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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L starter VIN: 1G4BR82P8T
Hi all; Another week-end gone. I have a Buick with a starter problem. I replaced the starter in November 07 as the case was broken. I thought it broke because the mounting bolts were loose but the starter shattered again this week. This time the drive end of t...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK14W2W
I have this k1500 that when sitting in the driveway idling it blew the oil filter o ring out the side of the filter. It was not double o ringed and now I have a loud ticking noise from the rear of the valve covers and it goes away after 15 minutes. It is a tic...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Controller VIN: 2GCEC19Z66
Well this is what I get for trying to cheat. I have an 06 silverado that did not come with TPMS and I want it for all the interstate travel that I do. By brother works for cadillac and lent be the tech 2. He claims you can go into the tpms menu under chassis a...
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C63
car came in with a 340 cmp fault. after checking cmp, found an erratic and intermittent signal. ugly waveform. cam sync and crank sync showed yes, start sync for cmp was sometimes yes, sometimes no. with sensor off, found no debris on camshaft, and all magnets... Trouble codes: P0340, P0016
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D74
TRUCK STARTS PERFECT COLD RESTARTS FINE RIGHT AFTER SHUT DOWN. TRUCK WILL NOT REFIRE AFTER HEAT SOAK WILL CRANK UNTIL BATTERY ALMOST DEAD. WILL REFIRE IF THROTTLE IS PARTIALLY OPENED. FUEL PRESSURE- GOOD, SPARK - GOOD, CAM AND CRANK SIGNAL TO PCM - GOOD, MAP R...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Reverse VIN: 1FBJS31H3T
Hello all, Does the timing control valve plunger go into the VB before or after the springs? Does anyone have a fluid diagram they could send me for this trans? NoData has NOTHING, ATSG has NOTHING. I really need a fluid diagram. I got this E4OD that was r...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUZ2X6V
The p0466 is apparenly set when the FTP(fuel tank pressure) voltage doesn't drop off when a small amount of vacuum should be applied to the tank through the evap/purge lines and the canisters. The code was stored in memory when the explorer came in. I did KOEO... Trouble codes: P0466
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52UOW
brought veh. to me for leaking wp. now veh won't start, fuel prss good and have spark. no codes.
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1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTBC14K9P
was towed in needing fuel pump would not start after repair. advanced dist timing. base timing now at 15 decrees. it ran for 1 day. timing chain had 10 degrees slack. replaced it. still no start. has good spark thru. the plugs has fuel thru injectors.will not ...
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1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
I have just replaced the lower intake manifold gaskets on this engine. I followed the specs to the letter for torque. I used a vacuum and used the plastic discs for cleaning. I am ready to start tear down again if I cannot determine the noise. I believe it is ...
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2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L electrical VIN: 1GKDT13S93
This Envoy has had a problem for approx. 3 months now up here in the northeast where batery seemed to die overnight. To rule out battery itself, three different new ones have had the same result. Dealer has claimed no problem, obviously wrong. I have found th...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UF11E7R
A year ago, at 141k miles, the car had a problem with the TPS signal, it would not rev past 3k rpm, the problem turned out to be in the E.C.M. had it rebuilt, no problems afterwards. At about 147k the water pump started leaking, replaced the timing belt, water...
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BD68SOY
this vehicles power steering system does not have much power assist at lower speeds.It has a variable assist pressure control system but alldata gives only a brief description of how the system operates no diagnostic information at all.Has anyone seen this pro...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB61H4W
The check engine light stays on, code 442. Vacum hoses have bean replaced. Code cleared but came back after 30 miles, same code. Trouble codes: 442 (EVAP leak)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWMD63B5X
this veh is leaking coolant from right rear side of engine not did to many repairs to volks. but did order an adapter to pressurize system. i'm asking if someones already seen this problem and looking for some hints to what i'm getting into. thanks
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWMA63BXX
need help from vw or audi tech. (aeb 1.8t engine) vehicle came in with oil light on, 2qt low on oil. perform oil & filter change. 2 days later vehicle came back with oil light on again. perform oil pressure test, under spec. replace oil pump, after warm up pre...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C15
HELP VW poeple!! [...] or 16485 code comes on after every 2nd test drive. snap on modis and shop key info states .0 volts to .3 volts koeo from signal wire. we have 1.0 volts. 3000RPM shows 2.99 volts; shop key says 1.99 volts max. reman MAF and known good... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow implausible signal)
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1986 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6JG69WXG
I want to thank everyone who helped my mind. I had a really good feeling it was the regulator that was leaking. Thing is that troubled me was that the engine surged so wildly, I was thinking that there had to be something else causing that. I'd Never seen an...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KE54Y3W
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. I replaced both crank sensors and the stalling was over. I would like to thank Richard,Alex,John&Juan for hitting the nail on the head. I had to pull the crank sensors and they had oil leaking into the ... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall or near stall detected).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK24G73
Thanks to all who replied, especially Billy from Georgia. Although I had already looked for a hole in the intake Billy's post made me go back and what had happened was the EGR valve had apparently been knocked into the firewall and the casting it mounts to has... Trouble codes: P101.
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
After all the replies,I decided to send the customer to the dealer,to have the head checked.I don't think the customer is going to bring it in.If I get any more info from customer I will post.Thanks to everyone for your help. Ken Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L starter VIN: 1D4GP25R24
had faulty pcm.replaced but could not program,had to tow to dealer,they charged 200.00 for that service we could not find anyplace else to program. Thanks everyone for help
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L revese gear VIN: 3FASP11J7S
I guess I have bad luck. Turns out the new (used) trans. had the same problem as the original. Got another unit and ok now. While shifting on the bench good trans. locked in real solid and bad transmisions did go forward but didn't lock real good. Sounds lik...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5142W
I did replace the HCU and works perfect. Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Hello all, All except 1 said my backpressure was too high. However I was able to get a known good vehicle to drive and I measured backpressure on it and it was almost as high. The bad vehicle had 7-8 PSI at WOT acceleration driving on the road. The know...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTSF31S1Y
Thanks for the responses-I didn't do anything else to the truck. Didn't want to spend more $ without solid evidence that it would help. The general feeling from those that responded was that it is just the normal for this truck. Customer not so sure but I trie...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L courtesy lamps VIN: 2FAHP71W37
I've gotten many good replies to this, several of which aren't listed on iATN. I'll summarize briefly: The Police (P71 package) Crown Vics in the past, up to around 2004 from what I've gathered, have used a jumper wire arrangement near the glove box to disable...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29103
I ended up sending the customer to the dealer with it, I think that there was injector issues and the warranty was 200,000 km for injectors. The truck was really starting to run rough as well as being hard to start. Thanks too all of the replies. Trouble codes: P1094.
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wipers VIN: 1LMDA514XT
Thanks to the fellow techs who responded to my post. Your help was appreciated. Here is how the vehicle was fixed. I called a good customer of ours to come in so I could test his wiper system. His is a 99 town car, but has the same set up as the 00's. In delay...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Hesitation VIN: WDB2020222
Thanks for all the help replies. Your would not believe what caused the problem. It was a wet connector at the transmission startor cut-out switch. The connector was flooded with water from the aircon water drain. The water drain dripped water over the switch... Trouble codes: 014 (TP potentiameter implausible high), 022 (TPMEFPcontroller announces fail-save operation), 005 (coolant temperature sensor B11/3 bad contact), 008 (intake air temperature sensor B17 bad contact), 016 (IP potentiameter bad contact).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDB1704472
I have contacted the customer who will return for repair when he can spare the car a few days (or when it breaks down and has to leave it). thanks to all that replied, nearly all of you suggested a breather problem caused by carbon blocking passages under the ... Trouble codes: P0110, P0243, P0300, P0301.
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L shift control VIN: 4A3AJ56GXW
I replaced the valve body w/solenoids and the problem went away.shifts in all gears now.thanks for your help.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4A3AA46G23
Kept the car a few days. After scope checking the cts multiple times I caught a few drop outs. Replaced the cts and cleaned the maf for good measure. Cars gone no return. Thanks for the input.
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ16E66
I verify all the sugestions that i receive to fix this problem i replaced injectors for known good one Maf sensor fuel pump coils spark plugs and wires. and i make all the repais that i explain in this issue before. The misfire continues. I thinks that maybe i... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected).
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1994 Nissan D21 2.4L up shifts VIN: 1N6SD11Y2R
Finally back vehicle back in shop this past tuesday. Checked everything out again. Found everything ok but i added more fluid to transmission and let sit overnight. Next morning was a little chilly but transmission shifted ok. Customer took vehicle said if any...
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1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
Hi everyone: This one is afix. DTC P0105 is for MAP sensor. I did not get many replies, but got some good info. The trace of a MAP is similar to TPS, for it receives a 5 volt reference. Make sure you have it. Also make sure you have good vacum source. With a v... Trouble codes: P0105 (Barometric press circuit).
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2005 Scion tC 2.4L srs light is on VIN: JTKDE17795
firts off i have to say thanks to all that replied. the body shop had replaced both front seat belts,the front crash sensors and the srs controll unit.the problem was they got a used set of seat belts and srs conrtol unit.this business is getting worse the in...
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Cooling Systems
THANKS ALL FOR YOUR HELP.IT WAS A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM.I DID NOT REPAIR THIS VEHICLE,THE DEALER WHO SUBS THE JOBS TO ME,DECIDED TO SEND THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE AUCTION FOR RESALE.A COST EFFICIENT MOVE.
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W3R
First let me say Thanks for taking time to respond, sorry my reply wasn't more timely but here goes: all responses asked about belt setup & It was verified once prior by assembling tech. but I pulled covers & distrib cap & brought to TDC. found cams correct b...
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