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2002 Audi A4 1.8L heating system VIN: WAULC68E42
car came in with no heat problem, changed thermostat, changed water pump flushed cooling after bleeding a few times still no heat, heater hoses get hot with car running but when heating is turned on inside the car goes from warm to cold? anyone who got this pr...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB332XS
Car came in with MIL light on. Could not connect to DME or ANY OTHER SYSTEM. Tried disconnecting the DME, ABS and other system control units to see if a bad unit was drawing down the TXD and RXD lines in the diagnostic connector, but still no luck connecting t...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: YBADP6347Y
Hello every one and Heeeelp. We have a 2000 528 I WGN. It originally came in w/ the abs and traction light on. Checked codes, had a 118 DME Status problem. We have Mitchell here which has absolutly no diagnostic info avaliable for BMW ABS. Sent module to Modul...
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1990 Chevrolet V2500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Torque converter VIN: 1GNGV26K9L
This vehicle feels like the torque converter is not working properly...that is, not multiplying torque well. Full throttle start is very sluggish but seems to "wind out" well after the truck has moved down the road a few yards. Engine seems to have adequate po...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WX12X6V
hey guys and gals...problem child...no history/bought at auction...now i know why...cuts out at 3100 to 3200 rpm ALWAYS!!!acts like rev limiter..i know there's one in park and neutral...not supposed to be when driving...trans data...4 pids([...]/2xo volts)...
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear turn signals\brake lights VIN: 1GCDM19X35
Hi again folks-this one seems to not have a mechanical answer.This Astro Van eats rear turn signal\brake light bulbs.It is a Fleet van used to repair business machines.There are no racks or anything in the back & it is not loaded up with material.We have teste...
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1996 Chrysler NEON 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3ESA7C27
Hi,Members This car came in with this symptom : start very well,after 3- 4 cycles of the cooling fans - about 15-20 minutes - it's just cut out with no ability to start it again immediately!(in this point - I have no spark! in the spark plug!) But after 5-8 mi...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 1C3EL46V41
car came in for check engine light code p1294 target idle not reached, had a major vacuum leak causing idle speeds over 1500 rpms. Found vacuum leak at egr tube seals and replaced, and idle speed was corrected, but now once the engine is warmed up the oil ligh...
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1987 Dodge B150 5.2L Differential VIN: 2BYCB1378H
Hello to all and thanks in advance. Customer came in complaining of a loud "POP" or "Clunk" in differential (ONE TIME). Now, only on decel, it sounds like a wood pecker is on the gas tank going to town (Like a rolling "R" in Spanish). Removed cover and discove...
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 4wd system VIN: 1B4HS28Z91
the AWD light flashes like it wants to shift but then the light goes out and the 4wd light stays on, same thing happens with 4wd lo light. there are no codes in TCCM. wiring is in tact. I read something about body control module causing problem. does anybody h...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering VIN: 2B4GP44361
OK I'm stumped. I have this dodge grand caravan that came in with a clunk while driving over bumps. It had previously been at another shop over a year ago where they replaced the struts just to solve a ride issue. Knowing this I figured that it was in the stru...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L heater output VIN: 1D7HA18NX3
Well this has been a fun one. I decided to post because when i did a search , there was no helpfull post in the knowledge base. I was ready to post it yesterday till I figured it out. I actaully found some info off of Napa Fix [identifix]. Basicly its cold up ...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R34
could not verify complaint parked inside shop. while testing fuel leak-down had engine warming up and after 10 minutes while underhood engine started to misfire. i watched the f/pressure gradually drop to 10 psi and engine died. no codes stored. data stream ap...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTCR15X0R
All of the listed replaced parts were all replaced for obvious external leakage. The problem is, the temperature of the cooling system while driving will slowly swing all the way up to the hot end of the gauge (infared thermometer reads 220+, and heat from ven...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L coolant gauge VIN: 1FMDU35P6T
Customer complaint of coolant gauge reads too high. Goes clear into red zone, and check gauges light comes on. Engine temp ok at 195, and ect voltage at .61 during event. Gauge swept ok at 10 and 95 ohms respectively for cold and hot. Standard plus hotline (Jo...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: E3XZB38281
customer brought this 99 explorer in for fuel guage being stuck on empty, we ran it threw its test, found bad fuel sending unit, replace sending unit and all was fine. customer returned in about to weeks stating fuel gauge was stuck on full, we retested it aga...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNE24291
Vehicle came in with the codes PO171 & 174, both banks lean, I found & repaired a vaccum leak @ the PCV hose. I then test drove the vehicle for a short distance & the codes did not reappear but I still had a rough idle. Suspecting a hung EGR valve I removed i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power VIN: 1FAFP53271
Hi Everyone! Thanks in advance for your help here. I have here a taurus that has no power on accel, it is the classic symptoms of low fuel pressure or clogged exhaust, the more throttle you give it, the slower it goes, and it just sounds very labored. The misf... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idm codes VIN: 1FDAF56F41
this truck was towed in as a crank no start found codes in memory p1294 p1293 p0603 p1316 p1670 p1272 performed injector buzz test nothing replaced idm with brand new from ford and removed valve covers to test harness and glow plugs did find that the drivers s... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K94
first of all thanks in advance for all your help. i'm dealing with this explorer which has a very strange whistling noise coming from the engine plenum area??? it only occurs in cold weather---25 f. or less. it seems to occur around 2200 rpms and you can chang...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW20P44
hello all...truck was a trade in came from a dealer not running...cleared all codes after documenting them, i had a p2291 return. during cranking i had 100 psi max at icp...i replaced the high pressure oil pump and truck now will start after 20 sec of cranking... Trouble codes: P0263 (cyl 1 contribution or balance), P0401 (egr ins. flow), P2285 (icp sensor output high voltage), P2291 (icp low), P2614 (cam sensor output), P2617 (crank sensor output)
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36N77
Today, the car started-up right away and while it seems to run ok, there is some noted problems. The O2 is lazy. It looks like the car has only traveled 45 miles on a half tank of gas and there is soot all over the car. There is a slight mis-fire under accel.... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich B1), P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range), P0300 (Random mis-fire 301 302 303 304 also), P0316 (P2196- Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich), P2196 (Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich)
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA553XJ
This "good ole" Accord has a idle issue.When it is 40 degrees outside or below ,the idle is off the scale,3500 to 4000.After about 30 minutes of driving it will settle down to a comfortable 800.This carb is way before my time.Ten miles of vaccum line.Which see...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
battery light,door ajar light,brake light,abs lights all come on intermittently and when they do the system is not charging. tried wigglin key and ign. switch but no change. replaced alternator: no change. replaced main starter relay due to a stalling issue. a...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L power door locks VIN: JHMCM56343
power door locks will only unlock, will not lock with any switch, or remote, bcm recieves switch signal. thank you for any help
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start
car came in no start. no spark no injector pulse. tested cam,crank sensors. cam has waver pattern. crank didn't. timing marks line up perfect. changed crank sensor but still no start. has 12 volts at ign coils.all three red wires have 12 volts. the green wire ... Trouble codes: 1801 (unspecified code)
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4FX58S6V
I need some help with this Jeep. It came in at 88,406 mi. with a MIL on had code p0753 3-4 shift solenoid/trans.relay ckts. The problem was not current at that time, inspected wiring, cleared codes and test drove, code did not come back. Now it comes in at 88,...
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2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12476
Car was parked when hit in the left rear quarter. Now it will not start. At first she gave us a (spare) improperly learned key that caused a blinking theft light. It still will not start with the regularly used key. PCM has all hots and grounds, but does not g...
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM91V0S
Customer brought vehicle to us complaining of hesitation, cutting out, and stalling. Drove vehicle to confirm problems, they are for sure present. Hooked up Scanner and found that the V-Ref. voltage would drop to zero, same for System voltage. At the same time...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB35301
Good evening everyone, I have a mazda miata at shop that has p0507 idle over specs brought car in shop idle was fine,so road test car after driving for awile pulled in shop put in neutral when I put foot on brake it idled up to 1350 rpms and hasent came down y... Trouble codes: P0507
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2004 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4E2YZ04104
now i get to checking and i find it is flooded again REALLY bad. clean off plugs and it will try to hit for a second but then it dies. and within thirty seconds of cranking the plugs are dripping with fuel. decided to pull fuel rail to check for injector leaka...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Tech getting frustrated with vehicle. One thing that MB does when it detects a miss is that it shuts down the injector for the affected cylinder which does not allow much of a window to look at stuff before miss turns to a solid hard miss. Jim talked with Iden... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0301 (Miss-fire 1 cylinder), P0306 (Miss-fire 6 cylinder)
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AN74K8V
This car, under hard acceleration, will overboost and then start cutting out. I have tested the wastegates, they function normally and are free moving. The problem is that the wastegate solenoid has a constant ground from the engine control module so that it n...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L 4-wd drive shift lever VIN: 1N6ED27Y6Y
My question is very simple--I am trying to install a new boot onto the 4-wheel drive shift lever. But to do so, the knob on top of the lever has to be removed, and I have no idea how it comes off. The knob is attached to the lever, and it's mounted in rubber, ...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L whistle VIN: 1G2JB1247V
this sunbird came in with mil on and a whistle from engine at idle. mil code was 1336 - crank synch. performed relearn per gm procedure and road tested good. no codes no problem. however at idle speed, most times, there is a very annoying whistle from i think ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G2NW12EXY
This car will shut down while driving down the road.When it shuts down the speedo quits also even though you are still moving.If you wait 5 mins. It will restart and run for a few miles then do the samething all over again. It has no codes.
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L security VIN: 1G2NF52E14
customer stated security light,brake light,service vehicle soon light on. customer went to work came out later,no start (no crank) has a new battery. something in the security system. Please help-desperate
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1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L hard start cold VIN: 1G8ZH1574R
cust complaint hard start mostly cold checked found temp sensor signal jumping from 0 to 75000 deg. f checked harness and connection ok removed pins from ecm still jumps replaced ecm with boneyard problem the same. checked voltage and ground at ecm ok. if temp...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L rear propeller shaft seal VIN: 4S3BK6350S
I have a steady drip comming from the rear propeller shaft seal that occurs only while the engine is running. Since this is an all wheel drive, and the center diff is controlled by a hydralic clutch pack of it's own, I'm concerned that a simple seal replacemen...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Not sure where to go here, can find no partial short to ground on the signal wire and don't have a resistance spec table to see what the sensor should be reading at what temperature. Hard to believe both clusters have the same issue. Any help would be apprecia...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
This Camry was towed in after stalling at a stop & not restarting. Of couse it started right up. I checked the fuel pressure & found it above specs by 10% which was odd. The plugs were worn & the throttle body was dirty. I cleaned the throttle body & replaced ...
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B86
Hello everyone. This one came in from a body shop, Light front end damage. The body shop changed the O2 with brand new sensor ( dealor item ) Scan tool reading showed no switching at all stays at 0.000v. cross reference with B1 S2 0.760v at idle . I do not hav... Trouble codes: P0156 (o2 sensor circuit b2 s2)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63BX1
Hello Vw tech's, we are stumped on this one:-( The check engine lite comes on intermittently, the code is 17536= long term fuel trim lean. We have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, air system and replaced the 02 sensor. We are using Snap-on scanner with... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean)
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Part failure VIN: WVWSR61J24
This is a high mile one owner car. This problem started to occur after the recall for the EGR cooler and pipe. It seems the updated cooler has changed the tension on the pipe and creates the failure. Any thoughts on a possible fix would be appreciated.
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5542T
Hey fellows, hows it going. Not very noledgable on this volvos, so i need your help. I have a 1996 volvo 850 with a 2.4L engine. The car failed smog inspection due to high nox at 15 mph. nox are 885 ppm at 15 mph and 679 ppm at 25 mph. hc and co are neer avera...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L findind TDC VIN: YV1TS94D8Y
Hello to all and thanks in advance, I have never removed a cylinder head from this year and type of volvo,2000 S 80 2.9 non turbo. The car came in with the timing belt still half way on the gear. The tensioner was completley wasted, all the ball bearing were g...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Dead battery VIN: TRUUT28N11
Thank you all for your input. I monitored the battery draw with the Snap On Vantage all day & night. Maximum draw during this time was 0.02 amps. The engine started this morning after sitting in the shop for a couple of days, so I got into checking a couple of...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L starting circuit VIN: WBACB3325S
Well I checked the attena for the code of key ring its good I also tried to disconnect battery and let sit then reconnect and still no start. Unfortunatly I don't see to many Euro cars so I havn't invested on scan tools or up grades to current for communicatio...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53571
yes i have fix this car and you guys you be surprise . it's the clutch fan make 80% of the noise and 20% is harmonic balancer with the rubber piling out . thanks to all of you guys specially Tom from Illinois and Dan from Michigan.and for the guys who ask abou...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC1249T
this vhicle was fixed with a new lock cyl and key. think you all vary much,
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOW
Well, tough one to follow up on as I don't know what actually fixed this vehicle. Most responses pointed towards fuel injector, fuel pressure regulator, or fuel line leaks. As I indicated, I checked these items twice without finding a problem... and this eng... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S82
We could not find anything except a possible PCM problem. We replaced it and gave the vehicle back to the customer. Hopefully. this will resolve this very intermittent problem. We shall see. Thanks for all of your replies! Trouble codes: P1271 (APP Sensor Correlation Error), P1635 (5 Volt Reference A Low), P1639 (5 Volt Reference B Low).
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2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GBFG15T85
Well the Van is sent down the road. We ended up replacing the ignition switch(We did see 1 burnt contact point & are hoping this was it) - We also put in a new starter relay. So far after 2 days it has started every time. Thanks for the responses guys(all were...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N9V
The basic fix for this vehicle was finding the right connectors and hooking them up to where they were supposed to be. Also having the right PCM and distributor instead up the two from a junk yard helped. The stalling/hesitation issue as partly solved with new...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Intake VIN: 2C3HD46R6Y
First I'd like to thank the guys who offered assistance with this odd ball. WE triple checked everything and have determined that the leak is an internal crack within the engine. We did remove to oil pan to see where the coolant was coming from. The leak would...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L rotors VIN: 3B7HC13YXT
THANKS GUYS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I FOUND THAT THE BEARINGS WERE THE WROND SIZE, THEY DONT FIT ALL THE WAY IN TH RACE AND MAKE THE ROTOR STICK OUT FURTHER THAN IT SHOULD. PART NUMBER FOR BEARINGS WERE WRONG THROUGH NAPA CATOLOG. CROSSED OVER PART NUMBER FROM THE...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13Z1X
Thanks to all that responded, please see my update for the details, but it turned out to be that I had the distributor drive shaft installed incorrectly and the engine was out of time.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L doom light VIN: 3B7KF23C72
Thanks for all replys. The door switch was defective. al
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1995 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Charging VIN: 2E3HD56TXS
Thanks for all the help from everyone. Very good test idea's. SPECIAL THANKS to Sammy for going the extra mile. I ended up putting a used PCM (had to order a new one, would have taken 2-3 days from a dealer) I wanted to make sure this was the problem before I ...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L shift VIN: 2FTHF3GF2S
First I want to thank you all for the help and advice. At this time the customer is not willing to persue it further as he does not want to spend the money on the truck. We went through the list of items one by one and offered recomendations to the customer on...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Ok thanks for all of your replies. The 4x4 engaguge selinoid was inop. I replaced it and the unit worked fine.Thanks again!
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Thank you for your help.The problem turned out to be the cam syncronizer. It had a lot of play in the shaft. It did not make any noise though.Appearently if this signal is not 100% when cold,it will cause a cut out but not stall condition when cold. Did not sh... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor).
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks to everyone for your help.I got some great replies.I got so focused on the vacume leak that I forget to go back to the basics and check fuel pressure.Duh!I did find a clogged fuel filter and replaced but codes came back.Fuel reg tested good and mas air ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (sys lean bank 2).
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37L3X
Thanks to all who replied. It ended up being the egr valve was opening slightly it idle causing rough idle!
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU73W92
I was recording data once again when this time it died. Looking at recorded data the "LOAD %" was at 74 (nominal is 18) and IAC % was at 70 (nominal is 30) w/ throttle closed! I read on the CARB website that vacuum leaks can have a dramatic effect on LOAD% - T...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L detonation VIN: 5DUUM12103
Well here is the fix. A defective DPFE sensor from standard motor parts. It was brand new in the box and I took for granted that it worked. After replacing it the first time I figured I had a blocked cat or a clogged EGR passage, but that wasn't the case. ...
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1993 GMC K2500 Sierra 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29FOP
Believe it or not, this ended up being a complete box of bad glow plugs. I replaced all eight glow plugs, and the truck now starts normally. Sure was a head scratcher since the plugs all tested ok.
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signal operation VIN: 1HGCB755XN
Gentlemen We have this problem solved. As always your replies were good and pertinent to the problem at hand. Many had to do with grounds, etc and this was our first thought. To understand the fix you have to realize how this car is wired relating to the tu...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Rich VIN: JHMCG5543X
We decided the readings were OK for this car. From the responses it appears that it is not abnormal to replace a converter at this mileage. There is an update on the fuel pressure regulator and lines, but this had already been done on this car. Since the o2 ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2000 Honda Insight 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMZE1352Y
I put a 15 Nani farad capacitor across the crank sensor leads into the ecm. It has been a week and so far so good. Thanks for all the replies. David [...] Trouble codes: P0336 (crank sensor noise), P1361 (tdc sensor 1 noise), P1366 (tdc sensor 2 noise).
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1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L tcm VIN: JACDJ58V6S
Thanks for the help everyone...I found both grounds suggested(one near oil pan and one in intake) cleaned and retightened both--they didn't seem bad. I hooked a voltmeter and drove truck home and back to work all week(hour driving each day) the problem never ...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power
Thanks to all that promptly responded to this Kia problem child. All that responded were correct in leading me to the problem with the timing belt crank pulley keyway. The keyway wears out but(in this case)does not fully break. Since the keyway is inside the p... Trouble codes: P0343.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Thanks to all the technicians who responded,special thanks to Frank from oklahoma who suggested to recheck the ehaust system. We found after marted system installed,replaced exhaust with factor unit and installled damper.Vibration is gone and we have one more...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
thank you for your replays and sorry for not closeing the help request here it is on this car you can not cut wires, on this one it is networked into the system and can not be bypassed,had to put aftermarket spring in it and tie up wires on top take out fuse f...
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1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GHN5UL5005
This one isn't fixed yet but I did get several good suggestions.I also got some replies from people that did not read the request carefully. Head gasket issues, camshaft issues, fuel pressure and carb jetting are all things I will be looking at when I get the ...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27Y02
As was advised from most everyone, we went after the cat code (replaced it), cleared codes and drove the truck for a couple days with no recurrence of the MIL. We didn't sweat the exhaust leak so much because it was on the right side and the cat code was for t... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock Sensor), P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Low Bank 2).
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1991 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Rough Shifting VIN: JF2BC67C5M
Hi Techs, Thanks for all your input to help us get this vehicle fixed. We ended up replacing the purge solenoid valve, and we sent the ECU out for repairs. The car runs fine now and the codes do not reappear. Looks like it was a faulty ECU all along.
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1990 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST87F8L
thanks for the inputs everyone! forgot to measure resistance in my leads on my fluke! decided to gap the plugs smaller to .035" so i can get a better spark to find out if i had abnormal carbon deposits soaking up the fuel on cold start up... and the engine sta...
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L engine VIN: JTEBT17R36
As I expected no one has much history on these engines since they have very few problems.I let the thing sit for 3 days again and started it-no noise,no missing-I still think that the oil is draining out of the lash adjusters SOMETIMES-I'm going to try using f...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L vent temp VIN: WVWPD63B61
THANKS TO EUGENE [...] FIGURED THIS ONE OUT, I THOUGHT THAT THE ACCORDIAN WAS AN AIR DUCKT. BUT IT TURNS OUT IT IS THE HEATER HOSES. I DID THE PROCEDURE THE WAY HE SAID TO AND IT WORKED THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Thanks again for your help. It appears the gas that was in the car attacked the fuel pump and either caused the impeller to swell slightly or the aluminum to corrode in the area of the impeller causing the impeller to bind and the pump to seize. I would gues...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL21J14
Thanks to all who replied. Especially Mark from Wisconsin who confirmed my suspicions that there is an updated coolant temp sensor that is green. The sensor that had been replaced in November was black. Not sure if it was a jobber or old V.W. stock. Put new gr... Trouble codes: P3081.
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