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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L stumbles on accel VIN: WBACA531XP
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this high mileaged BMW in for stumbling and dogging out severely while the engine is warming up. I start the engine and go driving, while i accelerate, it really wants to fall on its face until it warm...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2WT34HJ465
Verifired code and replaced precat O2 as it seemed a bit lazy. Hooked scope up to both O2s and test drove at highway speeds. First thing I noticed is post cat O2 takes quite a bit of driving to light off ( about 10 minutes). Pre and post voltages are swinging ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Bank 1 cat oxygen storage inefficient)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L wire fire at lamp module VIN: WBADM6341Y
I do a lot of work for used car lots and got this BMW as a sublet to another garage who then sublet it out to me. There was a electrical fire centered around the lamp control module located in the passenger side kick panel. Being cheap like most used car lots ...
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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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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L3R
hello, we are working on a 1994 buick lesabre. the problem is that when cold the car will start and die. it will do this as many as 8 times before it will continue to run. the customer also reports intermittant shut off while driving and again the start and di... Trouble codes: P0406
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L #8 PCM batt fuse VIN: 1G6KY5497X
Customer had car towed in. Said it died and would not restart. found fuse to PCM blown. replaced fuse and car started and ran fine. test drove 3 miles and ran fine. let run at idle another 10 minutes and ran fine. let sit for one hour and test drove again. car...
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2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L memory mirror VIN: 1G6KS54Y83
I have this cad with the seat and mirror memory system. Everything works but the drivers mirror. The drivers mirror cant find its correct position and keeps moving to the stops. Passenger side works great. Seats move appropriately and all other functions work....
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JH52F32
hey all you gm techs i have this cavalier that when started cold it idles good as soon as you put it in gear and start to backup the engine almost shuts down like someone turns the key off then on.it never stalls, almost but it keeps running.it has a new coil ...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L A/C Operation VIN: 1GNFK16Z72
Hi all, I have a 2002 Suburban that has an a/c problem. The a/c works good for about 15 minutes then the compressor stops and will not turn back on when a/c button is pressed. Vehicle has automatic temp. control and rear a/c. When the system is inop and the bu...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WF52E43
this car came with high idle and over heating replaced tps and cooling fan car ran great came back three weeks later same problem. rechecked and found iac motor sticking replaced it same thing no change. the fan comes on but on low speed only. if you unplug th...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEK13Z54
got a good one for chevy, we are a ford dealer . got a tahoe that feels like its being held back on slow sharp turns. have checked both front and rear brakes and differintials and al seems ok. have serviced transfer case and it had really bad looking fluid in ...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L fuel pulse VIN: 1G1ND52F04
Vehicle was brought in as a no start. Looked to the recent fuel pump but checks out fine. Sufficient fuel pressure (holds steady at just under 60 psi)but no pulse to the injectors. Vehicle will start with starting fluid without hesitation. Everything I can fin...
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.9L P\S pump noise VIN: 2G1WK15151
Turn all the way one way or the other,pump starts to growl,sounds like pump to me.G.M. techs please help,hate to replace pump and still have the same problem.All data shows no T.S.BS OR RECALLS FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L Power mirrors VIN: 1GCHK29KX8
Hello fellow Tech, Hopefully A gm tech may have already tried this, we are considering purchasing a 2008 2500hd sierra 4wd ext cab truck, this particular vehicle has an option camper style power heated adjustable mirrors, code (DPN) . I want to replace them wi...
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1988 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L hard start VIN: 1B7FD04Y2J
running out of ideas on this one after driving for a while and stop shut truck off for about 15-20 min very hard to start have to feather the throttle and it starts..scann data seems fine and the fuel pressure is good...any idea would be helpful.
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1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L flywheel VIN: 1B6MF36CXR
hello everbody, hope someone can shed some light on this flywheel.truck came in with clutch slipping pulled tranny clutch in bad shape along with flywheel.had flywheel turned but can not find specs for flywheel minimum thickness with no known history other tha...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L front brakes VIN: 2B4FP2538X
After performing brake work (front pads, machine rotors, wheel cylinders, clean and adjust rear brakes) the vehicle came back with the front brakes getting very hot and smoking. Found that the rear brakes were not operating and found that the height sensing pr...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Electronic VIN: 2BEHD46R02
The customer had a "system" (radio) installed in this car and stated that the transmission problem began after that. He had a shadetree put in a new transaxle with the same problem after the swap. I confirmed the radio was a base model with no connection to th...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU16N12
after a good hot soak this thing will stall. you can tell when it's going to happen the gas gadge will go to empty and the gas light comes on. what i found was the asd relay and the fuel pump relay signal or ground at the ecm goes away for like 2milsec. i chec...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L low intake vac 10" VIN: 1ETEX15N5J
ok goys pre-thanks for your help,127..k,227k either way how frequent are broken camshafts???
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L fuel pump runs on VIN: 1FTCR10A5M
I have this Ranger that the fuel pump stays on after key off. The fuel pump failed becuase of this, I assume. Replaced the fuel pump and relay (nieoffe brand), worked for awhile (less than a day) problem returned. I installed a dealer relay (as was recomended ...
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1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FACP5344N
Hello, got an AXODE that I rebuilt 7 months ago for planetary failure. Car shows up, service order says "Car barely goes into 3rd gear" Drove car. Noted VERY SLIGHT shift flare on 2-3 shift. Seems to occur only if a 1-2 2-3 pattern is performed, such as accel...
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMDU35POV
Hey there ford lovers... This one is actually for my truck. Drivin home after a two hour run on the highway the other night, got off he highway and my truck felt like it was miss firing pretty bad. Got to the shop the next morning and scanned it... po340...cam... Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
This vehicle is owned by a little old lady who hardly drives the vehicle. her son brought it to us because it will not pass the emissions test with a code in the vehicle. This canister purge valve code comes on with the koeo test immediately after start up or ... Trouble codes: P0443
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMRU17LXI
hello, well it seams i only get the hard ones so hear goes everything. this vehicle has a p0402 egr excessive flow detected. the first problem we came across is the hoses for the dpfe sensor were split and inside the hoses were all gummed up, so we replaced th... Trouble codes: P0402
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03112
I need some help here guys. I have this 02 Ford Escape with a misfire. Came in 2 weeks ago with a P0304-misfire in #4 cyl. Plugs were original with 125k miles and #4 plug looked like it had carbon tracking on it. Replaced all plugs and #4 coil boot. Car ran fi...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14UX2
Hey fellas, im having a hard time with this one. I need to find out how to get to tdc so I can install the sensor properly. I need to put it a 26 degrees after but need to find some marks or some way to tell me when I am at tdc. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P1336
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L windows & interlock VIN: 1FTRW07L62
CALLING ALL FORD TECHS. THIS ONE CAME IN ABOUT A WEEK AGO WITH WINDOWS AND TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECT INTERLOCK - INOP. FOUND A BLOWN 5 AMP FUSE UNDER THE DASH - FUSE #15. THIS FUSE GOES TO THE GEM. REPLACED THE GEM AND THE FUSE, PROBLEM GONE, WINDOWS WORK AND T...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1FTRX12W65
Techs, I am not a transmission expert. These are the codes I got. Truck goes in reverse as it should. Goes forward at a crawl. Point me in the right direction. Is the transmission the problem or is is a electrical part? Codes-P0720,P0722,P0731,P0732,P2106. A...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6675W
hell i have this honda that keeps turnig on the cel for dtc p1106. alldata has no diag info or repair. it just says reset ecm the run engine at 3000 rpm if dtc returns ecm is bad, the baro sensor is in the ecm. has anyone run into this problem anf would be hel... Trouble codes: P1106 (baro sensor range performance problem)
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66313
Car was a tow in, customer complained about a no-start situation. Had the computer on and pulled the codes up. Thought it could possibly be the Map or throttle sensor, so i had unplugged them and the car started. Then plugged the sensors back and had NO Thrott... Trouble codes: P2122, P2127, P0107, P0117, P2222, P2627
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L hard start VIN: KMHWF25S72
hey guys, well here we go. 02 hyundai sonata 2.4. customer complains of intermittent hard start, ses light. scanned, found p0171 lean code. fuel trims and o2 data looks fine, no vaccum leaks to be found. fuel pressure ok. maf readings seemed to be sluggish, so... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JNKAY21D8V
Car came in with check engine light on,had 2 tps codes we placed tps and adjusted. car ran fine check engine light stayed off. car came back with complaint of hesitation at take off and it does..i double checked tps,fuel pressure and timing, all ok. now it hes...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA31AX2
greetings to all this car has two codes one for the evap and the other for an 02 sensor.i smoked the evap system twice and i do not see any leaks,how ever my smoke machine can seal of the evap system to see if it will hold pressure but when i do that the gauge... Trouble codes: P1147, P1455
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L noise
Help Please! I am stuck, this Jeep has 187k on it in good shape. the proublem is if you hit the right bump the customer coplains of a clunk. I heared it on mostely left turns about 30 mph like a bad shock or sway bar link. I replaced the links and a shock I th...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD733X3
vehicle stalls and will not re-start according to owner. runs fine for me. anybody seen a similar scenario with these codes. really suspect engine speed input (p0727). anybody been down this road?? your experience and help is greatly appreciated!!! Trouble codes: P0700 (trans contl), P0335 (crank pos sens a), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P0727 (engine speed input no signal)
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L electical VIN: KNAGD12675
dash fire, does anyone have any wiring diagrams. on the bottom of the fuse box looking towards the front there is a black box (etacs) behind this on the back of the fuse box left side very bottom white plug, brown wire, this is the wire thats burnt.any one kno...
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1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Specs. VIN: JT8JS47E9P
Hello, I have a silly request: could someone e-mail me please a few tightening specs. for this car? I need the torque specs. (and sequence) for the head bolts, cam sprockets, front crank pulley. Also wondering if I have to use new head bolts and if there is an...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L solinoid/tcm VIN: JT8UF22E1S
this car is driving me crazy! six months ago had same problem but also had tcc solinoid or valve problem, would die after warmed up when coming to a stop. would have to put in neutral before stopping and then kill the car and restart to be able to put in gear ...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L b1994/36 VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
I have checked the connection under the drivers seat,NPF.Is the code B1994 for the drivers steering wheel air bag or the drivers seat airbag assembly?I have repeatedly cleared codes they come right back.Air bag light flashes code 36 and code B1994 is stored.Wh...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S92
P01633 Loss of KAP resets on second start. Monitoring Pin 44 I see a solenoid pattern? The system B+ voltage is pulled down for 5 mil sec then a 15 volt spike? This only occurs once but pending code is set. When fuse 7 in the Central Junction Box is removed KA... Trouble codes: P1633 (Loss of KAP), P1504 (IAC Shorted)
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2220C
code p0171 on, replaced air flow meter and air boot. light came on again 1 day later. we replaced air flow meter again numbers still high. o2 switches good, but tends to hang on the righ side even with high fule trim numbers. long term camps out around 12-14 a... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22551
Hello to all, this mazda intermittantly sets this po421 code. I replaced both o2s with mazda parts as the upstream was slow to switch and have over 100k on them. cleared codes road tested with passing results per [...] steps. came back again with the same... Trouble codes: P0421
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA23G1W
This benz shows up with the gasket blown out in the middle of the a/c compressor. I figure it failed due to some excessive pressure, so I replace the compressor and dryer, evac & charge it, and it doesn't cool very well, and there is the radiator fan, NOT runn...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
hey guys im gettin closer to figuring this one out. want to see what yall think. runs fine in cold mornings, then after driving randomly dies then wont start for 10 minutes. then will start again and drive for a bit then shut down again. when it doesent start...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
Customer complains off cooling fans not turning off very intermitant happend 3 times in tree weeks. first time it happend caused dead battery. Customer pulls underhood fan relay and fans shut off put relay back all is good again untill it happens again. Im not...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D11
I have this Maxima that needs a new ECM, board is badly burned. My question is if i aquire a used computer from a same vehicle will the security system keep it from starting and if so can it be re-programmed?
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D01
THIS VEHICLE HAS A STALLING AND LOPING SURGING PROBLEM. STALLING IS NOT SO PREVALANT. VEHICLE HAS NO FAULT CODES BUT DOES HAVE AN EXHAUST LEAK AT THE FRONT FLEX PIPE.THIS VEHICLE HAS THIS CONDITION AT IDLE AND ON ACCELERATION. WHILE WATCHING THE VALUES ON THE ...
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2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y13
Vehicle will not start. No spark, no fuel injector pulse, no fuel pump relay signal from ECM. I checked all power and ground feeds to the ECM and everything checked out good.. The engine light does not light KOEO. The light does light if I ground terminal 18 o...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNIDA31A53
this car came in and had a p1121 code, and would not move every other time you would crank it up. i replaced the throttle body and car now runs but i am getting the code p507 for a high idle and it is between 800 and 1000rpm. i run the throttle relearn(without... Trouble codes: P1121 (throttle out of range), P0507
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18W55
hey everyone this one has me beat.It's my neighbour's truck.occasionaly this suv will develop a severe wobble in the steering wheel at about 100 km it will stay there until the speed is dropped to under 60 at which point it will stop and not come back if you b...
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1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GHDU06L4P
vehicle came from another repair shop after going through extensive plug and play diagnostic. with really bad surge, no throttle response. scanned with genysis; only code was tps voltage. tps voltage steady .2 no change with throttle. replaced tps sensor clear...
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1988 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2JD11K2J
Hi: Vehicle originally had a rapidly fluctuating fuel pressure of 9-13 psi about 4 times per second with a block learn of 145 at all RPM, lean exhaust, hesitation, no acceleration, tendency to backfire. Pressure regulator/spring also fluctuating @ 4 HZ, in s...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NES2T6T
I have tried the relearn process of leaving the koeo for 10-15 minutes no luck I checked the airbag module for corrosion none even left unhooked to try to start (per info on Napafix) have no scan tool to communicate with cluster ( so I am sol there) the key fo... Trouble codes: P1601, P1629
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ52K3T
ok so heres my problem i have a customer that brought in a 96 pontiac bonneville non super charged with several problems, quick run down was stalling intermit. "like someone turned off the key" would restart instantly. also during accel. would fall on its face...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L tcc VIN: 1GMDX03E3Y
Vehicle came into my shop missing second gear...so i pulled the trans and overhauled it...on the road test after about 4 or 5 miles it started going into lock up right along with the 1-2 shift along with a code PO742...so i did some testing and determined that...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Hydraulic System VIN: 3G7DA03E41
Hi iATN, thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out with this vehicle. I replaced the power steering lines and power steering rack and pinion. All replaced for leak conditions. I bled the system after I was finished. Everything was okay at that ti...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Differential VIN: YS3DF58K92
Hallo automotive brain.dealing with this car that has vibration in the front end. wheels and tires are trough (exchanged it with a nown good set) The left inner driver has a lot of play where it go's in to the transmission.Now here is my question. Did a previu...
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1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZG5282S
car came into to me first with #4 cylinder plug fouling out checked compression and was fair went ahead and replaced cylinder head and compression came up to 175 in all cylinders and returned to the customer. went for about 1000 miles and customer came back an...
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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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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GYEK63NX2
Thanx to all who replied to my request,some suggest to have Tech 2 to be able to retrieve codes,we dont have the resource for a new scan tool at this time.Customer was in need of the vehicle,i adviced him next time when he bring the vehicle back for service i ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel pump VIN: 1GCHK23244
Turned out fuel had NOT been flushed out as I was told. The gasoline was just dilluted with diesel. Thank you to Jim, Brian, and Kevin for the TSB about this issue. It got me suspiscious as the symptoms were dead on. Although I'm still fuzzy on the dynamics of...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
Thank you to all that responded. I spoke with the customer again and they were certain that the problem only started after the new battery cable end was installed. I decided to try a different battery cable end and that seemed to fix it. The customer has le... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Motor Circuit Malfunction).
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Battery VIN: 2B4GP44341
After finding out how to test allowing for modules to go to sleep, unit apears to be fixed!. One of the firast things I found on this one was a add on charger for a laptop hooked up battery hot at all times. I am guessing that was the culprit. We will wait and...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C55
The fix is in. It became obvious that a reflash was going to be the answer, so we found a local parts house with reflash cabability and once done, things started and ran just fine. Not only did I not have to drag the car across town to the dealer and back, but...
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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L starter VIN: 1FBJS31H0H
I had replace the soeniod twice, with high quality units. The problem was the neg. battery cable end. I noticed it was getting hot and after replacing it didn't have the problem any more! The extra current was causing the soleniod to weld together. Thanks ...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9S
I believe this thing is fixed. I ran it 100+ miles with no problems after replacing the MAF and bank 1 O2 sensor. Reset fuel trim and after extensive running and road tests, idle fuel trim is about -15% on both banks, but runs good. MAF volts before repair ... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS inconsistent with MAF), P0172 (RICH bnk 1), P0175 (RICH bnk 2).
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L batt lite VIN: 1FTNW21L3Y
special thanks to the 5 replies. it was indeed the alternator, replace alt. and all is good. thanks again.
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats system VIN: 1FAFP34P63
Hey guys thanks for all the responses the vehicle did start after we replaced the tranceiver but it took sometime after we changed the tranceiver at first when we replaced it it did not start but after a while of playing with the modis it started not sure what...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1FTSX30P03
Thanks for all the help. I ordered the special socket for the icp from snap-on and it worked like a champ. To get it back in there is a clip to hold the sensor and use a 3/8 universal and a non wobble 12 inch extention and it goes write in . Thanks Mike P
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Warning Battery/Charge Light VIN: 1FDXE45P35
Sorry Guys for the delay...but I wanted to be sure of this quick fix. As I mentioned this particular vehicle is a tour bus, equipped with aftermarket air conditioning evaporator and condensers. Also, additional market lights. passenger lights and electric en...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8121T
Hello to all,I'm going to call this one fixed.Thanks to everyone who took the time out of their schedules to give me some input.Most of the replies that I received had been something that I had to do when I replaced the cylinder head gasket.(ie.vac leaks at ga...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L All Electric VIN: KMHCG35G1Y
Hi guys thanks for all the great suggestions I received. I was not able to get the vehicle to a "No Start" condition. The customer stated that it has only happened after it rained. He opted to take the vehicle now and bring it back on a later date since it was...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Compressor Coil VIN: KM8SC73DX2
Disassembled clutch and found clutch face cracked and bearing very noise, did not notice this when replaced coil, coil has been very hot, waiting on parts from dealer, this is a obvious problem but when get new parts install will check ohms, power, grounds , r...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GGCS19X4W
Thanks to all who replied. This vehicle is fixed. as many said the fuel pressure was to low. The owner was hesitant to replace the pump as it had been replace a year before. After replacement the vehicle ran great and owner is very happy. Thanks again
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifter assembly VIN: SAJDAO1N42
Repaired as per bulletin and all seems well. Told customer to apply park brake before putting into park. Thanks for all the replies.
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L light on,runs fine VIN: SAJEA7IC04
The fix turned out to be a broken wire on the sensor allthough that was one of the first things I checked when I gave a tug on the harness. I should have pulled on each individual wire. What made me recheck was thanks to Stanley [...] who gave the fault cod...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT48S0Y
basics,basics,basics. the fix was after going back and looking at the wireing diagram and looking at theroy and operation the pcm looks for ign sense when cranking that comes from the asd relay when we checked the fuses there was 2 fuses that had no power in t...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNDJA7230T
Well I received 7 posts on this one. The customer did not want us to go any further. He just wants to drive it for a little while longer. I did check pin voltages at the PCM and there were several that would drop out. I also found that when I put a battery...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slow refueling VIN: SALTY1249X
Hello Group, Customer informed me that it was the gas station and not his vehicle since he took his wife's car there to refuel and had the same problem. Coincidentally,I had the same problem with a series 1 Disco last month. Did learn alot about this sy...
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ3062P
I have sent the original ECU to be repaired. It came back with the same code and no communication for the data stream! Sent it back and am waiting patiently for its return. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: 71 (egr), 38 (trans code).
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGL22CTR
Well, this was a wierd one. We dont know if it is fixed or not. After cleaning the mass airflow & reseting min. air idle it appears to be much better, or is just not acting up. The customer decided to pick up the car. Thanks for all the responses guys. Trouble codes: 172 (o2 fixed lean).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Power Windo VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I was referred by a couple of you to Beckmann Technologies for reconditioned/revised soft top modules. I contacted them with my part number and they did no in fact deal with my particular one. I advised th...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33445
the pistons that went in were flat top instead of concave causing a little more compression that when added to the supercharger and the fact this owner liked the gas pedal to the metal explains the rings not holding. owner is going back to original pistons. th...
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AN74K4V
timing belt jumped 3 teeth some how making 1 coil not fire repaired by changing timing belt, crank and cam sensors
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31A41
it was the M A F sensor. Thank you all for your contributions--they were very helpful and mostly everyone had the same diagnosis plus some other insights. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High Idle VIN: 1G3WT34X1P
This was a weird one for sure. I attended a Standard Motor Products class on Fuel Trim Diagnostics and the first question the instructor asked when class started was “How many of you trust what yoru scanner tells you?” He didn’t differentiate by what scanner... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC Failure).
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Starting VIN: 1G3NL12E83
Well with a lot of help from this grand website I think she's fixed. The problem was actually a power feed to the bcm from the i.p fuse panel "ipc/bcf" fuse feeding circuit 1600. Some suggested a theft deturant problem or bcm. The way I found it was the bcm fi...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1T
While all of the responses were appreciated, the fix turned out to be a short in the black/white ground wire for the vsv. We disconnected the computer harness and were able to wiggle the wiring harness under the plennum to show a short to ground. I do not kn... Trouble codes: P0401 (e.g.r. low flow).
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HT05J7W
Thank you for the replies. As it turns out the new evap. canister we installed two monthes ago was bad. It would not hold pressure. Installed a new canister and the vehicle has been running for two weeks with no problem. Thank you to all who responded. Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem).
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1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWRL21H7P
found out what I needed to do. thanks for the replies. I needed to get updated coolant flange that has places for two sensors and relocate the sensor that was on the radiator hose.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61JX2
As stated in manr responses i replaced the water pump and thermostat and all is well. Mike P
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1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GA8748J
DIAGNOSED NOT FIXED. NEEDS ENGINE. FINALLY MANAGED TO GET THIS ENGINE TO START AFTER EXTENDED CRANKING. ONE THING I NOTICED WAS THE CRANKING SPEED WAS AROUND 200 RPM(LOW) IN MY OPINION.NOW FOR THE CAUSE OF THE LOW CRANKING SPEED. ONCE ENGINE STARTED I KEPT ENG...
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2001 Volvo C70 2.3L abs module VIN: YV1NC53D01
First, thanks to all that responded. The ABS/STC repaired the abs traclamps and the wheel speed sensor readings were wrong due to the incompatiblity of my aftermarket software provided by OTC/Genisys scan tool. The vehicle was going into "limp in" mode due to ...
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