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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L top is innoperative VIN: TRUUT28N91
We have this 2001 TT. The convertible top does not work. The switch tested good. It appears this vehicle does not use a top control unit. The switch signal goes to the central locking control unit and then to the relay on the pump. The switch tests good. If we...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUVC68E33
Hello, this one is for all the Audi/VW techs out there. This Audi came in on the tow truck with a dead battery. We charged the battery but all we could get was chatter when you turned the key. We ended up putting a new battery in it and it cranked over fine bu...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78EX6
Originally the car came in with a stumble and poor performance. We found the air filter pre-screen plugged and worn plugs. Cleaned the screen. Owner took car to dealer to see if they had any ideas. Dealer threw four new coils at it and sent him on his way. Cam... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Recognized), P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire)
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Airbag VIN: 4USCH7327T
This car was crashed & rebuilt. It came in for safety inspection with airbag lamp on. I scanned with modis & got 8 codes! I cancelled these & got 9th, a code 34 "undocumented code". MOD does not list a code 34 for this car & very little info on this system at ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
check this one out.one of my friend/customers had this car towed in to my shop after it stalled on him afew days after he brought it home.it ran but it had coolant leaks,cam and knock sensor codes.i replaced cam,knock andair charge temp sensors,repaired all co...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Light VIN: WBADT63492
Ok BMW tech's i am stuck with this one. I got this Bmw in the shop. Lady drove, battery light, check engine, abs, traction control and transmission limp mode on. Radio would cut out and come back on. Checked charging system voltage @ idle and it's @11.6-12.7 v...
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1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L auto temp control VIN: 1G4CW54C3L
this is a auto temp control system. customer came in with no blower motor. tested blower motor to find it was burnt up. replaced motor ran for about 2 min, and quit. tested again and found it was fine. replaced blower modual and everything worked fine. lasted ...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y1X
cleared on board pcm , leftign on for hour, . key recoded . yet no code to run injector pulse . security code is coming up. vechile will start with starting fluid.
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ignition VIN: 8XM5112742
I am posting for a friend of mine. The vehicle is not in my shop yet. The vehicle starts runs then shuts off. Fuel pressure is at 41psi. Tank is full. Similar post in knowledge base back in 2004 by Tim Jervis from Kentucky, if you read this what was your fix? ...
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1993 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC29K2P
checking this vehicle out i found the engine vacuum will drop way low to 5 inchs hg and thin jump back up when this happens the data list shows the ecm is driving engine way lean the intergrator is showing under 90 and been as low as 70 and block learn is show... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no upshift VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
I am not a tranny guy but need help with this one.It is my g/f car and wont shift to 3-4. I dropped the pan and there is 3 lines.One has a rubber hose on it that was junk.My question is the tube that goes to the rear of trans where the 3 lines go in, dont it h...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, spark knock VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
The customer complaint is the check engine light flashing over 50 mph. Using a Tech2 the misfire graph is showing a slight misfire on all cylinders at all times while driving, over 50 mph #2 cylinder goes off the screen. I pulled #2 plug to look at it and the ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK18RXW
I have this Tahoe that very intermitantly will go into neutral, has happened at 10mph and 60mph, at the same time speedo will drop to "0". The one time I was able to duplicate it went into neutral at 50mph speedo droped and would bounce up occasionaly coasted ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Brakes VIN: 1G1ND52M1X
Figured this was a bad master. Decided to replace pads at same time. Pushed piston back into calipers and see brake fluid leak where there should not be a leak. Removed fender well cover and find ABS unit covered in battery acid on the sides I can see from the...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L traction control VIN: 2G1WH52KX3
just got this impala in to sell. the "traction active" lights up when starting off. this happens mostlt when backing up slowly in reverse. no codes or abs on. i seem to remember a problem with the wire harness's on these cars. not sure if this is the problem a...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Ducting VIN: 2G1WF52E54
Hi there, This one came in after the owner had tried his hand at repairs, to no avail. The problem is the heat is only coming out of the vents on the left side of the car. The air coming out of the right side is cold. I've checked the operation of the duct w...
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L abs VIN: 1GNDV23L55
I have this vehicle that the abs light illuminates and the message center says service abs system and service brake system. The only code in the system is C0281 Dynamic rear proportion valve performance. Mitchell has little info on the code. I have searched th...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L door locks VIN: 1GNDS13S46
hi all you GM techs, this truck came in with door locks not working from the key fob,and the lift gate lock would pulse when it was open. did diagnostics from mitchell,found bcm bad, replaced AND programed new bcm w/ tech 2 now door locks work intermittently f...
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R42
I flash Fords, Chryslers and GM's for other shops. I flashed a car about a month ago (mobile job) 00 intrepid and the customer didn't drive it until later after I left, they bought there own pcm. They called me the next day and said the speedo didn't work but ... Trouble codes: P0500
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1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL23Y6S
nox problem. before cat 1300to 1400ppm after 750 -850 ppm. compression test showa two cylinders lower than others( aproximately 30%) egr passage clear , engine stalls when opened at idle. have done cylinder cleaning with mopar product. at 15mph test egr is get...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25362
good morning and thank you in advance,this caravan has a stalling problem when put into reverse and when slowing down to go around corners. the problem is very intermitant,it has never happened to us after hours of running/driving.i have pulled waveform on crk...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, BLUE SMOKE LOW RPM VIN: 1FTSW31P23
vehicle came in running ragged. primary & secondary fuel filters dirty but i have seen worse. changed & purged filters. vehicle runs fine no skip but blue smoke at idle from 600 to 800 rpms. test run, vehicle has decent power but black smoke when you bury it. ...
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tpms VIN: 1FMFU16505
We replaced the LF TPMS sensor because of a low pressure reading. We can't get the system to recognize or learn the new LF sensor. The system will learn the other three sensors and even the "bad" sensor that we took off. (key cycled on three times, brake pedal...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L bcmT VIN: 1FTSW21558
This truck has an intermittent dead battery.I'm the forth lucky person to deal with it,including a Ford dealership tech.Anyhow when this occers the bcm is grounding the pcm relay via pin#37(bn-wh) after shut down (key off),causing a draw of 3.5+ amps.When test...
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1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTFC29U4X
truck towed in,would not run. i tried to start it ,ran very low rpm feathered the throttle it stalled. tested fuel pressure ,was at spec. scaned for dtc had o2 and evap codes. scaned pids saw nothing jump out at me.unpluged maf truck started and ran,had good t...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6644S
This car is setting the P0441 again after checking all the vacuum and electrical connections and operation of solenoids and switches. I checked the fix database and everyone comes up with the same thing, the car has an extended warranty, send it to Honda. This... Trouble codes: P0441 (Canister Purge)
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD5633V
We have a very strange accord here that we need help on. Code p301B. Freeze frame rpm 1460 thorttle position 10% mph 0 fuel system open Missfire on cylinder 1, Vehicle does not have a missfire. Clear egr passage way, by removing plate and cleaned. Adjusted va...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L final drive VIN: 1HGCM56334
hey guys, we have a 04 accord w/ auto trans. came in vibing all the time, shimmy in the steering wheel. further inspection found r/s output seal on trans is leaking and the axle fits loose in diff carier. replaced seal and inspected aqs much as poss. the bus...
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start VIN: 2J4FY19E4K
Jeep Gurus. We have an 89 Wrangler that has the 2.5 taken out and a 90 Cherokee powertrain put in. Including all the wiring and the computer. Customer did all the mechanical and welding, now we are trying to solve the electrical. Our problem is we have no spar...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Clutch VIN: 1J4GK48K34
Hi All, Need your advice on a condition with my sons truck. I bought this jeep about one year ago with about 68000 miles on it. The clutch pedal on this truck is very stiff, hard to press. Was like this when we bought it and still is without getting any worse ...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E6P
Customer brought car in for a "no start" symptom. After Diag, technician confirmed that the starter needed to be replaced. After replacing starter, the car would start but it sounded rough, and it would take several cranks. All the wires seem to be in tact, no...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
i need help!! this car is killing me...this car runs very rich at idle and stalls..the o2 goes to .95 to 1 v. the lt fuel trim is -25 the st is negitive the load % at idle goes up to 75% at idle the car runs good off idle but at idle it runs bad.ive checked ev...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17394
Good afternoon, The RX8 began exhibiting hard starting within one week, and eventually went to a no start. While in shop, experienced no start. Spark good, fuel pressure good, cleared engine by dissabling fuel, still no start, did hear one or two puffs, and on... Trouble codes: P0336 (Eccentric Shaft position sensor circuit range/performance problem)
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB23A1C
This vehicle came to us with a brake noise. THe usual suspects were the frozen caliper RH front and LH rear, replaced all brake parts, test drove, change engine oil and filters and released to customer. 2 days later the customer arrives with a complaint of lac...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2R
Ok lets start at beginning originally the ovp relay failed on this car so i bought a new one and installed it afterwards car started and ran fine. Then a couple of days later it started surging if you touch accelerator lightly between 1000 and 1500 rpm's and a...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L abc suspension VIN: WDBNG76J15
hello everyone, i have a biturbo s600 with abc system pressure too low, intermittently, system pressure is at 185psi, driving goes to 172 at the lowest on very bumpy roads, set the ride height and load calibration, r/f height voltage is slightly higher and out...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AK44Y4X
I have this Eclipse that will start and run rough for a few mins then it will clear up. During this time it has a 500 to 1000 RPM surge like a vacuum leak issue. It will not stall just run rough and surge. I put it in gear and accelerate it will hesitate/miss ...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1RZ26H2P
hello nissan techs,please help.this car will run and drive fine for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it starts misfiring and blowing blue smoke.after it sits for a hour or so it will run fine again.i have checked everything from fuel pressure to pluged exhaust.when...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
This car runs like poop! O2 sensor B1S1 will never go leaner than .52v but goes as rich as 1.35v. B2S1 goes as lean as 0.00v and as rich as .91v when I add fuel or make a large vac leak. When lite amount of fuel is added it smoothes out. On the Verus scanner t...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L ride control VIN: JNDR09XX2W
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with the complaint that the vehicle would start bouncing/rocking after hitting a bump. They had been to a tire shop that told them it was caused by the tires. So they bought new Michelin tires and still had the probl...
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W63
i received this murano 2003 with complaing of alarman problem from another shop.they replaced engine computer;new one,replaced antena amplifier,new key and used body control module.the shop hired a tech from nissan to program new key.tech could not programn ne... Trouble codes: P1614, P1610
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2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L srs VIN: 5N1AA08A56
ok as all have read i have a 06 armada in the shop with a flashing airbag light. i checked current and history codes with my solus found none but i also have an option for trouble diag records and i get a b1182 code for the driver pretensioner. if i clear it o...
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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDU06L2S
Customer complaint of an engine stall sometimes. Brought to my shop where we spent about two weeks trying to get it to stall befor diving into the codes that were stored. Never got it to stall long enought to check anything so we tried to check out the codes. ... Trouble codes: P1640 (qdm 1 failure), P1670 (qdm 4 failurre), P1406 (egr pintle position circuit)
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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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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L chime VIN: 1GMDV33L56
the chime warning wont turn off. when the vehicle idles its off but as soon as the gear shift is put in drive the chime stays on. all of the door switches show to be working on the scanner. the seat belt symbol goes off when the seat belt is fastened. there ar...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.3L ignition switch VIN: WPOAB0910E
this 911 has a bad ignition switch, the back of it comes loose aftr a couple of months then it wont start. the first switch we installed was an after market, the second was an oem brand. the back of these switches seems to push out of its housing at the back o...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOAA2995X
Car hesitates under acceleration, seems like its choking itself. Tring to figure out an accurate way to diag oil seperator on rear of engine. Intake vac at idle is around 17. Fuel pres ok. no vacuum leaks. Checked with smoke tool. When oil cap is removed, engi...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858V
Hello, Have this car we did rear brakes.(It sat for 8 months before getting here.) On our test drive for brakes it stalled like somebody shut off the key. I went to put scanner on it and had no comm.I checked all fuses and they are good. I noticed I have no...
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
We overhauled this transaxle.The reason for overhaul was a bearing noise which turned out to be a pinion bearing bad.We went through the entire unit.what is weird is sometimes it shifts perfect and sometimes it has a harsh 1-2 shift only at light throttle.if y...
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L readiness VIN: 4T1BG22K41
I hope someone can help me. I am looking for a cat drive cycle for this 01 camry. Mitchell does not have it, and I am trying to get this one ready for emission testing. Thanks in advance, Artie
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWGA0169G
the cust stated the eng died wile driven and when restarted the eng will start but die out. when started cold will run for a short time and will die out. tested and found to be fuel related. will run when starting fluid is added to intake manifold. found the t...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: VW2ML0700P
Hi folks. First post. 1993 VW Eurovan came in on the hook for cranks, wont start. I checked for spark at #1 plug wire, weak spark. I then checked for injector pulse with a noid light, flashes bright a few times then flashes dimly. Cold start valve does not fla...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L radiator fans VIN: WVWUK63B83
The vehicle came in with the fans running all the time and of course the temp guage wouldn't go up to the normal range. We found codes P2181 and p1660 we cleared the codes and test drove every thing worked fine. Has anybody run ito this before or seen common p...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Hello Techs, I have this Passat that I can't get imformation using mitchell on demand for the above codes(MOD only goes up to code 2138).The car is running good,the only thing that is not working right is temp gauge it moves up just a little,on global scan it ... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance), 18062 (check diagnostic trouble code memory of the instrument cluster), 18613 (not available), 01039 (this is IPC code ECT Sensor)
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUHF78P26
AFTER DOING MORE RESEARCHING, FOUND OUT FROM LOCAL DEALERSHIP THE ROLLOVER VALVE IN THE GAS TANK IS FAULTY.SO WHEN YOU FILL THE GAS TANK 3/4 OR MORE IT SUCKS THE FUEL THRU THE PURGE VALVE CAUSING IT TO FLOOD OUT & NOT START.THE PROCEEDURE TO CORRECT THE PROBLE... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507.
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1997 Buick Skylark Custom 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNJ52T2VC
Hello everyone, Sorry it has taken so long to close, but I was so happy I found the problem I forgot to close this out... I found the new timing gear set from NAPA was made a 1/2 toothe off on the crank gear. replace with new gear and was repaired... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L no gears VIN: 1GND43L56W
I wanna thank everybody for responding to my problem.especially william from washington it turned out to be two burnt out shift solenoid c and b.He took it to allison trans and they fixed it.They have a special scanner just for that.So thanks again!
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G1LD5542S
Replaced the number 1 injector, o2 Sensor, and for the most part the car runs well. Its still a little on the rich side, and one of my test drive yielded a QDM driver B failure again. Customer doesnt want to put any more money in it and have decided to take it... Trouble codes: 45 (Exhaust Rich).
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Tach speedo shift inicator VIN: 2GCEK19M9T
Well this one is fixed. Don't know why I didn't see this right away, there is one thing that these three have in common. I was looking over the wiring diagram and found that there is a pink wire going to pin 7 at the cluster, I had current at the fuse but not ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter,interior lights,radio
Sorry it took so long to close but after three weeks vehicle has not acted up. Alot of replies pointed towards bcm or bcm connectors. If customer gets back to me I will post results. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.
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1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, BACFIRE THRU INTAKE VIN: 2B6HB21Y4R
summary of replies firing order 5 distributor indexing 3 intake valve burned 1 fuel quality 1 spark quality 1 cam lobe wear 1 fuel pressure 1 Thanks guys for all your input!!! Here goes the story, As already stated this was sent from another shop. I knew the...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start
It was a bad pcm.installed it and started right up,flash to vehical and go to go.thanks everbody for your thoughts scott
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1990 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Starter VIN: 1FTEX14H8L
Most of my responses mentioned voltage drop issues on the battery cables. I voltage drop checked both circuits and had less than .5 volt drop on either circuit consistently. The plate between the engine and transmission was in good condition, not bent or warpe...
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L gauges VIN: FTHF26H9JN
put all new grounds batt to eng batt to feder eng to fire wall fire wall to gauge plug thanks to all
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWX36F6X
I FEEL LIKE A FOOL ON THIS ONE. ONE OF MY OLD PROFESSORS ONCE TOLD ME TO ALWAYS START AT THE BEGINING AND USE THE KISS METHOD (KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID) THIS WAS THE CASE. THIS TRUCK WAS 8 QT LOW ON OIL. I AM SORRY FOR WAISTING EVERYONES TIM [...]. THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: P1209 (icp crank not detected), P1211 (icp high/low), P1212 (icp malfunction).
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Surge, harsh shifts VIN: 1FMNU42S7Y
sal from mass i think might have been right. we moved several harnesses and when we moved the harness on the right side tha light went out and everything has been good since. we could not get the problem to occur again and saw no wires that wre rubbing. custom...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
most of you nailed it. I made a adapter from a rubber plug, pulled a vac. on the res. while it ran & seems to have taken care of the problem. thanks again
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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L timing chain
Thanks to everyone for all the great info, sure love this site.I pulled the unit yesterday but didn't strip it yet but Due to most responses on rebuilding this unit along with the already high mileage i opted out for a used engine with a 5 year labour included...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51452
Thank you for all responses. The fix was the computer, not easy because of the price and the reprograming done by the dealer. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0156 (oxygen sensor b2s2 inactivity).
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSE34L7H
thanks everyone for the help. we have decided to replace the hoses and go with carbon pads and ice rotors. I believe brian is correct about the module, but costumer nor owner want to go there yet. We will attempt to control the heat problem with carbon pad...
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1993 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDM19W81
Thank you everyone for great replies. I tryed all of them. We ended up replacing the cpi fuel injector, and it cured the intermittant stalling/hard starting. Wierd huh? That was one expensive fuel injector.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
thanks for all of your replies.i took a chance and ordered a new iac assy.from honda.the parts guy says hey i think i just saw a bulletin on that.turns out that the iac goes bad with no real safe way to test it,and/or the p/s pressure switch/connector fails in... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine damper VIN: KMHWF35H44
Replace serpentine belt, problem is now gone, thanks for all the help...Joe
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 3.6L Dash VIN: SAJKL1647J
First of all thanks to Steve & Bob for sharing their experience with this cluster. Yes it would self excite with RPM but it took over 3000. If battery voltage got down this would not always work so you had to rev it up cold. This guy's 77 years old! I pulled c...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58YXT
Many great sugestions but none have seemed to worked.No prolbem found with tps.Everything in the havc system is fine.If anyone every runs into this prolbem please advise
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S0W
Well folks, the page says I fixed the vehicle, but the customer actually did. I was going to close this request with a summery because I hadn?t gotten the car back in the shop yet, but I learned the customer replaced the O2 sensor himself and the problem seems... Trouble codes: P0138 (High voltage O2 sensor 1-2).
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1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1LNCM82W1M
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED,THE CUSTOMER DECIDED NOT TO SPEND ANY MORE TIME OR MONEY ON THE VEHICLE.WE DID COME UP WITH THE REPAIR SOLUTION IT WAS IN THE INSTRAMENT CLUSTER.
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L brakes VIN: 1LNLM91V6S
thanks for all your good suggestions. i replaces brake hose in left fender well and no change. customer is going to live withit i hate not being able to solve problem. he is a good cusyomer.
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
AFTER STARTING VEHICLE CONSISTANTLY BY HEATING PCM WITH HEAT GUN, DECIDED TO HAVE LOCAL MAZDA DEALER REPLACE PCM. LET VEHICLE SIT OUTSIDE IN COLD WEATHER AND STARTED MULTIPLE TIMES WITH NO PROBLEMS. COMPUTER SOLVED THE PROBLEM. THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S HELP. Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Thanks for all the help guys, I think we can call this one fixed. We replaced the K40 relay and the car has not had a problem since then. Our biggest problem was finding out how the computer was receiving power, as always you guys, specifically the first reply... Trouble codes: P1220, P1223.
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3BM54JXP
Thanks for all the replies I got the right ecm temp sensor an problem solved thanks again for all your input an help Chuck
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1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D8W
It seems that these vehicles have a lot of distributor failures and oil in the distributor is a good indicator. I did have oil in the distributor, but that was not the cause of the no start. When I pulled the cap to check for oil I noticed that the holddown sc... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault).
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2NE52FO2
thanks for the replies, found the crank sensor behind the starter like everyone said and replaced it. haven't herd from the customer in a week so i think this one is in the record books. thanks again for the info.
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02EOV
HELLO TO ALL MANY OF YOU REPLIED TALKING ABOUT THE O2 SENSORS. I CHECKED THE O2 DATE AND FOUND THAT SENSOR ONE WAS NOT WORKING AT ALL. I CHANGED THE O2 SENSOR AND RECHECKED. THE NEW SENSOR IS WORKING FINE. IT HAS BEEN A WEEK SINCE WE FIXED THIS CAR.I JUST C... Trouble codes: P125.
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L vsc VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
Apparantly we have not been the first to run into this. Donald [...] sent a link to a very detailed procedure which cured the problem. Thanks to everyone. Here is the link:
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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.6L Rear wipers VIN: 1VWEG0170E
Wow. We found that the rear wiper wiring had been a workaround wired directly to the fuse panel with an inline fuse. We replaced the combo switch a second time with an upgrade and wired it up again with the switch in the circuit and it works "on demand" but do...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L low heat VIN: WVWGG83A3T
Thank you to the quick replies and spot on advice and tips. Although I chose to sandwich the flaps with Gorilla brand duct tape, instead of the methods stated, the result was the same. By filling in the holes in the flap it's function was restored, and the c...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timming mark on flywheel VIN: 3VWRP69M01
The only mark I could find is on the front metal cover behind the balancer as mike and bruce both said. thanks for the help
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