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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L engine VIN: JH4DB7650R
Hi everyone thanks for reading. I have 94 integra completely stock. I have running hot problem. This vehicle came in with the complaint of engine running hot and when it gets hot if you rev engine past [...] the temp immediately comes down. So i figure it m...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Starting VIN: WAUJT64BX2
Hi audi experts, we tried this car at the shop and there is no codes and when the car is warm would crank few times before it starts and epc light stays on with a missfire unit you shot the car off and restarted agian then the car runs good and no epc light, i...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L No shift VIN: WAUJT68E33
This trans is toast, we found a good used unit and the dealer is telling us that we cannot program it. We have the VAG.com software but my question is will a used trans need programming? We have not had to program used ones before, but is a CVT unit going to c...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ABS. ESP Module VIN: WA1YD64B63
Hello All, I have a 2003 Audi Allroad with the ABS, ESP, Brake, and Air Suspension warning lights on. The dtc 01324 No communication with J492 All wheel drive control module cannot be erased from the abs module. (known good module swapped in sets same dtc) Th...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hood Release VIN: 5UXFA53522
We have a x-5 in the shop and the hood will not open. Another body shop tried to adjust the latch, prior to us getting it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to open this up without destroying the hood, grille, body components. See on parts list where a junctio...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery drain VIN: WBADT63401
Hi Bimmer techs out there, this e39 530i came in with a battery drain complaint. Hooked up a meter an noticed the drain after a while will stabilize .5 amp (500ma) and also noticed that the car never goes to sleep (shifter light indicator stays always on). all...
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L headlight inop VIN: WBAEK73494
Hi BMW gurus, This car has got me stumped so over a week and I can not tell, what's wrong with it. Car was in for F/R right headlight inop. Customer bought all the parts belong to the headlight. So we did replaced all the above mentioned parts. After replacing...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Power Door Lockd VIN: 1G6CD53B0P
CADI TECHS, i have a 93 cadi deville that the door locks work only some of the time.I already have replaced the door lock controller.The locks will work right when you first start the car,after about 10-15 min is when the problem start.The locks with become in...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N23
Hello fellow Tech's, I have P0221 Throttle position sensor condition. This is an intermittent condition only happened once before. Flow chart lead me to intermittent Diag. and I found nothing. TSB shows very little help. Thanks for ANY help. Trouble codes: P0221 (Throttle posion sensor)
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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y64
Vehicle had codes for all three O2 sensor heater circuits. B2S1 sensor heater element was open. Replaced the sensor. Cleared PCM. All three codes came back. O2 heater fuse is good. Checked ciruits for continuity. They check out good. Load tested circuits with ... Trouble codes: P0135 (p0141-), P0141 (p0155-), P0155 (p0130-), P0130 (p0150-), P0150
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1964 Chevrolet Bel Air 3.8L engine swap VIN: 21569J1997
Anyone done a V8 conversion on one of these? Customer brought semi stripped car in and wants to take out the straight six and install a strong V8. It has the powerglide with cooler lines. i checked online but haven't turned up much for swap kits. Everything un...
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L extended crank ? VIN: 1G1BN53E0M
owner says starts hard I'm not sure what is normal crank time.My 88 plow truck is about the same.fuel pressure comes right up koeo.Might just put a relay in but I'm not sure there is a problem to start with.Runs fine other than the crank time. Thanks for any r...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L shift points, transmission VIN: 1GNEK18K5S
Customer brought his truck into us after two Aamco's messed it up. When driving under moderate/ heavy throttle the shift points are well into the red at 4500 or 4600 RPM. Figured we'd check TPS performance and found no 5v ref at the TPS or MAP sensors. Wires a...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L air bag VIN: 1GCHK24U91
hello all we have a customers work truck with the air bag light on and no comm with air bag module. i have power and ground to module and .5 ohms from data out to dlc pin #16. have tried two used modules and one known good one from another truck and still ligh...
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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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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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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56FXV
Vehicle came in from another shop. Previous Shop had replaced plugs and wires. Other shop told customer they had a bad injector. I still went through diagnostics to verify. Vehicle still showing Cyl. 1 Misfire. Checked compression and had 190lbs of compression... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
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1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AU52N5X
Ok guys, this one is makin my head spin. I have replaced the egr valve on this avenger twice. The vavle sticks open about a month later. I have taken the intake manifoled off and cleand it, It has new plugs and wires also. I can not figure out why this vavle i...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L buss ground has 9 volts VIN: 1B7HC16XXX
Truck came in to have motor rebuilt . Upon reinstalling motor found that the truck will not start . The bus ground wire is registering 9 volts . Lights etc working , no codes , no check engine light but vehicle will not start , has power to bus ground . Crank ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF23612
Truck came from another shop. Engine cuts out intermittently. When it dies it looses all communication . Outside temperature has been it the 60s to 80s.The spec we get on the heaters kicking on is supposed to be under 59 degrees. From what we find the grid hea... Trouble codes: P1694
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB48B07
Mil light comes on and stores a p0441 only.Looked car over completely with no troubles found.I looked up in mitchel and identifix for tsb and found none pertaining to this.I surfed net to find a web site that shows all tsb on chrysler ,found one that describes... Trouble codes: P0441
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2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Starting VIN: 2B3KK53H98
Vehicule came for a transponder key programming (customer lost his key). I connect the starMobile and do the job without problem, car starts at first time. The engine run about 30 seconds, I stopped it and it didn'nt start after that. No crank at all! Weird si...
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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 6.7L transmission VIN: 3D7MX39A18
I have this leak that is driving me crazy. It's the bosses truck and it only has 7900 miles on it and it developed a tranny leak at the left rear section of the pan, looked like a typicle pan gasket leak, we removed the pan and installed a gasket and put it ba...
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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L a/c VIN: IFACP41E4L
help please this mustang LX only overheats w/air on,have checked everything i can think of leaning towards electric pusher fan.does not overheat w/air off.have checked waterpump,blockage in block and heater core
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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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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
Van cuts out intermintantly at idle. Van only does it in closed loop. Heres what I know. When the hick-up occurs, the RPM has a small jump UP, then down, then back to normal. When it happenes my o2 goes lean for a split second. Injecter pulse goes up. I have s...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP444XX
Hello everyone. Hope your all well. We got a 1999 mustang in with a 3.8 V6 CEL on. Came in a week ago with a po301 and po305. Today its back with a po303. Good compression. We have already replaced the coil pack and wires. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L converter VIN: 1FTSX31F41
Good morning I have a 2001 ford F350 with a converter flare issue in overdrive with the converter being commanded to lock up. The transmission does not want to stay in converter lock up if the load or grade changes even slightly or not at all. The flare issue ...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, cold driveability VIN: 1FDAF57P03
thanks for any help on this one.customer initially had smoke/no power when cold,ran ok hot.now it is a "no start".checked oil level,fuel quality, etc.performed injector buzz test,and got codes for injector circuit low on all 8 cylinders.when checking ficm volt... Trouble codes: P0603, P0670, P0261
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P75
This truck runs terrible (#1 engine miss)until it has ran for about 5 minutes,it also blows white smoke and uses antifreeze.It appears to be a bad head gasket but since I don't normally work on diesels.And this one appears to have a lot of extras,I thought I s... Trouble codes: P0263 (cylinder 1 power contribution), P0404 (EGR control circuit), P0405 (EGR circuit low)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Stall no restart Hot VIN: 1FTSW21P26
This truck has two symptoms. 1: It stalls after driving anywhere from 10 min to an hour and will not restart until it cools down, sometimes a few minutes, sometimes not until it sits overnight. 2: It has intermittant instantaneous loss of power and a "chuf...
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2008 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTPX14V58
Hello out every one need some ideas on this 08 f150 the damn thing intermitantlly cuts out but comes out of it if you step on it, customer says, had vehicle last week and could only duplicate problem a couple of times but only happens for a split second, not a...
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2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Won't shif out of 1st VIN: 1GTDT19W21
Changed the speed sensor. Then it would work intermittently. Replaced the wiring harness from sensor to ECM vehicle worked for a 10 mi test drive and we sent him home in it. The vehicle came back the next day saying he did not make it to his home before it sta...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Hvac System VIN: 1GKER13788
This one came into me in august, service drive managers wife's truck. Seems to blow warm at times. Looks like they have replaced the exspansion valve already. I tested it yesterday morning and found the outlet temp from center vents to be about 55 degress, out...
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1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMRA1874T
hi all, customer got stuck on a vacation and towed in. starts and runs ok when cold, but as soon as she warms up it will sputter and die or act like its way out of time. fuel pressure steady, alternate fuel no help. pulled codes 1381 and 1361, which relate to ...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Ac System VIN: 1HGEM22591
No signal from ecm to ac relay. Checked the ac switch and i get 8 volts when i push the button. The question is what signals the ecm to energize the ac relay??? i put a graphing meter to the yellow wire at the ecm to the sefmj and found duty cycle voltage on/o...
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2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Vents VIN: 5FNRL38866
I recieved this van for service work and found that the van would go dead overnight.. Had a new battery installed by local honda dealer. I went thru all the fuses and all showed good, checked the left side fuse box as one of the archives suggested. But still n...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L speedometer VIN: KMHWF25S95
This particular problem is strange to me in the sense that everything in the car works except the cruise control and only when the lights are on the speedometer & odometer stop and the speedometer needle drops to zero. Also I have a code of P0503. I cannot get...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31DXV
Vehicle was towed into our shop for a no start condition. We connected scanner and could not communicate with vehicle. Dash lights, power windows are inoperative as well. No fuel injector pulse. Security light flashes at all times. Customer complained of a bur...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
I'm running out of ideas on this troublesome ABS system and I'm gonna start pulling my hair out soon. I was fully expecting the ABS repair kit to solve the first 3 codes (if not the fourth, too) like the last 10 kits I've put in. Now I'm at a loss for where to...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L fuel VIN: JT88F22G0V
I have a 1997 lexus es300 3.0 v-6 no codes, when i go to start it up it runs for 2 seconds and shuts off. i loose injector pulse. cam and crank sensor is good. fuel pressure good good spark. any help will be great.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L crankshaft pulley bolt VIN: JT6HF10U2Y
does anyone have any tricks on how to get this crank pulley bolt out with out the correct puller from lexus. any help is appreciated. won't come out with my snap-on impact and i broke 1 socket already. also tried to hold bolt with breaker bar against frame and...
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMRU27A6X
This is the first 5.4 vin-A, 4 valve engine I have come across & can't find removal procedure for spark plugs. It appears that there is a cover on top of the valve cover that would expose the plugs & coil assembly. I have removed the 2 bolts securing this cove... Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire)
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E2L
This is for all Mercedes Techs. This car has a reoccuring "CHECK ENGINE" light with hesitation on accel. We have never been able to recreate the problem. According to the vin number this is a 500SL. However, none of the wiring diagrams match. To retrieve fault... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor implausible signal)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J7Y
Ok, I think the no start issue will be addressed by performing the TSB stating to put grease on the ring gear. I ran a quick test and saw a stored fault P1925 in the ESM, but this may have been an old fault. Also has a stored fault for a bad steering angle sen...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82JX1
Have a problem with a E320 4matic. Have misfire codes and have swapped coils to see if misfire moves - same cylinder misfire remain. Having worked on Toyota/ Lexus I thought passenger side bank would be 1-3-5 but after checking the internet I see it is 1-2-3 o... Trouble codes: P207E, P2008 (001- Cat efficiency right cat), P2082 (008- Left O2 sensor - short circuit), P2085 (001 - Self adaptation of mixture is at limit value for left bank cylinders), 001 (Cat efficiency left cat), P2051 (Misfire cylinder 1), P2053 (Misfire cylinder 3)
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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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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S9W
Hello nissan techs, i'm having a re-occuring p1402 egr system fault detected code. 1st time was approx. A month ago, i applied vacuum to egr valve, no change in running condition and the valve didn't seem to move, replaced valve, cleared codes and thoroughly t... Trouble codes: P1402 (Egr system fault detectedrep)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Engine threw a rod so new Nisssan Shortblock with original Heads were installed at another shop. I have the car now and It starts and idles fine but has now power off Idle. Resets DTC P0011 and P0021 instantly. I think the timing chains are off but before I Te... Trouble codes: P0011 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 1), P0021 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 2)
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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GHDT13W21
First off, thank you for your time to help us out! We got this Bravada in with an intermittent starting issue. I jumped in it, and it started right up. I waited 15 minutes, and tried to start it, and it wouldn't start. To explain what I mean by "no starting...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L compressor VIN: 1G8JW54R83
A/C in-op. Half the time you can start the engine and the AC control head will be fully lit up and un responsive. This car does have ATC. When the control is all lit up, you have no blower, no compressor, no buttons work. Now the other half the control will co...
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear wheel cylinders VIN: JT3VN66W9J
I can't bleed the rear brakes, fluid comes out the LSPV good but only trickles out the wheel cylinders with air all the time. I blocked off the master cylinder and the peddle was solid. After I bleed the rear with help on the peddle the rear wheels are uneffec...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L intake manifold VIN: 4T1BE32K43
2003 toyota camy intake manifold noise.Hello group have this 03 camry has noise right inside intake manifold area,noise is louder when car is cold,is the intake commen on this car,and does the plenum part of it.thanks.
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L rebuilt pump VIN: 4S3BD4355W
Good Day - Finally bit the bullet and took in my first VW diesel TDI drivability job and I really learned a lot. I condemned pump on TDI and it's on the way back from rebuilder. Can the timing be set with Snapon 2500 with euro software or do I have to get VAG ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCK21C02
This Beetle has multiple trans. codes that will not clear. Once we clear the codes, as soon as the vehicle is started and put in gear all codes return. Mainly dealing with the solenoid valves stating there are open circuits. We have checked all connectors and ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L RF passenger door, RR window VIN: WVGZC67L94
Scanned comfort modules, other modules, could not find any codes indicating faults. Alldata had minimal information on faults like this. While pricing out a driver's window switch, I explained the faults to the VW parts guy. He told me that it sounded like a b...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWCT71126
This Tdi will hesitate going into gear for a second or two from a stop or at a crawl after braking. This has been a problem from day one with this car. It seems to only happen when the brake is applied, the engine will rev then go into gear. No codes, transmis...
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AS8801P
need some help with this volvo.came in with code 231 found leaking fuel pressure regulator replaced and cleared adaptive memory.shipped vehicle now is back with code 231.tested o2 sensor sensor responds to vac leak and is switching.leaning to mass air but need... Trouble codes: 231 (adaptive fuel trim too lean or too rich at part loads)
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1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Surge, Idle Fluctuation VIN: YV1LV62D1X
Vehicle seems to run fine cold, idles smooth & accelerates fine. Within a minute or 2 of driving stop & go the idle at stops fluctuates from 700-950RPM in Park. 7-800 in Drive steady w/o ETS Light on. When ETS Light is on it seems to fluctuate in Drive. Someti... Trouble codes: P1550
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529592
Thank you in advance for all your help and this is my first posting. This 2002 Volvo is setting p0171 lean bank 1, 19.0 LTFT, I have monitored O2 sensor, MAP sensor, temp sensor and MAF sensor all look to be normal. I have used a smoke test on intake no leaks ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bamk 1)
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2009 Acura TL 3.5L gas cap indicator on VIN: 19UUA86249
TSB 09-056 Applies to 2007-08 TL - all. For TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message with out any codes. Knowing that this is a possible condition I replaced the EVAP canister purge vale on the intake next to the T-Body. Note I am working on a 2009 that used a slightly diff... Trouble codes: B1142.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L cannot fill fuel VIN: WAUZL64B91
Thank you to all who replied. We found that at the top of the filler neck there is a sleeve that goes in that seals the tank when you put the fuel pump hose in it. This sleeve has two holes in it and the filler neck also has two holes in it, if you put the sle...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L lock cylinder VIN: WBABK8324V
had to drill out the cylinder enough to access the release. could not get cyl to line up with access hole, due to it being striped.
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8325W
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP GUYS. WE TOOK LLOYD'S ADVISE AND SMOKED THE SYSTEM. WE FOUND A CRACKED VACUUM T UNDER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. WE MUST HAVE CRAKCED IT SOMEWHERE THROUGH THE HEAD JOB WORK. WE REPAIRED THIS AND THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. WE ALSO REPLACED THE C... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel trim bank 1).
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2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Interior lights VIN: WBSCL93421
Found shorted shifter knob .Wire was twisted and broke .This burned light switch.The only thing is the 10 amp fuse number F37.Did not blow.I put in a Fuse saver tool and it would blow the trip on it also i have the buzzer on it.Well all in all it was fun to fi...
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L air ride control VIN: 1GYEK63NO3
thanks to all who replies good inf.this truck came from another shop for suppost electrical problems.all sensor and actuators working good.gave back to shop told it it was not electrical problem. suggest him to install oe shock and try it.he refunded mony to c...
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1987 Chevrolet R10 Silverado 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEV14H7H
Well I installed new alternator with no change, checked for internal and external vacumm leaks found none. I could not fine why it was lean, Finally figured out that they had installed a 5.7 engine in truck and I had put the 5.0 injecter in TBI unit. I replace...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L steering VIN: 1GCEK19R3V
Thanks to all whom replied! The problem was the EVO actuator on the back of the power steering pump. Of course GM has discotinued this item. However, they do have a fitting available that replaces the actuator. It can be installed without removing the pump...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14HXS
thanks to all for help.my backpressure gauge must be inop.i show 0 backpressure but i ran truck with 02 sensor out truck runs fine.going to replace cat and all should be well.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L struts VIN: 1G1AL52F25
i put new strut bearing on old ones were new too thanks to everone jim
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56G1Y
PCM IS NOT PUTTING OUT THE CORRECT BYASS VOLTAGE ON THE O2 SENSOR THATS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY. BYASS VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 1VOLT, IS .430, LOW. CUSTOMER DENIED REPAIR. Trouble codes: P0154 (O2 sensor circuit no activity detected b2s1).
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GM68404
Customer was from out of town. He talked to his local dealer and they advised flywheel. I told him it was a pay teardown and he new that. After removing flywheel, found no cracks. Replaced flywheel anyways due to problems. Tore down front of motor and belt was... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crank cam timing missalinged out of sync.).
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L vibration/noise VIN: 2C4GP54L55
it is so nice to have guidance from those who've been there done that. alternator fixed the problem. almost every reply was pointing to the alternator so instead of just spinning it on the vehicle i removed it and you could see the failed coupler causing the p...
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1995 Dodge B1500 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7GB11X1S
Thanks for the help, it was the ghost code issue as far as the code 45. And the EGR Valve and EVAP Solenoid took care of the rest. I just got stuck forgetting about the ghost code and was reading more into the problem. Just keep forgetting "KISS" (Keep It Simp... Trouble codes: 31 (Evap Solenoid Circuit Open or Shorted), 32 (EGR Solenoid Circuit Open or Shorted), 45 (Overdrive Solenoid Circuit Open or Shorted).
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L speedometer VIN: 3B7KF23D9V
I originally graphed the speed sensors with the snap-on verus and could see no problems when the speedo dropped out. I pulled the cluster and could see no bad spots in the circuit board but i cleaned the connections-no change. I test drove agian and zoomed i...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y31
This vehicle goes to show that sometimes even an experienced tech can loose sight of the basics. As the saying goes, no news is good news and so far I haven't heard a thing and I know I will if there is still a problem. I would like to thank everyone for th...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34F9V
Thanks for all the great replies. We found that the PCM was not supplying sufficient ground to the IDM relay and in turn was not powering up the IDM module. Replaced the PCM and it's been running great for about a week now.
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMFU17555
went to pull plugs to check for any that were cracked plugs were froze in head sent it out not opening that can of worms esp. for a used car lot
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H75
we got authorization to replace air filter with stock style - we are on back order for a few more weeks - the electrical draws are gone and the last issue is the fuel trims/baro which overwelmingly response was to replace the cold air kit with an oe air box ; ... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0174.
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2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FTPW14546
Sorry for the delay. Was waiting for the customer to return so we could look at some of the suggestions that you all gave! He has not come back with his truck yet, so we will file the comments and try to check them out upon his return. Thanks again for the in...
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1988 GMC S15 2.5L Starting VIN: 1GT8S14EJ8
Well, what ultimately fixed this vehicle was replacing a fuel injector. Contrary to what the book said, this one was out of specs. Thanks for all the great advise and help.
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T23
thanks jay & david both for your quick replies,jay i was in a hurry posting fri.afternoon & didn't mention having a booster pack on truck during programming & truck also had new battery,thanks for the reminder though.david truck didn't have any aftermarket dev...
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1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Speedometer VIN: JHMBA4244L
Found the VSS located on the right side of the engine/transmission to be bad. Vehicle registers speed now. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRARO5Y2X
Thanks for all the input, after performing a number of test we determined the cam sensor to be the failure. I was still getting injector pulse however was only getting intermittant spark to the plugs. That intermittant spark was not enough to do any good eit...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S12
First off thanks for everyones input and test ideas. I followed them all (update) This is what I found. while testing power and ground signal @ 1-2-3 coil driver at the pcm I found that #3 would always have ground. If i unplugged the ignition coil cartiridge I... Trouble codes: P0353 (3 coil primary circut).
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALSF25466
i replaced vvt and secondary timing chain tennsioner and noise is gone
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E8N
WE CLEANED THE TROTTLE BODY AND IDLE CONTROL VALVE AND SEEMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM. I TOLD THE CUSTOMER TO CALL ME IF THE PROBLEM OCCURED AGAIN. I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE CUSTOMER SINCE 08/24/2010. PROBLEM SEEM TO BE FIXED. THANK YOU AL [...] FOR YOUR HELP.
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R73
the issue with this r/front was when the vehicle was on the front end rack you could hear a leaking sound where the upper mount area did soap test multiple times no leak, but leak noticeable did o ring kit leak still present the fix is the upper mount/ ...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
Thank you for the replies. It verified what I thought. We ordered a another computer and installed it a few days ago and the ASD relay shuts off and doesn't drain the battery.
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX13E61
it was a bad bosch o2 sensor keept reading 0-4 mv replace it with denso sensor got 300-400 mv i hate bosch car runs great thanks guys Trouble codes: P0128, P0131, P0135, P0300, P0171.
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.2L compressor VIN: 123J532451
Thanks for the help. It turns out that the new compressor must have had a bad regulator valve. When i opened the system back up the orifice tube had metal on the inlet screen. The original 9 year old compressor did not have this much debris in the system so t...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L clutch VIN: YS3DD35N4X
Thanks to all who replied. It was very true as I expected, you do NOT have to follow all the steps outlined in the SAAB repair guide. Marking the linkage at the firewall and disconnecting it there made it as easy to change as any other clutch.
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L AirBags VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Thanks to Everyone! I fixed this vehicle by reseting the module . I removed srs module and sent it out to be reset and it took care of the problem . Thanks Again!
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Back Up Lamps VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Thank you to those whom replied to my help request. Your time and input is highly appreciated. We all know how troublesome tracing a short can be. The problem ended up being a melted harness in the right rear of the deck lid. Thanks once again and hope you all...
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