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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L AIr bag VIN: WAUKE54C3M
Cutomer com[lains that the air bag lite stays on for approx. 1 1/2 to 2 minutes before going out. CLaims it went out within 10 seconds before. Is this normal Nothing wrong no ECM codes. It does take about 1 and 1/2 minutes to go out. Never blinks back on while...
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Door Locks VIN: WBABF3324S
This 325is has a problem with locking and unlocking.1 out of 10 times which ever door or trunk you lock or unlock will manually unlock but the other actuators won't go off. I can go back and forth between locking and unlocking and move to a different lock and ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L sun roof VIN: WBADE5329V
Hello Folks, I have this e39 with a sunroof that will only open about half way. I initialized the sunroof module. No change. With a 4mm allen I manually tried to open the roof. When it gets to that spot it stops hard. If feels like something is blocking the s...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4HP52KXV
Hi all, I have this Le Sabre and it has coolant in cylinders number 3 and 5. Enough after sitting overnight that it won't crank over. I removed the intake and the front cylinder head and found no problems with the gaskets. It seams like I have read of this bef...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs/traction VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
The abs/traction control on this vehicle has kicked in while the vehicle is at a full stop. The pedal started vibrating and the vehicle moved forward. The abs and traction control lights came on, as well as the message center reading "service stability program...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y23
I have had this vehicle for 2 weeks. Battery goes dead every night if left connected. Car belongs to a used car lot. Bought at auction, so anything is possibe. They installed 2 new Batteries so I can eliminate that as a problem. I love these because my Snap-on...
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1972 Chevrolet chevelle 350CID blower motor VIN: 1D37F2B512
hi guys, i have a 72 chevelle here . i have no high blow from the motor!i know that the mid seventies had an issue with th e the red wire from the engine harness !unfortunealy this vehicle is different. i have no info , or wiring diag!! any help would be great...
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1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GCCW80H8G
this vehicle is a very clean 86 el camino, 5.0l. the customer states that the engine has 30k miles on it since rebuild. the engine idle is quite rough. any rpm above idle and while driving it runs fine. it is running very lean, but richening the carb doesn't h...
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1991 Chevrolet C60 Sch Bus 366CID Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBJ6P1P4M
Engine has bad hesitation with acceleration, bogs down and will sometimes stall. Tested ignition system and coil output, all OK. Tested fuel pressure and flow, 14 to 16 lbs engine running, 12 ounces in 30 seconds. Tested fuel pressure after fuel filter and als... Trouble codes: 44 (O2 Sensor Lean Condition)
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
this is my first ask for help so please bare with me thanks.the car feels as though it is dropping a cylinder or has a large vacuum leak checked all visible vacuum lines appear tight and not leaking car runs strong right off idle thus feel compression and or c... Trouble codes: P0441, P0122
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L valve train VIN: 1GCEC14R0T
I have a 96 vortec stroker motor with what sounds like a lifter/rocker tick,more cold then warm but still thear.we pulled this motor,had it rebuilt and still ticks over cyl 3/5.pulled it again and machinest switched blocks and rebuilt it checked heads no coil ...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Dash,ABS,SRS,ATD, VIN: 1GNCX03E3Y
Thank you in advance for any insight into this one. Customer complaint is that while driving the fuel and temp guages will go to the bottom and the dash warning lights for ABS, SRS, Traction Control and check engine all come on as well as chime module. Codes a...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDL19W61
We have an all wheel drive Astro that works fine going forward but in reverse the front wheels do not drive. Wondered if anyone has seen this problem.There are no trouble codes.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGC24U1Y
put in fuel press. reg still same problem, does it mostly all the time, turns over about 5-6 times before she fires.
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L dash lights VIN: 1G1JC52432
good morning GM brainiacs! this cavalier is stumping me. the dash lights (7 little bulbs that light the way) will not come on with lights on. i have power to fuse and no power to dimmer switch. this has an aftermarket radio in it. the chime does not work eithe...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNFK13037
The tahoe came in with a SES light on.. P0300.. It seems to miss the most on cylinder 8 at about 1500 to 1600RPM.(about 53mph) Mostly at cruise speed, or on a slight decell. I've checked plugs, wires, coils, fuel injectors ect. I switched these components from... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: IC3AN69L34
Hello All I'm posting this for a Friend of mine that work for a Chrysler Dealer here in town, we try to Help each other when we can,. He got a 2004 Chrysler Cross-Fire in the shop that give him white hair the car will run fine for a little while or a couple ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
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1989 Dodge Dakota Shelby 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7FL96YXK
This customer pulled this out of the mothballs in June and brought it to me to bring it back to life. Lucky me! After doing the repairs listed. We took her out for a road test and when the engine is cold it falls on its face when accelerating from a stop and m...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL23X0S
Please help me with this vehical it belongs my Dad and it won"t pass inspection.The nox are to high.At high rpm it reads 1310 to pass it needs to be 956 at low rpm it reads 2169 and it needs to be 1046. I checked the egr valve with a vacum pump and it works ho...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L power steering VIN: 2B4GP44R02
The power steering makes noise intermittently mostly after warmed up, driving down the road or sitting at idle without moving steering, similar to a bad steering pump, or restricted system, customer says he had hose replacement updates done a while back, yeste...
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1983 Fiat PINA FARINA 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
we cannot find much repair info on this car,customer has a repair manual,but not sure it is the right one.about 6 or 8 months ago another shop install a timing belt,then sent it to me for exhaust repair.car ran fine for a few months and then decided it did not...
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1986 Ford F-350 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38L96
vehicle ran ok when i bought it, oe plug wires, cap, rotor, newer spark plugs. did tune up on it and started idleing very rough so i tried to adjust the timing to make it idle better, did not work. put old cap and rotor back on ran better than with the new cap...
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1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU24X9S
the check eng lite is on so I tested for codes and ran koeo, koer and got an egr code saying egr signal is high but no other codes. tried to read the data but scanner will not read any data. I would like to check the data before changing any parts, so I would ...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation
hi all. this van falls on its face off idle, surges like crazy. feels just like a cylinder miss but i pulled each injector under load and no noticable difference in rpm or HC readings. i replaced lots of these coil packs on these engines, and thought that woul...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDE45F91H
this bus has a rusted out oil pan. I looked in "somedata" and that gave me no time or service procedure. Could someone help with a approx time and if i must remove the motor to service the oil pan. Any tips or tricks would be great. thanks for your help
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17211
Hello iatn members! Thank you all so much for your help in the past. I have learned so much! I have a 2001 ford F150 4.2l eng. I have the following symptoms, hard to start when cold (long cranking time), bucks and lacks power around 70 75mph,and p0172 code lea... Trouble codes: 1 (p0301 misfire cyl 1), 2 (p0172 rich bank 1)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 1-2 2-3 VIN: E42UA44102
we rebiuld the transmission.the exploer left the shop it came back with a harsh reverse at times. also with a 1-2 2 3 - flair shift. put shift kit solinoid pac. still flairing
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35F13
Hi Fellow Techs I need your help on this one. Before I get started I don't have a breakout box for this truck. The truck came in with a no start. If you spray the vehicle with starting fluid it will start. I did scan the OBD II and came up with no codes. I re...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP55244
I need some help on this from Ford Techs. The car is a repo from local Credit Union. Air bag light comes on & flashes code 18. Scan code is B1884 PAD warning lamp circuit failure. Doing test in NO-Data I come up with RCM failure. I did a search on data base & ...
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1988 GMC C2500 Sierra 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1012101020
hi people this truck came in for running bad and check engine light has code 45 rich exhaust.it poors out black smoke off idle if i roll on the gas it runs bad and blows the black smoke and buck and will not run over 2500 rpm but if i snap the gas to the floor... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 5.7L convertor VIN: 1GKGK26R7T
Hello, this GMC tc clutch slips in and out of lock up both in OD and man.3rd at part throttle only, really fast lock ups feels like a miss-fire/consistant shudder monitoring missfires NONE monitor tcc solenoid says ON but can see tcc slipage go from 0 to 60rpm...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: 5FNRL18673
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I have this 03 Odyssey in for intermittent shift interlock problems. Intermittently, the customer cannot pull the car out of park. They have had the car for years, so they know the brake must be applied. I h...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Keyless Remote VIN: 4S2CK58V9V
This vehicle came in, customer bought a new remote for keyless entry. I have been unable to find any instructions for programming a remote. This is a factory system. I have looked all through Isuzu service manuals and all documents related to the Isuzu rodeo w...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2L Convertor, Overdrive light VIN: 1J4G288Y6P
This Jeep was towed into the shop 3 weeks ago. Would not drive. We sent it to the local transmission shop, where they replaced the torque convertor. Customer took Jeep. Jeep was then towed back into shop a week later. We sent it back down to transmission shop,...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L p0455 VIN: 1J8GW58N93
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. This Grand came in about a month ago with a P0455 stored for a large leak detected. We smoked the thing and could smell fuel up at the EVAP service port and could see smoke coming out of it. We found that t...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SALJY1248W
Have replaced 'Y' pipe ( catalyst ) for inefficiency threshold and all 4 O2 sensors for no activity or rich mixture reading. After repair, no activity shown for MAF sensor and load reading was @55%. Replaced MAF sensor, activity shown normal and load rate fell... Trouble codes: 0300 (Random misfire), 1177 (O2 sensor slow response B2S1), 1187 (O2 sensor heater circuit B2S2), 1179 (O2 rich signal B2S1), 1313 (Misfire catalyst damage B1), 1314 (Misfire catalyst damage B2)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride control VIN: SALMB11413
Good afternoon all of you intrepid Land Rover Technicians! I need some information regarding the CAN BUS as it relates to the air suspension system. I can clear the codes in the suspension system and then the compressor kicks on for about 20 secons and quits. ...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T2S
Hello fellow Techs! This is my first help request. This '95 ES300 came to me with the MIL on and the customer stating that the vehicle runs fine, no performance issues. DTC P0401 EGR Insufficient flow was the only code at this time. Diagnosed and found a fault... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow Detected), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
hello techs, we have this continous misfire on # 7 cyl. changed coil, spark plug , has spark all the time when running. original plug was clean . good compression , clean injectors. this will always seem like a hard misfire when raised rpms over 2000. the warm... Trouble codes: P0307
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1994 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1HD4610R
this car idles extremely high.has fast idle cold start and as it warms up idle climbs to 1500 rpm.have replaced iac/bac valve,ect with new mazda units.smoke test ok,adjusted tps idle contacts.no throttle stop screws or air screws have been touched by us or oth...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air bag VIN: WDBHA28E9S
We had replaced a turn signal switch. The key may have been turned on with the drivers air bag out of vehicle. we are tring to get the SRS MIL turned off. We have a snap on modis with euro hardware, and can't seem to get into the air bag system. anyone have an...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifts VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Customer complaint, hard shifts, test drove and verified. ALL up shifts are very hard and when coming to stop, down shift to low very harsh (klunk). This car reminds me of a 123 or 126 diesel with the modulator disconnected. We pulled the pan and inspected, fo...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34DX3
We had a customers 03 Nissan 350Z towed in for no start. We are getting an RPM signal on our scanner, it is also showing injector p/w of 18.9. But we have no spark and no inj pulse. My tech didnt like the wave form out of the rear crank sensor and changed it b...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L valve train VIN: 1996OLDSMO
The valve train is quite noisy while running the engine after replacing the cylinder head gasket's.I believe Mitchell 5 say's the intake valve pushrod's are definitely shorter than the exhaust pushrod's.The engine is running smooth but the valve train's clacky...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L customer said harsh shift VIN: 1G3GR64H51
Car came in 1 year ago with p1811 put in new delco pressure control solonoid and shift solonoid flushed trans new filter Customer said worked great came back 1 year(within 1 week)later said was doing GROWL and hard shift again had P1811 again drove scanned all...
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 1G2HX52K4X
1999 pontiac bonneville towed in has spark injector pulse replaced fuel pump still no start after talking to the customer they said they parked it came back and it would not start.fuses all good funny thing is that power windows do not work either this happene...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L cruise VIN: 3G2JB52T51
checked all powers and grounds and all from switch and brake switchs all good.Tryed new CC mod still nothing.All connections very good condition.
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF75KX1
Hey, Sweedish car lovers, here's my Saab Story: This little convertible belongs to my dentist, so I've got to get it right or I'm afraid he's going to go all "Marathon Man" on me at the next root canal. We swapped the head gasket to solve an oil leak at the ti... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED49Z82
Hello saab techs I have a tranns issue on a 9-5 3.0 L turbo. We have a po 720 output speed senser vehicle shifts fine for about 10 minutes then goes into a neutral slips, after vehicle sits for 10 minutes car shifts again. Fluid red, not over heated. Any help ...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L starter VIN: 1G8ZK5270V
This car came to me on hook, with no start no click. If you turn key on and jump to purple wire in harness at starter car will start and run, but if you shut it off it will not start or click. I checked the yellow wire at the ignition switch at it is getting p...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZK5273X
Thank you in advance. This vehicle has been in the shop for a week. Vehicle came in for surge when driving. Drove vehicle many times found no surge, however, found after long drive you come to a stop or go to park vehicle the idle gets up to 2500-3000 rpms and...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH66582
Hi Guys, We've got this Subaru in here that is a real hard start cold. Has been to two other shops and the dealer for this problem. Will crank fine but just dumps fuel into the engine and floods. When you finally get it started it smokes terribly until it clea...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R5X
Keeps setting P0420, replaced air/fuel ratio sensor and it outputs a voltage of 3.2 volts @ idle all the way to the computer. The scanners (Modus) and (Mastertech) show 660mv for bank 1 sensor 1 (the air/fuel ratio sensor) and a varying 100mv to 900mv for the ... Trouble codes: P0420
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1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWJA81H8X
Came in with wet running problem, after wet test, replaced coil/module assembly, this is a distributor type ignition, not a distributorless (I had to enter distributorless on post as you don't allow any other than distributorless or diesel). Never ran since, t... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear door locks VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Net techs, We have this '99 passat that has an odd issue. Came in originally for rear door locks inop, no dome lights, and trunk open warning light on. Had codes: 00953-cabin lighting timer undefined switch position, 01134-alarm horn-H12 undefined switch posi...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
Hey Guys, I have this 2000 New Beetle that will stall every once and a while at a light or backing out of a drive way. Also, if you gun it, it will stumble like it is going to stall and then it will regain it's idle. There are no codes. This Veh. has had a use...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5507R
Hello, We have got a volvo in here that we do not have much information about. We have a code 411, in the ignition computer only with no driveability concerns whatsoever. No codes in the fuel injection ecu. The code 411 is a hard code, clear it and it comes ri... Trouble codes: 411 (Throttle switch signal absent or faulty)
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D4Y
Hi everyone, I have this volvo that will not start intermittenly. When problem acts up we loose fuel injection pulse (noide light does not light up) We still have power to injectors but ground side is not working. We did replace antenna ring and tighten connec...
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2001 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Center high stop lamp. VIN: JH4KA96521
Thanks again to all of those that responded. I wanted to put both an OEM socket and OEM bulb in. The socket was not available which lead me to beleive that it wasn't the problem. I did get an OEM bulb and checked the socket closely. I bent the grounding ta...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift, speedo VIN: WAUED64B61
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED, SETH [...], BUT CUSTOMER WANTED TO BRING VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR SOME REASON. BUT WILL BE BACK WITH RESULTS, I'LL POST THEM LATER. THANKS CHAD
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L Timing VIN: WAULT64B03
Thanks guys- the TDC position for this car is #1 cylinder despite the off positions for the cam lobes (you initially set for cyl 3 lobes up) There is a timing mark for the crankshaft on the timing cover and I used that then locked down the crankshaft. All went...
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition VIN: WBACB4314P
Thanks for all the replys, the fix was the crank sensor, I didn't think a crank sensor could stop the 2 second power up on the fuel pump with key on, but the sensor was the fix, Thanks again
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBABK8339W
It was the control unit Thanks to ever one who took the time to help. Terry
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Hi: rechecked all powers and grounds and they checked out ok on both x16 and x17. Received BMW wiring diagrams for the car by VIN and they were different than what was in car. They had buss lines to the Diagnostice plug, this car does not. Earlier wiring diagr...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
pierre erik and richard thanks a lot.i'm not a rookie at this trade but i am on bmws. turns out that i had the wrong connector on the purge valve, i pulled it off and noticed only one pin in that connector and looked on mod and found the one that was supposed ... Trouble codes: 0443 (purge valve ckt fault).
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2G4WB52K7X
Hi guys and gals, This one is fixed. Thanks for the replies,very Helpful. Steve [...], I have not been able to find Kolene steels for 4t65e,however on the pressure where to top side had a stamped 2 digit letter,on the opposite side riding n...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GBKC34J0X
once again you people out there and came through with the correct infromation. thanks to all who guided me on this one as I found 2 leaking injectors on the left bank so yhe entire set was replaced... thanks again!!!
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18WX1
well i found the problem , after checking wiring from front to rear of truck .i found a wiring connector at left top of transmission that goes to the fuel tank pressure swith that was broken and all of the wires were pulled out of. i guess when the engine was ... Trouble codes: P0449, P0452.
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Battery light VIN: 1G1ND52J72
The problem seems to have corrected itself so we are having the customer note when, where and what cercumstances arise when this happens to help us identify the condition related to it's failure.
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2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L pump noisy VIN: 2C3AD46RX1
Its sometimes hard to remember everything that was checked on every car when you are runnin solo and EXTREMELY busy. Thanks for the responses. I had checked the other pulleys while the belt was off. All were quiet. It was mentioned that a bad alternator or ten...
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1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11Y5W
hey thanks to everyone for there help. It appears that we had some lazy oxygen sensors. scan tool showing they were good until i took toms advice and graphed o2 voltage alongside short fuel trim
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP4438W
Thanks to all who replied to my request. I followed each lead that I had not already covered and that the "Cat" was the culprit. I really do appreciate all the help. I only hope that I can help you guys in the future. THANKS AGAIN.
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L cam chain
thank you to all that responded to my help request.this is a great site.the fix was to borrow the special tool as you all suggested.i have never seen a set up like that before.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
lot of good replies but so far nothing will pull injectors after football season when we have more time with truck thank you m. [...]
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fuel Guage,window,ABSlight VIN: 1FAFP53U81
I am sorry that I haven't responded before now it took me awhile to get my cosumer back in. After further diag. We found a bad ground under the dash on the drivers kick panel. We do THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter clutch VIN: 2FMZA51401
hello all, well it looks like most of the advice i got was right on. replace trans. i showed the customer allk of the responces and he then asked us to do a trans service and let him take it and see what happens. we did the service and let him go but with...
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAFP31311
appreciate all the help guys. I decided to start with the IAC, and got one and started installing it, and while installing it, noticed that the PCV hose was callapsed. So I backed up and decided to do that first. I knew it wasn't leaking, cause as I mention...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S31
hello guys! your guys was the best, I fixed this one come out was bad coil , thanks to Brian [...] and Scott point right on it. I test it with spark tester under load number one cyl. was come out only 5 kv the rest was 15 kv, well i learned alot more with your g...
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Steering wheel shake VIN: 2HGES163X5
We rotated the tires and found no change in the ossilation. We will be putting the snow tires on in about 5 weeks and will see if there has been any change in the complaint. The customer is content with this plan. I am still quite sure it will end up being so...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJHY1748M
so sorry for the late post but i had to put thecar on hold for a while--luckily the customer has other cars. as most suggested, it was the stub axle bearings. thanks for all those who replied. seeing that i work on mostly older american, i never would have tho...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No MIL VIN: 1J4FJ68SXV
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S2V
Well... It's fixed. The trick was to perform the idle relearn process, like David from Ohio mentioned. All the answers I recieved were very credible (PLEASE SEE REPLYS). The vehicle does not have an anti theft system to reset like a few of you mentioned. I ...
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8BD42S4T
Problem as suspected was not a misfire but a problem with misfire detection. By re-tracing all our steps, we found a broken tooth on the crankshaft sprocket--one of the teeth that the crank angle sensor is looking at. Must have happened when the timing belt ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6).
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTGHF1OU4X
i thank evry one that replied to my request .I went from start checking evry little thing ,and evry data ,it turned up that the brand new company o2 sensor in my bank 2 was faulty ,sometimes it work some times it does not.i end up changing the unit for a true ... Trouble codes: P0125, P1150.
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2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12CXY
After finding a used ecu for $65, I decided that it would make more sense to get it than spending any more time checking inputs or com circuits. It started right up. I have a code for ftp sensor, but that sould clear after replacing sensor(damaged during fue...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MONITORS VIN: 4F2YU08131
WELL IT IS FINALY FIXED; I THANK EVERYONE FOR THERE IDEAS AND INFO ON DRIVE CYCLES. I HAD RESEARCHED THE FIX DATABASE ON FORDS WITH MONITOR PROBLEMS AND FOUND A WINDSTAR WITH THE SAME MONITORS NOT RUNNING. HE HAD REPLACED ONE FORWARD OXYGEN SENSOR THAT WAS SHO...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Wont crank VIN: WDBHA28E6R
Thanks you guys who responded, i end up going to wreckers to get the switch back harness, alldata diagram along with mitchell is very poor. Thanks
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3T
Thank's t all who replayed and help me fix this one.The problem was like you guys said pluged up passages.Verry expenssive repair ,but Iam glad it worked. Thank,s again.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF82JXY
Thanks for the replys, tried grease on the flywheel, tried a crank sensor, still no start..too much other work in shop, sent this one to dealer, lost some money, but saved big headach...thanks again
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1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L ABS pump VIN: 4M2DU55P8V
Out of the 11 replies, only one mechanic actually knew the system was a sealed wheel hub assembly with the ABS sensors located inside. He was a senior tech at a linc/merc store named Nick. He stated that the problem was undetected by the computor because it wa...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L pump unit VIN: 1N4DLO1D2W
thanks to all the replies. special thanks to reed [...] has the right answer.thanks again to all the teshs
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Steering wheel VIN: JN8DR09Y31
I haven't been able to get this vehicle back to the shop to complete it, but I'm confident that replacing the struts will correct the problem. Seems odd that the problem only became noticeable after the tires and ball joint were replaced, but I guess thats lif...
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1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G2JB5H8R7
hey all. sorry for the sloppy help request. i was going on 14 hrs work day and was burnt out. lol. but it was the t belt, it had jumped time. it cranked ok and sounded fine like good, even compression. but it was blowing comp back up the intake, when i took th...
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L cam box VIN: WPOAA0942F
Once again I rechecked the head and cambox for straigtness and they are perfect. I blew out all the oil from the bolt holes, drained all the oil from the cambox and reassembled the engine using a dry factory gasket and retorqued it down evenly with a dial type...
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L Chimes, shift interlock VIN: 1G8JU52F31
Most of the people that replied were dead on. The BCM was the problem on this Saturn. That was the direction we were leaning, but we wanted some reassurance from others before committing to a pricey BCM. We checked into a salvage BCM, but the customer opted...
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2001 Saturn LW200 2.2L hard starting VIN: 1G8JU82F51
we were unable to test this system for fault codes with our snap on scanner.so we inspected wiring and circuits for faults,no faults were found so after searching the archives for this problem we decided to replace the ignition lock cylinder and housing.a frie...
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2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L reverse lights VIN: 1G8AF52FX4
Thanks for the replies.Ordered a new switch but must be backordered.I tested switch on the bench and didnt ck continuity to ground.Thanks again.
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1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8821D
hey guys. first of all, thank you to all who replied. Yesterday i finally disconnected the fuel line at the rail, made an adaptor to my pressure tester, and ran the vehicle with it connected. i would have pressure at startup, and then it would drop off. I f...
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