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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L all upshifts VIN: 19UUA56813
vehicle came in slipping in 3rd gear. line pressure was only 30 psi and it should be 120 to 140 psi. original code was p1750. rebuilt transmission, new torque converter, new pressure switches. installed transmission and went for a test drive. on the 1-2 shift ...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18633
VSA light on. Code 84-01 "Sensor Logic Failure" We replaced the VSA Modulator with a used part. It was blowing the 30 amp maxi fuse. No longer blows the fuse but sets this code. I have no info available on this code. Can you give me a direction. Thankyou, Br...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant level sensor VIN: WBADM633XX
I HAVE THIS 99 528i here that came in with a loose radiator drain plug. the cooling system was empty, but no dash icon light on. i can see with a flashlight that there is a radiator icon on the dash display, but there is no level sensor under the hood. this ca...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANN73596
No codes showing OBDII. Message comes on info display "Battery discharging". Clock, radio, etc. needs reset upon starting intermittantly. Didn't happen until battery was replaced. Customer says, has delay in starting just like before battery went bad. New batt...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52KOV
This lovely car was towed to us for a no start problem. Check saw that fuel pressure was only 20lbs thought easy fix new pump away they go...but nope..so after new pump fuel pressure was back with inspecs.. I have good spark, injector pulse, fuel pressure and ...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1G1YY3189K
Hey Group,Thanks for taking a look at my post.The problem I'm having the scan reading on my Solus Pro,for the coolant temperature sensor jumps around climbs into the hundreds when its should read 66 degrees F to match the MAT.I Ohm tested the wires from the se...
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban LS 6.5L Charging VIN: 1GNGC26F3V
Hey All,Help !!! since 01\08 we've replaced alt. 3 times this is the 4th time back.Thought it was just cheep remans.We used a local rebuilder in our area.Last month we used a delco reman. and the truck is back for another go around.Anybody have any idea??Thank...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ABS module VIN: 1GCCS19X43
Vehicle came in with ABS and brake warning lights blinking on and off. Checked codes and found a c0265 EBCM relay ckt. problem. Ran down diagnostic tree and determined that the EBCM needed to be replaced. Replaced EBCM and now there is no code c0265, however t...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z54
This vehicle came about a month ago with MIL on & wouldn't go over 15 mph. Found PCM was in "reduced power mode" & codes P0120, P0220, & P1516. Checked scan data, all looked good so we cleared codes & couldn't get them to come back. Truck came back in 3 days ... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps sensor 1 circuit), P0220 (tps sensor 2 circuit), P1516 (TAC module throttle actuator performance)
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L signals VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Hi guys, got this 04 tahoe in with a signal problem. when signaling left, often but intermittently the r/h signals also flash as if the 4 ways are on. This never happens when signaling right. I replaced the multi-function switch, thinking this is the most comm...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Starting VIN: 1C4GP54L5T
started vehicle, ran fine, shut vehicle off. went to re-start 2 minutes later, will not start. key on, 49 psi fuel pressure, no spark st the coil pack or plugs. changed out coil with a good one, also changed cam and crank positioning senors. cranks fine, fuel ...
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1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L wipers VIN: 1B3ER69E7V
cust came in with wiper arms colliding, both wiper motors run but rh is jumpy, tested powers and grounds, vipers have a reverse switch and a park switch in each motor, all switches test ok, has motor rpm signal to control module, tested at both motors, lh does...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L a/c control head VIN: 2B4GP44G3X
this vehicle from one day to the next started to act-up. the a/c and recirculate lights on the control head blinked 2 times then the ignition was shut off. after about 10 seconds the vehicle was restarted and a/c opperated normally. the next day, morning commu...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28N1Y
Hey everybody, I need help again. This Durango was purchased by a customer over the internet. Seller says it needed a lifter. When my customer pulls into the parking lot, it sounds like a roofing crew working on a metal building. Once we get the pan off, it h... Trouble codes: P0356 (Ignition Coil F Primary/Secondary Circ. Malf.)
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28N11
hi this durango has a fast idle when cold when i had it but customer said was high all day last saturday. no codes everything seemed ok on scan tool as far as i could tell. idle was around 1800-2000 rpm when i had it not sure about last sat. thanks if anyone h...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L starter VIN: 2D4GP44R93
The owner of this vehicle parked at a store next to our shop. When she came out vehicle wouldn't start, then when it did, it ran rough and missfired. Sometimes will quit and not restart, no cranking, when this happens the tach will stay up where the rpm was wh...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L heated seats VIN: 1D3KU28D93
Vehicle came in with inoperative heated seats. Switches have no effect at all, they do backlight when headlamps are turned on. Switch LED indicators do not light at any time. Began by checking power and grounds at seat heater module located under driver seat. ...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WD0PD44465
Please help I have been working on this sprinter on and off for over a month,it ran fine untill one day started to idle rough and was missing under load slightly,it was my good customer work van I dont work on diesels a lot by I decided to check it out,I check...
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15X6N
ok hello everbody thanks in advance for any help provided don^T know where else to turn.first thing we did read codes none came up said system passed.next checked fuel pressure both running and not both in specs.drop down test for regulator and leaking injecto...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Front Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F0S
Hello everyone. We have a Ford E-350 Ambulance package with four wheel antilock - customer compliant brake pull to the right. Road test revealed braking action under hard braking conditions was normal (with the exception of rotor shake) the first time brakes w...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
vehicle towed in with no start condition. check fuel pressure at 38psi ok. check spark ok, checked injector pulse none. replaced with good ecm now have injector pulse, but vehicle still won't start. spray starter fluid in throttle body and vehicle starts. any ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: 1FTSW31F1F
Hi diesel techs! I have this 99 Powerstroke that came in with a serious lack of power. It seriously took 5 minutes to get up to 40 mph. I had some turbo boost codes and we checked those but came up with nothing. We cut off the catalytic conveter and it was abo... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust pressure control valve performance), P1247 (Turbo boost pressure low)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L outside temp display,milage for fuel display VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
got one here that we just replaced the transmission on last week. now the outside temp display stays at 17 degrees, the fuel mileage guage stays at 462 miles to empty, and the transmission temp stays at 125 degrees. any help would be greaty appreciated... of c...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FMZA50462
The Air Bag Light is on and flashing code 16, Scan tool code B2290. Has anyone fixed this code? It refers to passenger seat sensor. I am aware of ford TSB 03 5 4 which uses a scanner brand which I don't have. I have OTC. When I follow along in their bulletin t...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P73
truck was towed in overnight. according to customer he was cruising down the road towing a trailer and it just quit. Had code p0232 and p0266 fuel pump circuit, and cylinder inbalance. Po266 is a misfire, cylinder #3, the code is for #2 but I can watch #3 fall... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump circuit in active), P0266 (cylinder inbalance cylinder 2)
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMDU75WX3
I need a Ford guy to explain to me how the fuel pressure regulator works on this. It has a fuel pressure regulator on the rail, but the return line comes out the filter. The system loses pressure very fast and has an extended crank first thing in the morning, ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Fuel Smell VIN: 1FTPW12546
Fuel smell in cab when coming to down to a stop. When the EVAP solenoid on the firewall is unplugged there is no smell. There was raw fuel at solenoid when first inspected. Vehicle has been in an accident and bed was removed for repair. I am familiar with this...
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L electric window VIN: 1ZVFT82HX5
I have very little experience with Fords but I am trying to help out a fellow tech who has always been willing to help.He has a customer with a very well kept like new 05 Mustang. When the drivers door is opened the window drops a 1/4 inch like it is susposed ...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21536
Need some help. This truck is begining to be irritating. Here is the issue. Truck was in a couple months ago with a failed fuel pump. Truck has no provision for checking fuel pressure. Instead scanner displays desired and actual fuel pressure. At that time des... Trouble codes: P0174
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1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W8P
Runs very rich at idle and cruise o2 above .8v will set code on highway but not in town monitored with graphing meter, plugs and o2 very black. Holds fuel pressure. Removed plenum no leak found looked at each poppet valve all have same spray pattern.Does the f... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTCS19X3V
Hello I have a 97 sonoma 4.3 with a high emission problem. We dont usually work on domestics (mechanics truck) so thats why i turned to the iatn for some help. Under idle and accleration the o2 sensor is reading rich. No matter if you snap the throttle and on ...
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GDHG31R51
Vehicle came in with the complaint that runs bad cold and when warmed up it seems to run fine. Number 1,2 4,6 cylinders are misfiring, do not change with shorting them. Checked fuel pressure, codes none found, check misfire counters and there were none, moved ...
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2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13SX3
Hey Guys, I have this 2003 Envoy with a U1000 code that keeps resetting under both PCM & IPC. Vehicle came in and customer stated that MIL light was on but went off on the way over to us. For the P0128 code I'm going to replace the thermostat. The U1000 code i... Trouble codes: P0128, U1000 (No state of health from module)
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1HGCG1651X
This vehicle came in 6 months ago with and alternator that would wine when the car was driven. At stops the lights would go dim, alternator would wine something horrible.. The alternator was replaced and everything was ok. The customer then stated that once in...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil consumption VIN: JHMCG6670X
need help honda guys. 99 honda accord 2.3 burning or consuming lot of oil. we have done 2 oil consumption tests and found that it was loosing 1 qt per 100-200 miles. he is not complaining of any smoking just the oil light and check engine light comming on with...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
This pilot came in with mil on and complaints of low fuel mileage. I did the basics, found that a tune up, decarb, egr cleaning, and timing belt were all due. The fuel pressure regulator and evap purge solenoid have also been done. My question is has anyone se... Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W73
This Infinity got towed to my shop last week it died out on the street,after checks it showed that it does not have pulse for the injectors,Reading the bulletins i suspected crank or one of the cam sensors or wiring,but they check out to show good signals and ...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L engine VIN: JALC4B146Y
I am trying to find out some history onthese trucks. I have one that is leaking or blowing oil from the breather tube coming off the crankcase. I do some light maint. work for this customer, but am not familiar with these engines. Is this common to high mileag...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SAJKX6244W
put chains (4), tensioners and guides on vehicle. left cam tensioner had missing plastic guide. ran about twenty miles when oil light came on. oil pressure below 4 lbs at idle warm. reexammined chain, orings, changed seals on vvt guides, removed oil pan and fo...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S9W
Very intermitanly after a cold start on accel it falls flat,but will come out of it and take off if the throttle is pushed far enough. If held steady it comes back to life in a few seconds. Havent been able to catch it on a scanner. We have heard of high volta...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK49F62
Ignition cylinder is very hard to operate-acts like the key cylinder needs repaired.First of all I cannot seem to locate a procedure to remove cylinder from dash in all-data or MOD-second of all our local locksmith will not service "laser cut keys"-should I pu...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
This was towed to my shop from another one . Cranks but will not start, computer can not ground fuel pump relay .If I ground relay it will start up . All my grounds have high resistance I have cleaned several grounds and tried running new ones from battery . I...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Customer vehicle came in for no start. Initial inspection showed no fuel pressure, but 12V running to pump at harness under rear seat and 12V return voltage. Grounds appeared stable at harness. There was another wire which carries 11.2V, roughly, but I am not ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L hbb VIN: JA4MW51R11
Hey Guys, I have this Montero that came in with the ABS/BRAKE light oon and a buzzer sounding. Checked for codes and found code 55 stored. Checked for replaced accumulator, it has been rep[laced with updated unit. I have limited information on how to pinpoint...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
Hello fellow techs. I'm sure this one is simple but its kicking my but right now. I just installed a water pump on this 95 Nissan Quest. I had to jack the motor up a little to get the pump out. Finished the job and e-vaced the coolant system ,it held, and star...
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L timing chains VIN: 1N6DD21S1W
I got a nissan frontier (customer tried to do a head job them selves) motor in a box. I have figured out most of the job, But can any one tell me which marks on the cam gears I am suppose to use to match the chain so it will time right. Each cam gear has 2 mar...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello Nissan techs we have this 02 altima 4cyl. When the car is hot and you come to a complete stop it goes into a misfire for about 6 seconds. Then clears up right away. When driving the car there is no misfire only when just finished coming to a stop or powe... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L mode and intake motor VIN: 1N4AL11D23
i have a 2003 nissan altima that we cannot control the area where the air blows from-low vents, mid vents, windshield- it also does not control the air intake from outside to inside. the air door motors do not move at all.there is a black/red wire to the motor...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L power windows VIN: 5N1BV28U64
This nissan quest has pwr. front windows & pwr. rear quarter windows.the front windows will not go up or down from either door switch.the rear quarter windows open & close with no problems.If I put the key in the door lock & work the door lock with the key,I c...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G3AJ51W6K
This car came in a few weeks ago for a surge / dying problem and an inop coolant fan. At that time we replaced the injector orings and repaired several other vaccum leaks under the plenum and around the engine compt along with a coolant fan relay, fusible link...
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GHDX13E61
Vehicle stalls intermittantly, usually at idle, cold or hot. Also cuts out at idle or driving above 3100 rpm. Performed vacuum test while cutting out and found exhaust restricted at Cat. and rear O2 matching front signal. Replaced cat and rear O2. No change. C... Trouble codes: P1122, P1189, P1626
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HZ52K4T
I have never seen this one befor. car came in for no power and stalling problem , i checked fuel pressure and it was at 10psi so i replaced pump and car was back to good . next day customer comes to pick car up and goes to leave and puts power windows down and...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ52KOV
I replaced the IGNITION MODULE twice!!! Vehicle towed in crank no start no spark. Has fuel pressure and injector pulse. I have power, ground, 3x and 18x crank signals to the ICM. I also have cam signal going in and coming out of ICM. I do not have 3x signal co... Trouble codes: P0336
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G2WP52191
this grand prix is a nightmare fuel gauge starts out full when car is started. in park or neutral gauge will fall to empty fast. in drive or reverse gauge falls slowly. no matter what the gas level is. cust already had gm cleaner put into tank no difference. a...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L slave cylinder VIN: 1G2NE12F72
Replaced the master slave with OE parts. It comes in one assembly. I replaced it for leaking at the slave cly. and car came back two months latter, dealer warenteed the part and now it's back again one month for the slave leaking again. What is wrong with Me o...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD78BXS
When shifting into gear engine will kill, worse if turning at the same time, when shifting into gear rpm drops about 200 rpm and comes back up but the idle rpm will go up and down about 50 to 75 rpm, with the ignition scope hooked up the spark advance line on ...
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
i have this subaru that went to another shop for some new spark plugs. it had a minor misfire before they did the plugs. about three days later it started to run very rough now after the vehicle warms up when accelerating with 25% throttle it falls on its face...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: 3VWSB69M72
Cust will drive car for 20 minutes w/A.M.or F.M. and radio will go to static,cannot tune radio to any station.Shut off radio for 5-10 minutes and turn on will work fine for another 20 minutes,Antenna seems good radio never looses presets no lights flashing,Not...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M62
Back again I've never seen this Jetta before but the customer has been chasing these codes for a while because the RMV is chasing him to get inspected. (and now they're pissed!) He has replaced the coil pack (aftermarket), plugs, wires and done the update to... Trouble codes: 17763 (open ignition cyl), 17769 (open ignition cyl), 17772 (open ignition cyl), 17776 (open ignition cyl)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M13
Hello group I got this jetta for a departed tech, with a code P2181. First it had A ECT (green), code reset, then a tstat and water pump (impeller was broken). Code still came back , changed the tstat and ECT again just in case . Now 1500 miles later the code ... Trouble codes: P2181
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L blower motor VIN: 2G4WB52K8Y
Thank you all for your help!!! This is truly a site for professionals!!! The fix turned out to be the ignition switch which most of you suggested. We apologize for not giving a detailed test procedure that we had performed but were backed up with nothing bu...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L steering VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
thamk you for the responses...pretty good sugestions...we analize trougholy the system veeeery carefully...and we ordered the EBTCM due to internal short.besides the EBTCM defective we found the steering posicion sensor defective too. In spite that we were r...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L power steering VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
Sorry for not closing sooner. As I stated before being that it happens rarely. We drove for over 100 miles & did not expierence this complaint. This is one of those cars where we & cust do not want to throw parts at it. cust is going to drive & keep us informe...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Red warning lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T31
Thanks to the ones that replied. Replacing the master cylinder resivoir,which had a new sensor as well already in it was the cure for the lamp staying on. Aparantly the float,with a magnet built into it, I presume,within the resiovoir was stuck to the bottom. ...
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1971 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 7.2L No Start, Hard start VIN: YM43T1C178
Thanks for the help of all. We replaced the fuel pump, reinstalled the metal fuel line. I insulated it with a jacket that helped protect it from heat. Also replaced the starter to increase engine speed. Finally had a customer who had a couple of cow magnet...
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2C3HC56F8T
I doubt this car had any vacuum leaks due to negetive fuel trims, extra air should have driven them positive. When I pulled the timing cover I noticed the washer on the right hand cam shaft was off center, though the nut and the gear spun true. I took this as ...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Automatic Temp. Control VIN: 2C3HC56G5X
Well thanks for the tips... As I suspected the control head itself was bad. Replaced and recalibrated system per TSBs. Working like a charm!!!
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Stall VIN: X2C4GP44RO
Thanks for all the help guys.The customer decided to take the vehicle and drive it till it dies.She stated as long as it starts back up she wasnt gunna worry about spending the time or money to fix it .Sorry i dont have a answer on this one.Thanks again
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1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG26XXR
I think it is fixed.Kerry suggested dist bushing and it had some wear so I got a new one and installed it.David,Alan,and Ronald suggested injector problems.Scott thought EGR. I checked the EGR and cleaned the injectors and what a difference in the truck. This ...
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, No Power VIN: 3B7MC33W1S
Finally made some headway. I had some decent suggestions, however none were close. Most suggested either a vacuum leak or plugged injectors. The map sensor is flanged mounted to the intake manifold making it difficult to supply an outside vacuum source. ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HC16X4Y
THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FIXED AT THIS POINT, WE RETURNED THE VEHICLE TO THE CUSTOMER TO TRY FOR A COUPLE OF TANK FULLS. WE SPOKE WITH HIM YESTERDAY & HE FEELS THE FUEL MILEAGE IS STILL POOR. WE PLAN TO BRING VEHICLE BACK IN NEXT WEEK FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSIS. I WOUL...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water pump VIN: 2B3HD46R9Y
Thanks for the replies, as I stated earlier the clearance problem was they had gave me the wrong w/p gasket. Some replies said the pump was wrong, the dealer insisted that that was the right pump, it was just 2nd design, I had to speak to the service manager ...
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3ES26C82
Thank you for all of the enthusiastic replies. Careful study of the replies and Alldata lead me to believe that there was a problem with the IAC, but the IAC was moving and had no obstructions. We decided to take the pcm for a flash update and that seems to ...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Vaccum Door motor
Everyone shared the same information I suspected of having a vac leak. At this point the case must get closed un fixed because the customer left back out for Florida. We did have a chance to check the diaphrams and they were all good and we tried to install a ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
Thanks to all who offered help. checked all ideas offered. Barry and Marvin hit right on the head. removed upper plenum again and found egr ports all clogged except cylinder #4. cleaned all ports and replaced egr valve. runs almost like a new one and idles gre... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Thank you to all that replied.After all parasitic draw tests load tests etc.I found that the battery had a couple bad cells.I replaced the battery and have been starting this one every other day all is well.Thanks again, Brian
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1998 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16R9W
thanks to all who replied. the scanner showed almost 20 degrees retard of cmp sensor. rotor seemed to have alot of slop when turning by hand. removed the distributor and found the drive gear just about worthless! dropped a new distributor in and set it to 0 ... Trouble codes: P1345.
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCD5608V
sorry for late close, customer returned today and all is well, replaced with different speed sensor and now ok. thanx for all who replied
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG16581
To all that replied I thank you the fix was the left axcel I thought the vibration was coming from the right side and I gave you a curve ball calling this a surge ( my fault ) but alot of you picked up on the problem with out the correct info when I came in th...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
Well all had good answers to this problem. I installed the missing drive shaft for the front differential and the vehicle no longer creeps back. The viscous coupler in the transfer case without the front drive line allowed it to slip causing the vehicle to cre...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73373
THANKS FOR THE THREE REPLIES TO MY QUESTION ABOUT THIS 3.5 KIA. I CALLED A LOCAL FRIEND ,WITH A FRIEND AT THE DEALER. BOTTOM LINE - BAD CAM SENSOR WILL CAUSE A KICKBACK ON THE STARTER, ACTS LIKE OUT OF TIME. UNPLUGGED CAM SENSOR AND IT ACTS EXACTLY LIKE IT DID... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L caliper VIN: 1LNLM81W6R
thanks to all who replied, i checked your recommendations and we did find the old master cylinder had leaked into the booster about a pint of fluid, no external leak showing. replaced booster and drove for two weeks now with no problems. i would recommend when...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBEA32EOS
Well the problem tunred out to be the problem was at the ignition switch plug,some how the wiring was off inside the plug it's self,the other shop that had it before me never said that they had worked on that part. But i can say this has been a learning experi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 3rd gear shift VIN: WDBJF55F3V
I called in a service that had a MB factory scanner. We replace the shift module and they found, In the scanner that the clutches were shot. (Wow a scanner that see the clutches inside the trans! snap-on modis won't do that!!) so I sent it off to the trans s...
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1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L electronic shift VIN: 1MELM62W6R
replaced mass air flow and vehicle has not came back with any complaints. transmission shift points cleared up and overall drive ability came around thank you all
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L cooling fan VIN: KMWRE33442
thanks to all that replied, put car up on hoist and discovered ps cooling fan locked up, not in any wiring diagram i have, this one took out the diode. heck of a place for a fan. turns out theres a standard relay inside the secondary control box which is mount...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AA96GSY
Thank you all for allowing sharing your expertise, The engine was being pulsed / surge, because the Crank shaft & camshaft position were out of sinc,,, so the RPM right @ 3000 that's were the surge occured,,, Discovered that the timing belt had jumped 3 theeth... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HZ14S9F
Installed cylinder head temp sensor.Car was gone for about a week.Then temperature out side was getting hot by then problem came back not as bad but still there.Owner says car is better but not fixed.His other car had head sensor and connector bad i believe it...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
Hi to all and thanks to those that responded. I am not 100% sure this car will not come back, but so far so good. I took out the idle speed control and tested it. [ok] I cleaned the throttle body and mass air flow sensor. I smoke tested the intake system throu...
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2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 1N6DD262S2
First thanks to Shahid [...] to make long story short drivers pretensioner short bar not working corrctly after phusing in black retainer squib resistance was ok then tighting final bolt on pretensioner resistance would move to .1 intermittan...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L radio VIN: 1G3GR62C9V
FOUND SHARTED WIRES IN DRIVERS DOOR JAM. VOLTAGE FEEDING BACK THROUGH THE ELECTRIC WINDOW CIRCIUT
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Most of the replies seemed to be under the impression this was a hydraulic lash adjuster system, which it isn't (that is why we were checking clearance). Did get a couple of replies indicating a guide problem. Noise was worse warm than cold and at camshaft sp...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, locate tank sensor VIN: JF1SF6550W
I have confirmed the fuel tank pressure sensor is located on top of the fuel tank. Alldata did provide this information after I requested it, confirming the alldata disc was incorrect. The prospect of removing the tank on an extremely rusted vehicle was too ... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W55
Ok sorry to take so long to get back to this...after doing a cold engine compression check I found only 30 psi and 20 psi on the first two cylinders on the drivers side,performed a wet test and the compression came right up to 120 psi(likely piston ring sealin...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Thanks for the help! I am certain the problem would have been repaired by replacing the trans with a good unit from ericsson transmission. The customer did want to spend this much money on it though and I can't really blame him, I wouldn't either. Bradley sa...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Thanks for all the help once again iatn comes to the rescue. The timing belt was not due for 10.000 miles but it had warn enough to cause the injection pump timing to be off. it was at 0 when it should have been between 39 and 70. Thanks for all the help. I le...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing VIN: 3VWDD21C52
FOUND THAT MITCHELL DIAGRAM IS NOT RIGHT ADVANCED FRONT CAM ONE TOOTH AND VEHICLE RAN FINE - CAR GONE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Noise VIN: WVWRR61J44
The consensus is that something fell down the defrost vent. Someone also mentioned that the fuel lines can make noise on the floor. Makes sense with the high pressure pump. Think I'm going to take out the radio, cut open the duct, see what's going on and ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L no start VIN: YV1SZ58D31
HI GUYS, SORRY FOR THE DELAY., THIS CAR IS ON ITS WAY TO THE DEALER, I FOUND THAT THERE IS INT. POWER AT THE FUEL PUMP CONN. UNDER THE REAR SEAT. THE F PUMP RELAY IS A OK . ALSO THE CAR WAS IN THE BAY WITH THE IGNITION KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION , AND THE HEAT...
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