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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9655X
hi has any one had this happen vehicle had code for insufficient egr flow p0401 cleaned egr ports and now have cat efficiency code popping up has any one had this issue or have any insight on this issue thanks ahead of time for your responses
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Draw
Customer complained of battery not holding charge. Tested and replaced shorted battery. Two week later comes and said had to jump start car after sitting for 5 days. Charging is good. Found a wierd draw. Has a 49 milliamp draw that every 30 seconds spikes to 2...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L wipers VIN: WAULC68E02
replaced wiper motor with new audi part, turned wiper motor on and off before attaching pivot to find park. put pivot in park position and all was well. car returned next day with wipers parking 12 inches up windshiel. reset pivot again and all was well. check...
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5310P
got this 93 bimmer that's a little difficult. car came in with code 13 02 sensor, cleared code, checked sensor with scan tool to see how lively it is, voltage ranges from .2 to .8 easily, will stabilize at .5 on idle after a little while. we checked for air le... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor), 201 (o2 sensor control)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L door locks VIN: WDALD4325W
scanned for coded with x431 and got codes listed above checked all fuses related to locks all good. only door that locks is right rear door when use key in lock in front
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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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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAAR3344Y
BMW 3 Series Wagon sucks right side of tank dry after running for an hour or so if the tank is 1/4 tank or below. Fuel pump previously replaced for a no-start condition. Left side sender unit replaced previously because resistance readings on level sender we...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBADN6341Y
Hey guys, ineed some help in a bad way.Ive got a 2000 540i with a MIl on and i cant communicate with any computer in the car from either diagnostic connector.Ive checked all the fuses and all is well there.I have power at terminals 7 and 16 at the OBD II conne...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel filler VIN: WBAEU33443
Thanks in advance for your help. This car will not fill with gas without clicking off 5 tenths of a gallon at a time. Must be a venting problem. I dropped the tank and could not find any kinked hoses. Help.
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1990 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Bogs light throttle* VIN: 1G4EZ13C2L
OK here we go: normal operating temp, engine will bog down like it's getting no/low fuel at a 15-50%ish throttle opening. Can't duplicate on shop floor, must be in motion. Floor it and no trouble at all, runs like a champ. I have a "tester ECM for this vehicle...
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1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L cooling fans VIN: 1G4BN52P2S
This vehicle came to me with an over heating problem, it has been to 3 different shops and more than 1000 dollars later stilll the same. The coolant fans dont run when hot, at 218 degrees, they dont turn on but do turn on with AC and engine runs at 206 more or...
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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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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK19K3S
Vehicle came in running very rich, o2s maxed out at .9 v plugs excessively carbon fouled. Scanned engine data, no codes, injectors have bpw of 3.0ms, iac stuck at about 80 at idle, tps ok and map sensor ok, fuel pressure ok @ 14 psi. Suspected frozen iac and s...
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1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P2S
Hey allm I need some opinons on this vet. Came in on a hook,cranks, dosenst run. Nocodes pressent. Has good fuel pressure, and spark. No injector pulse. Injectors have power. ECM is not grounding them. I tested the low and high reference signals at the compute...
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1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pass key VIN: 1GCGC29ROW
this system has no chip in key not finding info on this system. can it be bypassed? customer request to bypass!
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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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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K0Y
after warm up vehicle stalhs and doesnot want to restart. when vehicle is cold runs perfact for about 10 minutes. when scanning with the brick we see no desired idle, no TPS percentage we do have TPS voltage all other readings look good. We have good spark, ev... Trouble codes: P0300
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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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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L information center VIN: 3GNEK13T22
we got truck into shop with information center not working properly. gas gauge, sercuity and charging light on shifter light not on. no comucation with bcm or ecm will not let us into anything. truck runs and drives great. we checked all grounds and powers all...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L pcm VIN: 1GTGC24U43
no power to purple wire,no fuel,no fire,no communication basics covered im thinking pcm ??
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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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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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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7KF23Z7W
thanks in advance for any advise/hints on this...we have a 98 ram 2500 4wd that came in with a shift problem. customer states that when they try to pull away from a stop, the transmission will not shift. road tested and verified complaint. no 1-2 shift. scanne...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L dash lights, reverse lights VIN: 1B4GP25R81
Van came in with backlighting for radio, climate, and dash not working. Mileage and radio display's dim and operate normally. Reverse lamps are also inoperative. Scanner data (Modis) shows inst. dimmer switch input, and reverse lamp inputs as normal and operat...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HG38X32
Hello, this is returnless system and no fuel filter. where is the pressure regulator? Other than fpump anything else can cause low pressure? thanks, Rick Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
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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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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1D7KU28C93
This 2003 Dodge feels like it has low power and on low rpm high load conditions blows a moderate ammount of black smoke. The turbo is producing almost 30 psi and the ecu is storing no codes. There is a very limited amount of data available through the scan to...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L air bag light VIN: 3D7KR26D35
After installing heater core I get this message "PAB disable warning lamp opn/short to ground". Cannot erase this code. Code has no number just "XX PAB disable warning lamp opn/short to ground" Have checked all I know to check. can't find anything for sure tha...
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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B7C
Hello everyone. I had to pull the books out on this one. So far I have found no fuel pressure. So I went to the fuel pump and I know that the pump has to have voltage while cranking and it does, but when you release the key to let the engine run it dies and vo...
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1990 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L a/c & p/s belt
A/c and P/s belt gets in wrong groove after installation. Customer replaced both belts and tensioner asm. Alignment appears okay. P/s pump may have too much end play? Any spec's on that or any other info would be helpful. Seems pretty pety but must be overlook...
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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
This truck slobbers bad at idle and misses , jerks at highway speeds. No codes found. Ignition scope looks normal and fuel pressure and volume-ok. Customer said the upper hose blew off and it started running like this. I have no HC at radiator neck, relative c...
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FARP15J3R
First, thanks to everyone who takes the time to read this, I know you are all busy and your help is appreciated. We have this Escort, 1.9L that came in on the hook for a stall/no re-start. Seemed like a cut-and-dry fuel pump...no fuel P.S.I., good spark, powe... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder ID circuit failure), 542 (Fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L oil pump VIN: 3FCME53GXR
vehicle towed in by customer aaa, customer stated engine had been running rough as tho running out of gas, hesitation on up grades. stated vehicle was climbing the grapevine i5 and started to clatter, backfired and would not restart. found oil pump seized and ...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L not sure VIN: 3FTHF25H6V
We have a F-250 2wd that has a wierd noise on decel in gear. It sounds like a blower fan squealing. The noise is only on decel and goes away the second you hit the gas or touch the clutch. We put chassis ears on the body and transmission and it would about des...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1421Y
I have this e150 that came in sputtering and barely idling with a check engine light on. Off idle engine smooths out.I ran a smoke test as a bad pcv elbow has caused this sympton many times.I found no leak but replaced a weathered hose anyway. A little researc... Trouble codes: P0340, P0171, P0174
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT5W21596
Truck drove in with misfire and back fire under load. We pulled the front cover and valve covers. Replaced the left cam phazer, the locating pin was loose. We checked the timing marks and everything was in time. Replaced the left solenoid and tensioner (it had... Trouble codes: P0011 (p0021-), P0021
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2006 Ford E-150 4.6L long crank VIN: 1FTRE14W76
van came in with long crank time at times checked all basics no codes fuel pressure was low & dropped to o lbs. no leaks were found - does not run rough once it starts replaced the fuel pump - the pressure was fine the van came back about a week later with the...
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2007 Ford E-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE14W47
Hello P0451 keep coming back I did the above check.anyone know where is ftp sensor?the scanner does not showing(genisys)and nothing on top of the tank.Is there a confirmed fix on this code? Thanks Rick Trouble codes: P0451 (evap emission pressure sensor)
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR09YX1
Hello fellow techs, I have this Infiniti that will crank but will not start, no spark and good fuel pressure. There is no code's. Found blown fuse 63 , that fuse give's power to ECM and coils, I have to ask the custmer to go ahead for more time. But does these...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Telescope steering VIN: SAJKN6048X
During inspection, when the steering column attempts to telescope in and out, all you get is a noise of something striped. I have no information on this vehicle, all information is thanked.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L mil VIN: J8HR58205C
vehicle was wrecked and we removed engine to replace frame rail.after replacing engine we got code p3441 open 6 cyl intake solinoid. we have flow chart but cannot locate solinoid any help appreciated thanks
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALPV1440W
Several weeks ago I worked on this vehicle. It was stuck in High lock position.I connected my laptop with EAS clearing software and unlocked the EAS. All was good until now. The EAS in now in the down position with the tail gate sensor light on. The indicator ...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPM16472
The dealer told the customer after testing that the head gaskets were bad. We did the gaskets. We also resurfaced heads and checked for cracks. The engine still overheats. Is it possible that the liners moved even though the block looked perfectly smooth? What...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Starter circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
I'm having a hard time duplicating the problem. I starts properly most of the time. When I checked at the starter relay socket it tested GOOD with the key switch in the START position. That lead me so suspect the starter motor considering the mileage. When I j...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF2205X
Good morning all. I have this 99 626 no start. Vehicle will run for 20-30 secs then lose fuel pressure and die. If I bypass fuel relay car runs great.Easy fix right, nope new relay same results.Have checked all voltages at both main and fuel injection relays a... Trouble codes: P1409
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L sidebag sensor driver VIN: WDBFA67F2W
This MB came in with SRS light on. Scanned for codes and found code 20-sidebag sensor driver/left side airbag sensor defective. According to Shopkey the sensor needs to be replaced. Checked ground-brown wire and power-blk/yel to the sensor. Ground is good and ...
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1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Cruiser LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ27R3E
this car will start about 80% of the time when it wont start the scanner reads rpm stuck anywhere between 1000-6573 fixed and not when cranking just with key on. also the ecm keeps 5 volts on the est wire from the dist when it wont start as soon as the voltage...
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1996 Oldsmobile REGENCY 3.8L elec cooling fans VIN: 1G3CX52K67
temp gauge normal operation =started to warm up and noticed gauge higher than normal as pulling out of drive on sunday morning but returned to normal and remained normal rest of driving that day. started cold next day and raised hood-observed temp rise to over...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP4434V
Customer brought vehicle back to the dealer they bought it from with a check engine light on. They replaced the cap,rotor,plugs,and wires. Customer drove van for two days and the light came back on. Brought van back and now we got it to find problem. We rechec... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L head,timinchain VIN: 3G2JB12F55
i don't have a new enough book for this.need the procedure for the timing chain removal and torque specs for head bolts. i see what looks like a chain tensioner allen screw on the outside of the cover but not sure if i need to loosen it first or what the order...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Hard Start VIN: 5GZCZ23D53
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This vehicle was towed in because the customer could not get it to start. She said she had been having problems starting it in the days prior. She said she would have to crank on it quite a bit to get it goin...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L oil pressure low VIN: 4TAWM72N5T
Hey guys, got one here that has little or no oil pressure.The motor isn't rattling or making any noise. Customer stated he was driving down the highway when the oil light came on. He shut it down and had it towed in. Hoping someone has come across this before....
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C46
Hi People of the Wrench, I have a VW here that displays signs of an intake leak. On the road you would never know there is anything wrong outside of an occaisional stutter at idle. Acceleration is crisp, smooth and doesn't display any evidence of a boost leak... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YV1MS38246
This car was bought by car lot out of state. He went and picked up car and drove several hundred miles back to Louisville. Car ran fine. He drained oil and refilled and then car would not start. Had towed to shop. It had several codes as related above. Car wil... Trouble codes: BCM01, ECM9A, ECM31
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L dic VIN: 1G4HP54K82
I have not been able to get this car back in. It is very intermitant and the customer must not be too concerned about it. Yet! If she ever brings it in for repair I will post a follow up. Thanks, Mike
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L wont start VIN: 12G6KD52Y3
I replaced the key cylinder assy which had bare wires in the column and also found a blown fuse in the pcm one of the b+ and it starts. Knowing the trick about reading the codes in the dash sure is handy! Thanks to everyone
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Hello EVERYONE,EVERYTIME I WORKED ON THIS CAR IT SEEMED TO RUN WORSE AND THAT IS WHEN I NOTICED ALL THE SMOKE COMING OUT THE EXHAUST AND ALOT OF IT WAS COOLANT AND SOME OIL. AFTER CHECKING WITH A VACUUM GUAGE AND SEEING HOW THE NEEDLE WAS BOUNCING AROUND I K...
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L engine VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi boys and girls.I am going to leave this problem on the back burner for a while.I think I have weak cylinder when cold wich is causing the smoke but clears as soon as its driven.Also I am going to dual the exhaust so I can see wich side is at fault then I ...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Low Coolant Light VIN: 2G1WW12M4T
Special thanks to Tim from Tenn. You hit the nail on the head!! The hole in the radiator was to small i could bearly stick a paper clip in it so i reamed it out drive the car several hours and let it idle no sign of low coolant light.THANKS to everyone but som...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Cooling Fans VIN: 1Y1SK52801
Thanks for the quick response. AC pres. switch fixed it. Nothing better than thousands of techs who can put their heads together to resolve a problem.
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E03
Thanks to one and all. Alexandre from Florida was correct in this instance it was the BCM. The bcm has to be reprogrammed after replacement so i advised the customer to take it to the dealer. The dealer replaced the BCM and reprogramammed it. Thanks to one and...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Pretensioner VIN: 1G1ZU54854
All of the information received was very helpful. Thank you so much for your time. The customer decided that it would be better to take the car back to the auction, then spend the money to fix all the problems with the car. I do believe that the belt pretensti...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68445
Well the fix was simple enough! Customer decided to take the car to Chrysler and they re-flashed the pcm and the light is now out and has not returned. Good thing I did not pull the timing covers, would have been a waste of time. Thanks Chrysler on another wel... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam/Crank out of sync).
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1968 Dodge D200 Pickup 5.2L charging voltage
correct fix was voltage regulator assy, also found i bad ground wire... thanks to all! IATN has always been a big help to me gotta go fix the brakes today!
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF1643W
We did leak down test,(45%)and induced smoke into cylinder and found #7 intake valve seat leaking. Performed valve job and it runs good! Thanks, Marty. Trouble codes: P0307.
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44ROX
Thanks fellow Techs, even though the flywheel looked ok spying through the inspection plate. Once the trans was removed and the flywheel taken off the engine it (flywheel) was cracked and wedged in a different location and locked in place. Thanks again for all... Trouble codes: P1391 (cmp sensor circuit).
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP25R72
Thanks for all the great replys.It took some time to find a used pcm.After checking the wires and fuel pressure ext we decided to try a pcm and it started right up and ran great.Thanks so much for all your replys. Trouble codes: P0202.
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHW25G6V
Thanks for the replies. We found loss of pickup in distributor. When vehicle failed, there was a 0-8Volt square wave signal to Ecm. Which apparently is not enough of a voltage switch. When vehicle was running, we disabled ignition system to test signal fr...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C0X
thanks to everyone who responded. got a few minutes at lunch yesterday to do a couple quick checks... koeo and koer yielded no dtc's. unplugging the maf did not help and tps sweep on my scope yielded a nice smooth picture...hmmm. back to work on hondas for the...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
well i found the broken vac. hose i somehow missed and replaced the bad coil...problem solved.thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P2004, P0316, P0304.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSN31PX3
WELL $1200 DOLLARS LATER IT'S RUNNING AGAIN,GARY FROM ARIZONA WAS RIGHT-HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP.I HAD REPLACED FRAME RAIL PUMP FIRST SINCE WAS'NT SURE IF IT WAS GETTING FUEL-NEVER DID FIND ANY TOOL DEALER OR THE DEALER THAT HAD AN ADAPTER TO SCREW INTO FUEL FIL... Trouble codes: 2290 (low icp pressure).
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1FAFP38Z04
Well this one is gone but it didnt get fixed due to expense. The customer didnt want me to waste any more time with this vehicle I checked all the bushings and everything I could think of . I told her the next step was to start taking stuff apart and I wanted ...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP74V97
Thanks to all 3 that responded. I got a trouble tree off of Shop Key for testing the ABS system. Much to my surprise, the tree led me to condemn the ABS control module. It was easy trouble shooting and even easier to replace. The customer supplied a used, ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L gauge VIN: 1GTJK39275
dash error for instrument cluster assy replaced cluster
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG665XX
This car is now fixed. Based on the advice of the members who replied. Most of the responses focused on the Honda TSB (00-018)for the new fuel pressure regulator and re-routing the new vacuum tubing. had a tough time locating the bulletin. Honda parts got ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean).
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45E74
I did get another tensioner from Hyundai, but we also made sure the eccentric pulley was adjusted correctly. After we re-installed the belt and adjusted the pulley we turned the motor back 90 degrees let it set then turned the motor over two turns. Cars gone...
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1987 Isuzu Pickup 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality
WELL SOMETIMES YOU CANT SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. IT HAD NEW PLUGS IN IT, SO I ASSUMED THEY WERE OK. NEW ONES FIXED RIGHT UP. I THINK IT WAS A COMBO OF ALT NOT CHARGING AND CHOKE NOT COMING OFF AND NO THRMOSTAT. RAN VERY COLD. HE HAD DONE ALL THE SHADE TRE...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L speedo and radio drop out intermittently VIN: 1J4GW48S34
Wow!!! You guys are the best!!! I really appreciate everyone's efforts to help!!! I received 6 replies. One reply had to do with data buss issues. One had to do with a failed L.F. door module. Two were potential rear speed sensor issues, and two were pote...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R63
Navigator ended up needing a new ride control module. soon as we plugged the new module in the pump started up and leveled out. The suspension light was still on however because it needs to be flashed. Sent customer to dealer for a flash and all is well. Tha...
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L coolant VIN: JM1NA3517N
sorry took so long to post a fix, but wanted to make sure customer has not come back. The temp sending unit we replaced at first was on the front side of the motor, which was the wrong unit. The temp sending unit is on the backside of the motor, screwed up on ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Well its been two weeks now an the car is still out with no check engine light on.I drove the hell out of this thing (40 + miles) and Long trim fuel trim came down to around 18.5 STFT 1.5 at idle.I then decided to to give a fuel filter a shot even thought pre... Trouble codes: 173 (lean bank 1), 170 (lean bank 2).
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L starter VIN: JA3AJ46G1S
I want to thank you guys for your help. We wound up telling the coustomer to come and get there car that it was not fixed. We did replace the starter with and OEM. The history was shakey with this car, and other people had been working on it also. Thanks again...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6ED27Y7Y
Thank you to all that replied. The customer asked if we'd mind if he took it to the dealer. I told him that would be fine. He called me a couple of days later to tell me that the dealer checked it out real good and they as well could not find anything wrong. I...
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1978 Other European Corniche 4.7L Bleeding VIN: JK1Q23I678
Thanks for all the valuable replies guys. Sorry I listed the engine size incorrectly, it is 6.75 liters (I think) You wouldn't ever suspect it from the lack of power this tank has. First point to stress is that only RR363 brake fluid should be used or much d...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L door lock remote VIN: YS3DD58B3T
OUR REPLIES MENTIONED REPLACING THE BATTERIES IN THE REMOTES. THAT DID NOTHING. MY OTHER REPLY MENTIONED REPLACING THE BATTERY IN THE THEFT MODULE UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT. WELL THIS LITHIUM BATTTERY IS SO SMALL WE CANT REPLACE IT HERE. IT IS SOLDERED IN TO THE ...
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG79646
I hope I did not make anyone think I was taking the easy way out trying to get help before I did my job and try more tests on my own first. I could see with the low miles this car had and the fact that the first big service had not come up I might have trouble... Trouble codes: P0303, P0302.
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTNBE46K37
Sorry about getting back so late. A mouse had chewed the wires inside the intake at the knock sensor. Repaired wires and all is good. Thanks again Dana Trouble codes: P0327, P0328.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L starting VIN: J02W463173
Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I went back and double checked the timing marks. Cam and crank were right on but the injection pump was a tooth off, so when I would set the start of injection with the scanner (Launch x431) I could not get enough out of it...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPE63B74
Kind of seems like it's a partially stuck wastegate or actuator. We actually had one this week that was like that due to rust in the vacuum nipple. I'll repost if we do any more to it. Thanks for reading. Trouble codes: P0299 (Control limit not reached).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all replies. I took a chance on the temp. sensor and paid-off after replacing it twice.(both parts from dealer---first one was defective) I kept the car for a few days to make sure no more problems and so far so good. Thank you all, again. Trouble codes: P2181.
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8847L
Thanks to all of you. You guys are great. I want to send a special thanks to Peter for allowing me to call him. I ended up fixing this car with a MAF. Still a mystery to me why it decided to fail on me while it was being worked on. After many hours of testing ...
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