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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, backfire VIN: WAUBL8862S
Hey guys - i'm bout ready to cry or throw a match at this one... came in originally for an oil leak from valley pan and oil pressure sensor. (also complained of a slow start). replaced both of these no problem. replaced multiple vacuum lines that were deterior...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L radio code VIN: WAUED28D9W
Hi Fellow ! We've this Audi A4 came in for dead battery. After fix the problem.We call the dealer & try to get the radio code.Of course the car has to be by the dealer that they can give us the radio code.They want to charge it for $150 for the service. Here's...
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2004 Audi A6 3.0L abs VIN: WAULT64B94
After replacing the steering angle sensor I get a code in the ABS using the VAG scan tool that says steering angle sensor incorrectly coded. I am not sure what the correct code is for the new sensor. If anyone has any ideas please help. Thanks.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Dash Vent VIN: WBAAM3342Y
This one has got me. The customer came in with the complaint that after about a half an hour of driving with the A/C on the center dash vents start to blow hot air. We have only seen this happen once while the car was in the shop. When it happened we found. No...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Starting VIN: WBAHN83506
now wont start at times . faults in cas noted kl15 wakeup on pt-can. car has aftermarket video . also faults noted on can bus and most bus at voice recon.and nav.all fuses good break in can bus not found possilby at cas.
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1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW5137H
This car was towed in from another shop with a no start condition. The previous shop changed the timing chain, cam interruptor magnet, cam sensor, crank sensor, crank sensor pigtail, ignition module, coil pack assembly, and the Ecm. I've gone over the alldat...
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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start VIN: 3G4AH54N3M
Family problem: Car is out of town, belongs to son's girl friend. Car stalled while driving, has good spark from all three coils. No injector pulse. Has 45 lbs of fuel pressure. Has 12 volts to injectors. Had coil paks replaced a month ago. Car ran fine untill...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L volt lite on VIN: 1G4HP52L3S
checked electrical system. no battery voltage on "l" terminal when running. according to schematic comes from volt lite thru pcm to alternator. ready to replace pcm but never encountered this problem before. is there something i missing in my diagram ? thanks ...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Radio VIN: 3G5DB03E92
I have this 2002 Buick here that everyonce in a while it will leave the radio on when you turn the key off. It will stay on but you can't control it at all. It will not go off unless you pull the 60 amp fuse under the hood. Anyone seen this before??
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1974 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L brake VIN: 1Z37J4S431
This came in to the shop with a brake pull to right. Owner has only owned it for 8 mos. and only has driven it 3 times. It pulls to right. We inspected the brake system and found the left caliper replaced, all new pads, new master cylinder and front brake hose...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1YY3386M
Thanks in advance for help, car came in complaint of running too rich, scoped o-2 and found it was slow so I replaced it, map sensor showed just out of range so replaced it too,nothing has changed the co readings. scoped inj. pw, iat,cts, tps, all normal. inte...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13RXV
Vehicle came in for running bad and misfire. Found pressure regulator leaking (of course) so we replaced injector and we found #4 spark plug fouled with oil to the point that you couldn't see the electrode. We replaced plugs, cap and rotor and now instead of h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7V
i have posted this car before i still havent repaired it. the engine runs bad loads up stalls. all the pid data fluctuates with the bad running engine. tps map cts ait egr aly the pid changes even when the engine is just trying to iidle or if i accelerate. i ...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W41
hi ihave this astro with no fuel to the cylinders it has 65p.s.i. pressure. the van came in w/no start condition, found no spark replaced cap&rotor got spark,still no start,replaced plugs,distributer,crank sensor. the strange part is it won't start even if i f...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on, runs fine VIN: JHMDRT45M6
hello everyone i have a mill lamp on , no codes no com, runs fine ,tugged on wire harnness to ecm that runs across below radiator,at this point i scanned for codes and none were found and light went out for three weeks ago and just came back on , what i suspec...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 45Y7313890
I am not a Chevy guy so I thought I would try you guys. I am a tech with extensive years on Fords. We have a 2000 Caviler in our shop (towed in) and it will not start. Cranks great, fuel pump is cycling and works fine, filter is new, I have spark at the plugs....
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out
when you drive this truck cold it runs normal..when it comes up to temp truck it idle great, but when u accelerate it bogs down.like the fuel turns off..but fuel pressure is normal..the only thing i havent done is cut the front of the convertor lose and look i...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L power steering pump VIN: 1GCGG29U53
It appears to me that I am having a pump problem. I don,t have a pressure tester but I can clamp off the pressure hose and get very little to no response from the change in the pump soound.
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2004 Chevrolet C6500 Kodiak C6C042 7.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJ6C1C04
I NEED HELP FROM ANY CATERPILLAR TECH,OR GM TECH.This is what I have,I bought a 04 chevy rollback with a cat engine in it.I have had this truck for almost a year now and have had this problem to come and go several times.Well it started out that the yellow lik...
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L serpentine belt VIN: 1GCDM19X64
hi and thanks ahead for any help this has me stump ; customer bought van used about month ago it came in day after he bought it with a belt noise we check and found serpentine belt cracked, tensioner and idler noisey, up and down bearing play in alternator so ...
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2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL56R55
Fuel trim numbers are high, indicating possible vacuum leak or low fuel pressure. Fuel pressure is within spec, found small vacuum leak at tps with smoke machine also found some sort of H connector in line on the brake booster hose, was drawing false air from ... Trouble codes: P0430, P2098, P0153
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1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GH44R3S
There is no triggering the coil for # 5 and 6 cyl. (NO SPARK) I cant find a wiring manual showing wiring or sensors etc. I am assuming a sensor or computer(?) is not triggering coil. It s been quite a while since I have had one of these to trouble shoot.
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2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3E556C35
Car came in with a p0344 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent). Replaced the cam sensor and connector. The car came back about a month later with the light on again. The 5 volt is there, the ground is ok, and the CMP signal is ok. The waveform coming... Trouble codes: P0344 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent)
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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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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35GXM
hello all...this truck was towed into my shop as a no start. upon inspection i noticed that the wiring was hacked in an attempt to bypass relays. I replaced the fuel pump and eec relays and got the fuel pumps working again(dual tanks)still no go. checked spark...
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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP47VOT
ok, so I am the new tech here at the shop picking up whrere old tech has left off. tech installed new engine in this cobra . the only way to start this engine is to open throttle blade slightly and hold for about 30 seconds otherwise engine will stall out. run... Trouble codes: P0174
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU40L6Y
All ford techs. Truck came in with misfire during idle. replaced plugs and coils. misfire still there. replaced injector as well. still no change. looked at waveform of coils and all looks good. scanner data looks okay except bank 1 is adding fuel and bank 2 i... Trouble codes: P0308
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55293
Customer complaining that while at cruising speed the ABS light and the red brake light will come on, and she says that it feels like the brakes are being applied. The car never misses or quits running but loses approximately 20mph, the lights go out and she c...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FTNX21FX3
Ford powerstroke newby here trying to fix the bosses fathers vehicle no pressure at all. This vehicle has a surge at 1500 rpm that is evident in every gear and will even be evident in the shop while this is taking place the only thing I see that is suspect is ...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L poor power VIN: 1FDAF57P04
Truck will lack power from a stop up to highway speeds, very sluggish, the turbo is new and appears to be boosting, checked fuel filters, they are clean, no fuel tank delamination, It just feels flat, the p132b code comes up on koer test, the egr valve is work... Trouble codes: P132B
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Compressor VIN: 1FDXE45S55
I have an E450 conversion bus used for local public transportation that came in with a locked up compressor. It has a factory front only A/C unit, and an add on completly separate rear A/C unit with its own compressor and lines. I am working on the factory fro...
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1994 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, rich on start up VIN: 1GKEC164KR
Hello to all once again. We have this GMC Suburban in the shop that is driving us nuts. On cold or cool starts it runs real rich if you tips into the gas. Black smoke coming out of exaust. We have checked and swaped (at customers request he has two of them) ma...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM21972
Vehicle received with A/C not working. Compressor is not kicking on and neither is the fan. I have all powers to the relay and if i control the relay side the compressor kicks on. But I still get no fan. I can ground the Blue/White wire from the multiplex cont...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Stall VIN: KM8SB82B61
This Santa Fe loses ignition after hot soak. I can't find an ignition module, so I assume it's in the PCM. Both coil packs couldn't have quit at the same time?? I'm strictly a domestic tech at work, but this import belongs to a good friend who has already spen...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D1T
Greetings Earthlings, I would like thank everyone who takes the time to read this. This car came in with a p0136 downstream o2 code, no drivability problems. Downstream o2 often reads very low .200 volts or less, even reads 0.00 volts much of the time at idle.... Trouble codes: P0136
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S4T
this jeep feels as if it is running out of gas on warm up acceleration. it only happens within first 5 minutes of driving then it never happens again until gets cold. i hooked up fuel guage and when it happened pressure was at 40 psi at all times. i tried to w...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA39S24
This one is came to us due to an accident. A 70 lbs piece of steel on the freeway destroyed the front end of the jeep and front of engine. Got a deal on a wrecked body wise wrangler so we swapped the frames with all components attached. The new engine had a ha...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13182
Am having trouble pinnng down the problem with this van. The van has a real hesistation almost like it is cutting out under load. Have read some of the fixes that other people have posted and am leaning to a couple possibilities. Have checked the MAF and air i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Hi Guys, I got this 2004 Lincoln Navigator came in with a bad air suspension module, We install new one all suspension rise perfect now ,but i have a message on the instrument cluster check air suspension, we scan the system & there's a codes c1990 & B2477. Is...
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2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J225X2
hi techs I have this mazda here has code p0401 I take off the valve look at the passage it seem clean I run a wire through both intake and exhaust to make sure put it together and run monitor , it pass .mode 6 it also within limit, few day later customer come ... Trouble codes: P0401
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA33E2S
Hello techs and Mercedes Guru's. We replaced the evaporator on this s320. On the test drive, the pedal went dead, with only the mechanical throttle working. Ecm set code for throttle actuator failure. Customer confirmed intermittent "dead pedal" which was cure...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S 320 3200CC esp module VIN: WDB2201652
i need a help,there is a fault code c 1149-010 says(the voltage supply of components a7/7b1(bas diaphragm travel sensor),b24/15(rotary speed and lateral acceleration sensor),b34(esp brake pressure sensor)has open circuit or open circuit.) . i have check the vo...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E05
Hello all Euro-techs, I have a 2005 Mercedes ML350 with a misfire on cylinder #6, all tests show good, plugs & wires replaced (local dealer parts dept says have seen lots of bad wires). Misfire occurs after about 5 minutes of running, initially had misfire cod... Trouble codes: 2054 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L traction control VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
as stated in repair history bad connection at crank sensor was dying problem.on numerous test drives accel,decel or steady cruise will feel slight hessitation,stumble and trac light comes on codes retrieved u1009 and u1027 in abs system no pcm codes. alldata h...
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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L master cylinder VIN: GMMAP37P2W
hi fellas .this car came with brake pedal sinking at stop light and some times at hwy speed so we figure have to be master cylinder we replaced it with no avail the customer came back and we replace the master again now he came back again tells me that mostly ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
I really need help on this one. so as stated above i have replaced the fuel cap, charcoal canister and vent control, and evap pressure sensor as per tsb. i have checked the vent hose for obstruction as well as the vac lines that connect to the pressure sensor.... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap control system), P0446 (evap control system pressure sensor)
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3NK52F73
Car came in with a rough idle and a stumble when the a/c compressor kicks in causing the engine to stall at times. Also had a rich exhaust code set. Customer purchased this used car about 6 months ago and it ran great. She is a visiting nurse so she runs on ba...
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1993 Plymouth Colt 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JP3CA36C6P
Hi techs, this vehicle had really pool fuel economy. Customer said it will take a whole gas tank in just a few day and less than 200 miles. Other shop had replace a used Mass Air Flow meter and oxygen sensor still doesn't help. All 4 spark plug complete black ...
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1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L serpentine belt VIN: 2P4GH2533S
car came in with belt shredded,replaced belt and test drove, everything fine. car came back 5 days later with belt shredded again. checked pulley alignment, all seem ok, anybody ever had this happen?
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1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2P4FP2531X
vehicle will be hard to start. once started it runs ok as long as you don't nail the accelerator. if you feather the throttle, rpm's come up just fine. if you do a throttle snap, even in neutral, if falls flat on it's face. we have no codes. we have o2 sensors...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX32K0W
This pontiac has a very intermittent stall problem which generally occurs on deceleration. Each time it occurs it sets a po102 code. Power and ground to the sensor and the 5 volt square wave were monitored in the shop on a lab scope with the engine running. Du... Trouble codes: P0102
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z01
vehicle doesn't have any fuel being injected to the cylinders. had a weak fuel pump and replaced it with a scantech pump. had 36 psi now have 40 psi with no injection. vehicle has misfire codes: p0300 & p1313 and a knock sensor code please any saab tech. out t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1300 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.), P1313 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.)
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L transmission VIN: YS3EB59E13
This SAAB came in last week as an overnight drop off. The customer complained of a hard down shift when decelerating and I was able duplicate the problem on my initial test drive. There are no DTC in the PCM or the TCM. The transmission fluid level and conditi...
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1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L Shift VIN: 1G8ZH1273V
this car has blown off 2 carquest filter and one saturn filter. The first one was put on after a flush. the car came back complaining of hard shifting then blow off filter gasket. I got it in replaced filter and replace the valve body with new solenoids. reset...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6354S
We have this Subaru that will not start.The biggest clue we have from this one is the fact the check engine light is on with the key OFF. When you try to start it it lights off for a split second only one time. Then cranks ok...no start.When the key is on...th...
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L torque convertor clutch VIN: JS3TD21V4T
i have this sidekick it has code p0771 is this for the tcc solenoid .also what can i check .were is the location of the solenoid .Car shifts fine .Has any one seen this code and what was the fix.Called dealer trying to get a price on it they asked were is it l...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L ac switch VIN: 4T1BF22K2Y
hope someone has seen this and fixed it---every year when it gets hot for the last three years-this gal brings in her celica because the AC stops working and every year it turns out to be a bad switch-the first time the ac quit on her she took it to the dealer...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
Hello all you VW diesel techs, I would like to rip out my hair... we have a jetta tdi that wont start without a whiff of starting fluid. I know that we should not be using the starting fluid but it will run all day once it is started, the minute we shut it off...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
fuel pump was replaced with a rebuilt unit. timing was set using vag comm. when scanning in basic settings the car would smoke excessively and stall. when scanning in measuring blocks car runs fine. set timing using measuring bloks and attempted to go into bas...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW5K69MX2
car came in with multiple codes.cleared all codes took car for a ride all was well.let car idle in driveway car stalled.all same codes reappeared.cleaned all grounds.(under battery tray,by transmission,both doors ,under dash by cabin air filter,rear trunk).i a... Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P1541 (fuel pump relay open circuit intermittent), P1472 (leak detection pump short to ground)
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L flywheel VIN: 2HNYD18923
Thanks for all the responses stewart and ken had the right idea when i removed transmission i found only one dowel pin some loose bell housing bolts and obvious wear on bell housing holes showing trans out of alignment will replace flexplate and converter seal...
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBAHC1310
Thank you all for posting your help online , especially Dan , Stephan , David with a very discriptive procedures , Harold & Brett. After trying for several hours i decided to sell the customer a reconditioned unit from BMW. I installed it with new clutch & fl...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM533XX
Thanks for the help guys. We went ahead and put the module in and sure enough its fixed. And now i know that the cap has to be on the connector to get communication. Funny how something that simple can drive you crazy. Trouble codes: 145 (Evap leak), 144 (Evap leak large), 130 (can signal asc 1), 214 (Vss malfunction).
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52KOX
After doing some driving with this vehicle I removed some catalyst from the convertor and the problem went away. So what we had was a partialy plugged convertor backing up the exhaust but not causing any other drivability problems.Weird. Put a new convertor on... Trouble codes: P1133.
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1969 Chevrolet nova 305CID 202 camel back heads VIN: 1456723450
thanx for the help very, appreciated.everybody had good info.i dont know why i was thinking it would be different. iknow it would be different for aluminum.this is my moms car.thanks again
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L fuel guage VIN: 1GCDC14Z2N
THERE IS A PART CALLED A DAMPER MODULE AVAILABLE FROM GM THAT ADRESSES THIS CONCERN A FELLOW IATN MEMBER GAVE ME THE #. THERE IS A ALSO A THECH BULLETIN I TRACED DOWN THAT RECOMMENDS THIS PART #. THE TSB # IS 76-83-05. THE PART NUMBER FOR DAMPNER IS [...].T...
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1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GBDM19Z4R
Thanks for your help. It is fixxed. First I'll explain that the drac stands for:Digital Ratio Adapter Controller. Another name for it is Vehicle Speed Buffer. First, I checked the fuses. They were good. Next, we raised the drive wheels off the groun...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1DSHJCKVJH
hi there thanks to iatn and all its members for ther support it turned out that the distributor gear was warn causing eratic idling replaced the distributor its a fix
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHG35R3X
Thanks for all the info have replaced the coil like so many said and fix this vehicle
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L detonation VIN: 1Y1SK52811
This car still pings too much.checked valve timing again,and advance solenoid. no problem found. chevrolet has been no help. the toyota dealer reflashed the ecm it may have helped a little.there is no egr system.the engine temps are ok and intake air temp sens...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDU03E61
most of replies were right on. it was a bad connection at the fuel pump connector at the body
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G1JC52F43
Well we have not fixed this one yet, but after getting customer to return for further inspection we received a post and a phone call informing us of the block having an actual casting problem and will seep oil. This appears to be the case here because there i...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55K24
This problem was intermittent so I waited until code came back before i brought back in. I took Daniel's advice first and isolated the vent valve and pulled a vacuum with a mity vac, found no problem. Then I took Richard's advice and energized the vent soleno... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap leak).
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA23P36
Vehicle has not been back. I still have no idea what might becausing this one Trouble codes: P2135 (TP Sensor 1-2 Correlation).
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L posiible evaporator core VIN: 28GP44382R
Replaced the Evaporator core and expansion valve... thanks for all your help
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1998 Dodge B3500 5.9L engine VIN: 2B5WB35Z2W
Well I think the nightmare is over: I'll start by reviewing all the replies (thanks by the way to all of you): some suggested heater core issues but we bypassed heater hoses to start with to eliminate issue, heater core was no issue. a couple of people refered...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U9R
After explaining in detail what was going on to the customer he decided to pony up for the ecm. I had my feelers out and found a replacement ecm at the local O'Reilly. Truck is back to normal and everyone is happy. I did however run the truck around a few m... Trouble codes: 113 (Intake air temp input high), 118 (ECT input high), 122 (TPS low input), 123 (TPS high input).
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 1FALP6536T
Customer has not returned the car. I had many responses suggsting that I loosen all the mounts and try to reposition the bolt/mount position slightly. Also there was the suggestion of dampner or flywheel problems. The best and most likely reply mentioned a TSB...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L vibration VIN: 2FTRX17W53
We have not found cause of this trucks problems yet. Customer has taken truck and will return next week for further diagnostics. Thanks to all who tried to help. Hopefully will have answer on this one soon.
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2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FBSS31S83
SORRY!!! that I have not posted the repair. The problem was plugging preCATLYTIC converter. The van was taken to the dealership for FEDERAL EMISSION WARRANTY repair on catlytic converter. Thanks again for your help.
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17W34
Thank all for your help. the fix wsa replaceing the mass air flow sensor Trouble codes: P0175.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine cooling fan VIN: 1HGCG165XW
I found the connecter, repaired the pins.Everything works fine. Thanks for all your help. Jack.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3253X
Thank You for all the great responds. as many of you said the egr port in the intake plenum was glogged with carbon. thank you, Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected).
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L timing chain VIN: JHLPD78965
thanks to all the techs out there !! turns out to be the a/c compressor making all the noise . replaced a/c compressor and all is well. it just did not sound like anything i have ever heard .
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1999 Jaguar S type 3.0L Torque convertor clutch VIN: SAJAC01E2Y
Not a lot of useful info received. Two suggested the convertor but I had dismissed that as it did not stall in reverse. I tried the suggestion of bypassing the cooler but it made no difference. Another suggestion to check the induction system for leaks found n...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L power windows and mirrors
Many thanks to Barry, Chris, and John. All supplied me with good info. As Barry said I found a ground wire had come loose where the wires go thru the door. I repaired the ground and the window only worked intermittently and the mirror not at all. I checked th...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L all VIN: 1J4GL58K92
thanks to all who have replied. what we have found out is that the bcm failed when new battery was installed. 2002 jeep libertys very susceptible to this problem. when replacing battery bcm fuses should be removed & memory/brain saver should be used. also I ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4F2CZ94133
We replaced the valve body with a reman valve body. I have driven the vehicle extensivly for one week and the od light has not come on. however I am not convinced that we have solved the root problem. I feel the trans temp is getting too hot especially in f...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA250XK
WOW this one is finally gone... Thanks to Larry Fletcher at Flow Tech we rebuilt the fuel distributer, Replaced the injectors.. flushed out all the fuel... put frest fuel in it and adjusted the misture and air plate freeplay and got her running... after a 65 m...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E9Y
Wow, what a response on this one. I really appreciate the quick responses. Out of the 18 replies, 11 said the catalytic converter on that bank was bad. We checked back pressure on both banks and the right side is flowing fine, the left side pegged the needle i... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P0306 (Misfire 6), P0307 (Misfire 7), P0308 (Misfire 8).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, VIN: WDBUF65J13
The cats were individually checked and were good, mass air meter readings were within specs. Thanks to all eleven who replied, but the problem never re-occured in many test drives and customer needed the car back and he has yet to report any more problems. Tha... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MLP Sensor VIN: 2MELM75W2N
Sorry about the delay but this car is fixed!!! the trans shop caused all types of problems! when trans was rebuilt they installed updated manual lever position sensor(neutral safety switch) & updated wire harness connector. problem was connector was wired wron...
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JN1HJ01F9P
I haven't been able to get back to the maxima. I did recieve many ideas I checked and replaced the battery and connections tighten the dist rotor rechecked fuel pressure. I am going to pull it down and check timing marks but haven't had time.
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Thank you all for your help, it turn out that it had a leak in between intake gasket #3 and # 4 and also the vacuum hose from the canister to the intake leak. It took me a while to find out 2 leaks in the system, I have to spray a lot of brake cleaner in order...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1N4DL01D8W
well everyone i fixed this one i was thinking about it all weekend why i had fuel to the fuel rail but i could not see or smell it when i was cranking motor with plugs out when i got here this morning i switched the fuel lines going to the rail fired right up...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L rear air ride VIN: 1GHDT13S22
I found small air leak on top of one of the air bags. thanks to all who helped!!
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1982 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0ZZZ937C
Fixed! By the emissions test results, you wouldn't think it was the same car. The timing is 29 degrees with the hose off. This car has a retard capsule only. The major problem was the diverter valve, the vacuum retard capsule, and the air cleaner fitting o...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L blower motor VIN: YS3DF58N6T
The fan control module is not available from Saab yet. A used part is an alternative, but the customer will wait to later to repair the vehicle.
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L trans.gear indicator VIN: WVWBB81E0T
Well I can't believe it but it is finally fixed. Thanks for all the help. After replacing the neutral switch a couple of times I finally got my hands on a scanner that would talk [...] the transmission. I reset the codes and heard something in the center conso...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Master Cylinder VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Hi everyone Thanks for your help again. Mark from Massachusetts was the most helpful. I carefully removed the fluid reservour and unbolted the torx screws from under the master and all the brake lines, then the assembly sort of swung out of the way enough to ...
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