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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18832
This truck is irrating me a bit! I've talked to a few and checked the databases and here is where I am. The truck misfires cold and sets the light only under a load. If I let it warm up its ok. Code is p1399 which I assume is a random misfire. Mitchell does no... Trouble codes: P1399
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L unknown VIN: 1GYDE63744
Hello all techs : I have this caddy in the shop complain big loud noises under take off acceleration. the noises is around the middle of the car. The noise will only happen at take off,and will goes away after driving. The noises are similar to a worn out c.v...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
This truck came in running rough,running extremly rich,Customer just had transmission replaced but he said it started doing this after he kept driving truck reving it to redline so he could get it to the trans.shop.I have checked everything I can think of fuel...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L power steering pump
drive has broke twice . owner says first he hit a snow drift,second time hit a small bump turning into driveway.nothing loose on car ,system flushed twice nice clean fluid out both times.No electrical controls on steering at all.anyone ever seen a bad rack cau...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 3D7HU18N82
vehicle came in the shop running. owner said while he was driving the instrument cluster stoped working & so did the dash lights, wipers stoped working, turn signals stoped, with no headlites & brake lights. Everything else works. I did all the basic tested al...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D7KS28D85
This truck came in for a misfire under acceleration. Pulled two plugs, found .062 gap so suggested replacement of plugs. Replaced plugs with OEM Copper Champion plugs from dodge. Now engine misfires at idle only on Bank #1. Yep, cylinders 1,3,5,7. Checked firi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0132, P0152, P2305
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BJES56C55
hello all this car originally came in with the check engine light on with a code p0038 downstream o2 sensor heater.Did the heater test through the scanner and did a resistance test and found the sensor to be no good.I replaced both sensors with bosch sensors.... Trouble codes: P0141
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1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F4S
Thanks in advance everybody. I have a 95 7.3 that has the rather common p1211 code, but it is NOT due to pressure too low, it is too high at idle. I can watch my icp at idle, on startup, stay around 900-1000 psi. Pcm starts out commanding 14% or so ipr, then b... Trouble codes: P1211
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rear A/C Heat VIN: 1FMFU17L74
Need help form you Ford techs out there. This Expedition is one nice truck. Only problem is the Rear Heat/ A/C only blows cold air no heat. Truck has duel front controls and rear heat A/C controls in overhead consul and at rear of center consul. Have dropped...
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1992 GMC G3500 Vandura 6.2L Transmission VIN: 2GTGG39J3N
rebuilt transmission (4L80) now I have a code 85 (improper gear ratio detected), its not wanting to shift right, checked all wiring at pass through connector, pcm connector and inbetween, speed sensors are new and have been scoped at the pcm and are solid with...
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2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16367
customer said the trk loss power and the stubilatrack light came on alone with the ck ceengine light. He had the codes ck and clear at napa service center. they did not write them down. The ck engine came back on but no driveabilty problems. The codes that i l... Trouble codes: P0121, P2119, P2135
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Stall VIN: JHMGD38647
Greetings fellow techs, I have a 2007 Honda Fit that was brought in from another location with a stalling problem. The information I have so far, as with the road test is as follows. During a cold start the vehicle idles fine, but when put into gear and drivin...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L 2-3 shift solenoid VIN: 1J4FT68S6V
Hello all! Hoping to find the root cause of this one. Back in Nov 09, came in for P0756 "shift solenoid 'b' functional fault", and P1898 "torque converter control fault"; at that time it was determined the solenoid was faulty, customer authorized the repair. N...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTJHF10U01
I have a RX 300 2001,I just changed the WP & Timing belt, I drove the car into the garage before repairing. Now after reassemble I have no fire to the coils. The timing is dead on,I have triple checked timing belt and all is good there.I'm having a hard time f...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L timing chain VIN: JM3ER29397
I can't sleep this weekend. Replaced VVT actuator in Oct. Cust came in again the other day for oil change and complaint of a ticking noise. Found it coming from timing cover, felt that the timing chain was loose through the oil fill hole. Ordered timing chain ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery /alternator telltale VIN: WDBRF40J25
first of all, i'll thank everyone in advance for your time and input. i have a battery/alternator telltale on in the instrument cluster, but the charging system is operating normally at this time. the original alternator was putting out 13.8 /14.0 volts at the...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U7V
Fellas this pos is driving me nuts. the vehicle will run all day off carb cleaner.but won't hit a lick on it's own gas. I have checked and don't seem to be loosing injection pulse.I ave good fuel pressure and good spark. I swapped a set of plugs that just came...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Intrument Cluster VIN: 1G3GR62C3V
Hey Group: Got another fun one here. This Olds dash warning lights flash upon start up, only with auto lamp on, exterior makers will also flash. Only does this after sitting overnight. The flashing will stop after 15 or 20 seconds, and will only recur after it...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L Dash warning lights VIN: JT2SV21F2L
Helping a friend's car. Dash warning lights on while engine idling: Charge, brake and taillight warning lights on. AVR test showed OK. Found daytime running lights not working when those 3 warning lights are on. Checked all fuses under hood and left side kick ...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Vacuum Booster/master cyl VIN: T2BG22K9V0
Let me Thank All Of You In Advance for all/any advice given. Car came in before christmas with a Brake complaint. "I think I need new brakes" she said. I remember the day and is was very busy. I pulled the wheels and inspected the Pads & Rotors. There was no a...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21C11
hi there,i got this beetle turning the epc light on after running for 20 minutes,vehicles looses power and does not accelerate at all.please any help will be apreciated.
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GCDT19X0X
Thanks guys,for all that took the time to respond. All of you with IATN are always a big help. Because I work on all makes and models, this resource helps thicken things up when ever I am spreading myself a little thin. Any way several of you called it wi...
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2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L rear differntial VIN: 1GNDT13X03
EVERYBODYS REPLIES WERE RIGHT ON!WE HAVE REBUILT MANY REAR DIFFERENTIALS ON ALL US. BUILT TRUCKS AND HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE.EVIDENTLY WHILE ON THE THIRD ATEMPT TO REPAIR THE NOISE , WE INSPECTED THE PINION AND RING GEARS NOT FINDING ANYTHIN...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58K76
TNX TO EVERYONE OF U'LL FOR UR GREAT HELP AND TIME AMIGOS! I FOUND THE TROUBLE, IT WAS THE INJECTORS :-\ WELL EVERY DAY IS A LESSON, U'LL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! AND TNX AGAIN! Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich).
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2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDS13S67
thanks to those who replied to my help request - the customer did not want to spend the money to replace the steering wheel position sensor which i thought might fix the problem & was also suggested in 1 of the replies - he did take it to the dealer to have th...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L overheats VIN: 1FALP4042T
Unfortunately, my customer does not have the money to complete the repairs at this time. If he has me do the repairs at a later date, I will post what I find to be the repair. I temporarily wired in a switch so he could turn the fan on manually to tide him o...
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU59H08
thank you for all that replied replacing the canister, canister vent and the dust filter worked well I didn't put the updated parts for the vent hose in due to customer cost but i did reroute that hose so no future problems will pop up Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Starting VIN: 1HGEM21721
thank you for all of your insight. i did all the tests. everything was ok. i replaced the pcm with a new one from honda. now i have comunication but wont start because of antitheft. had towed over to dealer, they coded the antitheft and now im back to original...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
I want to thank the people that answered the help request a couple of them were on track i checked the timing marks and the belt was off buy 3 dont know why it kills injector pulse to cylinders 3 and 4, but its a good feeling to know this for the next time. T...
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1990 Other GM llv 2.5L Stall VIN: 1GBCS10E5M
Thank you for your help. The ALDL is located in a white box at the lower r.h. side of the (r.h.drive)dash. what had me fooled the "box" was a bolted cover. It houses the fuse panel and ALDL.
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL63805
Thanks to all who replied. We did find the tsb reguarding all 5 of these codes.Went through all tests & ended up replacing the canister assy about a week ago and no problems to date. We were mostly confused by the format that the scanner (Verus) presented the ... Trouble codes: 43E, 43F, 2401 (undocumented code), 2402 (undocumented code), 2419 (undocumented code).
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2005 Pontiac G6 3.5L remote start VIN: 1G2ZG52805
the car is now fixed. it also had another code in it b3006. hood switch, and keith [...] said to ohm out the switch . replaced hood latch fixed the problem. thanks for the help.
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L dash light VIN: 1G8JU52F81
Well I got another alternator from the same company I got the original alternator but a differnet brand. I putt it in and the light os no longer on. The alternator % was around 25-40 and charging good at 14.35 volts. Thanks to everyone that helped me and gav...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thank you all for your help. This car was fixed on 01/25/10. When I check the car the following monday I took the advice from you guys. Even though I knew it was not a leak because fuel trim is was under 7 percent (this this for you guys that know how to use f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B53
Unfortunately my tech that posted this help request did not give a time line of the previous repairs. The tune up was done 3/07; timing belt 2/08; coil pack 3/09; w/p 5/09; injector cleaning & v/c gsk's 12/09 when the miss fires started. 1/10 we warranteed the... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire), P0304 (cylinder misfire), P0306 (cylinder misfire), P0302 (cylinder misfire), P1570 (engine ECU blocked).
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