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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E15
runs very rough and mil flashes at idle. runs fine with foot on brake and in gear if rpm is above 1100 rpm. MAF reads higher than alldata says it should at idle. checked power, ground and 5 volt ref. all ok. Replaced MAF with new bosch from aftermarket suppli... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: WBACC032XV
Cranking no start. Only 1 coil firing, checked ground signals from the computer to the coil only 1 so I replaced the computer with the immobilliser computer and keys to avoid any alignment issues. Now i have 2 coil signals right at the computer out of 4. Repla...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Cuts out VIN: WBACC0324V
Jerks under hard load, mostly cold. Tried new cam sensor and mass air meter. Customer complained of vandalism in some fuel tanks w/ debries. None found. Far as we know he has been through at a tank of fuel since then. Are these ignition coils known for cuting ... Trouble codes: 27 (mixture idle), 15 (o2 aging), 80 (secondary air), 124 (air intake sensor), 112 (cam position sensor)
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3349Y
hey, i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is killing me. i replaced the throttle body for codes 172 signal, pedal travel sensor, potentiomenter 1/2, short circuit(in throttle) and 169 a9 engine throttle out put shutoff after dig, error. i dont now what those cades real... Trouble codes: 172 (169 -), 169
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Mechanical VIN: WBAET16010
This 320i has a high pitched squeal when cold while accelerating. It seems to be coming from the intake manifold area. I remember doing a 7 series PCV diafram a couple of years ago.Does anyone know if this 6 cylinder has the same system. Regards Andrew
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4HR54K1Y
This vehicle came in with a compressor that was leaking at the body joint. I replaced the compressor with an AC Delco unit, filled it with the specified amount of oil, 2oz at he fill plug, replaced the accumulator and evacuated the system for over two hours. I...
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, trip mon. run key on VIN: 2G1FP22P8T
Car came in with leaking heatercore and waterpump running hot to 3/4 of guage replace core and pump customer wanted to pr test for smog (calif.dyno 50/15 and 25/25 tests) failed excessive Nox over a 1000 ppm 15mph and 25mph had stuck EGR valve replaced valve a...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFG15M3X
the van came in with a hesitation,severe enough for customer not to drive.checked backpressure at cat,suspected plugged cat but road test confirmed no backpressure at time of fault.fuel pressure is with in spec.mass air flow seems to be ok.the speedometer stop...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter, lighting VIN: 1GCCS1447X
Hello to all and thanks in advance. I am having trouble with my personnal vehicle. I downshifted to accelerate past another vehicle...5th to 4th at about 65 mph and midway through I lost engine and headlamps. The hazard lights now only work if brake pedal is d...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V8X
hello all! we have a 2000 k1500 w/a p0137 02 sensor circuit low voltage (bank 1 sensor 2). i did verify low voltage at 02 sensor. b2s2 is normal. b1s2 only low at idle. did graph both rear 02 sensors and can see low voltage b1s2. operates normally at 2500rpm. ... Trouble codes: P0137 (o2 circuit low voltage b1s2)
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L 3rd gear free revs VIN: 1GKEL19X25
Thanks for reading this post. I have this Astro van from a good customer who was too cheap to put a reman in, so Since I am capable, thought I would fix the problem with the one he has. it had no 3rd gear I took it apart and found the 3-4 clutch burned up so I...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L drivers side air VIN: 2G1WU58106
happy friday everyone.im not sure which way to go on this car.it sure seams like the mode door motor,untill while watching the scanner and turning the dial it would normally stay around 140.some how we found by turning the dial to warm then to cold at a faster...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1P4GP44R6T
Problem is very intermittent. Customer can drive up to 140 miles with no symptoms or MIL coming on. The flex plate was also checked for cracks. Car starts to act up, bucking surging etc right before MIL comes on. No other DTC's. Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent Loss of Cam or Ckp signal)
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Crank Balancer/ Arcing to timing cover VIN: 3B7MC33D5V
Replaced crank sensor for intermitant gen. light/ eng.light/ and tach. inop. at times,That fixed those problems.After new sensor replaced Found crankshaft balancer arcing to timing cover about ever 4 Seconds idleing like a spark plug,Arcing seems to be RPM rel...
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1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11X9W
Returned day later with same codes. Checked misfire counts were continuous on #3 and #6. Misfire went away under load, or off idle. Checked for plenum leak (no vac at dipstick when pcv and vent blocked off). Swapped inj, no change. Ran fuel system cleaner thro... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2368X
Hi Techs!, customer had me out for a service call to their residence for a no start. Troubleshot and found 0 fuel pressure at the pump(even after I pulled fuel through it), changed fuel transfer pump primed the system and it started and ran like new. Few days ... Trouble codes: P1689 (no com between ecm inj pump), P0230 (transfer pump circuit out of range)
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L oil VIN: 1B7GG2ANXY
I searched the archives and found PCV issues with the 4.7L but local dealer could not confirm any TSB for this VIN. This truck will consume between 2-4 qts between a 3000 mile oil change. Any ideas out there? This is U.S. mail route truck.
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2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA46G56
this is a police unit it has long idle time officer states car stalls at idle and at highway speeds it allways restart vehicle has not duplicated the symtom while in the shop but has come in twice with the same codes pending codes are po42o and p0430 freeze fr... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0171, P0174, P1004
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1988 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L starter / flywheel VIN: 1FTEF14N6J
This one is kicking our butts! We are a transmission shop that was handed this truck after another shop condemned the flex plate/ring gear as the problem. It sounds as if we have a bad spot(teeth) on the ring gear. We have replaced the flexplate twice (first f...
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1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTJX35G0K
customer complained of engine cutting out while on front tank. also thought is could be sucking fuel from the rear tank. tested and found no fuel pressure on front tank. replaced the fuel pump. rechecked pressure, 5 psi. road tested and still cuts out and lose...
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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L pedal sinks, low pedal VIN: 2FDJF37M6L
hey everyone, got this f350 with no cruise control. customer complaint is no pedal. found front brakes worn, no external leaks. replaced the brake master(1 1/8" piston bore), ft pads and bleed all 4 wheels... at idle pedal sinks then rabs light appears along...
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1993 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
Truck will run fine, then it may only be a short blip or it may have a full blown fit. It does this sometimes at start up sometimes runs 30 minutes to an hour before it starts. My biggest problem is identifying what is happening. Fuel pressure never wavers. I...
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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5244R
Went on service call, car had a no start situation. Tested for spark, and none found. Had car towed back to shop, found ignition control module faulty. Also found plug on control module faulty as well. Replaced both and sent customer on his way. A week later c...
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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
I got this vehicle from another shop that has given up on it. It runs rough at times, mostly cold start up and when warm under load. I scanned it and there were no codes. Then I found a note from the other shop and they originally had codes PO132,PO133,P1132,P...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Starting system VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
I have this 1998 ford ranger that rolled into my shop today, I didnt get to spend alot of time looking at it but this is whats going on, Back a year ago the starter was replaced due to a no start/crank issue, After this truck is drivin for awhile it will have ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power loss gauges VIN: 1FTNF20L3Y
This well used truck came in with an aleged overheating and power loss issue. Both codes 1285 and 1299 where stored in history. Driver said the temp gauge and oil pressure gauge pegged at the same time with a no shift and power loss at the same time, both afte... Trouble codes: 1285 (cylinder head over heating), 1299 (over heating detected)
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L odometer VIN: 2FMZA52402
vehicle was delivered with the odometer displaying only dashes. There were numerous codes including the following 9676, 9249, 9470, 9246, 8513, d262, a513. The speedometer in not working and there is a display for "check transmission". We are verifying the
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L overcharging VIN: 1FTVX14545
when driving vehicle it will be driving along just fine and then all of a sudden you will hear a kind of grinding noise and at that time it will peg the voltage meter on the dash. the noise is not present all the time and it does not do it consistently. it can...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX30PX3
need help. not a diesle tech. good customer truck dumped in my lap. trucks a no start. scanned and found above codes. cleared codes icp code came back, went to test found oil leaking out of icp- changed icp no code but no start. checked for fule pressure-none.... Trouble codes: P0266, P0404 (egr performance), P0405 (egr a cir low), P2263 (tc/sc boost performance), P2285 (icp circut low), P2291 (icp too low cranking)
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2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel pump VIN: 1FTYR44U34
Vehicle towed in with no fuel pressure, found fuel pump relay fuse blown, installed new 20amp fuse and it started right up. Did voltage drop on ground and power side and found no excessive voltage drop. Does anyone know of any common areas where wires get pinc...
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2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E64
Morning! Customer's only complaint was MIL light on. I have no information about the p1595 code--and can't find any on the fix database. Also the P2270 implies the bank 1 side 2 sensor is stuck lean, but it performs exactly like it's bank 2-side-2 cousin. Has ... Trouble codes: P1595, P2270
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30L14
I need some direction help, there is just so much going on with this truck, I just don't know were to start. F350 5.4L Tow-in. Customer complaint: won't go over 20mph, missfires,no a/c, overdrive lamp flashs, check engine light on. Codes are as follows: p1747,...
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP58U64
Vehicle was brought in for a complaint of hard start. The customer states that it seems to do it mostly after it has been driven. There are no codes and the data looks normal When I did get the problem to occur the fuel pressure was good and I had spark but I ...
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2005 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U55
About a month ago we replaced the fuel pump for a no start, a week ago it started after a long drive will die without warning. After pulling off the road, in about 5 to 10 minutes will start right up, then drive fine for several days or another long drive. Wit...
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FM7UO2Z95
HELP!! Hi Guys I have a 05 escape with a 2.3L Auto Trans and 66k miles this veh comes to us from another shop. where the tranny was overhauled. its been to at least 2 other shops the ISC Was replaced with Ford OE Valve, the throttle body is new Ford part with ... Trouble codes: P2195 (afr/o2 sensor excess lean sig b1/s1)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Auto Transmission VIN: 9BFJW21F95
Hi, Owner tows a boat and drives knee deep in water. The Over Drive Light Flashes after starting. Have retensioned main battery isolator/breaker (for Flashing OD but no DTC's-TSB/Hotline Hint in Australia). inspect connector at auto OK. Replaced CCS. Cleared ...
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNE24L16
The van came in for a transmission slip. It slips bad in the first and second ranges. Checked fluid and dropped pan; everything looks normal. Put my scanner on it and got a P720 code. I replaced the O.S.S. (output speed sensor) and still does the same. The sen...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1HGCD2656S
I got this one that after you crank it for first time it will do fine until you got to a stop, after that it won't go above 20 miles,if you let it cool down it will do the same again, and the motor won't rev up above 2,000 rpm, i checked the database but i cou... Trouble codes: 3 (MAP sensor), 7 (tps), 10 (iat), 14 (iac), 16 (fuel injector)
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L electric window VIN: JHMAP1140Y
When powering down the convertible top, both power windows are supposed to go all the way down. the driver window only goes down apprx 1 inch. Pass side goes all the way down as it is supposed to...both windows work normally when powering down with power windo...
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16594
P0497 is a low purge flow. When testing each component, nothing is a hard failure. How does this system know if there is a proper flow, what component reports the flow rate Is there any most likely cause? Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0497 (Evap low purge flow)
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L service VIN: SAJNW4846L
where is the fuel filter phisicaly located on this car?
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L resevior VIN: 1J4GL58K42
Hello all. I have a troublesome liberty. The customer's complaint is that when its driven and it reaches operating temp, after being shut off it pukes coolant out of the overflow vent. The head gaskets were replaced previously. I have block tested to see if th...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F32
we replaced the timing belt and have re checked the timing 2 times but the codes reset they were not there before we put the timing belt on Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt code), P1354 (vvt code)
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L driver power memory seat function VIN: 1LNHM87A31
I need some help on this one. This vehicle came in due to driver power seat would not function except lumbar support did still work. We diag'ed it as a DSM failure. I ordered and replaced the DSM and the power seat functioned normal. When the owner showed up t...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Starting VIN: 1LNHM87A93
Customer complains that sometimes the car will not start. When this happens there is nothing no lights no noise just nothing. Also sometimes while driving or sitting at a stop light the guages will sweep across and the lights will all come on and off. when thi...
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2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L Cuts out VIN: SCCPC11175
Greetings, I recently installed aftermarket cams. The car has been running great, pulls to redline in every gear. This engine is the same as found in '05 Toyota Celica GTS and Matrix models with the 2ZZ engine. Just recently the car has started "cutting-out" ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hard start VIN: WDBEA36E1N
This car has a low idle problem. To start the car I must step on the throttle enough to allow it to get some air. If I let off of the throttle after start it will usually idle at about 400rpm. It frequently dies. The electronic throttle assembly was replaced t... Trouble codes: 224 (Idle Speed Contact S29/3)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L coolant VIN: WDBRH81J33
So this car came in for a coolnt check, found oil in the coolant in the bottle. this car doesnt have an oil cooler on it so I was thinking an internal failure, just wondering if anyone else has seen this before on one of these2.6l v6 engines.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L navigation VIN: WDBUF22X58
i RESET THE OIL REMINDER IN THIS CAR AND NOW THE NAVIGATION AND TILT WHEEL DOES NOT WORK i CAN PULL THIS UP ON SCREEN AND IT SAYS OFF does anyone know how to turn this on ? Thanks for any HELP
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1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP87U1G
This car is driving me nuts. Came in with the description stalls out and wont restart. Had a new alternator, new starter solenoid, new battery & battery cables. I replaced the voltage regulator (wasn't charging). Let the car run for approx 10-15 mins @ idle ...
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2002 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1ZWHT61L02
Help! Never seen anything like it, hope you have. Searched archives, nothing even close to this. We replaced the clutch on this Cougar V-6 almost 2,000 miles ago. New clutch disc, Pressure plate & throw out bearing. Resurfaced flywheel. Clutch disc is smoked, ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55323
trying to help one of my professional service providers. After a short run time, fuel pressure goes to 70 psi at idle. Fuel pump replaced, replaced maf sensor, as recommended in many forms, replace fuel pressure regulator. No TSB's for P0172/P0175. Service pro... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33404
vehicle came in with complaint of intermitant cut out. when stopped vehicle will re start. only one misfire code. all other values look good. not to much info available for these cars. any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1 under pending and current no mil)
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33494
Customer broke one m/t shifter cable, continued to drive in 5th to get car home. We replaced both cables and roadtest showed clutch slipping. Removed m/t and dual mass flywheel to find pressure plate side of friction disc at rivets. we want to replace the clut...
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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compessor relay VIN: 4A3AK24F38
Can anybody shed some light on an A/C leak test PID? 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Ambient temp: 88F. A/C blows cold, but after running a short while starts blowing warm air -- AND the indicator light (on the A/C button) starts flashing. Cycling the button returns ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 3.0L Steering VIN: JA4MT41X67
Ok heres a good one for ya, under hard accel this Outlander will pull to right quite hard. I have tried another set of new tires and wheels from a like vehicle, test drove 2 other outlanders same config. and they don't pull under hard accel. alignment specs ar...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
hello fellow tech i have a 2000 nissan maxima 3.0L that has a check engine light on and a rough idle.found ignition coils #2 and #4 not firing.replaced all ignition coils and rechecked .still has a rough idle but vehicle is not misfiring.check fuel trim readin... Trouble codes: P1299
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2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6DD26T63
Friends... this one has got me stumped. The plugs fire but not the injectors. When I spray fuel into the air horn it will start. Testing the for injector pulse revealed no pulse. The shop before me replaced the distributer with a reman unit that they sent back...
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1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L blower fan VIN: 1G3CX54CXK
Customer was refered to me by another shop because the blower on this car was inoperative.The blower was replaced and it didn't fix the problem.This vehicle has the Electronic Climate Control and has a blower control module versus the standard resistor assm to...
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2005 Saturn Vue 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5GZCZ53495
Customer states vehicle runs rough in the morning. Only in the morning. Let vehicle sit overnight. Yes, it runs rough. Misfires, Hard to start, pops, stalls... Sounds like possibly out of time. Clears up as it warms up. any perticular place to start here? I ... Trouble codes: P341, P0300, P303, P0580
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Thanks for all replies & sorry for the delay. The problem is both turbos are wornout & the customer has decided to trade the car instead of repairing it. There were several replies that helped in determining this & thanks again. AB Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
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1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L egr valve passages VIN: 1G4NV55M8R
WELL WE DID FIND SMALL AMOUNT OF COOLANT LEAKING INTERNALLY, AND THE CYLINDER INTAKE NEXT TO THE COOLANT PASSAGE (THAT WAS LEAKING EXTERNALLY) HAD SOME VERY SMALL DROPLETS OF COOLANT ON THE BACK OF THE VALVE. IT IS POSSIBLE WE SPILLED IT DURING INTAKE REMOVAL ...
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K7X
I switched the O2 sensor to a Gm unit. I ran new wires from O2 sensor to computer. I installed new mass air flow meter. New wiring haress to Flow sensor. The fuel pressure is good right on the mark. No matter what I do. Cause a vacuum leak or load the engine ... Trouble codes: 1133 (O2 Insufficient Switch of O2 sensor).
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L axle actuator VIN: 2GCEK19M4V
To fix the problem, I got the customer to get another wire pigtail from a junkyard. The wire positions are different in the replacemant plug. The center terminal is not used, the wire that was in that position (blue) instead goes to terminal D, which I underst...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L tow/haul light VIN: 3GNGC26U81
Thanks to all who replied. Put a new leveler/switch in and now works ok.. Never seen this before, something to remeber on these styles of trucks. Still would like to know why there isnt any info on this. Seems to be a common problem with this wiring set up...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Alignment VIN: 1GNDT13S82
I apologize for the delay. Did not get another Trailblazer/Envoy in for about 2 weeks, Even for an oil change!!! (took a vacation also), then just plain forgot. Go figure. Thanks once again for everyones advice. The bolts are mounted vertically and are the b...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Electronic VIN: 6728968976
thanks to everyone who replied . the actuator fixed it. motor was shorted inside actuator
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GP54L94
Thank You for the replies the vehicle wnt to the dealer where they informed me that it needed a engine replacement due to cylinder #2 had no compression they said the tps was fine i really don't understand that.1 cylinder dead in my mind wouldn't cause it to r...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L transmission VIN: 3C4FY58B75
I got lucky on this one. I checked power on the trans fuse and just happened to catch the voltage at around 9.5 volts for a brief second. Then the voltage jumped back top twelve volts. I rolled over the power distribution center and took the cover off the back...
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1987 Dodge B150 3.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B4GB11H1H
thanks for all the replies . we wired in a gm modual , ford ignition coil , new single distributor & away we go .
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
THANKS TO EVERY BODY I APPRECITE YOUR HELP. YOU GUY'S BEST TECHNICIA'S NOW I HAVE CODES HOXYGEN SENSOR UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM SHORT VOLTS.WE REPLACED AND SAME PROBLEM THANKS FOR THE FIRST PROBLEM Trouble codes: 1391 (ckp-cmp sensor).
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L compressor VIN: 2B6KB31Y4Y
What I found out mostly by posting this problem in the HVAC forum ( if you are a member, and you should be, you can search "Sanden scroll compressor noise" and get the details) was that the oil charge is very critical on these compressors. We flushed the syste...
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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X21
this vehicle is fixed .took a fuel sample and found water and contaminants in fuel .drained fuel from tank.put fresh gas in tank and a couple dry gas and road tested several miles .all is ok and customer is happy.thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0301, P0304.
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES56C92
thanks for the help guys , the actual fix turned out to be the idle air controll valve , the new one from the dealer looked different than the one that was in the car. i would have never thoght this ..but replaced it by customer request.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP34373
most of you hit it right out of the box. the ignition switch was intermitently supplying power to module . replaced switch all is well. thanks to everyone who responded. you bailed me out again
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18K66
Found brown/white wire on the back right of the motor shorted out. the loom rubbed through on the valve cover stud and shorted. Repaired wire and had to replace the TIPM module again. Truck started and ran like a champ. Trouble codes: P126B (ASD Control Circuit 2 Low), P0688.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HN1H38B
Very first response said to check PCV valve. Replaced the valve and made sure it was "seated" correctly. Fixed the problem, thank you to all that helped! Trouble codes: P0507.
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1985 Ford F-250 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTEF26Y1R
Well ladies and getlemen, there was just the smallest of leak at lower part of intake - near center. I am not going to bother repairing it. I am going to install the 4 barrel system and ad a new distributor to work with it. It will run like a champ for a long ...
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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FMDA5147S
well this truck is gone. i thought i had the lines crossed but it turned out to be a bad rack.the pressure hose goes to the top hole along with the little orfice you use from the old rack .thanks alot to everyone who responded.
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP11J4S
Thanks guys for the overwhelming response, all very good and thoughtful suggestions. After going through everything again, and again, then again... replaced both IAC "and" MAF, and hey presto, she runs well. NO codes, no hair left. Left in the customer supplie...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14N2T
Thanks for all the help. Sean hit it right with the bad stator in the distributor. My friend is no longer stranded.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP53S7W
hello everyone this care is out of here thanks for all ypur help we ended putting a reman unit and all is good turns out pressure problem inside trans
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX1721X
Thank you for all the quick replies. Joe, Thomas, and Chuck were right on the money! A parameter reset has to be performed after the new cluster is installed, then the key code clear and relearn can be performed. After doing that procedure the truck started...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21FOX
vehicle is fixed.I tested the circuit from IDM to the injectors all was good.replaced the #7 injector,problem solved.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0279, P1277.
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L vacuum check valve VIN: 1FMFU18L5Y
The real problem here was that someone had replace the battery and in the process tore the hoses to the rear washers and the vacuum res. (which is behind the battery tray). Then they repaired them, but had the vacuum connected to the washers and the washers co...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F32
Well I found a fuel leak at the threads of the fuel pressure regulator. When I went to tighten the line to the regulator the threads broke off in the line. I replaced the regulator and the line. I did find some small pieces in the old regulator not sure if its...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Concern was actually a 1-3 shift. Second gear was M.I.A. I double checked all mechanicals servo, band, solenoid pack, replaced valve body. Follow the electrical codes if present like everyone said. For some reason my first circuit test led me astray. I deci...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07L73
After recieving this vehicle from another mechanic that did the worrk here at the shop I decided to go over his work and check for errors. I found that the crank sensor was working but when he replaced the sensor connector he had used slderless connectors to j... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction.).
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Rear main seal VIN: 1FTNX21P24
thanks for all help. We couldnt find a loaner seal installer tool so we made one. we have a small lathe/mill. It worked very well. Anyone wanting the spec's for the seal tool email us and we will send it to you. We feel the real oil leak was at the right side ...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTRF12574
Thank you, techs, for your help. Your unanimous response was to replace the starter. I put a brand new starter in the truck. It did the job. Obviously, the fairly new one that was in the vehicle was defective.
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2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM71585
Thanks for the replies. The problem was the BK/YL wire was pushed out of the connector at the fuse box. Thanks Again Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Low), P0141 (02 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0340 (Cam Sensor A), P0462 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low).
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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L u connect VIN: 1JHGR48K89
Replacing the controler U-connect add on repaired this problem No more echo thanx to all that helped
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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80DX6
Thanks for the help. The bank one intake cam was two teeth off time. Kerry and Michael verified the PCM will not allow the engine to start if there is a cam problem. Theo suggested to dual trace the cam and crank sensors which showed bank one out of time. The ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L hard start VIN: WDBEA26D1K
Thanks for all your help! the fix was to replace the fuel pump relay. The td ckt through relay was the problem. After replacing the relay the tach came back and the check eng lamp went out, the vehicle also starts much better.terry from cali commented that the...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG 5.5L dynamic seats,park assist VIN: WDDDJ76X16
Thanks for the reply,sorry for not closing sooner,this is personal car,work on it when we can,anyway,we got the seat pump working by installing a checkvalve inline,works good,dynamic seats are great,got the door panels off,must remove lower panel under armrest...
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, trans VIN: 4M27V1112W
The fix was rewiring everything with all new wires but still had losses sometimes. Returned to customer with intentions of it coming back when I had more time, but it got total lossed the next day. I wont see it again. Trouble codes: P0120, P1705.
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZZ6H6P
THANK YOU FOR ALL REPLY THE FIX IS REPLACE ALL INJECTOR CONNECTOR 3 OF THEM WENT BAB THAT IS WHY IT WON'T RUN Trouble codes: 13 (cts).
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1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L battery VIN: 1N4AB41DXW
so i put a new alternator in my current draw is now 700ma instead of 4 amps i've checked every relay twice, every wire with a low amp probe, still cant find the draw i have a feeling that its in the instrument panel or ign switch but when i unplug them the dra...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D72
THE FIX WAS A REMAN ENGINE AND A NEW FRONT CAT ...UNFORTUNATELY THE CUSTOMER COULD NOT BUDGE NISSAN TO HELP WITH THE COST AS HE HAD GONE AHEAD WITH THE REMAN ENGINE BEFORE CONTACTING NISSAN . THERE MAY BE A CLASS ACTION AGAINST NISSAN IN THE FUTURE. THE DEALER...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Thank you to all whom sent your replies to this problem. After borrowing a scanner, since my keys are still on vacation..., I pulled a PO 725 Engine Speed Input Circuit and PO 335 Crank Shaft Positioning Sensor A Circuit. Replaced the crank sensor and thanks t...
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