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1998 Acura EL 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2HHMB4564W
Car starts then shuts off immediately, unless gas pedal is depressed slightly, also, car will stall while driving and with foot on the gas pedal. Also car will sometimes NOT start right away after stalling, but after trying for 5 minutes or so, car will start....
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L seat belt light VIN: WBAAM3337Y
replaced passenger side buckle assembly for code 11. code comes right back, checked fuse f11 for buckle. removed fuse, inspected and reinstalled. Now no air bag light bulb check or warning light and seat belt light will not go out. Still shows code 11 as well.
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53492
Started in mid-late summer. Initial code was P0174 System Too Lean Bank 2 Changed B1 Pre-Cat O2 sensor and reset. Vehicle runs rough/stumbles/misfires throws MIL lamp and smooths out. Usually occurs when sitting at a long light Then the following codes: P030... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1083, P1085
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1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WF5214X
This car apparently died while it was driving down the road. It cranks fine but will not start. We have good spark, and good fuel pressure, but no injector pulse from PCM. When first attempting to start after the car has been sitting for a while, the injector...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Brake assyst VIN: 1G6DP56775
Just reprogrammed pcm climate control & abs control modules.Everything ok except TC light in instrument cluster is now on.Scan ABS/BRAKE ASSIST and found code C0278.Looked up code and said to recalibrate brake pedal position sensor.Cannot find info on how to c...
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1985 Ford F-150 5.8L horn VIN: 2FTCF15N3F
Wire diagrams from mitchel are conflicting & confusing! espeially on old fords! Horn & cruise are integrated. 2 different diagrams, & componet locate says horn relay is on cruise ampliphier. only relay there is not it! Not sure that is cruise amp! Can somebody...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L starting VIN: 1FALP52U4T
Customet broght the vehicle in with the complaint of check engine light and secondary complaint of excessive cranking to start. Right away I was thinking camshaft position sensor and the PO340 DTC confirmed this. After removing the camshaft position sensor i...
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2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alternator VIN: 1FTRX17202
Hello all, Have a students truck here that keeps eating up alternater bearngs. Originally he installed a radio and amp, shortly after he had a charging issue and battery drain problem. He replaced alternator and removed amp. Now charging system works ok but th...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17252
lean bank 1&2 codes is all i got but engine still has a slight ign. miss (stutter)on acceleration. i have checked the codes many times in last 8 to 12 months for customer and before and after all the maintinance he has done we still get & only get lean codes. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63UX3
Good morning, I have a 03 Yukon Denali 6.0L. The issue is a P0300 misfire severe enough that the MIL will flash. This truck is my Mothers vehicle. This situation happened a couple months ago. No problem was found at that time. It is intermittent. Currently not... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L timing belt tensioner bolt VIN: KM85C83091
This is a tough one. customer came in for maintenance Timeing belt job at 120k. At that time we did belt cam and crank seal water pump. The customer drove it for 9,000 miles. Then came in on the hook with a horrible noise coming from the engine. Opened the tim...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L right directionals VIN: KM8SC13DO2
right directionals (front & rear) illuminate steady,not flashing,whenever brake is applied,Key off or on.No change after removing rear brake bulbs,disconnecting trailer harness,and disconnecting turn signal switch.I'm leaning towards a possible bad ground in t...
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2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Starting VIN: JNRAS08U75
OK, this is a bit lengthy. This one came into the shop on a hook yesterday. Battery dead with a no start condition. Customer advised that vehicle keeps melting the coils. I pulled up the TSB regarding blistered coils due to poor grounding. Before even attempti...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compreesor VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I have a E320 that has no compressor engagement. I have pulled codes from a/c controller 227 outside air temp 231 coolant temp no info supplied by Mitchell. I did a sensor value test and both sensor values read "E". Wire diagrams do not show sensor connector p...
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L convertor VIN: 4M2CU571X6
Hello, this vehicle will die when placed in reverse or forward after warmed up for 2 or 3 minutes. Will not idle in gear until 100% cool down. P1780. replaced trans control switch with no positive effect. Found a TSB concerning locked up convertors in this yea...
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1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4122336579
hey guys... iam sobbing on this saab,need help please!!! idles perfect, as soon as you try to accel. it surges and will not rev higher than 1900-2000 rpm. as you can see above,no codes,fuel pressure good, injector pulses good,timing and dist. advance all good....
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT12341
Veh towed in with no start concern. Veh will crank but does not fire off. I did all the tests no codes. When the concern is present the check engine light does not prove out in the dash so I tried to follow the wiring diagrams from mitchell but it doesn't give...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Hello VW Guys,I need your help with this one, We have replaced the radiator,thermostat and hoses on this VW, so the system is totally empty, as per the dealer we should use only one bottle of G12 antifreeze wich is about 1.5liters(1.58 quart) to the whole cool...
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2005 Volkswagen Caddy 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: WV1ZZZ2KZ5
Hi guys, New customer drives in, repair history unknown. Have read the forums & looked at iatn but still lack info about this problem. Using scanner, at idle boost pressure is 1009.40 m/bar (1091.40 is specified). At 2730rpm, is 1183m/bar (1142.40 specified).... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618 Turbo overboost condition in one wire operating mode)
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUM54D01N
Steering angle sensor had gone bad. That's why it would not finish it's relearn every time I initiallized it. To the last guy I had an error for the steering sensor I don't have the code # with me but I had good power and ground getting to the sensor also th...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEF78E96
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, PROBLEM IS A DEFECTIVE NEW FACTORY PURGE VALVE. WE PUT IN ANOTHER ONE, CUSTOMER DRIVE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW, NO PROBLEM AT ALL. THANK YOU AGAIN AND MERRY CHRISTMAS Trouble codes: P2187 (bank 1 system too lean at idle no siganl communication), P0441 (evap emission control system incorrect flow lower limit exceed).
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L dash lights, brake lights VIN: WBAEU33483
iT TURNS OUT the ignition switch was the solution, thanks everyone! Ity easy to replace and was pretty cheap, Happy ending for sure!
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L parts VIN: 2C4GP74172
Installed a trans from an 02 thanks for your replies
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L clear codes VIN: 1B3ES56C73
Yes you are all mericle workers it was 1 wire the little clearance lamp on the front bumper was setting on the mettal part of the fender we started pulling fuses till we hit the right one Tanks for the help BRIAN
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2004 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L transfer case VIN: 2VF3DT1U78
told the customer not to be putting it in 4 wheel drive lock or he will damage the transfer case. as most all of you said in your replies. thanks for the help .
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Delay engagement, flares on shifts VIN: 2B3KA43GX7
This was a aftermarket warranty company and they thought it was in the transmission so we took it apart only to find all the clutches were ok. Put the unit back together and purchased a new controller which the dealership can't communicate with. Chrysler wil...
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1991 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Thanks to all of you for the replies. First thing I did the following Monday, after making this request, was drop the exhaust down. No change in running issues. I had already checked compression when the engine was cool, and had eliminated that as being the... Trouble codes: 172 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates lean KOER).
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1997 Ford Tracer 2000CC Safety
many thanks for your kind and quick replies. it seems that the air bag ecu is "burned" at the fluid. i got another one and now the car is fixed. thanks again efi
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1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Throttle Resp VIN: JNKAY21D9T
Hello and thankss for the help with this one. As suspected by stephen the ignition timing was jumping all over around 1500 to 2000 rpms indicating that the crank angle sensor was worn out as well as its mating camshaft splines...the customer declined any clos...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Electronic VIN: JNKCV51E73
Thanks all, I was unable to do the TCM reflash due to the fact that it requires a Consult for 03, I can do them from 04 forward. I did, however, repair the problem by performing the relearn procedures for the throttle and airflow. I did them with the instru...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2DM58W94
thankx to everyone for helping, the problem was the transfer case we replaced the whole unit with a used one.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Differential VIN: 1J4G248S2Y
we removed and inspected all bearings and all were pitted thanks for the help
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L EFI relay VIN: JTHBD19252
This problem has been fixed, but I would not call it finished. Thanks to Richard, Gary, Tim, Dan and John for there input. To summerize the problem. #1 power source that would not shut off fried the relay. We changed the relay to find would not power down. Tr...
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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAMCE39AX5
The scanner we have in compatable with this wonderful car! So off to dealer it went.
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45A4E
Thanks for all your help, The replies all suggested different testing methods from checking cam/crank timing to cylinder leak-down tests as well as having the injectors and fuel distributor tested.De carbonizing was also suggested.I had checked the timing and ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Fuel Pump, Ignition Coils, Injectors, Console Indi VIN: 1G2NES5DXS
Thank you to everyone who offered help. Robert had the right idea with the grounds. After stepping away from the vehicle for a short time, I came to realize that unplugging the fuel pump relay, would put less demand on the ground circuit and the car would retu...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54RO3
thanks for all of your replys. i replaced the crank sensor. costomer has driven for about a month. he stopped in the other day said has not acted up. i think we are golden. thanks again. Trouble codes: P2903, P0727 (no engine speed input from ecm).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L A/C system VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
Ended up being , the installer changed some connectors since the engine came from differant cars and the CTS and secondary air connectors were the same got them mixed up. The code for cam/crank variation was the upper timing chain tensioner broke.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 5th gear VIN: WVWPD63BX1
I appreciated the help offered. Yes, VW transmissions are always expensive I was told. There was some help offered related to how the trans works. I got a local trans rebuilder to drive the car, and he said if I took the trans out it might cost $1500 to patch ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPG21J51
Hi, thanks to all the technicians that helped me solve this problem on this vehicle. I just replaced the number 2, number 4, number 6 camshaft and the number 6 cylinder lifter. The car passed the smog check afterward. Trouble codes: P0306.
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L wierd happenings VIN: YV1TS97D0X
I ended up buying this car because the owner wants out of it and he bought a Toyota. Good choice. I took it to the dealer to have a CEM and software because thats all thats left. Remember the car was at the dealer before he brought it to me and it cost him aro...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Headlamps VIN: YV1TS94D81
We received many ideas on this issue, some suggested going with a Bosch or factory alternator.Some suggested trying a different battery and we were going to let the customer try a loaner for a few days and see what happens.He never brought the car back for rou...
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