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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDT74F65
Hello everyone. This vehicle will be hard to start. If you you use the start button it will crank a number of times but will not start. If you hold the key in the crank or start position it will crank a number of extra times and then start. One time it crank a...
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L headgasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, I posted This same Car with a head gasket leaking oil. I installed A factory gasket and new head bolts which was suggested. We finished the car sat I drove it 50 miles and customer picked It up that day.Well Got A call this Am and said he had to add c...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate control VIN: WBAEV33433
All help is appreciated in advance fellow iatn's. This vehicle came in with complaint of intermittant center vents blowing warm air & outer vents blowing cool. We didn't experience the problem, but I understood the customer wasn't blowing smoke. We scanned the...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L unknown VIN: WBAAX13463
Hello BMW Techs Customer stated that the A/C system will blow warm air, intermittently, specifically when the weather is warm, this will last 5 to 10 minutes, thereafter will be blowing cold air again, we replaced the outside temperature sensor, but it happene...
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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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1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6VS3381N
Greetings all, I have this wonderful Cadillac, that I shouldn't have touched,came in as no start after customer bar-b-qued it. Low compression, coolant shooting out of radiator when cranking all the obvious blown head gasket signs. Sold a complete valve job. W...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Blower Motor VIN: 1G6CD53B7M
Odd one here, at least for ME. Customers complaint is that the blower motor is on HIGH all the time, even with the key in the OFF postion, key OUT of the ignition lock. Only way to disable the blower motor is to remove the 30 Amp fuse for the a/c system locate...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCCT19Z2N
Hello all! First time posting because the database has always answered all my tough problems. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! Iatn has been the best tool Ive ever bought! My problem is one of connecting my Mt2500 scanner (red brick) I went to connect to this s-10 today ...
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L power loss VIN: 1GNEK18K2R
i have this blazer that when going up hill it looses mph and when you push down on throttle it doesn't accel until it drop down a gear then it will pick up speed slowly unless you put it all the way to floor . fuel psi and volume ok and exhaust back pressure i...
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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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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GIFP32PXV
Car came into shop from another shop saying the could not fix it. Check engine lite was so we hooked up scanner and it had a code of p0123. Code says its the tps sensor out of range or voltage to high. First shop put a tps on it an it did not fix problem . I c... Trouble codes: P0123
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Starting
This truck was towed in for the second time in one month with a no start.No codes,fuel pressure is 20 psi(with new fuel pump)have rpm signal during crank.We attach the spark tester to the plug wire to check for spark and it starts immediatly,fuel pressure incr...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L MIL Lamp on, No throttle VIN: 1GBJG31G71
We have been wrestling with this beast for a long time! As you can see in history, we or another shop have replaced almost everything to try to fix this. The problem is very random. You will be driving along and the "reduced power" light will come on and the t... Trouble codes: P1120 (1 TPS out of range), P1221 (2 TPS out of range)
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK528X1
hello out there i have a car here that i am stumped on. this car came in with a cat efficiency code and a po171 system lean code. we replaced the cat and cleard the code and shiped it. it came back with the po171 code the freeze frame indecated that the code w... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 4-5 shift VIN: 1GCHK23112
I need some help on this one. this 02 Allison 1000 came in with code P0753 an slip in 5th gear under a load. we replaced C2,&C3 clutch Steels & Frictions,Trim sol. A ,Shift sol.C,D,E. Installed the trans an it still slip in 5th gear under heavy load. And it co...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEC13Z03
it is shutting down after while of running. no cold are and pressures go back to 100 on both sides.runs good if it cools off for about2 hours.but 10min. later it shuts off.
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF52E73
Intermitant (800 mi) delayed take off from stop sign, hit the gas and nothing happens, when it takes off it feels like you hit the gas from neutal and dropped it into gear. Never any codes, car came from a car lot and this is a used trans that was replaced for...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L air bag VIN: 1G1AK52F65
2004 Chevy Cobalt with intermittant power steering light, and air bag light. The lights never stay on long enough for you to plug the scanner in and see what the codes are. The power steering light comes on while she is driving down the road, then will go off....
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2C3HE66G7Y
Hi all, need help here. This 300M came to me after a Chrysler dealer replaced the cam senser to cure a P0340. That didn't help. It will not start with the cam sensor connected. With it disconnected, it takes approx 5 seconds of cranking for the PCM to determin... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam sensor signal)
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Timing set or water pump VIN: 1C3EL55R32
Thanks in advance everyone for the help. This Sebring came to me for a coolant leak and overheating. Coolant leaking at water pump and lower intake manifold, also coolant in oil. Did a combustion leak test and found combustion gases. Recommended head gasket jo...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Shifting VIN: 1B7HC16Y5T
Thought I had an easy one here. Trans was stuck in Limp Mode with a code 37. Checked archives for a trans code 37. Common problem is Gov Pressure Solenoid and/or Governor Pressure Sensor (Transducer) gone bad. Replaced both with OEM parts. Cleared codes. Start...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L MIL Lamp on, ind. lights on VIN: 2B3HD56J6W
This Intrepid, after testing, has every indication of a failed BCM. All gauges work for first 20 seconds and then quit, then all dash warning indicators light up. A/C is then stuck on defrost, fixed fan speed. If you have KOEO, indicators of course are initial... Trouble codes: P1695, P1687, P1698, P1685
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Z0X
Customer states will not start at times, usually after driving when vehicle becomes hot, can let it sit for 30 minutes will start back up. Would not start one time for me, on scan tool the CAM Syn counts were 0 with engine turning. Has several codes see above... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P0320 (no crank reference signal at pcm), P1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2531X
this van has a what feels like a secondary ignition miss at 60-70 km/hr just after it locks up in overdrive, the scanner is staying rich and the fuel trim goes to -21, even at idle its never lean, i pull a vacuum hose and it goes lean for second then back to s...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
I'm fighting an miss at irregular intervals. An abrupt hiccup like an ignition miss warm or cold but worse warm. happens at idle, at rpm in park, or at moderate accell or cruise. Only time it can't be felt is under heavy accell. Found irratic spark on #5 only ...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lock up VIN: 1FTDX1867V
hello all i need help with a 97 aode,lock up engages with second gear,in fact if you shift to manual second at a stop it will kill motor.took valve body down cleaned and installed with no change for the better,maybe even worse.when scanner is hooked up,it does...
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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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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FMRE113WH
Hello Ford techs and thanks in advance for your help. This van came in with a no start condition. When vehicle will not start, there is no spark, no injector pulse and no communicatio with ecm. At one time this would be a no brainer no spark no injector pulse,...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F01
I just recently put new fuel injectors,injector harnesses,valve cover gaskets,IPR,ICP,and high pressure oil pump. After the injector job I road tested this unit for about 20 miles with no issues. It had plenty of power and ran well. The driver went to leave wi... Trouble codes: P1263 (KOEOcylinder3 high to low side short), P1316 (MemoryIDM codes detected)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L no 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FMZU77EO1
Thanking the 4x4 techs in advance for the help.The vehicle will not enter in to 4x4 mode. The light on the dash will illuminate during bulb check , but will not indicate 4x4 mode. The vehicle came from another shop and they were told the controller for the tra...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P24
This Truck came in on a wrecker as a no start. I do not normally do any type of diesel repairs and would appreciate any help, Ideas , Suggestions in diagnosing this vehicle. I listed the troublecodes and am hoping this is perhaps a very common promblem with a ... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow Plug module), P0683 (Glow Plug circuit), P2291 (ICP sensor)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14564
Good day gentleman. Well, many of you know all about these Fords and the stuck spark plug problem. I need more input. One of the first things we noticed when diagnosing this car was that it had a misfire on cylinder #5. When we removed the coil, it was wet ...
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2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Wrench Lite On VIN: 1FMZK02137
Hello Thanks for taking the time to look at this help request. This is the first time I have seen this problem in my shop. You can clear the codes and they come right back. I did find TSB 07-2-2 pertaining to the engine wire harness chaffing on the AC lines at... Trouble codes: P061B (Internal control module torque calibration performance), U0401 (Invalid data received from ECM/PCM)
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1998 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 3.9L Engine VIN: J8DC4B1KXW
This is a 1998 GMC tilt forward truck with a 3.9L turbo diesel motor. It melted the number 2 piston. I am purchasing 4 new piston w/ ring and sleeve assemblies. I normally do not work on diesel motors. I need the torque specs. for the head and rod caps. No com...
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1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L 3-2 shift VIN: 1GDFG15R0X
well this van came in for suspected warranty trans problem for it is a re-man trans which was installed about a year ago,it was originally stack shifting with no codes & was being commanded to do so,checked wiring,& all inputs which was good so we replaced ECM...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JHMCB7659P
Car runs great going forward in all gears but stop and put in reverse it surges or cuts out. If you back across parking lot and throw in neutral it will continue to surge until you let off gas . It just started this one day.
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8645Y
Car came in on the hook with a no start. Customer stated it shut off on them going down the road. They towed it home prior to bringing it to us , replaced timing belt, plugs wires, cap ,and rotor. Still no run. Upon arrival at the shop I doubled checked all th... Trouble codes: P0118
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 2HKRL18611
hello i would like to thank you all a head of time this vehicle has been wearing me out first the vehicle came in with a long crank after a hot soak very intermitant i could never get it to act up but the bank one 02 sensor was reading off the charts i replace...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shifting VIN: 2HKRL18602
hi, need some help with a tranny problem on this odysesey.we removed original trans because trans would not shift @ times. trans was sent to winnipeg with all the sensors still in place on trans. winnipeg informed us tranny would cost in excess of 6000.00 to r...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL18064
Vehicle pulls hard right when braking then straightens out shortly after. RF caliper and RR caliper engaging first then LF and LR caliper engaging half of a second later. Vehicle came into our shop this way with worn pads (50k miles). I turned the front rotor...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66595
Howdy boys n girls, this accord was dropped on me by another shop, it wont engage the compressor, the snap on scanner says on when the a/c switch is depressed and indicates that the compressor clutch is on but it doesnt engage, the fuses are all okay none blew...
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L variable valve timing VIN: 5FNRL38736
Came it customer stated the dealer said he needed a new engine due to low compression miss in #5. Their invoice said they had to drill out the coil because it was melted. I found that they had helicoiled the plug and installed a new coil. The code I get is p26...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L transaxle VIN: 2WPMPH5543
this is a special build application.this a 2003 go-4 3 wheel police vehicle.it has hyundai industrial drive train.my sanner will communicate with tcm as a 2001 accent.the trans.had no sign of any problems,driver had been operating for approx. 3hrs took a short...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L fork/bearing VIN: KMHD46D95U
We replaced the clutch assembly in this vehicle. It has a "pull" type clutch. After assembly the clutch will operate ok for about 10 to 12 times, then the fork will some how disengage from the bearing and the clutch stops working. Two items to note: 1st, we we...
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1979 Jeep J10 4.2L ac pressure VIN: JCM25NC037
vehicle ac high side pressure starts at 300 psi and in 1 minute goes to 500 psi. the low side stars at 70 and goes to zero. customer has had a new compressor, hoses, expansion valve, and has replaced the condensor. the compressor is of a late model jeep and th...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
Has a P0748 code, replaced both sensor and solenoid on trans valve body. When you put the transmission in drive @ idle, the governor sensor reads 46 to 50 lbs at idle when it should be zero. Trans starts out in 2nd gear, I think. Checked O2 voltages, ok, outpu...
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2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L compressor VIN: JT8BL69501
Vehicle came in with insufficient cooling. Evac and recharged to proper specs and found that low side pressures would be around 70 psi and high side would climb until ompressor shut off. Replaced expansion valve, drier, evaporator, and removed condenser to flu...
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT8BG69S62
lexus tech, please help. car came in with check engine light on and customer complaint trans slip from 1st [...] 2nd gear and sometimes jerking. ecm has been reflash at lexus dealer 2 years ago with a different trans problem. install scanner, pull code p0753. per...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L lost poweron highway VIN: WDBEA26D6M
Hi, IATN. Aged MB towed in, died twice at high speed (lost power, told to check/replace trans)Owner is a soldier. It starts and runs, throttle response a little flat but will run at highway speed for me over a nearby mountain several times.Checked and erased a... Trouble codes: 7 (rpm signal), 9 (eha current implausible), 10 (idle speed contact implausible), 11 (air inj implausible), 16 (EGR SWITCHOVER IMPLAUSIBLE27- data exchange cis-e and ign. control defective), 17 (o2 shorted or grounded 18-idle speed current implausible)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F1W
hi all and thanx for reading my post. as stated in repair history this car had induction service preformed at another shop. after service customer brought car to me with mil on. foung p0170 and p0173 lean codes. replaced maf sensor and lean codes have not come... Trouble codes: P0105
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L power steering VIN: WDBLJ65G4X
This seems like a straight forward problem with the power steering gear but I would like a little confirmation of my diagnosis as the repair is fairly expensive. When stopped the steering wheel is difficult to turn to the right, as if the power steering assis...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBLJ65G71
This clk320 is my own car which we keep in Fla.I am normally in Ct.Last time I was there I had a problem with the starter staying engaged intermittantly.I mean key in hand and it was still going.I have not been back in 2 months and I did not have time the last...
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L valve seals VIN: 1MELM62W1S
hey guys,looking for some info on changing the valve seals .do you need the special tools or is there a way to do it without?also if you need the tools does somebody have the part # and who makes it.thanks in advance,kevin
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L no reverse VIN: JA3BM54J8P
the car came inn with a no fordward,no reverse doto broken pump rebuild the transmission tofind out that there's no tcm we order one but i cant communicate and when it does i get no signal from the pulse generators thanks in advance
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1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNIHJO1P7L
Intermittiant cutting out. Scope pattern shows all plugs firing. Coil fires irraticly when its acting up and perfectly even and normal when running good. Checked Coil OHM 1 ohm. Checked 3 wire module and passes continuity test from Alldata) Dist has zero to 5 ...
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2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6DD26T83
hELLO, THIS TRUCK CAME INTO THE SHOP FROM ANOTHER SHOP WITH A NO START, CUSTOMER STATES HE WAS DRIVING ALONG WATER PUMP WENT OUT TRUCK STALLED AND NO RESTART OTHER SHOP PUT IN WATER PUMP AND SENT TO ME BECAUSE OF NO START, NO INJECTOR PULSE NO SPARK, NO FUEL P...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D74
Hi Techs Had replaced crank sesor 2 weeks ago.Car came back with same code.Found oil coming from crank connecter.Cleaned connecter and replaced with new sensor.Went on road test and did 3 drive cycles,on third one had a hard time starting but finally did.Chec... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor)
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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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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, ONLY FIRST COLD STAR VIN: WPOCA2986Y
this boxster has a rough cold idle after starting up . it seems to breath a little bit when cold . that is the idle hunts up and down a little bit, after it is warmed up it runs fine. it sounds like it may have a small lean backfire when cold. the plugs look f...
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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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1997 Audi A6 2.8L readiness monitors VIN: WAUGA84A7V
Finally, this one was odd, however. Most common reply was to drive drive drive, and drive some more. Ned from Mass said monitors force the same as a VW 6 cylinder, monitors do not force on this model/year. Brian from Mass thought maybe the cats were weak, t-st... Trouble codes: P0155, P1606.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D81
Hello, Sorry For The Delay,It ended up being a bad wire in back of the fuse block. Thanks Again Joe
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: WBADE5320W
We did not "fix" this shifting problem. We chanaged the transmission fluid with little, if any, improvement, according to the customer. We did receive some responses from members and one of them was relative to a TSB on shift detents in the housing of the tran...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L pdc VIN: WBAAV53481
Received several good responses, most said that a BMW compatable scanner was required. My Modis would not show me the Pdc module. I located the pdc module or computer in the right rear quarter just above the battery and disconnect both plugs. This disabled the...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GXDE63774
Unfortunately we have not fixed this vehicle and are somewhat out of ideas. According to the replies received and checking the information again, the vehicle has obfvr, on board fueling vapor recovery. Because of the symptoms of p0446 block evap vent path and ... Trouble codes: P0044.
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
James from Arkansas was closest followed by Tom from New York. Sadly, the majority of replies were wrong. I ordered a replacement transfer case and as soon as it got here I put a crescent wrench on the shift shaft. 3 Positions. This T-case has only Hi...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1BNFK16R8X
IT WAS SIMPLE FIX. THE #3 SPARK PLUG WAS OIL FOULED. IT WOULD FIRE MOST OF THE TIME, EXCEPT ON ACCELRATION. IT WOULD HAVE BIN ESIER IF THE THE MISFIRE COUNTER WORKED. THAT STILL HAS US STUMPED. IT HAS A NEW AFTERMARKET AND CAM TIMING IS RIGHT ON. SOMEDAY I WIL...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L right rear pad VIN: 3GNEK13T32
Lots of guys chimed in about replacing the rubber flex line, we did replace it even though we checked for residual hydraulic pressure with a gauge and found none. Many also replaied about the mud shield that Gm has a tsb for on the pickup trucks with the same ...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L alternator control VIN: 1G1ZT54834
Hello and thanks again for your time and info. The wire goes to the pcm checked continuity and replace pcm. The light has stayed out for 2 weeks now. I recieved 8 replies all together someone wanted to fax me motor magazine info got two of those almost emidiat...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1ND52F74
Well I decided to go ahead and tear it all the way down to confirm what I thought had happened, as there is no way to scope a cam/crank on this without a tru cam sensor. The chain had jumped 3 teeth on the crank. Both cams in time to eachother still. As i ...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
found corrosion inside ecm connector between vss signal and crank sensor signal so when the vss put out enough voltage it would mess with the crank signal. thanks to those who offered help Trouble codes: P0332, P0335, P0340.
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ZT52865
Performed induction cleaning and Throttle body cleaning. Customer has driven for 3 weeks and we have not heard back from him.
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2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Hydro Boost? VIN: 1GCGG25V87
Thanks to all that responded. I ended up going with a pretty aggresive brake fluid flush due to not being able to duplicate the problem again. It has been gone for a while now and I haven't heard anything so hopes are high. Thanks again Mike
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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
Thanks for all the replies-Shaharazad from NY was correct-broken valve spring in #3 cylinder.What made this difficult was the MAP code p0106 was not a factor & compression result(s) were fairly even in all 8 cyls-took apart & found after help reply.Thanks agai... Trouble codes: P0106, P0300, C0561.
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C8GP54L72
most people were talking about cylinder head problems we found none even after we did a head job nothing was wrong but we still have a miss at idle. we also replaced the injectors and all upper end gaskets were all replaced so no vacuum leaks as somothers sugg...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L hard start VIN: 3B7KC23D5V
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLIED. I REPLACED BOTH THE RETURN AND FEED LINE WITH NEW MARINE FUEL INJECTION HOSE AND THE PROBLEM IS FIXED.AGIAN I CAN'T THANK EVEYONE ENOUGH. IATN IS ALOT OF HELP, BUT, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE I SURE WOULD OF BEEN LOST.
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1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1P3ES22C2V
This sohc 2.0l had Baro reading that was good, disconnected egr, took off air filter,good fuel control on labscope at idle or light load, airtemp built into map, read good, on scanner anyway, no backpressure at all to speak of. Computor commands rich UNDER DYN...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N7N
After your helpful suggestions it was just a timing issue.
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
Thanks for all the great replies. Almost everyone said to concentrate on the TPS. Mike from Ontario had a very good and simple test to isolate the problem. I replaced the TPS and it purred like a kitten even though it is an old truck. Customer was very happy. ... Trouble codes: 122 (low min tps voltage), 123 (high tps voltage), 179 (adaptive fuel lean limit), 988 (hard fault fmem no diognostics).
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1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15H4T
Thanks for all the help guys. The problem turned out to be a weak fuel pump. We thought it was a vacuum leak issue because while we sprayed the intake we noticed it would smooth out. It seemed that way because the Bronco had a cold air intake which was sucking...
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2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
First off thanks to all who replied Here is what has happened since the update I changed alternator (Factory Unit) and battery (interstate brand ) Ran Battery down and then jumped the vehicle charged battery to full and let van sit over night and battery wa...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L brake hose VIN: 1FMZU62K42
Since nobody had seen a pattern failure of this type, I considered it a fluke. The customer had not saved the "failed" part, and had nothing to show me I told him there was no warranty and nothing else I was going to do. I agree with most of the responses that...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D93
Thanks to all who replied. We were having spark breakdown to cyl. #2 (used mode 6) at the coil pack. Replaced coil pack and all was fine. Weird that only cyl#2 had a misfire... Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire detected on startup within first 1000 revolutions).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTWW32P34
First I would like to thank all the Technicians who responded,your combined experience is unbelievable!!! I removed the turbo and separated the exhaust side and found lots of rust on the turbo housing.I sand blasted it and buffed the steel ring.The steel ring... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost).
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73K44
thanks everyone took a closer look at the harmonic balancer it looked fine at first glance. the rubber had not separated then i happened to notice the bolt hole looked oval. this balancer has a internal piece you cant even see. that was the problem thanks ever...
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FMSV43PO4
Thanks to all who replied. Some suggested maintenance issues. AFter talking to customer, he stated he has not maintained vehicle as he should. I have changed oil/filter. oil level was very low. Will see what happens and post follow up info.
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVFT80N66
FOUND THAT EXAUST WAS PLUGGED DUE TO FAILED CONVERTER, SENT TO DEALER UNDER WARRANTY
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Mode door VIN: 1GKDT13W5W
Finnally got the car back and put in an actuator, all is well. Thanks to all
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A61
Well, it looks like i may have fixed it- although probably not to infiniti's standards. the parts dept told me that i had the right computer, although i still think it wasn't the right one. My wiring harness matched up correctly, the 2001s did not have a wir... Trouble codes: P0105.
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuse #21 15AMP VIN: 1J4GZ58S6P
first,thanks to chip,lamont and john for your time and help.this jeep came with a lamp outage module in the left rear interior camportment.this module can be and was removed and bypassed by plug in the factory connectors??this rig has had a very "creative" per...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L e.t.c. light VIN: 1J4GL48555
after 5 test drives & a basic ck. over, i called customer & advised them that i can't fix when there is currantly no problem, at that point i found out the "dealers" couldn't fix it either, when it was acting up.thanks for the 2 replies jeff [...]
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L bucks VIN: 1YVHP80C43
DECIDED TO ROAD TEST SOME MORE & RETHINK WHATS GOING ON , FELT A FALSE NUETRAL/TRANS SLIP I HADNT FELT EARLIER . SCANNED TRANS & GOT PO733-GEAR 3 INCORRECT RATIO CODE . CAR RUNS PERFECTLY WITH AUTO TRANS IN IST & 2ND GEAR GO TO 3RD OR 4TH PROBLEM IS THERE . IT...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L constant heat VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Thanks to all for the replies! Mike from california was closest to correct. We had a bad in-car temp sensor causing actuator to go full heat everytime.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA76FOX
Great input evryone. Replace the left front sensor and repacked both front bearings. No issues have arisen. Thanks again.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRC33453
Thank you for those who reponded. You all had great insight. Steve from Great Britian hit it on the head. The PS Pump would run for about 30 to 40 seconds the shut off. That would give it pressure for a while and sometimes it would kick back on to assist th...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JA4MW51R31
the abs and vss are happy. The vehicle has not returned yet to be looked into deeper. Thanks very much for the code definitions and locations of the solenoids to look closer at. When vehicle returns I will update this request with my findings and hopeful re...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L anti theft-ecu VIN: JN1CA21D5X
After triing every test and or possible solution to this problem, I did what Isuspected needed to be done in the first place and had vehicle towed to local Nissan dealer and had ECU reinitiated to key Via consult II.And just like magic the problem was correcte...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L compressor VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Hi, folks. This car is fixed. I got a relay from the nearest scrap yard, and plugged it in. Instant air cond! I think that Nissan really dropped the ball on this one. If there were that much of a problem, there would be more failures, as there are several rela...
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2000 Opel ASTRA 1.8L Starter VIN: ADMRT48BBX
Thanks for all the help. Quite a simple fix once I got an idea on how to test it. Stripped the starter and took it home with me. Chucked it in the oven and got it up to about 80 degrees celsius. Did a continuity test and found high resistance in the field ...
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2002 Other European Vanguish 5.9L Unknown VIN: SCFAC23372
Everyone who responded had great input and have help find the problem. The first question asked of me was is the fluid level full. It seems that is a very important step. It was full but with help from those who responded I found damage to one of the wirin...
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