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1997 Acura TL Premium 3.2L will not go into park. Grinds trying to, VIN: 1JH4UA3643
I called the local trans shop they said I got a bum trans, and I also need to replace the trans control module. Location and test data of this unit is none. HELP !!
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L lock cylinder VIN: WBABK8324V
I am just trying to remove the lock cylinder for the ignition switch. have had 3 different options. key spins around like a top. anyone have the CORRECT information on how to remove the lock cylinder. There is no retaining fingers that I can see, the only thin...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ83275
Hi guys, I got this 1997 BMW 740il keep blowing fuel pump fuse , new fuel pump & relay are new & OEM parts,the fuse blown within 2 to 3 days after driving all wiring are fine voltage drop is within the spec, dme wiring are fine, wires by the coolant temp senso...
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6ET1291V
This car will intermittently idle high 2,500 rpms, seems to be dashpotting. Iac counts are high 150 plus. Scanner shows 1% throttle and not at idle when its acting up. Tps voltage is .53 all the time at idle. This thing is very intermittent may go a month with...
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2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L wiper washers VIN: 1G6DPS7756
this is my friends fathers car, whenever he puts the wipers on low, or high the washer squirters start squirting till the tank is totally dry and keeps running...when he turns the wipers off the washer motor stops...I installed a new wiper switch from gm and s...
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1991 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.2L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GBHR33J5M
This was a hard starting problem so the scanner showed code 22 tps low. I replaced the tps with AC parts and the starting part was fixed. But now I have a trans shift problem. All upshifts are fine and then after a short distance it will downshift from 4 to 3 ...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L steering VIN: 1GCEK19R3V
This truck has been around the shop and ended up in my bay. I have searched the archives and found some very good info. but not enough to fix this one. Like many chevy trucks (I love chevy trucks) this one steers hard. At first I was told at idle and low speed...
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1993 Chevrolet Cavalier VL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1440P
Engine will stall with map sensor plugged in, unplug sensor and it will idle fine. Still has a miss on cylinder 1. Good spark, have not checked injector yet, but not really concerened there. Thanks in advance for the help.
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN59T5R
Simple 3.1l will not idle but runs great down highway until you come to a stop then it lopes, chugs, almost will stall but never does. Touch gas lightly and it takes right off. Compression test, replaced injectors, pcm, iac, o2, map, tps, fuel filter. Help ple... Trouble codes: 35 (Iac)
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14HXS
truck cuts out as soon as you give more than 1/4 throttle.acts as if key shut off.voltage good at coil at all times.have replaced distributor and also tried delco pick-up coil and module in new distributor.only problem noticed on scan data is tps moves slowly ...
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Takeoff from stop VIN: 2G1WL52J0Y
I think I just walked into a job that I shouldn't have.. Just the standard issue 2000 Chev Lumina with the 3100 and 4T65E transmission. Replaced the transmission due to multiple error codes and such and transmission component slippage--probably worn valve bod...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1451Y
Happy Monday IATN members. I have a problem with this S-10 that wont reach operating temp. It gets to 153 then starts droping down to 140. I have replaced the thermostat twice. I even put a ECT sensor but that was no help. The thermostat was a stant 195F. T... Trouble codes: P0128
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19TOY
Hello guys this one is my personal PLEASE HELP I haven't had the time to do much fuel pressure seams good replaced fuel filter the skip seem to be mostly on. # seven cyl I have swapped plugs coils and wires problem seems to stay on #7 I ran techron through it ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0307
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L tracshon control VIN: 1GNEK1Z64J
Hi Have this Tahoe that has been on and off acting up for 6 to 8 months now of course it has never acted up for me the customer is complaining of interment traction activation on dry roads and under normal driving has set no codes in any module I have a tec 2 ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 2GCEK19V94
Hello fellow Techs, Got a head scratcher here. All I/M readiness monitors reset on their own as soon as the key is cycled OFF to ON. Since PA is an Emmissions State, this truck won't pass the OBDII portion of the test. As I shortly found out that this vehicle...
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2005 Chevrolet SSR 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWE35L54
VIN not available, sorry. Vehicle runs at appx 190-195 degrees when moving. At idle at stop for over 3 minutes, gets hot, nearly overheats. Customer will bring vehicle to the shop next week, has been to dealer twice, boss is considering buying, any upfront ide...
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L Cables VIN: 1GNDV33L56
Hello and thanks for taking the time to read this. I have already wrecked on power door module and am working on the second new one. The extremely difficult job of replacing and adjusting the power sliding door module and motor assembly is not cooperating. I a...
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDV23L86
This vehicle will start and run then die and not crank. Let it sit a few minutes and it will restart. When it dies it sets P0601, P0606 and U0107. Engine temperature does not appear to be a factor. Thank you Trouble codes: P, 0601 (internal control module memory check sum error.), P, 0606 (PCM Processor Fault), P, 0748 (Pressure control solenoid circuit malfunction open circuit/short to ground or power supply), U, 0107 (Lost comm. with throttle control module)
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1GCHK24U56
we have replaced everything that has to do with the tac system. we have been fightin this problem for a long time. it sets the codes/code at random times. sometimes it will just set the code u0107. just started to set the p2108 and p1516 but the u0107 sets eve... Trouble codes: P1516, P2108, U0107
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2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Static spark from engine VIN: 1GB6G3A69A
We have a fleet of '09 Champion Para-Transit buses utilizing cut-away Chevy Express chassis w/Duramax 6.6L diesel engines. On two of these vehicles, we are experiencing an intensive static discharge from the crankshaft pulley to the engine oil pan rail. Has an...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L speedometer VIN: 3B7KF23D9V
On this R2500 the speedometer drops out while running down the road. i have speed input at all times. I know the problem is in the inst. cluster but was wondering if anyone has fixed this without replacing the cluster. if it is a bad solder joint that can be f...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R0W
repaced ecm got van started runs great now.gauges had been intermittenly going out speedo,tach and temp guage i pulled the cluster out and guages started working reinstalled cluster informed cust he wants a new cluster put that in took to dealer for programmin... Trouble codes: P1695, P1698, 19 (buss communication inactivetrans code), 940 (no ccd buss from ecmcluster code)
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7GG22X41
This vehicle will display lack of power and backfire in the intake plenum upon initial acceleration ,particlularly after a short shut off period ,hot soak.It will then run fine for a period of time . It will randomly start to miss at idle and then clear up all...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B3EL76R52
Vehicle overheats idling and in traffic, runs cool on the highway. The car performs normally. Have replaced the radiator, t-stat(3x), all hoses and belts, and checked belt routing. A new water pump came on the engine. The fans are working. Have burped the cool...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L No Start VIN: 3D7KA28D83
hello i hope some of you dodge people can help me please. i have a 03 dodge 2500 5.7 that will not start. it has no spark. there is no signal to the ign coils. i have injector drive and i have coil drive on one cylinder only and if it catches just right it wil...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X94
Got this 04 stratus here that has a stubborn mil light. It only had 1 code in memory for the downstream 02. Replaced with new one and a few days later it is back with the same code. It has that new NGC computer with the four connectors. I tried unplugging all ... Trouble codes: P0141 (oxygen sensor 1/2 heater performance /rationality)
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L 4th gear VIN: 1D7KS28CX6
setting code Po868 after short drive will not shift into 4th gear all other shifts seem fine
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18298
We replaced this gas cap 3 times with an oem on the last time. Comes back again found the canister all busted up sits in front of tank we replace it and the filter & hoses. Cleared codes. Comes back again same codes smoke test can not find no leaks . Also can ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap small leak), P0457 (Gas cap)
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1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, no spark no injector VIN: 1FAFP243XH
fuel pressure is good this vehicle will not comunicate with ecu
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start, extended cranking VIN: 1FACP54Y7P
Thank you to everyone for the help. This car was towed in for a no start/cranking problem - had good spark, but upon checking fuel presure it didn't have enough - about 10psi. Replaced the fuel pump and filter and car started. After it sat for a while and cool...
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1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX15N45
Cust brought truck in smoking very bad asking for rebuilt motor and trans.had trans rebuilt and bought rebuilt long block . Has low power on take off really bad when pulling a trailer. Replace cat and o2 sensor from oil fouling from old engine.all computer che...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU75KX4
Got a weird one in the shop this morning. 2004 Ford Explorer came in with a Check Engine Light on steady. First we had quite a time getting a scan tool to even read the system. I ended up using a cheapo scan tool that I sometimes use to do a quickie check in t... Trouble codes: P1188 (TIP Sensor Performance), P1189 (TIP Sensor Low)
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2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, failsafe mode VIN: 1FTYR15E46
Towed vehicle in because customer parked vehicle in parking lot for about an hour; no prior symptoms. When he came back to truck and started it, it went into failsafe; engine light came on and O/D light flashed. Barely moved on acceleration. When vehicle came ... Trouble codes: P0446, P0740, P0743, P0750, P0135, P0155
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1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDKC34F3W
Found fuel filter empty,replaced fuel pump relay and then the lift pump ran and filled the filter,truck runs and appears fixed,i then checked pump for power and ground,it was fine,checked with scope and the pump feels and sounds like it is pulsing? the scope p...
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2005 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start, Stall, start and stall VIN: 1GTDM19X05
a week later van comes back in on hook with no start. check fuel pressure perfect 62 - 58 .check timing number one tdc perfect distributor lined up perfect pulled crank sensor checked reluctor ring good replaced crank sensor ,checked distributor gear good repl...
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1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGED3554L
Hi guys, i have a 1990 honda civic lx with tb injection. This vehicle originaly came to me failing the smog test with high hc at idle (353 ppm) but passing everything else. We recomended and performed a valve adjust (cold). After the valve adjust i retested th...
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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L engine VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi techs - this is an odd one that has me scratching my head. This car will pin the temp gauge only when idling after warming up. If you rev the engine up to 2,500 or 3,000 rpms the gauge comes right down to below half, even if the car is not moving. The car ...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6643V
This is a V6 2.7L Accord. This vehicle will start and run for a few miutes when dead cold maybe 5-8 min. Once it starts to warm up it will stumble and die. Then crank with no-start a few times then start and run rough with no power and die again. Codes P1361 a... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption), P1381 (Cylinder position CYP Sensor Intermittent Interruption)
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: KMHDN46D05
car came in as a starter issue, replaced starter and tested trigger wire to see if voltage was ok checked out ok, if you unhook the entire ignition switch and power up the trigger wire from the interior fuse box or even at the pridel switch the starter stays e...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hard start cold VIN: 4S2CK58W0Y
Only issue with car is hard start (prolonged cranking) when cold. Once started car runs fine and has no MIL or codes. Tested fuel pressure and found it to be good KOEO but noticed a rapid loss of pressure after the pump cut off after it's 2 second prime. Pinch...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1288T
This is my sisters SUV and she lives in Oklahoma. When I got it it had 9 codes stored, wrote them down but left them at the shop, anyways there was one for the cam sensor, 3 misfire codes 3 catalyst codes and 1371 & 1373. The complaint was lack of power about ... Trouble codes: 1371 (1373 -), 1373 (testing and results)
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L monitor VIN: 5LMFU27565
Hello all. An '05 Navigator recently came into the shop with a "low tire" warning message on the display. A tpms sensor was found to be bad & replaced. It came back the next day with the same message. We re-trained the tpms sensors, & the display read "learn c...
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2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Trans Range Sensor VIN: 4F2YZ02Z96
Car came in with complaint of "downshifting while ine gear". Check engine light was on referencing the transmission range sensor. Replaced sensor. Car returned two days later with same problem. Called local tranny shop and they gave us a n adjustment procedure...
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1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L power steering pump and pulley VIN: 1130421000
Hi Gang Well I have run into a dead end. I can not find a power steering pump and a pulley for this car. The pulley was loose on the pump and wore both the shaft and the pulley. I company in Toronto said they could fix it. When they dissasembled the pump , th...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Surge VIN: WDB1400512
hi guy's this vehicle has an extended crank(all the time both hot and cold)but will always start and sometimes while driving the ign lights will flash on and then go off.I have checked all ecu's for signs of water all have good clean connections and are dry al... Trouble codes: 017 (crank shaft position sensor), 018 (magnets for crank sensor not recongnized)
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Lifters VIN: 2MELM74W0S
I hope someone out there has ran into this before, We have a 95, grand Marquis that is a no start. The customer stated that the car had sat for two years, and recently wanted to sell it so he tried to get it running again. Initially he said the car ran fine fo...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Turn Sugnals VIN: 4A4MN41S64
Blinkers are intermittentally inoperative. If you cycle key blinkers will function properly again.found that when blinkers are inop(no indicator in dash and no flasher noises from etac)wipers also default to low speed. I have replaced the switch module for bli...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G3NL52T31
Starts fine cold ,while on high idle ,,ok ... After warm up idle comes down , stalls , if i hold idle above approx, 1100 rpm ,runs ok ,, seems like bad iac motor , took out iac, cleaned pintle, cleaned hole , cleaned thottle plates, ,,,thanks in advance iatn..... Trouble codes: P0336 (Ckp sensor)
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P14
found #2 ignition coil faulty. replaced. no misfire after repair. vehicle starts and dies still. fuel pressure dropping off after a few seconds of running. replaced both fuel pumps and problem still there. checked fuses and relays.ok. need help please.. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Windshield Wipers VIN: YS3FB45S14
Evening All, Trying to help out a local body shop. This 93 came in to them for some minor body work and the owner ask if they could replace the seized wiper motor. After they replaced it, The wipers would not shut-off. From what I can see, the relays are bei...
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW82R9Y
Car came in with stalling problem and above codes were detected with scan tool. Upstream o2 sensors stay at 900mv at all times, even if i create a vacuum leak. Downstream sensors voltage normal but wont go into closed loop. Now wondering if the computer may be... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0101, P0136, P0156
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
hey guys thank you for your help in advance. vehicle came in for miss fire stalling on the road. checked for codes non found. test drove the tps had a .6 volt refernce signal but wouldn't read 25% until itb was half throttle. brought it back did a sweep replac...
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2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Sport light VIN: 4S4B986C35
Customer has complaint of the "sport" light flashing after driving the car. The shift characteristics also change when this happens. I drove the car with the selector in normal D range and had it happen. Scanned for codes with Mastertech with can adapter and c...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Tailgate Window VIN: JT3VN39W7P
Rear window will not roll down. Rolls up fine with switch after jumpering the motor to the down position. Can hear the relay click when either the center console switch or the tail gate switch is operated. Checked archives, found one post saying wiggle rear wi...
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
I need some help from you Toyota minded technicians. We're working on this corolla that is a no start. There's power to the fuel inectors but no pulse. Back probing and scoping the cam and crank sensor at the eangine and PCM shows a 2.5 vdc magnetic type signa...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V73
Hey guys, Need a little help, this vehicle has been here with the same problem a few times check engine light with code P420. First time vehicle came in we checked air fuel sensor and oxygen sensors, replaced all sensors. Code went away for a a month then veh... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold)
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U55
Toyota Hybrid guys A little help please... This car came in once before with this same code POA93 inverter cooling system performance checked the electric water pump appears to be working coolant movement in bottle also cooling fan working We suspect electri...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Fuel system VIN: WVWEE83AXV
Hi guys i have a 97 vw jetta a 2.8 not 2.0 we have rplaced intake gasket,vacuume lines, maf, o2's still have a lean exhaust bank 1 code and evap small leak code we have had this car 2 weeks and no luck finding anything else wrong with it fuel pressure is 875cm...
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1999 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2500CC Starting VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZV
Hi all! i have vw transporter which is drive me crazy it doesnt want to crank. Vehicle came in originally with weak spark at that time it was cranking ok with the key. And then suddenly just didnt want to crank anymore. I tried to connect scanner to obd plug i...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 9BWGP61J01
The car came to us with a request to replace the turbo because a no power complaint. Another symtom I notice is when its started cold it smokes and misfires for about 30 seconds. If you hold about 2000rpm it will smoke also, looks like fuel smoke. Anyhow I ins... Trouble codes: P1556
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1974 American Motors JEEP 232CID Mechanical VIN: UNKNOWNVIN
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP FOUND A OLD MANUAL IN A BUDDY'S SHOP STUCK UNDER A TEN YEAR OLD SNAP ON CALENDER .WE GOT IT TOGETHER NOW IF THE CUSTOMER WILL COME GET THE TRANS AND PAY HIS BILL EVERYTHING WILL BE GREAT... THANKS AGAIN LARRY
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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Reverse Lamps VIN: WAUJA84A7V
Thank you techs for your replies. After tracing wires and checking resistance from brake light switch and transmission range switch to reverse lights no faults could be found. I was able to obtain a transmission range switch from a local auto recycler and repl...
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2005 Audi TT 1.8L Cooling Fan VIN: TRUSC28N75
WELL WE THOUGHT THE FUSES WERE OK-BUT IF YOU LOOKED VERY CLOSEY TO FUSE THAT RAN THE FANS IT HAD A HAIR LINE CRACK IN IT-THE LOCAL VOLKSWAGON DEALER HAD A FUSE AND WALLA THE FANS STARTED WORKING-THAT WEEK THE WEATHER WAS 112 DEGRESS SO IM SURE THAT WAS A FACTO...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Accessories VIN: WBACD332VA
thanks for responces-only two unfortunatly, Patrick was on the right track-the link he supplied was not the same-but gave me some insight, on my vehicle with car running, you press 1000 & 100 button together-reads fubktion_ _ then hit set/reset and then hit th...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L starts and dies VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Thanks to everyone who helped with this request. I built the signal generator with the 555 timer and diagram from the internet. When I tested it it was producing a 25hz square wave from 0 to 12 volts. I doubled the resistor value to the trigger on the 555 and ... Trouble codes: P1626, P1629.
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G6KS52Y3V
thanks to everyone. as it turns out, the timing (cams) was off special thanks to juan in ca. tne pictures told the whole story
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Hard starting VIN: 2GCEK19K4R
You guys (fellow members) are the best in this auto business. I further tried to retrieve DTC was unable to. I wanted a quick fix because our shop was getting full, so I went sraight to coolant sensor like you guys said and as I watch tempertur it was very low...
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2003 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L right steering knuckle VIN: 1GBE5F1103
Thanx to all that replied found one in new york now its the customers choice to buy or not.Thanx for all the help.Its greatly appreciated.
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L5X
Ok a new relay w/pigtail fixed the radiator fan problem but still do not know why the computer would not communicate woth my scanner. Customer had to leave town so I guess I will never know on that one. He drove to Idaho with no problems so I guess everything ...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2C4GP54L22
Thank you for your help. Decarbonizing engine slightly helped the first time then the second time was a lot better. I will call this one fixed. I don't understand why it didn't show up on compression test. Again Thank You.
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L no upshift VIN: 1B4HR28Z2Y
turns out it was a mistake on my part during the wiring repairs being made at the pcm... the idnidual i boght the vehicle from thought they had a poor connection at the pcm so they cleaned the terminals and thought the was using dielect grease on the connector...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 134 charge VIN: WD2PD744X5
Had to go by pressures. Put juat over a pound in it and it was around 40 deg duct temp. so called it good. thanks for the help
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U82
Thanx to all who responded. Steve from Ontario, Benjamin from California, & Tom from Georgia agreed & they were all right. It's tough to order a $600. PCM, but it fixed the problem. There was some drama, though. We had to have the dealer install the PCM due to... Trouble codes: P1504 (Idle Air Control Circuit Fault), P1477 (High Speed Fan Power Fault).
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FMPU16L73
The vehicle is fixed. Thanks to Mohammad for the information. The system is a "Load Response Curve". This is done to prevent the engine from stalling when a heavy electrical load is applied. I finished it today, check for current drains, none found, road tes...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73K54
First i would like to thank all of you for so many prompt and intellegent responses. Turns out after a few days of time is the vehicles codes where history and it was causing the computer to shut off the injectors at higher rpms to prevent engine failure. We... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L 4x4 system VIN: 1FTNW21P94
thanks to everyone for your ideas. as it turns out, the boo swicth had an intmt. short, new swicth veryfied problem would not occur again. god bless ford 6.0's
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44U95
Thanks again to everyone. Most pointed towards valve issue on # 6 cylinder. Vehicle had such low milaege I remove valve cover and checked for valve issue and all valve hights where good also did running compression was good. so we did a good carbon soak & moto... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0306- Miss 6 cylinderf), P0306 (Miss 6 cylinderf).
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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 1F38U77385
guys,i am sorry but i cant say i fixed this one.i diagnosed it with your superb help and information to be a bad cluster.i ordered parts,but the customer needed to use the truck till i got them.well guess what i never saw the guy again!yep,i got stood up!i tri...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 5.7L Misfire, Loss of Power VIN: 1GK16R4XJ7
After some more playing around I had the fuel pressure gauge on while driving, no flutters or spikes when the issue would occur. I went back to the data stream with the scan tool and found that the bank 2 sensor 2 oxygen sensor was acting rather strange with v... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst Bank 2).
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L abs VIN: 1GTEL14W61
Thank you every one for your help. You were all correct with diacnostic information. I put on a new ebcm and all is well. Thanks again every one.
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23U15
Hi everybody. First I would like to thank everybody that replied to my help request. Roger [...] all said replace the wiring harness to the knock sensor, we had tested the wiring harness already and it showed no si... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor two voltage low/shorted).
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Batt Drain VIN: JT8UF11E4N
THANX FOR ALL OF YOUR REPLYS AND ADVICE. CUST DID NOT WANT TO SPEND ANYMORE TIME AND MONEY SO STOPPED DIAG. BUT WHILE I WAS PUTTING BACK TOGETHER FOUND TWO RELYS UNDER GLOVE BOX THAT HAD BEEN WIRED TOGETHER IN A MANNER THAT WAS NOT NOTICEABLE AT FIRST GLANCE, ...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L No comm with scanner VIN: 1LNHM87A74
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply. I wish I had a definitive answer but when the customer brought the car back in last week (because the mil lamp went on again). I started from scratch and hooked the modis up. Without hesitation the modis commu...
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1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L No Start VIN: JMBLVS2289
The van is finally fixed thanks to my friend mike who found pictures that gave a better explanation on a MPV forum. The cams were not installed correctly. Yes the L and R are on the corresponding sides but the key ways were wrong. The kewway should be pointing... Trouble codes: P1250.
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L no spark, no injector pulse VIN: JM1BJ24683
After everything I checked on this car, I had it pinned down to the computer being at fault. The new computer was very pricey but we found one in the junk yard across PA. We gave the car back to the shop and they in turn took it to the dealer to have our wor...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L won't run VIN: WDBHA23E0V
Thanks for all the help everyone offered. Turns out the vehicle also had a MAF issue that we did not know about before fixing the alternator. Cleaning the throttle body got the car started, but the car had no power with a faulty MAF. Thanks again for all the...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDBPJ75J2Y
Found that the relay kK in the passenger sam that powers up ME and a lot of the engine CAN from k40/7 had an intermittent open
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L door locks VIN: WDBKK49F01
The customer has yet to bring me the car back. I can say some of you mentioned fuse #26 in the underhood fuse compartment, that fuse slot is empty on this car, no terminals at all. I'll have to wait to get the little beast back in to figure out what's ging o...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L intermittent in-op VIN: JA3AJ26EX2
It turned out that the freon temp sensor in the a/c compressor was no good and when we replaced the compressor everything started working as it was supposed to.
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: JNT1SU789S
well this car is fixed but kind of a crazy one most of the replies were crank and cam sensors we replaced both and we got injector pulse good spark and fuel and still would not start. so i pulled the plugs and found it had bosch double platinum tipped plugs . ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Thank you all for your help. We really thought we had a fuel issue so we check the gas tank. What we found was someone had poured sugar into the tank. Clogged the Fuel pump and injectors. We replace fuel pump, injectors and cleaned tank & lines. Vehicle is fi... Trouble codes: P0732 (Incorrect 2nd gear operation).
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WP5212W
Found that my tech left the ground wires to the engine from the main harness loose. THat resolved most of the codes that had us confused. Thanks again for all the elp.
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2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G2JB12F74
Thanks for all the replies, the customer declined to have repairs done as we suspect (from all the replies we received here) that the MAF is probably at fault and they believe they had this replace with a used unit somewhere else, so they are taking back to th...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54RX3
after replacing 2 maf sensor found out there is a specific part # to that vechile got rid of aftermarket part put that one in still had issues but this time came up p0606 ecm fault replaced ecm havent seen vechile in 3 weeks customer happy sorry for the late r... Trouble codes: P0102.
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8JW54R03
THANKS TO ALL OF THE REPLIES, STEVE IN INDIANA FOR THE PUSH TOWARDS THE CRANK SENSOR. IT HAD A GOOD LAB SCOPE WAVE FORM AND THE RPMS NEVER CHANGED IN THE SNAP SHOT EVEN WHEN THE TIME CLOCK IN THE ECM WOULD RESET THE RPM NEVER CHANGED. YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD ...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L ingition lock cylinder VIN: 1G8AJ55FX6
thanks for all the great feedback on this issue. it would seem that this issue is caused by a poorly designed part. our replacement cylinder was even worse than the one we removed with excessive clearance around spring plate making it almost impossible to stak...
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH89681
I ended up bringing the vehicle to a freind at a subaru dealership. He spent a few days on it and came up with nothing. Sent all of the information to subaru headquarters and still no response as to the cause of the problem. I guess im just waiting for s... Trouble codes: P0105 (Absolute pressure sensor circuit malfunction), P1102.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6X
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. CUSTOMER DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND ANYMORE TIME OR MONEY ON VEHICLE. BEFORE IT LEFT WE DID FIND ONE THING THAT DID CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PROBLEM. THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY WAS NOT CLOSING CORRECTLY AND HANGING UP CAUSING HIGH IDLE AND ADVANCED TI... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf), P0110, P0171, P0120.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start
It turned out to be the coil, which makes sense given the test results. I just have no idea what caused the coil to fail. Thanks a ton for all of your responses.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
Thank you and Thank you again, finally got this job in and all went well with the wonderful insttructions given. Remove the front grille and bumper cover and with a little looking all the bolts and plastic rivets can be located. Then remove the bunper (4) go...
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