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1966 American Motors Ambassador 327CID Needs to be rebuilt
This would not normally be a problem, but I have been trying locally for 3 weeks to locate a kit. Carburetor is a Holley model 2209 List 3217 which is an AMC peculiar beast. This is the Holley built like a Carter or Rochester with throttle body, main body and ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B71
fault codes for secondary air flow too low came back after 5 days of driving. we test drove 3 drive cycles before we gave the car back to the customer, we thought we fixed it, but it would appear not. like i stated in the repair history, we replaced both kombi... Trouble codes: P1423 (secondary air flow too low), P1411 (secondary air flow too low)
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV53443
This car has the service engine soon light on with codes PO174 fuel mixture to lean limit bank 1 and code PO171 fuel mixture to lean limit bank 2. We have performed a fuel pressure test, checked for vacuum leaks, performed a smoke test to verify air leaks, all... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Radio, windows VIN: 1G6KF5498W
Radio and windows--retained power relay--- turning on with key off intermittently draining battery. Has only happened once while in the shop. Was able to catch it powering up radio on and off several times b4 it finally shut off. Unplugging relay under hood an...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Voltmeter VIN: 1G1YY078XG
Charging starts out great (as high as 15.1), slowly drops off to 11.6 v at idle with all accs. on. Battery is new. Alternator has been replaced 3 times, the last one being a 140 amp. hi- output. Voltmeter inside is .75v lower than actual. Amp test ok. All conn...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L shift solenoid A VIN: 1GBGC34K8S
Hi ITAN members my problem is a 95 Chevy PU 3500 with no first or forth gear. This truck came to me after the transmission shop finished with it. They did a total rebuild, and we can get it to shift through all gears, but I have to manually ground the A soleno...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L instrument lights,gauges VIN: 1GCEK19M8T
Hi everybody Im hoping somebody can help me with this one.This came in for no start problem.The customer put a module in it thinking that was the problem.Now when you turn the key it cranks fine but nothing powers up including the dash,fuses boxes diagnostic p...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Shifting,power VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
In 'D' or '3' truck has no power, engine won't rev above 2K rpm. Feels like it's starting in 4th gear. In '1' or '2' accelleration feels normal. Live data shows PCM is commanding the shift solenoids properly. The TFP switch combinations in data are mostly inco...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L can not shift VIN: 1G1JC12421
HELLO, This car only does this every once in a while, it will not shift into any gear WITH OR WITHOUT ENGINE running [not temperature related]. Then you will come back to it and it will shift like butter. The fluid has been changed with ATF per specs. The lin...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L using motor oil VIN: 1GNDT13S02
Wow! We changed the oil in this TrailBlazer in August, and the owner said it was using oil. The oil was dirty, and we told him to see how it did on a fresh change. It still looks clean, and the customer has added 4 QUARTS since August!! Only 2700 miles, mostly...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 1GCEC14X85
Ok guys I have this Two wheel drive chevy that runs rich on both banks. This is a newer 4.3 that is a returnless fuel injection system.It set a random misfire code and all of the listed codes. Looking at the history it has missed on all cylinders but the the b... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich bank 1), P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0300 (Engine Misfire), P0455 (Evap gross leak detected)
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power steering pump & leaks VIN: 1G1WF52E05
Any ideas on the fluid loss and why the p/s pumps are so noisy??
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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13Z26
Concern is intermitant. When it occurs, engine develops a bad miss and misfires are indicated on Cyls. 1,3,5,7 in decreasing numerical order respectively. (5465,545,394,296) Injector pulse width at normal idle B1=3.57 mS, B2=3.49 mS. IPW when misfiring B1=5.63... Trouble codes: P0030 (ho2s b1 heater control circuit), P0171 (bank 1 fuel trim leam), P0300 (random misfire), P0134
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N0W
Help chrysler tech!!! a friend of mine replaced a head and ran the car, car ran good , took it to the gas station and car died, now it has no spark, replaced distributor,ckp and cmp inside distributor and pcm.
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L brakes VIN: 1D4GP45R55
again NO ABS, no movement in caliper mounts, wheel bearings, no ballooning hoses. engine off brake pedal feels pretty good. start engine and peadl will go within and inch of the floor. brakes do work pedal is extremely low and customer aint happy ( me either) ...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: WD0PD544X6
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your help. This vehicle was initially towed here for lack of power and MIL lamp on. Customer states they heard a loud noise and vehicle stalled out. Scanned computer system for codes and found above listed codes. Veh... Trouble codes: P1482 (Glow Plug Module Excessive Current), P2133 (Glow Plug CKT Short to Voltage)
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1986 Ford Bronco II 2.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FMBU1454F
custmer returned with low power under load complaint. went throught he usual checks and some i doulbe checked to be sure i was not missing something. well here it sits and i have done everthing twice. t5hen i cam to the distributor and checked the base timing ...
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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L fuel pump removal VIN: 1FTJW36FTE
Needs a fuel transfer pump- one that sits in the valley. I assumed it was like the 6.9- until I could not get one fuel line nut loose- the one on the passenger side head. Turbo head pipe is in the way. I loosened the pipe, but cannot get at the nut. At this po...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N4T
hello all i have the worst ford in the world in my shop . this truck came in a week ago we replaced the hall sensor and solved the problem . Tuck came back on the hook with low fuel pressure replaced fuel pump ran fine .vehical has good spark good fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P1351
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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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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMYU24E3W
This is a transmission problem!I am not a transmission tech.Customer brought to me to check for electrical problems with trans.Here is the low down,start engine put in reverse or low 1 and engine will continue to run.Put shifter in drive or low 2 and it will k...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L heater VIN: 1FMRU1769W
cAR COMES IN WITH INTERMITTENT HEATER. We found a bad blend door actuator,replaced it, same problem. flushed h/core, same problem, replace t/stat,same problem. I think we have an air bleed problem but can't do anything to change original complaint. Help!
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L electric window passenger VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Passenger window will not go up from drivers switch, fine on its own switch. Can probably guess wiring configuration but a diag would make it so much easier to test. Not readily available here in the UK, can anyone help please?
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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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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Climate Control display VIN: IFMPUI8LXX
The classic “It wasn’t like this when I brought it to you" scenario: The Expedition’s climate controls have all gone blank and it is stuck on high speed fan hot defog. All other gauges now max out upon starting the car and then settle down to their proper read...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDA35V11
customer calls says truck wont start brings in starts fine check and find original spark plugs with gap 40 thou over suggest tune afterwards cust informs me he has had problem with cold start for months says he must put foot on accelerator or truck wont start ...
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU02184
I have 2004 ford escape with a 3.0 liter that Intermittently will have a surge/ rough idle, stall at idle and a surge at cruse. I have checked fuel pressure (65 psi). The fuel trims do not indicate it has a vaccum leak. I was could not find any vaccum leak. i ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14535
Hi all I have a little problem. I i am trying to change a coil and spark plug on a 2005 5.4 ford F-150 and of course the sleeve broke and stayed in the spark plug hole. I tried the tool from ford but the sleeve turns in the hole Hi all I have a little problem....
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L oil pan VIN: 1GTEC14W3Y
The engine has a noise between 1800 and 2000 rpm. Iam trying to remove the oil pan to remove the timing cover to check the balance shaft as per a GM bulletin. I have removed the oil pan bolts 5 on each side and 2 to the transmission but the oil pan doesnt budg...
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1986 Honda Civic CRX HF 1.5L EGR inop VIN: JHMAF5313G
This has got to be the CRX from hell. Several years ago (It's in the archives) we had this CRX in for no EGR vacuum signal. At that time I had a tech that had just come from Honda. He was able to get vacuum and electrical diagrams that matched the car from the...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALTY1246Y
no spark to # 5 cyl, swap plug wire-no spark, going to replace one coil pak, my question-can the coil pak be removed without intake off!! Alldata states to remove upper plenum-but job looks quite involved and coil appears that it may come off/out without remov... Trouble codes: P1590, P1300, P0305
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L hard to put gas in t VIN: JT8VZ30C3N
customer complaint that after we replaced the fuel pump they have a problems ti put gas in the tank,the nosle keeps poping up making real hard to fill up,i personally verify that,ck for dtc's and ther are no codes at all anny ideas? thanks.
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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride control VIN: JT6HT00WXW
Hi Thanks for the help, Having problem with this system i can get in to the module and run test like raise front or rear in witch it well do both just fine.The problem it has is the rear well sit in lowest sitting and the front will still work fine raise setti...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF1OU3X
Hey gentlemen, I've got a lexus problem that I cannot figure out. P0171 keeps coming back within 4 drive cycles and the SUV misfires going down the highway (presumably misfiring due to rich condition). I have replaced the mass air from other suggestions in fix... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system too lean bank 1)
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A93
This vehicle will intermitently stall while driving, intermitent crank with no start. All fuses good. Will display error message on driver information display, i.e. ETC Limp Mode and Check Parking Brake. We were able to duplicate no start syptoms. During no st... Trouble codes: U1262 (Std. Comm. Protocol Communications Bus Fault), B2900 (Vin Mismatch ABS), C1805 (PCM and/or ABS/Tracs control module mismatch), U1147 (Std. Com. Protocaol Invaild/missing data for security), U1047 (S.C.P. Invalid data for vehicle speed), U1041 (S.C.P. Ivaliv missing vehicle speed data)
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1FC3517J
this is a 1988 mazda rx7 just droped in a junk yard engine (1.3l non turbo) car has no power and has a loud squeeling noise like a belt squeek but it sounds like its comeing from inside the engine the noise occures when the car is under a lode or when you snap...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22D3V
Vehicle came to us with complaint of misfire. Test drove with client revealed a wobble in vehicle at @18-25 under moderate acceleration most noticable in second gear. Both front drive axles were replaced with aftermarket talked client into factory replacements...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Bucking, low power VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
Hello all, This MPV came in to us for intermittent low power and bucking. Pulled the codes seen above, and looked at data. The MAF is reading correctly right now as far as voltage is concerned, but the Genisys does not tell me calculated air flow, it has a PI... Trouble codes: P0103 (maf circuit high input), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P1173 (feedback a/f mixture control ho2s b2s1)
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 3.5L turn signals VIN: 1070441200
hey all you mercedes techs. i've got this old mercedes and the turn signals won't flash. all the lights and indicators come on but, don't flash. checked all fuses,and have searched high and low for a flasher.but,can't find any. also my hazards are not working....
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 169.5CID Hesitation, Stall VIN: 0012008995
Hey Guys Not an Import mecanec, Need help on carb problem. Car has hesitation off idle not much flow out of accel. nozzles (just dribbles)when accel. Have very good fuel pres. and flow from pump. I wanted to pull the tops of carbs off on car Is this poss? I ha...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB8A4807J
vehicle came in for inspection and to make it pass emmisions we took it through the emmisions test passed no problem. customer asked us to clean vehicle for him and seeing as it had a dead battery i let it idle while i washed it but it stalled in the middle. s...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47FX0
car drives fine when running but it may shut at any time for about [...] to a hour.When it shuts down it will not spin over at all but have all dash lights.Have scanned it and no codes.Could there be some type main relay failure or ecm/ign. relay somewhere...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L PWM solenoid valve VIN: WDBLJ74G51
This car keeps setting this code every coupke of days. We sent it to our tranny shop and he replacred some wiring inside the transmission. and sent it to the dealer to clear codes. For some reason nobody else can clear this? The problem happened again and we f...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Charging VIN: WDBPJ75J53
i have a 2003 mercedes cl500 with a charging issue. customer brought his own alt for his battery going dead while driving. we installed jis alt and his own new battery. after installing i was testing the system and alt was not producing anty volt. i tested fri...
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hard shift all gears VIN: 2MELM75W5S
good day 2 all. This car came two me with a water leak! pressur tested system and coolant poored out every where.picked the car up and freeze plugs leaking (3 ON THE LEFT 3 ON THE RIGHT) from the rear all so.costomer agreed 2 letting me pull the engine.pull, p...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y03
Rechecked cam actuators with scanner, bank 2 actuator running at 75 percent duty cycle and bank 1 at 40 percent duty cycle. Oil pressure 20 psi hot at idle. When this codes comes up, it has a loss of power. Cleared codes then P0011 comes up. Cleared codes agai... Trouble codes: P0021
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs system VIN: 1N4BA41E85
abs always activating while braking. - removed l/r sensor connector & found no resistance "open circuit". - replaced sensor & cleaned bearing area & hole. - rechecked wheel speed & now no reading at all. - verified that r/r speed sensor resistance was the same...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L passkey VIN: 1G3NL12F64
I have to program new keys to the system and was wondering if anyone knew how to do this without a tech2 scanner. I guess earlier systems were able to program without a scanner but am unable to see anyway to do this without a tech2. Please help.
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1989 Plymouth Acclaim LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1P3BA7635K
This may be a stupid question but. Is this a non clearance engine? I pulled the upper cam cover and lined up the cam timing mark on the front cam but the 0 mark on the timing plate does not come close to the timing mark on the dampner. Can these things jump ti...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, VIN: 3G2JB524VS
vehicle failed smog test due to mil on. had random misfires on all cylinders. sputtered in park until rpm reaches about 3300, then smoothes out and rpm increases to 3900. ease up on gas and then rpm drops and starts sputtering again. scan tool shows that timin... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L axle or axle flange VIN: WP0AA0942G
Hello Group, this 944 is serviced very regularly. Its a 5spd, and I replaced the transmission/diff assembly about a year ago with a used unit due to a blown ring and pinion (this car is not abused I think it was just worn out). The problem started about 6 mont...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L pedal pos sensor VIN: 1G8JW52R31
has anyone had experience with this problem . the pedal postion sensor 2 is reading 4.9 volts and sensor 1 is reading .2 at idle.the throttle posistion sensors 1 and 2 read the same . I have been told by a saturn dealer tech that this is being caused by a over...
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2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: 1G8AL55FX6
Have this Ion I need to replace the lock cylinder and housing. Not sure how to remove the air bag/horn pad from the steering wheel. Looks like it should just pull off. Thanks in advance, Smitty
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JTDDR32T8Y
hello great tech's! we have a 2000 celica gt vvti that the owner states after they fill the tank up from 1/4 tank to full, then get in the car to drive away the car stalls and dies or just plain will not start till after you crank on it for 30 seconds. then t...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L brake VIN: 5TDBT48A03
hi, i have a 03 sequoia with the brake light keeps coming on with the code c1223 ( abs control system malfunction ) and code c1247 ( delta s sensor circuit ). replaced abs control module and perform 0 point calibration. light still comes on. replaced brake boo...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: WVWAC63B91
Thanks you all, I have a Passat that the shift indicator only show Reverse on the dash and the scanner (VAG)even if its in P,N,D,3,2,1, The car will move but only in reverse and 1st gear(stuck in 1st). The only time it works correctly (indicator on dash and sc...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M4X
this one is very embarrassing, over the last year it has been towed in too many times. each time it comes in it is for a no srart condition (cranks no start). when i get the vehicle battery is low because of no start. charge battery car starts first time. so f... Trouble codes: P1225 (fuel injector cyl 1 short to ground), P1229 (fuel injector cyl 5 short to ground), P1227 (fuel injector cyl3 short to ground), P1230 (fuel injector cyl 6 short to ground), P1425 (evap puege valve valve short to ground)
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L power windows VIN: 9BWDE61924
have a problem with power windows, we have all power and grounds, no open circuits. installed new switch and still does not work. related codes... 01336, and 01330. need help. would like to know what the high and low buss circuit voltage should be. we also hav...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No gears VIN: YV1LS5516T
Thanks ahead of time for any assistance with this one. We can not determine the engine size as there are no tags anywhere. This Volvo came in for a transmission flush, the fluid was extremely dark and dirty. All we did was drain the the oil from the bottom of ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1RS61R21
vehicle towed in for no start. vehicle has good battery and voltage to all fuses(some without key on, some with key on)but NOTHING works(except radio). no start, no external lights, no interior lights, no dash lights or gauges,no door locks, no power seats, no...
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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Differential VIN: JH4KA7669P
Thanks to the Davids, the James, the Johns and 1 Hubert who replied. Once we got the stubborn 36mm plug out, the rest was as easy as the replies outlined. Thanks again guys it's great to have some info before tackling an unfamiliar r&r procedure and before buy...
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1988 Audi 90 2.3L sunroof lid VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Thanks for the replies! We managed to squeeze some extra info out of our customer, turns out he messed with the motor timing on his own, damaged cable set ever so slighty, and he also removed motor gear to look at it and lost the spring washer behind the gear...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions
Alfred said that this is correctly hooked up so that is good enough for me. Alldata tells you it is standard testing with vacuum supply but it is wrong, electronic and controlled by DME is how it works. I replaced the fuel regulator and it did fix the fuel tri... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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1965 Chevrolet impala 350CID Stall VIN: 166375D131
first i want to thank everyone for all there great thoughts on my issue,i did check and do about every thing that was mentioned,from checking the push rod while running to installing 3 different fuel pumps including an electric pump.after checking fuel pressur...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W2N
AFTER ALL THE CHECKING WE HAD DONE NOTHING REALLY POINTED TO THE INJECTION SPIDER WE CALL IT, PULLED UPPER INTAKE NO FUEL LEAKS, DECIDED TO TAKE A CHANCE REPLACED UNIT,AND 2 WIRE INJECTOR HARNESS WALLA FIXED. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. AS ALWAYS IATN IS THE GREA...
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1993 Chevrolet P30 Motor ho 7.4L hydroboost/power steering VIN: 1GBKP37N7P
Many thanks to all who replied, especially Brent from Michigan. This motorhome has a hydrolic assist park brake with a resourvour near the tail of the transmission. On top is a bleeder screw. This is a dead head system with a single line from the control valve...
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GNDM19Z1R
Sorry it took so long to close this, I wanted to make sure it was fixed. Thanks for all the replies. They ranged from checking the airflow across the resistor, to a non factory blower motor to an updated relay and harness. The air flow across the resistor w...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Detonation VIN: 2G1FP22P4S
Good Morning All, This vehicle was just awful to work on. It will take me a few days to heal. It ended up being a very slight leak in the head gasket between # 3 and # 5 cyl. Thanks so much for all the replies. I ran a comprehensive test with my Sun-450 and th...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBJC34R6V
Found rear sending unit submerged in a puddle of mud and debris. Shot it off with shop air and low and behold there it was a completely rotted connector and sending unit. So in the end we replaced the rear sender, the front fuel pump,the feeder pump, which was...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Clutch VIN: 1G1JF12T6W
Thanks to all for the helpful info. I ended up replacing the after market clutch slave with a Delco unit, bled it and it has been fine since.
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Pre Detonation VIN: 1GNEK13R6X
Thank's for all your help. I replaced the cam sensor and set it to o zero degrees and test drove problem solved, Thanks again Bob [...]
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W2B
Thanks to all who responed. The majority response was an internal fuel leak, either an injector, fuel pres. reg. or one of the spider tubes was seeping. Between the rich code, and the longer than normal cranking when hot it would seem to make sense. What made ...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L gauges do not work and temp/fuel light on VIN: 3G2JB524X1
Yes, this is fixed. The cooling fan was defective, replaced it and all is now good. The gauges/dash has been good for a month. All that was done was disconnecting the battery and resetting the BCM. Have suspicion that the BCM may be defective, but all is g...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L dome light VIN: 1GNFK16Z32
After suggesting some additional tests, which I was able to eliminate the possibility of, I'm concluding that the BCM is having issues. Some suggested that the lighting control relay input was grounded, but I eliminated that possibility since I could command t...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L transmission leaking VIN: 1G1ZU54894
Well it has been a week and no come backs, we went ahead and replaced the pan as suggested and a new oem gasket and everything seems fine, thanks so much for everyones help.
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L front end VIN: 3GNDA13D47
HEY GUYS I FIXED THIS IT WAS THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING,I HAD TO REPLACE THE STEERING SHAFT AND I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO REPLAIED TO HELP REQUEST THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.
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2001 Chrysler Intrepid 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56J11
sorry all as customer has decided to live with this problem at this time. as most of u suspect and so do i it has something to do with either the cam or crank sensor but with the problem being so intermittant i informed the cust i could not garantee the fix at...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L heater VIN: 1C3EL45R62
Thanks for the quick replies, it was the heater core, proved by all of our testing/flushing which eliminated other possibilities. Output temp [...] from 105 to 160, the OE core had copper tubes visible, and the new core had aluminum tubes. I may disect the old...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L door locks VIN: 2C8GP64L25
After 3 seperate BCM's that would not run all the body stuff (lights, wipers doorlocks etc...) You would think the Dealership would be a little more helpfull. Service department wanted to charge us to even check the flash for current data. Finally said The cus...
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2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KLAJB82Z8Y
Went to his garage. Took this for a test drive with fuel pump tester duct taped to windshield. Altho it is very intermittent it was the problem. I want to thank all who answered. All you guys ( gals ) are nothing short of super.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP44G4W
Thanks to everyone who replied. As I mentioned in the update this van turned into a cold no start(8 hours cold soak)flooded rich. The FIX is a new wiring harness for fuel injectors,MAP sensor,Coolant sensor,and CAM sensor.In the old harness all wires where stu...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L engine stays running after key removed VIN: 1B4GP25381
This one did turn out to be pretty complicated. Probably because it turned out to be more than one problem. We did find a bad wire under the dash as Jon [...] mention in his reply. However, the main problem remained and we found that the fuse block under th...
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1B3EL46X63
first off i would like to thank you for all the replies. i have not been able to get costomer to bring car back in.they say sence it has gotin colder out side it is not as bad and his wife wants to trade car in on a new car. again thanks for the help. this is ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L fuel in oil VIN: 3D7KU28C84
OK, THE TRUCK APPEARS TO BE FIXED BUT HE OPTED TO TAKE TO ANOTHER SHOP AS THEY SERVICE THE INJECTORS IN HOUSE AND HE CHOSE TO TRY THEM AS I WOULD HAVE TO FARM THEM OUT. THEY WERE IN FACT F1 INJECTORS AND IT DOES APPEAR THEY HAD A FAILURE IN ONE OF THE NOZZLES,... Trouble codes: P0088 (rail pressure too high).
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCWW37S02
Well this nightmare truck is finally fixed and runs awesome! I would like to thanks all the techs that replyed with very helpful suggestions. Terry [...] helped by sug... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0310.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Found the problem with this one after the customer agreed to do a complete tune up. Removed spark plugs, and found #1 and #3 spark plugs had carbon tracking down the side of the plugs. Installed new plugs and wires. Started up and turned on a/c NO MISFIRE. pro...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K03
took Dougs advise and blocked off egr, the idle was perfect,installed new egr and road tested perfect,want to add egr was not open,not even slightly,but the diaphram was leaking vac.,how this affected only 2 cylinders i dont know since the egr port is directly... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306.
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Hi beams VIN: 2FTRX18W64
Strongly suspect multi-function switch issue, but hard to prove with all systems working. No water intrusion on this one. Client will monitor this one and report any further issues. Thanks for the replies, Abe
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P65
It's a good day. The truck is fixed. There's a saying that "I'd rather be lucky than good any day." I got lucky! Last night I tried a differenet scanner because I was suspicious that my scanner wasn't fast enough to read can. I couldn't find where it read any ... Trouble codes: P0266, P0341, P0478, P115A (low fuel level - forced limit power), P2614 (cmp signal output circuit open), U0105 (lost comm with fic module.).
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vent VIN: 1FMZU73E65
WE REMOVED THE TRANSMISSION AND OUR REBUILDER WENT THROUGH THE UNIT HE INSTALLED A NEW VALVE BODY.WE REINSTALLED THE TRANS AND ROAD TESTED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND ALL SEEMS WELL.
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2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE 4.2L Hesitation VIN: S356168008
I sent to dealer for warranty they told him the ploblem was plug in air freshener nighty dollars thank you very much. got truck back tested battery no good replaced battery been about two weeks all is well . Trouble codes: P0601.
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB757XP
First off I want to thank everyone for the help and suggestions. We decided to go ahead a open the bleeder on the abs pump without the tool. We figured since the system wasn't working for over two years that the pressure would have been depleted and it was. So...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No communication VIN: 1HGEJ8147X
John from Pennsylvania got it. The customer had "upgraded" to this ECM. Reinstalling the original, which he had stored in the spare tire compartment, solved the communication and starting problems. William from North Carolina also hit the nail on the head. Wha...
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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1153Y
Follow-up. Found that the Si was frying map sensors. Still need to check wiring to find short. The EX computer is OK so I am assuming the Si computer is OK. Fortunately, I have time to work on this one. Trouble codes: 0108 (high map/baro).
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 5FNRL18654
After replace converter and oring and performing many other test we finaly installed a replacment honda trans problem solved at that time
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C54
note allways check the battery.This one had a weak battery we replaced the battery and it has started fine since. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor).
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SXV
bad walmart battery the date was april 2008,replaced with interstate,then coil tested bad,replaced coil and battery to fix.thank you all for the help!! Trouble codes: P0351.
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY49S2X
First, thanks to all of you who replied. We just installed a rebuilt PCM this morning, and the Jeep started right up. The only problem I could ever find was the 12 volt feed wire to the fuel pump shorted to the fuel gauge return wire. I guess that was enough t...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K23
Thank's to everyone for the help. We replaced the pcm with a new o.e. part. Had the new unit flashed. This corrected the no-check engine light issue & the gas gauge's operation. The vehicle did start & run. Road tested several times. Contacted customer to pick...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L alternator VIN: KNADC12311
Sorry to take so long getting this answer but business is booming with small jobs. Car to car to car to ...you get the point. Well I cant thank you enough. Nick [...] Hit it right on the head. The condensor fan was still working but the ampe...
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