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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Radiator fan VIN: 19UUA56623
Radiator cooling fan does not come on. Vehicle overheats at idle with AC on. Condensor fan is on but no radiator fan. Jumper fan and it works ok. I see two fan switches on the alldata diagram but can only see the A one. I jumped it to see if the fan would come...
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1989 Audi 90 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUGC0892K
we found a broken distribuitor,replaced it,also found the intake boot cracked,replaced the boot,we found that there is not fuel out from the fuel distribuitor to the fuel injectors,engine runs...ok...with parts clener on hi rpms have you have this problem befo...
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2003 Audi A4 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WAULT68E73
This car runs and starts perfect over a 24hr cycle. Customer complaint is sometimes it will just turn over no start or start and cut off several times. It will always eventually start. No data is goofy, no codes.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM533XX
This car has a bunch of problems. It came in with the mil on as well as the asc, abs,and brake lights and the speedo does not work. The car needs an inspection and will not pass without a speedo and with the mil on. I tried to pull codes from the obdII connect... Trouble codes: 145 (Evap leak), 144 (Evap leak large), 130 (can signal asc 1), 214 (Vss malfunction)
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L engine VIN: W06VR543VR
Hi Guys, This all started with a simple radiator repair, it came in with a broken tank on the left side. The problem I can't figure out is why this engine will push the coolant out of the resevoir. By all accounts it is not actually overheating, i.e. no coolin...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs light tc light VIN: W06VR4YR07
We need help, we have not done much in diagnostics, but we have 2 customers with same problems. the customer states abs light and tc light are coming on, speedo in-op, radio in-op at times and one customer states his p/s gets hard at times. any ideas where to ...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L transmision engage
please help have a caddy with a P1825 internal shift mode switch illegal position. Hard shift will happen and then light will come on. Position on Modis reads correct but installed new shift selector switch on valve body still same problem. Also if it sits and...
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L oil consumption VIN: 1G6DM57784
Hello and thanks in advance for any solutions. This is my son's car, he bought it used. He took it to Florida for spring break, and the "check oil level" message came on. Then the MIL came on P341 Cam sensor. When he checked the oil it was 3 quarts low. After ...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56785
came in with a skip and mil lamp on in modius scanner found a reset for fuel trim reset fuel trim mil light went off mis fire stopped road test twice car fine over weekend light back on and so is mis fire has anyone expierenced this problem? Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 302 (2 cyl misfire), 304 (cyl 4 misfire), 306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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1985 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14EXF
This truck won't build pressure & pump doesn't come on when you turn the key on (not cranking), it will build 10 psi if you crank the engine for several seconds. Fuel pressure drops to zero as soon as you turn the key off.I have put 2 fuel pumps in both Carter...
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP218XK
service engine soon light 0n, engine idles at 1200 rmp has current code 22 tps too low. when code is cleared and vehicle is started engine idles ok while light is off, about 5-10 seconds and then goes back to 1200 rpm. have checked voltage and refrence signal ... Trouble codes: 22 (throttle position sensor too low)
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5542S
Car has new egr valve, solenoid tests good, good vacum, and egr is commanded at correct times, but light will return at highway cruise. Thanks in advance for your help. Trouble codes: 32
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L flaps VIN: 2GCEC19K3S
system when switched to max ac still bleeds air out of defroster and floor, air very cold . all speeds working but not enough air coming out of dash vents on max. I have limited info with Mitchell on demand.
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L a/c, seats, lights VIN: 1G1YY22G7V
Hey guys. I usally don't work on this type of car but it was handed to me tonight. Started as no a/c. Found fuses removed. After questioning the customer he stated that the blower motor would turn on by it's self w/ key off and out of car.After a nice conversa...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R6W
i installed engine truck ran fine. customer wanted to install his own exhaust,let him take to have exhaust installed when exhaust is finished i want it back to check everything. next thing i know its back on tow truck. starts when you give it gas dies out. hoo...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCHK33F9W
Problem is intermittant stall / with (usally ) quick restart Due to the fact this 6.5L had a P0251 code we supected the injection pump - problem was engine would die and usally restart (instantly) but at times "crank/ no start" - when the engine died we saw a... Trouble codes: P0126 (Insuf Coolant temp for stable operation), P0236 (Boost Snr 1 out of range), P0251 (Inj Pump A rotor Cam problem)
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52T2W
car came in with check engine ligth on found code p1336 crankshaft position variation not learned tryed about 100 times with snap on modis to perform cranksahft varition learn procedure and it will not take perform diagnoiss as per all data , tryed crankshaft ... Trouble codes: P1336 (ckp variation not learned)
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L #20 fuse shifting VIN: 3GNGK26FOX
need help #20 fuse blows "while beating on it" is the complaint. found 30 blown fuses on floor. installed fresh fuse test drove truck all good. tryed "beating on it" but how much can you beat on a 157k 6.5 diesle. any ways got it to act up fuse good getting sh...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L oil pressure VIN: 1GCEK14VXY
vehicle runs normally with no engine noise no check engine lite and no other problems. after about ten minutes of driving the oil guage pegs low at stops and the message center reads check oil pressure. put on e-brake and leave in drive and get out to listen t...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Reverse VIN: 1GCEK14T8X
Hello folks need to be rescude.Truck came in with hard shift .Replaced valve body and lost reverse.Removed valve body checked to be sure all balls in the right spots.Missed one the first time.Replaced vavle body again,Still no reverse.Reinstalled old valve bod...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF52EX2
got this impala with 3.4 engine car has miss fire scanned car for codes and didnt find any missfire code but it did have one for fuel gauge problem went to data and saw missfires in #1 #3 cyl.we did a tune up on it with wires,plugs performed compresion test wh...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K42
Greeting fellow techs, Hope someone can help me here. I have this 3.8 Impala that is setting code p0102 for the mass airflow sensor. Initial diagnosis showed that the MAF reading would change dramatically on scan tool when wiggling plug. Soldered in new plug,... Trouble codes: P0102
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L abs light VIN: 1GCCS19604
I first want to thank all for their response to my previous brake issue. I put new brake rotors, pads and replaced the rear adjusters. Upon backing it out of the garage and going up the drive, the brakes grabbed badly till it set the abs lite and then the brak...
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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHG35U35
driver complaines that the brake pedddel goses to the floor & looses power steering. I have checked belt & tensioner and there ok. replaced master cly. still have problem. I belive that it is a power assyst problem or hydro boost problem. thanks for any info.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L wont shut off when swiched off VIN: 1C4GP55LST
hello to all and thanks ahead of time ...first one of these i have come across.this van wont shut off till the fuel system runs out of fuel pressure. checked all i can think of hope one of you have had this on come at you Trouble codes: P0645, P0443
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44322
Chrysler techs! Need some help here. code P0720 keeps returning after 3 miles of driving. Originally went thru Alldata test for code and test has you unplug 02 and watch voltage. Key on not running 02 volts are .06. Key on with 02 unplugged 02 volts go to norm... Trouble codes: P0720 (Rich exhaust bank 1)
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Radiator/overflow VIN: KLAVA6927Y
Hello all.. This Deawoo Leganza looses coolant and subsequently overheats. If the coolant is topped up, no problem,you can drive,or let the car idle indefinitly. I have pressure tested this system several times and find no leaks, external or internal. I don't ...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Reverse Lites VIN: 2B4FP2538T
This one was to be a easy one..but to make a long story short,the reverse lites were not working from time to time.Bypassed the switch..everything A-OK circuit good,put new switch in,still no workie.I pull the switch and hooked it up,it works fine.It seems tha...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X7W
Hey guys, I've been beating my head against the walll on this one. Orginal complaint was stalls at stop. We repaired a vaccum hose leak, new iac valve, performed a tune-up also. Ran good. A week later the customer returns with the same problem. He says it does...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L tranz temp 551 degrees celcuis VIN: 1B3AS46C92
this car came in with po750 l/r solonoid circuit error.po888 trans relay output always off.ohmed all solonoids from tcm conector.also checked eatx relay circuit.every thing checks out good.took solonoid pack apart everything looks good.trans temp said it is 55...
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X13
We installed a used engine, the old one didn't have enough compression and we got it running great with oil but after a short test drive it died again with not enough compression again. But any way, 2 codes popped up after the used engine was installed both fo... Trouble codes: P0032
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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, very intermittend VIN: 1FMCU14T7J
Hi all members Truck run fine for 2 weeks, then it happens again, no start, customer called. I went to this call, and guess what it started right up, drove truck to the shop, engine died on me, but started up with no problem. Back in the shop, I connected my ...
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1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4WD always on VIN: 1FMDA41X0P
This old Aerostar belongs to an even older customer. It is always in four wheel drive. (electronic shift control) It has a driveline clunk during tight radius turns. All fluid levels are good and connectons appear ok. I have measured the circumfrence of all th...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L warning lights VIN: 2FMZA51U0X
this has the brake and engine oil lights on,they are on any time the engine is running or off with key on,we disconnected the master cylinder sensor and oil pressure switches,light still on,we have seperated all wiring to fem module thinking a short to power h...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L speedometer, abs VIN: 1FTYR10C51
Customer brought truck last week for abs light on and erratic shifting, found code c1230 tested and replaced rear wheel speed sensor and all semmed well. Truck returned this morning with same code. found to have a good mph and resistance readings for the rea...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU72E82
The truck was towed in this weekend for the same problem, cranks no start. When my technician went to start the truck it started right up no problems. He tested the vehicle fuel pressure and found 60 pounds of pressure; the specification is 30-65 when running....
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L no start VIN: 3FAFP11393
brought in in no start condition. no injector pulse while cranking. has ignition spark. replaced crank sensor.still no injection pulse while cranking but triggers when turning key on and key off. any help appreciated. we don't see smany of these cars. steve
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMZU73K14
This Explorer has a code B2294 Restraint System Curtain Fault. It has no side airbags. Can anybody tell me the location of the airbag module and resistors? I don't have any experience with Ford airbags.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L starter VIN: 3FAFP31N35
Please help!! This focus was a tow in with a blown fuse. Customer had at another shop witch replaced Maxi fuse F9 and fuse blew agian after a little driving. Its a maxi fuse F9 witch controls a number of things according to Mitchell. It seems to first deliver ...
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L parking lamps VIN: 2FAHP71V68
all 2008 cvpi have a parking lamp flash to confirm doors are locked key out.they do not have factory or after mkt r.k.e..i find no info in owners manuals for override of this feature.this seems to be a problem at night for covert operations.any help would be a...
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2005 GMC Savana 3500 SLE 6.0L steering control VIN: 1GJHG39U65
I could use some help on this one. Customer complained of the stability light coming on. I test drove vehicle and never saw the light come on. I scanned the system and found a C0455. I couldn't find much info on this code and how to check it out. We told the c...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5649K
Hi all Honda tecs and interested others. Have this Accord in with hi co and hc at idle, new plugs, new after market O2 sensors, that have been soldered to original O2 pigtails. Customer does own work. Used engine, mileage unknown. Using Alldata, realize their ...
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1994 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 1.6L No Start, Burned ECM VIN: JHMEG2170R
This Del Sol was towed in dead, it cranked but no start. Diagnosis showed no spark, no fuel, no injector pulse and check engine light illuminates but does not go off after a few seconds. The ECM would not store a code even if a sensor was disconnected so I rem...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22551
This Civic keeps returning with the same code. Vehicle passes all tests in the Alldata flow chart. Smoke testing reveals no leaks. Any ideas would be appreciated.. Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP Leakage)
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2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18184
Hi car came to me with code p1456 evap leak tank area. Could not find a test port under hood to smoke so i disconnected purge line went thru that way. Seems ther is a check valve in the tank so i had to disconnect and go to tank behind canister. what i found h... Trouble codes: P1456
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L a/c VIN: SAJEA01U84
Customer came in stating that he was loosing coolant and that the vent on the drivers side of the dash was blowing hot air while the center vents were cold to cool and the passenger outside vent was ambient temp. Replaced leaking valve and proceeded to try and...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L floor VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
The problem is that the floor on passenger front has water coming from somewhere. The drain for the a.c. system drains into lower frame rail and it is clean. It happens after it rains. I cannot find where the leak is.
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7234V
Hi Kia Guys. I could use alittle help from you guys. I have this sportage with a p0440 . I smoke tested and vacuum tested the system. no problems.the duty or evap selinoid opens and closes (cycles) and seals when closed. I can apply a ground to the vent solino... Trouble codes: P0440
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Hi guys hope to get some input on this RX300. Came in with a bad compressor noise so replaced compressor and the condenser which contains the filter drier. After charging the pressures are low both high and low sides. The clutch short cycles and when clutch is...
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LML39ST90
I did brake lines on front. when we did them we disconnected the air lines to the air bag solenoids now when we go to start the car the air pump works but will not inflate air bags. I could use some help because I made a big mistake i think. I talked to anothe...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LMHM81WX1
Hello fellow techs thanks in advance for your help. This car came in w/ an inop instrument cluster and i orgnailly started to check the wiring harness in the D/s wheelwheel where water collects and corrodes the wires. then another limo came in w/ the same dash...
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R01
Hi gang, I have a Lincoln Navigator driving me nuts here. I removed the engine and replaced bottom end bearings, oil pump, installed new screen. Replaced timing chains, tensioners, and the rt. head because of the cam had seized due to clogged oil pump pickup t...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86SX1
this lincoln sets up acode po412 for secondary air injection system circuit malfunction.i tested the air diverter solenoid it falls into the specs given by all data and also has vaccum going to it.i then wanted to check the relay for this system and thats wher... Trouble codes: P0412
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68H53
This Aviator is raising my blood pressure. Another shop replaced the head gaskets 2 times and the left head during one of these. Another tech in shop replaced the engine with a used unit. He told me today that it was misfiring after his road test. He dried ign... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0316
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L vent temperature VIN: WDBCA45E3M
Hey guy, I need help with this one. Car came in with no AC. Inspection shows compressor leaking like a sieve. Overhauled AC system. Now I find I can't get vent temperature lower then 70 degrees at idle. I raise the idle to 1100 and temp drops to 58 degrees. Th...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34AE0
HHT DTC 019 in diagnostic module definition: Fuel injectors open / short circuit or emission control system adaptation in LH-SFI control module (N3/1) at limit. Adaptations are (almost too) perfect at 1.006 part load and 0 ms at idle, have not been reset. Lam... Trouble codes: 019 (In diagnostic module only no DTCs in LH-SFI module)
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Hi all, I need some help with this Altima, can some one please help. Vehicle at P and N the idle is normal about 700 - 900 RPM, as soon as I shift in Drive or Reverse the idle starting to surge up and down. Test drive it, at the stop sign, when I tried to take...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E02
Techs: TCS and Slip light come on and have a code DTC 77...CAN problem...I have a MasterTech and when I scope the CAN I do not get a nice square wave but I was told MasterTech scope will not work on CAN because it is too fast...so any info much appreciated or ...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5S
hello all i have a olds aurora that has a code 85.the light comes back as soon as i erase it.the idle drops to slow when reved up.i installed a new idle solenoid and relearned the idle per alldata.i would appreciate some insite on this problem.i have a genesis... Trouble codes: 85 (idlelearn at maximum authority)
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1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L tcc VIN: 1G3HY52K9V
ok, here goes. I just bought this car(couldnt pass it up for $250 in showroom condition, 70 year old man owned it) anyway, i have a transmission problem, I flushed fluid and changed filter and made problem a little better, but still there. problem is, when car...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53073
crank sencor wire connector plug was broken was not makeing contact Trouble codes: P1298 (eld high input), P0340 (cmp sensor a circut problem bank 1).
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L haldex system
Hello sorry for the late delay, but did not see customer. i did call her, and she said that the rear diff is near perfect now. --- NEAR--- that mean that when cold, for the first 5 minutes, there is a noise. after that, all is nice. So she decide not to go fur...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, loses spark high rpm VIN: 19LED27299
We found the harmintic balancer seperating from toner ring for the crack postion sensor. We believe it to be the problem be we are wanting for one. Back order part have no ETA yet. Thank for all your help.
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS dash light VIN: WBACB4319N
OK guys, there was a break in the sensor wire code 82 FR (right front) and the sensor at code 113 (LF) was not faulty ! I did look for the ABS relay but could not identify it. I did check for continuity, ohms, all was good. Then checked for ABS relay, couldn'...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB33533
Thanks for all you guys that tryed to help and sorry for a delayed sumary. Unfortunatelly I could not fix completely this vehicle. I replace the lock actuator on right side (I had replaced only left side) and the battery problem went away, but unfortunatelly t...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4CU5212V
Good morning everybody I would like to thank everyone who sent me ideas of what could be wrong with this car.It ended up being a pin hole leak in the plastic fuel line by the firewall.I must have overlooked this before,thats what happens when your in a hurry.A...
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1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6EL13B3N
This Caddy did not get repaired. I found info on the cruise servo position sensor causing the same problem, but after following that it didn't help. It acts like the PCM is trying to save itself. But I have run out things to scan, scope, or trace down. I've ne...
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L hard to start VIN: 1G1BL52P8R
We fianally fixed this car. The fix was a bad fuel injector. All of the replies were very helpful and after ruling everything else out, we started checking the obvious again. Thanks again IATN!
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L rear heater VIN: 1GNFK16KXS
not wanting to just cut the fitting off the hose and clamping it to the pipe risking a costly comeback should the hose slide off-thank you dave---dorman has everything.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no 4wd VIN: 2GCEK19T0Y
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY ONE WHO RESPONDED AND ALSO IF ANY ONE ELSE HAS ANY IDEAS IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRICEATED. I RECIVED A FEW REPLIES, ONE SAID TO CHECK TO SEE IF T-CASE COULD BE SHIFTED BY HAND. WE TRIED AND IT WOULD SHIFT BY HAND. ANOTHER GUY SUGESTED I...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WH55K31
tHANKS FOR AL [...] THE HELP ON THIS ON IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE CAT. THE MONOLITH IS COMPLETELY PLUGGED UP REPLACED THE CAT, WIRES ,AND PLUGS AND SENT THIS ONE DOWN THE ROAD!
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L fan motor VIN: 3C4FY48BX4
Vehicle not getting fixed, being sold to a bodyshop for parts. I hope they dont need the fan motor cuz I'm confident that would have fixed the problem. Thanks to all the suggestions, and the fan sounds like a common failure by everyones replies. Thanks agai...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 1B3HD46F7R
First off thank you Tom from NY and Robert. His explanation got me on the right track. First off no 8 v ref at cam and crank with both disconnected, Started to disconnect things on the 5v ref line and when i disconnected the coolant temp sensor (CTS) my 8 volt...
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4B3A452N3T
I had some very good input to my problem. Brett and Kevin recommended checking compression to rule out any base engine problems. I had done the basics and was convinced that I was working with a sound engine. John (and others in the archives)had troubles wit...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N5L
thank's for all the advice you gave me,i replaced the ecu and also the relay and truck run's great.
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FAKP1137W
Seems like most everyone has seen this problem before.Turned out to be wrong ccrm from dealer.We had given only part number on original to dealer,but number was no good so they sent us one by application-wrong again!we called dealer after getting several repli...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Battery/Wiring VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
Will check out the battery junction box for loose connections next time customer has car available. For the time being car starts and runs fine. All grounds ok. Battery ok. Alternator ok. Thanks for your suggestions.
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Rear Strut Top Mount VIN: 1FAFP52211
Replaced right rear strut mount with a Monroe part that had backup washers top and bottom. Checked left rear (OEM) mount and found no backup washer present. Have ordered new part to replace it with before it pushes through the rubber next. Tahnk for your help....
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U11
WELL SORRY FOR TAKING SO LONG ON THIS ONE. WELL I DO NOT HAVE A DEFINIT FIX ON THIS, I CLEANED THE MASS AIR FLOW EVEN THOUGH THE WAVEFORM LOOKED GOOD AND MY VOLTAGE WAS GOOD. AND WE HAVE DRIVEN ABOUT 500 MILES SINSE AND NO LIGHT. SO I AM HOPING THIS TOOK CARE ... Trouble codes: P1309.
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2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Suspension VIN: 2FMZA51686
Thanks to all who helped. I took Stephens advise and picked up a chassis ear and it turned out to be the mounting plate on the top of the strut. $60.00 from ford and down the road she went.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E64
thank you to all who offered assistance. unfortunatly, the customer has not yet scheduled a time to bring the vehicle back for furher diagnosis. i will update the post if the vehicle returns and i am able to repair it. thats again for all the helpful info. Trouble codes: 0441 (canister perge fault).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Thanks for the help on this one. It turned out to be the front pump. Sent car to trans rebuilder. No more noise Thanks Mickey
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FF68S1X
replaced, iac motor. ran a little rough at first but custormer is happy. when at the truck went into closed loop the intake would sound like a vacuum at the air box. i unplugged the iac and let the truck warm up. once it went into closed loop with iac unpluge...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Received three replies. Jeff from Ontario asked whether I had used the updated module mounting procedure. I had not. But did put dielectric under the new one. Brian thought the Pcm Controlled the fan circuit. And Tom from Tennesee suggested turning the fan on ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of acceleration VIN: KNDJB6235Y
Many thanks to all who replied. The keyway dug a rather larger chunk out of the crankshaft. Cheap metal or loose bolt? I removed bolt with impact so I can't say for sure and someone else already had their fingers in it. Oh well... Trouble codes: P1115, P1624.
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6GF10U2Y
Had two replies suggesting might be internal alternator problem but we had used clamp on ampmeter on alt.when drain was there and it was ok.Another suggested might be intermittent door latch/lock problem but we could'nt duplicate that.We noted that if we pulle...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Surge VIN: JM1TA22111
Well, I didn't make much progress on this one. Customer took the car back and hasn't reported any increase in it acting up. He is still working with the used car place he bought it at, and I will have to call then for a report on it. Got 3 good replies- Lewis... Trouble codes: P1522 (VRIS solenoid valve intake runner- test OK didnt return).
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBFA61E8N
Because of the intermitant nature of the problem I held off with this note until the customer put enough miles on the car to be satified that it was fixed. As recomended by the majority of the respondents I replaced the crankshaft sensor. Apparently after m... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition signal).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBF55F7VA
Thanks to all who responded. Most everyone who responded to this problem nailed the issue with this vehicle. The fix for this vehicle was simple. I just switched to the OEM O2 sensor. I should have never let the customer supply his own part - a "universal" 4... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 malfunction).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stall, hard start VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Yes, the crank sensor was the main cause of the intermittent stall! I have diagnosed many crank sensor issues in the past, but the scantool data I was receiving did not accurately reveal a faulty crank sensor. With the end result being the crank sensor, I ha... Trouble codes: P1570.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L lockup VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLYED. THE PROBLEM WAS WHEN THE TRANS FAILD, METAL FRAGMENTS GOT STUCK INSIDE TRANS COOLER. REPLACED COLLER, PULLED VALVE BODY OUTAND CLEANED IT. THE TRUCK RAN GREAT AFTER THAT, DROVE IT FOR 2 DAYS BEFORE GIVING I...
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1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT01Z3M
Thanks to all who replied. I turned out being the module. The pick-up coil resistance was way out of range so I replaced it also.
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
Hello everyone and thanks to those who helped out. As one person said in his reply, the cannisters on these Nissans do come apart and allow the charcoal to suck through the line and plug things up and hold open the purge valve and purge cut valve. I found t...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Alarm VIN: JN8AR07Y2X
Well this guy fell off the face of the earth-Ive been trying to get ahold of him for three weeks and no reply.Im sure he would have went for Joseph's idea[disconnect the hood switch] and if he comes back in Ill ammend this.Thanks to all who took time to reply,...
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L all system VIN: 1G3NL52M8W
thank you for all the help, we did find the problem, the issue was a broken wire from the ignition switch and the regulator. the wire was touching sometimes and not others, repaired the break and problem fixed. thanks for all the help.
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2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L temp gauge VIN: 3G2JB52F05
well I do not have much reply so I go ahead put in new cluster and have gm reprogramme it everything works well thanks to all who take time and reply
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Will Not run monitors VIN: 1G8ZJ5270X
Thanks to all for responding. We originally replaced the T-Stat and it brought the temp up 30 deg but not enough to run monitors. With the advice given from most, we replaced the temp sensor and sure enough it was slightly out of calibration with the correct t...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J4V
the vacuum switching valve that toyota sent us was wrong,we replaced it with the right one from toyota.the customer has been gone for about a week and half now everything is fine.thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0401.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
Stanley from PA nailed this one with "Battery VooDoo". Normally they preach against VooDoo in my church but once long ago I did see "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" and I kind of liked the fact that Stanley got up at 6:30 in the morning to write me. ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B42
Thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately we were not able to resolve the problem. We sent the cylinder head back to the machine shop to pressure test a second time. We double checked the deck for any warpage and /or any cracks or degraded areas. The cylin...
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