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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4345Y
Need advice Intermittent misfire #4 hardly to delete, succeded to delete only when unplug the battery. Code P0420 always present. The rear O2 sensor it's stuck with 0.08 volts when idle, at 2500 RPM goes at around 0.5 volts. Front O2 works well. LTFT = 0.99 ST... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system - efficiency below threshold), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28DXW
Hi everyone and thank you for your help. This vehicle can into shop about 2 months ago for bad ignition switch also had check engine light on. Replaced ignition switch and performed free code read. Checked DTC'S 4 codes found (17549 load registration unlikely ... Trouble codes: P1141 (load registration unlikely value), P1129 (bank 2 long term fuel trim mul. system too rich error occurs intermittent)
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L pressure plate VIN: WBABM3344Y
I was called in for advice on this one from a local shop, and I am not quite sure what I have run up against. I think I know the answer, but I am looking for unbiased opinions. This car came in with a typical roasted clutch, with the lining missing on one side...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Shift VIN: WBADT63481
When Comming To A Stop Then Accelerating The Trans Almost Goes Into Nuetral Then Back To Drive Harshly, like It Is Starved For Fluid. Getting Codes 049 Sympton,gear Monitoring,053-Gear Monitoring 3(P0733, Pulled Pan It Was Clean,Fluid OK And Full Even Pulled V...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBADT63412
Hello everyone: The A/C compressor does not turn on. System is fully charged. I hooked up my MODIS Scanner and pulled code 15. This code refers to the pressure switch. However we are unable to locate pressure switch. Alldata shows a picture of switch as being ...
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2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2G4WB52K63
Intermittently, usually once in the morning will slam into 1st gear when taking off from the first stop of the day. May do it more than once or it won't do it at all. Does this tranny need a rebuild or is it something simpler. I'm not a tranny expert and this ...
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1991 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6EL138B5
Car towed in as a no start. Severely flooded. Plugs fouled, gas in oil. No data available on scanner, not sure why. Checked for codes in climate control on board system & got code for shorted map. Replaced plugs, map & changed oil. Car started right up. Runs g...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L input speed sensor VIN: 1G6KD52Y9T
I am a tech at a Ford dealership. This vehicle belongs to our parts manager. I found a pretty good write up on the internet about this code and how to replace the input speed sensor. I told the parts manager that I didn't want to tackle the job. My question is...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L idler arm VIN: 1GCDK14K1L
Just want to pick your brain, We have this pickup that keeps coming back to us about every 90 days with a bad idler arm, these arms are Moog Problem Solver idler arms, and moog has been so nice to warranty them out for us every time. It is back with the same p...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L dashlights VIN: 2G1WL52MXV
Hey everyone, I have a 1997 Chev. Lumina with auto lights. Sometimes the dashlights do not work. However, if you turn the switch half way on it will work. Also if you bypass the switch with a power probe it will also trun the lights on. I have replaced the lig...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M4X
Gme techs, I have a good one here. Car came in and other shops replaced both crank sensors and ignition module with no change. What this thing is doing is when cold it will start and idle fine, but anything over 1500-2000 RPM it begins cutting out and misfirin...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBFG1SR6Y
i have a g1500 van in the shop that has gone through 3 fuel pumps in 1 1/2 years it has the new connector installed. the tank looked clean on the inside and did not see any debris on the pump.the fuel pump is an (airtex) has anyone had a proplem with this bran...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55K52
Car was serviced and found to missing. pulled spark plugs and found was worn out. replaced plugs, and road tested. misfire p0300 then p0303. replaced spark plug wires and test drove again. Did some better but under hard acceleration misfiring and and no power.... Trouble codes: P0301, P0300, P0303, P0300
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L instrument illumination VIN: 2G1WH52K75
all dash lights are inoperative including radio display. bcm code b2665 - parking light circuit high. has anyone run into this before? repair track seems to lead to bcm replacement. prdl also comes on briefly and goes out in about 2 seconds. i have replaced se...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J9W
Greetings all great tech of the IATN!! First off, let me apologize for the following very long post...but i want to be sure you have enough info to be able to offer help...nothing agitates me more than reading a 2 liner with next to no info, sooo...too much i... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermitant loss of cmp or ckp signal), P0700 (transmission fault)
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R62
Okay all you Mopar techs out there. I need to pick your brains a little. We have a 2002 concorde that a local used car dealer traded for(big mistake), it has the junk 2.7 liter motor. Our problem is that we have a misfire at idle on cylinder #5. We have swappe... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
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1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3XD64B7N
Car came in for no start. Did compuer check and got codes for top dead center sensor and crank angle sensor. Performed pin point tests and all voltages and grounds checked okay. Replaced crank angle sensor and car ran good. went to restart later and would not ... Trouble codes: 21 (Top Dead Center Sensor), 22 (Crank Angle Sensor)
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G2X
Greeting techs. I'm working on a bus communication problem on this caravan. I have virtually no experience and limited knowledge of these types of problems, but I'm trying to learn. The vehicle came in with the mil on and the below noted codes stored. Although... Trouble codes: P1695, P1698, P1716, 36 (bus comm. error - code from abs), 33 (abs warning lamp ckt - code from abs)
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Surge VIN: 1B4GP25BX2
Hi all and thanks for taking the time to read this. This 2.4 Caravan has a surge/slight miss at light throttle, LT fuel trims are minus 12 to minus 15 when it happens. IF you take the hose off the EGR valve fuel trims are normal and it runs good. Replaced EGR ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L startting VIN: 3D7MU48C83
Hello people, Attn: Diesel technicians I've got a 2003 dodge ram 3500 with a 5.9 cummins that I'm trying to fix. The engine does not start normally. If I disconnect the intake air heater relays and give it a shot of starting fluid it starts and runs ok but wi...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7KU28673
Hello all and good evening. This truck came just before closing for me to look at in the morning and wanted to see if anyone had any ideas before I get started. I dont see many diesels as this is more of an automotive repair facility. This truck falls on its f...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16D15
Hello all, got this 05 dodge ram just out of warranty. Intermittenly truck will stall while sitting at stoplight at idle. On accel truck will start to pop and misfire and loose power, earlier today on accel truck was acting like it was hitting the rev limiter ... Trouble codes: P0129, P2174 (Low Air Flow/ Restriction Detected instant), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
This vehicle has a pretty strong thump that feels like it comes from the rear when you take off from a stop, or when you come to a stop. Also when stopping it feels like the rear lifts. I've driven a lot of these and they all seem to have this characteristic t...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP52U7S
Wife's car. Isn't that always the way? Transmission (AX4N) was overhauled but the real problem was with the valve body and a rebuilt valve body/pump was installed. At the time of the overhaul, the forward engine mount was replaced. Trans now shifts wonderfully...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L safety VIN: 1FBSS31L5X
Greetings all, First off, my name is John [...]. I am the NJ Wing Director of Transportation for Civil Air Patrol, and we're in need of a shop to work on this vehicle. This one is based at Lakewood Airport, in NJ. This vehicle is a Ford E-350 passenger van. it...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU4358Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU43S8Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
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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 Ranger XL 2.3L temp guage VIN: 1FTYR10D81
truck came in with temp guage not working. checked fueses checked temp wires to sending unit ,i have ground and when the hot side has 9.9v with key on is grounded it will peg the guage to hot.replaced the temp sender, still not working but when key is left on ...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1st Gear VIN: 1FMZU63W32
Hi Guys, This one is throwing us for a loop. One of the owner's wife brings in her 02 Explorer, 4.6L V8 2WD XLT, 5R55W, 75,000 Miles. We replaced the Transmission Filter, and the Solenoid Block, cleaned the reusable gasket and then put the pan back on. We ref...
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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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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L brake lights/shift interlock VIN: 1FAHP56S03
HELP!!! I have an '03 Taurus that ramdomly blows the brake lamp fuse. It is a 15 amp fuse, and the most amperage draw i can achieve in the shop is 4.8-6.1 amps. The fuse will sometimes go for a month without blowing, sometimes a couple of days. It seems the on...
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2001 Geo Tracker 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNBJ63411
Hello: This V6 Tracker has us a bit flumoxed with a poor idle. It is rough and stumbly and feels a lot like restricted injectors at idle. Seems to respond to throttle ok, just doesn't idle well, especially after cold start. Idle speed motor responding to A/C i...
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1986 Isuzu Impulse 2.0L all the above VIN: JABAR07F9G
This car was given to my grandson for hauling it off and he asked me for help. It has a security system, factory option. The previous owner lost the remote control along with the key. One reason for giving it away. I obtained 13 pages of diagrams from Mitchell...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L transmission VIN: JACDJ58X0W
replaced tranny with rebuilt from carway transmissions. now the prndl doesn't light up on any of the gears and the strong shift on 2 to 3 is still there. has anybody come across anything like this. i would greatly appreciate any information on this asian produ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ48S8W
I have this 98 Grand Cherokee, and intermittently th interior lights will flash off and on. Vehicle does not have to be running. Also noone has to be in it or around it.This does happen even while driving. The customer also complained of the battery going dead...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel pump VIN: JT8UF11E9N
hey lexus techs have a strange problem with this one. car came in hesitating and running poorly with ck engine light on. scanned and found code 31 for mass air flow sensor. seen maf sensor dropping out on scanner ordered a used one,new one 1000.00, installed i...
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT87S47E0R
The car came in with the ("check engine ligt on, and loss of power") like always the light was not on. and no real problem was found. I pulled the codes with a snap-on scanner.. manual toy2 plug only. code 14...no ignition reference signal...So I tried testing... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition reference signal)
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Electronics (Dash, navigation) VIN: JTHBN30F42
Battery was hooked up incorrectly, all electronics are not functioning. Car does start, but no dash lights, speedo, navigation, etc...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L inst panel VIN: 1L1FM81W7X
Ok Ford and Lincoln guys, has anyone ever run into this problem? After this car runs a short while, the instument panel shows dashes on the odometer and dashes on all the fuel economy, miles to empty, avg speed etc readings and the temp guage does not read at ...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L head gasket VIN: 2FBFNQWSER
i hope someone can help with some information on this. the customer called us to get an estimate on replacing head gaskets. i know the vehicle is supposed to be here but it is not (which is why we don't have valid vin #). when i looked up time in mitchell it s...
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Customer states that every time it stalls it is on a decel, w/ clutch pedal depressed. Always restarts immediately except for one time, took 5 min. until it fired up again. It stalled on my runner two times (both on decel) and restarted immediatly both times. ...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCA45D9K
Well this benz is being a pain! Car came in with complant of stalling intermittenly while driving! we finaly got to happen to us got the car back to the shop couldn't get it started, found fuel pump relay and overload relay to be out of spec. replaced the rela...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
Hello I got this ML320 in due to stalling. I found that the fuel pressure will drop from the usual 58 down to 15 and under then it will stall. If you try to restart it, it will run very rough with low fuel pressure. Leave it off a few minutes and it runs fine ...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3MEFM6530X
Hope some Ford tech has seen something like this one. It seems to run perfect, in fact really well for a 2.0l. The problem is it will not fire up, at times. Every time it has done it for us 3 plugs look gas fouled, all except #1, and it does act like it is try...
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Ignition
Vehicle was towed in about 3 months ago and would not start. At that time it had no fuel pressure so I replaced the pump. Car ran fine... One week later customer called and said the car would not start, Again. So, I went to his work and found that his starter ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T61
See the related repair history on this high idle issue. Trouble codes: P0122 (tp sensor circuit low voltage), P0133 (os2 slow response sensor1)
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1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start, Stall
Car came in with an intermittent no start and stall. When it is cold, everything checks out and the car runs. When it gets warmer it stalls and occasionally wont start for a few hours, or it will start right up sometimes. When I got it to act up and not start,...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4S3BK4952W
well this vehicle is a mail car with right hand drive. customer states vehicle is sluggish. we replaced fuel filter because it was plugged. no change.we checked plugged cat-okay, checked compression-okay, cleaned maf-okay, checked injector resistance-okay, spa...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Starting VIN: JTEHF21A21
Hey Toyota Techs and all This one has an intermittent battery draw. It will deplete the battery completely on occasion. The two times that I have momentarily caught the problem it goes away before I can complete any draw tests. It seems the be the main ecu. W...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
Hello techs, we have a problem that mitchell od does not have much info on, wondering if any techs have any info on this system, we have a code 42/C1301 ecu communication problem, any help is greatly appreciated Thanks Brian
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS5504P
Got this car in and it runs poorly and stalls when it gets hot/after about 20 to 30 minutes of running or driving. It will start back up and if it is hot, dies out again. Let the engine cool and it will run 20 to 30 minutes until hot and dies or runs poorly. W... Trouble codes: 121 (Mass Air Flow sensor)
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Suspension VIN: YV1CZ91H33
This vehicle has a sharp clicking from the left side suspension front lower when suspension loaded turing wheel lock to lock. When you stand under it on the drive on lift you can feel it through the lower control arm. We replaced the lower ball joint with no s...
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L ews VIN: WBABE6325S
We received some great ideas for this problem. The guys at Autologic ended up giving us the suggestion that solved the problem. As it turns out there is a transmit and recieve module under the steering column covers(takes signal from key ring, and transmits ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp homemode VIN: WBAGJ8328L
customer has been supplied all the diagnosis information but has not yet given the go ahead for the trans to be replaced. Thanks for all the help and info I hope we get the go ahead soon David
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBXPA9341W
Thanks to all who replied. we call to get price on the module and found out thatthis vechile is covered under warranty. when i find out what the dealer does i will post it.
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4HP52L6R
Final fix for this vehicle was a bad crank position sensor and a bad wire int the control module for the heater.
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Air Distribution VIN: 1G4CW52K4S
Well I didnt fix it the way I wanted to but! I had it to two different GM dealers on their Tech II and they could not find any problem. What I ended up doing was to switch the 5 and 6 wires on the pass side temp actuator. Problem solved. i have no idea what co...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52KOV
I replaced the harmonic balancer and ckp and cmp and it did not fix the problem. I had to play with the mount at the waterpump to get the viberation to go away. Thanks for all the help.
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L clutch VIN: 1C771VSTYI
thanks everyone for your input turns out i was thinking of the newer style throwout bearing that has the spring built in this one dose not have one after looking a little further at it i did find the fork wore out and i took a mighty vac to the bleeder this to...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCCT14W9S
Sorry for the delay in closing this but i wanted to be sure of the fix.All of the replies were helpfull and infomative.I checked the fuel presure to make sure it didnt bleed down-it held fine-this fix ended up being in the distributor-it was off just enough to...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L overheated exhaust VIN: 1GBJG31RX2
ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS WERE THOUGHT PROVOKING. I HAD A HARD TIME BELIEVING SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT OF BACK PRESSURE [1PSI] COULD BE THE CAUSE. WE RIPPED APART THE MUFFLER AND IT WAS OK, BUT IT HAD CONVERTER TYPE SHINEY MATERIAL IN IT. THE ONLY EXHAUST WE COULD FIND T...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNFK16Z85
Thanks for all the suggestions it did turn out to be the ECBM. It has been two weeks and still no problems.I did not have the car here in the shop for myself to repair so I cant give any test results.It was fixed by his dealer under warranty. Thanks again!
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK55F36
Thanks to all who replied. The customer had an extended warranty and decided to return to the dealer after being informed of the recalls on the injectors. Once again, thanks to all who took the time to reply and I appoligize for the delay...I was hoping to hea... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64LXV
The majority of replies stated that the insttrument cluster was responsible for both the failure to start, because this vehicle has the Vehicle Theft Security System, and the obvious condition that the guages were intermittent in operation. Apparently, when th... Trouble codes: 66 (no bcm comunication).
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power locks VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
Replaceing the lock cylinders fixed the vehicle. Thanks for all of your input.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Left Turn Bulb VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
Hi All: I apologize for the delay in posting the fix but I wanted to be sure it was in fact fixed. The fix was as simple as replacing the socket. I've tested the socket every why I can think of and it looks fine. As soon as I replaced the socket the bulbs stop...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1B4GT54L62
two problems here. first the slipping was due to reman transmission coming unglued. figured this out by additional road testing to isolate vibration. replaced trans again and then attacked vibration. I was surprised that nobody seems to understand how the vico...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L steering column VIN: 1B4HR28Y6X
Thank you all for the advice, the vehicle is returning this week and I will get a chance to look for your suggestions. First thing I'll do to eliminate the lower half is to disconnect the upper portion of column and see what happens. Thanks once again.
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Torque Converter VIN: 1B7HG2AN11
Sorry to have taken so long to post this.We finally got the truck back Friday for a different problem.#3 injector was not opening causing a misfire.After replacing the injector and all 8 plugs and pvc this truck does not act up anymore with the converter locki...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L trans controller
Thanks for great suggestions! The winner is Lorne [...]. The trans solonoid pack was the cause of the grief. Thanks guys for the assistance!
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L timing chain VIN: 1FTCR11U0P
I really apreciate all the responses.You all were right.The timing cover can be removed without dropping the oil pan AND AS SOME RESPONDED OIL PAN SHOULD BE REMOVED if timing gear material is missing as it will be in pan and can cause oil pump lock-up eventual...
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L air bag system VIN: 1FALP6240R
THANK YOU FORD GUY'S FOR YOUR HELP ONCE AGAIN. WE PURCHASED A NEW AIR BAG DIAGNOSTIC MODULE AND COMPARED THE RESISTANCE READINGS BETWEEN THE TWO. THE OLD MODULE HAD OPEN CIRCUITS 614 AND 615 PINS 10 AND 11 AND THE NEW MODULE SHOWS RESISTANCES OF 2.5 OHMS AT PI...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Thanks too those of you who responded. The fix! We initially installed aftermarket (car-quest) glow plugs. As was noted in a help request resonse, these units would not draw enough amperage to satisfy the glow plug moniter. The moniter looks for a minimum of 8... Trouble codes: P1385, P1386.
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No spark cyl 1 4 VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
The problem turned out to be a bad pcm. Thanks to all the help. Tom Trouble codes: P0351.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L fuse #19 VIN: 1F5NX21LX1
Thanks to everyone who responded.the fix for this vehicle was to repair the shift lever wiring on top of the steering column. Bryan
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L expansion valve VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
This one is fixed, took a while to get the right parts. Only 1 Isuzu dealer in my area and they hate them for some reason. Well as I was taking the system apart, I started noticing a lot of debris in the system, all black chunks. Found most in the discharge li...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CM58W5W
The fuel pressure was good and didn't fall out when the truck was loosing power.Boss decided to let it go.Thanks for the help.
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1999 Isuzu fusofe 4.0L trans VIN: JW6AAEIH5T
we got the info from the dealer thanks Don G. Iwas able to get the diagrams from them
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L VVT Solenoid VIN: SAJHX1047X
Thanks for everyones help. The problem turned out to be the VVT mechanism itself. I took it apart and found several broken springs which caused the unit to not hold oil pressure and thus the "rattling" noise. All the tensioners and guides had already been r...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT68SXT
I bad battery ended up being the problem with this Jeep! Unknown to us at the shop (because it started fine everytime we had it) the battery was barely starting the car after sitting over the weekend. Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control circuit).
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L no start VIN: IJ4GW58N2Y
I received many good suggestions. it appears that there were two separate problems with this vehicle. The crank position sensor was definitely bad. This fixed a large part of the intermittent problem. Several technicians suggested replacing the cam positio...
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12102
Thak you so much to those who replied. This one took awhile not having a good test for the mass air flow. However it was suggested that this was the problem all along I just could not prove it. While test driving the code would not trigger for approx. 30 mi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean).
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALTY15481
First off let me say I'm sorry for the long delay in closing this post. All the info evryone provided was excellent but the customer has been a problem with not wanting to pay to do anything and trying to get Land Rover to step up and take care of the problem....
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JT8BF28G9X
thanks for all the help after swapping out the front brake parts for upgrade parts the master cylinder started dropping as a bad master cylinder would. replaced the master cylinder and brakes performing normally. happy customer and happy tech...thanks again to...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A8Y
WELL THIS CAR IS FIXED. HAD 1 COIL THAT WAS DEAD. REPLACED THAT COIL AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS WENT AWAY. THANKS GUYS
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L high idle VIN: 4F4CR16A1R
Thanks to all that took time to respond. Two days after the customer picked up the vehicle all is well. The customer stated that the next morning the vehicle started up and idled fine. No complaints. I performed the idle relearn procedure and verified repairs.... Trouble codes: 411 (hi idle self tets).
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA39E9K
I WANT TO THANK ALL THE GREAT REPLIES THAT I RECEIVED IN REGARDS TO THIS MERCEDES. I SWITCHED THE #7 AND #8 FUEL LINES OFF THE FUEL DISTRIBUTER AND THE FLOODED CYLINDER MOVED TO #7 FROM #8. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIND A FUEL DISTRIBUTER FOR THIS ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Unknown VIN: WDBHA22E7S
i found a vacuum block at right rear of engine compartment,at base of windshield. it is 2x3" and on top with several vac lines attached. it was split at attachment point. also ensure proper switchover valve function/leakage. thats why code 1700 kept coming ba...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L hydrolic line VIN: WDBPJ75J72
WE REPLACED LEAKING LINE DID NOT HALF TO BLEED SYSTEM TO DRIVE TO DEALER CAME UP ON ITS OWN. DEALER BLED FOR US AND SENT US ON THE WAY THANKS FOR THE INFO.
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 4M27V14T02
Well thanks to everyone who replied. this one is fixed and out the door. The low fan fuse was blown, but looked good. Was tricking me a little bit because the high fan was cycling so quickly(not the a/c clutch) so i overlooked the low speed fan at first. A...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Thanks Everyone We installed new Brembo rotors and that appeared to cure the problem. We originaly used the cheap chinese rotors and we learned a lesson. Thanks again everyone. Bob [...]
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1990 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L high idle VIN: JN1HS36P2L
finaly its gone, now i know why so many nissans in the fix data base are closed w/o a fix. this is it in a nutshell, by adjusting the tps to see a idle it made the ecu activate the airinjection and open the aiv as it should, but the reed valves were not closin...
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