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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L alternator VIN: JH4DC43471
Owner of vehicle bought alternator from me and replaced it himself. Came back next day with car saying alternator wasn't working. Checked all the fuses and found fuse 15 burned. Replaced fuse and instantaniously burned. Checked for short and found that i t's g...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E02
Hi all. This was handed to me. Shop took car to install used engine, customers family are regulars. Aquired a used genuine 02 A4 Quattro 1.8 turbo from local salvage (So they promised) and in it went. Would start, but VERY hard to start. found code for CAM SEN... Trouble codes: P1530, 17700 (MAP controlled engine thermostat circuit open)
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L power shut off VIN: WBABM334XY
car has aftermarket radio and large boom box subwoofer and amp in trunk which is the first thing i totally disconnected. customer reports this problem began shortly after having these ridulous "upgrades" installed. cluster will stay on displaying milage and th...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K41
Cuts out at highwway speed hot only... Hello all. This is the most indignant car i've worked in in many years. Symptoms are as follows; At 55-75 MPH with absolutely no warning the engine quits as though the key was turned off. Not been able to establish a patt...
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2003 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L vses VIN: 1G4CW54K53
no codes at this time but when you drive the car under nomal driving it will alternate applying either the right or left front brake.
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1989 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L Starting VIN: 1G6CB515OK
Hi techs: we have this 89 fleetwood that was towed in with a no start complaint. we checked for fuel and spark and have fuel but no spark. checked for 12 volts to dist. and was ok next we checked ign. coil, cap, rotor and ign. module all checked ok. checked gr...
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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L air vents VIN: 1G6KY5291T
we have a 1996 cadillac seville sts with duel comfort. the air from the driver side is warm while the passenger side is cold .we have run the test with tech 2 . have no codes .with the tech 2 we can command both both sides and are working. door position counts...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
This car has the Service Ride Control on the IPC display. The relay trick works great 95 down, but I know there is a way to bypass the newer caddys. Does anybody have a solution or know a solution to fool the computer, or reprogram the IPC? Thanks, GUY
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1998 Cadillac DeVille limo 4.6L rear wheel bearings VIN: 1GEEH90YXU
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong area, but I,m a rookie here. I am working on this hearse with both rear wheel bearings shot. The only source I've found is the dealer. The bearings are serviced as part of the rear knuckle at $1261.31 each! Does anyone know ...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T2P
vehicle came in with a no start. we checked the basics, we have fuel and compression, but no spark. we checked the codes and found 46,35,43,53,16,25,23,21,22,87,86 in the system. after checking all the sensors we checked the grounds. we then replaced the com...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L pcv valve VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
hello all out there in iatn world. thanks in advance. i wouldn't have posted this except i now know of two of these vehicles with the same problem. i replaced intake manifold gaskets on both of them and now they have the same noise. the noise is definately com...
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2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC23R6Y
My personal truck that is throwing me for a loop. Upon first start up and each re-start(stopping for gas, groceries, pick up kids etc.), the truck will fall on its face with any amount of pedal and worse the closer you get to wot. Here is the kicker, once you ...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L hvac temp door motor VIN: 1GNEC13T3Y
I have tested with good results all circuts except I don't know if the control circut should pulse to change the temp. The voltage at the control wire at the actuator when connected pulses in 2 second intervals or so to drive the actuator warm or cold. I exper...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W9Y
With intake gaskets replaced and no ignition problems , only at idle the misfire occurs. higher speed ok Is there any one out there that had this problem or these engine have some kind of internal problem. need help thanks Trouble codes: P0303
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Cuts out, dies VIN: 1GBJK33153
This one is bizarre. First, I will say that most of last year we were using B99, and switched this winter to B50. These Duramaxs seem to be more prone to filter clogging than our other diesels, and consequently, get more filter changes than the other diesels i...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Engine VIN: 1GCEK19T54
Truck came into my shop with a complaint of a noise in engine. It is very hard to hear due to VERY load exhaust. I tried to determine which cylinder it was making the noise. I could not narrow it down. It does sound to me like a lifter that has given out or a ...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L signals VIN: 4C3AG52H51
Customer states turn signals inop. We also found- no hi beams, no pulse or hi wipers, no washers. Modis does not give bcm info so we have resorted to pin and component testing. Underhood and panel fuses are good, none appear to be missing. Pin volts at column ...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L timing belt
Hello to all that can help! I have a problem concerning the labor time to replace the timing belt on this PT Cruiser! I have checked all the labor times i can find! Mitchell says 3.8 customer pay with no warranty time listed! Chilton says 2.3 customer pay with...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No oil pressure VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
Mechanical test of oil pressure - 0 psi Removed oil pan, found oil pick up screen clean. Balance shaft chain broken. suspected chain damaged frt cover where oil pump is causing loss of pressure. Cover is intact and not damaged. Oil pump appears fine with no sc...
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2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 2/3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
good morning all- this one has us chewing our fingernails off, original problem was just plain old trans failure (broken snap rings and other debris in pan) replacede with jasper unit that lost reverse band within 10k- next two jaspers have same problem-interm...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R7Y
Customer came in with code P1494 stored in the computer. Cleared code and three days later it returned. Found no leaks. Spoke with the dealer and they said that the most common part they sell is a leak detection pump.We installed a new leak detection pump and ... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak Detection pump pressure switch)
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L power locks VIN: 1B4HS48N12
now as weather warms(warmer the more often it happens) all door locks actuators will cycle while driving, also will cycle (2-3 times a second) while parked in garage with key out of ignition--cycling pdl switch has no effect--cannot duplicate in shop due to co...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2B8GP74LX2
This van is driving us nuts. Customer complaint is no power steering assist first thing when cold. After a few seconds it starts working fine and works all day. There is no noise at the time of malfunction. Acts like typical rack issue. Two racks, one new pump...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MA48643
I have Dodge cummins that failed emmissions, black smoke on accel. Code P0234 over boost. The ECM shows 14PSI and 1.2 Volts KOEO and Idle, Test drive have 25 psi boost on the gauge. ECM shows 41PSI is mimics the boost gauge. I believe the I should see 0 to 1ps... Trouble codes: P0234 (over boost)
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1BTH12K523
hi guys got a problem with a fuel gauge on a 2003 dodge caravan.gauge works fine from full to half then drops to emty all at once and low full warning goes off.i changed the fuel sender with oem part,did the same thing.recal.the gauges by pushing the trip butt...
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Battery VIN: 1FALP45TXR
Hey guys! I have this Mustang convertible GT here that kills the battery after sitting for a few days. The current measurements are listed above- I swapped an illumination module from another Mustang here in the shop and it was the same same. 92ma draw, minus ...
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP45T6S
95 Mustang 5.0HO, intermittently refuses to start unless I turn the ignition key on and off several times. Also, stalls, rpms drop to 0, clock and radio on, check engine light comes on of course. Sometimes after it drips rpms I can push gas pedal and it begins... Trouble codes: 211 (electrinic ignition module)
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0T
This cars fuel pressure drops to o after driving for about 15 minutes with stop and go driving. 2 Fuel pumps replaced and the same thing happens. If when the fuel pressure drops you shut the key off and start it back up the pressure goes back up to normal and ...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZ435P1W
this vehicle has a problem with the abs cycling when coming to a stop.i have scanned all wheel speed sensors and all are reading equal. i can not see any signals falling out. This happens at below 3 miles per hour on a slow rolling stop.I am wondering were to ...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Poor acceleration VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Vehicle has fuel trims and LT. -25%, ST. -18% at idle and while driving. Accelerates poor when wot because it goes to open loop. Disconnected Evap, PCV, no change. Dpfe works fine. Induce vacuum leak, o2's go lean and fuel trims start to climb. Runs good with ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gem module VIN: 1FTWX33F7X
Hello, Got a 99 F-350 with a 200 mA draw. Pull fuse 15 from under dash fuse panel and its gone. According to mitchell this fuse feeds gem module and brake switch. Disconnected sqwitch and still there. Unplug Gem and its gone. My question is what is the normal...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX18L4X
Hello once again, we have this 99 f150 that is grossly over fueling customer had a misfire and replaced all coils and plugs with after market parts. The next day the vehicle runs terrible and when we get it it had fouled out the plugs and was barely running. W...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Therft PATS Concern VIN: 1FTYR14U81
Hey Guys, Got this ranger towed in and hoping I dont have to tow it back out. The theft lamp flashes rapidly when trying to start; My snap on MODIS has codes B 1601 received incorrect code from key transponder. I checked to see if there were more than 2 keys p...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
this car after warm will act like fuel pressure just drops out. it will not cut off but is close. always has had code 171 in it. first thing was the oxygen sensor, still had failure @ code again after erasing it. called dealer for advice they told customer tha... Trouble codes: P0171
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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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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L temp VIN: IFTPW12534
Truck came in blowing hot air with temp set on cold,freon full & gauge readings good.Replaced blend door motor & was working fine.Truck came back doing same thing.Suspect control head but not sure.Please help.
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDNE31MO4
THIS VAN IS BEING MY LATEST NIGHTMARE THIS IS A CNG VEHICAL. WHEN RUNNING IT SEEMS FINE BUT IT HAS STARTED TO DIE AT WILL LAST TIME IT DIED WE SCANED THE COMPUTER WITHIN A COUPLE OF MINUTES OF STALLING AND THE COMPUTER SHOWED AN RPM SIGNAL OF 1088RPM AND SPARK... Trouble codes: P0191 (high fuel rail pressure), P0192 (low fuel rail voltage), P2195 (afr/o2 excess lean signal b1/s1), P0128 (coolant t- stat)
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P76
Vehicle towed in 3 times. 1st time-Crank sensor code was pulled-replaced crank sensor. Within an hour of driving, customer shut vehicle off and it would not restart until cooled down-1/2 hour or so. Code pulled was for "battery voltage out-of-range". Tested bo... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal output circuit/open. refers to cam sensor), P2617 (ckp signal output circuit/open. refers to crank sensor)
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1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT19W8R
Hello all. I have a 1994 GMC sonoma with a 4.3L V-6 with vin W. When it is running and idling it occasionally idles up and then comes way down or else dies. I drove it today for about an hour and then shut it off for a couple minutes and it would not start aga...
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTCS19W92
We've also checked the fuel pressure after installing the pump, checked to specs. This time we are taking the bed off instead of the tank down as to not disturb the wiring just in case all this time it's got a broken wire and it just happens to make contact af...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling system VIN: 2HGES26721
Greetings fellow techs, I have a wierd one here. The problem with this car is that after a long hard drive up hill the rariator will push some coolant into the recovery tank, but after the engine has cooled down the coolant that was pushed into the recovery ta...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1JCNT7894J
Engine started and will only run at slow idle, misses soon as idle speeds up, signal from ecm to ignition module starts to break up, tested all wires to ecm, ran new wires to grounds and powers, new wires to crankshaft sensor. The only thing at helps at all, l...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GL58K62
Jeep came in for no headlights, rear wipers, blinkers, speedometer etc.. I replaced the BCM. all functions came back except Speedometer. I checked for wires chafing near e-brake cable--checked good. went through Vehicle speed sensor failure test in body book a...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K66
As noted this vehicle was stolen from another dealers lot. After it was recovered it somehow ended up at auction and was sold as "not running". Obviously now the buyer wants to get it to run. The problem is that the VIN will not transfer from PCM to the WCM. T...
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1974 Lancia INIEZIONE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 8204170062
sorry guy's but i just need the valve clearance for this old girl & there is no info anywhere. the engine is a pushrod type. please help regards andrew
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L motor VIN: SALTY1245X
Differential was removed and replaced now vehicle will not come out of park and the key will not come out of the ignition. This has caused the vehicle not to crank. If you disconnect the gear shifter you can manually shift the gears through the tansmission lin...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Car towed in to shop...barely ran...or moved. Fuel pump and carbon service, fixing Mass-Air plug got vehicle to "rev out" correctly. Pulled tranny pan...decent bit of debris..new filter, fluid and some Trans-Ax and bam, running and shifting OK...However, no Ov...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G7X
this vehciel is driving us crazy any help would be great,the steering in this vehicle is very hard almost impossible to turn ay low speeds and higher speeds steering wheel almost freeze in position not allowing a paerson steering easily,not just loose of power...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM87A13
The customer just purchased this car two weeks ago and had no problems.At first it was an intermitent problem now it got worse.When I would clear the codes from the computer it would run fine for two blocks and then loose all power .You would get to about 20 m... Trouble codes: 2112 (tac stuck open), 2107 (tac malfuntion), 2110 (undocumented)
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L radiator VIN: 1YVFP80014
alldata at its best. please help us. we are trying to replace the radiator in this vehicle. according to alldata its just a matter of removing the fan shroud and voila...the radiator pops right out. we cannot find how this is possible!!! to us it appears as if...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L no 3-4 upshift VIN: 113.044.12
this car has me stumped, shift indicater has 234 so i think it's a 4 speed. at 60 mph im running 3000 rpm and still have engine braking. feels like it should shift one more time i can find no info on this trans or the wiring. has 2 pressure switch (external, 1...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Rear mail seal
Gentlemen, I was brought a gray market 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with a rear main seal leak. The procedure for this repair is to remove the engine and crankshaft, but the labor guide only lists 7.2 hours. Is it possible to change the seal from the transmission ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L engine compression VIN: WDBDA28D8H
Low compression on cyl's # 1&4 ( 75 & 50 lbs) even after repairs...cyl's 2& 3 have 175lbs...check for cylinder leakage...virtually none after repairs...manually collapse lifters and compression is good until engine is run and cools down...new rockers, new MB l...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Unknown VIN: EB28EXNB58
Need some info on this car, first of all the blower motor runs all the time with the key on will not change speeds on hi or low or auto. blower motor will turn off with key so Im think this is caused by a bad blower regulator the owner said it always did that ...
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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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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3N1AB51D63
when we installed the engine this code came up cust drove it awhile and code lite went off and idled great till now. today i check with scanner and po507 is back cleared it and idleinggreat ,took it for a test ride and now its idleing at 1450.my scanner says t... Trouble codes: P0507
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L AC compressor VIN: 1GHDT13WXX
AC compressor is not being commanded to come on. The Compressor clutch relay has power at the #2 and #3 pins as it is supposed to. The ground command from the VCM isn't happening at pin #1 The master tech works very much like a Tech II and tells me an AC comma...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L security light VIN: 1G3NL52E42
Security light intermittent no start condition. Vehicle has been doing this for approximately last two months. goes through the ten minute time out and will start and everything is fine. Is a tech 2 required for diagnostics on this?
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1996 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Crank, Start, Die VIN: 2P4GP4537T
Vehicle was towed into our shop. Engine would crank, run for about 2 seconds & then dies. Sprayed carb cleaner into intake & cranked engine - engine would run as long as carb clean was sprayed.this pretty much eliminates the cam & crank senors for now. Cycling...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52T8V
Engine runs very rough, obvious misfire, P0300 set, misfire counters on scan tool confirm misfires on cyl 1 and 3. Not waste-spark companion cylinders. Check for spark - no spark on cyl 1 and 3. Replaced Ign. coil housing, springs and plug boots - no change. R... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L No Start VIN: 19UYA2255V
sorry for the delay, got alot of responses said main relay, replace relay with no improvement. went back over trouble chart and when I looked at it again it hit me it came to the crank sensor test and it read crank/TDC sensor. first time around I looked at cr...
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Oil Smoke VIN: 2HNYD182X1
Everyone thanks for your help. I got some excellent responses. some of the responses covered things I had already tried but unfortunately failed to list ie. injector inspection & testing, and dumping the synthetic oil & replacing it petrolium oil. The results ...
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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: JHNYD186X3
I CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY AND INTAKE . CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE VEHICLE OR PAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC TIME TO CHECK IN-TANK FILTER OR REGULATOR . CUSTOMER CALLED AND SAID IT HAS NOT ACTED UP SINCE . HE ALSO SAID THAT THE SECURITY LIGHT DOES NOT FLASH OR COME ...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Throttle Responce VIN: WAUJC68E4A
The car is fixed, has been driven for two weeks. The fix was replacing the throttle body, no joy from cleaning it, or running adaptation in basic mode group 060+063. Suggestions were pedal sensor which the customer installed with no change, cleaning the thrott... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFH8401F
THANK YOU EVERYONE. I SMOKE TESTED THIS CAR AND FOUND A VACUUM LINE LEAKING REPAIRED THAT THEN CHANGED THE PLUGS AND DID A FUEL INDUCTION SERVICE AND ADDED 44K AND DROVE THE CAR ABOUT 40 MILES. IT DID MUCH BETTER BUT STILL ACTED UP EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT CHAD ...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L fault code 59 clutch actuation clutch dynamic VIN: 412JR14279
Sorry to say we could not fix this car. We believe the smg transmission lost it coding from setting over the winter & battery went dead. The car is being taken to a BMW dealer. Thanks to the members that responded.
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Starting VIN: 5UXFA53543
Yes its fixed, took the recommendations of our members and got a new key, all seams fine. Thankyou. Bob
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L ride control VIN: 1GGKY529XT
THANKS AITN AND PAUL IN TEXAS.WE JACKED UP RIGHT SIDE OF CAR. STARTER DRIVE SLID INTO FLYWHEEL.REPLACE STARTER FIXED.THANKS FROM JASON.
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L rotors VIN: 1GCDC14K4P
Overwhelmingly the replies are to replace the front brake hoses. Which has been done already, I have received some very useful information on how to test the brake system using a Temperature sensing gun. At this time I am going to close out this request and re...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
Thanks to all for the excellent advice.This one has been gone for ten days and customer says it's doing fine. I never would have believed that cleaning the egr would have solved this problem! Til next time...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC29F8S
Thanks for all your help! I did check the complete fuel line for any pin holes, in case air might be pulled into the fuel system as suggested. I also installed clear tubing at the injection pump, but did not see any air bubbles. At this point the customer has ...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Blower motor VIN: 2GCEK19R5W
Thanks for all the good advice! The water was coming into the blower air box via a screw hole above the blower motor. I had to take off the cowel cover to see it. The plate was sealed up good as some of you suggested. I sealed the screw hole and tightened d...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L a/c comp VIN: 2G1WF52E22
thanx guys, the fix was disconnecting the aftermarket start system from the bcm and powering down the internal memory capacitors to reset everything to standard start up values. customers need to know that unless factory or dealer installed accy's are installe...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bpmv
Thanks to all who replied. I was able to find a used unit. Install was fairly easy. Saved Customer $ along with banking a few bucks. Thanks Again
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L belt lock VIN: 1GNDV23LX5
Thanks Paul and Charles. I did check the seatbelt and all the doors and did not see any thing wrong. Both worked right I thought; but I when back to that P/S power door and that back corner would jump out just a little. The next time I made sure to push it in ...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6W
boy put reman or new? put in dealer? no i went to junk yard and found running mtr pulled and put the "known good part" and no start. checked power. 12 volts. scoped dist,had pulse and it was reading good. put amp probe on power and cranked it no spark no amp ...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Fan Circuit VIN: 3C4FY58BX3
Fan Assembly was the fix. Thank you to all the quick replies especially the schematic pin locations, and wiring explainations. Power was being sent to the fan but it was not responding when comanded by the pcm for A/C function. I suspect it was the module p...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Vacuum Leak VIN: 2C3AA53G35
Thanks To All Who Helped,I Put The Seal In It Was A Fairly Easy Repair.The Tube & Manifold Did Not Appear Damaged So I Ordered Seal & Installed, Cleared Codes & Test Drove.No Codes Came Back.So I Sent Customer On His Way.I Just Saw Him Today (He Rents A Office...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L alignment VIN: 2C3AA63H75
I feel like a big dummy on this one.This one was a no brainer and I feel foolish. I went backn to basics on this one.Bill [...] thanks a bunch even though I figured it out before reading your responses,and you were right on the money. Frank ...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L all gauges VIN: 1B247L65WS
HI FELLOW TECHS!AGAIN YOU GUY [...] PULLED MY BUTT OUT OF THE FIRE.I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME TO DISCONNECT ONE SENSOR AND MODULE AT A TIME UNTIL MY GAUGES POWER UP.I STARTED OUT PULLING THE CAM SENSOR AND THERE IT WAS.THEY STARTED WORKING SO REPLACE...
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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
First thanks to all of you for your help, I did find that the primary timing chain had jumped 2 teeth, could not find a reason for it but I replaced tensioner and chain anyway. Vacuum now stays at 17in and it has no misfires, also cranking and running compress... 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 Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs sensor VIN: 1D4GP24313
This was a weird one. After finding out it was a DC voltage sensors I tested the rear sensors with my scope and found them both to work fine but the scanner still read zero mph. So at this point I was thinking wiring harness or module but the customer could ...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L 1-2 shifts VIN: 2D4GP44LO6
Sorry everyone no fix to tell. This customer decided trans was better since last re-flash & choose not to come in(probably because I was going to charge her $). Alot of good info to keep on file, I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this type of concern. Anyo...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L votage fluctuates drastically VIN: 1D7KS28C26
SORRY SO LONG TOO REPORT THIS BUT IT TOOK THAT LONG TO GET A NEWW P.C.M TO ME AND YA ALL IS GOOD NOW THANKS
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7M
Well this one turned out to be one or those. I had 13 replies,Raymond from Ohio said that I should use a test light on the coil primary while cranking. I had no pulse, so I decided to go for the crank sensor as it seemed to be a most likely cause I also change... Trouble codes: 98 (failsafe mode).
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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT06H4R
Thanks to David who inadvertently lead me down the right path. This car was indeed going into open loop at idle, not because it was supposed to but because idle was slightly too low. The fix was simply raising base idle just slightly. Emission levels and watch...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1428X
This is the best network. Thank you all for all the tech support, 2 days and 19 responces. This fix was just as all off you had suggested, clogged egr ports. Chris was the first to respond and had said that most off the ports would clog and all the egr would ...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Brake System VIN: 1FMZU67E31
I appreciate the input but none pointed in the right direction I'm afraid. It turns out that the wheel cylinders were the cause of the problem - after replacing nothing but them the vehicle stops beautifully... Thanks for ya'lls input though.
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF17283
Will the problem has been found,after the intake was removed a second time to recheck we have not had anymore lean codes.But still stalls and spark knocks in gear.torque convertor is coming apart in trans,didn't have any codes and no trans problem driving.Than... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L23
AFTER CHECKING ALL THE GROUNDS AND ALL THE POWERLINE TO THE PCM AND TO THE BATTERY AND ENGINE GROUNDS CHECKED ALL THE WIREING TO THE INJECTORS AND COIL PACKS STILL HAD A TOTAL BREAK DOWN AT THE INJECTOR AND COIL PACKS STILL HAD CODES PO 420 OF OUTPUT SENSOR TO... Trouble codes: P0170, P0301.
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTRW08LX3
Thank you all for the reply. The dash has been replaced and all is working good. Customer was hoping the upper center display with the compus and the milage would be fixed also. That seems to be an issue all in it self. May still have a problem with the GEM fo...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transfercase VIN: 1FMZU74L43
Well I thought I was sure it was tranfer case until someone told me to drive it with the front drive shaft out and the problem was still there. I had already serviced the rear diff with sythetic fluid and a after market fiction addative. So I drianed it again ...
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1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GEKE189KS
well guys this is gonna make me look real stupid but there was just enough gas to show good fuel press. but not enough to run and the gas gage was stuck on 1/2 tank wich was not mentioned when car was droped off put gas in it and it worked sorry for looking so...
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 7.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK23J6X
Thanks to all who replied - particularly Chester from N.C. - just the info I was looking for - unplugged all consumers one at a time - culprit was B1S1 - heater ckt wires chaffed on heat shield causing dead short on ckt 539 - MIL out - no more recurring codes ... Trouble codes: P0102.
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDM19W2X
OK, weird one here. Fuel was leaking out of the top of the injector body of this one; fix was simple enough. As far as my concern over the wiring harness goes, it wasn't a big deal. The only part of the harness I had to replace was the PCM connectors since the...
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1984 Honda Accord 1.8L transmission VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Thanks for the replies. We r&r transmission and found seals on 4th gear clutch hub blown. We basically installed all new clutches and seals, replaced converter and transmission all good.
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEMZ1991
Hi, all that replied to this post sugested i get the car in the shop, of which i can not do. Or take a look at the ecu, that i can not do either. No one has evidently seen this particular problem, and is not common. Thanks for your time and effort. scot
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18661
CAR IS FIXED AND DOWN THE ROAD. VEHICLE CAME BACK IN FOR FRONT O2 REPLACEMENT AND I DECIDED TO CHECK CODES, THIS TIME HAD P1491 EGR LOW FLOW CODE. ON TEST DRIVE WATCHING NEW O2 CAR DIED WHEN COMING TO A STOP LIKE THE EGR STUCK OPEN, SO I GUESS THE EGR WAS STIC... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S62
Thanks to all that replied, most of you were right on the money with it being the crank sensor. I replaced the crank sensor and trigger wheel and it runs just fine. The surge at idle is gone too. learned a valuable lesson about Hyundais today. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1J4FF48S61
Hi all, Well I took a chance that the airbag module was the problem I sent it to Texas (Airbag System INC)$130.00 with shiping both ways. I checked the seat belts per-tensioners but not sure?? I was told by Airbag System that 3 ohms was the limit. All I can te...
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