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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L soft top VIN: WBABK7325V
Hi There. This convertible top will open part way. The storage cover will open and then it will not go any further. At his point I have to work in manually. The top lock motor seems to be working OK but the top motor does not seem to be switching on. I checke...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5347Y
Hello BMW techs everywhere.I have this 540i with a check engine light on.BMW code 33 or obd code P0011.'A'camshaft position timing over advanced or system performance bank 1. I have powered each vanos solenoid manually and i notice a considerable difference in...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L cluth VIN: WBABN53461
hello, customer vehicle was tow to shop, customer indicated that vehicle was park for more than 3 years and recently had tried to move it. the brakes were frozen and he was tring to unfree the brakes by using the clutch??? well transmition was taken out and th...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L Teach-in clutch valve characteristic values VIN: WBSNB93506
hi every one. this e60 M5 came to us in transmission limp mode. we scanned the vehicle using the Autologic scan tool and retrieved transmission(EGS/SMG) fault: PDLC sensor redundant. the clutch was slipping so we replaced the clutch. after the replacement we t...
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt VIN: W06VR54R41
Customer 1st brought car in for valve cover gaskets and spark plugs. I had done all of this and installed new coil assemblies. Test drove the car and all is well. Turned car back to customer and they drove about 5 miles let car idle 20 min. while in store. The...
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, VIN: 1GNDU06DOR
vehicle now runs for 15-20 minutes and burns out the secondary side of the ignition coil. we have replaced the coil twice and it still burns them out. i have not found any further help on mitchell. any help from the pro's out there would be a great help. thank...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L alternator VIN: 2G1WX12X3S
is there any shortcut to replacing the alternator other than removing the front subframe? can i just drop the right side with the left side bolts loose and take the alternator out trough the wheel well and leave the engine mounts and steering rack alone? allda...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1GIND52M8V
ouch this one is driving me nuts. narrowed hesitation down to egr. during light accel in drive egr is commanded 99% and actuall egr position is 99%. intalled donor egr just because and no change hesitation still preset. this is screwing up this cars performan...
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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WW12M6W
gentlle & women, i have a monte carlo that intermitt. blows the 5 amp starter relay fuse. what we have discovered is the customer will drive the car, shut it off and go out to retart it in the morning to find the 5 amp fuse is blown. very intermitt. has anybo...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L right rear pad VIN: 3GNEK13T32
Installed new GM calipers, rotors and pads at customer request. Again 6k miles later, right rear pad worn metal to metal. Checked for dragging when hot, no problem found. I also have another customer with the same problem. This is the twin piston PBR caliper w...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L front end VIN: 1G1AK52F15
Hello all, this cobalt make noise on bumps, rather noisy, sounds like its coming from the left side. Replaced the end links because the right side was really loose. Has anyone seen the intermediate steering shaft make noise on these like the trucks? Any though...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Runs BADD VIN: 1GAGG25K18
GM Men-this truck runs BAD-fleet vehicle fairly well maintaned-driver states she fueled up on the highway-started to run poorly cel came on & traction disable message came on DIC.Vehicle has been driven hundreds of miles since the event.Not sure if this matter... Trouble codes: P0106, P0300, C0561
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L flywheel VIN: YC3AN65L65
this is the first time to see this set-up there is alot of movement on center part of flywheel where pressure plate bolts. is this normal? thanks alot!!! have a good day!
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L tpms VIN: 2VGB2OOOSM
TPMS light is on, all tire pressures are set. Road test over 15 mph for 15 minutes, light still on. Can you check sensors individually to find failed sensor? Can you access tire information using driver information center? Can you perform TPMS relearn manually...
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1982 Dodge Mirada Special Coupe 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3BX62K2C
Need old chry tech.This car has computer on the air cleaner(electronic fuel control system). The book says its SCC(spark control computer). Can I eliminate this system and set carb up like the old 2BLL? I messed with the curb idle and mixture screw on the 2 ba...
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1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1P3ES22C2V
This vehicle runs great out on the road, but on emission dynos it struggles powerwise and goes rich.Manifold vacuum is 20in at idle but drops to 10 in under load, injectors go to 6 to 7 ms, o2 pegged 1000mv,timing 36 degrees, no knock retard. Checked timing be...
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L engine knock VIN: 2B6HB21Y8V
the knock does not quiet down when warmed up and the oil was changed prior to starting after the hydrolocking of gas and all the cylinders where drained. there was no know pior to being given the wrong computer and now the warrenty shop for the vender is sayin...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MF3361X
Wait to start light is flashing all the time with the key on. No computer communication with scanner. Power and grounds checked at the PCM. PCM replaced and still no start. Wait to start light continues to flash constantly. This must be the clue but can not fi...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L gauges VIN: 3D7KS28C85
This 05 diesel pickup cuts out almost dies and all gauges go dead for maybe about 1 sec. has a p2509 loss of power to the ecm tested powers and ground to the computer all good.I was told to try new batteries i did with no change.There is nothing i can do to du...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEF15N0S
After this vehicle sits overnight the upper radiator hose collapses. When you crack the rad cap it expands like its supposed to be and it stays that way until it sits again the next time. Replaced the upper radiator hose as well as the rad cap to no avail. Doe...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
i have noticed that after sitting overnight that the sensor is warm to the touch(key off).it seems to me that this sensor should not have power going to it when car is not running.my thought is that power and ground are touching somewhere,but i have been all o... Trouble codes: P0453 (fuel tank pressure sensor input high)
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE30SXW
Hi guys - we need help on this one. Customer driving through from out of town and has power problems for some time already. We scanned ecm & found codes as listed. Road test found moderate lack of power up to 80km/h and at 80 would hardly go any faster even wi... Trouble codes: P1151, P0310, P0174
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSE34S7X
This van was brought to me for a blown out spark plug that had already been repaired. the repair did not work right and took out the piston. Replaced the motor with a used one. Flushed the cooling system, and did all the normal new parts with an engine swap. W...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L transfer case shift motor VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
hello. I have this truck back again with a bad transfer case shift motor for the third time in two years. it arrived the first time with the 4x4 completley inop. I diagnosed the problem. replaced the shift motor and the system worked fine for 6 months or so th...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 4x4 low range VIN: 1FTSX31L04
This is the wrong vin for vehicle. I have a 2000 ford ranger that will not engage in 4x4 low.I have checked the steps you take to engage it,in nuetral,clutch depressed, stopped.The switch is good and the 4x4 motor is good.Customer states that he started having...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP53U42
the vehicle came in for dies when put in gear i checked out had battery light on and would start and die and then after starting and dieng a few times it would not start till sat awhile fuel pressure is fine has spark injector pulse weak it is acting like it i...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW31F93
customer stated when taking off or decelerating 9-13 mph steering wheel shakes and truck feels like its hopping when braking, feels like on a wash board. thanks in advance for any help you can provide
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z63
Greetings. customer states that there is a clicking noise from under dash near feet/fuse panel area, car loses power, all dash warning lights come on, and heater comes on by itself. After sitting overnight the car starts and runs fine. Customer states after dr... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0622 (generator field terminal circuit), P1235 (fuel pump driver circuit out of range), B1342 (GEM/CTM defective), B1601 (PATS received incorrect ign key code from transponder), B1681 (PATS transreciever signal not recieved by PATS control)
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FTRW12WX6
Once truck is started there is a loud noise that sounds like and exhaust leak, it goes away after a few seconds. No codes are present. Any one with any ideas please give advice.
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHC24UX1
this vehicle is missfiring on acceleration (check engine light flashing) and setting code p0300. monitoring missfire monitors cylinders 1/6 are missfing. just performed an all a/c delco tune up (ig, plugs wires, 2 coils, fuel filter and air filter) for the 1st... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom missfire)
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L compresso VIN: MA8934TVK8
Hi, i'm changing an ac compressor out on a 92 honda accord. The car was converted to 134a so is there a 134a compressor I can get or do I just use the origional r12 type ? Also should I replace the expansion valve and evap/dryer with something special? Never d...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78832
Okay boys and girls, I am waiting on Honda Tech Line to open up and just wanted to pick your brains a little as a collaboration and perhaps we can all gain something. At any rate, the vehicle has an intermittent stall concern. Sometimes it stalls completely, s...
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2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L "stopability VIN: 1HGCG56757
HONDA GUYS UNITE! I am posting this to get feedback to see if I missed something and to pick your brains. This car, 07 Accord 2 door, came in for a brake check and we recommended brakes on both axles. Customer approved job and we performed the work. Car came b...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L shifting VIN: 4S2CK58D51
car came in for no upshift. feels like it's stuck in high gear. if you do a manual shift from d3 to d1, it will shift manually. could it be the shift solenoid? thanks.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1J4HR58235
The vehicle came into us with the 4wd warning light on. performed a code scan which shows a code c141d which is a rear differential circuit low voltage. using the O.E. scan tool we found the signal at all of the sensors are good and has the proper pulse. Every...
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L a/c compressor VIN: KNAGD12671
car belongs to one of our tech's wife. a/c compressor coming on most of the time in the mornings. most of the time in the heat of the day compressor does not come on. nothing in archieves on optima. test procedures are pathetic. resistance test on evap. therma...
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2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16564
vehicle first cam in with maf, tps, and rich codes. customer complained of bogging. he said when you disconnect the battery the vehicle would run fine for a couple weeks or even a couple months. vehicle was in a couple of months ago and was running fine and al... Trouble codes: P0101, P0120, P0172
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHCH96S76
Of course this problem car belongs to my brother-in-law. He recently bought the car and the ck engine light came on shortly after. We checked it and it had 3 codes- all related to an EVAP system leak. We smoke-checked the vacuum switching valve on the canister... Trouble codes: P0455, P0441
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C92
Hi all, This car came in with check engine light on and customer complaint transmission would slip. Scanned car had P0500 - vss - test drive car - transmission would only act up when speedometer would drop out or act erratic. replaced vss with updated mazda pa... Trouble codes: P0500
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E9T
this car cranks but dosent start i replace crank sensor and still same i have no spark and no injectors pulse check continuity on hardness from sensor to ecm and its ok and have noidea how to check sensor signal at ecm conector cause connector is made in a way... Trouble codes: 64 (crank position sensor signal L5 not recognized/implausible)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2309G2X
Hi all, Help, really need help here...got this 98 MB C280 stuck at our bay for too long. Originally came in with P0400 stored. We did take off the EGR piping and found it badly clogged. We soak it with carb cleaner overnight and tested it flow like new. We the... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR performance)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window, locks, can VIN: WDBJF70H9X
Got this 210 E-320, Customer had car jumped due to dead battery. Now the windows dont work, exceept the right rear, the door locks dont work and neither do the seats and interior lights when you open the doors. Have done a short test and cleared lots of voltag...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L passager side air bag
2000 S500 Mercedes-Benz code b1315 auto child seat occupancy recognition( passenger side). flow chart in mitchell ondemand is wrong, I have only 3 wires , not 6 wires like flow chart says,how do i test sensor to see if it is bad. It's the shop owner's car. Cal...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MEFM75WX6
sorry for long post. with over 60 years of combined experience we are stumped. never heard noise quite like this from a 4.6 engine. my first thought was rod knock. customer stated noise was not there day before. upon starting next day noise started. noise is c...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
this is a good friends car thats kicking my butt. i use the red brick box and i notice that injector #3 and #4 have a fault according to the data both banks are running lean +20% i also went through mode 06 to or pin point any misfire and nothing turn up,but t... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil secondary circuit malfuction)
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L security sys VIN: 4M2XV11TOX
Hi, I am trying to help my mailman with this one. He has not been able to duplicate this at our shop, but this is the problem he is having. He locks the car with the power locks,and when he returns and unlocks the car at the drivers door(he does not have a key...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
ATTN, FORD TECHS,CAR CAME IN FOR A CATALYIC CONVERTER.AND SURE ENOUGH IT WAS MELTED DOWN ON THE LEFT BANK.IT HAD BEEN SO HOT IT HAD BURNED THE DRIVER SIDE CARPET UNDER THE FLOOR MAT.REPLACED THE LEFT BANK CAT'S AND CRANKED IT UP FOUND ENGINE MISS. CHECKED FOR ...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1RZ24H5P
This car has no a/c, checked out system found their to be no ground at the low pressure switch. traced it back to the computer, no ground at the computer, this is where i get stuck because all of my info tells me to use the consult scanner because it has auto ...
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1994 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L starting/a/c VIN: 1N2DN11W5R
this quest came to me with door lock problems. customer purchased used latches and handles and I installed them for him. He though there was a problem as the locks did not work at times. after installation all HELL broke loose. first the fuse to the locks star...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing marks VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Car came in for a waterpump removed tensioner and pump discovered rear timing case was broke.So I proceeded to change it out.I did not remove the valve covers or the intake or the secondary timing chains. My problem is I can not get this thing timed I have tri...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16SOV
My scanner will not communicate with the ecm. The check engine dash lite will come on intermittently key on engine off. I have no spark,,no injector pulse. The dist. 1 and 180 signals are good from the dist to the ecm. I have no power transistor signal to turn...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3WH15M4R
hello all in iatn world. other shop did a head gasket on this and after that it would have erattic idle problems. when it acted up, it acted one of two ways. first, for me, it would start idle (cold) at about 1k rpm, then slowly climb to 2k and stay. scan tool... Trouble codes: 36 (24x signal error)
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2000 Opel ASTRA 1.8L Starter VIN: ADMRT48BBX
This car has got a problem starting when the engine is hot. When the engine is cold the starter works fine. When the engine is hot the starter will not operate correctly. It starts if pushed though. When operating the starter in this condition it will briefl...
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2005 Other European quattroporte 4.2L rotor VIN: ZAMCE39A45
hello group, I have this 05 maserati quattroporte here that went to metal on the rear brakes. We cannot anywhere find the machine specs for these rotors and is there anything special to know about if we do machine them. I've got a thickness of .890. thanks in ...
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1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start
Vehicle will not always start. Checked basics: found spark and proper fuel pressure but no pulse at injectors. Car would intermittently pulse at injectors and sometimes could get it to start. But when it wouldn't start (which is most of the time), there was no...
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2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L suspension VIN: 3G2JB52F25
We seem to have a brain stretcher that's stumping us. It's an 05 sunfire at around 90-120 kms/h it starts to buzz a really loud annoying brain-buzzing frequency inside the cab. It sort of changes with slight steering wheel movement reminding you of a wheel bea...
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L vents VIN: WP0AA0947F
Ok guys here it goes. This vehicle sat for 12 years (no lie). I got it running with a little work and the owner wants the ac to work. The system was empty so I recharged it after it held a vacuum for 1 hour. Fuse was blown so I put one in. Ac comes on but not ...
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29815
Hi, This car came in with a rough idle. Codes were for a misfire. Checked plugs, they wre worn so they were replaced. Then the coils were switched. Also the injectors were switched from that cylinder, #3. Misfire stayed at that cylinder. The engine does have a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5GZCZ63B13
Customer came in with excessive valve train noise found a post that said to change the oil, if that didn't help check valve timing,it is ok also checked oil pressure 70lbs any help would be appreciated before I start taking it apart ,Thanks in advance
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH6459Y
Hello everyone I have a friends subaru it intermitently runs rough idle and under load, have checked data with scan tool several times but isn't consistent, and will kick out the scan tool data stream, sometimes 4to 5 times in a row and sometimes not, I'm thin...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7W
First, Thanks to all respondants. I was able to borrow the cam and crank holding fixtures from a good friend and verified the timing setting was right. Much to my surprise it was correct, so next we checked for spark kilo volt at coils and wires . With our fin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire).
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L in km VIN: WAUGD28D0W
Thank you all very much it was a coding issue the third number got change to a 0 German instead of a 2 USA I have no idea how this happened but I recoded this cluster and it is fine thank u all very much esp Cain and Rob THIS I BELEIVE HAPPEN USING THE NEW ROS...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WBADN63431
Recieved two replies both were a varation of a method already tried to have system re-learn. We ended up finding a burnt wire for the MAP sensor. After repair of the wire and a MAP fuse replacement, we could then clear and do a re-learn. Car runs fine now, I ... Trouble codes: P1637.
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGL63462
thankyou to all that took the time to respond i replaced the sleeve and the pan and the leak is now repaired thanks again mark
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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K3T
Well I'm calling this one fixed. Turns out I should have paid more attention when looking for TSB's. Bulletin #2005-09-07 addresses this exact concern. Apparently the TPS can have a dead spot that cannot be seen by a scan tool. The failure happens too quickly ...
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1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L vents VIN: 1G4HR52K2X
I POSTED THIS HELP REQUEST FO ANOTHER SHOP AND THEY HAVE NOT FIXED THIS VEHICLE AND COULD NOT GIVE ME MUCH INFO, BUT THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, VERY GOOD INFO THAT I WILL USE ON MY NEXT ADVENTURE
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L drp system VIN: 1G4HP54KX1
Thanks to everyone who helped! iATN is the Greatest! Mel from Indiana said to check the wiring near the rear floor pan where the ABS wires tend to corrode. This was not a problem on this car. Rob from Michigan hit the nail on the head! We had 3 215/70/15 tires...
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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6EL12Y0X
Kevin from Michigan made the job simple. The orange wire on the accessory wire was not making good connection. I replaced the terminal end on the orange wire and replaced the relay for a good cya. Also I bent the rod back to where it was originaly for the i...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR54R8Y
well after scratching the head a little bit i took the air lines apart checked for carbon build up found none so i cleaned the mass air flow sensor and walla the car is fixed the sensor was sending a false reading to the computer and giving me a bogus code the... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air fault).
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WW12M0T
How much for that Crow in the window mister? Well it seem that you have too put all the Injectors in there hole on the lower intake or you will have a Major Vacuum Leak and the vehicle won't idle and will miss on all cylinders.Thanks for all the help. Thanks ...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5248W
Thanks to everyone for the help. After checking for coil strength by making each one jump a spark tester, I noticed that the 2/3 coil was weaker than the other one. I replaced it and that was it.Apparently the bad coil was affecting the primary side triggering... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341.
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear axle assy. VIN: 1B4GT44L8X
Brian was cose to right on this one turned out to be r/h carrier bearing.THESE UNITS ARE PRETTY MUCH THROW-AWAY.MY MITCHELL PROGRAM DOES'NT SAY MUCH ABOUT OVERHAUL.THIS ONE WAS FULL WITH NO APPARENT LEAKS,BUT A VERY AUDIBLE NOISE THAT GOT LOUDER WITH SPEED.IT ...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 1B7GG22NXY
Fuel Pump was faulty. Tested fine in driveway, but take it out on the road and pressure would drop to 10-20psi at WOT and became much worse the longer it ran. Old fuel pump was also much louder than the new one. Thank You everyone for the help!!! I also replac... Trouble codes: P1716 (Bus Communication Problem ECM to TCM).
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L door locks VIN: 1B3EJ46X3Y
Thanks to all the great people here ,I figured it was most likely a BCM issue but without a DRB111 i was stuck .The lady that owns the car only drives once a month .So once i explained i could leave the fuse out and the draw would go away she had no problem lo...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L lights VIN: 2B7HB11X61
Wow..I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it myself. We re-checked the battery, a Delco Professional series, and found it to have a weak reading of only 572cca with a rating of 700cca. We installed a new unit and retested the vehicle-pulsation gone. We ...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46X54
turned out to be the pcm. installed new one and fired right up. thanks for all the replies.
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
THANKS TO ALL YOUR HELP THIS WENT JUST LIKE TEXTBOOK PULLED VALVE COVER COLD AND #2 INJECTOR HAD NO OIL FLOW AT ALL OUT PORT WHEN COLD ,REPLACED INJECTOR AND ALL WORKS GREAT KNOW THIS IS MY OWN SERVICE TRK SO IM GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY WITHOUT REPLACEING ALL IN...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L camshaft VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Thanks to all who replied. Well the problem came from the machine shop. They did not size the valves after the valve job. This engine does not have hydraulic lifters and they are not adjustable, they need to be sized at the machine shop. We found a used head, ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR16C6X
HEYYYYYYYYYYYY. I FOUND A BAD VAVLE SEAT ON #4 REMOVE A HEAD AND IT WAS HANGIN OUT.THANKS ALL OF YOU WHO RESPOND.YOUR GUYS ARE GREAT... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP53U0Y
Thanks everyone spent time to help me to solve this problem. I tested the vehcle follwing some of your suggestions. when the noise came on over 60km/h, I turned to left, it got light, when I turned to right, it got lounder, so I belived it should be the left f...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P41
Thanks so much for the great recommendations. One quart of ATF added to the engine oil, then running the engine at idle for 30 minutes to clean the oil passages, then changing the oil and filter and using 10W-30 (thicker oil) seems to have fixed the car. It ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F03
Took the advice of some of the replies and customer replaced all 8 injectors. Pricey but it works great now. Thanks for everyone's help, we don't do much diesel work, so your input helps alot.
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT80N76
The customer has not returned to shop to have repaired, there were aftermarket but top of the line pads and rotors installed on front and rear, thanks to all for help, sorry can't give better answer.
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2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle speed VIN: 1GJHG39U73
Got 4 responses on this one. Thank you Richard [...]. First of all, the corrective action. I ran all 4 wires (ckts 444, 1747, 1748 & 1749) from th IAC to the PCM. In so doing, I may have repositioned the e... Trouble codes: P507.
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1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L drivers window VIN: JHMEH6166P
WELL ALMOST EVERY ONE SAID THE WIRES, IN THE DOOR JAM. I HAD DONE A WIGGLE TEST A WHILE BACK & THAT DID NOT HELP. I DID IT AGAIN & WAS ABLE TO GET IT TO WORK A FEW TIMES. FOUND THE BLUE/RED, WIRE BROKEN, & THE BLUE/WHITE WIRE INSULATION MISSING IN A SHORT S...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Transmission VIN: KMHFU45D21
Wow, thank you everyone for your responses!! Everyone was right, I was looking at the wrong sensor. I pulled the correct input sensor and tested it. It ended up having an internal short. Replaced sensor and car is gone with a happy customer in the drivers ...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Charging VIN: 1J4GL48KX3
Well the customer decided to ride this out until the problem gets worse(Its only glitching about once a week). Thanks for the responses. Thanks especially to Andy & Bryan's response which I would definately like to inspect if it ever comes back.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E9X
thanks million all your input.replace igntion switch truck start right up. . all is well.most of you hit right on head. thanks again.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J71
Thanks to all who responded, especially Dave [...], Ken , and Estaban. Replaced the Ignition Control Module and Misfire on 7-9 disappeared. 10-12 was better, but still had some erraric misfire. O2 sensor for that group was bad. Replaced it and all is well. Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire), P0307 (Misfire cyl.7), P0308 (misfire cyl.8), P0309 (misfire cyl.9), P0310 (misfire cyl.10), P0311 (misfire cyl. 11).
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33494
Ok fixed, yep the fuel pump relay was on the bottom of the fuse box which is on bottom of drivers side a pillar, which was soaked with water. So we did replace the relay, and bam it startd up. I should have cked it before posting, my bad. But fuse box neede...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52H8X
This vehicle is fixed. First I want to Thank You everyone for all the helps. This vehicle came in NO Crank. Security light ok not flahsing anything. Security system normal nothing wrong with it. I even tried to do relearn by following Alldata. I checked ...
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2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L security VIN: 1G8AL52FX3
Well, the vehicle is fixed. It needed a second Ignition Switch(even though the dealer claims it was ok) because the first one was faulty. I follwed all testing procedures and ended up on the dealers advise changing the BCM. I don't think I ever really needed i...
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
thanks to steven from hawaii, we installed a new oem bearing with a new crush sleeve, set pull to 10 inch lb. so far so good, thanks to all responses
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H0V
Thanks to all who responded. Apologize for the delay, but have been really sick and wanted to make sure car OK b4 closing out. We replaced all of the vac lines in engine compartment, cleaned out the throttle body and the PCV system such as it is, and all was ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Limp home shift activated VIN: 3WVAB81E4X
Thanks to Norman [...] of Indiana for this one. Apparently wire harnesses are problems on these. Even though the wires ohm'd out fine, and had no short to ground. After replacing the Transmission harness the car worked great!
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs VIN: 9BWDH61J63
The fix was to replace the bearing carrier, seems we bent the ABS sensor hole just enough to throw the sensor readind out of wack.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L air bag VIN: 3VWCT81K26
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED.I FOUND THAT THREE WIRES TO THE SIDE AIR BAG HAD BEEN SPLICED BY A BODY SHOP,THIS VEHICLE WAS WRECKED THREE WEEKS AFTER I BOUGHT IT,THE BUTT CONNECTOR WAS NOT CRIMPED CORRECTLY.I SOLDERED AND HEAT SHRINK SEALED ALL THREE,RESET AIR ...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1LW571XR
So I did replace the black box and the hole in the engine was only 1/3 plugged not too bad. Put together, still smoked bad. Remove turbo took out blades turbo was oily, plugged coolant and oil lines. No more smoking engine. Fixed.
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