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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Differential VIN: JH4KA7669P
Hi Acura Techs, We have a 93 legend that has a damaged oil pan and we need to remove the differential to remove it. we see in alldata that it says you need acouple of special tools to remove and reinstall the the shaft that is behind the 36mm plug. Is there a...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L ignition sys. VIN: JH4DC53083
the customer stated that they were driving and got to their destination, shut the car off and it would not restart. Checked with a scanner there are no codes active or stored. Fuel pump does turn on. Scan tool data says that I do have RPM from the crank sensor...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC032XW
Hello,Ihave this 1998 318i with a bad DME,absolutely no outputs.I have checked it thoroughly and it definitly needs and ecm.I have checked the price on a new one from BMW and it is really pricey.Are there any places that will rebuild this unit so I do not have...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADT634X2
Hello everyone. I am having two problems with this car. The first is a long crank problem. After looking at the arcives on this I am going to suggest a new key, as this seems to be a common fix. The second problem is that sometimes after the long crank, the id...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GH23RT130
Does anyone have a good way to varify whether engine mounts are bad causing the powertrain to bind? Engine not rotating with a socket and breaker bar on the front dampener or could the trans be locked up? I'm a little stuck because the customer won't authoriz...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L driver's side power mirror VIN: 1G6KE54Y2V
to all that read this, thanks in advance for any advice or direction. vehicle came in with l/s mirror melted. installed just the glass part of mirror. saw no damage to wiring within mirror housing. now when keyless unlock button is pressed the mirror glass j...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6EL12Y8W
customer reported the vehicle stalled when he was getting off the highway exit ramp restarted and kept driving like nothing happened only does it once a warm up cycle weve had vehicle multiple times in past few weeks started off as body work customer hit somet... Trouble codes: P0175 (fuel system rich bank 1), P0176 (fuel system rich bank 2)
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L alarm module VIN: W06VR54R4Y
recived vehicle it would not crank tested with modis and replaced the theft deterent module and transponder key and sent out for reflash car now cranks but wont start and exibits a code that reflects wrong pass code tech at reflashing shop claims there is now ...
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1965 Chevrolet CORVAIR 140CID flywheel VIN: 2435134545
anyone have a labor guide for this one? i did it in between other jobs and really didn't track my time kind of just found it neat to work on. i replaced all the seals on the trans and diff. i fixed other stuff like replacing the vent hoses and engine bay seal....
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WL54T2N
This vehicle came in with as a no start. Changed spark plugs, ignition wires and got the vehicle to start. Then the vehicle would start with a high idle (1700 rpms) with a DTC 35 set in the computer. I removed the AIC from the throttle body measuring the the r... Trouble codes: 35 (iac error)
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1993 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L no foward VIN: 1GBJK34N3P
assembled the truck after reconditioning and found the trans wont go foward.has great reverse.no codes.checked the large round connector for voltage with test lite on terminal e and bulb is brite. im not a trans guy, any help greatly aprecated.
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L fuel guage VIN: 1GCEC19S7S
Hi everyone,we have the fuel gage who fluctuate very fast on this one.the fuel level is at 3/4, you drive the truck and if you hit the brake the gage (dash)is rolling from 1/4 to more than 3/4 quickly.I have drop the tank to see if baffle is there and it is.I ...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Radio
Just got this truck back from a body shop with the cd/radio totaly inop. it is a theftlock radio but display is blank. lighting on radio works but nothing will come up on display. checked basic like fuse found good. havent had time to really dig in but I'm loo...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L abs module VIN: 1GNDX13E51
the customer says most of the time when this happens is when you first start the car and put it in gear the trac control activates for a second or two then is fine the rest of the day. it never activates going down the road only when first put in gear. there i...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC52441
I'm looking for a little insight as to how this system works exactly, as it is slighty different than other GM's. The vacuum port in the throttle body is above the throttle plate. So you have to raise the RPM's in order to pull a vacuum on the evap system. We ... Trouble codes: P0440
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U03
towed this truck 2 times for a now power/stall condition.each tine i get in it and find the ses lite on and runs just fine, tow to the shop,pull codes and get a p1516 each time. first time we replaced the foot pedal as per gm tech, i dont have a flow chart for... Trouble codes: P1516 (tac throttle acuator control)
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L right front window VIN: 1DSHJCKVJH
hey there i got this vehicle and the right front door window lock & mirrow dosent work after checks found door module to be inoperative dose anyone no if these have to be reprogramed r is it plug & play
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Stall VIN: 3GNFK16367
hi guys i have this cheve suburban this thing have 2 codes 1 is for evap vent the other is for cam sensor i replace the cam and ecm. i check wiring also times it come up with 5v 1 problem thats why i replace the ecm thank you guys
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
this car has been here a while...came in originally for a stalling issue. fuel pressure was the issue so we put a pump in it. suggested maintenance was performed, plugs wires cap and rotors, new v/c gaskets due to leakage into plug wells. problem solved...for ...
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1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L driveaxle VIN: 2C3EH56T6P
This vehicle has a bad knock or clunk coming from right front wheel on sharp right turn at slow speeds. You can actually see the wheel jump out or in when this happens. We replaced the CV shaft again. The shaft we took out was slightly longer [from the other s...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Transmission VIN: 1B4GP44R8T
Hey gang, I have a real weird one here and am not sure what and why it's happening. We had just replaced the PCM and IAC because of a P0505 IAC circuit shorted. During this the trans was shifting harsh from 1st to 2nd. This was happening before the PCM repla...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7FL22P2W
15mph test rpm 1888 co% 00 hc 12 nox 1398 c02 14.6 02 .20 25 mph Rpm 2826 co% 00 hc 9 nox 772 co2 14.62 02 .09 before the cat co% .63 hc 69 nox 3100 co2 13.9 Truck Runs good, temp during test is 180, all parts installed have been double checked...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L engine oil VIN: 3B6HF36621
This truck was sent from another shop this shop had installed a new injection pump and lift pump due to the truck having no power. After that the customer complained that the truck used lots of oil. at this point they thought the turbo was the problem and they...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L 3/4 Shift flare most noticable VIN: 2FTHF26M3N
Vehicle came in with complaint of slipping in rev. Customer had a heavy load on it when problem existed. After trailer unhooked did not notice problem. We test drove several times and could not recreate slippage. Dropped pan and surprising found clutch materia...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L steering VIN: 1FTHF36G2V
i am back at square one with this one. i tried adjusting the original gear box before electing to replace it if i separate outer tierods from the spindle both move freely. however on a road test turning either direction is easy having it turn back is where the...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
Thank you in advance for your help. I have a truck that came in with a low brake pedal. Needed four wheel brake job including wheel cylinders in the rear. I flushed brake fluid very well but still has a low pedal. The pedal feels just fine when the truck is of...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
vehicle came in check engine light burnt. customer just purchased failed emissions. also complaining of no spedometer operation. found p0500 vss ckt error. using alldata diag procedure found rear diff vss to be n/g sensor completly open, not generating a/c vol... Trouble codes: P0500
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2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP34311
Going any speed above 45 mph, down a rough road, steering wheel will shake violently and not stop until the vehicle slows down,or stops.Kinda like a Jeep with the steering shock out, or the old, old Chevs with a bad idler arm. Have had issues with the Ford Exp...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Customer brought car back stated he had jerking feeling at stop lights. We verified condition, with a/c on in gear car stumbles and shows misfire on scanner. Checked IAC values egr ect.. Is there something common with these cars that would cause this, somethin...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP383X2
we have a 2002 focus in the shop with an annoying knock on start up.when you first crank the engine,you can hear one short clunk as if something was hitting.after it starts there is no more noise. it does it every start up,but only for that short time.we have ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63K43
Occasionally this thing will idle a little rough. POSSIBLY thats normal. The problem is that it will "drop out" feels like you cut key off for 1/2 second and then back on. RPM will drop from around 650 to about 450-500 and immediately recovers. 1 out of 100 ti...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L alternator VIN: 1FDNF20P33
this is the 6.0 diesel with single alternator-attempting to replace alternator and can not get to belt tensioner to get belt off. aldata and ford service manual says the coolant fan has to be removed. to remove cooling fan the radiator and shroud has to be rem...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K03
hello,this vehicle has a constant rough idle #3 and #6 cylinders not working at all on cylinder balance test,no backfires,pulled intake and valve covers,thought i would find a broken valve spring all look ok,injectors working can see them visually spray while ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Hi beams VIN: 2FTRX18W64
Customer issue of no high beams. Truck has Auto-lamps with Daytime running lights (DRL) Everything is functioning fine at the present time. Low beams, high beams, DRL and hi-beam indicator on dash. Customer said they worked this weekend when he tried them. Wor...
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L battery draw VIN: 1FAHP56SX4
battery goes dead over a couple of days.no apparent draws when checking but park lights flash on by them selves at any given time,usually just for a few seconds then turn off.customer says headlights come on by themselves also but we have not confirmed that. c...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14565
truck was towed in from another shop. it has injector pulse, it has fuel pressure.it has spark, injector pulse allmost looks like it does it twice in one revolution. no codes. it does sound funny cranking it over. Have Ford Ids system and did relative compress...
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMFU18555
vehicle came in with rattling engine and stalling when taking off from idle. Had codes P0340,p0345,and p0349. Checked oil level and had no oil metering on dipstick. oil was vey sludgy so changed oil and filter. noise went away for awhile. Noise comes and goes,...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12556
I can't find the cause of a missfire on # 8 cylinder. I have checked compression on that cylinder (130 psi), replaced the plug, the plug boot and the coil. When that didn't help, I switched the injector, plug and coil to a different cylinder. The miss didn't m... Trouble codes: P0308
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD7267R
this is for all the honda techs. i have this 94 honda accord that stalls when coming to a stop at times. cold or hot. no codes found i tryed a used lock shift solenoid but the car still stalles at times coming to stop. trans fluid looks good. proper level. ple...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Head bolts VIN: 2HGEJ6521W
Vehicle overheated, came in low on coolant. Runs okay. I did a cooling system pressure test which revealed a moderately slow loss of pressure. With the spark plugs out, I could hear a faint hissing from the #1 plug hole. Figuring a blown head gasket, I pulled ...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WHC37808Y
Calling all Hyundai techs. Help needed!! This is a good customer of mine so this is embarassing. MIL came on for EGR insufficant flow. I tested it and found that the passages were dirty because it barely stumbled. I cleaned the passages and the RPM drops drast... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hood release VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
New customer called when his hood release cable broke. It turns out that he has had a steady coolant leak which he has been managing by top-ups when his low coolant w/l comes on, and the broken cable has forced his hand. I can't find a way to open the hood wit...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S3W
Ok here we go! This Jeep came to our place with a complaint that it dies and won't restart. We ran the vehicle for a good while before it acted up and died. As soon as we would start to make checks on fuel and ignition, the vehicle would start again. When the ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW48S61
i go into mitchell no such code.i have po123 in memory i have po980 in mode 7. tp voltage looks normal.is this concern all in transmisiion?
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8GK13T1R
pulled codes with solus and otc scan tool got code 34 l/r wheel solenoid circuit. erased code, then when starts light comes right back on with same code, my all data server is down today and i have no reference manual for this specific vehicle at this time
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF22E6S
This LS 400 came to us with a running complaint and a check engine light after another shop replaced the spark plugs in an attempt to correct it. On the initial test drive, a misfire could be felt after the engine was at full operating temperature for several ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0308
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L lite on VIN: WDBED30E2L
srs lite on at all times my main ? is how can i fabricate a m/b pulse tool? i am guessing that a seat belt switch is bad any help with diagnostics or tool rig would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance mark ps this is my own car and 16 yo daughter will get...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J71
Customer states ESP light came on with MIL. Vehicle lost power, shut off car and waited 15 minutes. Restarted car and would run & die, or idle rough & die. Got running after cooling off, drove to shop. Acted like it could have a bad CKP sensor but with no CKP ... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF ckt A), P0130 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0136 (O2 sensor B1S2), P0150 (O2 sensor B2S1), P0156 (O2 sensor B2S2), P0221 (Throttle/PPS switch B ckt range/performance)
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Hello all, Never saw one do this before;hope you can help! Customer stated vehicle died driving on road at speed but started back and drove home normally. I pulled the p1000 code,monitors not set.Did a little reading but didn't make it go away;think it must be... Trouble codes: P1000
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1994 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Speedo VIN: JN1RZ24D3R
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This car will idle fine when cold. When it warms up and is idling for any extended time, intermittently it will just start loosing idle speed and then die. We have accessed Mode 6 info and have a TID 02 CID 01 Fail and a TID 04 CID 02 Fail. Does anyone know wh... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition circuit)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D65
I need a source for the crank sensor pigtail. No luck at the junk yards, dealer said they only sell complete wiring harness. Is any aftermarket source available? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Sometimes it has long extended cranking before starting, seems after long run time. Car has no codes and while i an testing it is all perfect, I tested battery, fuel pressure when it was working fine, all ok. It happens sometimes but is getting mor frequent. C...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Howdy, Was hoping someone with some nissan experience could help me on this one, working on an 05 sentra, sets a code p1138 (swirl control valve)performed diagnosis as per nissan recomendations vai all-data, comes up with intermitent problem,(cleared code and... Trouble codes: P1138
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: 1G2NE5436N
I need help! I bought this car from a customer that didn't want to fix it, someone had been into the timing chain and didn't torque one of the cover to cam housing bolts and it came out and broke the camshaft gear, bending valves. I put new valves, timing chai...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Steering VIN: 1G2NE52E6X
all right all. I have this grand am that came in for warrenty on the powersteerin pump as it was leaking. the power steering was very inconsistant, most of the time no power. the pump sounded like it had air in it. replaced pump and the result was no powerstee...
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1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5597R
Hello everyone and help with this darling. This one is in for a code 26 and 27 stored in the PCM. If you have it idling, it won't set a the light on..but you drive it about 3 blocks and on the light comes. This is consistent..no more than 2.5 to 3 blocks and t...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JFIGD29632
Customer spun a rod bearing and supplied a new short block, i have never done one of these and might not ever do another one lol. When i was tearing it down i had to remove one tumble generator from each side to remove fuel rails.This represents both of my cod... Trouble codes: P1086 (Tumble generator vavle 2 LH position sensor low input), P1088
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V7X
replaced end plate to reduce the end play,no change in condition. while driving in 5th if you get on and off the gas you can see the shifter move.this only happens in 5th.removed and disassembled trans,all looks good. there is some wear on 5th gear slider and ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7Y
Hi iATN. Thank-you for the help in advance. We replaced an engine on this Toyota. At the same time we did a timing belt as well complete with tensioner and idler pulley. A P0340 DTC always sets about 5 seconds after the rpm is above 1000. Hard code. The tech b... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor)
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L hood cable VIN: WAURD68DX1
we were able to get a thin long screwdriver from the bottom and finally pop the hood and readjust latch, want to thank the 3 techs who offered sound good advice -closed with a fix , joe
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L clutch, awd. VIN: WAULD64B92
Good info, 10 replies most say bad clutch. most say can be done in less time than 17 hours. Some guys drop the exaust some drop half of it, we are just waiting for the customer to bring in for the job.I would like to thank you for all of your help. Thanks for ...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADT63491
Hey Gang, Thanx for the response. I didn't really get the answers I was looking for, especially what "OPSF" in the data stream means. The important thing is that the problem is resolved, but my curiousity remains. Thanx - Bernie
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Alternator/Charging VIN: 1GWE34546T
Thanks to all. As suspected, the application of battery power to the disabling connector damaged the voltage regulator. David was on the money with his analysis. Thanks for explaining the purpose of the "alternator disabling connector". I sure wish ShopKey...
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L heat VIN: 1G6KS52YXT
The drivers door actuator was defective, we removed the actuator and worked the door manually and we had heat. Thanks to all who replied, Kenny [...]
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Lighting VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
Thanks for the efforts. My problem was a power issue, not a ground issue. And, as many thought, including myself, it was not the positive cable. After the possitive cable] is the underhood fuse box/electrical center. We have 14.2 volts at the box (headlamp fus...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K92
Hey gang. This ones fixed. MAF sensor was bad. As Miguel from California stated if there is any erratic signals on the scope during the tap test the MAF is bad (assuming the wiring is not bad). I did buy a brand new one (AC Delco) as everyone recommended a... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF sensor circuit - frequency low).
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L rear hvac VIN: 1GNEK13T83
Well, you are all right ! The rear control module fixed it. What a stupid setup,the module only goes to 250, so when it goes to 254 it locks up. I probably would have found it if it wasnt for that lousy "powered by google" search engine in the tsb section.
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG39U14
thanks to all who replied,this van is fixed it took some time to get the van back here ,its a local cable company van. Andrew [...] hit the nail on the head with this one i looked at the wire harness on the left side over the front control arm and found 3 wi... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X0W
Thanks guys at this point ive taken roberts advice and air checked the cylinders with the rockers off and you can hear leakage going past the cylinders 1, 3, 5, and its more pronounced on number 3, waiting for green light to procede with repairs. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire cyl1), P0303 (missfire cyl3), P0305 (missfire cyl5).
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1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L clutch VIN: 1B7GG22X51
Yes, the vehicle is finally fixed. A new flywheel solved the disengagement problem! After messing with the hydraulics over and over we finally tore it all apart and looked inside. The fork and TO bearing looked fine so we got a new flywheel and that solved the...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, no bus VIN: 1B4HS2Y9XF
owner took the car to another shop and they could'nt fix rhe problem. finally the ecm was replaced and reflashed. car is doing fine.
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7GL22X7X
This truck is fixed. R&R oil pan and found carbon particles in the bottom of the pan. Replaced the oil pump and pan gasket.Cleaned and transfered the pick up tube.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L heater system VIN: 1D7HA16K73
i would like to thank u all who responed !!!1your replies is what helped fix the car.. the heater coe was the problem ,it was clogged on the drivers side . this hvac housing is set up different than what i am use to when i took it the heater core out of the h...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L brakes VIN: 2D4GP44L06
It's fixed. She left here Friday morning and this morning called to say it's still quiet. I determined the wavy wear on the rotors caused the last set of pads to walk up on the rotors during braking which stressed the caliper retainer clips causing them to...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y6T
Sorry for the delayed fix,but the problem was intermittant and I wanted to make sure we had it.Thanks to the 24 that took the time to reply.I tried all of the recommendations that I already hadn't done. In the end,what seemed to do the trick was a double injec...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L eng noise after heads replaced VIN: 1FTYR11X2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I pulled the valve covers and found that the left side rocker shaft had come loose. I thought I had torqued it down pretty good, but obviously not. I knew there was a reason I avoid heavy line work wheneve...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
well first of all i would like to thank all the fellow techs who took their valuable time to help me.we had to install new fuse box because it had internal short,and that (gem)module gets connected directly to that fuse box.so once gem sees any shorts in it's ...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
Yes, this vehicle is always fixed for a few months anyway. Thanks for all the replies. Majority says at least with oem maybe part will last a year instead of a few months. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0401.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard start VIN: 1FMZU73K22
The fuel pressure seemed high to me also but according to my sources it is suposed to be 50-65psi. I sent it to the dealer for reprograming per tsb for the hard start but i'm not sure it will address the running rich problem. thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich bank 1), P0175 (fuel system rich bank 2).
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW20P74
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR A FIX IT POST-BUT THE CUSTOMER WAS TRYING TO GET THE CAR LOT WHERE HE BOUGHT THE TRUCK FROM TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR-IT DID END UP BEING THE OIL COOLER ASSY-WE ALSO REPLACED THE EGR COOLER ASSY---WE HAD TO FLUSH THE RADIATOR SEVERAL TIME...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L cam timing VIN: 1FTNF21505
After alot of time & money, I believe I understand what happened. 1st, based on software info., these vehicles have a 10 degree continous functional check of cam offset. There are 30 teeth on the cam/phazer gear which put the teeth spaced at 12 degrees apart, ...
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L radio VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Well all of you nailed it, This by far was the strangest one we have come across. We did as some of you posted, disconnected the switch and the radio started working, It turned out to be the Range Switch, the only problem was the customer did not want to go an...
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2008 Ford F F750 7.2L Fuel system VIN: 3FRXX75T38
thanks for your input, these are on the Medium duty truck line with saddle tanks which have what appears to be metal filings ( like from a brake lathe) in the fuel tank and through the fuel system.
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
thanks to everybody that replied, (19 replies). ended up replacing the fuel pump and the truck started right up without any help. mostly everibody agreed that the fuel pressure was an issue, so now I know that on those 60 psi is the minimum to open the poppets...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L starter VIN: 1GTHK29U03
WHILE JUMPING OUT STARTER RELAY I MANAGED TO PUT VEHICLE IN THFT MODE.SO WHEN I TRIED TO RELEARN THE KEY IT WOULDN'T TAKE IT.I COULD NOT TEST MY LAST STARTER COMMAND WIRE FROM PCM TO RELAY.SENT VEHICLE TO0 THE DEALER TO RELEARN KEY.WE LET THEM CONTINUE WITH DI...
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2003 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13V33
thank you for the help with you comments i was able to find the problem under hood by fuse box i found three wires chewed by a rat . repaired and fix the problem thank you steve Trouble codes: P1125.
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y6V
Thanks to all that responded. I got some very good suggestions, unfortunately, none of it fixed it. We gave up and sent it to the local Jeep dealer. The problem ended up being a BROKEN WIRE going to the fuel pump, just before the gas tank. Thanks.
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFT80C33
Thanks for all the tips. Have not repaired the vehicle yet. Waiting on the part to come in as well as the car to return. Looks like its a straightforward replacement of the hose and the tip to loosen the upper radiator mounts for added clearance is a plus. Th... Trouble codes: P2187.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L uunknown VIN: WDBHA28E6S
Thankyou everyone for your time. As suggested the tech who worked on it was given the option of going back into this,he chose not too and quit. The trans was removed and sent to a transmission repair shop. They found numerous pieces installed incorrectly.They ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBUF26J46
This car has been repaired. The fix was sent to me by Tim [...], the had me look at the wiring by the drivers side trunk hindge, there he said I would find broken wires by the wire ties that were on the hindge rod. And he was right, I moved the wire tie and ...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L evap hose routing. VIN: 2MEFM75W1X
Thanks to all that sent information about this situation. The vent line still appears to be missing something, becuase a nipple is at the end of the hose. After two weeks, and the Evap monitor being run, there are no codes and no check engine light. I'm still ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4LS31H6X
Sorry for the delay customer took forever to reply it was ecm thanks for all the help!!
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L rear or front diff VIN: 1GHDT13522
Transfer case had to be rebuilt...thanks to everyone for the help
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2000 Other European arnage 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCBLC31E2Y
Ok we finaly did get this one fixed, Our dome lamp issue was a bad 5 ampp fuse in the trunk, Our problew with the seat was a bad seat control module, We couldnt get a wirring diagram, so we took out the passengeer side seat module and plugeed it in o thee ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FB49583
Yes, by installing another used engine the oil burning condition is solved. After it was all done, I removed the turbo and the oil feed and return line and they were not clogged. I think the high oil consumption was because the engine overheated and damaged th...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R3Y
thanks to all who replied.this car ended up needing an ecm, the custumer declined the repair.i did figure out that the flow chart from alldata was different than the one from gm.that made diog.this alot harder. Trouble codes: P0141, P0140.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N21
As I would have guessed, most all of the replies stated I should use factory converters. Walker wanted me to do a lot of additional testing, but I don't have a five gas analyzer, nor do I know anyone. All the trims and maf's seemed to be in order. On a s... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency).
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drums VIN: JTEHH20V33
well i had this car all day saturday and rebuilt the rear brakes and noticed the customer needed front brakes as well. rebuilt everything and put sticky wieghts on backing plates. only thing now is wait and see. thanks for everyones help greatly appreciated
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Mechanical VIN: JTEHC09J90
Guy's, sorry about the mix up, it was a 6 cyl diesel. Atiq from Brisbane was kind enough to fax me the workshop manual pages. It is fairly complicated, but once you get the hang of it its quite simple. To hard to explain, but would be glad to fax it anywhere ...
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