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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Throttle body VIN: WBACD4321W
I also found several o2 sensor codes that I do not remember but I will update this post tomorrow.
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1954 Buick special 325CID missing vacuum lines VIN: 4NOTAVILAB
guys i need a little help,i'm working on a resto job,and whom ever started on this cut the vacuum lines off,and the shop manual does not have a vacuum diagram in it,so if any body has one or knows where i can get one,it would make an older guy that owns this c...
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L No Start VIN: XXXWXXXKX7
Hi all: I'm trying to help a friend clean up a mess he has. His sister's car - 2007 Impala LS - was the victim of an attempted theft. The thieves smashed the column old school but were unable to get the car thanks to the Passkey III system. They tore up so mu...
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2003 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD3M63H
i have this concorde it intermittently stumbles for a second then turns on the check engine light. i have checked the voltage at the sensor have 5 volts got a good ground so i replaced the camshaft sensor.car left for 2 days then returned code po342 ive looked... Trouble codes: P0342
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L obd pinout assignment VIN: 3D7KU28C94
I want to check the wiring on the data link connector which is the obdII style. I was wondering if anyone had a good diagram for the pinout assignments on this vehicle. Cant seem to find a good diagram or reference for it.
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FAFP42X12
Vehicle came in with intermittent ABS light on and traction control in shut down mode when light is on. When ABS light is on cannot communicate with ABS module, but, can communicate with all other modules on vehicle. When ABS light is off can then communicate ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cooling system VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
At the customers request, I removed the intake and replaced the thermostat due to an overheating problem. The vehicle will over heat, only when driven and does so within !/2 mile. As I rev the engine, I can see the coolant flow across the top of the radiator a...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Hi Guys, I have an 01jeep Grand cherokee with a weird problem. If you drive about 24 miles on the highway the check engine light will come on the computer will shut down cylinders, till truck is undrivable. turn key off will start right up and go another 24mil...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fuel VIN: JT3VN39W8N
This vehicle is in a no start condition, my Customer has tested the power to the fuel pump, and is not getting a reading...(no current to the fuel pump.) He switched the relay, with another in the relay box, but still no current to the pump. What else could c...
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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Initial Idle VIN: WVWCA0155K
Car refuses to start and run smoothly after it has reached operating temperature and has been shut down for 15 - 30 minutes. car starts and stumbles(sometimes quits) for few seconds before it idles smooth. Feels as if it has a injector leak down, but I don't t...
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5643V
Hello fellow Tech's This Volvo has a missfire code's P0300 P0303 P0304 . Did a complete tune up and still have a missfire code's. there is no missfire while driving the car, the check engine light will come back when turning the car off and starting it on agai...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43451
Sorry for the late post.This vehicle is fixed.The customer had to pick it up to use it and brought it back for smog test.The rediness test was completed and no malfunction code stored in PCM.I still don't know why AIR was not working while the vehicle was in s... Trouble codes: P0313, P0155, P0171, P0174, P0491, P0492.
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start
Well, you guys were right about the fuel pump. I checked the pulse width with a noid light and it was definitely there even though my scanner said 0ms for pulse width. I also re-installed the fuel gauge and noticed that it would only start when the fuel pressu...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Tcc Apply
Thanks to all that replied to my help request, especially Justin from MI! His info was the key to nailing this one down. If anyone needs info/theory on how this system operates, it would behoove you to check his reply. After I loaded the TCC circuit to veri...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Blower motor VIN: 3D7MA486X3
As most of you said the ignition switch and the connector were the bad guys. Cleaned and tightened the connector and replaced the switch and all is working as designed. Thanks to all who responded to my call for help.
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C55
Well, the Neon is down the road! All the replies were helpful and decent. The issue was a failure internal to the PCM, as I first suspected. It was an unusual failure in that it mimicked a poor connection with relays applying power intermittently, as a part...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L abs VIN: 1HGCE6679V
After replacing the fuse for the R mirror, I was able to pull codes. Code was 1-2. Which led me to the pump. After inspecting the unit. found the reservoir was low, refilled and at that time found a loose bleed valve. bled the unit. rechecked for leaks, found ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L thermostat VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thanks for your responses. I probably didn't describe correctly the situation I had. MY snapon dealer made a call to a honda dealer tech for me and the tech looked it up in a service manual for me. He never ran into one either. It gets installed rearward. Matt
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YV6E22D2T
ICHECKED THE PART# OF DIST. AND IT WAS LISTED AS USED IN 1994-1993 626. NOT 1996. I REPLACED IT WITH ONE OUT OF OLD AND THEN COULD THEN GET GOOD DATA STREAM AND CODES WITH FUEL PRESSURE. I THEN HAD A CRANK SENSOR CODE. REPLACED SENSOR AND VEHICLE CRANKED UP AN...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L No Start
i want to thank everyone for the feedback on my problem i replaced the pcm after i found a burned circuit and it started up after i put the new pcm in it thanks for everyones help again
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA3BN74KIP
Thanks to everyone who helped The car is running but i still can't believe it the timing marks were off because the tensioner assembly keeps going together/flat overnight installed new with same problem? NO BENT VALVES is this possible? Car has about 300 miles...
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L evap p1490 VIN: 5N1ED28Y63
Because of time and a combination of customer living far away and just having some sort of internal nose and facial surgery I am unable to get the customer to bring his vehicle back in. He is down for at least a week more and I have been instructed to close th... Trouble codes: P1490 (Vacuum cut valve bypass valve circuit wrong voltage).
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2004 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 3G7DBO3E34
The problem turned out to be the traction control module. Traction control is controled by injector pulse width. The traction control module thought it was loosing traction and cut fuel injector pulse width. A used traction/ abs module solved the problem. Than...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N12
Hello All, While I was researching the info provided by the respondents, the customer was leaning on me to release the vehicle and I oblidged. I developed a plan of attack which was to first install an OEM A/F sensor as was suggested. With an OEM A/F sensor... Trouble codes: P0136 (O2 sensor Bank 1 sensor 2).
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L will not start VIN: 3VWWC81H2S
removed outer door handle closed door and used small flat head to lock and unlock the car door and the vehicle came out of security mode thanks for all the help
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