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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBRAM3332Y
This vehicle, intermittently, causes the cruise control & the radio to not work. At this point, the MIL light comes on. If the vehicle is then turned off...wait a few seconds & then restarted...everything works again. The code that keeps coming up is #45...thi... Trouble codes: 45 (steering wheel interface monitor)
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK52801
Complaint of occasional stalling upon start-up, with big hesitation upon acceleration. Symtoms lessen as engine warms. No codes present. Road tests reveal stalling upon initial start-up, somewhat unsteady idle, tip-in hesitation with uneven acceleration duri...
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHCF34T0V
This car will not run the readiness monitor for EVAP PURGE inn spite of performing Hundai's OBD-II Readiness Test Drive Cycle three times.No codes set;car runs fine.Any help would be appreciated.TISH
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L gauge VIN: 1J8GW68J63
Hi guys, I am not sure if this is a real overheat or not. The customer stated that the car overheated. He noticed that the temp gauge pegged while sitting in traffic, shut it down and had it towed. The coolant was only 1 quart low. We tested the cooling system...
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2007 Mitsubishi L 200 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: MMBJRKB407
Hello Mitsubishi Common Rail Techs, I have a 2007 L200 Sportero that will stall when just touching the accelerator to accelerate from a stop. Once it stalls, it will not start for about 15 seconds, than it will start OK. I have checked the APPS Sub and Main w... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel Leak)
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1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starts and quits VIN: 1G4HP53LSN
Thank you for all the replys. The customer has decided not to put any more money in this vehical It has other issues also. I did get a number of you saying to ck the key lock but that had already had resistors installed to by pass that. I got a reference ...
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Power Loss VIN: 1G4CW52K4W
It seems I haven't learned anything new from the captured data from the PCM. However I believe I did figure one issue as far as my data being blank every few lines. Last week the car's cruise control started shutting off intermittently while on the interstate...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2387M
THIS CORVETTE IS SMOOTH NOW LIKE CHIP ROM NJ. SAID CODE 41 BAD COMPESSOR CLUTCH GROUND GEORGE ROM CA. SAID INJECTORS ALSO CORRECT THIS CAR ATE ALL THE CHARCOAL ROM THE CANISTER SOMEHOW IT FOUND IT'S WAY UNDER THE EGR LEAVING IT STUCK OPEN PARTIALY SOMEONE RET... Trouble codes: 41 (only from ccm).
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T01
Well we got this one fixed and I thank you for all the replies. This is a 5.3 engine it does not have a distributor so it cant be cap, rotor or getting wires mixed up. The customer drove the truck for two days and when they dropped it of it sat about a half ho... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire).
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C93
OE PARTS!!! thanx to all who helped. Those who said "use OEM'' got it. The aftermarket CAM DIFF pid on MT2500 read 5.2-6.0. The Chrysler CMP read 4.5-4.8 degrees. Apparently the magin for error is below 5 degrees. Incidentally, the original part read 5.6-6.2 ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Intermittant nostart VIN: 1FTNF20F3X
FIXED Thanks to all that replied, our problem ends up being self inflicted. when we wired the new connector in we transposed the signal ground with the 5 volt reference, It appears that my diagram is backwards which led us to switch the two wires. so in ... Trouble codes: P1210 (injector control pressure high), P1284 (ICP failure abort KOER).
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1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L NO 3RD gear VIN: 1GKCT18WXR
Replaced the shift soliniods and the trans now works properly. the repair was performed in the truck.
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1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDDM19W7W
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU TECHS THAT REPLIED. THIS WAS FIXED BY GOING BACK OVER THE BASICS AND GOING WITH 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ELEC. NONE OF THE WIRING TESTED BAD IN THE SHOP OR RUNNING ON A LIFT. I KEPT GOING BACK TO THE VSS SIGNAL, I STAYED DAZED AND CONFUSE...
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1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L drl VIN: 1MELM53S0V
Thanks to all for the excellent advice, and for the research as far as the ground locations are concerned. It was indeed the DRL module, located behind the left headlight under the wheel well, because all the grounds and power circuits checked out ok, and the ...
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1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT4VD20C7P
This one is a fix, thanks for all the suggestions for EGR, that is where I was looking but really needed further information on how it worked. I managed to narrow down the VCV that goes to the exhaust supply was allowing vacuum to be applied to the egr system ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L transmission VIN: 2T1BR32E34
I tried to tell the customer to come back for repairs, but unfortunately, this customer did not want to spend any money on this issue. So i could not have any answers for this problem. I recieved 3 replies regarding this problem. Dan [...]; he said that this m...
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