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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUAT48H43
the convertable top wont open or close yellow light on dash flashes when the switch is used. we manually opend and closed top as per tsp still not working. the immobalizer and ipc modules have code 1336 serial data bus comfort operating with one wire. the roof...
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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hard start VIN: WBACB22090
93 320i with Siemens DME. Difficult to start and sounds like timing is incorrect. If it starts, idles and drives ok. Permanent fault code for cam sensor.Code 79 is stored immediately if memory cleared while engine is running. I have replaced both cam and crank... Trouble codes: 79 (Camshaft angle - Pulse generator)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L ac compressor VIN: WBAAM3330X
ac compressor will stop working when instrument cluster will show that a door is open when all doors are closed-a false reading. customer took car to dealer-was told cluster is bad. i sent cluster to BBA for a test/rebuild, no problems found. ac relay and fuse...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43451
I need to replace the crankcase vent valve and hoses under the intake manifold on this 2.5L and this being my first time doing this proceedure, do I need to pull the intake manifold to access this and the hoses? Mitchell provded sqwat...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L steering vibration when hot VIN: 5UXFB33523
Hello all, I have an X5 that develops a severe steering vibration that occurs first when hot at highway speeds just after braking, and after it first occurs it continues at lower speeds and not only while braking. The brakes are almost new. Checked the front b...
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L TCC circuit VIN: 1G6KS54Y71
Hi folks - I have a seville SLS here that is about to undergo it's second replacement of the TCC solenoid in 6 months. The car is driven on freeway most (90% of the time). First time it came in it is described in repair history. Car did great until about 1 wee...
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1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Engine oil leak VIN: 1GCGC24F1N
Customer has complained of leaking oil. He says one day it leaks and another day it doesn't. It is a work truck that is used to pull heavy loads at times. I do not work on many diesels. cleaned off most of the engine it was very oily, especially on the drivers...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L clutch VIN: 1GCEK14Z0P
howdy & thanks for your help, customer complained of stiff clutch pedal, brought his own clutch kit & slave cyl, & we installed them along with a new front brg retainer. clutch pedal was still stiff so we installed a new clutch master cyl & pedal is still very...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGC29FXS
Now engine is replaced vehicle still has same problem. You step on throttle and engine goes up to 5000 rpm and stay there untill computer shuts it down or key is turned off. scan data for injector pulse width is 1.95 koeo 2.20 koer. NO matter how fast engine r...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Low Coolant Light VIN: 2G1WW12M4T
Replaced radiator,cap,upper & lower & bypass hose,intake gaskets.When car came in it was just for a coolant leak there was no low coolant light problem before rad replacement.Replaced radiator,hoses&cap.Car came back with low coolant light on. Coolant was not ...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L abs VIN: 3GNEK18R5T
Vehicle came in for ABS light on and needed brakes front and rear. Check for codes found codes C0025 and C0026 Left front wheel speed sensor. Replaced wheel speed sensor, pads and rear shoes. Left wheel speed sensor was open when we checked the resistance. Roa...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
I have this 1999 Chevy Tahoe, 4x4, 5.7L, csi vortec, when the engine is cold will ,first start up,surge, hesitated and misfire under load for a few minites then clear up and run good. When it is acting up, I can add propane to intake, and engine clears up and ...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19WX1
Replaced crank sensor and checked wiring to computer all checked out ok Noticed that losing square at the top of waveform when rpms go over 2000 does this as you start to hear slight engine knock Trouble codes: P0335
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L turn signals VIN: 1GCHK24G21
This truck came to us the other day with the signals working very fast on both sides. We found the flasher to be the problem. We installed a gm flasher and every thing was great. Well after severals days the customer returnes and states that the following is h...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GCEK19V62
Front driveshaft is beeing turned all the time by the transfercase. have pulled off motor, and moved shifter lug with a wrench still will try to turn the front yoke. Have dissasembled t-case and can not find anything wrong, fork appears good. clutches all look...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CE1933Z21
Hi fellow techs I,m looking for any input on this chev. Initially the vehicle came in with a rough idle and mil light on.Upon further investigation we found the intake gasket had a vaccuum leak which caused a number of related codes.While repairing the intake ... Trouble codes: P0332, P0430
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E03
DTC U1000 Class 2 Communication Malfunction DTC U1016 Loss of Communications with PCM DTC U1064 Lost Communications with BCM DTC U1096 Loss of Communications with IPC Battery run down protection relay clicks. Retained accessory power relay clicking Head lamp...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S63
Hi folks,I've got this low mileage 4.2 straight six with an intermittemt misfire on #1 only. Found a bulletin about water intrusion, and sure enough #1 was full of water,so I replaced coil and plug, and installed new cowl seal to redirect water runff. A week l... Trouble codes: P0301
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Pretensioner VIN: 1G1ZU54854
This '04 Malibu was bought at an auto auction, by my customer. The car does not look like it has been repaired by a body shop, or had any paint done. There where 4 codes when the car showed up B0015, B0022, U2103, and B1325. B0015 and B0022 are LF and RF Prete...
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L tpms system VIN: 2G1WC58R67
Hi to all. This car first came to our shop 10 / 2008 with 47000 miles. The car needed new tires. They were original worn out and leaking air. The customer at that time told us that the tire pressure system had been acting up and displaying the dash message tha...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GM68444
Hi everyone, I have a problem with a Pacifica that is setting a p0440 (evap failure)& p0456 (evap leak detected). I smoked the system and found nothing. I also tested the purge valve manually(all showing ok). the only thing that could be the cause at this poin... Trouble codes: P0440, P0456
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2C4GP64L05
Good Afternoon All. I have a problem Chrysler T&C that came in with a number 3 misfire, as well as, a random misfire. I pulled #3 plug out and it was cracked and appears to have not been firing for sometime. Replaced plugs and wires but I still have a miss at ... Trouble codes: P0303 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X1V
hey guys the customer complains the car intermittently stalls. car had code p1391 with is common for these cars. i have replaced both cam and crank sensors and no change code comes back after a while also data on the scanner shows current sync. between crank a... Trouble codes: P1391
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.0L emergency flashers VIN: 1B3EJ46CSX
Thanks in advance for any insight to this problem. The turn signals work correctly, fed from fuse #15. However fuse #6 blows as soon as you depress the flasher button. We can jump around the flasher and make all the lights work correctly with no excessive draw...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25322
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of poor run condition at light throttle with warm engine. Problem first surfaced last fall and then vehicle ran well most of the winter. Problem surfaced again this spring. Condition will occur in 2nd,3rd or 4th gears at... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map voltage low)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D13
First of all, I must say that I'm pretty unfamiliar with this particular system and that I'm not able to devote the time I should be to troubleshooting this vehicle. I run a 1 man shop and I have a hard time making this vehicle a prioroity, but it's my next do... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire detected), P0304 (misfire detected cyl 4)
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L whell sensor VIN: 3D7KS29CX6
Grettings All; The LF wheel speed sensor is not reading on scan tool, setting code C1011 replaced with 2 known good sensor,I have sensor to module circiut conitunity,Dodge dealer has Never had a problem with these or any abs issues.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C0X
good morning fellow techs, as a longtime member i know the forum is not a replacement for normal diag, but have a request for a little advice. i am a honda dealer tech, and have an employee here that owns this little ranger. she is short on funds, as are many...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
HI out there I have this truck that just donít want to leave me a lone It started with a hard misfire and had code p0305 did tune up and reset memory by unhooking batt and truck ran good for 3 to 4 weeks and came bake with miss fire and code po304 miss on 4 no... Trouble codes: P1151 (up stream o2 senser bank 2 no switch lean)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XX
well hello there guys.we have a 1999 ford windstar 3.8l with 135 k.the complaint has always been lean condition on both banks po171 po174..data shows ltft 33%stft25% almost identical on scan tool for both banks.baro is 158hz 99kpa ,we've replaced a new fuel pu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfer case VIN: 1FMPU16L5Y
Hi my name is Brian and I have been having trouble with my personal truck for a few weeks now. We are more of a suspension and Brakes place and we are pulling our hair out with this one. The issue is when the truck is switched into 4 wheel drive (high or low) ...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO1142
thanks in advance i got one that wont leave me alone.This escape has a 452 and have smoked it sev times with no sign of leaks.just got tired and put some parts on to come up fail.Has anyone got any info on this?Please help.Fuel tank press=2.64 keyon eng off.Li... Trouble codes: 452
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWX37P33
Customer had truck stall and not restart. The truck has been to the dealer four times for this issue and still does this on occassion. Right now the truck will start and die immediately with white smoke coming for tail pipe while cranking. Once I did get it st...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30P64
This one is a monster I've read alot of postings about this engine and tried the fixes but none work I need some one who really knows about this engine It cranks long before it will start and lets out a big smoke cloud Engine sounds good as you get to about 15...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTNX21P64
Truck came in blowing steam out exhaust and customer said egr cooler had been replaced a year ago.We recommended replacing head gaskets and egr cooler.We sent the heads out to machine shop to check for cracks & warpage.Machine shop shaved off at least .010 or ...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Headlights VIN: 1FTYR10D44
car equipted with DRL day time running lights with ignition on headlights off position headlights blinking , headlight switch on position working good only on off position headlights, I'm driving like a police car :O) hope on help
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1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 2CNBJ18U3L
Hi; I have a 90 tracker with an automatic trans. In the morning when first started, it wont shift out of first and if I give it too much gas, it will go into neutral. Also the power brakes don't work to good for about five minutes. It is like the vacuum boost...
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2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L hydroboost ? VIN: 1GKEK63U75
this 2005 denali came in with customer complaint of squeaking when going down the road and moving the steering wheel. squeaking is low volume and during chasedown, found that when brake applied, louder version or noise accurs. i suspect hydro-boost issue and t...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL1894B
have checked all plugs good compression 190 all cylinders replaced fuel pressure regulator in hopes of getting control of fuel pressure spec is 35-48 psi no vacuum on regulator is 60 no vacuum if add vacuum will drop to 52psi called the dealer and one of their... Trouble codes: P0300
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1987 Isuzu Pickup 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality
do not have any way to get specs on this nightmare that came in on flatbed after sitting for a year. my problem is i can get to run if i pull coil wire out of cap to increase spark. it will run great with coil wire pulled out of cap about a inch.put all the wa...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L seat VIN: SAJKX6245T
This jag drivers seat will not move in to the driving position when installing key to start, the steering wheel moves in to position. the seat and wheel will park for exit. live data shows front cusion open and all other functions ok. sense the front cusion do...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Reprogram ECU VIN: SAJDA24C8Y
This Jag came in as a no start, low compression problem due to over fueling when cold which we found out is a very common problem on this engine. Our local dealer has replaced the engine twice allready for the same problem under warranty. It is now out of warr...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L heater control VIN: 1J4GK48K53
2003 Jeep Liberty has a/c tempurature control that blows hot when on cold and cold when on hot , replaces control head and no change, info on my sources is flawed as the system identified is not on this vehicle. Mine has an electronic blend door actuator with ...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L long crank VIN: 1J4FA69S85
this jeep exhibits a long crank after sitting for more than 30 minutes.it always starts after the long crank.may require 2-3 tries. i know this looks like i'm throwing parts at this but that is not entirely true. there are widespread crank sensor issues w/thes...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB723XX
We have confirmed compression good on all cyl. Good spark at each plug. Each injector pulse test ok. We noticed #1 inj. on the noid light is dim at idle, but brightens up when you speed up engine. We have checked the voltage on the supply wire(green) and it st... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L srs VIN: KNAFE12156
Hi all. Replaced the drivers seat belt due to it was stuck as per the body shops request. The SRS light is on. The code I get is 76 with descripion of analog/digital unit fault. I cannot find any info on this code. I also checked Kia.com and apparently this co...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV164YA
vehicle came in with eas fault on dash and the front of vehicle all the way down to the ground. after inspection i found holes in front airbags. my question is thought before i put 2k worth of airbags on the front how can i check the system to see if it is ope...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride VIN: JT8BF28G61
all suspension components inspected by 3 different techs. took to another shop for second opinion. slight clunking from both front wheel areas,sounds like a loose component. installed electronic ears 3 different times to various locations of chassis,suspension...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L 1-2 shift, VIN: JT8BF28G01
This car came from a trans shop,they can't find anything wrong with the trans or the shift solenoids.When driving the 1-2 shift is really dragged out if you let off the gas it will shift but it feels like it skipped 2nd gear,the 3-4 shift feels normal. Both sh...
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1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF1110G
this truck came in for no power condition. we found a bad cat and it burns oil! replaced the cat and it ran oikay for about a month. now lacks power and surges at lower rpm and under a load. wot and it runs okay w/ power. from idle to under a load during take ... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition pulse)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-3 Upshift and 2-1 downshift at stop VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Hello All, Car came in with no reverse and barely moving forward with rude noises from the trans. Fluid was black and thick. ETC was full of trans fluid. Replaced trans and ETC with matched used units. Car now basically drive OK, but shift quality is not th...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E31
I have an MB ML320 that we inherited from the local dealer, problem started out as reported by customer, as stumble and loss of power after about 2 min of driving when cold, check engine light flashes, feels like it goes into limp mode, if you keep driving in ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P2056 (Misfire 3), P2054 (p2053-), P2053 (P20D4- Sometimes), P20D4 (Sometimes)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Trunk & Top VIN: WDBSK75F74
Hello all, and thanks for reading this. We have a REAL problem with this SL500. The customer put the top down the other day, and noticed a bit of dampness in the trunk. Not too unusual for the Oregon Coast...Later, she wanted to put the top up, but got a messa...
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU55PXW
I am a GM guy so I am not very familar with these set-ups on fords. I have just replaced the camshaft synchronizer assembly due to the internal bushing rubbing and causing a squeeking noise. I replaced it with a reman assembly from napa and have set the #1 cyl... Trouble codes: P1309
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Replacement VIN: WMWRC33453
I'm considering doing an engine replacement on this vehicle. I'd like to know how important it is to have the special tools listed in the instructions - I don't want to get halfway through removal only to find there's no way to substitute for or work around th...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33463
Hello fellow tech's. I have a this mini cooper with the P0442. I have tested the gas cap and it tests good.I smoke tested the system with sealing the canister vent and no leak. It looks to have a LDP on the canister in the right rear fender well. My genisys sc... Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start, timing too advanced VIN: JA3AY26C51
hi guys,i have been trouble shooting an 01 mitsubishi mirage for a no start condition,spark advance is 61 degrees while it is trying to start,it has the typical kickback symptoms of a timing too far to advance to fire,scanner shows same info 61 degrees advance...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S8V
Here's a hard one. The map sensor reads ok as per identifix voltage testing, vacuum is ok at idle and under load, What happens is it runs perfectly fine, sometimes all day according to the customer then it suddenly goes very rich and starts blowing black smoke...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Hi gang! Have this vehicle from a new customer that has hada problem from what i can get from him for the past 4 months, there is a problem stating the vehicle with initial start when the weather is damp or rainy. He stopped in yesterday after it took 20 minut...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L blower motor VIN: 1N4PA41E44
We cannot get blower motor to operate through the control.There is voltage to the motor,but it will not operate.We have relaced the motor itself as well as the relay.Should I be looking at something else?I'm kind of stumped on this.Thanks in advance, Randy
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1986 BMW 735i 3.4L no forward VIN: WBAFH3400G
WELL HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THAT IN 23 YEARS OF WORKING ON CARS OF ALL TYPES. GUYS THANKS I STILL HAVE MOST OF MY HAIR LEFT. I REPLACED THE UNIT WITH ONE FROM A WRECKING YARD THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY REBUILT. BUT I TOOK THE OLD UNIT APART AND YALL WERE RIGHT . ...
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1997 BMW 328is 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABG2329V
Thanks for all your help , Replaced the wiper motor and works fine now , Thanks again
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1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G4WB54T5P
tryed doing the relearn procedure. didn't seem to help. did fuel induction service for intake and fuel rail. did another relearn by disconnecting battery then letting it run in drive then shutting off. seems ok at this time. customer called back after 2-3 week...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K4V
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. OVERWELMING RESPONSES OF FAILING CRANK SENSOR. WE HAVE NEVER GOT VEHICLE TO FAIL,DEALER HAS HAD ALL REPAIRS. CUSTOMER WILL BE IN FOR "RECOMMENDED" CRANK SENSOR REPLACE WHEN HE SAVES SOME $$...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K9W
The fuel trims were ok ,o2 sensor checked out ok, smoke tested intake & exhast systems no leaks. load tested [...] wires with headlight. added extra ground to o2 sensor case.,all good. Replaced pcm with dealer part, programed and all is ok. Thanks for the ... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 sensor slow response).
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1966 Chevrolet SUBURBAN 350CID starter VIN: C1466S1411
WOW! RESPONSES STILL COMING IN! CANT THANK EACH OF YOU BUT THANKS TO ALL! THIS TRUCK IS FIXED. SOME OF YOU STATED THAT IT WAS POSSIBLY THE WRONG STARTER. IF YOU DID YOU WERE CORRECT. WHEN I ORIGINALLY REPLACE THE STARTER (CAUSE IT WAS NOISY & SHIMMING DIDNT HE...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCD614K6K
THANKS FOR ALL THAT REPLYED! I FOUND THAT THE WIRE FROM THE COMPUTER TO THE O2 SENSOR HAD HIGH RESISTANCE.IT TRICKED ME BECAUSE IT HAD CONTINUITY. I RAN A NEW WIRE AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING CORRECTLY! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE THAT REPLYED! JEFF [...] Trouble codes: 13 (o2 short open circuit open).
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GY3T46M2X
Turns out the distributor was not installed correctly. Got a dozen responses about making sure cam retard was set at zero and plus two...a few told me how to find it on the scanner..and a few added the procedure for it... You guys are great Truck running good... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam sensor), P0301.
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19WXX
Sorry for the long wait for a reply. This customer was from out of town . He felt more comfortable towing the truck back to his local shop. I asked him to call me with the fix but he never got back to me. That's the reason for the long close time. Thanks for a... Trouble codes: B2973 (Cant find a code definition. I think driver door switch.).
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNEK13T2Y
Thanks for all who replied, Ended up checking solinoids all tested good, Futher diag found to be internal damage removed trans installed new cluthes and seals reinstalled checked ok thanks again have a good day
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L no communication VIN: 1GNET16S03
first of all thank you guys for all of the interest in helping me with this problem, however the fix actually was something nobody guessed. there is a flex circuit board at the bcm and i found a hair line crack in it. fixed the circuit and relearned the comput...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L reverse VIN: 1GCHK29205
HE HE Ha Ha Boss (Dad)was getting nervess so we sent it to a local dealer/The dealer brove it into their shop and then took it for test drive with no problem.Had to be air locked and iam asuming that the roll back put enought angle on it to get to brupp.Thank...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L motor dies VIN: 2C3ED56F5R
Most replys said that the cam and/or crank sensor were at fault, but said that for the most part, this sets a code. With a little persistance the computer set a 54 code (cam sensor). I don't know why the code was not present when the vehicle was brought to me....
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL45H2W
Greetings! Many thanks to all who replied! The folks at Chrysler agree that the 2.5's are the same from 98-00. However the guys selling the engine and Phillip from Conneticut (also in the recycle biz) using the Hollinger books said they are different but th...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y4X
Thanks to all of the great help I recieved, I was able to fix this van. Disconnecting each sensor one at a time is the best way to isolate the computer.We bought a rebuilt computer and had the rebuild company set the vin and mileage. The van is running great, ... Trouble codes: P1686.
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on
The bank 2 #2 cat. monitor was bad. Replaced the monitor and watched pidata data stream...the drop out of voltage did not return. We also found a pcm software update that addressed pre and post catalyst fault codes..upgraded the pcm calibration. Road tested -... Trouble codes: P0157.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine noise VIN: 1D4GP24R65
thanx for the help Could not find any issues with the bottom end of this car we can hear it in the oil pan while running pulled pan inspected rod & main bearings looked at oil pick up very clean inside no metal or chips, everything looked MINT, looked at the ...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L oil level VIN: 1D4HB48N15
Checked the pcv valve in the oil filler neck. The ball was stuck. Replaced with new one. Interesting to note, NAPA says this vehicle doesn't have a pcv, nor does the Motor Check Chart book. But the dealer said it had one, which it did. Thanks for all the ...
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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L No Start, fuel pump runs all VIN: 1FDKD37H5N
I replaced the PCM and that fixed this truck. The PCM had a internal short to ground on the fuel pump relay ground. Thanks for all the support, you guys are great.
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTDR15X7R
I am embarrassed to say my tech overlooked the obvious here. Car had a bad oil pressure sender. He should have started with the basics, sorry to waste time here.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L interior lights.message centre VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
thank you for the replies.i have not had my hands on the truck again.but the custamer did phone to tell me that it did blow the fuse again and she had only opened the door.leeding me to believe that the problem may be in the door harness.hope to get a look at ...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittin VIN: 1FTRX07W9X
thanks for all the help everybody but the guy left and then came back 2 weeks later and said he had his friend change the wires plugs and the two coils and the problem went away. so im not sure what the fix was but i think it was a wire form another cylinder b... Trouble codes: P0307.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L gem module? VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
ben [...] is my hero thanks buddy... the n#27 fuse was missing instlled it and solenoid now allows vacuume to the hubs. without a wiring diagram this was a sob until you pointed me in a good direction, the book never asked to check that circuit it did for ...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Well its done ! I did what pretty much what all of you said, cam locking tool, pin in the crankshaft and the car runs fine... I still dont get what the "lug" and "hole" deal was all about, i couldnt see a thing on the exhaust sprocket...wierd motor if you ask...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L abs VIN: 1FDXE45SXY
Hello Group,I would like to thank all of you that responded. The truck is fixed. The driver-side ABS sensor was open so I replaced it, Simple enough I thought, but after I installed it I expected the self check circuit to turn off the light right away but did ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNXZ1F21
AFTER CHECKING THE RESISTANCE OF EACH INJECTOR CIRCUIT FROM THE WIRING HARNESS AT THE IDM, ALL CIRCUITS TESTED THE SAME. BUT, EVERYTIME I BUZZ TESTED OR KOEO TEST THE SAME P0261 WOULD COME BACK AND THE ENGINE WOULD START AND THEN STALL. SO I CONSIDERED THAT TH... Trouble codes: P0261 (low circuit grounded from idm).
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAHP31334
shell station had bad gas for a couple days. took a fuel sample and found problem. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P64
Got this baby fixed. Sorry for the late closing. Thanks for your replies. P0272 was a bad injector on cylinder #4. Replacing it got rid of the misfire, especially noticable when cold. Thanks Tracy. I still had low power on accel. I then pulled the HP pum... Trouble codes: P0272 (4 cylinder contribution or balance fault), P2291 (ICP TOO LOW ENGINE CRANKING went away with new pump).
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1992 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GTEK19KXN
After looking at the majority of replies I recieved, I decided to go after the pickup coil and magnet in the distributor. That was the ticket! The vehicle runs perfect. It does not cut out at all. Thank you all again for your valuable time!
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L transfer case? VIN: 2GTEK19T73
Thanks to all for their help;very good information on this truck. The fix was,as suggested,to change the transfer case fluid and tell customer to match tires sizes. I was amazed what a difference that changing the fluid made;it's quiet now!
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L static charge VIN: KMHCG45C63
Thanks so much for te speedy replies. Mark and Ralph, if I didn't witness it myself, I would have sworn your bad belt theory might have involved a bong... Sure enough though, the belts took care of it. The customer mentioned today that the belts were "just"...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y24
Wow; there sure isn't alot of these out there, yet... direct injection is going to be the next big change for sure. I can totally see fuel quality being a big issue, and constant fuel service issues. Anyhow, the point is a bunch of cleaner and patience late... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2002 Jaguar XJ 4.0L trunk / boot VIN: SAJDA12C12
The problem was a broken wire for the trunk switch making intermittant contact. The break was near the hinge. The security module only allows one trunk opening per switch push. This problem made the security module think the trunk was opened more than once. T...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L unsure VIN: 1LNHM87A92
WE THANK EVERYONE WHO GAVE US INSIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM. THE ANNOYING NOISE WAS INDEED THE SWAY BAR. WE REPLACED THE SWAY BAR, AND YAHOO... THE POPPING NOISE WENT AWAY! THANKS AGAIN ART [...]
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB3537Y
agian thank you for the interest. i had to fix this one because it is mine:) i was not going to believe that a cam / crank sensor would fail at 20k miles however we have all seen strange things in this business. as it turned out which is even less exspected wa... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
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2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L timming belt VIN: 1YVGF22DXY
well the A and B are interchangable. the hydrolic failed, i could push it in with my thumb, that is why i replaced it as far as the fix. i dont really know, i cleaned and retaped the holes, a little better, put back on the oe pullys, better yet, and changed b...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1YVFP80CX4
I want to first thank all that replied to my post. The concensus was that the engine has a timing issue. From what i was told this engine has no pins or keys for the cams or crank gears. They are a friction fit and can move out of time if there is poor mainten... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction).
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBED30E4N
Hi Everyone, Wow! You guys rock! There were so many replies that said the amplifier is the usual culprit that I had to extensively test my actuator, because the amp seemed to be working. Dallas helped me tremendously with his descriptive terminal number tests ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cooling VIN: WDBHA28EXP
hi fellows the actual fix came from reading all post on overheting for mercedez benz i read about thermostats having a dual function off blocking a passage for coolant to flow to radiator if its missing coolant will flow in the path off less resistance bypassi...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L fluid VIN: WDDNG86X67
THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE INFO IT WORKED OUT GREAT. WE FILLED IT FROM THE BOTTOM BUT ALSO MEASURED HOW MUCH WE DRAINED SO THAT WE KNEW HOW MUCH TO ADDED(ATLEAST CLOSE TO IT) RECHECKED WITH TEMP/LEVEL OK THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP...MARK
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