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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 56XD548652
this vehicle came to me from auction, at first it wouldn't stay on, and i had the P1545 for throttle body (i think that's what the code is for)so i cleaned the throtle body, tried again and this time the car stays on (very low idle, you have keep your foot on ... Trouble codes: P1545
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oiling
New vehicle to this customer. Oil every where underneath. Cleaned and added dye, highest concentration running down oil cooler lines. Can't see the source of the leak without a bunch of disassembly and customer needs an estimate before authorizing any repairs....
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hello BMW guru's, We have this 528i That after windshield was replaced the intermittent wiper circuit comes on when switched but just one wipe. You can change speeds and will come on just one time. It does have a rain sensor. The dealer is telling us that it h...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3343Y
Hello All, Looking for help on this BMW X5 has an intermittent hesistation. When it does hesitate the MIL flashes and P0300 is stored. We have replaced the spark plugs and PCV hoses due to holes in hoses. Other than that the problem is so intermittent I'm not ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi-cylinder misfire)
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L right front VIN: 2G4WB52K5W
This regal has us stumped. When turning right (only right)there is a noise that sounds like a screw driver bouncing off of bicycle spokes. We replaced a bad right front hub assembly that was no help. We even swapped the right and left hubs just to see what wou...
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1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L ABS Braking VIN: 1G6CB53B3M
We Verified Customer Complaint. Car Has New Front Pads, Rotors & Rear Brake Shoes, Hold Down Springs And Self Adjusters. It Had Mutiple ABS Codes. 61 Pump Motor Test problem, 45 Left Front Solenoid Or Inlet Valve Circuit Fault, 31 Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor...
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1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1G6EL1291P
This cadillac will intermittantly on start up backfire very badly. When it does that it will misfire severly until the engine is shut down and restarted. It seems to do this more after a hot soak. I have only got it to act up once. The fuel pressure holds well...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD4Y9WU
after replacing pcm now vehicle doesnt start. code p0603. instrument cluster showers vehicle may not restart. performed the 10min leave key on cycle according to alldata. still no start any help would be appreciated
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N93
we installed a new dealer stat about 300 miles ago and same code has come back and curious if any others have run into this problem...also the cooling fans are not running all the time that i noticed since it came in thanks for any help.. Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp below t-stat regulating temp)
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: G1FP8741FN
came in on tow truck would not start plugs fuel fouled. when cranking I found timing about 4 degrees retarded pulled dist. IT checked ok replace cap,rotor and plugs. now it starts and runs ok. the timing is not being controled by ecm. mil is on but wont recogn...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 261WW12M3S
Hi all, We have a 1995 Monte Carlo came in last fall with the check engine light on(Code 77, EGR solenoid #3) After inpsecting and cleaning the system, we found nothing else wrong and replaced the valve with an ACDelco unit. The light was off for two months... Trouble codes: 77 (egr solenoid 3)
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L transfercase VIN: 2GNEK18R0T
Complaint is a loud snapping noise in reverse with wheel turned to right in 4 wheel high.The rear diff. is non locking.We checked that all tires were the same size.Pulled the tail off the transfer case to check that the snap ring was not broken,its ok.Removed ...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK34R6W
Hey there guys, This Chevy came in about a month ago for the same trouble codes. We disassembled the intake and found the fuel injector "spider" assembly leaking you know the usual common problem. We installed an aftermarket assembly,changed the oil and sent t... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L fuel guage VIN: 1GDKC34J1W
fuel contol module problem.gas guage not working,still pumps out of rear tank sometimes,most items have been replaced more then once,the control module has had a new connector put on it,we have searched tech bulletins and found no help.if you can help find a n...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L driver info. center VIN: 1GCHK23G54
i hunted down all the wiring from the switch in the steering wheel to the cluster and could see the voltage drop when i pushed the button , as in the message was sent from the switch but never recieved by the cluster. at this point i am stuck and need some ide...
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L No Start, Stall, Floods VIN: 2C3HD56FXV
The only thing I can find abnormal is when the car is going to stall the vacuum and rpms start to drop 5"hg and the inj. ms climb to 32ms and the car floods (happens only cold and in open loop!!!...) Have to hold throttle to floor (clear flood) to start it aga... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solenoid Circuit - open or short)
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 2C3HE66G0X
This is a strange problem. Customer had the car towed in because it was spitting aand sputtering(it happened all of a sudden while climbing a small hill). He had it flatbedded in the evening. Next day I started it to test drive and vehicle was running very smo... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Stall VIN: 3C4FY48B64
car came in on a tow truck ...customer claim it stalled during idling in frt of the traffic lite...we attempted to start the car and experienced with start not kickin in...tried with remote started ...engine will spin but not spark...at this poit in time i viv...
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1P3ES42C6S
Replaced Pcm for a stall/reset problem- reman pcm from Mopar- actual tps value(.61v) does not agree with minimum tps voltage on DRBIII(1.80v). Unplugging MAP or reset min tps will reduce setting to 1.00v, but eventually after restarting or running vehicle valu...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Wheel Brg. VIN: 3B7HFZ7TG1
vehicle came in with brg very loose. In replacing hub assemble found ujoint and upper and lower ball joints needed replace. Put everything it needed new in and had play in brg and found there is a spacer between the brg assemble and dust shield. Part no. 05003...
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG2AN5Y
Customer came in with vehicle complaint of truck stalling when put into reverse. Spark plugs were bad, replaced, clean IAC motor, helped but still would die, replace IAC, Replace TPS, Recalibrated both reset all adaptive learning. Cleaned throttle body 2 times...
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1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, loses injector pulse VIN: 4E3AL54F7S
customer's car cuts out when hot or cold, all the time when hot, on occasion when cold as soon as put in gear, spark is strong and present, vehicle injector pulse dims then disappears (noid light) was thinking trigger signal i.e. crank cam sensor, but no lost ...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25H1N
Truck came into the shop about a month ago for tune and exhaust leak. tuned and installed manifold gaskets. Came back a week ago with check engine light and stall and long start complaint. long start was due to bad distributer andignition module. check eng lig...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDF15Y3P
i check everythings seen to be woring great. had any one see this problem before? this problem drives me nuts. any advice, thank you
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L throttle VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
hello i have a problem with this diesal hoping one of you can help me out when you are driving down the road and let off the gas pedal sometimes when you push back on it there will be nothing there.it will just coast like your not even pushing on the pedal..i ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L shift motor VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
THANK YOU Well for starters this explorer when first started or just in key on possition t-case trys to cycle some times it works ok others it will kick out of reverse and grind inside of gem looks ok no water marks or burnt spots wiring looks ok replaced t-ca...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 21VKC29450
cust. complaint check eng. lite on. dtc stored in these order p1537 (IMRC stuck open B1), p0135 (o2 bank1s1 heater), p0141 (o2 bank1s2 heater), p0155 (o2 bank2s1 heater), p0161 (o2 bank2s2 heater). cust had all 4 sensors replaced with dealer parts. i chk. pwr ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161, P1537, P0135, P0141
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1727W
Hi iATN, thank you in advance for taking the time to help. I have a '98 F-150 4.2L V6 with a memory code P1538 IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open. I have inspected the linkages, everything is connected. I have test for vacuum at both IMRC valves. 22" at start up is presen... Trouble codes: P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on, P0171 & P0174 VIN: 1FTYR14X2W
After replacement of MAF & bank 2 O2 sensor, MIL returns same codes after 2nd drive cycle. PCV valve, dip stick, vacuum hoses, EGR valve all seem to be okay. No exhaust leaks. No knowledge of vapor management system, no test procedures available. Customer stat... Trouble codes: P0171 (Air fuel ratio too lean bank 1), P0174 (Air fuel ratio too lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53SXX
This car keeps blowing fuse 28 intermitently. I have inspected the wiring to the sensors and vent control solenid w/ no sign of a problem. All the 02 sensor heater ckts ohmed out between 6-7 ohms the vent solenoid ohmed out at 65 ohms everything looks good any... Trouble codes: P1451, P0135, P0155, P0161
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10C1X
This truck has me knocking my head off. came in due to a MIL on. found had P0301 misfire cylinder#1. scoped ignition and found normal good spark and normal firing voltages and times, nothing abnormal. engine running ok at idle very smooth and drives ok. but wh...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
Weel guys here I am again, looking for help I'm working in a 7.3 ford diesel & found contamineted diesel (coolant in the fuel filter bowl) I'm not a diesel Technician but decide to give a try to fix this truck and just trying to figure out where is the most co...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34SX1
driver called in said it died in flight drove about 100 feet off the road died again towed into our shop. good spark good fuel pressure no injector pulse will run on ether. Tried a known good crank sensor and cam sensor and a known good pcm to no avail.Put all... Trouble codes: P0230
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L vacuum system VIN: 1FMYU7041U
This vehicle is in the defrost default. I have two vacuum lines 1 black 1 grey coming form under heater/ac box both going to the vaccum reservoir. I found a red vacuum line coming from left side of plenum going around right side which is not connected. The vac...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L convertor VIN: 2FS4983110
TRANS WIZZARD NEEDED no lock up,new soliniods and convertor. tcc control circuits verified good. computer is comanding tcc to apply and solinoid activates. must be internal trans fault but were to look first. is vaulve body common fault. no other problems with...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, low compression VIN: 1G2WP12K2X
this car came in my shop with a miss. i ran a scan on it and came up with cylinder 2 missfire. i checked wires and coil but everything was ok so i pulled out the plugs and found the porcelin on the electrode on the plug was broke so i put new plugs in. this di...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L programing VIN: 1FTRWO73O2
ooo great and resourcefull minds of iatn. Now that i have you're attention lol. I have installed this 2002 lightning motor and trans into a 1995 ford f 150 flare side for a customer/friend the problem i am having is that the pcm provided from the auto wreckers...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FTRX18W13
BOth air bags were deployed---body shop changed them. Has a seat belt code both sides--retractors funny thing is both seat belts go back like they should. What i read in the fix archives the belts should stay out if the retactors have been deployed--- please ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Stall, VIN: 1FTNX21SX3
hey guys here is one for ya. came from another shop. customer states that vehicle will just quit like key was turned off, still has all lights and power, sometimes will restart right away and sometimes only after setting for approx. 5-10 minutes. no codes. may...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21L23
when you lock in the front hubs and leave it in 2wd and make sharp turns left and right it make a clucking noise like the front axle joints are binding changed the above parts and front end fluid and transfer case fluid. wondering if maybe in t case but not su...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10D43
first of all, i want to say thanks in advance for the your time, hope somebody had this problem before. this ranger came in towed with a cranks wont start problem, we could never duplicate customer complaint at work. we replace IAC valve because idle won't go ...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
I got this police car in and freeze frame indicated starving for fuel and 100% load in CL. Noid injectors no fire, noid coil they are firing, fuel pressure 40 koeo. I dont quiet understand this new system seems simple but confussed. I no my pcm tell PFDM to ... Trouble codes: 1233 (fpdm)
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14546
Hey guys. I need some help with this truck. Customer came in with this truck barely running. Bogging, stalling, no power, missing, running like crap. Customer tells us that he had no oil in the engine the other day so he added about three quarts of oil. I mana... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0316 (Misfire Detected on Startup), P1336 (Crank/Cam Range/Performance)
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R8T
This rig came in with the above code and we replaced the sensor B2S2. Took on a test drive with scanner attached and the sensor reads low a lot of the time. On Highway cruise, it will mimic B1S2 and stay around .68-.720 v but in town while the B1S2 sensor will... Trouble codes: P0157 (O2 B2S2 low voltage reading)
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GKFK66U44
customer complains of int hesitation that will last for 4-[...]. while driving truck i duplicated the problem one time. it feelslike a dead spot on the tps. this is a throttle by wire. the app and tps did not drop out on the scanner. un fortunately it only ...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5658T
Heys guys I believe my egr passage is clogged up. I can take a vacum pump and see my egr valve working and holding vacum. I removed my egr valve and again applied vacum and can see the valve is working. I started the car with the egr valve off and i am not get... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow)
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6679X
Vehicle has a new by-pass solenoid, two way valve and used computer. MIL came back on. Smoke test showed no leaks what so ever. Purge valve and vent valve both close when grounded. Anyone have any ideas? Code is P1457 Thanks, Jon Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap leak detected)
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Thanks for reading my post..Need some help from the Honda experts please,This accord will have a very hard start and rough idle especial after a hot soak but also if you just let it idle for a long time with the hood closed it will start to misfire and sometim... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L popping noise VIN: 2HJYK16496
Have popping/creaking/clunking noise on turns, especially on left hand turns. Can verify on test drive, but unable to find a loose, worn, or damaged part in front end. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. Honda Techs Welcome!!!
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire, Hard Starting VIN: JNKCA21DXT
The car misfires, sometimes very badly, only when cranking. At times it seems to almost backfire. Once it is started, it runs fine.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
I have another jeep 4.0 that is giving me trouble, I really hope someone can give me some help, I need it. This truck came in with a p300 and p301. We quickly determined that coil was not working on #1, so we put plugs(champions) and a napa coil pack on. I let... Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Not sure where to go on this one. I replaced both O2 sensors because they were weak (would not peak above 700 mv)hoping this would take care of the codes, but it didn't. The car came is with the complaint that the check engine light comes on after extended dri... Trouble codes: 21 (Left Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit), 28 (Right Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit)
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107044-12-
I have a classic gem here. 1980 450SL with low miles. The car obviously sits mostly but the customer does drive it about every 2 weeks. For the last 6 months the engine would crank and not start. Good spark but no fuel. If we spray carb cleaner in the throttle...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L (EC) button light on VIN: WDBFA63F8V
Hello Mercedes techs. the (EC)(economy) button light on the climate control comes on at times while driving without touching it.it canot be shut off ether by pushing the button. then after a while its shuts off by itself. No codes set. I have charged the AC sy...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L seats, sunroof, cruise control VIN: WDBHA24G3Y
Hey, I need some suggestions on this C class. I've got an intermittent electrical problem with seat adjustment, sunroof, and cruise. I have not seen a particular pattern with the failure yet. You can get in this car and the seats may work and they may not. If ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8Y
Hello Friend I have this 2000 Mercedes SLK 230, Kompressor, 2.3 engine that came with a Engine Light on, checking the System with a Modis I find Code P1235 Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store code i try to clear the code and it came right back, i r... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store Code)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBJF65J82
I need some help with this one everyone. Car got towed in for a no start. Customer said he went to get in car and key wouldn't turn. We got it and the key will not turn, steering wheel is locked, and gear shifter is locked. What is weird is that with the key o...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Lighting VIN: WMWRE33412
Could not get the vehicle to fail but it does it for the customer and will at times not work all day. The right headlamp is the concern and has been checked at another shop and proven to not be the igniter or the bulb by swapping sides. The previous shop ultim...
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2001 Mitsubishi FUSO 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JW6BH11S21
THIS TRUCK IS A DIESEL. The truck is overheating when he pulls a load. Does fine with nothing in the back of it just when pulling a trailer or a load in the back. I have replaced the radiator and the thermostat. I have checked for blown head gaskets but can no...
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1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6HD46S2G
FIRST TIME POSTING BOSSES TRUCK NOW. i GOT A 1986 NISSAN 3.0 THAT STALLS OUT AFTER HEATER PLATE UNDER THROTTLE BODY SHUTS OFF.If I get it warmed up a little more it runs fine for the rest of the day. HAVE CHECKED O2 AND IS FUNCTONING PROPERLY, ALSO SCOPED MAF ...
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L abs pump VIN: 19UYA2240V
I want to thank everyone for their help, the l/f axle had a different tooth count on the reluctor and was causing the concern. The biggest issue was not being able to view scan tool data to see which wheel was different...so a tooth count was needed to figure ...
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1990 Cadillac Brougham 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G6DW5476L
well after some testing found the distributor to be faulty replaced it as a complete assembly and all is well thanks to all that replied
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L hood cable VIN: 1G6D53B8M4
First thanx for all the replies. I did try the coat hanger with a hook but it would just straighten out. The latch was binding. The cable broke at the very end tip by the latch so grabbing it further back did not work either. So I cheated. With the customer...
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L valve covers VIN: 1G6KS52Y4T
So many of you indicated that problem was in pcv system and excessive crankcase pressure.After a very intense check of system we found that the passages in the throttle body were blocked. Someone had made their own throttle body gasket and did not cut out the ...
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Shutter over 55 VIN: 1GYEK13R4X
All injectors where off. 1 & 3 2 & 4 5 & 7 6 & 8 were all crossed. Who ever did the intake gasket realy screwed things up. The problem is now fixed and I would like to thank all who sent in replies. thanks agian everyone. Trouble codes: P0405.
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN54T9N
Hey guys-thank you for all of the responses-a lot of you suggested the lower intake could be sucking air internally-I took the filler cap off to check for vacume-couldnt really feal anything-pulled dip stick and still nothing for sure-after tapping on comp-wig...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L ig key cyl VIN: 1GCDT19X2V
WOW! This thing kicked my but. If only I had a wiring diagram I could have saved tons of time. Thanks to laneard from Texas he hit the nail on the head there was a broken wire at the shift lock sw on the floor shifter. It was a yellow wire that none of the ele...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GCHC33R1V
well, as it turns out the hcu we installed was the cause of the low pedal. internal problem and a slight external leak that i didnt catch on initial inspection. the cause of the slow pedal return ended up being dirty p/s fluid. customer replaced p/s pump and p...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Cuts out, blows fuse VIN: 1GCFG25MU2
Hi: This one is fixed. We had some very good suggestions on places that this circuit can fail. The problem areas are rub thrus at the left front control arm,transmission area and if equiped with oil pressure cut off(which may not show up in the wiring diagra...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, P0016 VIN: 2C4GB44RS4
AFTER REPLACEMENT OF CRANK AND CAM SENSORS FLEX PLATE AND TIMING CHAIN VEH. STILL OUT OF SYNCH. CHECK TRASNMISSION AND ENGINE IDENTIFICATION LABELS FOUND OUT ENGINE IS 2001 AND VEH. 2004 AND ENGINE MUST BE 2004 OR 05. THIS TOOK A LOT OF RESEARCH. CUSTOMER HAS... Trouble codes: P0016 (crankshaft timing), P0344 (cam sensor sigal intermittent).
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1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7FL26Y1R
Well must have been a stuck equalizer valve or something. Power Bled the brakes by pulling a vaccum thru them and viola brakes returned...Not sure why this would happen as i NEVER opened the system. O well Thanks to everyone again.
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26C8S
well Guys Like I had said before I had checked all my rubber lines ect... I put some fittings together to go into my supply line of the injection pump and tested the pressure i had good pressure to Injection pump when It wouldnt start right off no wait to buil...
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Delayed engagement VIN: 1B7GL2AX4Y
Well the pcm was causing a communication problem between the pcm and tcm but was not the delayed engagement problem. The fluid was leaking thru the power steering pressure switch and leaching up the wire to the pcm and filled it with power steering fluid. The ...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14H8L
This truck had 2 seperate problems. I sold both the IAC and the TPS to the customer, and replaced the IAC first. Voila, the low idle was gone, but the TPS code still set. Replacing the TPS brought the WOT voltage up to 4.6 volts, more where you expect to see i... Trouble codes: 23 (TP/FIPL Sensor out of range), 26 (MAF/TOT Higher or lower than expected), 67 (PNP or Clutch switch circuit failure).
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L intake gasket VIN: 1FMDV34X9R
Well first thank you all for the responses. I did the leak down test and check for over heating. Drained the oil and left plug off. With pressure on cooling system would continue to get a drip out of oil drain plug. Pulled intake and checked gasket and for war...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G3R
My humblest thanks and my gratitude to all that assisted in finding the cause of this hair puller. There were alot of good suggestions. The root cause of the problem was a failed ECM. Replaced the ECM with a rebuilt unit, the glitches disapeared, clean wavefor...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic trans shifting VIN: 1FALP57U8S
Customer has not returned the vehicle to me as of yet but said he would have his wife drive it on local low speed trips in order to see if any thing changes. I dont think PCM replacement was a mistake because the previous codes did not return before I gave veh...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
Thanks to everyone who responded. The majority of people said that it was most likely the IDM. After completing resistance tests and determining that there were no wiring problems the customer elected to buy a used IDM. I installed it yesterday and the truck r... Trouble codes: 0478 (Exhaust pressure control valve high), 0470 (Exhaust backpressure sensor circuit malfunction).
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNF20L2X
Thank you everybody for all the help, it finally set a code for ignition coil. After messing around trying to find which one or ones finally replaced all coils & problem solved.
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, fails emissions
First I want to say thanks for the replies!!! I never learn! I pulled intake and found 2 clogged ports put it back together hooked up scan tool to look a dpfe voltage with egr activated no change engine stalled so i knew ports were clean! Voltage @ dpfe senso... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1134X
well finally got this one figured out, after barowing an IDS scan tool was able to watch cam signal and crank signal and found them to be un syncrozined. after a little more testing concluded that either the flex-plate is craked and/or excessive crankshaft end... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FDWF37S83
Thanks guys for your help. We are still having problem with coming out of 4wd. We checked the vac. sol. vac. lines hubs ,everything and still can't find a hard fault. Even took to dealer but they couldn't get it to act up, because it doesn't happen all the tim...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP33P43
Most already knew the answer: right, or top, engine mount. This one collapsed and the center was inverted. Transmission mount was broken as well. Some suggested debris under the lower, or torque stabilizer, mount. Some suggested misfires. I will know next t...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L security system VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
I checked the bcm with another know good one from another car and made no differece, we also checked the wiring from the bcm to the ign tumbler and all were good the only thing left was a short in the wiring from some where else in the blazer that ran to the b...
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2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2GG25V43
we did fix this on our own after some time and wasted time --with the computer codes picking up a misfire -did not roadtest because it was in last week for a coil pack and plug -we then install 8 new plugs and wires , before the road test --it had no power an... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire).
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1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L master cylinder VIN: JHMBB2160P
Wow, this was a good one - SAVE THE SEAL BETWEEN THE MASTER AND BOOSTER WHEN REPLACING BECAUSE THE NEW SEAL COMES ONLY RUBBER! THESE ARE PARTS FROM THE DEALER! (ORIGINAL HAS METAL INSERT - STRONGER! - we replaced the brake hydraulic system and the new seal ke...
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1995 Infiniti G20 2.0L engine compression VIN: JNKCP01D7S
Thanks to everyone that replied, this one is fixed. We put a few drops of oil in each cylinder and turned the engine over by hand a few times to work that oil into the rings and then did a compression check. The compression came up to 110 psi. We also put new ...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no start VIN: SAJKD6047X
HELLO ALL AND THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. WELL GUYS I DONT CURRENTLY HAVE A FIX BUT I HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON. FIRST OF ALL THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER TO ALL SYSTEMS IN THE CAR WICH MEANS NO LIGHTS, NO CRANK, NO START, NO INTERI...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S0V
Hello, Thank you for all who gave information. I have finoly tracked the problem down to the 5 volt ref on the cam sensor. Intermitantly the voltage whould stay at 5 volts. after tracing the wireing down and waiting for it to happen again I found that the ECM ... Trouble codes: P0351.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L pcm
Thanks to all the tech's that offered help. Most were procedures that I already tried. One sugestion was the Bulkhread connectors & the connector behind the passenger kick pannel. These checked out OK. Another tech suggested I dis-connect the clockspring at th...
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2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12476
On this KIA Amanti no start, people suggested a key issue, a fuel reset button (no) pinched wires from the crash and resetting the ecms by touching the battery terminals together (disconnected from battery) I waited to close this to see if the dealer would war...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UF11E7R
Thanks to all who have replied, I changed the MAF and spark plugs as well as an oil change, oil full of fuel, now the car runs great again, thanks again to all for your time.
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1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1LNFM82W4W
This car had me stumped with the electrical craziness. I loosened the fuse block under hood and was checking wire connections, and I noticed something wasnt right with the injector fuse, so i twisted the fuse ends to make a tighter fit, so far no problems.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WABEA3007J
Thanks to all that responded. This car is finally running. I adjusted the air/fuel meter by one turn of the screw ond it ran great. Thanks again.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L antena/headrest VIN: WDBEA52E0P
blue wire did the trick thanks,saved me lots of time.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L srs system VIN: WDBRF61J41
Found bad ground wire for drivers side knee air bag broken. Repaired ground wire, recoded module, light out.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDB2304751
The replies I recevied were good but I had already checked for leaks in thhe system wirring and connections .One mention of the pump from LMV class that reminded me that the check valve and regulator or in the pump and do give the type of problem I am having.W...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L poor start VIN: 1MEFM50S3X
thank you all for the help i think it was corroded battery terminals.
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DC01D1K
Most of the members suggested replacing the ECM and verifying all the ground connections. I found and purchased an reasonably priced ecm on EBAY. We installed it and removed and cleaned every ground connection we could find. During a road test it started to br... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf sensor), P1320 (ignition signal circuit).
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L u-joint VIN: 1NGAA07B95
Well that was quick, Phillip's part number was dead on. Precision 369 which I crossed to napa number 1-0153 which I had in stock. Not sure on the pathfinder shaft being the same our pro link system did not list one. Fit perfect and about 1/10 of the price. Th...
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