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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B51
vehicle came in for failed emissions test. we retrieved multiple codes & pursued mass air flow code. (3months ago) now pending codes are 119-203-111a. we cant decifer these. we are using a bosch lap top scanner Trouble codes: 119 (203 -), 203 (011a -), 011A
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33482
This vehicle runs good actually except for the CEL light coming on and the traction light flashing at take off. The ABS set the 5e19 code as listed. The engine codes are as shown. mainly it is running lean and everything under the hood is like new. No oil leak... Trouble codes: 5E19 (Can data fault from DME/DDE), 227 (fuel trim lean b1), 228 (fuel trim lean b2), 211 (IAC Mechanical fault)
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1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5310P
The customer purchased this vehicle in the beginning of Sept. His wife took it on a 600 mile round trip, but broke down about 120 miles into the trip. She said it quit running. After a while it would start and run for short while and quit again. After about 3 ...
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1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 1G4AG55MXS
computer temp 225, fans come on, but coolant gauge reads overheating. changed both temp sensors & thermostat & still reads overheating.
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Did a tune up and iv service and now i have a bad miss at 900-1000 rpms. Car drives and runs fine.. Changed plugs three times to see if would help..Injectors, wires, vac hoses are good and found no vac leaks.Replaced coils with test coils made no diff. I would...
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1982 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L preignition w/loaded VIN: 1CCDC14H8C
thanks guys in advance for any information that you may have in this matter... the customer has a son that works at another auto repair shop. they have replaced the carburetor with a rochester quadrajet that appears to be functioning well enough at this time, ...
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1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L hydraulics VIN: 1GNCT18R5H
Replaced clutch master and slave bench bled system, and installed, was unable to get into gears, went from dorman parts to daiken parts to luk parts to no avail, all bled out of car and in the car, would not push clutch fork far enough to put into gear, instal...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L bleeding VIN: 9876543129
Installed new clutch master and slave cylinder, but the bleed procedure that came with them is crazy. There is no bleed screw on the slave. There is a small weep hole and a set screw. I suspect that when bleeding the clutch, fluid will squirt from the little h...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19X6W
Hello I need some gm help. This is my sons truck and we have tried to get a lot of "known problems taken care of before he left for school 200 miles away. The truck shut off once 3 months ago after a 100 degree 1 hour trafic jam. Whent to pick up and it starte...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Transaxle VIN: 1G1JF5244X
Hello Everyone, we have this Cavalier that the moment the car moves even an inch the low traction light comes for a couple of seconds then goes off until you stop again and then does the same thing.(Forward and Reverse) Now its not when the brake switch is act...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W91
this truck is crazy I don't feel misfire but it shows up on tech 2 miss on cyl 1,4 Number has the most misfire. I checked the dist gear for wear been replaced. I smoked checked intake system ok. The scope pattern looks good. I tried a plug wire. I hear guy say... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L transmission VIN: 1GCHK23163
sets codes po700 u1800 u2104 u2105 trans quits shiftining wiring harness has been checked also has new ecm,tcm original aftrmarkrt stero was installed killing bus installed factory radio still has problem also installed shift solenoids and trans range switch d...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Lifter VIN: 1GNEL19X93
Hi Guys Thanks For Your Help , This 4.3 L Has a Lifter Noise at 1800-2300 RPM , Pulled Valve Cover I Could eliminate the noise by pushing slightly on # 4 Rocker , I Did not push hard enough to Colapse Lifter,intake was showing signs of Leak so might as well re...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L belt, tensioner VIN: 1GCHC23U63
Hi All This should be straight up foward. customer says belt squeels when ac engauges, replaced belt. next day squeling again, replaced tensioner. this tensioner bounced all over when ac on, replaced tensioner again. three days later back again. replaced belt...
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L brake booster warnin VIN: 3GNEC12T94
VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT IN WITH A SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER WARNING IN INSTRUMENT DISPLAY. I CHECKED FOR CODES IN THE ABS AND THE IPC MODULE. NONE WERE FOUND. ACCORDING TO MY MITCHEL THE CODE WILL BE DISPLAYED IF IT RECEIVES A BAD SIGNAL FROM THE SUPPLEMENTAL BRAKE AS...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT54875
This car keeps setting codes for the EGR valve.It takes a while for the codes to set, but it is frustrating for both me and the customer. The dealer did the service bulletin for code P0404 on 1-2-07 @ 32636 miles which was to replace the Delco EGR valve with a... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR position sensor error), P0405 (EGR position sensor low)
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C4FY3B11T
We have not experienced a problem on this car, but the customer is concerned with some hard starts. And has even failed to start until the 4th or 5th time The starter and battery are operating fine, there were a couple times when the car would crank for almos...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, no gauges VIN: 1B7KF23Z6W
Hi Folks This vehicle has a skip and gauges stopped working while the customer was driving it. I did post this concern once already with no luck but, thought I would one more time. The ASD auto shut down relay clicks while the engine is running, every time the...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2B4GP443X2
Hi all I have a 02 caravan the speedo will be ok for a month or two. then will be in-op from start up. scan MIC with DRB I get a Improper power down code. Didnt see anything in alldata about that. It will do a sweep test and it will work ok after that.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 2B7JB21Y22
need help with this van want to thank everyone out there who takes there time to help others with problems thank you my problem is with 2002 dodge 2500 van it feels like van is taking off in 2nd gear and it feels like the parking brake is on can feel shift int...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs hydraulic control VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Bus (converted E350) came in with complaint of erratic ABS lamp. after road test retrieved c1206 and c1202 (inlet valve circuit fault/ rear dump / outlet valve circuit fault) Static resistance check of these circuits at the HCU showed open circuits... (BAD HC...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Hello fellow techs, this is the boss man's truck and its puzzling us. Turning left or right we have a horrible growl only sometimes. The front tires start bouncing and it feels horrible when this happens. We have replaced tie rods, draglink, pump and have alig...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
Hello Everyone, Well we need help on this vehicle. We do very little diesel work here but have some experience with them. To start the vehicle was towed in, the customer replaced the cam sensor with one from Auto Zone, he also replaced the fuel filter. We fou... Trouble codes: P0344
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
I have NO 4 Low by using the dash switch (YES I am putting the truck in neutral and brake on and NOT moving ) however have 2WD and 4WD HIGH and can switch between those two only using the dash switch. There are no codes in the GEM module I can "motor" the sh...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L trany VIN: 1FDWF37F21
Just want to see what you guys think out there. This truck belongs to a friend of mine. He recently had the transmission rebuilt at $3500. They said to him that this was an upgraded trany.67 days later it went on him again and they then charged him again anoth...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP55U81
vehicle dropped off customer states that vehicle started to run rough while driving down the road and has no power Vehicle has no power under accel heavy black smoke pulled plugs all plugs black check cam and crank sensors good fuel pressure 55psi check back p...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21515
these cam codes are coming up,but having bank 1 & 2 with open circuts? also any throttle after 1500 rpm's has a dead spot in throttle,all the time,if you floor it it responds well,+ gas mileage is down. Trouble codes: P0010 (intake cam position act/infoint.cam pos.actuator circut open), P0020 (same as above but bank 2), P0579 (cruise multi-funtion a circut range)
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2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GKEK13Z44
my first help requist,(what a great resurce) here we go, .. 4x4 switch does not light up, 4x4 inop. no comunication w/modis scaner, tested power and grounds ok, all other systems comunicate ok w/pcm. no present fault codes found removed trtac fuse for 5 min. n...
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy
I have a 2006 GMC K2500 6.6L Diesel with the Allison automatic trans. This started out getting 18 mpg. and 14 mpg. towing a fifth wheel camper. Now my mileage has dropped to 10.5 mpg. towing. This is on long trips of several hundred miles at a time. I have che...
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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L mode doors VIN: 1HGCD5691T
this car is driving me nuts I replaced the radiator car came back with no heat I replaced thermostst again still no heat I flushed the heater core water control valve is working my question? is there a mode door that has to open so I have heat from the heater ...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5634V
Hi guys got 1 that is killing me, this Accord when warm and mostly idling in gear will have a dropout like the ignition goes away for a split second and then everything is fine for a while then it may do it 2 or 3 time in succession, the car never dies and you...
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L engine VIN: JHMBB61401
voltage to all iac, egr, idle air are within specs, fuel injectors pulse is normal, only shuts down at higher rpm or by toggling the throttle, then cranks like getting no fuel, replaced fuel filter since no hard codes are present or anything is showing out of ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN456D3
Started with a new flex pipe as it was broken. Code returned. Replaced sensor out of fustration unable to find anything wrong. Followed the procedure for cleaning the ground and the alternator mounting bolts as it did fail the voltage drop test. Code returned ... Trouble codes: 133 (front o2 slow to respond)
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L intelegent suspension VIN: 4S2DF58X32
system flashes code 4-1 looking for info on specific sensor.does anybody know if -1 refrences position/sensor #1 right front as refrenced in mitchell wiring diag. mnitchell gives only harness test then leaves me hanging. hard fault,and no sensor test. $300.00 ...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Shift VIN: SAJEA51D13
When the vehicle came in on Friday the check engine light was on but the car seemed to run fine. There has been no rain here in 3 weeks. The car sat over the weekend and on Monday morning started up with NO check engine light and ran fine. There are no codes i...
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2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L all shifts VIN: KNADC16504
harsh up shift all time fluid level full cust said had fluid and filter serviced some place else no codes in system. better when warm but still not like it should be. very good cust. anything that stand out would be helpful thanks
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L abs/vsc VIN: JTHBA30G84
To all valued techs .Have this car that will apply brakes on it's own,when it happens the vsc will blink and there will be a beeping sound ,it lasts for about 2 to 4 seconds. The problem is it does not happen often(you can drive for 3 days with no prob) and th...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM87A41
hello again-this vehicle has dual climate control - the customer states that while driving the passenger side will start blowing warm air even when the temp setting is at 65 degrees-the drivers side stays ok--when u shut the vehicle off and then turn the clima...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L brake system VIN: 1LNHM86S12
the customer complains about a soft brake pedal(it feels like low vacuum or it takes a couple of pumps to build sufficent pedal), so we checked the brakes and they were fine. customer wanted to try a new master cylinder we put it on and bled the whole system, ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Hi: Any mercedes tech that can answer this question . What would happened if an engine without an oil cooler is installed in this ML 320 ?. Having a hard time finding one (used) with an oil cooler. We keep getting the ones without the oil cooler. We've also no...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag VIN: WMWRH335X5
Car came in with a no start and steering wheel air bag had deploied, I found the positive side of the battery cable had come apart on the inside of the main terminal. We put the cable together and this allowed the car to start and all was good, the air bag and...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L internal trans components VIN: 4A3AK34Y5W
car came in with major internal trans noise that only would happen when vehicle was just started and cold and as soon as clutchpedal would be released. within five to ten minutes noise would stop. noise sounded like a high shrill grinding similar to a very bad...
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1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start VIN: HS130-1218
Hi guys, I have this 1970 280zx at the shop and it's giving me some trouble. The car has a no start condition due to no spark and no injector pulse, the car does have fuel pressure and volume. I have tested the coil, wiring between the coil and the ignition co...
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1981 Nissan 720 2.2L No Shutoff VIN: JN6SD065BW
I'm in deep on this one! The local diesel shops (there are several good ones,as we're an ag community) look at me and shake their heads. Nissan uses some kind of rotating linkage to actuate the fuel flow to the diesel injection pump, and to shut it off. It has...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L engine VIN: 1N6SD16S8S
This truck has a loud metallic rattling noise that is intermittent. It seems loudest when you raise the engine above idle. Sometimes it will be completely quiet for days. Four months ago we fixed a leaking timing cover and installed all new timing components. ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3N1AB51A82
This car uses oil to the order of 3/4 qt per day(100-150mi.) of normal driving. Doesn't really smoke, cust. says however it will start smoking after idling for a long period. turns back bumper over tail pipe black after 1 day. Car runs strong, has anyone exper...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L a/c clutch and Rad. fans VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Car comes in with no a/c. Check all fuses they are good. The fan blows, lights for a/c come on dash.A/c clutch does not ingage and rad. fans do not come on.This vehicle has manual a/c.Replaced a/c relay and have no power to clutch. Thanks in advance.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, trans VIN: 1N4BA41E34
hello fellow techs, I am trying to help a coworker with a situation. he installed plugs in this maxima and now the idle is high and it sets a p0507 and will not go into gear. the trans does not engage in forward or reverse. I looked at it myself and cannot fin... Trouble codes: P0507
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1993 Other Asian 1800 423CID Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNAME08J3P
well here is shot in the dark i got in a Nissan made UD furniture hauling box truck today with the compaint of the check engine light comes on problem tried to find an aldl none found but did find a connector that says diagnostics on it under the drivers side ... Trouble codes: 13 (21 -), 21
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L front parking lights
Need chry experts. Front parking lights come on when I turn the key on and still on when I start van.All the other lights,horn and wipers work right.Archives mostly point to bcm.Can I take apart like the old computers and look for burnt spots? thanks dave
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1973 Pontiac GRAND AM 400CID programmer VIN: 2H29T3P381
Checked archives on exhibit A and nothing real productive other than this A/C unit is officially designated a Comfortron system. Automatic Temperature Control with a programmer fastened to side of air box underdash. Customers complaint is poor airflow. No high...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE55D5S
customer wants this fixed for some ungodly reason...car acts like its running on 2 cyls...started with the coils and tower..tests showed bad coils...ran ok for a day or so...came back with the same prob...I warrented the coil tower and it ran fine for a day......
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GMDX13E6Y
I have looked through Alldata and cannt find a re Initilization procedure for the power sliding door on this Montana.can anyone point me in the right direction or email me the procedure.Thank you
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2000 Pontiac montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2MECM75W5W
vehicle came in with engine light on dash & bad misfire on idle only of cyl # 6. we smoked engine & found leak from lower intake manifold gasket. we replaced with new gasket kit & replaced cyl # 6 injector. same problem. please help Trouble codes: P0306
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L keyless entry/ignition VIN: WPOCA2982W
hey, all you porche guys this car was towed in w/a no start condition was working fine until owner changed the vehicle battery and then changed the battery in the key fob and it has not started or unlocked the doors since,I know it's a rolling code and I suspe...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1G8ZH52841
hey fellow techs, this trans has erratic shifts and line pressures. driving with the modis the vehicle speed and speedo read fine , but the output speed sensor reads 0 when moving. my understanding is the vss is for both systems trans and speedo. question is w...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L abs,cruise and air bag light flashing VIN: 4T1PG22K4V
hey guys car coming back in wed. need some help the abs light flashing with air bag light and cruise light when car is running. no codes in engine, abs , or air bag modules. sometimes abs light is off, then starts flashing again. any ideas / strange one to me....
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Battery VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
need help, real weird one. mother-in-laws car. she will use this car day in and day out for days or weeks straight or sometimes let it sit there. there is no rhyme or reason here but all of a sudden dead battery. I have checked fix database and knowledgebase...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD6383X
hello all. this vw has no fire on #2 ignition coil. driver control inop on that cyl. only. does anyone know a reliable rebuilder for vw ecu,s. or better still, could this be a board problem we could fix with a solder gun and some wire. thanks Trouble codes: P0302
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L T-belt Tensioner VIN: WVWWH63B82
We performed a 100k timing belt service on this 2.8 5v Passat. Text book job. Reused the hydraulic tensioner, as it had good tension and not at all leaking. Replaced rollers water pump etc. Timed using 5v jig and crank holding fixture as we've done on many of ...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L customer VIN: 2HNYD18703
THANKS TO EVERY ONE THAT REPLIED. ALOT OF GOOD RESPONCES TO MY DELEMA. I WAS GOING TO RUN THE GROUND STRAP BUT THOUGHT THE CUSTOWMER WOULD HAVE ISSUES WITH THAT. I WANT TO ESPECIALLY THANK BARRY FROM MASS FOR FAXING ME THE DOCUMENT ON STATIC ELECTRICITY AND TH...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
Well this vehicle it's out of my hair, i never had this car on my shop it was still on the costumer's house, but i learned few things about it, thanks to Juan [...] ...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L trans VIN: 9864787694
What an SOB this job was. Finally got the trans out and back in again. It was like threading a needle. Thanks for all the great suggestions. I finally pulled the motor mount bolts and let the back of the motor drop a few inches. Thanks again!!!
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L clutch VIN: 9876567891
Still putting this back together. It has been the job from hell. Once getting the trans out, found it was the clutch fork that has worn through the ball stud. On more day and its outta my shop!!!
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
hi,thanking you all for the replys, the fix that solve the problem was replacing the catalic converter excessive back pressure again thanking you all. Trouble codes: P0410.
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Thank you for all of your help on this one. Frank from Pennsylvania hit it right on the head, the wiring harness broke free from it's clips and fell onto the front axle and rubbed through it. It was almost impossible to see until I completely stripped the wire...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56J3W
SORRY SO LONG ON ANY FEED BACK ON THIS PIECE OF POOH-WE FINALLY NOTICED THAT THE AUTO SHUT DOWN RELAY WAS CLICKING EVEN WHEN THE KEY WAS NOT IN THE IGNITION -SO WE STARTED LOOKING IN TO THAT AREA AND FOUND THAT THE LOW VOLTAGE AT THE STARTER SOLINOID AND THE ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L radio VIN: 2B8GT54L81
Several posts stated to just scrap it and go aftermarket. Bruce from michigan works for a company that rebuilds them. I sent model number and 129.00 and they overnighted a unit to me. 1 [...]
They were fast, courteous and helpfull
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2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L integrated power mod VIN: 1D4HD58D85
Most said it shouldn't be a problem to connect the wires together but the customer was able to leave it after all and upon my recommendation, we replaced the module. I'm not sure why they call it a "module." It's basically a fuse and relay box that the front...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEF14N3R
Went ahead and swapped motors. Swapped intakes and distributors. Used 88 firing order, which are different. Runs great. Thanks for the help.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10V1X
Thanks to all who took the time to read and especially those who took the time to respond. Most everyone focused on fuel , and or the driver. 12 MPG is not normal , especially considering he got 17mpg before. Unfortunately the issue with the Baro reading goes ...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP34P7Y
Based on replies, focused again on vacuum leak. RERAN SMOKE TEST ON THE INTAKE MANIFLD LOOKING FOR VACUUM LEAK AGAIN. FOUND VACUUM LEAK AT THE EGR VALVE AND ALSO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER. DIRECTED CARBURETOR CLEANER IN AREA OF BOTH AND AT FIRST DIDN'T NOTI... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP73W21
Thanks for all your replies. It turns out that someone had installed some used converters and they were bad. The one with the side mirroring o2 sensors was burned out. The other side was partially clogged.I thank each and every one of you. all the feedback was...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU02122
Lots of lessons learned on this one... Thanks for everones help both through the help request and online chat - got my a** kicked a little on this one - but like i said learned alot so not all is lost. Fist despite my protests, and lots of time wasted on diag...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L message center VIN: 1FMDV75E82
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLIED SO QUICKLY TO OUR REQUEST, MOST ALL SUGGESTED SWITCHES AND A COUPLE EVEN PICKED THE CORRECT DOOR.LEARNED A LESSON THAT EVEN WHEN SCANNER SAYS A PART IS WORKING IT MAY NOT BE DOING THE JOB RIGHT. THANK'S AGAIN
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L poping in air filter VIN: 1FTWW33P04
Thanks for all the replies most of them where very good advise. The customer has not given the ok as of yet to tear down any further. Looks like we wont be repairing. THanks again for your time and help.
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Rear stop lights VIN: 1FAFP33324
Thank you to all that replied. Some responses were more helpful than others. We are going to have the new Ford GEM module falshed. As of yet we haven't got the car back to preform this service. All roads lead back to the GEM module. Thanks again for the hel...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L26
Found the problem, it appears that the either the lifter malfunctioned and broke the #8 exhaust valve spring or the valve spring broke and caused the lifter to malfunction, ordered a lifter and a valve spring I'll put it back together tomorrow and see how it r... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0354, P0357, P0358.
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L heated seat VIN: 2GTEK19TX4
We replaced the drivers door module (switch) and it appears to have repaired the problems. Sorry for the delay as the customer takes this vehicle out of town and we finally installed the part today. Thanks for the help - I will add a comment to this fix if the...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GTEK13T04
THANX FOR YOUR HELP GUYS. ALEX WAS RIGHT ON, I TOOK THE ENCODER MOTOR POSITION SENSOR OUT AND FOUND IT TO BE BROKEN. REPLACED THE SENSOR NOW THE TRUCK SHIFTS IN AND OUT OF FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WITH NO PROBLEM NO GRINDING. THANX AGAIN.
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8655S
This one was a tough one to crack. I had a lot of replies, but every fix received I had already checked. After a long time of checking wiring, I decided to chech every ground connection and remove and clean one at a time. I would clean the ground and then try...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L noise VIN: 1HGCM56805
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.AFTER MUCH DEBATE,BELEIVING THE PROBLEM WAS IN R&P DUE TO NO PITCH CHANGE WHEN SHIFTING JUST PITCH NOISE INCREASE WITH SPEED INCREASE.WE RESOLVED THE PROBLEM BY INSTALLING NEW RING&PINION.THANKS ONCE AGAIN JIM
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V4W
Located four pin plug connection of theft deterrent transceiver that had one of pin wires only held together by one strand of wire; repair; excellent
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32325
Well it turned out to be the purge solenoid valve stuck open, when you tapped on it it would close, this is what caused me so much grief as I checked it earlier & it was'nt stuck then. Thanks to the many posts that clue'd me in on the solenoid sticking. YOU GU... Trouble codes: P0171, P00, 455 (gross evap leak).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4M
This car is using CIS system and only have throttle sensor platewith throttle sensor , i did check the throttle linkage and i locate a cruise control step motor, so i try disconnect the linkage rod and test drive the vehicle , now it didnot not die out after ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition switch VIN: WDBA29D4NF
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Despite all the good info on this one, I still walked into it confused. We were able to brake the outer silver "disc" that the key goes into away and rotate it and thought, well, i can access the two holes ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
I replaced the engine controler and now the supercharger is coming on when it should. I also cleared the secondary air code and let the monitor run. Monitor ran and passed. Thanks for all the help and responses. Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L info display VIN: WDBJF25H9X
Hi group. This one is fixed. I first thought it was a defective cluster but, after burning up a second one, discovered that the lights in the cluster are controlled by the light control module (switch with all the fuses). After replacing the module, $350.00 an...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Thank You to all who replied. When we disconnected the battery over night that allowed hard reset or adaptation. The next day we plugged everything back together and the vehicle has been flawless since. 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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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights on dash VIN: WDBUF65J63
Thanks for all the info. from everyone was a big help. Sent car to dealer. Dealer said when we repacked bearing speed sensor got grease on them causeing them not to function proplery. Dealer said to pull apart clean wheel sensors and hub problem should be fixe...
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1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3CR56R6L
let it relearn idle a few times and turned down idle adjust screw
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L right axle seal VIN: JN1CA21D6X
Sorry to take so long getting back on this one, but had to make sure it would not come back. A seal from Nissan is what fixed this one. The aftermarket seal was somewhat different in design. The vent tube and axles were all good. Thanks for all the replies...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4GP44R8V
I followed the harness and found a short behind the air box near the main connector to the engine. It was in a spot hard to see just above the transmission. The crossover pipe heat had made the wiring insulation deterioate and the wiring was rubbing on a small... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0353 (Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit), P0351 (Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit).
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1991 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: C5M1207486
thanks to you guys,when they unhooked remoult start they just un hooked a box left all the wires hooked up with fuses, so what i did was tear it all down to the way it was customer happy no more drain,i should of done this to start with insted of wasting all...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L reverse VIN: 1G2WP52K21
I would like to thank Alex, Charlie, and Matthew for their input. After replacing the reverse servo seal with no apparent success, I recommended that the customer let us install a rebuilt unit. At this point, the customer is driving it as it is. The economy...
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2002 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Oil Pan VIN: 2G2FS22K82
I thank everyone for the help they gave . Removing the low oil sensor first probly saved me from buying a new one. Don't try and get the pan out with out lowering the suspention. You will waste more time than just droping it and siding the pan straight out the...
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1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The replies were united in pointing to the ignition cassette as the cause of the no-start. The clarification of the way to determine that the CPS was functional were the key for me. The ignition cassette is such an expensive part that I needed to be sure it wa...
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1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZF1284X
AFTER FURTHER CHECKS FOUND OUT CAR CAME FROM AUCTION. WENT TO OHM INJECTORS AND COULD NOT REMOVE #4 INJECTOR CONNECTOR. TOOK A GOOD LOOK AT INJECTORS AND FOUND SOMEONE PUT WRONG INJECTOR IN EVEN THOUGH IT OHMED THE SAME AS OTHERS IT HAD TOO MUCH FLOW. REPLACED... Trouble codes: P0172, P0304.
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1987 Subaru DL 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1AC42B1H
thanks everyone; Got it running this afternoon by replacing ECM. My wife clued me in when she described what happened while she was on the way to the hospital after receiving a call from the ambulance that took me in after my first heart attack. I was on a...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Idle surge VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Looks like we won't be fixing this one. After the discovery of the turbo problem the DIY customer decided to take the car and replace the turbo himself. Most replies indicated the need to check further for unmetered air leaks. Suggestions included the vacuu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2).
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