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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Drive in ALL gears VIN: JH4DA9365M
This car has been sitting for 2 years. The trans worked fine befor being parked. After eng repair and getting it started the trans now goes forward in park, reverse, neutral, and all the drive gears. sometimes if you work the shifter enough it will go into rev...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5663Y
The MIL will come on and flash for about 5 seconds after start up. There is no misfire. Got codes out of the Secondary System ABS. 31-02 PFINH signal malfunction, and 36-02 TP sensor malfunction. I was wondering if anyone has any info on these two codes. Trouble codes: 3102, 3602
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUDC68D51
This car surges under heavy acceleration when hot. It feels as if the turbo spools up and then kicks out, spools up again, kicks out again, and so on. The surge is only noticeable when engine is warm and on heavy acceleration. We dropped the converter and ran ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Turn Signals & Hazard Lights VIN: WAUZL64B61
All turn signal/hazard lamp exterior & interior bulbs stick on, at random, while driving. We have not been able to duplicate this concern in the shop, only while driving, while testing is near impossible. It seems to happen after drive 1-3 miles, and may last ...
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWF28NX4
Car has no adverse performance issues.Get VAG code 17550-Load Calculation cross check: Lower limit exceeded.P1142-002- Lower limit exceeded intermittant.Replaced MAF with new o.e. part,smoke tested, cleared codes, relearned basic idle adaptation. Car came back... Trouble codes: 17550 (load calculation cross checklower limit exceeded), P0102 (maf or volume airflow a circuit low)
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAN6331XG
Disassembly revealed broken timing chain guides and flopping chain. Minor damage to aluminum timing covers. Replaced timing chain, all guides/rails, tensioner and all related gaskets and seals. Changed oil and filter. Filter had stopped several small aluminum ...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBAAN37441
This vehicle suffers from a dead battery in the morning with no apparent symptoms, the final stage blower resistor was replaced by BMW years ago, the customer replaced it again himself one month ago, the customer brought the vehicle to us with the complaint- b...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K2Y
Hello, I have a intermitten misfire only on start up when engine is cold only. Replace upper intake, smoke intake system no leaks found. Substitute good know parts like EGR, MAF, Ignition module. Swapped coil, plug, plug wire and injector from cyliner 6 to cyl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L theft deterrent VIN: 1GYEK63N02
my question is as follows. can the system be reparogramed with out the tech 2. if it can what is the procedure i cannot find it on mitchell. there is a procedure on mitchell but it requires the tech 2 t oprogram.
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2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L cyl. #4 VIN: 1G6KS54Y23
check engine light on. codes p0300 & p0304.found #4 spark plug carbon fouled.compression 1-8:210,190,135,105,190,195,155,195. leakdown 1-8:5%,5%,65%,65%,5%,5%,50%,5%.
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1974 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting
this stingray will not crank over when its warm or after running at times. pulled the center console cover and tried to jump the purple wire from the nutrel safety switch thinking that was bad, but the wire (to starter solenoid)sparks and gets hot and does not...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L trans VIN: 9864787694
Working on this 94 s-10 pickup. Cant seem to pull trans out. it is out of the pilot but can't pull it away more than a few inches. I can not see it hanging up on anything. Manual says "unbolt fuel lines at manifold. This vehiche has no lines bolted to the mani...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L a/c controls VIN: 1GNEK13R1X
my 1999 tahoe is driving me crazy. driving down the road the lights will go out on the a/c control panel and the air will be directed to the floor. the air conditioner will not put out cold air when this happens. a/c compressor will not work, can add ground to...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L transfer case shifting VIN: 1GCEK14V8X
Hello, I have this truck that won't shift to 4hi or 4lo lights on dash indicate that it is in but trans won't go into 4x4. I've replaced all I can think of in the systwem so it shoud be working. All mechanical fuction of the transfer case and front differencia...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23162
Came in with code for BARO and Glow Plugs. He had the injectors replaced at a dealer while on a trip and ever since then a check engine light. Replaced BARO sensor with no change. Inspected circuit again and found low reference (ground) pulled out of wiring ha... Trouble codes: P0380, P0101
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WF55E03
hi guys, this car is cutting out at about half and three quarter throttle. at full throttle the car runs fine. if i accelerate from a stop and go half throttle its like there is no fuel pressure but the pressure is fine throughout. ive scoped the tps, crank s...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E13
Hi Techs, this van was towed in and has good fuel pressure and spark. Has code P0336,scanner shows 0 RPMS while cranking from crank sensor "A",then after several tries it will start, then code P0620 appears and battery light flashes and then security light fla... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor A), P0620
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Timing tensioner VIN: 1C3EL55U11
Sebring was returned with a lower engine noise several months ago. Pan was dropped and damaged crank bearing was replaced. Noise went away. However, while doing the crank bearing, the o ring from the timing tensioner was found in the oil pan. We know the car a...
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1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Alternator VIN: 1B7HL26Y8M
Alt. not charging.Found code 41 in computer.Tested wiring to alt. and computer, all tested ok,could ground field at back of alt. and it would charge.Could ground field wire at computer and it would charge.followed diagnosis per alldata,replaced computer with r...
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1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GHY5R7R
If you start it cold you can drive it away with no problems, try to accel. quickly and it bogs badly.managed to accel slowly and rev limiter kicked in at about 4000rpm. If you drive with two feet you can get it back to the shop but the hotter it is the harder ...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Inner cv joint VIN: 1B7GG26X6V
Good morning Truck came back with same problem, it seems to me that the axle shaft should be two inches longer, but no one seems to be able to come up with a solution from my normal sources so here I am. I thought at first the new axle was just packaged wrong ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1B4GP54L3W
Good day all fellow techs. I have a 1998 Grand Caravan that the fuel gauge is not working properly. When you first start the van, the gauge moves to about 1/4 tank and it drops back down to empty. I have gone through the test procedures on alldata, found no co...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FL26X0X
This truck came in with a no start complaint it had no spark, I checked it out and found the crank sensor to be bad. Replaced the crank sensor and it fired right up test drove and all was good. Customer took it and a day later drove it about 40 miles and it st...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X11
truck comes in with cooked tranny, no cel. replace trans with used unit and trans problem is solved. now we get a p0132. have run thru alldata diagnostics and replace signal wire to 1/1 to solve short to power - thought we pinched a wire or something. does not... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2 sensor 1/1 signal short to power - voltage over 1.2 volts)
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B7KF23C72
Hello Techs, HELP!!! Truck has belonged to only one owner, never been wrecked. Customer complaint is when changing lanes at interstate speeds and lower, truck tends to track in direction of lane change. Also when driving and not changing lanes constant correct...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L starting VIN: 1B3EL46R42
Iv got a head scracher here, this is a no start condition with no computer ground at either fuel or starter relay. I have a no bus in the inst cluster and I can communicate with all systems except the ecm. This vehicle does not have a skim modual but does have...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDOPE74527
hi every one i have this 2007 dodge sprinter 2500 van with mil light on, ob11 code p2427, dose any one know what this is, check with my mitchell found nothing or where i can find what it is. thanks. Trouble codes: P2427
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1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y7TLA99279
help first time asking' have vehicle that will drive normally for days,then will idle properly but boggs down like bad cats.Fuel pressure good,have codes for everything from coolant temp to misfires, shut car off restart check engine lite off vehicle runs fine...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.5L transmission VIN: IFTHX26GOV
Ford F250 HD 4x4.460 engine,Auto trans.When pushing over drive button to take trans out of over drive kills engine When coming to a stop or low speeds.If button is in or over drive on,Transmissin works fine.This truck is used to pull heavy loads /Farm truck.No...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
got a real problem cannot get rid of code p1309 - tried all service manual steps and still get light replaced pcm and cam sensor happens after 2nd trip Trouble codes: 91309 (misfire monitor)
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
Found cyl 8 misfire. checked coil, ok. Removed coil, found cyl 8 plug hole filled with oil all the way up to the top of the spark plug. I am trying to figure out how the oil got there. I have heard valve cover suggestions, but it isn't leaking. Pulled another ... Trouble codes: P0308 (cly 8 misfire)
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L drivers door lock VIN: 1FMYU96H16
Left lights on battery ran completely down. Recharge battery, now drivers door lock will not open with remote. All other locks operate normally.
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2FAHP71V88
This Crown Vic is a police car. They want to turn off or disable the daytime running lights. The daytime running lights come on when the vehicle is put in drive. Does anyone know of a way to do this?
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L tail gate release VIN: 1GKDT13W9T
I have a dead short in #2 crttesy ckt 20anp fuse blows. rear hatch interior lites horn, rf rr lr window switch all inoperative and rer wiper out. wires in door look ok. any idea where short may be at?
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14WX2
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. This truck started to have MIL on about a week ago, suddenly. Once MIL is displayed the shift points change and the fuel mileage drops dramatically. I did a complete tuneup last week. Cleaned injection system an... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300
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2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L srs VIN: 2HJYK16528
thanks in advance. i have a 2008 honda ridge line in from a body shop that had a small front inpact. they replaced the front bumper and driver side seat belt. they gave it to me to check out and i got a code e2-11 passenger side airbag and passenger side tensi...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
As I already stated this vehicle was in my shop for an egr vavle and O2 sensor. Those parts fixed the problems it had so we called the customer and when they came to pick it up in the morning it would not start. I got it back in the shop and after thinking tha...
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2003 Isuzu NPR 3.9L no dash warning lights VIN: JALC481463
Thanks in advance this came in for service and we noticed no reverse lights. after checking out the switch noticed no power to back up light switch. the exhaust brake stays on, no speedo, no odo., no warning lights. all fuses are good in glove box and in relay...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: A61Y670493
car idles like a drag car.code po304 stored replace 4 coils on bank 1 compression on #4 cylinder is 160psi.spark plug was in gap & looked to be burning normal.sent injectors out to be tested & all is well.replaced maf.engine above idle runs smoothly with tons ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0174
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: WDBGA33G4V
HELLO EVERY ONE. THIS ONE HAS ME STUMPED CHECKED FUEL FILTER AND LINES FOR RESTRICTTION NONE FOUND REPLACE FUEL HAD OLD GAS IN IT. read data seems to be ok unknowen what M.A.F. SHOULD READ BUT SEEMS TO BE WORKING CON NOT GET NO M.A.P. P.I.D. (MAP IS ONLY ON TH... Trouble codes: P0507
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Good Evening, I have this Mercedes Benz here and it is supercharged with a P0410 secondary air injection fault code. I have checked the following for operation and functionality. The vacuum switching valve has vacuum and switches over vacuum to the air valve ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Vehical came in with rear climate control blowing hot air no matter what temp set at. The codes are B1428 Left Duovalve B1429 right Duovalve B1228 left heat exchanger temp sensor I have tryed to find the Duovlve Mitchel says its in left engine compartment I st...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Door vaccum VIN: WDBNG84J44
Customer complaint of auto door pull inop on R/F and R/R doors. Code B1193 in system and comes right back. Somedata has no info on this code. Before I go further, can any M-benz guys give me some info on this code. Thanks Jim
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lights/inst. lights VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
customer complains about all lights flickering and instument lights also. seems to be charging ok and has good battery, seems to have good power and ground to engine and frame? Help would be apprectiated.
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery goes dead overnite VIN: 4M2Z466K53
Hey there Ford/Merc Lady and Gent experts. Got one for you. New Battery (Second one) will drop from 12.6 to 9.1 V overnite about once every 3 or 4 days. Most of the time draw will drop to 50 mill-amps or less in 1 hour. Some times hangs at 1400 MA draw for 10-...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC5L54Y
has no vacuum to egr valve, can ground solenoid and vacuum goes up to 10 inches, mdp kp 69.4, spec around 25 kp, when driving vehicle pcm is commanding solenoid, checked all vacuum lines and they are routed correctly, it should be applying vacuum but why not, ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insufficient flow detected)
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L engine VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Car was brought in with no or intermitent heat. Car was also puffing white smoke on start up but generally not running too bad. We found that there was no heat and checked for water to heater. The hoses where both the same temperature-cool, yet the top rad h...
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1976 Other European Silver Shado 6.8L Fuel Guage
Help!! I need a wiring diagram for this rolls, unless someone can tell me why the fuel guage does not work?? You can say that you assisted in repairing Barbara Sinatra's car!! (Frank's name is still on the reg.)!
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HZ5216R
Good morning guys, and apologies for the long post here. It's been awhile since I've needed to ask for help here, but i have this stumper. the car came to me, with the complaint of stalling "violently", and then sometimes not re-starting. I had the car for a... Trouble codes: P1620 (qdm4 fault), P0341 (crank/cam error), P0342 (cam sensor ckt error), P0171 (system lean)
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 3G2JB24XTS
Hi techs, got this 96 sunfire in with a complain of stalling after long period of driving. Usually happens when rolling down to the intersection and wait for red light. It would stall and restart right away. After it happens, it needs another half a day or so ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim too lean), P0172 (fuel trim too rich), P1133 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 not switching)
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1249X
Hi, this is my first post.i was wondering if anyone has seen high resistance in injectors cause coil pack failures. my daughters sunfire has gone through 2 in about 5 months.it will set a random missfire code and run on 2 cylinders,replace coil pack and all is...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03EOY
thanks in advance this might get a little long.started late august custumer stated van just cut out started and died a cupple times then seem ok.she then brought van to shop i test drove after it set maybe an hour van bucked once quickly and drove fine got bac... Trouble codes: P0746 (trans. pressuresol. circuit), P0446 (evap. purge)
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Pedal operation VIN: WP0AB29971
Car was removed from another shop for 1) Clutch pedal sticking to floor 2) had to pump to get clutch to feel / work properly then OK Checked Alldata and IATN and have confirmed that the other shop replaced these parts ... 1) Clutch master cylinder 3 X (This ...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ23D43
car came in no start cranks fine no spark no noid fuel pressure ok. no rpm signal on scanner test crank sensor good pattern.customer thinks wet problem been in driveway two wet days towed in today dry out still no start thanxs for any help.
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F84
hi techs, this vehicle came to us after the owner took it to the dealer. vehicle has a very rough idle (misfiring). dealer told owner problem had to do with valves or springs, but vacuum looks good. Fuel psi= 57, the car runs great off idle, accel, and cruise.... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4350T
We have an AWD Sube that is giving us fits. Vehicle will light MIL after a mile or so and set P0500, speed sensor fault with the eventual stall. The P0505 IAC is from what all information shows a side effect of the P0500. What we have done is tested both speed... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor fault), P0505 (IAC Fault)
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L dr window VIN: JTEHD21A34
window switch makes a buzzing noise and the window wont move. ther is power to the switch. everything else works fine. used a powerprobe to make motor work; window goes up and down fine. thought i had a bad switch, got a good looking used switch. this switch b...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V7Y
mil light comes on after new bosch o2 sensor was installed for the same code. problems were found with previos sensor, now same comes up. scoped mass air flow sensor, can't figure out why the same code 17536 (p1128) Trouble codes: P1128 (bank 1 longterm fuel trim too lean)
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L RPM sensor; idler shaft VIN: 9BWDE61J42
Hi all VW specialists: We need help with this 2002 Gti 1.8T with 09A tiptronic transmission. It was towed in for a frozen engine. We serviced the vehicle i.e. oil change, safety check etc about two weeks prior to the engine failure. There were no any signs of...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L immobilizer? VIN: 3VWCD21C43
Hi VW Techs, We have an 03 beetle that cranks and runs for less than 1 second. Checked codes with vagcom and found p1570/ vw 17978 set. code reads "engine immobilizer blocking start." The key fob works door locks and rear hatch fine and red light on fob works...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E52
Hi all. Wanted to thank everyone for many good suggestions. Final effort after repeated redo and recheck of cam timing was scanning and seeing 3 of 4 cam pids perfect when it wasnt misfiring, and no significant change when accelerated to where misfire counts s... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4), P0305, P0306 (Misfire 6), P0300 (Random/multiple misfire).
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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L tire pressure VIN: WA1YD64B14
I think Norman and Jake were right on this one. Probably needed new wheel speed sensors. But after pricing 4 sensors out, it would have been over a $1000.00 parts and labor. customer said please turn the tire pressure monitor system off. Thanks, Jeff
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHD631XN
WE REPLACED THE ENGINE ECU YESTERDAY AFTER CHECKING EVERYTHING WE COULD THINK OF. WE HAD JUST REPLACED THE TRANNY COMPUTER ON THIS CAR 2 WEEKS AGO, AND IT IS NOT VERY COMMON FOR BOTH COMPUTERS TO GO BAD .THE PROBLEM WOULD ONLY OCCUR OCCASIONALLY, AND SOMETIME...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cluster VIN: WBABM5348Y
thanks to all the suggestions they were great, found the problem as a voltage drop in the junction box on top of the fuse pannel repaired the wiring works great now. Thanks again
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L low beam xenon lights VIN: WBABS33481
Okay, Much thanks to andreas for the tip. The problem was in the right REAR TAIL LIGHT BOARD... The ground path was messed up in the tail lamp circuit board and somehow causing a funny feedback to the light control unit, which caused a problem in the headlamp...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L charging system VIN: 5UXFA53522
First i like to thank all the people who replied. Especially, i like to thank Det from Salt Lake City, Utah. Det called me on Friday and faxed me over the Wiring diagram i needed. Even though i hooked up a fully charged jumper box to the vehicle, The alter...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L headlamps VIN: 2G4WS52J81
I AM CALLING THIS A SUMMARY BECAUSE I DO NOT FEEL I COMPLETELY FIXED THE PROBLEM- I JUST HELPED IT. BASED ON INFORMATION IN THE REPLIES SENT TO ME AND THE FACT THAT THERE WAS AN OBVIOUS PROBLEM ON THE GROUND SIDE OF THIS CIRCUIT- I REMOVED, CLEANED AND ADDED...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
First, I would like to thank everybody that answered my request. Now, none of the spark plug wires tested bad. Ordered and replaced the coil pac,(all one unit) and cured the miss. replaced the wires as the car has 110,000 miles and the original wires. Thanks a... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hazard, flasher VIN: 1Z37L7S445
thanks ray and james. you were correct. the flasher is supposed to be in the fuse block. as this vehicle was missing the flasher, i did not see the cavity on my initial inspection. after moving some owner installed wiring i observed a place that looked like a ...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCBS14E3J
replaced fuel pump, next day would not start cold. This only happend in the A.M. If you started it at noon, it would fire right up. Found out it was not getting a clean spark. Replaced distributor cap and rotor, starts every time.
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1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1LT61TXL
thanks for all the replies, finally nightmare is over, when disconnected four pin connecter for injecters had good signal from ecm side,when connect it back same loosing pulse, pull plenum and checked injecters, #5 injecter only .2ohms, replaced injecter and t...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29K1S
IN OUR MIND WE WERE SURE WE HAD A GROUND PROBLEM,IF WE TURNED HEADLAMPS ON PROBLEM WAS MUCH MORE NOTICABLE.TRUCK WOULD STALL THE MOMENT YOU STEPPED ON BRAKE AND WHEN TURN SIGNAL WAS TURNED ON ALL THE REAR BULBS FLASHED A LITTLE.WE USED A SEPERATE GROUND TEST L...
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GCHK33R2Y
thanks everyone: wecame in this morning and tried to start the truck and away it went!!! go figure we contacted the dealer and they told us that the have had prblems with that year with the computer taking a long time to relearn when the battery has been disco...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19T81
Hey guys, The 4 replies I recieved were of help and good ideas,although I went with my gut instinct of an intermittent ign problem as the stall/recovery was so quick. A crank sensor was installed and the truck driven extensively with no reoccurance.thanx!!
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1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L wont die VIN: 2B4GH45RXR
thanks to all for valuable info. the airbag/rear wiper fuse had melted and made a circuit. dug out melted pieces and vehicle turns off. am waiting for owner ok for trace out and repair problem. thanks agin for the info, learned alot about this system.
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1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Ignition and EFI VIN: 1B3ES47Y2V
Thanks to all who told me the timing belt was out of sync even though it had been changed 1 1/2 yr. ago and all the teeth looked good. As it turns, somehow the upper pin on the tensioner had become bent (not sure what caused this, or whoever worked on this bef...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L no power under load VIN: 3B7HC12Z8W
Thanks for all the help. I pulled the front O2 sensor out and got a O2 back pressure gauge and checked it at 2500 rpm's. Truck had 2 psi of pressure. Power braked truck and pressure went over 10 psi. Had converted replaced, test drove truck and problem disappe...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7HF16Z7X
Thanks to everyone who took time to offer a solution to this request. I changed all of the parts that were suggested and that did not fix the problem. My thought is that it involves the 'T' we have in most vehicles where each front brake line branches to a w...
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1D4HB58D64
Thank you for the quick responses to our problem. We have discovered that this vehicle will only work with the factory Star Scan. While using our Genysis or Modis we could not clear the code long enough for the 4x4 system to allow switching from 4l to 4h. Ther...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Left Power Sliding Door VIN: 2D4GP44L45
Thanks guys... I am work for a Chrysler Dealer and called Hotline multiple times and you guys saved me.. The wiring harness in the Sliding door that the other tech replaced was for the wrong door so It didnt have the extra ground wire on pin 15 so the module w...
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2007 Dodge Chassis Cab. 6.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D6WG48A47
I have been to dealership with my findings and the truck and they concur the problem is the Rail Pressure too low and Pressure Control Valve faulty. The P000F code indicated a problem with the Pressure Control/Relief Valve which is designed to maintain Rail... Trouble codes: P0000 (Unknown.), P0089 (Low Systen Pressure/ Rail Pressure too Low.), P000.
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1975 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP12QX1
I was going to replace the resistor wire and of course after 33 years you can imagine the condition of the wiring. It has a new module-about a year old. The module's run circuit also is resisted-anyway I found after removing all the tape and crud was that the ...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGA14R5T71
Thanks alot for all the help.The customer on this car declined repair. The next day after I posted this I had another car with this same system so i was able to check one that was working right and found that those that said replace the ECM were right. Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap canister vent valve fault).
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1998 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Transmission Fluid pours over from dip stick tube VIN: 1FALP67L6W
Thanks to all and your patience.This vehicle is fix. I found short in the lock actuator at truck. Replace with the new one and a customer is very happy :)
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDAW57F81
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix but it finally got fixed yesterday. Thanks for the responses. I checked the MLP sensor and it was reading accurately, I checked the Accumulator body valves and they were okay. I drove it with a pressure gauge on the line ...
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FMZU62E42
Customer can't afford new/used engine at this time. I would have liked to removed the engine and determine where the water came from. Did see somewhere in the archives that someone else had water, and a bent rod on the same cyl/eng explorer. I suspect that's n...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45M54
Well, this one is STILL at the dealer. They can't seem to duplicate the complaint. It had to go there since it was under warranty. The three replys I recieved were helpful. I tend to agree with them as these engines are known for leaky intake manifold seals an... Trouble codes: P2195 (B1S1 Signal Biased/Stuck Lean).
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1991 Geo Storm 2+2 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: J81RF236XM
Success!!! Replacing the injectors has cured the RICH condition. Thanx to all who responded. I want to apologise, though. Some of my gas numbers were wrong, because I had drilled a hole upstream to test the Cat so there was a lot of Oxygen in those numbers tha...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L temp guage VIN: 1HGCG5641W
Well, after trying a new temp guage from the dealer, and running a new wire from the sensor to the back of the guage. still wasn't working, with old cluster, with used cluster and with new guage from the dealer, all did the same thing. coolant would stay low, ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L steering VIN: 1HGCG66822
Thanks for the help. Finally fixed this one. I had loose lower control arm bolts. Early on in the repair of this vehicle I had gone over all of the undercarriage bolts, but when I tightened the lower control arms, I tightened the nut instead of the bolt. The n...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJFA14C1Y
did software up date and told owner that if he starts it he has to let it run for at least 5 to 10 mins before turning it off so in 6 months or a year we will find out if it got fixed or not thank you for all your help jeff and tha guys at ballards auto
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
thanks to all the people that reply to me found the problem and Larry from Texas was right. it was the coils making the misfire replaced all 8 coils and car is runing just fine. thank you all for helping me with this problem.
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3rd. shift VIN: 1LNHM86S21
AFTER ALL WAS SAID AND DONE I HAD TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L kills battery in a week VIN: 5LMFU28R64
Thanks everybody, we found that the aftermarket alarm system installed on this vehicle would intermittenetly drain the battery down. We've installed many of them and they rarely give problems like this. Probably a bad module.
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1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF3141L
I found a vacumn solenoid stuck shut that controled flow to the fuel pressure reg. Dealer did not stock solenoid so I bypassed it and drove it long enough to readapt idle. Now no shutter on excel. Tanks to all who repoded. One response impeticuler who had thi...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Driver's seat VIN: WDBRF65J53
Fixed. Seat Control Module (under the seat), was the culprit. Replaced w/ new unit, and now the seat is dancing once again. Junior, thanks for the tech tips. Byron, you were of no use whatsoever. :~) Ruben
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L timing chains VIN: 1N4AB41D5T
ok i finally figure out the problem. all the cams are in the correct spot. i found that the balancer has slipped, causing the tdc mark on balancer to be off. also found the vct gear to be bad. i replaced both parts and car runs great. thanks to all replied.
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2001 Nissan PRIMERA 2000CC Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WTP12-0025
Thanks guys for your help. The problem end up being the electronic throttle body. Replaced the unit and the idle even out to around 1500rpm steady. The scanner was then able to re learn the idle position. Now Idling stable at 700rpm. It appears that Nissan hav...
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2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11DX2
Well after 3 wks of trying, $400 bucks for rent car, $200 for gas, $60 bucks for a pedal assembly, lots of great ideas from other members, I gave it back to the customer unfixed yesterday. The 2138 DTC trips when the signal from app#1 and app#2 do not tra... Trouble codes: P2138 (APP Sensor 2 Ckt).
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18W55
hey guys it seems the problem was too much play in the left front inner cv thanks for all the help
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