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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L9N
This beauty came to us from another shop, about 2 miles up the road. They installed a crank sensor and called it fixed, but the vehcile stalled and would not restart between their shop and mine. Towed in, sat in front of our shop for a day. When I went to pull...
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1LD5542T
hello all, i have this good ol corsica that will backfire out of the intake only when accelarating from a stop or snapping throttle in the garage. replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter. oe from factory and one plug was carbon tracking all around the porcelin. cle... Trouble codes: P0301, P0301
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
Well I got this after other tech was given this, it will loose engine speed upon a low speed turn like in parking lots and such. After hooking up my Solus (and its freshly up dated w/7.2) I keep searching for drop outs and such from different sensors and such ...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAP11321R
This vehicle came in with a customer complaint of stalling. Car would stall on decell, would always restart, car lacked power. Mil was on codes 1380 & 1383 were present. Fuel pressure was checked, fuel pressure was low and did not hold after key off. Fuel pres... Trouble codes: 1380 (vct control), 1383 (vct control)
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
Hello, I have this Jeep Grand Cherokee that will not start. We checked for spark and there was none. We decided to hook a scanner up to the vehicle to see if we got a RPM signal as these vehicles are known for bad crank sensors. However, when we try to do this...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L abs & check engine lights VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
The a.b.s & check engine lights do not come on when the key is first turned on. I put new bulbs in for both, in the instrument panel,still id not help. I also scanned for codes. The only code is for the a.b.s. Code 31,power supply circuit fault. I can watch th...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM64J6R
Car starts for 12 seconds then the SES light comes on (kicks in code 22-crank signal &23-Cam signal) runs for 3 more seconds then shuts down and will not restart unless you turn key off for 10 seconds then restarts and does same thing.doesnt matter if you hold... Trouble codes: 22 (no Crank Signal), 23 (no Cam SIgnal)
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1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE54U1K
vehicle was brought in not running. customer said it "just died" while driving. it will start, but dies. if you hold the ignition switch so that the starter stays engaged, it will run. the fuel pump has been replaced,the relays all checked, a known good igniti...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ43D73
PROBLEM: Came in because of maintenance they wanted done AND check engine light on (they thought was a "service" light) Can't read codes OR data stream - no communication. Both Snappy and Genisys. Read post on disconnecting other computers and retrying (other ...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
to all toyota techs, i have this camry that the mil light is on and the o/d light is flashing. i tried to pull the codes by jumping the e1 and te1 connectors but the check engine light will not flash the code. does the flashing o/d light have anything to do w...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B12
Customer brought vehicle in for check engine light being on, no performance problems, vehicle actually runs great. Has trouble codes 17746: Camshaft position sensor bank 1 open circuit / short to battery voltage. 17755: Bank 2 camshaft position sensor / cranks... Trouble codes: 17746 (Camshaft position sensor bank 1 open circuit / short to battery voltage), 17755 (Bank 2 Camshaft position sensor / crankshaft position sensor incorrect allocation)
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WS52M5X
Thank you all that replied to our problem, we checked the fuel pressure regulator but it did not leak and fuel pressure does not bleed down, I checked for any pcm updates and this car has the most recent calibration software and did not need update. The fix t... Trouble codes: P1441 (Purge flow during non purge).
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L pedal pulsation VIN: 1G6KD54Y1Y
hello all, well the vehicle is fixed after countless hours and tests. we found that although all the tires were the same size 2256016 one tire was diffrent. it had 3 michelin destinys and 1 michelin symetry. the michelin symetry was 1/2" taller than all the ot...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 87CEC14ROX
This truck nearly drove me nuts. The solution was to give and when I did I got the problem. I told the owner to take his truck to another garage and when I put it in reverse to back out of the bay lo and bejold the huge miss disapearedĦĦĦ I put it in neutral a...
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12K2Y
Taking the advice of several of the respondents I replaced the ignition switch and the vehicle runs great now. Thanks for all the help. ~Kyle~ Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial communication).
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12452
Thanks everyone for all ideas, the car was repaired yesterday and given to customer who is happy with it thus far.Those who suggested that voltage was being pulled down somewhere else were correct this time.I was in the process of disconnecting sensors when i ... Trouble codes: P0122 (Tps low voltage).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U23
thanks to the 5 replies.replaced throllte body asm. never did get signal to clean up. tried running new circuits never helped.road tested vehicle over 100 miles. always passed dtc test for p1516. customer needed vehicle. only time well tell. thanks again. robe... Trouble codes: P1516.
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1D4HS38N53
All fuel trims and 02 sensors were reading normal. fuel pressure was in spec according to mitchell and alldata. removed the egr valve as one of you instructed and found that it was stuck open just a bit with a piece of cabon. removed carbon and cleaned out the...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N0S
Sorry for delay in fix. Replace ign coil& sec lead along with ign module. roat tested vehicle with no problems. We returned it to customer with information as to location of spout connector was in case of failure to start. Owner called srveral days later & ha...
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2001 Ford AUFalcon XR8 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JGSWAAA123
After all the stuffing around the, fix ended up being the reluctor on the back of the harmonic balancer was 10 degrees out and causing the surging, replaced the balancer, re, realigned the cmp, and all is fine. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor).
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FMFU18L03
Well I think I have heard enough. I got 7 for removing the body, yuk, 2 for pulling the engine, and 2 for removing them in the vehicle. Looks like the body off idea wins, yuk again. Now the fun starts, talking to the customer! Why do they half to build cars th...
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2007 Ford BF FalconXR8 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6FPAAAJGSW
After replacing the pcm, and the car gone for 3 weeks. I can say the pcm fixed it. Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder No. 5 Missfire Detected).
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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L shifting VIN: JHRMA1878S
thank to all that responded i replaced the shift cable and so far customer happy thanks again steve
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2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L roof rack VIN: 2T2HA31U45
Thanks for the help on this one. It was indeed the fuel tank shield. There was a large rub mark on the bottom of the floor where the shield had been hitting, so two pieces of canopy tape and a couple of holes in the shield and tie strapped to the hand brake ca...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF65J61
I received several tips about replacing the mass air flow meter, witch I did and it got rid of the code p0171 and it even got better gas millage(according to the customer) but the shaking was still there whenever the car would come to a stop...after going back... Trouble codes: P0717.
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM54J4S
Thanks to all who replied - all were ECM or power module related - I checked & double checked - ECM was OK - heres what I found. 3rd time checking crank sensor i had no reading? so i disassembled timing cover - crank pulley was stuck to timing gear (crank) had...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L sunroof VIN: 3VWCP21C22
SORRY FOR THE LATE POST,CUSTOMER JUST BROUGHT VEHICLE BACK.THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO,JOHN [...] SENT WIRE COLORS & PIN #S THAT REALLY HELPED. FOUND BLK/BLUE WIRE ON DRIVERS PILLAR HAS FACTORY SPLICE WITH BLK/YELLOW WIRE THAT CAME APART. THIS IS SAME WIRE THA...
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