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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD632XS
Good morning. I got this 525i towed in last night because the key is just turning in the lock housing. It turns about 90 degrees. It will not start the vehicle. The customer said he had a fight with the neighbors and was in a bad mood and forced the key in and...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Hello BMW Techs This BMW sets random misfire codes and runs rough. The oil seperator and hose have been replaced and the exhaust cam sensor . I have tried smoke testing have tried a different set of plugs and crank sensor . Have also checked fuel pressure 51lb... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results)
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L info center,heating / ac cotroler VIN: 1G6CD53BOM
Has any body seen this type of problem and if so what was the fix for this. Thanks
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5490X
After replacing the engine, started vehicle and a code (po102 MAF sensor low input signal) was stored and the check light is on. The MAF sensor is reading 106 hertz @ idle and with ignition on and it is supposed to be more than 1135 hertz @ idle. So i checked ... Trouble codes: P0102, P0101
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1977 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom Deluxe 6.6L rings VIN: TKR187FJ13
This full size blazer with a 400 c.i. engine has a blown head gasket. Compression on cyls 3 and 5 are 30 psi. After removing head I found broken gasket between both cylinders. Does anyone know an easy way to see if the rings are good with the head off. The cyl...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNFK16K8S
hey guys thanks for all your help in advance. i got this 95 suburban that keeps dieing on us. as you can see in my repair history we have thrown about every part you can imagine on this thing. when you start it up it seems to run fine, then when you let it idl...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition VIN: 3G1JC5249V
CAR WAS TOWED IN , BUT AS USUALL STARTED RIGHT AWAY , CHECKED CODES HAVE P0342A camshaft position sensor circuit low voltage , &P0335A CKP CIRCUIT . these are recurring codes ,had a lean mixture code ,but the fuel filter was plugged solid ,replaced it and that...
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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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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
hi every one recieved vehiclle a couple of days ago checked out all sensors that have been changed prior to me recieving car. customer has been trying to fix this car for 10 years now has given up and booked in to us . computor has been flashed years ago and i...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L On Star VIN: 3GNEK18R5W
Hello all. This customer is a gadget freak and has purchased a complete dealer install On Star system that is the correct unit for this YMM vehicle. Before installing it he attempted to start the service and found that 1998 On Star systems are obsolete and ino...
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Front Brakes VIN: 2G1WL52M2W
Vehicle came in for brakes hanging up and no brake lights. Turn signals worked, third eye worked. Found front brakes low and a bad turn signal switch. Rotors to thin to turn but no blue color everything inspected fine. Coud not get brakes to stay applied. Repl...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK1975Y
the transfer case stays in 4 hi. Sets code c0323 and code c0387. When push the 2 hi button on the switch in the dash you can hear and feel with your hand the encoder motor run and the switch on the front differential engage. Replaced the dashboard switch but s...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Compressor VIN: 1G1ZU54874
Customer stated no cold air from A/C system. Connect guages, 80 PSI on both the high and low sides (good charge(. Black light system, no evidence of a leak. Turn on the A/C system, the compressor engages, runs quietly, no change in either pressure. After runni...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2C3HD56T9T
Need help figuring this one out. Customer bought this from a friend. Seems this friend is a shade tree mechanic. Car starts up great but has a rough idle and no service engine light on. I scanned it and found that the left bank stays rich and the L-ST and L-...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L fuseable link VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Hello everyone I have a pt cruiser that about 2 weeks ago the customer was installing a new battery and hooked the cables up backwards. He called us the next day and said he had no dash lights and the radio did not work. We found the IOD fuse in the under ho...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B03
Ok, I get this car today, found a P0038 H02S Bank 1 SENSOR 2 HEATER CIRCUIT HIGH. It is a hard code and will not clear, removed sensor and found open at heater circuit. I went deeper and found with the sensor unplugged and KOEO I have .92v on the heater contro... Trouble codes: P0038 (ho2s bank 1 sensor 2 heater circuit high)
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Converter VIN: 3B7KF23C2S
Went to pick up this vehicle and customer had replaced transmission filter and gasket to try to fix bad shift condition. Found transmission three quarts low and we topped off fluid. Test drove truck and transmission shifts into all gears but when shifts into 3...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L R/R whl cyl. VIN: 1B4GP44L3Y
Hello everyone, This is my first time asking for help. We have performed a complete brake job on this vehicle. We also have replaced both front calipers and both rear wheel cylinders. Upon bleeding the system I can get fluid at all bleeders except the right re...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD641X3
We have a 2003 Dodge Sprinter that we have been servicing. The condition started as an intermittent no start when parking on an incline and if they pushed it to the street on level ground it would start. We could never get it to act up until last week and it o...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Battery light VIN: 1D4GP25323
I've had a good customer come in several times complaining of their battery light being on,only to have them arrive and of course it's not. Finally they came in one evening and sure enough it was on,we tested the charging system and it was charging at 13.8 vol...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L low reverse solenoid VIN: 2B3HD46R34
code p1776 keeps showing up after 2 trip results, jumped wiring harness no favorable result, still p1776. We have tried everything we and others know how to do.
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1978 Ford F-250 7.5L Popps out carb VIN: F25JRO6491
Hello, everyone, and thanks for any and all help in advance. It all started, once apon a time, when the customer complained to a friend about this popping through the carburator issue. He said it would happen when he was under a load, reving up slowly, throttl...
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1987 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich VIN: 1FABP60F2H
Yes only 12 thousand miles. This vehicle runs rich and surges at idle when in closed loop. Both o2 sensors are at 900 milli volts the exhaust is black and the plugs come out black with carbon. The fuel regulator is not leaking, tried known good MAP sensor, Tps... Trouble codes: 42 (Rich Exhaust Sensor)
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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTES14N0K
Hello and Thank you. This van will not start sometimes. Does not matter when just wont start right away. Leave the key on a few seconds to a minute and it will start. Checking with brake out box I only have 5 volts from the computer to the fuel pump relay when...
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP36X0M
This Tempo no-start had poor spark so I changed secondary ignition parts. Still no-start, but with starting fluid sprayed in quick bursts vehicle runs smoothly. Without starting fluid I can get it to run very roughly if I rapidly pump the throttle (it must be ...
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
i have this ranger in here that after it sits over night it has extended crank before it will start it has had new fuel pump installed i have switched the eec relay and replaced the fuel pump relay upon testing i found that the eec relay powers up and sends po...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air bag & Heater VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Customer says fan dosen't turn off and air bag light on. Found short to power on ckt. 298 between removed fuse #22 and unplugged air bag diagnostic module causing feed back to the blower fuse through the junction block. Just wondering if anyone has encountered...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMDA5145W
the van failed inspection for uneven brake balance.Rear brakes apply before fronts. When driven on gravel at low speed rears lock up.The car has a firm petal.Flushed out fluid& bleed.
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4041W
Many thanks in advance. Customer brought vehicle in with CK LT on, computer stored PO340 Cam sensor circuit malfunction. Cleared code, code restored in continuous memory and in KOER test, but did not turn on the CK LT. Ran power and ground check at sensor(ok),... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Hi fellow techs. This one has me scratching my head. Customer had front and rear pads installed on vehicle. After about a month, a false abs condition started. What happens is at the end of a stop the abs system kicks in. What I think happed is when the pisto...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Rotors VIN: 2FTRX18L12
This F150 is warping rotors after about two months use. Originally I replaced the front pads and rotors. A short time later it came back with pulsing brakes. There was no discoloration of the rotors or any other odd braking symptoms. After a test drive there w...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K83
hay guyes its bi a long time so bear with me i got this ford when you shut off the truck it makes a farting sound iwhen you put your hand on the intake manifold you can feel the noise any help would be appericated
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTNW20P04
This truck came in for busted Eng Oil Cooler,replace cooler, All hoses and Radiator. After starting up, no oil pressure on guage ,on IPC removed sending unit and checked actual presure, had 5 psi, Specs state min 12 psi, was wondering if anything may have been...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
truck has not been serviced very much new truck trade in.the lefthand bank is missing on all cylinders compression is good vct solenoid check good all coils fire all injectors squirt pull timing cover thougt chain jumped replace plugs after getting broken ones... Trouble codes: P0022 (variable cam timing), P0305 (cyl.5 miss), P0306 (cyl.6 miss), P0307, P0308 (cyl 8 miss)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14594
has a misfire. customer says that 4 plugs on right side have allready been changed and 1 one the left side changed. showed me the old plug, the center electrode is completely gone, these are original motorcraft pf2 platinum plugs, looks like pre-ignition, comp... Trouble codes: P0174, P0305
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1125S
Ok techs I need help bad. This one came in a couple months ago for head gasket and re-ring it ran fine when it left. A couple days later customer came in with a stall at stop signs. We were not able to get it to stall for us. this happened 4 or 5 times. Then t...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Try to do a test but no looky Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system small leak)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L no comunication VIN: 1HGEJ8143T
REPLACE ECU WITH A USED ONE.SCANNER WILL COMUNICATE W/HOEO AND THEN WILL LOOSE COMUNICATION WITH ENGINE RUNNING. THE WIRING DIAGRAM ON MITCHEL SHOWED DLC CONNECTOR WAS WIRED UPSIDE DOWN. sWITCHED WIRES AROUND IN DLC TO REFLECT DIAGRAM. SCANNER HAS NO COMUNICAT...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 4HGEJ6678X
Hello to everyone, I have a a/c compressor that turns off when the RPMs reach 1500. The air blows nice and cold at idle all the gauge readings are good, but as soon as you bring up the RPMS to above 1500 the the ECM looses ground at the clutch relay and the co...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6672Y
This vehicle actually has two problems! For approx. 3 months now engine has an erratic tap noise that occurs beteween 1/4 and 1/2 throttle acclerating between 2 and 3K RPM. It does not occur with every power stroke (like a rod bearing) yet it is much faster t... Trouble codes: 1381 (CYP sensor noise)
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L steering VIN: KM8SC83D81
i got this one after the customer changed power steering pump to relieve a whining pump condition and after trying two pumps himself brought to us to correct it. we found a tensioner that was bad and was actually too tight on the belt and thought it was allowi...
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1997 Isuzu NPR 3.5L All shifts VIN: JALC4B1K2V
Good afternoon, This came in with a complaint of a hard shift through all the gears. It also drops out of overdrive with light acceleration. There is no flashing "check trans" light on and when ckecking for codes I get steady flashing. I would like to know wh...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L prndl VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Vehicle came in with no lights on for position indicator. Replaced with new switch on side of transmission, from dealer, worked great on test drive. On final test drive next day same failure, appears to be bad switch
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2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA79B96
The wipers work good on this unit other then parking up like the GM's do. It is under warranty but 3 hours from the nearest Jag dealer so I told him I would look at it for him (I called Jag & they wouldnt tell me a thing over the phone, they just wanted him ...
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1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Steering Column VIN: 2J4FY29S0M
Hey 4X4 Guys- I have this wrangler that someone installed a 3" body lift half ass. On the steering column, engine side, there is a bearing at the end of the tube. This bearing was pulled out when the lift was installed and never modified to fit properly with ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Compressor clutch VIN: KNDJC73383
Car comes in. Customer was at another shop with a diagnosis of a bad compressor. First shop is partially correct because the field windings on the clutch coil is open. They ohm out open and it still doesn't engage with a jumper to the pigtail to battery just t...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE22D7T
Hello Mazda Techs, this car will accelerate fine if you get on the gas hard, but trying to accelerate slow from a stop or just trying to speed up a little while cruising it will bog down for about 4 seconds or so then just takes off. It idles great, no codes b...
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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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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP82D44
well ive got a mazda 6 that i replaced the engine with a used one.its a 3.0 vct engine. i replaced the wiring harness off the old engine to the used one. the problem im having is the hard fault codes for both cam sensors. when you start it up the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor), P0345
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E1R
I have a 94s 420 its running on 4 cyls no injecter pulse or spark on the 4 dead cyls i replaced the injector harness it was rotted out still no change also the scanner cant get into the system the 3 fuses in the module are ok does this model have the overload ...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
car came in with check engine light on. came on three months ago. scanned comp. and found p0443 and p0457. ran a koeo test and p0443 comes right back. so i ohmed out the solenoid and had 35.2 ohms.disconnected comp. and ohmed from there and have the same readi... Trouble codes: P0443, P0457
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26ABL
This car has had a rough life already while I was removing the intake I found all the plugs broken or cracked. all the hoses broke and the intake was sealed with rtv no gasket. I repaired all hoses and installed a proper gasket hoping I could just get through ...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Nissan help needeed, This one come in on a hook, died on the highway but wiil start P0340 cam signal. Powers and ground and two 5v signal wires all ok at dist. Replaced dist w/aftermarket and starts up and idled good for 5 min then stumbled, died and then even... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 5N1ED28YDY
hey guys, we had a nissan xterra come in the shop . was not running right. we ended up putting heads on it and also a distributor. truck was running so bad that we had to push it inside. customer left and now is complaining of a rough idle. when the truck is i...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D41
Help this is a stumper !!! came in rough idle ,cust. says cars sounds like its going to stall ... at warm idle the engine rolls from 400 rpm to 800 rpm for a few seconds then smoothes out , then back to this rolling idle ...NO CODES PRESENT ...sounds like egr ...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Hi everyone, Need alittle help with this nissan. I recieved it from another shop. Had a code p0011 in it when it came in new head gasket installed). I pulled the advance pully apart to check the vains and the valve. The last shop took it apart before.I install... Trouble codes: P0011
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1970 Oldsmobile 442 455CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 344670M371
this problem is likely headed for the older generation of techs, this is not to say that a younger tech cannot help me because one thing i have learned in this buisness is that if your humble enough you can learn from everyone.this 442 has an original engine b...
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L power windows VIN: 1P4GH44R7P
i have verified power and ground to switch. i know that on some of these the doors need to be closed for the power windows to operate(safety thing with voyagers..owned two)and tested as such. there is good ground all the time to the switch and power with the k...
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1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDUO6L2R
customer came in they had already replaced map sensor plugs and wires and an o2 sensor scanned car has no codes drove and it runs like it has a clogged exhaust they was told the converter was bad so i replaced cat still no change has no power at about 45 55 bu...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP5216W
Did some ac work on the vehicle. Replace ac compressor. Came back 2 days later with a p0171 code. Scanned data and found the o2 sensor not moving. LT fuel trim was +16. Replaced o2 sensor and cleared code. Light came right back on. LT is still +16. Checked for... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L radio lights VIN: JH4CL96814
Thank you to all who replied. There is a bulletin about an extended warranty on this matter. The bulletin is 04021 jan 23 07. Circuit board to be replaced. The warranty has been extended to 7 years or 100000 miles. This request was for my techs own radio....
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L power shut off VIN: WBABM334XY
Customer insisted he pick up the car Friday night even though we had not solved the problem (except to reduce the draw by pulling the fuse) He had scheduled to return monday morning for further diagnosis but did a "no show" I guess he decided he didn't have mo...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L headlights VIN: WBADNG331X
Many thanks for all of the replies. I learned that several things can cause this problem, and we checked the following: 1. Linkage on right front lower control arm. Check for cracks, breaks, and incorrect installation. 2. Sensor/switch this arm is attached t...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L cam cover VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Thanks for the replies, TSB, new valve covers, check dealer pricing. Decided to refer this one to the dealer, sounds like too many unknown possibilities could make this the nightmare I don't want to deal with. Customer was OK with that, thanked us for being ...
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1987 Chevrolet V10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L fuel tank inop VIN: 1GCEV14K3H
Hello iatn tech's; Sorry it has taken so long to close this but I needed to give customer time to add fuel to this truck a few times to see if he really was having a problem. In my help request I stated the left tank wouldn't fill properly {burps back}. I also...
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1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Stall, ICM failures VIN: 1G1JC144XP
We got it! Kinda wierd to. I went to the ICM and check for power and ground. I was finding a 9 volt voltage drop on the ground side of the ICM to the back side ground post on the trans bell housing bolt. The other ground post on the front of the trans bellhous... Trouble codes: 42 (est grounded or open).
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Stall VIN: SORRY NO V
First of I would like to thank all who reply.The fix was loose connection at relay & a ground to frame loose. Trouble codes: 54 (fuel pump relay).
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W9Y
THE ONLY CLOSES GUY WAS CLIFF, IT WAS A BENT VAVLE.WITH THE VEHICLE STIL HERE FOR A FEW DAYS , NOTICE VACUUM GAUGE STARTED TO FLUCUATE MORE. VERIFYING POSSIBLE INTERNAL PROBLEM Trouble codes: P0303.
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2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC23R6Y
A great place for us techs who temporarily loose sight and sanity. Truck has been fixed. Thanks also to all who actually helped with another vehicle not related to this one. Any way, I just couldn't figure out why the MAF V and hg readings were in range and ca...
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1946 Chrysler Custom 6.0L No Start VIN: 5819393XXX
I did not realize that all inline 6 cylinder engines have the same firing order. this was of much help and solved the issue right away.
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L engine VIN: 2C4GP44R65
This one is FIXED! It was the timing chain. When I pulled the oil pan off you could see the chain, so I stuck a screwdriver up there and ck'ed the slop in the chain and WoW it had a ton. My parts suppliers could not find me a chain set so I went oem and when I...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L cv joints inner VIN: 2C8GP64L45
Hi, I rechecked the mounts as a few said to do, of cource with 17,000 miles all were ok. The letter from the engineer for chrysler axles was most logical as you have to go like hell to break a axle. Client is going to keep driving and see what happens. Thanks ...
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1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L engine oil pressure VIN: 4B3AU52N1X
Thanks for all your reponses. It was a faulty gauge that was the problem. Electrically it was fine, there is a spec for resistance through the gauge (42 ohms) this was ok.This gauge uses a resistor wire wrapped around a bi-metal spring attached to the needle o...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Differential VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
We went ahead and put all new bearings in the diff again. We also put the Chrysler updated vent hose kit in which has what looks like a plastic fuel filter housing but with no insides. I guess if some fluid does come up into the vent hose it is suspose to catc...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R83
Well this vehicle is fixed. I ended up replacing the solenoid pack. I found a TSB on this vehicle for solenoid pack replacement. TSB# 21-008-04 REV. A. NUMBER: 21-008-04 REV. A GROUP: Transmission DATE: October 16, 2004 THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL ... Trouble codes: P1604 (PCM internal dual-port RAM read/write integrity failure.), P1776 (Solenoid switch valve stuck in LR), P0841 (LR pressure switch sense circuit), P0731 (Gear ratio error in first), P1790 (Fault immediately after a shift).
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WD1PD44394
Only 4 responses to this one. good luck dude! we use a lubricant called kroil. best stuff we'vA couple of the responses advised to try a product called "Kroil". Could not locate it but tried another super duty penetrant with no luck. Even to the point of hav...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C04
the used ecm worked but i had to tow the car to the dealer to have it reflashed. it had to be in the car for them to do it. thanks to all.
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C95
Thanks for all the help with this truck, for those of you that said the injectors were at fault nailed it on the head. We found two injectors bad, but recommended replacing all of them. Now we have a happy customer. Thanks
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Soft pedal VIN: 1D4GP45R55
Thanks everyone for replying. I went ahead and used a scanner to bleed the system. The pedal is good now but it also was when we bled it manually before. The customer is driving it now and hopefully this took care of it.
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, FUEL TRIM ISSUE VIN: 1FAFP47V5X
After talking to the customer and reviewing the above replies I let him know that his car was running in a grey area that indicated trouble in the not too distant future.I also explained to him that he may damadge his new cat.He did not want to pursue it to th...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
Rob from Wis. hit it right on the head, it was the little exhaust sheild on the left pipe that came loose and rubed the O/2 Wires...thanks everyone for the replies
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U61
OK FOLKS here is the deal. the local dealership can't pull there head out of there you know what. When it was sent over to the dealer to get the new pcm programed, when we went to pick it up it would not start this time. they reprogrammed and said it was fine,... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire number two cylinder).
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2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU74E31
Well another tech at the shop looked at the vehicle and without warning the misfire happened. After a quick visual look we found that the number six spark plug wire was intermitanly arcing to the exhaust manifold. Why this didn't show up before when we wet t... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S11
thanks to Matthew, Pat, Eric, and Donald it was the crank sensor that failed, would have thought it would have thrown a light but it didnt. thanks again
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1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS19W9T
12 replies to this one, Ideas were kinda across the board. Lots of fuel problems, leaky regulators, Bad injector poppets, Fuel pressure not holding ect. Also recieved advice on testing the o/2 sensor heaters. Someone said the EGR valve can be installed backwar... Trouble codes: P0147.
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L starting VIN: 4S6CK58W6Y
Thank You too all who replied, I am closing this w/a fix because the problem is no longer present nore has is even come close to manifesting itself again. I had removed the starter for bench testing while i attained proper factory diagrams for this circuit and...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26722
This was a tough one. Thank you to all who replied. After researching all the ideas we still had a vehicle with a problem. Even though each component replaced was confirmed faulty. The final repair was the front oxygen sensor. Apparently the sensor was st...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant light on VIN: SAJGX2749V
well guys thanks for all your help it ended up being the thermostat housing at the base i had checked this already so i ran the car and pressurized it over night the next morning i found the puddles all five replies were very helpful thanks guys
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition key VIN: SALME11403
Hello, Unfortunately, I don't have a fix for this vehicle. I tried several things, none of which really got anywhere, so after a lengthy conversation with the customer we decided to send the car to the dealer, where they might have parts on the shelf to try,...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM87A13
FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR REPLIES TO MY PROBLEM.SECOND I WOULD OF NEVER FIGURED ON FOUR OUT OF THE EIGHT COIL PACKS GOING BAD.THE ONLY WAY I DID IS BY CALLING A FORD DEALER TECH.HE TOLD ME TO HOOK MY SCANNER TO IT AND MONITOR EACH CYLINDER TO S... Trouble codes: 2112 (tac stuck open), 2107 (tac malfuntion), 2110 (undocumented).
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YU09162
FIX POST !! Purchase PCM # [...] from Mazda by the VIN,send the car with 2 key to local shop which have the programmable flash,no more codes stored all monitors are ready and passed smog test.. Trouble codes: 1698 (PCM Error).
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
sorry for the delay.when the tech other was trying to disconnect connector from maf he pulled the signal wire just enough that it was not contacting pin.after pin out at pcm should no signal i pushed on each wire,it ran good.the other symptom of it starting a... Trouble codes: P0102, C1119.
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Rear mail seal
I would like to thank everyone for their replies on this unusual request. As it turns out, the quoted labor time was indeed for after the engine was already out of the vehicle. The customer declined the repair at this time.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L wipers, turn signals VIN: WDBFA63F3T
well went through everything again, someone had taken apart the combination relay connector and installed it upside down, so the pins on the relay and wire connector were not correct, realigned the connector and everything works. why oh why would someone do th...
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM84J5W
turns out that the companion cylinder #6 was the problem. the #6 plug wire was arching out and down the side of the spark plug causing a miss under a load replaced the spark plug and wire. could not see any problem with wire like poor connection and could not ... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Very Sorry for closing delay (I thought I closed this already!) The Nissan dealer scan tool was required to reprogram the new throttle body and idle was back to normal. Trouble codes: 0507 (Idle speed system fault).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Our shop finily got a scanner that could reset the throttle module. it seemed to work until now. customer has not called back but we do have a new module waiting for him. thanks for the info. Vic Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor ratio signal).
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L starter VIN: 2P4GP4434V
Thanks to all that replied, especially Glen, Terry, and John. I have found it and I slaped my forehead when I found it. The original problem was the neutral/safety switch, the problem happened when I had to twist the harness that plugged into the switch (becau...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Key doesn't turn VIN: 1G2NW52E22
Thanks to all who helped. Everyone said that the switch was the culprit, which it was. We replaced the switch, and did the re-learn procedure, and everything works... customer happy. Thanks again to all.
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2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: 3G2JB12F13
well as every one suspected it was the pass key cylinder , replaced it and that solved the problem , it appears that these are a common problem and should be the first thing to check . thanks again guys
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