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1996 Acura NSX T 3.0L Misfire VIN: JH4NA118XT
Car starts and runs great, suddenly, it will miss like crazy and throw codes p1318, p1319. Clear codes, and will restart and run fine for a couple of minutes, then will throw codes, miss like crazy again. somtimes it takes 2 minutes, somtimes 10 or more. modul... Trouble codes: P1318, P1319
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cooling? VIN: WAUED24B1Y
I have a 2000 a6 quattro sedan with a coolant leak under the intake manifold. We tried with mirrors and snap on inspection scope and can not tell where it is coming from. Our next step is to pull the intake manifold to try to see it. Does anyone have any ideas...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L data stream VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
Vehicle communicates with vag and obd2 scan tools with key on engine off. after starting data is lost however the readiness monitors stay complete. the data link power supplies and grounds are ok. The vag still receives data when running. The problem is that w...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBAZC9323V
hello bwm tech car came in no start cust replaced plugs with new ones still no start check codes found none check with scan tool my intake air reads -54 the sensor is open i have 4.7 volts at connector if i pull fuse for fuel pump car starts and runs till fuel...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54TXN
this car idles fine when driveing after about a mile when comeing to a stop it will run out of fuel cut out but it will start rite up and go guys i thinking its the ecm on this on the fuel pump is getting power but when been driven after a mile or so lose of f... Trouble codes: 54 (fuel pump voltage low)
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L abs / asr VIN: 2G1FP22P3T
Hey guys thanks in advance for taking the time to think about my issue. With car running abs and asr(acceleration slip regulation or "traction control") lights are on, no codes. All related fuses and relays have been tested and are good, asr switch on-off sign...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Steering VIN: 2SWUW11AX3
Hi Folks I have no power steering assist and have no way to test the power steering pressure. I really don't want to buy a expensive pressure tester for this one job. Any suggestions?
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Charging VIN: IGNDT13S72
this tralblazer came in for dead battery. found altenator not charging, install new altenator everything tested out good. customer came back a year later and nocharge replaced altenator again and was good again. customer call and siad the guage when started fi...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
Hi All, We could really use some help with this PT Cruiser. When the car first came in, it would not start. We verified no spark. We used a powered, bulb-type test light to find that the coil drivers in the PCM would either not come on at all, stay grounded ...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L charge/ battery light VIN: 1B3EJ46X1W
o.k. dodge guys, i got this stratus battery light becoming annoying. cutomer originally came in with dead battery, replaced battery, tested charging system. alternator no good, replaced alternator all ok now. 3 days later customer is back with battery light on...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22X21
Looking for a pattern failure. This veh has hard codes for O2 short to power 1/1 and 2/1. 5v scan and 5v measured. Can take the 5v to zero by shorting the signal wire. Questions; Is the nominal voltage supposed to be near 1v as stated in flow chart? oes pcm us... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N24
This truck runs good until you kick it down to pull a hill.When you get to around 60mph in a split second it loses power,goes lean and cuts out. The power will not come back until you let up on accel all the way and it shifts out to OD. We found that the seed...
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2004 Dodge Dakota SXT 3.7L starter VIN: 1D7H612K34
Vehicle has intermittent "won't crank". The first time in we found and replaced an ignition switch that sometimes would not pass 12 volts in the crank position. That seemed to solve it for 8 weeks or so. The symptom has now returned. We have been able to get i...
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1993 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15N7P
Crank but no start. Customer complained of bad hesitation and miss before finally dieing and wont start back. Replaced Ignition module, pick-uo coil, tfi coil and distributor. No spark to dist. Spout connector makes no change. Coil has power into and no output...
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X8R
Stalling hot, running rich, flickering MIL, unable to communicate with PCM through EEC plug. This is my friend's kid's first truck and I'd like to help them get it back on the road. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Vehicle runs and drives cold fairly...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L stop lights/shift interlock VIN: 1QW3R5UI98
this ford is my sons and will intermittingly blow brake light/shift interlock fuse
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZF172XY
The scan tool will not show freeze frame info and in data stream I can see intermitant #3 injector fault(yes). All other are injector fault (no) Trouble codes: P0303, P0171
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU04161
Customer dropped off truck for rattle noise when turning steering wheel back and forth quickly. Pin pointed noise to right front motor mount (on right side of engine between frame rail and engine) with chassis ear. Brought truck in and took top of mount loose ...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTRX18L62
hi guys on this ford sounds like everything is working but the door lock knob will not move up or down. took door panel ohh and inspected didnt see anything unhooked. so i guess my question is there linkage i cant see or does it need new latches or just acuato...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L no 4wd operation VIN: 1FMPU18L43
Have tested switch, shows switching but at max readings. Able to change transfer case into 4hi -4lo by manually powering shift motor No communication with module, not showing up on scanner, shows up on 02 explorer, still no communication Resistance checked pow...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZU73K03
Thanks in advance for any help on this. The interior dome lights will stay on after ignition is turned off and all the doors remain closed. I can only turn them off with the panel dimmer switch. If I turn the ignition on they go off. The key in ignition chime ...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP55U54
thanx in advance. this thing only acts up about 1 cold start a day. No codes. starts hard and lots of black smoke when it does start-rough idle for a few seconds after starting. Fuel pressure is 40 when running. Have seen as much as 62 on key up. IAC is at 40-...
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power windows VIN: 1FAFP53U35
None of the power windows are working at all
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1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTHG35FDW
Good afternoon,I have a 1998 GMC savana van 6.5 diesel with an intermitten stall problem.When the truck is cold it will start right up after glow plug light goes out and run for aprox 5 min and cut right off like you turned off the key,then will not start righ...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L Extended cranking VIN: 1GTEC19V73
One for you Goodwrenches out there.Extended crank and P0342 code. I have 12v on the reference wire, a good ground, and 0v on signal wire at cam sensor with it unplugged. Good continuity from pcm to cam sensor on all 3 wires. According to Mitchell there should ... Trouble codes: P0342 (Cam sensor signal low)
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1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Flywheel VIN: JHMCB7646L
Hello everyone just a general inquiry for all you handa guys or gals. Have two questions. First one is have any of you rans into one of these that will turn flywheel but not turn motor over. I am sure the bolts are broken off but why. Older car so customer ele...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Odyssey comes in with an intermittent stall during slow down to stop or acceleration. I can not recreate the issue and there were no codes. I checked fuel pressure, plugs, throttle body, and read to see if there were any pids that might look fishy. Everything ...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF25H95
Car was towed to me with a no start condition.Has a new crankshaft position sensor.Has injector pulse ,has fuel pressure.Have no spark. Checked for continuity on wires from crank sensor to e.c.m.Checked signal from crank sensor and it is good waveform.When I d...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJHX6046X
I need a little help understanding the clutch system on this XJ alternator. Problem is when the car sits overnite in cold weather, on start up the alt input pulley and shaft cycle in and out of the alt body. Sounds like an ABS pump charging. But you can see th...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FX58S8V
this jeep has eating my lunch,customer say that it cuts off and will no start at times.well we go it hear and drove it for 40 miles never had any problem,then we let it run in stall for a whole day, never died.well now all of a sudden it started to die and bac...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L PCM Communication VIN: 1J4GL58K53
Problem communicating w/ MODIS (Intermittent - back and forth between communication and non) Tried the following: * Checked battery feeds and grounds * Unhooked all sensors (still have intermittent communications w/ all unhooked) * Replaced Engine Computer...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L mpx b1 b2 b3 fuses VIN: JTHBN30F22
have a draw on dc/cut fuse which powers up mpx-b1 - b2 - b3 and dome light fuses. with 20 amp fuse pulled for d/c cut fuse draw is gone. also with d/c fuse installed and mpx b1 - b2 - b3 fuses are pulled draw is gone. there is no problem with the dome light. m...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNFM82WXW
Hello, I have this 1998 Lincoln town car that originally came in because it was all over the road. We installed new upper and lower ball joints and then sent it out to have it aligned. Vehicle no longer has a mind of its own but after taking a corner steering ...
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2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28491
Hey everyone. This one really has me scratching my head and I'm at my wits end. Any help/suggestion would be appreciated. The vehicle came in 3 quarts low on oil, with the customer complaining of noise from the engine compartment. At idle, the engine had an a... Trouble codes: P1309
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starting VIN: WDBKK47F5W
At times, starter not working. Sometimes when the car starts, it will run ok and after 4-5 minutes of driving, car will cut out.If it does not cut out in first 5 minutes, it will continue to run.No check engine light on. Believe there are 2 problems. Last time...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI 2.7L engine VIN: WDC1631132
Hello everyone I have this ML that has come in with a loud knock in the engine . The owner states that the car got hot going up a mountain and after that the noise appeared.The engine runs fine ,no miss no smoke no codes.I have pulled the cam cover and have fo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cluster VIN: WDBRN47J52
M.B guys I need your help. 2002 C230 Komp came in cluster intermittently fails. Codes retrieved #P202D C A N message from module inst cluster network interruption. Also Code # P2315 fault in C A N communication with cluster. Please assist. Thanks Henry
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
need help with this mb.the headrests will not work with the button on the door.if you move the seat back forward as if you were getting in the back seat they operate fine.if you press the button to try to make them go up and down they move for a second then st...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Front door lock actuator VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Hello, I have this 1999 villager personnal vehicle and intermittently when actuated from door switch, key FOB or Key it chatters but the door is unlocked. Visually verified nothing is loose. I suspect it is the switch in the door lock actuator to the SEC modul...
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E66
please read the repair history typed in the wrong area
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR075XX
Installed a new B2s2 sensor about 3 months ago, vehical returned with mil lamp back on for these codes. found in mitchell that a reflash is required somtimes when replacing these 02 sensors.. Is there any way around this or am i stuck going to the dealer? than... Trouble codes: P0139, P0138
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D53
Sorry all! Posted this vehicle as fixed. Old ECU had signs of water intrusion with whitish deposits on cover and inside on and around circuit board. Replaced with new from dealer, ran fine. Parked vehicle. Same old puttering during warm up, will not rev over 2... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position sensor problem B1)
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L SRS(airbag) VIN: WPOCA299XT
Porsche guys I have a 1996 Porsche 911(993) with an Airbag(SRS) lamp on after a horn repair(airbag frame bad). Vehicle was moved while D/S Airbag module was off. I was not concerned because we have Durametric software capable of clearing the code. WELL GUESS W...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L steering VIN: YS3DD35B7T
Vehicle was dropped off to check a vibration around 60 MPH. Test drove and verified concern. Vibration comes on around 55 with slight throttle, if throttle is released vibration continues, shift in nuetral and coast, still vibrates. If you keep throttle around...
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Reduced power mode VIN: 1G8AJ55FX7
TAC system keeps setting P2138 with a reduced voltage on APP1. With a new APP and system working we were able to record a scope pattern that shows APP1 almost always double the APP2 voltage. When it fails, sets code, and is in power reduction mode, the APP1 st... Trouble codes: P2138 (APP 1-2 correlation)
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2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Valve Seals VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Just a quick question on a Saturday morning. This car has the puff of blue smoke on startup, so new valve stem seals are going in. My question to anyone who has done this before, do I have to apply shop air pressure to keep the valves up or can I bring it to T...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello group toyota came in for no oil pressure then turned into front head chewin up cam,replaced heads and now i have a # 3 misfire on light acceleration and a few every now and then on # 1 and # 5,mainly on # 3 though...you dont FEEL the misfires,vehicle run... Trouble codes: P0303
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L 12 volt battery VIN: JTDKB20U65
Needs to be continually jumped off by another vehicle, not keeping full charge. Is there anything we need know about the service proceedures and we will be installing a new toyota factory 12 volt battery. Can it damage the Main Battery- the owner has a 8 year ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
I apoligize if I do not post enough info. This is my first time posting a help request. I have a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle we have put a headgasket on, and can't find the timing mark for the crankshaft. I have alldata and its states it is on the flywheel. Was hop...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Wipers VIN: 9BWGP61J42
customer had car at dealer because right turn signal stayed on when locking car int. They changed the turn signal switch then called and said it didnt fix the problem so the customer pulled the car from the dealer and then i get it in pieces. I got the car to ...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ558DX
ABS inoporative. Throws code after driving. Wheels lock but L front seems the worst. Scraping noise in same area when driving off cold or braking at times. Do you think a brake hose is causing it? Wheels are not tight when car is on the lift FYI Customer think...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L shocks VIN: YV1VS27533
This vehicle belongs to a very loyal customer. She brought her car in 6 months ago with a front end noise. We saw that the strut mounts in the front were broken. We replaced the mounts with OE parts from volvo. 2 months later she came back with the same proble...
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L door locks VIN: WAUGB28D0P
Thanks to all for the tips. Customer took car but is to return in 2 weeks. Checked door wiring and hood switch. Plan to attack the vac system next. Checking for positive pressure as well as negitive.
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGHC12344
thanks to all you fellow techs out there. every response said to look at the water pump and sure enough the damn water pump impeller broke off and wasn't recirculating the coolant. luckily i found that chunk of plastic that broke of. installed new pump with me...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8322T
thanks guys for the help, the majority said that the pump for the transmission was suspect. I pulled the transmission and inspected the dog ears and one was sheared off and mashed against the other one. Thanks again. Replacement of the pump is in the works.
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L wont start VIN: WBASB53402
Found fuel pump relay plug corroded & making poor contact. Repaired contacts, has been operating normally for 4 days.
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Thank all that have replied on this vehicle. Seems like i was trying to fix this motor with just a quick fix. After all the diagnosing and the replies i have recieved the only conclusion i must assume is bearing clearance. The motor when ran out of oil because...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNBT13W6W
Thanks to all. Chris thanks for the schematic. Wires were good from PCM to DLC. A burned wire to 02 sensor helped the idle. The customer requested to stop work. This ones going back to the auction.
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Once again, thanks to all that replied. Many have discussed the blend door breaking on these Blazers. Also ,the possibility of the system being air locked due to improper filling methods, as well as poor electrical connections etc. The possiblity of air leakin...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L master cyl VIN: 1151512145
ok after diagnosing this vehicle myself and not being able to perform the work due to me being off another guy at the shop completed the work and called me saying the pedal was very low and problem was not solved. today after looking over all his work and driv...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WH52K35
This customer decided to " Get Rid Of It". As several suggested on this one, we checked exhaust backpressure, no problem found, removed upper intake plenum to check for a melted port around the EGR tube no problem found. The customer denied any further checkin...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L engine oil low / add oil message VIN: 2G1WT55K06
There must have been some sort of timer as Tony from FL suggested. As I stated in the update, the light was off the next day and has not come back on. Thank again for all your help.
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2G1WT58K17
Ok All, Most of you said dif blew up and not to make full stop turns. One tech said he looked in to this problem and no fix just repair when it brakes. I got the car back from gm dealer today. They even covered towing under warranty. Now for what went wrong? T...
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z0S
Information from long time Chrysler transmission tech indicates the problem is transmission related. Likely a valve or convertor problem. Due to age and mileage this likely won't be fixed, or will wait until overhaul is required. Trouble codes: 73 (Torque Management Pulse).
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
this problem ending up being a bad pcm.it controls the ground to the starter relay.
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L pcm clears automat VIN: 1B3EL46X34
i RECHECKED ALL GROUNDS AND CONNECTIONS, POWER WAS AT PCM TERMINALS AS REQUIRED,ADS IT TURNED OUT THIS VEHICLE HAD PCM PROBLEMS AND THE PCM HAD TO BE REPROGRAMMED AS IT ALSO WAS NOT COMMUNICATING WITH TRANSMISSION CONTROLLER PROPERLY EITHER.BEING MILEAGE WAS B...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV48V45
These engines have a high rate of failure with carbon build up on valves. The best way to repair is to remove head and clean valves and perform valve job. Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 miss fire).
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WD8PD74444
THANKS TO ALL 4 REPLIES,WE REPLACED THE PCV ASSEMBLY ON TOP OF THE VALVE COVER.MERCEDES BENZ HAS THIS PROBLEM ON SOME GAS ENGINES THAT PVC SYSTEM ON 4 CYLINDER SUPPER CHARGE MOTORS HAVE BLOW BY CAUSING AIR MASS SENSOR TO FLOOD WITH ENGINE OIL.I COULD NOT FIND ...
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2006 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L No Start
Thanks to all who took time to reply. The general concensus here was yes you can reprogram the keys on this vehicle when the battery dies, unlike the older Chrysler's where one time programmed and your done. No second chance. I was unable to prove this out be... Trouble codes: P0513 (Invlaid skim key).
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20L5X
Up behind the fuel tank where you couldn't see it. Was a large composit of a substance that looked like concrete, and it was as hard as concrete too. Some how this mixture of what ever it was, was causing some sort of feedback, or interference in the signal ...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
THANKS FOR THE HELP I HAD A BLOND MOMENT. DID KOEO AND FOUND #6CY PROBLEM. REPLACED VALVE COVER GASKET AND WIRING ITS BEEN A WEEK NOW AND SO FAR SO GOOOD. Trouble codes: P1316 (ignition diagnostic moniter codes detected).
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73K73
We had a bad remanufactured trans from Tri-star (which is a private label trans from certifed trans). Thay got me a another unit the NEXT day. Shift correctly now.
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Belt VIN: 1FTPX14V27
Well techs it was a bad A/C Compressor that I installed the first time . Used a 3/4 by two feet heater hose to my ear to hear the A/C compressor noise when it was cold as one of the techs had reply to do. You have to be careful around the belt area with hose w...
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5628J
thanks to everyone who replied the fix was a combination of things first the carb was replaced with reman the replacement of the carb fix idle problem but the car would not start intermitantly turn the key back to off position and try to restart and it would ...
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2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4L radio VIN: 1HGCM56373
Thanks for all the replies,I determined there is an internal radio problem.Since the car doesn't sit long enough for the battery to go down very often,the customer is going to live with the problem.
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2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH17583
I am lost I do not see the spider web egg issue, All my hoses to the canister are 1/2 to 3/8 hoses in size the go to a vent which is 3 by 2 box I can see no way it could be plugged but we checked it anyway, wide open.Thanks for the help but i sent him to the d... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction).
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L loss of data comunication of park
HELLO. THANKS EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO HELP IN THIS REPAIR . TODAY I GOT USED J-GATE , AND JUST PLUGED IT IN WIRING HARNES TO TRY , AND IT IS WORKING LIKE ARE CHARM. TOMOROW WILL INSTALL J- GATE AND ONE MORE JAGUAR IS READY TO ROAM. THANKS EVERY TECH F...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C32
Thanks to all who helped on this one. Ended up sending car to dealer as it started up and ran fine for me. they ended up replacing fuel pump. Stu
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW68N6X
*well this 4.7L came out to be internal piston problem. most people said about ring gear-no luck *replaced timing chain secondary and primary tensioners-no luck *disabled ignition one by one and noise stopped when cyl.8 disabled. still sitting at the lot to re...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N5Y
Thank you all who replied. sorry but this vehicle has only one cat. behind y pipe and one O2 at y pipe, one behind cat. I went back and double checked injectors using snap-on injector pressure drop tester. 6 of the 8 when pulsed by the tester, dropped from 53l... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean).
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2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L fuse VIN: KNDJA72341
car has been gone for a few days now. so far so good. apparently the loose starter bolts were the cause
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5155151515
thanks again for the help it ended up being the ignition fault sensor mounted on the side of the head. i guess it was damaged from the customer driving around with a severe missfire for about a month lol... Trouble codes: P0320, P0301, P0720.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L heated windshield VIN: WDBNG75J92
Thank you to all who replied. The fuse location is in the right side of the trunk ahead of the wheel arch. We had to do a little digging to find it, but all four replies were correct. Thanks again, Chris.
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L saggs, no power VIN: 1MEFM55SX2
I found on the F.P.R.S. I did have a problem with the pins causing the check engine light. apperantly this is a common problem so I got some neddle nosed pliers and tweeked the pins. Check engine light is gone. At this point Im not even sure if this port is fo...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L no hud or speedo VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Well i ordered another cluster assm. and that was the fix thanks again
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T11
Repaired P0440 EVAP leak by replacing fuel tank o-ring, after running, clearing, and repeating several drive cycle to verify correction it was deemed that problem is solved. No check engine light and only once the P0325 returned in history with no check engine... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DG1
Hello again Techs, On this Nissan, we did a tune up, replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and put some premium fuel in it!! It seems so much better!! We also suggested to the customer that they keep filling it with premium fuel! Thanks for your help! Trouble codes: P0731.
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G2NW52T1V
Thanks for the many replies. This ended up being two issues. As many of you suggested, bleeding this cooling system with a vacuum lift set-up is almost mandatory. After doing so, no more overheating problem. As for the 'No Heat' - customer neglected to tell me...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G2NE12E2X
Hello all, sorry about the late closing, I just forgot to do it. Many folks suggested a problem with the PCV system or vacuum in the crankcase, but these were OK. Several techs suggested a compression test which I did. Found 150# on all cylinders except #2 ...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G2WP52264
First off thanks to everyone who replied, and also this was a '04 not a '06 as I had posted. I luckily had a '05 Grand Prix show up so I was able to confirm that GM just leaves the connector laying atop the transaxle with nothing to plug into on a non VES syst...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8AN15F86
Well, Neil called me out on throwing parts at it. I had no choice because the customer needed her car soon and she lived 40 miles away. She ended up taking a work truck home and was more understanding than I thought she would be. I got on it the next day with ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
I have found the info only by looking at another cylinder head a friend had. The VW and Audi dealers had absolutly no info at all. The casting numbers are usless. As one of the tech replies states the lobes are different. Looking at engine from the front the l...
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