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2002 Audi TT 1.8L rear sun shade VIN: TRUTC28N72
Help Audi Techs! This TT came in with an inoperable convertable top rear "sunshade"- it wont extend up. All sources of information on this componant are poor at best. After testing the system we substituted a "known good" relay but it still wont function. We h...
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L drivers side seatbelt tensioner/igniter VIN: WAUMF78P66
after replacing seat belt tensioner assembly cleared code - same code comes back, disonnected batry and jumpered positive and neg. cables together for ten minutes thinking control module was locked up.after that tried to clear code - code comes right back. che...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starting running VIN: 1GH4HP52KX
Hello.I could some help with this one.This car dies while driving on average about a week.It will restart anywere from 20 seconds to 20 minutes.The only other thing that does not work are the power windows.It cranks but wont start.By the time the car gets back...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
This vehicle was having problems with the transmission, they replaced it, then it will turn but won't start, somebody told them to replace the pcm, so they replaced the pcm, and then it won't even turn, so they brought it to me, i did put back the old pcm in i...
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2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Low Beam HID VIN: 1G6KY54921
We want to confirm the repair on a HID low beam on this car requuires the Igniter/ bulb and the harnass and the ballast. This repair is over $1100 just for the parts. Please confirm
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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 502CID Pinging VIN: 1D37H2B587
Try to set Timing at 8 deg btdc and with 30 deg total advance and motor will hardley run and spit through the carb, if I set base timing to 35 to 40 deg btdc with no advance hooked up it runs great has plenty of power but pings under hard accel decrease timing...
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1984 Chevrolet C70 366CID low power under load VIN: 1GBG701B4E
This truck is an old Coca Cola semi tractor that's been made into a pickup truck and is used for livestock transport. This truck runs well until loaded with approximately 16k worth of livestock and trailer.At 10k it runs well. Once it gets warm it loses power...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R9T
SES light intermittent p0300. Can not feel it, but can watch misfire monitors. All cylinders will show mis at random, but primary cylinders 2&3. We have ran relative compression test is even. Have blocked off EGR valve to eliminate. Cam retard at 0. Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS light on solid VIN: 1G1YY22G5V
Replaced evaporator core and a/c compressor.ABS light came on after start up.Pulled code B 1061 lamp circuit failure.B1061 chart directed me to sdm integrity check which flagged the sdm module defective.I had to remove the module and the passenger air bag to r...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W0V
PLEASE READ BEFORE RESPONDING WITH SOMETHING I ALREADY CHECKED. THANKYOU IN ADVANCE! This van came to me from a machinest friend of mine. It was a no start about 2 months ago in his driveway. He called me asked for help thought it was an injector. Got it towed...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, over rev high excel VIN: 00V1088711
sorry guys to be a repeat on this one but it came back in today with the complaint of hesitation, buck and high rev! well it's more of a very sensitive pedal i would say! 3% of throttle intermittently causes the motor to over rev and on the highway it will buc... Trouble codes: P216
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
THANKS IN ADVANCE this suburban idles rough - not really rough but every 3 months or so it will throw a po300. this time the misfire monitors were hi on 7, 3, and 4. 1234-2344 misfires. Freeze Frame is recorded at idle. i can drive this thing down the road and... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W71
Thanks for any replies in advance.I have a 2001 chevy blazer with a 4.3 v6.Customer complained there was a hesitation at low speed and then ok after about 2000 rpm.Scanned for codes,none found.Engine idles great,What I have noticed is after the 1-2 shift it dr...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L No Start, NO NOID VIN: 1G1ND52E14
This car has come into the shop on a tow truck several times and every time except once it has started right up. The one time it failed while checking it seemed that the PCM was not sending ground to the injectors. But when we pulled the PCM down to perform a ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 2GCEK13T25
Service 4WD light comes on and off. Lights come on the dash indicating 4 HI or Low when vehicle is not in 4WD. Scanned for codes a found code po327 in history. Installed new switch which obviously did not correct problem. Traced a little further and found that...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGG29V46
Vehicle in for crank but will not start. Customer commented that security light flashing as symptom is occuring. On going problem for vehicle since new. ***But--- only happens or occurs at this time of year.. The codes found in pcm were not current and initial... Trouble codes: 171 (lean o2), 174 (lean 02), 336 (crank sensor)
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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 6.0L drive train VIN: 3GNFK12Y18
The vehicle when going 60-63mph goes from V8 mode to V4 mode has what feels like a drive train vibration.When you step a gas slightly it goes back to V8 mode and vibration is gone. It also does it at other speeds but is worse at given speed.Has anyone had this...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L 4-3 downshift VIN: 2C8GF68424
have this pacifica awd and with auto stick. Customer complains of a harsh shift while noticed more at speeds of 25-40 accelerating hard and letting off the accelerating again mostly after left hand turns but also says it is intermittent. Has been taken to the ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7HF16Y7V
At times under load and at idle vehicle will cut out and back fire. At idle when problem happened, smelled like rotten eggs. Back fire happens under load. When problem happens at idle engine almost stalled then tryed to combinsate. Appreciate any tips. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0132
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L o/d light and trans temp light VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
thank you all in advance for any help you can give me. this is my wifes truck and this tranny is killing me. at an idle the temp goes all the way to 275 deg. when cruising it stays around 265 deg. coolant temp is always @ normal temps(190-210). i have replaced...
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2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GP45G3Y
Hello, I have a 2000 dodge caravan here that is driving me crazy. The vehicle hesiates when it is cold. It feels like a bad TPS or accelerator pump. The vehicle has no codes and I have scoped the TPS, MAP, ECT. I have cleaned the throttle body and IAC. The fue...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7KF23Z51
Hi all! I have this vehicle that the customer states will race/ run away and has to force on brake. When shifting to neutral will race up to 15-1600 rpm and sometimes surge up and down or hunt. I personally have never seen it happen.It's very intermittent but ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L rocker arm VIN: 1D7HA16N54
Hello chrysler/mopar techs, could use some help here, truck came in for cyl 8 misfire, changed plug, still there, changed coil/swapped injector, still there, removed valve cover found #8 exhaust rocker arm laying in valve cover, must have slipped out somehow, ...
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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L exhaust leak VIN: 1FDKE30L6F
Have a motorhome with a exhaust leak, found it to be the tube that comes out of the rear of the head , and it connects both heads to valve. Customer would like the emission system removed, it had dual air pumps, no cats, Can this be easily done or is it a nigh...
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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L engine
This is my personal truck. I am not a diesel tech, but I know the theory of how they work, just can't diag problems well yet. Here is my issue. I have what feels like a slight miss at idle. I've driven other older 6.9's and they are smoother at idle than my tr...
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L 4th gear VIN: 1FTHF25F0S
thanks in advance for your help. this rig is a 95 7.3 diesel with an e4od and the trouble im having is on cold take off the over drive works fine but when the trans warms up if it ever downshifts it wont go back into overdrive. i can feel it trying to shift bu...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L bulkhead connector VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
doing a heater core on a 1997 ford f150 pickup,trying to remove the wiring harness bulkhead connector from under the left side of the dash. alldata says to remove the three bolts that attach each one of the three plugs to the bulkhead then from the inside of t...
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35F63
driving when cold runs good.after warm up a spark knock apers engine starts running really bad like it is missing. we are getting (kam)codes-along with cyl.inj.codes that can change from one time to the next.if you can help me please do it's one of our 3 ambul... Trouble codes: P0267, P1273, P1293, P1294, P1295, P1296
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Rear stop lights VIN: 1FAFP33324
Hello fellow techs. Here is the problem, the rear outside stop lights don't work. The center stop lamp on the trunk lid does. I have checked the stop lamp switch- good. The stop lamp switch only has one circuit contained within the switch. I have stop lamp sig...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L brake light VIN: 1FTRF14W35
this is a information only posting. the truck is fixed but would like to give information to others. We found the wires that plug into the instrument cluster to be loose. information in alldata said not to unplug conector or instrument cluster may need reprogr...
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2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L temp door VIN: 1FTPW12V56
This one came to me from another shop. He replace temp door actuator and it is still acting up. What it is doing is the temp door will sometimes move to warm or hot air if auto temp setting is raised to or slightly above 65 degrees(85-90 degrees F outside). Us...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19R8W
This pickup came in with an intermittent stall.We found that anytime it was driven for more than 20 minutes it would die and not restart for 5-20 minutes.We always get a hot spark but no fuel pressure.We installed a new pump but the problem persisted.The vehic... Trouble codes: P0452 (fuel tank pressure sensor low)
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L tcc pwm VIN: 1GKDT13W25
Well just wanted to run this by you all, the code 1860 resets as you come to a stop, most of the time, sometimes it will set at 35 to 40 mph with convertor locked up. Test drove with volt meter on the control side of the tccpwm sol. Have battery voltage at idl...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L fuel tank VIN: 1GTEK19T5Y
hello and thanks in advance; as stated about 6 months ago i replaced the fuel pump assy. and have had no other problems until recently , the customer reports that when filling the gas tank that it will not take fuel fast the pump handle continues to click off ...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7655N
Check engine light comes on after 7 miles highway driving. I jump blue connector, check engine light comes on, does not flash. D4 light is not on. I understand this is code zero?? local Honda dealer says possible ecm or distributor problem. Mitchell does not g...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 3rd gear clutch solenid VIN: 2HKRL18541
scanned code and found p1739 code, tested solenoid and found out of limit, specs call for 10ohms to infinit for ohms test. tested connector and found 5.6 volts at wire. tested pcm connector pin 19 to 25 and 26 and only had 5.6 volts.specs call for batt voltage...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68442
This vehicle will start and idle at 2000 rpm, then it will start surging up and down from approx. 1300 to 2000 rpm steadily. After a few minutes it will drop to 1300 rpm and sound like a rev limiter, but the rpm's dosen't fluctuate enough to actually show up o... Trouble codes: 501 (Idle Air Problem), 1501 (PCV Valve Air Leak)
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L no communication VIN: KMHJF24M4W
this car failed the california smog inspection for no communication on the obd 2 functional test. the mil passes the bulb test. i tried global obd and vehicle specific scanners ,and can't get any communication. any help will be appreciated.
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KM8SB83D61
Cust states the car will miss/stumble and feels like it is going to stall under load taking off from a stop.Car can go for days before it will act up and may only happen once or may continue to act up for a period of time.This has be happening for a year now.i... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, start up VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6R
calling all jeep enthusiests for your help here This jeep came in with a stall and hard start complaint from the costomer, when we checked it out we went to start it, the jeep turned over fine and started good but right after start not even 3 seconds the rpm d...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FX58S9R
I have a jeep with no start concern. Already has new distributor assembly,tune up parts,crank & coolant temp sensor.I have good spark,good fuel pressure,still no start.Disabled fuel & tried ether,no start.Pulled plugs to make sure the tips were wet from fuel s...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L abs light VIN: 1J4GZ58YXV
car came in with abs light on scanned and found code 30 pump motor circuit not working properly per online manual tested for power on pin 25 of cab connector had batt voltage 12.6. then tested for continuity to ground from pins 24 and 8 to batt ground-no resis...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L left rear axle VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
Hey people. I have a 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo that came in for a noise in the rear of vehicle.test drove and heard what sounded like a bad axle bearing in the left rear.found after disassembly that it had a blown axle seal in the right side.also felt so...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT8VK13T1P
I need help on this one. Customer brought car in from another (shop). He took it in for a tune up for a miss. Upon checking the 3 plug wires on the front had been changed. Customer had parts. I completed the tune up of plugs and rear wires. After completion th...
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2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L vsc VIN: JTJHT00W44
Hello all! This vehicle came in with the MIL on, and both the VSC Trac and VSC Off lights on. Scanned for codes and had a P0456 EVAP code in the ECM, and a C1201 in the ABS controller. I know the VSC will come on if the MIL does (under certain conditions?). ...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM81W3V
Digital speedometer readings erratic while driving, tried new vss sensor with no success, no problem with signal but with fluid leaking out if the connector. Tested for bad diode in alternator none found, even drove around with alternator unplugged- no change,...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM97V6V
I'm a bit confused(thanks AllData). I have no compressor engagement. If I pull the relay in the power center and put voltage to terminal 3, the compressor engages. I have control voltage and I can feel the relay actuate when I install it. However, I don't seem...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Hi Everyone, I've got a strange intermitant misfire. Vehicle was brought in for a Service B. During the pre-repair test drive there was no SES light on and no misfire present. Tech didn't drive vehicle far. Perfromed Service B. The post-repair test drive reve... Trouble codes: P2050 (TWC damaging misfire detect. count.), P2052 (Cylinder 5 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2058 (Cylinder 8 misfire TWC damaging)
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1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Glass VIN: 1ME8M60F5J
Our Cougar has plasic tabs slotted for the frt window glass to set in and mount to the regulator. The tab is broken and I've been told the only way to get the tabs are to buy the glass. Does anyone know of an outlet to purchase these tabs? I hate to buy a glas...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L no temp control VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
This was what Ithought a simple fix. No hot air output. With the first cold spell the car had NO hot air coming from register. After consulting with a hot-line and the dealer I replaced the blend door actuator to no avail. Is there any way to get trouble codes...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y41
This gem was dumped in my lap truck is from used car lot customer the first tech that worked on truck changed vent control valve before truck was delivered to customer truck returned 3 days after with check engine lite 0n po 440 freeze frame readings 2600 rpm ... Trouble codes: P0440
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D52
This should be cut and dry, the car was towed in as a no start. It has good spark & fuel pressure. It sounds as if the timing chain skipped or broke. THe #1 cylinder has the best compression at 80 psi. We removed the front cover to check timing marks and every...
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L High idle VIN: 1N4BL11DX4
One week ago, I replaced the air filter, flushed and replaced coolant, drained and refilled ATF. I also cleaned the throttle bore, I opened the plate with my fingers and cleaned the bore. This has electronic throttle(throttle-by-wire, TBW). After cleaning, it ... Trouble codes: P0507 (High idle)
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52M8T
hello all, are we ready for another gm passloc problem. vehicle came in to shop as a cranks no start at times. scanned system for codes and had code # p1629. replaced lock cylinder and vehicle started on first try.ran relearn procedure and now have intermittan... Trouble codes: P1629 (theft fuel enbale-incorrect/no signal)
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G2NE12T41
Let me try this again with the correct VIN (originally posted with another pontiac I had in the shop ... idiot)Didn't have much luck in archives , but let me run this by you . Put in a new water pump , chain , guides, sprockets, and tensioner and we're getting...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L ignition key VIN: 1G2WP12KO2
Customer complaint is not being able to turn key off into lock position for removal. This is an intermiten problem. Using solus pro the gear shift lever is reconised as being in park. When the current is flowing correctly the solenoid works just fine. After re...
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1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L lacks power VIN: 9309800352
This Porsche turbo has excessive boost lag. No boost until 4,000 RPM and then only gets .6 bar. I pulled the wastegate; it's not sticking. I tested the wastegate with a regulated air supply. It opens at 1 bar. The vehicle runs very well except for the delayed ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L key fob VIN: Y53EF48241
I replaced the twice module for the trunk latch not working it works now i have a tech 2 i downloaded it the key starts the car so the security part of the key is fine but i cant get the key fob to work it came with a new fob the little battery has 3 volts whe...
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L timeing belt VIN: 1G8JW82R8Y
I want to say thanks for the help first. this car came in over heating.we did valve job.can not find the right timing marks.has 2 per gear. They do not tell witch one to use.Does any one know witch ones to use
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2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65631
Hi guys, I got this 2001 Subaru came in with code P442 Evap small leak, we smoke the system no leak found, We replace the purge solenoid valve under the intake, new gas cap & made sure the filler neck clean & not rusty & we made sure the rear solenoid harness ... Trouble codes: 442 (small evap leak)
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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZARBA5411G
the clamp was loose on the air intake since i never touched it i never looked at it thanks
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1993 BMW 325is 2.5L loor latch VIN: WBABF4316P
Hi, Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and or respond to my help request. I got four replies. Ian from Great Britain said that he had done several of these and never had a problem. He said if changes were made to the part, there should be a bulletin...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37451
Thank you IATN members for all your help. Most of the replies I got were right on the money. Mass air flow sensor checked OK. Removing the oil cap , as one reply suggested, motor oil looked like mud. At this point we decided to exchange pvc valve under intake ... Trouble codes: 227 ([...] exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 1), 228 ([...] exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 2).
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L3R
This one was a tough one. It turned out to be a glitching MAF. we think the cam/crank codes was caused by a loose timing chain, that caused the cam to bounce when the engine cut out. if this code had not been set we would have had a much easier time of it. Tha... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error).
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: 00V1088711
thank you everybody on helping me out with this van! i check for vacuum and had none . took vacuum pump off and bench tested and it was bad! replaced the pump , decompression valve cleaned turbo and related part and boost again! the throttle is messed up becau...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Anti Theft Deterent VIN: 3G1JC5249V
again i can't stress to my techs that if it worked befor you worked on it than go back and make sure of your work befor condemming parts of the system..in this case the 3 wire connector from the passlock plugs into the dash in a differant spot than the main mu...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
flipped around hoses on canister purge valve and car has not been back since.had it on right,flipped them around ,then flipped around again! should have just left it the way it was the first time! Trouble codes: P0440 (emission control).
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, only at idle to 1800 VIN: 1GCFG25W8Y
I would like to thank everyone for there help, We tried the runing compression test. The #4cyl. only had 75 psi and two of the known good cyl. had 95 psi The fleet just wanted us to but it back together and they would run it till it dies. Again thanks for all ... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L drivers door module VIN: 1GNDT13S43
Thanks for the help guys. Joel, Jason, Roger, Charles ans Alex all deserve the credit for this one as they were all 100% correct. We ended up sending it to the dealer for a DDM reprogram which did not work so they replaced and programmed a new one. Problem ...
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1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L 20A Fuse B VIN: 2C3HC56FXS
It's fixed! It had to go to the dealer for final diag. It turned out to be the O2 sensors. They replaced both pre cat o2 sensors and it stopped blowing the 20a "B" fuse. One reply stated he had problems with O2 sensor wiring. Thanks to all who took time out of...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L recovery system VIN: 3C3EL45H3X
Thanks for all the good advice. I ran a combustion gas test on the coolant and found there to be a trace of exhaust gas in the system. Looks like the heads are coming back off. Ken
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP64L6Y
Hi guys Atfer looking at all the tips(Thank you for your help). The problem keep leading me back to fuel or ignition, I found that the fuel pump has cavitating and pumping air in with the fuel and the ignition coil pack had one weak coil in it.Thanks again.
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L compressor VIN: 4C3AG42G15
thanks for all 10 replys. most said sticking H block expansion valve. i did recover,evac, recharge but system acted the same so i replaced H valve with dealer part, new part had design changes, o boy , but it didnt help. got a alldata subsciption on it. it has...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Water pump VIN: 1D7HA18033
Thanks for all the replies. We double checked everything we had done prior and all seemed ok. No air lock, clutch fan working ok, no compression leak. Customer insisted that the truck didn't run hot before work being performed. The guy is pretty easy going and...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDOPE74527
thanks for the help on code p2427 egr cooling valve system, test egr and found it bad, replace with new oem very pricey at $587.00, but mil light is out and customer is happy. thanks again a great system for information. Trouble codes: P2427.
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26M2N
Well, call this one fixed. Rechecked fuel press at filter inlet had 1 psi, also rechecked fuel selector valve was not switching from tank to tank. Dealer did not have one on order for tuesday delivery, but one good whack on frame rail got valve to switch to fr...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14U1T
Thanks for the help. I cleaned the EGR valve,the tube and checked it with a smoke machine to see it the same amount of smoke would come out of the tubes that go to the DPFE. It did when i plugged the tail pipe. Drove it again and the scanner initiated a code a...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1728Y
UGH!!! A Broken Valve Spring Was The Culprit on the number 1 cylinder exhaust. I can't believe I overlooked something so simple!! Thanks everyone for your help!!! I learned a lot more about this vehicle from all of your input! ;) Just got it from the machine s... Trouble codes: P1000 (OBD II System Checks Incomplete), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3).
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUO3101
call us stupid somehow the cop wires from pcm were reversed [4&6] put in order vehicle runs great thanks for your help with all knew everything was checking out ok had to to be something under our nose thanks aghain Trouble codes: 1507 (check vpwr voltage to iac valve).
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F92
Thank you all very much for the response. The cam sensor was under a recall , was replaced and truck has been running fine. I also replaced the fuel filter which was slowly leaking from the seal. Dave. Trouble codes: P0344.
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24282
thank you everyone. i cleaned out the ports with t.b. cleaner, a pic, and my bluepoint shop vac with some slight modifications. worked great. thanks again Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire detected 6).
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
thanks to all that offered their assistance I went back to cylinder 4 after looking at wiring and using a spark checker on all 3 front cylinders when I was pulling on the cop wiring for #4 I got shocked closer inspection revealed that spark was leaking to grou...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L tail gate release VIN: 1GKDT13W9T
i never found short so ran some new wires so tailgate opens ok,lites on inside work , drivers door window switch works on all windows. good enough for a use'd car thank's
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1998 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG29R8W
well when it was all said and done the pcm was causing the problem new pcm and problem solved Trouble codes: P0121.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG225XX
after checking every thing related to ignition except tune up parts because customer stated he just replaced plugs,cap rotor and wires.I finally decided to check them and found that rotor had burnt through to the distributor shaft,replaced with genuine honda p... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303 (3 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire P0306 6 misfire).
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L clutch VIN: JHMBB614X1
I didn't think it would be but it was the clutch. A piece broke off of the disc and would wedge itself in the pressure plate fingers and then fall out when the fingers moved. After we replaced the clutch all was well. thanks again.
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2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L srs VIN: 2HJYK16528
BOB FROM ONTARIO NAILED IT. SRS MODULE BURNS THE CODE INTO IT AND THE ONLY WAY TO REPAIR IT WAS REPLACMENT OF THE SRS MODULE. AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY BUT SEAT BELTS DID TRIGGER. I INSTALLED NEW MODULE AND LIGHTS WENT OUT. THANKS AGAIN TO YOUR REPLYS
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L blower resistor VIN: JNKCA31A41
The problem was the blower motor, and after removing the motor, it was difficult to turn freely by hand, so this confirmed it easily. Thank you to those who knew the motor could draw too much current without blowing a fuse, enough to blow the resistor assembly...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thanks for everyones response on my problem vehicle. I got 12 replies that all were very helpful. I was 99.9% sure that I had the timing right after having the belt off numerous times and rechecking the timing. Yet it would not start and kept popping thru the ...
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L system VIN: SAJHY1745L
Thanks to all who replied. We ended up buying the expansion valve from Jaguar but did not have to buy the evaporator core. I got ahold of a different parts guy at the same dealership and he never said anything about it being a part of the core. It did cost 200...
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1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1842W
Thank you for the help, after clearing the code and driving the car multiple times with no issues and no codes I talked to the customer and asked him if he was getting any messages in the display like performance restricted or transmission program or if he was... Trouble codes: P1601.
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX124XW
Thank you again for your replies. We did go ahead and just pull tank out without draining it, but because it was full, we did build a simple wood floor (3 - 2x4s and a piece of plywood) in trunk to simply slide the tank on to and then replace fuel pump. Than...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Speedometer and Tach VIN: JT8BH28F6X
Found out that if you hit the dash the speedo and tach start working. So we pulled the dash and gave it to our parts manager to investigate( he is our tinkerer). He found that the internal stops inside the tach and speedo were dry causing the needle movements ...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S23
Thanks for the help, we decided to install new coils, but when they came in we were 3 short. We replaced the three under the plenum (hardest to get to) took it for a test drive, worked great and the customer was needing it to go out of town. That's been a week... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ign/Coil Misfire 5).
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37D8F
thanks to all that responded! yes it was the ignition control module. iatn is the best!!!
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuel pump VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
After replacing the fuel pump I found I could ground the terminal on the relay to cause the relay to turn on and the car would run but badly then a new battery cured the charge problem and a new mass airflow sensor took of the poor running problem, now I am...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26Y7W
the information that we received from the techs. was correct...but, the parts for the fix are unavaible at this time from the dealer, thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0500.
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
customer has declined any further diagnostics and promptly gave me the title-i'm now the proud owner of a sentra that doesn't run. when i get to repairing it and back on it, i will look at the replies again. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0171, P0300.
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1976 Other European Silver Shado 6.8L Fuel Guage
Thank you everyone for your promt reply. As many have commented, the fuel guage is a dual guage that with the help of a small pushbutton, checks oil level as well.As I stated, both functions were inop. We did come up with 2 wiring diagrams, very crude handwrit...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G2NE12T41
closing because of wrong VIN thus wrong motor , however Alex did run the VIN and gave some helpful advise on the 2.4 quad that was all checked again and ok . Now have a request using correct motor and VIN . Thanks all and Alex for your extra effort .
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