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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Misfire VIN: WAUAF78E86
This car has a a misfire on #4 cylinder but only after a 10 - 15 min hot soak. The dealer has installed a ECU due to no injector pulse on 2 injectors, the customer only drove car about 1 week and had misfire at times- so dealer removed intake manifold and clea... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Monitors VIN: WBABH7325T
This vehicle I have ran 100 miles plus and the oxygen monitor has not run. I am trying to get one more monitor to pass emissions and the usually the oxygen sensor runs pretty quick. I have monitored through the scan tool and appears to be switching ok. I have ...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33443
Hi group, Z4 BMW 2.5L 2003, Code P0411, Secondary Air injectin incorrect flow. Please I need to find the location of Relays and the relay for Air injection pump, All data shows behind glove box, but I see only fuse box and there is no relays there,where is the... Trouble codes: P0411
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
Hey folks, got a Buick w/intermittent stall, car will start right up and be fine. Seems to stall while rolling to or at stop sign/light, meaning foot of gas slower speeds. I have replaced crank sensor, fuel filter and IAC motor, cleaned throttle body. Not sure...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L clutch VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
have a clutch job that has gone really bad on me!!! car was towed in for no clutch. after checking car out determinted it needed a clutch. have installed new clutch, new slave and master clyinder, resurfaced fly wheel.. probolem is that the clutch will not ful...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W8V
Hi all, hope someone has seen this issue before. The ABS and red brake lights will come on after going about 5+ mph. They flash on and off intermittently. Only one of them on at a time. No codes found in the ABS system. With a tech2, mph looks good on all 3 se...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L abs VIN: 1G1ND52M4V
car sets c1232 (open/short l/f speed semsor) as soon as key is on and brake is depressed. all 4 sensors measure equal resistance through the complete circuits measured at ecm connector. all sensors create a/c current when wheel is rotated. all 4 sensors read t...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L SPS Sensor? VIN: 1G1YY22G5X
This Car will throw a c1255(ebctm internal malfunction) and a C1281(sps sensor uncorrelated) code, always together, and only when the car hits a pothole or decent sized bump in the road. It sets these codes daily on rougher streets or railroad tracks, and they...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L motor VIN: 2GCEC19W92
hello fellow techs.Ihave a 02 silverado with a 4.3 that is driving me crazy.It came to the shop with a complaint of a vibration just off idle and on decel from 45-40mph.The problem occurs mostly at 1000-1200rpm.It doesn't matter if the truck is in park,drive,n...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L headlamp/drl VIN: 1235G45871
It appears that the grounds are okay and there is no voltage drop. The headlamp plug kees burning through at the pins.
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2B1WF55E45
I am about to release this nightmare to the dealer unless I can figure out where to go from here. The glitch is very fast and happens at 40 to 50 mphs.
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13T46
truck came in with misfire cust wanted plugs and wires. installed plugs & wires still has misfire on #6 cylinder only. only skips at idle runs good off ilde it is idleing at 650. swapped coil and injector, fuel pressure is 63 psi, vaccum is 19, long term fuel ... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdon misfire)
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGNDV33W57
Hi guys, Here that Uplander just keep kicking my butt.Car came in with CEL onand P0172 rich bank.LT trim -5to-25 ST trim -5to-15.Engine runs and drives ok no any other codes.MAP and MAF reads correct.Composite fuel reset,clean the injectors,plugs ,wires.O2 sns... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank)
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L blower motor VIN: 2GCEC13C38
Hey Guys, I have an 08 chevy 1500 that has a very wierd problem. This problem is intermittant. Sometimes the blower motor will come on all by itself, without the key in the ignition. I have checked all wiring for a short to voltage and they all look good. Kind...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start VIN: 3A4FYS8BX6
Hello to all. I am posting an additional help request for the 06 PT Cruiser that I originally posted for. This vehicle came into our shop as a static no start malfunction. There were no codes present. We replaced the crank sensor, just in case, because the pre...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L mirrors VIN: DLOJDVVLJ8
help i have this pacifica that intermitently when putting car in reverse the drivers mirror will tilt down all the way and keep running trying to go more(only drivers mirror moves)funny thing is this car doesnt have that option according to the owners manual(i...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L CAB Module VIN: 1B8GP25G31
ABS and Brake light on. System under voltage is the only code that comes up. Code is for Pin 10 (fused ignition voltage) at the CAB, is low voltage. Tested all three powers and both grounds at the CAB both unplugged and plugged in, test good. Test shows to ...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD5WD64133
Hi there Sprinter specialists. this van is hard starting on any condition; it takes 5 seconds or more cranking time before it starts. It doesn't seem to be related to temprature or if it has been sitting. I just drove 20+ miles; turned it off and try to start ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Steering VIN: 1D4GP25363
I have a Caravan that has a bad steering shudder while turning in parking lots. Things we have done: 1. Perform bulletin #19-006-05. (new cooler and hoses) 2. Replaced rack and pinion. 3. Replaced PS pump. 4. Replaced PS pump reservoir. 5. Flushed and bleed...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Rack & Pinion VIN: 2D4GP44L75
Hi all, we are working on a conversion van for disabled. We had just replaced the rack & pinion due to typical seal leak. Vehicle returned with customer reporting that the power assist is lower. Placed a call to the outfit that did the conversion & they said t...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs pump VIN: 1D4GP24R35
this van has no pump motor opperation when performing pump test with modis scaner. bleed procedure opperates pump. able to clear codes until engine is started and code 20 sets immediately. all fuses are good and communication with module is good.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L limp mode
Vehicle came in today with customer complaint stating vehicle goes into limp mode after driving longer distances. Customer called yesterday, stating it was in limp mode,we told him to reset ignition(waited 15 minutes). He drove vehicle home and it ran great. N...
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2006 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HD48226
Customer complaint is that vehicle will not start at times, the ignition is a "tip" start and sometimes will turn motor for 10-15 seconds and stop and then the ETC (red arrow) and MIL lights will come on at same time for a few seconds, then ETC will go out, fo... Trouble codes: P0129
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U9P
got a call from this customer said he drove rig to store and wouldn't start when he went to leave, I thought maybe vapor lock, so I told him to cycle ign off to on several times and then try, but did not help. Replaced fuel filter, but no help. tough to reprod... Trouble codes: 136 (lean bank 2), 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2)
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1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N9T
truck came in on the hook with a no start condition. now first of all this truck sits for 10 months out of the year. when it came in i checked fuel, fire, compression. all are good. noticed the plugs were fouled so i did a complete tune-up. plugs wires cap but...
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1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L blows ecm VIN: 1FMDA31X1V
This aerostar has been blowing ecms intermittently for about a year now. The good part is that it is getting more often now. As a matter of fact, It's getting so bad that it ran for only a minute the last time before it blew the last ecm. Fortunately, before i... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel pump primary circuit malfunction)
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Heat VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Vehicle will have OK heat but sometimes heat will drop out in the front and back heating systems. I can drive the car around and have good heat and come to a stop and then the heat will cut out. Today we started the truck and it warmed up and it had no heat. ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L no turbo boost VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
Turbo won't come in, runs fine otherwise just no boost. found boost sensor tube clogged, cleaned but did not help. customer stated that it just started one morning with no other issues proceeding it. I am familar with cummings but not the power stroke have rea... Trouble codes: P0478, P0475, P0473, P0470
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L vibration VIN: 1FTWW33S3X
This vibration is not a dangerous type. It is an annoying vibration. It can be felt in the steering wheel, by the seat of your pants and your foot on the floor board. The smoother the road the more you notice it. No vibration or pulsing in the brake pedal. The...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L neutral at stops VIN: 1FHFP55X2G
This one is new to me. When vehicle warms up and you come to a stop idling in drive, the car will go out of gear and back in and out just sitting there. It will go in when you step on the gas and it bang in kind of hard. The transmission shifts great in all th...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E31
i smoked the car and found the intake leaking and repaired tat and the codes came back after a test drive has anyone seen this before oh yea another shop has tried to fix this Trouble codes: P0135, P1131
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U92
I have this Code P0174 that keeps returning. i have Replaced oxygen sensor, upper and lower intake gaskets, PCV valve and hoses, oil change complete tune up, check fuel pressure and flow. Not sure where to go next. Any body run into this or have any suggestion... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2)
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FMPU16WX3
While backing up under heavy accel. the rear shake very hard. It does it in all in 2wd, auto and four high. It feels like a cross between axle hop and clutch chatter. thanks
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W83
Hi everyone, I have a slight problem with a truck here in my shop. Truck came in with a misfire on Cyl# 1-4, also had a P0354. all plugs were changed, along with both coils on 1-4. Misfire was still present. Pulled plugs 1-4 and found them to be gas soaked, ne... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition coil D Primary/ secondary fault), P0301, P0304
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L booster VIN: 1GTEK14R8V
the brakes work great in this truck, they stop normally and feel great, they have normal wear and all is fine no issues on all four corners.but when you perform a panic stop the pedal is really really stiff for a few seconds then abs takes over. but the issue ...
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2001 GMC Safari SLT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GKDM19W21
Vehicle came in with complaint of hesitation, basically when you step on the gas it cuts out like its starving for fuel. While its doing this the fuel pressure is @ 47-50 psi...I couldn't find a running fuel pressure spec. KoEo is 60-66psi. The vehicle came in... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L None
Hey IATN guys. Thankfully I don't think I have a problem. I have a question for the Duramax guys. I personally own an'06 truck with an LBZ engine which I got new. I know there were some problems with the LLY glow plugs breaking in the heads. The LBZ has glowpl...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GTEK13M17
Hi everyone . Just replaced a throttle body on this GMC and now it will not return to idle properly - after i clear the system it will start and idle down -relearn is to run for 3 minutes and off for 1 min. - the second time i start it it will go to 1200 rpm a... Trouble codes: P0121
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMRA13860
cutting to the chase it has no spark and no fuel! last time in because it wouldn't not start or die... we replaced the ig sw. a stab in the dark... this time (2weeks later) the complain was after parking for 5 min. starts and runs and dies and restarts. tryed ...
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2001 Honda S2000 2.0L shifter VIN: JHMAP11471
we just got our first s2000 in for a clutch replacement. has anyone removed a shifter? alldata says remove the boot retainer but gives no how to. weve pried, tugged, tried to rotate to no avail. if we muscle it anymore it will probably break. any help would be...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 1HGCM66333
customer brigs this car in for ac check says dealer located leak on ac line behind engine.we ran the car with some dye and in several minutes pressure was being released from relief valve.we noticed that when high side pressure reaches 300psi the fan would com...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start
this car came in as a dwd(died while driving) didnt start at the shop. checked codes had a p0343 cam sensor code, checked that out everything checked ok so possible computer. checked compression and found the plugs were wet and compression good. if i hook it u... Trouble codes: P0343
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS1223J
Hey, this one is making me pull out what hair is left. P0340 (CMP sensor) on a 2002 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0l. Some times get a mild hesitation but not sure if it is related to the MIL being on. Anyone with experience on this one please help. New cam and Crank Sen... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor No Signal)
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA31AXY
i have had the car off and on for about a month and a half, the first time the car came in it was intermintly missing. it had the p1320 code in it at the time. so i recommended replacing all the coils and also replaced both crank shaft sensors. the car left an... Trouble codes: P1320
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L amber light in dash VIN: SALSK25438
Renewed pads, rotors front & rear and left front wear sensor. The test drive is good, brakes normal. Amber brake light is on in cluster and the driver info center reads check brake pads. I searched Alldata for any info and there aren't any codes. So I'm askin...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: FT8BF28GXY
this one is eating my lunch. the car has been back twice for misfire. the same coil has been replaced 3 times (factory toyota parts ) the car will run ok for up to 3 weeks or as little as 2 days, but still comes back with bad coils, as soon as its replaced it ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
ok guys this car came in with a big miss in it run a scan on it it ahs codes 301,302,304,and 306 which we all no is cyl miss fire checked fuel press 37 to 40 psi which is right checked compression it is good not real familer with these engines just wondering i...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBFA67E1R
We have at our shop this benz. The roof will operate as designed after you disconnect and reconnect the roof module behind the passenger seat. The roof will open and close repeatly until you drive it and hit some bumps in the road. Verified the power and groun...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Have the benz that tells us fuel level is @ 3/4 when we know there is only a few gallons of gas. Replaced sending unit in the tank. Still, same thing. Hooked up launch to do a guage sweep. The sweep works, but still 3/4. When we look at data to see how much ga...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H56
This car began to misfire all of a sudden and the MIL came on. Using the MODIS I retieved the codes listed. The O2 is connected properly. The misfire counter indeed shows cylinders 1,4,6 to be misfiring. I pulled out all 6 spark plugs and found 1,2,3, all thre... Trouble codes: 0632 (P0300 Random Misfire), 0636 (P0301 Cyl 1 Misfire also P0304 P0306), 0559 (P2626 Right O2 upstream is open), 0600 (P0040 O2 upstream plug connector connected wrong), 0773 (P2A00 O2 right upstream shifted to lean), 0908 (P2414 O2 right upstream signal implausible)
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2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
hi all, Cooling fan running at Max speed while the engine normal temperature and air-conditioning turned off. When you run the engine in the morning or after a period of parking, fan is not working and after using the car for some time its work normaly at low ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Radio VIN: 4A3AC54L0Y
Battery went dead on this vehicle and now the radio is locked out. I was wondering if anyone has access to the code. Part number - [...]. Thanks in advance.
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L batt VIN: JA4LS41R61
Hello all. We have a montero eating us up with a batt drain over night. With all the fuses and relays removed, the alt and abs module unplugged it will pull 52 milliamps. Has a new napa batt customer installed and test good. Leave batt disconnected over the we...
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1992 Nissan D21 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1N6HD16S8N
This truck won't ,go away! Customer complaint was hesitation, bog sometimes at certain point on road most mornings. When I finally got him to leave it with me I found that when it does it, it falls on it's face at part throttle like a really bad EGR, push a li...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L immu VIN: JN1DA31D73
Hi techs, any help with this one is greatly appreciated. We've got an 03 Maxima that was first towed in for no start comlaint. Found codes p1610 and p1612. We performed the key relearn procedure using the key in the ignition lock cyinder, and the car started. ...
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2007 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L timing chain VIN: 5N1BV28U57
When the vehicle is cold (warm also but not as noticeable) it has a whine from the timing chain area. It is not a drive belt or p/s pump but the Nissan dealer told him it needed a timing chain and tensioner for 1300.00 bucks. I would like to know if anybody ha...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L abs lamp, cruise control VIN: 1G3HN52L9R
This one is kicking my butt, and i need some help. This thing came in with the complaint of no cruise control. I found the code of P1562- cruise vaccume solinoid, Also the cruise control would not work. So I followed the flow charts provided from Mitchell and ...
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2002 Other European spyder 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, no throttle at times VIN: ZAMBC38A82
I have a maserati in the shop that is kicking my rear. I think i have found the problem.I have codes 1149,1151.I was told these were peddle sensor codes, pulled that sensor has no glitches from a sweep test. pulled off the throttle motor, found a ohm reading o... Trouble codes: P1149, P1151
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L transmission VIN: 1P4GP44R3W
van came in on a hook, starts, runs , put into gear and stalls. no voltage at pin#15 at tcm, 12v supply to etax relay. there are transmision fault codes according to drb, but not communicating with tcm and codes are unknown. we changed the tcm nothing fixed. i...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L engine noise/dies out VIN: 1G2NF1ZE21
This vehicle runs fine but after it gets warm it starts to sound like a deisel and knocks as well as lifters clattering inside. The engine surges and the noise comes and goes as the RPM drop and rise. The oil pressure was reading about 25psi to 30psi at idle w...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDC68D41
Checked the wiring and it's all OK. Swapped the ECU with one from another car and problem went away (got lucky having a car with same ECU handy to try). Customer didn't want to spend the $1,500 for new ECU from Audi, so we built a small circuit to turn off the... Trouble codes: P1531 (Camshaft Solenoid Circuit).
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG2328T
vaccum hose's underneath intake bad replaced have vac to solenoid Trouble codes: P1421, 253 (valve vent system jammed).
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L tpm VIN: WBANE53577
Thanks alot, guys. It turns out that I goofed up splicing in the new harness. There were 19 wires, of which there were 3 pairs of the same color wires. Knowing this, I soldered in the new harness one wire at a time, referring to the wire's position in the conn...
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1984 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista 5.0L blower motor VIN: 1GCCW80H5E
Thanks for all of the help. Several of you nailed it. The problem was the connector near the right valve cover. It had a burned connection inside. I soldered the wire together bypassing the connector (it is a large red wire coming from the alternator). no...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stall VIN: 1GCCS14477
Thanks to all that replied and helped. I replaced the ignition switch and the truck is gone. What is amazing is the lack of usefull information on Mitchel 1. I don't know if Aldata is any better, but if their salesman calls again and offers a "test drive" I'll... Trouble codes: P0141 (HO2 Curcuit fault).
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JC1242V
Thanks for all the sugestions, as stated in my update, found plenum gasket broken/missing. Also found head gasket blown between 2 and 3 cylinders. Replace head gasket and resealed manifold. Runs fine now, compression test okay, even used old map sensor! Thank...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19V31
thanks for all the great replies.did extensive throttle body cleaning,cleaned maf,tried relearn procedure,did gain about a 100 rpm gain in idle.customer said he needs his truck back for work and he will live with it the way it is.the replys were excellent and ...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L SRS module VIN: 3GNFK16T21
You know those jobs where you dread having to explain what you found out...this is one of those! After spending almost as much time explaining as i did fixing the customer is satisfied with the outcome. That being the truck is now running fine, no more "U" cod...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJC39U24
Hello all! I did fix this vehicle. I pulled both fuel rails and all 8 injectors. #7 was totally clogged with a gummy varnish looking gunk,also traces of this gunk in all the injector screens. I cleaned 7 of the injectors and replace the # 7 injector. Drained t... Trouble codes: P0302, P0307.
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Housing VIN: 2G1WB57K39
Well, folks it is done, but not the neat way. Two respondents suggested an impact wrench, one suggested a salvage yard unit...but Michael instructed me to turn the nut counter to the arrow on the fan until the three slots lined up, and the fan would come off. ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L All gears VIN: 2C8GP64L71
After looking at it again and trying a few of the suggestions, I pulled trans and replace it with a good used one. Now it works fine. Obviously the old one had a "major catastrophic mechanical failure". Thanks again to all those who took the time to help me wi...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L TCC Lockup
Well this truck is fixed. Thanks to all for the help!. After further inspection of valve body and disasymbly I found a large chunk of metal in one of the passages. I could not locate where this metal came from looked like a part of the end of one of the accumu...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24333
well i hope my hair grows back!!! thank you to all that responded to this request. this van uses a "ignition sense" wire from ignition switch to the bcm. the voltage changes for the diffrent key positions to let the bcm know the exact key position. in the cran... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352 (ignition coil primary curcit 2), P0353 (ignition coil primary ckt 3).
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L master cylinder VIN: WD0PD44436
THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME TO RESPOND.WELL AFTER VWE WENT CRAZY WE FOUND ONE OF THE FRONT CALIPERS TO BE STICKING WAS RELEASED BLED AGAIN AND WE GOT GOOD PEDAL BUT THEN IT WAS HARD WE REMOVED THE MASTER AGAIN AND FOUND THE PUSH ROD BROKEN. REPLACE BOOSTER...
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU6S
thanks for all the help you gave, i used the cam sync tool and alined it and test drove the truck and now it runs great it has tranny problems but he can't aford it now thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam positionsensor), P1443 (evap purg valve fault), P0401 (egr insuficient flow), P1000 (encomplet), P1701 (revers engagement error), P1270 (engine rpm/speed limit reacher).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F71
Thanks for all the responses with this truck. After the installation of a new IDM, truck started right up and ran like it should. Ran for 30 minutes and then 15 mile road test. No ses and ran great. Called customer and after he picked it up it ran for 2 miles ...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GTGK24R2V
The ABS was not the problem. Leaking wheel cylinders were causing contamination on the pads resulting in slight brake bias toward the rear brakes. The ABS would activate because the rear brakes were appling more than the front. The customer declined our sugges...
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2000 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Hard start VIN: 1GDFG15R7Y
We did not find a screen or plugged distributor it had a offset stepped hole no screen at all. We did not find a bad distributoe drive gear all looked good. replaced with Delco cap & rotor and we drove for several days and let it sit problem did not come back....
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14T74
Well, I finally got the ok to replace the intake manifold and I can say that it idles better, though not perfect. After replacing the manifold with a Dorman unit the idle smoothed out some and the cyl 5 misfire counts all but went away but the cyl 6 misfire co... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L power steering pump VIN: 2GTEK13T34
Thanks for all the help.I should have stated that it was a new gm pump that was installed.Also the system was flushed at the gm dealer.We had to replace the pump again as well as the high pressure line because even when the line was flushed it looked to still...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22932
Unfortunately I have not been able to resolve this problem at this time.We did replace the timing belt and adjusted the valves as some suggested as it was overdue-however it still does the exact same thing-the light will pop on while driving but with ABSOLUTLY... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L valvetrain VIN: JHMES96674
The general consensus from the group is that the valve stem tops were worn out, and sure enough, they were dished in. Pretty bad for a Honda with less than 200k miles, but this may be common on the hybrids for some reason. We do not get many hybrid Hondas he...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58Y44
Well, we pulled the left bank fuel rail and ended up finding a small piece of plastic inside the crossover pipe where it connects to the left bank rail. It was intermittently clogging the small hole that goes into the fuel rail. Which explains why when you got... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Restricted Performnc VIN: SAJDA14C21
Sorry for the delay. This Jag wasn't able to return to the shop until earlier today. The culprit for this issue was indeed the MAF sensor. It seems that is what almost everyone pointed to. No one really mentioned the results of the injector drop test, whic... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank1 Lean), P0174 (Bank2 Lean).
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Starting VIN: 1F4FA49591
thanks for all the help Idid find my problem beside battery in harness wire was shorted supply voltage from relay box to pcm once again thanks for all the help.
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L high idle VIN: 1J4FT68SX1
Well, I went back and pretended that I had never seen this beutiful little jeep before and started from scratch. I went through the diag process, using the great tips I recieved from all of you. I agreed with the idea that I was having a vacuum leak issue. I a... Trouble codes: P0500.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
Bryan, Martin, Richard and Cesar all have the prize for being correct IT WAS THE DIST. After double checking the timing I removed the rotor and dust cover and looked inside the dist. and found metal shavings. The shaft was a little loose. Installed a junk yar...
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2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 5N1MD28Y44
I AM GOING TO SAY THIS IS FIXED. THE CUSTOMER HAS STATED SHE DOESN'T HEAR IT AS MUCH THE MORE SHE DRIVES IT. SORRY FOR THE DELAY WE WERE HAVIN G HER PUT SOME MILES ON IT. IT WASN'T A LAZY SHIFT BUT JUST A NOISE LIKE SOMETHING ENGAGING. OUR TRANS GUY TALKED TO...
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2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L shift 1-2 VIN: 1N6AD06W35
well this 1 is fixed at first check the fluid looked good so i decided to pull the pan off to check for bad stuff in the pan when i pulled the drain plug out of the pan the problem became aperent it was a milk shake. we put an external cooler on it and i figur...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L HVAC control VIN: 1G3NL52E64
it's fixxed! swapped out the after market ignition switch for a factory one. also, before i installed the new switch, i phoned the local GM dealer and spoke to the lead tech. he said he has seen this condition before and that before you preform the Passlock r...
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1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L Ignition VIN: 1G2FS23T7M
Thanks to all who replied. Chris from California had the best test. It was the VATS module that was bad. I replaced the module with a used one and put a resistor for that module in line. The Firechiken started right up. Very much appreciated.
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L inop VIN: WP1AB29P76
Thanks to Mike & David. They were both right on the money. They said to check the battery and sure enough it was bad. It always started the engine, but sometimes the voltage dropped low enough while cranking to cause the problem. I installed a new battery and ...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 5GZCZ23D14
I found the C2 connector at the ECM has a loose connection somewhere. If i wiggle the wires at the connector ever so slightly I can get the vehicle to act up. The ECM loses power and that sends a flurry of other things shutting down. I believe the main engine ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 Misfire).
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JF1GF485XX
WELL THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THAT OFFERED HELP. WE HAVE INSTALLED A USED ENGINE AND IT NOW RUNS. THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE FROM THE MANUAL TRANS MOTOR TO THE AUTOMATIC. WE HAD TO SWAP CRANK AND CAM TIMING BELT PULLEYS. FOR SOME REASON THE CRANK SENSOR TRIGGER ON CRA...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2TIAE04B8S
thank you all for your time and help finding the problem , we were thinking it was not getting a enough fuel but it turned out to be in the distributor, either the cam or crank sensor, but none the less the (with the complete new distibutor ) runs great now, a...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Alignment VIN: 3VW13SE69M
thanks for all posts. I did take apart one side of the axle and it is adjustable with aftermarket shims (moog, etc) for both toe and camber. shims are full contact and go behind the stub axle where it bolts on to the beam. however, in this case the customer di...
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