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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC54863
Vehicle came in with a crank no start. Fuel pressure 50 PSI,injector pulse o.k. spark ok. Removed plugs soaked with fuel. Perform compression test good 170 on all cylinders. Replace plugs vehicle now starts. Road test has a hesitation and lacks power. Shut veh...
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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ6320S
Dear Group, We have a 95/740 that runs very rough at idle, but runs fine while driving. The engine has been replaced in this car, but the replacement engine was out of a 95/740. We have codes 12, 201, and 203. We have performed a leakdown test and only have 5...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L ac control VIN: WBAET37402
Thanks in advance for the help.fuse 28 5amp keeps blowing only when driven about 20 miles or so.has about 2.0amp dra when sitting. have wiggle test harness.My question is that alldata shows connect 201 at right side of steering column it's not there. Alldata a...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY2382L
car came in first for rough idle & die at stops some times, found egr code in computer & bad egr valve, replaced the valve car was picked up and driven for one day nice with no problem, next day car did n't start, when it got towed in started but rough idle, c...
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1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P9S
I sure could use some help here...usually I'm giving help, this time I'm asking...I'm getting mine handed over to me on this one. It has spark,fuel pressure, but very random(at best)injector pulses.Sometimes just one per crank cycle, sometimes several, but ran...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24R6W
we have this '98 k2500 that keeps coming back with a fuel pump problem. a couple times it died going down the road but restarted right away, then flat out refused to start. pump wasn't running. we replaced fuel pump, filter and customer had replaced the relay....
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W11
The van came back 2 weeks ago for misfire and running bad. I check codes. P0300 and P0335 were in computer. I change crank sensor. No change still have misfire and crasnk code. I have since then removed upper intake inspect gasket and look to see if there were... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire), P0335 (Crank Sensor)
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L electric window VIN: 3GNFK16T61
vehical came in with drivers power window not working and passenger front window won't go up from drivers switch only. passengers window works from passengers switch. replaced master switch on drivers side and passengers window worked properly. replaced the mo...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L keyless entry VIN: 2G1WX15K82
does anyone know the procedure to program keyless entry remotes for 2002 chevy monte carlo?
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L lifter VIN: 1GNES16S43
Lifter noise on cold start. After sitting overnight, on cold start up, the engine misses and the lifters tick loudly. After running for about 1-2 minutes, it clears up and no noise or miss until it sits over night again. Has anyone run into this before?
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L temp VIN: 1GNEK13Z24
I have this Tahoe that won't reach operating temp.Truck came in for no heat,had barely any coolant in it.I replaced the surge tank,filled coolant,test drove,could not get over 160 deg F.Front was now blowing pretty hot air,but the rear air was only luke warm.I...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L power seats VIN: 1GNFK16Z84
Hope everybody had an enjoyable holiday. I have a suburban with what I believe to be a 6way power seat. It has a vertical seat motor a horizontal seat motor and a seat recline motor. It also has a lumbar built in. It does not appear to have any yellow wires un...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L alternator/charge module VIN: 1GCEC14V85
Battery was drained while in shop due to key on and vehicle had to be jump started. Charging system now not operational not able to see duty cycle in pids on scan tool for charging system module. Unable to test Alternator and was fine on arrival. Is this charg...
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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1C3XY66R5L
i got a real brain teaser here..customer came in an said the headlights would go off on thier own while driving and the parking lights stayed on...and they come back on on their own even if sitting still no bumps..an sure enough after some time running the hea...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6W
After the repair to the head gaskets of this vehicle, the car cranked and ran great. I was getting paid! We buttoned it up, pulled it outside, it ran about 30 min. at idle and cut off. I was going to test drive it. Upon rechecking everything and reading every ...
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4B3AU52N8T
i am posting this for a fellow tech at my company's location trying to prove how valuable iatn is and i need help this avenger was towed in for a no start he checked it out and proved problem in dist. after replacment car ran fine customer picked up and was ok...
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Shift indicator lites VIN: 2B4GP45R2W
With key on eng off, all indicator lites work properly. With key on eng running neutral and park lites do not work at all. At times all lites will be on. Performed diagnostics, did not find any shorts from TRS to TCM. Replaced TRS switch and manual lever assy....
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L gauges VIN: 1B4GP44G2W
while customer is driving vehicle the dash gauges go dead at random. service engine soon and abs lights come on at that time.no driveability problems when this happens and the cruise control works fine when this happens .also when this occurs the transmission ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF3364X
this truck came in customer complaint dies at 26oo rpm mil light on scan for codes found p1689 no comm. ecm and injector pump module. did a visual wire inspection found nothing odd took truck for drive and at 2500 rpm shut off like turning ignition switch off ... Trouble codes: P1689
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L multiple VIN: 1D8HB48N14
HELLO FELLOW TECHS I am in need of a dodge tech in a bad way. This durango came in doing multiple things erraticaly and it wont make up its mind about where the problems wants to stay. sometimes it runs good sometimes it runs bad other crazy things like the ra...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5244R
Our latest nightmare came to us as a crank but no start. Spark was good but we had no fuel, tested CCRM and found a ground signal from ecm but no voltage output to the fuel pump or at least at the time of testing. Replaced CCRM with same results but 1 new symp...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L oil pressure, coolant temp dash indicators VIN: 1FMEU15HXS
I've tried pretty much everything possible, but nothing wants to make it work. New cluster runs over $500, customer doesn't to spend the $500 to fix the vehicle. He wants to know if I can figure out the problem. So guys I need your help on this one.
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3shift VIN: 1FMDU32XXS
dear ford gurus i am a chevy tech with a ford that i dont know if its an electrical concern or not. vehicle will not shift into second gear trans does not slip and has no shift flare. when it comes time to shift rpms raise very high and i force a shift by punc...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L inside heat VIN: 1FAFP4045X
any help is greatly appreciated.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21SXX
we orignally saw this truck in Sept. for the #4 plug blown out of cyl. head. We repaired the stripped plughople and replaced one coil at that time due to a broked mounting ear. all new autolight plugs installed at the same time. fuel filte air filter and motor...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Starter, Radio, PCM VIN: 1FAFP56S6Y
Looking for a really good FORD tech. - Please help! Vehicle drove in with intermitent stall no re-crank complaint. Initially went to start vehicle, no crank, put jump box on battery, started vehicle and drove in shop. Tested battery, tested ok, tried to start,...
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P31
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for looking at this this one has me stumped I checked the mass a/f and it consistantly gives a low air flow reading, checked for vacum leaks at the intake disconected the vacum lines and pluged with no change in maf voltage. ... Trouble codes: P0171, P1100, P1000, P0102, P1101
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2X07271
Help, Iam not at home this is a in laws vehicle,I borrowed vacuum and fuel gauges and generic scan tool. I am on the road, looked at a couple plugs and tips look lean but bases have carbon build up,No unmetered air i can see,sprayed some carb cleaner around ma... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L starter VIN: IFP3D2W3U6
cant get truck to start driving me crazy please help
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L eng. noise when hot VIN: 1FTRW07613
i, would like to know if anyone else has seen this type of problem before. t/c job seems expensive and i don't want to be wrong after quoting this type of job. my experience tells me timing chain, but at that milage i keep second guessing myself. bruce gresse
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L eatc VIN: 1FTRW08L73
Vehicle has no floor output when you command floor. Checked operation of control motor for floor door with vac pump right behind EATC and I get the door to move fine. There is good vac on black hose @ eatc and I can switch all other modes fine. I did verify th...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L MIL Lamp on, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FTNX20P94
hellow deisel techs...Day before yesterday customer said that truck had extended crank before starting. Check engine light came on at that time and stayed on. Truck has extended crank every start, customer states worse when colder. Houston got its first cold s... Trouble codes: P2285 (injector control circuit pressure low)
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2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P36
I have a truck here that will not start after it warms up. The code lead me to look at high press oil pressure. it is 111 psi while cranking. I replaces the IPR but no change. here are some readings I collected while cranking icp=111 ipr=85% rpm=179 at Idle ... Trouble codes: P2291
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1995 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDL7H1P6S
first time needing help on a gm vehicle. have 4 hours invested in this vehicle. The vehicle is a 1995 top kick hd truck, with a chevy 6.0liter, not something I would normaly work on. Only problem is that the truck runs extremly rich at idel and at 3,000 rpm. c... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust), 13 (oxygen sensor open shorted or bad)
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L door locks VIN: 2GKGK26UXY
Hello, I have a Yukon with inoperative power door locks and a body code B3148. The B3148, from memory means there is high voltage on the unlock relay circuit. This has been confirmed with and without the BCM connected I have 12 volts on the Unlock side at all...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L turn signal/flasher VIN: 1HGCM56653
was hoping this was as simple as replacing a bulb, but no such luck. No right turn signal. Found that the turn signal switch has continuity to the wiper switch. Replaced wiper switch hoping it would take care of the problem. Also, no signal to flasher. I don't...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: KMHDN45DX1
First time customer, requested 90,000 mile service, including, trans flush. Drain and fill service using Dextron III. Did not check for codes. Tech did not see Service engine light. Customer returned with Light on, next day. Tech cleared codes. Did not record....
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58W32
car came in spark knocking. has no codes. did a engine decarb with no results. car is driven only 2 miles at a time. they are using 87 octaine gas. i looked at spark advance on the thec 2 it is 15 degrees at idle and as soon as you touch the throttle it goes t...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Anti-theft system VIN: SAJFA01D8Y
vehicle was brought to us on hook. Had been stolen and found 2 months later. Ignition had been mangled with a flat head screwdriver and anithteft had locked all engine opperation. WE removed the ignition lock cylinder to unlock sterring wheel. i can now turn i...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L heater switch VIN: 1J4GR48K85
i can't figure it out. called the dealer and they don't know.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28ALX
good day all. i'm getting moisture inthe coils causing random missfires. i've replaced all coils and the cover on no 1 side. seems every few months it comes back with missfire codes. last time i relaced the spark plugs and coated them with dielectric grease bu... Trouble codes: P0301
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L intake manifold
Has anyone found a way to reseal the heater port on these plastic intakes other than replacing the intake? This one is leaking at the pressed in brass heater hose port. We have had others leaking at the temp sensor port (same problem) and have changed the inta...
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1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
Car came in on tow truck, cranks no start. Found no spark. Installed a reman. distributor two times with different units. Installed a used ECU. Checked for proper voltage at distributor. Installed crankangle sensor at crankshaft location. Ran continuity check ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Intermittently has very high idle(1500 to 3000rpm) won't happend every start. It does seem to happen more often cold but still sometimes warm.Has new updated overvoltage protection relay. Cleaned thottle plate. Cleaned idle air conrol valve & no change. Replac...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J6Y
info help please. i have looked at smalldata and other info sites to no avail. this car had compressor and front struts replaced about 4 months ago. fine till 3 weeks ago. came in on hook all 4 on the ground after sits a few hours/overnite. when started all fo...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Locks VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
Hello everyone, I have this ML with wierd door locks. If I lock the drivers door, the other doors unlock, if I unlock the drivers door the others lock. The tail gate does not care what I do, either way. The center switch performs the same operation, as does th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J02
car came in from another shop my brick can't communicate either odbII generick or the benz cart hooked up a genisis no commun. in m/b mode got codes from odbII generick hellllllp THANKS mark Trouble codes: P0300, P301, P0302, P304, P0306
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Power Windows VIN: WMWRC335X6
Customer states that both door windows will go down on their own. It can be an inch or they have gone all the way down as well. We performed an operational test and found normal. Customer says it will typically occur overnight. Any thoughts? Fred
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46L8Y
This car is driving me nuts, first came in with no spark so ran test and found coil inop in distributor. I replaced with aftermarket reman and vehicle was bac in 1 week with same symptom but this time lack cam sensor signal. Warrantied dist andvehicle made it ...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L rear wiper VIN: JN8ARO7Y9Y
Have this pathfinder. when switch is in the off position for rear wiper and key is turned on wiper will start to run then shut off, if you start it up then it will stay running. has anyone ran into this. I think the switch is ok, because if you have it disconn...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no heat at idle VIN: 1N4AL11D85
car came in no heat at idle replaced radiator and cap car heated good for 3 day back with same problem no heat at idle
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Frame VIN: NISSAN2006
We have an 2006 xterra that was punched in the rear and buckled the frame.The body shop wants us to do a frame swap.I would like any and all advice to do this and any speacial procedures to make this job go smoothly as possible.
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 1P4GP54L4T
I've looked at this one pretty hard. ECM has control of the cooling fans. I can operate them with the DRB III, and the ECM will turn on the fans when the engine is hot. However, when I turn on the A/C, and the engine is not really hot, the fans do not run... S...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Temp Guage VIN: 1G2NE15M9S
Having engine temp problem from initial start up. Customer starts unit and drives 15 miles to work and temp guage goes into the red and then comes down to normal if he turns it off and restarts it. Kinda like the thermostat opens finaly. This started a few wee...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L no power VIN: 1G2NW52M8V
car came in for lack of power, removed exhaust, felt like it was plugged, that was not the issue,thought maybe mass air flow, but that was not the problem, fuel pressure is okay, does anybody have any suggestions
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L flex plate - clutch disc VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Curious if I could get some opinion's Toyota tech's, i recently installed new AFTERMARKET clutch kit on my 4Runner and i am going to have to tear back into the clutch because i have clutch chatter on take off, as well as a leaking AFTER MARKET rear main seal t...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine Seizing VIN: 4TAWM72N2X
Customer complaint was loss of power, then would not crank over until it cools, acts as if its seizing. This truck will start and run smooth, no misfires. As the temperature comes up and its run for 15 minutes it begins to loose oil pressure as the light start...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDR32TOY
Hey Fellow Techs This Veh will hesatate and pop back through the intake when you step on the gas hot or cold. Checked tps, maf, cts, iat, and all sensors are with in range. Fuel pressure is with in spec. and does not drop out when you step on gas. The comunac...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Temp light and heater VIN: 3VWCA21C84
Hi, This VW was towed to us with what was supposed to be a blown head gasket. Here is what we found. The water outlet housing on the end of the cylinder head was split wide open leaking coolant out everywhere. When we put water in the reservoir it came out jus...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Lockup Convertor VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Alright VW Guys, I could really use some help on this one. The lockup converter does not seem to be working (accept when it shouldn’t). Here’s what I mean. When the car is cold (after sitting overnight below approx.40 degrees) when you start it up, foot on the...
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Key Lock Cylinder VIN: WAUGA84A4V
As suggested by everyone, there just isn't any easy way to do this. Follow the steps as unclear as they are, and it will eventually come out. Now comes the fun part...today I have to put it back together.
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Thank you everybody, i disconnected the throttle valve and problem did not go away. What i did was replace mass air flow due and problem is fixed, I don't know what relation is their but it fixed the problem.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6349Y
Special thanks to Chris, also from Michigan. He pointed me in the direction of the correct fuses. Fuse 31 was bad. Replaced it and the ABS anf fuel pump came back on line. The wipers had already come back. There is a bulletin regarding replacing the relays, (t... Trouble codes: 130 (CAN buss), 050 (Fuel selonoid valve), 069 (Fuel pump reay), 035 (secondary air pump), 126 (Tank leak pump).
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1991 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start, WITH ESC PLUGGED IN VIN: 2GBEG25K0M
Thanks for all that took the time to help. The problem ended up being the prom. The distributor and reluctor tested good but we installed a known good unit just to make sure and it still had the same problem. We lucked out when we had to go to the local pic...
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1991 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEV16K1M
Hey everyone, thanks for all your replies, unfortunatly the customer had to take this vehicle he is going to bring it back and I will follow up on this, just didnt want to keep this post open for too long
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, intermittent no star VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
Thanks to the many whom have contributed to a successful repair of the fuel system on this 1995 S10 Blazer 4X4. Most suggested a problem with the fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump either leaking or not working sufficiently. Please note t...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7V
i had this van a 3 different shops they all had no luck with it. thanks for all the responses. i still have the van here but customer says take your time. i will work on it when it is slow. thanks again. dave
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52T1Y
A new PCM fixed this one. Several of the replies I received advised thoroughly checking the computer grounds. I had already visually inspected the ground points on the trans. bell housing, and also supplied an auxilliary ground, with no improvement. I apprecia... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor Out of Range), P0621 (Generator Lamp L Circuit Control), U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem).
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, hard start VIN: IGNDT13W3Y
after letting truck sat over the weekend i pulled the spark plugs found spark plugs fuel fouled cust did not approve putting fuel inj in the inj poppets were leaking will post after cust come back for repair thanks for all the help!!!
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L ignition VIN: 1GBHK23U21
most replies to this said it was the passlock. i did the procedure that alldata described for this vehicle. vehicle started right after third sequence. thanks for all the help
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L fuse #18 keeps blowing VIN: 1GCHG39FX1
like some of you suggested i separated circuit into sections,when i removed the cruise control from that fuse circuit, the short never happened,unfortunately the customer is happy with it like that,i suspect the cruise switches are the likely cause, but the cu...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H4W
I got a number of replies telling me to look at the distributor again, I set up my Vantage Pro and checked the coil wave form, it was very erratic when it was there at all...I got a remanufactured distributor and installed it. The car started right up and has ...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L L/R Shift solenoid VIN: 2B3HD46R84
Thanks for all the information. Looks like fluid was getting past the seal on the solenoid pack connector. I replaced the solenoid pack again, and put some RTV on the seal for the connector. Haven't seen the car again.
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1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP61F8H
Thanks for all of the replies. It was a ground problem at the EEC relay as most of you suggested. Once I found the relay, (right were is suppose to be, rather hard to see), I made a new ground. The ground near the battery tested fine. The car runs great, t...
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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJ531H9R
HELLO GROUP I FOUND A INTAKE LEAK IN THE UPPER PLENUM AT INNER REAR OF INTAKE PASSENGER SIDE.I SPRAYED CARB SPRAY AND IDLE CHANGED. REPLACED PLENUM GASKET AND IT HELPED CONSIDERABLEY. IT STILL HAD A SLIGHT HICCUP EVERY NOW AND THEN,BUT NOT AS SEVERE AS BEFORE....
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FALP53S5T
I followed the advise of Fred from New Jersey. He had it right on how to pin down the ABS mod ffrom the rest of the system. After I swapped the wires at the ABS unit it did not change the LR DTC. I replaced the ABS unit form the wrecking yard and all is good. ...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRE14W3X
Thanks all, I removed the throttle body, cleaned the heck out of it, installed all new gaskets, new iac motor, smoked checked for vac leaks... In the end the same result. After re-reading a lot of posts about tranny problems and after several test drives I a...
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46F7Y
Finally got an answer from the customer if it was ok or not.I was told that it was great for a week or so and back to not starting if it sat.Had customer bring back in,got Ok to replace low pressure oil pump since I didnt feel that is was losing oil(like from ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
A lot of people suggested an overhaul - they were right. Another used transmission fixed this car. Valve body gasket was blown too. We installed the new updated parts from dealer, but that did not fix it. Customer did not have enough money for a rebuilt, used ...
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L hard start and smoke VIN: 1FDAF57F7Y
SORRY FELLOW TECHS, BUT I DID NOT FIX THIS VEHCLE. I RECEIVED SEVERAL RESPONSES THAT SUGGESTED CHECKING ICP PRESSURE, INJECTOR BALANCE TESTS, AND OIL QUALITY. ALL THE ABOVE WERE CHECKED AND RECHECKED, BUT BEFORE I COULD GO FURTHER, THE CUSTOMER LOST PATIENCE W...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F01
Thanks to Sean & Chris for the tip on how to check glowplugs. one end of test light to positive battery, the other end to the 4 outer most terminals on the valve cover gasket plug, 2 terminals per side (4 glowplugs) the outer two on both ends are the glow plug... Trouble codes: P0541 (intake heater), P0476 (exhaust pressure control valve), P0675 (glow plug cylinder 5), P0674.
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1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JNKNG0D7RM
THE CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO GO FOR THE EXPENSE OF CHANGING THE KNOCK SENSOR AND THE LITTLE SUB HARNESS.SHOULD SHE COME IN AT ALATER DATE AND TIME I WILL REPOST,THANK YOU Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit).
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58X4W
I still have this in the shop and the cam trimming is been rechecked as per the the info for the 3.2L cant find info for the 3.5L. so now we are getting ready to get in to the crank to see if there is a bad sensor ring . Thanks for everyones help I will post w...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L analog cluster VIN: SAJKX6249T
THE JAG WAS SENT TO ANOTHER SHOP. ALL GROUNDS AND CONNECTORS PROVED GOOD. WILL CONTACT SHOP WHEN REPAIR MADE AND REPORT AGAIN ON IT THANKS FOR ALL INPUTS.
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L charging light VIN: SAJHX1240W
thanks to those that replied . it is an internal cluster problem . found voltage switching at pin 22 at ic , was informed that they have a soilder joint problem but customer did not want to spend the money to diagnois any more . again Thanks
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1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALHV1247M
I installed the factory cap and rotor. Quality is so much better. Customer has driven for 2 days with no problem. Thank you for all your help. Brian [...]
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W33
Thanks for all of the responses. I did find that I was losing the injector pulse at the PCM. Installed a new PCM and customer has been driving for a couple of weeks without incedent. So I am posting this as a fix since he said it was occuring daily before. Aga... Trouble codes: P0205 (Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Fault), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Engine Misfire Detected On Start-Up).
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1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L speedometer VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hey guys and girls.Sorry for not getting back to those who helped.I have not been able to get thr car back for an afternoon to work on it some more.I will route the wiring as per suggested and will see if that works.After all there's only 2 wires.Thanks very m...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDB1290661
I found out that even though the ignition module runs both coils from a different wire, one deffective coil can affect the other one. I replaced the coil on bank B which is behind the ABS control unit and the problem has been fixed. Thanks to everyone that hel...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBFA76E2R
First and very important, i want to thank very much Mr. [...] for tacking their time to help. I have rechecked again this car, i turned the steering lock to lock few other times wit...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifts VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Several adaptation numbers were approaching limit, customer elected to send to local rebuilder instead of MB replacement. Suggestions given were valve body, conductor plate and spring, which we found broken and replaced, but had no effect on shift quality
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF82J22
Customer is a car dealer who probably won't buy another Benz. He didn't approve any repairs. Needed to start with the module but he'd already priced that and decided to take as is. Pwr and grds. were all good from body shop. The module was the only way to ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Unknown VIN: 4M2ZU862ZJ
there is not a fix for this one because i jumped the gun and was thinking it was a auto 4x4 instend of all wheel drive sorry for the post and thank you all who send help.
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46L8X
thank you for the great replies on this one! the customer was pressed for time had to get back to school. we split the cost of a new distributor and sent her out i had good signals all the way to the pcm for cmp and ckp. the tech who did the swap is no longer ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS2AH61
Thanks for the responses. In answer to some of the questions. The PCM and converter had previously been replaced by the dealer. Per suggestions we tested front O2 sensor and all semed ok. Vehicle continued to run well with no driveability problems. Custom... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm-up catalyst system bank 1 below threshhold).
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: JN1CA21D1X
mass air flow was bad and catalytic converter was stopped up.mass air flow was replaced and new catalytic converter was installed. Trouble codes: P0325.
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y02
Ok fist of all this thing is fixed. I would like to thank the four that took the time to replied to me. The original distributor was replaced after finding a p0340- camshaft position sensor problem code, and indeed the cam sensor was bad as it was stuck on 5 v... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1CB51D53
Thanks for the help but customer has decided to wait on repairs. We did put the VSS on but no help. There is one more sensor in the trans that it could be but I have had 2 replys that said Nissan is having trouble with the speedometer that gives this kind of p...
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2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6AA06B87
THE CUSTOMER IS TAKING TRUCK BACK TO DEALER AND I HAVE NOT HEARD WHAT THEY FOUND TO BE THE PROBLEM YET, BUT I WILL UPDATE THIS POST WHEN I FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS.
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52E11
We suspected the injector on # 1 cyl as the culprit so we pulled the plenum & immediately saw that the injector connector was broken & not plugged in correctly. We did a history search & found that long ago we had a security issue with this vehicle & we had un... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Missfire- 1 cyl missfires intermittantly).
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