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1997 Acura TL 3.2L cooling VIN: JH4UA3645V
hello, merry christmas to all! i have here a 97 3.2 TL, no heat at idle when outside, comes inside have heat at idle, when driving heat goes away at stop light, comes back on acceleration, have already flushed heater core out, didn't seem to plugged, have als...
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1998 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Intake leak VIN: JAEDJ58X4W
Merry Christmas everyone! Remember the good ole days when there was a lull in breakdowns at Christmas?? This one came in today running like crap with the codes listed. I cleared codes, test ran it and the lean codes came right back. Grabbed the smoke machine a...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L shifting VIN: 19UUA5645X
Recently, this trans will set a code P0763, Group C shift solenoid valve short or open circuit. I have called an Acura dealer and all the service manager would say that they just replace the transmission, with no further comments.I have also looked on the inte...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH24B5Y
Vehicle has had two purge valves replaced by the dealer last summer. I replaced a defective purge valve and the LDP pump in October. I have smoke tested the evap system and the intake for leaks. None were found. I have tested the purge valve and found it to b... Trouble codes: 411 (Incorrect purge flow)
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L front seal VIN: WAUDC68D41
Came in leaking out of front seal.Removed Transmission and replaced torque converter(cracked at neck)and front seal
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WA1YD64B22
1st time customer...spent Tues & Weds doing the t-belt water pump etc and reseal the top end. Car was driven to on a parts run, than sat for 3-4 hours at which time rear was sitting on it's wheels. This morn I came in, Lt ft was sucked in, rears slightly soft,...
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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L speedo, fuel gauge VIN: VBAAB5407E
The car has voltage and grounda at correct pins going to instruement panel and has a signal generated by speedo sender. gas sender has 56 ohm resistance and gauge maxes out when grounded and also light comes on when grounded. I reset the service indicator whic...
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2002 BMW Z8 5.0L No Start VIN: WBAEJ13472
Vehicle has water in fuel tank after being driven into a flooded intersection. How can water be induced into tank and fuel lines through tank vent dust filter or any other fuel system opening?
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L high rising idle VIN: 1G6KY5492X
at cold start,engine will idle normally for aprox.2to3 min gradually up to 2200rpm.ran through flow chart according to alldate chart.all readings from wiring normal.ref voltage, ground voltage.jumpered a to c terminals.(4.9volts.)reset idle air control to mini... Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle/pedel position snsr a input)
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L idle increases VIN: 2G1FP22P6V
engine increases idle when in park or neutral,as high as 2000rpm.has been to 3 or 4 shops, about all computor related parts have been tried. have not found any intake leaks.if you have run into this please let me know..
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GBDM19WXX
I'm pulling the rest of my hair out on this one. Towed in-no start. Customer claims she parked in garage the night before, came out next morning and would not start. I have 60 psi fuel pressure and good spark from coil and at several plugs that were checked. I...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Stall VIN: 1GCEK19VXX
Vehicle was towed in, starts and immediately dies, no stumble, shuts off like a light switch. fuel and spark is fine, injector pulse drops causing the stall. no codes present, vehicle was operating fine, symptom occoured to owner after short stop at a store. l...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E6Y
Harness was repaired carefully and methodically. Once repaired vehicle would crank but not start. Second inspection indicated that MAFF sensor had fire damage and center was blow n out. Replacement of MAFF sensor completed and vehicle started immediately but w...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29U3Y
missing on even cyl acts like it is running out of fuel under load even in park
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L heat VIN: 2CNBJ13C22
hi all... we are all a lil stumped on this one customer had her car towed in for an "extreme" over heating issue. after pulling it in and getting it to operateing temp i called the customer and tried to varify what was going on and she said the reason she had ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E82
car came to us with a miss on cylinders 1 and 2..the miss only occures at a snap accerleation on throttle, then it will miss continuously until the car is shut off for a couple of minutes. restart engine and no missfire detected...if you bring rpm up slow and ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Electronic VIN: 1GBJK39143
truck came in and code p0708 was present. went and replaced shift selector switch. drove truck around block but the check engine light still stayed on. cleared out codes but upon starting truck again check engine light came back on. have replaced this switch o...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19V43
gauge was showing 210 KOEO (engine was 160) at time when compared.The CTS was cracked internally.Also gauge showing wrong reading. Trouble codes: P1115 (circuit intermitant coolant)
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L module VIN: 1GCEK19T24
vehicle came in with 4wd inop. first tried waking up the control module by removing t/c fuse, no go.then replaced the module and removed fuse for that module,still unable to communicate with transfer case control module. we tested all the powers and grounds go...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L client gets shock every time she leaves the car VIN: KL1TD62644
We have all gotten a little zap the odd time when exiting a vehicle, but this poor client has to use her elbow to shut the drivers door because the shock hurts so much. The longer the trip, the worse it gets. On her first visit to us with the complaint I immed...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L rear lift gate motor VIN: 2C8GP74LX2
help!!!this t&c is driving me crazyer, the rear lift gate came in as not working,tested had power to lift motor but the latch would unlock and then the motor would come on but seemed to kick out as soon as it should start lifting, so i ordered a new motor from...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L headlights,interior lights VIN: 3C8FY78G73
we have this cruiser in here that the interior lights flicker worse at cold start but it does it all the time any time a load is presented even a small load like wipers the light will flicker for a few seconds with the headlights on you can see the headlights ...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L doesn't hold speed VIN: 3C4FY48B24
when you turn on the cruise control the active light comes on but when you push the button to hold at a certain speed. IT does not maintain that speed. There are no codes in the computer
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES56C73
Came in no start, cranks. It was flooded. Dried cyl's installed new plugs, disconnected all injectors, started vehicle on propane. Engine started, plugged in all injectors. Noticed intake ducting would collaps. Installed new ducting. Was starting, would run ro... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (2 misfire)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18N43
hi i am working on a no heat condition on drivers side r & r hvac housing & all doors ok flush heater core this system is not dual temp control i check temp actuator & it good also ran it manually still no heat coming from driver side passenger side has good h...
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2003 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L t/case,wipers VIN: 1D4HS78733
hello all, have this durango r/t-cust came in and said wipers inop (blows fuse)and transfer case stuck in 4wd high, replaced front wiper fuse and now front, rear wipers and t-case work, if i remove fuse, rear wipers park and dont come on again, t/case switch b...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L 4C solenoid VIN: 1D7HA16N33
Need help,trans has had new solenoid assembly,p.c.m,checked circuits from p.c.m to trans and trans relay. I have pulled valvebody and cleaned,replaced switchvalve and torqued to specs.I think its a hydralic problem.trans will go to failsafe when put in gear or...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L battery VIN: 1D7HU18D44
thanks in andvace for any help we have this 2004 truck when it sets over night the battery goes dead.We have isolated it to the fuse #51.This fuse operates the radio, under hood lamp and instument cluster.With the radio out the under hood lamp unpluged the dra...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141S
wave form on the CMP and Crank Sensor look good.grounds checked good.wiring checks good.Dual trace lab scope shows CMP at 26 degrees. Will one degree make a difference on the CMP? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circiut Fault)
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0S
hello i have a nice f450 in the shop this time that our diag. is kind of hard to swallow we have a no start problem data from scanner for oil pump pressure starts out very low 200 psi as you continue to crank pressure will rise to about 3000psi oil in oil pump... Trouble codes: P1275 (hi to low side open cyl5), P1277 (hi to low side open cyl7)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP65Z5W
This Contour has a strange pull to the left when I step on the brakes. It pulls to the left and straightens out on its own. It seems like it even moves the steering wheel a little when this happens. Changing the brakes, rotors, calipers, and hoses made no dif...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
When vehicle arrived we found blown fuse and could not communicate. Fixed and got ebp code. Replaced Ebp sensor and tube and truck runs 20% better. When cold vehicle surges for a few seconds and will not accelerate. After it gets warm it is better but when dri... Trouble codes: 420 (ebp sensor)
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L dlc VIN: 1FASP1322X
dlc connector is not communicating with modis or ct emmisions scan tool dlc tests fine. vehicle runs fine no mil on but works properly. Performed all related tests in mitchell on demand would appreciate any advice
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L driveability in 1st and 2nd gear VIN: 1FDXW46F61
2001 f-450 w/manuel trans very interment problem in 1st & 2nd gear driver complains that truck will start to wheel hop and it feels like you dont know how to drive a stick.
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L horn & cruise VIN: 2FMZA57471
Working on an 01 windstar that has a horn that blows all the time also has inop cruise control while checking it out began by eliminating clockspring ,have found a few bad ones dis-connected wire from ICM to FEM Tan w/org stripe still had horn on so sold a new...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W92
This truck has whats sounds like a vacuum leak/ air rushing sound under load. It is getting progressively louder and sounds like it is in the passenger compartment area. I disconnected the vac. supply line to the pass compartment and noise is still there. I al...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
This Exploder came in with electrical problems and missing gears 2,3 and 5. At first I thought it was the valve body gaskets. When I dropped the pan I found a broken intermediate band, the valve body gaskets are the new bonded to plate. I pulled the transmissi...
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2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24223
Customer complaint is stalling, cold mornings (below freezing). Couldn't duplicate it exactly at the shop, we left it outside for 2 nights, first morning the van idled for a couple of minutes then the idle started rolling for about 15 seconds, thought it would... Trouble codes: 1131 (1132 -), 1132 (1151 -), 1151
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21P83
truck clacks and clangs on cold start up,stays very load untill temp reaches 70+f.then sounds and runs good.monitered ctrl. oil pressure raises quickly to 2000+psi do not have fuel pressure pid on scan tool.duplicated symtom check koeo codes, (listed above)rec... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 contribution), P0336 (crank pos sensor circuit fault), P0341 (cam shaft pos sensor circuit fault), P0401 (insufficient egr flow), P0500 (vehicle speed sensor malfunction), P2263 (turbo boost performance)
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64W44
Howdy folks, We are sending this up for a friend of ours. He has an 04 Explorer with a 4.6 and storing a P0340 (Cam Sensor Signal) on startup. The information I am recording is second hand so the details are not as good as we would wish. He does not have a sc... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L lighting VIN: 2FMZA52254
hey guys/ gals, i have a problem child on my hands. this freestars lights constantly flicker when put under any type of load (any accesory turned on will cause the flicker). the driver states that all the dash lights went dim and the alt. light came on. light...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAF56GP5
I would like to check out the crank sensor on this truck but am having trouble locating it. My mitchell component locater shows it at the right front of the block. But I still don't see it. Is the motor mount bracket or a/c compressor in the way any help would... Trouble codes: 2617 (ckp signal/output circuit low open)
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L code VIN: 1GTDM19W0X
good afternoon. thanks in advance for any help/advice given the problem i`m having is the van wont run, keeps setting code p1626 loss of serial data with vtd. replaced the passlock part of the ignition switch. i did the relearn and everything was fine for a ...
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2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 5.7L No Start, no module comm VIN: 1GTGK29R4Y
Intermittant crank no start, No communication using tech 2 Any Ideas,common things to look for?
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L shifts VIN: 1HGCG2249W
When customer was driving down bypass,she let off accel. rpms jumped up, second time speedo jumped up and cruise kicked off.Have checked for shorts but haqve found none.
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5648W
My question is the vent valve works manually. From what I know it should be closed when the car is running. the computer is not grounding the soloniod. At this time I have no information on when this valve is supposed to be shut to run the test. I believe the ... Trouble codes: P1456
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Accessories VIN: KMHWF25S32
i have 2002 hyundai that keeps burning out head lights,and inside instrument panel lights go off and on.i read in several post about the diodes in engine compartment go bad. i called the dealer about them and they thought i was crazy.. is there any tsb on this...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Gear Radio Error VIN: SAJEA53D82
Hello Group,I Got This Jaguar When Select Drive It Engage Withen 50Ft It Naturalize At That Point I Got No Reverse Or Foward Scan Vehicle Got Service Codes Gear Monitoring 4th And 5th.Fuel Level And Fuel Condition Good check Resistance On Solenoids Withen Spec...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L unknown VIN: 1J4GZ58YXV
we have a 1997 laredo awd. that has a [popping or clicking noise coming from front of vehicle, when turning hard left or right. noise sounds like cv axle but less frequent. problem could not be duplicated in the air. ther is wear in steering box but i have nev...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Purge monitor failur VIN: 1J4FY19S8V
I cannot find a flow chart for code PO441. I replaced the purge valve because it would not close off flow even with manuel power and ground added. New valve seems to be the same. I verified the electrical connection and that I have power and ground at the valv... Trouble codes: P0441
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2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L bubbling in overflow VIN: KNDUPQ3174
Hello Techs, This 04 KIA Sedona came in for an overheat situation. I installed a new thermostat (gates)and radiator cap refilled with 50/50 and let the fans cycle. Everything seems fine, temp runs at a steady 198* and plenty of heat from the heater. HOWEVER !...
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1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMEC4325P0
Hi All Thanks in advance. What I have is an antique. a 93 mx3 1.8l.I have a code 22, my mitchell skips right over it, I have another manual that say's this code applies to a 1986-87, 2.2l turbo. other than that I have no info. This is a hard code after clea... Trouble codes: 22 (unknown)
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Stall VIN: 4F2YU09131
This is long post so please read the whole article. This is what the customer has told us: Two months ago the vehicle died while driving but started right back up. He brought it to us & we could not duplicate symptom/problem. He picked up vehicle & 4 days late...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Steering VIN: JM1BK323X4
This car hit a rock on the left lower suspension area, wheel was damaged, lower control arm bent along with stabilizer link and drive axle. Everything went back together nicely, however, steering is a little tight and does not return. I disconnected both tie r...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA90D7J
This car has been a problem for several years for us. The car runs rich off idle. The mixture is good at idle. When you are off idle the CO and HC go way up. CO is at 8 to 10 percent and HC is between 1200 and 2000 PPM. The car had a head gasket and valve job ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Charging VIN: WDBRF61J23
Yesterday while the customer was in stop and go traffic the car stalled. Prior to that she had left the lights on the car and the battery/alternator warning light was on when she started the car. The car was a little hard to start but did start without a jump....
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4N2DN1111V
Please HELP I am confused on this one. Vehicle runs fine when cold and as soon as it gets at the opperating temp, it dosent want to go, lots of hesitation, bogs down if you give gas, the RPM keeps jumping. Park the vehicle for an hour or two and then drive it,...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L igintion lock cylinder VIN: 1G3NL52E04
good morning, how to remove lock from cylinder when key wont turn. thanks joe
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1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L battery VIN: 1G2FW21F3H
This car battery is constantly being discharged. Voltage gauge on dash panel shows discharge, but at the battery I have over 14 volt dc KOER. Run this vehicle for about ten minutes and battery is discharged. Thanks in advance for your help.
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T71
Hello all, I'm looking for some info on this Grand Am. We've replaced the plastic coil cover housing 4 times in the last year or so. The cover itself seems to short internally and create a misfire/no-start condition. The past two times it has been cylinders 1 ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L air bag VIN: 2G4WS52J8Y
hey all thanks for all the info, i figured it was the clock spring but was not sure. as it was my sisters new used car i went ahead and changed it out and it took care of all the problem. now if i could just change out my sis. thanks
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Rear Auto Level Control, Trunk Pulldown Motor Sche VIN: 1G6KS52Y8R
Thanks to all who replied. Especially George for diligently working through fax challenges in support of the PASS Key circuit. Trunk pull down problem caused by bad connection at the trunk latch switch not completing the gnd leg of the circuit to the pulldow...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L gauges VIN: 1GKEK13R3T
first i want to thank every who responded so fast pete,greg,bill,frank& every one else well we are going to call this one fixed we checked the wires going to the insterment panel and found that the ground was shorted to voltage,we could not find where it was s...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W9W
WELL I DECIDED TO REMOVE THE IGNITON LOCK CYLINDER AND I TOOK A PAPER CLIP AND KIND OF TRACED ALONG THE LOCK CYLINDER TO SEE WHERE THE MAGNET WAS AND SURE ENOUGH THER WAS NONE.I WENT TO LOCAL DEALER TO SEE THIERS AND RIGHT AWAY I SAW THE MAGNET.I INSTALLED THE...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G0CS14542
Many thanks for the helpful suggestions regarding this vehicle, we found a shorted solenoid in the transmission that actually caused the dash cluster to fry. We suggested to the customer that as long as we were in the trans we could fix it as well as send the ...
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2003 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L throw-out fork VIN: 1C3EL75R73
There is no adjustment of any kind on this system. There is, however a rubber bump stop at the base of the pedal bracket that when replaced took up just a very small bit of pedal travel. This did not entirely eliminate the problem but helped. My theory was ...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B4FP2531T
Thanks to everyone who said replace the water pump, the drain hole was plugged solid and caused it to leak under the intake. I replaced the pump, timing belt, and all related gaskets and o-rings and all is well. I bow in respect of the vastness of your Mopa...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Starting VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
Customer cannot afford new PCM at this time. I cut wire from PCM ( park neutral sensor) and attached it too TCM ( park neutral sensor) . It will now start in the cold but sets a code for a open circuit for the wire that was cut at the PCM. Will install a new P...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L po725 engine speed sensor signal VIN: 1B3EJ46X4X
My thanks goes out to Kenneth,Terry,Dave,and Kevin for responding promptly to my help request. My fix turned out to be quite a unique diagnostic situation. As i stated in my post,both waveforms from the ckp to the ecm and tcm were identicle and good lookin...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Stall VIN: 3D7MU48C63
I cant post a fix on this one because the customer decided to try to fix it himself. From the information I got from the customer I think it was getting to much fuel or the fuel bypass was bad. The customer had some one else add the pump in the tank but he wou... Trouble codes: P0088 (fuel rail pressure to high), P0251 (VP44 fuel valve feed back circut), P0839 (4wd switch to high).
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
We final took big plung and disassembled unit and installed new heater core. Also checked bleed door operation. Thank U all for repling
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Temperature control VIN: 1FTDX1766V
This ended up being the blend door binding. What I do not understand is why when the vehicle was shut off and you changed temps. it would change, but not if you tried to change while driving. Oh well it is fixed, thanks for everybody's input. Happy Holidays
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Epc Solenoid VIN: 1FAFP65L8W
As it turns out it was the pcm. I was not able to verify labscope and voltage patterns because the vehicle had to go today or wait 2 weeks...So I opted to get paid. I did make a movie with modis and found out that with a good working pcm the idle voltage of ...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX08L4X
I did not fix this truck. Talked to the customer yesterday and he told me: "the truck is fixed." He brought it to Ford and they entered the symptoms into a computer and it said the four wheel drive system was in LO and to replace the four wheel drive motor. ...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
Well as advised i pulled the sending unit out of the tank and the screens had just a little bit of trash in it so i cleaned that out and it helped but still didn't fix the problem. I advised the customer that the next thing is the injectors but he has opted to...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 2FDPF17M42
Hello all, first let me say thank you for all who replied to my posting. The truck is now fixed, a new set of Motorcraft Spark plugs did the trick. It seems these CNG vehicles like to eat up plugs. The previous tech installed non Motorcraft plugs and they just... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean).
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L engine head VIN: 1FM2U67K44
Thanks to everyone for their help! The valve spring on cylinder #3 was broken in two places. We are replacing the spring and hope the valve is not bent. Appreciate all of the help.
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2000 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: IGDFG15R6Y
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSES. MY CUSTOMER HAS DECIDED TO WAIT TILL NEXT MONTH TO DO REPAIRS. I RECHECKED ALL GROUNDS AND CONNECTIONS AGAIN. I FEEL THAT THE VOLTAGE COMING FROM THE PCM IS INCREASING TO MUCH WHEN VEHICLE IS RUNNING. I WILL UPDATE THIS AFTER REPLACIN...
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29U65
Well, after looking all around the problem we decided to run the truck on the flush machine canister and it ran fine. We had ruled out a fuel problem because it was not contaminated and we always had good fuel pressure. When cranking cold it would wash the cyl... Trouble codes: P0336.
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SGC4502624
Sorry for the late fix on this one ,it was on the back burner. Most of the replies said floats. Also most said do not buy rebuilt carb,most are junk,just rebuild it,replace floats and make sure vents work properly. After checking the car history,turns out this...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L "CHECK" light VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
the fix was misrouted vacuum lines to the gray and blue vacuum switching valves on the front axle. one member wrote how to display torque on demand codes through the obd connector while another member told me where to go in mitchell to find the definitions of...
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2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Accessories VIN: SAJDA24C02
First- Jason was very helpful- what we learned is the code U1261 is for SCP (-) Circuit failure (Standard Corporate Protocol)(all door modules) turns out this is an early can type system, we located the problem to the left rear door module, after disconnected ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge VIN: 1J4G258S7X
thanks to all who replied. I will try to review most of the replies that I got. A couple said to check fuel pressure while driving to see if it drops out and it held steady so we ruled that out. next suggested cam and crank sensor issues. we checked with scan...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L parking lights VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
WOHOOO the damn thing is fixed. Mr alldata dosen't do the best wiring diagram, but perhaps it should be blamed on Mazda. Thanks to Jim [...], who was able to tell us how the stupid thing was wired. Must have been designed by someone from Ford. Anyway, turn...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
I recieved 11 replies on this one. The suggestions were: replace cats, muffler, coils, wires, plugs, fuel filter & check pressure, dealer MAF, and reset flywheel adaption. Here's what we did. Before i got any replies, this woman HAD TO HAVE HER CAR for the Tha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple missfires), P0301 (Cyl 1 missfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 missfire), P0303 (Cyl 2 missfire).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBNG70J42
Vehicle was towed to the dealer (hate doing that!)Customer just picked up vehicle from dealer, Computer. Thanks for your help
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1996 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Steering VIN: 3MESM10J8T
thank you everyone for your replies, Jeff, you were right, it was the steering rack mounts. The guys put it on the ground, wiggled the steering wheel and there it was moving back and forth.
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L white spot on coil VIN: JN8AR05S6V
After consultation with the customer we decided to replace the distributer and not take any chances. Thanks for your interest.
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L heater VIN: 1G3GR62C7S
The heater core was plugged and the feed port from the engine to the heater core is plugged. Unfortunately, the customer opted not to fix the car.
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Traction Control VIN: 1G3NL52E4X
Thanks to all that replied: Both Right Side Wheel Speed Sensors Would Intermittently Go Open Replaced Both & All Is Well
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1997 Other European F355 Spider 3.5L Flywheel VIN: ZFFPR48AXS
Thanks everyone.. Lance from California Recommended KGM Clutch in Santa Ana, CA +1 [...] This guy surfaced the Flywheel while I waited,Car is back on the road and I must recommend him highly thanks & Happy Holidays
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12TXT
well i must say that all the time spent checking powers and grounds and ohming components out that i finally went for it and went for broke and tried a new pcm,and it is out of my bay and fixed. i am not all together sure why this was all happening but the bo... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system malfunction), P1601 (loss of serial data).
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No monitors set VIN: YS3DD75B3T
Thanks to all that replied. Those of you that mentioned not having enough engine temperature were right on. Tech working on the car had checked temperature and thought that it was hot enough but it took a new 192 deg. F. thermostat to get it to the point of se...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XT
I APLOGIZE FOR THE LATE POSTING WAS WAITING TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMER AND TODAY THEY CALLED AND SEEMS ALL IS WELL.NOW WHAT I DID I FIGURED THAT POSSIBLY ON OF THE LIFTER WERE BLEEDING DOWN SO WE CHANGED THE ENGINE OIL AND ADDED THE LUCAS OIL TREATMENT TO THE ENGIN... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L oil leak VIN: 453BK4352X
Been a couple of weeks since this car went out,and customer has not called back to complain,so I'm assuming no news means its fixed. I told the customer that its very possible he's got leaks from both ends since that is common,but suggested we start with the e...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L speedo, tach, odometer VIN: JF1SG65653
First I would like to thank the three techs who responded to my cry for help. John [...] who took the time to look up a wiring diagram for someon...
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1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G2K
Thanks to all that replied. I got mixed responses as to which wires went where so I went ahead and got a denso sensor and wired it according to their instructions and verified all wires from the ECM to the sensor and it still set the code for o2 sensor fault. ... Trouble codes: 21 (Oxygen sensor or circuit problem).
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JT4VN13D1K
replaced master cylinder with one purchased at advance others 2 from napa where defective
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 5TDZT34A02
hi. I HAVE 6 RESPONDS, I TRIED ALL BUT IT DID NOT HELP. I RETURN CAR TO CUSTOMER BECAUSE CUSTOMER WAS NOT VERY NICE. SORRY, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELPS. THANK AGAIN, THOA
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Sliding Door/Shift VIN: 5TDZA22C44
Thanks to all that replied.I checked the vehicle over for blown fuses etc. to no avail.I sent the vehicle to the dealer,all subsystems apparently have to be reinitialized,this van would'nt even upshift,had to be towed.I continue to be dumbfounded by the ways m...
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