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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA88C7S
this one is diffrent from the other request i've looked at.the injectors pulse 2 to 3 times and then stop but i continue to get spark.checked timing belt and crank pulley for broken key and all is fine. i get crank signal on the scanner and if i unplug my hall...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L tach signal VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, We have no tach signal at cluster and A/C module, Ihave cleaned all connections at cluster, a/c module and engine ECU. A/C compressor is inop because of missing tach signal, I have disconnected cluster and no change. Does cluster supply this info to ...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
hello techs, short and easy questions. Customer just bought vehicle with airbag light on, then I get it. seats look like there out of a later model m3? first Question is that posible to do interchange the seats without drilling and welding. second the conector...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L coolant level light VIN: BN736548J3
looking for some help from the bmw guys!what i have is a 330ci that was drivin overheating. melted the water pump vain.the overflow tank cracked down the side. replaced the water pump,thermostat,resivoir tank and coolant level sensor. the vehicle now runs grea...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGL63442
This car came in with a crackling noise, descriped like a continious wave electical noise comming out from the radio speakers, you can hear the radio stations playing but very staticky. It does this on FM,AM, AND CD. Perform testing with the bmw gt1 but there ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Multiple Restraint System VIN: 5UXFB53505
Hi Fellow Technicians. I have this 05 BMW X5 that we are doing collision repair to. The left side airbags have been replaced along with the seatbelts and tensioners. I am in the process of installing a new side impact sensor. As soon as it is installed the MRS...
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1991 Buick Regal 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G4WD5417M
this car came to my shop and the problem is to high at idle,(3000 rpm) actually i put another iac valve and i cleaned the throtle body, y check the pcv valve there isnt any dtc i was looking for any vacuum linkage but i didnt find anything. ill apreciate your ...
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2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L LH tail and parking lamps stay on VIN: 1G4CW52K5Y
A very good customer of ours brought her car in last week claiming only the left front parking lamps and the left rear tail lamps stay on occasionally after the car is shut off (happened twice within about a week). We could not duplicate the problem that day. ...
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1960 Cadillac SEVILLE 5.0L Mechanical
hey cadillac tech's sorry about the no vin & the incorrect engine size. we need to rebuild the engine on this old girl & i need some information on suppliers who would stock parts for old cadillacs. thanks again andrew
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JF5244V
hi every one i have this 97 cavalier with a valve noise it sounds a little louder than a lifter before we take it apart has enyone ran into bad valve guides in a 2.2 or lifters thanks in advance jeff
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCT19W4W
i just got this truck havnt had much time to mess with it so i dont know much about it the truck is only getting about 13-15 miles per gallon on the highway just wanted to know if any one has had this problem before if it is a problem i have replaced the lower...
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1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L power steering VIN: 1GDJC34R6X
Customers complaint is no power steering when turning left at slow speeds, if cylce brakes (hydroboost system) power steering will come back, if it was not hydroboost I would suspect valve problem in gear box, I dont have many heavy truck customers so it is a ...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBHG35JXX
Car Ilde drops down to 300 rpm runs rough and feels like misfires, give it gas and doesnt want to go anywhere checked fuel filter and was very dirty replaced then was told it could be fuel pump psi was at 45 to 47psi replaced fuel pump check crank sensor and m...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L cluster - turn signals - a/c - starting VIN: 1G1ND52T3X
Hello fellow techs - I have here a malibu with a no start - no turns - no a/c - and no cluster gauges or lamps.Car has theft codes in PCM & BCM. live data from BCM with snap-on modis shows this - ign 0 output- inactive - passlock data invalid- phase lock loop ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L window switches VIN: 1GNDS13S92
Howdy Everbody, College boy hooked the jumper cables up backwards and blew the 125 amp body fuse. I replaced the fuse and now everything works except the windows, I get battery voltage on the up/down signal wires and the lock out wire at the switches but no wo...
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2002 Chevrolet C3500 HD 8.1L brakes VIN: 5B4MP67G72
We had found that the left rear wheel speed sensor was melted. At that time we found the right front and left rear wheels were significanatly hotter (about 100 degrees) than the other two. After replacing it (left rear speed sensor) we took it for a test drive...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25U33
hi every one, truck came in with engine misfire, run scanner and found code po300 random misfire, #6 misfire, truck never had tune-up, so replace spark plugs, wires, gas and air filter, after tune-up. started van and runs great, test drove and came back to sho... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L abs VIN: 1G1JF52F44
It feels as if the porpotioning valve is stuck. The rear brakes feel like they are doing the majority of the stopping. When braking the car squats rather than dives. It has worn out the rear brakes prematurely. I am getting on history code, c1214. Any response...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16Z95
transfer case pops out 2WD into neutral at stop or shifting in between reverse & drive. Works fine in 4WD. no codes present. Have seen post about encoder motor sensor but can't find into in alldata about how to service sensor. anyone else have this trouble bef...
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2006 Chevrolet Express G2500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG35V86
remove injector rail found alot of rust type material in the rail and in the top of each injector installed new injector and cleaned the rail problem gone for now Does anyone know if their is a filter that can be put in line to help filter the gas Trouble codes: P0307
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Oil slow to return to oil pan VIN: 3C3EL55H3Y
This is my daughters car and I am trying to fix it long distance. Son-in-law decided to use motor flush prior to oil change. Drained, changed filter, and refilled with fresh oil. (Castrol 10w30). A couple of days later engine began to tap, checked oil, no oil ...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L compressor VIN: 3C4FY58BX5
How you guys doing? Well the problem child today is a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, the car came in because the air conditioning was not getting cold. I did all the preliminary checks and everything works fine, compressor works, but the cooling fan is not on when...
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1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB15YGS
van runs for about 10 minutes and shuts down, checked all grounds and power to controller, have fuel and injector pulse but when i go to check pulse to coil, its there but only with coil unplugged, when i plug it in and load the coil i lose grounding signal th...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7KF26C4T
Hello auto gurus. I have another lovely diesel monster to deal with today. This one hesitates on acceleration and blows black smoke. I don't have a lot of experience with diesel diagnosis, so I figure I'd pick the brains of experts. Alldata has very little inf... Trouble codes: P1757, P0720, P1389
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C9T
Thanks in advanced guys.This truck came in with blowing fuses to ign fuse,traced down to shorted alternator,replaced alt, that fix blowing fuses,now here is the problem you start the truck it will charge for tow secound and then quiet charging,checked computer...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1P4GP45G5W
Hi We have a 98 Caravan with 3.3 that came in with a/c not being cold. Recovered only .5 lbs of freon. Vacuumed the system and put in two pounds of freon and some dye because we felt there had to be a leak because the van was just recharged last year. After ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 137KF23621
this truck wants to dart left or right, it came in for this ,the customer just bought it,we found it needed all four ball joints, tie rod ends,front wheel bearings, the front axle shaft joints are good(not binding)with tie rods unhooked wheels move left and ri...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6530S
I have posted before without any resolutions. Issue: Car will refuse to idle. It keeps dying out when cold start. And after it warms up, it roughs so idle, that the only way to drive it and when coming to a stop, is put it in nuetral. Replaced every imaginabl...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs inop VIN: 1FDEE14H4T
ABS light comes on intermittently.I cannot find the diagnostic connector!All reference material states it is located under hood near master cylinder,not found.Has OBD connecter under dash but no ABS connector under hood and scanner won't communicate with OBD c...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cooling system VIN: 2FTDX1769V
engine oil in cooling system. where is the most common entry point for oil to enter the cooling system on the 4.6l and what is the best way to clean oil out after repairs. this does not have an oil cooler. can it leak oil into the cooling system by the oil fil...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L transaxle 4-speed automatic VIN: 1FAFP6538W
OK - got the CV drive axle assembly installed correctly, everything torqued, tightened and ready to go. Noticed a trans fluid leak from under the transaxle. Further examination revealed the leak appears to be coming from the CV drive shaft seal area at the tra...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX1728X
The air on this truck is cold for about 20 mins of driving. The freon level is ok, but goes to warm after a while. When I move the temprature control knob from hot to cold and back, nothing changes. I pulled the blend door actuator, it respondes correctly, I b...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F1X
Truck came in with an intermittent stalling, check engine light, p0344 cam sensor intermittent previous technician replaced cam sensor came back 2 weeks later have tried 2 different cam sensors prior to this occurrence. Not able to duplicate problem. The stran... Trouble codes: P0344
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
need a little help f-350 diesel that cranks and wont start very intermitently,customer says when this occurs he gets a strange buzzing noise from dash area, i have experienced this twice while cranking and not starting, cant see any cranking rpm on scanner so ...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L electric rear windows VIN: 2FMZA57451
hi i have a 2001 windstar that the rear side windows won't open or close right.removed trim panel and have power at the connector at motors when button is moved from open to close the power switches from one wire to the other.i think that the motors are going ...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VX1
This Ranger came in for a p0340 cmp code. I checked the alignment of the synchronizer, it was off a good amount. I them set the synch by tdc with an alignment tool and test drove truck. The p0340 code was gone ,but I had a p1309 code set. I used a scope to set... Trouble codes: P1309
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVX14594
vehicle came in for noise on start, found camshft phaser bad on right side. replaced both phasers and installed new timing chains. vehicle runs great cold and off idle, but will not idle in gear wants to run rough and stall. not had one of these in before and ...
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L76
to all ford techs.this e250 van came on hook to the shop w/no start problem.firts symtom was sometimes start for a few seconds then stall - i induce propane gas and engine seems running good .i dit this cause pis on data shows ranning lean shft45% lft45% o2s w...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L window glass VIN: JHMCD5656R
Customer concerning all the window glass are forger/clouded up after park or driving. After clean with windshield cleaner it help for few days then it coming back again. Please, if everyone running to this concern and know what is need to fix it and respond to...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse VIN: 5FNRL38725
Customer brought in this honda with 54000 miles he said it started gringing in rev when he backed out of his garage some times. Now it grinds in rev & park all the time. we replaced the tranny with a used one same problem. so we install A, B, & C, pressure sol...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse VIN: 5FNRL38725
Customer brought in this honda with 54000 miles he said it started gringing in rev when he backed out of his garage some times. Now it grinds in rev & park all the time. we replaced the tranny with a used one same problem. so we install A, B, & C, pressure sol...
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1995 Infiniti G20 2.0L power window VIN: J2NCPX873K
hey infinity / nissan techs. i have this 95 infinity g20 the drivers power window is inop but all other windows work. the power window motor and switch at the drivers door have been replaced all the switches in the center console work fine. i cant seem to find...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L front wipers
went on mitchell and got wire diagram tested circut at sw had power went to plug on motor check no power motor good
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1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
Customer had aftermarket rear springs installed to replace faulty air bag suspension. The shop that installed them did not know how to turn the air suspension warning light on dash off. The kit came with instructions to correct wiring to turn light off. The cu...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L alternator VIN: 5LMPU28L4W
truck wont charge no signal on i wire is there a module in dash thats replaceable can jump green/red wire going into dash unit and will charge than
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1230332201
customer came with hard starting,hessitation on acceleration,and can cut out after hesitation,can help cold start by using aero start,or manually deflect baffle plate while starter is engaged, have replaced,spark plugs and leads,ignition module,baffle plate h...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBAU8D6J
Vehicle left shop 2 weeks ago with a.c. working (no a.c repairs done),car returned with inop compressor.According to wiring diagram,powering up the pressure switch should bypass the selector switch & evap sensor to the a.c. controller and turn on the compresso...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Checked all tune parts and they look good. Car stalls and/or runs rough warm at times. When car stalled on customer she had a very hard time starting it. After staring when she put car in gear it would stall. First idea was, given mileage that there was a fuel...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L left turn signal VIN: WDBGA51E2R
ignition key on engine not running turn signals operate normally , start cat and left turn signal will start to flash even though the switch is not flipped. check power input to combination rely postions #4,6,7,14,,15 live with key in on postion ground at post...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Temperature VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
The A/C will blow ice cold for a while, then all of the sudden it starts blowing hot. If the A/C button is turned off then back on it will start blowing cold again until it wants to start blowing hot again. It has the manual A/C. I am leaning toward the blend ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
This is a interesting one. as you see from the repair history, vehicle was purchased at the auction. It ran great when we bought it. the owner of the shop is driving it. put some minor repairs into it (left rear shock, front brake pads) and no problems existed... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC P0300), P2052 (Misfiring of Cylinder 5 P0305), P2055 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2057 (Misfiring oc cylinder 7 P0307), P2043 (Misfiring)
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2OVV11W3
Hey fellow members I need some help on this one. Here is what I have. This is a 11/95(birth date) Mercury Villager with the 3 liter Nissan engine. It does not have a OBDII diagnostic connector. The problem we are having is the engine is not getting any fuel.No...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AC34G0Y
Thanks in advance for all info. This one has us wondering. This car overheats when idling. If you watch the temp on the scanner, it starts climbing until it overheats. Fan runs but does not cycle. Air coming from fan is cool, as is the lower hose. If you hold ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D71
This nissan got a big hesitation when we drove at 100 kmh and more ,the car feel like if it loose fuel pressure ,but pressure is good ,the car is also lossing power at all speed and we fill that its not a cylinder but all the engine .its a crashed car and the ... Trouble codes: P0130, P0131, P0705
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L starter, Blown fuse VIN: 1NL4BL11D3
Car was towed into shop with no start, Found fuse #12 blown,controls starter relay heater and A\C controls shift interlock, and IPDM module.Replaced fuse and all was well for a day,test drove the car and when i came to a stop and put the car in park the fuse p...
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1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AJ11W2H
ECM or PROM??? While watching live data and having VOM hook to MAP signal return I can see that ECM is not 'reading' correct voltage along with associated symptoms.(off idle hesitation,stalling etc. VOM Does display correct voltage based on throttle but PCM li... Trouble codes: 34 (low map)
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L transaxle range switch VIN: 1GHDX03E6W
van came in with a complaint of sputtering and stalling after driving short distances. scanner resulted in code p0706-transaxle range switch performance. using snap-on tech. (mitchell) ran all diagnostic procedures. all seemed ok. but tried new TRS(nuetral saf...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Hey guys, Customer states that has a long crank intermittent. Has codes P0335 & P0340. Both sensors were replaced. Leaning towards a ignition switch just because i have seen them do weird things before. Hoping someone had similar problem. Thanks Mike
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L cooling fans temp gauge VIN: 1GHDX23E31
This van has cooling fans that run all of the time when engine is running. Temp gauge not working. Trouble codes are po 128 engine below operating temp & inst cluster code b1440 power mode master input circuit miss match. When code is cleared for inst. cluster...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52E92
Cranks o.k, no injector pulse, cold. Has spark. IS NOT AN ANTI-THEFT ISSUE !!! All injectors have voltage but are not grounded by the pcm. Pulse injectors with the scan tool and the car will then start and stay running. Once the car has run for about 5 minutes...
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L insturment cluster VIN: JH4KA965XY
Thanks to everyone who replied, we have repaired this vehicle. After consulting with my tech, I went back to basics(powers and grounds). I decided to tackle this myself, I found that the c325 connecter under the drivers foot rest was severly corroded and when ...
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2002 BMW M5 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93402
We really don't know what the problem was. Installed the old flywheel and the vehicle ran the same. So we knew the problem wasn't the flywheel. We tested everything and could not find a problem. We reinstalled the new flywheel again and now it is happy and... Trouble codes: P0012 (A Camshaft Position Sensor), P0014 (B Camshaft Position Sensor).
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2003 BMW M3 3.2L Stall VIN: WBSBR93413
Car won't be back for about a month so I'll close for now. Intake vacuum leaks, sticking idle valve & ECU reflash were mentioned. I'll post if there is new info. Thanks to all.
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1995 Buick Regal 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB12L15
I'm still waitng for a reman ecm that I ordered about 2 weeks ago. Imagine that.I will repost this with any updates when the ecm arrives. thanks to all who replied the general thought was a bad ecm we will see. Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0137, P0140, P0341, P0502.
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L engine VIN: 1G6CD53B1N
thank everyone for all their help. I utilized the responses and check as much of the passkey as I could. it was receiving a good signal from the key but only sending a 30 hz signal to the pcm. I was informed it needs to be a 60 hz signal. at this point it...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L seat tracks VIN: 2GCEK19T4X
So far it looks like the only way to resolve this is to buy new seat risers from GM at about $800 each, Now my wifes 98 Blazer is starting to do this,,,Thanks GM Engineers!!! How brilliant of you to figure a way to turn a place to rest our butts into a techinc...
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22G92
Thanks to everyone who gave me great advice. It is very helpful to have other techs to workout these problem vehicles. The fix for this car was factory warranty on the converters. The dealer replaced both units and all is well. Thanks again for all the help.... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3G1JC1244T
thanks for your help if i didnt get a second opinion from you guys i would have had a steering column out today tapping with a hammer and turning key did the trick we replaced lock cylinder and key and everything works good thanks for the time saving tip phil
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L no power to starter or gauges VIN: 1C4GP64L2X
Hi everbody. We have repaired this vehicle or at least one of its problems. There was a lot of helpful replies but Robert [...], Davaid Rodriguez and Rhett from North Carolina hit the nail on the head. I never could duplicate the no start condition but did get ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L turn signal VIN: 2C4GP54L11
the turn sig switch was the problem after testing it, but customer never brought vehicle back for me to install new one after they said go and order it? so thats that chris
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L ac VIN: 3245H87656
Thansk Guys! It turned out to be a corroded wire runing along the radiator. Thanks Again!!!
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire, backfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y3S
Tbis 95 Dodge Ram is fixed at last. I received many helpful responses such as; excessive egr flow causing a misfire, fuel rail restriction problems, and tps to name a few. The problem ended up being the fuel pump. Like Dan from texas said I should have insta...
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2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 2/3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
thanks to all who replied, we did verify proper adjustment and operation of tv cable- found no problem- jasper had us tighten the cable slightly and now wants to perform a band adjustment- waiting on customer for that- after all the posts i personally believe ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HA18Z52
Alright! A special thanks to all of you who replied to my post. What i found was odd yet interesting. With mastertech I was watching live data on the IAC position, TPS voltage, Map voltage, oxygen sensor data... and everything looked perfect. I decided to ...
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D4GR38N83
Well, sorry for the long wait; but the vehicle is fixed. It seemed like it took forever for this thing to relearn itself, but it finally did. No more problems after resetting adaptives.
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2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L unknown VIN: 1D7HE48K65
We went ahead and replaced the pressure sensor.(the only thing we could find amiss) the scan data readings now are the same as the gauge readings. We took the truck for a good long test drive, with no problems. The customer called this AM and told me that ever...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 1FTRE1422W
Well it's fixed! Garbis from California, Dave from Georgia and Dave from Virginia all hit the nail on the head. They all said the harmonic balancer was faulty. On this model the engine timing is controlled with a notched wheel on the back of the pulley of t...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. PULLED THE FRONT COVER BACK OFF AND FOUND THE JACK SHAFT TENSIONER HAD LOST THE PLASTIC GUIDE PART. SHOULD HAVE REPLACED ALL OF THE CHAINS, GUIDES AND TENSIONERS THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS A HARD LESSON LEARNED. THANKS AGAIN!
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Thanks for the help guys. Replaced pressure switch & harness - problem solved. iatn is the best tool I have. Thanks, Bill
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Exhaust VIN: 2FMZA55481
Well boys and girls-another one out the door-Brian from Penn was the closest with his input,Remember that we used the Dorman kit to re-seal the upper plenum and it came with a new forward valve cover and PCV valve and line.For some reason the PCV valve started...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ride height VIN: 1FAFP52U11
Thanks for the helpful suggestions,I ordered another set of frt springs,but it didn't lower the front any.The customer came in and looked at his car and said "wow,that looks better!",he paid his bill and went away happy.I still thought the frt looked high comp...
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1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L performance VIN: 2CNBJ18U2R
My thanks to all nine of you who replied to my question. I'm not much of a welder unless it's a last resort so I got a new key and filled the hogged out area in the crank with JB Weld;it went together well and now it runs like a bear!
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L convertor lock VIN: JT8BF28G4X
alright so i fixxed the vehicle, i did not leave any connections loose or unplugged. my best guess is when i cleaned all the oil residue off the o2 sensors, or when i disconnected the battery it may have reset adaptives, never the less after engine warms up tr...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
Well. I never could get this one to act up no matter if the switch was off or on, driving, sitting, etc. Customer took it for now. He really seems like he wants to keep the air ride even though we've explained how much cheaper and easier the conversion is. Tha...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L drivers window VIN: SLMFU28R03
The customer finally brought the vehicle back to finish the job. Thanks to eric for the info. Thanks also to carl, I didnt need the info as eric sent it to me. I followed the initialization procedure, and low and behold it now works. If you are ever in Puer...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L tachometer VIN: 33S0614230
thanks guys for the help installed a used ecm to see what would happen and the ecm took care of the problem again thanks for the help Ben
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E6V
Thanks Robert,Raymond and another tech. Problem fixed with transmission module replace with wire loop recode transmission module and short battery terminal.can signal back to normal.it's been almost a week,did not hear from customer. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1747 (Fault in CAN from ETC), P0600 (Fault from ESP), C1022 (Fault in CAN communication with ME N3/10), B1755 (Serial interface K2 from auto ac/tempmatic controlto instrument), B1040 (CAN communication fault to engine control module), B1231 (coolant temperature sensor B11/4 cocmes from engine control module).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Alternator Assembly VIN: WDBENZC240
We replaced the battery with a genuine one we borrowed from another Benz & it made no difference. I insisted that my rebuilder replace the regulator he installed with an OEM one which I paid for myself mind you & the problem has not returned. Thanks to all m...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L battery goes dead VIN: WDBNG83J14
Replaced overhead courtesy lamp, draw down to less than 45ma. Still losing key memory overnight. Replaced EIS, had some coding issues, finally resolved, vehicle keeps coding and draw still less than 45ma. I therefore pronounce the car "repaired correctly"!
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T6Y
thank you for the help, ichanged the resistor and now vehicle shifts smooth and the light is off. i had very high resistance in the resistor but it was not open .it didnt look very good because it is mounted in the left fender wall subjected to the elements he...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61L52
I got around to messing with this vehicle today instead of Monday like I said. Once again a scope is a surefire way to find problems. With the low amp probe attached to the Green/Blue feed wire to the coil, I was able to see the fault. The tough part was ge... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L blower motor VIN: 3N1BC13E18
EASY REMOVAL- TAKE OUT GLOVE BOX LOOSEN RT AIR DUCT- TURN MOTOR CLOCKWISE IN HEATER BOX AND OUT SHE COMES.
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1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L Soft Top VIN: ZFFXR48A9V
Thanks to James, Tom, Jesus, and Jeff. Special Thanks to Stewart who faxed me the bleeding procedure. Stewart said it best. "You are opening up a can of worms, you can fill the fluid up but then it needs to be bled. Start with 10 hours" I topped it off and bl...
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1P4GH44R9P
sorry no fix yet. this van can be availible to me at any time so I will continue to try to discover to problem. If anyone has any new ideas I would welcome them. If I find the fix I will post it and e_mail all who are attemting to help. thanks, Stuart
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G2HX52K6V
Ok the problem has finally happened to me the security light came on and vehicle would not crank over. What i found is the resistance is fine coming from resistor i bypassed from pass lock sensor. But when i turn the key on resistance is lost. Cut purple/white...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L ecm VIN: 1G2NW52E2X
Thanks for the help. The vechile came from a used car lot upon furthur investagtion the computor spit out 2 more codes P601 EEPROM Flash Error and P1626 Loss of serial commucation with vechile theft deterent system. When I went to order a new computor found t...
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1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L throttle body calibration VIN: YS3CL65R2P
Ok, this one is finally out of here...and will be at the Carlisle Import show this weekend along with about 160 other Saabs.. Thaks to all who responded, especially Anders for giving access to the vacuum diagrams, and Justin [...], and Martinus ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H91
Ends up we sent this vehicle to the dealer for the upgrade to the PCM which was the most popular suggestion by most people. Dealer checked and said that the computer was already updated to the most recent available upgrade, I asked them why, in their opinion i... Trouble codes: P1530 (Pedal Position sensor 1 2 Circuit Sum Out of range).
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EB59E33
Thanks to all who replied, Most of you thought I would need to replace the turbo which was my thinking. I got one reply that mentioned replacing the throttle body o-ring where it meets the intake pipe along with the turbo. I checked the car and found that the ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Thanks for all your replies.all where good input but some seemed more directed at the earlier 9-3. Jim suggested I check the spark plugs wich turned up some useful info that I was not suplied with.It seems this time last year this car had the plugs replaced at... Trouble codes: P0300.
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