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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L compressor VIN: JH4KA3248L
greetings to all this ac compressor coes not work all the time.when the ac compressor does come on it works great.another shop has installed qa new relay when the compressor does not come on there is no power going to it,and then all of a sudden theres power a...
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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3640W
Hi: Vehicle in last week. P0171 and p0174 bank 1 and bank 2 lean. Repaired by other tech on my day off by cleaning top engine from suggestion of new svc mgr. Car coming back tomorrow (tue, aug 12th) for me to diag. I haven't done a thing to this but wanted so... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L mileage VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hi Fellows ! We just bought the VAG-software from ross-tech. Now we've an Audi 00 to replace the instr. cluster. By put in the original mileage in the new one we're not sure which one to use Miles & Kilometers ? We used to have AST retriever & known for sure t...
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1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L abs module VIN: WBAEF8322V
hello all, this car came in with the abs and dsc lights on. ther was a code 6 r.f. speed sensor. had to get a abs module from germany. i sent it to the dealer to recode the module. they called and told me they were having a problem and had to keep it over nigh...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L abs module VIN: WBADN6340X
this is my first try ladies and gentlemen, any help would be appreciated. this car came in with codes 97 ( 151 ), 69 ( 105 ) and 74 ( 116 ). the abs,dsc and yellow brake lights were on. the dash displayed trans. failsafe prom ( which had been on prior to the b...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBADM6347Y
I have read about all of the final stage problems on these cars. I have power in the large Yellow/Green wire and a small amount of voltage in the small wire. Does anybody know if the connector can be jumpered to actually test the blower motor? I've tried it ju...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L temp guage VIN: WBABM3349Y
This vehicle came in with a customer concern of overheating. Coolant was full with no apparent leaks. Ran engine in shop until the guage was almost to the red and noticed the cooling fan didn't come on. Hooked up scan tool and commanded fan on. Fan worked prop...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L compressor,etc VIN: 1G4HP5216S
ckeck for codes found p1640 and p0712 .can unplug tran plug a/c , cooling fans work .send to trans shop. they replace tran int wire and ele plug.it can back for tran shop same way .
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on
We replaced the engine and now have a number of problems. ect reads -40,iat reads -40,map 3", We have referance voltage to ect and iat and pin out tested back to pcm. we have continuity. as a result coolant fans dont run. After following all data tree we repla...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Lack of power VIN: 1GTDC14H6L
Thank you for helping, This good looking older truck came to us with a complaint of intermittent stall at idle in gear, and it "just didn't run right". Stall acted up so much in the parking lot that I didn't want to road test it and brought it right in the sho...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M9T
Hello, this car was in about 3 months ago for a plugged catalytic converter, I replaced it and the car ran fine for a while. Now it's back with a severe misfire that seems to start pretty consistently at about 3K RPM, reguardless of engine load, and the cataly...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L surging at cruise, very hard 1-2 shift VIN: 2GCEK19R8V
Hello thanks for and input, Intermittently hot this truck surges or chuggles on light to medium throttle in second and sometimes third gear. then sometimes it will slam the 1-2 shift .Feels like it should set an 1870 slip code but it doesn't. The tranny guy sa...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC524XW
Car came in to my shop with overheating problem,checked and found air in the system,when engine ran for few minutes and on acceleration I found compression going to cooling system,removed the head and found head gasket rotten in few places,had the head resurfa...
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M7W
car came in with a customers complaint that when he was driving the car surged and bucked . this ws at a normal speed of abot 40 mph.tested fuel pump and regulator they were found faulty . these parts were replaced . car was driven about 18 miles on test drive...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Intermittent pull
Intermittent pull to the left. This vehicle has new struts, mounts, and springs. All of which were installed at my shop. We also replaced lower control arms as bushings for old arms were not availible. New design control arms from dealer were installed. I do n...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L security VIN: 1GCHG39ROY
Customer brought this van in with a stalling problem and security light flashing. Sometimes the van will start up right away and sometimes it takes awhile before it will start. Van runs smooth othewise. The only other problem is a bad starter which I did not r...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Drive Cycle VIN: 1GCCT19W9Y
Replaced & Flashed VCM 3mo. ago for trans solenoid driver issue . Have tried to get thru drive cycle for Emissions Test but has only passed oxygen sensor, will not run remaining. cold criteria cannot be met as nite temp in Phoenix is higher then max startup te...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel gauge,turnsignals,speedometer VIN: 1GNEL19W4Y
OK we have a 2000 Chev Astro van with 98k miles on it and the problem we are having is that the turn lights, gauges , and speedometer will randomly cut out as you drive. I have chased all the dash wiring and found no breaks or loose connections. Used a scan to...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39R9Y
Thanks in advance.Somewhat long post. Replaced intake gasket to repair coolant leak. Upon start,vehicle ran rough briefly,then cleared up somewhat.Scrolling through datastream,found LT Bank 1 fuel trim in the +25% range, Bank 2 fairly close to zero. I do not ...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGF15WX1
This vehicle was brought over from another shop with a intermittent no start and stall problem. I checked the codes and found a Crankshaft Position Sensor signal code and a Coolant Temperature Sensor Code. I replaced both sesnors after checking for voltage to ... Trouble codes: U1041 (No Communication With EBCM/ETBCM)
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X52
the van came in for mil lamp on. found manifold gasket leaking into crankcase. performed fuel injection service, replaced spark plugs, wires, cap & rotor, fuel, air, filter and pcv valve, intake manifold gasket, lof, cleared the code and run the monitor. two w... Trouble codes: P0304
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X82
hi I have a real brain twister this truck run good ck engine lite is on and have too get through inspection on the second trip this truck will set p0101 abd p0463 at the same time ck cir for mass air and test good the fuel gauge does work on and off. have done... Trouble codes: P0101 (mas air sensor), P0463 (fuel level sensor)
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1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C3BC55E5F
cylinder #4 has no power at idle and system runs rich. changed injectors 3 to 4 with no change. opened valve cover to check condition inside, all looks good. Distributor hall effect and shutters all look good. vacuum readings on modis and o2 readings are not b...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L heater VIN: 2C3HD46RKY
could someone help me find Crysler TSB# 24002-04 it is not in our aldata system, it is related to no heat/no heat control, please e-mail it if you can, we are thinking the electronic control is acting up, and there is a update. also we found no water conrtol ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44381
Hello all, This 2001 Town & Country cranks,won't start.No spark,no injector pulse,Codes are as follows,Po 123,PO 118,PO 1193. Scanned BCM found TCM messages not recieved.Front Fog indicator output open.Instrument cluster code for No TCM message recieved & Loop... Trouble codes: P0128, P0118, P1193 (IAT voltage high)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
Happens more on cold start. Engine misses,cuts out-when this happens the check engine light pulses with the engine cutting out.No codes and at times loose connection with scan tool. Found the problem would happen with scanner connected and key on. AutoShutDown...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L low power VIN: 1B3EJ46XX1
hello just need some info, i installed a new water pump and timming belt and components, one week ago, car has had check engine light for cat efficientcy, wich was cleared and came back but costumer does not want to fix, my issue is that i think the car runs g...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R72
the car wont start,but crank ok,pull codes with modis p0340,p0344,p0016 if u unplug cam sensor will start but it takes little longer. i ck timing cain is on the marks replace cam & crank sensor still no start bt u unplug cam sensor will start.tell me something... Trouble codes: P0340 (p0344-), P0344 (p0016-), P0016
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD64435
Customer reports "Intermittent" MIL light and then a loss of power(Limp Mode). Cycling the key helps ...but not always.Happens on a long drive.They transport animals up and down the eastern USA(notice high mileage).A "NEW" resonator has been installed but they... Trouble codes: P2359 (turbo boost pressure too high or too low)
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L no cold air at vents VIN: 1FTSE34L8W
Van came to us to get the ac repaired. We replaced compressor, all ac lines, evap, condensor, reciever dryer, o tube. In effect everything was replaced.(evap was leaking and so was compressor - condensor had a hole in it - one hose had a pin hole at fitting ad...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L coolant tank VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
engine does not over heat by gauge or temp readings on scan tool. no boiling. tank does not overflow idling on floor. the pressure does reach 15 psi though. the cap is new and tank is new. tank has ruptured before. road test car and shut engine off and tank wi...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
vehicle came in with a intermittent no start. had one day and the next morning it would not start and hasen't since. engine has good fuel pressure but no spark. crank sensor is producing a magnetic pickup waveform. this was checked at the pcm and the sensor. p...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Opposite LTFT, VIN: 1FDSF35LXW
Pulling out my last three hairs. Looking for ideas to try next. Iíve got a pickup (cab & chassis) with utility bed from a fleet. The customerís main complaint is low engine power and rough, unstable idle. It has a code P0175 for bank 2 running too rich. Long t... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 running rich)
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2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L monitor will not run VIN: 1FTRW07342
truck came in for california smog inspection, failed for egr monitor not set. all emission readings were good. checked egr soleniod, and all pids to run that monitor. ect, iat & iat2, ckp, maf, tp sensor, all within limits. customer drove truck for 2 months, s... Trouble codes: P1000 (system incomplete)
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel guge erratic VIN: 1FAFP552X3
i have a taurus that the fuel gauge will randomly work or not,wander's around then stay's below empty,low fuel light on,code p0460 stored,fuel level sensor circuit malfunction. connector at tank clean and tight terminal's,replaced sender in tank,same result? n...
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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: IFAFP48Y64
I'm working on 2004 svt cobra 4.6l dohc supercharged. When the car warms up there is a misfire type stumble on the motor. There are no trouble codes. You can feel misfire a little on low rpm range. Replaced all plugs.Fuel pressure is ok . Cleaned mass air flow...
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1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Light on VIN: 1GKCS13W4S
Hello guys, I hope somebody has run into this before. This car turns on the ABS light at 15 mph and turns it off if you go below 15 mph, I tried to connect my snap on scanner to it, but got no communication, so I tested both front sensors, at the wheels and at...
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2002 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L door lock VIN: 1GKDM19X42
this is a weird deal-the vehicle came in- neither front door lock or window motor working-we replaced both window motors- and front door locks-they work fine-customer complaint is the passenger door lock wants to go up and down when you go over a bump while dr...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Engine VIN: JMHEG8641R
I've tried every test I could think of and can't prove I have a rad problem nor a head gasket problem. Therm replaced twice with Stant therms which I have never in 45 years had a problem with. Rad shop raised possibility of loose impeller on water pump. I've h...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Wiper VIN: 1HGEJ6264T
I would like to thank everyone ahead for your help. My issue is the customer came in with the wipers half way in the windshield. If you turn the wiper switch to the int mode the wipers cycle but return halfway. The wipers work great on lo and hi but when you s...
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2000 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S6DMM58W4
After replacing engine once vehicle reaches 190 dagrees idle fluxuates starts missing. sometimes will die. Have performed tsb check for this concern. Engine temp sensor when cold reading 165 dagrees and same for air intake temp. Have changed sensors and checke... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L ECM Fuse VIN: 4S2CK58V6T
I purchased this vehicle from the customer because he did not want to put time into finding short. The ECM fuse on this one keeps blowing. At first it had to get up to operating temperture know it will blow as soon as you star cranking the engine. I have remov...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJHX1747T
This car came in with a pretty unmistakable timing chain rattle at top of engine. I pulled valve cover and found that I could turn exhaust cam about one tooth creating a fair amount of slack between sprockets. This I assumed was the source of the noise: loose ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Power window and sunroof VIN: SAJEA01U53
This car was just purchased from the auction by a local dealer and the windows and sunroof are inoperative. After some searching the wiring diagram, I suggested him trying the global open and close switch. After holding the switch down for a few seconds, the s...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A\C Compressor VIN: WDBGA51E4S
A\C works fine at a idle , As soon as engine RPM goes above 1000 compressor kicks off. Speed sensor on A\C compressor new with unit.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2T
car came in stumbling found po170 replaced air mass meter.took care of po170 but now setting 035 o2 sensor mixture to lean.have not found any vac. leaks. fuel psi checked ok Trouble codes: 009 (hot film mass air flow sensor), 035 (o2 sensor regulation mixture too lean)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Just looking for a little feedback on this unit. Very intermittent codes and occasional idle quality problem is stated by owner. Can act up daily to monthly never of course when I'm driving it. Comes in with P0507 and P1580 pending. PIDS look normal nothing ov... Trouble codes: P0507 (isc rpm higher than expected), P1580 (isc actuator)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82F0X
Hello, I have been looking at this 99 E320 4 matic Wagon with the check engine light and the low fuel light on. The vehicle has a code P0455 EVAP large leak. The customer states that the check engine light comes on and then the low fuel light flashes randomly... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP control large leak)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G73
This clk 430 came in with top inop. Found that once key was cycled top would operate about half way and then quit. Pulled codes in top module using mercedes SDS(star diagnostic system) scan tool and found B1650. This code is divided into about 12 subcatagories...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Charging VIN: WDBRF40J53
MB came in with a check engine light on, pulled codes for misfire #2&#3 and a P2061 alt serial interface electrical fault, using [...] tool. Checked alt output at 20A under load. Tune up with plugs filters and 2 coils plus a Motorvac efi service. I then cha...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S0Y
Car Has Misfire But No Misfire Codes. When It Arrived, Misfiring, #5 Cyl. Coil Had Aready Been Replaced At Some Point. Misfire Now At Cyl. #1. Switched Coil With Coil At #4 (Easy Access)& Misfire Followed #1 Coil. So, Replaced Coil From Standard Ign. Although ...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L evaporator VIN: WMWRC33454
1st time post. Does anyone know of any "shortcut" procedures for evap replacement besides complete dash removal and what am I likely to break if not careful?? Alldata and mitchell are helpful but not reliable for hidden screws etc. The car will be back in 1 we...
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2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6DD26S72
Hey guys i have this nissan that is giving me a #2 cylinder misfire. I have inspected ignition system and some one has put new wires , cap and plugs. They appear to be ok. I can brake torque engine when hot and get it to misfire in shop. I'm Thinking injector ... Trouble codes: P0302
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no start VIN: WPOCA2996X
I got car and found just one module the confort module has been very corroded from water .the car wont crank 'locks dont work 'windows dont work .my question is can i get a module from the dealer with the car specific info loaded .as i read alldata .it seem...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L refigerant leak VIN: YS3DD58N5X
The freon in this car leaks out after 1-2 weeks. Have recharged several times and added dye. I can't find a leak with a light or a leak detector. There's no sign of dye at the evap drain but I can't get a good look at the core with out removing, which would re...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z73
I am having a code P0134 O2 sensor circuit no activity detected bank 1 continue to come back despite having replaced the O2 sensor 4 times in less than a years time. I checked the wiring from the sensor connector to the computer, no problem found. I do not kno... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor circuit - no activity detected bank 1)
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L airbag VIN: JF1GF4851W
Thanks in advance to all the Subaru techs, airbag light on, pulled code #12 and #21, I've replaced alot of clocksprings to solve airbag problems, but I never dealt with these codes, any help would be appreciated, also the horn does not function, again leading ...
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BH68632
This vehicle came in with a blown engine, customer ran it out of oil. We installed a low mileage used engine. New timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires. Vehicle ran fine on road test, but idles rough and wants to stall. No codes. Checked data and noticed sh...
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1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4RN61D3F
I used to think I had a pretty good handle on emissions diag. Wrong. This 4runner has a ranging O2 and by the O2 readings should have great tail pipe emissions. The engine has a header and the O2 is in the 3-4 runners. I tried a different O2 just incase the on...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L ps pump VIN: JT3VN39W2M
Hey IATN network I have a 91 Toyota 4-Run with the 3.0 cust has a power steering concern.Cust. complains that the P/S makes noise and there little to no assist.I looked over the vehicle to find the P/S pump to be leaking and making noise,so naturaly I recomend...
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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Horn VIN: JHKA9667WC
Well thanks to everyone for thier suggestions. Most replied that is was "probably" the clock spring (or spool or reel if you prefer to call it that). Well after I re insulated the horn harness the problem has not re occured so I'm calling that a fix. I did not...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Electric Windows,Sunroof,Suspension VIN: WAUYP64B01
Well Thanks All But It Turned Out To Be The Convience Module
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53551
Thanks to all for the ideas- the suction jet pump was the source of the noise. Greg and crew
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L srs
Thanks to all who responded. Especially to Sarah [...] who sent me the factory instructions. I called the customer to get the car back in and he said the light had not come back on. He said when it did, he would get it back to me to get it done. All the res...
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Instrument cluster, lighting, air-conditioning VIN: WBABD33414
Thanks for everyones input so far. We had to take it to the Dealer for further evaluation and recoding. The dealer had to give up after 2hrs. It seems there is a more serious CAN-bus failure then initially expected. Thanks
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GYEE63784
Thank you for all the respondes, the fix for this vehicle was to replace the ECM, program the new ECM, and perform the idle learn procedure. We you run into this problem it is hard to come up with test to find out what the problem is. First it is intermittent ... Trouble codes: P0700 (code in TCM), P1832 (pressure control solenoid circuit high), U0100 (lost comm. with ECM/PCM).
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52J62
CHECKED ALL POWER AND GROUNDS TO BCM, ALL WERE OK. ENDED UP BEING THE BCM LIKE MOST OF YOU SAID. THANKS FOR THE FAST REPLIES TO MY PROBLEM. IATN RULES!!! Trouble codes: P1626 (anti-theft system fuel enable circut), U1016 (lost comm with ecm/pcm/vcm).
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4C3AU52N3X
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED.WE REMOVED EGR VALVE AND COULD INSTANTLY SEE A PROBLEM W/PINTLE NOT BEING CENTERED.INSTALLED BLOCK OFF PLATE,RUNS GREAT.WAITING FOR NEW VALVE TO ARRIVE.THANKS AGAIN.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Speedometer VIN: 3C4FY48B42
Owner did not want to go further. Appears it has a bad PCM and/or TCM. Spent 10 hours rechecking, removing wiring from harness wraps, tapping and wiggling on wiring and sensors like input and output sensors of transmission. Very intermittent. May go a day ... Trouble codes: P1282 (Fuel Pump relay), P1495 (Leak detection pump).
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44G6W
I let the owner take the van since I could not get it to act up. It came back today with the cluster down again, ABS light and MIL light on. The bus voltage was @ 7.5 volts. All I did was touch the connector on the cluster and all was good! We are going to put...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 1B7GL22X5Y
Well its out the door!Short story-PCM. Long story-We didnt recognise the role the PCM played in this system until it was explained[quite well]by Thomas,Robert,Doug and Brett.The PCM was getting the proper signal from the sending unit but was unable to process...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18Z72
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, I INSTALLED NEW COMPUTER AND HAD IT VALIDATED AL [...] IS GOOD, Trouble codes: 1686 (no comm. to skim).
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Thank you to all of you who replied, I tested the cam and crank sensor there were good and the ign mod tested ok. I retested the coils that the outher tech said were ok and found no spark on cyl 1 and 2 on the intake bank and intermittent spark fallout on cyl...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Well this one is fixed, I only got 3 replies, first was to check for exessive crankshaft endplay, this vehicle had none. Both of the other replies felt that the problem was possibly confined to the converter, I did not take the chance. I changed the entir...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L converter seal VIN: 1FAFP53U21
We installed a new front pump seal and speedi sleeve on the converter, reinstalled and test drove still leaked, pulled trans again,it tore the seal when we installed the converter,we used a seal driver and alot of trans gel when installed the converter,this ti...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vents VIN: 1FTRW08L72
Thank you very much to all that replied, 99% of you were right on target with the problem being the vacuum check valve. It just so happens that one of my techs has the same kind of truck, so when I read your emails about that check vavle I kindly asked him if...
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1992 GMC Sonoma 4.3L feul injection VIN: 1GTCS14Z3N
a very big thank you to all the folks on here who responed to my problems.. especaily to those who suggested a reman or new distributor because thats what i did and the guy hasnt been back so it must have fixed the truck...
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1995 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GDEG25KXS
Well we finally came to the conclusion that there was internal heat damage. The vehicles temp gauge did not work when it overheated and the customer was on a major highway, so there no telling how long he ran it hot and how hot it actually got. Anyway, I offe...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Compressor VIN: 1HGEG8551S
Thanks for all your help. It was the control head that was causing this it also would of help if was looking at the right wiring diagram. A/c is blowing 38deg. Oh and I also had 2 burnt relays The 1 for the compressor clutch and the 1 for condensor fan
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L A/C System VIN: JHLRD18541
Well this one still isn't fixed, compressor was changed has many suggested, still no change... Then the A/C shop we deal with suggested to change the expansion valve behind the glove box so we did that and again no change. The freon charge has been checked man...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L convertor VIN: KMHJF24M8W
hello and thanks for all your help. i found out that hyundai only uses 3 ohm solenoids. they dont have an option for the 13 ohm solenoid. i put the 3 ohm back on it and it still had the same problem. i replaced the t.p.s connector due to an intermittent voltag...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A71
Thanks to all who responded. This car has not returned for further checking. So i have nothing to add to this post. In the event the customer brings it back I intend to consider the helpful info from the guys who responded . Thanks, I will keep you posted :o...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Guages,windows,a/c,information center,............ VIN: 1J4G258S8Y
Wade nailed it. I unplugged the BCM, sprayed with cleaner, even though the connections appeared clean, and let it sit over night with the battery disconnected. When I came in this morning I reconnected everything and BAM, all is good. P.S. Wade, if you are e...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ872381
Everyone pointed to a TSB for a new Thermostate housing, I was aware of the tsb on the thermostat change but can't for the life of me understand why the housing tsb wasn't listed in the Powertrain section of AllData, had to go to cooling system to find the hou... Trouble codes: P0128.
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJN1282T
So they car isn't fix as of yet but we did figure it out and most of you were right. We actually already have the left bank head off. We were able to makeshift some plates to cover the coolant passages on the block and right bank cylinder head and pressure t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5), P1316 (Excessive Emissions Misfire Fault).
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86SX1
WELL I DID TRY TO GET THIS REPAIRED BUT NOTHING I DID HELPIT.I DOUBLED CHECKED THE AIR PUMP AND THAT WORKED AND WIRING LOOKED GOOD.CUSTOMER TOOK TO DEALER AND THEY COULD FIND NO FAULTS.CUSTOMER OPTED TO TRADE CAR IN. Trouble codes: P0412.
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L alternator VIN: JM3LW28A23
CUSTOMER HAD TOWED TO FACILITY THAT REPLACED ALTERNATOR FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. THE REPLIES PRETTY MUCH CONFIRMED WHAT WE WER THINKING IN TERMS OF REPLACING ALTERNATOR WITH KNOWN GOOD AND REPLACING MELTED WIRE.
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 0441202449
thanks for all the great replies. this morning i checked valve clearance and all the valves were tight. a few of the exhaust vales wont come into spec. so it looks like time for a valve job or maybe a engine due to the mileage.once again thank you for your tim...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Power VIN: WDBCB25D0G
I tried the Diesel Purge and it helped for a week to reduce the black smoke when you start but did not help when you drive it. I may try another bottle of diesel purge. Also, I tried to give direct vaccum at turbo boost intake actuator it did not make any dif...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel Leak VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Thanks for the help. It was just the O-ring between the shut off valve and the injection pump. Easy fix.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6W
Thanks for the replies! We removed the intake manifold and things looked normal... Then we went to remove the intermediate flanges and found the mounting bolts to be loose on both sides. We were able to remove both flanges by hand. We replaced both flange-to-h... Trouble codes: P0173 (b left ctp idle self-adaption at limit fuel trim malfunction).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Power Windows, Seats, Locks, Mirrors, Etc. VIN: WDBNG75J24
I replaced the right and left door control modules and all is well. The list price for both modules together was $950.00 and they were not returnable. Your help, gave me the confidence replacing them would fix the car and I would not have to eat the cost of th...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant VIN: WDBRF40J15
thank you for the replies,we were going to replace the oil cooler on the oil filter housing,we have parts in stock,but customer has not returned yet.when he does comes back i will update this post.thanks again..
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1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Fuel Fill up slow
Well I am pretty sure the damage was done previous to it coming to me, I think I my self remember a tube when I worked on these years ago that used to travel down the Filler tube into the tank when removing the tank as Dave [...] Illinois has stated.The Filler ...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU86K14
First I want to thank everyone for repling. This is my friend's vehicle. I wasn't trying to fix his vehicle here, I was looking for support in my defense, but that wasn't an issue, he never blamed me for the engine failure, however, I did show him all the repl...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L tranny VIN: 4A3AE85HX1
transmition has be rebuilt some time ago. sent car to local tranny shop and they pulled it out to find that the torque converter was separating, which in turn caused the solenoid to ware and die. turns out the grinding/ticking noise i was hearing was the brake...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3AH86F23
found vacuum leaks under air filter- boost solenoid was missing & vacuum lines just hanging free (looks like it had adjustable boost control that had been removed). Reconnected lines with new boost solenoid & got boost back; but hesitated on acceleration inter... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim too lean).
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2003 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6MMAP67P33
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was replacing the fuel tank. Somehow the tank had been changed with either the wrong one or maybe a after market one the baffles were different from the one i installed into the vehicle. After installation of new tank the veh...
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1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDU06L6R
This one is fixed! I ran all the tests for the p1361 all pointed to the ECM. I ck'ed the ground under the Ig module also it was ok. I replaced the crank sensor to no avail. It turned out to be a bad reman ECM that I got from my parts house (Standard Brand). W... Trouble codes: P1361.
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G3WH52H41
First, I would like to thank everyones replies for this help request. We took every suggestions into hand; however, as Chris recommended, we tried another power steering pump( the 3rd one) instead, and that fixed the problem. I appreciate the help. Thanks agai...
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