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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9650T
this car has a no start problem.now the pcm has been replaced,as well as crank sensor.i checked and have no injector pulse,but i checked for fuel at the rail and it sprayed out.i also checked the pgm relay.i have 12 volts at the red and white wire as well as t...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL is on VIN: WAULD64B82
Hi Fellows , this Audi came back after 7 months with the same code in ECU : P1624 & in TCM : P0741. We did ohm test the wiring from TCM pin in & output and it pass good. What we don't understand sometimes the TCC (torque converter clutch) disengage after a few...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63442
just looking for a little insight as to what i may be facing here. after replacing the vanos unit on bank 2 for exhaust cam (see above) car runs great but begins to develop smoke from the tailpipe if let idle for more than one minute. driving car it burns no o...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L all gauges VIN: 2B4GP44G7W
the ses light comes on, codes p1695 and p1698 are stored, the instrument cluster goes dead. the speedometer and all gauges quit working. connections and wiring between bcm, tcm, instrument cluster, and pcm all seem ok. the wires ohm out at 5 ohms or less betwe...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U22
Ranger came in with a check engine light that only comes on while driving on the highway. Misfire cyl. #3 is always set. Test driving feels like secondary ignition problem. Get the truck up to 55 mph, let it lock up and then gently accelerate. It will start to... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl. 3 misfire detected)
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Limp In VIN: JACDH58V7N
I am tring to help my cousin in the caribbean on a problem with his 1992 Isuzu Trooper. He retreived a code 31 which means that the TCM does not see ant Input RPM. Trans is a 4L30-E. I have an ATSG manual and I do not see an Input RPM sensor.Can any one tell m...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
hello i put the timing belts in this car - that failed when starting so i tried it. i have compression but engine acts like its out of time and fighting itself. also have cylinder #4 washing out with gas i have to use oil in cylinder to get compression back. c...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L cluster (trip meter) VIN: 1G5839T452
Customer called and wondered if I had any ideas on why the light was not on. Haven't had a chance to look at the van yet. Apparently just the trip meter and odometer are not lit up. Any suggestions as to why this could be and how to fix it? Are these vans know...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L No Start VIN: WP1AB29P04
Hello, to you Porsche Techs out ther. This vechile came in with an intermittent no start. When the car does not start the light showing the key will illuminate "(I presume this is the anti theft system light)". I hooked up a generic scan tool to pull codes but...
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1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Surge VIN: 4S3BJ6333R
This Suburu Has what I would call a surge or recoil at just off idle throttle. While cruising and letting off to go around a corner with just ever so slight throttle it will buck. Acts like a EGR problem, however I dont think this car uses a EGR system. I can ...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fails due to codes VIN: JT2BG22KOX
I dont have alot of info on this vehicle The prndl will light both P and N at the same time, but not all the time also the brake lamp light out warning light comes on once and a while. with no bulbs out. I smoked the evap system using perge port hose, plugged ... Trouble codes: 1780 (park neutral switch fuction), 446 (evap control system vent control)
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Engagement Stall VIN: 5TBBT44142
Hi Girls And Guys, Happy Labor Day. I have this Toyota Tundra that will stall as soon as you put it in drive or reverse. It reminds me of the old GM front wheel drive that used to stall when you come to a stop. Stuck in overdrive. This one has No codes. I need...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: 3FALP15POV
Sorry about the delay in closing this request, but I wanted to make sure the Escort was good and gone. It has been gone over a week now, with no complaints, so I am assuming all is well. After reading all of your replies, I bit the bullet and pulled the head ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTZX1766W
HELLO AND THANKS FOR THE GOOD ADVICE; ONCE I LOCATED THE TEST WIRE FOR THE REAR ABS I WAS ABLE TO GET A CODE 16 PASS, KNOWING THAT I MUST HAVE CAUSED THE PROBLEM I BACK TRACKED AGAIN. WHAT I FINALLY FOUND WAS THAT FORD WIRE CONNECTORS SUCK, I LEARNED A LOT ON ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDSF35S4X
Fixed !!! What a stumpper & it was so simple. (looked right over this one) BAD GAS!!! When I had installed the new fuel pump, I looked @ the fuel & it looked good & smelled ok ? The fuel just didn't have a big bang,
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P54
THIS ONE IS FIXED FOR NOW AGIAN. I TALKED TO A FORD TECH AND HE SUGGESTED CHANGING THE OIL. THE OIL WAS STILL 2000 KM UNDER THE NEXT RECOMMENDED CHANGE. I CHANGED IT ANY WAY AND SURE ENOUGH IT STARTED HOT PERFECT AGAIN. THE FORD TECH SAID SOME TIMES PEOPLE MAY... Trouble codes: P0336.
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting
HELLO AND THANKS ; AS MOST ALL THOUGHT IT INDEED WAS THE ELECTRICAL SIDE OF THE IGN SWITCH I WAS ABLE TO HOLD THE KEY IN A POSITION THAT WOULD CAUSE IT TO RUN NEW SWITCH AND THIS ONE IS GONE.
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D74
Unfortunately the customer did not want to spend anymore money on this car. The replies I got had a couple different suggestions, one was to check the base timing marks (which is easier said than done on this engine) another suggested the code was programmed t... Trouble codes: P0345 (LH cam sensor circuit malfuntion).
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2VV22W8L
As I was removing the IAC valve for cleaning,I put on my reading glasses to see better.I noticed the large TB to air cleaner box hose had a small crack running underneath the hose clamp at the TB. So I removed the hose to inspect it. The bottom of the hose had...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L electric cooling fan VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
Thank you all, Dan [...] from Mississippi, had it right, this circuit becomes powered up when alternator begins charging(it's the D+ circuit for charge indicater light), I was testing with engine off, bad diagrams cost me a week, I don't come on here and a...
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2007 Volkswagen Caddy 1.6L fill point VIN: WV1ZZZ2KZ7
Thanks to Dallas, Don, Steven, Dan and Craig for all thier time and effort. As I await this vehicle to return in the next week or so to carry out the service all information has been very informative. As it seems the procedure is very simler to the earlier vol...
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