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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9327W
The owner brought this car in saying that on some days it wouldn't start in the morning. If he was able to get the car started, it would be fine for the rest of the day, including after a prolonged cold soak at work. However, some days it refuses to start, and...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Hi everyone. Have in a 2000 BMX Z-3 2.5 with intermittent misfires. Started out having problem for 1st few miles of driving after sitting overnight, then drove perfect for a week. Now got worse and only occasionally will run good. Has codes for all misc misfir... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misc misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire2), P0303 (misfire3), P0170 (Fuel trim), P1188 (Fuel trim)
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Warning Lights VIN: WBAGN63494
745 LI Warning lights problems
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2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L convertor VIN: 1G4CW54K8Y
please help the tcc solenoid shows always on with snapon solus scanner and wont even go to off when using functional test on scanner. i think it may be grounded inside the trans. test light will light from battery pos to brown wire term 78 c2 at pcm (tcc pwm s...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L injector pulse width too high VIN: 1G6CD53B3M
there is no codes we have spark fuel air there is a flooding problem due to way too hi injector pulse width what controls injector pulse besides the computer? and what can i do too fix this problem?
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1994 Chevrolet g30 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJH32K9R
This is a box truck or cutaway, the problem is no fast idle when cold, and being around Chicago area and 0 temps its rough sitting on the pedal for 20 minutes. After the motor gets some heat it runs good and idles fine. The motor is about a 2 year old rebuilt....
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1442T
power wire to ign.moduel shows 12 volts check fuse box shows short to grd.,any idea where to start,also scanner shows ign. advance -3 with key in on position,new to comp.sorry for any mess ups,thanks again. Trouble codes: P0335, P0341
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L turn signals VIN: 1GCDT19X5V
the turn signals work fine until you put the head lights on then the left one does not flash. the side marker goes dim and also the indicator on the dash goes dim. Both elements in the turn/running bulb light up dimly. any help would be great.
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WW12MXX
this car came in complaining of an over heating problem and losing power when getting hot. could not duplicate customer concern, the vehicle got to 241 degrees and that was the hottest it got the fans come on and work properly. it has a code p1483 engine cooli...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19T83
Any help on this would be appriciated, The customer had this vehicle towed to our shop as a no start. The truck started everytime and had these codes in history. I checked BCM data and everything is normal. The truck works for a couple of days and then one t... Trouble codes: P1631 (Theft Deterrent start enable signal not correct), B2960 (Security system sensor data incorrect but valid)
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C4FY58B64
I am trying to install a crankshaft timing belt sprocket on this motor. It requires a special tool to press the sprocket on the correct distance. Our dealer was going to lend us this tool but now tell us it is missing. Can anyone give me the proper distance to...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L door locks VIN: 2C4GP44R45
thanks for reading this guys. this van can in with power locks inoperative, checked for codes as has a body control module, only code was pass door lock unlock fault. cleared code still no locks, disconnected battery for 20 minutes then all lock functions back...
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs VIN: 1B4GHROPX6
I have a shop van that is used to pick up and deliver customers. I am having a problem with the ABS bleeding off I have already replaced the accumulator. Wy question is has anyone removed the abs/master cylinder combonation unit and replaced with a standard ma...
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC16Z7S
well people here we go with a real doozy this 95 dodge is driving me crazy , when vehicle arrived customer stated truck ran rough. on inspection truck ran really rough , extreamly rich and after running would load up and stall. we have tried everything. tune u...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B8GP45R11
a little brain teaser here caravan with a surging idle most often after a hot soak and you let sit shut off for approx 10 mins . restart vehicle and watch counter for o2 sensor ,as it counts down to approx 5 it starts into a surge and it almost sounds like it ...
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1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L purge hydrocabons
Thanks for your time. I have a customer complaining of a gas smell only when he fills his gas tank. I checked for fuel leaks at the gas tank, fuel lines, psi regulator, fuel injectors, charcoal canister vacuum lines. The customer said "I'm not over filling the...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX17L9V
replaced maf sensor a couple weeks ago and light came back on two days later...didn't know if someone had been down this road before and could tell me what to look for...smoke tested vehicle and could find no intake leaks...any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L engine I think
Hi Guys, I've got this 1998 Explorer v-8 thats driving me nuts with a squaking noise coming somewhere from the engine. Originally, it sounded like the noise was coming from the water pump which I replaced and also changed the belt at that time. All of the pul...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L instrument panel VIN: 1FDWE40F1X
Instrument cluster is not lit, directional arrows and high beam indicater is lit up. Check plug at directional switch for burn marks= None found. Examined back of panel and everything looks OK. Put panel back in and lights came back on. Customer took vehicle f...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2428X
hi everyone vehicle came in for check engine light 171, 174 codes in memory. check for leaks none found. has good fuel pressure. cleaned mass air flow sensor. van ran great. vehicle came back 3 days later same codes. replaced maf and on start up it ran rough,... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1828Y
runs and drives normal, after clearing codes it takes 5(five) key cycles to set p0174 code, we found the long term fuel trim to be b1(-8%) & b2(+14%), is there any correlation? no exhaust leaks, new intake manifold (excessive carbon build-up in old intake mani... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean b2)
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZA54432
vehicle seems to cutout not cutoff ,at full or almost full throttle.almost like loose cranksensor or something similar.anything less than full throttle runs fine.the cylinder # 1 missfire doesnt seem to be true,it does not skip now or no random skip either.its... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYUO4172
came in as no start customer said car lost power and died. tried starting car, was if car was flooded had to hold pedal to the floor. no power just made it into the shop. found rear bank converter plugged. replaced converter. still had to hold pedal to floor t...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P33
I ran KOEO and got p0407 and p0488. Codes are not applicable for 2003 so i went to 2004 pced and performed pinpoint test. I found that pinpoint test leads to failed egrtp sensor. I pulled tp sensor to inspect found sensor blank piece of plastic and actuator mo... Trouble codes: P0407, P0488
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWF37P34
Hey guys have this 04 6.0l oil mixing with coolant got alot of responses on oil cooler does anybody have procedure on how to do this job my shop key is not to clear and i do not want any surprises thank you
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P04
Looking for some help here please. Vehicle was towed in as a no start. Customer stated that the vehicle was very difficult to start then was running horrible, unable to restart after he shut vehicle off. Vehicle came to me on a Friday evening, we pushed it in ... Trouble codes: P0069, P2289, P0278, P0284, P0341, P0500
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1LTNW21L14
I have a broken dipstick tube on the 5.4 motor. I pulled and twisted and it did'nt move.Any help for a quick removal would be appreciated. Thanks Jerry
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Running VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Good Morning and thanks for any help or ideas. Car towed in, Cust washed Eng @ car wash and will not run(starts stalls) Dash read out dis In fail safe mode. Need to know how to get out of fail safe or what i need to do.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L idiot lights VIN: 1FAFP3YN65
hey ford guys i have an issued with this focus. with the car off and key removed from the ignition the security light on the dash will flash slowly and some of the dash indicators lights---battery, oil light, door ajar, ses etc. will flash or glow very dim wit...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14506
Vehicle has a misfire under accelration at 40 mph if you hold it to the floor it feels like a misfire/surge. The check engine light was not on. sometimes it will also happen when leaving stop and then holding it wot. I can not get it to misfire by powerbraking... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W3T
Hey Guys Hope You Can Help,This Gmc Jimmy Came In With Code PO1406 EGR Pintle Position Circuit Problem.EGR Moves Normal When Comanded To.Voltages At EGR Conector Are Normal.Except For When It Is Comanded To 100%.While Testing I Had EGR Sitting At 100% For A Fe... Trouble codes: P1406
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L evap drain hose VIN: 1GKDT13W1X
Hello everyone trying to find evap drain tube on this jimmy cant seem to find it any where without tearing evap box out. any help would be appreciated.
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTEC14V83
At 101000 miles the plugs and wires were replaced as part of maintenance. The vehicle has no codes stored at all. It runs very smoothly down the road, and never misses. Shows no missfires. The vehicle had a fuel pump replaced at 101900 miles because it would d...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26822
came in with P0135-cleared code-immediately returned--has new sensor-upon futher diag found that there is no 12 volts to heater. Wiring schematic per mitchell is either wrong or connector switched. Mitchell shows blk/yel blu/wht grn/yellow wht. I have green wh... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor-primary)
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FJ6859W
Hello, I am having a problem with this cherokee It came in having failed the emisson test on NoX only not sure of the numbers but it was excessive. hc, co are within limits having looking at scan data i found that it wasnt going into closed loop, temp sens che...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L windows VIN: SALME11454
Hi group I will have this range rover for tomorrow I cked it brifley when customer waited I have no windowa,power locks,mirrors,I was wondering If I can get some tips before I take it apart,thanks for help.
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S63
I could really use some help on this one! Dead miss that does not show as a missfire, just coil circuts. My first suspision was the pcm was damaged by the coils. cyls 3, 5 and 6. Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil circit), P0355, P0356
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L alarm VIN: EB33DOKA29
this car's battery went dead about a year ago. when i hook up the amp meter between the battery and ground i am getting 2.5 to .5 amps as the alarm is goig off and on but there is no sound. after i tunr the key in the drivers door the apms drop but can hear so...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Car came with no starting problem. I've checked allmost everything related with starting system and it looks OK. The starter try to start just for 1/2 second and then it stop. I greased the ring and the flywheel but noting changed. One thing that I noticed is ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L suspension VIN: WDBSK74FBF
Good evening Customer complaint: ABC (active body control) in big bold red letters on dash board. no codes in history or pending vehicle ride hight is fine no fluid loss or suspension problems at this present time. any and all thoughts would be very helpful 2...
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W4T
can anyone tell me the tsb # for this concern - seems ford has deleted it from thier list - i remember reading about this - now cant find tsb or repair procedure harness chaffed in multiple locations... sensors & harness... does anyone reember the tsb dealing ... Trouble codes: P0161
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1993 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH56D2P
greetings to all i received this car from another shop,the original problem was no spark or injector pulse.they were able to locate a used one,installed it and now it has no fuel pump operation.i checked the main relay for my powers and they are all there.the ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G63
car misfires at load only or fast revs.all ignition system check twice working properly. cyl. ok valves ok! notice with advantage on # 2 and #3 injectors harness,at load signal would loose drive signal to injector. #1 and 4 ok! when at idle drive signal to inj... Trouble codes: P0300
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1992 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6SD16SXN
If you read the repair history you will see it had the pump replaced. Yes I know it has lots of K's but it has been well looked after. Passed from father to son. Still in good shape. At present it will intermittently blow the FP fuse. Last time it blew fuse th...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D4S
This is a Lexus tech repairing his kid's Maxima. Clutch was slipping and was replaced on 11-9-08. Performed fine. LOF performed on 11-15-08 using 0w-30 Mobil 1. A few days after the service, the car would seem to forget how to idle, usually when hot but occasi... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Steering VIN: JN8DR09Y91
This pathfinder has stiff steering when vehicle is not moving. the issue am told is intermittent and will sometimes have no problem. we are unable to check power steering pump pressure. we did check rack slide pressure as discussed in mitchell. we unhooked ste...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Enigine VIN: 31CB51D84L
Vehicle came in complaining Hard start when cold. When you get it started it smokes excessivly but once you get it running it runs fine. Did a compression test all cylinders test at 130psi, the spec is 196psi. Oil in all cylinders, like there is no piston ring...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ipc VIN: 1N4BA41E45
I had this nissan drive into the shop with a lack of power on acceleration. I also had the IPC guagesinop, all the back lighting on the IPC are working. I also had the ABS and Brake lights on, but no check engine light when the key is turned to the run positio...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Customer came in a month ago and had code P1273 (A/F Sensor lean). Tested, and learned, a lot of the system. Air flow and air/fuel sensors test good, according to Mitchell. Oxygen sensor (rear) is showing rich. Cleaned air flow, cleared codes, and light was go... Trouble codes: P1273 (air fuel sensor 1 b1 lean)
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Hydraulic Clutch VIN: 1G2JD12T6W
The clutch was originally replaced for being worn out. However since then air is getting into the system and owner returns anywhere from a week to a month to rebleed. Each time we bleed the slave a small amount of air comes out and no more after that, the ped...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2WP52K2X
hi guys,I got one your going to love.Car came from dealer after 6 weeks could not get to run.They said it was an internal vacuum leak and needed a new motor.I can get the car to run if I drop the exhaust at the manifold and give it a large vacuum leak [i.e 3/8...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Won't Shift Out of 1st VIN: 5GZCZ33D04
this car came in for a no shift and i have scanned it and i got p0700 and p0701. cleared code and went for a test drive. code p0700 returned first then p0701. no shifting out of 1st during test drive. reverse and park are ok. followed diagnostic procedure for ...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12EOR
no start cold...plugs wet ...dumping fuel. Excessive wets plugs only happens when cold occasionally.? Has good spark,good fuel pressure?/ whats going on? have replaced coolant Temp sensor & have replaced plugs,cap,rotor & WIRES. SYSTEM HAS NO COLD START INJE...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L key regstrationi VIN: JTEBY99J00
Only 1 master key in hand. This works fine and starts the engine. but for safety reasons I want to register another key in it. Can anyone help me with the manual way to register a key in this car ? It has seperate immobilizer unit.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L system psi VIN: WVWSE61J12
Mileage is 71k. not 710k. Customer towed in this Jetta with no drive forward or reverse. No tranny or engine codes are set pertaining to the tranny. (Just some misfire codes, traced to loose spark plugs) Scanner indicates that the TCM is following what the shi...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L oil smoke VIN: WVWMD63B03
after head job was done car runs great, but when car idles for more than 5 minutes, oil smoke comes out the exhaust in a big cloud. drive it around the block or so and oil smoke dissapears again. when we did the head job, we removed the oil pan and replaced th...
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L transmission VIN: YV1SW53D92
came in from body shop,dtc p0863.
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D21
NEW ECT SENSOR DID THE TRICK! THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO REPLIED! INSTALLED NEW SENSOR YESTERDAY, CAR FIRED UP INSTANTLY THIS MORNING... ALSO CHECKED WITH SCANNER AGAIN TO VERIFY THAT OUR NEW SENSOR WAS NOT RANGING ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH THE ENGINE OFF. Trouble codes: P1611 (trans ecm short to ground mil request active), P0306 (misfire 6).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall, while driving VIN: WBAET37433
Thanks to all the folks who responded. A few felt as I did, that fuel supply was still being lost for some reason, and suggested monitoring fuel pressure and current to the pump while driving. Others suggested CMP or CKP sensors may be the cause, and yet a f...
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1992 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4NJ1432N
the vehical had a blown head gasket. someone had replaced it at one time and over tightend it, causing it to be squashed between the cyls.
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KE54Y31
Back to basics!!! Technician just started with coil instead of actually inspecting & diagnosing properly as required. Found hairline crack spark plug (#2). Replaced all 8 with new OEM ACD (removed NGK Iridiums) and running fine now. Thanks for all the repl... Trouble codes: 1381 (cylinder misfire abs/pcm data loss), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2).
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L unable to remove key VIN: 1G6DM57724
Well, only a few replies on this one. The majority said PCM, one said to unplug the PCM & key should release if that was the problem, that did not work. I priced PCM to customer & gave him the option. They decided to remove the key lock solenoid & drive the ca...
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Horns VIN: 1G1AY0785E
It turned out to be the actual anti-theft control module. I only learned this after replacing the door switches and not resolving the problem.
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1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Vibration VIN: 1GCCS14Z8M
Well it is finally fixed. Wow! What a response! I got 31 replies within 24 hours! As many suggested, GM has a vibration problem with this engine. In fact, starting in 1992 a balance shaft was included in the engine to counteract unwanted vibration. As m...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOS
ended up being a map sensor messing with me. did a tap test on sensor it would drop to o.o2 volts thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0107 (map sensor low voltage), P1107.
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M1T
First I want to thank all who tried to help. I did what some suggested by testing the individual injector resistance and even tried a new ignition module which didn't change anything. Anyway I'm not going to call this a repair or a fix because I'm only hal...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L drivetrain VIN: 1GCGK29R1V
O.K. so you all agree that some binding is norman in these trucks so we released the vehicle back to the customer and we will have to wait and see what happens.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L trans temp VIN: 1GCHK29244
This is going to be a reoccuring issue with these trucks.I finally removed the radiator,the distance bettween the and evap core is just right to let dirt,grim and such cover the radiator enough to make the temp go up. thanks for the input
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Heater VIN: 3B7HF137XW
This truck isn't officially fixed as we're waiting for the customer to bring it back for repairs. The popular consensus is however that the heater core is plugged. We did try back flushing the core and it may of helped some but still not enough heat to warm up...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L no start VIN: 1FTCR14UXM
This one really got under my skin. Basiclly i got a bad wiring diagram (mitchell) It showed #1 in different position than it should be.My haynes manual showed correct position.So much for tecnology. Thanks for all the replys.
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U34E2X
I had'nt closed this before now because i wanted to be sure it was fixed.this car had a long crank problem at one time which was remedied by installing a Ford inline ck valve.at a later time it developed this no start condition only after hot soak.coincidental...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWF3657Y
most of the replies coverd what my testing had already done. i sent the vehicle to the dealership, and they told me it had a blown engine. the customer decided to bot fix it, and it was towed away. thanks for the time
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F5Y
less than a week and 13 exelent replays,this truck is FIX everybody give my exelent guide ,especialy JACK FROM TENNESSEE whit the part # and where to get it ...yes was the IDM i check every thing you guys said to check and all point to idm and that was the pro... Trouble codes: P1316 (p1293-), P1293 (p1294-), P1294 (testing and results).
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L skips 1 2 shift VIN: 1FAFP55282
sorry I didn't close this sooner, but Ted you were right on the money. This unit was the wrong one in the car and the shift sol pattern is different. Thanks for all your replies gentlemen. Happy Wrenching.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L shift engaugement VIN: 1FMZU73K65
THANK'S FOR ALL THE RESPONSES FOR THE TRANNY SLOW/NO ENGAUGEMENT WHEN COLD ON THE FORD EXPLORER. AFTER A NUMBER OF TIMES RECHECKING FLUID LEVEL, I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT FULL IS TO FILL IT WHILE IT IS STILL "COLD". THE "HOT" FI...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1GTGK13U41
The oil leak was coming from to high to be rear main, so I just tore into it. Removed intake plenum and it was leaking from the valley cover. This is a one owner truck and engine has never been worked on but a couple of the bolts could have been taken out by...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L power seat VIN: 1GKEK13ZO3
We recieved 7 replies to the situation and the most common repair suggest having the system re-flashed . We do not have the equipment to perform this procedure therefore we recommended she take the vehicle to the dealer. I have not heard from her yet. Thanks f...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L heater VIN: JHMCM56603
yes i believe heater core and heater box need to replace but customer dont have money to repaired it, later on they have money will be repaired it,thank you for all TECHS helped me.
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2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGFA16536
I had replaced the ECT sensor and the CE light would still come on intermittently. All the connectors were corrosion free. I then replaced the temp sensor in the radiator and the light has not come on since. I figure what was happening was the two sensor wer... Trouble codes: P2185, P2183, P0111.
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F54
i removed crank sensor to check the tone ring and the sensor fell out very easily.check tone ring and that was ok.so i put crank sensor back in with a couple light taps and it fired right up and ran perfect.so i think the sensor was never fully seated in the h... Trouble codes: P0335, P1372.
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1993 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNCKP01D3T
I HAD SEVERAL GOOD IDEAS TO LOOK AT BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN THE CAR AGAIN. I AM GOING TO CLOSE THIS FOR NOW, & WILL POST SOMETHING WHEN I SEE THE CAR AGAIN. Trouble codes: 401 (Low flow on egr).
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L head lights, windows, shift lock, security lite VIN: SAJHX1247W
Well this did end up being fun/challenging and I understand why I didn't get any help, it wasn't something you run into often so here's how it went. After tapping to the rear and front it was occurring more often as I moved toward the passenger side dash. So I...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L powersteering VIN: 154CW48N34
Turns out this vehicle's power steering system was tied in together with the cooling fan. The cooling fan motor has valves in it that hydraulically control the power steering. One of these valves had gotten stuck. Took everything apart and cleaned valve and bo...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T8BF12G3T
Thanks for all the help. We have fixed the vehicle, found that there was a few vacuum lines that were dry rotted and falling apart. Also, found that the battery was weak and the EGR ports had some carbon build up. We replaced the vacuum lines, battery and c... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L heater controles VIN: JT6HF10UXY
well its fixed, we checked the ac as per 1 reply no problems, decided after looking at the heater core replacement cost we would try a power flush on the core, it didn't seem restricted but we now have 175*to 180* outlet temp at all vents. Thanks again for all...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L 2-3 shift solenoid VIN: JT8BF28G31
Thanks for who responded. After much confusion at my local Lexus dealer, they eventually reset the memory of the cars original ECM and all shift problems went away.
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LLNHM87A21
Thanks to the guys who responded We are going to jb weld the ends of the intake and put a releif valve in the side until we can find out why it is back firing.
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1992 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BG2260N
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, AFTER RETRACING FOR VACUUM LEAKS AND CONFIRMING AIR FLOW SENSOR COOLANT TEMP AND TP READINGS, WE FILLED THE CAR WITH GAS AND IT HAS RUN FINE SINCE. ALTHOUGH NO ONE HAS ADMITTED IT. IT LOOKS LIKE THE CUSTOMER PUT E85 IN THE TANK, THE... Trouble codes: 17 (no change in oxygen sensor output).
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Transmission VIN: 1YVGF22C82
Thank You all for the great ideas and help. after using an external shift box the transmission didnot shift correctly which led me to believe it is an internal problem, unfotunatly the customer declined any further work on his vehicle. I also selected ford c...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L brakes VIN: WDBNG73J82
Thanks for all the input The OE pads we recieved did have the double shims, took apart and aplied disc brake quiet, lubed back side, slides etc. Re installed and test drove again, noise gone at this time. David
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Gauges
Thanks for the info fellas. I am sending the unit out for repair.
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L air bag VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
No corrosion was found on the sensor or connector. I did ship it off to the dealer and they replaced the module. They were crossing their fingers on the fix and the light did not come back on.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L srs VIN: 1N4BA41E54
I used a different scan tool and sucessfully cleared the DTC's. No more DTC's. Thanks for all the help!
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Starting System, Security? VIN: 1G3N154C14
Alex from Georgia Thank YOU! The car is fixed this morning with a new fuse box LH Fuse Box! Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply truly! Here is quick recap. I performed his suggested test. It turns out the fuse panel at the drivers side has had wate...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L none VIN: 1G2WP12K4Y
Thanks guys for all the help especially to Gordon put me in right place cooling fan relay was not bad but had been replaced before unplugged to find it was burned at terminales cut off conector and replaced also replaced relay factory made relay retested clear...
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1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start, no pcm comm. VIN: 1G87F128XV
I got 10 replies to my help request. Thank you everybody. I was able to fix the problem after many hours of diagnostic time. I've always been hesitant to condemn pcm's and was hesitant to condemn this one. But after all the help I received and after all the di...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG68853
thanks to all that helped, this one wasn't so much a problem as to find a way to pull the abs codes. Which with the help of those who replied, I was able to do. Thank you.
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