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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA/Abs VIN: JH4A9654YC
This customer had the vehicle diagnosed at Acura and was told the steering angle sensor needed to be replaced. He was referred to me and had his own part. I replaced the sensor which did not solve the problem. I checked for codes and found 1: "unmatched compu...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Power windows VIN: TRUUT28NX1
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.i replaced a bad drivers side window motor yesterday no big deal, it would not go up or down. the customer didnt say it had any other problems other than that problems but im not sure on that ,after i was done the moto...
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Misfire VIN: WA1AV74L57
Hi Audi Tech's. this engine was pressure washed at detail shop, customer drove away but it started missing and the check engine lite was flashing. She unfortunately kept driving almost another 2 hours to get home and then got so bad she had to stop. We got the... Trouble codes: 4608 (see manual)
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1985 BMW 318i 1.8L ignition power circuit VIN: WBAAK7407F
Having a tough time here with an old bmw. Car starts fine but will not shut off. The ignition circuit 15 stays powered up with the key off. I have disconnected everything that I can see in the circuit that can be disconnected without shutting down the motor du...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS Airbag VIN: WBABB1315M
I have tried to check for codes and no luck. The only tool I have to check codes is the Launch x431 and it will not communicate with the SRS unit. I have the reset tool for the oil light and also the SRS light but it will not reset the light. I removed the air...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335X
This car came to us with a complaint of running rough and loss of power. Due to the mileage we recommended a fuel injection service (throttle body cleaning, pressurized injector cleaning, tank additive and IV drip), spark plugs, and of all things, four O2 sens... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 misfire), P0302, P0303 (3 misfire), P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2)
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L SRS light VIN: WBANU53538
Hello BMW techs, this car came to my shop from a body shop, they requested we reset the SRS light after they fixed the drivers door accident. No air bair bags were deployed. SRS light was set when they disconnected the door bag. My issue is, I can not communic...
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1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L heater VIN: 1G4BN52P9R
HI guys I have car in the shop that when you first start it in the morning it takes longer than normal to get heat out of the heater. any ideas as to what could cause this? heater core maybe? once the car is running for about 1/2 a hour the heater will work go...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K4V
vehicle came in with intermittent no-start condition. could not duplicate for 2 full days. did some other brake work in the meantime. parked it for pick-up, naturally when the customer came to get it... no start. cranked it over approx, 5 times, while attempti...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD5338L
THis vehicle has no miss. When you put it in drive it does't stall. It only acts up when you are going down the road. When you accelerate it surges up and down. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated thanks
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L computer VIN: 1GNDT13WOS
Vehicle will not comunicate with smog machine.Scan tool comunicates no problemb 2007 domestic or global obd2, no trouble codes.Replaced vcm with used unit with no change.I had simular problemb with a simular vehicle vcm fixed it.Not so lucky this time.Does smo...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCCT14W6X
Here we go again but this time its my wifes truck. All the info I have right now is it died on her while driving. Said it was running but `just wouldnt go then cut off`. Had it towed to shop & of course it started right up. It doesnt have the power it should b...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L slips 1 to2, slips 3,and 4 VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
This 1999 chevy was brought over for a transmission problem. No forward gears, upon pulling it down. I had a hard time getting the input housing and shaft out. The front planitary gears were burnt completely up. So I completely tore the transmission apart for ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
Vehicle comes in with "service 4 whl drive" lamp on. Set up scanner and retrieved code B2725 Active transfer case mode switch fault. Erased code and drove very briefly, lamp was off but came back on in short time. As long as the lamp is off the 4 wheel drive w...
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P171 VIN: 1Y1SK528SY
the car came in with p171 in memory codes. i took out the maf sensor and it was bad dirty cleaned it and car was fine for about 100 miles then light came back on and the lt fuel trim was at 32%. so i smoked the intake and found nothing i smoked the exhaust and... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WF52E51
the temp gauge will sit at the bottom,with my modis i can read normal temp,and i can sweep the gauge.the only other issue i know of is when i ran it in cold[20 deg far.]the cooling fans were running with the key shut off.customer stated this doesn't happen all...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19X82
I could use some ideas on this one. Truck came in for intermittent ruff running and check engine light. I scanned and found p0300. Misfire history showed miss on 1,5, and 6 with 6 being the worst buy far (15,356 misfires recorded). Pulled #6 and found some ash... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L battery draw VIN: IGNDTI3S72
see any problems with battery draws tested several hours no draw 3to 5 day battery dead
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GAHG35U43
Replaced engine with used engine for severe overheat condition. Engine turns over but will not start. Can communicate with BCM but cannot access security system information. Has code P1626 stored, have already replaced BCM and programmed with no change Trouble codes: P1626
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT62815
tHIS VEH. WAS TOWED IN FOR NO START CONDITION FOUND TWO CODES IN PCM U0107 AND PO606 RAN FLOW CHART ON U0107 FOUND THAT THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE REPLACED AND STILL HAVE A NO START ALSO HAS A DISPLAY MESS. ON RADIO ONE SAYS "REDUCED ENGINE POWER " THE OTHE S... Trouble codes: U0107 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC Module Serial Data Circuit), P0606
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L ABS Motor VIN: 2CNDL63F77
This car came in from the body shop for A/C repair and recharge after front end was repaired. It has since snowed here and when the vehicle was driven out, we spun the wheels due to ice and the ABS motor just makes the loudest noise. All other Trac Controls I ...
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1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L Suspension VIN: 2435426358
I have a 91 imperial with air shocks factory air, the system is totally shot with leaks and everything else. Will a standard shock on the rear fit, from an imperial that came without air shocks??? Can i buy an air shock for the rear with a manual pump up as ...
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2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36MX3
I did a compression test and it has 120-110 on the cyls. affected. no fuel pressure drop as if we had an leaky injector and smoked the car for vac leaks. I thought they had problems with the timing belts being off a tooth and causing a miss fire but do not see... Trouble codes: P0325, P0300
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1993 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
I removed the rocker assemblies and re-oriented them to their correct positions and replaced the timing belt. The engine started but missed badly and seemed slow on timing. Adjusting the distributor made it run some better. I thought maybe the cams were someho...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7FL26X8W
Original customer complaint of no heat, did basic check of t-stat and heater core and leaks. Found one hose of heater core ice cold, replaced core and t-stat flushed out coolant which was brownish in color. Rechecked everything and gets some heat but not suffi...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L motor mount ? VIN: 1B3ES56C43
being a gm guy, I am aware of this problem in an s series saturn car. Usually the upper motor mount solves the vibration.Is the neon prone to a motor mount related viration that would be most noticeable in reverse vs forward? I know alot of these little cars l...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD74283
vehicle takes along time to start warm, about 10 to 15 sec. cold takes even longer and sometimes wont start. has gotten worse with the cold weather. with the drb 3 monitored engine rpm and it took along time to register any rpm. once it reads rpm it starts. wh...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD54233
This unit is a non starter unless given a shot of ether then fires instantly and runs well until its shut down then a no start either hot or cold. Since many hands had been in it we revised the past RO's and info the customer paid for at other shops as a precu...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Park lamps VIN: 3D7KA26D14
Hey Guys, this truck came in with the headlamp switch knob broken. A simple replacement but afterwards it has no park lamps front or rear. May not have had them before replacing switch, dont know. Anyway I checked all the bulbs all were good, checked all the f...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D35
This thing unfortunately will not play-up when I checked it out, no codes, started doing it about 2 days ago, never happened before, happened 3 times yesterday and once on the way to the workshop this morning. The concern is that it stalls after pulling up to ...
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1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAPP9592L
vehicle came in no start. had fuel pressure, fire, and injector was supplying fuel. replace spark plugs vehicle started and idled well. under a load fuel spray from injector would fall out causing a backfire and bogging out so i replaced ign module same proble...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, pops into the intake VIN: IFX3U4DXRS
this is a odd one it only does this under a load and the weather is cold , when its above 70f never does this but like now its 59f and every time you go up a hill under a hard load it pops into the intake and the timing is 14 degrees, normal running never will...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L evaporator VIN: 1FTDX1869V
Personal truck ,will be doing heater core. Thought I would ask the ford/ac techs out there if evaporators have been prone to problems on these trucks since I'll have dash out doing heater core this would be time to change it. thanks in advance for your replies
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1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L 4X4 operation VIN: 1FTPX28L7W
Dear Techs; I am looking for somebody with some experience on Fords electronic shift on the fly system. I have worked on a number of these with faily simple problems that were easy to fix. This one has not been easy. The problem is none of the 4X4 modes work. ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWF32F6X
we have checked oil level,high pressure pump reservoir full,fuel pressure from fuel tank 55 psi,ipr is reading 64.85%,& ipr pressure is only 65-85 psi,we think it is the high pressure pump or ipr regulator,trying to figure how to dead head pump to make sure we... Trouble codes: P1211, P1247, P0605
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L p/s binding VIN: 1FNW21F91E
truck came in 6 months ago with no power steering at idle.replaced pump and all was well for 6 months.came back in with no power steering at idle again.they have since put 4 more pumps on and you will have p/s at idle on the first test drive only,then your rig...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L electronic brake control VIN: 1FMZU72EX2
Location of the trailer brake control wire harness under the dash cannot be found. Ford cannot verify location. There is factory wiring for trailer brakes in rear harness at the bumper and we purchased wiring connector from ford so there has to be a connector ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04101
Hi guys, Thanks for this "look see" at my problem. This car has the following odd symptoms. Engine idling: open loop, #1 misfire. After accelorating: different speeds, misfire dissappears when closed loop is achieved(about). After stopping, misfire returns un... Trouble codes: P0351, P1137, P1157, P1131, P1151, P0301
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2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 2FMZA534X2
just got done finding chewed up wiring in a nissan after pulling all my hair out am i over looking something cause i dont have anymore hair.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4wd operation VIN: 1FMZU73E62
thanks to all who read this. we disassembled the transfer case in this explorer to replace leaking seals. after back together the 4wd ind. is flashing and system does not work. rechecked assembly and all seems good. found napafix article referring to poor grou...
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMDA52413
Hello, all of the Ford technician, I have an air conditioning problem in my customer's car because the front blower motor didn't work. The customer brought a new front function selector switch assembler to us to help him change his old assembler. After the cha...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L steering box VIN: 1FTSX31SX4
hi every one need help on this ford truck, i am a ford truck person but this problem is new to me, this ford f350 super duty 4wd crew cab truck has super easy steering you can turn steering wheel standing still with your pinky, want to see if any one has seen ...
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lack Of Power VIN: 1FMPU16536
On hard accel this truck will missfire and engine will not run past 3800 rpm it pings and also has no power. Will also surge after accelerator is let off trying to maintain a cruise after this happens. Had two different plugs in it, both are the correct plug b... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected)
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1995 GMC Safari 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GDDM19W9S
G.M. guys. I can't remember enought about the old pre OBD stuff to figure this one, the other problem is repair flowchart says to use some equipment I don't have. Let me explain it best I can, Cold start it goes to 2000rpm then settles down in about 20 sec's, ... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle control malfunction)
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1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHG35F1W
waveform on cam signal o.k. waveform on high res. was cutting out.no code p370 set. also, wiggled wires , no affect. Trouble codes: P0251 (injection pump cam system)
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L heater VIN: 1GCHK24192
Vehicle takes forever to warm up 1hour. Will not defrost windshield while idling. Blend door works as it is supposed to. Not much of a deisel tech. The fan clutch appears to move too much air when cold.
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2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GTDT13XX3
This Vehicle came in with only 2wd working .Will Not Switch to 4H or 4Low. Switch does bulb check when key turned on. Did research and try to use Tech2 to talk to the 4x4 module(TCCM) Tech2 did not give option to communicate with TCCM used modis and will talk ...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCA5634K
Carbureted Honda won't idle when warm, other than that, at all speeds except idle, the cars runs fantastic. When slightly covering the primary bore with your hand, the idle will increase like a vacuum leak is present. Smoked the vehicle several times and found...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L insrument cluster and gauges, also radio lighting VIN: 5FNRL38495
this problem intermittly occured with me one time while testdriving vehicle. when the lighting went out i started slowing down, and everything came back on. i have cked all grounds for looseness and all connections at fuse blocks and connectors common to circu...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D01
From what we can tell the codes are related to the iac sytem althought exact definitions are not available thru Mitchell. ran flow chart for i ac test and come up with center pin gettin 12.v. outer pin, green wire under .5 volts as it should but grey wire gett... Trouble codes: P1515, P1516
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
customer states car does not blow heat.So the first test I did was to feel heater core hoses.I found that the hoses were luke warm.So I backed flush heater and still no heat and what I found was there was not coolant getting to the heater core.Traced the hoses...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Differential VIN: SAJDA24C23
Hello Group, This Jaguar clunks badly in the rear when going over uneven pavement.I narrowed it down to excessive end play in the output shafts of the diff. Jaguar recommends changing the output shaft bearings to rectify this problem.After doing that I still...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heater VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
Hello all of you jeep techs. I will start by saying I don't work on Jeeps or domestic cars for that matter. This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine and, it has had a problem with heat for over a year now. Last year at this time I flushed the coolant and repla...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L starter VIN: 1J8GW58J23
6 months ago car was towed in,customer said no start,started for me.Now the same towed in stared up for me.Customer says when it won't start only hears a click sometimes nothing.I'm thinking starter but after checking archives it could be trans range sensor.
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L won't set monitors VIN: KNDJA72362
this vehicle came in with P0507 idle higher than expected, and the idle was at about 1500 rpms. Removed IAC valve and found it carbon fouled and hard to get to sweep. Replaced valve cleared codes tried driving vehicle to get monitors to set. Execpt for contini... Trouble codes: P0507
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJD73333
This suv was towed in for a smog (expired tags). Upon putting it on the analyzer we noticed that at 25, the co was at 1.5% which is rich for this car. The second time it was at 25mph, the co was now .6 which is normal. This happened within 2mins of the other...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L servo motors VIN: SALPM16432
Good morning gentlemen, Today we have an 02 Range Rover coming in to replace the heater servo motors that we diagnosed a year ago. At the time when we diagnosed the problem ,we where able to find the re calibration procedure on Alldata. We have since switched...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A52
OK folks, heres another 3.9 coil failure car. I have tried all the suggestions in forum history with no avail. This thing is driving me crazy. Car was towed in no start, had a blown fuse on COP, replaced fuse car started but showed failure on #6 coil. Replaced... Trouble codes: P0353 (Cylinder 3 prim/sec crkt fault), P0356 (Cylinder 6 prim/sec crkt fault), P0357 (Cylinder 7 prim/sec crkt fault), P0358 (Cylinder 8 prim/sec crkt fault)
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35392
Came in this morning with light on, code P0455 stored evap gross leak. Gas cap was tight. Checked hoses front to rear, disconnected and made sure we could blow thru hoses. Did continuity tests on solenoid under hood and at rear, right there near right rear tir... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long crank VIN: WDBBA45AXD
This 380SL does not maintain system pressure. It pretty much just drops to zero. Clamping off the fuel feed line or the return line has no effect. The cold start injector does not leak. According to my Bosch manual it says that the fuel pressure damper sho...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEA88D6T
Thank you for all replies, espcially Jeff. We found a leaking fuel hose coming out of the fuel pump inside the gas tank. We replace the hose & car is happy again. Thank you everyone. Have a great day.
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L 1,2,3,4 gear
Fianlly got approval and disassembled unit. Found output shaft sheared cleanly off just between 4th and 5th gears. This seems pretty odd to me as the rest of the trans is spotless. Ordered new output shaft & bearings from Audi. 2 weeks Germany only and a s...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L cv joint? VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thanks to all that replied. Most said the axles give few problems and it sounds like the drive shaft rear joint. I pulled the drive shaft and the rear joint had dried balled up grease. Installed a used drive shaft and repacked it's rear joint for good measure ...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L interior fuse VIN: 1G6KD57Y81
DUE TO THE RESPONSES,I FOUND THE PASSANGER SIDE WIRES WORN THROUGH ON THE VANITY MIRRIOR. THEY WOULD SHORT OUT WHEN MOVING IT UP AND DOWN.THANKS FOR THE HELP!
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14Z8P
Sorry for the delay but I just got back to this beast.I thought I posted all the PIDS and fuel press.etc. but my lack of computer savvy was shing through! Anyway the problem ended up being bad grounds,the one on the back of the head was the main culperet. It w...
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22G4W
thanks to all the replies, albert "hit the nail on the head" as i talked to the tech that installed the motor & asked had he done crank relearn, he had not. performed relearn & problem solved. usually when techs have a problem i can solve it in minutes, but no... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L 2.2 Eingine VIN: 1GCCS14S10
I got a 2.2 litre for a cavilier of the same year. You have to swap a lot of things including the timing cover and oil pan but it can be done. This is a nice little way to save some money though. Thanks to everyone for their help.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Automatic Transfer Case VIN: IGNDT13S42
Thank you to everyone who replied, all your comments helped me very much. After much testing and head scratching (could not command the motor) I deferred further diagnostics to a friend at a chevy dealership. He redid my tests, along with running the motor ind...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S23
thanks for the four replys,as i said in my post when the car came to me i was going on what customer and dealer found as far as code p1280 goes. after lab scope and solus graphing for several days on and off and could never get trailblazer to act up, i went wi... Trouble codes: P1280 (accelerator pedel position circuit-sensor 2).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, WON'T TOP 20 MPH VIN: 1G13HC2418
Hey, this is Earl. Basically, this truck was my worst nightmare. It even came in on Halloween, which might have been an omen if I were superstitious. In my 35+ years of raw experience in the auto repair industry, I have never run into something I couldn't figu...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA13D06
Mr. Service Manager refered the customer to a dealer this morning, after all our efforts to figure this one out. Bill [...] has been a HUGE help on this, HUGE! If any-a-ya'll run into this look at the harness in the neighborhood of the oil filter. There's wad-... Trouble codes: P0700 (transmission control fault), U0073 (bus line fault).
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L suspension VIN: 2C8GT64L51
Well it's fixed!. Thanks to all of the fine people in IATN for your input. Bryan and Robert hit it on the head. Replaced the lower control arm and the noise was gone. You could see where the bushing was walking in the bracket after you got it apart. Note to al...
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2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66GO4
Fixed! we got some factory sensors from the dealership and dropped them in, unplugged the battery for awhile then hooked it all back up and it was operating within the proper ranges. check engine light stayed out and hasn't been on since and its running great.... Trouble codes: P0132, P0300.
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1995 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L shifting VIN: 2B4GH45R5S
Thanks for all the replies. I was hoping since I rebuilt it a couple of years ago I could avoid another teardown. It still functions pretty well so I'll probably get to it after the holidays.
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L engine oil VIN: 3B6HF36621
I would like to thank you for the response to this post. As most of you stated it had to be the turbo. We checked for restricted oil return lines, Pressure line to turbo all looked OK. Got a brand new turbo and drove it 4 times and all is well. Thanks for maki...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L long crank VIN: 3D7K628663
first i would like to thank everyone who took time to reply called buddy today he said preesure relief valve was new but leaking cust took back to last shop that replaced valve still under warranty u guys are the best thanks again jimmy
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7HB11Y93
well we are going to call this one fixed we installed a new coil and test drove with no problems customer has been driving vehicle for two weeks now and there has been no complaint so i hope thats it thanks again
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C83
I receiveed a lot of replies, mostly pointing to wiring issues. I have checked wiring so many times I can't count it. I read pids while this is happening and can find nothing abnormal. I did however notice that when it cuts out and the cel light goes out, the ...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall
Customer finally came back and problem is fixed. With koeo the voltage at the egr should be 4.2v. We were reading 3.4. The way it works is the more its open the lower the voltage reads, i had a friend with a drbIII b/c the genisys will not activate the egr,...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Theft System VIN: 1D4HB48D35
Well with not much clarity from the dealer we finally had to authorize them to replace the PCM and get the vehicle back to the customer. Thanks to all who responded. Gary
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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L reverse VIN: 2FTHF36H5L
Well, it seeems the general concensus is that it is in the reverse circuit in the tranny. The customer opted for a used c6 that offers a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty and all is well now. I appreciate all of the help and I wouldn't have been able to pull...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L no timimg cntrl VIN: RETROFIT5.
CHRIS FROM CA HIT IT PIN 30 ON ECM WHEN GOING FROM MANUAL TRANS TO A AUTO TRANS YOU MUST CLIP WIRE ON PIN 30 CHRIS WAS RIGHT INSTALLED NEW ECM CIPLED WIRE. WE WERE ABLE TO SET BASE TIMING & PLUG SPOUT BACK UP & TIMUNG WENT TO ABOUT 19deg THANKS CHRIS & TO EVER...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15X0X
I REPLACED THE TRANFER CASE MOTOR. THIS REPAIRED THE PROBLEM. THE POINTER ABOUT HOLDING THE BRAKES , ENGINE RUNNING, TRANS IN NEUTRAL BEFORE SHIFTING TRANSFER CASE WAS ESPECIALLY HELPFUL, BECAUSE I DID NOT DO THIS AT FIRST AFTER REPLACING THE MOTOR. I THOUGHT ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR15X9Y
Both James and Pat hit the problem on the head when saying the OD switch wire harness rubbed through on the shift lever column. It actually rubbed one of the wires in half. It was grounding and blowing the fuse when the transmission shift lever was put into th...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S81
ok many great ideas heres what happened.we had a feeling the fuel trims were the problem and worked at it from that way.we had lab scoped the cam crank sensors, ok. injector current ramp, ok. smoke tested intake, seemed ok. changed the egr, no difference. ... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L drivetrian VIN: 1FMZU73E74
after spending hours checking everything we possibly could and swaping many parts we could not locate the cause of this vibration.we decided to stop wasteing time and money and send this one to the dealer for diag,thanks to all that replied.
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2002 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15W32
This one took sometime to fix because of getting customer to bring the van back.Replace crankshaft sensor and added a shim and it fixed it.The bottom of the sensor was scuffed like something was hitting it. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GDE5C1184
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED! I USED THE TECH 2 TO DISABLE ONE INJECTOR AT A TIME IN ORDER TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE WAS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. IT WAS #4, NOW I NEEDED TO DO THE SAME IN ORDER TO FIND THAT CYLINDER. WITH A LISTENING DEVICE ON HEAD I SHUT OFF THAT I...
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Brake backing plates VIN: 2HGED6532M
Hello All - I'm calling this a fix although I'm only halfway there. As Bob [...] pointed out, it is a myth that both backing plates are unavailable. Armed with his reply, I went back to my local Honda dealer and asked the parts manager to recheck his minions...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD723XR
James was correct. I had 2500ppm nox going into the catylst and 700ppm coming out of the stock cat with 69k miles.. I replaced the cat with a after market and it didnt change a bit still 700ppm out. I installed a factory catylst and it dropped to 1ppm. I was h...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB13D02
customer took the vehicle a week ago and I have not heard from him as of this posting. the only thing I did was to tighten up the pcm relay terminals. Trouble codes: 560 (power supply to ecm).
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2006 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Security VIN: 5N3AA08C96
Hi everybody, i like to thank everybody that offered me help on this car specially Wendell [...] who provide me with the immobilizer code to initialize the immobilizer module and reprogram the three keys for the car and the car started immediately, Thank you ...
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1990 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L all interior electrical VIN: JALB4B1H1L
Thanks to Kim that sent us a diagram of this system what we found were a bunch of blown bulbs and the main culprit was the high/low headlamp relay the fuse to one side of the headlights was blown as well as the fuse link. We then noticed that 3 of the four hea...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Charging VIN: SAJEA51D62
replaced alternator, voltage in spec now. Thanks 4 all the help
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L temp gauge VIN: SAJEA53DX2
Thank You to chris from New Jersey for suplying the part numbers for me. The location was very hard to find since Jag spared no room in this engine compartment.I purchased the OE jag web site for 23.00 ([...]) and still could not find a sensor...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Battery VIN: JT8BH28F1W
First of all I want to thank you all for replying to this problem car.I never have truly had this die while I ve had it at my shop.I had already done inspections and checks and even compared voltage draws from similar cars.One thing was funny one time though,w...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9K
WELL I POSTED A NO FIX BECAUSE OF THIS RANDOM PROBLEM DURING THANKGIVING BREAK THE CAR RAN WONDERFULLY , YOUR REPLIES WERE GREAT AND I SAVED THEM IN CASE THE CAR ACTS UP IN THE FUTURE . I DID INSTALL A NEW FUEL PUMP RELAY AND COOLANT SENSOR JUST TO BE ON THE S...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
I failed to mention wiring harness has been replaced some time ago.Anyhow vehicle is fixed.All replies greatly appreciated as they helped me focus on basics.I actually had two differant waste spark coils each with one bad secondary circuit.It made moving coils... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47FX0
Thanks alot guys I have another happy custumer.The k40 relay took care of it.
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2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M1BM67UX1
found the car was blowing fuses to the ecm on every start up had to chase down the short and repair wires that were damaged when the new motor was installed Trouble codes: P1633.
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