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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA8268N
hi all, this legend is giving us fits. it has a problem starting after hot soaks.fuel pressure is good while cranking. when problem occurs, crank and no start.fuel pressure is good @35 psi. while cranking with all coils in place it won't start. then i set up a...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E83
Help Audi Techs! This is a used car lot vehicle. Boost pressure spec is 1550 milibar- vehilce can only develop 1470 milibar. Used car lot replaced bypass valve, we tested vehicle and repaired a vacuum leak at a vacuum check valve and tested/ inspected the ball... Trouble codes: P0299
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1986 BMW 535i 3.5L Fuse Box VIN: WBADC7409G
This car has the old pill type fuses. Does anyone know how to make these have a good contact. I've tried bending the tabs over , taking sand paper to all the contact serfaces, replaced all fuses. Nothing is working. I know this is a long time problem with thes...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Oil tailpipe VIN: WBAGH8335X
Hello, Thanks in advance. Car came in with smoke out exhaust on start up and using oil. Replaced rear cover on intake only after smoke checking and finding no leaks. Seemed to clear up after driving, Customer drives from Charlotte,nc to Atlanta,GA twice a week...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53473
Hey guys i have this bmw that was towed in when you start engine the engine pops and idles rough when you put it in gear the car lunges foward.The day before the car was fine now code 1633 throttle problem please help with any information Trouble codes: 1633
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1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Stall VIN: 2GC4WB14T3
Hello again everyone. This car was hardly driven. Only 30k miles. I have a problem with this car stalling when you put it in gear. I am leaning towards a problem with the ecm but would like some opinions/experiences before I change anything. The only thing I n...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cooling fans VIN: 1G6KD54Y0X
vehical came in for ac inop, well it had the ses light on & customer stated ac quit working & the light came on,it has a po1660 cooling fan circuit code present.further more i saw the high side temp. at -40 deg. which i thought could be why he lost ac, well wh...
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L mil lamp never on VIN: 1G6KS12YGE
car came in and failed smog test.mil wont light for bulb test.ignition fuse #1 powers mil.found fuse good and power too it is good.I want too next take out mil bulb and replace with known good one for next test.the question is how do I take out the instrument ... Trouble codes: P0410
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WN14T0N
Hello all... Thank you in advance. This car comes in the shop and when warm it starts to sputter, misfire, cut out and all kind of crazy things.j I Scan for codes no codes at that time but my scan data was ready all crazy (IE; 15,000 RPMS coolant temp 400 degr... Trouble codes: 42 (EST Problem)
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GBEK19K4P
Thank you in advance for your help, This truck has an o2 sensor circuit that will not get near 800mV no matter how rich I make the fuel mixture. I disconnect the harness and connect one hand to the battery positive and the other hand to wiring harness going to...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WN52M5S
hi guy's thanks again for your time. car came in with stalling and miss complaint.scanned comp no codes watched pid data (genisns junk scanner) cam signal at 8-9 running 200 at cranking. same with senser on fender. so i tried new sensor same results. checked w...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L ABS system VIN: 8Z1JE12T0W
This particular cavalier Z24 sets the DTC C1295 Brake Lamp Circuit open only with KOEO and KOER when the hazzard lights switch is turned on. However, if brake pedal is the is depressed the DTC does not sets, but if the pedal is released it sets right away, bes...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Vehicle ID info VIN: 1GNDT13S92
This one is crazy...no symptoms, no issues; BUT- when I put my Tech-2 on this vehicle, there is no VIN stored on the PCM - but the vehicle starts. All communication to other info on the PCM and all other modules is fine. When I try to re-flash the PCM with the...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK29224
I need help from you GM diesel techs!!! I am not familiar with these duramax's at all. This truck has been at the dealer for the past week and they have not been able to figure out what is wrong. The best way I can describe what is going on is under heavy acce...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S25
vehicle came in with mil on, code p0410 set. checked secondary pump operation, runs fine, ran test and front o2 sensor was sluggish after rpm increase, replaced sensor. drove car and it passed code test. mil came back on, took 26 miles to set a failure, rechec... Trouble codes: P0410 (secondary air injection system)
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2002 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3AE76KX2
Interesting challenge this one. I get a spark and fuel injector pulse while cranking a few times in the first 10 seconds of cranking. Then the 5v refference goes to 0v. On the DRB III I have 0 rpm while cranking. The Cam/Crank reading on the DRB III read out o...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B15
Hello all, I just did a head gasket on this PT (due to blown radiator) and I've gotten it mostly back together and it won't start. Specifically, I have no 5 volt reference voltage to crank sensor, MAP and TPS. Harness is ok, because if I unplug the ignition ... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map sensor circuit), P0122 (TPS circuit), P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit)
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L over heats VIN: 2C3JA63H75
this car came in 2 days ago with ck engine light on with the same code found the two relays that control high speed had burnt contact points ck amp draw of fans about 8 amps replaced the relays and ck function with atm fans operated ok the car would not over h... Trouble codes: P0481
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP44R1V
Good afternoon. I'm looking for fresh suggestions for a problem child. The vehicle will die intermittently, sometimes several times daily if driven enough, sometimes not for a day or two. It has both died at a stop, or sometimes merely hesitated for a split se...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L dash lights VIN: 2B4GP2430W
After replacing battery the lights adjacent to the buttons for the rear wiper and washer, the air recirculation and the A/C switch are blinking. The functions are working. Local Chrysler service dept and several other sources say it is a matter of pushing som...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF2667W
Good day everyone, I need a little imput on this cummins. I found it the parking lot this morning. The truck belongs to the brother of a good customer. He said it lost power driving. It had no throtle responce above 1/4 throtle(would miss and act like it wante... Trouble codes: P1688, P0251
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J4W
Customer brought the car to me first complained about the car stalling going down the road intermittently I checked for codes found 4 codes p0300 p0302 p0320 p1598. So I started with p0320 for the ckp checking powers and ground all tested good, i then took it ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300, P1598, P0320
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z5W
this one is a stumper. when you turn on the a/c in any mode where there is an a/c request, the tps data pid reads 4.82 volts at idle running. turn off a/c and the data pid reads .65 volts. with a/c on, truck stalls and bucks going down the road. a/c off the tr... Trouble codes: P0123
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
i'M STUMPED THIS DURANGO HAS A p0505 CODE AND WHE i SAW THE CONDITION OF THE IAC BE ALL CARBONED UP I FIGGURED REPLACING IT WOULD FIX IT BUT NO. THE CODE HAS COME BACK ADN i HAVE CHECKED THE WIRING AND IT LOOKS GOOD NO PLACES SHORTED THAT i CAN FIND. THIS WILL... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac shorted)
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2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AG52H61
this car was towed from one of our other shops they give me all the good ones. Here's what i know ,the car was charging 21 volts and we put an alternator on parked it out side went to move it and soon as he hit the starter the battery blew up. put battery in t...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R41
We installed a complete engine in this vehicle. ran fine 200 miles started with an occasional missfire. Customer stated it got worse intermittantly. came in when Check engine light came on. Missfires all the time. Followed Alldata diag for P0352. check asd pow... Trouble codes: P0352 (2 ign coil primary circuit)
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WD2PD54454
Pcm keeps setting codes for maf sensor code and entering limp mode, causing 3000rpm limit and no boost according to diagrams pin 1 is 12v, pin 2 is ground, pin 3 is 5v reference, and pin 4 is maf signal to pcm. power and ground are ok signal wire is sending a ... Trouble codes: P2068
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Automatic transfercase VIN: 3D7KS29C96
This Vechicle came in locked in 4wd.I switched it to 2wd and it worked fine.Customer said may go a week before acting up.Monitoring position sensor voltage are 4.33 for 4wd,1.55 4low, and 3.37 2wd.Test driving with borowed factory scantool the sensor circuit v...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, No Electrical Power VIN: 1D8HN44H38
Hello Everyone, This vehicle cam in on a tow truck no start and no crank- also with ignition switch on there is no power to radio, A/C controller and window's do not operate. We checked grounds at WIN Module- OK Checked batt feed at WIN Module- OK Checked outp...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L compressor
Vehicle came in had already been changed over to 134 the compressor was leaking, replaced compressor and clutch assembly, drier, oriface tube, flushed system. On startup it ran great and cooled great, pressures 35/225-250. once the compressor cycled off when i...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L alternator VIN: 1FTHX25F8T
Customer brought me the truck with all the parts replaced by himself. I tested the system and found the third alt not charging, removed and bench tested bad. Customer brought a 4th alt(different brand). Alt charged for about 20 seconds 14.4v at idle and won't ...
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cooling VIN: 3FASP13J7T
Ok, This is really gotten me thinking. Vehicle is overheating at idle WITH A/c on, guage will go up within minutes after cold start with a/c on at idle after short drive, turn off the a/c and the temp drops to normal operating temp very rapidly. Block tested a...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1721V
Popping #24 ,30amp fuse in power distribution box while cranking or running.Powers up pcm,fuel relay,o2s,maf,inj,evap sols,egr sols,iac,cam sensor,trans,intake tuning valve and runner control monitors.I unplugged or replaced a lot of the above and still blew f...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low low end power VIN: 1FTWW32F1E
Hey this truck came in for a low power complaint. The turbo is working when the rpms get up pretty good but at the low end it is very weak. The fuel system is fine and the truck has been fully serviced. The map sensor circuit is suspect. At some point someone ... Trouble codes: P0237
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L shfts VIN: 1FMPU8L7YC
Customer concern of harsh\delayed shifts. Road tested and verified concern. When gradualy accelerating shifts seem normal. Anything faster than a gradual accel then all shifts are harsh. We seviced the trans and let the customer drive it for a week, no improve...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP34P42
I want thanks for every one in advance car came in runs very rough have bad misfire for two cylinders #2,3 replaced coil,wires and plugs. still doing same. there is a very little spark coming out of the coil #2,3. I removed the 3 wires from the coil and check... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MFRU15W53
HI GUYS, I RECIEVED THIS TRUCK FROM ANOTHER SHOP. THEY SAID IT CAME IN WITH A CODE PO171 AND ROUGH IDLE. THEY FOUND FUEL FILTER HAD NEVER BEEN CHANGED. REPLACED IT AND CLEARED CODE AND CUSTOMER CAME BACK WITH LIGHT ON..THEN THEY BROUGHT THE TRUCK TO ME. HERE ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pcm communication VIN: 1FMRU15W14
truck came in for no ac. so i checked ac relay. relay wasen't getting signal from pcm so i replaced the pcm. the problem is trying to program the pcm my ngs say new pcm wont communicate.the new pcm came from ford not aftermarket.ive done alot of these but neve...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P54
This truck won't start hot. you have to let it sit for 2 hours and then it will start. The ipr is at 650 psi while cranking , mfdes is 26. once running cold it mfdes is 20. hot mfdes is 22. I have a code for crank sensor but I am not sure if it is a false code... Trouble codes: P0336
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L a/c controller VIN: 1GKFK16K0P
The truck was in a month ago with a/c controller blank and inoperative and after getting it working and repaired the cust has come in again and the a/c controller was blank and inop again so I unplugged it and reconnected it and it works again. A GM tsb for th...
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2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L ride control VIN: 1GKET63M97
hey guys i am a tranny guy so this suspention stuff is new to me.this is my car,a few days ago my rear suspention hit bottom.the compressor isnt comming on like it use to.the light on the tire inflator is blinking not a code just a steady blink.everything is p...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D31
Ok, we have two customers, same car, same code. One of which I have in the shop right now. This particular vehicle has given us a P0139 before manifold replacement (Hyundai cat. of course). Thinking readings were off because of exhaust leak, clear codes and se... Trouble codes: P0139 (B1 S2 ckt slow response)
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2003 Isuzu NPR 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEC16K4N
We have very limited repair info available on this truck. The problem we are having is that at about 50% throttle it cuts out severely it will do this while driving or sitting in the bay in park. When driving it will not go over 20 mph. Customer said that this...
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Coolant Level VIN: SAJPX1847X
We've had cooling system problems in the past, and replaced hoses that were seeping, or hoses that were swollen. Recently this car had been driven about 150 miles, and towards the end of the trip, the low coolant light came on. The temperature remained normal ...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Elec. operation VIN: SAJDA24C71
The car stopped opening the trunk electrically in the recent month. The trunk can be opened with the key, but neither the driver's trunk switch, located next to the gas door switch, nor the center of the trunk exterior button cause any electrical action. I too...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: J1JHF10011
High oil consumption concern (1qt every 800 miles). Replaced PCV valve, no external leaks at all and no visible blue smoke at tail pipe. Vehicle has been very well maintained with regular oil changes every 3-4K miles. Currently using 5w30. Anybody know where t...
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JYVGE22B1P
Calling Mazda Techs and other techs. Thanking in advance to all who take their valueable time to read this. This car is really making me reconsider my career choice. The car came in initially stalling and hard to start. Had to put the foot down half way to s...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C9X
we are using the snapon modis Trouble codes: P1464 (A/C Demand Out of Self Test Range), P1127 (HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Not On During Key On Engine Running Self Test)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L none VIN: WDBJF72VA3
i have a 97 mercedes e420 with a code p0500 vehicle speed singal. tested with launch and all wheels are reading and can't really see anything wrong. when faults accurs, the customer noticed that the cruise would stop working and the abs will not work. i am at ... Trouble codes: P0500
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM75W9P
vehicle came in with stall problem, only under load. checked with scanner and drove vehicle, no noticeable problems with data, but very sluggish under moderate load. hooked up fuel gauge, idle pressure 42 psi, driving pressure 41 to 45. checked throttle plate ...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L anti theft VIN: 1MEFM55S9Y
Hi all need some help. I have a 2000 Mercury Sable V6 3.0L that one of our used car company brought in that the computer is bad. (YF1F=12A650-ADB ALPI) WITH ANTI THEFT. They want us to put in a used computer out of a Ford Taurus same year same product code on ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S43
After replacing tps the car came in shortly for a lean code on both banks. I have removed all vacumm hoses and blocked every thing I can think of. I still have LTFT +25 @ idle and cruise. I replaced maf because i had 2.67 gps. No significant improvement, 2.89g... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2005 Other European C3 1.6L Electronic VIN: CITROEN200
Hi, all members: The 2005 Citroen c3 was equipped with variable speed cooling fan. The cooling fan speed is regulated by FCM(fan control module) via PWM signal sent from ECM(engine control module). Is there anyone know what the fixed frequency (Herz)of tha...
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52KXV
i replaced the engine with a used engine out of a 99 grand prix. i get the light on code po1133 one time. then the next time it comes up po0133. i have changed the o2 sensor from the old engine and also now have a new o2 sensor installed. i have checked the gr... Trouble codes: 1133 (o2 sensor before converter not switching fast enough), 0133 (same as above)
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L freon loss VIN: 1G2HX52K2X
i can`t for the life of me find this d***#@&* leak.the sys looses between 8oz. and 1lbs. over night.i have dye in it.find no trace of dye anywhere.i have removed the relay center and the blower resistor and see no evidence of a leak. no dye,no oil stain on thi...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52T21
I HAVE REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP ON THIS ONE 4 TIMES EACH TIME HAS BEEN A A/C DELCO CARTER PUMP WITH USEING THE UPDATED HARNESS.cUSTOMER WILL DRIVE IT FOR 4 TO 6 WEEKS AND THEN IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES ITS A HOT SOAK THIS LAST TIME IT JUST SAT OVERNIGHT THEN WOULD NO...
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2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH52802
Help needed from Saturn techs. This vehicle arrived as a no start. The vehicle security light is flashing with key on and when attempt to start it will fire on prime pulse but shut right down. The only code retrieved was a 1599d code for stall detected. The ke... Trouble codes: 1599 (stall detected)
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69644
hello fellow techs, looking for a little help from the subaru gurus.have this forester that has recurring p0171 lean code.engine appears to run fine at idle,and cruise.found no vaccum leaks.fuel pressure at idle was 38 psi regulated.utilized smoke machine to c... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean)
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Gas Tank VIN: 4T1BF18B5X
Customer states that the car will not accept fuel at a normal fill rate. (Takes 30 minutes to fill-up.)Also stated he heard something "fall" when he inserted the pump nozzle. Don't see anything missing or damaged in filler neck or under car. Did not find any T...
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2002 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L ride, noise VIN: 2T1CE22P42
i have a solara in the shop with all 4 tires cupped. according to the customer this is the second set of tires to do this. the struts have been replaced with aftermarket struts (sensatrac)and it has had multiple alignments. i have found no play in any of the s...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28DOX
Thank you to all that replied. Turns out it was the ignition module causing the miss. Another case of brand new defective parts driving a tech crazy. Some days I wish I was a dog catcher instead... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hey thanks for all the replies, it was the final stage and all is good. It just so happened that this car was doing it's thing so was able to verify that the part took care of it. Thanks again
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1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L emergency brake VIN: 2G4WD54L6M
we recieved two bad rebuilt calipers. we put on a dorman unit and it worked properly. The racheting part of both rebuilt calipers did not work. Thanks to all that replied.
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WS52JX2
I Replaced ignition module to repair the vehicle. Problem only was happening when car got hot. Module repaired it. Thanks for the replies.
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDC14Z5N
Thanks for all the help! Learned a good bit from all the replies. The fix ended up being a simple one. Installed new distributor and this triggered my injector pulse width to a much higher reading than the low of 1.8 to 2.0 milliseconds of pulse width. As I...
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1994 Chevrolet C60 Kodiak C6H042 6.6L pressure plate VIN: 1GBG6H1J6R
Well, Customer is taking vehicle to do some gravel runs with it and see how it goes. If not acceptable, I will then remove and replace clutch again with gm parts along with flywheel. Thanks to all that replied. Ill try to update you in the next week on the out...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Wipers VIN: 1G1YY32G3X
Wiper control module was exposed to lots of water. replaced and all is well. Thanx everyone for your help
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1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L trip odometer VIN: 2G1FP22G0X
Problem solved. After getting a copy of the tsb and removing the ipc from the vehicle to read the pn#, we learned we had an ipc that was listed in the tsb. A new updated ipc was installed and a friend showed up with his Tech 2, and the rest is history. Thank...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R51
Well guys it`s a fix. First sorry to close so late, I just wanted to make sure the van was well & truely fixed. All replys were appreciated. Basics like voltages, vac leaks, plugged exhasust, etc were mentioned & double checked. Ryan [...] hit the nail on t...
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT132K2
I replaced the fuel pump, drove around 25 miles during 105 f. outside temp. Vehicle died when i was almost back to the shop. Replaced Icm & coil drove again the next afternoon (again 105 f.)put around 50 miles on vehicle. Did great, gave back to department, so...
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L mil VIN: 2C3HD36M12
I think the solution, "Replacing two speed sensor first, and then still the problem is, replacing the transaxle finally." Anyway, the customer declined the service. Thank you for the big guys' helps.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L no communication VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
wade and gary hit the nail on the head ,solder joints on the ic connector were cracked found with magnifying glass resoldered and fixed. i would have never found it without your help thank you all sooo much, Mark
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1B7GL2AN6Y
Finally got a P.C.M.replaced it, fuel gauge is working properly.Thanks for the 2 relies.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24343
Ok, first I want to say thanks to all of you! It sure is nice to have a place to go to when you have hit the wall. The fix was a broken exhaust valve spring. When we pulled the valve cover (back one of course) all the springs appeared to be intact. We rotated ... Trouble codes: P0305.
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Well, as most of you said it was the dealer installed system. Following the suggestions, I simply reconnected the starter wires and removed the module. I would like to see if it can be made to work in the future as it also provides remote lock unlock and trunk...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMZU73K14
Thanks for all suggestions. Since the work was done in the left quater panel, I pulled the inside trim off there, and found that the body shop had the resistor disconnected from the harness.
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, long crank VIN: 1FTWX30P36
Well guys and gals, this one was a learning experience to say the least. The first thing I did was to remove the turbo and inspect the fitting (quick-connect) and ipr.Both looked ok so I pressurized the branch tube and oil rails. Found air leaking at the left ...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L readiness status VIN: KMHCF24F2W
Thanks to all who responded, This vehicle still remains a mystery. Some suggested closed throttle switch, Ho2 sensors, grounds, coolant temp too low. All these and more were carefuly checked. I've completed mode 1 and mode 2 drive cycles multiple times. I cont...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lighting VIN: SAJEB51D12
Thanks to all that replied. There is a lighting control module that actually incorporates the flasher, while the turn signal switch controls the grounds. The control module had to be replaced and the car sent to the dealer to have the module recoded. Be sur...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FJ68S0T
thanks to all 15 replies. perform compression test,insp spark plugs all fluid levels. the orfice in rear of valve cover partialy clogged. used RISLONE to clean engine free up rings. re-tested compression much better. thanks again fellow iatn menbers.
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
I first would like to thank all of you for you input. But I am afraid I ran out of time and problem is still there. The customer needed it back. I did get to check a few of your sugestions though. I made up ign. jumper wires to scope the secondary patterns, bu... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S51
Thanks for all the replies. I found two problems. There was a hose underneath the driver that had a small crack in it. The other was the purge solenoid would intermittently stick. Replace both the purge solenoid and hose. Cleared DTC's. I did the OBD II drive ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected Large Leak).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L valva train( lf side ) VIN: WDBNG78J12
Well replacing the hydraulic lifters took care of the tapping. actually it was only a single lifter making the noise, I advised my boss to replace all the lifters regardless of their condition. I did not go thru all that trouble for just one lifter. I do s...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Misfire
well I've put another ecu on the car and it starting firing the #1 & 4 cylinder. I went so far as swaping the wires going to the coil around. (i.e. the wire going to the 1 & 4 with the wire going to the 2&3) and it will fire the other cylinders. I did this wit...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L lack of power
well everyone sense I cannot update any more information only once, i guess i have to close it, i did notice my egr is working correctly can operate it by computer. my fuel pressure is good 45-50 pounds at idle.
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R4Y
Thanks for the replies but I couldent wait for more replies so I put a gauge on the test port and one on the line to the return line to the fuel tank with a shut off valve on both gauges shut both off while car was runnig and shut car off at same time. I found...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L connecting rod VIN: 4SEBK6755T
according to the manual the mark faces forward on the engine and the common reply was the subaru logo cast on the side of the rod towards the front of the motor thanks to all for the swift replies
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69664
Thanks to those of you who replied. I did end up changing the turbo charger as this was the cause of the horrible smoking condition. I also had to change the muffler because this thing would not get clean. The service codes have not returned and I am thinking... Trouble codes: P0011 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 1), P0021 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2).
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1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S6V
customer has not yet returned for repair, however the tech working on the truck thinks that the advice is correct in that there was not a lot of air flow at the EGR port on the intake manifold when the EGR tube is disconnected Thanks for the help I can now gr... Trouble codes: 400 (EGR low flow).
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E71
SINCE MY ORIGINAL STORY WAS ALMOST AS EXTENDED AS MY TIME ON THE VEHICLE I'LL SKIP TO THE FIX. SEVERAL TECHS SUGGESTED REPLACING THE NEW AFTERMARKET COIL WITH AN OEM. IDENTIFIX ALSO DID AND SAID IF IT DOESN'T FIX IT THEY'D BUY IT BACK!--FIXED IT! EVEN THOUGH I... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3).
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Well finally got this one. Stuart from Florida and Michael from Ohio pretty much hit it right on. Interesting thing when it was hot out side it started working more consistantly. Any way I tapped on the driver side key switch from outside the vehicle and it wo...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E8W
firt and foremost, thant's to all who reply, i've check the timing mark, they were all perfect, next,i took a look at the valve in cyl,#4 exhaust vale dot open customer, didin't want to pay so he scrap the car... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cyl.4).
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K8X
hi tech, thanks for lots of replies,it's a record for me. majority said the vsv under the manifold entermitently malfuction. i replaced the vsv and the mil stay off. thanks to all of you. rick Trouble codes: P0401 (insufient egr flow).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E31
Well after fighting with this car, I took the injectors out for inspection. I found three of them had cracks in them. So I installed a used set of injectors and the car now runs perfect. Thank you all for the help
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1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 2.0L suspention VIN: 3VWKA81H5V
Further inspection of the car, I found a large limestone rock stuck between the right front control arm, and the sub frame, when stopping the weight of the car would shift forward and the rock would make the noise as the control arm was moving. Cant believe I ...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3YWCC21V0Y
Thanks to Rudy,David,Lou,Mike and Mark.The adapt worked like a charm.Even the cruise control works again.Joe suggested touching the batt terminals together and this has worked in the past but got tired of resetting radios after the battery disconnect.I would u...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L smell VIN: YVIL5564XW
hey guys, thanks for all the info. come to find it was the fuel pump leaking from the apoxy around wiring harness... wierd... thanks to all and god bless you guys...
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