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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Surge VIN: JH4KA7676R
hi guys, i have one that came from a different shop because of a tranny problem. the customer had tranny replace because they had no 4th gear. after replacement the vehicle now on decel will surge from 60mph down to 30 mph then surge goes away. i graphed the t...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L rear view mirror VIN: WAULC68E54
Good evening Audi techs,I have this 04 A4 here with the automatic headlight system that as soon as it becomes dark the headlights come on by themselves,also it has the dimming option.My problem is that it does not work at all!I have power and ground and it fal...
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Tach VIN: WBAAA1307J
Hi, this vehicles tach and mpg gauge are inoperative, all other gauges working fine. While driving i have seen it work briefly from time to time. Assuming a failed SI board, I replaced with rebuilt from Programma, still no tach. Removed cluster and tested all ...
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, only at full throttl VIN: WBAGG8330X
we have tested potentiometers and all test within specs,should we readapt system?any info would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0117, P0119
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L timing VIN: WBADM633XX
WE HAVE THIS 1999 528i IN FOR WONT START. WE FOUND THE ENGINE PARTIALLY SEIZED UP. WHEN WE TRIED TO CRANK THE ENGINE IT WOLUD NOT TURN. WHEN WE TURNED IT BACKWARDS IT WOULD TURN. AFTER WE REMOVED THE VALVE COVER WE FOUND THE VANOS ASSY HAD ALOWED THE CHAIN TO ...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33461
hi group have this 01 325ci ck engine on with 17 codes stored after reset cold in a.m. random miss/lean/during start up after a few minutes car is perfect reset no codes.i suspent vac leak ,hook up smoke machine no leaks detected i am going to try it again nex... Trouble codes: P1346 (cylinder miss during start up), P0174 (both banks lean), P1342, P0300 (random miss), P1351 (number 5 miss), P1344 (number 2 miss)
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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Surge VIN: 1G6DW52P4R
Hi this is my first time requesting help, this one really has me baffled. This Cad fleetwood was brought into our shop from the local Cad shop. This vehicle has a very pronounced surge (like a missfire) at approx. 45-55 mph at light throttle approx. 12%-18% tp...
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY0782F
Here we have a 1985 vette that wont stay running. My scanner will not communicate with it either. Car goes as follows. Crank over wil run then sputter and die. Have spark and fuel pressure. If you hold it craking it will continue to run, but when key is releas...
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1985 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GCCW80HFS
I am seeking advice from hot rodders. It's been a long time since I tinkered with one of these! I recently installed this engine in my brother's car. It runs great and will smoke the tires off of it once I get past the stumble and hesitation in it. I set the i...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L no speedometer VIN: 1GCDC14Z7P
would like to know what could be causing no speedometer and no up shift, had dash checked--good. brake light on in cluster, fuse for abs is good
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
Hey Guy's This one has me scratching my head.I start it cold and go for a road test and it runs good other than the slightly rough idle I notice in most 4.3L's. Then when you finish the road test when I shut the truck down and restart right away I have an idl...
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1995 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Hydro Boost VIN: 1GCHG35K5S
Hi everyone. Im in need of help with this one, since i am not very familiar with these hydro boost systems. Whats going on is, the steering becomes realy stiff during braking. If i accelerate during braking, then it becomes a little better, but i can hear the ...
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1995 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Surge VIN: 1G1LV1549S
Under light throttle has a little surge, found egr opening at .84v on tp, unplug egr and surge goes away. I didn't think it should open at .84v under load in my shop. scaner shows open command everytime, am i just reading my info wrong, or is the egr valve get...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKCS13W2V
has misfire,worse @idle.ran good prior to repairs,double checked all work by 2 senior techs,any chance air can enter fuel system and cause multiple misfire,we are stumped because vehicle ran good prior to repairs.thanks in advance for any advice. Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1244W
Hi Guys, I really need some help with this one. Car came in idling at 1200 RPM with code p0507 - IAC speed high. Iplugged the Iac passage in the throttle body and the idle speed dropped to near normal. The IAC counts were at 0 at this time. Replaced Iac valve ... Trouble codes: P0507 (IAC Speed high)
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L radio light VIN: 1GNEK13R0X
I have a few GM vehicles in for repair, as have we all, that have radio bulbs burned out. I have received some good sources to get bulbs but they come in various voltages. Does anyone know for a fact what voltage the bulbs receive? I would assume 12v but consi...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L sliding door VIN: 1GNDX03E1Y
opens automaticly when driving vehicle
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBGC33R3Y
This truck came in with intake gasket leaking water. replace intake gasket. This problem of hesitation was in the truck before intake gasket replacement. When you snap the throttle from idle the engine will stall and spit back through the intake always hot or ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starter signal VIN: 2G1WF55E82
Car came from another shop for us to program new PCM. Reason they changed it was because it was not sending a ground signal from PCM to ingage starter relay. After programing new PCM it still had same problem. The only code given after relacing PCM is code for...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
This car drove up customer got out left it runnning.I told him shut it off the car was idling at 4000 RPM.The customer cycled the key a few times the car idles at spec now usally when i have a TPS problem the idle is to low help me guys this is a new customer ... Trouble codes: P1122 (TP sensor circuit intermittent low voltage), P1554 (Cruise control feedback circuit)
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z83
Got a problem while driving down the road or coming to a stop the vehicle will stumble but not die and the doors will unlock, it will pick back up and the doors will relock and continue to go down the road. Has a code po706 for trans range sensor, and has had ... Trouble codes: P0706
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2005 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDV23EX5
Hello to all, again; Today's nightmare would be a motor change on a 2005 Chevy Venture. Snap throttle at idle, or under load, pulling a way from a stop light and lightly feathering the pedal produces a nice hesitation before everything kicks in and maybe once ...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3C3EL55HSV
this car came in with a missfire under load rep[laced cap rotor wires plugs now has missfire all the time costumer says it comes and goes replaced all injectors after cleaning multiple times tried blocking off egr both ends no change replaced distributor no ch...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L tcm VIN: 1C4GP54L9Y
hey guys this van has no communication with my modis and i have a no ccd message from tcm code p1698 check the ccd bus lines i have 2.2 volts and great coninuity to pcm and dlc. the tcm is not turning on the transmission control relay and i have no really good...
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1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4GK54RXM
When cold rolling idle, hot idle ok. We have check for vacuum leaks and dissambled and clean throttle body. Customer pissed off.
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13YIW
Hello every one here we have another one customer says he had some one looked at it they told him he misfire on 2 of the cylinders and he replaced cap,rotor,wires,plugs,air filter after that no start conditions happened he had some looked at it to verify firin...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 5.2L freeze plug
does any one have easier method of changing the freeze plug located behind the motor mount on the rh side of engine block?any help would be greatly appreaciated,thanks
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 4B3AG42H72
lets start by saying thanks to anyone can help car came in trans slips in all gears fluid burned up sent trans out to rebuild came back with slight slip going into 4 th tried another unit did exact same thing have tried all solenoids still same car has after m...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Limp Mode VIN: 1B4GP25362
Im stuck in limp with code 725 (Speed sensor prob) which will return during a test drive after being canceled. During that short window, trans shifts normal. I did wire in new pigtails to both speed sensors, to no avail. My scanner shows RPM's on both input an...
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2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L check gauge light on VIN: 1D7HG38N13
truck came in for full service and has CHECK GAUGES light on, all gauges read normal, cust stated that the alt gauge seems to be a little bit higher than before. charging test show 13.3 at idle with a analog gauge you can see the needle fluctuate a bit when th...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7M
This Ranger has the 8 plug 2 coil pack system. It came in as a no start. I checked fuel pressure and it is ok. I scanned and KOEO is a Pass 11 KOER could not be done at this point. I next checked firing order and found #1 and #2 crossed on the intake coil pack... Trouble codes: 98 (failsafe mode)
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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Surge, IDLES UP VIN: 1FTFS24H6N
Ok this unit came in with dead alt/batt. Whgen drove into shop would idle up to around 1300-1400 rpm. figuring it may have something to do with low voltage repaired electrical system first. At first had no more idle up with brake pedal. It has no cruise vacuum... Trouble codes: 412 (koer cannot control rpm during high rpm check), 172 (koer hego indicate system lean), 411 (koer cannot control rpm during low rpm check)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear temp control VIN: 2FMZA5148X
customer concern is no rear cold air when front or rear A/C set cold, refrigerant system fully functional otherwise, front temps and outlet controls normal, rear fan,and outlet mode functional, rear aux. blend door actuator not moving-fixed in full hot mode. ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTRX18W6Y
Hi Everybody and Thank you for taking the time to respond to my help. The truck owner washed the engine last Sunday and he said that run OK after. Then Tuesday morning the battery was dead, so jump-started and run rough from then on. We caheck the charging sys...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U72
customer first complaint, mil on pull code , found a continous code p1336- cmp sensor replaced sensor , sensor synchronized as intruction requested. but than when you drive it for about 30 minutes . shut vehicle of for couple minutes start vehicle let warm up ...
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTRW08LX3
I have a 03 F-150 that came in on the hook with a NO CRANK per customer. When first tried starting, the engine cranked over but would not start. Had the Flashing security light and the odometer was just dashes, no numbers. pushed vehicle in and found codes u12...
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPX12V67
tHIS IS MY PERSONAL TRUCK WHICH I PURCHASED IN AUG 07. IT HAS 3000 MILES ON IT. I AM NOT AN AGRESSIVE DRIVER, I DO NOT SPEED TO GO ANYWHERE. MY TRUCK HAS NEVER BEEN PASSED 3000 RPMS. SINCE DAY ONE I HAVE BEEN GETTING POOR FUEL ECONOMY. 8 MPG CITY AND 11 HWY. I...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L push rod VIN: 1GTGK24F3V
Had a noise on start up and when warmed up engine was missing.With scanner found #2 cylinder was the one not helping.also had a popping noise in intake. pulled valve cover and found exhaust push rod bent but not out of place.Valve seems to open fine now. My qu...
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDM19W2X
Have this 99 GMC Safari here. Found no communication; dx bad vcm. Unplugged VCM and roughly 1 qt of fuel came out. Connectors and harness obviously fuel soaked. Through cranking car, can not find obvious signs of fuel being pumped into the computer. What has ...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L low brake padel VIN: 13TEG1452U
hi guys thanks for any replys that are send. in the shop we seen to do alot of complete brake line changes due to rust (ns)latley.. we are having problems getting a full brake pedal like there are still air in the system.. are we over looking something.. we di...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GTHK24284
Diesel Gurus, Please help! This customer says that when pulling his cattle trailer this truck will belch black smoke from exhaust, will lay down on power, and the transmission shifts funny. Then, like someone flipped a switch, power comes back and smoke goes a... Trouble codes: P0045 (Turbocharger Vane Position Control Solenoid Circuit), P1093 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage)
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1984 Honda Accord 1.8L transmission VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Customer brought vehicle in with no reverse. I am considering disassembling transmission and checking out. I see that reverse works off 4th gear. Any heads up from you Honda transmission guys on what to look for in particular. I usually don't get into many tra...
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1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122W
customers complaint was mil on and runs rough sometimes. found p0171 present. the fist step in diag is to check fuel pressure. disconected vacume line from reg. and pinched return line should be 38-46 is 85 then checked all conected and should be 28-36 is 45. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean)
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVF21NST
first the idle is very rough, if you unplug the oxygen sensor, the car is running better, impossible to retrieve code from the computer. we are using a snap on scanner. the engine is running rich. the transmission does'nt shift in fouth gear, the rpm is at 275...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDJ58V1T
Hi folks, I'm having a heck of a time with this 96 Trooper. The owner went to the emission station and failed. Code comes up as insufficient EGR flow. Owner just recently purchased this car. I'm guessing that the previous owner had this problem. I inspected th...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L balancer shaft assemble VIN: 4S2CK58D5X
does the balancer shaft assemble in the oil pan area have any timing marks to mesh with crankshaft. can't find any info on this Rodeo 2.2 "D" set-up. thanks for any reply.
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cylinder head VIN: SAJNW4843L
Good afternoon everyone, I have a 90 Jaguar xjs v12 that I have been elected to work on for a friend of a friend ( nothing good ever comes out of that) I have to remove the cyinder heads and have been told that I have to have a special tool for the chain tensi...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68SXW
Thank You in advance After ecm replacement data and stored codes could be retained Now after vehicle sits for about 45 mins. if it is test driven after 1 block will hesitate and pop once [about 2 sec.] through air cleaner box then run perfectly until vehicle s... Trouble codes: P0138 (1/2 o2 voltage high)
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
Vehicle came in with code P0455 for excessive EVAP leak. Customer already installed a new gas cap from KIA. We smoke tested system for leaks. Leak detection pump is venting to atmosphere continually. We cannot pull any info with scanner and we checked for volt... Trouble codes: P0455 (Excessive EVAP leak)
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride control VIN: JT6HT00WXX
When customer came to pick up vehicle he looked at the bill and said that he had just filled the windshield washer fluid. I had him show me where he put the fluid and you guessed it, in the suspension fluid. I guess this is why he wanted us to check for an oil...
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1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JHFGR56789
I have a problem that i have not seen in a long time! I have all the ingredients for a start condition but vehicle will not start when cold; We have good fuel pressure,45psi and spark 10kv and compression. If we spray a little fuel down the intake it will star...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1260321A14
Hi guys: I have a 380 SE MB. Somebody by-pass the fuel pump relay. A manual switch was install to activate the fuel pump. I tried to repair the wiring and the cause of the original problem that made them by-pass the pump and then I found out that this is a GR...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76E4S
vehicle brought in for no throttle resonse ,asr light on. replaced idle switch at pedal,neutral switch,had both throttle bodies rebuilt. when key is cycled both throttles open and close,but will not operate when engine is started . can clear code 15 in ea/cc m... Trouble codes: 15 (module faulty n4/1)
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L battery light flashing. VIN: 4A3AC84H73
First time customer,no service history,the car was repaired at body shop after passenger side damages,not all the time but sometime the Brake and the Battery light in dash flashing ? test the battery and charging with Midtronic and checked fine no trouble foun...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A4X
good afternoon everyone, i have this 1999 maxima here with a po443 purge volume control valve code only no other evap codes. i ran through the flow chart for this and everything checks ok. i even spliced in wire to eliminate the harness and the code comes back...
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1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass 330CID overheating VIN: 824M319106
Engine temperature at idle 210F/ with out auxilary fan running. 190 degree with fan running. Temperature at cruise speed 180 without fan running. Timing set at 7.5BTDC
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 163GR62C0X
This vechicle came in for MIL and poor idle (miss at idle) I pulled codes, found the laundry list, and constant misfires on #5. Since this vehicle is a regular in my shop, I peformed a inj. flow test and resistance test since I just istalled plugs and wires ab... Trouble codes: P0300, P0440, P0560, P0603, P1637
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L pcm VIN: 2G4GP2439X
The van has a faulty bcm causing lighting problems but that is not my question,I installed a used bcm that did not work and caused eratic electrical system operation including theft light flashing but the van does not have theft (black key),now after re instal...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L starter VIN: 1G2WR12162
Vehicle towed in as a no start. Put vehicle up with helper turning key, No power on Purple selenoid wire on starter, voltage on Bat+ wire. Crossed selenoid, engine cranked. Talked to local dealer Tech, Said Ignition Switch bad. Sounded good. Replaced ignition ...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1285V
Customer came in with both the check engine light and the trac off light illuminated. Retreived code P1410 and cleared it. Test drove vehicle about 10 miles and the code re occurred. With the EGR position sensor unplugged found that the voltage between the blu... Trouble codes: P1410 (EGR Valve position sensor circuit malfunction)
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L right low beam VIN: TRUUT28N34
we sent it to the dealer and they replaced the head light assmbly. its been 2 weeks and cust didnt call
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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAA1303H
this car is now fixed. thanks to all that responded. i rechecked both air flow meter and o2 sensor. adjusted air flow mixture while running at idle on analyzer to proper settings. scoped oxygen sensor and found it was running on the lean side. replaced oxygen ...
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L starting system
I tried removing the neg cable and then reattaching after a few minutes. This did not help. I then disconnected both neg and pos from the battery overnight reattached the next day. No change I then attached the charger to the battery and left the key on for ab...
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV13472
We can call this one a fix, Thanks for everyone's efforts. It turned out the customer had NOT been using premium fuel, which was causing the plugs to get carboned up, the oil was very black and dirty which eventually caused sticky lifters( it has bucket type f...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on, ABS lamps VIN: 1G6KY5496W
Sorry for the long delay, dash was out for repair and we took our time on this one too. After the dash repair and cleaning all the grounds we could find we got the car down to one issue, the ABS comes on about once a day and set a comm. code with the EBTCM. I ... Trouble codes: 1602 (loss of ABS serial data), 1641 (MIL cont. ckt.), 1560 (CC not in drve), 1644 (TP or torqued delivered), 1611 (loss of CVRTD data), 1604 (loss of IP data).
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L suspension VIN: 1GTEK63N3R
GUYS THIS ONES FIXED WHAT I FOUND WAS THAT THE SWAY BAR LINKS WERE NOT TOTALLY TIGHTEND FROM THE FACTORY AND NEITHER WERE THE FRONT SHOCKS UPPER SUPPORT AND THE CUSTOMER SAID IT JUST GOT WORSE OVER TIME AFTER TIGHTENING THESE ITEMS AND A ROADTEST IT RIDES LIKE...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Front suspension VIN: 1G1NE52M3W
Thanks to all the responses in a very short time, after checking and rechecking everything we ended up trying outer tie rod ends and it is completely quiet. Even after the old tie rod ends were removed you could not tell that they were loose. We still cant bel...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L crank no spark VIN: 1GC43RRKDE
double checked wiring and found broken wire under fuse box for vcm or ignition what made me look under there was i had no check engine light on with the [...] on or cranking so i started to do a wiggle test and found that the light would come back on again found...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L 6.0 to 5.3 swap VIN: 1GCFC24U8Y
The cusomer backed out. He had just purchased the truck, and had the opportunity to get his money back. Most of the replies from people who had actually done the swap said it would be ok. Some had done it with no complications.
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25R11
HI GUYS, IT IS FIXED!A NIGHTMARE,WE BROUGHT THE VAN TO THE DEALER TO FLASH THE ECM,AND TO CHECK FOR MISFIRE,SO THEY DID,BUT COULD NOT FIGURE OUT THE MISFIRE DATA,WE GOT IT BACK SPENT A OTHER 1,5 DAY ON IT.FINALLY CALLED IN A MECHANIC ,HE GO'S FROM SHOP TO SHOP... Trouble codes: P1381 (mis fire- no comunication with brake controle module), P0300.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19W82
Thanks to all that responded. I waited to close this to make sure it was fixed. I cleaned injectors & replaced #2 it was stuck open. Cats were plugged again due to injectors & pressure regulator. Runs great & dist was at 0. Thanks again Trouble codes: 300 (Random Missfire).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23153
Sorry for the late posting, I was waiting until it was fixed. I sent it to the dealership. Cust. just picked it up and told me they replaced the injectors and covered it under warranty. They didn't give me anymore details on what happened. Thanks for all the r...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Speedometer, Fuel level VIN: 1G1JC52F64
I checked class 2 serial data lines #1708 to every module with no resistance so I ordered another IPC. Replacement cluster fixed it. Thanks to everyone who gave me input.
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2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNFH15T36
Well I wish I could say this was fixed. I logged over 200 miles on the van and it never giggled. All readings were perfect, Allan recommended checking the vent sol. and it was ok. Fuel trims good,presure good, scan data good.Mac tools has a recorder device for...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L timing belt VIN: 2C3HD56F1S
Thank you to all that took the time to reply, after further investigation the problem was that the dealer sent us the wrong water pump, the pulley on the old pump was about twice the size in diameter, When the dealer originally and the second time he looked up...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L power steering VIN: 3C8FY78G93
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply. It was the pump as most suggested. Just wanted to confirm my thoughts before ordering a 400.00 pump from the dealer.
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2C4GP54L33
Thanks for the replies Gilbert,Steve,Paul and Ryan, although this vehicle/problem didn't get fixed by our shop i did recommend the customer take it to a dealer and see if anything is read by a factory DBR tool which was suggested that a factory tool may pull a...
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1989 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B6KE682KS
Thanks for all of the replies. I found that the wires for the fuel shut off solenoid were somehow reversed. Put in proper place and now truck starts normally. Don't know much about this system but it starts first time every time now.
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L headlights VIN: 1B4HS28N11
I just want to say thanks to all that replied. This was my first help request and am very happy I did. Thanks to Kevin from Manitoba and Arturas from Florida. It turned out to be the central timer module located in the left kick panel. Probably nothing to ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L rear differential VIN: 1D7KU18NX3
Thanks to all that responded. Even though backlash was set properly and the ring and pinion gears showed no damage or wear, we had reached a dead end so out of pure frustration we replaced them anyway and the noise disappeared. All bearings and races were in p...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L timing VIN: 1B3EL36T84
Thanks for all the help. After hearing from you guys and double checking everything, I felt much more confident starting a car that was making that much noise. After about 15 sec of cranking the car started and made alot of noise for about 2 or 3 more second...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Rear Struts VIN: 2B3HD46R84
First off, thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. Rather than drilling out the bolts I decided to remove the strut with the spindle attached. I removed the calliper, rotor, hub and backing plate (left sensor & brake cable attached and held to the side ...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMDU73W42
GREETINGS TO ALL WE FINALLY FOUND THE PROBLEM ON THIS,FROM WHAT THE TRANSMISSION REBUILDER TOLD ME IS THAT HE USED AFTER MARKET GASKET KIT FOR THE TRANS, THE GASKET LOCATED BETWEEN THE TRANS AND THE TRANSFER CASE WAS MISSING A MEATL TANG SO THE TRANSFER CASE W...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W03
This vehicle still has an intermentant missfire, but no reason why, some said check noid and coils both have been checked and changed to other cyl. ck maf cleaned but would change both banks at the same time, changed o2 from side to side no change, told custom... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L oil VIN: 1FTSE34S55
Sorry for late closing. Pulled oil filter off and cleaned out the cooler with brake clean to get the oil out then let it sit. No drips for half the day. Then,pressure tested cooling system and had a drip within 2 minutes, and it was coolant. Looks like the coo...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L06
Well I will call this one fixed as it has been back out now for a few days and no problems reported. Terry and Bill hit it right on with the tip about the harness being burnt through at the egr tube. I also checked for fuel contamination and it was clean as wa... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305 (p0316-), P0316.
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2006 Hummer H2 6.0L fuel filter
Hello all, I received 15 replies to this help request. Most people were very helpful, with Brian of Michigan giving a lot of useful information. Matthew of Ohio gave a smart alec remark, and several people commented that parts stores list external fuel filters...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1J4FA29173
Hi all It was the no 3 rod bearing ,found it buy removeing plug wire and rattle went away ,this was not a normal rod noise I thought it woult be higher up in the engine .I started removeing the pan and saw some metal in pan had play on no 3 remove and found s...
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1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L oil press lite VIN: SALHV124XM
thanks to all who replied. larry of calif nailed it. the oil pressure light system has a controller behind the left of the steering wheel under the facia. made in france and it causes the low oil level sender to make the oil dash light blink if its low,or stay...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L battery
Thanks to all that replied to my problem. Thanks to Matt for telling me about the amp. I disconnected it and the problem is gone. Thanks again
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J02
found that the mass air was bad showing signs of erric readings. replaced mass air, clear codes. test drove car performs like it should. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (mis on cylinder 2), P20D4 (load limit is active), P0303 (mis on cylinder 3), P0304 (mis on cylinder 4), P0115 (coolant thermostat).
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC84H73
intermittant problem, one day it will start and next day it wont, seems after it starts, when it gets warmed up it starts to run bad, if u unplug maf sensor it seems to run alittle better, replaced maf sensor, still next day crank no start, good spark and inje... Trouble codes: P0183 (fuel temp sensor a high input).
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D8T
Gentlemen, We did find the connector we needed at a local Nissan dealer. We simply took the old connector with us and they matched it up. They surprisingly did not charge us for the parts - and there wasn't any specific part number I can give yall - it was ju...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D2Y
This car is going to the junk yard, it has 250,000 miles and the customer didn't want to spend any money other than what we have thrown at it. We replaced the cat, tried a new MAF. the problem still exists, and new ones keep popping up, I can't talk to compute...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L automatic door locks VIN: 1G3NL52T2Y
So simple to fix when you have the information. I've been pulling out hair over a disappointed good customer. Got 5 replies that gave me the info I needed plus more to program the automatic locks and send her on her way with a smile on her face. Close the d...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L starting system VIN: YS3DF78K92
Thank everyone for all the replies on this issue and the repair WAS the neutal saftey switch ,now customer is happy for the repair but upset at themselves for guessing about the starter once agian thank everone for thier help
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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5L AWD Light VIN: JF1GH62658
There will be a new transmission going into this vehicle, given the low miles. This seems like an extreme repair to me, but that is the call. Thanks for the replies.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L i/p cluster VIN: WVWMD63B5X
we found that the abs module was bad. that's what was causing the i/p cluster to act up. installed new abs control module and recode. car works to spec
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L abs light,radio,srs VIN: 9BWBP21J01
I figured it might be a problem with the charging or battery or a ground, so I removed battery & casing all around & started checked ground connections and all other connectors underneath for corrosion & found the connector for the wiring going to the voltage ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C21
So far this one is looking like a fix.As Don suggested, I checked the EGR cooler and found it completely clogged.I still don't understand how this could set an excessive flow code.Also checked VAG]COM website, tons of good info there. Thanks for all the replie... Trouble codes: P0402.
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