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1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L oil pressure
The oil pressure guage reads in the lower 1/3 when started from cold, as I rev it up the needle starts to rise and then drops to below 0, basically the rest point w/ key off. Guage pegs when I ground the sender wire to the block. I replaced the sending unit - ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: 1234566777
Hey everyone thanks for looking.ihave a auction allroad that leaked down at the dealership,it got to me and i just put the airride through its paces and it wont leak down any more,just wondering if anyones seen lotrott get to these cars.the only thing ican fig...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBRIE38573
BMW Masters, this one has me scratching my head... 745 comes in for leaking valve covers, Do the job- no problem, also do spark plugs at the same time... Finish car, start car- idles a little rough.. Go and drive car- clears up and runs great... Get back to th...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K92
Greetings. This 2002 Lesabre has a miss in it. Along with the miss is a rattle noise. Have checked spark plug(and tried new one with no luck), checked fuel pressure which is ok, checked injector flow--ok, checked for vacuum leaks(twice) and none found. Ohmed s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine Misfire Detected), P0440 (Evap leak), P0442 (Evap Emmissions small leak detected), P0452 (Fuel Tank pressure sensor low voltage)
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L steering VIN: 1G6KD54YOX
I have a deville with a steering issue, I dont have pressure guages but went with tsb on pressure hose for fix but did not fix. has bad noise/vibration when steering either direction,it does have power assist when steering but u feel the "pulsing" in the wheel...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Electronic suspension VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
This vehicle came to us after an extended drive with a full load in the trunk with a message stating that there was a suspension malfunction and the speed would be limited to 90mph. We performed a diagnostic check and found current codes: C0577 & C0662. This v...
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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L mirror turn signal VIN: 1G6KD54Y14
replaced mirror thinking this was the problem but after i replaced the mirror the turn signal inside does not work on this one either but the one i removed had the plugs going into the door control module but the other one had two called the dealership and the...
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1972 Chevrolet C-60 366CID Misfire VIN: IG34589966
Hi Guys and Girls. Does anyone have the firing order on this vehicle. I just done the heads. I have several programs and books and cant find anything this far back. I have a misfire very bad on # 8 and everything seems ok. Your replies will be appreciated.
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L headlight doors VIN: 1G1YY2389L
Hi all. Ive got this corvette with the hideaway headlights and the actuator motors that run the lights open and shut are slipping as if there is a clutch in the gears. I have removed one of the covers to watch it work, the gear seems to be OK, but the inside o...
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1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Master Cylinder VIN: 1GBGG39KOR
Well... Usually this type of problem is not as tough as this, but here goes... This van came in for a sinking pedal, the nearly new master cylinder should have been my first clue of impending loss of capital... My star man says master cylinder, so replace it w...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCJK39141
Hello, This 2001 Duramax was towed to the shop not running and the engne partially disassmebled. Customer was going to attempt repair, but thought better of it. Turns out engine had 2 blown head gaskets, spun cam gear and all 16 pushrods bent. After being tor...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L high beam indicatorino VIN: 2G1WH52K43
Car came in with high beam indicator inoperative and the high beam out message on in the message center. Customer also reports that the red LED on the radio stays on and the radio loses some of its functions.Checked high beam lights for operation-ok. Also chec...
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2004 Chevrolet Workhorse 8.1L Failed ECM Flash VIN: 5B4MP67G44
YiKES! I did a ECM flash to update transmission software on this Motorhome. All went well until I got to uploading the ECM. This is when the Tech 2 was rude enough to inform me that the "Upload Failed". The trouble seems to be "line 8 Code error BF" I'm not su...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L drive line vibration? VIN: 1GCHC24UR9
This vehicle belongs to a pool service company that has a work body and all of the tools needed to do pool repairs. The driver said it had a vibration when he would go over a bump, he would let off the pedal and the vibration would go away. I replaced the cent...
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1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4C3AU42N3S
Okay need a little bit of help here. I think I am missing something simple here. Very good customer. Started his car in am (Temp has been around 40-45 degrees) and went inside and when he came out 4 mins later car had died and would restart. Cranks okay. Basi...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L overheat VIN: 2C3HD36J1Y
i prob have an easy one for the chrysler/dodge techs! its a 2000 concord 3.2 and its overheating!! my question is i hooked up the scan tool(modis) to watch coolant temp and its reading -195 also the iat is reading -200 and going back and forth to +200 and i ha...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C8GP64LX1
CHECKED ALL THE BASICS. FUEL TRIM GOES NEG INSTANTLY. EVEN WITH UPSTREAM O2 DISCONNECTED THE REAR ONE WILL READ 900mv, RICH. HAPPENS @IDLE & CRUISE. TRIM SEEMS TO GO NEG FASTER OFF IDLE. PLUGS ARE NOT FOULED. NOT SMOKING OUT TAIL PIPE. COMPUTER IS CONTROLING I... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Wipers VIN: 284GP44R7W
Thank you for all the help in advance. this vihicle has wipers that only work once in a while. when in working condition and monitoring with scan tool proper voltage is seen at intermitant wiper relay. when not functioning o.oo volts in scan tool, but they can...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L heatercore VIN: 2B4FP25BFW
We have a Dodge Caravan. The heater core has 2 removable tubes that the heater hoses attach to on one end and attach to the heater core on the other end.. We have had to replace these tubes 3 times, we are now on the 4th set. The end attached to the heater co...
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1992 Eagle 2000 GTX 2.0L No Start VIN: JE3BR46V2N
chrysler techs please help, i got 92 eagle 2000 gtx sohc, with no injecter pulse, not enough info on alldata, checked codes found code 22 - crankshaft position sensor, replaced distributor - no good, power transistor tested good, check cam and crak signal at e... Trouble codes: 22 (crank shaft position sensor)
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
car was towed in for a no start, initially had fuel spark and pulse, changed plugs and crankked engine with plugs out,reinsalled and still a no start. now have intermittant spark, will spark when initially cranked about three times but then once every so often...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32P5T
Now the customer claims that after a hotsoak the engine will not start. I searched the Fix database and found one that was very close to the same symptoms that I'm having but it has a distributor in it. I have never gotten the vehicle to not start and I monito...
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1988 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2GTDC14K8J
I have a 88 gmc 1500 that idle surges only when it is cold and has vacuum fluxuation between 15-20in only dureing surge and about a solid 20 when warm and running normal, als has slight power loss, But runs smooth when warmed up and runs ok, I have checked fue...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23163
We found air in the system, the fuel filter seal was damage and we replaced the filter again and bleed it, the problem got solve with the difference that when engine hot(normal op temp) has a 3 sec delay starting. We decided to keep the truck in the shop for t...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L heated seat VIN: 2GTEK19TX4
Hello techs, have this 2004 sierra with heated seats turning on by themselves - we have seen the drivers seat do this ourselves (customer states passenger seat does this as well). Checked powers and grounds to under driver seat module, check wiring for faults ...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG564XW
both 0/2 sensors have heater circuit codes front and rear. both have power to sensors but no grounds from pcm is this a common pcm problem? wrong sensors should be a/f sensors? any help would be great.
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air Bag light VIN: 1HGCG5640Y
Hey guys, I have this Honda Accord with a SRS light on and Mitchell says you have to use Honda PGM tester to the DLC connector. No alternatives. I've read that you can jumper pim 4 to 9 at the DLC & I've read where you jumper the brown wire (at DLC) to ground...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM72244
I was hoping someone might be able to give some first hand insight to this problem. This 04 accord came to us with a slight vibration at highway speed about 8 months ago. After new tires, alignment and wheel balance which seemed to do very little good, the cus...
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L crank damper VIN: 5FNRL38436
Hello, I am working on this 06 Odyssey, doing a timing belt. The bolt for the crank damper seems to be siezed. I do not have the holding tool and have been attempting to brake it loose with an impact. The bolt will move some but will not come loose. Will the h...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L blower resistor VIN: JNKCA31A41
Replaced this part six weeks ago, it is blown again, and the blower motor is stuck on high speed. Does the resistor and the blower motor need replacement-can the motor cause the resistor to blow in this model, or could it be a bad new factory part after six we...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Speedometer and Tach VIN: JT8BH28F6X
Speedometer and tach sporadically does not work when starting and driving car. However, some times they will start to work while driving car. Customer just bought car and have noticed problem a few times during the first week they drove it, we could not reprod...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L pressure monitor VIN: JTHFN48Y92
Hello. I think this car has a broken tire pressure monitor. I borrowed a friend's scan tool and came up with the trouble code "C-2119: cannot receive from ID4." My Mitchell database gives me no description of this code. Any Lexus techs out there who can tell...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE3181P
This car is a body shops son's car. We trade with each other. radiator hose blew and soaked distributor. no start. This is hall effect distributor. put vantage on it and no waveform from crank or cam sensor in distributor. They get there own parts, and got a u...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 4F2CZ94163
This Mazda came in for compaint of brakes working too well intermitently after Ceramic pads installed. After multiple test drives finally discovered problem is ABS coming on. While stopping slowly the customer would push harder & when ABS motor stopped the veh...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 11YVFP0DX4
I have a 2004 Mazada 6. Complaint Check engine light on. Retrieve code P0442.I use a VACUTEC smoke machine. No Smoke leak afer combing over system , and passed pressure test. We Replaced the purge Solenoid, and reset PCM. Light came on 2 days later. Alldata li... Trouble codes: P0442
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L inop VIN: WDBLK65G33
Hi Benz Gurus I have a cabrio with an inop roof. Car came in with top switch lit up, no codes stored in vario roof module. Windows will not do the express up feature, will express down when top is unlocked or express down feature or comfort feature is used. T...
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W3S
Goodmorning gentleman, Im working on a 1995 Merc Couger with 4.6L. DTC p1407 no egr flow. The egr diaphram holds vacuum and seems to move properly. It seems that intake passage is plugged as there is no rpm change when opening egr with vacuum pump. My question... Trouble codes: P1407
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31R33
Please help! I have a misfire while driving. Mil comes on and code P0301 stores. Engine misfires also. I have swapped plug wire, coil, and injector. I installed a new iridium spark plug in #1 cylinder also. Test driving shows same misfire and Mil. Compression ... Trouble codes: P0301
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D3S
car came from another shop that performed a head job because of coolant in the oil. customer states that car ran fine before the head job , other than water in oil. now the car has a miss on #2and#3 cyls. there is no pulse to these 2 injectors.i have scoped ca...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1N4AL11E95
Hello, This is the first time I have seen this car. They say the car reandomly dies. The dash lights are on and it does not seem to be electrical problem. There is no MIL light on, but I checked the codes and found P0725. I looked at up the code, but it sugges... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed Signal)
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L compressor won't cycle VIN: 1G2NE54D9N
Originally, we had a bad compressor. Replaced it with a re-man. While we were at it, we replaced the expansion valve, reciever/drier, and flushed the system. After sealing it up, we charged it and found that our pressures were way off balance. Low side was at ...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 1G2NE51N5P
car runs normal in all other gears but park, when placed it park, the car starts to surge. when rad fan starts, the car starts to surge also.
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L low trac light
This vehicle was brought in due to inoperative gauges and the warning lights being illuminated. The "low fuel", "low trac", and other warning lights were on, and none of the gauges worked. I installed a used IPC and relearned the VTD and all seemed well. Howev...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L PS Pump VIN: 1GMDX03E9Y
I've got another oddball problem. Customer complaint is a whine noise when driving, worse when accelerating. I test drove it with no noise initially, after about 5 miles I could hear a whine noise from the right front of the vehicle that varied with engine spe...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K42
Car came in for an intermitent stall condition. Customer states when slowing down to stop or make a turn the car will stall as if you shut off the ignition. He puts it in nuetral and it start right away and runs fine. I have not been able to duplicate this sym...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12EXR
We brought this car in yesterday to do a transmission filter change and valve cover gasket change. When we lowered the car, one mechanic had disconnected the #4 plug wire. The other mechanic tried to start it. The car started but misfired due to the missing pl...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V4W
hi to all i have a 98 rav4 with a p0401 low egr flow i dint have any vacuum going to the egr valve so we tested the vsv valve and vacuum modulator valve after replacing the vacuum modulator valve the egr seemed to work but after driving same code if you pull a... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5Y
This car has egr insufficient flow code. Tested egr and it is working. Has vacuum going to egr valve when commanded on at 2500 rpm. Has anyone had this problem? Could it be a bad map sensor? Any input would be great. Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Climate Control VIN: WVWTH63D01
No heat with climate control in automatic mode. A/C compressor and condenser fan on continuously in automatic mode. In economy mode heat works, compressor off. I am wondering if the compressor control is correct, I am unclear on what the reading should be on E...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBS61J31
OK well have this volkswagen that came in 2 months ago with check engine light ON. Scan PCM retrieve 3 codes P0101,p0172,p0171, replace mass airflow sensor and perform maintainance tune up ( plugs, wires , fuel filter, air filter). Now car back again with P017... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich condition)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shifter handle VIN: 3VWSB69M12
this car came in with a broken shifter handle. i located one at a bone yard and am about to replace the unit. my question is , is there a trick to putting the handle back on it seem like there is a small rod that needs to go thru the top of the plastic. i don'...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Valve Timing VIN: 3VWTH69M62
Greetings VW Techs. I am looking for a specification for the range of the intake and exhaust cam variable valve timing. A source for this information would be helpful also. Thanks for any help on this!
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L right front wheel VIN: WVGCM67L84
Vehicle arrived with complaint of thumping under vehicle during a turn, forward or in reverse. Have verified the right front wheel binding, based on what we can see it looks like the axle is ok as in the air it does not bind. The suspension sagging in the air ...
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1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L windows VIN: YV1AX8843E
Group, I hope a volvo expert is lurking out there. I am volvo dumb. I have no power to the main window switch. I checked the fuse that aldata shows controls the windows and it has power. The alldata shows a window relay but it is doesn't give the location. Can...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L not charging VIN: WAUDC68D31
thanks to all of you that replied. so I was using basic logic and grounded the field wire - no charging. I gave 12 volts to the field wire = not charging. In alldata the wiring diagram shows the field going to the i.p, but does not show how it is controled. 90...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Boost VIN: WAULC68E54
Talked to the local dealer who suggested looking at the turbo blades on the cold side & making sure the nut was still holding the fins in place. Turns out the fins are mangled. Not sure if something went thru them or if they wandered off axis. We havn't don... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost range).
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63442
I sure appreciate everyones reply's. iatn is the best tool in my toolbox. unforuneatley i did not fix this car. it seems to hav oil pooling in the intake after it idles for more than a few minutes and the car is warmed up, then if you rev it up it will shoot a...
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1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L temp gauge
lot of quick replies some i had tried already,others i tried just to be sure,car is not repaired customer declined any more time had to have car for transportation,car does not run hot gauge is reading false for some reason,gets to 118-120 jumps up 90-100 degr...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52116
Thanks for the many replies. The ones that said pcm were right.The other shop had replaced with a used one.As you said,and I found out later that loads of this model had bad pcms.Rebuilt pcm fixed it.Many thanks Trouble codes: 341 (Intermittent Cam Signal), 361 (EST line not toggling).
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L fuel data center. climate control VIN: 1G6CD53B4N
thanks to Juan, James and Andrew for your replies. the problem ended up being a bad bcm. i tried an aftermarket one and had the same problem . i called my local gm dealer and ordered one and all is ok. no shorted modules , just a bad bcm. thanks again!!! God ...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KE54Y5X
I am closing this for now because it needs a pcm, but it has not been approved yet. I thank those that offered help. I found out that it does not need a relearn because the ipc that was replaced was actually the same one with a new bezel. The issue now is no c... Trouble codes: B2750, U1255, P1631.
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1977 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne 5.7L Gasoline VIN: CCL447F479
I did & Ck evrything that you all advised, even drop the fuel tank & Ck check valve inside (Had ball & needle valve,Clean valve & reassembled, still do the same, neighbor technician advise drop tank again, gut the check valve and install outside vent with chec...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Pump motor VIN: 1GCEK14M5W
Found out WHEN the front hubs were cleaned and replaced. Was 4 and 5 years ago! In New England, rust scale builds up fast from salt/sand mix during long winter. Did do some careful scope work before and after i cleaned the f. sensor mounting sufaces today. Bot...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L unknown VIN: 2GCEC19T02
The vehicle as far as I know is not fixed. I contacted the customer twice with the information I recived and have not been able to get him to return. The replies about contaminated wheel speed sensors and faulty master cylinder sound the most likely for the im...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1234GHYTRE
We ran a running compression test and found that cylinders 4 and 6 were very low, 15 psi, others were 75 psi at idle; Regular compression tests were 175 psi across all cylinders, so i am certainly convinced that we had a possible valve problem, wet test did no...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cooling fan VIN: 3C8FY4BB11
This problem was simpler than I approached it as. The fix was to replace the cooling fan module. I was fooled because the fan still worked, only slowly, and sometimes not at all. My problem with the CEL and the P0118 code that I couldn't clear went away when I...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y0P
WENT WITH THE ADVISE THAT MOST TECH GAVE AND PUT A DELPHI FUEL PUMP.VEH HAS BEEN GONE FOR A ABOUT TWO WEEKS. IN THE FUTURE I WILL STAY AWAY FROM MOPAR FUEL PUMPS.THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7KF26C0S
We replaced abs control module, dealer brake master cylinder, arched rear shoes to match drums, replaced brake calipers with 3 different brands, bleed system with scan tool activating abs system, pressure bleed system & gravity bleed system. After all said & d...
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1994 Ford F800 5.9L Hydroboost VIN: 1FDNF80C1S
thanks to all for the help especially Tim in Missouri. His willingness to take the time to write a detailed sequence on the system was as helpful as the phone conversation with him. With this information we ordered a hydromax booster(was leaking) and we know ...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14U6S
THANKS FOR THE HELP. TROY [...] WAS CORRECT AFTER TRYING 2 AFTER MARKET CRANK SENSORS ORDERED OE SENSOR AND INSTALLED THIS MORNING TRUCK STARTED RIGHT UP AND RUNS GREAT. THANKS IATN YOUR THE BEST! Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Electronic VIN: WFOFXXWPDF
first i want to thank andy and charles for their input .I have not as yet got to the bottom of this so i cannot say anything more ,the costomer has the car and will bring it back as sooon as he can spare it ,thanks again phil
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55272
Thanks to all who replied, i fixed this car yeaterday but Lenard hiT the nail on the head. It was the CMP synchronizer. I had read about a tip or bulliten in the snap on trouble shooter that said some flex fuel 3.0 2v engines would miss/jerk above 3000 rpms w...
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2005 Ford F F650 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FRNF65F25
Thanks for all the information. I shipped the truck to the dealer, mostly from lack of time. I didn't spend anymore time on it. The information I recieved from you members, I will use on the next one, thanks. Trouble codes: P094, F1.
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2005 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KDC4B1U05
Well, I'm not sure what I did or where I did it but this thing is fixed. I pulled the entire harness apart from the engine to the ECM. I found no bad connections or melted wires. I cleaned every contact point, connector, and ground with QD cleaner and reassemb...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L battery light VIN: JHLRD78492
Thanks for the help! I installed a new Honda alternator this morning and the light is out. Thanks IATN!!!
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall VIN: JNKBF01A42
WOW GUYS, I WAS HOPING FOR MORE THAN TWO REPLIES BUT DO APPRECIATE IT. I WAS ABLE TO GET THIS ONE FIXED. THERE IS A SENSOR ABOVE EACH CAMSHAFT. BUT THEY ARE CALLED VARIABLE TIMING CONTROL SENSORS. THEY WILL SET A CODE OF P1140 AND P1145. NOT P0340 WHICH IS THE... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor bank one).
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D62
Craig & CHris were right on the money on this one, the passage in the intake manifold was clogged with carbon. I removed the intake and cleaned the passage with a pick and blew it out and re-assembled it and cleared the codes, and after 3 test drives, no check... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow).
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW58J62
Thanks for everyone's help and input. I did check for EGR like some suggested but this engine doesn't have an EGR system. I went with the overwhelming majority and pulled the left valve cover and timing cover back off. Viola!! Left chain was off a tooth. In a ...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM83W2X
Thanks to all of you who tried to help. The customer has declined to pursue this any further. One thing I learned - not being particularly inclined towards Ford repairs - is that the gas tank must be a minimum of 1/4 full for the system to read misfires - of c...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4AL11D16
Thanks for all the help; we tested out the canister vent control valve. Found that it was not closing all the way. Installed new valve and the car has not been back. Trouble codes: P0455.
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1995 Saturn SL 1.9L rear brakes
Thank you for your replies. I shared this information with customer, they decided it was more than they could handle?!?!? So they will bring it back when they can handle it. thanks again.
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K7U
Thanks to all that replied to my request for help. Three out of the six replies mentioned the IAC, when tested the motor did not operate. Replaced the IAC problem solved. Thanks again for the help guys.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8Y
this vehicle has been gone for a few weeks now, and have not herd from customer if ok or not. Even though the heads were pressure tested {ok} could be possible of a crack on the head that becomes a problem when warm, and causes ONLY THE PORCLAIN OF THE SPARK P... Trouble codes: P0303.
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L shifting, DTC codes VIN: VW2HC0702P
Hello everyone, First, many thanks to 5 very helpful responses sent from Don/NC, Robert/OR, Larry/OH, Mark/BC & Robert/FL. Don [...]/NC pointed me in the right direction that was the right fix in the end to a complex problem. FIX: R&R Ultrasonic cleaned al...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSD29M4Y
Thanks for all the help and tips, the Jetta is alive again. Replacement of Turbo and 2 bent valves in cyl 4 was the problems.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L rear brake pads/rotors VIN: 3VWGG71K17
FIXED!!, AFTER SOME LOCAL HELP FROM A VW SHOP AND SOME INFO ONLINE WE REPLACED THE PADS WITH OEM PADS. WE FOUND THAT WHILE INSTALLING THE PADS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO "BOTTOM OUT" THE CALIPER PISTONS WHEN WHEN RETRACTING THEM OR THEY CAN STICK. AFTER BOTH OF T...
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