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1967 Austin healey 3000 2912CC steering wheel VIN: HBJ8L39353
I need to replace the steering wheel on this Austin-Healey. It's a telescopic version. I can't see what retains the center horn button/turn signal assembly to the center of the wheel. I did find and remove 3 set screws around the outer perimiter that seem to h...
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7401E
Help all BMW techs! We had this BMW towed in- died while driving. Found failed DME- replaced and car ran. Vehicle now has poor mpg- surges/misfires at steady speeds and running very rich.Customer states this is a new problem and I trust him. Fuel pressure norm...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN5330X
hello guys an gals. I could use some help on a code description. We scaned a 99 bmw 540i an had code 140 auto temp control. Was using the snapon brick. It had no deffinitio. Looked in alldata an michel on demand. They had no listing for it . Any help would be ...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Cluster VIN: WBADN6335X
This car belongs to one of our techs and seems to run and shift properly. However, we have an issue that is driving us nuts. The tech attempted to retrofit a cluster (due to bad pixels) with a 2002-540i cluster. Everything seemed to work fine except for the ex...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L Engine area VIN: WBSBL93492
Hello BMW gurus! I have an odd one here. I am not really sure what catagory to put it in. On the first start of the day there is a small mechanical chirp that lasts one about a second. It happens after the starter has disengaged. Had the secondary air pump squ...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Heater VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
drivers side temp is 25 degress less than passenger side...this is not a dule zone system. blend door moves free throughout its full range. any ideas would be great!! thanks!
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1991 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start, WITH ESC PLUGGED IN VIN: 2GBEG25K0M
The odd part with this one is we found out the engine will not start with the timing connector hooked up but it will stay running if it is plugged in while the engine is running, but there is no timing change. It took awhile but we confirmed it is the right co...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L oil pump shaft VIN: 2G1WN14T5P
Need help with this one guys, I got in over my head. This is a car that I own, purchased from another family member with bad transaxle. Removed tranny, installed O/H kit,reassembled and installed. Now pumpshaft breaks upon start up. I have had it out twice wit...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R1X
This vehicle cuts out and at the same time the tach starts to jump around, drop out. It seems though the ignition is cutting out for a split second. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Speed-O VIN: 1GBFG15R1X
Van came in with a bouncing speed-o & erratic shift. Replaced VCM (after market) & Lastest Flashing. Now shifting is fine but speed-O reads high, dose anyone know calibrates the speed-o.Abs & Cruise work fine and reads correct mph. Dose not have a DRAC that I ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L squeeling noise VIN: 1GCCS1954Y
hello everyone, this is my first time so go easy on me. This is a friends vehicle. It just started making a loud squeeling noise above 2000 rpm in neutral. the noise started on the freeway at 65 mph and continued to come in at a lower and lower speed. The mil ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W5Y
Greetings GM Techs. I have this s10 that came in 2 weeks ago with the check engine light on. Brought vehicle in and checked, had 3 codes (p0122, P0452, & P1122). Checked throttle position sensor, could not get to act up, removed and found spring tension broken... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle Postion Sensor Low Voltage), P0404, P0452 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Low Voltage), P1122 (Throttle Postion Sensor Low Voltage)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T81
hi guys thanks for all your help in advance. i got this 01 silverado. this truck only misfires at idle. above about 1500 rpm it is clear as a whistle. it doesnt have any driveability issues besides that. it misfires randomly on most cylinders, but does a predo...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L wiper motor VIN: 2G1WW12E91
Wipers work fine in all positions. and so does washer. When the customer turns off the wipers, the wipers go all the way up the windshield and stops instead of going to the down park position. Anyone ever run into this problem? We believe it is the motor or th...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31R41
Hello Techs, I need help with this van, it has me stumped.To begin with I had put a reman motor in about four months ago with no problems, last week it had come in with a check engine light on ,code p0300. I had check the basics and replaced the distributor ca... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L low pedal VIN: 1GNDT13W72
truck was towed in with very low brake pedal , checked brake fluid was full / r/r 4 wheels -checked each caliper to see if it locked up -ok. line block each caliper -pedal still very low . we installed new master cyclinder and bled 4 wheel brakes ---still low ...
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F63
car came because of check engine light on with p0302 stored. code was not current. while watching data misfire counts on scanner fluctuated between 2 and 10. history counts read 150 on 1,3, and4, but read 15,000 on cyl.2. spark was weak on #2. tested coil resi... Trouble codes: P0302
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Starting VIN: 1GCEK14V94
I repaired this truck (changed cab) all original wiring, colum, and modules. Now that its together, I cant get it to start. It will crank for as long as you want when you first turn the switch on but won't crank again unless you turn the switch off and wait ti...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L factory alarm VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
hi guys, this one is a technical question for all you dodge techs. i fixed the no wiper issue on this 1996 grand caravan with a used BCM, and everything was fine until customer took it home. when he locked it up and then unlocked it the next morning with the k...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L oil guage VIN: 3B777KF236
customer states erratic oil pressure guage,at times with engine off and key on guage reading half way up.we are not able to duplicate this condition or any other problem with guage reading. this senser sends its signal to pcm and pcm controls guage no codes in...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
please help this durango run when cold but when it get warm 200. bi si drop out , 02 sensor .o2 volts . goes rich runs bad . 02 sensor has 4.98 volts at start . once running bad , reseting fuel trim and all adaptives has no effect on it , fuel pressure 50 lbs ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3D7MU48693
Hello fellow techs. Ford tech here trying to muddle my way on this Dodge diesel that will stall and not start up. After it sits awhile it will start up again after some long cranking. Scanned for codes, dtc p0628 always present. Testing the fuel system, I have... Trouble codes: P0628 (fuel lift pump low voltage)
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D33
Customer came in with these codes last week, We did a quick visual check of the connectors on the PCM and CKP sensor and they looked ok. We replaced the CKP sensor, and cleared the codes. Dealer did not have NVLD solenoid in stock so we sent him out for the we... Trouble codes: P0339, P0498, P0300, P0315
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L L/R Shift solenoid VIN: 2B3HD46R84
I need some help!! Customer came in with a check engine light on no power complaint. Had P0700 and P1776 stored, trans in limp mode, hence the no power. I replaced the solenoid pack, adjusted shift cable and did a quick learn. Trans shifted fine. Came back two...
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1984 Fiat Pininfarina 2.0L Radiator Fan VIN: ZFRAS00B5E
We removed fan for radiator repair. The fan worked after reinstalled. Now there is no power to the radiator fan and we need a wiring diagram. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP61F8H
Thanks to everyone in advance, this a great web site. I have found alot of info. in the archieves about this problem but cannot make it run. This T-Bird has no spark unless you remove the Spout. With the spout removed the ECU will still not ground the injector...
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1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L air intake VIN: 1ZVBT22L8K
I need help... can anyone tell me where I can find a new air intake elbow that fastens to the throttle body?? the part is no longer availabe from the factory. Is there anyone out there that makes a part for this??? or where would someone give me an idea on who...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Flywheel VIN: 1FTCR14A9K
We have a low pedal condition and suspect that the flywheel may have been resurfaced several times previous to us. We are wondering if anyone has the specification for the original thickness for the flywheel. We are considering installing a new flywheel or res...
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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEE14NXL
stumble or lag on excell from stops cold and hot. no codes, no data on this van avalible. checked tps, map injector pulse, on labe scope. no glitch on tps, and hrz on map in spec, and injectors do respond. volt drop on tps and map ground at .025 volts. propain...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L abs VIN: 1FTEF15N3S
This truck came in with both brake lights on and low pedal. I found the usual problem, a line leaking between the frame and fuel tank. Repairs were made to the line and the brake system was purged of air. The brakes are mechanically good. The problem is that t...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L not supported CAT VIN: 1FALP5228V
Missouri's new emissions testing program fails vehicles for CAT and O2 monitors reading not supported. We have ran across at least 4 1997 flex fuel Taurus' all showing CAT monitors as not supported. A couple have other codes such as EGR or transmission. The ve...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L O/D Light Flashing VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
We have had this truck for three weeks. This vehicle came because the trans was slipping and the O/D light was flashing. When we were rebuilding the trans we didn't find anything wrong with the trans but the torque converter was badly damage. We replace the to...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Vehicle has a problem with blue/white smoke while accelerating. It is most noticable in manual 2nd. As you accelerate when you reach 2200 rpm you feel the vehicle loose power and it starts to smoke. If you continue to accerlerate the smoke gets worse till abou... Trouble codes: P0451 (Manifold Intake Air Heater)
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L front timing seal VIN: 1FTNE24242
having a dipute with a insurance co. over book time to change front seal. mitchell calls for 6.2 hours insurance co says all-data is 3.8 because it can be removed with out timing cover removal. any help on this will be appreciated along with the all-data short...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U52
hello all you ford techs out there. i need some help!!! this ranger will die immediately after start. if you hold your foot on the pedal it will start and run.like if there is no iac flare.there are no codes.fuel pressure is in spec,67 psi.maf is at 5grams per...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR15E14
This one has me stumped I think I have an engine mechanical problem, but I would like some advise before I tear into this one any further. The truck misfires all of the time on #3. I have good spark at the plug. I swapped the plug and the wire on #3 with anoth... Trouble codes: P0303
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1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L carrier VIN: 1GNFK16T51
I cannot get the carrier and the shims into place in order for me to obtain the backlash specification. Its too tight! I have heard of a housing spreader. Is this necessary to get the shims in there? The factory shims were much too thick. Also, it is my unders...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB7276P
Customer wanted timing belts replaced because of how it cranks over. Removed timing covers and both belts are exactly on time. Checked compression and the most I got was 20lbs on #2. All others are 0. Is there something in these engines that can do it all at o...
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Trans goes into fault mode VIN: 4S6CY58V6S
This vehicle came to us from another repair shop. It has a 3.2 v-6 engine with a 4L30E auto trans. They had replaced the engine with a used one. Before the engine was replaced the trans worked fine. While replacing the engine they welded the exhaust system wit...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shifting VIN: 2HKRL186X1
have interm seems to down shift on its own sometimes, ck eng light on pulled codes has code p0112, ck fluid ok, using otc scanner dont know where to begin problem is very interm have driven about 100 miles has happened 3 times it is very short term on us but c...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Radio Code VIN: 1HGCM56834
Working on relatives 2004 Accord EX- trying to get the radio out to get the code for it. I was told to 1) Turn Key on, Radio on, 2)Press and hold buttons "1" and "6" at the same time for at least 5 seconds. 3)It is supposed to give me a code after that. When ...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1JCMT7895J
hi fellow iatn's i have this 88 jeep which jsut poors fuel into the oil runs ok above about 1500 but below and at idler its jsut pours raw gas and smoke out. have tested everything the o2 is only thing not working properly can jsut the o2 cause this or is this...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L diferential locks VIN: 1J4FA69S93
This jeep came in with a dead battery ,and a battery drain .when 50 amp fuse removed #15 marked IOD the draw is gone , when the fuse is in the dash lites for front lock remain flashing even with the key out . have replaced the 4x4 lock switch but it makes no d...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L traction con VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
This is the second lincoln I have seen do this had to let the last one go. The traction control comes on at a steady cruise and shuts the throttle down system wont deactivate until you cycle the key. No data from the abs module while the trac is active, normal...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery drain VIN: LNFM82W9XY
The battery goes dead sitting overnight. We checked the drain after the car sits for an hour. 220ma drain found. Ran down the fuse box and pulled each fuse one at a time. #13 - ABS module and Tracs switch - drops to 120ma #15 - multifunction switch - drops to ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L no 3-4 shift VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Hello Mercedes techs: I have this 1987 300 turbo diesel with tranny stuck on third gear. Drives but will not shift 3-4 gears. I don't know much about this trannys. I checked the vacum module for operation with a vacum pump. Whem I applied vacum to the module i...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF82J22
Vehicle has 9 codes stored. B1000 Cntrl. mod. faulty, B1872 Igni. cir. Rt. RR window A/B, B1873 Igni. cir. Rt. RR side A/B, B1871 Ignit. cir. Rt. Ft. side A/B, B1315 Ft. pass seat recon. short to grd., B1010 Igni. cir. with L RR ETR igi. squib sht. to ground o...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L maintenance VIN: WMWRC33433
question about maintenance on the CVT transmission. Alldata says to change the oil at 30,000 miles. Spoke to my local Mini dealer and they say no, it is a lifetime fill. Who is right? Any recommendations? If so, do you use the ESSO oil? Jeff
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1985 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND01S9F
While trying to time vehicle i found the distributor turned all the wayn advanced, still only at 3 degrees. i removed oil pump to move the drive gear, but did not mark the initial position. now the vehicl will not start. i need to know the distributor position...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: JN1HJ01C6N
i have a problem with this car it has electronic automatic climate control and the blower motor wont stop even when the whole thing is turned to off i seem to have 2 speeds when i turn it to the fourth speed it speeds up and then on any other speed it stays in...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN11TXY
Vehicle came in with a mil on. p0105 p0125 customer said that the map vac hose was rerouted wrong and he rerouted the right. I check map absolute sensor at start up it gets its vac source 5 sec seconds after from map solenoid. I checked the signal at the compu... Trouble codes: P0125 (knock sensor), P0105
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
Ok guys pull up a chair and take a seat this may take a bit to explain. I have 2002 sentra GXE that sets a P335.You can turn this car over a few times and it will not set.But it will thetn if you turn it over about five times.I have installed a new PCM from t... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP sensor Fault)
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L turn signals VIN: 1GHDX03E5X
Hi Guys, Problem is intermit inop flashers both turn and hazard. Customer purchased a new flasher and can't find where it goes. Both flashers work a few flashes and quit. Lights all functional. Connections at multifunction switch connection under column look ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L draw VIN: 1GHDX03E3X
I have this Olds Siloette , customer complaint is that after sitting it wil intermitantly have a bad battery . Some times it will take a week other times it may take an hour or so. I removed his new battery which was stone dead . put in a new battery to test i...
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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Cam senser VIN: 1GHDX03E53
Hi all first timer dreaded minivans... R&R heads as normal. cranked, started immediatley runs good . instant mil on P0341 cam code. followed Mitchell diag all ok. new pigtail & senser any way still no signal. wiggled & pulled on all wires & conections. can put...
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2HZ52K4T
this is a good one. first off it will not do it all the time. go figure right. customer complans that it jerks at around sixty to sixty five mph. about one to two times in a 20 mile drive. and other day's it will not do it at all. i drove this car for about 25...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, high idle VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
hello, thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. this vehicle came into our shop awhile back, with a high idle condition. i did a thorough check for vacuum leaks and checked the function of the IAC and checked minimum airflow.everything OK there. i notic...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1G2HX54K81
Just received this Bonny with an intermittent start issue. I "think" I have a 50/50 shot here...either the ignition switch or the pass key cylinder. It has full power...instruments, radio, lights, etc. Occasionally when the key is turned to start there is noth...
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L abs, psm VIN: WPOAB29921
Scanned for codes and found only 17472/p1064 no description. My trusty somedata does not list this code and no one has posted it in the archives. All I need at this time is a description of the code. I am using the Baum Iscan with Porsche software. Thanks a bu...
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1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH1274W
vehicle came into the shop stalling at idle, removed egr was stuck in open position, cleaned egr and vehicle runs at idle, short term fuel trim is -30 at idle found cracked temp sensor replaced sensor no change. if you allow vehicle to idle then touch the thro...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Oil level warning VIN: WAUZL64B81
Adam from Illnios was correct on this one. He suggested that the oil presssure may have something to do with it. I found the oil pressure switch bad and replaced it, the prolem was taken care of. Thank you all for your insights, I learn alot.
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L rear brake pads VIN: WAUML44E84
Thank you all that replied. As general consensus would have it, it can only be done electronicly. Beside this form I tried may other avenues to reserch this topic and found that it can only be done electronicly. With that I bought a vag com and it worked qu...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
Thanks for the ten excellent responses. A particular thank you to Scott from Texas, Jake from CA, Rob from Ohio, and Michael from MA. They all nailed it. There is a plastic valve located in the crank breather line under the intake that had failed. It functions... Trouble codes: 17705 (P1297 Pressure drop between turbo throttle), 16684 (P0300 Random misfire all cylinders), 16685 (P0301 cyl 1 misfire codes for all other cylinders also), 17544 (P1136 fuel trim too lean).
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L brake light
Thats alot everybody for the info! Leaving the key on for about 5 min reset the light.
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DA03E43
Sorry for repair delay. this ended up be a long repair. The cam shaft bearings had worn enough that the cam was pushed too far from sensor to trigger. Due to valvetrain load the shaft was always pushed away from sensor. My issue with this is the engine sounded... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
Sorry, forgot to mention that we had already inspected fuel pressure regulator and it also checked ok. One response mentioned problems with cam lobes on 4.1 and 4.5 engine. This is a 4.9, but I still think the problem is likely a flat cam lobe. We will never k...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WX12X9S
Sorry for long reply time, have been away and only just got back. We have tried everything that was offfered to us in the help mail. With the PCV disconnected we have no issues at all. We have done all updates to car including valve cover, pcv re-route line an...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC14K5S
Hey Fellow Techs This one turned out to be the exhaust. Restored to O.E.M. exhaust and all is well. Thanks for all your help. Louis Trouble codes: N/A (none).
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF5241V
Hi sorry it to so long this job was put off for a week just got back to it this week after checking fuel pressure,check timing and chain installed used computer this seemed to be the problem runs good now thanks to all that replyed Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L vtd system, codes VIN: 1G1JC5249W
I did not have the opportunity to fix this car for the customer decided not to have the repair done. I got several replies suggesting the sensor on the ignition cylinder was the cause of the problem. One reply went further and gave the direction to unplug the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGC24U1Y
Checked fuel press. after shutting off vehicle and noticed press. guage dropping rapidly.Replaced fuel pump module assy,then press held.Thank to all.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHK24G01
The customer finally brought the truck in. Checked the crank sensor against a new one, found that the end of it was worn replaced it with a new one, and corrected the problem of shutting down. Thanks for all the fixes that were sent in. Thanks again Eddie
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Engine Noise
Well, GM changed the flywheel and rebuilt the tranny pump and his noise is now gone. However he is still complaining of an intermitten smoking problem, just kinda randomly occurs. I'm pretty sure a #8 injector will fix that concern if he brings it back I will ... Trouble codes: P1093 (Fuel Rail Pressure).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCHK29163
Well this one is not fixed, 4 replies on it and we thought that it was internal transmission problem so we bought a core with a broken extension housing and went through it but had to use the bellhousing and extension housing from the old trans due to cooler l...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1C3EL46XX1
Thanks for the replies folks. I started with the no communication problem. I checked all power and grounds to the TCM, BCM, and ECM. I did find some ground terminals that were green and corroded. I then was able to communicate with all systems on this vehicle,...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1B3ES47Y0W
thanks for the respnses (jim, [...], and robert) called identifix to get a fresh perspective on the #4 driver being failed and with what we had done with replacing the injector, fusing the power circuit (which is one wire to all the injectrs, ignition coi... Trouble codes: P0204, P0304, P0140, P0300, P0203.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF236XX
Thanks to Robert, Tim, Ed, & Phil for their quick replies. I don't believe there is a drop-out in the sensor, just that the voltages are off. The new sensor's minimum voltage was reasonable, and the IVS's switched states in 1/2 the percentage of the old one. ... Trouble codes: P0121 (APPS voltage does not agree with valid idle signal).
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D83
Hey thanks for all the support and I found that the throttle body had exessive carbon build up and the plate could not allow enough airflow. We removed the throttle body and cleaned the plate and bore and now the vehilce idles better and the code has not retur... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator system forced limited power), P2175 (Throttle actuator control system low air flow detected).
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, fuel in oil VIN: 3D7KA28C04
found injector & injector feed tube leaking. thanks.
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, LOSS OF POWER VIN: WDXPD94456
Hi again Sprinter tecs. After discussing findings with customer and possible major expense of a new turbo and hoses, customer notified a dealer aprrox. 100 miles away and had towed their. The information I recieved was a plastic part, possible on gate valve wa... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo charger underboost).
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L oil pump
we wound up removing the timing cover and oil pan found debri in pan.we wound up replacing the motor.
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F0V
Thanks all for help. Found ground sheath shorted to injector circuit, location was around turbo housing. Had rubbed thru harness, also opened one set glow plug circuit. Repaired short and open and rerouted harnes from under turbo housing. Thanks all for your h...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1729X
Thanks guys for all the help and advice. After several hours checking different components and going back over what another company had replaced, we found the problem inside the transmission, the torque converter solenoid. When it shorted, the pcm would go cra...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP343IY
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE HELP THAT I RECEIVED FROM FABIO,MICHAEL,MIKE AND MORGAN. AFTER RECEIVING REPLIES, WE DID FIND THAT THERE WAS NOT 5.0 VOLTS COMING FROM PIN# 89 WHITE WIRE OUT OF PCM. WE THEN ORDERED A PCM AND HAD OUR LOCAL FORD DEALER TO REPROGAM THE NEW ... Trouble codes: P1120 (tps low voltage).
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Well, it's done. Not such a bad job. Yes as many of you mentioned the actuator motor had stripped out gears. The dash did have to come out because the actuator was right behind the driver's kick panel. The blend door was O.K. Many of you mentioned that the mot...
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P14
Thanks to all that replied- believe it or not the injectors were dirty!! Cleaning injectors brought this vehicle from barely running to running as well as a focus can!! Thanks again, Greg and crew Trouble codes: P2195 (hego sensor trying to correct a rich condition).
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L master VIN: 2GTEK19T24
Sorry for the delay. I am closing this for my employee who originaly made the request as he is gone hunting. We have never been able to verify the customers complaint. He is claiming the brakes feel soft ever since he hit some metal strapping on the street. We...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCE6667S
THANKS ALL FOR INPUT, CAR IS NOT FIXED DID CK ECT CK OUT OK SWAPED ECU, NOCHANGE DID FIX EXH LEAK AND MPG WENT UP, THI WAS FOR A FRIEND AND HE HAS DECIDES TO JUST SELL IT,
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L error display VIN: SALPM16471
Universal recommendations, replace BECM. Took out BECM, opened up module, corroded. Thanks for the information. Replaced BECM, cleared all codes, system operates normally now. Thanks to all.
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46GSY
THAK YOU GUYS I HAD TO SENDTHE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THE FIX THE CAR I NEED TO READ MORE OF HOW THIS THING WORKS I THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN I DO HAVE THE FACTORY SCANNTOOL BUT I NEEDED TO READ MORE
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L battery & brake warning lights on/flicker VIN: JA3AY26C11
customer needed vehicle back before we could figure this thing out. the lights still flicker as before but it seems to be charging properly according to [...] tester. i did notice in the wiring schematic that the regulator is wired into the pcm. curious as ...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L heater core VIN: 3N1CB51DX5
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED - REALLY SCRATCHED MY HEAD ON THIS ONE - THIS VEHICLE HAD A SECONDARY PROBLEM - TURNS OUT TO BE RELATED TO MY NO HEAT -- IF THE VEHICLE SAT OVER NIGHT - THERE WAS A MISFIRE IN THE MORNING FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS - SOMETIMES A CEL CAME ON,...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED49Z82
Hello to all. Yes, the Saab is fixed and to all that replied a sincere thank you. Many of you suggested “internal failure” but at 30K with clean fluid it seemed difficult to comprehend. Andres, Mark and Tony were pretty sure of it and after David from Australi...
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1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH1273W
want to thank everyone for the help. I checked the temp on the scanner it was 19 degrees F at 60 degrees ambient temp, one of the other techs also saw that the battery hold down was touching the battery posts dp battery I don't know how I missed that one need ...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No glow plugs VIN: WVWGG83A6T
The third time was a charm. After three different coolant sensors, all the same part #, the glow plug system is now working.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear door locks VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks so much for all the suggestions. As it turns out there were two problems on this vehicle. Replacing the comfort control module and repairing the splices under the carpet fixed all but the rear door locks. We checked the coding on the module to be sure ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C91
Thanks for all your input. The fix for this vehicle was a new pcm. After talking with the customer again and discovering that jumper cables were hooked up to the vehicle improperly it was a no brainer. Inside of pcm was smoked beyond belief. Had to ship it to ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Thanks for all who replied. I gave the customer the car back without doing anymore more to it.He has not had anymore starting problems in two weeks. I think it was the fuel filter pulling air through drain valve , although I still had problems after changing t...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
HELLO, FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY BODY FOR THE THERE GREAT INFO THE I NEEDED. I REPLACED THE FAULTY O2 SENSOR BANK ONE SENSOR ONE.AND KNOCKING NOISE WAS COMING FROM THE INTAKE RUNNER. THANK YOU. LUKE Trouble codes: P1116.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRR69M04
i will advise regular diesel fuel for now & will monitor mil status. one vw tech reported three such cases with same p0128 codes. but, he did not mention what fixed them. he did mention clotting problems with biodiesel at cooler/colder temps which is common. e... Trouble codes: P0128 (thermostat temp below spec).
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