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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Clutch VIN: WAUPL68E95
customer drove vehicle in with clutch slipping/burning smell. Removed damaged clutch plate, slave cylinder(boot burnt off) Ordered LUK replacement, installed FTE slave cylinder -since then pedal has free play top end about half way down gets firm then a 1/4 of...
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUHF78P26
thx in advance to all audi techs.car came to us with complaint of not restarting and setting check engine light & also fuel cap light after filling up.car will restart after 10 to 20 minutes but will run rough & finally clear up after a minute or so.checked ev... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L computer VIN: WBADM6337X
2 questions,im working on a bmw 528i 1999 i retrieved trouble codes 005 sol. valve main pressure and 104 voltage supply to eds and mv.from transmission computer.has anybody seen these codes.no information available from mitchell.checked all wiring for shorts o...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L engine noise VIN: WBAAN3345Y
vehicle starts up fine, check engine light is on and randomly vehicle starts making a loud ping or clank coming from the intake manifold, bring idle up and noise does not comback, found 10 codes in system, 7-mis fire related codes and 3 fuel control codes/evap...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse VIN: WBABM5342Y
Vehicle just lost reverse one day. The zf trans has internal issues for this, but this is the gm trans. I'd read a few blogs about the tcc solenoid screen clogging and affecting reverse because it acts as reverse lockout also. So I replaced it and the filter, ...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL Plus 3.4L blinkers VIN: 3G5DB03E42
Blinkers wont work,But hazards work perfectly. I checked all the fuses and everythig seems fine. This car is an electrical nightmare and the awd disables itself when it feels like,I dont even know if theres a switch to take it out of awd...The tranny slips wh...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Drivers Power Seat VIN: 1G6KY5492X
I have both seats out of vehicle (From Interior Drying Project) Ran power and ground to each of the three motors under driver seat and could get them all to move in both directions. Removed two switches from drivers side cushion to see if they were interchange...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2381M
Car cames in on wrecker. Owner has installed 2 fuelpumps and a regulator and still no pressure. I started testing and found no power to fuel pump fuse. jumped 12v to pump and it runs but the car cranks and dies after about 10 secs. Then if you try to restart i...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K0W
Third time back with this vehicle. Track lite comes on, brake light comes on, ABS light comes on. Most of the time, the traction control light comes on first. It usually happens when vehicle first started. Afterwards, brake and abs light come on. U1040 first, ... Trouble codes: U1040 (EBCM Communication Problem)
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5L rear end VIN: 1GCCS14634
Vehicle Has Shudder/Vibration at 50 MPH, Seems to go away at 65. can feel slightly at 40. The vibration will vibrate threw the seats. steering wheel has no vibration.
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start, No com - PCM VIN: 1C3EJ56H1S
Vehicle came in as a no start condition, no spark, no injector pulse, ASD relay not being grounded by the PCM - no power to injectors and ignition coil. 5V reference signal is being sent to various sensors by the PCM however communication is not possible. I am...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Charging VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
I have this pt in here customer states goes dead overnight.on a interrmitant times.while checking for a draw it is drawing aprox 36milli amps after pulling iod fuse and letting it sit for a half hour.do not think that is enough to kill it overnight.have read s...
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Power VIN: 1B6MF36D9V
YEAH I know, I got myself in a mess!!! Im not much of a dodge guy but this thing will start good and idle fine but under accel it will start to fall on its face. We have already replaced the injection pump and turbo but no difference. I have checked the vacume...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 3BNHC13Y9Y
The new 318 motor dosn't seem to have the power the old one had. It dosn't spin up as fast from idle, and it sounds like its running out of steam in the 4500+ range.and it dosn't respond well under load. It has a new machined engine 40 over, (new) head casting...
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1B7GG22N51
Hi, This transfer case sometimes sticks in 4wd. There is an electronic switch on the dashboard, and the yellow light on it flashes when the driver selects 2wd and it sticks in 4wd. During testing at the shop the truck shifted in and out of 4wd a dozen times co...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R12
Hi Guys, I have this Intrepid that keeps setting code P0441 about every month or two every time I perform the diag test from Mitchell it always comes out ok. I had already changed the purge solenoid with a dealer part with no change. Mitchell say's about the p... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap purge system performance)
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GFYU47684
Van sets code po733 and po734 speed ratio error 3rd and 4th as well as p790 Customer had a shop replace both speed sensors with no change. It tries to shift hunts a couple of times in third and then goes to fail safe. fluid clean and correct level. CVI are at ...
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2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L oil system VIN: 1D8GU58697
This seems like a pretty straight forward blow by problem but the vehicle only has 26000 miles on it. Has anyone else had this type of problem with this model car? I don't get many 07' Dodge Nitro R/T's. I know the dtc is from oil on 02 sensor. Any info will b...
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KK53H27
hey guys, ive gotta issue with the mds system on this hemi. cust came in complaining of a missfire, it wasnt doing it so i waited till the morning to try it again. at first it started then ran fine, then about 2 minutes into it there was a loud mettallic snap ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L power door locks VIN: 1D8HB48N17
hi dodge techs. the power door locks activate themselves up and down and up and down while driving the car intermittantly.it will also lock itself when you are out of the car. this truck has been to the local dealers, with no fix. i don't know where to start.
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1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L key cylinder VIN: 2E3ED66F7S
but ,will not happen in shop,seen post in history where tech lubed shift lock cable,but seem like would happen more often if the case,any more direction will be appreciated before throw shifter or cable at it,does this system have a lock solenoid?
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L oil pressure VIN: IFALP52U6T
Hello,I acquired this 1996 ford tarus 3.0L vin u from another shop.The original symptoms were that the car was misfiring intermittently and losing more and more power as the car had been operated until the it would not run.The customer said that the (fuel pump...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4-low VIN: 1FMPU18LOW
This vehicle will not shift into 4-low. Neutral and brake inputs are correct. However, the clutch lock PID says d-engaged on my Solus, which I take to mean not engaged. According to the Ford pinpoint chart, I should next check the trans range sensor and also t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWX36F6X
this truck has had problems for about [...]. customer first blamed on bad fuel so ran power service in it for about 5 tanks before coming in. found exhaust back pressure sensor faulty so replaced and cleaned tube, that problem gone. now the only codes are ... Trouble codes: P1209 (icp crank not detected), P1211 (icp high/low), P1212 (icp malfunction)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L TCC control circuit in PCM VIN: 1FTNX21S0Y
No codes. Dies when put in forward gear, goes into reverse with out stalling. TCC control Circuit in PCM always grounded. can pull wire out of PCM and it doesnt stall. Can also reconnect at highway speed and disconnect and tcc applies and releases.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E11
Hello, I need help with a 55e transmision. Customer brought vehicle in 15k mile ago for ses light on & no power sometimes in reverse & slips in forth & overdrive. We checked it and the fluid was burned & did not have reverse and had codes p0734 & p0735. We did...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FAFP58551
I replaced the evap vent valve due to not sealing Retested system for leaks and new valve also allows smoke to come from vent valve. I am using a OTC genisis and commanding it to 100% and testing with a smoke machine If anyone can help it would be great Thank ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L unknown pid VIN: 1FTNX21F42
I hope im not wasting anyones time but i normaly dont service diesels and im try to figure out what the pid perdel percentage on the solus is
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
This O4 Freestar with AX4N tranny came in with no drive. We had seen this before, so tore down and found typical stripped converter splines, stripped oil pump drive shaft, and broken oil pump pieces. Replaced all, checked for any other problems, and put back t...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP34N85
Vehicle will sound alarm all by itself when it wants to.The only thing i can see is the oil light will stay on after car is shut off.It will be bright red and will fade as time passes.Will go out in 5 to 10 minutes.It is mother inlaws car so any help would sur...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1364T
This came in because it starts hard when cold. The engine light was on, but we could no communicate with the PCM. We have both a 8.2 update Modis and a Mastertech scanner that wont communicate with the vin look up or in global. Checked the DLC for powers, grou...
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1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Misfire VIN: 3GKGK26J7X
This big suburban came in with a grinding starte and flywhel destroyed, we replaced it and now it's OK, but customer stated that when it runs it feels like it misses, we checked and indeed the no 3 cylinder misfire counter was always going up, we checked the b...
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2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L dash gauges VIN: 1GKEK13T51
This one has been going on for about a month. What happens costomer drives 20 miles to work has cruse on hit a bump battery light flashes guages all go down cruse quits. vehical stays running. We have cleaned battery cables grounds ck connections pulled on wir...
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2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GKES16S53
Hey guys, working on this Envoy, runs great, no SES, super clean, it vibrates at idle. It is worse in drive than in reverse. It improves some when in park or nuetral. After inspection underneath, no problems with any contact from the body or frame to engine or...
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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23687
Good morning all! Need some GMC help here PLEASE!!! Unable to program new ECM, but it begins with no start...Truck was rebuilt by local bodyshop tech. Truck was driven for several days after bodywork,then 1 day no start.Scanned(p0340),verified circuits,replace... Trouble codes: P0340
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2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38487
Car came in running rough found front bank (2) cat melted down and a Small bit of something stuck in egr valve. Replaced both and every thing was good. 6 month later car is back with a missfire code and dead miss on number 4 cyl. (Front bank next to t-belt) Ch...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F5X
This vehicle will miss on and off always when running.It has a cylinder 2 misfire code stored. The plugs,wires,injector have been replaced.It has a dead miss that comes and goes any time it is running. Sometimes it will run fine and others a dead miss.Compress... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L overdrive VIN: KMHCG35C62
Need help finding an internal automatic trans part. I am in need of the thrust bearing that mounts behind the 4th gear clutch assembly. I removed the end plate which exposed the overdrive clutch pack, behind that I found the thrust washer that has come apart. ...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNLM82W5V
hey all.this is my personal car,took the family on a 400 mile trip .gased up 100 miles before destination,went into a small town 50 miles or so later came to a complete stop ,smelled gas fairly strong,car in front was an old truck assumed it was it running ric...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater core VIN: 1LNFM81W4W
hi ford techs we replaced this heater core 4 months ago. what a nasty job. well guess what? it came back leaking. we used a ford part. the parts guy said that the heater cores are made in mexico, and are not very good. the cooling system was a perfect green co...
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2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
PLEASE HELP!!! Vehicle came in with code P0705 we replaced the MLP cleared code drove it and the code came right back in did a little research decided to replace the relay cleared code we drove it for 3 days off and on around town and then let her have it all ...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Vehicle came in and would crank but not start when cold outside (under 40 degrees it seems), after you let it sit in shop for a couple hours it will start up fine. had no spark and no fuel when it wouldn't start, MIL was on with throttle actuator codes but sus... Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P9X
Code P0340 and check engine light came on some time ago. Cam position sensor with sync. shaft assembly, ECM (used)and programed at local Ford dealer have been installed. Wires from Cam position sensor to ECM have been ohm'd and check good. P0340 keeps poping b... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circuit Fault)
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Whine noise in Engine VIN: 1N6DD21S2W
Hi everyone i have this Nissan Frontier-XE pickup here with a high pitch whine type noise coming from what seems to be the front of the engine. It sounds almost like an accessory bearing failure or a gear whine. problem is i have all 3 accessory belts off and ...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D42
Hi thanks for reading this vehicle came in yesterday what it does is everytime you shut off the car the car hesitates to start (long crank time) about 1 minute of cranking then it starts and everything is fine accelerates and idles great has an MIL is on and c... Trouble codes: P0335 (testing and results)
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2007 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AA08A57
found the pcv valves stuck and replaced both valves and hoses. at that point the smoking stopped, the spark plugs were replaced because of alot of crud caked on them from all the oil. gave back to cutomer and they put 350 miles on it and it used 4 qts of oil, ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L heater VIN: 2B4GP44321
this truck has automatic temp control, the problem is when turning the heater control to hot the blower blows full hot like it is supposed to, if you turn the control to mid position the temp is very erratic, it may go to full cold or stay at full hot. i have ...
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1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SCBLB51E9X
New owner of this Bentley brought car in for rattling in rear suspension to find out the top of shock tower was torn out we set to body shop for proper repair and replaced shock which was also damaged for car being driven on flat tire and car has a very harsh ...
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2001 Other European Arnage 6.7L Hesitation VIN: SCBLC31E31
I had posted on this car a few weeks ago thinking we had transmission issue we now think we have a engine hesitation and the customer interpreting that it is in transmission I was wondering if these engine have issues with TPS or anything else that would cause...
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1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 00SRA13418
Can someone direct me; i have no information about Rolls Royce in my data. i'd like too know if someone can send me the vacuum diagram & the procedure too adjust the carberator. when the car is first turned on cold, there is a slight hesitation, misfire, & it ...
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L differential VIN: JF4GG61645
when turning tight turns vehicle binds as if diff is locking at all times. Doesn't have locker in rear, not sure about the front diff. Any one seen this problem and what the causes may be?
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Stall, no security lamp VIN: 1G8JU54F22
Car starts then stalls ckp cam sensors still show good readings. injector pulse stops engine stalls installed new module no change new temp sensor no change. can any body give a direction to go Trouble codes: U1000 (serial comm), P1599 (testing and results)
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E63
The car won't start. It was towed to our shop after it died. I was getting spark. I started it by spraying throttle cleaner in the throttle and it kept on running. I took off the supply fuel line and cranked the engine. fuel flow looked weak. I replaced the fu... Trouble codes: P1315
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L under dash area VIN: 4TIBE32K73
HELP ?? when engine is opp. temp.i come to a stop in leaving stop sign i am hearing a sloshing water type under dash at sterring colom area it last till trans is about to make the 1\2 upshift. I also can make this noise by foot on brake, gass it up slightly.I ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 3VWRF29M6X
Customer states car lacks power at all times. Idles rough at all times. We found after start up and glow plug turn off car runs rough. We did injector test by Alldata standareds, found all injector nozzles plugged. replaced nozzles, same conditions. has alot o...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: WVWVD63B24
The fuel gauge in this vehicle reads empty all the time. I'm not sure how much fuel it has in it. I do not have a scan tool that I can access the insturment cluster with. I have Mitchell and Alldata, but I can't find a diagnostic procedure for the fuel guage o...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel tank VIN: YV1SW61RO2
Good customer with well taken care of non-turbo V70. Problem is a fuel (gasoline) smell at the RR that is becoming stronger. If car is left in our shop overnight, fuel smell fills the entire shop by morning. No codes have been set and all evap tests show to ha...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L starting VIN: WBACB4320S
Problem turn out to be a key, went chasing problem all over I realize` has a transponder so ask customer for a key and start right up
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat memory VIN: WBAGH8343Y
Thanks Scott from Missouri! Indeed the window switch was the module. After receiving your e-mail and testing we ordered new switch.System is working again.Want to thank Jonathan for input also.
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2008 BMW 128i 3.0L rear tires VIN: WBAZL73588
Thank you for all of the helpful replies.The consensus is there is something mechanically wrong with the car and a second opinion at another dealer is advised. That was what I told the customer initially,but I just wanted to verify.Thanks again
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1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 6.2L no glow plug relay a VIN: 1G8ED18J7G
good morning to all in auto land, we have decided to add a pushbutton switch to activate this glowplug relay after verifying all glowplugs are good (i have already pulled cylinder heads off of hundreds of these while in the army) thanks to all that responded
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCEC14K9M
Thanks for everyone that replied. talked to the customer again and he final told me that this truck use to be gas/propain. but he put it back to just gas. we noticed that there was a modual that modified the o2 senser acording to the sticker on it. i pulled ...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K8R
THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED OUT WITH THIS ONE!!!TURNED OUT THAT AFTER I INSTALLED A GM DISTRIBUTOR THAT PRODUCED THE RIGHT VOLTAGE FROM THE PICKUP, I FOUND AN INTERMTTENT (AND I MEAN VERY INTERMITENT) SIGNAL TO THE IGNITION COIL CAUSING THE DROP OUT AT IDLE. WAS...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R5W
talked to customer and he said he put injector cleaner in his tank,well now i have fouled injectors. will have to take intake off and clean injectors. thank you for the help Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random/multiple cylinder missfire detected).
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNFK16T91
thank you all for your in put tested each front wheel speed sensor with a vantage tool and found almost no signal from left front wheel removed sensor and cleaned rust from hub where sensor attaches also removed shim from between sensor and hub and rechecked s...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCMC29132
Think we have this one. The injector was stuck open in cyl #3 and had the cylinder wet and we thought it was oil. The turbo was leaking oil into the exhaust and so we replaced the injector and turbo and all is good so far. Thanks for the ideas.
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L shifts fine VIN: 1G1AL55F16
Well car is finally fixed,thanks for all the replies.I was certain it was in the drive and or the driven shafts on the left side of the trans.behind the channel plate.The problem was inspecting the bearings and the hub surfaces didnt reveal any visable problem...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L no crank VIN: 4PRUS16204
Adedayo from New York hit this one on the head. It was the aftermarket stereo. Installed the old unit and it fired right up.I don't know if the alternator had anything to do with it but it was bad too. Thanks to everyone who replied. A lot of great suggestion...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Door Locks VIN: 1C4GP45R15
I have been waiting for some time to pass to verify the fix on this one. I agrtee with all the responses that a reflash was the cure but how to accomplish this? Techauthority indicates no flash is available if you try to look under J2534 pass through devices....
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25R21
Well it looks like we have fixed this one, After running thru some more checks we found that the signal wire was shorted to ground. we searched for a broken or shorted wire everywhere from under the battery at the PCM right to the MAP sensor. sorry for the de... Trouble codes: P0107.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Heater core VIN: 1D7HA16N73
Well lets see what happens. Did another heater core, checked grounds again and ran another body to engine ground added a ground to radiator and flushed the system also put a ground to heater core. Time will tell I guess I didnt want to keep this open for mont...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R95
I would like to say thank you to everyone one that extended a helping hand to me on this vehicle. I waited a while to post a fix because I wanted to be sure that the van was ok. Well, I have now talked to the customer and he said that the light was still out a... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System Failure).
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7K528D76
well the problem ended up being where the wire loom goes around the a/c accumulator it had rubbed a hole in the nylon conduit & the wire insulation for the #2 coil control so it would intermitently ground out and shorted out that circuit in the computer & mel... Trouble codes: P0302, P2305, P0688.
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDPPF34597
OK wow just wow that was way more work then it should have been... I got the thing out and the new sensor in and it now runs fine... to get the turbo out you do need to remove the cat... only problem is that i dont think you can actually get the thing out with...
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1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.8L lifters VIN: 1FTGS24H8M
Thanks to all who replied, I really appreciate your input. It turn out the oil pressure was fooling me because I would have an oil pressure reading for the first 15 minutes of engine running. But after about a half of an hour the oil pressure would drop like ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y3R
I had it in my mind it was a bad part. But who would have guessed 3 bad rebuilt distributors? I ordered a NEW Motorcraft. I installed the next day and customer came in today to say truck even seams to start better. He is happy. It was the general consensus to...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED AFTER DRIVING WITH SOMEONE WATCHING SCANNER FOUND MAF READINGS WERE OUT OF RANGE SAID BEFORE TRIED 3 SENSORS FOUND FOREIGN MATTER LODGED IN MAF HOUSING ORFICE A LITTLE SHOP AIR AND TRUCK RUNS FINE THANKS TO ALL PS NEXT MAF REPLACEMENT...
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
Well, I guess I will take the blame for mentioning the theft light, all responses but one went right to that, even to the point to tell me I wasnt qualified to work on it on one. Well, sorry fellas, but I HAD A DRIVEABILITY PROBLEM. It smelled to me all along ...
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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L driveshaft VIN: 1FTZR15E91
thanks to all that replied.. although the new u-joints removed 90% of the vibration we had the driveshaft balanced and that took care of the problem joe
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU03163
Sorry for the delay I almost forgot about this being still open. I have not fixed this on. Customer did return so I could double check all front end parts. Can find nothing out of the ordinary. Did check the rack and pinon as one member suggested by putting it...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FAFP2415G
Thanks to all for the help. I had a Ford field tech come from out of state. The car was dropped off with the cluster dead and all dash lights on. we immediately disconnected the battery and found 120 ohms of resistance between pins 6 and 14 at the DLC. This me...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P46
Thanks for the help with this one. After the high pressure pump replacement, we had a little problem with the enigne building back oil pressure. I assuming that all the spinning that was done prior to arrival and the spinning we did might have caused the oil p...
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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 3GTEC13C88
After espending hours of work on this one i desired to take to the dealership yesterday. I do really thank you all for the time and effort to help.I followed everything you guys suggested but i didn't have any result. Thank you Mark for the additional info... Trouble codes: B1001 (Option configuration error variant not programmed).
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L P-D, R-D shift VIN: 1HGCB9851M
The trans has been fine since a few days after I opened this request! I will definitely go to the Honda fluid, the Dex 3 was a mistake but not sure if it has caused this problem after reading some of the replies. All I can think of is the weather has cooled do...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8255W
Thank you everyone! I knew I could count on IATN. After pin testing (thanks Sean and Steven) I found all the wires in good shape but had a open from the IACV and the PCM. Since the MIL would not turn off at all I replaced the PCM. All is good! Just go to show ... Trouble codes: P1509 (iac fail).
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNY5840K
Thanks for all your usefull information, especially Mr Stewart Rosen for his assistance over the phone. As per the initial posting the engine speed sensor and TDC sensor did get the engine to fire off, but only on one bank, as there is no way to confirm pcm g...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L won't charge VIN: IJ4FA49S81
I have checked through all the great suggestions that I have recieved and still have no answers. There isn't any corrosion in the wire harness, when checked with a headlight in each circuit the current flows perfectly. I have once again checked all the powers ...
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L ingition switch VIN: 1J4GA591X7
thanks for all the replies, it was the interlock cable, like brad had said in his reply. we removed the cable from the ignition switch and all worked ok. it had broken loose from the shifter below. again thanks for all the help !!!
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L radio VIN: KNAFB12142
Thank you for the replies. The radio was in lock mode.I let it set with the radio on for about a hour & than re did the code. Thank you vary much for the help. Joe [...] Rochester N.Y.
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Steering Wheel/Body VIN: JTJHA31U34
Didnít find any problem in CV-axle, joints, tie rods. Francis from NJ recommended to install front wheel bearings. Costumer has to come with a answer if he wants to take a shout this direction.
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNLM81W7N
thanks to all who responded. i have purchased the phoenix bleeder and look forward to using it on clutch bleeding and hard to bleed abs systems. i took this car to the dealer and they bled it. as i suspected they were unable to change the peddle feel and heigh...
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1990 Mazda MX-6 GT 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGD317L5
Recvd four replies ranging from checking fuel press regulator to coolant sensor the ecm in this car is bad. it would have to be sent out to be benched::: apparently when the computers fail many times the fuel mixture goes full rich to 9%... found two othe...
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L popping noise VIN: JM1BJ22553
Thank You for the replies. I was leaning towards sticky valve so I changed the oil & treated it with hydro valve clean, Still making noise 200 miles later. So It went to Mazda for the intake butterfly recall, now no more noise.
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVFP84D84
Thanks for all the replies.Not sure if car is fixed or not,chances are pretty good.I had noticed in my prelim checks that there seemed to be a good amount of oil in PCV hose.As per a couple of replies I replaced PCV valve and also checked the rest of PCV syste...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1090561200
Holy Moley. If you ever get one of these just say no unless they have lots of money to spend. The steering column and ign lock need to be removed as well as the brake pedal assy.Total time could be 15-23 hours. Thanks for the help though.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Accessories VIN: 4JGBB86E36
It was just plastic retainer which I just pushed out. I repalced complete unit (They sell complete unit as actuator with latch assmly.), and problem(door lock was cycling on & off) was solved. Thanks again...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
Hey guys thank you again to all that replied. After numerous tests and trials, it was deduced that the ECM was bad. Replaced with a known good, then with a used and both allowed the car to run (plus accelerate with out bogging and road test) without stalling.... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor fault), P1102 (MAF fault intermittent), P0102 (MAF fault intermittent).
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