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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA966X2
fuel pump relay has no input from the pcm.if relay is jumped car will run.
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L engine VIN: WAUDH28D9Y
car came in with a vibration from 1600 to 1800. another tech replaced the front brakes and balanced the front tires. motor mounts checked out ok, swapped harmonic balancer. vibration happens in gear, in neutral, sitting still, on accel. seemed like the dualmas...
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine Cooling VIN: WBACG732XT
HEELLPP! This little Beemer came in over heating. We immediately checked flow of the radiator and saw none so we replaced the water pump. (the old one looked fine, plastic impeller but not broken or spinning) We noticed that the expansion tank (overflow bottle...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No CAN communication VIN: WBADD6325W
This car got check engine light on and trouble code P0303(#3 cyliner misfire). In order to check ignition system, I removed #3 spark plug and look at the sparks for 3 second after grounding spark plug. After that, I got electronic transmission control module l...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGN63493
i have a bmw that we change alternator and battery alternator was not charging after we change it everything was ok in about 30 minut the care stall and i coud not start it in about 5 minut it started agien and stall agien after another 5 minut it started agie...
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G4WS52M4W
ok iam havin trouble pin pointing this one. Customer has been talking to me about it for 1 1/2 half it is slowly gettin worse. Got a light surge present at highway speeds light steady throttle (but accelerating) customer says hot days and inclines is when he n...
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2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Wheel Balance VIN: 1G6KY54993
This is my personal vehicle. I keep getting a vibration thru-out the whole car starting at 65mph thru 75mph. This has been an issue since I bought the car 3 years ago. I have made several attempts to re-balance the tires using both a non-roadforce balancer and...
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2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L R/F Suspension VIN: 1G6KD57976
This Caddy has a solid noise in the right front when driven up a drive way or over a solid bump. We replaced the front sway bar bushings because they were worn pretty good and we wanted to eliminate them as a possible cause. The noise is still there. We dont s...
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start
Hey guys and girls.I need to know what the proper wires are for pcm powers and grounds in the 2 pcm connectors.I have a 1995 schematic but 2 wires are wrong colours.Thanks to all who can help.K.W.
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L oil pump drive VIN: 2G1FP22S1S
vehicle has quite an oil leak at top rear of engine running down both sides. pretty sure it's the oil pump drive o-ring but can't get a good look at it. just hoping someone who has had the upper intake and fuel rail off of one of these can reassure me that it ...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 4.3L fuel guage VIN: 1GCEC19W3W
have fuel guage problem with 1998 c1500. replaced fuel pump and harness and now customer complaining guage is not accurate. tank was at 1/8 on guage.removed pump and found tank 1/4 full.put pump back in with key on tank reads 1/4 which is about right. start ve...
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2003 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L loss of coolant VIN: 1GCES14P73
car came in april for lof.no complaints from customer but we noticed alot of atf in coolant.found coolant in trans also.replaced rad,tstat,hoses and flushed and flushed engine and trans,got 90% or more clean.took a very long time.car came back in about a month...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L overheats VIN: 1GCHK23214
Truck seems to run 10-15 degrees hot at all times. Fan kicks on when towing on flat road and stays on almost continuously (75 deg ambient). Radiator seems clean and clear of debris, no aftermarket grille. Towing a 7200lb travel trailer seems to really make thi...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK52F25
hello guys. we have this cobalt with two dead holes, cylinders 2 and 3. engine has good compression on all holes. verified there is no spark on cylinders 2 and 3. misfire counters through the roof on the scanner for these two cylinders only. i verified power a... Trouble codes: P0300
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNFC13J28
Thanks for reading, vehicle came in after being in a wreck front end damage ABS light Traction light Brake light all on codes are u0140 u0151 u0159 u0164 u0168 u0214 u0109 any help will be greatly appreciated thank you in advance
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68475
Vehicle came in with code P2096 downstream fuel trim 1/2 lean. Watch o2 sensors and fuel trims all ok. Smoke test cant varify any leaks. Decided to change down stream o2 any way. let customer drive vehicle p2096 came back after about 400 miles. Checked for tsb... Trouble codes: P2096 (Down stream fuel trim 1/2 lean.)
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1998 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES47Y7W
This vehicle was towed in due to a non running condition. Initially complaint was that vehicle would not idle and ran bad. No codes have been stored. Lower intake had a severe leak. After fixing, car will now crank and run well down the road. At idle the car m...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L door locks VIN: 1P3ES46C2Y
I need help with a ghost. Vehicle will cycle door locks and dome light will come on VERY INTERMITTANTLY. We have never been able to duplicate this condition on 3 separate visits, and we did try the door lock/unlock switches as referenced in one of the bulletin...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22NYS
This vehicle has codes for both upstream heater circuits inop. The relay is not being activated by the PCM. Following the diagnostic flow charts takes us to a spot where it says to activate the relay. Then if the voltage is below 10 volts, which it is, then re... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L bcm/pcm VIN: 1B4GP25361
Ok I have a 2001 Caravan I am working on. It burned up all electronic modules and motors in the car. Perhaps it was a voltage surge? Anyway I replaced the battery, instrument cluster, the IPM&fuse holder+Front control module. This allowed me to start the van, ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B7LB31ZX2
Net Techs, This Dodge van had an intermittent problem that is now a hard failure. Van would die and almost always start up again right away. Occasionally it would not start back up. Owner of the van claims that he would unplug and plug back in the PCM and it ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Electric Viscous Fan Clutch VIN: 3D7MU48C73
Thank you Techs for reading my post. The problem this vehicle has is fan clutch not operating properly ?? Customer states vehicle overheats during towing operations. This fan clutch is operated electrically by the PCM, or is suppsed to. I can never get the fan...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1D4GP45R95
After waiting for a month for the PCM to show(rest of the story in related history) the customer said the van is running bad again. It ran fine for 3 1/2 weeks but check engine lite was on, due to egr being diconnected. Bucking and stalling at stops. We had th... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft sensor signal), P0129 (Baro reading out of range)
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1966 Ford M151A1 2.5L Clutch
I have to replace the clutch. My question is what is the best way to do that, pull the engine, or pull the tranny through the top, seems awefull thigth for me. I hope some one can tell my the best way to do that, and also reasonable time. Thanks a lot
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP555S5
mil light keeps coming back on with same codes, P0171 and a P0174, both banks lean. any help will be apreciated. Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one lean), P0174
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Thanks in advance. I have this windstar in and it is being a pain. Customer complaint is misfire at idle . If you put it in gear and let it run it feels like a misfire and it is worse when it is cold. I have no lean codes (intake gaskets) and no misfire codes....
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L spark plug VIN: 1FTNW21551
the # 5 spark plug blew out and i'm going to install an insert from matco. my question is i've attempted to put the insert in and swedge it(smack it with a hammer) but the insert is still able to be turned. am I not hitting it hard enough? im using the kit as ...
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L harmonic balancer VIN: 3FAFP13P51
i have this 01 escort with single cam #4 valve seat dropped from cylinder head and damaged the piston sent the cylinder head to machine shop and they replaced the valve seats replaced new crankshaft from dealer,bearings,piston and rods are replaced... so now,...
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1999 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKDT13W8X
Hey guys, i have this blazer that came into the shop yesterday with a seized engine. the customer has given the go ahead on a new engine. the problem is that im unable to remove the torque converter bolts due to the seized engine. it seems my only options are,...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L transfercase VIN: 1GKDT13W6X
hello techs, this vehicle came to us with "service 4wd" light on and 4x4 switches not working.we hooked up the TECH 2 but there were no codes (powertrain, body, or chassis). alldata does not give a lot of help if there are no codes. if there's anyone that can ...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Engine Oil Pan VIN: 1GKDT13W8Y
Owner states, noticed oil spots located under oil pan area under parked car. Visually inspected oil pan, appears to have oil leak from front area of oil pan near engine block. I think the engine oil leak is coming from the front crankshaft rubber seal that sea...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L headlights VIN: 1GKDT13S12
this vehicle came in with no low beams, found bulbs blown, connectors burnt on ground side. replaced bulbs and connectors. same problem one week later, ck alternator, 12.4 v.-14.6v constant. no spikes at all. are these vehicles known for having ground problems...
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GKER33737
This SUV comes in for service and we detect a coolant leak. Looking at the engine as best possible, we see coolant coming off the bottom of the water pump. We called the customer and gave him a price, but we told him we would make the final call on the water p...
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1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5533R
Car was towed in as a no start, had no spark. Tested output from 3 distributor sensors, crank sensor signal was missing. Installed customer supplied distributor, engine started and ran. Had a bad coolant leak, customer took car and fixed leak himself, wouldn't...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5634T
hello everyone, we have a 1996 honda accord lx that is given us a major problem. at cold cranking(when first started)the car floods.we remove spark plugs & they are gas fould.we can replace the plugs & then it starts. this only happens one time a day.after th... Trouble codes: 135 (oxygen sensor), 141 (oxygen sensor)
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L interior lights and door ajar lights VIN: 5FNRL18522
Any honda techs run across this and can help me out. I'm leaning toward either a passenger multiplex control unit or interior light relay. Am I close or way off base. Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thanks in advance
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHDN45D73
hello tech, anybody fix this code p0107 map low input.the car stall intermitently and sometimes hard to start. m.o.d. said to ohm terminal 1 an 4 on the map,the old map measure 16.57 k ohm the specs. is 30 k ohm(per mod).now,here where i'm having problem the n... Trouble codes: P0107 (map low input), P0449 (evap vent valve crt), P0452 (evap syst. pressure low)
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1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Brake lights VIN: SAJCW4824L
The initial complaint was that the turn signals had stopped working. When a replacement fuse blew soon after its fitting, more inspection narrowed the fault to a short in the brake light function. The switch was replaced but the short remained. I have pulled t...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N42
We have pulled our hair out on this jag, we found a tsb on the intake lower and upper gaskets, it states that these like to leak and cause a dieing and a mil light for a lean problem. We are using jag parts only and we installed all gaskets and also a Maf sens... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L alt. VIN: SAJDA42BX5
this jem was originally brought to the shop for a drivability problem from body shop.Was hit in left rear.found poor fuel and replaced plugs.Fired up ran great,went back to body shop for paint.came back on tow truck with what customer thought was a security pr...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58ND1
Hello and thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a perfect example of a bad coil on cylinder number 4. it misses under load on command but also misses sometimes at an idle.i didnt even hesitate to replace the coil on that cylinder but it didnt make a ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S33
This jeep was vandalized the lick clyinder, tumbler assembly and skis module were all damaged. The insurance company wanted a used column installed with a used immobilizer (SKIM MODULE), they said they contacted a jeep dealer and were informed a used one is re...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L compressor VIN: KNADC12391
need help please the a/c compressor originaly wouldnt run, chased that problem down to no ground for relay. thought i was out of the woods. now the compressor and the cooling cooling fan wont shut off. when you shut ac off one of the fans will shut off but com...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNDUP13142
i have a 2002 kia sedona in my shop that has me puzzled.it has a low idle and stalling condition.i noticed that the ect value fluctuates from -39 to operating temp.the maf value also fluctuates from 5000g/s to 125000g/s.engine rpm shows [...] on scanner.tes...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPM16432
Hi Gang, Intermittent P0101.Monitored MAF and TPS using Autologic and have identical readings versus a known good system. Not much info out on this code.Hope somebody can help.I'm out of ideas. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0101 (Air intake not matching throttle position)
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1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W8R
Hello Ford Techs. Customer called early one morning with complaint that car started but didn't have enough power to move off the spot. Said it would idle [rough] and as soon as he applied throttle it would pop back into the intake and stall. Just as we were ab... Trouble codes: 181 (System lean bank 1), 168 (Inj. pulse width higher than expected), 169 (System lean bank 2)
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L r/r VIN: 1YVHP80D14
I have a mazda6 V-6 2003. We are replacing the rear bank precat manifold. (Right bank at firewall) On the Rust belt, we are fighting rusty fasteners already. Does anyone have any info on removing the cat from the vehicle after loose?? "Somedata" says remove al...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Start and Stall VIN: WDBEA30D2G
At first cranks no start, installed new over voltage protection relay, now starts at first try, without hesitation, then engine dies in about 10-15 seconds. Immediatley try to start and will not. Let sit for an hour, same thing will occur. This time when start...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L seat occupant sensor VIN: WDBGA51G5W
using star diagnosis I ran a short test after my tech put back the seat. I pulled occupant sensor program faulty. So I reprogram the module with passanger air bag, seat belt buckle, occupant sensor, and air bag off light set to yes and teleaid set to no. cycle...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L sunroof VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
we can not seem to get the sunroof to synchronize for auto opening and closing. we have no auto open or close function. if you hold the switch it opens and closes fine, but the "one-touch" feature is inop. we have tried many times to normalize or synchronize t...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L 4wdL lite flashes VIN: JA4MT31R02
The customer says the 4wd L lite flashes after driving approx. 25 miles or so. She also says the car feels like it is jerking when the lite is on. We have driven the car extensively and not been able to duplicate the condition. We have checked the IATN fix dat...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L transmission VIN: JN1EJ01FXN
The vehicle owner recently had a used engine installed. Ever since, the transmission only has 3rd gear when put in drive. If it is put in manual 2nd, or manual 1st, it still is in 3rd gear. A transmission shop sent the vehicle to us. They believe there is an e...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JJN1HJ0F3P
The old 02 sensor and the new one will go all the way up to 1.42v and down to zero. I don't have a DSO but my fluke gives me an average of .75 roughly at 2000 rpm. I put an extra ground on both the 02 sensor body and the maf sensor. The maf passes per all-dat... Trouble codes: 45 (leaking fuel injector)
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZZ6H6P
hello guy we have this car tow in from il engine run with bab noise causing no oil , rod bearing went bab crank shaft gone too we install used motor from japan , car won't start unless put some carb cleaner in to intake vaccum line . fuel pres okie injector ok... Trouble codes: 13 (cts)
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
first of all thanks to all who reply. i am stumped on this one. problem is intermittent, but has been more regular lately. i tried closing terminbals at coil connector - seemed to work but still, code and misfire returned. injector also tested but not faulty. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected)
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
We did a complete brake job on this vehicle at 29000 miles about one month ago and it came back now with warped front rotors. Inspection revealed that the slide pin with the rubber sleeve on it was stuck. Removed and found the rubber sleeve swollen. We have su...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L steering wheel vibration at 58-63MPH VIN: 1NGAD07WX6
The vehicle started to vibrate at 55MPH and starts to gets worse at 63MPH. Brought vehicle in and found a loose left wheel bearing. Replaced bearing and vibration still present. Vibration felt in steering first then felt thruogh out whole vehicle as speed incr...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L DLC pin 16, EBC module, TR switch VIN: 1G3AJ55M1T
This vehicle had fusible links that were "compromised" and repaired to correct working conditions - all systems on burnt links now function properly. Currently pin 16 at the DLC, the EBC module, and the TR switch have no B+ available. The wiring diagram shows ...
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1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46XXW
ok i think i got this one but iam not sure.came in running,took air cleaner off to check egr valve,wire to the radio supressor arched .car cutt off blowed pcm fuses,cranked car back, was checking wires ,end it shorted out again.replaced 1 fuse ,car will not st...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G2NE55M1R
This car is producing an odor nothing like I have smelled before the customer notice it a few days after we put in a heater core and water pump. It is strong under the hood near the pass side inter fender close to the engine mount (has a new engine mount). Aft...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Wheel Angle Sensor, Lateral Acceleration Sensor VIN: TRUUT28N91
We let the car sit over the weekend and drove it some more on Monday. So far the light has not come back on so I'm assuming the car had to calibrate itself to the new sensors, so I'm considering this one fixed until I hear otherwise, thanks for all the advice ...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1301K
I received good feed back from several people. I ran a upper intake cleaning through intake to clean intake and valves. Found some oil blowby sitting in the air meter and hosed for throttle body. Cleaned out all intake hoses, air meter and idle air control val...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBABK5325S
Thanks for the help. I very much appreciated. I showed the customer all the replies. We will try an new harmonic balancer next spring (NO MONEY). The car still need alot of work. I will post the fix for sure till then. Again Thanks
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2007 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GADS13S24
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT FUEL TRIM READINGS -12 ST AND 0 LT. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP ENDED UP BEING DEFECTIVE 02. REPLACED WITH STANDARD AND NO CODES RETURNED. DEFECTIVE 02 WAS A BOSCH. THANKS AGAIN I HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE ELSE. Trouble codes: P1133 (ho2s insufficient switching b1 s1), P0136 (02 sensor fault b1 s2).
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1993 Cadillac Allante 4.6L Lighting VIN: 1G6V53391P
Thanks for the help! After reading Tim from New Jerseys post I reluctantly checked out the allantesource.com then called them up . I hate bothering people with queations like this, But I wasnt getting anywhere. They were very friendly and after explaining what...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
Thanks to all that helped,well it turned out to be the wire harness between the Throttle body and PCM,Made a short harness using the the pigtail I replaced early,PCM is only about a foot away from the IAC.Road tested (drove it home) All is good again! Thanks... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed low).
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1995 Chevrolet P30 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBHP32K0S
It has been about a month and the truck stalled only twice. It is considerably difficult to diagnose such an intermittent problem. I hate telling the customer that the problem has to get worse for me to find but I am afraid that is the case. When it "really...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L propeller shaft VIN: 1G1YY22G5X
Appreciate all the replies. Today we see the problem is at the front support bearing. The propellar shaft must have part of the bearing or support around it and has broken loose inside the tube. At this point it appears the whole assembly will probably need r...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDM19W3Y
This vehicle is still not fixed. Dropped the exhaust off of vehicle and it still performs the same. Fuel pressure peaks at about 60 then drops to 56 koeo then started it runs at 54 when you floor it it goes to 60. If you set timing according to the mark on the...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L drivers door lock,window,mirror VIN: 3GNFK16Z83
Hello again and much thanks to those who confirmed my diagnosis, the drivers door module"master switch" was bad. Many said to replace it and reprogram it, well the customer opted for a used part, popped it in and it worked like a champ. thanks Shawn
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2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L radio VIN: 2G1WH52K14
Yes! I was just beating my head against the wall.This one is deemed a radio failure.As many mentioned this is a "new model" radio,and pressing the presets does nothing. As with the rest of the modules in this car,they all require vin sent over bus to verify co...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor pedal VIN: 1GCJK33265
Hello and thanks to all that replied. At the moment customer has not returned for me to repair vehicle. Based on everyones replys and my instincts the plan of action on this vehicle is to pull all the pads and free up any binding of the pads in the mountsand t...
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L driveline VIN: 1B6MF36D6V
CUSTOMER PICKED UP TRUCK. THE NOISE WAS IN TRANSFER CASE OR TRANSMITION. HAD A REBUILT TRANS. HE HAD TO HAVE TRUCK TO HAUL LIVESTOCK. HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM CUSTOMER'
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG22Y6W
we replaced the 02 sensor in front of the cat and it solved the ploblem! thanx to all for the advice.
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L when hot van does not shift VIN: 2346P253XY
Thanks for all the help guys. I've found a used tranny with only 50,000km on it. I'll make sure to something about the cooler in the rad also. THANKS!!
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1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHF25M6K
Hi All Thank you for your help. You gave me a few things to look at monday. Most said engine speed sensor. You all were right. replaced sensor,checked for oil in connector,and insulation breakdown. I drove it all over town today and the tach and shifting prob...
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 5.0L pedal VIN: 1FMZU35P5W
i turned the front rotors and put new pads on it old pads must have getting warm then start working better explorer is fixed now there is no change at all from hot to cold thank you all for the help
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F71
this thing is fixed, thanks to all who replied. the replies were all good and very useful especially charles from california, after i changed the cam sensor for a black one, the contribution code moved to number 1. the injector i thought to be known good was i... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyliner number 8 contributon/balance fault), P0473 (exhaust pressure sensor high input).
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Thanks for all the replys, we have fixed this truck, removed the gem/fuse box and checked for the water none found and all the circiuts are in good condition. After reading the wiring circiuts for the interior lights very carefully I found that there are 3 di...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L HVAC Box VIN: 3FAFP37353
We pulled the dash and the HVAC box. There was debris in front of the evaporator. What was happening was light water intrusion into the case from outside due to VERY heavy rains the past few days. There is a small gutter in the case on the blower side of the e...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L insufficient power VIN: 1FDWF36P43
Well this one goes real good again. After weighing some options with the customer, we decided to perform the 6.0 tuneup; which means headgaskets. With the mileage and the fact they want to run it to 450000 miles they knew they would be doing them at some point... Trouble codes: P0299.
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2003 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V33
Found after vehile got to operating temperature when test driving it would lose power. Removed O2 sensor pre cat on bank 2 truck ran like a champ.(noisy of course) Replace y pipe all ok now. THANK YOU ALL who replied it was much appreciated.
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1FRAHP0A93
Well guys this is fixed . The noise was coming from the trans. Removed trans pan as some techs replied to check for metal in pan. Yes there was metal in the pan and the fluid was black and burnt. Removed trans and sent out to get rebuilt. They said the trans ...
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FMYU031X4
well this one has been gone for week and a half and customer called yesterday and said it hasnt done it since he picked it up. what i found is is aloose ground not for wiper motor but for the washer motor you think if that ground was loose it would spray wash...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Crank Pulley VIN: JHMCB7654L
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. A great help from all. Mud on my face though, I installed the balancer drive sprocket backwards and the flange that should face outwards, faced inwards and stopped it from bottoming properly, just short of where it should go, a...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L starting system VIN: 1HGCD7202V
Thanks to all for their help on this one. The problem turned out to be a damaged wire in the loom at the hood latch assembly at the plug below the latch. We repaired the loom and reset the alarm and all is well.
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2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L srs VIN: 1HGCM56856
Pass. seat sensors needed to be replaced and calibrated.When srs deploys srs control unit must be replaced ,passenger seat calbration is also required.Thanks for the responces. Bruce
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHHN65FX3
This one is fixed! Thanks to all who replied, especially Tim! I didnt' have all the information from the customer before I opened the help request, not that it really would have mattered. This kid spent $4K trying to get this car through emissions, with num...
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58VOT
WE CHECK FOR VACUUM LEAKS, AND FOUND NONE. WE DID HEAR A SMALL EXHAUST LEAT AT THE EGR TUBE, WELDED IT, BUT THE CODE RETURNED. WE FIANLLY REPLACED THE AFTERMARKET O2 SENSOR WITH AN OEM O2 SENSOR, AND THIS CORRECTED THE PROBLEM. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ... Trouble codes: P0147.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJDA01N91
Thanks for all replies, Bottom line is that the husband and wife were on 2 different worlds. we found after talking to the wife is that the car would stumble and hesitate leaving a stop light. after driving this car for more than 20miles it would miss-fire. we...
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start VIN: 2J4FY19E3K
Thanks to all that helped me. I wanted to try a OEM computer instead of a reman. At this time customer does not want to invest any more money into his vehicle. Thanks again.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
Thanks for the help. The problem was the governor preasure solenoid i replaced it and the thpoblem was solved Thanks for your help guys Ralph
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
Thank you to all the awesome techs that responded to my problem on this 04 Landrover. My mechanic did not switch the coil packs as was supposed to. Finally got the vehicle back in shop to correct these misfires. Put brand new coil packs back in affected cylind... Trouble codes: P1300, P0304, P0308, P0307.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L radio/dr. seat VIN: 5LMFU27R04
SORRY FOR THE DELAYED POST. VERY BUSY & A TOUGH ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, WITH A VERY GOOD & PATIENT CUSTOMER THAT ONLY USED VEHICLE FOR TRIPS. RECEIVED ONLY 4 REPLIES, ALL STATING BCM UNDER DASH ON DR. SIDE COULD BE GETTING WET FROM WIND SHIELD LEAK. WE HAVE SEEN T...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, ignition pop VIN: WDBEA28E6P
Frank from Nevada hit the nail on the head: "1) check the basics, 2) check the basics, 3) check the basics, 4) after all of the above, check the basics." "Replace the leaking valve cover gasket, replace the plugs, replace the ends of the coils and the wires... Trouble codes: 065 (HFM - Magnet Missing / teeth implausible), 025 (DM - starter ring gear / crank pos. sensor defective).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC system VIN: WDBNG75J11
Yes, we replaced the oil distributor component because there is an oil pressure valve in this component which keeps the return oil at a certain pressure. In document # GF32.50-P-2000A W.I.S. there is a very good explanation of how it works. We had no problem ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Console Cover VIN: WDBTJ76H73
Thanks to everyone for their input. George from PA directed me to Alldata which strangely enough had pictures to cover this exact procedure. Once you learn the correct combination of pushing and pulling levers and buttons it all comes together. Learning how ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS31P0W
I recieved a couple of replies with good info, but I am somewhat embaressed to mention the fix. I guess during the heat of battle that day, I managed to confuse the front sensor with the rear. Don't ask me how, but I did. The main thing is that the front heate... Trouble codes: P0141 (rear o2 heater circiut).
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26COY
Hello Guys sorry for the wait.put new purge sol, and vent sol, short money. sent customer on way. still couldn't test system and get it to pass but customer hasnt come back.she is good customer so when she comes back i will add more. Trouble codes: P0442 (Small leak).
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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21S26
YES, I ASSUME THE VEHICLE IS FIXED. IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE,OF WEEKS AND NO ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME ON. I WAS NEVER ABLE TO GET A FAILURE TO OCCUR HOWEVER, SO I REPLACED THE PURGE VALVE (POSSIBLE INTERM. FAILURE) AFTER DOUBLE CHECKING NO LEAKS WERE PRESENT, PURGE A... Trouble codes: P0441 (no purge flow).
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