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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L spark & injector pulse VIN: JH4KA96582
towed in - would not start. fuel pressure & volumn is ok. has no spark or injector pulse. car does have immoblizer system. can hear relay for immoblizer click & have swapped with another to no avail. had owner try his other key. same result. crank sensor had m...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Condensor VIN: WBADT33492
Vehicle came in with complaint of poor AC performance at idle conditions. Evac and recharge as system was approx 10 oz low. Find condensor fan never comes on. High pressures will go real high and still no fan. Using Snap-on Modis find no codes stored. Pressure...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transmission VIN: 5UXFB33573
When driving with normal throttle shift points are harsh, almost hard.. when driving with heavy throttle late shiting and slamming into gears, along with trans fail safe program illuminates on dash when car is driven hard.. pull over shut car off and restart w...
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, low power VIN: WBABS53443
Hello all and thanks for any help in advance. 2003 bmw 330Ci. Intermitently I get three warning lights that pop up on dash. yellow brake light, yellow traction control light and the EML light come on. It goes into fail safe mode so it has low power. If I cycle...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Hydraulic Pump VIN: WBABS33413
New customer with a clean 20k mile car. Came in with power top not operational. Two codes were found 30 and 90. Code 30 pertains to the boot lid unlocking mechanism according to the Launch but the top has not gotten to the point where they need to release. I h...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L security VIN: 1G6KY549XX
Good morning techs. I have captured a 1999 seville. The cust states the alt was overcharging and boiled over three batteries. The cust put three new alts and batts on. The car came in with an overcharging issue. I checked it out and found the car was not charg...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cooent level sensor VIN: 1G1YY2181K
This corvette has a low coolant light on & off when you drive. We replaced the sensor in the rad. Check the wiring and what we have found is the coolant level( when you accelerate) drops down pretty far. We tried filling it when its low, we also tried bleeding...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P2S
This vehicle came into our shop last week for missing under light acceleration and when accelerating under heavy throttle from 50 to 70 mph. I have replaced the optispark distributor and the EGR valve. The car still has some hesitation and bucking. The plugs a...
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L rear axle VIN: 1GCGK29J3T
This is what nightmares are made of...3 years of I can not get it to stop leaking out of the rear axle seals.This is a full floating axle, 8 stud ,3/4 ton ,4x4.For the last 3 years the axle seals let go...no reason..the max time I get before they let go is abo...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
Please help!!! This truck came in with the complaint of an intermittent misfire under heavey load. Problem showed up after the intake gaskets were replaced at another shop. Truck had code for random misfire (history misfires for #3 & #6) we were unable to dupl... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Right front wheel VIN: 1G1YY32G7Y
ohm test wiring to EBCM is good.I,m thinking EBCM
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E01
This ones a little wierd so I decided to bounce it off some other guys. 2001 chevy Impala was towed in when you turn the key on only the check engine light comes on . had 2 engine codes one was a security code 1626 and a cooling fan #1 error code . I checked t...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L no injector pulse VIN: 1GCFG15X44
Vehicle came in with a crank no start issue. When vehicle arrived it started normally, but when repeatedly starting would occasionally start and immediatly stall. Vehicle has no codes in any module, current or stored. Graphed the injector pulse width and found...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3ED56F6R
Vehicle has several issue, customer only mentioned the one though. (loss of power on acc. under load i.e. up hill. After driving I parked it in the shop, while in gear will slightly misfire if you accelerate with foot on brake petal it will miss very badly and...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 1C3EJ56H3S
please help,vehicle intermittently sets code 42 (3-4 shift sol circuit). trans intermittently downshifts to low gear while driving and will not upshift(limp in). have replace shift control module and shift solenoid, tightened pins to module and solenoid pack w...
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1990 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7FL29XXL
I have this Dodge that I cant get to run right. The complaint is it runs rough, stalls, hesitates, and surges down the road. This vehicle has only 50k on it and clean. This was at another shop that I know and they replaced the distributor due to rust and makin...
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1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 1B3ES42C4S
does anyone no how to fix the circuit boards on these clusters or where the bad spot is. Would rather fix the circuit board then pay $400 for a new one.
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HC16Y3T
Truck came in running way hot, changed the thermostat at the customers request. Still the same. Back flushed engine and rad, seems to be no blockage. Has anyone seen the impeller on these waterpumps deteriorate or brake? I have only seen this once on a ford co...
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1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Instrument Panel VIN: 2B4GP45R9V
Customer installed his own battery to vehicle. Immediately afterwords, the instrument panel began to malfunction. Speedo, tach, fuel, and temperature gauges would randomly come and go, oil lamp flickers and ABS lamp would come on and go off, along with the cru...
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1B4GP45G5W
Help!!! This Caravan seems to only be reading the top 1/3 of the tank before it goes down to empty! It originally had an intermittent sender that at 1/4 tank, it would drop to "E" and the chime would go off. The cluster passed the sweep test, and removing the ...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L 2-3 upshift after kickdown VIN: 2B4FP2534X
I'm a Ford Tech, have no experience with Chrysler trans. This unit works fine in normal driving, but if you drive 20-30 mph and accel until you get a 3-2 downshift, when you let off the accelerator it has a very harsh 2-3 upshift. I'm wondering if anyone has a...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7HF16Y51
This truck came in one month ago.The rear brakes would lock up as soon as the brakes are applied.I bled the system and replaced the master cylinder.The problem was corrected.Now it is back with the same symptoms. When I stop from a high rate of speed and reall...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L starter VIN: 2D8GP44383
Please help, I have been working on this Caravan with a no-start condition. The key will turn to start but no starer action.I have replaced the Power Dist.Center,igniton switch,etc.. The van, if it is going on the road and dies (which it does)will not restart....
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46R24
Vehicle came in for poor A/C performance. Checked low side pressure high and high pressure low. Replaced the A/C compressor. Now low side readings is ok but high side is still low. I have warm air coming out of the vents. Once in awhile the high side pressure ...
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1984 Ford Escort 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FABP34H8G
we replaced the front brake calipers. when we went to bleed the brakes we had a good solid stream coming from all bleeders. with the car off the pedal feels alright as soon as we start the engine the pedal falls to the floor. we have pinched individual lines a...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L temp out of vent VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
the other tec replaced compressor/ accum/ ofifice ... works good until the first mile or two. then air temp goes direct from cold to room temp.. replaced the control head with used ... replaced incar temp sensor with new...the rear unit stays blowing cold air....
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
This truck is beating me up! this month seems to be problem car month for me. Ok this truck had been sitting quite awhile we were putting it together for my dad. and after replacing the transmission and suspension and brake lines exhaust etc. (ton of work ). w... Trouble codes: P0320 (dist engine rpm signal)
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L transmission VIN: 2FMZA50U6Y
i can drive this vehicle 3-5 minutes and the tranny works fine,then the pump starts to whine and seems like it goes into neutral.shut vehicle off wait not even a minute and take off again for a couple minutes.any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Vents VIN: 2FAFP74W63
I need a little direction if nothing else. Vehicle came in with a complaint that with the a/c on max and flow to the vents, that the flow would change between defrost and the vents automatically... It occours in manual and auto a/c modes. Comes and goes. Will ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYROU83P
truck idles rought will set miss fire codes and po301-po302-po303.cat back prsuer o psi at 2000 rpm both side.ireplaced #3 injetor.ltft bank 1 at idle is -28 short term at-3 at idle bank 2 is at +2 ltft stft 0 replaced intake gasket had leak dose to have egr v... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB765XN
Idle and cruise emissions just fine but as soon as under load on dyno at 15 mph and 25 mph co reading over 1.00% and nox Over 1400ppm. The exhaust readings above are at idle and cruise reading are posted as under load. basiclly under load at cruise gets really...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L boggs on acc VIN: JNKCA31AX1
hey all this veh came into shop with no power upon acceleration. it is worse cold does a little better when warm, not much better. i crimped the return line from fuel syst and you could accelerate the veh much better. so i figured that the pump was weak and i... Trouble codes: P0135
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L fuel gauge VIN: JNKAY41E63
Orignal problem fuel gauge never goes to empty, stays at a quarter full. Customer ran out of fuel a couple of times. Checked sender spec is close. Empty is about 85 to 90 ohms and full is about 4 ohms. If you unplug the sender from the wires the gauge goes dir...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKX6244T
Thanks for any help and for taking time to read this. I have a jaguar that idles rough and sets a PO300. The spark plugs were replaced two months ago for maintnance and are gapped to spec, fuel pressure is in spec, fuel injectors have been cleaned, two vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L blend door
hi all tech, 2 weeks ago my co-tech(he is on vacation this week) replaced the evap and heater core.it cameback today because the blend door missed the upper hole.it was a little chilly the other day and the owner turn the knob, now it stuck on heat.i need to r...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: EA51D3MB37
We performed engine swap. original engine busted front cover and bent valve while going down Interstate. Customer chose to replace engine with used engine. After engine swap can get no fuel out of fuel distributor. Fuel pressure is 95psi while cranking. Within...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBFA63E7R
this car is real hesitant and tries to die after you snap the throttle.we tested vac and found at most was only getting 10" after removing exhaust we we able to get almost 15" but still problems. we have retrieved two trouble codes: 48 closed throttle position...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L blower motor VIN: WDBHAZ8E7S
hello fellow techs, this one has me scratching my head. I did not diagnose this car my coworker did and i did the work. the blower motor was shot and inop, so we replaced the blower motor and in doing so you have to swap the blower motor controlo unit from old...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start Hot VIN: WDBJF20F4T
When engine is hot will not start, after engine is allowed to cool will start. On cold start, there is no evidence of air in lines, however as engine warms up, air becomes more visable. I have replaced the rubber hoses between the steel lines and the fuel heat...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L door locks VIN: 4JGAB72E91
hello again, This ML430 has no door lock function from either door or console master switch, the key fob is totally inop except for if try to manually resync. the first time you press either lock or unlock fob button it will operate that function then goes ino...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Odor/Leak VIN: 2MELM75W1V
We have a customer concerned with a fuel odor in the passenger compartment. We can smell it as well but cannot see any leaks. It is definatly a raw gas smell but all lines look dry. We can smell it especially after the car sits & you open the driver's door to ...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Door locks/Seats VIN: 4M2DU86P8Y
Hi guys need help on this one...Fuse #18 which feeds the door locks and also power seats has dead short I am trying to find Splice #303...does anyone know where that is exactly??. I need to get to that splice so that I can disect the circuit further and found ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y5X
I am unable to find any location or testing information to resolve this code. I am using a OBD scan tool. The code is permanent. I have looked under and around the battery. I have checked the wiring diagrams. Any information would be helpful. Trouble codes: P1492 (Battery temp. sensor voltage too high)
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5N1ED28T2Y
Temp gauge fine around town, scan tool reads 195 to 208 and gauge is at 1/2 way. No problem at 70mph on flat. Up long hills the temp gauge will go all the way to to the top of the bracket and scan tool reads 225. Is 225 really overheating? It seems that the ga...
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G3NF14A5M
While driving the vehicle it will cut out like the ingnition system was shut down completely, just for a little bit. I have the best luck with the engine about 2200 rpms to get it to do it. I had an esc module code in there, I did a secondary scope while it w... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or circuit failure)
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3FD49Y74
first off thanks for reading this.i have this saab 9-3 that turns on the hazard lights about a minute after locking doors.it will drain the battery doing this.i have a tech with saab software and it says hazard switch is off.i have also removed hazard switch t...
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: 4S4BP62C65
Hello Iatn, I need help from any Subaru technicians out there. I have the OUtback Subaru with flasher CRUISE light. I did all the basic checking; fuses, powers, ground, switches, all are good. Hook Launch Scanner, can't communicated with the cruise module eit...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2GK12E7S
when cold, it won't pull past 3000 RPM on a road test. At WOT in the shop in park, It backfires into the intake boot and air filter. CLV, is more than 90%, injector on time is more than 18MS and MAFS shows more than 95 G/sec while it falls on its face. The cam... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp)
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1BG22K4Y
this car came into the shop with an overheat problem.we checked it out, and found out that the fan wasn't coming on.so we replaced the fan switch. now the fan is coming on but the car still keeps on overheating.we replaced the thermostat.still its overheating,...
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1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1572076941
The car originally came in with an engine miss at idle when cold and engine miss above 2500 rpm when hot.When the customer pulled into our drive the balancer pulley broke so we replaced it before beginning the tune up.So far we have replaced the plugs,wires,co...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: 3VWTG29M11
Hello everyone, I have this VW giving me fits. The blower motor will start surging in and out, then cuts in and out. It seems to get worse when you turn the lights and other accessories on and just the lights in the climate control flicker. It sets a code for ...
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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18252
This one was kind of interesting. We first had replaced the egr valve because the misfire felt like egr was staying applied. Yet it made no difference. The customer had insisted that the dealer had recently cleaned the egr ports. Yet to play it safe we pulled ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Condenser Fan VIN: WBAGH83491
Thanks to every one for the help. Yes the condensor fan failed. We replaced the fan. After replacing the fan the climate head was not seeing the pressure switch?? (actually not active but showing pressure) We encoded the IHKA.. Now everything is working. ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33422
This one is fixed,For information purposes,the fan assemblies can not be bench tested. No body was able to confirm this for me.There is a main power and ground wire which goes to the fan unit.then there is a small black and green wire which comes from the dme....
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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Brakes VIN: WBAEW53462
Thanks for the replies, The problem was a warped hub as a result of someone replacing the axle and beating on the hub. 2 new hubs, bearings and rotors, and the car has no more braking vibration. Thanks again.
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1999 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WY52M2X
Hi everyone thanks for all your help. Jake [...]. hit it dead on the problem was in the fuel rail. When I changed the injector I looked for debris on the inlet screen, But the problem was in the fuel rail. Thanks for all the help!! Trouble codes: P0300.
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge VIN: 1G1YY2385L
I want to thank everyone that replied i had 32 replies.WE replaced all injectors and it runs great now.Thanks to Christopher and the rest we found some good deals on injectors.I wish i could thank everyone by name but with 32 replies its kinda hard , so thanks...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L flaps VIN: 2GCEC19K3S
after speaking to customer about repairs, he has decided to wait until he can remove truck from service and leave for repairs. With all the "stuff" he has laying on dash, there may be something in the ducts. I can hear the flaps trying to move but until he bri...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M9T
Thank you to everyone who replied to my help request. As I said in the update, it just came out of it while I was rechecking things one night. I kept it and drove it around for a few days, and the customer has had it back for about a week. At this point, I ...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
Since it has not acted up, I have decided to change the VCM. According to Alldata, the U1016 code indicates that the last three numbers of the DTC is the ID module number that is failing. The number is 016. This number is the VCM. Vehicle has left our shop as ... Trouble codes: U1255 (Genetic/class 2 Communication).
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L controls VIN: 1G1JC12412
I want to personally thank Steven from Missouri! If you're every near the twin cities on MN, the steak is on me! I also want thank all the replies because any and all comments helped relieve the lonely feeling of frustration. It was the wire right by the p...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L intermittent shift/speedo problem VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
Eventually managed to get this vehicle out of my shop (and hair...or whatever is left of it! :) The fix proved to be a TCM replacement. Apparently the TCM receives the analog signals from Input and Output sensors and then converts it, via a driver, into a digi...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L no communication, no bus VIN: 1C3EL46X22
I think evreybody pointed the same direction. to the pcm. they were correct. i eliminated all of the sensors and the bcm. finnaly replaced the pcm, set the vin using my modis and all is well. Thanks everybody for your time!! This is the best tool I own. Duan...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L no power/low power VIN: WDXPF44597
I let the customer know of the egr fix. He went to the dealer and got a replacement and so the fix will last for another while. He has not had a reoccurance yet snd so I would consider it fixed. Thanks again to all on this wonderful forum.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
Thanks all, customer deceided to take vehical to the dealer but the consensis was the ecm had issues and needed replacement. Trouble codes: P0505 (iac shorted).
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Automatic transfercase VIN: 3D7KS29C96
Sorry for the late reply.We had the vehicle for three weeks,driving it home every night and no luck with it ever acting up again.We finally returned it to customer.I did get some good information from a contact at Dodge.Alot of techs have been replacing the ti...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L compressor
After much checking found that the field coil they sent was wrong instead of like 3/4 inch this one was 1/2 not enough surface to pull the clutch in properly. thank you for everyones input. Sorry this is late I thought I closed it earlier.
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L no-crank in Park VIN: 1FTJE34M8P
Sorry guys, it's taken a long time coming. The customer was out of town and hadn't authorized to indulge in a long-drawn diagnosis. On his return I explained that I would need more time and that it would be a good idea to get an OEM PRNDSL switch for starters....
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
Well this is a little embarrasing. The fix was that the IAC was on backward. I knew of this with aftermarket IACs but didnt think the OE one could be wrong. We had to re-route the wiring to make it reach but it is running fine. I remember once getting a short ... Trouble codes: P1506 (IAC overspeed condition).
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Liftgate VIN: 1FMYU24E8X
Another one out the door-what we ended up doing is getting our local machine shop to build 4 studs which were easy to install.All I had to do on my end was grind off what was left of the stud,punch out the remainder, drill it to 3/8" and mig them in.About half...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L no acceleration VIN: 1FTSE34P04
Could not duplicate the problem on the van and customer picked up van thay are going to drive it untill it acts up again. Thank you every one for your help. I will keep you informed if and when it comes back. Trouble codes: B1352, C1284.
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW30P95
Thanks to all who replied. All were directed to a high oil pressure leak and you were correct, especially Greg. Put shop air in icp port and could hear air coming out the oil filler cap . Pulled valve cover reapplied air and narrowed down leak to under high pr... Trouble codes: P1379 (Fuel injector control module system voltage high), P2291 (ICP too low engine cranking).
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Door Lock Actuator VIN: 1GKFK16R3X
Thanks to all that answered our request. Most all of you hit the nail on the head. We had 4 orignally bad door lock actuators,we replaced all 4 with after market actuators 3 of which would only work a time or two out of the vehicle. We finally replaced the 3 b...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GKFK66U83
Several replies were dead on. It appears it is in the transmission, this truck just had a transmission overhaul a couple a weeks ago. It was done at a transmission shop we recommend, so we called 'em up and they sent a wrecker for it. I talked to the installer...
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L tpms sytem VIN: 2HJYK16586
Well again alot of good info. 6 replies and all helpfull. First off according to my repair data base and the one reply if a sensor is replaced it needs to be registed with a scanner [id number]. Our modis will not do it yet, at this time I beleive only the fa...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D63
My local Jaguar dealer was wrong. There is only one knock sensor, it is located below the fuel rail. I replaced the sensor and the problem is gone. I thank everyone for their help, special thanks to Stanley from Florida. Trouble codes: P0333 (knock sensor).
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KNAFB1618Y
Thanks for all the help. The cam had jumped 3 teeth. New belt and tensioner and all is well. I did inspect the crank sensor closely, no damage. Trouble codes: P0016.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N64
Thanks to all who took the time. I attempted to build the compression 1 more time with 15 cc of oil. Still got 30 psi on cranking. Engine would attempt to start on rear rotor but I think it was on it's way out as well. Put the owner in contact with the dealer ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82F0X
Well this one is fixed. A recent call to the customer reveals that he has put 300 miles on the car and the problem has not reoccured. The short story is that a purge valve cured both problems. Yes, both problems, read on for more explaination. Several peop... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP control large leak).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag srs
most people said without mb scanner that i woulnt get very far,so we sent to dealer,thanks for all the help.
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3AG54N3P
i have it fixed!thanks for all the help responses. i rechecked cat several times,no problem found. last night i drove it home what the gynesis in movie mode. the maf was glitching out from 12 mph to 28 mph,creating a lean condition-replaced with new as i have ...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L vats VIN: 1G2FW21F0K
Thanks for all the input. The VATS system can operate the starter without firing the injectors. There is a flow box that indicates that situation, but it didn't fit this situation. I went to look at the car. I went from B+ to the purple and [...] wire at th...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L lifter VIN: 1G2WJ52M2T
well thanks to all who reply took it back apart and pulled all the lifters out also removed the oil pump drive so could turn oil pump with a socket oil was getting into lifter galley with no problem at that point took apart the lifters and all were full of slu...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L recirculation door VIN: 5Y2SL63815
The fix was the actuator. I've seen cars in the past that had positions sensors on the actuator but that was not the case here. This actuator had only two wires. Thanks.
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2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 2.2L Shifter VIN: 5GZCZ23D54
Thanks to all for the excellent replies. Tom from Alberta was right on about the 'graphite' at the ends of the cables, they were the reason for the failure. Scottie from North Carolina was correct about getting the whole shifter assembly, as the parts man said...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L system not cold VIN: JT3HN86R81
Well, it is gone!! I went over the whole system again and to my surprise, it was full of gas and still not coolong. I did a temperature test of the condenser and had about a 30 degree drop across it which was OK. It was impossible to test the evaporator sin...
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L engine VIN: 5BBT44181S
It took a few days for the local dealer to get the new part to me,I removed the drivers manifold(not too bad for 6.8 hrs labor..)replaced with new as most of you guys said it was.And it is fixed!!!Customer is happy...especially since the local toyota dealer te...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: JT2BK18U62
Hi, I will call this fixed for now. I got only one response on this one from Brent [...]. He suggested I remove the throttle body and clean the oil from the intake. There was no oil in the intake. In private email he also said that he would replace the ... Trouble codes: P1455 (vapor reducing fuel tank system malfunction), C0205 (lf wss signal malfunction abs), C1259 (hv system regen malfunction abs), C1521 (motor malfuntion emps), C1522 (motor malfunction emps), P3190 (poor engine power history also p3191 history).
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Electronic VIN: JTEBT14R14
The replys that were sent to me fixed the problem with the A/c. But I did find out that the other problem with the heater only started after a major accident. So as far as what fixed the heater the customer said he wouldnt spend any more money on the truck. T...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MOY
Thanks for the input on the VW, I'm waiting for the correct key to re-learn the throttle, and will report my findings. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Wipers VIN: 3VWFE21CX3
First of all I would like to thank Robert, Gene and Stephen for there replies. Unfortunately the problem is so inconsistant that we have yet to duplicate the customer's problem and they do not want to start throwing parts at it. Robert and Gene are leaning tow...
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