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1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JH4DC4341V
This Integra has a vetech head installed Not stock) along with an electronic module to control the vtech operation. The problem we are having is that the engine has "noisy valves' at all rpm below approx 5500 rpm - the point at which the v-tech solenoid powers...
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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Clutch pedal VIN: WBSCM9331X
Clutch pedal feels fine for two to three weeks and all of a sudden pedal sticks to the ground, you pull pedal up and clutch starts working again. Need BMW expertise help on this one.
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGH8346Y
We don't work on alot of European models, the vehicle cuts out on hard accel with no other driveability problems. I have scanned it, checked for crankcase vacuum with a snap on vac pump, and was ok, checked fuel pressure and stays above 50psi. The MAF reading,... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2)
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, NO POWER VIN: 1G6CD115XK
this vehicle won't stay idling on its own. when driving there is no power under acceleration (more noticeable under heavy acceleration). vehicle wants to stall but can be kept running by 2 foot driving (feathering accelerator). test & found no exhaust restrict...
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1991 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L no start VIN: 1G6EL13B7M
I will try to some this one up the best i can, i have done a lot of testing and come to a few dead ends first vehicle will not start, no dash display, no heater, no interior lights when doors are open can turn on manually from the ignition switch i am gettin...
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1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGT19Z7K
Runs rich on slow down and floods and dies. Data display all looks good except stays in clear flood mode all the time.No vacume leaks found since replaceing the T body gasket.
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY23P0P
This Corvette was towed into our lot from a used car lot with a crank, no start. Diagnosed it to distributor. Replaced distributor with a reman from A-1 Cardone. (The one I took out looked like an old reman.) Had hard start and pinging under any throttle. Disa...
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1996 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GTHC33J6T
please help, this part of questionable quality has cost our customer and our shop much grief and stress, fuel pump power connection above pump under top of sending unit melts and goes open, ( very loose female terminhal on pins ), there is not enough material ...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GTGK24R4W
fellow techs, we have a brain stumper, this truck initially came in for surging at idle hot, we scanned and found the transmission was going into lock up causing the engine to die at idle speeds, we checked fluid and it was very dark and burnt smell. we replac...
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1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCGC24R7W
Number 3 clyinder miss going down road and feels like the truck is surging. Fuel trims are good only about 2% either way while driving and at idle. If you command egr off when driving miss goes away. So i pulled upper intake off every thing looks fine, egr por...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY22G1Y
hello every one this is what i got. i have a vette that is missfiring on all cylinders .# 4 the worst .we replaced the coil and crank sensor and tried a mass air flow and no differance .it sometimes stalls in reverse and it did have a low idle. i cleaned the t... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 pimary circuit d), P0300 (random missfire multiple cylinders)
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Engine VIN: 1GCCS195OY
Need help, Chevy techs! This S-10 has a ticking noise that is coming from under the valve cover in the rear. With the truck in park, if you throttle up the engine it starts to tick. No noise heard at idle. This thing has very low miles and is driven about 5 mi...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L interior lights VIN: 1GNDX13E11
the problem the vehicle is having is going down the road with the headlamp switch on or auto lights on the interior lights go out. the instrument cluster backlights,(not the odometer), the radio still works but all the lights go out as well as the heater contr...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L rear pads and rotors VIN: 1GNEK13V04
Customer came in reporting of squealing noise when braking. Inspected F/R brakes. Found original brake pads and rotors. Customer confirmed brakes never replaced since new. Front brake pads at 10% with normal rotor wear. Rear brake pads at 10% on outer pads on ...
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19XX4
Intermittant severe misfire only on cyl 3, will not happen when engine is cold, misfire gone above 900RPM as indicated by misfire counter. Spark plug, wire, cap and rotor all known good. KOEO fuel pressure within spec, spray pattern of injector 3 ok. Engine co... Trouble codes: P0303
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L rear turn signal VIN: 2C4GP54L05
this van has a intermitant problem with turn signals.at times indicator inside lights up and flashes but no lights out side,also sometines when it happens you turn on left side and right indicator flashes.when it acts up no outside lights work.we are unable to...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L master cylinder VIN: 3B7HC12Y81
Hey guys I want to thank you in advance for your help.This truck first came in because of a low brake pedal.when the master cylinder was removed it was found that it was leaking from the rear. The master cylinder was replace,no leak,normal brake pedal. The tru...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF23601
Customer complaint was not real clear from customer description, described as cutting out at times. Scanned and found several code for apps P0121, documented and cleared code, ck fuel psi, found at 15 psi, road tested with scanner on, unit did not cut out but ... Trouble codes: P0121 (Apps Voltage input below min volts-Intermittent code)
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J7HU18D54
PLEASE HELP me and my fellow tech are pulling our hair out. it has been here three times for and evap small leak and an app/bpp problem. we have a brand new snap-on smoke machine and have smoke tested it and smoke tested it and it passes perfectly. we are at ... Trouble codes: 2299 (app/bpp problem), 456 (small evap leak)
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L fuel in oil VIN: 3D7KU28C84
hey guys give me a hand with this one. truck came in and customer put some performance goodies on this truck, ran fine before and after he installed larger injectors, new turbo and kit for the cp3 pump to increase the performance this problem began, it also ha... Trouble codes: P0088 (rail pressure too high)
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43R97
The car was drove in with a complaint that it would not go pass 50mi. with gas pedal to the floor.The gas tank was almost empty so i put some fuel in the tank cleared the codes test drove the car everything seemed fine. I stomped the pedal too the floor and th... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Intermittent), P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L clutch slave VIN: 1FTDF15YXK
Customer came in with no clutch pedal. Refilled fluid and bled the system. Shifted fine and customer decided to go ahead, bite the bullet and replace the slave, clutch, flywheel. We replaced the clutch disk, pressure plate, slave, flywheel, throw out bearing,...
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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Harmonic Damper VIN: 1FAPP64R5L
Have a problem with this T bird. It is a supercharged 3.8 which cam in about a week ago with a harmonic damper snapped off at the timing cover. So we waited for a week to get a new one and had to take the timing cover off to get the rest of the damper off. REp...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25F8S
Thanks to all.We have f250 that will shut of while driving.Customers original complaint is that trans shifting erratically and not shift at all sometimes,speedo worked erratically an O/D lite flashing.check codes P0500,p0344,p1663.Replaced vss in rear end hous... Trouble codes: P0500, P0344, P1663 (fdcs koeo)
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14XXS
Truck came in for a no start condition.PCM ground to PCM relay is making relay click all the time.can ground wire at PCM relay stops clicking but truck still will not start. Has no injector pulse,and cannot communicate with PCM.Found that wiring harness going ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
We have this ford explorer that shortly after replacing front wheel bearing assemblies the abs light came on, hooked up modis and had a code c1145 rf speed sensor, checked connectors and thought we didnt have plugged in good so we cleared code and went for a t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
cruise system inoperative. alldata info is vague. checked iatn archives, tested all inputs to pcm from actuators & also monitored on modis scan data. all actuator inputs are good. trying to determine if concern is within the pcm or in the injector driver modul...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L fuse VIN: 1FTRX17WX1
Good morning to everyone.I have this 01 f150 that came in for a abs light on needed lf wheel speed sensor and had code for abs pump cuircut.found power wire to pump coroded and broken @ motor.While repairing wire it shorted out on the pump housing now I have n...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX21L51
Spark Plug blew out of #6 Cylinder, Took the threads with it! Is there any fix short of pulling the head? Thanks in advance for your responses!!
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
hello again its me rick from martins in forney texas. i have a 04 f150 that came in for lifter noise intermittantly, customer opted to replace lifters, while doing this i replaced the timing chain guides due to excessive wear, and the spark plugs, that was a c... Trouble codes: P0307
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L steering box VIN: 2FAFP71W57
This is a police car driven 24/7. Nighttime driver experiences intermittent hard steering when stopped. When vehicle reaches 20 mph, steering becomes EZ again. Also, hard to steer around corners. Happens off and on all night. Daytime driver very rarely experie...
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2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GKET63M76
Hello everyone, thank you in advance for your time. this envoy happens to be my personal vehicle. the truck has an intermitent vibration that feels like its under the center console. the vibration will show up around 60 mph and go away if you select Awd on the...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6144X
here's a nice one. have this car which another shop gave up on. has a DEAD miss only when hot cyl #1. here's what i've done so far. plugs (o.e.m.), wires, checked but not replaced distributor (common for shaft wearing) different cap - ruled out spark. pressure... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0301 (bank 1 misfire), P0303 (bank 3 misfire), P1399 (random misfire detected)
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L heater cold VIN: 1HGCM82793
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this dual zone AC system. The customer is in saying that it won't blow warm air out the vents. When we got it in, it would not blow any hot or warm air. I went under the hood and took the cable off the heater control v...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L check engine light , codes p1529 VIN: KM8SC83D11
check engine light on code p1529 transmission tcm fault
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1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions
Owner has this vehicle sold, requests smog check...noted black smoke at exhaust and checked emissions first...has High HC and High CO at all RPM's. noted arcing sparkplug wires and replaced...plugs are sooty but new looking NGK's. Cleaned oil soaked O2 sensor ... Trouble codes: 23 (EGR MIL is OFF)
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Home Mode VIN: SAJGX2245W
Code P1637 and Code P1797. I've accessed all related modules to check ISO 9141 Protocal lines (yellow wire, and green wire) to and from each module. There are no open circuits or no shorts to ground on any wire in the system. I've also checked continuity on al... Trouble codes: P1637 (CAN ABS/TCCM token missing), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing)
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L park lamps VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
i tracked it down to fuse 17 blows, the dark blue n red wire is shorted( feeds the park lamps from h/l switch). has anybody had the same wire shorted and can give me a general area to look in? I've checked the wire from the h/lamp switch to the right side junc...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heat VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
I REALIZE THAT THE BLEND DOOR MOTOR SHOULD STOP WHEN IT RECIEVES AMP LOAD FROM BLEND DOOR STOP. BUT THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GET THE BLEND MOTOR TO OPERATE IS IF WE DO A RECALIBRATION, IT WILL MAKE ABOUT 1 REVOLUTION CLOCKWISE AND STOP. WE CAN NEVER GET IT TO MOVE ...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride control
The customer wanted new struts on this vehicle but it is around 2 G's to replace the electronic struts. Can you or has anyone ever replaced the electronic struts with the standard struts and mounts, disconnect the controller and have it work?
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTJHF10U31
Vehicle showed up yesterday --multiable engine miss-fires p0300 303,304,305 and vsc light is on. a slight skip can be felt under load. checked all grounds around intake plenum. spark plugs are correct p/n and appear to be fairly new. cleared codes. only codes ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0303, P0304, P0305
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA90DXM
We have a 1990 300TE wagon that was involved in rear impact accident in 2002.The fuel tank was replaced # 124-470-08-04 Since then , when the gas tank was filled up the charcoal canister would become full of gas and gas would go into the intake manifold and ca...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L uunknown VIN: WDBHA28E6S
Hello everyone, I am having struggles trying to identify a noise since a trans overhaul from another technician. Specifically while driving after the trans has shifted into all gears a faint metallic rotational rubbing noise can be heard in the 1500-2000rpm ra...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA228E2
As stated in repair history, repaired broken vacuum line to solenoids on front of engine. Cleared faults. During road test to reset monitors, MIL illuminates intermittently, but no codes are stored and no monitors are being set. Have checked for faults in diag...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L fss system VIN: WDDNG86X87
how do you reset the fss on this spaceship?? i did the oil change and air filter. now i must rest the fss. by the way how do you turn the clock back on the dash. thanks for any help you may give
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L evap hose routing. VIN: 2MEFM75W1X
Customer ran over something and knocked the evap hose on the drivers side off. We reinstalled the hose, but there seems to be a part missing. The hose we have comes out of the canister, clips on the frame and ends with a plastic nipple. We have no idea what go...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blower VIN: 2MEFM75W02
morning the blower on this grand marquis runs at constant speed whenever the ignition switch is on. turning the hvac off does not change blower operation. i suspect the blower motor speed controler and have a direct circuit between the large orange wire (powe...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3AJ86E63
I have this 03 Lancer, 2.0l, with a p0122 dtc, mil light on, customer said he experienced some hesitation, cleared code and roadtested, code did not return, swept tp sensor, did not show any signs of a glitch or open, tried wiggling harnesses while monitoring ... Trouble codes: P0122
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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1G3HN52K4W
Thanks for the help. Serviced the trans, we use the BG flush machine, next day customer came back with a shudder and grab complaint pulling away from stops, no codes, transmission line pressure within specs, line pressure control solenoid amperage within specs...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDX03E11
I got this van on the hook from another shop and I do not know the vans history.I have a hard start cold problem.It has good spark,50psi fuel pressure and injector pulse.I have no codes present.I can get it started if i cycle the key and crank it along time.Th...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, RPM's hang VIN: WPOCA2988X
Upon driving the vehicle and accelerating past 3 to 4 K..the engine rpms hang at approx. 3 to 3.2 k..with throttle released..have Porsche tester(PIWIS)checked throttle. Replaced idle valve with new Porsche part. Turning off A/C seems to cause great reduction i... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection)
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2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L alternator VIN: YS3EB49E92
thank you first of all. has anybody heard of a altenator that charges perfect when car is running and then when you shut it off you get a 2 to 3 amp. draw from the alt.? if you disconect the battery lead to the alt. amps. drop to .11amps.(this is with all the ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L power window VIN: YS3FD49Y14
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2004 Saab 4 door in that has power windows that roll up when the customer puts the switch in up position, and then roll about 1/3 of the way back down by themselves. 3 of the 4 do this and I have not the slig...
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1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8ZG1578P
Hello guys i am working on this 1993 Saturn 1.9 twin cam . I can not get it to stop running rich . It has not set any codes .I have tried everything i can think of . Here is what I came up with . I replaced the o2 because it was old ,fouled and lazy .The plu...
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1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT3GK12M5T
I must have picked the wrong modle, this van is NOT supercharged. No history on vehicle. Van was towed in with an intermitten stall problem. Van took a couple seconds to start(cold). When it did start, idle was very low and had to crack throttle a bit to keep ...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi all, car came in with codes for random misfires and on 1,3,5, cyls. also lean bank 1. it has a/f sensors.the plugs on bank 1 were fouled,rich, bank 2 plugs ok. replaced maf with new oe sensor,and plugs on bank 1 . hard reset computer. test drove good. custo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0171
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2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L shudder abnormal shift patterns VIN: 5TEKU72N27
Vehicle had a shudder complaint along with abnormal shift patterns and the vehicle had a trans fluid change with dexron III 6 monthes prior. Question, does Toyota have issues with this transmission that would cause these symtoms or is it possible the dexron II...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
Car came in 6 months ago from a used car lot with no turbo operation. They sent the turbo to be rebuilt and we just got it back and installed. Now the car will start and run for apprx. 5 seconds then die. There is excessive smoke from the tailpipe when it is r...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L air bag lite VIN: 3VWDD21C61
air bag lite is on only when key is on engine running or not
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP21J11
Hi everyone,I've got this VW golf tdi diesel with code 16764.After clearing code comes right back koeo.Glow plug light comes on & immediately goes out.Glow plug relay does'nt energize & no voltage to any glow plugs.All glow plugs have continuity.Have 12 volts ... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem)
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE132XR
the car ended up needing a balancer. i put the balancer on the the brake lath on it had .035 run out. the new had less than .005. recheck wave form , nice and straight. car runs perfect now and i cant wait to get rid of the car. Thanx Trouble codes: 16 (Crankshaft sensor).
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L service stability VIN: 1GYEK63N12
We replaced the brake pressure sensor switch located on the Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV) (part number [...].)We then cleared the codes and almost 30 days later (hence the delayed closing)we have had no other problems.
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L like timing out/ VIN: 1GNDM19WYB
thanks guys,for your help the problem is solved. it was the reluctor plate on the front crank in front of the chain, was groove half a inch onkey slot.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19T02
I checked the fuel regulator ...no leaks. I removed the throttle body for a good cleaning but it was surprisingly fairly clean...no gunk. I cleaned it and the IAC valve anyway. I then decided to check the MAF sensor for possible contamination as advised by iAT...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L mode door VIN: 1GNKF16T53
thanks to all that helped - i had the hvac computer updated. disconnected the battery and still had the same problem. so i ordered a mode actuator. after the installation of the actuator the problem was solved.
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2003 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Black smoke
Well, there was some good info sent, But I haven't been able to get back to truck due to shop/truck restrictions. I did check another Duramax that was in for service and the desired fuel pressure fluctuated, just not as much as our troublesome Tow truck. Trouble codes: P1093.
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ED46T3R
We had checked all of the basics on this Intrepid: compression, fuel, timing, etc. One would never think that a new sensor would be worse than the old one, However the aftermarket crank sensor is smaller in diameter and does not fit the hole as well. Maybe thi...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF13Z8V
thanks for all the input. as it turns out, doug from washington is todays lucky winner of the dodge "pick a repair" sweepstakes! doug suggested to reset the sync with my scan tool. using snap on modis i went into the system and reset the sync. weird thing is t...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP448RV
thank you to all who replied. Randy pretty much got it. using new pegisus scan tool and not quite used to it yet. the first map sensor actually was the fix for the vehicle, my new scan tool made me second guess. Thanks to all. Iatn rocks! Trouble codes: P0106.
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Light On VIN: 2B7KB31Z7X
Thanks For All The Help,After Talking To Customer He Had Said That The Air Bag Light Has Always Been On, Even Before His PCM Problem.I Told Him That I Was Freaking Out Thinking That I Fried Something Else While Replacing PCM.What A Relief,I Asked Right Away If...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L torque conv lockup VIN: 1B4GP44G1Y
WELL NOW , IT SEEMS I WAS WAY OFF ON THIS ONE.THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WAS RIGHT ,THE REASON WHY THE TCC WAS ONLY PARTIALLY ENGAGING WAS THE FACT THAT THE CONVERTER WAS JUNK. I HAVE A FEELING THE FRONT PUMP WAS BAD ALSO, BUT CONVERTER TOOK CARE OF IT. I WOULD...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL36X02
Well Gentleman I'm afraid that I have not fixed this intermittent.I am having a hard time getting truck back but would like to thank you all for your input/help.I am going to replace coil and wires next and possible crank sensor as well.If I get this intermitt...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L heater and engine temp VIN: 1D7HA16K72
unfortunatley I ran out of time and customer wanted his truck back...we did not figure out the problem with this vehicle...I had never seen a truck you couldnt make run hot!, and we tried to over heat it!...I can tell what it wasnt...it wasnt the thermostat, i...
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1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMCU24X8S
Sorry for the late reply to this, was waiting to make sure this was fixed. Robert, thanks for info.,you were right,I found out the 4x4 and power window system have 2 things in common, a battery saver relay and an accessory delay relay. The actual relay I am n...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starter VIN: 1FALP6531T
thanks to all who replied. the proble was an aftermarket keyless entry system. i disconnected keyless entry and car starts fine. thanks again.
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1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Spider gears VIN: KNJLT05HXV
Thanks to all who responded to my parts search. Some sources I had already called and some I hadn't. I ended up buying a used differential gear with spiders from Total gear & Drivetrain in Hastings, Mn PH#[...]. National Drivetrain referred me to them...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
I'm not sure if this one is fixed or not. I pulled the old glow plugs out and found the tips were in rough shape as if they had been too hot. Most of the replies centered on a wiring problem through the valve cover gasket or with the wiring under the valve cov...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP404X2
Well, as sometimes happens, the customer, a young kid, decided that he just couldn't afford for us to persue this problem, so out the car went unrepaired. But in an attempt to salvage this post I'd like to share some hints that we recieved as to what might be ...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45SO3
I cleaned ,mass air flow and got better readings, but know the fuel trims are around +12-+14 on the long term, not enough to set a code but a little high for me. city vehicle, so we put it back in service. you guys sure gave some good idea's though that I di... Trouble codes: P0174.
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEC19MXV
IT TURNS OUT THAT AC DELCO HAS UPDATED THIS PART, THE SENDER. I'M STILL WAITING FOR THE AC/DELCO REP TO GET BACK TOM TO ME TO SEE IF THE SENDER I PUT IN IS THE NEW ONE OR IF I HAVE TO CHANGE IT AGAIN, IT WAS SUPPOSE TO UPDATE 1ST PART OF THIS YEAR
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2004 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG25V54
Had six replies on this one ranging from intake leaks to injector issues but i think Mike was the closest with a sticky valve. Pulling my hair out and not believing my test equipment i swapped injectors and coils. The misfire was still most prevalant in 6. Vac... Trouble codes: P0174, P3000.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1HGCG1657W
WE DOUBLED CHECKED OUR SIGNAL FROM THE COUNTER SHAFT SPEED SENSOR WHICH IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE TRANSMISSION THIS ACTUALLY SENDS THE VEHICLE SPEED TO THE ECM,WE HAVE A GOOD SIGNAL ON THIS SENSOR.THE ECM IN RETURN SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE SPEEDOMETER HEAD,WELL TH...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCM665X4
thanks for the replies we could never smell the fuel smell to take advantage of a gas analyzer.with the smell coming in through the fresh air ducts which are underthe back of the hood and no evap codes we couldnt see how the gas cap would be at fault. fuel le...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L airbag system VIN: 5FNYF18675
Thanks for the replies, I ended up using a different scanner and got the codes. FYI the genisys isn't the greatest scanner. Thanks to all.
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery draw VIN: 1JR356C912
ihi i am glad there is such a base of knowledge here because i can not remember it all and needed help when i couldn't remember i was able to disconnect the alarm system and fix the issues this jeep had from a poorly designed system which was a draw in the el...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S9V
after speaking to the customer and reading the replies we decide to try a crank sensor and have him re-evaluate, it been gone a couple of weeks... well see Trouble codes: P0351 (igntion primary).
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
First thing is first and I would like to thank every one for your prompt input and effort in helping me out. Before I mention the fix, there are a few tests that I want to mention. -ECT and IAT showed good reading and nothing like -40 degree F or any where n...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L oil press VIN: 1112233344
Sorry guys it took so long to close. Actually I got the motor installed and runing tonight. Found a spun cam bearing. Weird enough, the rest of the bearings, crank & rods looked bran new with almost no wear. Had the cam and cam bearing hole checked, well in sp...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7239W
thank you to all who replied, with your input we located the knock sensor on the right side of the engine and tested it with a voltmeter using the specs given by the replies and found that the sensor was bad. replaced the sensor and it fixed the problem. aga... Trouble codes: P0326.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Blower fan VIN: WMWRE33312
Not to many replies, the resistor is not where it should be. I called my BMW parts guy asked him to go over and talk to a tech at MINI, they said it is behind the hvac box between the firewall and have to remove the whole system to replace, and could also do d...
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2005 Other European M12 GTO 3.0L oil pan
Thanks to Mark of South Africa and Evangelo I got this sorted out, I will copy the fix here. "David, I had to do a little research on one this since I'm getting asked about this from a few different people and I wasn't quite sure of the history, but I have i...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L water leak VIN: 1P3ES46C2Y
hello everyone and thank you to the peopel who responded to my help request. I hope this fix helps others! Two water issues fixed on this Neon. The rear tail light gaskets were old and cracked causing the trunk to fill and leak into the rear seat area. The...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T51
Thank you all for the quick answers. I replaced the coil housing and the car runs great. As most said, you can't rely on an ohm meter to test , this is something that you just have to replace with a new one to test for sure. Thanks to all ,Tom
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Trunk Release VIN: WPOCA2989Y
There is NO extra release cable on this car. We undid the bolts holding the trunk lid on and removed it. Had to use a pump up air bag to pry up the lid enough to gets the bolts out, but it worked ok without damange to car.
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L valve VIN: JFICX8659T
Hi guys,thanks to all that replied,fitted timing belt today Suba started and run just fine no bend valves you guys are GREAT!! cheers Sam
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L lacs power low rpm VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
added info i forgot stall test 2400 rpm tps came with new throttlebody i found out the engine was from a 95camry but he used the 94 wireing and most sensors.the only thing that hasnt been replaced are the injectors egr valve and ignitor i don't know if they ch...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L abs,cruise and air bag light flashing VIN: 4T1PG22K4V
CAR FIXED IT SELF, AFTER CHECKING THE TC WAS GROUNDED. HAD TO DO A COOLANT FLUSH WHILE CAR WAS HERE . DID FLUSH AND HAD HEAT ON IN CAR FOR ABOUT 25 MIN. ALL LIGHTS ARE OFF. MOISTURE PROBLEM IN CAR GROUNDING OUT TC. THANKS FOR EVERYONES HELP.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire VIN: JT2BG22K0W
Thank you for all your support, The problem ended up being something wrong with the crank gear. It was not loose or floating in the key way, it fit just as well as the new one we put on. But at 4100 rpm the pulse generating signal would start to brake up. The...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1 -2 shift 2-3 shift VIN: JTRAV4WDT2
Vehicle is fixed.Dealer reflashed and that was the fix.At first they were reluctant but ran out of options so punted and score game went my way for a change.Thanks for the help Iatn rocks.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M93
Thanks to everyone replied.The oil at O2 sensor connectors was power steering fluid. The steering pump pressure switch leaks badly from terminals and travel through engine wiring harness.But,PCM side connector has no oil yet. I think it's half way up. Now,I ne... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0318, P0141.
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