain VIN: 1FTCR11U0P
After setting distributor correctly I have to really advance distributor to make engine run.Timing chain jumped.My question is,does the oil pan need to be removed to do the timing chain job,as the repair manual says to remove oil pan.I have replaced hundreds o...
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1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L glow plug VIN: 2FDLF47M7P
Hello, I have a glow plug that has broken off in the head.the threaded part came out easily but the tip is still in the head. i think its melted or mushroomed. Any fixes besides pulling the head?
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37G6R
This van failed smog test for excessive HC and CO at idle. I confirmed it is running rich and idling poorly. I narrowed it down to the injector signal. It will be idling at 5 ms and the pulse width will randomly spike up to 10 or down to 0. It does this on al...
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1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H6S
thanks in advance this vehicle has a miss on # 1 cyl . lack of power & back fire . compression test 130 to 150 psi across the board except # 8 cyl is 90 psi. fuel pressure is 40 psi with a rapid leak down unless the return line is crimped then pressure is 60 p...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 1st gear slippage VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
this car came into the shop with slippage in 3rd gear we overhauled the trans.was good for about a week came back with the complaint that when is cold drops out of 1st gear after stop then we rebuilt the trans again (5r55e)this time i found only the over drive...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FU467FHNW
Allright Ford Guru's... This ranger is towed in with no spark.. Has 65 psi of fuel and injector pulse.. With the no spark condition so far I have replaced both the Cam and Crank sensor to no avail.. Did a little research but it seems like Iam missing something...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This is a calif calib diesel. it has a glow plug moniter system. The spec says 35amps+ minimun on cold start. we have 60-65 amp spikes on both banks on cold start, but consistently kicks out p 1395-6 codes immediatley. have volt dropped to firewall connection,... Trouble codes: P1385, P1386
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP13P8X
Okay, here we go. This is my wife's car and it runs terrible. I initially had low fuel pressure (32 psi) so I replaced the filter and fuel pump (now steady above 35). No change. The car began running poorly shortly before the flywheel was replaced. The car doe...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L tail lights VIN: 1FDWE35L61
I need some wiring diagrams and fuse/relay locations on this box truck. The tail lights and clearance lights are not working. No power at the lights. I saw one posting on an older Ryder truck that said they are relayed. I don't see any extra relays hanging und...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45F01
hello fellas let me start out by saying i am not a diesel technician. i have this 01 e450 7.3 diesel it came in a couple weeks ago and it was a recently purchased vehicle the new owners wanted it checked out for a variety of reasons, a couple being hard starti... Trouble codes: P1316, P0344, P0542
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTYSW30P8
hi all this truck making me loose hair on my 27 year old head. came in has a stutter like feel in the steering wheel when turning left only. half too 3/4 turn you feel it. have two other custimers whith same problem. both have had ford gear boxes put on and s...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall, popping on accel VIN: 1GKDT13W1W
Please Help!! We have ran out of ideas. Truck runs great after warm. Only On cold start within first 10 minutes dies right out. Vehicle pops on acceleration thru intake we can feather gas pedal sometimes to allow the truck to rev up. Please note all parts list... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L braking VIN: 1GTGC24R9Y
Brake were replaced at a tire shop rear brakes found to be replaced wrong secondry pads one side primary pads other side drums oval replaced drums and also replaced pads the correct way.Then power bleed system problem still there replaced master cylinder thoug...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651X
vehicle has returned on several occasions for repeat code, first repair was 2 way vavle, customer returned with same code, found damaged o ring on shut valve, probaly caused during prior testing. replaced oring and sent on his way. now car is in for ny inspect... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak)
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L speedometer VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
To all Honda Tech's. I have this Odyssey here that I can't find the problem with the speedometer. The speedometer needle starts to bounce around at 40 to 60 mph and eventually stop working. I checked the power, ground and signal to the cluster and OK. I replac...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 5GRGN23U63
Customer complained of hard start hot. After driving for 15 min or more and stopping for a short time, the truck cranks over for at least 1 minute before firing. Pressing throttle makes no difference. Truck displays 65psi pressure while cranking and holds pres... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S52
The customer dropped by the dealership because of the rough angine running. The dealership changed only spark plugs. After that, the engine stalls if shifiting to R. When shifting to D, there is no problem. Stalling only at the condition of "R" makes me confus...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L long crank/hard to s VIN: JNKCA21D5T
after setting a long time and/or overnite it has a long crank time and when it does catch it runs rough and/or stalls until it gets warmed up. we have done the basic checks, fuel pressure is good tps and coolant sensor reading good, no codes in computer. any i...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: SAJNX2748S
Because the fuel sender is located in the side of the fuel tank, does the tank have to be empty before the sender is removed? Thanks, Zoli
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2241W
Tested Oil pressure within specific range, removed cover, tensioner on right lower was pumping up, no oil feeding tensioner. If any known problem with th is type of repair would help. Thanks, Angelo
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1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FY29S6P
i have a strange one the injector pluse is stuck at 64.56 the desired idle reads 8975 the pluse reading never changes under no throttle or full throttle fuel pressure is 38 psi all other pids ok o2 sensor switches ok anyone else see this befor also the vehcal ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L brake light VIN: JT6HE10U3X
I have this SUV hi mount brake light bulb replaced, I thought the light failure indicator will go out, once I apply the brake the light comes back ON, but if I lightly tap the brake pedal, I won't trip that light. I test the light failure relay CKT.The rest of...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Fuel odor VIN: JTJHF10UX3
Car has a very strong odor of gasoline. Its pulled through the vents inside the cabin during the first start up of car. I noted the odor is especially strong under the hood near the intake, passenger side. I carefully examined the fuel lines, the vent lines to...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L timing belt VIN: JM1TA2223S
Hello everyone, I have this pos in for no start-when you crank it, it will come up hard one one cylinder like out of time. Pulled front off and found timing way off. With cams on the marks, the crank is almost 90 degrees off. The belt is not missing any teeth ...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Drive , M2 VIN: 1YVGF22C1W
Vehicle towed in, customer complaint: felt bang then no forward gear, engine revs up. No forward holding in D or M1, Engages Reverse and appears to hold. Diagnosis was broken internal, so unit was removed and reconditioned with a new clutch and seal kit, also ...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ24582
Hi all, I have the above mentioned vehicle in our shop today. The vehicle arrived this morn with a heavy surge/chug and light missfire at idle, yet smoothes out upon acceleration. The mentioned codes are present, I believe the missfire is present due to a poss... Trouble codes: P0401, P0300
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4F2CZ94183
Vehicle returned with charge light intermittently flickering. Retested alternator on bench. Bench test showed 95 amps fully loaded. Reinstalled alternator, all wiring to alternator tested for shorts or breaks, none found.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA28E8R
This MB came in with a problem idling. We diagnosed a bad Throttle actuator and sent it to BBA Remanufacturing and got a replacement unit. The problem is after installing the replacement unit the car has current code in idle/cruise module for "SAFETY FUEL SHUT...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32E0S
Hi Mercedes tech's, we have this E320 that idles very low and has the ASR and Check engine lite on. The car is in limp mode, no power, on the scanner in data mode it shows the ECU set idle at 1250 cold but only idle at 400 RPM and idle switch off no matter whe... Trouble codes: 018 (CC-EA in limp mode), 09 (n4/1 ecu), 14 (n4/1 ecu), 48 (accuator monitor TPS)
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC44G3Y
i am unable to find test for this p code can someone please help thanks in advance...pete Trouble codes: 1610 (emobilizer ecu malfunction)
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Alt VIN: JN8HD17Y2N
Alt not charging, customer had replaced it , didn't help.Charge indicator light inop. Fuses OK. I have 12V to both white wires at alt, OK. I do not have 12V at yel/blk wire at alt, which comes through charge indicator lamp. I backprobed yel/blk at alt and jump...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
Customer got out of school and car had no power. Once car got to the shop, still had no power. No codes, O2's switching fine, fuel pressure 60 psi, I cleaned MAF (no change), at idle vacuum is only 10 in. so I dropped the exhaust and still no improvement. Than...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11G02
this goes to you nissian techs i have this alitma that i need to a rear seal in the flywheel bolts are something i have never seen before,there not torx some funny lookin thing if i can a part number and where i can purchase it from would be appreciated
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL12TXY
This car has a high idle all the time, usually around 1200 rpm in park. IAC can be driven with the scan tool but on the data list it's usually hanging at around 60. The TPS is where the trouble seems to be. At idle it is at 0.59v which I believe is normal but ...
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1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L Fuel Injection VIN: 1G2AF54T0L
Vehicle came in for a no start back in July, we found no spark no inj pulse and the ignition module was replaced. Car ran fine until the end of September, when it was brought back in for a no start again. This time there's spark but intermittent loss of inject...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K4X
vehicle came in with an intermttent stall,(only on start up.) vehicle will start and run fine untill stall ocurrs.(run time about 10 sec.) this will happen somtimes multiple times. injector pulse,spark,and fuel pressure are all ok untill stall. i reviewed all ... Trouble codes: P1626 (anti theft deterent fuel enable signal lost), P1629 (theft deterent signal no0t recieved)
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WK52J71
i recently changed a cmoputer in car, thought pcm was problem with car idling very high and misc gauges on dash not working. started out fuel gauge not working, then car started to idle extremely high. put my solus scanner on it and came up with p1635 ref volt...
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2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L reverse lights VIN: 1G8AF52FX4
no reverse lights. switch test good.jumperswitch terminals lights work.seems like internal transmission linkage not engaging switch.
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Misfire VIN: JV3MD62V43
Vehicle camn in with MIL light flashing on light acceleration. Scanned vehicle computer and found 2 codes, PO300 - random misfire and PO305 - Cylinder 5 Misfire. Swapped #3 & #5 coil still have misfire on #5. Checked spark from coil with spark tester good stro... Trouble codes: P0305, P0300
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L expansion valve VIN: JT2AE09V6S
I will be replacing the expansion valve on this cafr due to the fact it shuts and draws vacuum. My question is does anyone know the correct way to evacuate and recharge this system? I have alldata but it seems to conflict itself. It says to evacuate and charge...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Right power door VIN: 4T3ZF13C4Y
Alright Toyota techs. I have this sienna here that the door won't open with the power option. It will close and latch no problem using the feature. When trying to open, it will unlatch, but the motor won't pull it open. I have checked the power and ground oper...
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2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L continuous code VIN: 5TBJN32198
Anyone ever run into continuous 420 code after replacing all required parts? Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat inefficiency code)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
ih guys i have this vw with a p0442 small leak smoke the system did not find a leak second time this code comes back first time change the ldp pump any help thank you
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M61
VW Turbo techs !!! This vehicle has a repeted p1297(17705)& PO300.I have checked the hoses & connections from the turbo to the throttle body & can not find any leaks! The car will be back on Monday, & I plan to clean the throttle body & replace plugs (due at 8... Trouble codes: P1297, P0300
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L engine pings when an VIN: YV1AA8844L
vehicle came in no power, pings under aceleration, no repair history from customer.scoped check ignition system,check fuel pressure,-o.k. ignition timing at idle is 58 btdc. and 72 btdc.-no adjustment!-inspected cam,intermidiate shaft,distributor rotor timing ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGJ8320V
it turn out to be the ingnition switch and yes this vehical has a steering colum modual can't really give much more info to help others but it is a simple job and the part is cheap
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the help everyone.Customer did not return for the repair but I have repaired several since. I think the key is using genuine BMW parts. And although there is no tsb you may need to have the pcm flashed too. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1970 Chevrolet Malibu 350CID Master Cylinder
Thanks for all who gave advise. Several suggested checking backing plates for grooves. The front backing plates have massive grooves in them.In fact, the right front has a few tiny spots that daylight shines through! I spent time trying to locate new & us...
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1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
did find bad injector.customer still deciding if they want to fix it or not.
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L alternator VIN: 3G1JC5249X
well it is fixed sorry if I confused any one I thought I said I had 12 volts at bat termnal at the alt any way I in stalled a reman dash and all is well But any one reading this IT is very important you check system for 5VOLT not 12 at L wire at the alt anfte...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, LACKS POWER VIN: 1GCEC14V81
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine: 4.8 L / 292 CID / 8 cyl / Gas / OHV Fuel: Fuel Injection Ignition: Distributorless Trans: 4-speed Automatic Transmission (Electronic) Mileage: 120,877 mi Emissions: OBD-II Compliant VIN: [...] Misc Data: JUST H... Trouble codes: P0332.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L convertor VIN: 1GBJK39G91
The problem is in transmission but customer refused service.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Int, Steeing Shaft VIN: 1GCEK14VX3
Thanks once again to all who answered. A couple of guys shared their experiences and fixes for the infamous steering shaft problem. Steve asked about the optional vibration reducer on the Borgeson shaft which I did order. It seems the sacrifice for not hearing...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Starting VIN: 1GCEK14V55
Hello, Thanks for all The response.The EBCM code was nothing to due with a no Crank.There is A tsb for A bad ground located under the drivers door for This code This did fix that code. Pin 39 on blue connector was not Sending signal To starter Relay in Crank...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, loss of power VIN: 1C4GT64L5X
Well, this none is done and down the road. I had a lot of good ideas from everybody such as fuel pump, MAP sensor, flexplate and ignition. It turned out to be too much exhaust backpressure. Michael from Ohio was right about the back pressure but was thrown,... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2C4GP54L13
This vehicle is a very clean vehicle. I tested all circiut with while aplying a load again and all passed. I removed all connections, opened the harness and inspected splices and wires again and found no abvious failures. I inspected the power distribution ...
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1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L shift shaft VIN: 2B4GH2530R
Thank you PROs for your helps. It's a really great idea that I can access to the inside shift links through the oil pan without uninstalling the TM. However, I replaced the oil pump gasket and the big seal, and I fixed the leak problem. Furthermore, I found th...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L TSB # 24-004-03 (Blend door inoperative) VIN: 3D7KU28603
I would like to first thank all those who replied to my posting & especially to Chad in Minneapolis. Where without Chad's pertinent information, the blend door most truly break again (from what I hear any where from a few months to a few years). ...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L pump VIN: 2C3HH46R24
Installing a new power steering pump from Chrysler has solved my noise problem. I let the customer try it for a while and contacted him today and no more power steering noise. The new pump came with a resevoir. The first pump I installed was a NAPA rebuild an...
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1981 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FMEE110BH
Thank you everybody for all the insight, this van is a little before my time. I had already checked for the start signal and power to the module, the coil had power at all times, and the solenoid and starter had been changed recently. Many of you hit it on t...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1827W
Thanks so much for all of the reply's for those who sent them. I shipped the vehicle to the dealer and they said the cat was stopped up. Didn't make a lot of sense to me. That was the first thing that I suspected.I disconnected the cat and also checked the bac...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSS34Z1X
Could not obtain any useful materials to properly diagnose the problem, so we sent this one to the dealer for further testing.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Hi, and thanks to all who took time to respond to my post. Brent,Tim,Chuck,Sean, and Joe, were right on the diagnosis for this one. I got fooled by the good condition of the timing belt and componants. the belt was good with no teeth missing,and was tensioned ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor ckt. malfunction).
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Head Lights, blower motor, electric windows VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
We went ahead looked deeper into the wiring on this thing. We ended up finding an intermittent open in the wiring (circuit 1001) at the junction block. It would only open when the circuit was under a load. I appreciate all the replies and the information ...
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2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L timing chain? VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
customer states that car may not be worth fixing so they have put this job on hold for right now
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04151
We did a compression check, all is fine, checked all the coils, all looks good. Took to the Ford dealer for them to see what is going on, but my tech cleared the check engine code before it left here. Needless to say Ford could not do anything then. We will wa... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L l-f wheel VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Hi and thanks for the replies, a few of you talked about tires so we looked and found the right rear to be a different tire than the rest and noticed this vibration was not only on turns one way but both ways. We told the customer to get new tires before we we...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, pinging, plug broken VIN: 1FTPX14534
Well I am going to post as a fix at this time. Customer waited till the cat codes returned and has know had his cats taken care of by ford. As far as the pinging he has had none when I talked to him yesterday. I am thinking the first couple of test drives with... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3X4W1
thank for the help everyone. the fix was we were not gettting a ground signal from the p.c.m. on the fuel pump circuit. We replaced the p.c.m with a used one and the anti-theft reset at the dealer, vehicle runs great.
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FMCU93105
Thanks to all for you replies! Turns out, Insufficient ground to the PCM Voltage Sense Circuit. Ground points are: Top of Transmission housing and Right Front Fender. Sadly, when scanned, the vehicle still showed 12.8V for battery voltage. Unfortunatly, I c...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L headlights VIN: 2C1MR2290V
Doug from CA called this one. A melted connector above the fuse box was the culprit. Others suggested a headlight switch and Adam offered wiring diagrams which would have helped a great deal had it not been for Doug's suggestion. Thanks again iATN.
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1995 GMC Safari 4.3L engine VIN: 1GDDM19W1S
Thanks To everyone who responded. Sorry for long delay in posting fix however it has only been just resent that it was fixed. after replacing the spider assy. we found that the vehicle was running lean so we tested to see if indeed we had injector pulse and at...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L heater system VIN: 1GKEK13R8V
Thanks to all The wrong head was installed several years ago from a salvage yard we replaced and all works great!
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5643W
customer came back a week later still saying door locks actuate them self.I test drove for a couple of days 2 times the locks would try to lock them self.never unlock.most techs said problem is most likely drivers door actuator,so I put one in the drivers door...
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1992 Infiniti M30 3.0L window VIN: JNXHF16C3N
Hi,to everybody the infinity is a fix. I'll start by saying mine was a convertible and it has a little more in wiring harness the passenger window has a window amp in truck and wires from the amp run into convertible top module. I tried amp from drivers window...
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1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1JCNJ15N2F
Finally, I moved the auxillary solenoid off the fender down onto the frame to facilitate easier suction of fuel by the electric fuel pump. The customer is happy, and I am relieved to get rid of the old beast. It was a learning experience. If I can only remembe...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis 4.0L door locks radio,center command center VIN: 1G56YHI865
thanks to the whole 5 people that tryed to help, agian thanks.it was the under hood fuse and some corrosion at a few connectors.jeep has had better lighting and seams to run better customer says so great fix, agian thanks everyone who tryed to reply.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Thanks everybody who responded, problem turn out to be a cam sensor. Next time will replace both crank and cam sensor.
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C41
customer returned once and we cleaned the throttle body and iac passage. we haven't heard anything from him since and i can't get ahold of him to find out anything. I will update this if we hear anything about the car. Thanks again to all that replied all your...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L all gears VIN: 4A3AE85H81
I went ahead and just replaced the pump. The repair lasted for about 3 miles untill it broke down on the test drive. The new pump had seized as well. This time I was able to identify a piece of metal that had entered into the pump gear. Steve was right on. The...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: JN8AR05Y3T
Thank you all! I cleaned and blew out the optical pick up ( as per your advice and the vehicle runs like a champ!! Thanks again!! Trouble codes: P0300, P0325.
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L battery VIN: 1N4DLO1D4Y
I have released this one, appears the TCM was not turning off. Customer declined to replace it, I installed a relay just to see if I killed the power that way would the battry hold up. well it worked great for several days and the relay only killed that circu...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hi all techs : i received 4 replies,one say it is common of the ecm internal short, one say the press switch at the dryer. I have a same car came in the next day,so i got the normal readings out from the pressure switch. There is a 3-wire plug,with the eng...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J71
thanks to all for all info, howevernew problems have arose. will post on a new help request
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L antitheft VIN: 1G2WR5132F
This one is fixed!! Thanks to Dennis at Auto & Bike Pros for repeated effort to help me. I would also like to thank Paul Nehoff,Ken [...]. A new new anti-theft module did the trick. The security light turned off, and the Fuel Enable PID w...
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