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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B72
Hi, I have an '02 Allroad in my shop that I can't figure out. the vehicle came in with a check engine light and SAI insufficient flow codes. I originally found several split vacuum lines and replaced all of them, a smoke test also found a tiny split in the int... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow)
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L No throttle VIN: WAUAT48H24
Customer had one experiece with no throttle respose after and before CVT transmssion was put in Drive for 20 min, car was towed in and we could never experiece problem. No codes were found, only problem found was transmission mount defective and causing to muc...
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L warning lamps VIN: WAUAF78EX7
vehicle from body shop had srs,abs,traction,& brake lamps on. new srs components incl module(which was not coded).body shop has already disposed of old module so I coded module using info found on ross tech vcds. with [...] airbag light goes off but abs,...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6326S
customer states ck engine light on rough idle at times hot replace # 2 ignition coil replace spark plugs customer drove for 20 miles before repair with misfire performed smoke test no leaks,15" vacuum at idle steady
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGJ8327W
This car has a code 86 Changeover valve, rear axle I can not get any information on troubleshooting for this code Any help would be appreciated Thank you
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Looking for a mechanic in the 72315 Blytheville Ark area. I sold 2000 BMW Z-3 on e-bay to a customer that lives there. When I had the car here in Florida it acted up with multiple misfire and ran as though it was plugged fuel filter. There was also a vacuum no...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53502
we towed in this car today. it has been in the 20's the last 2 days.customer complaint, black smoke from tailpipe. it started up eventually for us blowing white smoke from the tailpipe. did not smell like antifreeze. checked plugs, black and sooty. compression... Trouble codes: 240 (misfire 3 cylinder), 243 (misfire 6 cylinder)
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
hey guys. i have this 2002 m3 killing me. it came in with a check engine light with code 170 secondary-air quantity too low. i have smoked system for leaks. no leaks found. i have visualy checked to see if there were any cranked hoses or hoses loose. none were... Trouble codes: 170 (secondary-air quantity too low)
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB33526
car came from body shop with damage to front bumper.cars imobalizer system is in lockup mode.there is a sign on instrument panel with a steering wheel and a lock.shifter will not move and car will not start.does any one know how to rearm without dealer scan an...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Extended Crank VIN: 1G4HP54K02
This vehicle has an intermittent extended crank, but happens alot. The ignition is firing but has no injector pulse. When the injectors start to pulse the engine starts right up. The CKP & CMP signals to the ignition module and PCM look good and are present du...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G4WS52J63
Hello to all I've got a no start on an 03 Buick hope someone can offer some assistance. Car initally came in for a rough run condition, car was due for a tune and had a moderate leak from the intake. Intake manifold gaskets replaced and tune components. Upon a...
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2007 Cadillac STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LSGDE53A67
1.normal maintenance .clean electronic throttle 2.The engine is started ,this one idling is normal for cold engine. 3. the engine idling is abnormal for hot engine. Because is higher than the normal idling .then on the driving test about 3 hours,the engine idl...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3687779797
Rocker stud is broke off on Cylinder #5. Valves are not bent, ran leakage test. How do i remove these studs please, head on if possible. Are these pressed on , and how will i install the new one?? Thankyou.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Charge Lamp,ABS Light,Brake Light,Air Bag Light VIN: 2G1WH55KY1
Vehicle came in with intermittant lights on dash flashing.All four lights flash every second for (4) flashes then off for (3) seconds.While lights are flashing the alternator is putting out appox 14 volts.No codes in any computer.I have replaced the battery & ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L cooling system VIN: 1GCHK23151
this truck came in and customer says it is pushing coolant out overflow checked coolant level was low topped off and installed pressure tester it will rise to peg out in about 15 min. seemes to slow for compression? ran cumbustion leak test on cooling system ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L high idle
At start up this vehicle's IAC counts are 38 (normal) then steadly increase to 230 counts (3500 rpm) within two minutes. Using Tech 2 RPM does not change when I command IAC up or down. Fuel trims are at 0% +/- 3%. Fuel pressure is at 45psi, regulator is not le... Trouble codes: P0507
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L Air Bag System VIN: 3GCEC14X96
Waiting on a pack of 2 ohm resistors to try and bypass/test the fault point. Has anyone seen a bad airbag or contrrol module on this new of a vehicle? Seems to act up cold. The light went out for about two hours after replacing the drivers connector but came b...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L starter VIN: 2C4GP54L61
Hi Gang. The starter in this vehicle wants to stay engaged into the flywheel when starting the vehicle under 20 degrees F. I have confirmed this. It sits there and grinds the flywheel and sings. If you rev the vehicle lightly a few times you can slowly get it ...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L ground location
Vehicle towed in for no start, customer came off highway had lunch then car would not start, no starter engagement. All testing went faulty engine ground, problem being alldata shows ground cable on lower left of engine bolted on trans. I've stood on my head t...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68414
this vvehicle came in with misfire and had codes po303 and po353 after reading tsb found that valves hang up and cause misfire so i peformed f/i service and motor oil flush . now po303 will not come back but po353 resets almost instantly. even with po353 set i... Trouble codes: P0353
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AZ41
good morning everyone, this truck came in barely running. soon discovered the pre-cat on left bank had restricted the exhaust so it was replaced with no change. check o2 activity with our modis, it was running rich and o2 activity was slow to none. replaced bo... Trouble codes: P0031 (1/1 oxygen sensor heater curciut low), P0136 (oxygen sensor heater relay curciut), P0051 (2/1 oxygen sensor heater curciut low)
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L headlights VIN: 1B7HG38N12
Customer complaint was intermittent failure of all lighting. A rapid but noticeable flickering of headlights, cluster, and dome lights. I eliminated the relay and its wiring, which led me to the central timer module. Before replacing the module, I explained th...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Mode doors VIN: 3D7MA48C23
This truck has a problem with panel vent airflow requests from the control head. Sometimes if I switch from panel vent to floor or def/floor, the system will not switch over and just stay blowing out of the panel vents. Other times it will switch over as comma...
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L air bag VIN: 1D4HB48N74
TO ALL; THANKS IN ADVANCE, WE REPLACED THE DRIVER FRONT POWER SEAT FRAME/MOTOR ASSEMBLY ON THIS DURANGO. A VERY LARGE MAN DRIVES THIS CAR AND THE SEAT FRAME BKOKE AT THE PIVOT POINT. IT ALSO PINCHED THE MOTOR WIRES SHORTING THE POWER WIRE AND BLOWING THE FUSE....
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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTBR1UAOE
truck will start when key is releaed to the run position,spark present during cranking,long story shart,tryed 2 different control modules,when onlyred wire to ignition is powered truck will start normal,when white wire is powered,normal for cranking it is like...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no 4-low VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
I have no 4x4 low when commanded by switch on dash. scanner shows 4-low being commanded when switch is turned but doesn't change. Can manually put t/c in low and works. no codes 4x4 high works and 2wheel also. checked motor on another vehicle with 6-speed and ...
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38Z63
car came in with code p2004 intake manifold runner stuck open ,checked vacum leaks none found ,replace the runner acuator ,drove car 30 miles same code came back ,any idea what elase i should go after or any one had a similar problem ,please inform us we thank... Trouble codes: P2004 (intake manifol runner contro)
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21SX4
Hi Group, This may sound a little foolish...does anyone have a good fix for removing broken exhaust manifold to cylinder head studs??? Four are broken flush at the head and I REALLY don't want to remove the heads!!! Ford tells me that they now provide you with...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W14
Okay folks, hopefully one of you out there has run into at some point. Customer brought his truck in for this strange noise that emanates from under the truck while accelerating. I borrowed a chassis ear that I will be using Monday, he didn't have enough time ...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L engine VIN: 2FMZA51625
Van will warm up to 240+ degrees idling in the shop or driving in subzero conditions. Registers as hot on gauge and in scan tool data, and the heater gets burn-your-hand-hot also. Yes-- the heater works great. Radiator stays cold, upper hose stays cold. Seemed...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Headlights VIN: 1GKDT13W71
Good Morning Folks, This is more of a retrofit question than a request for repair help. This vehicle has what GM calls a zenon lighting system for the low beam headlights. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to change this setup to regular halogen headlig...
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L engine oil leak VIN: 1HGCA5634J
owner took car to dealer for varification of oil leak and was told rear main seal.dealer installed a new seal. 1 day later same problem dealer now says engine bearings worn out needs motor. car brought back to us and all items rechecked by anoer tech. all was ...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKYF18563
Hello and thanks in advance for your help. I've had this honda for more than a day and till now I couldn't duplicate the problem. This AM it started, and I'm glad I waited. The owner's description wasn't anywhere clear and would have been inaccurate. The probe... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control problemHello and thanks for your help.)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L WheelBearing VIN: 5NPEU34561
Just a quick question pertaining to removal of wheel bearings on a hyundai santa fe, does anyone know of use a special tool to remove these clips that hold the bearing in place insted of using needle nose pliers??
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S64
Car came in no start and found belt jumed and missing some teeth.Replaced timing belt,tensioner pully and timing idler pully.Replaced balance shaft belt also. Got car running and was running okay.Car started to make stange noise by crankshaft pully and died.To...
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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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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L frt inner tie rod VIN: SAJDA01N22
Greetings fellow automotive professionals. This S-type has a bent frt. inner tie rod. We believe the tow truck driver pulled it onto the flat bed with the hook around the rt. side tie-rod. My question is does anybody have a source for these inner tie-rods. We ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L monitor readiness VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
only the cat monitor will not reset, did complete drive cycle a couple of times. no codes and every thing looks good. any test i can do?
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Speed sensor VIN: SALTY1240X
I am stumped on this! I had this Series II Disco come in with the 3 abs lights on and a broken wire code for the R/F speed sensor. Replaced speed sensor with the updated unit with wiring to computer. Then the code for the R/F sensor changed to air gap too larg...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU08121
Customer stalled while driving, car was towed to shop. No start. Checked for spark, weak red spark, cheked coils for ohms, tested the same on all coils. Compreesion test on 4,5 6, cylinders 220 psi. -IAC valve dead. clean throttle body. idles good when cold th... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfie)
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L power sliding door VIN: JM3LW28A42
Hi iatn members : The engine stay running even with the key removed,i have to removed the main relay in order to shut down the engine. Further inspected found burning harness at driver side fuse panel.Customer said recently he had a hard time to get the ignit...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Seat heaters/adjusters VIN: WDBUH65J34
I have a very nice customer here who loves her car and it is very well maintained. Whatever she is told she needs to do (service repairs etc.)she has done. I have been unable to duplicate the problem, but have checked and found some similar problems but MOD do...
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1968 Mercury cougar 289CID No Start
We have rebuilt the 289 in this car and are converting this engine to hei style distributer. We have no spark when installed even with jumper wire for ground. But will bench test fine every time.
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U72
This is my wife`s personal car. It has a problem that is driving us crazy. Sometimes car will be ok for a month or more. Then it acts up. First, sometimes at a stop light the low fuel and abs light will come on then go off. The speedo needle will flutter also....
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1NGDD26591
Hi I have this truck in that has a misfire code p0301 cyl #1 The cap rotors wires and plugs were replaced. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and none were found. The #1 and #2 injectors were switched and misfire cyl 1 came back. Compresions are good and I even d... Trouble codes: P0301
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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3N1AB51D55
i have a nissan that starts ok, but when gets to normal operating temp- idle surges up& down- from 1000 rpm-1400 rpm. i have check for vac leaks none found- also used smoke to check for leaks none found. i replaced throttle body assembly & did idle air flow re... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle air speed rpm too high)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NE52E9X
this car was hauled in with very little imformation. colege girl her dad trailered it to me. intermitant no start. started with the basics, good spark , fuel pressure 43psi koeo. crank rpm present. being a 3.4 was unable to check injector pulse at injector eas...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NF52T41
car came in for a no start. found intake manifold full of gas. traced problem to a blown fuel press reg. replaced reg and installed a new set of plugs. checked comp when the plugs were out and car had #1,190psi,#2,180psi#3,180psi,#4,180psi. so after replacing ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Radiator VIN: 1G2NF52E42
After intake gasket replacement low interior heat and bottom radiator hose stays cool. Try to bleed cooling system with one bleeder we found no help. Not sure we got all air out of radiator. What is procedure for bleeding cooling system?
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: VS3DM58V3R
car is not taken care of its actualy heavly abused came in with a quart of oil and thats normal for them but its a good customer. have the codes 21 61 81 disconect the comp to clear codes i dont even have to run the vehicle and it will set those codes imediatl... Trouble codes: 21 (air flow sensor), 61 (o2 sensor bank 1), 81 (evap purge valve)
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1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Stall VIN: JT2MA71J5H
oldie but baddie,stalls cold,starts and stalls ,after it warms up its fine,has only been recent in the very cold weather.just looking for a starting point. no codes in the computer,but this is so old it really doesnt matter,leaning towards fuel or injectors,ve...
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1991 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, lean backfire VIN: JT4VN13G0M
I have a 91 Toyota pickup 4x4 v6 man trans. Idles fine, under a load or if you pick up the rpm to 3000 plus it back fires, hesitates, bogs down. We have changed out the ecu, mass air flow meter, injectors, fuel pump and filter, major tune up, throttle pos. sen... Trouble codes: 51 (misc circuit ecu tps)
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D7N
This Toyota truck is really stumpimg a fellow tech. DTC 52 for knock sensor trips on as soon as the truck is accelerated past 2000 rpm. The sensor has been changed twice and the small wiring harnes from sensor to main wiring loom has been changed. The code sti... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor)
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
car come in with the low compress at # 2 cylinder, repalce the used engine. after customer pick up one week later, car come bacek with the a noise engine. replace the engine again. car start has misfires when it cold start. after the car full warm up the misfi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TS2F13C91
So this customer had come into the shop about 3 months ago requesting a 60K mile service. It was about 8,000 miles early, but we were happy to perform this early service, 3 months roll by and 100+ cars later, theyre back with a check engine light, we cleared t... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to Lean), P0174 (System to Lean)
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A75
having spent two days testing & researching this issue i would like to have a new direction to take with this one. I have read the toyota info in resourses but none seems to help im sure i am missing somthing i should be catching. this is all very consistant i... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Cuts out, UNABLE TO PUMP GAS VIN: 3VWBC81HXS
vw tech, please help. customer complaint not able [...] get gas in. gas gun keep cut out. remove filler neck breather valve, top off gas no problem. replace breather valve ...
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1989 Volvo 760 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GX6941K
We took out engine from the car to fix leaking oil pan gasket. Also we replaced front crank seal and timing cover gasket. We didnít move timing chain. After installing back engine, mechanic by accident shorted the ground hot red wire from battery to the starte... Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes from test from test point yel-red wire)
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5580W
do not know if this has anything to do with the problem,but the customer went through car wash, turned off vehicle to pay,and it would not re-start. symthom: vehicle tries to start, but fails to run. no codes, there is sufficient fuel pressure (48 psi), pulse,...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
thank you before you look.i custemer comes in with check engine light on. has been o for awhile(maybe a year)scan car with vadis and get code ecm-5a three-wat catalytic converter efficiey poor..perform test on both 02 sensor.ok?has anybody out there had the sa... Trouble codes: ECM5A
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1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGES446M
Thank you for all the replies. A failed crank sensor was found. Replaced sensor and fixed the vehicle.
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBSBF9329S
Cylinder head was in fact cracked and had been leaking in the cylinder for a while, and block was damaged as well, customer is seeking out a used engine. Thanks to all for replies.
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater Core VIN: WBAGF8327W
Thanks to Mike and Justin, Alldata was incorrect, Their core for the M73 is closer. Beware the labor time on Alldata is way tooo low, 12 hours, I was able to bump the customer to 18 which is warranty time, and then add a few more. Thanks again
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L power windows VIN: 1G6KY5495W
This car is in limbo for now. During the course of trying to find the root cause of the electrical problem I found that the wiring under drivers side was under water. They must have a water leak somewhere, probably in the sunroof, and I didn't want to go any f...
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2005 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GYEK63N85
Thanks everyone for the info and help. Never did find anything wrong with the vehicle, checked drive shafts and CV axles and nothing. Customer decided to trade it in.
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine
WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE THAT POSTED HELPFULL INFORMATION. AT THIS TIME THE PROBLEM STILL IS NOT SOLVED, IF AND WHEN I DO FIGURE THE PROBLEM OUT I WILL POST THE SOLUTION.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52M3S
Swapped throttle body, ECM, module@ coil pack, 3x sensor , MAP sensor and the EGR from a donor car.I noticed after the car had cut off, my MAP voltage would be .002. You could cycle key back on , it would read 4.85 v. The MAP code would be the only code to re... Trouble codes: 76 (history egr 2), 77 (history egr 3), 34 (history map), 23 (history iat), 28 (history trans. range switch).
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
Well, just as mentioned in my update, this truck is fixed. I found a bend pushrod and valve. This would have caused the low vaccuum, which would have caused the rich mixture. I realize I wasn't very clear about checking under the plenum. I did actually pul... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire detected).
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R3Y
Congrats to all those who mentioned the distributor. The wires might have been old, but it was indeed the distributor. The customers installed the wires and plugs last week and said there was no change. I got a new Dorman distributor (P/N 690-902) for it thi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean B1), P0174 (Fuel system lean B2), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem), P0341 (CKP circuit out of range).
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13Z82
I HAD checked all the replys that was sent when the vehicle was in the shop the first time. The customer has not returned it to me He wants to do the work himself I guess because He asked me question and then puts on parts. I have not seen the tahoe since m...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56F2V
After reading the replies, I also installed a new cam sensor, with no results, now I had no cam or crank sensor reading. I went to the dodge dealer & procured a pair of oem sensors and after installing them, the car started right up and runs perfect. I will sh... Trouble codes: P0320 (crank signal not present).
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1987 Dodge Dakota S 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
thank you to all that replied unfortunately my truck is now under 2 feet of snow ,but my gut was reinforced by several references to a bad carb i will get one and try it when the spring thaw happens sincerely bruce [...]
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L blowing cool air VIN: 1B7GL22X3Y
thanks to everyone for there help We replaced the aftermarket heater core with a dealer one the heat is now blowing a constant 140 deg f the dealer core has a lot more fins than the aftermarket and are spaced closer together
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X15
thanks for all the replies. i ended up removing the head, and inspecting the valves, i noticed a small amount of pitting on one of the exhaust valves on cylinder 2. ordered 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves, sent head to machine shop for pressure testing, it check... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Driveshaft VIN: 1D7HA18N06
COMPLAINT - REAR-END/TRANSMISSION MAKES LOUD CLUNKING NOISE WHEN PUT IN REVERSE CAUSE - ** DRIVESHAFT WAS DEFECTIVE** CORRECTION - ** GA* ROAD TESTED VEH AND CONFIRMED NOISE. R&R DRIVESHAFT AND CHECKED FRONT AND REAR U JOINTS, OK. INSPECTED DRIVESHAFT AND ...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L instrument panel VIN: 1FDWE40F1X
Checked the plug bent the prongs and pluged in again and now it seems to be ok. Thanks for the help
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Well they have finally fixed this one, found corroded wires under seat leading to underneath of vehicle. There were four pins rotted right off. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0176, P0460, P1451.
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L emissions rejection VIN: 1FMYU60E31
the readiness monitors had finally reset thanks for help
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21L93
I believe this one is fixed.I smoked this again this morning when it was cold.No leaks.Test drove after and found to be restricted at wot.O2s dove right down to nothing.My fault, I didn't check the basics.Clogged fuel filter.At Idle, fuel pressure was prefect.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T32
sorry about the delay after checking everything i checked fuel pressure which i should have done first found it only had 4 lbs and then customer told me he had just replaced it like 1 month ago so it was the fuel pump was a cheap one thanks to all who helped ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1133 (02s circuit insufficient switching bank 1 sensor 1), P1153 (02s circuit insufficient switching bank 2 sensor 1).
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L head gasket VIN: 1GKDT13S32
THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO. AFTER WE INSTALLED ENGINE OIL DYE AND TEST DROVE EXTENSIVLEY WE FOUND A PIN HOLE IN THE HEAD ABOUT A INCH. UP FROM THE BLOCK SERVICE IN THE CHAIN CASE AREA BEHIND THE ALTERNATOR. WE INSTALLED NEW HEAD.
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58SXN
the most common replie was the o2 or circuit, well checked and all check out fine. i proceeded to remove the firewall bulkhead connector and nothing found. i hooked everything back up and the jeep started. not really confadent because didnt repair anything. go...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L All Lights VIN: 1J4GZ78S6T
Thanks to those that replied. I had this Jeep for 2 days and even had permission to take it home and drive it one night to try to duplicate the problem. Not once during that time did it occur. However, the reply that came back the most said that it was most...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7230X
SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN CLOSING THIS REQUEST. WE DID NOT FIX THE VEHICLE AND CUSTOMER IS ENDING IT TO THE WRECKING YARD. NOTE: CAMS WERE LINE UP, AND SLOP IN CRANK PULLEY KEY WAY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE (CRANK SENSOR IS TRIGGERED OFF THE FLY WHEEL). ALL W...
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16491
We replaced the front air shocks and o-rings in the valve block. Still has leak down over night. Replacing rear air shocks on Monday this should do it. Thanks.
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L charging/illumination VIN: JT8GK13T2S
Thank you for all your replies. Sorry this took so long but the problem was very intermittent.We removed the instrument cluster and retested .The problem still there, fuse blew 1 day later as usual.we did that with several other items with the same results. W...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Thank you so much to all that have replied. Kent hit this one on the head. The cam follower was completely out of place. The customer swears he didnt do anything to overrev the engine. We reinstalled the follower and back in business. Thanks again to all.
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2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S45
Thanks for the fast responses,this vehicle has an electronic throttle control that controls idle,no iac valve,after cleaning the etc angle was 8% which was to low,we made several attemps with koeo idle to wot and the etc reset itself to 12% and the vehicle sta...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J31
Thanks for your replies, we completed all tests needed to determine the cause of the problem. Removing the O2 sensors was not enough when testing the cats. With the o2s removed the car still ran the same, after checking all other concerns found in the replies ... Trouble codes: P208F (Cylinder cut off valve 4 tripple 4), P0300, P0305 (cylinder 5 miss), P0309, P0312 (cylinder 12 miss).
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L 3-4 upshift VIN: 6MMAP87P94
Sorry for the delay in closing, but what happened was I pulled the valve body out and traced the circut for 3-4 shift and pulled the switching valve out it was a little sticky coming out. I inspected the bore and it was scored, I then tried to reinstall the v...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HLS30-4415
thanks to everyone that replied, had some very useful info. went back to basics and checked all connectors and grounds. found several connectors in bad shape. thermal switch on tstat was worst. cleaned connectors and tested and could not duplicate concern agai...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, flooding plugs VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
I have check the fuse all are ok, I have added a heavy ground wire to the trans and eng going to ground on battery, I have unhook the battery for 30 min and tryed restarting it no good, All info has been great but there is still something causing it to dump fu...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L no start VIN: 1GHDT13W8W
after a lot of problem starting , the fix was the ignition switch, we were loosing voltage to the crank sensor... done. steve [...] aam/cmt.
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L 3rd to overdrive (4th) shift VIN: 1G3WH52H51
Removal and dissassembly confirmed what everyone thought. The 4th gear drum had worn teeth (almost none). replaced with GM Goodwrench transmission with updated parts. This rebuilt transaxle offers the customer a 36 month/100000 warranty.
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1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Tappets VIN: YS3CD65U1S
There were a lot of replies that seemed to contradict each other, from those who agreed that the tappets were a likely cause of the noise to those that said they had never replaced tappets. Some made mention of the timing or balance shaft chains, low oil press...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L turbo VIN: 4S3BL67675
Hi and thank you all who responded. I have decided that this car needs a motor. i pulled the oil pan and found piles of metal. there is metal throughout the engine and i have no good way to clean it out. I'm afraid that putting another turbo on this motor will...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ABS light VIN: 4T1BG22K7W
Hi gang! I appreciate all the input, I could not reset light and i could get no codes out of the system, i tried 3 different scanners to do this with no luck. I did try a couple of panic stops top see if ABS was active and it was. I advised customer to possibl...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L shifter ,cant get out of park int-ly VIN: JTEBU17R24
FIRST OF ALL AS I SAID THE PROBLEM IS VERY INT. / UNABLE TO DUPLICATE PROBLEM IN SHOP, 1 SUG. WAS TO WIGGLE HARNESS ,I DID & IT DIDNT MAKE A DIFF. / CUSTOMER TOOK CARE / IF ANYTHING CHANGES ILL REOPEN ,,,THANKS SHAWN...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L harsh 1-2 shift and flare2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
I bought a launch scan tool to reset the TCM basic settings. No change. So a call has gone out to the junk yard to get another transmission. I thought I would close the file because they have to locate me another trans. Thanks for the help Jim McGar...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B5I
Car left today fixed. Happy to see taillights. Reaplaced water pump,t\ belt and stat. Flushed core with CLR chemical and recycling machine. I used Air Lift tool to suck sys. into vacuum and refiled with OE coolant. During 1st road tset heat was pretty good but...
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