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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L will not crank VIN: WBADN6345Y
The DME (ECM) fuse #1(fuse block next to DME & TCM)blows very Int. Replaced the fuse veh will operate perfectly for 2 days to 2 weeks without failure. Replaced the DME (ECM), veh left & has come back with same concern. This time trans program light came on, bu...
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1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L long crank time VIN: 2C3HC46F8S
Welcome to my nightmare. This car has been in the shop 5 times so far to try to get all the gremlins out of it and I'm still out of luck. The first set of repairs was to replace the leaking lower intake manifold gasket. That went ok, but while we had the int...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cruise control VIN: 1B7HF16Z4W
well let see tryed to work this one out. but now i,m stuck. cannot get the cruise to work.read the posts that are up here and seems a lot of them point to the brake switch. no codes everything seems to be working. first i found the famous broken vac lines. rep...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2C3HH46R91
looking for help orignaly 2000 km ago we put and timing chain tensioner in because tensioner was stuck in the middle position car run fine no noises 1month and 2000 km car towed back in timing chain jumped pulled tensioner out and stuck in the in position agai...
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2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1B3EL76RX3
First of all please note: that if it matters Iím not sure if this car is a flex fuel one or not and Iím not sure if it is distributor less or not. The VIN is correct but the car is not here at the shop at the moment. IATN asked those two questions about the ca...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FASP15J6S
car starts & idles good, after aprox 3-5 min with snap-on scanner shows o2 sensor goes to 0 cross counts,computer goes into open loop idle drops & motor stalls. NO codes set with koeo-koer tests.All wires check good with brake-out box. removed & cleaned all gr...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Temperature control VIN: 1FTDX1766V
Heater core was replaced 2 weeks ago. Truck came back with problem. While driving you are not able to control temperature. If you start the truck with temp. setting on cold all is good. If you start the truck with temp. setting on warm the heater works properl...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Unit works perfect for 2 weeks then customer come's back. Engine opp temp stay' normal but no heat from unit. Temp controls are opertating fine
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Epc Solenoid VIN: 1FAFP65L8W
Hello, I have a contour which slips intermittently at any speed. The od light flashes when this occurs. Sometimes the od light will flash at idle. Koeo test result is p1747 epc solenoid short circuit. I have replaced the epc solenoid pack. If anything has chan...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36F8X
good afternoon, i need a few extra brains on this one. the complaint is that this truck will idle and die during the first 10 minutes of warming up...of course it hasn't happened for us. the truck also has a slight misfire at cruise. we cleared the codes and t... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor/circuit intermit), P1247 (turbo boost pressure low), P1298 (koeo test idm fault)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cyl. #3 VIN: 2FMDA5145X
Good morning fellow techs. This windstar is getting on my nerves. After sitting out over night in the rain, the engine will hydro_lock with RAIN WATER (not coolant) in cyliner #3. Pull the spark plug and blow out the cylinder, the engine will start and run gre...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L forward VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
This elantra was towed in with no forward gears in any range, but reverse works good. Disassembled trans expecting to find mechanical problem inside. The rear clutch, sprag, low reverse clutch, and all splines and gears looked good. No apparent problem found i...
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L windshield wipers VIN: KMHDN46D66
thanks for reading my post this car came in after a major snow storm with wipers inop I turned the wipers on heard the motor running so I removed the assembly and found the nut that holds the linkage on the motor had fallen off I replaced the nut and washer tr...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249W
Car starts fo a few seconds and shuts off. Fuel pressure is 55 lbs , pumps quits after engine dies. Ignition and injector pulse present. I think that a relay is giving me hard time or a sensor. This car has the Ford v-8 engine in it . Thanks for your help Rega...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT78S6S
hi teem this jeep belongs to my neighbor he claims it shut off driving down the highway with him he pull it in and ask me if i could get it going for him he does alot for me so i jumped right on it although i do not work on many jeeps my question is does this... Trouble codes: 42 (open or shorted asd relay)
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L shift flare at 3-4 shift point VIN: 1J4FF68S2X
this one is bankrupting me!! any help would be greatly appreciated..this is a mail ladies jeep.. since rebuilding the trans, it will occasionally slip going into overdrive..if you lift your foot slightly at the shift point it goes into neutral type state.rpms ...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery
this lexus has an intermittent battery drain. it will be fine for days at a time until ,after sitting overnight,the battery is very low,and it won't start. charging system is fine,and no drain when tested,but now the customer has noticed the clock skips time (...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L fails emissions VIN: JM3LW28Y51
The customer said he could not pass emissions test. He had codes of IMRC problem. I found code P0562 low voltage at ecm, but nothing involving IMRC. I reset all codes checked voltage at ecm and it was fine, within .5v of B+. IMRC was working. I drove the car o...
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L engine VIN: 3GTN412345
Hi All, This Protege is a used car, it had a cyl head replaced about 6 months ago for an overheating concern. The vehicle began smoking out the tailpipe (oil) about a month ago. The engine actually runs fine, with PCV valve out it does NOT show any blowby, how...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
hello-trying to figure out this sable-it runs rough-compression on all cylinders are at 155 or higher -check engine lite is flashing-we have installed wires and plugs-but my main question is do these intake manifolds or plenum assy have problems leaking to cre... Trouble codes: P1401 (dpfe fault-out of range), P1150 (fuel trim at limit), P1151 (fuel trim lean), P0171 (lean bank one), P0174 (lean bank two), P0304 (cylinder 4-5-6-misfire)
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT21H33
I have a problem child here.The original complaint was MIL on.Had codes 0154 O2 sensor bank 2 stays at center and 0174 Fuel trim lean bank 2. since the o2 sensor was staying at center I replaced the rear o2 sensor on bank 2.MIL light would come back on after 1...
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1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L no reverse no 2nd no 4th VIN: JN8HD16Y2J
i think brake band has broken ive never been in a nissan trans should i look for any other problums before removal of trans p.s this is my vech.bought new in 1988
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1993 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start, Surge VIN: JT2EL46S8P
hey everyone,this is my personal car which is making it really hard to think.have 2 problems they could be related,but has been doing this since day one so i dont know.intermintant no start with no fuel pressure, no spark,ckecked at pickup and it desides to ru...
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1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Bleeding system VIN: JT3AC12RXP
only have 1 [...] cap on this coolant system and it is on the tank under hood, yet tank does not gravity flow out to radiator or rest of system...have had to add by removing upper hose end and fuill there...still not completly full and would like to know p...
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1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L No Start VIN: JF11A01100
I inherited this job after engine changed at another shop with intstuctions to get it up and running and it's getting the better of me, Motor cranks and sparks and will run if I put fuel into manifold but fuel pump does not run,If I bridge terminals in DLC t...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEWN72N83
Friends I need your help. 2003 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4 L Automatic 4WD. The engine died while driving. The engine has spark while cranking, but no injector pulse. There is power to the injectors but not a ground signal from the computer. If there is a bad ground...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers seatbelt switch VIN: VWCB21C01M
Does anyone have any diag info on code 591, drivers seatbelt switch high resistance. Specifically what resistance values should I be seeing on what circuits. Alldata has very little info. I know these switches go bad, but I want to be sure before I spend the m...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4CW52K7V
The problem was solved with new set of spark plugs and TPS sensor. I sincerely thank all of you follow techs for helpful advices.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L no fans VIN: 2G1WW12E21
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. FINALLY GOT THE CAR BACK AND REPLACED THE BCM. FIXED PROBLEM. THE COOLING FANS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. I TRIED TO USE A USED BCM BUT WAS UNABLE TO REPROGRAM. JUST AS CHARLES FROM NEW YORK SAID. THANKS AGAIN
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2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L Stall VIN: 1C3EL75R95
FIRST OFF THANKS TO ALL WHO OFFERD HELP WE GOT THE CAR BACK AND FOUND THE PROBLEM TO BE WITH THE INJECTOR SPRAY PATTERN CLEANED THE INJECTORS AND THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: 0171 (lean exhaust bank 1), 0174 (lean exhaust bank 2).
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7HC16Z2S
Overwhelmed with responses. wow! Thanks. Guys I will run out of time to post a fix on this vehcle. For the reason that my wife and I will be spending some time out of town for the Holidays. I will jump on it after this trip. The majority of responses was to re...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 2FTJW35M5P
thanks to all as all did help.the ones who let me know the controller would not put out voltage with bad glow plugs nailed it and how to test them.he put all glow plugs in and it was cured. now i feel stupid but smarter as i printed out all of them and put the...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Gear range VIN: 1GTHK23162
I am going to call this one fixed. Many thanks to those who responded. Gerry from Michigan gave me some info I never would have thought of. This was his reply "The problem is in the transfer case rear bearing housing. The only fix is to replace the t-case. Wha...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5608V
thanks everyone for offering help the honda is fixed, problem was over looked while i was testing, i had the scope triggered at 10 volts when the ecm sends signal to module signal drops to 0 volts, (on off) what i actually lost was the power feedback from the ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Hesitation VIN: KM8SC73D72
Truck is all set. I looked into this problem/code too deep. If you read the code disription of PO355: Ing coil curcit "E" fault: Primary/Secondary curcit. Please note that "secondary ingnition" is included in this code. IE: wires and plugs. I came to the reli... Trouble codes: 352 (B primary/seconday ing curcit).
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13123
well we really didn't have the time we would liked to have had looking at this one but I did learn a little about this monster I did not know before like the manual tensioner adjustment! like I said before that car was from another shop in our chain and we ju... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305, P0303, P0300.
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMTA2229Y1
Thanks to all who tried to help problem is so intermittant that we are having trouble narrowing it down. It is a second car for customer so it is on back burner for now. After I figure out what the problem is I will post the fix. Ilooked extensively through t... Trouble codes: C1118 (trac control torq reduc ckt fail), P1525 (knock sensor circuit malf), P1540 (air bypass circuit open or [...] circuit).
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, INTAKE RUNNER VIN: JM3LW28G71
Sorry to take so long with this, but with the holidays the ownere took the van on a trip afte we unhooked the actuator. We finally put a new actuator on but the computer was toasted again and we are now looking for another used ECM. It appears that there are... Trouble codes: P1518 (Intake control stuck open), P1520 (Intake circuit problem).
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
thanks to all who replied. most called it with the faulty idle speed module at the dash. pulled the cover and wiggled the circuit board ane idle started coming down. replaced the module with a reman--$309 list vs. $700!!, and she is all good. thanks again w
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, Lean mis at idle VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Pulled upper & lower intake,cleaned out EGR passages Replaced 2 rear injertors.Short term fuel is back to normal & Maxima is running great,Thanks for all the help
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29991
Hello Techs. I wanted to thank everyone that took the time to respond to my help request, and offer input. A special thanks to Dave and Sevan for getting me detailed info on the diagnosis, and repair procedure for this Porsche. Now onto the fix: Dave sugges... Trouble codes: P1128 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Idle Range above Maximum Threshold. Bank 1), P1130 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Idle Range above Maximum Threshold. Bank 2).
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