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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KA9651V
Hello, This Acura came in with no compressor engagement. Freon level is correct. We can jump the Comp. relay and we have engagement and cold air. We have tested and substituted a known good relay. This Acura has auto temp controls. The Yellow/black wire to the...
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D8V
vehicle dies on acceleration has miss fire multiple cylinders codes #123 cylinders replaced plugs wires no change replaced coils no change replaceer maf sensor no change. plug # 1 2 3 all carbonned up. loking to replace controller? don't know where it is locat...
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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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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Starting VIN: 5UXFA53543
This X5 has an intermittent key recognition. You can watch it on the scanner switching back and forth from yes to no, when its yes, starts. I do not have another key to try but I will have one ordered if recommended, or should I be looking at something else, t...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Fit & Finish VIN: WBADT63463
michael from stewarts automotive in sacramento. i have a quick question about 2003 bmw 530i pass. window regulator.replaced it with a regulator from world pac it works but the window does not go all the way down flush with the door trim rubber. it looks the sa...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Clutch VIN: WBADT63463
hi this is michael from stewarts automotive in sacramento. i have a 2003 bmw 530i with a code 48 torque converter clutch too much slip i've heard of the code before but not familiar with it low fluid? dirty fluid? any info would help greatly? thanks michael 91...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
This car came in with a cheak engine light, the code was p1870 Trans component slipping. We test drove with the scan tool hooked up and found the tcc slippage was to high it was between 300 rpm and 900 rpm while the tcc was engaged in drive. We removed the pan...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KE54Y3V
We have a 97 Deville with the ABS & Traction lights on. Not equiped with stability control. Code C1234 (L/R WSS circuit open or shorted). It comes on at random -- sometimes within 20 yds and sometimes 12 miles. Customer was referred by another shop. He saids t...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L rotors VIN: 1GCDC14K4P
This problem existed before the brakes were done the truck drives excellent until brakes are applied it then pulls to the left and then right all the time and worsens the harder the brakes are applied
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L valve VIN: 1GCEK14M0W
Truck came in with leaking lower intake (big surprise) The motor was gunked up really bad so i pulled one push rod to make sure it was clear all the way thru. Well this is where i did the dumbest thing ever. I didnt realize it at first but the valves are adjus...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GBHC33R3Y
This truck is missing constantly under a load and heavy accel. The Tech 2 reads cyl 3 4 6 misfire counts every time. The fuel metering block gas been updated, and the intake gaskets have been replaced and resealed and a tune up was done recently. I want to say...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L security system VIN: 3GNFK16T31
this truck came in on a tow truck. had no fuel pressure, checked powers and grounds and determined that fuel pump was shot. replaced fuel pump and fuel pressure returned to normal and truck started but then stalled. after a couple more times i realizes the ant...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Speedometer, Fuel level VIN: 1G1JC52F64
This car has a fuel gauge and spedo. that most of the time are not working proper, Spedo. reads 20MPH sitting still and fuel reads way above full. All the rest of the gauges read fine. Thats why I don't think it's a power or ground supply? Does anyone have a t...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNFH15T36
customer drove van to texas from illinois and back, every morning they would start out and at a temp gauge reading of about 180 to 185 degrees, the van will loose power at about 75mph start to backfire and shudder, until customer pulls to shoulder and idles it...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF3654X
I am totally stumped on this one at this time. The check engine light is on and the tps reads 5.0v on the drbIII. I back probed the sensor signal wire at idle and it reads 1.06v. I backprobed at the computer and it is also 1.06v. I checked voltage drop on all ... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage stuck high)
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L draw VIN: 3B7KF23Z72
this truck now sits for a week at a time, was previously driven daily. elecrical draw kills battery completely in 1 weeks time. tested draw at battery is 199 ma ( chrysler allows 35ma). no change to draw when removing all fuses, and/or relays from underhood po...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L dome lights, dimmer switch and curtesy lighting u VIN: 1D4HD48N55
the complaint is that you cant turn the dome lights on from the dash dimmer switch, however they do come on from the dome light switches. Also the lights dont come on when you open the doors or press unlock on the remote. during my diagnosis I was unable to co...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15NOH
We inherited this nightmare from a one man shop that does NOT own a scan tool...(that's 2 in 2 days, but that's another story...). Runs great when cold, but as soon as at operating temp, it starts running very rough, rich, wants to stall. Feels & sounds like i...
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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L heater core VIN: 1FABP42E3J
I need some info from all the ford techs.1988 mustang w/A/C has heater core leaking.ALLDATA says to disconnect all connectors from main wiring harness & feed harness thru firewall into passenger compartment in order to remove dash for access to heater box.Look...
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1988 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L unsure VIN: 2FTHF25G4J
When vehicle is shut off/ try to restart will crank but not fire.. check for spark, had no spark. tried coil no difference. try distributor no difference. try'd module no difference.. no start very irratic will go a week before acts up again let cool and it'll...
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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT06H4R
This Aspire as you can see failed for high CO and HC's at idle only. Lab scoping the oxygen sensor confirms that vehicle goes rich at idle only. In fact intermittently while idling the O2 signal will go rich then start oscilating back and forth. Then go rich e...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
this truck keeps bowing the number 13 fuse in the underhood fuse box... i had another one of these about a year ago that did the same thing, but that one was ok after a new fuse and never came back, this one went 1 day and blew the fuse again, im assuming sinc...
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L timing chain guide VIN: 1FAFP46V8X
Howdy again, again, Got this Cobra that started burning oil around 50-60,000 miles, you could see oil seeping out of the exhaust port on a couple of cylinders. Now it came in with a slapping noise that sounded like a piston, but turned out to be rod bearings, ...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Car came in a crank no start. I got in and it started but had no power. Checked fuel pressure and it was a 8 psi and would run a little. Went to start again and now its 0 psi and no start. Tested at the fuel pump driver module per Identifix where you short the...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Vehicle came in with a misfire under load. Can recreate miss by power braking and driving at highway speeds. No misfire codes, switch out spark plugs and coil pacs. No change. No pending codes, no misfire monitor even whan engine is misfiring. Everything looks...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interanl engine VIN: 1FMZU73E42
I am a Nissan Techician and have very little Ford exsperance. This Explorier is a support staff personal car. With out warning engine has started to make rattle noise. It is running slightly rough and leaking oil. MIl is on and have multilpe codes 300 301 302 ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNW21F73
unable to return truck to customer as is. have many dollars and hours into truck. cardone tech suport out of ideas and so are we. please, any help would be appreicated. bryan
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTPW14534
I have this fine FORD product here, customer brought vehicle with a complaint of noisy ac comressor and ac compressor cycling off and on, upon inspection i found the ac clutch completely burnt up, upon remove old clutch the compressor house broke, installed a ...
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1984 GMC 7000 4.9L engine brake VIN: J8DM7AIN2E
truck came in with alternator overcharging melted combo switch blew all bulbs repaired charging system and combo switch now no power to engine brake solenoid i have no wiring diagrams dealer doesnt have one either if someone has a diagram i would appreciate it...
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1997 GMC c6500 .0L Unknown VIN: A6464TBD66
hi there, not sure if i should be posting this vehicle or not being a medium duty truck, only doing this as a favor for good customer. Anybody w/big truck/brake experience? PROBLEM: Is not an air brake system, is a hydro/electric park brakesystem, problem is i...
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1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGED4660M
Vehicle has hard starting and runs fine till it warms up. Then it will stumble and cough when you crack the throttle open. Seems to be over fueling the plugs are black and fowling and it flooded engine,fuel on top of pistons. We tried to read codes but was'nt ... Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes manual reading)
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1HGEJ8140X
Group, I have this 99 civic 1.6 vtec that is driving me insane! I will give the story from the top. Customer brought vehicle in as a no start. Checked and found that the cam was galled on number 3 and had trashed the head. Advised customer of other problems wi...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEMZ1991
Hi all; This car is not in the shop it is an over the phone thing. Anyway this is the story, the man says he was on the highway and shifted to fourth gear at 55 mph to pass someone. After that is when the trouble started. It seems the tach and temp gauge quit ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD78492
Runs like the valve timing is off and/or the valves are hanging open. Immidately trips a code P0341. The diagnostics in alldata are pretty vague. Suspect a problem in the VTC actuator. Any suggestions? Thanks. Trouble codes: P0341 (VTC Phase Gap.), P0300 (Misfire.)
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Shift Lock
Car came in with TPS code and rear O2S code and customer said sometimes could not get it out of park. Replaced the TPS (throttle body) and rear O2S. Still has intermittent shift lock problem. When the shift lock is not working, if you disconnect the TPS, the ...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F23
I have an orange 12 volt to B1 S2 signal ok, lavander w/black stripe going to computer, signal return , computer wont ground this wire . On B2 S2 I checked grounding signal for heater, it seems to be a pulsing ground, B1 S2 I have constant 12 volt without puls... Trouble codes: P0037 (heater control ckt low B1 S2)
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H85
ok here is a weird one. every time this customer fills their car up with gas(any amount) the car will not start afterwards. if the car sits a few minutes then the car will start. there is no relation to how much gas they put into it 1 gallon or 10 gallons. i d... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
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1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L ride control VIN: JACDH58V4R
We have a 94 Isuzu Trooper that has a shake if you are driving straight on the Hwy. and move the steering wheel to the left or right very slightly you get the death shake and the truck feels like it is going to go out of control. If you put the wheel back stra...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant light on VIN: SAJGX2749V
we replaced timing componants only removing top hose for access when job was done refilled coolant and bleed system twice car runs fine no lights all was good then car comes back a week later with low coolant light on rechecked level and was low refilled and b...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1J4FF48S61
Hi to all, First time posting with this new web tool for me. Air Bag Light is on. I replaced Clock Spring. Horn work now Air Bag Light still on with all the same codes as before I started I checked all the fuses. Dose anyone know where the sensor are located? ...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L speedo VIN: 1J4FA69S14
we have a 2004 rubican in the shop. the speedo jumps form 2-10 mph on accel and decell while driving approx 50 mph down the road. while on the lift we took it to approx 70-80 mph and then it would spike at times as well. we have cleaned all grounds and replace...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73353
randomly starts hard , must crank about 30 seconds or so before will finnaly start. always starts and runs good but the problem is getting worse doing it more often and taking longer to start. the spark plugs are o.k. the fuel pressure ch within specs. have re...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTJGF10V21
no current codes no codes pending... starts & stalls, i need to pedal it to keep it running, than it idles @ 360-370 rpm cold in park w/ a/c off tps % 10.9 inj m/s 2.9 iat 88 deg. f airflow g/s 1.8 ign adv. 11.5 deg. eng load % 16.4 iac % 51 i got this data in...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V6V
Lincoln Techs...HELP! This one was towed in as a no start. I have no spark from either coil pack. I have no Check Engine Light at any time. I can hear the IAC set itself when I first start cranking so the computer isn't totally dead. There is only one pulse o...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Seat belt retract arms VIN: WDBEA66E0P
Both seat belt retractable arms will not work. Mitchell has zip on this system however I was able to print a wiring diagram of sorts and legend from Identifix that kind of leads me into a "forest" without a chain saw. I have checked the fuses in the engine com...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Security VIN: WDBEA52E5P
Security system will randomlly disable starter. No matter what you can not start this car. After you let set a couple days you can start it with no problems. Is there a way to bypass this system. Customer is tired of being stranded at random.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA51E0T
I need the help of Mercedes Benz Tech's. This vehicle came in because it had been rejected from our states emission test due to no non-continuous readiness monitors tests completed. The first thing we noticed was that the engine never reached normal operating ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lights a.b.s. e.t.s. e.s.p. VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
i'm totally lost on this one another tech first checked it out then i got involved. the vehicle has 3 lights on a.b.s. light e.t.s. light e.s.p. light all on all the time i have a assenmacher retriever and it did not give me a option for abs codes (is there a ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz Smart 1.5L No Start, Won't shift into N VIN: WMECF32F75
Hello all, This "smart" car won't start. It has an Automated Manual Tranny. The display in the Instrument Cluster says "Shift into Neutral to start". Obviously the stick (Allshift Lever) is in N but the message is still there and the starting system is inhibi...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6533X
ive read the tsb about setting tensioner and followed inst. starts but wont idle held off idle runs poor set and reset timing sewveral times with differnt peopl still wont idle
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S72
THANKS for the help in advance! Was told that there are deposits on the valve or the valve is not holding pressure and needs cylinder heads removed to repair, #6 cylinder. Please perfrom initial inspections, determine next course of action for repairs or estim... Trouble codes: P0306
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1978 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L turn signals VIN: GHN5UJ4525
i NEED TO FIND THE GROUNDS ON THIS CAR AND MY MITCHELL ON DEMAND DOES NOT SHOW ANY THING. WHAT i REALLY NEED IS COMPONET LOCATER FOR THE GROUNDS ON THE REAR LIGHTS, TAIL, SIGNAL AND BRAKE LIGHTS, AS THE BRAKE AND OPPOSITE SIGNAL FLASH DIMLY WHEN THE TURN SIGNA...
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1996 Mitsubishi lancer 2.0L Radator Fan VIN: CN9A-00015
Have no go with radiator fan - have tested sensor and isolated circuits to ECU but not out as have no wiring information. Have located two relays one each side of the engine in there respected box's I assume that they are for low/high speed. When each relay ci...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Hesitation VIN: HLS30-3569
Please help I am at a loss here. This vehicle has a hesitation/flat spot at around 25% throttle and betweend 2900-3400 rpms. The vehicle will lose power and if you wait long enough with the same throttle input. It will eventually pick up power and pull through...
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD16Y1H
vehicle came in with a no start condition, had been sitting for aprox 4 years. one of the fuel injectors was stuck open and would pour fuel into thottle body with the key on. I replaced injector and changed the oil. now spark is present and will run when spray...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
customer complaint is vehicle stalls while driving. restarts no problem, but no throttle response. will not go faster than 40km. i have done tune-up, intake service, pin point test on throttle system, and replaced the accl.pedal on advice for a nissan tech. no... Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor ratio signal)
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1G3WS52HXY
I have to come to the table and ask a general question of the group. This may sound elementary but my customer's engine has developed a thirst for oil. She has had me perform her routine services for several years and for about 14,000 miles but only in the las...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K2V
Veh. towed in, started, thick cloud of steam out exhaust, . Inspected upper penum, cracked. Replaced penum, and lower intake seals,[oil leaks]. Veh. started, ran fine. On test drive, DTC P0401 set on the 3 test count, inspected EGR valve, would open, but stick... Trouble codes: P0401
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L egr low efficincy VIN: 1G2WR52132
OK i have a 2002 grand prix s/c. i have been working on this vehicle for a couple of weeks. I have replaced the egr valve and the cleaned the passages. the map sensor is changing with the rpm changes. the exhaust is factory with no damage. we have reset the ec... Trouble codes: P0401
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1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L loosing oil VIN: 1G8ZH5280W
The car is loosing 2 qts of oil every 1000 miles no leaks are present pcv not cloged
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Steering pump VIN: WAUML44E54
The steering pump was the answer. These are quite small pump assemblies. We questioned a bad pump because the fluid was not degraded like we see in typical pump failures. And raw circulation didn't seem compromised. We installed the pump while doing a schedule...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing Chain VIN: BW75465G8J
i wannt to thanks you gays for the information it was perfec. #1 piston in tdc special tool on rear camshaft,arrow point up on center of r..cam.car is raning perfec.
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L f.m . radio VIN: WBAGL63412
Thank you to all that replied! Special thanks to Dana in California for his help understanding how this system works. Much like a Mercedes system there is a "master". after close examination af wiring and fiber optic cables we got down to good old fashoned mul...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bags VIN: 4USBT33423
Recieved several replies on this very difficult problem, thanks again to those who took the time. I learned a lot from the experience. I was able to get my "on-line" BMW diagnosis program working which helped tremendously. I had failed to open a server manuall...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5335L
well we try'd to seell the customer the a i r pump and a cleaning on the valve but customer don't want to take a chance on the valve being no good after replaceing the 250.00 pump + labor ,looking at the valve a little closer i can see that it has debris insid... Trouble codes: E, 49 (a i r management system problem).
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L oil pump? VIN: 1G6CD53B6M
OK,Here,s the scoop.The pump lost prime,this apparantly can be avoided by first draining the oil,refilling the crankcase,then go up top and change the filter.I have never done it that way but will from now on.I tried all suggestions to get oil pressure back bu...
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L ac controls VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
i have not repaired this vehicle because the customer did not want to spend the money that would be required to repair this vehicle. there is a feed wire under the dash that is shorted to ground. thank you to ed and mitchell in texas, josh in miss. mitchell in...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNEC16KXR
Howdy again, Well the cleanings and a new converter got this pig past the inspection, but what I think happened it that one of the injectors is not closing properly and since this is a batch fire type deal with only one o2, it is running one injector lean and ...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L experiment VIN: 1GNFK16R4V
i went ahead and tried it. was able to keep it at seventy but with the overdrive off. i took a guess at which cylinders to kill. was smooth above 2000 rpm with light load. noisy while accelerating up overpasses. i only ran for about an hour. had my wife with m...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L hard shift VIN: 1GNDM19W3W
Ended up being a short in the wiring harness to the transmission... Thanks
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Coolant VIN: 1G1ND52J83
Only time will tell if this Malibu is fixed for sure. In response to some of the replies, there was no combustion gasses in the cooling system. The trans cooler tested, ok. I pulled the intake and inspected. It appears that the intake gasket may be allowing oi...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8L engine VIN: 2G1WP52174
I would like to thanks everyone who helped me with this vehicle. I removed the oil pan and inspect the rod & main bearings and inspect the cylinder & pistons. What I found was a scored #4 cylinder and piston. The rod bearings you could tell had gotten hot a...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
well everyone i fixed this one it was the 7 and 8 injectors fixed the problem after all that diag and all the help from all of you all out there also flushed all the fuel and put new fuel all checked out ok after that Trouble codes: P0200, P0300, P0155.
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1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56F8S
Thanks for all the help. Thought we had found the problem in the engine wiring harness where it was very hard and brittle. Inspecting the wires in the harness did not reveal anything. After autopsy of the ECM we found pin 57 shorted to the ground circuit in th...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R7T
Thanks to Robert from Indiana,Charles from Florida,and Leyva from Quebec for your replies. The replies suggested to check for bad plug wires or plugs on #2 coil,open or shorted wiring for coil driver circuits,a bad PCM,and worn timing gear/chain causing cam an... Trouble codes: 43 (Ignition coil 2).
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Convertor VIN: 1B7HF16Z8W
I don't have much info on this one to pass on. I do appreciate the replies. Sorry about the wrong word in the original post, I was between a chatter and shudder I guess. The replies actually guided me to a torque convertor problem or a solenoid problem. Due to...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED. DROVE CAR 100+ MILES THEN IT DIED,BAD IDEA STOPED ON MAJOR HIGHWAY AT RUSH HOUR TIME BY MYSELF DID VERIFY WHAT WE DIDN'T HAVE, FUEL,REPLACED FUEL PUMP W/AFTERMARKET.ITS BEEN TWO WEEKS ALL SEEMS OK. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP. FAB Trouble codes: P0300 (no light just stored).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF16Y7X
hey guys thanks to all who replied,hair folicles now starting to grow back.im sure all of tou have banged your head to point of blacking out on problem vehicle only to wakeup in the middle of the night and know whats wrong with the vehicle,this happened to me ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Oil Seal VIN: 1B7K23S31J
All of the 14 replies agreed that changing P S Pump could lead to a oil leak at the vacuum pump. Several gave a Dodge Part of [...], a seal kit w/instructions for repairing the vacuum pump. I was able to move the P S pump out of the way with all hoses att...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L interior lights VIN: WD2PD64354
ended up being the radio being the draw thanks for the help
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAB123456
The problem went away. Must of been a sticking valve. Sonnax makes a kit fot these early units for hard 1-2 shifts. We purchased kit to ream and put new valve in. Got car back after weekend and the problem had left.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Thanks to all the responses This one was acutually very simple. The motor that shifts the transfercase was stuck. I removed it and was able to free it up by taping it. I reinstalled the motor onto the transfercase and shifted it numerous times with no problems...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSE34F9W
RICHARD FROM OHIO WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE PICK UP SCREEN ON THE FUEL SENDER. I DROPED THE TANK AND FOUND THE SUMP, THE SENDER SITS IN WAS MADE OF PLASTIC AND FLAKING OFF CLOGING THE SCREEN. ORDER A NEW TANK AND NEW TANK CAME WITH A STEEL SUMP INSTALLED A NEW SENDE... Trouble codes: P0476 (exhaust control valve performance), P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected).
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
I believe the car is fixed. Its been gone for a week. I cleaned the ground wires behind the battery tray that had not gotten cleaned the first time. After this, we could not get the car to act up. The officer drove that day also while we were in vehicle with t... Trouble codes: P0320.
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L fuel gauge, oil guage, speedometer and tachometer VIN: 3FAFP37323
removed clustered and messed wit wiring, connecter seemed to be lose. placed everything back together and hit connecter wit diode electric silicon, problem seems to be fixed. thanks guys.
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L dash cluster and electric windows VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
Found a loose 15 amp fuse locted to the right side of the pass. airbag. Taped to the backside of the wiring harness. As I went to grab the fuse, I heard a clicking sound and the guages started to move. Simple fix when you know where to look. As the customer st...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19T34
This fix turned out to be rather dull. The original B2S1 02 sensor was stuck at 0v so the right bank was running very rich. I replaced that 02 and the new one stuck at 1.102v when it was cold then after about 5 min would switch normally. So when it went into...
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1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge VIN: KMHVF21NXW
I would like to thank all those that helped especially Frank from New York.It was indeed the fuel sensor at the filler neck.It had shorted out causing low voltage to map tps and maf. Car is running good Everest has been reached.Thanks again. Cheers Don Trouble codes: P1614 (mil requst signal high), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0121 (tps/maf logic incorrect), P0708 (multiple range switch inputs).
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58E5P
well i guess in all my testing, when i tested to see if signal wire was shorted to ground,i may have teseted from connector on right fender,too ecm,and the problem was there was a short to ground, on signal wire, between distribor and connector on fire wall. o... Trouble codes: 41 (crank angle sensor).
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L hvac VIN: SAJAV134XG
Thanks to all who replied. Most said to replace the amplifier and that's ultimately what we did to fix the vehicle. I could tell the temp switch was working by the voltage change at the amplifier. Beware!!! Do not use the small round white amplifiers some folk...
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1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: J4FJ57S0ML
This one is fixed finally!! Thanks to all, but a big thanks goes to mathew from michigan.. That was what i needed, As i first thought the customer had the distributor synced wrong. but mitchell does not have a sync procedure for this vehicle. Another one in th...
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L exhaust manifold VIN: 1J4FT58S8N
O.K. Thanks for replies. All the replies said these manifold crack. There is an update in the aftermarket. As far as the glowing exhaust... still a mystery. Checked, distributor & timing, timing chain, oxygen sensor, intake leaks, exhaust leaks... have not so...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
well this one is fixed. for the 505 code we found a loose/pushed out pin at comp. conn. You guys were also right about o2 sensor being bad. we did check all wiring and fuses before replacing sensor but we ended up finding heater fuse blown when going through ... Trouble codes: P0505 (ais shorted), P0132 (o2 shorted high 1/1).
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L power steering VIN: SALTY19414
Thanks for your response. The problem was that the feed hose was not leaking as first thought but rather the pump itself. The pump body is part cast iron and part aluminum.Seals/o-rings between the two were leaking and confirmed with a little dye. We chose to ...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery VIN: JT8UF11E4M
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO THIS HELP REQUEST, THE ALTERNATOR WAS THE CULPRET, EVEN THOUGH IT TESTED GOOD WITH NO DRAW. MEMBERS BLAIR BEN [...] SUJESTED THE ALT', GEOFFREY SUJESTED REMOVING THE WIRING AT THE ALT' OVERNITE TO SEE IF BATTER...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No start when hot weather park under the sun VIN: JT8VF11E5P
I finally try to put another computer from another 93 LS400. It works even when the weather is hot with all the windows up. 1993 LS400 is famous for bad ECU. It's hard to get a used one. I end up go to eBay search for one. Many rebuild ECUs available for price...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3Y
well, I think it's fixed, thanks to Mysore, Tom, Jeff, part # was 21010, Kevin [...], Greg, Dan, you were right, after reading the flow chart closer P0171 is not bank specific on this car, Lester, Ralph, Charlie, and Paul,you were all correct, replaced MAF, code h... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F4CR12A2S
Thank You guys very much for help for my friend which lives about 300 km from Calgary.All of You guys contributed for the final result ,and right on the money was Frank Lopez ...The culprit was the PCM
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L brakelights VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hi to everyone, first of all thanks to everybody for the help turned out to be the cpu hooked to the fuse box in the lower left kick panel.
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2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C9Y
Thank you everyone for all your help! After receiving some excellent advice on troubleshooting, determined that the computer was in fact bad! I purchased used computer ,and truck came to life! Thanks Again; Jim g
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