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2002 Acura EL 1.7L Compressor VIN: 2HHES36652
A/C works fne when turned on. When turned off the A?c clutch cycles on and off abut every second. If I unplug the pressure switch and ground the red wire the clutch engages if I give it 12v the clutch with disengage and stay that way until I remove the ground....
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Surge VIN: WAULC68E93
Brand new Turbo spools up and then cuts out several times and then stops spooling altogther until you come to a stop and or slow down and accelerate hard then repeats same symptom. We unplugged the wastegate and found the sympton disappears but the turbo doesn...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L passenger window motor operation VIN: 4USCJ332XW
window only moves one inch when switch is pressed,up or down works properly with scan tool
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAETET374
Towed in for severe overheat/no start. Pressure tested, found blown heater pipe on head,blown coolant bottle, radiator with stop leak. Found starter to spin fast but no kickout. Scanned found 5 misc overheat codes, 2-both bank lean codes. Sold repair with star...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: 5UXFA13545
Hello all, got one that I'm either overthinking or overlooking and has got me at a road block. Customer came in and mentioned that A/C has not been cold for months (don't really need in SF) but now that he's traveling outside of the city he would like to get i...
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Instrument Panel VIN: WBANA5365B
Hey you BMW gurus. The instrument panel background lights as well as all guages turn on/off rapidly. The chime goes on/off as well. The milage shows while alive but at the clock window, it shows kilometer display instead of mileage. I have a code of B2577. Not...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L centerline steering VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
Hello GM Techs. I am European specialist in need of some American advice. A family member's vehicle came in for routine steering/ suspension repairs. The steering wheel was a 1/4 off to the left before and after repairs. Attempted to perform 4 wheel alignment....
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W6R
I am testing this truck and have rulled out fuel pressure 55psi running, tried a know good injector, map sensor, tps. What i have is a lean condition just off idle. the truck will surge badly just as you bring the rpms up, corresopnding with this the egr and e...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNGK26N9S
This Suburban when started cold or just setting for an hour or so, will run bad. It runs like the egr is open. Surges up and down backfires, rough idle. No codes and the funny thing is when it is having this problem the data stream has some issues. Engine cool...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC1242V
This is my personal vehicle. I did an engine swap to this cavalier about 2 years ago. It now has a 3400 OHV V6 out of a 2002 Grand Am GT. Dyno tuned. It has bigger fuel injectors out of a Trailblazer, and stiffer valve springs. The car has ran great for the pa...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of missfire and back-firing first thing in the morning, after engine warms up vehicle is fine. No CEL's. Let it sit over the weekend and vehicle would not start unless holding throttle 50%. Installed fuel pressure gauge ...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31R92
This van came to us from a fleet customer that does most of there own work. Had code p0335 for crank sensor and would not eccelarate. Customer installed new crank sensor. Checked ignition componants and found in need of tune-up. problem still exists. In park i... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP sensor A Circuit fault)
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCHK29U52
I have a instrument cluster with a PRINDEL that lights up intermittently only when the key is in ACC position. As soon as you start vehicle it blacks out. No speedometer, no PRINDLE, no tach, oil pressure, and no trans temp. Fuel Gauge and temp appear to be wo...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z73
This vehicle has been at my shop for more than a week now and I'm yet to fix it. I have much other work to do & this one needs to go and its one of my better customers so any help would be greatly appreciated. The problem is intermittent but when driving down ... Trouble codes: P1516
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Head Gaskets VIN: 1GCHK23245
We're replacing head gaskets with the updated ones on the 05 Duramax. I need to determine the thickness of the original gaskets using indicator holes in the gasket. I see 2 holes in the end of the gasket that are about 5/16" in diameter. These holes protrude f...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L vent temp VIN: 1GCHK29U65
cannot get lower than 70 f at idle[95 ambient]50 f at 1500 rpm's.all blend doors full cold, system rebuilt using ac delco parts, extensively flushed.all lines, cond,evap clear. Anyone have any ideas or seen this before?also 40 degree drop across cond.
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Cooling fan inop VIN: 2CND123F86
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. This came in with: Check A/C - does not cool at idle, while driving its fine. Found fans inop. Vehicle is overheating - although that wasn't one of the complaints. Vehicle has poor idle quailty, fans inop., stalls, d... Trouble codes: P0030 (p0036-), P0036 (P0201-p0206-), P201P, P0230 (P0442-p0443-), P442P, P0449 (Several others)
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.8L Vibration VIN: 1GCCS14816
This truck has a vibration that shakes the exhaust apart. Two mufflers have broken off and been covered by warranty. This was followed by several aftermarket mufflers at muffler shops. It has shaken the insides out of the rear converter and broken the weld at ...
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1993 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L Fuel Pump VIN: 1C3XU6536M
Fuel pump was replaced at another shop. I have no information for this vehicle, all my books are 800 miles away. Can someone send me the wiring diagram for this, it appears that the computer should be controlling the fuel pump and is not. I am in bad need of t...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L lights starts and dies VIN: 1CYGFED67J
customer bought car 10 minutes before they went to dmv locked the doors when they unlocked them the alarm sounded has no remote ive tried to unlock and lock every door no affect there are no sensors on the door locks like they show on mitchell on demand my mod...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3C8FY4BB81
This car came in overheating with the A/C on. Car seems just fine if you dont run the A/C, The cooling fan had a noisey bearing so we replaced that right off the bat, It didnt change a thing. New Thermostat, Fan runs the whole time the A/C is on, seems to pull...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C8FY78GX3
I am trying to do a timing belt and water pump on this gem. Have followede instructions in AllData to get right front mount support braket off. Can not get enough clearence by jacking engine to get bracket of. Have jacket ir up so far I am afraid I'll pull CV'...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L compressor
About a week after performing work, customer was back with noise on accelerating. Sound like a high pitched whining like you may sometimes get from an idler or tensioner pulley bearing. Replaced the compressor and the further I drive it, the louder the noise g...
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Limp in mode VIN: 1B3ES26C23
Vehicle came into our shop in limp in mode. Pulled codes po700 po755 p1681. We perfomed all test per alldata. Solenoid pack ohmed out good (1-3 ohms, tested at 1.6) and all wiring checked out good. Instrument cluster works on and off. Due to tests, everything ... Trouble codes: P0700, P0755, P1681 (No fuel level bus message)
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1993 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L reverse VIN: 1FMEU15N4P
automatic transmission experts, please help! this is my dad's vehicle. i just finished overhauling this e4od, and now there is no reverse. when i place the selector in the reverse position, the rpm raises about 200-300 rpm. here's the history of the vehicle: ...
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1996 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 3FALP67L4T
I think ive heard about this before but cant remember solution . Car cranks fine , will not start under any conditions unless ether is sprayed into throttle body area .once running you can drive the car all day long .that o2 sensor cant make a no start , can i... Trouble codes: P0151, P0430, P1151 (Ho2s21 sensor indicates lean)
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1997 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Erratic O/D Shifts VIN: 1FDKF38F9V
Hey folks! I'm looking for some help on this F350 Diesel pick up. The truck has erratic O/D engagement and disengagement. I've driven the truck on several different occasions and the problem is there every time. When you take off from a stop the tranmission sh...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L No Start VIN: 2FTDA54U0W
Good morning techs. This one has me pulling my hair out! Vehicle came in back in January with no start. Has spark but no fuel pressure, ched wires at the tank, all circuits good. Replaced fuel pump. Vehicle running fine until this week. Custome called and saii...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE24L3X
Hello everyone, I have poor Econoline Van that's kinda kicking my butt. The Problem it that I has a poor idle and will set a lean code on bank 1,+ 25% and drops off idle. I have smoke tested and leak tested the intake till I was blue in the face. The only bad ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L High idle VIN: 1FAFP40421
Good morning i have a mustang that when the clutch is pushed in the idle tends to stay where ever it is when the clutch is depressed. Will eventually come down but takes an excessivly long time. Idle is normal when started and sitting still. Example, pull up t...
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51402
I am not a ford man... at all... I am stuck on this one with a missfire complaint on acceleration in town driving and at highway speeds.. . I have no way of knowing where to begin- first of all i dont know if it is missing due to ignition or fuel.. I have trie...
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03106
the misfire on this escape is very intermittent- it may go 1-2 weeks between episodes and run perfect when not misfiring. the first time this came in we pulled the codes and found that cylinder #2 was under the plenum, making it difficult to inspect the plug o... Trouble codes: P0316, P0302
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1989 GMC G3500 Magnavan 7.4L add on overdrive VIN: 1GBKP37W4J
The customer recently purchased this unit out of state, sight unseen. He realised on the way home that the overdrive does not shift. This is a Doug Nash unit. In trying to research it, I can find info on the Corvette version but not this unit. It looks a lot d...
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1991 GMC Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CKBJ18U4M
vechile towed no start no spark no fuel rattle from under dash like relays direct hit had several replies ecm failures followed test procedure needs ecm talked with customer this is the third ecm in the last 100 000km what is happening to these ecm??? is there...
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2001 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15WO1
Thanks in advance.I have this savana 1500 van with 4.3 that is missing under a load between 3500 4000 rpms runs fine under light load and at idle.1 have replaced crank sensor twice,full tune up,fuel pump,distributer,coil and ignitin module.i have checked all c... Trouble codes: P0335, P1381
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Drivers Information Center VIN: 2GTEK19T13
This is my own truck so I know its history. I simply parked my truck in my garage for 10 days when I went on vacation and when I got it out it was switching from Spanish to french to English on its own, also switching from odometer to trip to hours on it own. ...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Temp VIN: 1GCHK29U54
I would like to know what temp other trucks like this one runs with trans temp gauge ?? are we running to hot.
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Starter Relay VIN: 1HGCA55311
First of all Thank for your help. This vehicle start without push cluth pedal / I do not have electric manual but seems to be starter relay stuck close. I need ask to you that is where is the relay location. Thank you for your help again.
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L radiator cooling fans VIN: 1HGCD5632T
What this Honda is doing is intermitting. Sometimes when you turn it off the cooling fans will stay on until the battery dies. I have tested everything I can find but it continues to happen. Pulling the fuse at night prevents the battery drain. Last year and t...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6622W
This honda has a rolling idle when warm.have checked for vac leaks-none found warm of cold.have replaced iac.original would work right,if i tapped on it,until next key cycle.tried 2 used and one new still won't idle.tapping does not work with used or new iac.a...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
Customer complained his TCS light comes on- Honda told him to ignore MIL (!). I have tried scanning with different tools, tried Identifix- finally got a code 31 in TCS/ABS, identified as communication failure between TCS and PCM. also got old codes from ABS, d... Trouble codes: P0401 (Catalyst efficiency), P0420 (Egr)
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L head lights VIN: 1C8EC16005
we have a 2005 honda crv she says the headlight keep blowing the bulbs she has replaced 6 in 8 weeks alt is charging at 14.4 but dose not go over that with lights on ac drops to 13.9 for split second then comes right back she says no other lights burn out wire...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D53
I have a hyundai thats giving us problems it came in with a map sensor code low voltage. It looked like someone was messing with the wires and swaped them around. I rewired the sensor how the diags show and put in a new map sensor. Now the car wont start. Trys...
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2003 Kia Rio RX-V 1.6L Steering Stops VIN: KNADC16503
This Rio came in with a complaint of noise on hard left turns. The back of the left front tire is hitting the body. Whatever passes for a steering stop on a left turn isn't working. I am assuming that it wasn't doing this right off the production line. There i...
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2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L vibration on decel VIN: KNAGD12664
replaced the timing belt and the customercomplaint is that on decel the car vibrates thank you for your help
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNADC12524
When the car is first started up. It runs but is rough and stalls out, it will do this the first 2-3 times and when it starts to warm up it seems it will idle good, but still will have a stumlle. but will not stall out. Please help, Been working This for month... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle con. RPM High), P1166 (o2 B1 Control Adaption)
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2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L Instrument cluster
Took this one on for a coworker that works in our parts department. Complaint is this: Instrument cluster started showing these signs randomly when driving then would go away for a week or two at a time, but now it is doing this ALL the time: Tachometer inop...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Radiator Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM82W63
Hi I have this car that came in with a broken fan blade on the electric cooling fan. I replaced the entire fan assembly with a new one. But when I ran the car the fan runs on slow speed and the speed constantly goes up and down and never stays on high even whe...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441201
We got our yearly visit from this Benz last week. When it rolled out of the shop last year, it ran beautifully, plenty of power, great idle, dialed in real good. This year, when car reaches operating temp, our fuel pressure drops. Starts at 60 psi when cold, a...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E2M
Vehicle came in with complaint of hesitation on accel off idle and also hesitation under accel when driving. Test drove vehicle to confirm. Hesitation would range from short to sometimes a couple seconds, but once clear engine had excellent power and pulled ve...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cranking VIN: WDBNG70JXY
High Techs; This is a problem for the Mercedes techs. ok this car come with intermitent problem sometimes car starts normal,and after wile it just cranks without starting the engine. the ignition switch has automatic return to start engine, so, ignition switch...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L coolant temp sensor VIN: 2MEFM74W3W
vehicle came in for overheating, cel on. pulled 2 codes -p1285, p1299- that confirmed the overheating. found 3 problems - fans don't operating, temp gauge reads inaccurately, and coolant temp sensor reads -40. alldata isn't very clear on whether the cylinder h...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM59S6Y
This car came in to us for a cutting out problem. Customer said while he stopped at a lite that the car cut out he left it on the side for about two hours and later on he drove it in to us without a driving problem. After i scanned the car i found code p0191 (... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range)
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC34G6Y
Vehicle came in on tow truck, crank/no start. Found no spark, no pulse, can not hear fuel pump run. The chaeck engine light is also not coming on and no communication with ecm. I limited info for this vehicle. wiring and connector diagrams hard to under stand....
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AC54H41
Hi ya tech's i have this 01 eclipse 3.0l. Came in got a oil change. They change the air filter at this time. Next day came back with lack of power at 4000 + rpm's. At moderate acceleration no problem,idles find,runs smooth,no codes. But with foot to floor, at ...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y5T
I work for a ford dealer and i dodnt know much about nissan so any help would be nice i was going to replace the egr vale but i want to be sure it is the sensor is there a test i can do to make sure it is the egr and not the sensor thank for any help Trouble codes: P0402
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y71
The customer had the check engine light come on,we scan for codes and found p1441,and po325.well we went after the p1441 code. we found the vacuum cut valve/bypass valve was broken and the evap vent valve was not working because of broken wires.replaced both v... Trouble codes: P1441, P1490
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling VIN: 5N1ED28T71
Help!!!June last year we did a preventative maintenance service wish included timing belt and tensioner, crank and cam seals,water pump, thermostat. (A year prior that, the truck was in an accident and had replaced the radiator,2 years old now). we recommended...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W53
Vehicle came in hesitating and sluggish. No codes at first. Driven hard, will set a P0300. Both banks alpha readings would max out at 65%. Thought problem was a MAF and threw in a fuel system service for good measure. After blowing it out, only bank 2 now goes... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNIMG4E25Z
Hi Tech this vehicle is not what it states in the in the specs above the vin number is correct it is a nissan mini van with a ZD 30 engine. the code i got is ECM 10 i changed two known working ECM and the situation remains the same. I am lost to the next step... Trouble codes: ECM, 10
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Pre-charge pump VIN: WBADP6347Y
I would love to be able to say this one is fixed, but it's not the case. Since the original post the car came back and we replaced the rebuilt DSC module with an OE unit. Car came back beyond that visit and is still reporting same code "88" for pre-charge ...
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L cooling system contamination VIN: WBXPA93405
The bottom line appears to be oil continues to contaminate the cooling system. We suspect it was overheated causing internal engine damage despite the customers denial of such. Customer does not have the money to diagnose/repair further. End of story.
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1991 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Stall VIN: 1G4AL54N5M
Well, we received many worthy repiles from tap testing the ECM to chafed wires under the alternator. Many suggested testing the injectors with an ohm meter. Ohming the injectors is what we did. Four were at 12-12.5 while the other two were at 7 and 9. ...
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1991 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4EZ13L4M
Thanks all who replied. Many hit the nail on the head. I removed the new balancer and compared it to the old one. The "new balancer" was "clocked wrong", the 18x signal ring was off just a bit to one side.(Would explan why the signal looked good, it was a goo... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam Sensor).
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J12
Ok a big thank you to all those who took time to respond, most refered to the wire harness section that is refrenced in a tsb (sorry I don't have it at the moment) and so I called our local gm dealer and ordered the harness for the right front wheel speed sens...
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1970 Chevrolet Corvette 7.4L rear camber VIN: 194370S412
Wow! 21 responses! Thank you all for your thoughts. What we found was that when the rear was rebuilt there were washers installed between the adjustable bushing and the mount. The bushing inner sleeve has "teeth" that help keep it from sliding when it is tight...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L a/c clutch diode VIN: 1GCEC14V73
REPLACED A/C CLUTCH.THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO OFFERD INFO ON THIS PROMLEM.
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L security VIN: 1GCDT13X84
thanks for the replies, i know your time is of value. i did receive a few good leads but the owner who is doing the legwork hasn't followed through on them. after posting, i did take a look at the vehicle, particularly under the dash drivers side. the female c...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Floor Leak VIN: 2C3HD46J0X
Came to the conclusion that the console would definately have to come out one way or another. Must have crack in case. thanks for all that helped
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B32
Thanks to all who had responded to my help, since the connector and harnesses were ok as well as all PIDs & some of you recommended me to replace the crank sensor with an OE part did that and reset computer last friday, called the lady today and no light yet. Trouble codes: P0320 (No crank Reference signal at PCM).
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L 4-3 Downshift VIN: 3C8FY68B33
Thank you everyone for your help.I did the quick learn with my verus and now the car shifts great.I am wondering if this procedure needs to be done every time the battery is replaced or disconnected. Thanks Again
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 2C86P44R54
Removed cylinder as suggested by all the fine techs on here and replaced with a new cylinder from the dealer. vechile starts and lock functions fine. This Network and all its members are outstanding. Thanks Curt [...]
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B5WB35Z3Y
Installed new PCM and Van is fixed, thanks for your help
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L TCC Lock-up VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
I got 4 help offers. There were suggestions to monitor pin 28, the tcc wire, for ground . Test tps, vss, map, mlp and codes. I was using a break out box, scanner, scope and DVOM to test this truck. I didn't see anything out of range and was going to test every...
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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L a/c VIN: 1FTZF17W8W
this goes out to all that said the blend door was broken. I have put many of these in alot of different Ford trucks but I havent ever had one rehome each time the a/c mode switch was turned off. thats what sent me for the loop. Filing this one back in the ment...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L dies VIN: 2FMZA5145X
We checked the fuel pump relay and put a new fuel pump and fuel filter in it and have not had any problems with it since. Soory for the delay, problem was so intermited we wanted to make sure it was fixed before closing. thanks to all who responded.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYRI4V7Y
Hello Everyone, I would like to say "THANK YOU" for all the excellent replys I got for this troublesome Ranger. Well it ended up being the "FORWARD SPRAG" as alot of you guys had mentioned. I really do not know how I missed this but I guess when you run a one...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cooling VIN: 1FTRW07L61
I decided to put an accumulator in and evacuate and recharge the system. That worked. Thanks for the help. The help I received help me understand that since the pressures were OK for an almost 100 degree day, contamination of the refrigerant must be the pro...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17271
thank you for your ideas, 3 replies recommend new isolator bolts for the plenum, we did locate a vacuum leak at the rear-right side of the lower intake manifold. with the car up on the hoist engine running, we can use carb spray and the short term fuel trim wo... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L lack of power VIN: 1FTYR14U71
Thanks to Jason [...]. He said he had a similar problem, that turned out to be the cam sychronizer and sensor. In the beginning I actually asked my Ford parts counterman what he thought, and he suggested the cam and syncronizer also, but I have changed many ...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L differential VIN: 1FAFP44471
After reading Bradley's reply and feeling like a mental midget, I remeasured the pinion depth and back lash and they were good. I then did a tooth track pattern and found a really abnormal track pattern. I have never had a gear make noise intermittently, but i...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF172X2
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED FOR YOUR HELP, HAVE REPLACED GROMMETS IN INTAKE AND FUEL TRIMS SHOW VERY LITTLE ADDED FUEL AT IDLE AND 2000 RPMS. I RESET KAM AND CLEARED CODES, BUT THE OWNER IS OUT OF TOWN AND I DONT KNOW IF THE SES LIGHT HAS COME BACK ON. Trouble codes: P0171 (Engine lean bank 1).
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Abs Module VIN: 1FBSS31L26
After 2 diff abs module and a reprogram of ecm the abs light remains on. We completed all pinpoint test and it points to I/C The customer has not yet brought vehicle back and is not sure if the want to try used or rebuilt cluster.
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2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L no power VIN: 1GKGG25R5Y
when the vcm was removed there was a gap between the two halves of the vcm. a new vcm was installed and the van runs like a top. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES.
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2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GKEC13T2Y
Well this yukon is fixed gary from texas hit it on the money i was highly suspicious that it was the throttle body causing all this since sometime would idle so low and luck has it i had the throttle body sitting in my shop from an engine swap i had done in th...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L trans VIN: VE13456345
thanks for all the help replaced the speed sensor seems to be ok he has not called replaced with a honda speed sensor
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4SZCK58Y64
Thanks to the 3 that replied.The customer did not want to spend any $ on any testing.What we were able to decide that it appears to be a lift pump problem.There is another high presure pump on the head which appears to be ok. ( unable to find out how to check,...
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTHBH96S66
thank you for the time and help that all of you have given to me . We replaced battery in car it didn't happen as often as before is better now that we did replace the battery but customer says that it still cuts out occasionally. I think that the dealership m...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Stall VIN: JM3LW28A33
Thank you for all of your replies. I went over the wiring harnessess and found nothing out of the ordinary. Power-braking the engine provided no areas for concern where any harness was stretching abnormally. I wish that I had more information, but it has been ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Brake hydraulics VIN: 1631571A49
Well, we HOPE we have fixed this vehicle. We replaced the rear calipers. The replies were all pretty much in agreement with the caliper(s) being the problem. We won't know for a while, so I will try to return to this fix and update it when we know more.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Communication VIN: 443AC44GX1
Thanx for all the replies the car the computer i got from the rebuilder was bad so I sent it back to give them a second chance. Iatn mandates that we shut down our request after 30 days well i have this car for thirty days so I will close this for now.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, No acceleration VIN: 1N4BA4SE94
I concluded that the Electronic Throttle Contorl was the culprit. Customer declined to repair due to costs.. Have not heard back or from customer since Accelerator pedal was installed; guess that you win some and you loose some.. Trouble codes: P0550 (Power steering pressure sensor), P1229 (Sensor power circuit), P1446 (Vent control valve), P2122 (App sensor), P2138 (App sensor).
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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BL11E34
Thanks for the replies guys. I repaired this one, ans thought I had closed the request, but IATN reminded me that it was still open. Anyhow, the primary chain tensioner guide had broken and allowed the tensioner to extend all the way out. It also allowed the c...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3WH52M2T
Thanks for all the quick responses. Most of you said intake gaskets. That was it. Car runs like new. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle control system rpm to high).
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2006 Other Asian TC 2.2L Unknown VIN: JTKDE16796
Thanks for the many responces and how quick I got them, I've been waiting on the customer to bring his car back in for further testing. We did the jumper test and found that the system did not cycle anymore, worked great. So we replaced the switch like one pos...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP12K5W
this one is not fixed, released vehicle to customer, days later cust called and informed us that the eng lamp back on. sometimes its best to say " UNCLE " or " WHEN " OR " ENOUGH " Trouble codes: P0171.
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K0W
I found no ground to O2 sensor . When I supplied ground the o2 sensor started oscillating normally.Thank for all. Trouble codes: P0133.
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP52205
Thanks for all the input. I have been using a local muffler shop for the past 10 years. They recently started selling a "jeavy metal" catalytic converter that we have used on several calif emissioned vehicles without a problem. I guess that had to catch up wit... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows VIN: WP0CA2983W
I thank you all for your replies. I hunted down an owners manual from another boxter our sales dept had and it gives a very good description of opperations including learning end positions. I learned end positions and feel all windows are working properly. Wha...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L axle/bearing/tranny VIN: 4S3BG6855T
Thanks to all for a plethora of valuable information! After 40 years of domestic only repairs, I was looking to others for help, and received plenty. Rick informed me that there are two separate dipsticks, one for the tranny, one for the diff: the owner didn't...
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