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2000 Audi S4 2.7L g182 sensor signal VIN: WAUDD68D3Y
This is a used trans that was installed. code was not there with old trans that had slipping issues. the car has never shifted out of first, limp mode right off. checked codes, and logged in with vag com no rpm signal. check harness which had corrosion on car ...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L door locks VIN: WAUDC68D21
having trouble coding remote keys to control unit found that no signal was reaching the control unit. so replaced control unit with integral antenna for remote keys - coded them to vehicle and remote keys now show signal. coded key remote 1 and was able to loc...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel gauge,radio,abs lite VIN: 1G4HP54K7Y
hello all. vehicle came in with,no radio,no fuel gauge,abs lite on,security lite on ,check engine lite on,no power door locks on any door,radio and fuel gauge come and go sometime turn on hazard lites radio returns but no always.checked charging system,servera...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling System VIN: W06VR54R0V
I need help guys on this one. Customer brought this caddy in which complaint was overheating. Well come to find out this is one crappy caddy. Now heres my question I can't find any info as to what is the cause all these cars to blow head gaskets? I have read t...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY0782G
Customer came in to the shop in august with a rough idle and seem to be slight misfire and said that he had recently had the plugs changed.I pulled the plugs and noticed that they looked like they had ash deposits on them and were some what worn especially on ...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L pcm VIN: 1G1YY2383L
I have a 1990 Corvette. I have found that for sure the PROM is bad inside the PCM. It has the alpha numerical code ANHT 4298. The GM Part number is [...]. I was wondering if anyone had ANY idea where I might get one of these. GM has discontuined them and ha...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L head gasket VIN: 1GCCS1448S
A coworker of my sister's has this S-10, another shop replaced the leaking radiator, then found that the head gasket is leaking coolant on the LH side. I think it was overheated. I took a quick look at the truck, I recognized it, long story short, they purchas...
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L rear brakes VIN: 1SK5280YZ4
have a knocking/ticking noise coming from rear when brakes are applied. have tried multiple things to try and cure this with no luck. noise is worse when e-brake applied at a slow speed. anyone ever had this problem?
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L erratic shifts VIN: 1GCHK24173
Customer brought vehicle in for trans. service and made no mention of any issues,Transmission had torque converter lining in pan, so service was not performed,customer agreed and we rebuilt transmission. Customer returned after rebuild stating the vehicle inte...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L door chime VIN: 1GBJC34103
At some point in the vehicle history the battery went dead and was changed. After that the door chime which comes through the radio speakers is LOUD to the point of being RUDE. Ive tried to access it through body module, radio module and even chime module with...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
this is a persistant intermittant problem. vehicle has never exhibited the symptom while in our hands. however, when customer brings it back there are always dtc's. originally came in with a c0290 and found tsb 05-05-25-003b to replace yaw rate sensor with up...
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDX03E04
All GM tecs This van is a no start , installed scan tool and found no codes relating to this problem. Tested pcm/crank fuse for key power checked out tested starter relay for powers and ground. Found no ground from pcm.Checked pcm/passkey/cluster fuse OK for ...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L door lock VIN: 3GNEC16Z95
Group, I have a intermittent problem on my mothers suburban.The problem is the rear hatch is not opening by the handle or the lock. I can hear no clicking in the door when one of my techs pushes the lock switch. I have verified this several times but when I ge...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HE66GXH
Customer states car stalls when coming to a stop. Car has not acted up in two previous attempts to diagnose. On first visit I cleaned throttle body and replaced plugs, she came back a week later for brakes and said it was still dying. I double checked for vacc...
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2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1C4GJ44GXY
instrument cluster not working...also head lights,electric locks, windsheld wipers, computer information on overhead console not showing (MPG,AVE etc shows but no data) Cleaned battery terminals only. Plan on working on it this weekend. This happened several m...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46X34
This our first time posting so bear with us. Vehicle towed in for a no start condition. Customer replaced ignition coil and crank sensor. Engine cranks ok , no spark and no injector pulse. We have swapped out ASD Relay with a good known one with no sucess,rela...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L heater and engine temp VIN: 1D7HA16K72
let me just say that the comunication in my shop is shoty at best...lol...I was told the temp gauge wasnt reaching operating temp. I checked the coolant level, tested the ect sensor...all fine...I 6then assumed the therm was stuck open, or rather was told to p...
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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FABP74F6K
Car will start and idle decent.If you gradually open throttle it responds ok.If you open it up fast,it will die out and stall if throttle not released.Under a load it does the same thing.Can hardly drive.Thought about restricted exhaust,disconnected,same thing...
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
After a week I need some help. History, I did a timing belt about a year ago, he said it has been not quite right since. Checked marks through holes in covers, they line up. Replaced battery and alternator about 2 weeks ago. He said it seems worse and has stal...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FTFF28L9V
truck brought in no start, found fuel pump faulty. While in they said the gauges quit working about a year ago. Checked all fuses relating to instrument cluster-all fuses good and have power through them. checked for broken or corroded wires-none found. Pulled...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
hi guys iam going crazy. most of the time when this van is cold , & you open the drivers door the head lights & or the parking ligths will flicker , when useing the turn sgs they sometimes both flash , the clock flickers , the chime goes of intermently & the r...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66Z3Y
I am at my wits end here, the only thing i have not checked is the ground, that i cant find in the trunk area that ground the driver for the fuel pump, does any body know were this is, i dont think its a ground problem any way because i suuplied my own ground ... Trouble codes: P0190, P0303, U1262
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cruse control VIN: 1FTPW145X4
cruse worked one time very hard to set would not hold. at times you can make the cruse light flash but not stay on. the brake switch is under dash not at the master cyl that ford as had trouble with. what have i missed?
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L NO Acceleration VIN: 1FDSS34P35
THe wrench light comes on, we loose all accelerator pedal function, if the vehicle sits for a couple of hours, it is fine for a day or two, then the problem reoccurres. I have preformed all of Fords diag tests for this issue and these codes. Pinpoint test AG. ... Trouble codes: 2138 (ACC open or shorted), 2139 (2140 -), 2140 (2104 -), 2104 (testing and results)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L rear suspension VIN: 1FTRF12285
hello to all you ford suspension techs out there.i got this 2005 f150.it has a vibration that feels like it is comming from the rear suspension at all low speeds but,is real bad over bumps and between 50-60 mph. we have checked differental and all bearings,che...
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L battery VIN: 1FMYU02Z56
I have a 2005 ford escape that I am unable to find the source of a draw that will overnight drain the battery. I have removed all circuit breakers and fuses but continue to have a 250 Milliamp draw on the battery. I have lubricated all doors and hatches to un...
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2008 Ford F250 6.4L Brake Actuator VIN: 1FTSJDHKY8
I bought a 2008 F250 that didn't come with the in dash trailer brake actuator. I was wondering if anybody has ever added the stock actuator on to a truck that didn't come with one. If you have, any problems that you had to overcome or was it an easy install. M...
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1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L 1-2 solenoid, 2-3 solenoid VIN: 1GDHG31R0X
Wasn't sure what category to post this one in. I have several codes in this truck and am curious if they may be the result of the same problem. Troubles are: No dome light, pulled fuse and had power at both sides of fuse in fuse box. Odometer and PRNDL only il...
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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L MIL Lamp on, throttle control VIN: JALB4B1686
On moderate or hard acceleration check engine lightcomes on before first shift and fly by wire throttle stops working. I can get it back by clearing codes without shuting engine down, or by turning engine off for a couple of seconds. I dont have much informati... Trouble codes: P0093 (fuel system leak detected large leak)
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78YXT
hope someone out there has run into this issue befor. this is a very intermitant issue for this jeep. will go 2 to 3 weeks between setting code p0340 (cam position sensor circuit b1) at that time it is a no start. wonce it finaly starts back up it's back to bu... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sersor circuit b1)
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L braking pressure VIN: 1J4FY19SOW
I have 1998 jeep wrangler that will not keep pedal pressure it will only have pressure to the brakes when the jeep is off but as soon as i got to start it up you have no pedal i have bleed the brakes with a vacuum bleeder and by hand for literally hours with n...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
the car came into the shop with a check engine light on and the fuse blown for the 02 sensor heater circuit relays in the power distribution center.all other fuses were good.replaced the fuse and ran the car.all 4 02 sensors were intermittently reading too low...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L lifters VIN: 1J4F149S32
vehicle intermitently has lifter noise we change oil and problem goes away for about 3000 miles or when it's time for an oil change coolant bottle goes empty about the same time radiator is still full or just slightly low no signs of external leaks have added ...
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2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L fuel pump VIN: KNAFE12207
Hi to All, Car was towed in dead battery , air bags deployed, the right front has susp. damage. We charged the battery chk'd for spark,good spark, no power to fuel pump. We chk'd the FP relay, power to it but no power to the pump. We have no wiring info. and...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNEM97VOW
hi car was towed in car would start and then shut down check fuel pressure was low replaced fuel pump. car will sit and idle now but when on test drive it would act to be running out of gas and rpm gauge will drop to nothing but the car would stay running at a... Trouble codes: P1234, 1260 (theft tected engine disabled)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fans, blower motor VIN: NO VIN
vehicle came in with cooling fans not operating,also the blower motor is not operational.checked fuses and related wiring.I can power up the cooling fan manualy using a power probe,but it appears that it is not getting power, I can't make sense of alldata's wi...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Windows and trunk VIN: WDBJF82J72
Hello, I go this mercedes that the customer states she pulls car into garage and when she comes back in the morning the windows are down and the sunroof open and trunk is open. Right now i have checked it and found all the windows go up and down as they should...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, false misfires VIN: 1N4BA41E95
Hey guys.. have an 05 maxima that turns mil on and then flashes mil as type 1 misfire although vehicle drives and runs perfect. followed tsb for inj res check,ohm out good hot or cold. suspect pcm or software programming flash needed, anyone seen this before, ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1NGBA0755N
Please help! I have this nissan that the customer towed in and said they had run it out of gas and put fuel back in it and still no start, Probable fuel pump ( wrong) fuel pressure is in spec, This truck will start and run approximatly 10-20 seconds after sitt...
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2000 Other Asian 646 2.9L Alternator / Generator VIN: EE290D0518
This yard cart came in with a charging problem. IT's actually a John Deere ATX model with a Kal single cyl engine. The engine model number is what's listed as the VIN. It runs fine but will not charge at all, the wiring looks intact. I need a copy of the wi...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L MIL Lamp on, shift indicater out VIN: 2P4FP2536W
Hi guys this van came to us from another shop the customer states that the rear wipers were repaired & now the shift indicator & odometer do not work & the heater controle lights flash & the battery going dead. Scaned for codes p1695 no body ccd message, perfo... Trouble codes: P1695
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX3L3N1
hey fellow techs i've been working on this bonne on and off all week.We replaced fuel pump because i thought it was as simple as that because the pump wouldn't max press.I have checked iac it would go to 0 in park or nuetral in drive it will show 32 counts see...
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03EXX
Van has code p0300, with scan tool number 5 cyl is the one missing. Miss is intermittant and mostly at idle. Noid light and spark tester never misses a beat on #5 cylinder, but with everything hooked up and engine running #5 has intermittant miss, engine warm ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 43SBG6850X
customer concern engine running rough at stops. I noted engine running very rough at idle skipping while driving. retrieved dtc p0304 cylinder 4 misfire found #4 spark plug badly worn. others in need of replacment. replaced plugs and wires. still skipping. sam... Trouble codes: P0304
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L lacs power low rpm VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
lacks power low rpm used engine installed 4yrs and lacked power had it rebuild still weak owner replaced ecm, throttle body cam crank o2 knock sensors 6 coils mass air flow sensor and all exhaust including cat, with all factory new parts. had cam timing checke...
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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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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L hooting noise VIN: 4T1BG22K41
Ok guys this car came to me with a internment complaint of a hooting noise from under the hood. The nose is coming from the evap purge valve. I have not personally herd the noise but other techs I work with have experienced it. The evap purge vsv had been repl...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control module and steering angle sensor VIN: 5TDZ34A73S
Greetings, I have a concern regarding this Sequoia Im working on. I have a VSC light that is on and a code c1231 (steering angle sensor failure). Through my research I have found a tsb for the skid control(ABS) module replacement and tests show I have a failin...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L startig VIN: 3VWSE69M08
hi guys, looking for help on the same vehicle i just closed a post on today. customer states that twice since she picked the vehicle up (picked up 10/17/08)it has taken about 20 minutes of cranking first thing in the morning before it will start. this time we ...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WV3AB47002
Good Afternoon, We have this EuroVan that the cruise will not set at any speed. no codes are stored, the swtich is working correctly, brake switch is working correctly, while watching the data stream on the Vag Com you can see the the cruise switch turn on, i...
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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC23841
We did not fix this vehicle yet.After inspecting the oil pump I thought I might have had a problem with the pressure relief valve in the pump so we replaced the pump and reassembled.Still poor oil pressure.The customer traded in the car,My apprentice purchased... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtec malfunction).
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1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start, exstended crank VIN: ZARBA12G8L
Starting very well now, thank-you all.As Harold [...] pointed out, battery voltage to the ecu during cranking is critical, 9.6 volts being the agreed upon minimum, and not 1 millivolt less!! Harold says he's replaced many ign...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Engine Speed Sensor VIN: WBABJ632XR
Thank you Adalberto and Scott for the help. I have all but fixed this car as of right now. After posting the help request I spent some more time in Alldata looking for pin-out diagrams of DME and EGS, and, believe it or not, the info I needed was there the w...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L trans VIN: WBABE1102V
The disc clutch was installed backwards as all answers pointed to. First job of new technician. No excuses for the shop foreman. Interesting the perfect weld between disc hub and the releasing bearing guide tube. There is a "nice" way to remove the welded t...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DC67A95
We replaced the oil pressure sensor and the problem has gone away. I am not confident this was the problem but it is cured for now. There were no other codes stored so if the oil pressure codes normally dont activate the CEL i dont know what was turning it on.... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure circuit low voltage), P0521 (Engine oil pressure sensor range/performance).
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1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCDK14K2J
Most said to replace the distributor, some said the ecu, one said ect. I replaced the ecm with no fix and replaced the dist. with no fix. Once in awhile I just can't git er done! Thanks folks
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start, slow start VIN: 2G1FP22S0R
Thanks to all of those that replied to our posting. Sorry it took so long to reply. The car is finally fix. There were apparently two problems with this car. The first was fixed by the timing chain being replaced. When we pulled it down the was quite a bit of ... Trouble codes: 36 (24X Signal Circuit Error).
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G1X
Thanks to all who replied. The problem ended up being the knock sensor I replaced both knock sensors and the knock sensor harness along with the valley pan was leaking around the sensors. What I did to make sure it was the knock sensors before removing the int... Trouble codes: P0327.
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JF52482
Well it turned out to be the ignition switch. i had my buddy diagnose it. all he did was a couple of drive cycles untill the actual bcm code came up. and that was for the ignition. thank u very much everyone for your help.
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H6T
This one was a beauty boys, for all of you with similiar problem, sent vehicle to cry. store, spent $300 on tows and diagnostics and still no fix. Problem was in BCM/PCM. Fix was to go to boneyard and replace both of them taken from the same car that did NOT h...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N5W
Thank you all for your replies. A 3rd shop actually diagnosed and fixed the car. I got info 3rd handed, but it seems it was something to do with the crank sensor wiring. I understand they put another crank sensor in as well. Suggestions I received were overw...
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A7R
Thanks to all of you who offered your advise. A special thanks to James from Maryland!! We were unable to get a reman PCM, but got a used unit and car now runs fine. So A1 Cardone was wrong when they sent ours back "no problems found". Thanks again everyon...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
CUSTOMER HAD PUT ETHENOL FUEL IN TANK, HIGHLY OXEGENATED. DROVE ME NUTS!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L fluid level VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
A couple of you nailed it. They had plugged up the vent when they replaced the battery. It did'nt dawn on me until later, the owner called about a week ago about the starter but never brought it in. I think they just replaced the battery and when they did t...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X32
Thanks to everyone that replied. Just for the record this post wasn't one for me, but rather a friend of mine who used to work with me who I let use my account.I spoke with him this morning and after performing a leakdown test he found that the exhaust valve f... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305.
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA55432
With the symptoms as decribed I felt the PCM was the problem as the IAC & Cam sensor circuit were without problem. In double checking the PCM circuits, grounds and powers there were no problems. When rechecking the DPFE circuits and other shared circuits the v... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340, P0171, P0174, P1336, P0127.
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Squeals VIN: 1GKDT13S62
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. The noise turned out to be the right front axle seal on the differential. When we got the vehicle back and pulled the shaft, most of the outter lip of the seal was melted to the end of the axle. We got the updated seal ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L allison trans VIN: 1GTHK23275
Thanks very much to all replies especially Eric who sent me more info personally.I used a headlamp to work the o ignition circuit and it took about 25 tries before the culprit showed up Wennesday morning.The ignition switch was defective-replaced it and tried...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKER23748
Code has not returned according to customer they are on a road trip for two mos. According to one poster (daniel) stated he has one that makes the same noise and its likely normal. Paul: Noise was present with/without gas cap attached to filler neck. David... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evaportive Emmissions Control Circuit Intermittant).
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Radio VIN: 1HGCE6668A
Tahnk you all Yes I tried all the tricks first But ended up taking out the radio to get the serial Number. The was no tag in the glove box or under or around and the pushing the 1&6 buttons as instructed It did not work But thanks for the help I will remembe...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L IGN fuseable link keeps blowing
Yes, this monster is fixed. A really bizarre outcome. The reason the fuseable link for the ign would blow ONLY at an angle was because the starter had been replaced and a bolt from the air box was touching the solenoid connector ONLY when the car was at an ang...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L steering angle sensor VIN: SAJEA51C92
On this vehicle whenever a subframe or steering column or rack and pinion is removed the steering angle must be recalibrated to extinguish the DSC warning that illuminates. Unfortunately, my scanner doesn't have this function so it's off to the dealer.Jag d...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start
Heres the verdict guys on this POS! Nick and Timothy were right in that the ECU took a turn for the worse. I just wanted to be 100% sure thats what it was. Installed another ECU and sure enough fired right up. Found a bad terminal, the connecter in between the...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L oil leak VIN: KNAGD12895
ADDED DYE TO ENGINE AND SENT TO KIA DEALERSHIP FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS AS SUGGESTED BY RESPONSES; THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio /tape player VIN: JT8BF12G7T
thanx for the replies, i think steve geneveese was correct in his thinking about the tape/ipod idea. i havent done any more with it since its not pressing. he wants a new sound system anyway, maybe santa will come to the rescue!!! thanx again for responding to...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, in limp home mode VIN: JT8BD68S7W
Thanks all who replied with help on this problem. As it turns out Ron in California had the answer to this problem. The pins at the ECU were not making good contact in the wiring harness connector. I carefully bent the pins and the vehicle runs as it should... Trouble codes: P1120 (Accelerator pedal position sesnor circuit malfunction), P1121.
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2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power steering pump VIN: JM1BK32F25
Thanks for all of the replies. I'll have this car taken to the dealer to have it reprogrammed. Thanks again.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L engine VIN: WDBCA39E3K
Thanks to all that replied. The valves were being held open by too thick shims it seems; thinner shims gave me compression in the two missing cylinders. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong with the measuring tool to have too thick of shims there to begin with,...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Axle Seals VIN: WDBRF61J72
This axle just poped out the side. easy job. Has a inner circlip holing it in. thanks for the suggestions.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBSK75F73
Thanks to everyone that responded, I especially thank Tom for sending me the wiring diagrams. and also to Dave for the very good explanation. If any one is doing anything with these batteries, just please read all the replies especially Dave's and it will all ...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05S9W
Sorry for the late close, I completely forgot about it. After 6 of 7 replies condemning the distributor, and more specifically the internal coil, and after finding out that the local Nissan dealership stocks 5 of these distributors at any given time, I replac...
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1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3EV13C9L
It turns out that we got a bad IAC motor. When we got a different one and plugged it in, that cured it. Thanks to those who set in replies.
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L hard shift when at all times VIN: 1G2WP12K92
THANKS GUY AND MY CUSTOMER ALSO THANKS YOU I FIX THIS GRAND PRIX BY REPLACING THE PRESURE CONTROL VALVE INSPECTED IT WHEN IT WAS HOT IT GIVING ME AN OPEN CIRCUIT . THANKS AGAIN GUYS FOR ALL THE KNOWLEDGE MIKE
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF6359W
Sorry to close FIX so late - wow, tough one - thanks for all the replies - bad ignition switch. replaced the igniter, cam & crank sensors . Wiggle wire harness at ignition switch. car would stumble - replaced the electrical portion on ignition switch. problem ... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3 cylinder).
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L valve train VIN: 4S3BH67573
First off thank you to all who responded, you were very helpful. One of the guides on the exhaust did indeed drop down. We removed the exhaust and got a great look at the valve and how it was stuck partially open. Even got a picture for the customer to look at...
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1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shifting VIN: JT3VN66W0K
WEll, fellow techies, here we go! The end result was the number one solenoid! The strange thing is that it was never really consistent. We did ohm the solenoids again and they were in the 13-18 ohm range, with the number one solenoid being about 17.5. After ap...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L adjust timing VIN: WV2EE0703S
Setting the timing was pretty straight forward. The main problem I was having was seemingly contradicting spec and procedure info and the need to use a factory scan tool to put the vehicle in a "maintenance mode" before adjusting the timing. After reading the ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L valve train VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Customer decided not to pull the head at this time because the engine is running fine. He figures time will tell the end of the story. He did have us replace the timing belt and water pump. It did not change sound coming from the head. Lary from Ohio had some ...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L valves VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
WELL NOT EXACTLY FIXED.WE REMOVED THE TIMING COVERS AND REPLACED THE TIMINING BELT.THE VEHICLE STARTS AND RUNS NOW JUST A LITTLE ROUGH AT IDLE BUT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP OFF IDLE.THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND IT HAS A CYLINDER # 2 MISFIFE.SO WE NOW KNOW WHERE TH...
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