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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33565
Need some good BMW techs. This car was towed in on monday. for a power down mode, only go 20 or so. It has codes for loss of comm. with throttle actuator and mass air. checked over all readings are good and cant find any wiring problems. And car has been drove...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4GD22K65
Customer brought in pieces of his intake plenum, he said it was running rough, then back fired and blew the plenum up. I know about the problems with these but never heard of one blowing up. I replaced plenum car runs great, no codes, please any ideas on how t...
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L battery VIN: 5GADX33L65
hello all tech, this van been jumped twice in two mos.we replaced the battery 2mos ago.yesterday they had to jumped it again..the owner mention that when he change the radio station to this one particular preset station he hear a noise.so i tried switching sta...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L traction control light ,turnsignal VIN: 1G6KD54Y4U
I have this pos deville in here. When the turn signal is applied, the traction control light comes on, every time. Has code P2195 in ABS module. I performed the TSB regarding cleaning the grounds at left rear light ,under seat, and under hood.I ohmed the CHMSL...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDK14ZXL
this vehicle came in with a code 32 egr system, we checked the vacuum system and found that the air diverter valve won't hold vacuum (it shares manifold vacuum with the egr solenoid)so we replaced it with a used valve (new part $350) even after the valve was r... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system)
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1991 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Surge VIN: 2GCHC39N9M
I have this truck that has a surge at a steady 45mph and will disapear about 50mph then @ 70,72,73 mph it comes back no codes the grounds are good. the surge feels like the overdrive going in and out but when you push the button to disingage the over drive no ...
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L vibration VIN: 1GCGC29J2T
Hello to all,, I dont see many 2x2 trucks here and I'm fairly good at virbration diag. this truck has a slight virbration at 38 to 48 mph. you can feel it both in the steering wheel and body of the truck. Cust just purchased truck no history beyond me. He thou...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L timing chain VIN: 1GCCS14X9T
Customer initially complained of lack of power, I drove it and it felt fine. One month later there was noticable ticking coming from the timing cover and cranking during start up was certainly more labored than before and there was a noticalbe lack of power. W...
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L abs function VIN: 2G1WW12M1X
hello everyone. I have this 99 monte. The customer came in with abs light on. found the motor pack unit relay sticking inside showing low voltage. replaced the whole unit assembly (used). all was well customer took veh. two weaks later customer calls and says ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L bcm VIN: 1G1NE52M4X
Have a draw when car sits overnight. Unhook BCM and draw goes away, traced down wires on BCM and can not find short. PLEASE HELP!!!
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L engine
i recently purchased a tahoe with a blown motor i swapped it with another 5.7 chevy same year 96. after starting i noticed a vibration its not a bad vibration but you can feel it in the truck at an idle more annoying than anything. my question is the motor i t...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cyl head VIN: 2G1WF52E33
GM techs: cylinder #5 rocker arm bolt pulled out of the head, threads stayed on the bolt, nearly 100K miles on the engine. Same thing occurred on cylinder #3 60K miles ago. Dealer performed first repair under warranty. I am going to be replacing the head. What...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S35
Thanks again ahead of time for your help.I have had this same vehicle here before and again I need help,but this time I need some imformation.This vehicle has has several issues with the guages and I already had the instrument cluster replaced and was waiting ...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L left turn & running VIN: 1C3EL55U01
Calling all Chrysler techs & every one else. I have a chrysler sebring that has a problem with the running lights & the left turn signal. The customer said that this all started when they tried to replace the headlight bulb. Here is the problem. With the left ...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle issue VIN: 2C3JA63H05
Hello , I have have this 300 c with a hemi . customer was in recently for check engine light, temp gauge reading low and throttle light on. Pulled codes with starmobile and found only a p2181, from my research seems to be for engine not warming as expected. Cl...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68845
This is a turbocharged model. As engine warms up will not hardly pull itself at hwy speeds. Rev limiter catches engine at 3800-4000 rpm. Code #P2074 will come on instantly after clearing, when throttle is pushed to floor as engine reaches about 3500 RPM, then ... Trouble codes: P2074
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HG38N02
this truck has a cold start problem. it will start right up but idles at 500rpm or less sometimes dies out then it will start & die alot unless you give it some gas. it gets to a certain point and then everything seems to go normal. first we cleaned throttle b...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
vehicle came in for stall at idle/low idle. was not able to start vehicle tested spark and fuel pressure. fuel pressure would drop found fuel pressure regulator leaking into vacuum line. replaced fuel pressure regulator. was able to start vehicle but would idl...
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1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP45TR2
Good Morning, This mustang came in customer complant over heating. Found low coolant do to timing cover leaking, Replaced. Run car drove car, 15 miles. All system go. Customer picked up car next morning. In 15 min came back over heating. We let car set. over n...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light is on VIN: 2FALP74VX2
We replaced Air Bag sensor, didn't make any difference! We checked the wiring, couldn't find any shorts. HELP!!!G-mail us at: [...]
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power
Customer complaint was lack of power compared to old engine. Checked with scan tool (no codes) O2 sensors cycling good. But noticed left bank (cam angle sensor side) fuel delivery was approx 2.5ms while the right bank was always approx 1 ms more, 3.5ms. Also w...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rotors VIN: 1FMPU17L13
Since pad and rotor replacement, like clockwork shudder reappears every 8000 miles. New low dusting pads were installed, unsure if rotors are new style. I do know that Ford tsb# 6-12-5 covers 2004 to 2006 trucks and calls for replacement calipers as well as ro...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine rev VIN: 2FAHP71W05
Customer Complaint- The Deputy says that occasionally (3 times), when he is at a stop with the car in gear and the engine at operating temperature, "the engine revs up so high that it will actually smoke the tires and tries to surge forward" Deputy said he has...
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2004 GMC C7500 Topkick C7C042 8.1L tachometer VIN: 1GDL7C1E84
Very simply; If I connect my Snap-On Solas Pro scanner, I have a good rpm signal, however the tach on the dash panel does not work. I cannot find a wiring diagram for this vehicle. I am tempted to change the instrument cluster but it's over $300.00. Can somebo...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM81654
used vehicle and was sold week later came back with ses light codes p0171 and p0174. checked for vacuum leaks. smoke tested none found. fuel pressure good 57 psi. made sure ethanol was not used in vehicle fuel alcohol content at 4%. followed alldata diagnostic... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim lean bank1), P0174 (fuel trim lean bank 2)
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2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L battery VIN: 5FNRL38206
Customer states once a month the battery will not crank the engine. On a very quiet night, vehicle in garage, can hear what she thinks a fan on, she gets in van and pops the hood, puts on the hood prop, noise will stop.Has anyone run into this gremlin.I have h...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L SRS Module VIN: KM8SC13D95
OK folks I have this lovely 05 Sante Fe that was wrecked and repaired then sent to me with an SRS MIL. Code was B1361 Driver side seat belt pretensioner high/low resistance. Repaired the bel{R&R) and code cleared, however C0794 popped up and will not clear. I ...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 4wd VIN: JACDJ58X1Y
Isuzu Master Techs. I could use your help. Cust dropped vehicle off with no 4wd complaint. I looked @ it at the time and 4wd was opperating normally. I tried to pull codes but didn't wait 3 12's for other codes. service writer sold a frt,rear, and transfer cas...
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L front brake wear VIN: JALB4B1472
as you can see in repair history, this truck is going through front brakes every 9-11k. we have always used only dealer parts. we have replaced everything except master cyl and i cant see that as a solution. there is no drag when pedal released, the wear is eq...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA42C21
the customer drove this 2001 Jaguar XK8 to the shop because it was running rough. just as she got to the shop it stalled out and was only able to idle if the gas pedal was feathered. by the time i got it into the shop it would not start, just kept cranking.(ve...
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Temp Gage VIN: 2BCHV81JXJ
The temp gage is not working. Alldata showes a single violet wire going to a single wire sender but when I looked at locations in Alldata it showed the temp sensor for the ECM with two wires. I have found the violet wire in the engime harness cut off. I ground...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L brake lights VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
this jeep came into my shop with brake light problems. for some odd reason during the day time all the brake lights work but at night time when you turn on all the lights only the 3rd light works but all of the tail, park, and turn signals work only the 2 main...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALME11414
We got this 04 rover towed in ignition switch wouldn't turn. After looking it over and looking in Mitchell. we came to the conclusion that the steering look module won't let the key turn. after removing the key lock solenoid we can get it to start and run. als...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1BJ2223X
Hello folks, we have a Protege here that fills the charcoal canister with fuel. The catch can on the firewall also fills when the Purge Solenoid is running. Anyone know of any common failures for this? vent cut valve,canister cut valve? The fuel filler tube is... Trouble codes: P0170 (System Too Rich)
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JB3XD54B6M
This thing will not rev over 3000,3500 even in neutral.Pops back through intake when driving. I dont have adapter for checking fuel pressure, but there is a healthy stream if I take return hose off. It has typical mass airflow symptoms. unplugged mas, no chang...
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3AH86D25
This is for all you driveablity Techs. I have this 05 Lancer Evo. that will start and idle smooth, but will not rev up very well won't hardly move it feels like you have an intake pipe disconnected but that is not the case I have checked all connections. it fe...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D12
I had this going in a thread over in the Technical Discussion Forum but now it's time for the big guns. Last week ALL we did was put a clutch in this car. Second key start the MIL came on with the above code. Car starts and runs fine, just has a check engine ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank position sensor)
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1N6AD07UX5
Good morning everyone, I have freind who is having a problem that I need some insightt with. The transmission seems to be having trouble shifting into overdrive. At around 45 mph at 1200 rpm it will try to go into overdrive but it will not go, also when it tri...
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2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2B1246Y7
I have never seen this car before today. She says it stops running, just like turning off the key. Checked for vaccuum leaks, trouble codes, electrical system, everything appears normal. She says it starts good, runs good, except sometimes when she pushes the ...
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2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater core VIN: 1GMDX03E64
Hi thanks for the help. This van has been to 2 differnent shops with the same problem. The customer states not heating well and poor air flow. The van in the shop will have 120 reg temp @ idle 140 to 150 @ 2500 to 3000 rpm. I did not see any change with the am...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L amplifier VIN: YS3FB45S43
This saab 9-3 came in with a salvage yard amp installed under the drivers seat. the wiring had household wire nuts installed. I replaced the wiring connector with a useed pigtail we purchased from salvage unit.In replacing the connector the optical section of ...
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L power steering VIN: 1G8AJ52F74
Customer came in with power steering inop. Appears as though they jumped started it wrong and blew steering fuse. Replaced fuse, now steering works intermittently. Seems to reset after key off and re-start. Fuse no longer blows. Cannot scan for codes because m...
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Pressure control solenoid "b" VIN: JF1SG676X5
This Subaru will be fine sometimes, but most times the trans fluid temp light will start flashing and then the check engine light will come on setting a code P0778. When this happens the transmission goes into limp mode. I know the fluid is not getting hot as ...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3HP10V3T
Greetings fellow techs, My customer is complaining that some times the car will not shift into high gear. She notices it on the freeway at about 60 mph, the rpm's are between 3000 and 4000. Other times the transmission shifts into the higher gear and will cru...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BG22K6W
This car is driving me nuts. The vehical failed its emission test for high hc (100ppm) and CO (1.05%). I tested fuel pressure and it was 4 psi above spec... So i replaced the Fuel Pump Regulator, its inside the fuel tank. This brought the Fuel Pressure down to...
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2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1KDFTY2932
The engine cut out after the air condition is switched on, or if the steering wheel is turned into full left or right position when idling (idle speed 604rpm-740rpm fluctuates)Scan tool reads idle switch off under all condition.
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WV2EE0708S
Identifix and iATN Knowledge base: No help except for notes about how system is powered up, by the TCM, above 20MPH... DETAILS: TCM pwrs up C/C fuse at 20mph; switch functions to cruise module are OK (although the set signal will occasionally, rarely, glitch)...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L back up lights VIN: 3VWSB69M22
The backup lights wont come on at all and the bulbs are all good. Where I am running into a problem is with what controls them I can not find in all data where the power comes from and what really to check. I know on most cars it is the nuetral safety switch t...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L pads and rotors VIN: WVWGK73C87
This vehicle came in with the rear pads down to the metal. The front brakes appear to be working properly. This can't be normal wear. I don't want to just throw pads and rotors at it and send it down the road. The calipers appear to be free moving. At only 27...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Monitors wont set VIN: YV1LW5544V
Hi was hoping all you volvo techs could help me out. We are trying to veify that our repair fixed the car. I would like to preform a drive cycle but we have been driving the car for two weeks about 250 miles and still have not set any monitors other than misfi...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L right turn signal VIN: YV1SZ58D32
Hello Volvo Techs! This 02/XC V-70 has no right turn signal lights. Only works when the hazards are turned on. Tried a known good switch with no luck. I was told by Volvo diagnostic expert that It was ok to replaced the Steering wheel module with a used one a...
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L no gears VIN: YV1C291H24
Hello Volvo tech's, this car came in with transmission inop. No gears at all, no codes, customer says it just stopped, like it was in neutral. Not sure if we are dealing with software issue or bad transmission. Thanks for any help George
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Vanos VIN: WBSBF92020
Thanks to all that replied. I have advised the owner of this vehicle that a replacement vanos unit is required. Owner currently considering if he wants to proceed with this repair.
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
HI Special thanks to everyone who replied. I truly agree that the problem sounds like what you all described, either the converter or the electrical to bank 1. Unfortunately,and unbelievably so, I was never able to find any techs in the general area of where t...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBADT43413
Thank you for all the tips.We did find we was getting a bad batch of alternators(regulators were bad)
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L oil presure VIN: 1G4HR52K3V
THANKS GUYS.. I DROPPED THE PAN SCREEN WASNT THAT BAD.LITTLE MORE FEELING AROUND AND FOUND BEARINGS ARE BAD AND WHO ELSE KNOWS WHAT. CUSTAMER DOES NOT WANT TO REPAIR CAR SO I OWN IT NOW.IVE DONE A FAIR AMOUNT OF THESE 3.8 LITTER MOTORS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS...
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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52K5X
Thanks to all, it ended up that the cage was damaged and the crankshaft positioning sensor couldn't pickup a single on 1&4. It ended up that the previous mechanic tried to get the crank sensor off without taking the balancer off. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Extended Crank VIN: 1G4HP54K02
Thanks to all that responded, after going back and re-checking all inputs, powers, grounds, resistance, connections i replaced the ECM and that took care of the problem. After talking with a GM engineer, come to find out that these newer ECM's aren't as reliab...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y31
Hey guys, I found the rubber boot that connects the TBI to the intake manifold to be dry rotted and not sealing right causing a leak. I found the little plug on the end of the intake manifold by the power steering pump to have a tiny pin hole in it. Fix was to... Trouble codes: P0101, P0420.
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2001 Checker MONTE CARLO 3.4L blower motor risisstor VIN: 2G1WW1ZE71
WELL I REPLACED THE BLOWER RISISTOR ASY AND BLOWER MOTOR. AFTER TALKING TO THE CUSTOMER MORE I FOUND OUT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN HEARING THE FAN SLOW DOWN AND THEN PICK UP SPEED WITH OUT MOVING THE FAN SPEED SLECTOR SWITCH. THEY DID ALSO TELL ME THAT ABOUT A MON...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GDJC34R2V
Thank you for all the replies.Jamie [...] hit the nail on the head.I replaced the flexplate, I couldn't see anything wrong with it, but installed a new one anyway,made 50 miles, and it didn,t leak a drop.It must have been flexing. This one was a headache for ...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13WKV
Well folks, thank you for your info, almost everbody suggested wheel speed sensors. First I cleaned the sensors and the toothy rings.They were very dirty. Grease, dirt and metal debris were present.This cleaning did nothing to improve the problem. I rechecked ...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3G1JC5248X
this vehicle has a secondary pcm for the alternative fuel system. found that the map sensor was not reading the same as the barro at koeo. the map sensor sends a signal to both pcms. pulled the pcm for the alternative fuel and found that some of the connectors...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L cooling system VIN: 1GCHK23151
well kevin from pennsylvania hit it on the head he even had pictures of what to look for and thomas with the same fix so thanks to all and especally to kevin and thomas. well here goes last friday night i pressurized the cooling system up and it sat overnig...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNEC13T81
Everyone thanks for the help found the problem behind radio, had radio wired to vss wire.Thanks for all the replys
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L 2nd gear VIN: 1GCEC19V55
Well, the shop owner talked the cust into buying a SRTA. Once the old trans was out, I took the 2-4 servo cover off and didn't find any problems with scoring, damaged seal rings, apply pin, etc. I did smell a strong burnt friction odor coming from the servo / ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L no power VIN: 2C8GP74L41
Here is what happened to vehicle: The customer stated that he shut the vehicle off but the cooling fans stayed on an killed the battery. He charged it up and since then it would crank but not start. When it was towed here sure enough it would crank but not ...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B94
Sory for the delay in posting this fix , just wanted customer to drive a couple of days to make 100% sure - was just the cam sensor , used an oem sensor and all is well now . just a crazy system stadigy for the rev limiter to drop like this , anyway thanks to ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L output differential VIN: 2B4GP25R7V
Thanks for all of you who replied, I've just learned a lesson about Dodge differential from all of you, this Van still at my shop, I'll find another used tranny or just rebuild it and I will weld the ends of the roller pin to the spider gears before I drop ...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4HR28Z1Y
First of all, I just want to say thanks for all the help. I would especially like to thank Andy from Texas for taking the time to look up the part numbers for the ecm connector parts. I would also like to thank Jim from Missouri for directing me to Auto Compu... Trouble codes: P1765, P0753.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11Y81
Well, in desperation, shop owner wanted to try crank sensor and distributor before tearing the engine back apart. As expected, the crank sensor did not help, but when the distributor was removed, I could see a cam lobe so I took a look at the #7 exhaust lobe ... Trouble codes: P0307.
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Disc/Pressure Plate VIN: 3D7KS28AX7
Thanks for all who replied, and a special thanks to Kody from Okla. for his tip on the adjustment procedure for the pressure plate. My gut feeling after hearing from you guys was to replace the dual mass flywheel. But after talking to a tech at the local Dod...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Performed lab scope tests on crank sensor - ok. Engine would start & run, but rough! Disconnected prim. coil & engine smooths out! With prim. disconnected engine would start and run good. Reconnect & disconnect secondary coil would not start! Installed another... Trouble codes: P0335 (dpfe), P0116 (Engine temp sensor).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L thumping noise VIN: 1FTSX31F81
Thanks to all of the replies! A few of you asked for a lot of info and that was appreciated and it backed up the path we were headed (made us think). Turned out to be the turbo pedestal and the valve. Pedestal was leaking oil around the rod and we were unab... Trouble codes: P0476, P0478, P1248.
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L battery VIN: 1FAHP60A33
WELL IM SORRY FOR THE LONG WAIT BUT THIS ONE SEEMS OKAY,WE CHECKED EVERYTHING,WE HAD CAR FOR ALMOST A WEEK CAR STARTS EVERY TIME. CUSTOMER TOOK CAR BACK AND LET IT SIT AND FOR A FEW DAY AND IT STARTED RIGHT UP AT THIS POINT WE FOUND NOTTING WRONG.THANK YOU FOR...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L transmission VIN: 2FAFP71WO4
Nemes from Romania was correct: my issue was a defective differential. The differential pinion shaft had dropped out and snapped in half because a previous tech failed to either install or tighten the lock pin. Both pinion shaft halves were found in the bott...
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1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKDT13W0R
the customer gave me the truck for the labor i have in it i am going to rebuild the transmission. the 3-4 clutch is smoked thanks to every one that helped
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1999 GMC 6500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ6H1D0X
After labscoping the crankshaft sensor and seeing it drop out after 2 seconds we new that we had a issue with the crankshaft sensor signal. We had already replaced the crankshaft sensor and the wiring all checked good so the chart for p0336 led us to excessive... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor performance).
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63UX3
It was the intake manifold gaskets, (right between pistons 4 and 6). After performing a smoke check it was obvious that was where the problem existed. Thanks for all the replies and help. You guys are awesome. Craig Trouble codes: P0101, P0171, P0174.
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2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Spark plugs VIN: 534811GKDT
Thanks very much for your advise on changing plugs on the 4.2.Not being that familiar with this engine I didn't want to get myself in trouble like has happened on some of the Ford engines(plugs breaking off etc.).Just standard precausions for aluminum heads.TI...
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1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEE2752L
Thanks for all the helpfull hints on this car, the problem was very intermittant so it was hard to test components. When it did act up I had volt meters on the map,tps,ats and the cooolant temp which all seemed stable when the problem did act up, I also hooked...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7678N
Thanks to all for your replies they were all helpful in the diagnosis of this vehicle. Most asked if I had scoped the sensors in the distributor so, I did. What I found was mos of them had glitches in their patterns so, we put in a known good dist. and found t...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Timing belt cover VIN: JHMRA3880X
Hi Guys I did get this cover off and thank you for your help annyone doing this job in the future should note the cam belt tensioners are on a stud both the balance shaft and the cam belt tensioners are on the same stud and the have slots in them so the can ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L par draw VIN: 1J4FX58S5T
The jeep is fixed it ended up being the rear door switch It would not turn on the dome light or the door ajar light on the dash It just wasnt letting the bcm go into sleep mode I took the jeep down to a friendat the dealer and he put the drb on it for me and...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L monitor readiness VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
HI GUYS, CUSTOMER CAME BACK FOR MORE DIAG SO I COULD TRY SOME OF YOUR GREAT SUGESTIONS IN ORDER TO GET HIS CAR TO PASS STATE INSPECTION ( IT HAD FAILED DUE TO THE READINESS ) AND ALL THE MONITORS WERE RESET!!!HE INSISTS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT NEVER COMES ON AN...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW4851Y
thanks everyone, i found a salvage yard and bought a skims module, engine computer and body module reasonable . It now runs great.
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Tail lamp indicator VIN: JT8BD68S9X
Sorry folks, proves out I was chasing a phantom. The customer who owns this Lexus doesn't believe in owner's manuals.. her complaint was the HEADLIGHT indicator was comming on ... yeah just as it's supposed to do when she turns on her headlamps... I finally...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L monitors VIN: JM3LW28G61
THANKS GUYS FOR THE HELP,BUT WE FINALLY GOT THE EGR MONITOR TO RUN AFTER 7 DAYS OF DRIVING. IT RAN AFTER THE WEATHER HAD WARMED UP. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Hi guys,sorry that I didn't respond sooner,because after all of your perfect suggestions I ordered the rotors & distributor caps and yesterday had a warmer day in my home garage I had the chance to install them.When I removed the old parts I noted a lot of wea...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L trunk VIN: WDBLJ70G01
Thanks for the helpful replies. The lock was corroded as you mentioned. One reply said to spray a hot solution of a weak acid, such as wheel acid or white vinegar to free the lock. Rinse with water after. If this didn't work as a last resort to drill the lock....
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33473
I believe on this one that the rolling codes were out of sync and needed to be aligned, but couldn't do that with my vedis. customer didn't have a second key so I couldnt try that, but I think that couldve worked. told customer to send it to dealer. will pos...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L heater VIN: JN8DR09Y71
thanks for all the help on my post. we learned quite a bit on this one. heater core replacement is what finally solved our heat problem.with the amount of debris in the old radiator, it was a good bet the core was clogged. as suggested, we tried to "boil" it o...
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