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1997 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XV
custumer complaint of no start condition car has to be sprayed whith starting fluid then it will run check car & found it to be true but whats missing is not fuel pressure but instead we are missing injector pulse at cranking speed once you spray it it will ru...
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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L heater core VIN: WAUAA88G3V
This car has no heat 97 degrees from vents replaced radiator flushed heater core with no help scan shows temp at 210 degrees. T stat has been replaced we are unsure what to do next thanks for the help.
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML54D01
Tow in for no start-starter inop.we have power thru the starter interlock relay at the park neutral switch and the park neutral switch is working and grounding the relay,problem is I cannot locate the starter interlock relay.MOD says it's in the rt front e-box...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: TRUWT28N21
hallo to install new cluster i need 7 digit number, where i can find that pin number. dealer dont want to give , even if we have 14 digit from new cluster. need that number to syncronize immobilizer to ecm.and if i got number , which group to put it in. what i...
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L fluid change VIN: WAU2228EX5
Hi, I have had an audi with a C.V.T. transmission just come into the shop for a service. I refered it to go to the dealer as i was told it needs to be put on the dealers scanner, so the trans can be filled at a certain temp. I know special oil is needed, bu...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Throttle Responce VIN: WAUJC68E4A
this car was presented to us after a visit to another independent shop, (Nothing done except butt scratching)and the local dealer (new brake light switch), the symptom is step on the throttle pedal and the rpm rises to to 1200 RPM at WOT, I was watching actual... Trouble codes: N0NE
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WAUDH74F18
THis car came off of the tow truck, they had to pull the parking brake fuse out to disingage the p. brake, and manualy override the shifter to set it in N. Shifter manual override got broken due to that action:). now sitting here with no start, had to recut th...
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1991 BMW 535i 3.5L door locks VIN: WBAHD2316M
Not a BMW tech here, and any insight is appreciated. This car has two power door lock issues that are random, maybe related? 1) Sometimes, key will not unlock driver door, and lock does not seem to come up all the way, like a faulty actuator. To get in, she ...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L fault code 59 clutch actuation clutch dynamic VIN: 412JR14279
Hi BMW techs This M3 has an intermittent no crank. Whem it does not crank it set code 59 Actuation, clutch dynamic. The hydraulic pump does run, the pump relay checks ok. We can not find a good discription of fault code 59. Placing a magnet along the clutch po...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
hi guys i have this truck went in an accident air bag went off know the truck do not start it cranks it have a fuel pump code is there reset like the ford thank you
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WY55J61
i have replaced the egr valve reset codes and the light came back on after thirty minutes driving then i reprogrammed the computer and the light came on again Trouble codes: P1404 (egr valve stuck open or circuit performance)
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1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Stall VIN: 1G6CB53B8N
Customer brought me his caddy,says it needs a fuel pump.Says the car starts to run poorly and stalls like it's out of fuel when the tank is still 1/4 full.I verified the stalling by draining the fuel tank(through my pressure tester into a jerry can)until the f...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE54Y5Y
need help gm tech's. i have a 2000 cadillac deville dhs that keep's missfiring on #3 cylinder. i have checked compresson 150psi, changed plug's (ac delco) changed coil pack assy and even changed #3 fuel injector. it still has a missfire in #3 cylinder. re chec... Trouble codes: P0303
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2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KE57Y12
I have a missifire on #5 cylinder only at times under 4th gear light load and when decelling and light throttle in OD. I have swapped coil cassettes, replaced spark plugs and boots on all odd # cyls (so I would'nt have to pull that rear cassette again), perfor... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
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1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GILT53TIN
92 Chevy Corsica will not start. Has Sparks,has fuel, still will not start. Spray starting fluid, nothing. I replaced the crank sensor, could not access the ECM codes, replaced the ECM but still will crank but will not start.Compression all above 100psi except...
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1993 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Electronic VIN: 1GCHK39N8P
This is more a request for information. Im looking for the "ABS Diode Module". Ive been told everything from the left side of the dash to behind the glove box. I believe the diode module is shorted and back feediing voltage to the PCM and other places it shoul...
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1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1LT553T1
Good ol GM. This is our shop car and we are in dire need of some help. At start up she runs fine. Great in fact, but after about five minutes it begins to idle real rough and hesitates. Checked over injectors and found a bad injector, replaced and this fixed i...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Air bag VIN: 1GNDX03E8V
This vehicle came in with the air bag MIL lit and codes B1024, drivers senslo and B1071, SDM malfunction. Tested system with a 2.2 ohm resistor and found no problems. Replaced the SDM and all was fine for two months. Came back. Same codes. Tested again, replac...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W2X
Greetings Hate to have a ask questions sometimes. Just cant quite wrap my brain around this one, when the pcv valve is installed in the valve cover, the ecm records misfires on cyl #1. When you remove the pcv from the valve cover the misfire counter stops. I h... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lr wss VIN: 2G1WH55K7Y
thanks to all who reply,car came in with abs,trac off lites on. scan for codes c1234 only code in abs. checked all wheel speed sensors, related wiring, can not find problem. here is one thing i know,back probe harness connector c101 lr wss wiring there is an a...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T91
Customer complained of no throttle response and instrument cluster displays REDUCED ENGINE POWER. Trouble codes: P1120 (Throttle Position Sensor Circuit), P1220 (TP Sensor Circuit 1 or 2), P1516 (Electronic Throttle Module vs. Throttle Position), P1518 (PCM to TAC Module Serial Data Circuit)
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK1GZ72
havnt ran into one of these yet. eveyone says bad fuel sensor.are they on the rail or in the tank? heard both also is there aftermarket yet? Trouble codes: 178 (179 -), 179
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP54L61
i tested fuel pressure, injector pulse, cam & crank sensor, and asd relay, all check out. no ignition, even supstituted a new test coil, still has 3 coil codes. p0351,p0352,& p0352. i think it needs a new ecm, but would like other advice an input. thanks Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L smokes bad cold VIN: 1B6MF36C7T
WHEN THIS THING STARTS COLD IT SMOKES SO BAD AT TIMES YOU CANT SEE THE TRUCK. THE SMOKE IS BLUE TO WHITE IN COLOR. NO TROUBLE CODES FOUND. NEW LIFT PUMP AND INTAKE AIR HEATERS 6mo AGO. ALSO YOU HAVE TO HOLD YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL FOR 30 sec OR SO WHEN STARTING...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB15Y6Y
Need a little help guys and/or girls. Truck Was towed in. Crank but no start. Has fuel presure but no spark. Found code for cam sensor. found sensor shorted. Replace sensor. engine cranks over and starts. Ran engine for Aprox 10 min. Did not test drive(stupid)...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF23601
Let me start by letting you know, I am not a diesel mechanic. Customer comes in with a complaint of no power. Check fuel pressure 7 lb. at idle nothing under wot. Easy fix right? I do the update of relocating the new pump in the tank. Fuel pressure idling 10 l... Trouble codes: P0216
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 2nd VIN: 1B3EL36X32
This car sets P0846 2-4 pressure switch sense. As you can it has many things done at other shops. I am finding very little about how this code is set. It will take days for the code to set. I also searched the archives and came up empty. Any help will be appre...
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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2619F
This all started because I changed the fuel filter. Before I did this the vehicle started and ran fine. The customer only wanted it done for maintenance, I know this truck pretty well, although I am no diesel expert. I work on all this guys vehicles and he is ...
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1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP42E8P
got this 93 stang gt 50 that will not start, car has been sitting for over a year. At first we had no fuel pressure, but replaced the fuel pump relay, now when I turn the key on I do get fuel pressure. When I crank I do have spark, fuel pressure but no pulse t...
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1994 Ford F450 Super D 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLF47F7R
Customer (side job) complained that the truck was smoking (white) profusely. And no power. Checked codes the only code at the time was P0470 EBP was at constant 53 PSI Changed EBP sensor and cleaned tube also changed thermostat at customers request. Road tes... Trouble codes: P1211 (ICP too high or too low)
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N6T
The customer drove the truck here and said he could be going down the road and the engine would suddenly cut off. He said the first few times this happened he could switch the fuel tanks and it would eventually start up (maybe just coincedence?).Then it got to... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed PIP input circuit malfunction)
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAB123456
This is an AX4N transmission. Car was towed in for trans inop. No movement forward or reverse. Found damaged forward drum, piston, steels, and clutches. Rebuilt unit and now have movement but hard 1-2 shift. All other shifts are good. What pointers can you g...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L case VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
I have a 98 ranger with bad case without the overdrive drum sensor. I've got a 97 case with the overdrive drum sensor. Is that the only difference on these? By looking at them I don't see any other differences. Can I use this case? These are both 5r55e transmi...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L switch VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
We have this exploder with the t-case not engaging. Snap-on modis will not communicate with the 4x4 mod but it does communicate with all the other mods. We pulled the switch to check the input and output to the 4x4 mod. The output from the mod is only 1.7v at ...
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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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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45P94
Hey guys this is one of our first 6.00 litre diesels beasts we have touched to date. We have replaced the glow plug controller but need to replace the glow plugs at the customer request. Has anyone got a technique for removing the right bank set? We have noti...
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2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTYR10D26
This truck came in last week with a blown up tranny. Ran it out of fluid due to a bad tailshaft bushing. I replaced the trans and just as a preventative I replaced the slave. Now he's back saying the clutch is too soft. Freeplay at the pedal is perfect, a...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GTHK23144
this unit runs rough at idle no codes all injectors on cylinder cut out are the same except #5 is slightly different and i mean not as pronounced on injector cut out the boost sensor reads 13 psi at idle frp is 5700 psi and stays stable , there are 3 injectors...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5552S
thanks in advance for any suggestions.this honda has and extreme idle surge from 1000 to 2200 rpm.customer stated had started problem a few weeks ago only when cold,now happens hot cold anytime at idle.vehicle going from open to closed loop with surge appears ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
Van came in with P0172 code (Fuel Metering Too Rich), with no driveability complaints or symptoms other than MIL on. Ran the diagnostic flowchart, which ended with adjusting the valves. The flowchart says that if this doesn't fix the problem, to replace the in... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel metering too rich)
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L starting VIN: 4S6CK58W6Y
Hey Everyone , I've got power when the key is in the on position and hear the fuel pump engage. When the key is turned to start nothing happens , All lights stay on, no dimming or signs of voltage use are obvious.. I have tested the battery and supply volts us...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D1Y
Thanks in advance , I have this trooper with a intermittant hesitation and an intermittant check engine light on. Customer has already installed a (standard ignition) cam sensor in it. It has a code po341 and a code p1627 that i got out with my mentor but can'... Trouble codes: P0341, P1627
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L exhaust manifold VIN: 1J4FT58S8N
This post is for a friend working on a Jeep 4.0 engine. Originally, the car came in with a cracked exhaust manifold. He took it out & welded it... but, only came back cracked again. He put in a used header pipe, but he states that it tends to glow red. He repl...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Service indicator VIN: SALJMO4587
Hello Group, We have in the shop a 2007 Range Rover Sport with a Ford V8 engine. We have performed an oil change and much to our dismay can't find any info on resetting the service indicator on the gauge cluster. Alldata has no info on this procedure, Owner's...
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5239W
Thanks to all who reply. I just seem to be having difficulty deceiding wher to start with this p1455 code to properly diagnose. A fast response would be grestly appreciated. Thank you,. Trouble codes: P1455 (mfr cont aux emissions)
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1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1425W
good afternoon alltech. please helpppppppppppppppppppppp!i am working on 1998 mazda protege w/1.8 litters. gp co at both 15&25 mph w/ multiple code store po134 o2 sensor ckt inactive bank1 sensor1 , po140 w/ sensor2 , po170 fuel trim malf... w/ weir problem fi...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Engine VIN: 1YVFP80D24
This vehicle was sold by a used car lot.Complaint is when vehicle sits overnight it blows oil smoke when first started in morning,condition lasts about one minute.When Synthetic oil was put in condition was eliminated but synthetic is not factory.Any help woul...
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1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L egr VIN: 2MELM75W4R
My question is how much vacuum should there be with the EGR valve off. My experience has been when the paages is cleared on most vehicles the engine almost dies due to a huge vacuum leak. I can feel a good vacuum being applied at the port when I put my finger ...
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2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S64
I am totally at the end of sanity. Vehicle had a skip in cylinder 4. Replaced the 1 coil and vehicle was fine. Several days later developed another skip cylinder 5 replaced coil good for several more days. Then cylinder 1 & 2 went bad replaced those 2 coils an... Trouble codes: 300 (MISFIRE etc), 301 (MISFIRE etc), 302 (MISFIRE etc)
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
Vehicle came to us with a loud, ticking noise from under the valve cover area. First time we saw this vehicle. Customer stated the noise began about a week prior. Idles good, runs good--just what sounds like "very noisy lifters." We removed the valve cover to ...
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1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L headlight VIN: JN1HZ14S9H
I have no current at the driverside headlight socket. The passenger side lights up normal. The interior dash "bulb out" warning light is on. The dash warning light came on before the headlight actually stop burning. Where shuold I check for broken wire, all l...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3T
this started as a surge cuts out acts like a bad maf . doesnt have any spark now injector pulse good . checked coil replaced distributor ran once with new dis. if you can get started it will choke out with any throttle.compression is good tested crank sensor o... Trouble codes: P0335
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L engine VIN: 3N1AB51D12
This is a used car trade so no history is known. Customer states car uses a quart of oil every 500 miles. Sent out to local dealer for diag, states it needs an engine. Tech states catalyst broke up, and was sucked back into the engine wiping out the rings. We ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T11
Having a QUAD 4 nightmare. This vehicle backfires while cranking. So far it has broken 2 starters. If the fuel pump is disabled I can crank it normally, but I feel there is a problem with ignition timing, because cranking with propane will duplicate the backfi...
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM55BOR
sorry guys , but we are very limited on saab knowledge--we can not get codes out of this thing with our modis--we have a no spark--no fuel condition on this car--the check engine light does come on with key (after you pull the guys black tape off)--after testi...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This one came in with a bad noise, failed timing belt tensioner. I thought I was familiar with this setup having done about 20 of them. I got the usual stuff from the usual places (skf tensioner setup, skf idler, conti belt) and put it in the usual way with th...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L high mount brake light VIN: YS3FB49S03
CAN I replace the rec and adjust with tech2 and candi,or does this need a security code or program down load(dont have that capability yet),thanks for your help.
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1992 Saturn SL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1SATURNLS2
This car lacks power on acceleration and doesn't want to go over 55mph. It is running rich above idle speeds and sets rich running code intermittently. It will go through 6 gal of gas in 60 miles. It starts good and idles good and nothing showing up on scanner...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G8JW52R91
Notice that the coil packs are under intake and I am having a problem. What is the best procedure to remove the plenum to remove the coil packs to check the plugs. I have removed all visible retaining bolts but it does not seem to want to loosen. Saturn Techs ... Trouble codes: P0306
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L ignition switch VIN: 1G8AJ52F94
what i have here is a recovered theft. the key is stuck in the ignition. there is a switch under the steering column cover, that makes it possible to turn the key to the off position and remove it. my question is what activates that switch? putting the vehicle...
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6316P
WE SENT THE CAR TO THE DEALER TO PULL THE DTC'S. APPARTLY THE BMW SCANNER IS THE ONLY WAY TO PULL CODES ON THIS CAR. THANKS FOR THE IMPUT.
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Noisey VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Thanks for your inputs. What I found was a check valve in a hose next to the fuel pump, I believe it may be a return line, was sticking. I could feel the hose vibrate. I took the end cap off and it did not vibrate or buzz any more. I opened the end cap and...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L windows wipers VIN: WBAAV53401
We received many good tips on this problem.We tried the most obvious first which was the body control module. We then tried instrument cluster then light control module , all to no avail.The next step was disconnecting module by module trying to find the corru...
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1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L ABS Braking VIN: 1G6CB53B3M
Thank You For Your Help. Their Was A Crack In Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Ring Causing Intermitent ABS Braking. It Would Not Set Any Codes.
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L instrument cluster, a/c control head VIN: 1G6KY549XW
AFTER A RELENTLESS EFFORT COMPARING TWO IDENTICAL VEHICLES SIDE BY SIDE, I COULD FIND NO DIFFERENCE IN PIN VOLTAGES!!! SO I DECIDED TO PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND IT NOW WORKS PROPERLY... I THINK BY DISCONNECTING THE VARIOUS MODULES IT RESET THE SYSTEM. THE...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
thanks for your help on this vehicle. special thanks to alex from georgia. you hit the nail on the head with the 3 7mm bolts in the fuse box. they were backed out at least 5 turns. also checked the powers and grounds at pcm and under thermostat housing. vehicl... Trouble codes: P0106.
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1G1YY32G3X
Its funny how most of my case problems have never been seen before. As always, I hope this case saves someone time and money with the there next vette. The failure was the drive shaft bushings/retainers were destroyed, the driver went far enough so that there ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14V8X
THANX TO EVERYONE WHO SPENT THEIR TIME, AFTER EXHAUSTING EVERY POSS. DIAGNOSTIC WALK THROUGH FINNALY FOUND THE CRANKSHAFT HAS EXCESSIVE END PLAY AND THE CRANK SENSOR HAS GOOD SIGNAL BUT BAD FREQUENCY ENGINE IS BAD Trouble codes: P0336.
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8L No Start
OK here is what we did. I looked up a different vehicle on mitchell on demand (98 monte carlo), found a differant flow chart. followed to a tee. came to where it said to replace crank sensor ( we already have), put an AC Delco sensor in and PROBLEM SOLVED!!! T... Trouble codes: P0440.
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L #1 Spark Plug VIN: 1GCCS19W01
Some replies asked if it was a cylinder/ring problem...checked thoroughly as noted in original request...not a cylinder/ring problem... some mentioned intake manifold/gaskets...some mentioned oil filter lines
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEG15W31
I Thank all for the replies to this help request. Sorry didn't get back to you fast. The customer got sick and took along time to see if They are gong to fix this van. The answer at this time is they are going to tow the vehicle to the dealer for second opinio...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK14W01
thanks to all that replied after finding that the o ring tsb dint apply to the 4.3 we replaced the lifters and fixed the problem thanks agian jeff
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L electronic brake control module VIN: 1GCDT19W22
thank you to all that replied i found the splice pack for the serial data and ohmed out the wire to the ebcm. it ohmed out good. i can communicate with all other modules with no problems. my best guess on this one is the ebcm is faulty but do to my lack of k...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Automatic Tranmission VIN: 1GNEC13ZX3
Since this is an "employee" vehicle we have not had time to try any of the fixes people were kind enough to send. We hope to get at it this week. Thanks to all the responded
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L abs module VIN: 1GCHC24U14
Thanks to all that replied !!! Very good input...I checked voltage at main wire again ( 12 Ga red, plugs into front of motor)and had 12v ( not 14.2 ) with eng running...then tied a 4411 head light into it and it would not light it...so long story short, voltag...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X5V
KNEW THIS ONE WAS GOING TO EMBARRASS ME. REPLACED BAD COIL WITH NEW BAD COIL. NEW IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD. REPLACED COIL AGAIN, ZOOM ZOOM. GREAT RESPONSES FROM ALL. ALMOST EVERY BODY REFERRED TO CAP, ROTOR, OR COIL. GOT ONE RESPONSE WE HADN'T THOUGHT OF TO CHECK TI...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC236XX
thanks for the info. the fault hasn't returned as of today. the most common suggestion is to replace the map sensor. i feel that is easiest at this time. Trouble codes: P0237.
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2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L gasket blown VIN: 2P4FP25BOX
This van is back on the road. I got a wide variety of answers, most disagreeing with one another. Answers ranged from, "toss the head and buy a used one", to "Just put it back together as it is". I did find low mileage used heads, and reman'ed heads as well. Y...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3EJ46X01
Double checked timing belt and found crank timing was not set to the trailing edge of timing mark. Thanks for all the info and help.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KU28D63
vehicle still unrepaired chrysler even lost as to why unit runs the way it does they are suspecting ecm truck is sitting outback of my shop till customer decides what to do
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L brakes VIN: 1FBJS31HXN
Its always the simple things that bite the hardest. Its a dual caliper system and the bottom piston didnt move when I took a closer look the bottom slide was stuck. I cant believe I missed that. Broke it loose and greased all of them works great. Thanks for ev...
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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L not sure VIN: KNJLTO5H7V
found that the right control arm bushing was bad. thanks for all the help
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L hldittmer@yahoo.com VIN: 1FALP54N4V
pulled alternator fuse and light went out,replaced alternator.did recieve one reply explaining that on some generators the components go bad and send current back through wiring lighting up indicator light when shut off and draining battery but still work norm...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Thanks for the input. I did check the tank the baffles were intact. I replaced the anti slosh module again and it seems the car is fixed. It was too low on fuel when I replaced it to really tell if it was fixed. But I have not eard back from the customer yet s...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Thank you all for your replies. I apologize for the delayed fix post, we have been busy here. Anyway, I was able to get the engine at tdc, using cylinder 4 as a reference. There were no timing marks on this crank pulley so the post about the keyway being td...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP66L9Y
Hi Guys, It did turn out to be a spark plug wire. Sheesh. Can not see the forest for the trees.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14574
Thanks to all that offered help on this Truck, This was not a typical case, The initial problem was that the truck quit because of the fuel pump module on the frame above the spare tire, After the truck would not start for the customer, He ran the battery de... Trouble codes: P1235.
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W4Y
thanks everone. most replies were about the sticking poppet valves. that is what it was. i also replaced fuel pump because of the bleeding down koeo. the updated fuel injector assy was very nice and solved the missfiring, and fuel pump is now holdind pressure,... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L lights VIN: 9984567890
thanks for all the responses!!! I changed the alternator and the problem corrected itself.
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
Thanks for the help everyone,I changed the relay and we are back on track!It seems that there is a TSB which explains a wire repair on the fuel pump.I could not find it in alldata.If anyone has a link or details I would appreciate the info for future reference...
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2000 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G4Y
after reading the responses, the mass air flow was replaced. the car was drrivin around for a couple miles and everything was ok. thank you to all who helped. Trouble codes: P1128 (air fuel controll system).
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2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Maint. reminder VIN: JNRAS08W28
Thanks all for the input. Everyone referred to the "Infinity" control to enter the screen to reset maint reminder. I was using the center buttons and apparently it's one of the buttons on the right side of the nav panel. My customer contacted his salesman w...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJHY1543K
Many Thanks to all who replied, - The tests which you suggested in your replies were ones which we had already done, though the technician didn't specifically write them down on the pad which he gave me at the start. This car is still not fixed, partly due to ...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJKN6240V
hello again everyone, thanks for all the input. ok, i sent the vehicle to the jag dealer for sensor orientation, then brought it back and checked the o2 sweep (125mv to 4.84v), and performed a manual test. the results: HC 15, CO .05, NOX 2. it appears that or...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L viscous clutch VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2S
I purchaced a rebuilt viscous coupler from WIT for 200 dollars,(I didn't think they could be rebuilt) Problem fixed!!! Thanks for the many replies. WIT transmission parts [...]
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY49S3W
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. SORRY WERE LATE ON CLOSING THIS WE WERE MAKING SURE VEHICLE WAS FIXED. AFTER REMOVING VALVE SPRINGS WE FOUND THAT SOME OF THE VALVES WERE STICKING AND ALSO NOT ROTATING. WE HAD VALVE JOB DONE AND REASSEMBLED ENGINE. STILL HAD A LOSS OF... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 5 misfire).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Fuel Pump/Leak Dection Pump VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
First off thank you all for your replies. This is the first time I have asked for assistance and this fourm gives me an additional tool to help me along the way. That being said: This truck was a nightmare. After some leg work on the part of my advisor, we fo...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V1V
after re spraying whole system down again finally seen some small bubbles at the new air pump assembly. replaced again car has been gone for about two weeks now all is well again. thanks for all the help.
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
IT'S FIXED!!! First off, I want to apoligize for typing in the incorrect miles. The correct miles are 3,397 not 397 and Second, I apoligize for not posting sooner. As per Mazda Bulletin, you are required to replace the harmonic balancer bolt if removed (had to...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing chain VIN: WDBCA35D46
I want to thank all that replied, the customer declined at this time but will be repaired in the future as this is a secondary car. i figured it was valve bender since newer one were but best to ask those that have been there. I will post comments on this when...
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