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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC5110K
Kindly note that test equipment are scarce here in Jamaica and my stuff have not been shipped home yet. As a result I am unable to provide vacuum readings among others. Saw vehicle today with 4 ecms, 3 proms and coolant sensor on passenger floor. Got vehicle r...
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K92
stB1-(+2%) ltB1-(+20%) stB2-(+5%) ltB2-(+20%) Couldn't locate any external vacuum leaks. There is a TSB on that condition about clogged injectors. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Systen too lean bank2)
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for any help. Truck does not start and does not crank. Problem is not starter or ignition switch related, can jump solonoid (crank no run) ignition switch has power at every terminal even disconnected, starter signal wire (yellow)at switch ha...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23D26
I keep coming up with a p0108, but everything checks out. what am I missing? There doesn't seem to be any holes in the intake; the EGR tests good; changing the MAP sensor out made no difference; I cleaned the MAF with no change. please help. I've got 5 hours... Trouble codes: P0108, P0402, P0234, P003A
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HC56F5V
Tried new input & output sensors.Checked wires from tcm to sensors. symtoms= Car bucks,jerks after warm up speedometer goes crazy @ same time. After warm up speedometer still goes crazy setting still only if put in drive.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L starter circuit VIN: 2B4G954C31
Thanks in advance Guys Ihave a 01 Grand Caravan with a no engine crank condition It is not appling ground to starter relay when turning key to start position. If you jumper a ground to the starter relay it wil start normally The testing in Alldata has been don...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD74455
I need help on this one bad Sprinter Techs. Have a no start with these codes. Cleared the codes & still no start. First code that came back when cranking was p0087 or {OEM p2017 & p2021. Fuel rail pressure on snapon scan tool at 3950kPa. Not sure if this is co... Trouble codes: P0087 (or 2017 2021 OEMeuro fuel rail system pressure to low), P0380 (Glow plug / heater A circuit), P0673 (Cylinder 3 glow plug circuit)
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3KA53H16
I have a periodic ticking sound seems mechanical but i have heard exaust leaks soud the same way it comes and goes at no spcific timei have the correct 5w-20 oil and a good filter but i cannot figure out the sound any info would be helpfull
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L temperature VIN: 1FTHW26G7T
Hey guys, Sadly the one Ineed help on is my own. Last few months it's been running hot, not overheating but hotter than it used to. It has a newer radiator, new Ford t-stat, sender,fan clutch and the coolant is clean and full. I checked for "stuff" in front of...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L hoses VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Ok, steering and Ford Guru's. This van originally came in with a return line blow out from the original "hyraulic crimp" type fitting, ok we said, lets replace the hose and flush the system. No Ford hose available (discontinued), after market hose not availabl...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PO174 VIN: 2FMZA524XY
Car came in with a Bank 2 lean and low egr flow. Opened the hood and the first thing I noticed was that the upper intake would swell up like a ballon when I did a snap throttle. As per TSB, I replaced the upper intake (both halves as it came out in 3 pieces) a... Trouble codes: P0174
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L shifting VIN: 1FMPU18L82
hello guys thanks in advance for taking the time to help out. i got this 2002 expedition with the 4r100 trans. the customer brought it in because it was not shifting. when i first jumped in it, it seemed to shift fine until i came to a stop then took off and i...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L downshift VIN: 1FTYR14U34
REPLACED ALL TRANSMISSION SOLENOIDS STILL HAVING SHIFTING PROBLEM. rpm REACHES 4500 OVERDRIVE LIGHT STARTS TO FLASH BUT NO TROUBLE CODE WHEN i TAP ON THE GAS KICKS IN DOWN SHIFT RPM DROPS TO 2000 THEN ITS FIND UNTIL TOPPING, CHECKED ALL WIRING NO SHORT NOTICED...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JHMCD5651S
the car came in failing on th hc and co on the emissions test. we replaced the oxygen sensor and all the ignition components(they were worn out). the car then passed the 25/25 part of the emissions test but not the 50/15. it still failed hc and co. you can als...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDH58VOR
vehicle was towed in and was flooded replaced plugs and wires and it started normally for 3 days. On the day the customer was to pick it up it had extended crank. No codes Noticed inconsistant injector pulse width sometimes 45ms, others 20ms, 4-5ms is when i...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW68J64
Can anyone enlighten me as to what may be causing this bizzare behavior? Thank you for your time! Engine dies at either idle or open throttle Cold or Hot. Long crank time before firing up always a good signal trace from CKP sensor @ PCM. On occasion sets ... Trouble codes: P0320 (no crank reference signal at pcm), P1299 (large vacuum leak)
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L right rear door ajar VIN: 1J4HS48N05
This jeep was suppose to be a easy fix, one of our technician determine it was the right rear door switch was out causing the message center to display door ajar, replaced and according to him the light was off. Two days later customer return with same symptom...
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L no start VIN: 1LNHM81W55
2005 lincoln town car came in i did oil change,brakes and inspection parked the car.call the customer limo company.they came the pick the car up and no start.i thought battery was dead.that wasnt the problem.i told them the leave the car.it has no crank,no ecm...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BJ2227X
hi techs,I need a helping hand here.the car came in with no shift.customer said that trans shop overhall the trans.they install new selenoid set.when the car went for test drive still no shift.when it came to our shop we scann it and it had code p0767 and p010...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L timing chain tentioner VIN: WDBDA28D0N
Hi I have this 190E I just replaced a head gasket on. Everything went fine until I went to install the timing chain tensioner. When I install it it puts so much tension on the chain that I can't roll the engine over. I have looked at everything I can see and c...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65H3X
Car starts intermittently. When it doesn't start it cranks fine. We have injector pulse, fuel pressure but no spark. Confirmed good crank signal & cam signal. Occasionally the car will start right up. I feel like it might be an immobilizer problem, had custome... Trouble codes: P0035 (Undocumented Code), P0235 (Undocumented Code)
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C13452Y1R
engine wont run Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor)
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL53DOS
One of our customers just bought this car for his son, brought to us to do saftey and get ready to e-test, failed HC {354} and co {7.74}, passed nox, car stays in open loop, checked O2 sensor and found it pinned rich, would'nt move, replaced and now I can get ...
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: G2HX53L6N1
AT the end of my rope, any help greatly appreciated. Vehicle came in for noisy starter motor, disconnected battery and replaced starter. Starter has only a battery cable and a solenoid wire, no other wires. No start after starter installation, removed starter ...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH686XY
Hey Guys. I've got a PO325 knock sensor code on this Outback. I've heard that these cars are known for having bad knock sensors. I have checked the wiring, connections, and the knock sensor itself. According to alldata, everything is good. The code is supposed... Trouble codes: P0325
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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5L Tire Pressure Sensor Light VIN: 4S4BP61C38
I need to get vehicle in training mode so that i am able to reset tire pressure light after sensor replacement if anybdy knows the procedure it would be greatly appreciated i cannont find any info on alldata or the owners manual light will not go off by just d...
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No reverse VIN: JTDFR32093
Vehicle came in with slipping clutch in both forward gears and reverse, no code. The technician replaced the clutch as indicated in repair hist. (My co- worker) and upon completion, has no gear engagement, the gear indication is blinking both in reverse and in...
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2009 Toyota PRIUS 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDK820U59
hi toyota techs we have a 2009 toyota prius hybird,we are looking for the key immobilizer control unit.dealer states its behind the radio,we removed the radio but are unable to locate this control unit.its a black box with a braket built on to the unit,any hel...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSR69M44
sorry for long post but before i get responses telling me to do what i have already done i thought i would give as much info as i could.this cust. says he has had this problem for 2 years and about 35000 miles. when the out side temp goes below 30 degrees f. o... Trouble codes: P0128
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L want bleed out VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
opened bleeder on caliper to collapse caliper piston, and let gravity bleed and few minutes and installed pads, and have tried all kinds of ways to bleed and still pedal sinks first time pushed, and third time pushed,pedal is all the way up and tight, does thi...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Many Electrical Systems VIN: 4USCN33472
Okay, The old saying of if a car has a problem always suspect the last thing you fixed could never more be true than this one and above all DONT REPLACE THE BRAKELIGHT SWITCHES WITH THE AFTERMARKET ITALLIAN JOBS !!!. Turns out that the typically over enginee...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD22165
Thanks for all the help. We could find nothing else wrong so we changed the computer and that fixed it.
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD2214S
Hello all, This car is fixed. Finally!!! Turned out to be loose ground connection on the motor. Most of you that answered my post said to check wiring, fuses, and grounds and if that was ok to put in a computer. I tested all fuses with a test light and al...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: B7HF16Z9WS
Though its not fixed, i will get more oppotunity to work on it in the future. Im the only one who has worked with the owner and not charged him for everything Ive tried. he has owned the thing for 3 yrs and for the most part has always had the problem. Things ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3LC56KX8
after reading through the replies we received we were able to find a copy of the safety recall #h07.This is in regards to a fault in the tire pressure monitoring system,recall states that a electrical connector may become corroded.This can cause engine no star...
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2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P01
Thank you all your replies were all tried. Raymond's reply was the fix which was to check the timing of the CMP sensor and synchronizer. I adjusted timing and cleared code P1309 and road tested the code did nor reset. I could'nt have done this repair without t... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire detection monitor is not enabled).
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L suspension ? VIN: 1FTRX18LX1
Tryed the two tires first(which i tryed to get him to do in the first place)still had problem but he needed the tires anyway.Did the clutch packs and all is well.He had his income tax come in so we also did link kits and a hub assy.He said the truck drives be...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FMFU18L93
we brought the customer in and showed them what was going on at this time, they have chosen not to go that deep into the repair, one thing we found while taking it apart was a cracked pcv tube? maybe it was building to much pressure in the crankcase? Thanks ...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L rear washer VIN: 5GRGN23U03
IT FINALLY MESSED UP WHEN IT WAS HERE SO WE ORDERED A CONTROL MODULE FOR THE WIPERS. IT WAS ON BACK ORDER SO IT TOOK A COUPLE WEEKS BUT WHEN IT WAS PUT IN THE PROBLEM HAS STOPPED OCCURING. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP SORRY THE PORTING TOOK SOO LONG...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L pcm/bcm VIN: 1J4GK48K05
Thank you for your help everyone. After way to long of a night, I have fixed it. Final fix was a broken SKIM module. reaplced SKIM and reprog. vehicle fired right up. Thanks again all and heppy hunting with chryslers. THANKS!!!
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Battery Saver Relay VIN: 5LMPU28L8W
It turned out to be the Gem module coupled with a battery that load tested well but had acid leaching across the top between posts and would weaken itself unhooked in about 2 days (I had a 3 volt potential measured on the plastic case right next to the neg ter...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
thanks to you guys that replied to my help request. found internal trans problem the pump shaft bearing failed which caused it to score the shaft and oil ring bushing repaired it now the vehicle works fine
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRC33472
thanx everyone, I am with you on all of your suggestions. Like everyone said the it needs to pulled out and see what is broken inside. At this moment the customer needs time to decide as to what he is going to do with it. So am closing this request for now. ...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3EJ46C9D
Thanks for the replies. I checked voltage at pump while driving. Voltage was constant, pump was shutting down. It was just very strange acting, but I guess anythings possible in this business. I replaced the fuelpump and filter and all is well. Once again...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mounts VIN: WPOAA299OX
Thank You for the replies. We did a lot of digging on this one and got a lot of help from John (in parts) at Rusnak Porsche in Thousand Oaks, Calif.he went as far as finding someone (in Atlanta) who knew the answer to our situation because the parts illustrati...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L transmission VIN: 4S3BH68651
Hey guys. I ended up dropping the pan again. and replacing the other solenoid valve that was damaged. I tested it through the harness and it seemed to be ok but, after droping the pan and testing the solenoid itself it was a lot different than any of the other...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E2R
thanks to all that took the time to reply to my help request. I removed the computer and sent it to a local computer repair facilty, and he found something burt in side. He reparied it on the spot and car fired right up and has been running for two days with...
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1995 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L No Start, BLOWS FUSE VIN: JT4VD22FXS
fuel pump bracket was loosing ground fuel pump shorted also,replaced bracket and fuel pump added extra ground from fuel tank to frame.truck ran great,thanks for everyones help
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WF107GH54O
thank guys, removed the injectors (mechanical) dismantled them and soaked them in carb clean, flushed them the best i could reinstalled changed the fuel filter and she seems alright.
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWFA21HXR
OK guys this one is fixed and on the road again. I would like to thank all that replied to my plea for help. Stan thanks for the extra info on the coils. This vehicle required a ECM to make it right. What we found was that the computer was grounding the inject...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valve body VIN: WVWMA63B9X
found diagram from supplier it sure took awhile but we got it sorry i didnt post this fix sooner thank you to everybody who chipped in and tried to help people kept telling me it couldn't be done but i knew better the car is good to go now thanks for your help
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WVSD69M01
Hey guess what, when you have loose battery connections, it will cause all kinds of problems, ok now I'm done feeling stupid. Yes it had a loose negative connection on bettery and positive connection had allot of corrosion buildup between contacts, disconnecte...
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