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1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L radio VIN: JH4CC2666P
I checked the two connectors on the back of the radio for power, and found power on one wire.(not sure if this is normal)I don`t no if I forgot a connector some where, or i`m not entering the security code correctly or what. Any help at all would be great. Tha...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ac heater control VIN: WBACD4321T
hey bmw techs, I have a 328i with ac control head problems. The original would not power on but I could move the blue connector and the unit would power on and work. I replaced the control head with a used unit and it powers on but only blows air on defrost ve...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
i cant find any info on p1250 . Trouble codes: P1250, P0174
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L driver seat heater VIN: 3G5DAO3E85
Dear Fellow Techs. I have this buick with no heat to driver seat pass works fine, switch lights up. My info in mitchell is not clear to me .looking for wire color and system componates so I might test further. Thanks
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KF579XY
hey, hoping for a push in the right direction. vehicle has a random miss at idle, can be felt thru the vehicle body and visually in the engine. have tested crank sensors with vantage - patterns strong and normal. checked the tsb related info on mitchell and re... Trouble codes: 1599 (stall or near stall condition detected)
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1LD55M6S
hello every one have a strange one here. it will fire every time you crank it but stalls with in 2 seconds, you can hold gas pedal down and it will run on 3 cyls. the noid light will be dead on three of them.I am loseing injector pulse on injectors some times ...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC124XV
it is my daughter car its been abused Trouble codes: P1601 (serial communication malfunction)
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L heater core VIN: 3GNEC16T5Y
How to remove heater core. Has rear air. Removed heater hose's which wasn't fun. Removed just about all bolts and screws,pass air bag,radio,climate control head,clove box. can't remove arm pull on pass side above air bag.remove the two white clips and arm pull...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Fuel gauge, temp gauge VIN: 1GNDXO3E91
Code U1000 Class 2 serial communication problem (hard code). Radio is locked, fuel,temp gauges and infocentr inoperative. Idle is very low. Alternator would charge under acseleration about 15V.
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L DIC Flashing Errors VIN: 2G1WF52E43
After vehicle idles or driven for at least one hour, driver's information center flashes security, battery/charging, and service vehicle soon lights. Run diagnostics with Tech 2 scanner and BCM has no communication. Codes present in other modules for loss of B...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L starter VIN: 1GBHG31V14
vehicle came in with an extremely noisy starter. we assumed (oops!) that this was a normal failing starter. replaced starter with a new one (not reman). once replaced we found that the starter was staying engaged (would disengage intermittantly)until the vehic...
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1968 Dodge Dart GTS 5.6L steering box
Hi techs, this vehicle was purchased by a customer with a 340 in it and the original 340 came with it. I rebuilt the original and installed it in the vehicle and while I was at it replaced the sector shaft seal and the worm shaft seal plus the cover seals on t...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L wiper VIN: 2B4FP2531X
The wiper did not work. The wiper motor works when connecting to the battery directly. Checking the resistance of the multi function switch is OK. So I replaced the remanufactured BCM, but the wiper still does not work. What should I do next? The ignition swit...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X8Y
HELP!Car has been sitting for 3 mos, came in on hook. New battery installed and it fired right up, with noticeable miss. No spark on #'s 2 and 3 wires. Checked wiring diagram on alldata and not getting ground to the coil from driver in computer, at least it sh...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3D7KU28613
This truck has an intermittent surge at any time. We can let it idle in the shop and it will suddenly make that diesel "crack" engine will rev, not a lot and then go back to normal idle and sound. With Ease scan tool if you watch HPCR Cusum Neg and HPCR Cusum ... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam position sensor circuit fault)
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D35
truck originally came in for cel on, pull code p0016 cam crank timing issue scoped both appeared ok noticed engine appears to have been out ( harness not routed correct not bolted in place bracket caught between block and trans oil pan damaged ect...) looked a... Trouble codes: P0016, P0172, P0175
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1986 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE30H5G
runs good idle, 6-8 psi fuel taken between pump and carb, on accleration whn hot the van bogs and pressure drops slowly to 0 psi. This has a return line off pump on motor, replace spin on filter 1/2 way up frame, checked filter/screen at carb, ok. poss dirty f...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Suspension, Drivetrain VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
The vehicle has a vibration between 30-50 mph. Feels like a out of balance driveline. I'm aware of the TSB calling for replacement of both drivelines. To be sure, I installed both front and rear drivelines from a known good vehicle. No change. U-joints are ok....
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
Hello Powerstroke gurus, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all out there in the trenches. We are at an impass with this rig. Vehicle towed in for a no start condition. Started first try, but was warm, runs great. Oil is 6qts low, air filter plugged, fuel filter unknown. So ... Trouble codes: P1281 (ICP out of range high), P1211
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P13
Had a code for cyl. 3 contribution. Ran through diagnostics and found injector #3 no good. replaced injector, and vehicle started up, ran for about 5-6 seconds and started chugging and died, will not restart and now has two codes Trouble codes: P0231, P0232
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14515
hopefully get some ideas from ford techs here,vehicle came into us misfiring.#6 cylindr was stuck wide open and hydroliced the engine bending the con rod.one of our techs pulled the driverside head and replace the piston and rod.vehicle left ok.a week later th... Trouble codes: P0340
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HGED6344L
i have a customer that bought a 1990 honda civic hatchback 1.5 4-speed, vin #[...] with a bad motor and the transmission is noisy. he also has a 1989 honda civic wagon, 1.5 5-speed that has been maintained very well. my question is, if we put the m...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start
Hey honda guys need some help with this one, this car came from another shop. When the temp out side is lower than 30 degrees it takes about 10 to 15 min to start, at first it will only turn over, you turn the key off then try again, it fires on only one cylin...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2843X
car came in for engine hesitation ck engine light on ck for codes p0132 o2s sensor high volts suv has an hesitation.ck fuel presure 35 psi at idle .tank u for any help Trouble codes: P0132
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D31
can anybody help me with u0d00 cant find flow chart Trouble codes: U0D00
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L light on VIN: KMHDN45D01
Good afternoon to all.I have this 01 elantra we just purchased from an auction.Air bag light on only code stored is a P012f (yes Im sure of the code I had my wife read it to me to verify I wasnt raeding this wrong).I know the P means powertrain sir code sould ...
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW4845N
Hello fellow techs. I have a customer with a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12, which was recently serviced at our shop for a 60k service (major tune, fluids, ect) about 2 months ago. After 150 miles, the check engine light has come on, with a code 36 - Fuel Injectors, or... Trouble codes: 36 (Fuel Injectors or Air Leak B Bank Left Bank)
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L battery VIN: SALPV1249V
Does anyone know of a remedy for battery drain that results from BECM "waking up" in response to extraneous wireless signals? I read of some bulletins that offer help for this problem on UK vehicles but not US models (on rangerovers.net). For now, I have disco...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L transfer case VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
this lincoln is a awd. but at slow speeds it is locked in full time. it feels like old style 4x4's with straight axles and ujoints at the wheels. shift motor cycles fine from high to low. i unhooked the magnetic clutch wire thinking that that was stuck in but ...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22551
This is the third time this vehicle comes in for a p0300 code coming on approximately every 200 miles or so. we run this vehicle in the shop, spray the ignition system down, check for leaks, and car runs perfect in shop and on road tests. I even took it home t... Trouble codes: P0300
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBBA45A1B
hello fellow techs, need some help here, i want to thank you all in advance for taking your time to read my post. I have this car towed in last week,it idles poorly,if i try to step on the gas pedal it falls on it's face and dies, basically it won't move,from...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L rear end VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
recently puchased a mercedes ml 320 for the wife. there is a noise from the rear that on slow speeds sounds similar to disc brakes rub at start up (this is the sound but not the problem), on faster acceloration there is a constant hum. it is not affected by le...
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L radiator VIN: 1GHDX23E61
Dear Fellow Techs: I know I am missing something easy and need a little help on this one. Another shop replaced water pump, thermostat and radiator. The vehicle runs 3/4 hot when at idle. When you accelerate the temperature goes down to normal. While the vehi...
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1991 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L spark and idle VIN: 2P4GH45R6M
Hello fellow techs.I have an interesting problem here and it has myself and the other tech I work with stumped.What the problem seems to be is it has a hard time starting and when it does start you can not take your foot of the gas pedal.If you do it bucks and...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L radio VIN: 1G2NE52T1X
called my gm dealership and wont give me a 4 digit code or procedure to unlock it unless there is a fee paid for it. i got my two first digit codes which are 252 and 255. i hope there is someone outthere that can give me this 4 digit code & procedure. thanks
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Starting & Ignition VIN: 1G2ZF55B86
Hello folks. This car does not crank. Scanner in BCM "Body Control Module" mode gave "no responce from module". In IPC mode gave code# "B1325 circuit 1 volts out of range"; then code# "U2107 lost communication with body control system". Radio is "locked". When...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Hi Fellows & VW-Gurus ! Car came in for check engine light's on & transmission didn't shift from 1-2 gear.You can rev up the egnine to 6000 rpm not thing happen. Once the car warm up (after 3-5 min) it shift smooth and correct as nothing happen before. We try ...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A5X
Thanks for reading my post, Customer replaced sensor with a Bosch universal type (where you use your old connector)I don't know what the code was before he replaced but now code p0135 comes back as soon as its cleared. I checked the sensor and its wired correc... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor heater circuit sensor one)
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2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Turn signals, wipers VIN: WUARL48HX7
It will be 2 more weeks before I recieve the new wiring harness. the suggestions I recieved were to have alldata fax a wiring diagram,ck the ignition switch, ecm?, and the best advice of all was to purchase a vag com which I did. thanks to all.
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1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
This one is fixed, I changed out the fuel pump and it seems to be running great with a steady fuel pressure at 58psi. I was able to change the fuel pump only, not the entire fuel pump assembly which saved some $$$. The fuel filter was changed 9 months ago ...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C73
well i just want to say thanks for all the help, after taking 3 steps back and starting over from scratch i realized it was human error. when installing the plugs i must haved banged it and closed the gap causing a slight miss at idle only. i still cant explai... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46RX4
thanks to everyone who replied we did indeed have the wrong engine should have realized that in the begining. but yes those dam cam tone wheels are different. was easier to swap out motor then to swap tone wheels. replaced motor with correct one, car runs grea...
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1991 GMC Sonoma Syclone 4.3L spark knock VIN: 0152461943
Well unfortunately vehicle now has a new knock sensor, map sensor, egr valve, and about another 20 hours in it and the spak knock still remains the same, checked compression ration at an average of 150, small vacum leak has been fixed as some of you suggested ...
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1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no power VIN: 1GTCS1945T
found loss of cylider compreesion once warmed up bad motor
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L all gauges VIN: 1GTEK19T83
thanks for the all the replys as they all were very helpfull.The repair ended up being the ipc cluster not being properly reconditioned, i sent it out again and it was fine on its return. Thanks again
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2005 Hummer H2 6.0L front differential VIN: 5GRGN23U95
It's been a day since I installed the filter and so far, so good. The Hummer was taken to Dallas and back yesterday (160 mile round trip), and this morning, there's no more sign of a leak. BTW, diff is still full, it never needed to be topped off. Also, t...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Camshafts VIN: SAJDA01D3Y
Hi again, Here is what I have found out about this Jaguar valve train. The cam caps are are marked with an arrow that points to the front of the ehgine, and they are marked one through five with 1 at the front of the motor. However, they are not marked for whi...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L entire instrument panel VIN: WDBFA61E4L
Most of the members seem to agree **Thanks Guys** that the dashboard needs to be repaired or replaced. As of yet the customer hasn't decided to spend the money to fix the problem. Since this problem only developes in the cold weather and it has been very mil...
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2000 Other GM WORKHORSE 6.5L No Start VIN: 5B4KP32R2Y
After 6 replies this started me to understand how the system works. I found that the truck had been run hot.Ichecked the coolant level and found it to be empty.Removed the cylinder heads and found the head gaskets blown,on hold for now waiting on the custermer...
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1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L brake lights VIN: YS3AL75L8L
Thanks to all that responded to my request. They were all good and helpful. They made me think a little more and check the left rear light board. This car had been worked on before and jumper wires soldered in to correct rusted traces on the left board. The ...
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Starting VIN: JS3TD02VXP
This pos is out the door again but I believe it will be back "again" with the same problem. We pulled the intake manifold to inspect the harness for any signs of the wire shorting to ground. Found nothing. We did find that when the instrument cluster was disco...
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