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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D3W
cute girl says she heard a noise on highway, she pulled over and someone helped her. the clutch fan fell off clutch, so the guy pulled the broken blades out and told her as long as she was moving and not stop and go she should be fine. she says she got into st... Trouble codes: P0302
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, cuts out @ +1500 rpm VIN: WBACA5312P
car idles fine upto 1500rpm, then engine starts to cut out real bad. Plugs were fouled, replaced all and problem still exist. Codes range from just "15 knock sensor" (currently) to all the codes listed above~few days ago (some of these are unrecognized). Trouble codes: 15 (knock sensor), 157 (161 -), 161 (167 -), 167 (201 -), 201 (207 -), 207
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L outlet temp VIN: WBAAM5333X
control head seems to be working properly as far as indicating that command is occurring, no change in outlet temp when temp is changed, thanks scott
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Radio, power windows VIN: 1G6KD54Y6W
This Deville does not time out the power windows, radio, etc. and will not shut them off when the doors are opened as it should. The customer has been removing the radio/phone fuse in the trunk to keep the battery from going dead. I would like to check the tim...
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs/tcs VIN: W06VR54R51
This car came into the shop with an owner complaint of the CEL, ABS & TCS lights coming on intermittenly and the speedometer not working while the lights were on. I scanned it and get the code U2108 from the transmission & engine modules and a U1128 from the b...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14E5M
can't really see to well under intake but something is being affected just by moisture in the air. any help would be appreciaited
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L clutch VIN: H3SE217790
this truck has turned into a nightmare. simple job just replace clutch. when truck came in to shop it had problrm with going into gear without grinding and made swishing rubbing noise deiving on road test. we installed clutch and all parts i listed. after all ...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Hi guys, This vehicle has developed a rough running on start up that last for several miles. Rough enough the owner at times has to pull over and shut the engine off and restart it. Sometimes that helps. They say that the milage has gone way down. I know tha... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC System low efficiency Bank 1), P1345
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
THE VEHICLE DRIVES FINE UNTIL IT REACHES 3000 RPM UNDER A LOAD OR AT IDLE AND THEN STARTS TO CUT-OUT. WHEN A SCANNER IS HOOKED UP AND DATA IS OBSERVED. aT 3000 RPMS THE RPM DATA WILL READ 7500 RPMS WHEN THE VEHICLE STARTS TO CUT-OUT Trouble codes: P0339
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NG52J73
This vehicle is an intermittent no start. I have only duplicated the concern 3 or 4 times when it did it I have good fuel pressure, etc. I have no spark though. The no start is not a hard no start meaning you can crank for about 10 to 15 seconds and all of a s...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S64
This Trailblazer came in with check engine light on and a complaint of hard to fill with gas keeps kicking of the noozle. tkaes forever to get it full. It also has a code P0455. I removed the vent valve and it is full of dirt. I am going to order a new valve a... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Leak Detected)
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L backup lamps VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
the backup lamps do not light when put into r position.bulbs checked and good.fuse good.pulled relay under hood and swapped with others and still no lights.put 12 volts to wire in relay box that feeds lamps and they light up.even tried a new neutral switch out...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2C8GF68474
indicators innop-dash warning lamp flashes fast for left or right, but no indicators on the outside of vehicle. when indicator on-the daytime headlamp for applicable side switches off (similar to poor ground). switch indicator off, drl comes back on. if headla...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L comp VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
car came in a/c not working.hooked gauges up low side peg out high side 150 psi,cust said he added freon,i recovered some freon a/c worked great for 20 min then low side peg again.now cooling fans are not working ,comp no voltage,no codes and scan tool reads a...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L die when hot VIN: 1FTDR15X4V
Hello , they brought in this ranger saying it will ocasionly die going down the road when hot(engine and air temp). restarts after several minutes and runs fine again. everything scans good and looks normal, can't seem to duplicate. IF it had a seperate module...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Defroster door vacuum control VIN: 1FAFP53S9X
Vacuum control will not hold vacuum to close door and then direct air flow to vents. Used vacuum pump to apply to yellow line to vacuum motor/actuator. Can this vacuum (motor/actuator)control be replaced without removing the instrument panel to gain access? Th...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
This vehicle belongs to my neighbor, it is tripping a lien fault for both banks. She is also stating that it is surging. I am great with VWs, but dont see too many fords in our shop. We are looking for what is common on this to cause a lien fault. No noticeabl...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
I have had this happen twice to this same type 2000 taurus. One is my dad and Im asking him to live with it the other is a customer. I have just done a motorcraft fuel pump and have a fuel gauge that goes empty and puts the fuel low light on very intermitantly...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W31
During FIRST mile of test drive, EGR vac is coming on and EGR is operating normally. SECOND mile of test drive, EGR vac suddenly drops to zero and continues not to work for the rest of test drive. Return to shop, turn key off, restart engine, and repeat test d... Trouble codes: P0401
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd module VIN: 1FTZR45E12
no communication with the four-wheel drive (4wd) control module with the scan tool. after following all the tests in the diagnostic tree the result says to refer to module controls network. what should i check next?
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L noise VIN: 1FTYR10D72
We have this [...] that has a heavy rattling noise in the rear engine area. With ac on at idle in gear or when trans is shifted between drive and reverse and back. Sounds like a cat bed rattling but have tryed hitting exhast with no luck. Noise is most pronounc...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FMPU1616L
hello everyone, customer states that engine will rev up by itself with foot on brake , a/c on at stop light, and they say radio volume increases by itself when this happens, I can't get it to do it, no codes, runs perfect otherwise, they are also compaining ab...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: EFAFP37313
Hey guys can you tell me if you have to pull the tank in order to change the fuel pump. nodatta has nothing on this subject and MOD says to pull the tank. I would look for an access hole inside the trunk area but theres boom box gear there i dont want to mess ...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L MIL Lamp on, black smoke VIN: 1GTHK23284
This vehicle sets a MAF code on every start up, 17 seconds after engine start. I can see exactly what it is doing but not why. The MAF GPS is too high at idle, 55-60 GPS. However, the voltage seems to be exactly correct at 1.25 to 1.35 on the scan tool, and 1.... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Performance)
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1979 Honda Civic CVCC 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SGE5041381
this vehicle came in for stalling at stop lights and signs. test drove vechle. fixed burnt points. and found damaged primary coil connections. fixed that as well. intalled rebilt carburator and still wont idle. any ideas are seriously wellcomed Joe
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L srs VIN: 5FNRL18953
I have replaced both front seat belt retractors , both were lock because of accident. they have a device that locks belt and were both replaced ,( the buckles are normal type and test ed ok )I keep getting codes e2-11rf rf belt deployment and f1-11 lf belt dep...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJHY1745N
Hey guys, really need help with this one here, cars been here for 2weeks now, and still cant fix it. car came in for a cold start problem, fixed that problem, replaced a vaccum line. did tune up and oil change and Fuel injection service to it, and then no sp...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJKX6241V
Hello Jag techs, this lovely british cat has become the bane of my existence over the last 6 months. When I got to it 6 months ago, it had a serious surge, bad hesitation and misfire. Corrected that with O2 sensors and the tune up(2 were dead). Ran better with...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBDN1826
Hey guys, have here this IS300 with a hesitation on accel. It gets p to 3500 rpms and just wont go! At frist thought it was a easy fix seen codes p0171 & p0174 lean banks, so I got a denso mass air meter, and same problem the car will not accel, but now i have... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300 (misfire)
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5224M
After performing the maintenance tune on this vehicle, customer was driving down I-5 and the vehicle just shut off as if you turned the key off. I am a mobile repair business, so I drove to the site to check it out and found good fuel, but no spark. Had vehi... Trouble codes: 1 (ignition pulse), 8 (air flow meter)
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L no upshifts VIN: 108.18-12-
This 280 sits all winter, every year. This spring, owner starts, trans. will not upshift. Engages reverse and drive normally, no slip or delay. Suspected failed vacuum modulator, removed modulator and vacuum tested. Passes fine, has good manifold vacuum to val...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L dont high idle VIN: WDB1070461
this is car my customer just bought, this car start and idle around 700 rpm ,idler control valve don't do anything,i check it if you give it power work fine and have the right resistance(3.7) ohm. the idler control valve module is burned so i replace it from t...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E8N
The vehicle will start and run fine. After running for 30 minutes or more in hot weather..over 75 degrees.. if the engine is shut off and sits for 10 minutes, it will restart fine but has a bad missfire nit seems like on one cylinder but sometimes seems like m...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Suction fan VIN: WDBLK70G91
I have this Mercedes with radiator auxiliary-suction fan always ON. When I disconnected AC pressure switch at the drier, the fan comes off (speed goes down in stages to stop). So I replaced the switch, charged AC with specified amount of refrigerant. Same prob...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G92
This is my last step before sending this car down the road. The story goes, customer was cleaning the interior of the car to sell and had to jump the battery 3 times. He drove to his destination and shut it off, when he went to leave the car did not crank. Cus... Trouble codes: P1610 (Immobilizer Fault)
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Evaporator VIN: 1N8AR07S3X
Car came in right floorboard soaking wet, thought drain hole clogs, but not, R&R evaporator to clean & install more insulation at bottom. When running A/C,bottom housing at passenger side cold and has alot condensation and dripping down carpet, drain hole ok, ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL12E7Y
Misfire on cyl # 2. Misfire counter randomly counts. No obvious problem seen. Suspected Dirty Injector / Valves. Cleaned injectors & top engine cleaned. Seemed to help in the bay but still misfires intermittently on road test. Customer installed plugs & wires....
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L coolant fans VIN: 1G3NL52E81
we have car with cooling fans runing only when engine is running.and ac in off pos.code po128.this car came to us from shop that replaced.coolant temp sensor thermost.we have ck the above parts,all ck ok. customer said cooling fan. did same thing before. then ...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE14A3M
Hello everyone,i have this grand am,when you put the accelerator to the floor the rpm go to 3000 then down to about 2500 then back to 3000 and so on.i checked the data and found that the coolant temp reads 150 degrees c when its cold.i have a variable resistan...
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Airbag light VIN: 1GMDU03E8X
Hello all i have a 1999 pontiac montana in my shop. The air bag light is on. I pulled codes with my modis and it comes up as a B1030 undefined code. I can not find a diagnosis on this code in all data. If any one has any insight on this code it would be greatl...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EF48E5X
we have a saab story. Customer recently had engine rebuilt, he heard a noise from engine. we diagnosed noise is coming from a/c compressor clutch. did not see any sign of contamination. we replaced the compressor with a used unit per customer request. when we ...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L compressor fuel gauge VIN: 1G8JU52F61
We have a 2000 Saturn L100 with a 2.2 here. A/C Clutch wont engage and fuel gauge reads full. Originally we saw the bcm was not getting an A/C request. We found a bad connection on the connecter on the back of the contoller. We bent the pin on the control head...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1G8JW54R81
Hello everyone. We are a Ford dealership trying to daignose this fine Saturn. Problem with the electronic throttle body controls. First concern is that I have no communication with my Snap-on Modis, with either PCM or ABS modules. Talks to BCM ok. Used Generic... Trouble codes: P1516
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R81
Towed in by owner, crank no start, can here fire and sounds like no injecter pulse. Can see no rpm on tach or on scanner when turned over.TPS voltage at 1.17v at closed throttle.TPS % shows 15 at closed thro and 99 at wot.App 1 voltage is .41 at closed throt a... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level snsr ckt signal), P0453 (evap pres sign high or open), P0123 (tp or app 1 ckt open or high), P0122 (tp or app sens 2 short or low), P0123 (tp or app 1 ckt open or high)
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L fuel VIN: JT4RN81P3K
cranks with spark no fuel jumped B+ and FP (battery + and fuel pump) in diagnostic box open cold start fuel line no fuel key on push air fuel door gets gas Im thinking open circuit relay I know I have seen this before any thoughts appreciated my all data is do...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W7S
im getting fuel and spark. i lined all timing marks up and the distributor was off. timing belt looks good. pulled the distributor and everything looks good. reset the timing and still nothing. changed plugs and nothing any help would be great
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Imobilizer VIN: 2T1CF22P7Y
Car towed in, Ignition lock cylander piled up. Replaced Ignition lock cylander, (came with 2 new keys) & housing. Transfered all electrical attached parts. Now I can not get the new keys programmed to the computer. The proceedure in Mitchel (without Toyota sca...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
This vehicle has a code P0440(evap. system malfucntion)I had check for leak and found no leak. The procedure involve energizing the LDP solenoid and the use of a vacuum source apply to the LDP upper diapphram in order to shut the vent. The purge control valve ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative control malfunction)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L compressor? VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
Hi everyone - i need some VW help with this one. It originally came in because it was blowing warm. when i got the car the ac was working fine, but i found that the pressures indicated an overcharge condition. i evacuated and recharged to proper level. and at ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
this is a 09g-6sp transmission. thes is the history my costumer buy this beetle in a action they dont notice the problem becaus when engine is cold run 95% good. but when warm start to do harsh chift owner tellme that he remove the oil pan it was empty one qua...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS576W1
This car has ongoing MIL, Misfire cylinder 2, 4, and 5. No driveability issues detectable. When codes are cleared will repeat same codes on test drive. I found the fuel filter fairly restricted and replaced fuel filter with factory filter, no change. Performed... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (misfiore cyl 4), P0305 (misfire cyl 5)
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2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L ABS,Traction,MIL VIN: YV1RS58D32
Help.I need somebody help,oh; I love this song(The Beattle),but this time I can't sing it any more.I'm very limited to the vehicle,not much from Alldata or the scanner.All I have are the code P504 Switch A malfuntion and P571 Switch A & B circuit cancelation p...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L slipping. trans code VIN: WAUJC68E85
I WILL HAVE TO REFER THE CUSTOMER TO AN AUDI DEALER TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM. I DONT HAVE ANY MORE DETAILS BECAUSE STILL DONT HOW TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED.
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1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, High cruise idle VIN: 1G6EL12B5P
We tried to go through the re-learn process several more times with no positive results. The customer does not want to spend the money fixing the A/C, so he's going to run it like it is.
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L front end VIN: 1G6ET1293Y
Sorry for the long delay closing, just wanted to make sure this was done. I over thightened the front axle nuts and that has so far cured the problem. Thanks to all that replied.
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L all door locks VIN: 1G6DM57N23
sorry for the delay, went on vacation, grounds for door modules and rim module were cleaned with same results, customer was given a estimate on rim module replacement and has rescheduled for next month.
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 2GCFK2957R
Thanks for all the replies. Problem was injection pump. Tapped on control module and fired right up. Thanks for all the help Kevin
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29RXT
Customer is going to return for inspection of the crank sensor and tone ring, when he does, I will post the information and or fix, thank-you all who responded. Trouble codes: 1345 (distributor/crank sensor correlation problem).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L ipc,doorlocks VIN: 1GCHC23104
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. IT WAS THE TRANS RANGE SELECTOR SWITCH. THE INFO ABOUT THE TECH 2 REALLY NAILED IT THANKS
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52F64
Thanks to all who replied. Got the Malibu back in and one of the techs checked the timing chain. It was very loose and flopping around. The plastic chain guide was in three pieces and one of the hold down bolts was being used as the guide. Looks like a new gui... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 1GBHC24U64
sorry for the delay, but I wanted to see if this vehicle would come back. I retested all connections, and wires, and again found no problem. I retested the APP, and found no problem. so, I replaced the TAC module...this time it did the trick. thanks for the he... Trouble codes: P1125 (The PCM detects a difference between APP sensor 1 and APP sensor 2).
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11XX2
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ALL YOUR HELP-WE FOUND BOTH CYLINDER HEADS CRACKED BETWEEN THE VALVES Trouble codes: 0303 (misfire), 0304 (misfire).
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L starter VIN: 2D4GP44R93
Tested cluster and replaced it. Vehicle ran for 10 minutes and quit. Finally was able to see that SBEC was dropping communication with the other computers. Checked 8 volt reference to the cam and crank sensors to make sure it wasn't grounded and causing the co...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L srs light VIN: WD2PD74475
Thanks to all that responded. I took the vehicle to a shop that had the correct scan tool and they just cleared the code. Our Snap on scanner (Modis) would not clear the code. It has not come back.
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L initial take off VIN: 3D7MX48CX6
Thanks guys this truck is fixed! Most of you hit it on the head! It turned out to be the center support bearing and shimming did help as well. I shimmed it down about 1/8th of a inch from its original position. Thanks again! DAVE
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L radio VIN: 1FALP45T9R
I have not total fixed this car but after inspecting all wires under the rear seat and letting it dry out for a few days the problem has become very intermitant. According to the customer when the buzzing starts to happen turning off and on the radio solves it...
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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L O2 moniter won't set VIN: 1FMDA11U7T
First I'd like to thank all that replied.All had useful info. Saad from Texas suggested go into OBD II & check for pending codes,there were none.Make sure eng. temp. is correct it is.Check for shorted O2 heater circuit.We did not find any shorted heater circui...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Hi again and thanks to those that responded. I guess I didnt explain myself correctly on my post. The code was fix and test drive found all sensors to read correctly. My issue was after I clean and adjusted the sensor and after I road tested I than but the van...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
well gentleman thanx for all yalls help, but you can chalk this one up for the iatn boneheads archives my tech who changed the calipers and put them on the wrong sides (this puts the bleeder valves at the bottom of the caliper) after i started looking closer a...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
Well, it's fixed. We got a tester and checked compression on the engine, worried about the intake tube that had been off for awhile in dirty conditions (Landscaper). The readings on bank 2, cylinders 5-8, were 310, 450, 325, 320. What?? Must have 3 low cylinde...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10TB5
i really appriciate the help and yes it still had 5v reference and sensor was unplugged just incase. well i got a ecu from a local junk yard for 100.00 and it fired right up. thanks to all who replied.
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: 1FMFU18L91
sorry it took so long had to convince father in law to replace iac and noise did go away had to justify the price of the new part
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L driver window VIN: 1FTYR14V73
Thanks for yalls help, it was the master switch on drivers door. Thanks again...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1HGCB7657L
I would like to thank all of you (13) so far who have come to my help. Most of you lead me to the control unit with the high rate of failure. With a little luck I was able to borrow one to try as Honda always suggests. That did not fix the problem. After readi...
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1986 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 2.8L Stall, hard start VIN: 1JCWC784ZG
Thanks to all that replied. The vehicle left here not fixed. I tried all advice but still had trouble. The owner was willing to put up with the problem and had run out of money. Thanks again guys...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SOT
even though we replaced the ckp sensor i had a feeling we were dealing with a bad part so i scope it and found it was intermittently losing signal so i replaqced with another one and problem fixed. thanx to all that helped.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L brakes VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
Thanks for all the help, I installed USED master and booster combo, off a low mileage jeep (all OEM) and this fixed this car. I believe the whole problem was just in the New aftermarket master I put in, I tried 2 of these but the defects were prob built on the...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49SX4
This vehicle has been gone for 18 days now and we are calling this one fixed. Thank you to all 7 members that replied. 5 of you told us to check the purge valve. So we did, for the umpteenth time and it was fine. However; the vacuum connector that the purge va... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap System Very Small Leak Detected).
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Service required VIN: 4JGBB86E87
You reach the service menu on a ML350 by placing the key in position 1. Press the system select button (S110s3), lower left of steering wheel, until milage is shown. Then press the R button 3 times. Voltage display appears. Press S110s1 until service menu appe...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuses VIN: 12WFT61L6Y
I traced the wire coming out of the ignition switch to the radio checking for any signs of grounding out somewhere under the dash and didn't find any other explanation for this problem besides the radio.I could never duplicate the problem with the radio out.Th...
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1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Charging VIN: JN1HM05S1J
Thank you all, the Nissan is fixed. All 8 replies I received mentioned the importance of the charge bulb, put simply the system will not work if the bulb is burned out. I had to swap with one of the other cluster bulbs as the charge bulb was a special order p...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
Wow! Just when you thought you had seen it all.Believe it or not it was the cap and rotor.The previous cap had no country of origin on it and the rotor was made in china.Both looked to be in excellent condition.I could not get an original nissan cap and rotor ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
Vehicle is fixed, with a lot of help from IATNers - thank you all. Respondents helped me avoid an expensive dead end by pointing out that the knock sensor code shows up in all of these things, and driveability effects are usually nil. The knock sensor lists ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit malfunction).
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ51W8K
WELL FIRST OFF THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. MOST OF YOU SUGGESTED I OHM THE INJECTORS, SO I STARTED WITH MAKING SURE I HAD POWER AT THE INJECTOR HARNESS AND NOTICED I HAD POWER ON THE GROUND SIDE AND POWER SIDE OF THE INJECTOR HARNESS. I PULLED THE UPPER INTAKE...
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1996 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W3T
I do thank everyone who responded to my request itwas all very useful. But everything was ok where ever I checked, so I took the cap back off just to see if anything was pinched which it wasn't put thew cap back on and installed the module and coil assembly fr...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE55M55
We followed you all's suggestions pretty closely, not wanting to overlook any of your wisdom; even if it meant doing something over again. Charles from New York, The vehicle did not sit before this problem started. It was the customer's daily driver and...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L iGNITION kEY VIN: 1G2JD12TOV
Thanks to all for the help. She had the ignition switch replaced. Joe
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L sln solenoid VIN: 4T1BF22K3Y
Thanks to all that replied, Customer finally brought vehicle back in yesterday, when other shop repaired backup lights they moved harness, found wires smashed together, rewired and placed harness back where it was supposed to be. Thanks again
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L lean condition VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP, MOST WHO OFFERED HELP SUGGESTED THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR. TURNS OUT THAT THE MASS AIR SENSOR WAS THE PROBLEM, REPLACED AND RESET COMPUTER HAS PASSED MISSOURI EMISSION TEST AND IS RUNNING GREAT. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Ended up replacing the intake manifold, replaced Bosch plugs again with Bosch, rechecked valve adjustment and point gap, held my breath and started engine-- Runs like a new one. To establish if the plugs took care of it, swapped old plugs back in, runs just a...
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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L engine oil VIN: VW24B0253M
We found that the customer had driven 6,000 miles past the oil change date and was adding a low grade oil every now and again. We changed the oil and told her that if she did not change the oil every 3000 miles, the warrantly was void.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on, p1176, p1177 VIN: WVWTH63B53
We Replaced both front O2 sensors. Cleared codes and let customer drive car. They called back and said the light has not come on. Trouble codes: P1176, P1177.
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