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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L climate control VIN: WBAGD8326P
Ive can turn on the ac comp but i canot change temp or make the air change locations it always blows out the defrosters and if i unplug the controler it will get warm in the car i have input coming from the contol panel to the modual and when i push bottons on...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L ck coolant lite VIN: WBADE5326V
car returned after radiator installation stated ck coolant lite comes on intermittently installed new sensor bled cooling system i noticed no coolant leaked when removing sensor customer states that same problem now are there any tricks to bleeding this syste...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2,2-3,3-4 shift VIN: WBAAN92010
Customer complaint of sudden change in shift quality. Went from nice smooth shifts to abrupt clunky shifts and has stayed that way. I have had smilar problems on BMW that were caused by a bad air flow meter. In the past this given me a code to go on. In this c...
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2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L filling VIN: WBSCL93461
Another tech in the shop R&Red the tank in this roadster to repair a hole drilled by stereo installer. After this repair, now when you fill with gas, instead of shutting off before overflow. The tank now overflows a little before the gas nozzle clicks off. Hav...
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G4BN52P0T
Customers car came in for a no start. Customer replaced plugs and wires. We found distributer cap corroded and fuel pump was weak. Replaced distributer cap and rotor and fuel pump. Now Engine runs, but has misfire under load. Seems ok during idle. Once it is p... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire detected), P0155 (02 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 1), P1441 (Evap system flow during non purge)
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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L no start VIN: 1G6EL12Y3X
hello, we replaced the engine (customer supplied) and then had no start. not sure if ran before. customer put 2 gal of water in crankcase and drove. now i have no spark, no injector pulse. recheck timing chain. checked both crank and cam sensors, tested wiring...
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1968 Chevrolet corvette 427CID Wipers VIN: 194678S403
My biggest problem with this car is that I am having a problem locating a wiring diagram, vaccum diagram and proper testing procdures needed to diagnosis and repair the problem. I have a 68 mitchell manual but the diagram in there doesn't even come close to wh...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L High idle VIN: 1G1FP2386M
This is my first help request so I hope I get it right.This car has a long history with my shop,but the most recent problem is;when you start it cold the idle speed will not go below 1300 rpm until I turn the key off the first time.Idle speed than returns to 7...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19W8V
This one is baffeling. Came in as a no start, had no fuel pressure, power and ground to pump ok, replaced pump. Still no start. Has good spark, fuel press 62psi, inj.pulse, Cut exhaust to ensure no restriction, 2-3in vac. during cranking, shows rpm on scanner ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cuts out, 17inch,vac-22iac mot VIN: 1G1ND52J7X
thank you all up front! i have three concerns. most troubling,any time gas is added the car stalls after the added gas(it had 3/4 tank of gas already,i added5.00- not even 2gals.)it stalled when restarting the car.again i did have a purge during non-command co... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P1441
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1946Y
We are atempting to do the crank sensor relearn procedure on this vehicle and P1336 (CKP System Variation Not Learned)code is still present. Snap On MT2500 scanner is reading coolant temp at 80 degrees. Temp on gauge of truck works satisfactory. Went into the ... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP System Variation Not Learned.), P0463 (Fuel Level Sens CKT signal high/low)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19T5M
FELLOW TECHNICIANS: I COME TO YOU TODAY WITH THIS GEM. CUSTOMER COMPLAINT WAS MIL ILLUMINATED. CODES P0300 & P0753 IN HISTORY, AND RESET AFTER TEST DRIVE. I'D LIKE TO DISCUSS THE CONDITIONS FOR CODE P0300. ON OUR MODIS WE CAN SEE A HISTORY OF MULTIPLE MISFIRE... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0753 (shift 1/2 solenoid)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L tcc
I have a 2003 Silverado with a TCC problem. The customer noticed that the fuel economy had fallen off and the rpm was approx 2-300 higher at cruise. I scanned the vehicle with the tech 2 and the TCC is not being requested, there are no codes being set. I looke...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L no rear heat VIN: 3GNFK16Z34
Customer came in with no rear heat, Front heater works great. Fan in rear does run but cant get heat out of rear heater core. did flow test & flushed but still no heat. both coolant lines are hot all the way to back. hoping someone has had this problem and has...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 2GCEK13T25
truck came to us with a 4 wheel drive problem. we replaced control panel worked until it left.came back ck with scanner code was, co327 i can not find anything on it. i sure wood like some help. thanks
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S36
Hi. I need help with a 4.2l runing lean. It came in 2 days ago with engine light flashing (code p0304-misfire cyl. 4) putting a new coil and plug in cly. 4 took care of that. came back next day with engine light on (p0171-system lean bank 1), the short term tr... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCHK29U67
original complaint was cutting out and loss of power on this truck. I checked for codes and didnt find any. tested fuel pressure and it is at 60psi and flows about 15oz in 15sec. i could not duplicate complant, but after talking with customer we replaced fuel ...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L heater VIN: 1C3EL45R62
low (105f) temp from vents, heater hoses too hot to hold at firewall, removed blend door actuator, turned black plastic plate manually, no change. can see one white plastic cam moving, another cam is there, but can't see it moving with my hand in the way. hopi...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L engine lubrication VIN: 1B7FL26X9P
This came to me for an exhaust leak. I found the rear stud on the exhaust manifold was broken in the head. I drilled out the old and retapped for new and repaired exhaust leak. While on a tse drive I noticed the oil pressure dropped out completly, light came o...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Convertor VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
We got this truck from a tranny shop with a supposed engine performance concern. After test drive and lab scope work, it looks like a TCC concern. There are no codes, and the problem is intermittent. It occurs under light acceleration. When it happens it is a ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP44G4W
hello all,thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post. This caravan runs extremly rich, plugs are black after a week,removed injector rail no leaking injectors I'm leaning towards pcm. Modis scanner data stream shows inj pw at 2.5ms koer at 205 farhe...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L p/s pump VIN: 393B307975
This vehicle came to shop (repeat customer)with a buzz sound that increases with engine rpm, all the time. I have replaced the resivor and pump with no results so far the pump has been replaced 4 times last one new oem. replaced the rack and pressure line, pul...
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HL48N52
truck came in the first time missing badly. found coolant entering cylinder. found water in oil. removed heads and sent to machine shop. replaced head gaskets and truck was running good. came back a couple of days later with p0305 and p0307. test drove and fou... Trouble codes: P0305, P0307
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1993 Eagle Summit LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JE3CB50G0P
car came to us after customer performed self tune up and tps sensor--bogs and stahls when cold and at idle-diagnosed as bad maf-replaced with known good sensor-runs exactly the same-we adjusted tps to .5 volts Was at .1--no change--tested coolant sensor--very ... Trouble codes: 12 (maf problem), 15 (motor position sensor out of range)
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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14H8G
hello everyone need help with this one. truck came in with choke not working, would stall warm and had a high idle. found no power to choke fixed that with alternator, and installed new choke, now choke is working but truck runs dirty rich all the time. replac...
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1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: 1FMDA41X4L
Hello and Thanks In advance for any help I can get! I have this van that will not start with out first adding some fuel in the intake. I have determined that there is no injector pulse during cranking. It has a good CKP,PIP signal during cranking compared to w...
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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U7N
Hello All, we have a ford ranger in the shop with an no start when cold.Have to propane to start truck has injector pulse and spark and fuel pressure is in specs. tested fuel volume is good.When it does finally start acts like it's starving for fuel add propan...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L reverse only VIN: 1FTZR15VOX
Not a big trans guy by any means. This truck has no forward gears. Reverse works fine. I can't belive I'm having to ask you all with all this info. at my fingertips, but I just couldn't find anything in our database that might lead me in some direction. There ...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L missing VIN: 1FTWW32F1Y
Had extreme precautions on rebuilding this motor . Heads were supposedly checked for cracks and new injector tubes were installed by international, also new valves . New pistons and rings . had camshaft checked . Tore down lifters rebuilt and or bled oil from ...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, DIES VIN: 3FAHP3136Y
customer complained of vehicle dying at stop lights in neutral, also once while crusing down freeway. in the shop, in neutral on the lift, idles fine for several minutes with the clutch pedal depressed. about 1.5-2sec after you release the clutch pedal it will...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L31
Between 15K and 26K This vehicle had 3 CMP's and Connectors replaced to fight a P0340 Loss of CMP signal. Went from 26K to 44K without much incident. At 44K PCM freaked out causing radical engine and instrument behavior. Replaced PCM all symptoms went away. 2 ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled Possible cmp pcm RFI)
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2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1FTNE242X3
the problem i'm haveing is that the trans is binding when in the overdrive position,overdrive band comming on,when shifting van manualy everything works just fine. you can cycle the over drive switch on and off. van will not drive in drive or only at slow spee...
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F43
i checked everthing thats need to be check in powertrain control diagnosis manual im not thinking that all those injectors are bad on that head thats the code im getting for all cylinders on that head.it has low power especially when u put it in gear.can someo... Trouble codes: P0266, P0272, P0278, P0284
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L vibration VIN: 1FTRW12W74
replace spark plugs, performed trans. flush with new filter; motor vac;replaced torque converter.remove drive shaft to elimate driveshaft and rear differential. driveshaft checked for balance and frozen u-joints. all good. removed serpentine belt to elimate pu... Trouble codes: P2106
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2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Will Not start VIN: 1GTGK24R9Y
I am the lucky one that ended up with this truck, The engine was replaced due to backfiring and poor fuel mileage. I check TSB's, found 1 for crank sensor, check sensor and replaced as someoned crimped it together. I have done what I believe are all the basic ...
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 3GKFK16T81
Fuel Guage reads full sometimes and then will drop to empty. Removed fuel tank thinking that it was the fuel sending card. Found broken fuel pump/sending unit module. Tried to install new "Delphi" OEM replacement fuel pump module. I am unable to install the fu...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L starter VIN: 1GTHK29U03
starter relay not being commanded on by pcm i can manually ground relay and starter will crank i think its a problem with the pcm ground side. the switch seems to be operating properly.
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG2252Y
customer states that the engine will occasionally continue to run after key is shut off and removed. I have not had this happen at the shop as of yet and wondered if any one has run into this.
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine mounting VIN: 5FNRL38616
Hi all, we have this 2006 honda odyssey here that while driving if you accellerate to 60km/hr, let off the accellerator and just float it back in to a cruise position. Intermittantly it will sound and feel as if there is a truck next to you with its engine bra...
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1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
well fellas , i have this isuzu pick up 1993 4 cyl. carburetor system, i remove the carburetor and cleaned, install new gaskets and seals, the truck starts ok and accelerate perfect but have a surging idle and if you accelerate still the truck stalls, i read s...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L brake pads VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hi guys with jaguar experience,have this 04 xjr with electronic parking brakes,when car on lift key out brakes are locked tried in nutreal key in ignition rear brakes are free want to know is it safe to move caliper.thank you all for looking.
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1JT4GZ58SC
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Only when it is cold it will act up. I got a test light on the ignition coil wire. I can see that it is wanting to cut out. The light isnt soild like it should be. If you ever worked on a car with coil packs it acts like they do whe...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L air bag VIN: 1J4G258S5X
air bag light intermittently comes on. snap-on mois shows code xx- driver squib open, all-data no help. other codes in truck are for abs code 30 (no light on, not active). do not no if the two are related. any help to point me in a direction appreciatted
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2Z486K22
Hi all This jeep has me puzzled. The customer states that intermittently the engine when come to a stop will start missing very badly and will not hardly move when trying to accelerate then like a switch was turned on all power comes back and vehicle runs grea...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTL16443
thanks in advance i have a happy rover here the instrument cluster is dead!! no gages work only thing that comes on is the srs light.. the blinkers dont even flash on the dash but do work on the exterior! we have autologic scanner going into the bcu no codes i...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no panel lites VIN: WDBJF55FXV
i hope this shouold be an easy one for you veteran mbz techs, the lites are out on the ac panel, all other lites work fine. does this have separate bulbs in the control panel or do you have to get another ac control unit, also any advice on pulling the unit ou...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no gas pedal VIN: WDBNG75J61
This is my wifes car. she went to the gas station, put gas in it, and when she started it the idle goes to 4,000 rpm and stays there. I assume the accelerator pedal, put a modis on it and I don't see any movement on the data pids for accelerator pedal. this do... Trouble codes: P000
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W0S
This Cougar came in with p0443 code. My question is this car appears to have a purge flow solenoid but not a purge flow sensor. I dont get that many Fords, but the ones I have worked on had a solenoid and sensor. If it does have a flow sensor, I have not been ... Trouble codes: P0443
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W4T
I hope someone in this planet have seen something like this. This is the second time I have seen it. This is a nissan product. When is cold starts perfect, after 15 or 20 minutes it starts missing and dies after that it will not starts until it cools down. Fue... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition signal fault), P0325 (knock sensor ckt problem b1), P0136 (o2 sensor b1s2 problem)
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L power steering VIN: 4M2D86W23U
Feels like no asist. Steers hard. Asist is not enouph most of the time. We changed power steering pump and it didn't help at all. Thanks for any help in advance.
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y6R
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2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2N1CB51D73
Hi All, I could really use some help on this one.It was towed in 190 miles ago and had a PO 300 and a PO139 O2 code,as well as a P1147 Air Fuel Metering code and a PO 462 Fuel level sensor code.I am aware of the Nissan TSB to address the 462 code,and advised ... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random Multiple Misfires), P00, 462 (Fuel Level Sensor)
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D95
im in the field on a service call so dont have alot of info. but here we go. got a 2005 nissan sentra w 1.8 liter motor. engine had blown head gasket just causing air into the cooling system. they performed head job and when completed car ran perfect for about...
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1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L fan speed VIN: 1G3HY51COJ
I have this olds which has the push button fan speed selection. All speeds work except for the hi speed position. I need some ideas before I tear the dash aprt. Thanks for your help Rick
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2000 Other European ARNAGE 6.0L AC-Evaporator VIN: SCBLC31E9Y
The AC-Evaporator has to be replaced on this car, and I have not been able to find any work-instructions for it. Anybody has been through this job before? Anything to watch out for? Thank You.
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2004 Other GM P42 6.5L 4-3 downshift VIN: 5B4KP42Y54
Okay, I need gm trans gurus. We have this work van that a very good customer just bought for his contracting biz. It was purchased with a new Jasper reman engine, it is a former Fed-ex home delivery vehicle. The rear diff is a 5.13 Dana 80 . There is a delay i...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L fans VIN: 4S3BC6329N
Both radiator fans run at all times. wiring diagram from all data is illusive at best. The description says that the ECU commands the fan on and speed. the diagram shows no such connection. We removed all relays in under hood box and the only change is the fan...
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JF1GC8KD3V
this car will idle smoothly then when driving will start popping etc through intake and when this happens the turbo boost gauge will drop to zero each time it pops it is a 2.0LTR TURBO UK SPEC it is undrivable when this happens it just seems like a massive air...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF6557W
HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP!! We work on a lot of subys here, drive on myself, and this one has me baffled. I did head gaskets at 136000 miles, had heads rebuilt, and the machine shop did the guides and replaced the exhaust valves. Car has run fine for about 18000 miles,... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0303
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L hard to start VIN: JT3VN29V3L
customer complaint hard to start cold he in the passed it started quicker cold start valve cleaned switch replaced replaced fuel pump at custumer request on help i wood like for some of you old toyota tech to help me please. charles
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1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JH4DC4341V
Thanks for all the tips on v-tec. As I pointed out, this car was not stock with a vtec engine, but had a vtec head installed along with an electronic controller. Thanks to Sam from Florida for the website about Honda v-tec. The system is actually really simple...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Control module VIN: WAUYP54B1N
Boyd directed me to the Launch website to read the VW Bulletins which I did. It was helpful. Jake, Paul & Stuart were on the money. The module was defective. I was unable to find a rebuilder for this module so I bought one from the dealer. Amir noted that the ...
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6342G
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, REPLACE OIL BREATHER PLATE SOLVE THIS PORBLEM. THANK YOU AGAIN & HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND. STE Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0440.
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Seatbelt/key-in-ignition chime VIN: 1G4HR54K7Y
We found a bad drivers door module. customer refused the repair.
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1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69B80480
The response I got on this problem was fantastic. I have tried everything however I have not solved it. To update you I have checked the temp. sensors they are all in specks. I pulled the dist. and checked the pick up for the injectors. It looked fine b...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31RX2
THANKS STEVE,BOBBY,PAUL,JOHN,JAY,FRANK.I DID WHAT FRANK SAID .DRIVE TRUCK WITH VOLTMETER ON COIL POWER WATCH FOR VOLT DROP IT DID.THEN FRANK SAID WERE TO FIND THE SHORT.WERE THE TRANS DIPSTICK RUBS THE HARNESS. THANKS TO ALL Trouble codes: P0351, P0300.
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R4X
SORRY TO TAKE A LONG TIME TO CLOSE BUT CUSTOMER JUST BROUGHT HIS VAN BACK, FINALLY FOUND THAT IT HAD A SMALL CRACK IN PURGE VALVE HOUSING, VALVE WORK OK SO WE DIDNT LOOK AT IT CLOSE , BUT FINALLY WE LOOK AT IT WITH MAGNAFINING GLASS , REPLACE VALVE AND MIL LIG... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L steering VIN: 2FMDA58471
David and Michael had it right. I replaced the reservoir and it corrected the problem. Thanks for all of your responses. IATN is the best.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L sway bar VIN: 1FTNX21L22
Thanks to everyone for their time and help . I picked up a set of Ford sway bar to frame / axle bushings and installed them last week when I had time . I drove around for a few days and no noises .
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U82
well thank you guys for your help. turns out that the intake gasket was leaking! which does not explain the theft light but the problem did go away. mayebe it was coming on because it cut off i dont know for sure...anyway all is well thank you all again!!!
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L instrument cluster lights VIN: 1FMZU77E23
turned out being the poly circuit board seperation due to corrotion. thx for the replies.
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K64
trotle body wire drive . was very dirty , after a good clen up the engine roons good . thanks Trouble codes: P0506 (engine speed lower than expected).
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2000 Isuzu N NPR-HD 4.8L cooling system VIN: JALB4B140Y
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR TIME. THE CUSTOMER HAS DECLINED TO REPAIR THIS ONE EVEN WITH A 5.7L CONVERSION. IT REMAINS A MYSTERY WHY AIR WAS GETTING INTO THE COOLING SYSTEM NOT EXZ GAS. I BELIEVE LIKE MOST OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED IT HAS TO BE COMPRESSION RELATED....
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L noise VIN: JACDS58X5Y
The replies were great but the noise was pinpointed to be in the transmission. The fluctuation in the RPM was due to converter lock up above 30 MPH. The noise was from the torque converter chatter. Flushed fluid and installed fluid friction modifier as instruc...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam solenoid VIN: SAJEA01T03
I have had no response to this request, The vehicle is still acting the same but has no other issues. John
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FJB8555
thanks to all who replied ,. the thermostat was change also coolant temp sender,.which made the car run better still not 100 percent right,.mileage was fixed but up hill under heavy load some power was missing ,.decided to change sensor in flywheel ,[cranksha...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L harsh engagement VIN: JT8UF11E1P
Thanks,to everyone who responded with the great replies.It took this long to repair the vehicle because the customer uses this as a delivery vehicle and we have limited time with it.Down to the end of my bag o'tricks,I started feeling the cable and I felt a se...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNEM97VOW
replaced the fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump module Trouble codes: P1234, 1260 (theft tected engine disabled).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L top VIN: WDBEA66E8R
Thanks for the help. Jumping pin 2 to ground in the passenger footwell and reading pulses with an led usually works. In this case dealer said module had to be reprogrammed which he did. The top works and the top switch light and dinger still go off due to a...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Door vaccum VIN: WDBNG84J44
Thank You everyone. With info from Sevan, Mike and Peter. We located the PSE and started checking the unit. After we unplugged and replugged the pump, everything came back and worked 100%. Obviously the pump is failing. We and the customer are both happy but u...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Key wo'nt turn VIN: WDBNG70J44
Thanks guys, vehicle was repaired by replace EIS and new key. The hard part is manually code EIS. Old key from customer was good. Many thanks.. Dennis
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES IT LEAD ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE TIMING WAS OFF ON THE CAR BUT ALL THE MARKS LINED UP PERFECT. I PULLED THE COVERS OFF AND FOUND THE PICKUP TO THE CRANK SENSOR HAD BEEN MISPLACED FROM THE GUIDE PIN. I PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETH...
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1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3BP8370N
We still haven't fixed this vehicle. Everyone that replyed to my help request told me the same things that I suspected already. It shouldn't go into clear flood mode unless the tps is reading too high. We tried a new pcm, a new prom, and a new tps. All wer...
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Steering wheel VIN: 1G3WH52K2W
Thanks for the help some ideas were to replace steering shaft or cooler line (tsb). Ordered new steering shaft waiting for parts and customer return. I will keep you posted on other info thanks again.
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX3L3N1
well after alot of testing to see if i was losing spark or fuel,my employer has an identifix acct which i used on this one we went through every test step by step,we determined the torque converter is the culprit,because with out load it doesn't die.the custo...
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06E7V
sorry for the delay in the closing of the request. The problem with the evap code is still ok, the van came back to me, not the other shop(which caused issues) with an 02 code. i didnt want to update the requesat untill i knew the evap code was gone and it w... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge).
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03EXX
Thanks to all the replys. We could not find a problem, compression etc. were all good. Customer decided to take the van back to the people who installed the intake gasket and have them recheck their work. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987V
This car has not been fixed but I believe I will have an answer next week. After contacting Durham at Durametric (the owner of the scanner software company) he feels that the Motronic unit has not been coded properly. Since the values into the computer are c... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Voltage Low Porsche code 115).
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2002 Renault Trafic 2 1900CC Various VIN: VF1FLACA63
At the end of the day the fix was simple. Fuse 15 in the dash fuse box ('STOP'), although looking intact visually, had no continuity when checked with a meter. Crack in the filament within the fuse. Replacement 15amp fuse sorted it. Had spent ages chasing wiri...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L High Fuel Presure VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
I diden't get anything concreate enuff to get the car back in to work on it. The vacuum lines were hooked up correctly as per the under hood sticker and nothing looked as if it was rigged, I believe that all the vacuum lines were as they wanted them to be. So ...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T1BF32K13
I wish to thank all that replied. We went back over all the suggestions and retested all the components. All had good suggestions, especially with the possibility of having to replace the ecu. We separated the fuse panel/control board and inspected the pins ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP21J11
I want to first thank all you guys who took your valuable time to help me,I couldn't have fixed this car without your info.Everyone basically said to check the glow plug harness(bridge)because they are prone to corrosion & failure.Don gave me the correct defin... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M03
Thanks to all who replied. After replacing the water pump, t-stat, coolant sensor, coolant and double checking wiring and grounds we looked at the vehicle's repair history again. What we found was that the problem started occurring the day after we performed a... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance).
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2001 Volvo C70 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1NC56D81
Hi everyone, and thanks to all who responded. The problem with this car turned out to be the MAF. I put a new one in, reset the adaptive values, and it runs like new!
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