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2005 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES36865
This is my sister's car, she recently purchased it. keeps giving code p1457 Evap code. replaced both the valves located on the canister. light is back on, did all the testing for the FTP sensor according to shop key all testing passes. Followed step by step di... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system canister area)
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L hanger bearing VIN: 4USCJ3327V
Checked for bumping sound underneath car. Pulled the exhaust cover place and found the hanger bearing had came apart. I replaced the hanger bearing and I still have a bumping sound. I have replaced the rear diff bushing and both of the carrier bushings. I have...
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1990 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out
This car continues to get worse and when I go to scan for codes I get that the scanner cannot communicate with the auto. I have checked fuel pressure while driving and changed the fuel filter. The compression is 150 to 155 and the sparkplugs appear to be burni...
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L unknown
This vehicle makes a clunking noise under hard acceleration-feels like engine miss-but it is not. It feels more like a drivetrain jerk. I do not know what else to try. Thanks in advance for the help.
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
Greetings fellow techs, In have a strange one here. I keep getting a DTC p0405, low egr voltage. I have replaced the EGR valve and the code still pops up. Here is the freez frame data at the time the code is triggered: RPM 709, VEHICLE SPEED 0, CALC ENGINE LOA... Trouble codes: P0405 (egr circut low voltage)
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1990 Ford Pickup F150 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
hard start wont fast idle misses mid range hesitates truck will died help to pump the acc during starting tried rebuilt computer coolant sensor map sensor (2) intake manifold gaskets tps. ign module evp sensor o2 sensor fuel pressure 50-60ign timing 10 degrees...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1FMNU40F6Y
This truck is the exact same engine and drivetrain as a superduty 250 or 350. Its my personal vehicle and I've been battling a power loss for 8 months on this thing. I've had a chip on it for years and started noticing a while back that it didn't seem to have ...
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FMSV43PO4
Odd problem. This vehicle has very erratic starting. Will crank but will not start. May have to wait 30-45 minutes. Here is the strange part. Customer states when problem occurs if he rolls or is pulled backwards, 20 ft or so. Vehicle will start right up. This...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FBSS31L26
hi gays this is my first time posting. need help the wire from pcm pin # 34 only has 3.80 volts it should batt voltage to operate the throttle actuator control motor i think the problem is in the pcm please adviced thank Trouble codes: P2104 (tac system forced idler), P2112 (throttle actuator control system stuck closed)
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, would not rev up VIN: SAJDKALD3A
We are stumped by this Jag. It came to us from another workshop who had given up. The engine would start and idle well for a short while and them it would slow and stall. Restarting with one kick. It would them idle for a short while and stall. If you give it ...
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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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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ5
Car came in rough idle, scanned and found two faults egr related (just had new egr valve fitted at exhaust shop) carried out basic setting on egr and throttle body, no more fault codes, fuel trims at -4% ,o2's cycling, perfect above 1/4 throttle, any ideas?? I...
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1995 BMW 320i 2.0L Cuts out VIN: E36320IBMW
Thanx Guys for all your help. The vehicle did have air leaks and dodgey hoses but all did not fix the problem. So I replaced the DME and all is good now and runs like a clock. Thanx again Regards Lloyd A.
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1991 Buick Regal 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
Well I guess it is fixed. I checked everything that people suggested but never found the cause nor did I get it to act up. So I guess only time will tell. Thanks again for all of the time and suggestions. Trouble codes: 13 (O2 sensor).
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L compressor VIN: 1G4P14C123
Thanks to the 3 techs that supplied information. Well getting back to the vehicle in the A.M. and refreshed I took another look at it and saw that the back mount was only held to the block with 1 bolt. The 2 8mm bolts that hold the mount to the compressor only...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L compressor VIN: 1B3ES56C33
Low pressure switch was bad. After checking many other possibilities including the computer I decided to jump the low pressure switch again, and the compressor came on. Check and recheck was the lesson here. Thanks for all the replies and help. Warren
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L engine VIN: 1D4HB58D94
after checking fuel pressure for a third time, took the fuel rail off and koeo test. Cly number 3 injector was leaking...dont understand why i could not see during the first to test...talking to a chysl tech that spoke to a chrys engine turns out that the hemi...
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2003 GMC C7500 7.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDK7J1C03
Thanks for your replies, a new computer fixed the problem. I put a second computer in and that fixed it.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Rear Clicking VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and tahnks for the help on this one. As suggested, the CV joints get dry. We removed the large joint clams and pulled the boots back and worked grease back into the joints. We also replaced the diff control arm/bushings and all is good. Than...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L signal light VIN: WDBJF65J21
Hi everybody. First, thanks to Sleinman [...] for giving me, some technical information about the circuit opera...
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E2X
Looks like I stumbled upon a couple of problems. Battery voltage started dropping as the van got hot. Thinking I had a faulty alternator, I found a burned and shorted battery cable near one of the pulleys. A crank sensor was a less expensive guess than a PC... Trouble codes: P0336.
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2008 Pontiac G5 2.2L leaking during rain VIN: 1G2AL18F08
HEY EVERYONE, SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG FOR ME TO CLOSE THIS ONE OUT. IT TOOK FOREVER TO GET THE CUSTOMER BACK IN FOR REPAIR. BUT I TOOK OF THE DRIVERS DOOR PANEL OFF AND FOUND THE INNER DOOR WATER SHIELD HAD GAPS IN IT. RESEALED WATER SHIELD, DRIED OUT CARPET ...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fuel guage VIN: JT3HN86RXX
Thank you Mark, and Patrick. I did find the TSB that says I should replace the sender, and the circuit board. I also appreciate the suggestion to look up any identifying marks on L9 in electronic supplier's catalogs. The device that smoked on the circuit board...
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1966 Volkswagen dune buggy 50CID no idle at times
special thanks to dan & julian but thanks to all who gave me what i needed to check or confirm what i had done in past.this pain in the as- has been awhile. i took the carb.apart to reclean again as hoping to find that little passage i missed a dozen times bef...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: WVWVD63B13
Well this one is fixed..it turned out that I had to replace the whole hydraulic unit with the module not just the module. Maybe one of the valves was hanging up and kept setting the code for the supply voltage. Anyhow thanks to those that responded this one i...
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