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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L valve body VIN: WBADE6322V
This 540i transmission is in failsafe mode, slips in forward gear. We have reverse, but stall speed is very high (1500-1700 rpm)and then engages harshly. After clearing faults, it will go into 1st gear with high stall speed and then set failsafe and slips (pre...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGL63462
have inspected car and found fluid leaking from trans pan or gasket. i am waiting for a new pan before i remove the old one but was wondering if someone has had the same problem or if the previous tech might have made a mistake installing the pan thanks for al...
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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K3T
This Buick will occasionaly cut-out while cruising at freeway speed. It lasts for less than 1 second. It feels like you just turn the key off then right back on. No CEL or codes stored. It happens intermittantly and sometimes can be driven 10+ miles and not ac...
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1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WF5212X
I am not sure of the amperage rating for the fuel pump, I suspected that the fuel pump is drawing to much and causing the Fuel Pump ballast resistor to fail. I checked the fuel pump amp draw, is at 7-8 amps running, when the problem occurs, I jump the ballast ...
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1974 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1N39R40130
Hi All,This car is in the middle of a restoration and needed turn signal and marker lights wiring hooked up.Got the folks at alldata to email me a wiring diagram got it all hooked up and now when you have headlights on give a turn signal you can see a slight b...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L window motor VIN: 2GNEK13R4T
I am about to replace frt door window motor when I realized manual says it is part of regulator aasy. Motor is available from parts store seperately. I read in a post that motor is now sold seperate from gm. However there seems to be a question as to the neede...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1BNFK16R8X
no misfire counter. even if i induce a misfire. it has a hesitation on mod to heavey accleration. it fells like its running short on gas. o2 sensor readings are in the 800 to 900 hundreds. maf grams around 190.it will not act up by power braking in shop. ive t...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L ABS Pump/Sensors VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
when driving speedo reads correct. as soon as you get below 10 mile speedo drops to 0 and trans stops shifting. rear and right front ABS sensors both drop at 10 miles to 0
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDX03E53
vehicle came in with customer complaining of a sail on condition while driving.engine will race up and stay high upon start up or after a drive.ran pinpoint tests for both codes came up with bad tps.the iac had been replaced recently. the problem i am having w... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E44
This vehicle is a no start anytime - Have checked all powers & grounds - labscoped crank and cam sensors signals at PCM and they are good - replace PCM thinking it had a bad circuit internally and had it programmed by the dealer= still no start - tested igniti...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GNET13M46
ran a relearn for theft deterrant still no start no crank checked power train relay relay okay but their is no power at fuses 28 ecm1 27 back up 22 ingition e 20fan 18air bag 16 tbc ingition 1 17 crank btsi on both sides of fuses scan tool indicates no responc...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L wipers VIN: 1GCHK29U37
hope you GM techs can help this truck blows #37 25amp fuse in the ls underdash fusebox(ls door jam) in the last 2months its blown twice and I cannot get it to blow driving all this week this vechile doesn"t have heated washer system so the fuse only controls w...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L abs VIN: 2C8GP54L72
left frt wheel abs is avtivating after a while of driveing. it acts up one day then will not act for month. not able to get the abs to act up on me. abs system dose work normal when stump on brakes. no codes in abs system. did find code #p0601 in eng system no...
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2003 Chrysler Voyager LX 2.4L abs ecu VIN: 713Y543813
Firstly let me say that this is a UK specification RHD vehicle fitted with a 2500 diesel engine and manual transmission. (The system of inputting data in to this system does not allow this combination). Vehicle arrived with the ABS MIL illuminated. Check car...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L a/c VIN: 1C3EL46X74
car came in with a/c problem. would work for 20 minutes or so, then start blowing warm. Tested system and found pressure would build on one side such as if the condensor was blocked. A fan in front of condensor had a small effect on pressure. I changed the c...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 2C4GM68405
Hi everyone,this car come in the shop with a p0171. customer said it hesitates and cuts out. We have looked at fuel trim(short term between -3 and 0) long term( about 2)it has good fuel pressure and have not found and vac leaks. we have been driving for 3 days... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B4HR28Z2X
Thanks in advance. After vehicle idles @10-30min vehicle shuts down. when vehicle shuts down .4volts on 5v ref primary and secondary, "no buss" display on instrumentation, no communication with PCM. After replacing PCM vehicle stays in failure mode longer. 5v ... Trouble codes: 84 (abs vin mismatch)
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X31
vech seems to have occsinal stumble in rev or drive with foot slightly on brake-slow crawl idle itself is fine cruising and uder load no problem
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D43
need help with this one i have replaced plugs,wires and # 7 coil. cel comes back as soon as starts, engine runs good, no skip??? Trouble codes: P0357
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L lack of power VIN: 3D7KU28C44
dodge deisel techs HELP. 04 r2500 5.9 has lack of power,poor acceleration. code P2149 has reappeared,scanned 1 week ago ,same code but no symptoms at that time. now truck is back with no power, has bulldog performance system installed, removed it with no chang... Trouble codes: P2149 (bank 2 cyls. 4-6 shorted high or low)
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L gauge inacurate VIN: 2D4GP24R75
cust, complain that gas gauge stuck @70% after it was filled it went to full but has only come down to 70% should be 1/4 to 1/2 by cust milage est.did cluster self diag checked out good ,when sending unit is disconnected gauge goes 70% then 0 when sender wire ...
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1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B3C
Vehicle has no spark, I have pretty much no info on this car. The ignition system looks simple enough to figure out, pick-up coil, GM ignition module(i'm told it was the first module GM made), and ignition coil. I have power going to my coil, which also provid...
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L reverse gear engagement VIN: 3FAPP15J6P
i HAVE A 93 ESCORT IN MY SHOP RIGHT NOW AND WE JUST DID A NEW CLUTCH KIT, AND AFTER JOB WAS COMPLETE IT IS HARD TO GET INTO ANY GEAR WHILE PARKED AT IDLE, BUT MOST OF ALL REVERSE. REVERSE WANTS TO GRIND AS IF THE CLUTCH WASNT DISENGAGING COMPLETELY. THE REASON...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X15
when driving on freeway overdrive on instrument panel starts flashing after a couple of miles then when you slow down a little it stops flashing.and speedodometer does not work but when on freeway starts jumping up and down.
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
truck came in running horrible, after pin pointing 2 coils and 1 injector truck ran fine except at idle. after driving a while p0171 and 174 popped on. looked at o2 sensors on modis and both upstream sensors were pegged lean. decided to clean maf to see any di... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L trans case VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
This explorer only shudders under load while turning, not power steering shudder, its from the driveline. It does it forward and reverse, left and right. It does have the limited slip/ posi rearend, could the rear diff be causing the shudder? Driveshaft speed ...
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2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
Hello I have a strange one here. Customer came in with a odd no start condition. His kids sat in the van with both sliding doors open listening to the radio till battery was to low to start van. They jump van and drove 60 miles home in the daytime he let th...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L non ready VIN: 1FTNX20L81
Hello Group and Greetings. This truck has no perceivable drivabilty issues and no codes(obviously). It will not go into ready status even after multiple attempts following the FORD reset protocols. It is maintaining an 02 and 02 heater circuit non ready status...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03112
This car came in about a year ago with this code and had this problem.It would idle and then surge when to into gear. on the highway it buck at about 60 to 65 with or without cruise.This is the only code that Iam getting Trouble codes: P0102
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMRU17L32
CS clicking and no start even with a jump. I put a new battery in this truck, cleaned the negative cable and everything came alive. The charging system is working adequately, but there is a parasitic draw on the battery of 265 milliamps. I traced the draw to t...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F03
This truck will not crank cold unless you plug in the block heater for about an hour. We found the fuel heater thermostat in the filter housing to be open and not working. My question is, would a non working fuel heater cause this? The customer says it has don...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE24W04
We are replacing the shock absorbers on this van and one of the front bolts (on the radius arm) broke off at the end of the threaded part close to the shank. Is there a repair kit available to replace this bolt vs. relacing the radius arm or welding the old st...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12555
hello iatn tech. this car came in run rough check engine light on # 3 misfire replace #3 coil and set of spark plug and injoector. reset light test drive still misfire rough but check engine light never on again power to the coil .good spark ,injector spray fu...
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1999 GMC C6500 7.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDJ7H1D8X
I have this GMC 6500 truck that is giving us BIG issues! First off this thing is Coil Near Plug.. Its is a 7.4L vin D. At first it would run bad all the time.. backfiring and missing like crazy! It then stalled and would not restart. When looking at it found t... Trouble codes: P0336 (CMP Performance)
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L convertor/pump VIN: 1GTHK29151
This unit is turning into a nightmare.. customer brought truck to us because the transmission was still leaking after being repaired at a different dealer while on holidays. Fluid found comming from bell housing area. I removed the trans and replaced the t/con...
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2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L noise VIN: 1GKDT13S76
WOW got a wierd one a rotational noise once on cold start only,, will not repaet till next cold start,, sounds similar to bendix stuck in but held hand on starter nothing almost sounds hydraulic rotational help!!!
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1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L drivers window VIN: JHMEH6166P
i have this del sol that the drivers window is inop. tried new window motor no help. checked have power to motor, on both the motor circuit & the pulser circuit. replaced window control unit. still will not move with the window motor installed or just plugging...
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L no scan tool function avalible VIN: JHMFA36238
Hi I installed a new tpms monitor in the left front of my costomers honda and my otc/mac reset tool dosnt list the civic hyb. thruogh 08 and my scanner dosent do functional test for this. I called honda dealer they sent me a honda service article that says to ...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X21
Came in from another shop that replaced egr valve and map and maf sensor. Fails state e-test for nox and high co. Passed co before new parts were replaced. Co went from 7.5 ppm to over 15. Nox stayed about the same. Cleared egr code and resets within 10 minute... Trouble codes: P0405
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges / windows VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
Looking for some help here. This Jeep starts + runs just fine but within a few seconds of start up the gauges all fall to zero. Instrument cluster dies as well as power window function. If you turn key a little towards the start position everything starts work...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Vehicle came in with high idle and no fuel gauge(reads empty)I replaced the iac motor and eventually the ecm after checking for grounded or shorted wires.The vehicle ran for 300 miles and returned with a high idle and fuel gauge reading empty again.I can't fin... Trouble codes: 505 (idle air control fault), 462 (fuel auge voltage)
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L airbag VIN: 1J4GL58K02
hello i have intermitent air bag lite on.code is left front impact sensor internal 1. as i understand this system ,it has external sensors as well as internal sensors in the air bag module.is there a way to test this system to determine what sensor is bad? car...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L e.t.c. light VIN: 1J4GL48555
customer complaint of electronic throttle control light coming on. first thing is i can't get my "modis" to show a diesel motor vin of 5. i went under generic obd2 but very little info & it shows no codes.wondering if anybody has had simular problem. i don't w...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L srs light VIN: 1J4GL48K26
previous owner replaced the front seats with seats he's claiming are from an '08 liberty. old seats went in the dumpster, along with all attached electronics. current owner wants things put right, but i'm having a hard time determining what exactly this vehicl...
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2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L body VIN: KNAFB16191
Water leakage into both front floorboards.Have checked all the obvious sources.No previous repairs.Cannot get water to enter car at shop with water hose. Thanks
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L toner ring VIN: JT86K13T0R
We are trying to replace right rear hub bearing. We are not quite sure if the abs toner ring is pressed on the hub and can be pressed off and the back on or does it get damaged during disassembly. Alldata does not even show it in the removal procedures.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L oil cooler flange VIN: 5LMPU28A1X
hey can u guys tell me how to replace oil cooler flange gasket. i just remove the three bolts on line but there is a last one upside down in the water outlet side. i would apreciated u help i know thats ez for you guys come onnnn. bennie
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A52
coils 3,6,7 and 8 have no drive from pcm.ohm test wiring to pcm for open and shorts. all ok when testing pcm side of these coils it has 8 volts on it with engine running coil 3,6,7 unpluged if you unplug no 8 the 8 volts goes away.coils have 12 volts on power ... Trouble codes: P0353 (ingition coil c pri/sec circuit fault), P0356, P0357, P0358
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E9X
thanks in advance. truck towed in crank ok no start. fuel pressure ok. injector pulse ok. no spark. check coil fuse ok.middle wire has voltage at coil.replace new crank sensor still no spark.no codes. any help appriceated. thanks.
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L All electronics VIN: WMWRH33565
Hello Mini Experts: We have got a winner! This Mini intermittently goes into a mode where all the waring lights come on on the dash and the transmission slames and jerks and the gauge needles go back and forth. We pulled codes with our GT-1 & Auto Logic the co... Trouble codes: 51 (Fault in transmission / Fault frequency 33 /GT-1), 5E15 (CAN connection to EGS / CAN EGS B345005E15/GT-1), 1611 (Serial communication connectiongear control unit / Auto Logic), 1613 (Serial communication connection ASC / Auto Logic tester), 1612 (Serial communication connection instrument cluster / Auto Logic)
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L compressor VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Hi, fellow techs. I need some help on this Nissan. It needs an air cond relay. No problem, right? The dealer tells me that no matter what relay in the intelligent power dist module goes bad, you have to replace the entire thing. Does anyone know why, and if th...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F24
thank you in acvance for your help. vehicle was towed in yesterday for no start. fuel pressure was low so we replaced fuel pump for second time. fuel pressure returned to opperating spec. vehicle started and ran for a few seconds then shut off. now will not re...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5276W
we have this car in, following the flow chart for p0341. the code is active the engine runs fine, says to remove j3 connector at PCM and remove circuit 633. reconnect to PCM and start engine for 1 min, with pin out of harness. ask if p0341 set and it dose not.... Trouble codes: P0341, P0404, P1599, P1624
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2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Power steering VIN: 1G8AJ52585
Power steering becomes very stiff intermittantly. Switch Vehicle off and restart (as per customer instruction) and steering is back to normal.This is a strange one for me, not familiar with the system,i didnt want to tackle until i got some info from you guys ...
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2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L steering wheel VIN: 5GZCZ63476
Customer came in for new tires and a complaint of brake pulsation intermittent, we checked front wheel bearing due to being loud and replaced it,drums were replaced due to rear pulsation no front end brake pulsation felt from front rotors and front end very ti...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67511
Okay, I know you're all getting sick hearing about P0420 on Subarus, but I have a real albatross around my neck here, so it's my turn on the stump. I have a 2001 Outback, with a P0420 code that has been haunting our shop for 2 years now. We replaced both O2's ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency below threshold)
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2006 Suzuki forenza 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KL5JD56Z86
test drove car ran fine owner states this problem is very intermentnt she reports lack of power. I preformes a sweep of throtle and found all voltages to be in the normal ranges. this is a new one to me any help would be welcome. occerence of this problem is n... Trouble codes: P2106
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L courtsey light VIN: JT3HP10V7W
hi guys hope you can help . interior light front stays on . we checked all switches and found them all good. back courtsey light works with the back 2 doors and hatch fine the front one stays on . any ideas greatly appreciated
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V41
Hey guys, got a headache here. Car came in failed smog for mil on, po1349 present. came back a week later for diagnostic. we are aware of the TSB and followed it. heres what we have done so far: checked oil, and pressure all good. cleared dtcs and drove it, m... Trouble codes: 1349 (vvti actuator)
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L low power VIN: 5TEWM72N72
Engine runs smoothly, does not stall, we suspected MAF sensor problems but it seems to be linear and gps increase with air flow. Simply does not have any power to climb hill or with trailer. Does not misfire it just slows down. Dropped the exhaust, no change. ...
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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEW534X2
hello everybody iatn is the best tool i have . in tough time you people help me out. thanks to everyone who took there time out and help me out. there are few best replys i got :- Victor [...]:- At what stage the cooling fan working?Possible that the ...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L pcm VIN: 1GCDK14K4L
Thanks to all who took the time to offer an opinion. I did not try relocating the knock sensor. I did like your idea Joe about advancing the timing. I set the timing up about 4 degrees at a time, the truck ran great, however I could never get the engine to det...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Speedometer Odometer VIN: 86BNHM9471
All other gauges work. Finally had it acted up at the right time. The vss signial at pin B14 at the IC dropped out. Owner did not want to pull harness from dash so ran new wire from VCM to IC. Odometer is working and speedo leveled out. Checked a bit of h...
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1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1Y1SK5289W
After re-diagnosis and getting feed back from you-all (thankyou), and still not finding anything wrong with the emmissions system I called the customer for more information about any recent repairs. He told me that he had replaced the Thermostat recently. I as...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC12431
Vehicle is fixed. thanks to brandon. we changed the fuel pump and the vehicle has not had a problem since. thanks again to all.
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GNCS18W62
Thank You to all that responded.I wish I could say for sure the vehicle is fixed but could only tell you that I have not heard back from the customer and will have to assume it is repaired.What I had done based on suggestions from all the technicians who repli...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L door locks, dome lamp VIN: 1GNEL19X33
Thanks for all the replies, as it turns out the sliding door jamb switch was the culprit, the head of the switch was actually broke off, someone likely hit it getting in the back seat, new switch and all is well, thanks again for all the help! Mark
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44R25
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I got the customer back here when he had some time and got a chance to do some testing. With the O2 disconnected I had 5 volts on the ref line. Should be no more than 5.02volts. Had 4.98 volts. Problem was a short to voltage... Trouble codes: P0138.
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1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L fuel gauge
I replaced the cluster on this truck and that took care of the erratic fuel gauge. Thanks for the help.
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1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4B3AU52N7S
THE Avenger is fixed. The ignition system was loosing spark on 3 of 6 cylinders. orderd reman distributor and all is well. Thamks for the help
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D54
Okay, well the vehicle left after the crank sensor replacement and spark plug change. I called for a follow up 2 days later and found out the vehicle ended up back into the dealership for the same issue. The crank sensor that was recommended was obviously no... Trouble codes: P0498.
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO REINFORCE MY SUSPICIONS.AFTER TALKING WITH A HELPFUL FORD PARTS GUY TO GET THE CORRECT PART # FOR THE ECM(HE TOOK THE TIME TO LISTEN TO ME),I THEN PULLED THE PCM AND FOUND THAT THE NUMBER BELONGED TO A 1997 WITH ELECTRIC AIR PUMP!I... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap pressure sensor input high), P412, P1451 (evap vent control malfunction).
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
First, Thank you to all of you that replied to this. I( was unaware that the DLC was powered through the cig. lighter. Well I tested the power and had none. I checked the fuse and it was good. I then pulled the cig lighter out and found that someone had cut th...
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1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDLE40F9V
Friends, Thanks for all of the good suggestions. Those that suggested changing the injection pressure regulator were right on. This was a tricky one because some of the service literature implies that hydraulic pressure would have to drop below 750 p.s.i. to... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injection Control Pressure Not Controllable - Above / Below Desired), P1210 (Injection Control Pressure Above Expected Level), P1281 (Injection Control Pressure Circuit Out of Range High).
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1999 Ford Falcon 4.0L Smartlock System VIN: 6FPAAAJGCM
I fianlly got this car back in for some serious testing. All inputs tested fine and a new Body electronics module solved all problems. The new module required coding and key learning whichw as accomplished with the snap on scanner.
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37F5Y
YAAAAY!!! All fixed. Harold, [...], Richard, and Matt all nailed it with the fuel tank strainers. It made sense when the ICP cranked up the pressure to compentsate for the lack of low pressure fuel due to a serious clog. When I dropped the tank there was about a... Trouble codes: P0472 (p1280-), P1280 (p0263-), P0263 (p0266-), P0266 (p0269-), P0269 (p0284-), P0284 (testing and results).
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L transfer case shifting VIN: 1FMNU41501
customer took vehicle from shop and trans failed 1 week later, customer opted to return to dealer. Wasnt able to complete diag. because customer had to have vehicle.
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMRU17W31
SORRY GUYS AT THE TIME WE POSTED THIS REQUEST ACTIVITY IN THE SHOP WAS SLOW AND WE WERE GOING TO DO THE SWAP TO JUST HAVE SOMETHING IN THE SHOP. SEEING THAT BOTH THE VEHICLES BELONG TO THE SHOP AND OUR BUISNESS HAS PICKED BACK UP THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PUT ON H...
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery light VIN: 1FMFU18L84
hey thanks guys the motorcraft alt fixed the light no more aftermarket alt on the new fords again thanks for the help
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2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L AC compressor VIN: 1FMZK06155
Thank you for all your responses. The fix for this freestyle was to reflash the instrument cluster to "as built" specifications. With the help of a really great Ford dealer tech he accessed the Ford hotline and received a "pass code" to enter into Ford IDS to...
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N17
The crankshaft pulley was 180 degrees out of time. If you follow the directions when putting it together they want you to install the pulley with the timing hole in the pulley,down at the 6 o'clock position which puts the big space on the reluctor wheel on the...
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP34N17
The problem with this car was the valves were sticking. I know it's hard to believe each cylinder had sticking valves but it did. I removed the head sent it to the machine shop and they did a valve job and enlarged the guides .001, I know it's not a lot but it... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Power windows VIN: 1HGCG56642
Thank you all, the first reply was the answer, The pins position at the window switches were incorrect, all the wires to both rt doors were totally in the wrong place, used wiring diagram and figured correct pin positions and all is well. TY TY
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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SASRB78824
Thanks to you guys who replied, especially the ones who obviously didn't take time to read my problem and just gave me the description of the code...which if you read my post, you will know that I know what I am doing too. The problem turned out to be contami... Trouble codes: P2646.
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L spark VIN: 1J4G258SFV
hey guys my nightmare is done..i cannot thank you all enough..at one point i had disconnected all inputs to pcm even went after the ones on the trans..did them one at a time..i had also disconnected both o2 sensors..dont know if i got distracted and did not te...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW48S6X
Thanks to all who replied - we got this one taken care of - first of all Alldata is incorrect when they say that there is a PCM and a TCM in separate locations - the TCM/PCM is one unit on this vehicle (will definetely remember that next time), this is why I c...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L BCM and fuse box VIN: 1J4GL48KX3
This turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. We ordered a new BCM and fuse box from MOPAR , the first one we received would not do any thing , none of the body functions worked and we could not communicate with the BCM. They ordered another BCM and fuse box for...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GL58K63
Well I finally got the customer to leave the vehicle over night. In the morning I pulled #6 spark plug. With a camera you could see the Dex Cool setting on top of the piston so that was for sure our problem. The customer does not want to fix the vehicle. He sa... Trouble codes: P00, 306 (cylinder 6 misfire), P00, 301 (cylnder 1 misfire).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L air direction VIN: 1J4GW48S74
You guys are great. Sure enough I remove the right headlight assembly to get to the vacuum canister and I found a broken vacuum line right there at I think was the cruise control servo. Replaced the vacuum hose and all the directions are working. Thanks Again ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L trans D VIN: JT6HF1OU4X
The fix was a rebuild with an updated and stronger planetary gear set. Thanks for the help. The planetary was self destructing.
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L ac VIN: 1L1FM81W91
Alot of the replies I got said to check the blend doors and pinch off heater hoses neither of which helped. The problem ended up being with the two electric valves that are inline with the rear expansion valves. They didnt have power so they were not opening a...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MA3749370
i want to thank all for responses. i fix this car before i could look at my emails but i must mention some people by name. a couple said iac or mass air flow. these could cause the problem exactly like i described, but not in this case. a couple said that t... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
thank you all for your help & to mike [...] for the relay locations & pin id. the injection/main relay #3 was the problem. It would intermently not close & send power to the fuel pump relay.Thanks again Randy
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBRF81J33
Thanks to Rodrigue [...], he hit on the head. I pulled the motor and lubed the cable, but couyld not find small plastic cover 4 inches from the rear of the sunroof, so lube the tracks real good a few times and cycled the roof and it works great. Thanks agai...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Stall VIN: 4JGAB75EX3
I've replaced 3 crank position sensors so far on 3 different ML series. It always set code and no start until it cools off.So, I eliminate the crank sensor. I checked igniton switch and connector,junction connector behind the battery on firewall,fuel pump conn...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine knock VIN: 1MEFM58U6Y
First I would like to thank the tech's who gave me some direction and some ideas. Thanks to Robert, Daniel, Gordon, and a few others. I removed the serpentine belt to make sure it wasnt something in the accessories area. The Noise was still present. I then can...
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1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Distributor VIN: 1N6ND11S7H
We will call this one fixed. I had a few replies about the oil pump being the problem with the relief valve sticking and possible debri from the head gasket repair stopping up the pickup. We had removed the pan when the first shaft snapped and had to retriev...
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Lifters VIN: WPOAA29991
Thank you for the responses. We found out a lot about this issue and the job is on hold till the customer has funds. We found out the lifters do have issues and can be replaced in the car. We also found out even the heads can be removed with the engine in the ...
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2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Lighting VIN: 1G8AF52F83
Got this one fixed. I should have been able to find this myself but it was one of those days that just keeps on coming at you and I was running out of time. I have a number of other vehicles in line so I needed your help. What finally turned out to be the faul...
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2005 Scion xB 1.5L blower motor VIN: JTLKT32425
easy to change, just drops out the bottom. remove lower trim panel and three screws on motor
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