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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBADD632XW
transmission wont shift properly and has code 19 asc interface (for eng & trans) and abs codes 33, 7 for lf wheel speed sensor also has code 67 continous controldue to interference. it seems obvious that i need a wheel sensor (does it come oe with harness pigt...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33512
This bimmer blows fuse F4 in the engine electronics fuse box.(A8680) It is the one with a red output wire. The only diagrams I can find for it are showing it as a power supply to the ECU and TCU, both on pin 7 at the respective ECU's, and to nothing else. I ca...
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hey guys and girls.I have a question for the tranny techs.Is the 4l80e behind a 454 different than a 4l80e behind a 6.5 diesel?.The reason I'm asking is because when I brought my 5 th wheel trailer home I noticed the trans would down shift right when the diese...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L clutch release fork pivot VIN: 2GCEK19KOP
I am in the process of replacing the clutch in this pickup. The clutch release fork was worn out and also wore the pivot or fulcrum. I have a new one from Chevy, but can't figure out how it comes out of the housing. Trans. does not have a separate bell-housing...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle runs clean at idle, and high rpm, on startup shortly after going into closed loop.O2 switches fine,injectors vary 1.0ms to 2.3ms,short fuel trim 0.Emissions basically 0. After a few minutes short term starts subtracting fuel gradually to -18%,O2 starts... Trouble codes: P0172
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L continues VIN: 1GTEK19T51
I honestly did not know where to post this. Maybe it will be a no-brainer for you guys and we can put this one to bed. Fuel pump will not turn off. Key on or off. Fuel pump relay removed. Still runs. Have to remove battery cable to turn off. I am sure someon...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L suspension VIN: 3GNEK13T43
Customer's original complaint was vibration at highway speeds, 110kph it will vibrate in the front and get particularily worse on a slight turn. After road test and diagnoses; we replaced 2 tie rod ends and had an allignment done, balanced 4 tires and rotated....
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L fuel gage, oil pressure gage VIN: 1GCHK29U34
I have a fuel gage that is inoperative and the oil pressure gage is pegged to max (past numbers) checked connections at sending units on both (fine) checked electrical tests for sending units my next path is to replace instument cluster but wanted a little teh...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G13
Hey guys, I need some help here please. I used "Drivabaility" as a heading for my posting since this is a computer command related problem. This one came in two days ago and we found a dtc p0480-low speed fan circuit error and the cooling fan to be not operati... Trouble codes: P0480
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP44R3V
Hi all. Ok, this one has me going nuts. I have read many of these types of issues in the fix archives, but none seems to fit. Ok, the van came in the week before with a complaint of stalling and poor running, we found a code P0340 and P0171. The 171 was from ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Can sensor circuit)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine VIN: 1B4GP44R3W
this gr caravan is driving me nuts customer has had a complaint that first start cold the engine makes a loud noise it was verified but by the time i get the vehicle inside the noise is gone ive taken the belt off and looked at idler,tensioner waterpump and al...
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Compressor VIN: 2B3KA53H37
Please bear with me, this is my first post. Vehicle was received for service with complaint of A/C blows warm. Found that compressor was not coming on. Diagnosed cause to no A/C request message from control head to instrument cluster. The control head was repl...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y4S
Vehicle came in for state inspection. during the dyn run, melted the vmas hoses. failed for nox. replaced cat converters and o2 sensors, passed emmission test, however, still running lean. cats will start to glow after a while of driving. replaced the mass air... Trouble codes: 136 (No EGO HO2S-1 Switch - Lean Exhaust bank 2), 172 (EGO Not Switching Lean Exhaust - Bank 1)
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X9T
Hi thanks for just reading this post explorer came in complaining that it ran very bad I test drove after siting 4 hr started first crank all seamed fine test drove a couple miles parked it started it 2 times then test drove it 1 more time I found nothing I ch... Trouble codes: P0301
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP52S4W
Hello Ford tech's, we have this Tarus that came in with an empty A/C system. now she says that when she uses her defrost that the idle will jump 200 rpm, from 700 to 900 rpm when turned on and also when cycles. This may be normal for all that we can find, no c...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power windows VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Good morning to all.I am posting this for my Boss who is out of state and asking me for possible causes for both front power windows to be inop.He was told rf quit 1 yr. ago and the lf front quit 1 month ago.He states lf window making a clicking sound when try...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZRJSV5X
This Ranger came in the customer wanted the trans filter replaced. I took the pan down replaced the filter and put it back together. Now it hesitates going into drive and shutters. I took the pan back off to make sure the the O-rings on the filter were not out...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSS35L7X
Vehicle came in with transmission fluid pouring out of the front pump seal. Removed transmission and noticed that the tranmission has been rebuilt or repaced recently (last 20K). This is a new customer and have never seen this vehicle before. Replaced front pu...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
Upon start up, after a couple hours of not running,and overnight, the cylinders load up with fuel and the plugs are soaked. All scan data appears normal and not codes are set. You have to go into Clear Flood mode to get the truck running. After running for a m...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPV18L03
trying to cover my rear. truck came in running fine but with mil on and complaint of occasional misfire. road tested fine but plugs were originals. tuned up but didnt see any obvious coil problems. noticed that misfire codes were all for last 4 plugs in firing... Trouble codes: P0320 (p0354- ign failure cyl4), P0354 (ign failure cyl4), P0355 (icn failure 5), P0356 (ign failure 6), P0358 (ign gfailure 8)
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Rear a/c air flow VIN: 1FMSU41P13
Repaired some refrigerant leaks on the system, cools great front and rear. Noticed that you can barely feel any air coming out of roof vents for rear air and customer stated her kids are complaining about the same thing. Switch it to floor and it switches with...
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2004 Ford Expedition NBX 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU16L44
VEHICLE FIRST CAME IN THREE WEEKS AGO WITH RICH CODES BANK 1 AND BANK 2. CUSTOMER SAID LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING BACK FROM FLORIDA. PERFORMED BASIC CHECKS. fUEL PRESSURE WAS GOOD. CLEANED MAF SENSOR, O2 SENSORS SWITCHING OK. CHECK CANISTER. CUSTOMER STATED T...
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1995 GMC WT-500 7.1L Brake light switch VIN: J8DF5A125S
Truck is a GMC WT500 , the Isuzu equivalent would be an FFR Brake lights stuck on. Simple right? Have 2 phone calls into the truck center tech line at $70.00 a whack with incorrect information and wiring diagrams being sent back each time. These are the only ...
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L abs VIN: 1GKEL19W8Y
abs light comes on when vech is started and stays on got a co 265 code ebsm relay motor circut, this vech. my wife drives what is co 265 i havent found any relay yet is there one and what if any speed sensor is for the rear wheels
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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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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L rear brakes VIN: JHLRD78874
Intermittently when applying the brakes very load creeking noise from the right rear. The brake pads and rotors have been changed several times to correct problem to no avail. Problem has persisted for more then a year. Thanks for your help !!!
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2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L stop lamps VIN: SAJDA24C22
hello all or any jag techs out there.i have no stop lamp on drivers side. i traced it back to the security & locking control module in the trunk below fuse block. i have continuity on my blue wire.my question is does it take any special proggramming to replace...
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1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBP96FOF
OK This thing has got us. Came in on the hook. We have good spark and good fuel spray. The fuel pressure is 40-42 psi when its cranking. The timing chain was replaced 5000 miles ago. The module was replaced last week. We replaced it again today. Still no start...
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1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L park lamps VIN: 1LNLM9742R
This lincoln came in with no tail lights complaint,actually no marker lamps,front or rear work.No tail lamps and no license plate light.Headlamps seem to work normal,it does have auto headlamp option.Checked the headlamp switch unplugged per Alldata test proce...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Hello, and thanks in advance, Car towed in ,will crank but not start, when turn key off it seems to backfire thur air flow sensor. Check compression all above 145 psi, Check fuel volume okay, check fuel pressure by jumping fuel pump teminnals 7 and 8, 78 psi, ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, VIN: WDBKK47F3W
To everyone thanks in advance. This vehicle Failed emission test due to secondary air injection circuit failure.The Supercharger clutch failed and I believe it caused a voltage spike and took out that circuit on the ECU. So we ordered one from a salvage yard a...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Struts VIN: WDBNG75J8Y
The suspension on this car leaks down after the car is shut off. I sprayed the tops of the front struts with soapy water while the car was running and found a lot of leaking there. The local benz dealer says that I have to buy new struts for $1000 each. Is the...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F83
this car came from another shop. the car runs fine but the check engine light is on. po130 low o2 voltage. cleared code drove car with scanner on. o2 voltage starts out normal then as you drive it goes to 0.00. installed a new o2 same thing. all connections se... Trouble codes: P0130
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1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L altenator VIN: 1MEFM66L4X
greetings to all, this car has a battery light that comes on, when the light comes on it still charging.the customer has had it replaced three times in one year.i also noticed that when my head lights are on they actually flicker.when i put my interior light o...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L back up sensor VIN: 4M2DU86WX2
vehicles alarm is going off when it sits for 4-6 hours. customer says that back up alarm quit at the same time. ive checked for codes and power and grounds but found no problems. the backup sensor can be turned on but turns off automaticly when put into revers...
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1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Ignition Spark VIN: JA3BP47H9P
Hallo everyone. This is a no spark condition. I condemned the ECU due to the Caps leaking. It had no COMM and no spark or injection pulse. Customer Story. Used it to get milk from store, came out of store, cranks, no run. Used ECU now gives injection pulse...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F4V
Has good spark at plugs with no injection pulse.
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y3W
hey all thanks in advance.this car keeps setting po455.flow chart in mitchel directs you to code for vent solenoid and purge solenoid.vent solenoid would activate but not a normal sounding solenoid.replaced it.smoke test system.after pinching off hose to purge... Trouble codes: P0455
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1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN8HM05YOG
Got myself up the creek with this one... Guy brought it in with half the engine still disassembled, he replaced the head and couldn't get it started. I shoulda kicked him and his Nissan loose, but he paid cash in advance(I figured that would get him gone...), ...
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1999 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D2X
Car towed in, customer burnt up starter cranking. Replaced starter. Car cranks, has strong spark but no injector pusle. Scoped injector signal at ecm and injector, intermit. will try to pull injectors to ground. Swapped dist. with known good, same thing. Check...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D01
This car came in with a complaint of loss of power only at freeway speeds after driving 30 minutes to 1 hour. I have checked all the basics and have found nothing. I drove it on our dyno at 60MPH for over 30 minutes under load with the scanner hooked up and fu...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L vehicle binds in reverse VIN: 1GHDT13S52
system is awd smart trak system, no codes at this time affter replacement of halfshaft and bearing, vehicle now binds in reverse, reason replaceent of [...], bearing was bad. has anyone experienced this particular issue before?
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L wobble VIN: JF1GF4853V
Hello Subaru techs. I need a little help on this one. This car will wander on the road at speeds above 45mph. It feels as if something is shifting in suspension, possibly in the rear. All of my inspection has not turned up any thing excessive as far as loosene...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1GD70634
Thank you for your time I appreciate any help with this. This car runs perfect when you start it up at first but after a short time running, 30 seconds to a minute, it will not accelerate at all from idle. When you apply full throttle the engine almost quits, ...
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L no spark VIN: JS31TE21V9
Schematics for this truck are not very descriptive. My first question is what is the third wire (black with orange)on the coil for. Shopkey schematics doesn't show it. I ohmed it to power and ground -- it measures 780 between both. I don't know if this is an i...
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1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L converter VIN: JT4UN22DDV
I own a Saab shop, so Toyota transmission internals are not my thing! This is my personal truck, and when I bought it last year, the torque converter was noisy, made a whining sound. So I took the truck to a local tranny shop that I trust, they had the coverte...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
Hello I have a 2000 jetta 2.0 AEG engine with vibration at 3600rpm in any gear under 3600 or over the vibration goes away. Any ideas? Thanks
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21CO3
well this is what happening with this bug had codes listed on cold start this unit fires up missing on 1 and 2 in about 60 seconds it runns fair quits missing any how i swaped coils 1234 to 4321 and no change fine no coil problem so did same with injectors and... Trouble codes: 16716 (knock b /2), 17519 (o2 bank1 lean), 17560 (o2 bank lean), P0300, P0301, P0302
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, "Shudder/Miss" VIN: WAUGD28D8X
The many replies focused on 2 possible causes for my symptoms- engine misfire or driveline causes. Further scrutiny of the engine/ignition system showed no problems. In addition to secondary kv, burn time on all cylinders was consistent. Watching the 2 upst...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L timing VIN: WBADM633XX
WE THOUGHT THAT THE VALVES WERE BENT, BUT AFTER REMOVING THE HEAD THE VALVES WERE OK. THE CHAIN TIMING WAS OFF A FEW TEETH, APPARENTLY THE VALVES DONT BEND AS EASY ON THE AUTOMATIC MODELS AS THEY DO ON THE STICK SHIFT CARS???. WE REPLACED THE CHAINS AND TENSIO...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Compressor VIN: 2004BMW545
Thank you to all the members who replied with suggestions on how to approach the situation. We received the vehicle with no A/C belt at all. It was the NAPA belt that would just not go on; even almost a half inch longer was still a no go. We ordered a genui...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
thank you guys for help me fix this truck i was out for a few weeks i put a new batt cable clear the codes truck run good thank you guys again
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5490X
Hi, I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. Well i found the problem today, it was the top piece of the old MAF sensor stuck in the housing, so when i put the new one in, there was no air passing it, that is why the vehicle won't start with t... Trouble codes: P0102, P0101.
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1985 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GCCW80HFS
Thank you very much for the 27 replies to my post. All were very imformative and helped me greatly. I started by repositioning the distributor because although it wasn't off a tooth, it just didn't look correct. I set the base timing to 10 deg.btdc then adjust...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK1975Y
Thanks to Chris, Daniel, Ben, and Randy. The encoder motor fixed my problem. Thanks for the 4x4 info. IATN is great!
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.5L Remote Keyless Entry VIN: 2G1WM15K76
Thanks for all the replies, it does appear to be the reciever unit and associated parts. I'm talking to GM about a "Good Will" repair.
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
thanks for all the help, the problem was an oversite on my end. after checking cmpression and compression being good i did not even think about the timing belt. well here it is the exhaust cam was opening late causing an egr effect and running poor. the intake... Trouble codes: P1297.
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L R/R whl cyl. VIN: 1B4GP44L3Y
Hi everyone, The brake hose leading to the right rear supply line from the body to the axle was collapsed. I replaced this and the steel line leading to the wheel cylinder as a precaution. Thanks again for the advice and your time corresponding to my emails.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L lack of power
hi everyone. thanks for all the help. after getting the wrong sensor from two parts stores and the dealership, i finally got the number off the original upstream sensor, replaced it, and the vehicle runs great. no more poor idle. i do have a slight lack of ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L headlights VIN: 1D7HA16K23
thanks everyone . all of your responses were extremely helpful. David, Brian and Randy hit the nail on the head. i removed the multifunction switch and tested it per Mitchell. the switch was definitely stuck in flash to pass.("optical horn") as mitchell calls ...
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1985 Fiat X1/9 1.5L Valve adjustment VIN: ZBBBS00A9G
Thanks for all the help, in my original search I missed checking with Bayless Fiat, www.baylessfiat.com, they had the tool which arrived the day after I finished the job :-) Since I had the timing belt off for replacement, and had to remove the cam housing ...
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1988 Ford Country Squire LX 5.0L Charging VIN: 2FABP79F5J
chris you hit it right on the head mr i wen't to the heated windsheild diagram found the correct wiring diagram ,and to find out the power feed to the windshield was open ,customer declined to repair the windshield so i took the red 518 circuit and tie'd it...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air bag & Heater VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Water leaking into GEM Module. Fixed windshield leak and replaced module. Works great. Thank you to all who helped. Paul.
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18L3Y
thanks for all the ideals- this morning got the truck back- in mode 6 we now have only misfire on 5 cylinder- monitored igntion and injector again all ok- replaced coil and spark plug-removed battery ground and turned light switch on to reset the peramitors- t...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Therft PATS Concern VIN: 1FTYR14U81
Thanks for all the help, The code for the ECU failure was throwing me off. I wound up cutting and programming another key, and now it works great. The customer is an older gentleman and swore that was his only key, but who knows for sure.
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR45EX4
Thank you very much to everyone who has given input on this matter. I wound up replacing the tps connector and Ford warrantied the throttle body that had been replaced a couple months prior to me getting it. After a ton of koer tests the code did not return. ... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor Low Input).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
AFTER STUDYING VTC OPERATION I FOUND IT DONT KICK IN UNTIL ENGINE HITS OPERATING TEMP. PULLED TIMING COVER AND CHAINS REINSTALL CHAINS ON MARKS BUT CAM GEARS DID NOT MATCH PITCURE ON MITCHELL SHOP KEY SO I ADVANCED LH CHAIN ONE TOOTH. THEN IT MATCHED PITCURE.... Trouble codes: P0022 (variable cam timing), P0305 (cyl.5 miss), P0306 (cyl.6 miss), P0307, P0308 (cyl 8 miss).
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1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT19W8R
Well guys i must thank all of you for the help. After testing of all components you have all listed it turns out that the ignition module was giving an intermittent spark with a slight miss at high rpm's. Changed it out and the truck runs perfect. Thanks ag...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L push rod VIN: 1GTGK24F3V
ACTUALLY WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REPAIRING TRUCK.REMOVED HEADS AND FOUND #2 INTAKE VAVE BENT AND SMALL PIECES OF METAL EMBEDDED IN TOP OF PISTON.AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NOT LOCATED THE ORIGIN OF THE METAL BUT ALL THE PRECHAMBERS ARE CRACKED AND MIGHT BE FROM TH...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L no comunication VIN: 1HGEJ8143T
Thanks to those that replied. The fix to the problem was so simple that is kind of embarrasing. The technitian working on the vehicle actualy misplace the correct location of the wires at the dlc when he switch them around and somehow after replacing all the m...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVF21NST
Every body were right, the mass air flow was the problem, I have checked for a vacuum leak. after we replaced the mass air flow,everything was ok, thank to everybody
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L steering VIN: KM8SC83D81
WELL GUYS SHE IS FIXED!! several replies were sent and lots of good ideas but ends up Robert [...] hit it right on the head, after the customer installed the new pump we just assumed by the sound that it was pump whine, robert mentioned he had seen the idler...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Compressor clutch VIN: KNDJC73383
At the end of the work day when I posted this help request, I left the battery unconnected just in case this thing did have refrigerant level monitoring. One thing that I did not mention in an attempt to shorten the original narative, is that we did add a lit...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Parking brake light and chime
This little gem isn't fixed as of yet. Customer seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I have gotten clues as to where to continue the search and when/if she returns... I will check them out. Amoung those being speed sensors, sticking brake fluid leve...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM87A32
Thanks for all the help. Found a funny fuel pump relay not coming on all the time.
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1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1B6226XP
This vehicle's problem turned out ot be a defective mas air flow sensor. Even though it seemed to pass all the tests we replaced it with a sample unit from our supplier. A reman unit. The car actually would NOT run at all with this one. So.. a known good one f... Trouble codes: 34 (IAC solenoid valve).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1290662
ok where do i start...at the end i suppose. the controller is faulty, it has no 5 volt output to the sensors. to get there though we rechecked the pressures and leaks and condition of the belt. all seems ok.so as suggested we started checking the evaporator ai...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBLM44302
The customer ended up taking the car to the dealer that he bought it from. He had only had it for a couple of days. The agreed to fix it and split the cost. The final total bill...$4200! I appreciate all the insight and suggestions from everyone that replied. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L climate control system VIN: 4JGAB54EYA
I finally nailed this one. Thanks for the help. while trying the suggestion that Alexander from Georgia made I stumbled upon the actual problem. I had removed the radio to gain access to the control unit and happened to bump the control head while unpluggin...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBRF61JX2
I am greatly appreciative for all your help, as it turns out the car runs a lot better when there isn't a defective MAF in the car. Who knew, yet another car plagued by a Bosch MAF failure!
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L coolant level indicator VIN: WDBRF61J02
Thanks to everyone for your help. It was a bad ground that the two sensors share.Both low level warning indicator are now off.Thanks again for the help Mark
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L MIL Lamp on, NO OBDII CODES VIN: 4A3AJ46G3S
Thank you guys, we fixed the problem checking it with pin 1
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1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L low fuel lamp VIN: 1G2WJ54TXL
Thanks to all that replied- the general consensus is its the instrument panel. We will disassemble the cluster and remove the bulb for the fix. Thanks for the speedy replies.
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1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Dash pad VIN: 4742916316
Thanks for the info guys. John was right, 9 nuts. After the lower dash pad came off, it was alot easier to see the fasteners. I also had to remove an aftermarket stereo. The hardest were the two nuts at the forward part by the instruments. They only have abou...
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1976 Porsche 911 S 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 9117200928
Special thanks to Luke from New Hampshire, He recommended smoking for intake leak. Found Intake manifold rubber boot torn above clamp on back side of boot. Looked to be in great condition from the other side. Replaced rubber boot and re-adjusted air fuel. ...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L ABS unwarranted activation VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
Thanks for all the help, folks! I'm surprised I have not run into another vehicle with the scanner reading error like this one, but it can really throw you way off course. Thanks for all the advice, I tested the ac voltage at all of the sensors and the LF was ...
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B83
Sorry I took so long to post a fix, but I was waiting to hear from the customer after he got his car back from the dealer. Well, I got alot of great replies and was leaning towards the timing belt off a tooth. I did not have the special tools required to do ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (1 Cylinder Miss), P0303 (3 Cylinder Miss), P0305 (5 Cylinder Miss).
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L unknown VIN: 2T1BR32E93
Well... I thank all who have replied. The poor little blue corolla went off to the transmission shop for a second opinion. The transmission shop confirmed my suspicions and the transmission is going to be rebuilt. When the gears in the diff go, the metal flake...
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