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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUCZ8N5Y
The customer spun the vechile in the snow and got stuck in a ditch. I received the car with a MIL on and scan the codes listed. I then put the car on the hoist and notice the only damage was the post cat HO2S wiring was ripped off. I replace the O2 sensor and ... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Canister purge regulator valve short to ground), P1118 (HO2S Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P1468 (EVAP Canister purge solenoid valve short to ground), P1421 (Secondary air injection solenoid valve short to ground), P1473 (EVAP leak detection pump open circuit), P0102 (MAF Low input)
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBADT43413
car came in with battery light on.alternator not charging.sent alternator to have rebuilt,they also put a new regulator on alt.car came back in a week with battery light on,battery dead once again & alt charging intermittinly.put a full charge back on battery....
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBXPA93425
X3 was towed in to shop for a no start. hooked up scanner and checked for any codes. none found. went to the basics and found no fuel pressure. Now, when i look at mitchell if shows fuel pump relay located at left rear of firewall. but the 4 relays back there ...
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1988 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4AH51R8J
This vehicle will not start cranks fine. I have a good injector pulse but no spark. Have replaced the ing mod three time and the computer twice to no avail. It would run until it would get warm then cut off. After it would cool down it would restart. Until Fri...
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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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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L extended crank times VIN: 1G6KD52Y1T
Car came in with a no start/no crank condition. Diagnosed broken wire in VATS system at ign lock cyl, replaced ign lock cyl. Cranks and starts, but when cold, has extended crank times. Customer confirmed that vehicle had extended crank times before VATS wire ...
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1990 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L timing VIN: 2GBEG25K9L
I have a van with no dist. rotating or valve movement and of course no compression.Is there a easy way to check if the chain broke or could it be a cam broke. Any help in the right direction would be really nice.Thank you
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality
did a compression test. 150 every cly. has only 10 inches of vacuum at idle. 18 at higher rpms. I suspect valve timing. I think it jump.
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Engine VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
My question is aimed at you GM techs.I am trying to figure the best way to R&R the engine.Top or bottom.I never changed one in a venture.Seen one come out the top, but which way are you flat rate guys doing it.I thank you in advance for any input.IATN is the b...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3G1JC5248X
Hello.I have a 1999 cavalier that isn't running the best,the cat has good spark,running and starting.fuel system is within spec.has 17 inches of vacuum at idle,and has no codes stored in the ecm.data while scanning looks to be all normal.The car will die if th...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, HARD START VIN: 1GCEK14T7X
hello, this truck will start up perfectly on the 1st start of the day,if you let it run 10-15 minutes than shut it off and let it sit for 10-15 minutes it will crank over about 6 or 7 seconds before restarting and than has a low idle and a little rough idle. ...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Injection Timing VIN: 1GCHG39FX1
Need some Help, I replaced the Injection pump due to Engine ShutOff Solenoid was open. Installed new pump, Runs fine till [...] coolant temp, computer tries to control timing and it cuts out. Scanned, TDC is +2.46 deg (maxed out) Inj Timing at 0 The pump...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK29192
To my duramax diesel mechanics. I am replacing a notorious leaking fuel injector and I'm thinking it would be a good time to adjust the valves. I can't find any where in Mitchell as to when the valves are to be adjusted. Could anyone enlighten me on the subjec...
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G1ZU63846
This car came to me after spending 21days at GM dealer-customer lost confidence in the dealer. I have spent 4days on it myself. Car came to me with U-codes for SDM, Rear dvd player and digital radio receiver. I found two cut low speed data lines behind blue wi... Trouble codes: B0331 (Security system controller in learn mode), B0355 (No transponder modulation or no transponder)
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L ignition VIN: 3C3EL45H7W
vehicle was no start diagnosed bad dist. installed used dist vehicle started returned in 3 weeks no start again diagnosed bad dist replaced with re-man. dist returned one week later no start 10 volts to dist + pos good dist and pcm ground 4volts from pcm pin 4...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP54671
This van continued to run after the key was in the lock position. The customer said he disconnected the battery and it stalled. When he reconnected the battery it would crank but not start. I found all BCM functions were not working and the HVAC and IPC were d...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L radio,odometer,prndl,ignition switch,pwr windows
The problem is the key is allways in ignition as per bcm data.The radio and windows stay on intermitently with the key out after i open and close the door.I narrowed that down to a relay being commanded to stay on by the fcm. after repalcing the fcm it still h...
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Y6R
Hi guys I have this truck that won't start after a transmission was installed. First I double checked everything around the transmission and it all seemed fine. Next I checked for spark and had none at the spark plugs and had spark at the coil, so I did a comp...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 183ES22C9T
Hey guys, I am having big problems with this neon. The car starts up just fine, but the warmer the car gets, the faster the idle becomes. Suspected intake gasket so I replaced, did not solve the problem. Had a spare working throttle body with tps and Iac so I ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L long crank VIN: 1B7KF2361W
Customer complains of long crank intermitantly.. Sometimes Hot and sometimes cold, we checked Pcm Codes , none found.. Lift pump checked and pressure is fine. Installed clear fuel line at injector pump, never any bubbles in line! Any help from here would be gr...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2D4GP54L63
Customer brought back to dealer after having bank 1 head replaced under warranty. Dealer said misfire was not mechanical, fuel or spark related. Customer brought it here ti diag p0301 #1 misfire. I have checked everything I can think of. All fuel and ign compo... Trouble codes: P0301
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L gauges VIN: 3D7KA26C13
customer complaint about the instrument panel gauges sometimes will not work sometimes. when you're driving it, sometimes the voltmeter and other gauges will drop and the buzzer in the truck will ding-make noise. and then after a little bit some of the gauges ...
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L crankshaft seal VIN: 1D4GP25BX6
Crankshaft has too much end play, decided to replace thrust bearing. Removed lower cover, top bearing has thrust washer, lower one does not. Ordered bearing from dealer, bearing has no tits for locking to keep from spinning. Does this engine use a different de...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Hydroboost VIN: 3D7MX38C07
Thanks to all that reply, your time is valuable. I have this Dodge truck that makes a hissing noise when brakes are applied. Sounds just like a leaking vacuum booster, but its a hydroboost. Customer never heard it before transmission repair. We quizzed him goo...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX25H4T
This truck was left over the weekend with complaint of on there way to dump started running real bad and smoking.went out this AM Checked oil and coolant, OK. I started the engine and it acted as if one cylinder was missing. I shut it off and pulled the coil w...
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
This car has come back to me twice now. Originally it had lean codes on bank 1 and bank 2. Atleast once a week Im given a Ford with 171/174. I bring it in, smoke it, slap a MAF on it (only if it has both codes) and its fixed. Same happened here, but it came ba... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57F6Y
truck sat for about a week customer tried starting no start went back next day started brought truck in but he said it had no throttle resonse just idle left running here after dropping in case would not start. when i went to pull in it had trottle response. s... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected memory code), P1105 (dual alt upper fault memory code), P1106 (dual alt lower fault memory code), P0284
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36301
If itís cold out donít bother trying to start it up. Ok let me tell you about the headache this Ford Focus has been giving the owner, and us. It begins when we got the first real cold snap up here in Upstate New York. The owner could not get this 2001 Focus to...
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTVX12504
this truck came in and the driver said it would die on him when he came to a stop. test drove vechile and confirmed that it would die when coming to a stop. checked wiring to maf sensor and was getting power,ground and a signal to the computer but the g/s read... Trouble codes: P0104, P0113
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
This truck has electronic throttle control, which works fine until u put the t/case (mechanical) in 4xlow. In 4xlow and trans in drive the throttle plate will not open until the accel pedal is pushed down to about 90%. Then it feels like it wants to take off f...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX31P16
Hi need some assistance from all the ford guys out there. This ford truck first came to us after the owner put some old diesel fuel in it, he tryed to fix the problem by changing the fuel filters on his own. The truck was towed in and would only run for 30 sec...
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2008 Ford e-250 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L28
looking to see if anyone has run across this issue before . customer driving at hwy speeds says elec throttle control light came on pulled over shut off vehl and restarted light went off . upon acell light came back on sluggish acell. then cel came on. .checke... Trouble codes: P0316, P2135
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1995 Geo Prizm 1.6L Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK52561
please help : we cant figure this out #2 cylinder miss when it wants to only after warming up / we know injector is good so is injector pulse - weve tried all the basic tune up parts - cap - rotor - plugs & wires still does it - moved fuel injectors just to se...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63UX3
2003 Denali has repeat codes of P0101 (MAF Sensor), P0171 and P0174 (right and left bank too lean). Previous repair history: MAF sensor checks out ok, throttle body was cleaned, PCV was replaced, and fuel filter was replaced. After performing work the light ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0171, P0174
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L drivers latch VIN: 1HGCG2251W
Hello. I have a easy question for you honda tecs, I hope. This door latch is broke internally I think. All rods are attached, and appears locks and unlocks normaly. No response from either door handle. I heard there is a specific spot to drill to get it to rel...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lock cylinder VIN: 5FNRL1867B
Good morning Honda Techs. We will be replacing the ignition lock cylinder and electrical portion of the ignition switch on this van. We have the factory software for the Tech two but seem to be locked out of coding/ programming. I have heard some Hondas can be...
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Tires VIN: 5FNRL18684
This Honda Oddysey needs tires, however it takes special PAX tires the size I got off of the sidewall is 235-[...] 104T. There have been several complaints of these Michelin ZP "Zero Pressure" Tires. They can only get about 35k miles out of a set of tires a...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E24
intermittent condition removed CCv to check for proper actuation and no leakage present removed canister filter no restrictions checked resistance of ccv within specs run evap test and passes looked inside canister filter still looks white Trouble codes: P0446
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L steering hydraulics VIN: JNKCA21D9V
This vehicle feels as if the steering assist system has a problem. No information in Alldata or Mitchel. Feels just like a GM. SUV when the steering wheel position sensor goes bad. Any techs out there that may have an idea please help. Thanks a million.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03T13
hello everyone, i have a s-type 3.0 liter. i have a p0174 code that keeps coming back. i have smoke checked this vehicle 2 times and did find 1 hose split and replaced it. the code came back and smoke checked it again and found nothing. usually its a hose of s...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
It's a Jeep thing I just don't understand. This jeep has tps voltage over 4 volts as processed info but approx 1 volt @ pcm pin. I did unplug the clockspring but did not help. With clock spring plugged in and push on/off tps drop to 1 volt. Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS always high), P1596 (Speed control switch always high)
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S53
I have scanned this unit and found the front O2 B1/1 does not respond as fast as the rear B2/1. Voltage on both start at 4.98 the rear drops to .05 within about 5sec. The front takes about 1 minute. I have checked for voltage to the heater has 12volts when act... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1/1 slow response), P0135 (B1/1 heater failure)
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16342
hello I have this kia rio in for an emissions evap code. the car has come back 3 times with the same codes. there is a new tank pressure sensor and vent valve in the car. according to all data the p0452 code says the take pressure sensor voltage drops to less ... Trouble codes: P0452, P0455
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
Hi Guys I need your help on this 2001 Discovery,The Customer complain the engine light is on engine runs great no performance Or staring issue what so ever,it failed the state emission. I replace the mass air flow sensor with OE part, drove the car, 10 miles l... Trouble codes: 171 (172 -), 172 (174 -), 174 (175 -), 175
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1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L oil psi gauge VIN: 1LNLM9849R
The oil psi gauge will drop to zero, and the low oil psi warning chime will sound. Is very intermittent, may do it 6 times in one day, or not at all for a week. Two weeks ago, I replaced the sensor with a new Motorcraft, didn't help. The wire at the sensor is ...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
this lincoln has no heat looked in archives and found many repairs by replacing blend door actuator.i found the black plastic at the top of the actuator broken.i installed a new actuator,every thing was good until i put the temp to 75 degrees.at that temp the ...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, TCS OFF LIGHT ON VIN: JM1TA2225S
Hello. I am having trouble with this one. I got this car last week, customer complaining about a surge on the road, then when he turns the car off and start it again, it will drive fine for a while. I drove the car to verify the customer complaint, and it didn...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Vehicle came in overheating, replaced tstat, warmed up after install and fan does not kick on, check temp sensor to pcm has continuity it was good and while running gets down to .96 volts at pcm and 210 degrees at sensor. Can turn on a/c fans and it cools righ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLJ70GBX
car towed in, will not start. (crankshaft postion sensor not the problem) found car not getting fuel. fuel pump running. car has plenty of fuel. found right side of tank empty. left side full of fuel. what sends the fuel from one side to another? Thanks, Jef...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L drivers seat module VIN: WDBRF64J61
diagnosed bad seat control module for battery drain,my question is does the new replacement module need to be programmed or does it just plug in and go?
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L keyless entry VIN: JA3AU26U28
i want to buy this car from used car dealer but i want to get the keyless entry to work first. daughter needs a car . itryed the lock and unlock also trunk button and none of this works on the car . my thought is maybe the car was a bank repo and the key was f...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D0S
Hey guys,this car arrived to us after spending 6 weeks at another shop. The green wire at cyl. #1 coil has no reference... The wire was checked from ecm to coil all is fine.with computer replaced already What am i missing? I looked at what info mithell had to ... Trouble codes: P0301
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Heater control VIN: 1G3WS52H4X
I have a digital heater control ,that does not light up,or work at all. Intermitent,comes on + works fine. The problem is when I get it ,it normally works .Twice it was out + comes on,to quickly to test. + stays working. I installed a used control unit from a ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T8X
Hello techs. I hope someone can help me. I have this olds alero with the 2.4 engine that has an intermittent no start. The only codes was a p0507 that has not returned since being cleared. When the problem happens there is no injector pulse & i think it's miss... Trouble codes: P0507
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1996 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1P4GP45R0T
Hello all, Hope someone can steer me in the right direction with this one. We got this van in from a customer that tried for 3 months unsuccesfully to get running. I figured I would be able to diagnose it quickly but am stumped. It does have spark, does have i...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7V
1997 Saab 900 SE Stalls once in a great while. I have put the customer in a loaner car and have been driving it personally for 30 days. It has stalled a total of 8 times, and I put 60 miles a day on with my commute. You come to a stop sign, and push in the ... Trouble codes: P0507
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BG4855T
Vehicle came in with a rough idle and occassional stall at lights without a check engine light. connected gnysis and obsevered nothing abnormal besides O2 sensor readings which before and after cat will not come off of rich. after extended idle if throttle is ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BK4253X
this scooby do will bog on accel like you took you foot off the gas even though its 1/2 to 2/3 depressed. not like a hard ignition missfire. as you leave from a stop it goes fine for a second then it bogs for a sec then as rpm and veh speed rises(slowly) it ju...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Hey Subaru tech's! This impreza came in after another shop had looked at it. Would die at stops and wouldn't restart until it cooled down for a while. Sometimes two minutes, sometimes two hours. Customer stated that it also didn't seem to have the power it use...
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1988 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4RN62D2J
this car runs fine when it gets warm it start runs rough coughing sound from exhaust like backfire, when i disconnect the o2 sensor it runs fine but get the engine lite on with code 21 but it still have code 51 but not sure what the switch signal means dont kn... Trouble codes: 51 (Switch Signal)
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L abs VIN: XXXJA09439
Well, this one isn't fixed at this time. Got several replies, most said that the ABS hydraulic units were a common problem and the ABS modules were not. As stated in the original help request, I found the connection between the ribbon cable and LF solenoid va...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
well, i think this one is fixed... all had good replies and i thank you for them. i found that the port to the head that combi valve goes on, had carbon build up. cleaned out port and reinstalled valve. cleared codes test drove to verify. system is ok. thaks t... Trouble codes: 170 (secondary-air quantity too low).
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1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6ET129XS
Thanks to all that took the time to respond. I did make one mistake on the post, the code was P095. Is this a fix? I hope so. When checking for bad fuel pumps, I normaly use a test lite to verify current after finding no fuel pressure. For what ever reason, I ... Trouble codes: P0117 (Stall or near stall).
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L hard 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCEK14ZXP
As for the responses just click on "replies." The fix ended up being the EPC solenoid. Even though the ohms were in spec. (1.5 to 3.6) the solenoid was actually sticking somewhat causing high line pressure and hard shift. Just goes to show ohm testing will ...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3687779797
Thankyou gentlemen, we decided to replace the head, we did drill it out with no success. Thanks again.
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L lock-up convertor VIN: 1GCEK19R9X
LAST MONDAY WE INSTALLED A REMAN CONVERTOR. WHEN MY TECH GOT BACK FROM HIS TEST DRIVE HE ASKED ME IF IT SHUDDERED BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH, I SAID YES IT DID. HE SAID IT STILL SHUDDERED. SO WE PULLED THE TRANS AGAIN AND TORE IT DOWN AND INSPECTED EVERY INCH ...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Excessive ststic in radio VIN: 1GNDM19X72
Thanks to all who helped! Suggestions went from noisy new NAPA wires to a Capacitor/Filter at primary feed to ign coil to unplugging alternator. Then to changing the antenna location. Making a loop stick and sniffing around the van for the loudest noise, ev...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L low power VIN: 1GNEL19XX3
Thank you all for your help. And yes, it was the CAT. The worst part was removing the cross-member for the front torsion bar suspension, ie, (this van was from snow/salt/corrosion state- MI) Most or all of the bolts were rusty/corroded, but we got it done. ... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L speed cluster VIN: 2GCEC19T84
the customer was close to home so i gathered info from all yuall and sent them to dealership.thanks evryone you all hit the nail on the head with the info, yours always truly leo [...],the top shop
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Flooding VIN: 1G1JC52F54
Thanks to all who replied, pulled valve cover, found large amount of sludge, vehicle apperantly was not maintianed well. Led us to examine timing components, found timing chain off by one tooth between cams, replace chain, guides & tensioner, clean oil passage... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK23285
Hello thank you for the replies it turned out there was a bad wire behind ipc. Customer brought it to dealer for the ipc and it did not fix it turned out wire was broken behind the dash somewhere. Thank you for all your help again it turns out there is an exte...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Brake pedal VIN: 1B7KF26C8T
Thanks to all who replied. After really thinking about it I decided to remove the Dealler booster and install an after market one. It just didn`t make sense that the brakes worked fine untill I bolted on the Dealler booster. After an hours worth of work I was ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23781
THANK you to everyone who helped me with this. SORRY it took so long to close but I had a parts issue after determining problem. After reading everyones posts, I went back to the beginning. I rechecked all the power and grounds. The 2 main electrical connecter... Trouble codes: P0118 (ect sensor voltage too high), P0122 (apps signal voltage too low), P0217 (decreased engine peformance due to overheat), P0523 (oil pressure voltage too high), P1295 (apps supply voltage too low).
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Intmt hard start VIN: 1D7HV18035
Thanks for the quick response. Tested system with EGR unplugged and was able to idle normally. Received new EGR today, installed and runs as it should. Thanks for saving me some time and sanity. Trouble codes: 2138 (APP accelerator pedal fly-by-wire), 2127 (APP sensor 2), P0652, P0340.
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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF26H7M
Thanks again for all your help. I should say that the 02 was replaced at the beginning of the diagnosis but didn't include it in the info. It seemed to react slowly. 02 replacement didn't cure the odd rpm scenario but according to the customer fixed the surgin...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L master cylinder (maybe) VIN: 1FMDU35P1T
Life moves at a slower pace down here in Southern Sinaloa, Mexico. Nevertheless, iATN says I have to close this help request so here goes. No, the Explorer brakes are not yet fixed. The vehicle is waiting for the owner to schedule an appointment with the sh...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L L / Hub VIN: 1FT2R15X9X
Jon from Washington hit it. "My bet is the hub is not fully engaging at all. Lowbrow trick is to soak the hub in penetrating oil, let it sit for a bit, drain it out and retry. You probably will need to replace these hubs in the end." I tried to sell him on t...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L alternator sensing circuit VIN: 1FDWE35S1Y
Wow thanks for the help, Bryan [...] hit it on the head... charge light never came on... it was a broken wire in the harness in back of the fuse block under the dash, I pulled the speedometer cluster, checked bulb and resistor, circuitboard and connections ...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1PMFU18L71
I want to thank all of you for taking your time to help me. The fix was a fuel pump. Replaced the pump and it has been starting every time ever since. Intermittent crank/ no starts can be very frustrating! Thanks again for your help!
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L engine VIN: 2FMZA51625
First off thank you to all who replied, every suggestion was valuable on this one. Long story short, getting the info second-hand was the problem. The fix was the head gaskets. After getting the whole story, the van was overheating only under a load. I was...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L differential VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thanks to everyone who answered my question. Problem was caused by a shift rod out of position which blocked the insertion of the driveshaft. This was a technician error during transmission assembly.
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
Thanks for all who responded i had 12 responses and for the fist time almost all of them said the same thing The tensioner. The tensioner would intermitently fail under the right conditions causing the belt to jump but still be tight. The key way on the crank ...
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L temp guage VIN: KMHHN65F74
Thankyou to everyone for your help. I have never posted here before, and got some great help. I am a one guy shop, and its been freast on famine lately, and one would wounder why would someone take a thermostat out of a car with 40,000 miles, and when i really...
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L heater VIN: 1J4FY19S7W
After numerous flushes, with air and water, I installed a new heater core. The system still seems to have some rust in it but the heat is working very well. I now have center register temp coming out at around 155 degrees. I wish I knew why after all the flush...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L wheel brg. VIN: 1J4GR48K55
Thanks for all the replies. After test driving again with tech in rear seat of vehicle the noise still seems to amplify at extreme left and in rear compartment. Customer is going to drive for a while to see if noise gets louder. Rechecked tires which are di...
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2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16142
Thanks everyone, The Vehicle finally came back to the shop. The customer has been driving it without any problems other than the MIL light on. I rechecked the T.P.S. circut and found that the voltages were still at the tps. I took a further look at the PCM and... Trouble codes: P1765.
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Speed sensor VIN: SALTY1240X
This one is fixed. If I read this post I would have thought installation error. It was more like lack of scope pattern info. When I installed a 2nd ABS speed sendsor I did get a better wave form but not what I was seeing from the left front, not really even...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24552
I am going to call this fixed but not fixed. Finding the crank sensor caked up in mud and cleaning it seemed to have taken care of the flashing check engine light and performance issues. Shes been driving it for a little over a week now. It was acting up sever... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22E52
Just about all replies seem to indicate a bad cat con as the rear o sensor should remain steady while the front sensor moves up & down the scale. This vehicle had the rear sensor moving along with the front sensor which is inditive of a bad cat con. I did not ... Trouble codes: 421 (catalyst warm up efficency low).
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCB25D2G
This vehicle is all fixed. It ended up taking more time that i thought it would to confirm the repair. I replaced the fuel filter and put some algea cleaner in the tank. I also checked for a valve clearance issue but this engine has non adjustable hydraulic...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
ok guys this vehicle is fixwd thanks for all the replies i found the mobilizer from the same car had it married to the pcm and all is good thanks for all the help
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DO6
After several check it was found the TCM was causing a problem. Customer declined repairs. We did install a crank sensor and nothing changed. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0720.
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L alignment VIN: 1N4BA41E17
We were unable to get this vehicle to go straightmthe customer opted to try the dealer,thank you for all the help this one just did not want to cooperate.
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: VS3DM58V3R
Well unfortunatly since the car runs and this has been a problem for about 2 years they just had enough for the o2 and not the diog for the light like i said this is a good customer but not ready for makeing the fix im sure i need a computer and im very sure i... Trouble codes: 21 (air flow sensor), 61 (o2 sensor bank 1), 81 (evap purge valve).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L right headlight VIN: YS3FB49S23
Showed up to work this morn. and car was gone. Boss gave it back to cust. No-one in this immediate area had the saab specific program on the tech 2. We have very few saab's in this area. So I couldn't try to clear any body codes or look at any info. Only could...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E83
Hi Folks, Out of the 5 replies one was right on. The Trionic Bus module under the driver's seat was bad. I had to take it to the dealer for the final diagnosis and reprogramming. The Saab tech said that I really needed Saab diagnostic equipment to find this... Trouble codes: 1260 (reset limpin mode).
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S33
Thanks for all the help on this one, what a great design! It's ben two days and it starts every time. this would not of ben such a big deal if the sensor was in a better place antone who thinks cars are easy to work on can have my job any day. this is the firs...
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Lighting VIN: JT3HT05J5W
This customer need to pick up the truck. we had unplugged all door switches and traced wires to behind passanger air bag, did not find any wires bad yet,lights did go out when unplugging body ecu but ground did not go away. customer did not have time pull air ...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
Thanks to everone who responded to help, we check and found the faster idle air control was the problem. After remove and clean the idle air control all the misfire goes away. Thanks again. 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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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD61H0W
This car is finally fixed! Let me start off by saying thanks to Ken from Great Britian and David from British Columbia for responding on this. We replaced 3 brake sensors and the ABS module, which turned off the ABS light. We then tried to recode the computo... Trouble codes: P1613, 18021 (Same).
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