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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VTC VIN: IC4CL96804
performed mitchell test for code p0341 tested vtc solenoide. continuied with test .checked for timming chain streach and appears to be ok. tore down and inspected vtc acturator.seems ok. has anybody else seen this problem? Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp ckp incrooect phase)
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4D0907551A
WE REPLACED THE ENTIRE EXHAUST W/ AFTERMARKET AND IN SHORT ORDER {200 300 MILES } THE CUSTOMER WENT TO THE DEALER WHO LOST THE EXHAUST JOB FOR SERVICE AND A MIL ON . THEY FAXED ME THE RO. AND SAID BOTH CATS WERE DEFECTIVE AT THE SAME TIME . I ASKED FOR A REFLA... Trouble codes: P0422, P0432
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L turbo VIN: WAUED54B8Y
hi all, thanks in advance for your help. recently replaced both turbos on this 2.7 a6 audi due to large quantities of engine oil in both intercooler systems and smoking heavily while driving. disassembled pcv system and inspected for sludge build up none found...
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
Vehicle came in with P0150 AND P0130 both front O2 sensor malfunctions, also had random misfire codes for cylinders 5,6 and 8. (bank 2).I replaced both front O2 sensors. Now code for #2 bank sensor 1 comes up quick. On the VAG in Basic setting group 33 #1 look... Trouble codes: P0150
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Draw VIN: WBAGB4310J
this vehicle has a draw of 300 ma isolated to fuse #30 of rear distibution box also noticed power window swith illum on always. L/f door stricker switch broken. How do you isolate this switch as cause?
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03464
We have managed to get this car through NYS inspection, but the check engine light keeps coming on. We have not been able to reduce the fuel trim to within specifications. The car runs fine, idles smoothly. It seems to take at least 3 drive cycles for the ligh... Trouble codes: P0174, 01>27
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
Once I clear the trans module immediately I will get a hard code of 34 and 60 once put in drive. I look at data screen and it shows input of [...] celcius. Also shows the shift lever position. won't go more that 1/4 mile without going in failsafe mode. Als...
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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L dome,door,lights VIN: 1G4CW52K8T
My bookkeepers car...dome light, door lights will come on flash, for no apparent reason, day night makes no difference when where? Will flash for sometimes for five minutes go off for 15-20 sec. then back on. Until battery goes dead. No rhyme or reason. Can't ...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L pcm/ vats VIN: 1G4HPS2K5V
This vehicle was driven in due to an intermittent cranks but no-start, or starts then dies symptom. Several days of operating the vehicle failed to yield symptoms, however, codes P1626 and P1629 were stored in the PCM. At that time we had the VATS module repla...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L block VIN: 1G6KS54Y2Y
took waterpump housing/crossover off to find leak 4 seal dont appear to be leaking but coolnt appears to be coming out of between bellhousing and block between the two right side mounting bolts there is a bump in the bell hoising like theres a locating pin the...
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L rack VIN: 111111111
hi guys, hope you can help on this one. came in no p/s to left. replaced rack & pump. evreything works fine, message on driver info center service steering system with every key on. hit reset will go out till key off than on. there is a sensor in rack. does it...
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2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L caliper bracket VIN: 1G6DP57736
Hello all, This cts Caddy has a rattle at low speeds and a slightly rough road. After checking Tsbs I put car on a lift. No TSBs for rattle. What I found is the left front caliper rattles. It is coming from the slides in the caliper bracket. The caliper bolts ...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L master cyl VIN: 1GCDC14K8K
first let me tell you guys that i appreciate your time and help. this one is kicking my butt we looked thru the archives to see if we missed something. we have installed a second new master cylinder and have in the last 5000 miles done a brake reline with cyli...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
I would like to thank you in advance this one is fun. start this from cold ect at 60 iat at 62 truck will run and idle good let it warm up to about 150 or so and it will start serging at idle I have disconected iac still serges removed egr and cleaned and inst... Trouble codes: P0325
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNEC13R9T
Three weeks ago we put new injectors in to fix miss at idle.Was fine for a week.Then customer returned describing a periodic miss or transmission clunk.When driven it may take several miles or less to do it.It feels like ign. dropout.It hits once, and is very ...
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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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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHC33J0V
in bay or under load will not go ver 2800 rpm without bacfiring . spitting , acts like a miss or rev limiter cutting out pings bad but all checks found good no missfire code but code for crank sensor sets but no check engine light has new css . dist. , all tun...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R5W
okay, got one here thats making me a little lost. its a 1998 k1500 that only acts up when it feels like it. When it runs, it runs like a new truck but right now its acting like its jumped time. When you turn the truck over it pops and backfires just like the t... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W2W
Truck came in won't start, customer want to tune up if needs. Charge battery, cranked up, starter & flywheel rear noisy, found flywheel missing teeth, Found TSB about this problem. Replace flywheel, starter with new crank sensor part #[...].Still the same, ... Trouble codes: P0338 (no hard start backfire Kickback during crank grinding.)
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L drive train VIN: 2GCEF19R6W
I am a young tech needing advice. The chevy came in and it had a bad shift in it only at 60 to 75. I was thinking maybe the lockup touque convertor was slipping in a out but I put it in direct drive and it still does it. It mostly happens right when you let of...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1958Y
surges
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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E85
came into shop as a no start,we found it has spark,has proper fuel pressure-55-60psi,runs on carb cleaner,however noid light at injectors flashes dimly and irrattic,cam and crank sensors are ok,power to injectors is 11 volts cranking voltage drop test from inj...
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2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC16Z16
This Suburban runs great but after 20 miles the check engine light will come back with P0172 and P0175 Fuel Trim Rich both banks. Originally it had an EVAP vent circuit fault but since the purge and vent soleniods were replaced the P0449 has not returned. Lon... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim Rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel Trim Rich Bank 2)
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Possible CV Joints VIN: 1C4GP64L9W
Ok, fellas I have one here that has a severe side to side vibration or wobble in the front end that can be felt in the steering wheel and the front of the vehicle. It can only be felt between the speeds of 30 and 50 mph and under acceleration! If you let off t...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L theft VIN: 3C3EL45HOX
Vehicle came in no start. After testing for power and signal at starter. also testing ignition switch for proper operation. Found VTSS system not working correctly.After testing system was about to replace the SKIM sentry key immobilizer module. unplugged modu...
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1995 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L brake warning lite
The warning lite on the dash does work for the emergency and brake failure portion of the system.
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1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L lights shorted VIN: 1B7G622Y1X
Hi folks: This truck came in with only headlights and front parking lights, nothing in rear and no signal or 4 ways. We checked bulbs. All rear bulbs ok except 3rd brake light blown. Brake light fuse was blown and blows in 5 sec with brake peddle depressed. Wh...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11X92
This van was towed in for a no start,code p0320 and no spark,tested wiring harness and scoped crank and cam sensors and vehicle started.I am pulling and moving harness and crank and cam signal looks good and clean.The van was in a month ago for service and mai... Trouble codes: P0320
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L wont take fuel VIN: 1D4GP24353
Hello all and thanks in advanced for taking the time to read this. Customer complaint is the gas fill keeps shutting off when fueling like the tank is full but it's not. We have narrowed it down to what we believe is a restriction in the evap system. If we dis...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7KC23D3V
hello cummins diesel guys. got this 97 with a no start happened after owner got bad biosiesel in s. calif. we can get it to start with a little ether while cranking and it will run at 2500 rpm. basic mechanical condition of engine sounds good. found it will vi...
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1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X0S
Hey guys, Sorry to bother you with this one` but it's kickin me good. It limped in with black smoke, surging, stalling, mil light on. Hooked up the Solus and no communication. Checked all my fuses, OK. Cleaned battery terminals, voltage drop across B+ and gro...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX15NXS
Hello all members. I have this f150 that when cold idles up and down, and will ocasionally die, until it warms up. I have checked for vacum leaks around intake and all lines none found. There are no codes present with key on or running. Mass airflow shows to b...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: IFTJW36F4S
need help on this one don't work on many powerstrokes, when you first start the eng. it's hard to start and it has a bad miss also has white blue smoke comming out and smells like it is real rich after it runs and warms up it clears up and runs fine. i have ru...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA524XY
hello to all, i need some assistance on a 2000 ford windstat 3.8L trying to locate the lower intake manfold the one off the above vehicle is leaking from the area where the runner shaft is mounted the local ford dealer told me it is on national back order . if... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L overdrive flash,bogus speedometer readings VIN: 1FDXF46S3Y
while driveing, the overdrive switch flashes and I'll get a po720, and po722.( vss codes) replaced vss sensor but same problem. I can be stopped and the computer will say I am going 50 mph, then 20 mph, and bounce around, (even with sensor unhookd). Seems to d...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTRF17W7Y
came abs light on code 8 abs module.replaced module.light still on now has code 16,which is supposed to mean system ok but i still have abs light on no other codes. does anyone no why light is still staying on
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S5Y
vehicle came in with check engine light on, IAT code and a MAF code . Checked sensor it was not plugged in. Plugged it up cleared codes, drove ,about 5 miles light back on. Checked code, P0172 rich bank 1. Looked at STFT and LTFT and it is showing -7to-13 STFT... Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich bank 1)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E21
I have this Explorer. It came in running lean and stalling at idle. Found vacuum leak at intake replaced plugs and wires as routine maintenance. Since repair idle is much better but not perfect. After it warms up I can hear a light intermitant popping from the...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L prolonged crank time
Outside temp. -25 deg. celsius. Truck towed in with no start, charged battery, checked scan data,found P1212, let vehicle warmup inside, tried starting, would not. Then checked oil level-O.K., checked oil reservoir-empty! I filled it, and tried starting again,... Trouble codes: P1212
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out
thanks for any help that you give me . this truck runs sweet most of the time.. vary intermittently at cruise any speed it will buck .most of the time only once some times two or three times? its like the engine shuts of for second you feel the drive shaft cla...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04182
hi there fellow techs- i have a escape here with a solid cylinder misfire on #'s 4 and 6 i read previous posts and checked the continuity of the signal wires from the pcm to the affected ignition coils and all is good- i have good compression on both cylinders... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L negative fuel trim VIN: ZFAFP71W83
Howdy, first off the "2" being the first letter of the vin wont work on iatn unless entered as a "z". That being said the car seemed to loose power when my tech was driving it but seemed fine when I drove it the next day. The only thing I noticed was that the ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Unit came in about two months ago with bad motor... we replaced with a used low mileage motor from a reputible supplier. unit came back 3 weeks later smoking on start up and missing for about 2 minutes till it gets warm then runs and drives fine.. upon inspect...
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L abs/trac module VIN: 1FMDU75E45
Hello everyone, Im working on a Ford with an advanctrac setup. Vehicle came in with steering sensor problem. Vehicle has been repaired and when code is cleared the abs module needs to be recalibrated. Is there any way to do this without a WDS? Any help would b...
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM19W0Y
We are scratching our heads on this one. This van belongs to a really good customer of ours and were trying not to let him down but this van is a pain in the @%#$. It has a miss at idle but seems to go away when you rev it up to abuot 2500 rpms. Its setting a ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L convertor VIN: 1GTDT13W21
Looking for help fixing trans leak on 4L60E trans. Leak seems to be coming from convertor/frt pump area between engine and trans. First time out we replaced convertor seal even though it looked just fine,no visible damage. Still had same leak,removed trans aga...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: P336225221
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND REDUCED ENGINE POWER LIGHT COMES ON. NO ACCELERATION. ONLY CODE PO1125 )DESCRIPTION UNAVAILABLE. NO INFO AVAILABLE ON THIS CODE. THROTTLE ANGLE WILL NOT GO PAST 20% THINKING IT IS A PROBLEM WITH ETC SYSTEM . ANY INFO WOULD BE GR... Trouble codes: P1125
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2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SLE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1GTDS13625
the misfire counter detects a miss on cylinder 2. 2-4 misfires per cycle. But I do not feel the miss. Any help is greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Heater VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
OK, this one came in for little or no heat, especially on subzero days. We replaced the thermostat and flushed the heater cores and did get a little junk out, but that is typical. They both flowed great with hardly any resistance whatsoever. The van heated gre...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L fuel` VIN: KMHJG25F5Y
Hello everyone looking for some help on this Hyundai Tiburon. The customer has not been able to put gas in this car. The pump keeps on stopping like if the tank was full. I have replaced the fuel check valve in the tank and also have replaced the filler neck. ...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L flywheel VIN: KMHHN65F23
Hello all,We have a new customer with a tiburon 2.7 with a rattle at idle.We removed transmission per customer to install new clutch,the flywheel is very different than most.My question is should the center of the flywheel be loose???We don't want to install a...
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L starter VIN: JNKCP11A7X
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Valves and Timing VIN: 1J4GL48K32
After replacing heads and valve springs we put the engine back together and all timing marks lined up correctly. we started engine and it ran for a while. then quit. found that all drivers side intake valves have hit the pistons and bent. we lined up timing ma...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a\c control head and radio VIN: JT8VIC13T1
green light for radio stays on with radio off and ignition switch unplugged.a/c control head stays lite 24/7.both radio and control head work fine.no wiring looks hot or burned in dash or under hood
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L timing belt VIN: JT8UF11E4P
Very simple question, are these valve benders? According to Alldata they are, but I have had situations where Alldata was not correct about this. I have never had one of these with a broken belt so I don't know. Thanks in advance for your help.
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2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L maint. light VIN: JTHBD19294
this car came in to us for a service and now were tring to get the maintence light out. i tried three differnt scanners with no luck. i also cant find any info on this in mitchel. can this be done without factory scanner? darrin
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
Lost in a Lincoln. No fuel pressure. Customer replaced fuel pump with used unit. We installed new fuel pump in tank. Found no power to fuel pump. CCRM has power out to inertia switch and power out of the inertia switch to fuel pump module white wire (mounted i...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L pcv system VIN: 1LNH87A61Y
this lincoln will occassionally puke oil out from around the oil fill cap. i have replace oil fill cap but this did not help. i suspected a faulty pcv valve. my local ford dealer sold me a pcv valve and informed me it was under the intake manifold. after remov...
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1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224W
Vehicle has what appears to be a classic converter efficiency issue. What puzzles me is when watching both the front and both the rear O2 sensors on my Modis in scope mode, it appears both rears are switching almost identical to the fronts yet it only sets a b... Trouble codes: P0420
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Hi gang. I keep getting ECT codes on this benz and I don't know why. The problem started after I replaced the insturment cluster with a used unit. Ever since then the car has consistently set code #3 and #5. It sets an adittonal code every so often but it is d... Trouble codes: 03 (ECT Short circuit), 05 (ECT intermittent contact.)
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D1X
Most replies suggested cleaning the throttle body and resetting the throttle body using a VAG capable scan tool. There was an applicable TSB for this condition. Cleaned throttlebody (which wasn't too dirty) and attempted to reset the throttle body with vag c... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle angle potentiometer / throttle actuator).
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D9X
I would first like to thank all the members who replied to this post. Several replies indicated that a after market fuel cap can cause problem even though the cap passed pressure test. I got some helpful advise from some members that allowed me to run a pressu... Trouble codes: P0455.
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Torque converter VIN: WAUYP64B71
We had 10 responses in @ 24 hours from coast to coast. Every one said it was the torque converter internal seal (o-ring?) failing intermittently. Timothy in North Carolina had an 02 A6 that would fail like ours - every 50-100 miles. Kyle (California), Barry (M...
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2002 Audi S4 2.7L timing belt VIN: WARD68D72A
THANKS TO EVERY ONE, YES WE WERE USING THE TOOL TO HOLD THE CAMS. WE DID LOOSEN THE CAM BOLT AND PULL THE CAM GEARS OFF.TO THE FELLOW THAT SAID IT WAS A BIGNNERS WAY TO CHANGE A TIMING BELT BY MAKING MARKS ON THE GEARS, WE ALWAYS MARK ALL OF THE GEARS AND THE ...
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1966 Chevrolet El Camino 327CID Powerglide Trans
Thank you all.I will explain why this vehicle is now "fixed". I had over 20 replies, and they were very quick in coming. Most had me recheck every thing that I did. A couple said that no matter what,the trans.had to come out. A very good reply was not to do a ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GCGK29U8X
Thanks for the replys. We started by flushing the p/s sys customer drove it and still acted up. So we installed a reman pump and got a belt 7/16 inch shorter than orginal. Customer is very happy everything working fine. He says the pedal is about 1 inch ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC29U21
It's fixed and gone. As it turned out, it was the fuel pump and my old analog amp meter is in the trash. I used my employees' Fluke and the amps showed nearly 12 after I completed the wiring repairs, plus the fuel pressure was only hitting 52 max. The new...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13087
I RECIEVED MANY GOOD RESPONSES, UPON DUPLICATING THE CONDITION OF THE FUEL FILL PROBLEM, I REMOVED THE FILL HOSE AND CHECKED FOR RESTRICTIONS, THERE IS A VALVE WHERE THE FILL NECK GOES INTO THE TANK TO BLOCK FUEL FROM COMING OUT IF THE VEHICLE ROLLS OVER I CHE... Trouble codes: P0463.
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
first thanks to those who replied i took your experience into consideration and with me working many hours and no time to do a proper diag. i have decided to send the car to a local garage i will post the repairs the shop does but my guess is gonna be either ...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1C4GP64L2V
I had to send this one out. I would of thought dash lights were simple...I guess the joke is on me. I had communication with the insturment cluster and had power everywhere there should have been. I sent it to the dealer and the customer had reported back a...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L cyl. 1-2-3-4 VIN: 1B7HF16YOT
although i have tried all of your suggestions, this truck is still misfiring. out of despiration i sent it to a friend of a friends master tech who promply popped #1 cycl. to 0 compression and towed it back to me. im fearful of dropping in a new engine because...
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1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4B3AU4ZY5V
thank you for all the replies, but after spending hours checking power, grounds,and all wires.checked all signals from sensers all looked fine. i was at the point that i did not no what to do. i checked customers history and we replaced the cam senser about 1 ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L wheel cylinders VIN: 1B4GP44L6W
We put the wheel cylinders on the vehical. One thing that I should have mentioned is that I am in Anchorage Alaska. The nighttime temps have been approx. -20 to -30F. The shoes still had the paint intact as did the backing plates. This tells me that this was n...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L wiring harness bad VIN: 1B4HS2820X
After running all the test on wiring and relays the computer fixed the job.I think the shorted out wiring at the tranny and the leaking solnoid connector caused the computer to go out. Sorry it took so long to get back but the computer just came in totay. than...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2D4GP74L73
Thanks to all replies. No EGR on this vehicle. Could not find any injector problem. I am leaning towards valve problem but do to cost customer did not approve any dissasembly of motor. I think it would have been a problem in the valve seat. Trouble codes: P0301.
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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXR
Thanks for all the good ideas. It was the vac selenoids for the egr and air sys. Replaced them and no light. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 311 (air system inoperative), 332 (low egr flow).
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1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1S
Well customer opted for MSD distributor replacement. So all is well and back on the road. i think the original distributor problem was high resistance in grounds at distributor. Trouble codes: 03 (camshaft sensor malfunction).
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU35P8T
Thank you everyone for the help. My initial diagnosis of the MAF was correct, the BARO sensor is in fact part of the MAF, but I had a brain fart and didn't reset the computer's Keep Alive Memory. After I did, however, the BARO reading went down to 101kPa. ...
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F8T
Thank you all. #2 cylinder had broken o ring. Thanks to Roger, and your info on how to test for the problem. I also found that doing the balance test helped get rid of the air after I replaced the o rings. Truck starts and runs great now. Trouble codes: P1212.
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Leak VIN: 1FMZU62E82
Well, as most suggsted, it seems the vapor valves on the top of the tank were the problem. I replaced the tank a week or so ago and so far so good :) Thanks for the help guys!
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW20P44
thanks mike...u were a big help...it was the ipr. after i replaced it the truck started instantly. i still want to know if there is a way to bench test the ipr, i tested the old one and the new one in my hand and they both tested the same...thanks again for... 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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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P84
I decided that since it was a warranty issue and the problem was not apparent, that I would recommend my sister to the dealer for possible updates in ECM programming. I have not seen anything like this that was not a fuel supply problem, like lift or injector...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTEK19T4X
Hi Guys, sorry for late post, thanks to mike in Penn. and Dean in Wash., both nailed it, problem was bad encoder motor not turning enough to apply 4x4 high or low, not a cheap fix but fixed! Thanks for all your help, John
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2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GTHG35R9Y
thanks for replies..I got it to act up again in a brake torque situation and saw o2 b1 s1 going to 1.8volts.. disconnected o2 b1s1 and and problem would not reoccur,lt fuel trim numbers now stayed low and positive, I changed the o2 sensor b1s1 and drove seve... Trouble codes: P0340, P0137, P0132, P0172.
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25V61
Hi, customer has not returned vehicle to me to finish up repairs and test. Seems from the excellent response I have received that it is more inlikely the purge solnoid/valve assembly. thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: 441 (evap).
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: JACDJ58X22
thank you for all your help but I have not fixed the problem I went as far as taking off the valve covers to double check the timing put the belt back on it ran fine for about a minute then it went back to the way it was oh well I am still at it Trouble codes: 0405 (egr low signal).
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L cv joint VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
Most replies suggested to just replace the axles with remans. I was able to get a pair for about 200.00. Thanks to all who replied.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Code 1762 VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Thanks to all who replied. The archives had numerous cases where the govener pressure solenoid and sensor were the cause. The 5 volts on the signal line really threw me though. However, after everyone said to quit testing and replace the solenoid and sensor I ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L noise VIN: KNDJC73313
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO REPLY. CUSTOMER TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER, STILL UNDER WARRENTY. THEY TOLD HIM THAT THE BUTTERFLIES WERE LOOSE DUE TO NON- KIA OIL FILTER, CAUSING TO MUCH VACCUMM IN INTAKE MAKING THE SCREWS LOOSEN. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING. SOUND...
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L excessive fuel trim VIN: 1LNHM82W55
this was very strange, fuel test for e85 (as per reply) showed negitave. we removed injectors (found some forgien material). not able to obtain full flow with off car cleaning/flow bench. so replaced all injectors, that only dropped fuel trom by 5%. as per ano... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB35301
I would like to thank everybody for their input and a special thanks to Bill from Colorado he pointed me towards the neutral switch at transmission and that was it, and Alan from California. It has a clutch switch at clutch pedal thats why the idle was going d... Trouble codes: P0507.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
At this point the vehicle appears to be repaired. Customer has been driving 3 days without a problem. I should have insisted Jim do the gear adaptation before posting for this concern but I guess I was tired of listening to the complaints and took the easy was... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0301 (Miss-fire 1 cylinder), P0306 (Miss-fire 6 cylinder).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L left front marker light VIN: WDBNF83J53
I ordered a socket and bulb from dealor $15.00 it came with pins and plastic, the OE bulbs had different resistance, but the real fix was the 194 inside the headlight i looked for burned bulbs but hard to notice a 194 burned when you got a headlight on, i don'...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Exaust valve VIN: 1MEHM55S72
Well I finally got heads back from machine shop. I could have closed sooner, since I only asked about decarbon possibilities. I Found a #4 exaust valve burnt(flat on two sides). As 7 of 8 replies indicated, this is a common problem with the DOHC 3.0 Duratec...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no movment VIN: WMWRC33413
well the problem i have is i dont do in house repairs and the snap on scanner gives info but not enough to do a good investigation. this is a good customer that i would rather send to the local mini than do a trans and not be able to relearn or have it be an c...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L forward/reverse
Iwant to thank all that took the time to reply, after further investigation I found out that the customer did put brake fluid in the trans due to a problem. He took the advice of someone, but instead of a few oz he put a small bottle in it. We have decided to ...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L o.b.d. data connector VIN: 1P3EJ46C1V
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.ADAM FROM VIRGINIA NAILED IT.POWER MIRROR SW WAS MELTED AND SHORTED INTERNALLY.HARNESS WAS O.K.INSTALLED SWITCH AND ALL IS GOOD.OBD WORKS AND CAR PASSED EMM.TEST. THANKS AGAIN ADAM YOU SAVED ME ALOT OF TIME...BILL.
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1989 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS21S7K
Thanks to all for the useful information,especially info from Rick from Ohio,which led me to double check MAP sensor.With ECM in diagnotic mode,MAP reading was barely in spec.(4 g/sec.)spec. being 4-7 g/sec. Once ECM was out of diagnostic mode reading would dr... Trouble codes: 45 (system rich).
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2007 Saturn Sky 2.4L air bag VIN: 1G8MB35B27
We have started the lemon law process since the dealer has told us that its working normal. Since we filed an army of engineers is to look at the car on Feb. 15. I feel like they are having trouble with other cars also or they wou...
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP68C15
well, I had 6 responses. tight valves and injector problems were the most c ommon issues mentioned. Since its such PIA to get to the plugs, I decided to swap injectors between cyl #2 and #4. I figure if the problem moved, it was the injectors, if not, then I w... Trouble codes: P0304.
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