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1988 Audi 90 2.3L sunroof lid VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Hi there... this 90 is giving me fits. We installed new cables and a new motor that customer brought in to shop, during reassembly we aligned all marks, set limit switch timing, adjusted roof lid all according to our old audi book. Roof worked great for about ...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L front of engine VIN: WAUED28D9X
sometimes sounds like tension pully or water pump
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L hood cable VIN: WAURD68DX1
we installed a new alternator and had to pull nose/grill to gain access to it , after we put back together we can not open hood --we tryed for an hour with car in air to pop it to no avail --help --how can we get hood open to see what we did wrong , all help g...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2325R
hello techs, we have this bimmer that runs poorly most of the time, more so when hot. scan tests show o2 problem. o2 sensors drop to 0 volts and engine hunts. mass air voltage on scanner reads .1 volts. batt voltage on scanner reads 15.7 volts. voltage at ecm ... Trouble codes: 12 (o2 sensor 2), 13 (o2 sensor 1), 201 (o2 control 1), 203 (o2 control 2)
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions
I have this bimmer with no vacuum to the fuel pressure regulator. It appears that some one has connected the plastic tube from the fuel regulator to the pcv/vent valve so there is no vacuum source. I cannot find the vacuum diagram in small data so I would like... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L warning lights VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
Intermittently all of the instrument cluster warning lights (ABS, CEL, TRAC OFF, BRAKE, VOLT, OIL etc) will come on while driving-like a bulb check. The customer states that the gauges are uneffected. I have an IPC code of B1652- loss of KAM power. The HVAC mo...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L antitheft VIN: 1G4HP52K5W
this vehicle starts runs for a few seconds then dies .it has two re ocurring codes 1626 and 1629 vts crank signal .check resistance to key tumbler through the wires reads same as the pellet on the key.It it disabling the injectors also has code 1573 any help i...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Battery Draw VIN: 1G6KF5497W
Older widow woman with out much money, he pastor told her to bring it to the school to fix. If you unhook the BCM the parasitic draw drops to normal. BCM has been replaced at the GM dealer. Several of these in the fix data base, and the ones that were fixed po...
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1965 Chevrolet impala 350CID Stall VIN: 166375D131
ok fellow tech and gurrus,thank you for your help,I have a customer's 65 impala 350 with a little more than mid cam in it. we reomved the holley carb do to not idling and installed an eldbrock.choke is working great and the car runs great,except when the motor...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch master/slave cylinder VIN: 1G1YY0785G
been having a problem with this c4 corvette. if you push the clutch pedal slowly, the pedal goes to the floor without restance, and the clutch master cylinder fills up. push the pedal normally, and it works properly. replaced clutch master cylinder twice with ...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14K3N
help!!!this p/u came in(barely)under its own power,but with considerable surge & some popping back through the tb.took the ign. mod.down to oriellys & tested very bad.replaced w/bwd. mod. no change.at this point ecm.set cts code.checked connector.& wiring, fou...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GDHG31K8S
eng. has a intermittant miss and seems to lose all fire to plugs when this happens . i have no codes .hooked a timing light to eng. and drove van ,when eng. started cutting out i lost signal to the timing light i'm thinking that the pickup coil in the dist. is...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W1W
Under light accel about 20-30kph engine will hesitate almost always. This problem seems to be at a particular throttle position. For this reason we have chaged both TPS and MAF, with no change. Fuel pressure is at 53@ idle and 58@ snap throttle. I have not exp... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L 3rd & 4th VIN: 2G1WX15K91
After engine and transmission are at operating temperature and driving about 15 miles at non stop freeway speeds transmission slips in 3rd & 4th. When I cone to a complete stop it shifts normal and does not slip in 3rd or 4th, until I travel about 5 miles non ...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDX03E52
The van will run flawless and idle and at cruise speed. No miss or erratic idle. If you take off fast at a stop or brake torque the van you will get 2 or 3 pops (backfire) in the airbox and the van will die. I also hear 2 or 3 spark knocks when this occurs. It...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L transmission leaking VIN: 1G1ZU54894
Hello all, I am having a problem with this car, we serviced the transmission a couple of months ago, it came back a couple of weeks ago with a leak. We replace the (reuable pan gasket), it came back the next day with the same leak so we took it off again and c...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, WON'T TOP 20 MPH VIN: 1G13HC2418
Vin #[...] mfg. 11/03 milage is 39,209. Here is the basic run-down: was told by owner, company work truck shut down on highway. Truck runs on high-grade biodiesel. Company employees driving truck assumed the filter had gotten clogged and replaced fi...
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T35
This problem has started since the costumer pumped E85, but had burned through two tank fulls of regular gas since then. Changed the coil, wire , plug, and the injector. Re flashed the pcm. 150PSI of cylinder pressure ( 1 ) Smoked it for leaks ( Found NONE) F... Trouble codes: P0301, N0, C00DE
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L cruise control VIN: 1GBHKK3464
Hello IATN technicians, this post is for GM truck techs. Can you field install a genuine GM cruise control(fast idle control)on this model truck. I do not want to use an aftermarkret kit on this truck due the fact that the genuine GM will give me stationary hi...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
This car was towed in.After running for about 5-7 minutes will start to spit,sputter and die.When trying to restart it sounds like it has lost compression.When you let is sit for 10 minutes it will start fine and do the same thing again after 5 minutes.This ha...
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1990 Daihatsu Rocky SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JD2B53105L
Hi, i am posting this for a friend. So i dont have all the data in front of me. What i do know is that the check engine light is on when he jumps the connector to flash codes nothing happens. No blinks, no nothing. Vehicle smells extremly rich. Tried clearing ...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X0W
Vehicle came back with mil light on and above codes, removed left cylinderhead ran solvent in ports solvent dripped out slowly out exhaust ports, ok fine ordered new replacement head from chrysler solvent tested ok prior to install, put together vehicle is now... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire cyl1), P0303 (missfire cyl3), P0305 (missfire cyl5)
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L engine block VIN: 3B7KF2362X
This is a well maintained pickup. Operator noticed loss of coolant from the recovery jug, but no coolant leakage noticed on the ground or anywhere else. I checked and found coolant stains on the right side of the block above the oil pan rail. On a pressure che...
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2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L headlights VIN: 4B3AG52H61
the blinkers are not working,flashers are.headlights do not come on automaticly anymore,they only come on now if car is running,but the blinkers never work.i have mitchell ondemand,no wiring diagram,i have tried to get info on the flasher unit for the blinkers...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3B7KF23671
Thanks in advance. This truck came in from a friends shop and the heater a/c blend door appears not to be working correctly. I attempted to scan for body codes but my scanner will not communicate. The temps after the truck is warm is about 65 degrees max a/c a...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HU18N22
Has light engine miss all the time, recent new plugs, TPS, has good compression, pulse,spark,fuel pressure, I can manually fire each inj and get the same psi drop, I have cleaned the injectors with the Wynn's system, swapped plugs and coils to different cylind... Trouble codes: P0303
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C83
This neon is driving me crazy. It will stall out at lower speeds or at idle. It acts just like the key was shut off. Normally it will start right back up. The car was wrecked in the front. I have checked and repaired wires, replaced the pcm and crank sensor. U...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Oil Pre Releif Vlv VIN: WD2PD54404
Hello all, I am in the process of rebuilding this Sprinter engine. Upon removing the front timing cover, the oil pressure releif valve fell out of the cover and onto the floor. I am getting ready to reinstall the front cover, my question is which way is the va...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L MIL Lamp on, PROGRAMING VIN: 1D7HA18N94
I'm attempting to flash a new pcm with my DRB and techauthority subscription, but I can't get the file to load from the DRB to the vehicle. Just before the flash should begin, the modules available to program come up on the screen and next to PCM is a question... Trouble codes: P1602 (pcm not programmed)
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L brakes VIN: 2D4GP44L06
This van has an intermittent groan which sounds like it's coming from the left front wheel, but only during braking at slow speeds and only after the brakes have heated up. Even then, it doesn't do it every time. I took a test drive with the customer yesterday...
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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L power assit VIN: 1FABP60T7N
This vehical came in with a intermitant hard pedal, no power asist. went through the pinpoint tests and when I pulled out the relay it started working so I thought bad relay/connection. due to no parts availability i put in a bosh relay and connector, as i was...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15Y5N
Recently got in a F-150 with a 300-6. Vehicle has recently had tune up. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and module. When the key is turned on the coil fires rapidly. Unplugging the distributer doesn't stop it. Disconnecting the module or the ECM does stop it. I also...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FNEE11H1R
Hi guys, I have a good one. At idle and at cruise only the engine will miss, If idling it cuts off sometimes, but cranks back up with no problem. No codes, When it misses every injector seems to pause, but there is no power loss to them. so it seems to be on t...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L park VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
Need a little help, customer phoned cant get out of park & brake lites dont work, he changed the fuses. sounds like a wiring problem to me, but he just wants to get it out of park to drive it over to me. I have never had to do this, what can I tell him to unho...
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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
truck came with servce engine light on. code P0303, #[...] misfire. we scanned vehicle. verified the code, but went to live data and 4 of the cylinder are misfiring, #4 being the worst. did tree for for #3 misfire and replaced ignition coil pack. #3 tower ... Trouble codes: P0303
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L drive belt VIN: 1FDEE14L5V
this van has the noisiest belt i have ever heard, have replaced belt several times, noise goes away for about one week. replaced idler & tensioner pulleys & made no difference, tried all types of sprays & even put ajax on pulleys to scuff, only helped for abou...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L converter VIN: 3FTHF26H5V
This truck came to our shop requesting a fluid change.E40D. The customer said that in the morning the engine stalled going forword but not in reverse.We drove it right away with scanner. And all was well.TCC comand was on time, TCC worked well no chatter or sl...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Vehicle came in with typical "rattle" in front. Verified timing chain noise and due to high mileage recommend replacement of all chains etc. The the jack shaft drive chain was the culprit. Found no major debris in oil pan. After reassembly engine ran great for...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21L83
Hello and thanks for any input in advance. I have a warm up problem on this truck. If it sits overnight during the first 10-15 minutes of driving it may loose heat at idle have a fluctuation in the tempeture gauge and loose heat. And sometimes vent coolant out...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K63
Hi group. we got a 2003 Ford Explorer (4.0) with code P0174 ONLY. replaced upper intake manifold O rings, clean MAF sensor,came back after few days with same P0174. on my scanner interestingly I see . FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:bank 1 CLOSED. FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:BANK 2... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FDWE35L64
vehicle wants to stall out about every 100 miles when taking off. the only fault i've been able to capture is fuel pressre goes to 60 psi, then if you let off the throttle it corrects itself. this does not happen very often so it is difficult to recreate long ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Differential? VIN: 1FTPX145X4
Vehile has vibration/shudder upon medium to hard acceleration. Shudder is way more pronounced while turning and accelerating. Doing figure eights or circles in parking lot at low speeds does not cause vehicle to shudder. After this test I pretty much elimnated...
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L radio VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Fellow techs, We have one we've never seen or heard of before. This 05 Ranger, everytime you start the truck and select FWD or Reverse gears the radio goes off, now the funny part is the radio display is still on but nothing is heard from the radio, if you go ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1650X
vehicle has a po420 stored, downstream o2 sensor is working properly, fuel trims are good, installed 3 different catalytic convertors from world pac and code still comes back in 2 weeks
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Monitors VIN: KMHHN65F73
customer came in for state inspection, no check engine light, no codes, notice the car had a bad battery, replaced the battery and cannot get the monitors to close to perform state inspection. inspection has been expired since july, have beent trying to get ca...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Help Infinity/ Nissan Techs!! This I30 shifts late and irratically. At first it acted like a trans that has the tv cable adjusted way too tight but after more test driving it also seems to go into some sort of limp home mode. It came to us with a faulty speedo...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L engine pings VIN: JNKDA31A82
This clean I35 has me stomped. After hot, engine has a light ping on light throttle. No ping on heavy throttle. No engine codes. The customer states he uses Premium fuel. I added a fuel injection cleaner in the thank & through the intake manifold. Later, I ra...
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1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L long crank when cold VIN: 1JHFY29S6P
Hello everyone, I have this Jeep that has a long crank time after it has sat outside in the cold for a few hours. The pcm is not grounding the dark blue/yellow wire for the asd and fuel pump relay. After cranking for about 10-20 seconds it will ground and star...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L bad computer
i got one for the dodge guys on this cherokee can any computer work so long as it is a computer from a cherokee with the same options as the one i got sorry i dont have the vin im at work and it is at home
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2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L 4x4 VIN: 1J4GL38K93
Hi guys. This one is greek to me. This Jeep Liberty always has a light on that says part time. I have not identified whether this is a command-trac or selec-trac. In the owners manual it states it has a 5 mode selector, being 2hi,part-time,4hi, neutral and 4lo...
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2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Shifter VIN: KNAFB16152
this 2002 KIA spectra owner complains about the transmission shifter hard to move.I disconnected the shifter cable from tranny and found the trans shifter rod is seized. is this shifter repairable?if yes, i really appreciate the how. Thank you guys in advance
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E1N
HI GUYS: This lexus has a problem that I don't know how to aproach. When driving at steady throttle at around 60 mph, the rpm drops from 2000 to 1700 with a loss of power. Then if you keep the throttle in the same position, it comes back to 2000 rpm. I does it...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L surge under load VIN: JT8UF11E8P
could really use some help on this 1. have over 20 hours in this lexus and still it has bad surge . try to pass someone is impossible.its like it has a rev limitor causing bad surge. if you take off slow seems ok.anything more than part throttle and starts dro... Trouble codes: 41 (tps)
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L A/C control panel VIN: JT84F22E0S
I'm hoping a Lexus tech has seen this one before. Customer tried to replace battery himself, hooked battery up backwards and brought to us. Can you believe it, a customer actually telling you they messed up!! Anyway, main 120 amp fuse was blown. Replaced it an...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBAD28D8H
Hello Mercedes Tech's, this car idles at 3000 rpm, Tried a new idle valve no good, disconnect and is OK.. The spec's i have for checking the TP sensor are no good. It measures 3.7V at idle and goes to 0 as soon as throttle applied. It also has a hard time star...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L is VIN: WDBRF61J03
is there a measurment off the bottom of the pan? for checking fluid level?
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1AS44D5S
Hi every one, This car is failed CA smog test due to high CO and HC ( Gross Polluter). I scaned it for front O2 sensor has 0 mV all the time and lean exaust signal to ecm. checked at [...] has good switching signal after engine warmed up. My problem is th... Trouble codes: 400 (egr system problem)
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
Coolant leaks very slowly. Pressure test does not make the coolant run out any faster. Leak is at center of engine at rear under the air plenum runner/intake so close to firewall I cannot see leak with mirror. Coolant runs over the right side of rear of head a...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello fellow techs. This car went to the dealer for a check engine light,a missfire complaint and a recall dealing with a stalling/hard restart that would be remedied by a reflash and a new crank sensor.They told her they could not do the recall because it ha... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Check the line pressure solenoid voltages at the dropping resistor. Back probe the White/Black wire and check the voltage with the engine idling - specification is 4.0 - 14.0 volts ((voltage is at 13 volts)) The voltage should decrease on acceleration and drop...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGG28D9W
well, we cleaned the throttle body. readapted the throttle body again. customer picked up the car. customer reported the problem occured again. very understanding customer, says it happens so infrequently that he will live with it at this time. even brought us...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N7Y
Thank you to everyone that replied. The problem was the purge solenoid in the engine compartment. It appeared to be sticking like most of you said. Thanks again for your help. Trouble codes: P0441.
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2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93452
well, we installed a new sensor in the lower radiator hose. customer picked up car, but the light did return. recommended new thermostat, but customer does not want to spend the money at this time. I will let you know when he returns in time when he needs a sm...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L sparkplug service VIN: BMW530I200
I borowed a scan tool with the Euro software from a friends shop down the street and reset the I drive screen for spark plug service. I couldn't find any info on using the cluster to reset the I drive on a 5 series anywhere. But thanks to all for the help
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1G6KS52Y6R
Sorry for late response Blead system and that helped even out temp at idle, test drove at high way speed and noticed after a few minutes of driving started to push coolant out cap, after engine is fully warm and has been driven noticed the exhaust steam coming...
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2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD57997
first i want to thanks the who replay Paul took the time and send me some tsbs we did fine some wires rubbing behind the rear seat we took care of that and we also clean the throttle body lots of carbon build this lady drive short trips and i think the egr val...
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L gearbox VIN: 2345678900
Thanks folks for all the input on this retro. I have decided to stay with the Doug nash for now as i dont really want to get too tied up with this conversion. I have learned a lot as far as whats involved.
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GTGK24R4W
First I want to thank all of you who replied, we replaced the PRNDL switch and still had the same problem. We read all the postings again and Darryl from NC said there was a bulliten for a reflash, she we did alittle research and found it. We took the truck to...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L module VIN: 1GCEK14R7W
Customer has not yet returned. I have spoke with him but am waiting for him to get time off work? I think Alex may have nailed this one. I rember a truck when i worked at the dealer. One of the other guys installed a new GM motor and the brake lights would not...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19T5M
Gentlemen - thanks for all the responses I had to this help request. The fix for code P0300 was an upper intake/injector cleaning (we stock Mighty's FUSION FSC) in combination with a good throttle plate cleaning, which we do manually with a toothbrush and int... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0753 (shift 1/2 solenoid).
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT54875
I called the customer today, and the light has yet to return.So until it acts up and sets a code, we are not going to be able to prove exactly what is causing the problem.To Chester; thanks for the reply,We are still looking for a good way to reset the mininum... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR position sensor error), P0405 (EGR position sensor low).
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2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KL1TD66647
Hey all, well this car in general has had problems with their valves not sealing properly which is why the car would be fine sometimes and misfire at other times. There was a tsb and the car was still under warranty so we gave the customer the tsb and sent him... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple random misfire).
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF251XG
thanks to all who replied, like i said i am not realy a diesel guy but you guys were right on it was the metering pump and it did the trick. thanks guys!
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FALP66L9S
CAR WAS NOT REALLY FIXED BUT OWNER IS NOT SURE CAR IS WORTH FIXING.THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THAT TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY,ALL AGREED BAD INSULATION IS THE PROBLEM THANKS AGAIN BILL.
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14XXS
replaced ECM and was able to comunicate with ECM.vehicle runs fine now.took apart old ECM but did not see anything wrong
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1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Compression VIN: 1FALP42X9V
Removed valve covers + I found cam followers off on the intake valves on cylinders 2,3,4,+5. Replaced followers + now runs good
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
thanks for the suggestions guys, I received these suggestions: 1 make sure trims are checked in ford pids, sometimes global pids are inaccurate. 2 check cam timing again. 3 check for damage to ckp sensor and/or flywheel. Customer decided he was throwing good m...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTRZ15X3X
Well, I thought i would wait a while for the problem to re-create itself and so far, customer has had no other issues. The main pro-active things we did were clean all the main ground for the pcm and checked all connetions and wires we thought may be suspect....
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, DIES VIN: 3FAHP3136Y
THE CRANKSHAFT END PLAY WAS .075". WAY TO MUCH, SPEC WAS .004-.010. PULLED THE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR OUT AND IT WAS DAMAGED DUE TO IT RUBBING THE FLYWHEEL. CUSTOMER DECLINED CRANKSHAFT/THRUST BEARING REPLACEMENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES. HOPE THIS CAN HELP SOME...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
thank's for all the help,most of you said the heater core was cloged and you where right.i warmed up engine then disconnected heaterhoses,turned them up and filled core with radiator flush, left sit a couple hours and then flushed again,pulled bypass hose and ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX21L51
thanks for all the responses! Purchased a Mountain Brand Insert Installer kit & everything worked great. Part #MTN9200.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs Light VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Thanks for everyones help. Front rotors were recently changed by another shop . and the relucter ring was pressed onto the rotor to far. causing a erratic wheel speed. but not triping a wheel speed code. Put new rotor on fixed abs light. Thanks again
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FMEU15L01
hey guys thanks for all your help, after checking out a few of the tests you suggested i found that the power to the fuel pump was intermittantly grounding out to a section of frame. the wiring harness had been routed incorrectly when a fuel pump was installed...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF34F42
Well, this one is fixed. put on a reman idm on it fired right up and runs like a champ. will try to locate a used unit for test unit as there are a lot of these out there in our neck of the woods. Thanks for all the quick responses from you diesel guys. Trouble codes: P1668, P1670, P1316.
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X83
First thanks for the help that was given, it is always appreciated. The problem was sediment in the fuel rail and it obviously dumps it all in the #8 injector. I pulled the rail and cleaned everything I could, removed the tank and cleaned it and replaced the f... Trouble codes: P0308.
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L excessive diesel smo VIN: 1GTGK29F4S
turned out to be a bad computer owner had swapped his 94 computer to this95 there different so correct computer fixed problem thanks all for help i will continue to assist in future fixes as i can help
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1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L blogs down VIN: 1GKEK13RZX
good morning everyone, i want to says thanks for all the help. i t turn out to be the fuel pump that was installed in jan of this year ( not by me ). it was a airtex fuel pump. i put in a delphi fuel pump what a diffence in power....
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L air bags VIN: 1GKDS13S32
REPLACED AIR COMPRESSOR AND THAT FIXED RIDE CONTOL . SEE OTHER POST FOR SPEEDOMETER AND ABS LIGHT FIX. MIKE [...]
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2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Lighting VIN: 1GDDM19X23
I finally figured it out . basically it was a conversion van mastery which I should have figured . I went over everything I checked so far and figured out even if I removed the interior ground relay the lights would stay on it was like there was another switch...
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1995 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH235XS
After testing and re checking We found the the connectors for both the IAC and the canister purge are the same and we had them backwards, switched connectors and all is great now. Trouble codes: 14 (Idle air control circuit).
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: 1HGCM55864
THANKS ALOT TO ALL THAT REPLIED, WE ARE GOING TO TRY NEW HONDA AXLES AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE CUSTOMER RESCHEDULED IN.
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine mounting VIN: 5FNRL38616
Hey everyone, I have gone through all of the replies. Dave from Idaho has pointed me in the right direction with the active noise control system integrated into the audio system. I have found that, to be the source of the noise. The system measures the cabin ...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L high am cold idle VIN: KMHCG35C32
Well, after over a week with the customer, the problem has not resurfaced. In addition to replacement of the Throttle Position Sensor, I replaced the spark plugs, due to excess mileage and intermittant misfire. I am sure that this was NOT a contributing factor...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L dome lights VIN: 1J4FX58S4W
Ended up doing a little more snooping around and found a short to ground in the wire harness, repaired and all is OK now. Thank you for the replies.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L azc module VIN: IJ4GW66N2X
Thank all of you for your valuable input...it was the resistor.. purchased that and wiring kit from dealer, and problem is solved!! Happy Warm Customer..finally. Thanks again for all of your responses!!
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heat VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
WE HAVE FIX THIS VEHICLE, WE DID FIND THE DRIVERS BLEND DOOR STOP BROKEN OFF BEHIND THE BLEND MOTOR, THIS THEN STRIPED THE WHITE PLASTIC PIECE AT THE END OF THE BLEND DOOR SHAFT AND ALLOWED THE MOTOR TO TURN IN ONLY 1 DIRECTION. AFTER REPLACEMENT EVERYTHIN...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
thanks to those who replied.we have yet to fix this vehicle.after replacing all 4 02 sensors ,after about 2 days the fuse continues to blow.we are installing in line 5 amp fuses to each 02 sensor hoping to isolate which sensor or harness is blowing the 20 amp ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L atc VIN: 1J8GW58N74
Sorry, not really a fix. Owner will be bringing the Jeep back and I am going to pull the HVAC housing out to check the doors, etc. Thanks for all the replies!
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L abs VIN: SALMA11403
With the help of Walter [...] the vehicle is fixed. I checked the can bus and it all ohmed out well. I was thinking of replacing the ABS controler because all codes pointed to that ecu. I cleaned the connector at the abs unit and made sure the connection ...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery VIN: SALME11424
THE CUSTOMER DID NOT HAVE THE TIME TO BRING THE VEHICLE BACK TO ME AFTER I HAD CALLED HIM AND TOLD HIM THAT I HAD SOME USEFUL INFO TO FIND THE PROBLEM,BUT I DID ASK HIM TO LET ME KNOW WHAT THE DEALER FOUND WHEN HE GOT IT FIXED SO I COULD USE THE INFO FOR THE N...
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