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1998 Acura CL 2.3L unknown VIN: 19UYA3153W
Customer returned this week with the same chatter at 159873 miles. We found the throwout bearing out of round slightly. We figured that was the problem and replaced clutch with a Luk clutch kit this time. Now it chattered immediately when backing it off of the...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAEP33442
This is the first BMW that I will be attempting to replace a motor in. Alldata says to remove the transmission before removing the engine. My question is, can I drop the engine/trans assembly with subframe out the bottom and then split the trans on the floor w...
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1991 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, code 41 VIN: 1G4HP54CMH
This is a hair puller.This car was previously diagnosed at another shop. Check engine light on always, code 41,cam sensor circut problem. Customer requested to verify diagnosis that cam sensor magnet was missing. Removed cam sensor and confirmed magnet was com... Trouble codes: 41 (cam signal circut problem)
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K5X
Hello all this vehicle is a tow in from a friends shop. It cranks but will not start, soft pop back when you stop cranking. Wires look new, crank sensor looks new. All cylinders have spark, injector pulse is present. Fuel pressure 50psi, volume and quality loo...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Brake Pedal VIN: 2G4WS52J03
Hey Guys, Thanks in advance for your help. I have a problem that is getting tough to duplicate. I am working on a 2003 Buick Century 3.1L W/abs and my customer states every once and a while the brake pedal feels like it fades to the floor. I talked to him more...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L radio VIN: 1G1JC5245W
the stereo has went into loc. Its a delco and I have the scrambled code of 452455. customer is coming soon and I was wondering if anyone knew what the code is to unlock it. It would be much appreciated
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L starts and dies VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
Truck will crank and start for 5 sec and then die. Security light stays on and has code p1629 for passlock sensor circuit fault. Have tried clearing code, unhooking battery and even changing passlock sensor. But always the same result. I dont have much experin...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W1X
Nagging problem reoccures randomly. Works great each time a cap and rotor are replaced. Symptoms returned anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months later after cap and rotor replacement. Heavy acceleration has no problem - takes off like a rocket. Light to moderate ac... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Module VIN: 1GNCT18W71
Abs light comes on intermittantly , code C0265 is in memory. Grounds and powers check good with a headlamp as a load and a voltage drop test. All indications are a module. Any other known concerns to look for here before I replace the module?
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WH55K51
Have an 01 Impala came in with temperature gauge reading at the very bottom, both cooling fans running continuously (KOEO or running), no fault codes stored in any systems. Scanner showed coolant temp at approx. 170 degrees after warm-up during testing, yet ga...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L Surge VIN: 1GNDS13S33
The first thing we did is check the pcm for updates on software, there were no updates. The truck has the latest software in it. The problem is intermittent. When it was acting up the idle was surging and the map sensor was reading at 1.3v. When the vehicle ra... Trouble codes: P0105
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L power seats VIN: 3GNFK16Z63
Vehicle has reverse drivers side power seat switch operation, dim PRNDL, outside temp. indicator is about 40 degrees off and ride control indicates needs service. Note: ride control compressor has been replaced, worked OK. Within a few weeks vehicle returned w...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T64
we have engine misfire on 1357 cylinders plugs and wires good . Plugs will get a very heavy black carbon on them quikly compression is 125# across the board fuel pressure is good O2 sensor bank1 sensor is about 30 on the scan tool the rest run at between 550 a... Trouble codes: 300 (random cyl misfire)
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U35
DTC U1007 Replace throttle body assy, TAC module, APP sensor checked all wiring did find purple wire at throttle body broken inside insulation repaired it, still same problem.As for data in the TAC module 0.0 V from APP 1 & APP 2 bypassed APP1 sensor (gas peda... Trouble codes: U0107 (loss of communication with throttle actuator)
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L 2nd gear VIN: 1GCEC19V55
Hello, this truck shutters slightly when taking off from a stop. I can watch it electronically shift into second on the Tech 2, but there is nothing there (like shifting into neutral). If I get the speed high enough in 1st, it will go into 3rd. 3rd & 4th are f...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK23285
Hello I have this silverado went through the trouble tree in alldata says to replace ipc I can move it with the scanner do not think this could be the cause i maybe wrong just wondering if anyone has ran into a similiar problem also the pcm coverts the signal ...
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1981 Chrysler Imperial 5.2L Speedometer VIN: 2A3BY62J7B
This vehicle has an electronic Speedometer. I already know the problem, the VSS is broken. The issue is finding an new one! Does anyone know of a reputable early Chrysler parts house? I've tried the dealer, and while they can cross reference the part #, they s...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L seat, mirrors VIN: 1C4GP64L6W
Customer says that this van intermittently has a seat & mirrors that move by themselves. We have not seen the problem happen. It may happen 2 days in a row or not for a couple months. She has come out to the van in the morning or after work & the drivers seat ...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L crunching noise w/ braking VIN: 2C4GP54L34
Hey guys, this car came to me with a crunching sound from the right rear brake area when braking and coming to a stop, I replaced the rear drums and shoes because of glazing and scoring,even though the shoes and drums were original, they were scored. Lubed the...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Sunroof VIN: 1C3EL46R14
The power sunroof just tilts up at the back when the "OPEN" button is pushed. "Vent" button doesn't do anything. So in theory, the roof should open at the back when the vent button is pushed, and go back when the open button is pushed. Voltage / switch inputs...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3AY75S85
hi folks, tough one here, customer states start and immediately stall, then crank no start. towed in. cranks no start. only dtc is p2305 ignition secondary coil circuit. good spark n cyl 1 and 4, weak spark on #2 and #3.replaced spark plougs, cam sensor, and p... Trouble codes: P2305 (decondary ignition coil circuit)
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X3T
This thing came in for a transmission service. While doing the service we found a problem with water pump so we did that. After running it and finding that it was running rough we suggested a tune up. We did it and it helped at first. Two weeks later it came b... Trouble codes: 301 (Cylinder Mis fire 1), 300 (Multiple Misfires)
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L cd VIN: X1D4HB58D4
Hi guys, this is a 2004 Durango LTD w/ 6 disc CD Player (No Sat-Radio or DVD). Vehicle over the last week was getting harder and harder to start (power problems) -- found the battery was low and would not charge to 100% (orignal) and replaced it. Over the nig...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2D8GP24R35
This vehicle came in with the HVAC air flow only out of the defrost vents. The vehicle has manual temp control system. Testing codes with the DRB in the HVAC module came up with a code of "recirculation door overcurrent" Alldata does not show any info. for thi...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Driveshaft VIN: 1D7HA18N06
When shifting from drive to reverse there is a very noticeable and distinct clunk noise or popping sound comming from the driveshaft. We checked for T.S.B.'S for this problem. There were none related. We inspected u joints and driveshaft. The joints were ok an...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS29A57
This truck will crank but not start. It will start and run if either is added. The lift pump and mechanical pumps have been replaced. There are no codes stored that I would think relate , but code 1451 is stored and returns after clearing. It is a particulate...
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1969 Ford Mustang 351CID tv VIN: 9F03L18987
Hello All, Can any one tell me how to set the TV On an AOD This is the first covversion I have done and have never had to do this yet. I do have the psi gauge set but do not know how to set it. Thank you
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
This vehicle has no spark when real cold outside (under 10/15 degrees). It has fuel pressure & fuel injector trigger. I disconnected DPFE - still no spark. Scanner shows 3 degree's (which it is). Installed a aftermarket module. Mounting bolts broke off. Drill ... Trouble codes: P0335 (dpfe), P0116 (Engine temp sensor)
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
Hi guys thanks for your repsonses in advance. I have a lean condition with this taurus. long term trim is at 33%+ and short term 22% both banks. car seems to run better until it hits closed loop. then when computer takes over. smoke tested for vacume leans as ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L6Y
This truck was sent to us from another shop. The complaint is rough idle & acts like going to stall occas. at stops. Codes 171,174 were present. We "smoke" tested the engine & found no leaks, other than a collapsed pcv hose, which we replaced. The pcv hose is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, new fuel pump no pre VIN: 1FAFP66LIY
i need help i am not a good ford guy only gm
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Coolant tube VIN: 1FTZX17271
We have a 01 F-150 with a leaking coolant tube. The tube is 5/8 inch and pressed into the lower intake manifold, PN# F75Z 8555 AB. I have replaced a few on GM's 3.4 with no problems, but this will be my first attempt on a Ford. It looks like it can be replaced...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR10U92
Hello group. Got a wierd one here for you ford guys. Truck came in with abs code C1155 (lf wheel sensor). Tried to clear but comes right back without moving vehicle. Drove with scanner and all sensors read ok and graph ok. Went thru tree and found voltage (2v)...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Oil consumption VIN: 1FTNW21F92
7.3 diesel excessive oil consumption, no blue smoke. Very little blow by. Truck runs good and starts quick. I do have some oil in the hose going to the intercooler. If seals in head were leaaking around injector sleeves wouldn't it affect the IPR percentage an...
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2004 Ford E-150 4.6L caliper VIN: 1FTRE14W14
hi all,really need help on this one.vehicle came in with brake noise.inspected and found brake pads worn out.replaced front pads and turned rotors.replaced rear pads and rotors.didn`t test drive before repairs because of gringing brakes.on test drive after rep...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21S94
This vehicle is a state police vehicle. All the information I get about its usage is 3rd hand (officer tells fleet maint. guy, maint. guy brings it to me) but my understanding is that this vehicle is used primarely for towing a trailer. Not sure about the size... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 Heater Circuit Malf.), P0155 (B2S1 O2 Heater Circuit Malf.)
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKGK26U81
Hi, fellow members, I want to tank you in advance for your help, this truck came for smog inspection to my shop, as soon as r.p.m. increased to 2500, service engine soon light came on, and d.t.c. p0300 sets in ecm, customer took it somewhere else for repairs, ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Timing belt cover VIN: JHMRA3880X
Hi Guys this vehicle is a 2.3L 4CYL NOT A 3.5L THE SYSTEM WONT ACCEPT 2.3. THE PROBLEM I AM HAVING IS THE TIMING COVER WONT COME OFF BECAUSE the bolt for the tensioner sticks out too far to lift it over. there is not enough space between the cover and the body...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM21922
customer had alternator adjuster fail and fall off vehicle. came in with no alternator operation because belt was off. replaced alternator and adjuster assembly and re tested charging system. is ok. now when started battery light is on. check engine light will...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG16532
We have this honda that on days when temp is -5 degrees the car wont accelerate & wont idle. This happens after the car is driven 3 miles. Cust says the car starts up good cold. We have never had this happen when we drive the car. By the time we pick up the ca... Trouble codes: P1129
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES267X5
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this civic that blows cold when driving. It blows hot in shop and when sitting at lights. The coolant is full and we tried a new thermostat from honda but hasn't changed. This car has a heater control valve but it appears...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear wiper VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Good morning to all.I have this rodeo that the rear wiper and washer does not work.I pulled the switch and power to switch is ok.I replaced the rear wiper control module (alarm module behind r/side of dash).I also tried a known good motor still nothing.I have ...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALB4B149X
The problem is the transmission will upshift normally under full throttle but whe at part throttle it will not upshift unless you lightly release the throttle then feels normal.also the code 17 ( inhibitor switch circuit) trans light does not flash as the serv...
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1840X
Hey Guys, I am getting a hard code here that will not clear. My IDS has no info. on this code, I have read elsewhere that this is poss. serial commication problem between ECM and TCM... I have no codes in TCM Anyone have any ideas with this one before I start ... Trouble codes: P1601 (none in ids)
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
I am trying to resolve these lean codes(P0171 and P0174)after customer had it to several other shops. They failed and I am not only trying to gain her confidence but resolve her car troubles as well. The engine is sound, fuel pressure/volume is good and a "New... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2)
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L All Lights VIN: 1J4GZ78S6T
Hi all. I have not been able to duplicate this problem, so I turn to you. The owner says that at times all the lights (Dash, Dome, Courtesy, Headlights etc.) just start flashing. The usually have the lights set on auto, and it happens more when the engine is s...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L p1763 VIN: 1J4GC48511
This Jeep came to us with a P1763 code and was in limp hme mode. We replaced the TCC/od solenoid, Gov pressure sensor and Gov pressure solenoid per technical bulletin But the code keeps setting. When we check the harness inside the case (which came with the so...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ALternator VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
The grand cherokee comes to us with a no charging situation.The ck engine light is on with 3 codes 1765,1495, and P0753.The voltage regulator function is done with the pcm.Two wires from the pcm ,green, white with a blue tracer.There is no voltage being suppli...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L transmission VIN: IJ4F449S15
Mail truck, well taken care of it is a right hand drive. Customer has intermittent limp mode condition and a MIL light. If the car is shut off two or three times it will shift and work fine. Until jeep cut off and is restarted after it sits for a while. I hook...
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2000 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB1619Y
Vehicle starts ok, runs at idle perfectly smooth, the second the throttle comes off idle the ignition coils misfire out of time. new coils, wires and ecm are on the vehicle to try and correct problem. cam/crank sync appear to be on time consistantly. Grounds h...
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L alt belt VIN: KNADC12352
hello darlin' its me again.i have the above listed rio back again.1st time in was 10/08 came in with alt belt broke and alt seized up,simple replaced alt and belt sent car down the road(98452 miles) car came back 12/08 99673 miles with alt belt gone,checked pu...
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNADC12302
Tested all affected systems, temp control, injectors, ignition. Everything seems to be ok even when cold, yet it will not start below approx 30 degrees. If it is left in shop overnight, it will start no problem most times but occasionally a light stumble for a...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L door locks, windows VIN: 1LNHM87A53
owner is complaining of he will exit the car and all of a sudden as he is walking away the drivers door window will roll down, thw horn may chrip and or the door lacks seem to lock or unlock at times differently than they have in the past. he has a key fob whi...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
to me/be techs help please !! smoke tested, found no leaks, checked in mitchell for purge valve, pressure relief valve & cannister locations, no component location graphic avail, any one run into this one ? any help greatly appreciated, thx to all in advance Trouble codes: P0443 (evap/purge control valve circuit)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
vehicle originally came in with p0400 code egr flow fault. found vacuum hoses worn and colapsed to manifold and transducer. replaced hoses. one week later cust said light back on. before he came back he said the light went out. he came in to check code and cod... Trouble codes: P0400
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6532Y
this car when cold runs fine. once it warms up it runs like its running out of fuel. scanner shows at times it running way lean but most of the time way rich at just above a steady cruise. the more you load it the worse it gets. when this is happening the inj ... Trouble codes: P0190, P0303, P0304
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Nissan repair techs, I have this 95 Nissan Maxima that is making me pull what's left of my hair out. The problem occurs after the engine warms up and happens so infrequently that I have not been able to diagnose it. Sometimes when coming to a stop the engine b...
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2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on
this car has a p0171 code , i scoped the both front 02s, b1 looks good, switches properly , reacts quickly, and peaks over 800mv and below 200mv.bank 2 sensor 1 was a little slow to react, but not horrible.i've seen alot of 02 sensor traces in my time and this... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no reverse, VIN: 3N1CB51D91
customer drove car in complaining of slipping in drive and has no reverse, checked fliud, right up no smell and a good red colour, pulled pan to inspect for anything broken, nothing, also very little residue in pan or filter, cleaned terminals at harness conne...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Limp mode + trac con VIN: 2G2WS52294
We have been struggling with this problem for a while. vehicle starts and runs fine when first driven. issue appears to occur on the highway at speeds greater than 60mph and over 2000 rpm. what happens is: after exceeding 2000 rpm a loss of power is noticed (i... Trouble codes: P0068, P0101, P1106
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUSX28N61
Well the customer took the car and we'll call it a fix hopefully.As everyone suggested we replaced the thermostat and the ect sensor ,also replaced the brake light switch.I'd like to thank all respondents for their professionalism and helpful attitude.Thanks I...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L eps VIN: 4USBT53423
Thanks everyone for your replies! We checked the suspension and tie rods thoroughly, also the strut tower braces. Can't find the problem there, it really sounds like it's inside the dash. Customer decided to live with it for now, if we ever get to dig into it ...
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1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WF54LXN
Thanks to everyone who replied to our request. Its fixed turned out to be pcm like many suspected. We tried tap testing but didnt find it but unbolting pcm from bracket and twisting caused symptoms to occur. Put in reman aftermarket pcm $128.00 customer is hap... Trouble codes: 41 (CAM SENSOR I dont think its related.).
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y2Y
thanks to all that replied, everyone said the same things. the fuel gauge issue was more then likly a sender problem and the P0125 was most likly a failed t-stat. I did replace the t-stat and that seems to have fixed that problem. however the customer declined... Trouble codes: P0125, P0463.
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L rack shudder VIN: 1G6ET1292Y
hey everyone sometimes in life you second guess and over think things,well this is one of those things.I knew deep down in my gut and heart that the reman rack was the problem because of the right turn shudder only.as for the fords they do this when front work...
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1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 4x4 fuse VIN: 2GCDK14K8M
Truck has been working fine for 3 days now. After truck dried off I pulled the connectors for both the actuator motor and the sensor(fuse did'nt blow), pulled actuator and tested(shorted),replaced actuator. Thanks everyone for the help, even though I was prett...
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1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC144XP
After days of trying to duplicate problem with not much success, we replaced ignition module and crank sensor harness and have had no other problems
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E7W
Well thanks to all that replied after reading though all the letters I went back and did a running compression on #1 cylinder and low and behold I started at 150 psi and as it warmed up it lost compression after like 2 min. I was down to 40 psi I then did leak... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L awd transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19W81
AFTER TESTING ALL PARTS AND REPAIRING THE RED WIRE ON THE AB CIRCUIT. PLUS R&I TRANSFER CASE TO TAKE TO TRANS SHOP AND FOUND IT TO BE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT. INSTALLED T-CASE AND ALL WORKS GREAT NOW.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E12
Thanks to all that offered help. I looked at the TSB and cleaned and tightened all terms to the sensor but no good, When looking at these intermit no crank cars look at your data stream for a steady key voltage of aprox, 3.3 volts, This should not change ...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L low beams VIN: 2G1WW12E92
I HAD SIX REPLIES ON THIS ON! MOST OF WHAT WAS SUGGESTED I HAD ALREADY CHECKED OUT. AARON FROM OHIO SAID HE HAD SEEN THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH BAD ON ONE. WE CHECKED IT & REPLACED IT, & IT DID FIX THE PROBLEM. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E25
hi guys i fix the car i must say thank you guys for your help . the car had a after market remote start there was a bypass module install that was the problem so i take it out program the vtd car starts. thank you guys again
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L oil VIN: 3B7MF33C8S
The owner of this truck put the repairs on the back burner, as the PA. snowstorm has put this repair as a lower priority. (wrecker service, go figure!}Thanks to all who replied; there were many helpful ideas, and Andy from Texas went out of his way to explain,...
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1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L heater ducts VIN: 2B7HB21XXT
A lot of the people that responded were correct the heater core was the problem. By flushing it out i could get a little heat to come out but the customer did not want to spend the money on this heap it has 185,000 miles on a work van said a little heat was be...
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B3ES47YXW
not much of a parts hanger but i threw a coil pack on just for the fun of it with no change checked the timing mark alignment, dead on. threw it back on the modis ignition scope and found a small hick up on #3 replaced the plug wires and all is fine. thanks fo...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L shift range selector VIN: 7B7HF13Y71
Thank you all for the help. I sold them a remanufactured transmission to fix the problem.The customer balked at the diagnosis at first,but i had your responses printed out and that really helped...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L intm. excss. crank VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Thanks fo all the help. We sent it to Dodge to be flashed and so far so good. Thanks Trouble codes: P0602.
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Seat heaters VIN: 2B3LA53H46
This vehicle is not fixed. Dealer pulled codes and there were no codes stored. I also suspect a faulty ignition switch, but the dealer will not replace it unless its confirmed. The intermittent nature of this problem makes this very difficult to track down. ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L timing cover VIN: 2FMDA5142W
Well this ones gone and down the road. I would like to say thanks too all the 30 repliers on this one.The Engine does not have to be pulled Removing two motor mount nuts ,water pump and long studs. She'll come right out. You have to jack up engine just a lit...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L all electronics VIN: 1FMFU18L21
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED, TURNS OUT THE WINDSHIELD WAS LEAKING AT THE TOP LEFT CORNER AND WATER WAS GETTING INTO THE GEM MODULE CAUSING THE ELECTRONICS TO STAY ON WITH THE KEY OUT, WE REPLACED THE WINDSHIELD AND INSTALLED AND RE PROGRAMED THE NEW MODULE A...
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X63
Thanks to George from Arizona, We did find the problem with this one. We put a scope on the cam signal wich was showing some interference. The wiring runs through the harness with the main Alternator Wiring. Also we noticed the alternator was making a little n... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FTRW14W94
thanks for all the help , found main battery ground wire to engine block had high resistance , took apart connection and cleaned replaced star washer and tightened , problem id now fixed
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1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GDCT18ZXP
Found intake heat exchanger hoses routed backwards, causing no coolant circulation. This caused very high intake air temp. under load. After getting the coolant to circulate, and cool down the intake charge I still had slightly high boost pressure=18PSI. I had... Trouble codes: 31 (over boost / waste gate malfunction).
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L no speedo/tach VIN: 1GTEC19T4Y
thanks to everyone for thereexpert advise in this repair.after fixing the chewed up harness we have speedo/tach and transmission shifting correctly.
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L electronic 4wheel drive VIN: 1GKDT13W51
THANK YOU TO ALL THE GENTLEMEN WHO RESPONDED! I FOUND A BAD ENCODER MOTOR/TRANSFERCASE MOTOR. WE HAD CHANGED IT TWO YEARS AGO WHICH WAS LEADING ME TO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS STILL GOOD. I ALSO FOUND THAT WHEN CLEARING SYSTEM YOU HAVE TO HOLD THE HI AND LOW BUTTONS...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Runs hot VIN: 1HGCE1892V
Hello all; Well thanks for so many great responses. But i did get alot of people say to use oem thermostat, so thats what we did and it fixed the car. Thank God. Thanks so much for all the replies. Iatn is best tool i have!!! Gary
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2256X
Thank you everyone who responded to the post! It definately turned out to be a immobilizer problem . I started checking other things and while I was checking I noticed the green key on the inst cluster went out . So I put everything back together and viola it ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S65
thanks for all the replies, i decided that the sensor had to be bad. we installed a new sensor and drove the car aprox 50 miles before returning to customer. all semms well. Trouble codes: P338.
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2008 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HH58298
I got several replies to the problem. Thank you all for your help. We had to take the head off on the left cylinder bank. The compression was low on the end cylinders. We sent the head out to our machine shop to get valves and head resurfaced. They found ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine knock VIN: KNDUP13162
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I dodged a major bullet on this one. Always the skeptic, I removed the upper timing covers and the cams did not line up. I took the thing apart down below and could see that the new Kia tensioner that I ha...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Backfire in intake VIN: 1LNHM87A01
Sorry for the delay, we have been hit with snow and ice over the last two weeks that have slowed things down. Thanks for all of your replies that all lead me toward the right direction. We confirmed correct timing. Car had 30KV out of all coils. We confirm... Trouble codes: P0102.
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 1LNHM97V61
thanks to all who responded.the fix was a new keypad.opened the old one to see a large amount of gang green
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Thanks for everyone that helped me on that. This car had been involved in a car accident and I looked close inside the left fuse/relay box module and found a bad conection with green stuff on it at start relay, really hard to see but I cleanned and soldered th...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Fuel gauge VIN: WDBJF65J1Y
We tested the sender and found it was dropping out at the 3/4 point. Replaced the sensor and the gauge works well.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hard to fill VIN: WDBUH83J14
Good morning, I hate closing this request without a fix, I did verify that all the solenoid control vent and valves are working and nothing is stuck in the fill tube. The bad thing is the client is going to Florida for 3 months and did not have any extra time...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
Thanks to everyone who replied. After getting a MAF from nissan, it still was acting the same way. so checked the wiring from the MAF to PCM and all wires checked good, except the V-Ref voltage for the MAF. Was Battery voltage and not 5 Volts. Unhooked bus bar... Trouble codes: P0102.
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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CW53L7M
Thanks for all your help! Manual and others were right on .The napa Magnent was manufactured wrong ,the magnent polarity was incorrect and it would not trigger the hall switch. I installed a gm magnent that had a differant polarity and it now switches hall swi... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam sensor circuit).
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Theft Deterrent VIN: 1G2JD12T2W
Well I was not able to fix this one. Thank you to all who replied, as your information was helpful. Special thanks to Ron from Texas. Your post rang true to me, so I tried a crank sensor and was able to get the noid light to flash a couple times, but still no ...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L electrial VIN: 4T1SK12E3S
Thanks for the quick reply from Teno. The problem was in the distrubitor i remove the condencer in the distributor and the short was fix.I did not know that there was two plug on the distributor I could not see the smaler plug at the back of the distributor.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L NO Tach VIN: JTDDR32T2Y
Well maybe "I" did not fix this thing. I sent it out so the customer could have the car while I waited for help, I did get 2 responses witch boiled down to using a labscope to check rpm at the wire coming out of the ecm. But the car came back yesterday for an...
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