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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 194YA225XV
i PULLED THE CODES ON THIS ACURA AND FOUND CODES FOR THE TDC/ CAM SENSOR TESTED WITH THE MODIS AND FOUND THAT ON OF THE SENSORS HAD NO SIGNAL. REMOVED THE SENSOR AND FOUND THAT THE CAM SPROCKET WAS RUBBING ON THE SENSORS. I CHECKED THE CAM FOR END PLAY AND FOU... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc no signal), P1367 (tdc no signal)
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L over heating VIN: WBAHD6327S
We have this BMW 525I that the customer has stated runs hot at idle only. When the car is driven the temp is within normal operating range. When we experienced the the running hot at idle, both the upper and lower radiator hose were cool to the touch as well a...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4346I
Hey guys need some bmw help.I have an 01 525 that is acting up intermittently.When driving the car i found a missfire and sever lack of power with several codes including fuel trim missfire codes thermostat codes.After driving when the car would reach about 30... Trouble codes: 146 (code 146 in egs computer that reads not define codeon i pro scan too), 50 (in egs computer)
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Many Electrical Systems VIN: 4USCN33472
Hello all you BMW Gurus out there. This car should bend your brain a bit(it sure has mine). This is one of the cleanest little Z3's I've ever seen. It comes in for regular service and it is 88K miles old, it runs perfectly BUT we have an electrical nightmare ...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L air mass meter VIN: WBADT434G0
Stalls at idle when cold. We retrieved the P0101 code. Replaced air mass meter with new. We have same symtom and same fault code as before. Smoke tested for leaks, none found. Load voltage .8 at 1000 RPM 4V with throttle open. Runs about same with air mass met...
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1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L Engine VIN: 1G4AG55M4S
Please any help would be greatly appreciated. We replaced the intake manifold gasket (due to oil leak) and after repairs the engine has a loud ticking noise from one area under the valve cover gasket. We read all the prior posts and determined the gasket we us...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WS52M4X
Good day people. I have this 99 Buick with a 3.1L engine that has a low idle speed. On cold start up the idle is low, approx. 600 RPM. Of course it doesn't want to stay running. You must feather the gas pedal to keep it running. Once warm it will idle by itsel...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ABS/ TCS lamps VIN: 1G4HR54KX3
this lasabre has a intermitant ABS, TCS lamps coming on issue. they come on and go off at will. everytime I check for DTC's there are no DTC's present. customer brought car in with both lights on and left it running. I scanned with auto enginuity PC based scan...
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1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD4783F
tested egr valve,valve bad, replaced valve and checked egr solonoid.solonoid tested ok, tee in vaccum gauge and test drove to verify operation. no vaccum reading. checked for codes only e52 pcm reset present. pulled computer to check, had burned spot on circui... Trouble codes: E52 (pcm reset)
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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L charge indicator in dashboard VIN: 1G6KY5299T
Made a mistake looking at the dash board charge indicator was showning 12.02 volt so I installed new alternator. After replaceement of alternator same thing with load charge drop lower @battery. Difference from battery test show good charging but at dash seems...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DC67A15
looking for some assistance on this problem. is a used car at a local car dealer..no true history on any previous repairs...we've gone thru test and can find no reason that problem comes back..no drivability problems are present at all...problem is so intermit... Trouble codes: P1101 (actual measured airflow from mafmapegrtp is not within range), P0068 (map/maf throttle position correlation)
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1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1YY2183J
Hey all, have a tuned port 5.7 corvette. Has a rough idle after closed loop kicks in. Doesnt run too bad in open loop but not smooth. Will run good in back up spark and fuel mode. Block learn and integrator indicates a rich condition. Plugs are turning black. ...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Clutch Master Cylinder VIN: T19Z7R8208
I'm at the point where I am ready to scream. Customer came in for a typical motor replacement, replaced everything as usual including clutch and clutch hydraulics. Very last item to replace was the clutch master cylinder. From G.M., part number [...] the re...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDXO3E9X
Thanks to all that take the time to help. I have a big problem that i just cannot figure out. I have this van that came from the dealer. The dealer replaced the crank sensor that mounts on the frt of the crankshaft, it did not fix the problem, so they recom th... Trouble codes: P336, P341
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS195XY
Hello, I have this little truck here that has been to a couple of different shops locally and now to me, when first started it runs o.k. for a few seconds then starts missing on #4 cylinder. Checked compression, has 125 cranking compression across the board, f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no communication VIN: 1GNDT13S62
This t- blazer came in with the radio light going off and all cluster lights coming on at start up. The rear lift gate solenoid would also chatter when the gate was opened. We found no communication with the lift gate module and multiple communication codes u1... Trouble codes: U1000, U1016, U1088, U1301, U1305, U1064
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z43
This Tahoe came in and the customer ststed that the check engine light comes on while driving, engine misfires and check engine light flashes. No big deal, should be an easy misfire correction. I took the vehicle out and sure enough it happened. What I noticed... Trouble codes: P0154 (ho2b2s1 insufficient activity), P0157 (ho2b2s2 circuit low voltage), P0300 (random misfire)
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13T45
Hello Fellow Tech's. This is My First Time Asking for Help on iATN so Forgive Me if I do not do everthing write.The Problem is this, The Customer complant is when they fill the vehicle to top with gas it is very hard to crank. So the customer took to nearest d...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L No Start, Stall, motor stalls out VIN: 4C3AU42N1T
need help did a motor swap.now when car reaches normal temp. car will stall.wait till cool down starts back fine,runs fine customer stated he belives it did this before.i have changed dist.to no avail.what am i missing here? thanks in advance. Leroy
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Unknown
What I have here is a shaking that occurs starting at around 35 MPH, increases till about 45MPH, then decreases until around 55MPH, at which point the vehicle runs perfectly fine. Yea, I know, you are thinking unbalanced tire. But there's a catch, the shaking ...
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y8V
engine cut out while driving nothing abnormal during drive the check engine light was on prior but thought it was for a bad cat. after it died no spark. sensors are only getting .7v instead of the 5v referance. swapped the automatic shut down relay with known ...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
This vehicle will die on stops when it is warm within 5-9 miles. all systems check out fine on scanner and there are no codes. idle is good except when starting, sometimes we noticed a real hard start. but customer states this is a new problem. we are leaning ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L od press switch VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
Hello all, I'm in deep and need some insight. This van came in late monday afternoon on the hook as a no start/no crank-cluster dead. Confirmed bad circuit board. I have not fixed it yet but have wiggled the connector and it functions and will pass self test. ...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44ROX
this vehicle was tested with a lab scope. the 5 volt high and low .035 volt is present on both the cam & cranksensor. but the spark & injector pulse is intermittent. also the flexplate has been checked for spinning but it checks out ok. trying to determine wha... Trouble codes: P1391 (cmp sensor circuit)
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3BVHF13ZXX
I have a 99 dodge 1500 4x4 and the problems I'm having is with the shifting. When I take off from a complete stop it shifts fine from 1-2 but from 2-3 it shifts up but then it immediately shifts back to 2nd momentarily then back to 3rd and on to 4th (od). Now ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23674
help... this one is driving me up a wall for a long time now.. i went to get in it one night and it just cranked. no start. i tried to scan it and have no communication. turned key three times and got a po1693 code.i can't remember if i had communication whe... Trouble codes: P1693
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7MC33641
this is for all the cummins techs. this truck is giving me headaces. truck came in with a no start. checked to find no fuel pressure. replaced the transfer pump. cranked right up. test drove it down the road and it stalled. it took alot of cranking to get it s...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU118Z6
Hello, This truck came in to me with a P0420, which is a cat eff. code and a P0351 code which is a coil code. The dealer put a new cat and o2 sensor on about a year ago. About a year ago the customer had the truck stop running on him. come to find out he has p... Trouble codes: P0420, P0351
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2D7KB31Z73
Hi and thanks in advance for any help on this one. This van came in as a no start. Customer said it has been acting up on damp days. There's a code P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit). We're getting coil positive and a dim coil negative (12 volts, but dim wi... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit)
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2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46XX6
I hope this is a simple question for you chrysler guys. I replaced the PCM as the original was throwing odd codes and running poorly. The new(used)PCM came out of the matching make and model. As expected, the car fired right up and died two seconds later. Skim...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C76
Hell Group, Thank you in advance! Your time and expertise is not taken for granted. This truck was towed in as a no start. Although we have not seen any newer Dodge fuel systems (diesel), we have serviced diesels for some time. Our biggest dilemma is lack of... Trouble codes: P0111 (intake air temp performance)
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2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B3HB28B68
Just started acting up today. Coming up a hill ETC light came on and would not accelerate. Like a limp home mode.Will act up when the throttle is feathered and played with. Mostly at 25% or lower throttle input. Only code is a p2270. And there is a TSB. But I ... Trouble codes: P2270
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1977 Ford F-100 4.9L Differential VIN: F10BUY4770
Well guys, I can't find another Rear differential for this Old truck original is not rebuildable and Ford did make two different units on this year model I have the Dana 44 style with leaf springs only and five studs on axles, the other is the ford style with ...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP5ZU6T
This taurus is a no-start. It cranks and provides fuel pressure but no spark out of any coil terminal. I am not receiving a signal on the primary side of the coil to fire the coil just the 12 volts staying high on the labscope. I don't have an rpm signal on my...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L head lights VIN: 1FAFP66L3X
the car was purchased new by the customer--never been in an accident--well maintained vehicle--garage kept--we have tried new batteries--replaced alt with napa reman--same blinking lights--tried second napa reman---same proplem-- ect 192 degs baro 150
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTX21L3XE
I have smoke tested twice, check fuel pressure ok, checked pcv hose to back of intake tested mass air flow sensor according to bulletin, checks ok, will a bad MAF cause only po171 lean code, freeze frame is 1105 rpm, calc load 41.1%, coolant 204 degrees F, st ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S91
the tune up seemed to clear up the majority of misfiring issues last week. I still has a somewhat intermittant misfire at idle, only with ac on and transmisssion in drive. the way people around here spend most of their time in the car. If you turn ac off, and ...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Fellow techs I have a state police car with codes B2295 side air bag fault and code B2296 impact sensor status. We have inspected the harness and connectors very thoroughly and ohm tested the harness from the RCM to the seat (driver's) and tested the harness t...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L radio and blower motor VIN: 1FMPU18L4Y
this vehicle is driven every day. once a month the customer comes out in the a.m. and the radio and blower motor will be on w/out the key in the ignition.its not a low voltage problem, battery and alt.load test good.relays and wiring have been checked
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P54
hey guys, would really appreciate some help with this one. i have a 2004 ford e-350 6.0l ambulance with a no start condition. problem nas been intermittant for the past 2 months or so. it seems that after sitting for a few hours the vehicle would not start. ev...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX145X4
This 04 F-150 came in with a cel P0340 and stalling w/runs rough.Ohm tested cam sensors,which are not hall effect,checked ok but replaced with new, no change.Took alternator out of the loop per a tsb I found for a/c voltage spiking the system and had no change... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal bank 1)
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1995 GMC C6000 Topkick C6H042 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDJ6H1P9S
hey everyony i just changed jobs and inherited this problem this is a water truck that has only one injector pulsing i am not sure which side was the one that at the beginning for i was told that the wires were swapped to see if it was injector or wiring now o...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L window regul VIN: 1HGCD5650V
This vehicle came in with a broken left front window regulator. We replaced it with one from Dorman. We have since replaced this unit twice, and it has now broken for the third time. After replacement the window works fine, but in a couple of months the regula...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L speedo VIN: 2HKRL18691
I have a speedo head that will not read after having the dash apart to repair other problems the trans shifts fine the scanner shows speed signal ck the wiring going into the cluster looks fine traced wiring down dont see any thing broke is there a reprogram f...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM22982
hi all, thanks in advance for any help i may receive. customer says he has had this car since it had 9,000 miles on it. the problem came with the car, purchased from private owner. the problem is weird. it starts o.k. and drives fine when hot or cold, however,... Trouble codes: P1298 (eld), P1457 (evap)
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1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29SOR
vehicle was towed in as no start! checked for codes and found code 11: no crank signal while cranking... Sure enough checked crank sensor signal and there was nothing! pullued sensor out and found that reference teeth had shaven off some material from sensor..... Trouble codes: 11 (No crank reference while cranking), 41 (Generator field not switching properly)
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ25847
This vehicle is a friend of a friend and has a very intermittent concern. Freeway speeds it just shuts off. No codes. I have not been able to duplicate it. I have found many complaint on NHTSA web-site. Any help or common, known concerns would be helpful. T...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Having trouble with an intermittent problem. First, the biggest problem is that I can't duplicate any symptoms. The customer stated the truck ran fine until it suddenly died (like someone turned the ignition off) with no warning at all. No check engine light, ... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow/ volume air flow malfunction)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L tranfer case VIN: 1J4GW58N11
ok jeep guys i hope you can help me. this grand cherokee is got me stumped, customer will call up and tell me that the jeep wont move forward, also grinds when trying to put into park. she stated that reverse is normal and it will back up no problem. she also ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L no 4/3 downshift VIN: 1J8GL58K02
We're unable to test as per manual as we don't have the Chrysler tool required. We did ohm the circuits between TCM and Valve Body ok. PCM 36 and 60 and TCM 9 to trans connector 16. All OK. When trans tries to shifts from 4th to 3rd it will buck once hard then...
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1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2325K
vehicle had head removed to do headgasket. head and block were surfaced, valves were removed and seals replaced. r&r'd head and reassembled motor. car cranks just wont fire. plugs are fuel soaked. have checked all electrical connections including grounds and t...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA51D1L
When you first start up cold, it runs great. once it is warmed up it runs rich. Black smoke from exhaust at idol and on excel. only code is 17 o2 sensor which is normal because of the running rich. I have tried to get info from Mitchell on demand 5 which I am ... Trouble codes: 17 (o2 sensor)
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L hydraullic's VIN: 4A3AX55F9W
checked master cylinder adjustment, ok but changed to test.worked better on road test but then wouldn't release after sitting. fluid was trapped and wouldn't allow fluid to escape back to resivoir. has a fluid chambeer inlne but dealer doesn't know what it doe...
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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LZ31FX4
hello everyone, we replaced the timing belt and vehicle left and came back a week later. check engine light was on(code p0335) and when the light came on the customer noticed an extended crank issue. engine runs great without any drivebility concerns. hope thi... Trouble codes: P0335
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
Hello everyone, We have a 97 Altima in the shop with a recurring p0400 EGR code. When it came in we replaced the vacuum control solenoid and the EGR transducer. We also removed the Egr valve and cleaned out the passages. When activated at idle the engine stal... Trouble codes: P0400
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Interior VIN: 1N6ED27T5Y
The odometer on this Frontier is on kilometers the customer would like it to read in miles, i cant find a procedure to change it , tahnks in advance for any help .
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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G25768787
Vin wrong I dont have it at this time. Car came in with hesitation at 1/4 thru full throttle falls flat on its face. Ran fuel pressure test 38 psi and scann codes. Tps locked at 1.54v no sweep disconnected battery Tps voltage good and sweep test good but hesit...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP12K8V
I am working with a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 3.8N/A engine. Currently it is a no start. Car was brought to me because it would die while idling and stall sometimes. So I have checked for spark, fuel pressure, and injector pulse. I only have spark, and it...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NG12E8Y
I need some help here fellas. 2000 Grand Am 3.4 misfires and bucks at 72+ mph. While driving on interstate this vehicle will run great until you reach 72+mph and let off slightly. At that point it begins to misfire and buck, scan data shows misfires across the... Trouble codes: P0336, P0300
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52F12
This vehicle came in with a crank no start issue, the fuel pump and strainer were replaced, everything was fine car started normally sat outside for a day then wouldnt start. wiggling on the ignition control module connector while cranking the engine would sta...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Parking lights VIN: WAULC68EX3
Since the weather started to warm up, the problem has not reoccurred. I did remove and open the light control module to inspect for water intrusion but it was dry. The customer was instructed to check exactly which lights were on if the problem reoccurred. ...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3348Y
Changed the t/Stat and the Map Cooling code was taken care of. Still had to fix the Fuel trim issue, The MAF Readings looked good, So I put a smoke machine on it and found trail from under the intake, so I removed the intake but could not pinpoint the cause, ... Trouble codes: 140 (Map Cooling).
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
well guys, after a long time of diag, i found that the frt o2 sensors were not reading properly. the bank1 sensor was reading way too high, while the bank2 sensor was reading low. then when the secondary air pump came on, the bank1 sensor would go through the ... Trouble codes: P0411.
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD57YX2
Thanks to ALL of your help with this one... After all of the parts we put on this car for nothing, It ended up being a simple Crank sensor relearn... I should know better by now to look here first... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L headlamp circuit, high beam side VIN: 1G1YY2184K
Turns out a bad ground on the foglamp side. Headlamps and foglamps share the common ground G115/G116 at the front frame. I originally tested with a new test ground wire at this location and it had no effect. Plus, the wires and ground looked perfect and show...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L temp VIN: 2G1FP22P9S
Well this on got our goat, I hate to say just what was wrong, it was a bad thermostat, my teck even had it out in his hand and reinstalled the orginial one, just did not make sense to us how only the temp in cylinder heads was hot, but this is a reverce coolin...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M8T
Bad news 90lbs of compression on #6... customer may not decide to go any further thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0306 (6 misfire).
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L bcm VIN: 1G1NE52M4X
Well after taking this car apart! It turned out the short was in the radio. Thanks to everyone that offered help!
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Security light on VIN: 2G1WH55K11
Thanks for all the help! It was Michael's suggestion to check/replace the Passlock 3 wire connector that led me to this fix. I used Kerry's thoughts that the the system was getting the wrong voltage from the Passlock sensor so that is what I watched on the s... Trouble codes: B2960 (Security data wrong but valid).
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Extended Crank VIN: 2CNDL73F25
we did a fuel system cleaning on the vehicle and we have had no problems since. Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti-Theft Enabled), B1327 (Power ne Circuit Low).
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1995 Dodge Spirit 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3AA46K8S
The fuel pump worked fine when individually actuated and the fuel injector has battery power but no pulse.I am now trying to trace down the local grounds for the fuel system via wiring diagram. Thanks to all to helped.
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 387KF23651
Well, most everyone was right on. I went out to the truck this morning to do the infrared temp test at the cylinders to check for a bad injector. The vehicle had ran for some time and I noticed nothing was really warming up, so I looked at the dash gauge and t...
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1986 Ford F-250 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF26N4G
First a BIG Thank You to all those who replied to this. The timing chain was extremely loose causing the cam gear to jump two teeth. Even though everything looked good when positioning the rotor and dampner. Finally advanced distributor as far as it would and... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Temp. Sensor out of range), 24 (Intake Air Temp. out of range), 31 (EGREVP/EPT Ckt out of range), 67 (PNP or Clutch switch ckt failure), 18 (No TACH Input or SPOUT Ckt open).
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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4th/od
had a 452 code finally and replaced the vss still no shift ,then the idle went to 3000 and stayed . i ordered the ecm and installed.Everything works normal all shifts and idle is normal.The owner had mentioned a high idle at times in the past couple months, a...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Charging VIN: 1FDKE30G6R
WE PULLED OFF THE ALT. AND SENT IT OUT AND HAD IT REBUILT AND REPLACED THE CONECTOR ON THE BACK OF THE ALT. TO IT HAS BEEN GONE FOR 3-WEEKS OR SO WITH NO PROBLEMS. IT GETS DROVE EVERY DAY FOR LONG HOURS SO IM SURE THATS WHY THING ON IT DONT LAST VERY LONG. THA...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FDKF37H8S
First I want to thank everyone who took time out to help with suggestions. This vehicle has not returned yet which stinks for me because i don't like leaving things unfinnished. I guess I would lean more towards an egr causing a vacuum leak because I did smoke...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Well Sorry it so long to close this help request. Inner Fender was in place with no sign of damage. Reassembled air cleaner housing, test drove and took to automatic car wash, returned to shop and checked air cleaner housing, no sign of water. Then the weirdes...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
thanks to all the replies. ran a cylinder leak down test and determined intake valve issues on cylinders #5 & #6. the customer had been driving this vehicle for quite a while with the check engine light on so i'm thinking the bad injectors not getting fixed fo... Trouble codes: 174 (system too lean bank 2).
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Fixed tonight. Wendell was right and I did what Brian said. I received a steering column (with key) and the pats mod from the salvage yard and installed. Crank but not start (wouldn’t even crank before). Scan tool said p1260 from pc theft attempt and b2139 fro...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU73E51
thank to all for the advice but do not have truck back yet to try to repair (not snowing here so he is not using 4x4) will report to you when i have repaired truck thank again vinney
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 2FAHP71W76
Had removed back seat, all lower panel trims, kick panel and dash. Exposed all wiring. No visible faults. Had carefully inspected, cleaned all bulk connectors. Ran new wires from panel trim connector to back side of dash pins 26, 27. Added additional ...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7664L
Hey everyone! 9 out of 9 of ya'll were right,clogged EGR on the backside.I got duped when I ran a wire on the drill through the front half and got nothing on the cable.After ya'll said what it was we drilled out plugs and all were packed.Thanks so much for all... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply).
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Performance=ok VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
Thank you everyone very much. You were all correct in assuming the MAF was bad. I installed the OE p/n 22680-2Y001 and it was re-programmed by an Infinity dealer with the upgraded ECM software. The air volume learn was also performed. Engine light off and ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 2 lean condition).
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L rf window motor VIN: JNKCA31A01
Tried all info , Michael [...]'s info was the best, still have problem, must have bad actuator, customer does not want to spend the money Thanks Joe
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater Valve VIN: 2GTEC56123
Customer returned today and replaced heater valve. Had great heat on the passenger side but none on the drivers side. A slight tap with my favorite tool a 2oz ballpeen gasket hammer and drivers heat made me exit the car it was so hot. I would like to give a...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S61
This vehicle is fixed. It was a bad crank position sensor. I did replace the sensor at the begining of my diagnosis (aftermarket).But, I went back to check it's signal and it was very noisey. Therefore, I replaced it with one from the Jeep dealer and there was... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0302, P0352.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10UXY
THE NEW COIL FROM BWD HAS TOY PART NUM ON IT BUT IT WAS NO GOOD WENT TO LOCAL DEALER BOUGHT ONE AND PROBLEM GONE Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction cyl 1), P1305 (cyl 2), P1310 (cyl 3), P1315 (cyl 4), P1325 (cyl 6).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Thanks for all the replies to this request. I had to wait for this car to get out of the body shop. When I got it back I looked further into injector wiring harness and found some flaking insulation. I had started to look at this before but had to put it back ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
hello sorry for the delay.this car takes acouple days of driving before light will come back on. we had 5 responces one said only use oe coolant.we had not changed or added coolant when changing the sensor or the thermostat but we replaced it anyway sent car o... Trouble codes: P2004, P0128.
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Low speed cooling fan does not run with ac VIN: 1MEFM50S7W
Thanks very much to everyone who responded. I'm glad you all knew these motors fail very often. John from Mass suggested tap on fan motors. I did so and each one started when tapped. Installed two new motors and vehicle left today with normal ac pressures. ...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L light VIN: WMORC33576
hello all tech, Thank you,the mini didnot come back yet but with the respond I got I will call this as a fixed.Majority said pads wear warning light can be clear by leaving leaving the ignition on for 2 to 5 minutes long enough the modules to cycle without kil...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41DXT
Group, Sorry for the late posting on this. I was right in my diagnosis on the distributor. What was wrong though was that 3 reman distributors we got were bad. I even got them from 3 different suppliers!! Thanks to the 5 replies I received who helped narrow it...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Oil in Radiator VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
Thanks to all of your help. I did pressure test the transmission cooler in the radiator, and did not get any leaks into the cooling system. I called the dealership and looked over the engine again I did not find an oil cooler on this truck. We advised the c...
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1N6AD07UX5
Thank's to all who replied. To Rob [...] was wrong to say that dealers are parts changers, I used to work for a local dealer and found it hard to make a living doing mostly warranty work so I have a bad taste in my mouth, again I apologise if I offended anyone. Vi...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L brake fuse VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
I WANTO TO THANK THE THREE PEOPLE WHO REPLIED TO THE BRAKE LIGHT SHORT.IT TURN OUT THAT THE LIGHT SOCKETS WERE MELTED SO BAD I HAD A HARD TIME GETTING THEM OUT.WHEN I REPLACED THEM EVERYTHING WAS FINE.THANKS AGAIN!NOW FOR THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THE DASH GAUGES...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L theft VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
Mike [...] gave the most helpfull insite, as he said "Passlock 1, 2 do not require specific OEM keys. The sensor is a hall effect switch mounted in the lock cylinder housing with a magnet in the lock cylinder. As long as the cylinder is rotated(with anythin...
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L dome lights VIN: 1G2HX52K8X
Thanks to all who replied. I have not been able to get the vehicle back in the shop yet, but I have made arrangements to use a tech 2 to diagnose the problem. This will be a huge time saver. Thanks again for your help. Herb
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L SRS light on VIN: 4S3BH66531
The customer has decided to drive the car as is. The code is intermittent. It was pointed out to me that the likely cause was the cable reel/ clock spring. This makes the most sense, as it is the only moving part. Skoobie should make a code JUST for the clo...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 4S3BL67665
Just read the original post. Sorry my entry came up twice. I don't have a way to remove it for better clarity. Anyway, the fix for this one was a wheel bearing.
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall, Stall at stop VIN: 4TARN81PXN
Final repair was the ignition controller/igniter - we replaced with a used unit - should have used an OEM after all. Thanks for all the great tips. The original one completely failed. Overall we had replaced it with two new ones from the same vendor, it was an... Trouble codes: 12 (No NE Signal is input to the ECU for 2 sec or more after STA turns on), 13 (NE signal is not input to ECU for 300 msec or when eng speed is 1500 RPM or more), 14 (IGF signal from ignitor is not input to ECU for 4 consecutive ignition).
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