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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAUED64B5Y
hi folks im just looking for some hints on how to replace the steering rack on this twin turbo auto car no data says 8.5 hrs and has one page of things to do that would take ten minutes? any imput would be of great help thank u much
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E22
Hi Guys ! Have this Audi in for timing belt,water pump ,thermostat job Customer ask for a favor if we can get the radio code because he didn't have the code for his used radio bought from junk yard.The local audi dealer ask the car has to be in service to give...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L f.m . radio VIN: WBAGL63412
There is absollutly no F.M. radio reception. A.M. works just fine. Antenna strangth says "0" for F.M. band. We are useing an auto logic. Cip updates have all been done. So I'm going to rule out softwear. I know the older systems on the 5,7, and X series all ha...
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV13472
Hello BMW techs, this one came in with no start condition in the morning, No codes present, its tries to start with a few misfires could smell raw fuel at the the tailpipe, took a look at the plugs and were flooded, so a blow out the cylinders and added some f...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake booster VIN: WBAGL63492
hello, wondered if anyone out there has seen this particular problem. when at stand still with the engine idling there is a pulsation in the brake pedal. the brake pedal also gets very hard and looses 90% of the travel. when under acceleration (at stand still ...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
No start when cranking No spark from coil pak-will not fire STS tester. _has injector pulse when cranking- cranking RPM on scanner showing- -replaced coil pak - still no spark -replaced crankshaft sensor- still no spark -disconnected cam position sensor- stil... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam position Sensor)
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L most grids VIN: 2G4WS52JOY
GOOD EVENING...30 years in the business...20 with GM...never seen this before...I am a teacher now AT LINCOLN TECH IN NEW JERSEY...each grid line of the rear defogger [except for the top 2]..are melted [burned] right in the middle of the glass...as stated the ...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G6KES54Y2
Vehicle came in with overheating concern from the customer. We found a coolant leak at the thermostat and coolant recovery bottle. Repairs were made to both items, and this corrected the coolant leaks. Before coming to our shop, this car had been worked on at ...
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L radio amplifier VIN: 1GYEK63N24
vehicle came in with a complaint of battery dies overnight. traced electrical system to the radio amplifier fuse located in the underhood fuse box. if the fuse is removed the draw is completeley gone. if the fuse is then re-installed the draw remains completel...
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1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LT53TOM
Hello to everyone. Got a good one for the GM guys out there. 91 corsica came in stalling, running rough and a MIL lamp on. Scanned and found prom error code and ect error. replaced defective ect and computer with a unit that had the updated prom. Customer took...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WN54TXM
will not idle , off idle seems ok , if you rotate the key back just far enough to disengage the starter and hold it , it will run fine , but does not have power to all the sysytems in the car when you do this , i suspect ecm but not sure , have checked all the... Trouble codes: 45 (running rich)
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK14Z0N
This is my first time asking for help please take it easy on me. This truck belongs to a co-worker's son(He's the oil change & brake guy), my boss is limiting my time on it. The truck will run O.K. sometimes, then when you start to accelerate it cuts out and b... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC module/Knock Sensor)
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R8W
Ok another head scratcher at least for me. Customer came in complaining of a stumble but no codes and the truck sat for about a week. When i first looked at it it had no codes and seem to run fine, no stumble or missfire. (Keep in mind the motor was still cold... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0151 (O2S Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low Voltage)
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case, Differential VIN: 1GNDT13W1W
Hello! Having trouble with this blazer binding up in 4 wheel drive when turning. When in 2 wheel drive having no problems at all. When in 4 wheel drive and turning it will come to a complete stop, and has trouble moving. I removed both driveshafts and check un...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L guages VIN: 1GCC51443X
hope someone can help. i have oil pressure guage working as well as volt meter but i have no fuel, temp, prndle, speedo, or odometer. all fuses are good. replaced cluster with used one same thing. any ideas?
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGG25R8X
at idle this van runs great. engine will rev just fine on light excell, but med. to heavy excell it will not rev over 1200-1500 rpm. backfires through intake. falls flat on its face. fuel pressure in spec.koeo and 55psi when acting up. cam retard at 0- +1 degr... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2 low voltage), P0137 (o2 low voltage), P0151 (o2 low voltage), P0157 (o2 low voltage)
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Oil Leak VIN: 2CNBJ18C5Y
Attention Tracker techs. I have what appears to be a rear main seal leak in this tracker. I've already replaced the main seal and I sealed the crank bolts as instructed by several other posts I've found regarding this problem. My question is regarding a G.M. s...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
Blazer only stumbles at wot. You can easy in to it and at 1/2 throttle spins tires. If u wot it will sputter stall backfire what ever u want to call it. I say the pump is bad but it is 300$ so I want to be sure. Fuel pressure koeo 60-59 quickly falls an sta... Trouble codes: P0173, P0151
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge/odometer/message center/cruise control VIN: 2GCEC19T7Y
inop. fuel gauge,odometer,message center, tech assumed cluster failure. replaced with o.e.m. reman. same problem, checked further & found cruise control fuse blown. replaced fuse & everything worked fine.test drove using cruise fuse did not blow.released to cu...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L multifunction switch VIN: 2G1WF55E1Y
left interior fuse box was replaced because of a "vehicle no start" turn key to start & got nothing, tap on the fuse box a few times & vehicle would start right up. loose contacts behind fuses. next problem: seems the blinkers do not work at all. when you try ...
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Radio, power top, power windows
This car has an intermittant inop condition where the radio, power windows and power top will quit working. If you hit a bump they may start working. I am having trouble on a wiring schametic finding things in common such as a relay. Has anyone seen this befor...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Ipc/Radio VIN: 1GNDS13S72
This Trailblazer has been plaugeing me for weeks now. when the battery is dosconnected then the ammeter plugged in it shows no drain, the forst time it came in i saw it had no drain, sold a battery and sent it on its way. It came back 2 days later having had a...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E12
Car will not start with key, Code P1626 will not clear and no communication with BCM at all. Checked connections at BCM, ignition switch and PCM. Have battery power at start relay but no ground from PCM. I can ground start relay and car will run for a few seco... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti-theft system Fuel enable circuit)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23153
This Duramax has a no start when cold. I checked glow plug system and I have power to all glow plugs, and glow plugs tested ok. If you plug in block heater and wait a hour, its starts right away. By plugging it in I should be eliminating the fuel system and pr...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i need some help with this one guys i have a misfire on all cyl it switches around have checked all plugs ok ran injector balance test cyl 1 55psi start 40psi after tested cyl 2 56psi start 34 after tested cyl 3 56 start 34 after tested cyl 4 56 start 34 after... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300, P0155
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Module Connector VIN: 2G1WB58K56
Bought this car as a non-runner. I couldn't communicate with the ECM. After a lot of testing, I found a rodent had eaten the wiring harness in the air cleaner assembly that feeds both the ECM and the TCM. I can't finish repairing the harness because the genius...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L power steering VIN: 3C8FY78G93
Thanks in advance to everyone who takes time to read this. I have a 2003 PT Cruiser that seems to have no power assist on the steering. The customer was driving the car to work and then couldn't turn the wheel to park. If you raise the RPM's it seems easier to...
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1990 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3XP48K5L
This old tank is trying to hang on for one more high school student's 2 yr ride. Problem is the car lopes and dies at cold start unless you keep the foot in it. This can last from 2-5 minutes depending on outside temp. Thought we had the fix replacing a TBI te... Trouble codes: 23 (Throttle Body Temp Sensor high voltage)
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1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Hard start VIN: JB3XD64B2N
Customer just brought vehicle in with hard starting situation. Apparently has been a problem since coils and ecm were replaced but getting worse with time. Feels like advanced timing when cranking. When ignition is disabled car cranks perfectly. Ecm controls s...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifter indicator VIN: 2B4GP44R9X
digital shifter indictor square flickers and jumps around. transmission shifts fine. replaced instrument panel and drove for 20 minutes it seemed ok. car came back and is still doing it. found posted problems with the ignition switch so i installed a new ignit...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L turn signals, w/s wipers VIN: 2B8GP74L52
W/S wipers work irrattically at times, won't come on, no intermittant, hi only. Turn signals work irrattically at times, won't work, right flashes when turning left. Symptoms more likely to happen when vehicle is below 35 degrees. When vehicle is warm everythi...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HA18N42
Vehicle came in showing misfires had P1391 code stored and P0351,P0355,P0357 stored. Installed vacuum gauge and it read 12in at idle and the longer it ran the lower it dropped to 8in. Checked for plugged exhaust by dropping exhaust, vacuum read the same. Perfo... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 primary circuit), P0357 (Ignition coil 7 primary circuit), P1391 (Loss of camshaft crank)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L rear differential VIN: 1D7KU18NX3
Hope you Dodge techs can add some insight into this problem. Rear diff has a high grating noise or sounds like if you were to put a few marbles in a metal can and spin it. It happens only at throttle release. All is normal through acceleration at all speeds wi...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7LX39C56
We've got this 2006 Dodge Cummins with a MIL on intermittent setting P0514. Seems to come on more so in below freezing weather. Checked battery temp sensor resistance against new one, same resistance - roughly 13K ohms. Mitchells says 300 - 90K ohms acceptable... Trouble codes: P0514 (Battery Temp Sensor Rationality)
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10X6S
Hi all. This one has me scratching my head. Customer attempted to cure a rough idle himself by replacing plugs, wires and coil pack. He said it ran better after he replaced these parts. Ck engine lamp on with #4 misfire code after his repairs. I checked all of... Trouble codes: P0304
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuel leak at cap VIN: 2FTEF15N4T
truck has 2 tanks when front tank is full or near full and using the pump in the ft tank gas comes out of ft tank filler neck at gas cap area this truck dosent have a fuel selector valve on the lines the ft and rear lines are teed togeather the tank vents are ...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
This Powerstroke will start as soon as you touch the key when the engine is cold. If you let it get warm and shut it off it will not restart. Codes stored are P1280 and P1212 - Both ICP Codes. I Replaced ICP Regulator and High Pressure Pump with no change. The... Trouble codes: P1280 (ICP Out Of Range Low), P1212 (ICP Not At Expected)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTNW21S2X
When I bought this truck a week ago i knew that it had problems. I suspected a coil or two was bad by the apparrent misfire after spark testing all the coils two were bad and replaced, it ran better but still misses so i cleaned the maf checked for cracks on v...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW07612
My question is why would these coils fail for a third time? Customer states both coils have been replaced two times before this repair. Failures are specific at cylinders 3/4. I use a Rotunda IDS and koer test passed, power balance looks good and all fuel trim... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L oil VIN: 1FTSE34S55
Hello everyone. Hope you Ford techs can help. Have this van with the v-10 in for service. Oil is milky. I figure its the headgasket or the oil cooler. Dealer says they have never sold an oil cooler and there is no stock anywhere. Before i rip the heads off thi...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shifts VIN: IFAFP532X5
trans slips badly 1-2 shift and nuetralizes 2-3. checked speed sensors ,MLP, and all other input and outputs to trans. all seem o.k. cant find what amp draw of the e.p.c should read at idle through w.o.t any help or suggestions would be appreciated.we found on...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L06
Van used for transport of inmates. Officer said Friday vehicle exhibited bucking and jerking along with a flashing engine light. Code p0300,p0303,p0305, and p0316 stored. Stopped and sat for approximately 1 1/2 hours. I went and brought vehicle back and vehicl... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305 (p0316-), P0316
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1991 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 7.4L lifters VIN: 1GTGK24N8M
hi guys, this 7.4 has got me. december 06 i bought this truck and drove it home to use the power train and chassis under my 1988 light 2500, i had the engine rebuilt by a local engine rebuild company. It ran fair when I brought it home, but seemed lazy. i had ...
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1994 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L vss circuit VIN: 1GTHK34FXR
I'm having a problem with a VSS circuit signal and was hoping someone might have run into a problem similar to mine. The vehicle in question is a Diesel 4x4 with a 4L80E trans. The spedometer along with the signal to the data link connector fluctuates above 60...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14W5X
Two weeks ago this truck landed here not running.We pushed it in the shop and quickly found not spark from coil.The tech working on the truck put one on it and it started right up.We sent the costomer on his way the truck was brought back here on a hook 4 days...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2356N
This vehicle came in no start. We checked spark and fuel. It has neither, it gets no spark, does not fire a noid light, and the fuel pump does not turn on. I tested all three sensors in the distributor, they checked out ok. But I will say that we have tried in...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L steering VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Hello!!! Looking for a little help on this 99 civic. I have taken care of this car since its first oil change. The problem is that the car wanders somethimes worse than others. I checked all the basics on tires and front end. I checked the rear suspension and ...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JHLRD17471
Upon cold start-up the engine idles up to 2800 rpm, then drops to 2200, then cycles continuously from the 2800 to 2200 until some heat starts to register @ the guage. The car must sit all night for these symptoms to occur. It won't exhibet these symptoms if yo... Trouble codes: P0420
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L night low beams VIN: KMHCG45G07
came in with no tail lights, low beam changed switch ass (93420-25100yn). now has tail lights but still no low beams
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
Customer initially told the converter was restricted and replacement was recommended. Converter inspected at reputable exhaust shop and found to be OK. Referred to us for lack of power complaint. Three codes present, two oxygen sensor codes and a low system vo... Trouble codes: P0141, P0132 (O2 Signal high bank 1 Sensor 1), P0562 (System voltage low)
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L right head VIN: JNKNG01D5S
This Q45 has a noise when cold. Slapping noise from front of right head. I hear these timing chain tensioners can sludge up and stick. Any ideas? Flush the motor? Oil is clean. In AllData it looks like the right tensioner can be replaced fairly easy through a ...
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1998 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L l/f window VIN: SAJKX6242W
hi group. this is my first jaguar vanden plas so i really need help. the problem with driver window. all other side window working ok. i bypass the driver door module and switch by send power and ground direct to motor and it working ok. so i eliminated it's m...
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C33
Hello to all, I have this Jaguar that will not start. I put a new battery in it, because I have seen that problem before. But this one has no fuel pressure. It sounds like the pump is running. Any ideas?
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S73
this vehicle always came in with p0455 trouble code / smoke test vehicle / found no leak/ replaced with new leak detection pump, evap purge solenoid, and fuel cap, gave customer back the car, next morning mil came on/ customer told me about a beeping sound fro... Trouble codes: P0455
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L blend door hvac controller VIN: SALPV1647Y
please advise if anyone has seen this problem . ac compressor runs all the time and drivers side blows hot and passenger side blows cold . car has dual climate controls . you cannot change the temps no matter what setting you place temp controls on .
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L motor VIN: 1LNLM81W6T
I found a vacume leak under the manifold with a smoke machine.I replaced the intake gasket,but before i could pull the plugs out to get the water out of the cylenders one of my Employes turned the motor over.Then it hydrolocked,pulled the plugs blew the water ...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35351
Scanned codes and data. 0.0 volts out on downstream O2 sensor, but ohms are within specs. I found the plug at the drivers seat. I want to know if there are any more plugs that are before the ECU for the rear O2 sensor. The CMP code never reset after I cleared... Trouble codes: P0037 (HO2 rear sensor heater circuit low), P1345 (Cam position CMP circuit malfunction)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L EPC/ASR Light VIN: WDBGA70EXT
This Benz came in initially in January with the Trans computer full trans fluid. Replaced computer, that came with a complete valve body from M/B ,cleaned harness and replaced transmission electrical plug.All was well until it returned last week with intermitt...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L steering pump VIN: WDBGA43E3T
hey guys thanks in advance, Im trying to reseal a power steering pump on this mercedes and am striking out the pump is a zf, mercedes p/n 140-466-62-01, does anyone have a line on a seal kit for this pump. they offer a rebuilt unit so someone has to have seals...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Thank you for your time on this help request. My customer brought me this car with a complaint of hesitation off idle, after a brief test drive I found the car to have NO power on half to full throttle and actually seemed to have less power than with the throt...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACC0327W
WELL WE TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS TO TRY AND REPAIR THIS BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO HELP.WE DID PERFORM A DECARDONIZATION TWICE WITH NO LUCK I DID CHECK ENGINE COMPRESSION WHEN THE CAR WAS COLD ALL WERE GOOD.I TESTED ALL TEMP RELATED SENSORS AND ALL WERE IN SP... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L tilt/ telescope VIN: WBAFB33581
First of thank evaeryone for your replies it was a big help especially with the lack of information i had. I began checking the column adjust switch for signals being sent out, checked out ok. then went straight to motors underneath steering column to check fo...
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2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1L security VIN: 2G4WS52J45
HI I can call this car fixed to and extent My original cry for help on the theft system has been repaired as many of you suggested to fix the B2957 code was to change the Key cylinder and I did that and my theft code is no longer a problem but now I still hav...
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L calipers VIN: 1G1YY22P5R
Thanks to every one that responded. It was the ABS pump that was locking the brakes down. After replacing unit all was well.
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Delco Radio VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
First, thanks to all you guys for the help! The Fix: The radio was replaced with a new aftermarket radio/CD player supplied by the customer. The Delco radio was found to be internally bad (logic processor) and not repairable. With the help of the group, I disc...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Control Head VIN: 1GCEC19M0T
Have already replaced the low speed resistor at the last head replacement. Found the coil on the relay pulling 4 amps. Install new relay to find it pulling 2 amps. Hope this is the culprit. Installed another new head & system is operating good. Thanks for all ...
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7Y
You guys were right on. The crank sensor was internally shorted, unfortunatly the pcm didnt survive. After installing a known good pcm and unplugging the crank sensor my reference voltage came back so all is well. Thanks for all the help!
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B34
car went to dealer and they replaced the PCM to correct the second coil driver failure thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P2305.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
Vehicle did have spark plug replaced by us but that was 3 months before misfire occur. A few replies stated vehicle has alot of problems with ignition wires and coil causing misfire. That would have been the first thing i looked at if customer come back. I ll ... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, FLOODING VIN: 3B7KF2328X
WELL,THIS ONE IS FIGURED OUT. I RECIEVED ADVICE TO CHECK THE MAP SENSOR,HAD DONE SO, THE O2 SENSORS, DIDN'T GET THAT FAR,FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, HAD DONE SO,FUEL QUALITY;CONTAMINATION, HAD DONE SO, LEAKING INJECTORS,DIDN'T GET THAT FAR, CHECK COOLANT TEMP AND... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA16ZX2
O.K. After a rather large amount of replies, we have an answer. The valve land area between the intake and exhaust on the #1 cyl was cracked. Even though we had 150psi compression and only 2% cyl leakdown @ 165psi. The valves must have been sealing the leak wh... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF23602
Thanks guys for all your help. With further dianois we found power steering pump had 1400 psi. (ok) All joints were good. We also install pressure gauge after hydro unit. (between hydro and box) and had good pressure. (200 psi at idle and over 1600 psi under l...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L blinkers VIN: 1G50K0G441
fixed,thanks guys this was a luandry bisness van and never sat more than 4-5 hours.but one of the wires over the colum were cracked in side the plastic shield and was still attached didnt notice at first,but shes done now.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
We replaced the epc solenoid and adj. band to one and a half turns. Initally it still shifted bad,but after driving it about a week it cleared up. Thanks for all the replies.
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
CUSTOMER DIDN'T COME BACK YET. STILL WAITING . BUT I HAVE MANY REPLIES SAID THE 02 SENSOR BY ITSELF. BUT SOON I HAVE INFORMATION . I WILL POST IT Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2s1 1 switch . sensor indicates lean).
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
First of all, thanks to everyone who replied. After going round and round with everything checking out ok: running compression, cranking compression, leakdown, vaccum. I finally decided to quote the customer a valve job and they approved the repair. I cross... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21L23
I think most of you were right but customer said it never did it before so i was trying to find something else. normal condition.
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, IDLE HIGH VIN: 2FAFP71W04
ONE OF OUR MECHANIC'S PUT A DIFFERENT IAC MOTOR ON IT WHICH WAS ABOUT A QUARTER INCH LONGER! FORTUNATLY WE NOTICED THE DIFFERANCE. PUT RIGHT ONE ON AND PROBLEM SOLVED.
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1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
I have finally had an op to remove the drivers side head, I did not find the piece of ceramic, although the shape of the missing piece was imbeded into cylinders #5 and #1. I also saw evidence of something else, a very small piece of metal 1mm X 1mm approximat...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
Thanks to all who replied..The fuse trick worked (so far) this is my wifes truck so as for now the system is working good, I just pulled the TCCM fuse with the [...] on,replaced it and the system woke up and has been working good...Thanks Again this site is Awes...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GTHK23144
no codes but found injectors 4 and 5 missfiring customer said to install 8 in unit and get it over with he ordered an 09 ford cause he has had too many issues with the duramax and the local dealers not wanting to warr...
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1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CY58VXR
Thank you to Bob [...] for pointing us in the right direction...as it turns out the o2 sensor was stuck in lean and causing the computer to jack the fuel to the roof..we replaced the sensor and all is well...thank you to all the other techs that replied as w... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2 signal indicated).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Heat VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Fixed the no heat problem anyway. I replaced the thermostat and the cabin air filter, and the customer informed me that the heat is now working well. Both thermostats made a thumping noise(?), I originally thought that the 1st tstat was bad because of this noi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
The customer decided to trade this car in, but I can say that this car most likely has a bad transmission. I monitored the adaptation values of the trans and the 2-3 and 3-4 upshift were both at/near 180. That indicates that the transmission is worn out. Thank...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
The customer pick up the car with new cat. conv. , fuel cap , both new tank sending units ( erratic fuel gauge indication ). We reset the light & let him drove the car 12 days without CEL comes back.We did call him yesterday to confirm the fix. The only thing ... Trouble codes: P1519 (camshaft control logic chain).
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers VIN: IMELM50U5T
This car came in with wipers not shutting off. Replacing the New Wiper Motor with another New Wiper Motor fixed the problem. Looks like a common problem according to the majority of the responses. Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MEFM53SOX
Thank you all for your input. I got quite the variety of responses! To answer the basic question, there does not seem to be anything to support the use of 10w30 oil. It is much better to stick with manufacturer recommended viscosity. Others out there have used...
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM55BOR
YES, IT WAS THE CRANK SENSOR--APPARENTLY WE WERE TOO FAST TO CONDEMN THE DISTRIBUTOR WHEN WE FOUND IT FULL OF OIL--THE GUY OPTED TO HAVE THE OIL WIPED OUT , BUT I DO THINK I WILL SEE IT WITH A FAILED DISTRIBUTOR BEFORE LONG--THANKS TO ALL--HOPE I CAN HELP YOU ...
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1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3DD58B25
thanks to all that replied, markseurocars reply was right, the rpm sensor on the trans was inop, had used one and car is fine.
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CD68U8T
thanks to all who replied , nice of you Saab specialists to share your info . since 9 out of 11 replies said ignition cassette , and all other tests were good , the new one is in and problem solved . i believe i e-mailed all of you thanks who replied. Lewis Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L No start VIN: 1G8ZK5275V
Replaced crank sensor and all is well again. Thank you all for your time once again
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L starter VIN: JF1GF4854V
Thanks for all the suggestions. Couldn't find the problem for sure so gave customer lifetime warranty on starter & happy with that.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6860Y
Thanks to all who gave the code definition. Thermostat corrected the problem. Trouble codes: P1490.
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Well.. I finally gave up!! We sent this thing down to the local toyota dealership to let them take a look at it! Low and behold.. they couldn't figure it out either. The owners then decided to tow it back home... in CANADA!
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The customer never returned at this point. According to the replies, the circuit should be tested under load, i.e. check amperage draw. Others mentioned problems with TPS wires and grounds. One person did mention that computer failures do happen on these vehic... Trouble codes: P0141, P0135, P0773.
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1P3BR4409K
Thanks to all the replies. I was able to restart the vehicle but it would stall with a resulting no start. One reply suggested checking both the IGF, IGT signals, and for power and ground at the ignitor. Other replies suggested checking the ignition coil f...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L interior VIN: 3VWSK69M62
Most of the replies referred to problems with the sunroof drains. We do clean out those drains often but now I suspect perhaps trapped water might have frozen causing more water to back up into the cab somehow. I liked the idea William from Virginia had in p...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1JS8909N
It was a bad ground on the intake manifold. The connection looked ok but upon removal was corroded.Thanks to everyone for their help.
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1CZ91H34
The customer still hasn't decided what they want to do with this car. We pressurized the oil cooler that attaches to the oil pan, and found it to be OK. One member suggested that the oil cooler in the radiator might be leaking, but this car has none. In our ...
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