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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L timing cover VIN: 3B7KF26Z1W
Hello techs. This is my personal/shop truck. We just replaced the water pump the other day and I was stunned to see how badly the timing cover is pitted/corroded right where the water pump impeller sits in front of the timing cover. I have read of other cases ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Engine Oil Leak VIN: 1B7KF2364J
This truck seam to leak more oil around 1500 rpms and up you can see a light fog of oil between head,injector pump and block but i cannot seem to pin point leak.I have die in oil and looks like head gasket is leaking but cannot prove after side cover seal repl...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46U51
Hello all, this car was towed in by customer stating it was a no start and she said she lost a piston rod. Not sure about that it turns over by hand just fine. I push it in have no electric power, jump box put on have all lights (interior, exterior, and warnin... Trouble codes: B00DY, A1R, B0AG, TRANS, P0CM, ANT11
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y81
this truck will feel that its running out of fuel or that the filter is clogging wether at idle or cruise it will act up hesitate and then pop through intake doesnt feel like a skip even at idle vacuam will drop to 5hg and inj on time will increase fuel presur...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L High Pressure pump VIN: 1FTHF26F3V
Hello, Have this ford that came in for a very loud noise when engine is running.I can only describe it as a loud rattle as if you had a bad bearing on a altenator an it was vibrating.We took of the belt to make sure this was not the case. So we installed a re...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cam sensor VIN: 1F2DT43E24
Vehicle came in with the classic chirp/squeel coming from camshaft sensor. Replaced sensor made all marks before I took sensor off. After replacement, customer drove 220 miles and check engine light came on with p1309 code. Brought vehicle back to shop. Follow...
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2003 Ford BA Falcon 4.0L Ball Joint VIN: 6FPAAAJGSW
We seem to have a quite consistent problem with this model only after raising vehicle on 2 post hoist for service or repairs. When returning vehicle to the road it will have a nasty shudder/judder through steering when turned which corrects itself completely o...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W83
Engine cranks, but won't fire. On occasion will fire and immediately dies. Can wide open throttle it and it will run, seems very lean. Looking at the O2 sensors pre-cat shows pegged low, .06V even when goosing throttle. Checked fuel pressure, o.k.-checked vacu... Trouble codes: P0204 (Injector 4 Control Circuit)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, hard start when hot VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Truck has long crank time when hot or a no start. Dead pedal/no throttle response, throttle response returns after a few seconds. Due to batt bad batteries low charge-- alt. and batteries changed, batt & charging sys. functions normally now (sorry pids snapsh... Trouble codes: U1900 (Can communication..), P0261, P1876 (Gem/Central Timer--T-case 2 wh drive), B1483 (Gem/Central Timer--Brake Pedal), P0600 (Serial Comm Link error), U1900 (Can communication..)
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
This car came in 4 days ago and one of the guys got these codes. He had a known good MAP so swapped it out and checked out some other stuff (see the repair history) and ran it through the OBD monitors and all systems were go. Car came back today (his day off) ... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP sensor circuit high voltage), P0113 (IAT sensor circuit high voltage)
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV54E04
First let me say i know how sensitive throttle bodys are on this nissans engines, i have done a few of them and allways been able to reset idle after service. But this infiniti is kiking my behind, i try the idle reset with my modis 9.3 or even manually, and i... Trouble codes: P0507
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Electronic VIN: SAJEAO1U84
VEHICLE CAME IN FOR INTERMITTENT LOSS OF COLD A/C AIR. WHEN CONTROL HEAD IS SET TO THE COLDEST SETTING (LOW) IT WORKS FINE. WHEN SET TO 61 DEGREES OR HIGHER IT GOS TO FULL HOT. A/C COMPRESSOR WORKS FINE, PRESSURES ARE ALL NORMAL. I FOUND A COOLANT LEAK FROM TH...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58S2X
this car is driving me nuts car at idle for no reason will shut off changed ckp cmp computer checked all powers and grounds fuel preesur test back pressure all data seems correct sometimes also car will surge no specific reason surge will last for about 1 seco...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1JFA49S12P
I have this Jeep that has an interesting issue. When RPM is raised above 2k a miss occurs. I selected mechanical because you can hear a clatter underneath the valve cover when concern is present. I have addressed the TSB for exhaust valve rotation and decarbon...
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V7T
Ford-Lincoln experts need help on this one!We have serviced this vehicle for years-maintanence has been kept up on runs absolutely smooth & quiet & vehicle is clean-feel this is important because even my local Ford dealers hear the year\model & groan.They told... Trouble codes: P0174 (system lean bank 2), P1519 (imrc stuck closed)
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C6X
Hi all i have this 99 mazda 626 that came in because customer lost keys. I got two keys. The immobilizer and PCm had to be replaced because all keys are new. The problem i'm having is I cannot pull data from old pcm. I have the IDS and NGS. While manually sett... Trouble codes: P1602 (immobilizer/PCm communication eror), P1603 (EEPROM malfunction), P1604 (Code word unregistered)
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1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ck.engine light VIN: JN1HJ01F6R
I REALLY hope someone can help. Hi everyone, and thank you for your replies. 1994 maxima, ck. engine light is still on after repair. The light is off until I press the gas pedal.Then it comes on. it goes back off when I let off of the gas. EVERY time I step...
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S2T
Thank you in advance for any help, this one is getting to me. I traded in this truck and it appeared to run ok. Only drove it a few times. Sold it and the customer ran it out of gas. Ever since then it has not been right. One minute it idles perfect in or out ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
This is an intermittent no start problem. after the car is driven for 30 minutes and is allowed to sit for about ten minutes. it won't start. i have all support systems accept spark at the coils. did not stay dead long enough for me to see if i had 12 volts to...
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1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Thermostat VIN: 1G2NE54U6L
An ole High School pal brought in his Work car for these leaks. I fixed em purged the air and ran it at high idle untill the fan came on, with no problem, ran it out and called him, to let him know that the juice in the cooling system looked like swamp slime. ...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L a/c VIN: JN365T4777
a/c compressor is not coming on tested the pressure switches they are ok with the factory scanner (mastertech) I went in to the EFI and found the a/c cut signal ON, using the activations I cut off the a/c signal cut and it works correctly (engine up idles and ...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWVDH21J1Y
Embarrased to say but this car was a referral from another shop.Code p0237 sets as a hard code will not clear.Ran output diagnostics and the boost solenoid clicks and the resistance values are within spec,less than 15 ohms.car runs excellent other than this co... Trouble codes: P0237
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B52
I have a 2002 Passat 1.8L and have a couple SAIP (secondary air injection pump)codes. Usually these pumps go bad due to water getting in them and usually due to a bad EGR (combi) valve, right? Well this pump doesn't have any water in it, the hoses are all inta...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Check engine light VIN: 3VWSA69M14
Code P0118 keeps popping up - Engine temp circuit input too high. We did have issues with the cooling system - overheating, leaking, etc. We have replaced the radiator, electric fan switch, thermostat, water pump, vacuum filled the cooling system. Car no longe...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Unknown
This truck has a noise after driveing for a about 10 min. it sounds like a loud belt squeel that happens only while driveing. Can not make noise in shop. I replaced serp belt no change. After that we replaced frt hub bearings and did a frt brake service. Still...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L monitors wont set VIN: YV1VW2554Y
Good afternoon Volvo techs. This Volvo V40's monitors will not set. There are no codes and the MIL is not on. This mode 6 component comes up failed using snap-on Solis. TID CB CID 00 Max 50 Measured 9175 ECU 13 The following monitors will not set: Comprehensi...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6ET1291W
Contacted the tech on wheels and he said that the network seems to be down. We checked some grounds and started disconnecting the BCM, Airbag Module and the Radio and we are still in the same spot. Tech on wheels had to go so he will be back next week. I...
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1979 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.7L engine
thanks to everyone that took time to help. As i suspected i believe it was carbon. the heads had hairline cracks thru to egr passages from ex valves and cust wanted a fresh mill in so he knows what he has. So i have just finished rebuilding it and will be firi...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L fuel guage, IPC, A/C VIN: 1G1ND52F94
Almost everyone said either the compressor or wiring after the switch was at fault, but Muhammed from manitoba hit the nail on the head with the diode. We traced every ac wire alldata shows, and even started tracing on the ipc wires since they are on the same ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3K63H56H
Thanks to all (esp. Angello) after pretty thorough visual inspection, wiring harness manipulation, top testing( apparently Chrysler guys called it whack testing), we even removed parking brake assembly to check harness interference in that area. We did have th...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L stuck in 4x4 low VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
Hi All For the 7 that replied thank you for your help. No one hit the nail on the head. I went to my local ford dealer and talked to a friend who is the heavy line tech. he let me borrow the shop manual and I did all 42 steps testing everything. What it boil...
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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FM7A51481
thanks guys the problem was two cures one was clean egr holes in man and ign coil probely the real problem but coil was new i dont understand getting a bad new coil thats what threw me but half the holes in man was plugged also installed new plugs and cleaned ...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP52U73
Thanks to all who gave us ideas on our TCC problem on the 03 Taurus after a valve body overhaul using Sonax parts our car still locked up - even in the parking lot.Suprisingly if you stopped really easy, it wouldn't act up. Further evaluation led to the TCC si...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L hyd pump VIN: 1FDXE45SX7
took to dealer due to the fact that module has to be programed. thanks for replies.
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKYF18653
thanks for all of the replies, found that the alignment machine was slightly out of calibration. I also check to see if the splines were off on the coulumn and they were. Recentered the steering and realigned it on another machine and it fixed the problem. ...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W4Y
ok guys this was a easy fix i overlooked. It was a oxygen sensor that has the bank running so lean it was killing the bank. thanks Trouble codes: P0300.
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start
Well, sorry I don't have anything to post, customer traded vehicle in so I didn't get to finish it. Thanks to everyone who replied.
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L imrc VIN: JTKKT62466
Finally ended up pulling the IMRC apart and driving the thing open manually, did top engine clean, so far so good!
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
When checking the right side cat initially we only removed the o2 sensor and still had the same idle rough...one of the first replies from Edgar from Nevada stated he usually loosens the cat from the flange...since the right side is a lot easier to remove we t...
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1994 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Compresser VIN: JA4MR51M7R
Joe was right. Jumped the wires at the AC coolant temp switch and the compresser came right on. Thanks for all the help guys.
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2001 Opel CORSA C 1.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WOLOXCF081
Hi,Members Sorry for the late response I was depending on customer schedule... As I wrote before - when I change the EGR valve with a new 1 but not OEM - the engine stop to stall but the P1405 come again and the SES light was ON - when I got the car again,I tr... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system-flowmalfunction/hoseleakblockage...), P1405 (Exhaust gas reciculation valve position sensor malfunction).
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55246
Thanks to all for your help! We ended up replacing the Air Pump Valve because upon removal we found the valve was seized and when power was applied to valve no movement could be seen.The Air Pump evidently is a common failure but we heard pump run conistantly.... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection).
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Electronic VIN: YV1CZ59H13
All the replies I got said that a dedicated Volvo scanner (Vida) is required to communicate with the non-OBD-II modules on this Volvo. (True). However, sometimes there's a work-around. If there is a fault message in the text window, you can access a trouble...
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