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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53053
vehicle came in for engine noise, the exhaust cam lobe surface began to deteriorate causing the noise, replaced both cams and chain tensioner, the noise was gone, now the fun start!!! after extended driving the vehicle only on decel will develope erratic idle ... Trouble codes: P0172
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH64B01
The car has a lean miss at idle and a slight hesitation on accel. The mil code P0174 (I believe Audi code 16558) came back in a couple days. I don't have a VAG scanner so I can't go too deep into the car. Can a O2 sensor cause this on #2 bank? Should I measure... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean fuel trim on bank 2), P0173 (fuel trim bank 2)
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33543
So we have this X5 from a lot down the street, sets code p0491 every third or fourth cold start. I deal with secondary air problems on VW/Audi vehicles on a regular basis, and have only once come up with no problem but still setting the code. This X5 is the fi... Trouble codes: P0491
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2008 Cadillac cts 3.6L extended crank time VIN: 1G6DT57VX8
this is for you caddy techs - good customer w/new cts(less than 2,000 miles) has extended crank time after extended sit.(all nite or all day at work) has had to the dealer w/no results - said possibly poor fuel quality - could not duplicate promlem - customer ...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1241T
This car came in as an intermittent stall and another tech in the shop worked on it. He did a basic tune up and a map sensor ( He isn't here today so I can't ask if it had codes or not ) The car came back not running at all the next day. It fuel and an injecto...
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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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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L master cyl. VIN: 1GBEK19R3V
customer came in with a noise. found broken brake rotor. replaced pads and rotors. pedal felt soft afterwards. found leaking wheel cylinder and cracked shoes. replaced shoes, drums, and cylinders. still soft. flushed dark fluid, still soft. if i pinch off fron...
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L heavy black smoke VIN: 1GCFC2459V
Truck has heavy black smoke on acceleration and no power.A new lift pump was installed for no fuel psi,presure in spec with new pump.Pump timing was set to spec. Injector balance test all cylinders seem equal. With each cylinder disabled one at a time the engi...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Truck Came From A Good Customer. They Installed A Fresh Rebuilt Engine,Installed Themselves. Brought It To Us For A Check Engine Light,Code P1345. Should Be An Easy Dist. Set Up Problem. If I Set Up Dist.Per AllData. I Get -23 Deg. Cam Offset, I Install One To... Trouble codes: P1345
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 3GNGK26J0W
This is my personal vehicle. It figures it's the one I can't seem to fix. The problem is I have a hard start after driving or after a heat soak. Fuel seems to be leaking into the intake, confirmed this by pulling the upper intake off and leaving the fuel rail ...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L key fobs VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
key fobs will program but will not work after program have replaced the rke module
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J8Y
good evening all i have a 2000 malibu here with a 3.1, it came in with a check engine light on, it had codes po401, po440, po442, and po1404 stored in it, the egr valve was stuck closed so that took care of the egr codes. i then ran a smoke test on the evap ... Trouble codes: P0440
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Odometer,PRND indc and idle variation VIN: 1GNDT13592
Hello and good evening. This is a wierd one ,I have my ideas on this but I would like to get some other proffesional input. When car is at idle in park,turning the fan switch on with the a/c button turned to the on position,compressor will engage and more ofte...
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1989 Chrysler TC Maserati 2.2L power assist VIN: ZC2FP1109K
ok Chrysler guys. Customer brings in this car and it has ABS and some wired looking electric power brake booster. Complaint is hard pedal. ABS lamp is on and red brake lamp is on also. Does anyone know how to get codes and or what to look for. Mitchell has NO ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L acessory relay VIN: 2C4GP44381
Thank you in advance. This T C van has a accessory relay that clicks on off about every 2 seconds with key on.If I ground this relay at terminal 85 all works.I spent a hour on mitchell trying to find wiring diagram for this relay .I am sure its there I just ca...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L doors VIN: 2C4GP54L75
Help Guys I have never had a problem with these vans,.and mitchell is very vague on diagnosis. This van when you push the console buttons or the key fob,..the doors will do the preliminary release,..away from the van in preparation to go back,...there is a "cl...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R4W
stalling and rough idle. car came in with a stalling issue, if you let it sit it will just start running rough then die but will allways immediatly restart. sets ignition coil circuit codes for all 6 cylinders, i think this just happens due to running rough ??...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Battery VIN: 2B4GP44341
Help Chrysler Techs!!! Unit has a draw on the battery. Unit does not get driven very often. Lights a snap- on test lamp medium bright. Our fluke is broken and we have one on order . Exact milli amps not know. Definatley more draw than normal. Meduium sparks w...
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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L trans VIN: 1B3ES66S23
This vehicle is a turbo version with the 2.0L. engine and 5 speed trans. The customer claims that after driving for abour 20 minutes he has to shut the engine off to engage 1st and reverse. We could not duplicate the fault and replaced the master and slave cyl...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L pump? VIN: 1D4GP44353
customer complained of noisey power steering-no leaks was full of fluid.car is quiet usually until driven. sometimes will be noisey at startup but will quiet down if allowed to idle. you can turn wheel all day long at idle and no problem,but if driven or run a...
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Not sure VIN: X1D4HB58D4
Hello, this is my first post. This problem is acutally with my own truck. Now I know about Hemi ticking noises via lifter or injectors and Im not worried about it but the trucks developed this squeek noise thats very pronouced through the cab. It does it only...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C55
Used car brought in for no crank condition. No communication with PCM. Replaced with used one, cured no crank and communication problem, but now security has been set. Is there any way around this? Dealer is saying that the chance of reflashing this computer a...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3L Pressure VIN: 2D8GP44L15
This van originally came to us for not cooling. We were surprised to find that it was full of freon. Further testing showed, at higher rpm's, a low pressure reading of 40 and high side reading of 225 and the temperature at duct is at 65 degree's. At idle, the ...
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1996 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Surge VIN: 2FTHF25H1T
I think I'm overlooking something so simple but what? This truck will surge when driving down the road it gets to be quite extreme(not like a miss) when you accelerate it will act like is going to stumble the more you put the pedal down the more it wants to fa...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTZX1766W
hello and thanks in advance; this one is a problem child, i replaced the heater core today and once finished i had a abs light it goes through the bulb test, goes off and after about 10 seconds the light comes on, even before the truck is put in to gear my sna...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Hi techs: we are having problems with the power steering fluid pouring out of reservoir when engine is turned off. we've replaced the power steering pump and high pressure hose check valve in the steering rack with no luck. Has someone come across this before?...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA514X4
customer stated after driving vehicle battery does not recharge properly loses power has to return home and charge battery, van may at times operate fine for up to 2 weeks, then same problem reoccurs, upon first inspection this van ran so bad it could not be d...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU41L4Y
Hi all - I'm running out of ideas with this one. Vehicle came in with loss of power complaint on heavy acceleration. (almost feels like a restricted exhaust system). Also complaint of excessive pinging on light acceleration. Had 2 lean running codes - P0171 & ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L95
van came in with light on and code p0305.replaced plugs , boots and coil on cyl # 5.ran good when left.came back next day with same code and egr tube hose off.replaced hose and cleared code.came back next day with hose off again and codes p0305 and p0307.need ... Trouble codes: P0305 (miss cyl5), P0307 (miss cyl 7)
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2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZK01175
Hello, Thanks in advance for any help offered. This van has a duratec 3.0, very low miles and never been wrecked. the CEL is on with a bank two lean code and a b2S1 code. The waveform this O2 is producing is a little choppy but otherwise OK except for the fact... Trouble codes: P0174 (o2 b2s1)
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Engine cuts out and stumbles intermittently under load. road test with data shows ft enable dropping to no periodically, especially when stumble occurs. I know i need to replace fuel pump, but that is not the intermitent. Anyone know what "ft enable" means. Al...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting
hello and thanks for the help. this honda has a intermittent failure to start it cranks and will run so long as the key is in crank position, dies in run position can the main relay cause it to start during crank and then die in run position, hondas are not my...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Hello all, I have a problem that is confusing me. This car will overheat on a regular basis, on highway and in traffic. Fans do operate, coolant does flow and compression test is good, I do not believe that the head gaskets are bad, due to the 30psi over spec...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Gas guage VIN: 2HKRL186X2
New sender, new guage. Both new from Honda. Intermittently drops to below empty and low fuel light comes on. Correct signal from guage to cluster. Where does power to guage come from? Multiplex unit? Alldata and Mitchell both near worthless for this. My b...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22985
came in with heated o2 circuit error /sen. 1/. Open circuit on 3-4 wire. Replaced w/ denso unit. Now have P1172(P2A00). Check voltage at 3-4 of harness, 9.5v. Check 3 to gnd. = 12 v. Check 4 to gnd. & have 2.5 volts. Checked and cleans gnd. that I could find. Trouble codes: P2A00 (02 sensor circuit range/Performance bank 1/sen. 1)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, evap purge circuit VIN: KM8SC73D73
see above baffled why its intermittent any body seen this one before??? Trouble codes: P0455
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1990 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JACCH58R4L
vehicle came in as a complete no start. found no spark.- bolts holding rotor on fell out and rotor wrecked itself and distributor cap. replaced and now have both fuel and spark and injector pulse. vehicle will start but runs horrible and will die unless gas pe... Trouble codes: 44 (map sensor circuit high)
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L od VIN: JT8GK13T8S
i have a es 300 that wont go into od. during test drive od switch can be activated on and off; light on dash toggles and no change. current codes are 500-oss and 720-oss, both of these are partaining to the oss,but owner does not complain off erratic speedo et...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
front air bags bottom out, compressor okay, relay okay, module does not ground dark blue/yellow wire for unknown reasons. We replaced the air suspension motor about 6 months ago, due to being weak and the relay was replaced due to burn out, replaced the left r...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Locking Differential VIN: WDBEB28D3M
The ASD light has been on for one day - I have tried to use the ( jump pin 5 with pin 1 ) method as I found recommended to blink out the code or hold for 15 sec to reset - neither - the code will not blink in the ASD lamp nor am I able to reset to turn off lam...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs ,bas VIN: WDBJF65F3W
bas and abs light coming on,checked codes c1501 and c1401 set I have no voltage on red/yellow wire coming from abs and bas control module to high pressure/return pump relay module. Can back probe at abs module with voltage and all codes will not reset. What su...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L l/r strut VIN: WDBPJ75J71
Thanks in advance for everyones help. This vehicle has the ABC hydraulic suspension. Throughout it's life it has had many problems with the suspension system. the current problem is the vehicle will sink down on the left side after being parked for about 30 mi...
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1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L unknown VIN: 1M3M56M49N
in really stumped on this one, this vehicle had the head gaskets replaced, distributor was NOT removed, and after all was reassembled the engine ran fine, exept for a few normal minor adjustments.. Did not realize i had no vaccum till i was ready to road test ...
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1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Vaccum VIN: 1M3M56M49N
in really stumped on this one, this vehicle had the head gaskets replaced, distributor was NOT removed, and after all was reassembled the engine ran fine, exept for a few normal minor adjustments.. Did not realize i had no vaccum till i was ready to road test ...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50U9W
Was towed in from another shop after used transimission was installed , never ran again . Had 6 used ecms on front seat. After we got a reman from ford with calibration code and vin . Crank engine no spark , three or four injector impulses then nothing until k...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L radio VIN: 1ZWHT61L4X
when turn on headlights get whining noise from rear speakers. noise becomes louder as rpm range becomes higher and noise stops when headlights turned off.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54H11
we have two codes---cam and crank position sensor faults...the wiring for either engine looks the same...is there a difference between the two that would cause the ecm to not recognize the sensors on the new engine? This was a complete swap,,all the connectors... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21H71
AFTER REPAIRING THE P0300 THIS VEHICLE CAME BACK WITH A P0507 IDLE RPM HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.. VEHICLE STARTS UP FINE BUT IDLES AT 1200RPM WITH THE A/C OFF A/C ON VEHICLES STILL IDLES ABOUT 1000RPM. PERFORMED SMOKE TEST FOUND NO LEAKS ENGINE WAS WARM AT THAT TI... Trouble codes: P0507
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starts and dies VIN: 1N4BU31DXR
car came in with no start. checked spark. none. replaced coil and got spark, but still no start. checked fuel pressure. none. replaced fuel pump. now have pressure. still no start. no code stored. found loose connector at dist. plugged in completely,car starte...
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L master VIN: 1N6SD16S3R
Client came in with a steel line leaking fuel behind tank. So he wanted all lines replace. After installation of lines and bleed brakes(by hand), when we started it back up vehicle now has a brake pedal that goes to the floor. We then bled brakes with a brake ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SJNFBAN16A
Thanks in advance, This vehicle is actually an Australian Nissan Pulsar, and has been passed onto me by another shop. Problem occurs very intermittantly (maybe once every one or two weeks) where vehicle will hesitate and misfire and set a P0340 for the camshaf... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor malfunction)
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High Idle VIN: 1G3WT34X1P
This vehicle came in for the high idle (2000-3000rpm). I scanned the computer and pulled code 35, checked the IAC steps and KOEO IAC was 130, engine running IAC drops rapidly to 0. I smoked the intake and found a lower intake leak and smoke from around the thr... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC Failure)
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G2FW2182K
I apologize for the length, just trying to make sure I put in as much info as I can.I had purchased this Trans Am earlier this summer and it ran fine for the most part. It always fired up, but would stall unless you hit the gas for a few seconds after start up...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
thanks in advance . this vehicle has a intermittant code p 1779 , ecm not sending required info to the tcm. we only have a intermittant code p1779 ,when the mil comes on the vehicle, intemittantly stalls & has no passing gear. when we erease the code it operat... Trouble codes: P1779
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L air bag VIN: JS3DT62V4X
Hi, Thank you in advance for your help. This Grand Vitara has an Air Bag light on. Manually pulled codes to get code b1022 (22). All of the testing I can find for this code state "Install Special Tool". Does anyone have a way of diagnosing without this "Specia...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L missing bolts VIN: JT3VN39WXR
i am a bmw tech in need of some help. i realize this is a long shot but here goes. i am re-installing cylinder heads on this toyota 4 runner 3.0 after the first tech quit. i have 4 bolts that i can not for the life of me figure out where they go. there 2 ident...
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1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ53ZJ
hi everyone, it's killing me this one. got a 87 scirocco with an 16 valves in it. when you crank it, it start immediatly, run not so bad, a little up and down. if you touch the gas and bring the rpm to 2000 revolution, and you remove youre foot from the gas. b...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSD29M4Y
I could really use some pointers from the VW gurus on this Jetta. We primarily service asian/domestic and I am not real familiar with VW. This Jetta has been sitting for over a year and has now been handed to me. It smokes very bad when we started it and has m...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWCC21C61
I need some help. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST. My oil light flashes at idle HOT. The oil pressure is 22 psi when HOT at IDLE. 65 psi Cold at idle. If I rev the engine pressure goes to 60 psi hot. No noises from the top of engine when hot or cold. Using 5-40 sy...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5525R
Hello techs, The Vehicle came in with the complaint of a no/hard start after it set overnight or after a hot soak. Checked the basics and didn't find any obvious problems. Once I got it to act up the noid light that I had installed in the #1 fuel injector conn...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD22K5S
I am having someone type this fix, as this one beat me so bad I no longer have control of my extremities. As stated in post, I had already done CMP, checked magnet, wiggle test, scoped cam and crank sensors and new pcm. I had it up in the air, and decided to p... Trouble codes: P0342 (cmp signal circuit), P0341 (cam crank sync error).
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
i am cautiously optimistic when i say this one may be fixed.five days so far and no failure.as we all know,intermittent failures are the worst,and this was no different. i did a lot of the work suggested by you guys before my post,but all your input helped me ... Trouble codes: P1361.
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L no crank / no run VIN: 3G5DB03EX2
I have fixed this vehicle the wiring harness was routed thru the motor mount up front. when motor would move just right it would short wire and blow fuse.thanks for the help. we followed the wires like suggested
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Thanks to all who replied...Many of you sugested to ohm test the injectors.. .I pulled the intake plenium and tested each injector...I found 1 injector with 4.1 ohm..1 with 10.2 and 2 with 11.3 and 1 with 12.1 ohms...We contacted the customer with an estimate ...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, high rpm back fire t VIN: 2G1FP22S2R
Thanks for all the help. Everyone's suggestions were helpful. After eliminating(and re-checking) all electronics again (ignition & fuel control systems) we were BACK to mechnical, AGAIN. We were about to remove heads AGAIN and re-check valves/seats/springs AGA...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L speedo VIN: 1GTEC14M8T
replaced customer installed speed sensor, trans shifts fine now. ohms reading - voltage output from sensors are the same but this one works
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GCEK14R4W
It has been over 2 weeks since the customer picked up his truck and has since left a voice mail to say it's no longer squealing. I ripped the shoes off and on the backing plate there is an inner ring that mates in the groove in the edge of the drum. This rin...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X52
We found a low compression on cylinder #4. The customer did not want to spend money for the valve job and/or injector unit at this time and declined the repair, since the van is still running o'k and has lots of power. Special thanks to the following techs: Th... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L3W
most of the responces agree with our dianosis of computer failure.the customer decided to take van to the dealer because i have no access to a drb111 to program the replacement.all wiring and component tests passed including completely disconnecting the engine...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP74L21
Thanks for all the replies! Larry and James hit it! The PCM was bad... the tip about the ASD still clicking after key was turned off heled me make the call, mine was doing that also!
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L electronic clutch fan
Hi Group,Sorry this is late. I checked the wiring to the plug-in & did not find anything wrong.Hooked up scanner to ck. the fan, when applied,the fan did not change.Customer said he would try a Cummins dealer.He says its not heating up like before.Thanks Robe...
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1965 Ford mustang 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 8T01T16017
I would like to thank each of you who replied. The information here is amazing. There were a lot of different warnings about this job, so the owner decided to go ahead with a power disc conversion kit. It was a peice of cake. Thanks again, you guys saved me a ...
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1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTLRT4A8G
I tried solving this one and it bit me. I can't figure this one out for the life of me. The injector pulse with and frequency of the firing stays frozen whyle the hesitation occurs, Even as you depress the accelerator. MAP TPS are both showing a change but do...
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1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FTDE15N7H
I ran out of time,the van belong to a charity and when they could not pay for any more testing,the placed an announcement in the local newspaper for donations,A local Dealership offer to pick up the van and fix it for free.I had a lot of confidence that I woul...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX1768W
well it's fixed! thank you to all that replied. i tore the front of the motor back down to check the timing chains and what i found was that the chain had jumped time.i had replaced the right side tensioner and i didn't allow it to pump up to keep tension on t...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1X
WOW! Thank all of you for your responses!!! A lot of good suggestions given the little information you had from me. WAY too many hands in the cookie jar before it was turned over to me, but it's still a fix! Rick gets the gold star on this one. After re-checki...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L high pressure VIN: 1FAFP33P81
THE OPENING IN THE RADIATER SUPPORT WAS COVERED BY PIECE OF PLASTIC.SOMEONE APPARENTLEY COVERED IT BECAUSE THE HIGH PRESSURE CAP WAS MISSING HAD ALOT OF RESPONSES. THANKS TO ALL WHO OFFERED HELP. MATT
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1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Light on VIN: 1GKCS13W4S
Hello guys and thanks for your help, unfortunately the owner needed her car so she took it, but she'll be back, is there a way to post an update on a closed post? I agree with the guys who think the problem is the EBCM, so I'll get one and call this customer b...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GKEK13R1V
Thank you so much IATN,you did it again! The problem was very intermittent, but with your help, was able to educate the customer. The customer did indicate the PRNDL did indeed go blank when the check engine light came on as some of you mentioned, indicating a...
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2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L anti theft problem VIN: 1GTFG25M2Y
first of all i would like to thank everyone who responded.actually we did not installed any parts to this van because it did not die on us.the only thing we did was we removed the big bunch of keys from his gear shifter that we thought might be interfering wit...
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L vibration VIN: JHMES96623
I received several responses stating the start clutch was the problem. I had the customer call the dealer to check for warrantee. Dealer said that the problem was the start clutch and that it should have been replaced no charge with the battery. Customer had n...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C12
This is still the best tool in the box. Thanks go out to all that took their time to help and I hope to help you out in the future. The fix was the crank sensor. After Boris [...] responded yesterday I went ahead and checked powers and grounds, all good. The...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L compressor? VIN: 1J8GW68J22
replaced expansion valve then system developed a leak in the evaporator custmer declined further repairs thanks so much for all of the help replies Mark
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Electronic VIN: KNAFB1218X
Great news today! Last week we installed both the output speed sensor and the input ratio sensors w/ new parts and flushed the transmission due to mileage requirements. My customer returned today after some lenghty test drives to report that the codes have not...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12853
The customer needed his car back and being unable to reproduce any concern at this time, he took his car. Thank you for the help, so when he comes back in, which I guess he probably will, I have some new ideas on where to look. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0560 (Battery back up line malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfuntion), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire).
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L blower motor VIN: JT8UF22E0S
Thanks to Jim factory phone was turning the blower down to low speed uplugged factory phone problem is with phone module. thanks to everyone who replied. Frank [...].
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride quallity VIN: JT6HT00W9X
hello everyone this is what i did which is what rod and greg suggested the pencil trick worked the accumulators in the front were bad the pencil went way in the rears were fine thanks for all the help i replaced the bad ones in the front and the things rides ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Compressor VIN: 4JGAB54E71
sorry for taking so long to close this - was waiting to get reply from customer - customer was going to take in to dealer but has not yet. i had posted the wrong freon charge(tech had installed correct amount) . Thanks to all who replied. i will try to find o...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG 3.2L roof VIN: WDBKK66F42
ten hours of playing got me to understand the system alot better, the right side cable that suppose to release the locking latch was stuck due to stretch cables, after getting the roof to move freely, the repairs was done. the codes was normal due to the mo...
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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 6MMAP47P5W
I FOUND THAT MARK WAS RIGHT ,THEY MUST LIKE CHAMPION PLUGS . IT HAD NGKS IN IT. I REPLACED THE PLUGS AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM . SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT I OVER LOOKED BECAUSE THEY WERE NEW. Trouble codes: P00, 300 (cylinder missfire).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y81
A new Mass Air Flow Sensor fixed the problem. That also was the general consensus of the techs who responded with their input. I did check fuel pressures and the voltage and particularly the ground wire at the MAF connector (seems like this is a common problem... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1G3AG55N3P
We will call this one fixed. I believe the bearing just plain wore out. Possible coolant in the oil from the leaking gaskets or I did find a TSB that GM had some of these motors come out with to large of clearances on the #1 main and needed the bearing replace...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L EBTCM module VIN: 1G3WX52H7Y
The car is fixed, finally. All the responses cautioned me to be sure to check power from the ignition switch. I checked and rechecked all the powers and grounds and visually checked the connector to the ebtcm. Everything checked out every time, but it alwa...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L abs VIN: 1G3NK52T3Y
thanks to all that replied it ended being what i thought and every one else from the beginning a bad wheel speed sensor i just could not find the glitch with scanner or scope thanks again Jeff
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Interior lights VIN: 1G2HZ52K4X
Did test grounds early in testing, as that is what it acted like. Battery had been replaced earlier but connections were clean and tight. Same with body grd. As suggested by Paul & Gary, tested door switches. Lt.Grn/Blk wire at BCM and grd. Tested 3.8m ohms, ...
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L spark plugs VIN: WP0AB29903
Thanks guys. The concensus is - remove rear bumper cover, remove intercoolers, remove shielding, then of course coil overs and plugs. Job bills out for 6 hours. I got away with removing the muffler heat shield, dropping the shield over the coils and contortin...
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1990 Subaru Loyale RS Turbo 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52B8L
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP FELLAS , I HAVE TO CLOSE THIS REQUEST WITHOUT A FIX , AS THE CUSTOMER NEEDS THE CAR , IT WILL RETURN IN A WEEK OR SO TO FINISH, THERE WERE 2 CODES IN THE CAR. # 35= EVAP SOLENOID & #55 = EGR TEMP SENSOR ( OF WHICH THERE IS NOT ONE AND ... Trouble codes: 55 (egr. temp sensor).
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L airbag VIN: JF1GF4851W
THE CLOCKSPRING/MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH SOLVED BOTH THE AIRBAG PROBLEM AND THE INOPERATIVE HORN, THANKS FOR ALL HELP AS ALWAYS, BERNIE.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L int. lighting, radio, clock VIN: JF1GG29662
Thanks for the replies. As I stated in the update I had checked all fuses, under hood and in dash. James suggested that I feed power to were I should have Battery power. The easiest place to do this was at the CD/Radio, after power was applied everthing worked...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N2T
Thanks to all that posted help responces.I didn't get to finish this repair because I was in the process of working out my "notice".I have since moved to another garage.I did trace the wiring harness looking for a break or a crushed wire but found none.I also ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater circuit bank1 sensor1), P0130 (o2 circuit bank1 sensor1).
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