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2003 Acura TL 3.2L lack power VIN: 19UUA56683
customer complaint was that the engine was lacking power or that the trans felt like it was slipping...this has only happened twice in the last year and both times while driving down the hwy in heavy rain! i have wet down the engine several times before a test...
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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L abs VIN: 2HNYD18974
after instoling new batt.we have trouble code 84-01 sensor logic reprogramming.pleace if somebody see that before atach some information.thanks.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L intake VIN: WAUED64BX1
vehilce came in with noise (soft whistling) which appears to be from intake at about 3,000 rpms. checked codes and found po300, p1131, and p1113, i cleared codes and pulled apart air filter system and changed filter. also cleared codes, drove and codes did not...
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2004 Audi A8 4.2L Parking Brake module VIN: WAULL44E04
Hello Audi techs. Car came in with parking brake light on, everything looks and works fine, brakes, parking brake, scanned with vag-com for codes and found code 16347 (control module eeprom error) I could not found any info in Mitchell or Alldata for this code...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6322S
Hello all, This car came in with a rough idle. Scanned car only code 210 can bus control (do not think related to problem). Check spark plugs found oil on plugs. Smoked intake no leaks found. Replaced VALVE COVER GASKETS and INTAKE MANIFOLD CAP. Tried a new ai...
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights, fog lights, flash to pass, 3rd brk. Lt VIN: WBANA535X4
My boss has a 2004 525i that doesn't have any headlights, fog light, no flash to pass, no turn signals,no upper brake lights. I told him he needs to find a beemer tech, but he wanted me to research a little. I looked on Mitchel but didn't find what I was looki...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L ac compresor inop VIN: 3G5DA03EX2
can the u1016,u1040,witch appear to be ipc codes, have an effect on the ac?or the b2627,witch appears to be lighting, the only problems are no comp clutch,and erratic fuel gage,but disconnect battery and ac is ok for days or weeks, no ac codes!very intermitant...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54K42
car was towed in by customer.she stated she parked car & came out next morning & no crank.we have car in the bay & it won't crank over. able to communicate with abs,climate control,dim modules but not with pcm.on dim module it shows key in proper position ( ke...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L cooling fans VIN: 1G6ET129WU
The system will not come on when switched is pressed on.The info. center say the A/C system need service.
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WL54T5M
im having a trouble with high co.. checked all the basics an dug further basically my o2 sensor wont move from .9 mv its new. fuel pressure is right on . wen the engine is at operating temp an in close loop no difrence, all gounds an powers to ecu ok..has anyo... Trouble codes: 45 (rich condition)
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1ND52M6X
Vehicle came in overheating. We replaced the thermostat. Engine still overheats. The temp gauge would go 3/4 the way. Customer states the temp gauge has never gone pass half way mark until recently. We bleed the air out of the system and also replaced the rese...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L coolant level VIN: 2G1WF22E0Y
coolant level low message always on, 12 volts at yellow/black and ground at black wires, changed out 3 new ac delco sensors, no difference, flushed out green coolant and put in dex-cool, no change, if i disconnect sensor light goes out, cooling system clean no...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39R11
this came in as no start - bad ignition coil- installed coil/spark plugs/ignition wires as there was multi misfire in computer. Vehicle will start but very very hard but runs fine once started.The only reliable way to start it is shoot a little 2+2 in intake t... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172, P0300, P0157, P1345
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19501
This truck came in with new plugs and wires, new O2 sensors, converter. Code. PO 420 converter efficiency. The truck runs and idles great, the front 02 looks good on the scope, the rear O2 stays below one volt and has intermittent spikes. I have never seen a r... Trouble codes: P0420
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK13T02
this customer came in saying-- i replaced engine and it is still "skipping",(used engine). i had felt the misfire, but had also found that the injector o-ring on the #1 cylinder was sucking air. the o-rings were recommended for replacement before going any fur... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire detected)
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Transmission VIN: 1GNDS13S24
This vehicle has a vibration in Park and Neutral at about 1200 RPM. Also can be felt while driving up to about 2500RPM. Inspected mounts, no vibration at engine, but very noticable at trans mount area. Unbolted torque converter from flexplate, vibration 90% go...
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2C3HC56F8T
This car has a rough idle, worse when cold. Sometimes it will cut off without warning (cold or hot), when it does I cannot just crank it back up, I have to hold the throttle down a little, start it and hold it at over 1k rpm for a few seconds and then slowly l...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water pump VIN: 2B3HD46R9Y
I am replacing the water pump on this vehicle, when I reinstall the timing cover it will not go flat against the engine, it seems to be held out in the center by the water pump. I have measured the bosses on the water pump that the timing cover bolts to and se...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46R7Y
I'm posting this for my boss, but I've been involved extensively. Car came in for MIL on and power loss at and above 3000 rpm, feels like it hits a rev limiter. Scoped CMP and CKP and had no CMP signal. When car came in, it had major extended crank before it w... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Signal Lost), P1391 (Ckp/Cmp Correlation Problem)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20P53
Hello everyone. This 6.0 is driving my to the poor house. This truck initally came in no start. For low ICP pressure and traced it to a split IPR vavle oring. We replaced the IPC sensor and the IPR valve, changed the oil and filter and fuel filters. Started ri...
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
after replacing esm, i double checked for vac leaks and egr/esm leaking @vent hole on new vlave. my question is, is this a programed or alowable leak? or should i get another valve? i called dealer but could get a straight answer and part manufacture they were... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L courtesy lights VIN: 1FTPW14584
This vehicle has no dome light operation with the opening of all 4 doors. scan data shows the doors are never open always closed. dome lights operate manually with switch on dimmer. retrieved code u1950 cluster info indicates "data err" and outside temp reads ...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L MIL Lamp on, WRENCH ON DASH VIN: 1FTWX33P95
The owner of the truck started it up in the morning and the wrench light came on. when it went off the engine light came on and stayed on all day. the truck had no drivablity problems and the engine light went out. When i got the truck there was no engine ligh...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53225
Vech throws code P0714 at 72.9% load, ECT 176F, STFT B2/S1 -17.97. I'm thinking that this is a fuel related problem, as problem is only while driving under partial load. I checked the running battery voltage and system voltage is 14.45 across battery, I checke... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean bank 2), P2197 (Lack of HO2S21 Switch sensor indicates lean), P0316 (Misfire Detected on Startup First 1000 revolution)
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31PX6
Just started today. Customer called me first thing this morning. The first I've worked on the 6.0 has egr codes, when you first start out, tons of smoke. has no power, won't go down the street (we are in mountains so it is a slight hill) but it won't go. After... Trouble codes: P1335, P0404
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1993 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBI18UXP
I have a 93 geo tracker in the shop, The owner of the vehicle has attempted fixing it for the last few months and god only knows what he has messed up. I have checked mechanical timing, it is good. I checked to make sure the ingnition system was firing at the ...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L o2 sensor bank 1 VIN: 1GKDT13W2W
Installed used motor runs and drives well. I keep gettin code P0135 witch is heated 02 fault bank 1 sensor 1. I believe im changing the correct sensor left up stream 02. I used a delphi sensor and a standard to be sure i didnt have a faulty unit. Is there a gr...
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L timing belt VIN: 4S6DM58W82
We are thinking about doing a timing belt on this 3.5l v-6 Honda Passport with Isuzu engine, and was wondering if there are any special tools required or anything we should know on the front side before we get into this. We have not dealt with these much and w...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66553
MIL light is on. Codes listed above. How does a person check/test the wide range air fuel sensor. The codes given say to do the p2251 test first. Can a person do a quick easy test of the sensor or does a person have to do the long exhausting process of accessi... Trouble codes: P0134 (rear air fuel sensor bank 1 sensor 1 heater), P2251 (rear air fuel sensor bank 1 sensor vs line high voltage), B1010 (b1006-), B1006 (b1058-), B1058 (b1059-), B1059
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58454
This vehicle came in with a P1239 code. The customer says that every once in a while the reduced power light pops on and the car has no power and will not go fast, or it stalls. If it stalls it starts right back up. Months before, we did a timingbelt, valve co...
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1987 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.2L 5th gear VIN: 2BCCL81K3H
My question is will the clearence in the other gear efect 5th gear? the tranny is Peugeot type.I must be missing something.I have replaced 5th gear once after rebuild. thanks in advance
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
This Jeep will creep forwards or backwards when in park. It has a full-time 4wd system (4 high and 4 low only). The transmission has been recently replaced and the parking pawl in fully engaging. The truck came to us missing the front driveshaft (from transfer...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL58K73
HELP this 03 jeep liberty 3.7 is killing me, i am almost certain the timing chain on the right cylinder head jumped a tooth, the 3 cylinders on that bank are fuel soaked, but not on the other, spark is good on all cylinders, injectors ramped out good and flow ...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM81WX1
Alright guys, i been workin on this car for bout a week now and its really stumping me. heres the thing. car came in with a P1401 code stated voltage too high and too low for EGR, so came up wit the EGR Soinoid. Replaced it and reset the monitors. Drove the c... Trouble codes: P1401 (EGR Valve Voltage too high and/or too low), P1400 (EGR Valve flow ineffc.)
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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3312L
This RX7 is a conversion from NA to Turbo. It has new injectors, rebuilt harness, a japanese S5 engine and transmission. It drives out very nicely but hunts at idle and eventually stops hunting but shuts off the Front primary injector. It has the N374 computer...
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1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L engine VIN: JM1BG2233M
Hello, Got this car from hell here that is driving me mad. Towed in for a no start. Car starts fine but it barely idles (very rough) and will not accelerate at all. Traced it down to a alternator problem. When I disconnect the main wire to the 80 A fuse/batte...
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
This vehicle has been sitting for almost a year because they had no money for transmission work. We towed it in and installed a used transmission for them. All's well with that. Upon road testing the engine would sputter and almost stall on quick excell but yo... Trouble codes: P1345 (no cam sensor signal detected)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ignition lock VIN: WDBDA24A5E
I need some Mercedes Tech experience with ignition lock cylinders. Customer had a problem turning ignition key several years ago so I replaced the lock cylinder with a non-coded cylinder from MB before it became a real problem and I would have to replace the e...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA29D9N
please help, i'm not a euro specialist. i have good vacuum to "solenoid valve, have battery voltage to red/blu wire. i have no signaled ground to brown/blu wire to activate solenoid what so ever. mitchells wiring diagrams and diag. lack. one page in mitchell s... Trouble codes: 16 (egr syst.)
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Compressor VIN: WDBEA34E3P
Thanks for any help IATN guys.I have read a bunch about the wiring down to compressor,I have checked it well, no broken wires.I do have an AC voltage of .245 volts and the speed sensor ohms out at 675k ohms.Is this in specs? In some old posts it says min of .3...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans Pump VIN: WDBEA92E1R
Appointment was made to address a whirring rotational noise while driving, but by the time the vehicle had arrived it also suffered from a transmission fluid leak @ the front of the transmission. Prior to removal of the transmission we verified good fluid leve...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA68F17
Door locks will not unlock. When driving the vehicle the door locks lock. When you stop the vehicle, shut off engine and remove the key, the doors will not unlock. have to manually unlock vehicle. Have very little info on this car. Any help would be great. Tha...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz a14014 1.4L engine VIN: WDB1680312
hello all, thanks in advance for any replies. this car came in to us with timing chain broken, valves bent etc,- all now fixed. now will crank but no spark. accessed fault codes using brain bee diag equip. p0335 crank shaft sensor- replaced. now we are getting...
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2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEHM75V23
wont set any misfire codes bad hesitation when first started
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1949 MG TC 1250CC e-brake VIN: XXXXX10240
This relic of an automobile came in, new customer who has a rather eclectic car collection and I hope to be maintaining his other cars if this job goes well. Anyway, the e-brake ratchet on this car does not work. The e-brake does seem to apply the brakes when...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRE33526
Journeymen good evening. We are a Porsche only shop working on a friends Mini Cooper. The power steering pump doesn't run. We have confirmed that the b+ line from the fuse box has continuity, but htere is no b+ at the terminal at the back of the fuse box. We h...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L clutch VIN: 4A3AK54F3V
We replaced the clutch on this thing because this young kid tore it out. After we replaced the clutch and the slave cylinder the clutch didn't return right. We then replaced the master cylinder and now it pushes really easy and stops part way up before coming ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AA36G23
Hi all, This car came in with complaint of intermittently blowing warm. With a/c on and compressor engaged, and condenser fans on, the low side drops into a vacuum of 25 inches and the high side is 70 lLBS of pressure. I evacuated the system and found it full,...
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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L valve train? VIN: 1GHDV03E52
The customers complaint was that there was a ticking noise in his engine. He brought the car to my shop and left it. I went out about 5 minutes after he dropped it off and started it up...no noise. I turned it off and re-started about 5 minutes later and found...
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1976 Other GM loadstar1700 404CID No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: DO522FHA14
hey everyone; i know i'm streching this a bit but its worth a shot. the reason i used the gm is there is no option for ih or other; sorry what i'm looking for is a wiring diagram of the ignition circuit. here is the info on the truck i have; 1976 intern...
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1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Drive-axles VIN: 2P4GH45R7S
this van came in for checking the pulling and vibrate or wobble /shaking under initial load. we found the motor mounts are broken and axles boots torn. we replaced all mounts inserts and rem cv axles and do the alignment. now the van is still slight wobble whe...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G2WP52KXV
OK, This is my daughters car so I only get this for a little while when she comes home. Diagnosed a bad ignition switch due to the fact of the shift interlock problem with the blinking shift indicator light, etc. OK herein lies the problem, she just called me ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L driveshaft VIN: WP1AB29P04
Porsche techs, please help. Mitchell gives no info for rear driveshaft replacement. I have heard mounting bolts are "torque to yield" & must be replaced but have no torque spec or angle. I also heard there is a special tool for centering the driveshaft. This j...
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L almost all systems on car VIN: WP1AB29P66
Alright here goes this Cayene was dropped in my lap after the deeler had for a little over three months. For same problem I willl out line below. The deeler changed the DME (ecm) aswell as the main power relay and brake switch. When the car was first brought t...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Shiting VIN: YS3DD78B4V
Hi everyone, and thanks in avance for your help. We have an unusual problem with this SAAB that has us scratching our heads. The customer tells us that suddenly, with no warning, the car started shifting hard. We were unable to get the car to act up in the sh...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E1X
Durning diagnosis of this code i noticed that the MAF and Temp sensor readings on my scan tool are not normal, the MAF reads 243 g/s and the temp reads -26 degrees, I replaced the faulty wire with my own but the code has reset. before i condeme the ECM i found... Trouble codes: P1135
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5277V
Cleared codes and road tested with graphing scanner. O2 volts would not go below 300mv or above 700 mv while cruising but will go to 900mv under full throttle instantly and down below 100 mv on decel. Even on a high idle the range is narrow. P1133 returned on ... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 signal response slow), P1133 (O2 B1S1 insufficient switching)
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2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L fuse box VIN: 1G8ZY12731
i have a fuse box with bad contacts for fuel pump relay. Saturn says you can buy fuse box seperate. The exploded view looks like 2 main plug in from harness. Are the actual contacts in the box or are they in the harness connectors. Never had to do a late model...
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1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4351W
I am looking for the evap test port connection. Cannot seem to find it anywhere. Does it have one? Suspect leak around filler pipe due to heavy rust. But would like to smoke the rest of the system to be sure. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0440
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH68631
This one is starting to make us pull our hair out. We have done every test in every trouble tree available. Still have the same problem. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L 1st and second shift VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
thanks to all who replied. the problem was the 1 second slider gear. jason sent me the above link, and i will order the parts today. also will replace the clutch. thanks again to all.. e.w. [...]..ro...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L shifting? VIN: WAUJT64B92
Hi Again everyone, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, we were unable to personally fix the car so we recommended the customer to a dealer and haven't heard back from him. However, here is what we learned- First off, someone posted that t...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
Most reponse mention about lifter problems and causing missfires, Several replies mention about intake pcv plate leak, but i smoked test and did not found any, nor due i get a vacuum in the oil dipstick tube. My best guess will be the pcv plate , might be in... Trouble codes: P1345.
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1991 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Stall, start and stall VIN: 1G4CU53L0M
First let me thank everyone for the offered help. most of you felt it had something to do with the pass key situation. I followed the alldata testing to find the tamper switch activated in the trunk.The owner told me they had pryed the lock out so that is whe...
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2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L ac VIN: 2G4WY55J4Y
ITS BEEN SEVERAL DAYS SINCE VEHICLE LEFT AND ALL IS WELL.NOW FOR THEFIX ORIGINALLY I DIAGNOSED IT AS A BAD TEMP DOOR ACTUATOR I ORDRED ONE FROM DEALER AND PUT IT IN AND SAME PROBLEM.I TRIED ANOTHER CONTROL HEAD THAT WE HAD AND IT STILL DID THE SAME THING.I THE...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54KX2
Thanks to everyone who replied to my nightmare. After looking at misfire data it was never consistently missing on the same cylinder i took a guess at the PCM and it fixed the problem. Thanks Jim Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L high beam indicator/interior lighting VIN: W06VR52R7V
Thanks to everyone who offered help on this one.I had to go back to the wiring diagram to discover,that I was loosing power from the multi-function relay module(located behind the dash on the left A-pillar)Replacing the module was the fix.
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L converter VIN: 1G6KD54YX2
Thanks so much for all the replies. We finally determined that the torque converter should be changed. This time a GM new instead of rebuilt was used and this solved the problem. This job required to much labor to risk a another possible bad rebuilt unit.I apo...
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1990 Chevrolet Celebrity 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1AW84T2L
many thanks to all who responded, it was indeed the ecm, as i double checked power & grounds and many other things. i replaced the ecm and then had communication back with the scanner car runs well now and no more problems. thanks to all the tech,s that respon...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L vaccum valve VIN: 2G1FP22S2P
Thanks for all the replies. The engine mounts were not broke so engine was not moving enough to break valve. Customer picked up vehicle and took to the dealer. I guess are diagnostics was just not fast enough for her. When she gets it fixed I will try to le...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L vent tempature VIN: 3GNEC16R6X
It has been 3 weeks now and there is no problem to report with the suburbans A/C system.I had never seen a system get this cold.I am glad I had you too ask for advice.Many replies stated that If the system cycles before 20 psi and the lines do not freeze up th...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L cyl #2 VIN: 2G1WH52K73
well after reading all the replies... i tried a really good internal engine cleaner and the comp. dropped back down to 150bs, put a new spark plug in and gave it back to the customer and havent heard back from them... so i believe it is fixed... thanks for all...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCCT19X23
The convertor was half clogged removed o2 sensor ran great thanks everybody for ur help..
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2005 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3L loud clunk from transfer case area ? VIN: 1GNCT18X05
well, thanks to all 4 who relpied, good suggestions, have to make sure the right fluid has been used in the transfer case, I mentioned that the switch stopped working while I was testing the decoder motor, unhooked the battery for a minute and everything worke...
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3HD36MX4
first of all i'd like to thank all who replied. the customer wanted second opinion on pulling cylinder heads. sent vehicle out to local chrysler dealer who had car for a week, they pulled heads and discovered several coolant passages that were sverely plugged....
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP45301
Thanks to everyone that replied. We found that the left inner 'cv' axle had some play in it. We replaced the drive axle which in turn did take care of the shimmy. Thanks again!
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Checked out wiring and grounds to the coil assembly. Turned out good. We then checked compression and found none BLOWN timing belt! Needs new engine! Thanks for the help.
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
Thanks for your replies guys, I've ended up fitting a second hand valve body and it has fixed the problem cheers. Also the solenoids tested OK too, so there must have been a wierd problem in the valve body.
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAX57PX3
called dealer & this truck has one month of warranty left!!! Thanks for the good info & talking w/the dealer, they agreed that it sounded like an egr problem. customer is going to take it to a ford truck dealer. again thanks for another good piece of info. ALB... Trouble codes: P2290.
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L srs VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Response was a "unclearable" codes and to send the unit to myairbags.com for them to clear the codes for $55.00. This worked.
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1981 Jeep CJ7 4.2L temp gauge VIN: 1JCCM8834B
I want to thank everyone for their input on this one. I have to admit it was a lot harder than it should have been. I learned a few things one this one. 1) Make sure the engine is a operating temperature. I found that there was no thermostat in the engine, ...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Thanks for all the replys They were mostly all the same . I did my checks and found that it was the presure control sensor.Replaced sensor. Trouble codes: P00, 453 (Evap pressure sensor High Input).
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air suspension VIN: SALME11483
Thanks to all who replied. We took it to the dealer and had them clear the codes for the air suspension. Message has not returned and suspension works properly now. We also replaced the LF brake wear sensor again. That got the brake warning to stop going o...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
Well thank you all for your advice. Surprisingly enough, what fixed the vehicle was a simple oil change. It is my understanding that the "VANOS" was not operating properly on Bank 2 cams because the oil was Sludgy. After the oil change, it immediatly started r... 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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AK54F0W
This mitsu is up and running good. Osvaldo,john,ty,jason,and fred all hit it on the head. spinning the balance shaft clockwise didnt feel right compared to counterclockwise. when spun counterclockwise the mark would stop right around the 11 oclock position. fe...
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1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN8HM05YOG
Unhooked grounds on the head, had to hit the gas tank with a hammer to start the pump, timing belt off, and I got it running on carb cleaner. I had injector pulse, but if I manually pulsed them with a fuel pressure gauge on I didn't get any pressure drop, but ...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L spark plug VIN: 1N4AL11D93
I took the intake plenum off and found the #1 intake runner plate was missing. It was deeper in the intake up against the head and beat up. The plate was definitely causing running problems by blocking the intake air at the head. I replaced the plate, screws...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09483
I PULLED THE FRONT O2S AND FOUND THEM MELTED AWAY. DID A EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE TEST AND FOUND CATS PLUGED. SO WE WENT AHEAD AND REPLACED THE MAF THE 2 FRONT O2S AND BOTH CATS . VEHICLE HAS BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW WITH NO COMPLAINTS. SO ILL CALL... Trouble codes: P0430 (catalyst efficency below threshold bank2), P0420 (catalyst efficency below threshold bank1).
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52M9V
Well thanks everyone for your help and interest in my little problem. Charles helped the most with a phone # to call advanced auto electronics their # is 1 866 427 112. they agreed with me that the problem was with the dash module. They sent a rebuilt one out... Trouble codes: 1229.
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L lights on VIN: 1G2JD12TXW
Hi everyone Didnt get to many respones on this. But its all fixed. I did replace ebcm and it fixed it right up. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L convertible top VIN: YS3DD78B1W
Thank you IATN, this one is fixed. I want to thank everyone who responded and a special thanks to Travis in Oregon for all his help.Travis was willing to go the extra mile to help me. Now the fix,this car had several problems contributing to the top not workin...
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1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5280S
replaced PCM with new unit, we were unable to pick-up DTC's with origional unit. As stated we only showed code 11 but were unable to pull any other codes. With new PCM we pulled a code 45. Checked the TRS and found a bad connection with B/W wire on the spade ... Trouble codes: 11 (PCM/TCM Codes Stored).
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN41B9S
Hello This one was a fun time for the tech. He found the injector pulse was 3 to 11 volt when problem was happening It felt like the ign was turning off and on real fast nothing He tride worked. He went to the wire diagram and started retesting power and groun...
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L warning lights VIN: 5TDZA22C94
The vehicle was not acting up when it came in but we Noted upon inspection: Poor connection at right tail light connection ... both tail light bulbs dark .. replaced both bulbs and repaired connection at right tail light. Called the customer back about a week ...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D61
THE CAR IS FIXED AFTER WE REPLACED THE CAM SHAFT POSITION SENSOR. AFTER WE CLEARED THE CODE AND RUN THE MONITOR, THE CODE DID NOT COME BACK ON. THANKS TO THREE TECHNICIANS WHO OFFER ME HELP ON THIS ONE. I REALLY APPRECIATED . Trouble codes: P1330 (unknown).
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2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport 4.4L tie rod end VIN: YV4CT85257
Thanks for the responses. This isn't actually a fix, because we were asking for opinions on the proper testing procedure for the tie rod end. Everyone agrees that if there is play in the tie rod end...it is bad. Regardless if the ends are loaded or unloaded. T...
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