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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L ABS module VIN: JH4KA3271L
Hi Acura tech's, This car came with the ABS light on and the pump would make this wild noise at times and affect the brakes. We got a used unit with everything, accumulator and all. All-data says that we have to have a bypass harness to bleed the pump. My ques...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: WBAHE2320R
Sorry if this is a bit long. I have limited experiance on BMW's. We do not have a scan tool for Europian vehicles. We have checked coils for proper resistance and on a coil tester for proper kv. Injectors ohmed O.K. and a little tester checks the operational "... Trouble codes: 1213 (O2 sensor control 2)
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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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1996 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4NJ52T6T
this buick has a bad hesitation at cold start. comes in just about when sys. goes into closed loop at normal acceleration. will overcome sag at wot.came to my shop with history from previous owner. turns out just about everything under the hood has been replac...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L door locks,lights,radio,power windows,airbag light VIN: 1G4HR54KIY
Vehicle came in and intermittently the radio,power locks,power windows would not work. The security light and airbag light would come on. When problem occured lost all communication with modules. Found data line was going down. Started removing modules when pr...
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L engine VIN: 5GADT13S84
Hello all, Working on a 2004 Buick Ranier-came in a week ago with a slight engine knock. The customer needed to take the car, so they drove it two days and brought it back to be diagnosed, the knock was more apparent after being driven. The knock is louder un...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY3181K
Good afternoon everyone I have an 89 corvette that was brought to me through a referral from a regular customer. I dont usually work on american cars but I thought I would try and help. The customer said that the car runs good when first started cold and then ...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Stall VIN: 1G1FP23E1M
engine shuts off at approx 5to 10mph(note: speedo is regestering over 10mph per 1 mph so at approx 5mph or so the speedo goes over 110mph and i believe the overspeed is shutting off ign.) is there a adapter somewhere that corrects the pulse ratio from trans? i...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEC14Z9P
Truck would not accellerate without popping and falling on its face, Found the distributer reluctor ring cracked and throttle body gasket cracked, Replaced those but now the truck when started cold will die when it does start to idle it will die when you put i...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 1GCEK19M8T
Vehicle came in with a sinking pedal. I checked for any lks and none found. It seem to me like the fluid was bypassing the cup seals. So I replaced the master with a reman unit because thats what he could afford at the time. I bench bled it and all seemed good...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Connector VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
I cannot get the 8 pin connector on the side of the 4L60e neutral safety switch/range selector switch to release. Tried every trick I know - spent an hour and it still wont release. Finally got the 4 pin connector to release. Help me pleeeeese. The replacement...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1446V
customer states she was on expressway and got off because of lack of power...so we pulled the cat firguring it was plugged but its not, when u drive it it falls on its face and has multiple misfires...tried, module, coils, fuel injection cleaning...someone ple...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19TXY
please help, this truck was purchased used and has had this problem since day one. if i put my scanner on it and turn the key on the two front o2s read 447 mv and the two a fter the catalytic converters read b1s2 440 mv b2s2 430 mv. then start it up and the fr... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14T1Y
Well Ive been doing this for over 30 years and today may be the day I got in over my head. This truck belongs to my brother so thats even worse. Heres the issue. Truck came in with tranny locked in default mode with ses light on. Had the codes listed above. Th... Trouble codes: P0463, P0758, U1026, U1041
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L battery VIN: 1GCGC13U81
I am posting for a fellow tech at this shop. This vehicle has a battery draw. He has replaced the battery and the alternator but to no avail. He took the truck to a GM dealership. They had the truck for 3 weeks and said (guessing) the headlight switch and/or m...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 2G1WH55KX2
Hi again fellow techs. We have this Malibu with abs light and pump activation intermittantly under 10 mph. Trac off light comes on also. Right now it is doing it consistantly. It is showing C1226 RF whl spd sensor erratic. We have replaced wheel bearing hub th...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD526X4
Chronic CEL light issue. New OE gas cap. Smoked without positive results. Are there any chronic issues with evap valve, solenoid, etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! This is my daughters car. Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system large leak detected)
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Remote programming VIN: 1G1ZT618X6
I have a customer that purchased a new remote for their car. I am a greenhorn just learning J2534 programming. I have a cardaq plus J2534 programmer. Can I program the remote to work with this car. I have not purchased the gm J2534 subsciption but I am plannin...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L air bag VIN: 1C4GP45R15
the air bag light has been on for 2weeks. we get only limited info from our gensysis and solus. there is no code # but it is for passenger squib #2 circuit open. we have checked the connectors under the seat but they all look fine. alldata shows some special t...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L ABS and Battery warning lights VIN: 2B3HD56J2Y
This car has a problem that seems to manifest itself in two stages. Stage one is that the LCD displays in the dash(Odometer and Gear indicator) flicker. Stage two is that the ABS,Trac off, and Battery light illuminate. The customer also states that the car was...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25R91
car came to shop with hesitation problem and stall on hot condition tune up done 2 month spark plugs wire pcv decarboniser i change tps but still problem clean throtlle plate iac in and out fuel pressure 61 psi even on road test 61 left pressure gauge 2 hours ...
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2005 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3L turn signals VIN: 1D4GP24RO5
During vhicle inspection I had a phantom turn signal opperation with left indicator flashing only. It occured twice, with key off and turn signl lever in nutral position. Time between phantom opperations was about 35 minutes or so. It has not happened again to...
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1984 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30LXE
Vehicle will run in start position only, dies when returned to RUN postion. 12V to module during crank and run. 12V to hall effect, ground disappears when in run. Checked schematics, all inputs checked ok. Any help would be great at this point. Thanks again to...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF26N8K
customer was fed up with truck, finally brought it in. found no spark and no injector pulse. disconnected spout connector and achieved spark. told customer was in need of ecm. he broght one down. we installed it, reconnected spout and now have spark. still no ...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, hard shiffting VIN: 1FDKE30M3P
this ambulance came in for very hard shifting. cust took vehicle to transmission shop, they replaced tranny with rebuilt unit. same problem cust took it to ford dealer, they pulled code of tp/ fipl out of range. fipl = fuel injection pressure lever... unit wor...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FALP4089R
we have a 94 mustang with an intermittent stalling problem. we have not been able to duplicate the problem,even after three separate,multiple day, visits to our shop.to date there are no codes,and fuel pressure has been ok . it shuts off when cold or hot ,and,...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Surge VIN: IFAFP6615X
hi techs I have this 99 contour here with idle speed surge when ac on what I mean is idle speed steady at 900 rpm whenever ac compressor kick in engine rpm would kick up 1150 rpm right away that quick rpm increase cause the launch forward in gear at idle.scan ...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Hello I have these 2 codes that seem to contradict themselves. The valve seems fine and there are no blockages in any lines and the vacuum lines appear intact. Cannot seem to find what would cause both those codes and why would it detect excessive flow and the... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient flow), P0402 (EGR excessive flow)
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall VIN: 1FTZX1727Y
I have tested this thing for everything. It now runs and drives like a new one. But every third or forth time I start it and let it set it will idle down to normal in about 30 seconds and within a minute or 2 it will start to shake and die. I have watched on t... Trouble codes: 1132 (o2 not switching ratio adapting lean for rich condition), 1152 (same on this bank)
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L rf windshield pillar VIN: 1FAFP52211
Car developed an odd ticking type noise heard inside at highway speeds. Seems to come from rf lower windshield area around the dash/front pillar area. (not electronic - more of a body motion type cause) Sounds like a light ticking type rattle (plastic type sou...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01101
Hello Ford tech's, we have this V6 that is coming up with a miss-fire code for #1 and also a code for the coil. We put new plugs in it and swapped the coil to #4 and still comes back a few days later with these codes, same cylinder. The engine runs fine and th...
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FMZU62E42
Vehicle came to me as a no-start. Appears to be well maintained. Engine will not crank. Engine is locked solid. Have checked archives. Lots of timing chain problems, one with oil pump drive problem. Customer states truck was running fine, drove home one evenin...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L trans. fluid escaping from vent hose VIN: 1FMZU73K84
Hi ford techs. and trans. specialists, I am lost on this one, this is the 3RD time we removed and installed this tranny. the problem; after the tras. shop o. hauled this trans, we putted back in the truck, filled with the correct amount of trans. fluid 12.5 qt...
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L underhood fuse block VIN: 1FDXW47P35
The underhood fuse block has started on fire. Its only affected the #9 fuse( trailer turn signals). The fuse is so badly damaged I cant tell if it was the correct amperage fuse.No other fuse or relay in the fuse block is damaged, beyond discoloration, although...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24165
Hey techs. this car has code# p0174 lean bank 2 and i cant seem to get an idle change out of carb spray around intake and dont have a smoke machine to verify.are there any common problems on this duratec 3.0l v6 creating this lean code?thanx. Trouble codes: P0174, P2197, P0305
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2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L airbag warnig lamp on VIN: WF0TD95P17
DEAR FRIENDS, I have ford focus.2007 model with concern airbag light on cluster always.we hook up IDS and checked found DTC B2477 -MODULE CONFIGUARATION FAILURE.We done pinpoint test as per dtc,as per pinpoint result we replaced the RCM MODULE.But after repla...
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2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13Z82
Not much I can offer on this one. It is a hard code which sets only with engine running as designeda according to the circuit description. The description states the code will not turn the light on, but the light is on either as a result or some unknown issue.... Trouble codes: P0650
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S05
thanks in advance to all who help. vehicle came in this morning with the check engine light on. hooked up scan tool, found [...]: system lean bank 1. monitored data stream. STFT:29. LTFT:19. MAP:30. HO2S1:.045v. spec calls for HO2S1 to be 200-800mv. i am le... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0443 VIN: JNKCA21D4V
NEED some help to sort this out. ckd ckts--good/ changed out solenoids and valves--flow control valve was bad--replaced--now problem is more regular ckd hoses for blockage--nothing found the only thing we notice is map sensor is out of spec at idle--voltage ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap leak related to flow)
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
hello fellow techs. this rodeo was towed in for no start. found all 3 ecm related fuses blown would crank fine and ran on carb cleaner. fuel pressure and volume ok. replaced ecm and now has injector pulse while cranking turn key back to run and loses pulse. we...
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2004 Jaguar Rover 75 2.5L A/C compressor VIN: SARRJSLLM3
Have checked the refrigeration system & is OK . Can manually trip the compressor clutch relay to ground & the system works great . Have checked all the appropriate inputs , eg. trinary switch operation , but cannot find a connection between the cabin manual A/...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ48Y3W
Greetings to all. I have a 1999 Grand Cheeroke with a 5.2. Vehical came in for hard start. Vehical at times will start then immediatly stall. Problem is intermittent but will occur more if vehicle sits overnight. When problem does appear the gauges do not work...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L combi valve & M/C VIN: KNAFB1217X
my daughter just moved from wisconson to napa vally cal her brakes started leaking when sitting. Kia dealer wants 1200-1300 for master cyl & combi valve. local A Zone cyl is $60 has anyone seen thesw combi valves leak on kia's ? car part . com has a thousand m...
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, LOSS OF POWER VIN: KNDUP13184
hello techs here is my problem in a nut shell.you drive this van at highway speed for 1.5-2 hrs with a/c on all is well,then all of a sudden,the van will start to run out of power,bog down,try to accelerate and it just is gut less foot to the floor do nothing...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM83W2X
Greetings! Hope someone out there can shed some light on this conundrum. Vehicle came in with obvious miss. Pulled coil connectors on each cylinder - no change on 3 and 4. Good signal on both to coils and injectors. One coil has obviously been replaced by some...
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1991 Mazda 929 3.0L Diveline VIN: JM1HC2249M
Can Hear and Feel Vibration from Driveline while under HARD Acceleration or when forcing downshift at highway speeds.Before Mount replacement was very bad,after replacement now only acures under loaded driving.exanple-take off or kickdown.Diveshaft center supp...
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2003 Mazda B2300 2.3L high voltage VIN: 4F4YR12D23
I have this Mazda B2300 that came in with the battery gauge fluctuating. I checked it out with the shops ED-18 battery anilyzer and it came up with a high voltage charge, rechecked it about 10 minutes later and the system tested no problems. So due to the cust...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BK34344
has very slight shake at idle.car runs great.code p2187 keeps returning after 3-30 miles of driving.I changed maf sensor/bank 1 o2 sensor/air filter/pvc valve/spark plugs/added injecter cleaner to tank twice.checked air filter box for proper box as per tech bu... Trouble codes: P2187
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4T
vehicle came in for ncsi, with mil on. ck'd codes and found p1132 present. after checking data and testing nothing seemed to change. one thing puzzling is enrichment mode appears to stay on after car is warmed up. cleared code and reset adaptations. we have te... Trouble codes: P1132 (o2 sensor rich)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L 3rd gear VIN: WDB1400632
Hi, This CL had its Trans built by a good specialist trans shop. They rebuilt it a second time too. It is going into a hydraulic limp when it goes into 3rd. It resets every time the ign is cycled and drops back into limp again every time it goes into 3rd. If...
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6245V
I followed pinpoint charts for testing voltage from and back to computer on vpwr and heater circuits. Battery voltage on both. Checked resistance at o2 heaters and found both to be less than 2ohms.Replaced both bank 2 sensors. Then got bank 1 sensor 1 heater f... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161
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1994 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JA4MR51MOR
Need some sage advice on this one. This is a friend of my brother in law or I would have given up long ago. Truck was towed here last month with complaint of engine stall. Found idle motor not working although truck still ran, just low rpm. Talked with owner a...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
Six months ago this vehicle came in with intermittant a/c operation, a/c pressures were good, system operated as designed, unable to duplicate condition. Six months later customer came in for no a/c. found low refrigerant charge caused by leaking condenser. re...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L right axle seal VIN: JN1CA21D6X
Came back for right axle seal leak after we replaced axles. We replaced seal and warranted the axle just incase. came back again within a month for same thing, we replaced seal and axle again. Is now back for a third right axle seal leak. Everything looks and ...
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1965 Plymouth valient 273CID Electronic VIN: V452525126
car came in would not start in park or netural cable needed replacing. this is a floor shift tranny.upon inspection this valve body is only set up for netural start. question did they not stop that after they did away with the push botton shifter on the dash?I...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P46P24R6V
customer said that while she is driving the vehicle will just shut off and when this happens there is no power at dash, no lights and she hears a clicking noise coming from the fuse box that seems to be the relay at the lower right hand corner of box. i do not...
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AN12F34
P0442 small leak detected,replaced off brand gas cap that had a small leak. Two days and three cold starts and the light is still on. Smoked it and found no leaks. The flow meter shows no flow with the vent solonoid comanded off. The fuel pres. sensor apears t... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak detected)
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29624
vehicle has a rough idle and hesitation in acceleration. found 3.754 volts at front a/f sensor and rear o2 sensor has 0.075 volts and fluctuates very slowly - never above o.100 volts. short term fuel trim 25%. Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
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1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: JT4RN63B3G
This truck came to our shop smoking like a train. We pulled the turbo and found the bearings very worn and lots of oil in intake and exhaust. Customer supplied us with a new turbo and we installed it with no problems. Soon after it started smoking again. Lots ...
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1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK13F6R
vehicle came in running rough... i replaced #5 coil, code p1300 was stored in memory...i checked the igt signals 1-6 and i get a trigger with 5 small "humps" between each trigger igt 1-6. i checked igf and i get a 5v square wave(5v being the [...]. i chec... Trouble codes: P1300
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1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L compressor clutch VIN: 1G4BT5377N
The A/C works now which is all the customer wants at this point. We accomplished this by splicing the two wires together on the P.S. pressure sensor circuit. This tells the computer that the pressure is low enough to allow A/C operation and thus engages the cl...
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1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52K5V
thanks for all the replies i checked out the crank sensor and seen that it had a little bit of oil on it so i deceided to change it and now the mis-fire is gone thanks again for all your help!! Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L steering system VIN: 2G4WB52K7X
Once again IATN has saved the day.Thanks so much for all the great replies!Most of them "steered" ;) us in the direction of the tires,and that is what it turned out to be.Rotating the tires did the trick,no more pulsation.We had already recommended to the cust...
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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Electrical VIN: 1G6KY5292T
thanks to all those who posted suggestions. This is one of those cases that you are really not sure what fixed the problem. As one of the techs suggested I cleaned all the grounds under the drivers seat and pulled apart and cleaned connections in the fuse box....
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Oil drive O ring VIN: 1GERTYUI34
Thankyou all for that splendid advice, we shall pull the oil drive up an inch or two and shoot it up with red silicone sealer.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L rear leaf springs VIN: 2GCEK19T43
I have seen the service bulletin, I had previously checked the torque on the u-bolts. I had previously looked for contact between the leafs. The vehicle would make the noise by just a very slight bounce of the body, vehicle not in motion. I could feel the roug...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L oil gauge and speedometer VIN: 1GNET16S84
Well it ended up being 2 problems. I replaced the cluster and the speedometer problem is fixed but not the oil pressure gauge. I then had to replace the oil switch above the oil filter to correct the erratic oil pressure reading. All is well now. Thanks
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEK13Z54
just put new transfer case in , thanks for the help . i did remove front drive shaft and it instantly got easier to turn , so i flushed the case again with fluid and drove several times with no improvement . we put a rebuilt t case in today and filled with aut...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AP14P56
the repair was 2 fold ,1st was injector were the wrong injectors for the pulley that was on the supercharger and also the software had not been upgraded,you have to purchase an upgrade kit from GM it comes with a pulley ,injectors and software upgrade.(had to ... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich b1).
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3C3EL55H5V
Thanks a lot to all who responded to my post for help. I tried several of the suggestions given me. New oxygen sensors, used map sensor, and crank sensor. I finally got brave and pulled the transmission. The flex plate was cracked! I replaced it and the hesita...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP54G7Y
well may have less hair and what is left is a bit more gray, but here it is. the egr tansducer wire was rubbing against mastercylinder causing the very intermittent stall or loss of power mostlyt when making a right turn about 1 time per day. it caused the cr...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Steering VIN: 2B4GP2532Y
Found out that we had air in the system. Just had customer drive it a couple days and come back to bleed PS. Works fine now
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2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L a/c VIN: 1D4HB38NX6
Well this is 100% fixed. We ended up removing the dash and heater box. Could not see anything wrong and all the doors opened and closed fully. Since I was in there and the parts were cheap I installed a new blend door actuator, evaporator temp probe, and ne...
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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T1H
Thanks to you all for your help. I had quite a few coments about the grounds so I double checked and went ahead and replaced the terminal end on battery negative and did away with the connector for ecm ground and just hardwired it. Like I said I had power an...
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Spark/ No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Crazy stuff here guys! The truck is running again thanks to everyones help!! As I stated in my post, we did change the computer with a known good one. The truck still did not run. The computer we tried was set under the workbench and the original was put bac...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M1L
Well thanks for all the posts, this morning we came in and cranked over the vehicle and it started and runs great, shut it off and started it many times still run great, took if for a road test and ran great, must of had air in the lines still, even after blee...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timing & Rough Idle VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Well all the help was great and after rechecking this car several times it seems to have been a miscue on either me or the car. Let me explain. Early on in the diagnosis I had put the belt on and set the engine up according to Mitchell. I used the tools and lo...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2424Y
I first tried coolant sender which i didn't think will solve the problem,sure is enough no change. Radiator was hot on the top and bottm was cold so pretty much new early stage of head gasket problem. Gave customer for engine and new radiator and customer de... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head ovretemp protected).
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L door lock VIN: 1FTRX17W92
Thanks to the three great replies , I've located the part locally, the truck is fixed and delivered ! IATN ROCKS ! Kenny
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Vehicle never returned for repair. Only had three replies two telling me to do what I already did and one stating that the vaccuum line was prone to failure. I checked the vaccuum line and tested all the electrical. I had some sort of vref problem probably rel... Trouble codes: P2004 (IMRC Bank 1 stuck open).
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAHP59S74
I want to first thank every one who responded with all their suggestions. Everyone who said it sounded like the trans fluid was over heating was correct. I replaced the filter and flushed the cooler only and sure enough there was a restriction in the cooler. I...
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1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Mechanical VIN: S3TA02C6S6
It's fixed but not sure why. I checked the oil pressure, normal. I checked for end play, normal. I checked PCV system and all related hoses, normal. Oil cannot get to the crank bolt on this one, and there is no slinger to do with the timing belt. The seal was ...
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2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L abs VIN: 1GJHG39R6Y
Thanks guys, I got this one beat. Tire size and missmatch were not the issue, even though the tires were crappy. When I hooked up the scanner it would read with the speedometer, and just sitting on the hoist idling in drive with rear wheels turning, the speedo... Trouble codes: C0238.
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L abs VIN: 1GTHK29U54
Two EBCM had same code and symptoms. They were used. Third EBCM solved the problem which was also used. Thanks for the replies.
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L oil pressure` VIN: IGKFK66U44
we finally figured it out. the problem was in the fuel pressure regulator/return line. we discovered when you released the test post on the fuel line it would start up as normal. we attached a fuel pressure tester and then test drove it. once returning i...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L key VIN: JHMEG8643N
igntion lock and assembly have been changed. customer has not returned--but i will try neutral safety and shift interlock solenoid when they do thanks to all for the help peter
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L TCC solenoid VIN: KM8SC73D53
I check the resistance of the solnoid and it was ok 2.7 - 3.4 so i figure the harness is good too. talked to the customer about getting the transmission rebuilt and he denied, I guess the last shop he visited have told him the same thing. Well thanks guys.
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHHM65D74
thanks to all brute force would have broken parts & removing the slave cly. and leaver was the right start . every one hint haft an answer is no good . had to call dealer and ask a friend . you have to remove slave cly. leaver and plastic bushing and reinstall...
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L etc VIN: JNKAY41E43
Hello guys After removing the air inlet,I found sticky carbon buildup around the throttle plate and cleaned it with a rag and carb cleaner.After clearing the code and 6 drive cycles so far no problem.Returned car to owner after explaining that new throttle ...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L throttle body VIN: 4S2DM5SW32
THANKS GUYS, FOR THE HELP THIS PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE AN OPEN IN THE GROUND WIRE FOR THE CRANK SENSOR! WHEN I MOVED THE HARNESS THE CAR WOULD STALL! I OPENED UP THE HARNESS AND FIXED 13 SUSPECT CONNECTIONS NOW THE CAR RUNS GREAT, NO MORE BURPS/STALLING! HOPE...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKX6244T
Thanks to all that replied. The owner of the car choose not to go any further with the car since it was there extra car and the high mileage. I was hoping to investigate some of the suggestions you all gave me and respond with a fix. Maybe next time. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rear hatch door lock inoperative VIN: 31J4W58N61
Thanks everyone for you help there was a small access door to unlock the hatch as per many posts I didn't see it untill I cleared the Junk out. we replaced the acuator and all is fine Thanks Again..
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L headlamps VIN: 1J4GW48S83
Thanks for the replies on our jeep headlamps. Since we last checked connections, relays and grounds... Customer indicates that she has had no problems to this point. Hopefully that will finalize the problem. Again ..thanks for the replies. Duane
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1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM9743R
Thankyou all very much for your advice on this, we ended up buying taurus struts to mount the springs on, we could not get the springs on the original struts. We shall not try this again, and we will go back to doing our kits as it cost the same when all was s...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S84
the ls is finally done, had to wait for customer to approve, then for the part to come in, thanks to everyone for the help, some went way out of their way to help,(very appreciated) the fix ended up being the throttle body. thanks again Brian Trouble codes: P2100, P2107, P2110.
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L ocs module VIN: 3LNHM26146
Thanks for the input guys. I was not able to veiw the fault pids which would have pointed me in the right direction. I replaced the OCS module and cycled the ignition. The light remained on. I then attempted to clear the code. This still did not work... Now Im...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L air conditioning VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
thanks to all techs who responded to my email i really appreciate all of the respond was very helpful. we found the problem we removed the dash and replaced the blend door motor, this correct the problem
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
Sorry for not posting this sooner ,vehicle was fixed just a few days ago.I should add that it wasn't by me.Customer decided to take it to another benz dealer.The cause of this nightmare-defective aam(all activity module).Customer is extremely happy.Many thanks...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM74W8V
FOUND OUT WHEN TURNIND LEFT THE BATTERY WAS HOLD DOWN WAS NOT PROPERLY HOLDING THE BATTERY WHEN TURNING THE BATTERY WOULD SLIDE & THE + SIDE WOULD TOUCH THE HOLD DOWN.WHEN I WOULD TURN RIGHT INTO THE SHOP THE BATTERY WAS BACK IN ITS POSITION
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Alternator
Thank you to the four who replied it ended up being the alternator as I had thought. Thank you for you help. I had to go trough the shop that originaly replaced the alternator so i wanted to be sure it was that problem. Thank, Scott
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