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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W4Y
Vehicle has misfire on cylinder 4 & 5, fuel trims reading very high (+50 STFT/+8 LTFT on Bank 2, close to normal on Bank 1). My feeling is that I have an injector clogged on Bank 2. The O2s will go rich if I stab throttle (900mv), but go very lean at idle, and... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire), 121 (TPS reads Low)
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX15K52
Hey there fellow Techs. I am in need of help. This Monte Carlo came in the other day for an inspection. It had a check engine light, so I started checking it out. P0410 is what I found, so I first checked all the TSBs, and found one that said water was getting... Trouble codes: P0410
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14H3M
Hello fellow Techs...this one has haunted me for a while...brought in on the hook for a no run condition. As always it starts after the tow truck ride. Finally got a no run situation in the shop and no fuel from rear tank to the junction block (black round par... Trouble codes: 95 (fuel pump power to pump circuit open), 96 (fuel pump ground circuit open)
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1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L engine VIN: 2CNBJ1363V
has no power runs hot sometime
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Hey guys, just a quick question about this back pressure driven egr system. On accel. vehicle missfires cylinder #1. Narrowed it down to egr system. Upon accel. egr valve opens immediatly. I checked hose to exhaust from transducer and it is free of any debris,...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YU09111
This tribute came with a complaint of a no start.Well I drove this truck for two days,no problem.On the third day the truck ouit.It set two codes,p0102 and a p0232.I noticed that it was not getting fuel.When I would spray fuel in the throttel body it would sta... Trouble codes: P0102, P0232
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
Hey Nissan guys - this car just came to me, barely running, customer has rigged a push button for starter? don't know why? has poor power always - O2 sensors read .02-.04V all the time (lean right) they will artificial richen, sensors OK - removed fuel pump & ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1P3ES42Y6W
checked cam and crank synk. good fuel pressure 50 psi when missing. fuel trim +5 when missing. compression 180-190 on all cylinders. injectors flowed and cleaned. check fuel for water non found. check for bad head gasket no problems found . smoked intake no va... Trouble codes: P0300
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1986 Renault Alliance 1.4L Starts/Dies VIN: 1XMDM950XG
Car came in no start tried to start will start then dies my first thought crank sensor so pulled air cleaner looked down tbi sprayed fuel on start then died got can carb cleaner started then sprayed with carb spray stayed running.So then unhooked crank sensor ...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: WVWZZZ6565
Hi, I'v a vw golf 2.0 litre manual. Vechile cranks and has spark and inj pulse. The problem is that the injectors are staying open for @ 50 ml secs which makes the engine over fuel and wont start . If we pull a spark plug out its wet with fuel and you can see ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C2W
Brought in for lack of power. Scanned and found listed code and brake light switch only half working - replaced switch. I found timing belt loose and tensioner installed incorrectly - fixed. Center nut on pump MIGHT be tampered with - yellow paint appears flak... Trouble codes: 00550 (P1248 in Alldata Injection start control deviation from desired value intermittent)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L module VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
This VW has what I believe is the typical ABS module failure in which it will not comm with a scan tool. I am using the x431 with the latest software and it will not comm with any module on the car. The car runs, drives, and brakes fine. The only indication of...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33464
this car is going back to the dealer where it started it's journey in the first place. the pcv system seems to be involved in creating the problem, but in this particular engine (m56) doesn't seem to have the common problems of the others with the pcv valve un... Trouble codes: 0304 (cyl4 misfire), 0305 (cyl 5 misfire), 0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1418.
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L security sys VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
Thank you all for your assistance in this repair. We found out that this vehicle had been partially under water. We ended up replacing the BCM and had it reprogramed at the dealer, MAF, both catylitic converters, flushed the transmission, and had to remove a...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Compressor, PCM VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Sorry for the delay in closing this, I thought I had closed it the same day the car was fixed. It was the BCM, replaced it and the a/c system is now working fine. Thanks to all that have replied, I will remember this one for the next one that comes in.
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1991 Dodge Colt Vista 2.0L 4-5 shift VIN: JB4FH31VXM
Thanks for all the help. One of you mentioned that the system had a speed sensor at the speedometer. The speedometer wasn't working so I went right there. The cable had been pulled during the trans removal and no longer engaged the speedometer. I replaced the ...
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1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L engine VIN: 4E3CG64F0P
Hello agian, Thank you to everyone who replied, and thanks for such quick replies. We inspected the guides and seals as some of you suggested and everything looked good, also presurized the oil system to ck for cracks and nothing showed up. We ended up pulling...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L gear box VIN: 1GTEK19T93
Thanks for everyone replies. A few had mentions the TSB about replacing the steering shaft, after reading the TSB I know that wasn't the problem. I'm certain the gear box was the cause of the vibration and noise, but the customer declined the work.
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Torque converter VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
The noise that seemed to be from the bell housing area, is somewhere in the bottom end of the engine. The transmission was removed and the torque converter with the flex plate were inspected, and no fault was found. Everything was put together, and told the cu...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L 3rd gear VIN: JM1BJ24572
Unfortunately, I have not solved this mystery. Given that we are extremely busy now, the powers that be have decided to cut our losses and install a used trans. On the bright side though, I now have a much greater understanding of how this trans operates. Than...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBGA42E6N
Thank you for your help. Finally we found the problem. It was ignition control module ICM (located on the left front fender) MBZ part cost $3,573.00. You can find after market for $2,725.00. Used part $850.00. Trouble codes: 19 (injiectors lhi sfi), 07 (ignition system di 1).
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
thanks for your help as i put in my post we did replace canister closed valve because of tsb light did come back on in a week that is when we saw the high psi reading on vapor sensor customer did not approve any service at this time we did recheck power and gr... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW2001TDI
Sorry it took to long to close this post was waiting for customer to return from vacation.Customer drove car from Boulder to sante fe with no reported problems and mil stayed off.I think he may have had a sticking quanity adjuster and it may have temporarily f... Trouble codes: 14970 (fuel Quantity adjuster.).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 3WVSE69M02
THANKS TO ALL FOUR TECHS WHO ANSWER MY CALL AND I REALLY APPRECIATED. THE FIX ON THIS ONE IS THAT I REPLACED WITH THE KNOWN GOOD USED TRANNY COMES WITH THE BRAIN. I FLUSHED THE TRANS FLUIDS AND REFILL WITH VW TRANS FLUID. BEFORE THAT I REPLACED THE BRAKE SWITC...
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