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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L vsa VIN: JH4CL96994
Hello, I have this TXS that intermittantly the VSA and the check engine lights come on, the customer states the VSA and the check engine lights come on while driving, he states it happens more or so with the ac on. it has also happened with the ac off. He said...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUTC28N11
this tt came in with an ABS light on, we found a 00668 supply voltage terminal 30 16-[...] outside specs using vag-com. This is a hard code that comes back imidiately. We checked power supply and charging voltage with no problems found and a chrging voltage...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Coolant temp gauge VIN: WAUEH64B11
Car came in for unrelated service and we noted coolant temp gauge inop. Using VAG-COM scan tool accessed ECT readings from PCM and verified normal operating temp readings of 97C. Accessed instrument cluster measuring block group 003 display one showed ECT read...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
car presented with these codes plus #4 & 5 misfire. Deleted codes test drove approx 10miles. Code 19760 returned, car idles and performs flawlessly. Check of database fix suggests cam timing off. Removed VC's cam and crank are on. (Yes I have the special tools... Trouble codes: 16399 (exhaust cam adjustment Bank 1), 19760 (exhaust cam/crank position Bank 1)
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1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: HC39F3PE24
This truck is starting hard all the time when cold and intermittently after warmed up. Customer stated that he had to jump the glow plug relay because sometimes the glow plug light wouldn't come on. It takes about 10 minutes of cranking and waiting in order to...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS15Z6P
Vehicle came in with a complaint of intermitent loss off power. We found that it had original wires, cap and rotor and the distributor was coming apart. We replaced these parts and the vehicle still would die after 15-20 seconds of running. I checked for vacuu...
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5249S
hello everybody this one has got me!! this problem does not happen all the time,when it does it floods itself to the point of no start even when you go to clear flood mode what i see for scan tool data that i don't understand is the injector pulse width key on...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V01
checked for vaccum leaks none found,fuel pressure in specs,o2 sensors working fine,this truck will have a pre ignition rattle on slight incline ,however if runing premium gas it will not do it, Trouble codes: P0171, P00, 174 (fuel lean bank 2)
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J51
Towed in no start , has fuel pressure and good hot spark ,but no injector pulse ... there is 12 volts to the injectors but no ground signal while cranking , how do i tell if this is a computer problem or a cam sensor ...what kind of signal should i have from t...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29163
we have a intermitten no start with this truck and a pile of loss of communication codes, we have checked wiring and relays, but everthing looks ok ! but before we start changing box's, has anyone seen this problem before. the trouble code tree for p1621 leads... Trouble codes: U1064, U1800, P1621, P0380
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L rack&pinion VIN: 3G1JH12F84
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP, THIS CAVLIER PULLS TO THE LEFT ABOVE 55 MPH. THOUGHT IT WAS TORQE STEER BUT STILL DOES IT IN NEUTRAL AS WELL. CROSS SWTICHED FRONT TIRES SAME PROBLEM,INFACT HAVE HAD ALL TIRES IN LEFT FRONTPOS. I THINKING THAT MAYBE THE RACK HAS...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Stall, Starts and Dies VIN: GIWF52E859
I have this Impala that starts and dies intermitantly, It will start and dies out when it wants to. Sometimes it starts fine and keeps on running. It will crank in park and neutral only and will not crank in reverse or any drive gear. I cleaned the throttle an... Trouble codes: P1811 (Max adapt long shift), P1819 (Internal Mode Switch - No Start / Wrong Range)
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 2C4GP44321
vehicle came in with low brake pedal . Replaced master cylinder blead brakes. Brakes worked good.about a week later the vehicles back with the same problem low brake pedal. blead brakes agin they worked good. it not losing fliud its full every time.its back ag...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L communicationproblem VIN: 2B3HD56J0W
Thanks in advance for any help. This Intrepid is in here for an Emission Test. We use the ODBII testing on 96 and newer and our machine says there is no communication with the vehicle. We have seen this before but on this one we can communicate no problem with...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Hydraulic system VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
Can not find any info on proportioning valve and have no fluid coming out to the rears at valve. Fronts have pressure, tried normal bleeding procedure and vacuum bleeding. Still no fluid at rear and no brakes at rear.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KU28D63
we performed a tune up for cyl 6 missfire used chrysler updated plug number and installed in unit also wiped resiudue from throttle body no cleaners used unit has good fuel psi when it idles it is rich out the tail pipe extremely black can not read 02 sensors ...
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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L not sure VIN: KNJLTO5H7V
this car came to to my shop with a jerking in the steering. it mite pull to the left or right real hard sometimes. in a fast motion then back.it dont do it all the time. the rack has been replaced be for i got the car. no power steering on this car. can someon...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTHF36F9T
hi fellow techs, i have here this f 350 with a no start concern. the vehicle came by recovery. hook up scan tool found dtc p1212 icp low pressure voltage not at expected level. po470 exhaust back pressure ckt malfunction. ran data loger test found icp pressur...
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP15J9T
Upstream O2 sensor stops reading goes to 0, replaced sensors twice they work for a short and the system goes open. After cool down it works perfectly for a short time.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L electric window, interior lights VIN: 2FMZA514XW
The customer brought the vehicle back the next week and said there was a clicking noise under the dash that was not there before and that the electric windows were not working properly. All he had to do was turn the ignition switch on and the noise would start...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37L4W
Hi IATN members. About a month ago this vehicle came in with check engine light on and P0171, P0174 were on memory. Live data was showing LFT -5 B1, LFT -3 B2, SFT -4 B1, SFT -2 or -3 B2, MAF 156 Hz, temp 195 the O2 were switching good. I smoked the engine and... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAHP56S71
I have this Ford Taurus with a duratec engine in it. The car came in with a complaint of engine flare in drive. The RPM would go from @800 and flare up to @1100 whenever the A.C. would kick in. I checked for codes-None. Trim on long term is low @1-3% on bank 1...
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L lock-up VIN: 1FMZU62E42
thanks for any help you might give in advance..haved removed pan to check solenoid operation and can not feel any clinking when scanner is used to energize solenoids.scanner shows them switching but can't feel them.if voltage is checked at connector it goes fr...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L gas filler VIN: 1FMZU72E02
Customer complained that he was unable to fill fuel tank very fast, can't even squeeze nozzle valve to the first notch. I did take vehicle to gas station to verify the problem. Pump keeps kicking off if you squeeze handle too far. I lowered tank and disconnect...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L pressures VIN: 1FTNF21P14
The A/C high side pressures will climb to 400psi untill the fan clutch engages. The customer complains that the a/c does not cool. We checked it out and when the fan does engage the pressures are normal. What tells the pcm to engage the fan clutch for the a/c?...
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Idles at 500 VIN: 1FMPU17505
I bought this vehicle used. It idles in drive at 500rpm. I know this can't be right. The whole trucks shakes at a stop light. I can bring the idle up to 650 and the engine smoothes out and runs good. No codes are set. My techs are stumped as are the ones at th...
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1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GKFK16K5R
this vehicle will not go into closed loop at idle (hot). oxygen sensor readings around 900mv to 1v. iac motor will lower itself to 30-40 counts. if i press throttle 5-10% the oxygen sensor starts switching and goes into closed loop hot or cold. if i leave it i...
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W4Y
hello everyone, scanner shows #5 missing at idle on misfire counter, then off idle #5 stops counting and shows #6 missfiring. the fuel pressure bleeds of pretty quickly so i isolated the regulator and it holds pressure, with the fuel pump in the loop it bleeds... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1872Y
To all; Thanks in advance for taking time to help. This CRV came in check engine light on, code p0304 stored. We had tuned up in January and did not seem to misfire but code reset after clearing. Engine seemed a little rough at idle so we replaced cap, rotor, ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cyl), P1399 (temporary multiple misfire)
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W2Y
Car came in not running,engine had no compression,used engine was install,engine started ok but number 2-4-6 cylinders don't fire (compression 155 psi all around)the only way we can make those three cylinders to work is by lifting the ion module from the intak... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL18763
Hi there fellas, I have this 2004 Odyssey driving me crazy. To begin it came in with no forward or reverse gears. ATF all over the place under the hood. The check engine lamp was on and it missfired badly with (4) transmission codes and P1399, P0300-P0306. Sen...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25SX4
Car came in w/check eng lamp on code p0320 (ignition/. distributor input speed circuit.) but no misfire codes. Noted that Tach was inoperative however customer stated that it was working after she noticed the ck eng lamp. Waste spark ignition system. Since... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition / Distributor engine speed input circuit)
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D76
hello all you hyundai technicans out there,i got this santa fe that is turrning the mil light on with code po121.the only info i can find is on mitchell.i followed the diag procdure which is to ohm the tps.pins 1&2 which is a steady 1.85 k ohms all through the... Trouble codes: P0121
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1967 Jaguar E -type 4.2L oil leak
When idleing vehicle to sync/adj. carbs a significant oil leak has developed coming from the front of the motor. It appears to be coming from the area between the lower edge of the cylinder head and the upper area of the front timing cover. On the left side it...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJKN6240V
high guys, this vehicle has come from another shop after failing an emissions inspection. it has high CO readings. the previous shop had installed 2 new NTK O2 sensors. we have found the sensors to be fixed at approx 200mv, with a burst throttle reading of app...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery draw VIN: SAJJA41C4Y
Battery drains down after a week of sitting. The draw starts out at 1.6 amps and gets lower as time goes on. After pulling all fuses nothing helped except the one for instrument cluster. Removed trim and unplugged cluster and the drain goes to 20 milliamps. Wo...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L viscous clutch VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2S
This Jeep feels like is's in 4wd low range when making tight turns only after driving at least 20 miles,as if the front hubs were locked.Could the viscous clutch be the problem?
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L tcc VIN: 1J4GL48K04
We have an intermittent 740 code, All we have done leads us to a slipping TCC. Would like to hear what the brothren' have to say before I replace the TC and probably the pump. Thanks, Bob.
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L slow refueling VIN: SALNY22254
The car refuels very slowly. The problem came on suddenly, according to the customer. Alldata has sparse information, though more is available by looking in 2005 information. As far as we can tell, all the valves in the top of the fuel tank are working corr...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery VIN: JT8UF11E4M
i have a 91 ls400 lexus with a itermiten short that kills the battery over nite, checked for draw on battery and found none, charging system is at 13.50 volts under load, this discharge happens randomly. cust. notes that after appling brakes that radio display...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
when this vehicle came in the first time about 2 months ago came in with 2 codes po171 and po172, we replaced the two a/f sensors two wheeks later came back with only po171 system to lean we performanced carbon clean by puting pressure to injectors whit a snap... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
Evening everyone. What I have here is a 2006 Mazda3 with 397 miles. It recently had an oil change at mile 380 at a local quick-lube type oil change facility. It made it 17 miles before, according to the Enterprize Rental driver, it rattled really loud then die...
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2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L remote start VIN: 4F2CZ96158
to all the mazda techs out their i hate to bother you all with this. i have a customer that just bought a 2008 mazda tibute s grand touring they want a remote start installed but want it to be factory installed i dont know if this is possible, the mazda store ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L doorlocks VIN: WDBHA28EOT
Hi to all,I was in the need for some imput on the locking system I cant find much on alldata, what is happening is front drivers door will not unlock with key but will unlock when you put key in trunk lock and turn the passenger door doesnt have key lock. I wa...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L rear brakes VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Help!!! I stupidly took in this car, because it is a longtime customer and they just bought it. Ok here it goes, Customer's wife drove w/parking brake on and fried the rear brakes. We did the usual repair, the rear rotors, calipers, hoses and pads. Since the f...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBJFXWA69
Customer complains front windows and front seats don't work. All fuses are good. Can not communicate to pull codes. Is this a common type problem?
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L ride control VIN: WDBNG73J21
ok here we go. new customer came in because he has his rear end saging down. now the left rear is saging much more then right rear. only codes i can pull up are c1525. also c1504 steering angle sensor but thats because the aligment is off by a quater of a turn...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz Vito 108 2.2L Air Back VIN: WDF6380942
We replaced a combi switch at this Vito. We had to remove the steering wheel and clock spring. After we replaced the switch the SRS light stayed on. I can not scan the SRS system. I can scan all other systems in the car. We can not find the SRS fuse because we...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L airbag sys VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hi guys, One of our techs just replaced the steerring rack in this car and now we have the air bag light flashing. Using alldata i pulled what looks to be a code 2 (one long flash followed back 2 short flashes)which alldata lists as clockspring, airbag module...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
Hi all and thanks in advanc for your help. problem of main concern here is the evap code p0443. Ive tested every component i can find on this system and they all test fine. The evap volume control solenoid has been replaced because there is a TSB relating to n... Trouble codes: P0335, P0443
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D2Y
Came in on the hook as a no start. The week in got towed in the temp never got above 0 degrees. So thought it was flooded out which it was. Got it started by drying the plugs out and changing oil. When started barely runs @ idle and has absoultly no power. We ...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8DR07X01
Vehice originally came in for misfire problem. replaced all coils. Customer brought back with a complaint of engine rpm's higher than normal and using more fuel. When I went to move vehicle in reverse the engine died. It was almost like the torque converter cl...
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1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52K7V
This Olds has a peculiar issue. Stalls when in reverse. Sometimes hard to start. Cranks OK. What we found is, the fuel pressure drops to zero, when you put it in reverse. I've visibly checked for grounds from engine to body, engine to battery. No issues detect...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L rear wiper VIN: 2P4GP45G7W
THIS VOYAGER HAS THE REAR WIPER ALWAYS ON. THE AC + RECIRC LITES FLASH CONTINUOUSLY. IN CALIBRATION MODE ALL LED's SEEM NORMAL AND WHEN FINISHED THERE ARE NO CODES, BUT AC + RECIRC LEDS FLASH AND REAR WIPER RUNS. ALSO HEAR WHAT SOUNDS LIKE RELAY CLICKING IN RT...
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1988 Pontiac Fiero Sport 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2PE1193J
i ran the check off shopkey for no start. check spark at 2 wires none. installed noid light and no light during crank. go to chart a-3 ign on check for power at both terminals on injectors yes. disconect 4 way conn at module touch harness con. at terminal 430 ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L coolant VIN: 1G2NW12E3X
Thanks in advance for any input. Customer concern of "pasty" matter in coolant jar. "pasty" matter turned out to be engine oil. Oil level 2 qts low.We removed oil sending unit and pumped air into oil system, no bubbles in coolant.Suspect head or head gasket fa...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Wipers VIN: 1GMDXO3E6Y
I have two of these Montanas running around with less than perfectly timed wipers-both came to me after an ice storm with the little tab bent on the park mechanism.We followed the procedure[mitchell] but in both cases we cant get the drivers arm right.Nothing ...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3DF78K02
Hey, any Knowledgable saab techs, hopefully can help me with this one. hazard lights randomly stay on even with switch in off postion. and tried disconnecting the switch, and light went out, gave customer car and ordered switch, they did same thing even before...
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Have this camper/truck in from out of town. Died on the road. I have checked fuel pressure and ignition. Both are good. Checked for fuel injector pulse and didn't have any! After testing we replaced the ignitor with no change. Checked all wiring from PCM to Ig...
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01P8K
brother's truck. he drove it through a puddle last week and it died immediately. sat 3 days and found 15a efi fuse blown. he replaced it and drove it home (after the 3 day wait). takes it out "mudding" and hits another puddle. dies immediately. 15a efi fuse bl...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L air bag VIN: WBACA5318P
Big thanks to all who took time to reply. The verdit is I will need a factory scan tool on this one. Instead of opening my tool box drawer, I will have to open my check-book drawer.
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Checked roll over valve in right rear fender liner and hoses going to tank.Fuel tank vent valve was working as was supposed to.Charcoal cannister was rerouted by right front headlamp because car was modified with a supercharger.We pulled cannister to inspect a...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9320V
Thanks everyone for the information. Looks like this is a slam dunk! Confidence is much greater when selling a very exspensive job with information like this. Customer has the estimate and said he is going to let me know. So at this time things are on hold. Th... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. converter efficiency).
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 3-2 down shift VIN: WBAFB33571
Thank you to all that responded. We finally replaced the valvebody with solenoids. We are convinced that the soleniods fixed the problem. We ckecked over the old valvebody finding everything in order. We then road tested the car and the ecm adapted within ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37482
All replies gave me the confidence to jump right in and do it! Our local dealer would not offer any assistance because the vehicle was too old. the replacement of the throttle body and engine harness fixed the vehicle. Thanks to all ! Trouble codes: 115 (throttle range adaption check), 135 (limp home adaption plausibility).
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1GCCS1438K
Well this guy finnally came back in and I did what you said and cleared the codes in the automatic air system. The result is the compressor works now. Thanks Guys!
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK34R6W
I ended up cleaning the EVAP purge vent and the MAF. Cleared codes and road tested. The fuel trims were at +or-2% or +or-2 of 128. Much better than the -17% before. Thank you all for your support, your time is VERY much appreciated! Michael [...] Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L starter VIN: 1GCHK23162
THANKS TO PATRICK [...] FOR THE FIX HE RECOMMEND TO INSTALL A SHIM IN ONE OF THE BOLT HOLES TO MAKE THE STARTER HAVE A DIFFENT AGLE I TRYED IT AND IT WORKED I STILL THINK THAT THE FLYWHEEL HOUSEING HAS A PROBLEM CUSTOMER DID DECLINE THAT REPAIR BUT WAS HAPPY W...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Battery drain VIN: 1GNFK162J2
Wow! Special thanks to many of you who scored this one on the money. Removing the circuit breaker for the power seats and my 8 amp drain disappeared. Passenger side seat switch which controlled forward and backward position was stuck attempting to move seat...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L rotors VIN: 2CNBJ13C13
THANKS ALL WHO RESPONDED AFTER TWO SETS OF ROTORS FINALLY FIXED PULSATION IN FRONT.TWO SETS OF DRUMS AND NEW SHOES AND HARDWARE KIT ENDED UP TURNING ORIGINAL DRUMS TO FIX PROBLEM.ALL NEW DRUMS AND ROTORS WHERE MADE IN CHINA.THANKS AGAIN
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Battery Light VIN: 1C4GP54L5X
I'm calling this one fixed. As code P1478 does not exist on the trouble tree for this vehicle because the PCM does the computation, I could find no way to address that exact issue. However, I also found a code P0138 o2 short to voltage and this is also not sup...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Engine VIN: 1B7GL22N91
Thanks for all the replies, it confirmed what I thought. Truck is parked till see get the money for repair. Dear old dad refuses to finance stupidity. Thanks
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D3HV18D24
I would like to thank everone who responded and took the time to read my help request. As I mentioned in my help request that the MAP sensor fixed the engine stall with no restart and the ETC problem. As for the hest. I replaced the camshaft position sensor. T... Trouble codes: P0652 (auxiliary 5 volt supply low), P2127 (APP 2 low), P2138 (APP 1 and 2 voltage performance), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit), P0344 (Camshaft position sensor circuit intermittent).
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5143S
Thanks ya'll!! This one is fixed. I know more now then I ever knew about tone rings and speed sensors. As it turned out I hooked up my Modis and set it to graphing, like you suggested, and found the right front sensor dropping out a little faster then the othe...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F4V
It turns out that the transmission is the problem, I pulled the pan and on top of it NEVER being serviced and the fluid was more black than the engine oil, there was alot of filings stuck on the magnet, I recieved alot of good info from guys, thanks, also the...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Front Washer VIN: 6FPAAAFAKE
Exploder came back to have new washer motor fitted, put in the new washer motor, still did not work. Got out the multimeter had power and ground no voltage drops. Got out the test light bridged the circ. and test light lit up bright. So I then connected the wa...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10C1X
Thanks for all those replies, we put 30lb heavier springs and it took care of the problem. its seems like this is the first truck that has had this problem. The new springs had less tension than the original but were found to be withing spec's. also stem heigh...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L51
Thank you all for your helpful replies. I was looking forward to trying all your ideas but the customer hasnt come back. If the customer does return I will inform you everyone on what I find. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
Thanks to all first. I am still waiting for my CAN adapter from Snap-on, which is very disappointing. I have done most of the checks that everyone posted. Someone had said to check the fuel pump module. You have to literaly pull this module off the truck it...
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU03Z48
well i finally fixed this vehicle a while back it was the belt tensioner that was causing this noise on this vehicle it took alot of noise diag but i found it thanks too all who replied for helping me out
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKGF26F6T
Thanks for all replies.Well since I am going to replace the valve cover gaskets I am going to pull pump and have Mid West Injection rebuild it and I am going to relocate pump driver with #9 resistor.Thanks again to everbody that replied.It is great to have thi...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L cranking motor
First off thanks for the help, the trans range switch was the culprit for the cranking problem and I have fixed most of the problems electrical but the hard starting is still a problem I suspect bad injectors or a bad regulator.
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L fuel VIN: KMACG35C42
First I want to say Thank-You to everyone who replied to this post. The problem was a miss communication with our service writer. He didn't make it clear to the customer that there would be a charge for checking out the problem with filling the tank. Not only...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L engine VIN: KNADC12351
Well the problem was a combonation of a couple of things. First the cap wasn't holding proper pressure. Next the o ring for the coolant tube had a small defect in it and it was pulling air into the system due to the fact it was on the suction side of the pum...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Surge VIN: JT6HT00W2X
ENDED UP CHANGEING THROTTLE PLATE. RUNS GREAT NOW. P0120 CODE WOULD NOT GO AWAY. WHEN CLEARED IT WILL COME RITE BACK ON. . Trouble codes: P0120.
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108.18-12-
I took the advice of most and installed Bosch points and condensor. The old points were also Bosch and did not have very many miles on them, about 5,000. I think the Pertronics setup is intriguing, but with so few miles being put on this 280, the replacement p...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBCA32C4F
Thanks to all who responded. Car is fixed and running great. Martin, Alain and Giuseppe nailed it. Fuse on top of relay was blown, replaced fuse and runs perfect. Simple repair but easily overlooked when not familiar with car and frustrated. Thanks again Tom ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBJF65J82
OK guys, this is what I found. After many miserable hrs. of diagnosing. I figured something was shorted or another module was pulling down the eis module. So I started pulling fuses and under the rear seat, I pulled fuse 15 and the entire car worked properl...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
we tryed everything that was sent,plus several days of studing wave forms and patterns still could not make the problem go away.there was a big differance between the old ecm and the new ecm in running .they both set p0340 but at totally different times and wa... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX53LXP
Thankyou for your help. I was very hesitant to post the repair as I wanted to be sure the "thing" would not come back. After installing a used PCM (only your help led me to this, no diagnostic trouble tree) and a crank sensor the problem is fixed. Trouble codes: 17 (spark reference problem), 18 (camshaft crank error).
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L abs system VIN: 1G2HX54K5Y
Greetings, techs. Thanks to all that offered help. I have not yet fixed this car. Most replies centered around either an intermittant wheel bearing sensor or an intermittant harness at the wheel. I have tugged, bent, pulled the harness every way I can think of...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1BSZ001896
I also tried a used ecu and a used afm neither of which helped. I have been doing this a long time, 20+ years, and I am very good at it but I give up! This one wins. I am throwing in the towel on it. I think the dist is the only thing left to replace but I hav...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K6V
The P0303 Camry is fixed guys, Here is what I did: Test drove vehicle for 18 miles after clearing DTC. P0303 on again after 17 miles of driving. Suspected possible injector but cannot check because injector tucked under the intake manifold. Managed to get a t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected).
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3Y
Customer tells me she has her hands full with personal crises and can't get the car back to me until they blow over. The deadline is here, so I have to close. I'm sure the initial problem last year was the VSV, since a new one made a fault that appeared many...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: 3VWTG69M51
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my help request and subsequent summery and E-mails! The consensus was pretty consistent. There are two basic issues with noise generating problems with the VR6 motors, one being the timing chain tensioners ...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H73
Thanks for the input guys. Based on the recommendation of Bruce in NC, we have offered the customer the option of replacing both the front and the rear on the left side. Thanks for the input on this one. Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor).
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