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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUAA88G0V
Need an Audi tech. The car came in with a complaint of stalling at times. I scanned it and found no codes set. I started the car cold and it ran perfect for 1 minute and shut off I restarted and it run perfect ran at idle for 1 minute and shut of again. I conn...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B21
I have a quick question for the Audi guys. Its the dreaded friends car. ses lamp on, secondary air pump appears to be seized up. I have found the 40 amp fuse dr side under dash. My problem is I cannot locate the air pump relay. The diagram I have on alldata pu... Trouble codes: 1411 (low secondary air flow), 1423 (low secondary air flow)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Rear hatch VIN: WBADP634XY
Manual release for hatch releases latch Actuator for rear hatch opperates when jumped Switch inside actuator knows when it is open or closed Latch reciever rotates and pulls hatched snug Switch for release operates latch reciever May or may not be related to ...
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1988 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L heater/ a/c unit VIN: 1G6DW51Y1J
Good afternoon. Well I know this may cause several of you to scratch your heads and ask " What was this guy thinking?", but here goes. Was trying to change the heater core in this cadillac, which sounds simple, but when I went to remove the core the blend door...
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1973 Chevrolet Corvette 454CID headlights VIN: 1Z37J35421
I have inherited this corvette. It has a comp cam and makes 16 inches of vacuum. The headlights open intermittantly. The switching and vacuum supplies/reservoirs are good. Does anybody know how many inches of vacuum it takes for these headlight actuators to wo...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M7X
Car came in for heater hoses due to leak. Repaired them and test drove fine. Customer came to get and tried to back out of the parking sopt and the thing started to buck and surge real bad. The next morning tested and it runs great for about 2 minuets and then... Trouble codes: P1106
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
greetings everybody we are at witts end on this unit .only one code has ever appeared on this truck that was po446 thats when we relocated the vent to the firewallas per tsb.all other parts listed in repair history were installed on 2nd work order.truck ran fi...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNEC16T81
hi all. both ABS and brake warnig lights come on. scanned and retreived code 265, which relates to a TSB requiring body grounds to be cleaned and reinstalled. Well I did this but to no avail. as soon as you drive it, lights come on and code sets, Im assuming t...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Rear Brake Lights VIN: 1GCCS14581
Rear Brake lights are staying on. I have changed the brake switch at the brake pedal. Lights went out. Customer came back the next day, lights staying on. Went through Mitchell electrical drawing and determined the problem must be in the multifunction switch. ...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JF52482
please help. this car has an intermittent no start condition. we tow it to the shop and drive for a week, and it starts every time. soon as we give it to customer next day it wont start, every week for a month same deal. all codes that are pulled are u codes. ...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CNDL73F35
HI my customer has A 05 EQUINOX 3.4 and at random when he refuels it an trys to leave the gas station it stalls & won't idle right for a min. or so. He revs it a few times to red line and it gets over it some times it will misfire for a mile or 2. Never seems ...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L heat VIN: 2G1WB58K46
This car has no heat at idle.raise eng. rpm and you get heat almost instantly. Eng. at normal temp. Temp door working normal.At idle heater hoses not hot.
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2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HD56G52
I need to find out if we messed up the compuer we just put in. This 2002 concorde came in as a no start, the compuer was not sending ground signals to the ASD relay, starter relay and injectors. So we put in a new PCM and went to load the flash files and we we...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
Hello IATN, We have an intrepid here that randomly decides to not start(no Crank)or start then stall. It was in the shop about a 2 months ago for same problem and found the PCM was randomly commanding the ASD Relay to shut off causing a stall or no start. Th...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no heat VIN: 3B7KF23631
Hi everyone. This is my first help request, hopefully it helps out. This is my personal truck. The problem is the engine will never get to temperature. First I will give a little background. Bought the truck in April in Texas, I live in Virginia. Drove the tru...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KS28C26
I own three 05 to 06 Dodge Diesel trucks for our business, and this one has gone from an average of 18mpg to an average of 11 mpg. I can get 22 mpg highway on the other Dodge diesel trucks, and used to be able on this one too. Now, if I nurse the throttle very...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L transfercase VIN: 1FTEX148HN
shift on the go electronic transfercase. no lights at the push button controls, fuse and breaker test good. am leaning towards the transfercase control module. any input would be greatly appreciated. thx.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSF31S8X
Hey Ford experts: I was wondering if anyone has seen this problem. This truck will no-start after it is shut off hot. The time I got it to do it, it wouldn't re-start for over 1/2 hour. Fuel pressure was good, I scoped the crank and cam sensors and I had a goo...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1420X
came in with P0171 and p0174 cleaned fuel injectors and intake,was very dirty.checked fuel pressure and smoke tested. Found small leaks from intake shafts and dissmissed as too small.watched scan data O2 sensors switching in sync Tps flawless MAF I thought a l... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Ford n' 4x4 guys I've got a problem here thats driving me loco. This vehicle came in stuck in four wheel low. I scaned and found code P1812 (four wheel drive mode select circuit failuer). I followed the chart to the GEM and replaced it along with the transfer ...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA55432
Checking cam signal, lots of noise and hash on wave form. If you unplug IAC valve cam signal goes clean and vehicle runs great other than no idle control with IAC unplugged. If you clear codes with IAC unplugged you have that obvious code and can run car at 15... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340, P0171, P0174, P1336, P0127
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L 4th gear? VIN: 1FAFP38382
New customer, boss wants to impress, not workin out for us too good so far. I by NO means profess to be a tranny expert, but (theres that word again) always willing to learn. Complaint was check engine light on and hard shifting. Codes are P0761 shift solenoid...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21S12
Good evening. I am trying to learn about these systems, this the first V-10 I have worked on although I can tell its just a larger version of the 5.4s. This truck will not start when the weather gets cold. In the afternoon when it warms up outside it will star...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FTNX21P83
I have this 03 Ford with 6.0 Powerstroke. This truck has the thrust main bearing worn almost into and heavily grooved. There doesn't appear to be any other wear in the rod and mains. The thing i'm wondering is, this transmission was rebuilt about 6 months prio...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L all shifts VIN: 1FMZU63W84
cust came in with complaint of trans shifts. found codes 731, 733, 734, 745. also overdrive light flashing. all pressure control solonoids resistance of 5.5 ohms. unplugged ecm connector c175t, and used amp meter to engerize solonoids at terminal 11, 23 and 34...
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L lifters VIN: 1FMYU02Z05
vehicle came in with a ratlle, found that timing chain tensioner o ring was leaking past and allowing chain to chatter or rattle after tearing apart and waiting a week for parts reinstalled and started after getting warm vehicle went from a rattle to a definit...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vent VIN: 1FMZU73E65
this explorer has a trans fluid leak after checking it out it seems to be coming out of the vent,we did call dealer to see if it is under warranty but it is over the 3 yrs any way there are no codes and trans shifts great but it does have fluid coming out of t...
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2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Unknown VIN: 3GKGK26U52
Ok bear with me on this one, it is going to be tricky to describe but I will do my best. Today the customer came in with a noise concern and now I will try to desribe the noise. It sounds a lot like a belt squeek inside of a hollow room. It is always there and...
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S95
Code in system is P0054 for rear oxygen sensor heater resistance. Customer originally went to Auto Zone where they read the code & told them they needed a rear oxygen sensor. Customer replaced it & disconnected battery to clear code. The next day the light cam... Trouble codes: P0054 (rear oxygen sensor heater resistance)
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ingition switch VIN: JHMEG868PS
Hello, i have this 93 honda civic with a key problem, when you shut off the car and try to remove the key it wont come out. when you shut it off and press in on the key to turn it back to the lock position it wont go beond that and the key will not come out o...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: 1HGCM55864
Hi everyone , i need some insight on drivetrain vibration, only when accelerating in this honda. It is very pronounced around 20 mph. I can apply the brakes while accelerating, driving on or off the lift and it gets worse but the rotors don't have runout. The ...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L steering rack VIN: SAJHN124XV
HI JAG GUYS,we have a problem with this xj6,it pulls right,we have checked and adjusted wheel alignment,we have rotated the tires and we still pull right.this car has servotronic power steering rack and pinion which makes the steering heavier at speed and ligh...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L steering angle sensor VIN: SAJEA51C92
Hello Fellow Techs, We successfully installed a used engine in this car,however we now have a hard code,C1278,which is steering angle sensor failure. We double checked the engine harness connectors and all are clean and tight.Did have the upper column discon...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FJB8555
its my dads car we have replaced all adove items and dont no what to do next has been serviced at due times
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Misfire VIN: IJ4GZ58Y2T
Ok guys this jeep came in with a complaint of misfire sometimes and sometimes not. SO I put the scanner on it and instantly I saw cam sync was like 22 and the sync said no. So of course I corrected it 0 and it shows it's in sync now. But it runs worse. Next I ...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA33S24
called dealer for info on trouble code.could not get any info from them.alldata does not have code listing for 3 digit codes.any info for possible cause would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0051
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18231
Hi All, I am having trouble diagnosing this system. I have Vacuum and pressure tested this system as well as the pressure sensor electrical test @ the ECM as per Alldata. I replaced the charcol Canister assembly due to other techs sugestion. What I am not sur... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System Leak)
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FC3313K
Ive been all over this car! Checked compression,changed plugs,tps,crankshaft sensor,mass air flow sensor. Car will start and die and some times will run but will not excell past 2500rpm without cutting out and dieing. Customer said car was fine and went out an...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Head Gasket? VIN: 1YVFP80C54
This Mazda came in for occasional overheating in stop and go situations. Radiator was low, found seepage at upper hose nipple on back of head, cleaned up corrosion, replaced hose, confirmed proper cooling fan operation and test drove. Let idle for an hour in g...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L charge light VIN: WDBKK47F8W
This vehicle came in with the battery light intermittently coming on. We test drove it with a voltmeter hooked up and when the light came on, the alternator output stayed the same, around 13.4-13.8 volts. We concluded that the regulator was starting to fail an...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Air Suspension VIN: WDB2110651
Hi everybody, i have this E320 2002 model with air suspension system, the car will remain as it is will not go up after starting it, even if i press the button to raise it up it will not move and it is showing air suspension visit workshop on instrument cluste...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air bag VIN: 2MEHM75W54
hi i am working on air bag light it has code b2290 occupant classification system status,front passenger side i replace air bag module with no fix i think it needs ocs system for passenger seat which includes pressure sensor & ocs module but i am not sure how ...
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6DD21Y3X
this truck was stored fr 4 years. runs good at idle . Unloaded rev to 2800 rpm before misfiring starts. like flipping a switch. Faster rev gets worse. When driving fine till warm up. then if you drive like grandma(hardly accelerate and shift too soon) it does ...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
I am not sure why this code (P1138) is setting. I disconnected the actuator and scoped the sensor while moving the valve assembly - operation is smooth and the sensor waveform is smooth with no dropouts. With a cold engine at idle, the ECU controls the valve (... Trouble codes: P1138 (Swirl control valve signal out of range)
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L control arm bushing VIN: 1G3GR62C4V
Can anyone tell me if the front verticle control arm bushings in this car are servicable. All the information I have is telling me control arm must be replaced. The bushings look the same as a Grandprix, or Impala and I wonder if anyone has had any success cha...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L no start VIN: 1G3NL52T11
Customer called said car would not start. Had AAA come and try to start, they started the vehicle using automatic starter, and customer drove to shop. Car sat overnight in parking lot. In the morning went out to start and would crank but no start. Used auto st...
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2007 Other GM Step Van 6.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5B4KPD2U67
This is an on going problem that is getting out of hand. This is a 2007 GM chassis (workhorse) w/ a 6.0L gas and automatic transmission w/ approx 100,000km on it. Vehicle orginally came in running very rough. We found the PCM was only firing 6 of the 8 coils ...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L cHIME VIN: 1P4GP44R3W
Did all of the chime tests in Mitchell, but the chime will come on and go off like it should until engine is started. The chime will come on and stay on a few seconds after the engine is started. Drive you nuts. I checked the engine coolant temp and it is in s...
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Shock Area VIN: 2G2FV22P6T
Formula WS6 noise in shock shock, when driven little click noise on repeted bumps. So I replaced shocks, mounts, Insulator in center of mount. did not replace coils. All was good I was happy. day later noise different but loader like a shock bottoming out or e...
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L battery goes dead VIN: 1G2HY54K72
this car is giving me grief the car has over a 2 amp draw. on the shift indicator the p stays illuminated, if i unplug the transmission the p goes out but draw is still present. unhooked the ign. switch to no avail the draw is still there. i am able to use the...
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Radio has no sound VIN: JF1GD79616
Hello. We have a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX with a radio problem. The radio and CD powers up, and all the functions work, but it has no sound from any of the speakers. I checked for the correct voltage on both power wires from the fuse block to the radio (OK). I ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: JT3VN29V45
Dear Colleagues, One of my 2nd year students is replacing the cylinder heads on her [yes, HER] 4Runner. She was given replacement heads which had been rebuilt by a relative. The heads are on and she's got the timing belt lined up but the tensioner will not fi...
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1592006503
this thing runs pretty good, emissions at idle decent but once you open throttle or put under load goes very rich, fuel pressure ok, this does not run a lambda sensor, temp sensor reading ok, new air flow meter, valve adjustment ok, timing at 5 degrees, the pr...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE83A9S
Okay this car came in for a leaking heater core. dash had to came out and many thing had to be unhooked, at and near the fuse/relay box.I put it all back together and the car started and ran fine while doing my final road test i noticed the turn signal indicat...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: BXXE497674
ok iam lost now, i have no way of checking abs codes,nobody around does,this town knows very little about a volkswagon.customer had axels and both outer tierods replaced.what happens is that when you go around a curb say 50mph alight in the dash flashes ,its n...
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L batt light VIN: YV1AS8803P
These cars are so basic, I'm embarrased I can't find this one. Car came in not charging and batt light on dash stays on when key is off. I checked all engine grounds, battery negs to engine and frame, and have ohmed circuits fromm alternator and battery to ins...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L valves VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
the vehicle was towed in with the drive belt wrapped around the harmonic balancer.we replaced the belt started the engine and it sounds like there is no oil in the engine(it is full of oil) has a bad clattering noise coming from the top of the engine.is it pos...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6327S
Hello to all that responded to this request and thanks for your input,Pierre [...] explination led me to the root cause. it turn out that the plastic housing was damaged and loosing contact to the injector on the left bank. Reposition harnist housing and ret... Trouble codes: 201 (sensor one), 203 (sensor three).
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L ABS pump VIN: WBACD4322W
Was told by many that the module was no good. Checked with module masters and bba and both said will not rebuild this module. Got used module from wrecker because this model does not need to be coded. Worked great for almost a week and light came back on. C...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS534X1
This vehicle is not finished yet but i wanted to close this. It ended up that the BST was fine. The way to check these is just to shove the cable back into the terminal. The little wires i was concerned about were just for transporting the vehicle. The rea...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L stuck in drive VIN: WBAAZ33493
thanx for all the replies the probelm was a bad connection at the connector plug on the trans, yeah i know, another case of overlooking the forest for the trees, thanx agasin fjor the help!!!
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L seats VIN: 1G6KY5494Y
this one is finally fixed most everyone said check the cushion sseat heater on drivers seat put the ohm meter onit and sure enough it was no good replaced seat heater grid and all is well now thanks for all the help.
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L coolant VIN: 2G1FP22K7W
thanks guys it was the cap sorry i did'nt answer sooner so simple.
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Odometer and PRNDL indicator VIN: 1GCEK19T2X
Thanks to all who responded tons of useful information. the customer brought the vehicle back in for further diagnosis today and she was excited because it started working again. so she doesn't want any further diagnosis until it acts up again. the good new...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W71
Thanks for everyones replies.I ended up sending it to the dealer for a reflash as I did'nt have the proper scanner,and they ended up spending 3 hours on it! The dealer put a new transmission control unit in.I never got any codes for the trans,but it was happen...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Air Bag Light VIN: IGCHK23U34
Thanks for the replies. Michael & Joel nailed it perfect. Wire under drivers sill plate was cut . Repaired the wire & everyting Worked perfect. Thanks again for the help
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHC24U15
well after trying the tac module and throttle body and checking all wires and grounds it worked for about a week then light came back on. customer took vehicle to dealer and they replaced all related wiring harnesses and ign switch, customer called me as a fav...
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1985 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2L turbo VIN: 1C3BH58E6F
got lots of good info, thaks for the help. engine swap is needed to make it a nonturbo, plus ecm ect, due to diff cam and compression. custs son came in and we gave him the list of sources for turbos we got and he is going to get one for us to put in for his d...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L valve seals VIN: 1C3EL46R52
On this vehicle I was trying to get an idea wether I should have her fix it or trade it off before it starts becoming an issue. After hearing your opinions of the 2.7 motor I think I'll advise her to trade it off. There goes my work but sometimes it is best ...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4H528N3F
thank you to all who replied.First time I opened a help request, and I am verry pleased.Everyone seemed to agree on this one so I replaced TPS as sudjested.Ran moniters with no further problembs detected at this time.Old TPS tested good I had no reason to susp... Trouble codes: P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205, P0208.
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L speedometer VIN: 1D7HA18NX6
thanks for all that took time to respond,specially Dan from michigan,as I mentioned I have signal up to module (YES Mr. gilbert from masachest thank for your comment I have a lab scope that is how i know I have signal up to module dude)I cked signal from odule...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FMEU15NOP
thanks for the help. some of you said pickup coil, some said tps, some said maf or egr. as it turned out we scoped the pickup and got a bad signal , we pulled the distributor and found the reluctor hitting the pickup. because the shaft was worn out completely,... Trouble codes: 334 (egr v hi when egr closed).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Compression VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Thanks for all replies. Customer declined the work. You all agree with what I suspected. But I did not know how involved this would be. Boy I realy wanted to open this puppy up to see what ford did now. Thank again
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L no start VIN: 3FAKP118YR
turns out the mounting of the crank sensor is different from automatic to manual trans you have to change the bracket the sensor mounts on which means pulling the tranny customer thrilled thats what they get for supplying their own engine
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FDXE45F01
First, thanks to all who offered their advice.I rechecked both alternators seperately, were showing 13.5 - 14.1 with no load. and with everything turned on it dropped to less than 10v, with the ammeter connected it show almost 0 amps. I spoke to a local ambula...
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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31332
FOUND THAT THE NEW O2 FAILED NOT LETTING IT GO TO CLOSED LOOP. PUT NEW O2 IN NOW GOES INTO CLOSED LOOP. LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM FUEL TRIMS FLUXUATING RIGHT AROUND 0 PLUS OR MINUS 2. ROAD TESTED CODE NEVER CAME BACK. Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s11 sensor indicates lean).
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L cranking VIN: 3GMC48277W
Well... After installing the updated crank sensor, still no start, so I pulled the distributor only to find the gear sort of hour glass shaped. It turns out this truck has 260k miles! I replaced the gear, set the cam retard to 0 degrees and all is well. I want...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDEC19R6V
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED -AFTER REMOVING THE TANK WE FOUND SOME SIGNS OF HEAT AT THE WIRES LEADING INTO TANK JUST AS THEY GO THROUGH MODULE.I EXPLAINED TO CUSTOMER WE WOULD NEED THE ENTIRE UNIT NOT JUST PUMP.SHE DID NOT WANT TO SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY.SO I S...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19R8W
We found that we were losing fuel pressure due to a fuel pump wire that was nearly broken.There was a clamp on top of the frame securing the harness and it was smashed down on top of the wiring.I tried to buy a new one but wound up rewiring the harness instead... Trouble codes: P0452 (fuel tank pressure sensor low).
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: R811900469
Thanks for all the replies, We all have pulled our hair out on this one. We had an out side driveability tech take a look at this one. He found nothing, we double checked all connections and will check again when its acting up! I will post news in the future w...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Exhaust Noise/Leak VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
Thanks to all who responded I took a look under the heat sheild and I think I see the crack, just have to order the parts and repair per the TSB... Thanks again
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L compressor VIN: 5GRGN23U13
thanks for all the great feedback. The customer decided to trade the car in for a new tahoe, so I never got to replace the compressor as several sugested but im sure that was the problem thanks for all the great responces.
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1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 2.2L odometer, Radio VIN: 1GGCS1947W
Want to thank Robert for his input on this problem. We did check all the connectors. My next step is to go to the BCM control module. The problem is this vehicle is full of papers, and junk, that need to be romoved to get to the module. The customer was ...
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1987 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Starter/Flywheel VIN: 2BCCZ81J8H
Hey, Thanks for the information guys. I am in the shop with the jeep and we are working to get er done. All 4 replies were of the mind that the flexplate is the problem. Now if I can figger out how to separate the flywheel from the flexplate I will be doing fi...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine VIN: SALNM22243
First I would like to thank to all guys that replied to my request for advice.. I knew that the problem will be oil related, because the cam shaft seazed as it was starving for oil. I removed the oil pan and I found oil sludge which clogged the oil pump. To me...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L air bag light VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Thanks to Tom [...] and Pat for replying to this post. We were initialy checking codes with a Genisis scanner. This scanner doesn't give an option to clear the codes (just to view them) So we did check connections at both seat connectors and applied stabilant...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Harsh Shift VIN: JT8BF28GW5
Many of you mentioned checking the throttle cable adjustment, well as it turned out it was out of adjustment. But I couldnt figure out why because we did not remove the cable. What I had forgoten was we also replced the starter at the same time as the previou...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8BF28GW5
Many of you mentioned checking the throttle cable adjustment, well as it turned out it was out of adjustment. But I couldnt figure out why because we did not remove the cable. What I had forgoten was we also replced the starter at the same time as the previou...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L radiator fans VIN: JT8BD68S7W
I want to thank all for your help,but customer said he does not care about fixing this car because it does not run hot or cause any problems. what can i say, some people are not very smart. again thank you all for your help
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L unknown VIN: 1LNHM86S03
I would like to thank everyone for their help. It ended up being the tires causing the problem. I swapped the front tires with the rears and it handled like a new car. I'm not sure if it was the fact he had just put new winter tires on the rear and had old ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L seats VIN: WDBEA34E1N
well sorry it took sooooo long to fix, but this car had a faulty control module from the factory and benz covered it under parts wattany. thanks to all and god bless.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
I cant tell u all how hard i smacked my forehead when i heard the word "catalyst". one of the simplest checks when dealing with a single bank misfire. I wanted to eliminate everything else before i got into timing. the last thing i tried was to disconnect t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Digital Dash VIN: 4M2ZV14T62
Fixed.Could remove all fuses and dash still stayed on.All relays out and dash lights still on. Found ABS module was shorting out and turning dash lights on.Could unplug and dash lights operated as were suppose Dont know what was wrong but going to order ABS un...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag VIN: WMWRH335X5
The mini is done, the repair is to replace the complete cable assembly. The only way to get the part is from dealer only. When the air bag poped it sent the resistance for the air bag quid way off the scale. That is why you have to replace the whole cable set...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3101W
Thanks for all the help. Dan it was the power transistor, taking it appart there was a micro circuit board but it was tiny and not serviceable. After market unit was ordered and it was a reboxed oem. Dealer calls it a power transistor as does Mitchell wiring d...
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D54
well i had taken front cover back off to recheck alignment of cams.all aligned.vehicle did have slight rattle on start up from chain area.had found archives pertaining to cam advance control hub causing noise on first start for 5 seconds.customer contacted dia... Trouble codes: P0021, P0300.
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY52K4S
Checked power and grounds, all o.k. In the meantime, car went to transmission shop for tranny replacement. Vehicle has not returned yet for further diagnosis.
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