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2006 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No power when warm VIN: JH4DC54876
Vehicle was driven from body shop for alignment with blown head gasket running badly. Unfortunately we did not test drive (for obvious reasons). Head was removed and sent to machine shop. Head was overhaled consisting of light milling, reface valves & seats. E... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L haldex VIN: TRUZZZ8N52
the rear tyres on the vehicle were shot and on tight corners we noticed the vehicle rear wheels "skipping" as if no differential between axles. ie looks like front axle is rotating at same speed as rear. placing the vehicle on the ramp, the front wheels can ro...
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1991 BMW 535i 3.5L cooling system VIN: WBAHD2313M
Hey guys, got one we are just looking for a little input. In December of 09, we did a head gasket on this car for a blown head gasket due to overheating. we had the head pressure tested with no cracks found. resurfaced and new valves installed. We also retorqu...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43452
I'm not a BMW tech so asking others with BMW experience. I suspect a Mass Ait Flow meter issue. Lean o2 codes only set during steady/ freeway driving. There is no rough running either cold or hot. At idle my short term fuel trims are +/- 1-2% with long term at... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean A/F Bank), P00, 174 (Lean A/F Bank 2)
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L limp mode VIN: WBAGN63464
can any body tell me what this code meens/ i cant seem to find it
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1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4HR52L6S
I have a 3800 v6 here with very high oil pressure, the gauge pegs to 120 and it keeps blowing the oil filter seal, I have not seen a 3800 do this before and wondering if anyone out there has, It had this problem before any oil leak repairs were made. Thanks Gu...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Differential VIN: 3G5DBO3EX2
Has anyone converted awd to fwd on these buicks
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Relay VIN: 1G6KF5791U
Ok Guys the customer had the car towed in Because it would not start. He attempted jis own diagnosis during the course of which he found the relay under the back seat to be warm to the touch the relay is marked "cigar" Long story short The Original problem was...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: 1G1YY0783G
Hello i am having a great deal of trouble with this car. This is a car that sits in a guys collection they get it out every so often in the summer and drive it. Well sometimes it wont start they have been having this trouble for a few years It intermittently n...
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1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCGK29N0M
This truck is kicking by butt it started out that it bucked badly on light acceleration found faulty rotor bucking is corrected but on wot the pickup just boggs but if you let up it goes fine it will never die out or get worse but no power at wot also truck wi... Trouble codes: 43 (Esc)
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDT19XXV
we have a 97 s10 here with a 4.3 vin x motor. 4 months ago i did plugs wires cap and rotor. the truck has a bad misfire at idle and almost is undrivable it stalls all the time. i checked codes and had a p0300 and a p0337 for crank sensor so i changed the crank... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
Customer brought truck in due to low engine temp and heater blowing cool. We scanned ect and found engine running at 189-194 a little low. Customer has installed 3 t-stats. I installed a factory stat. Still only gets up to about 189-194. Fan felt like it was p...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L tires VIN: 1GCGC29U1Y
This truck has some unusual rear tire wear. Both rear tires are showing a feathered edge wear around the circumference of the tire, the wear goes across the entire width of the tire with the feathered edge towards the rear of the vehicle. This wear pattern sho...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U81
Current problem is missfire cylinder # 1&5 and 4&8 at hwy speeds between 80km-100km under load. Fuel pressure is 60 p.s.i. Switched coils and still had the same cylinders missfire. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire cyl 15 and 48)
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WT58K26
Customer brought vehicle in to us with the complaint that he would have to feather the gas in the morning to get to go and then after it warmed up it seemed good the rest of the day. We have changed crank and cam sensors no change! we have done all the testing... Trouble codes: P0336, P0335
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2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46X36
This 2.4 has no vaccum at idle and dead cylinders 1 and 4 at idle. It has spark/ fuel and 160 compression on cylinders. Codes for map are in system. Have 4.16 volts at idle and 1.48 inhg vaccum at idle.if i take engine up to 2000 rpm map comes within range. I ... Trouble codes: P2074 (Map volts to high), P0108
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1992 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB25Y9N
hello fellow techs i think i might be over looking something so i am posting this for some reassurance, this van was driven to our shop 3 weeks ago with the complaint of when its hot out and the vehicle sits it will not start! well 3 weeks ago we got it to act...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44333
hello dodge techs. What I have is a simple no crank no start, or so I would have thought. Have no communication w/pcm or mic. Codes in front control module for cpa not engaged, fog lamps (not equipped)and pcm comunication. Did test for fcm cpa not engaged whic...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7K58D25J
I am posting this for my muffler shop neighbor. They replaced the front wheel joints and front hub bearings with speed sensors. Now cruise control will shut off at speeds over 62mph the cruise light goes out. Under 62mph cruise works fine. No Codes. Speedo wor...
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L No Start VIN: WD0BE84578
We have this sprinter that is hard to start when cold,we first had a glow plug code,replaced all of them ,but now in the morning takes to long before it runs,we pulled one plug and turnt the key when engine was cold,waited till light go's of what only takes 3 ...
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1965 Ford Mustang 4.7L master cyl booster VIN: 5R07C16367
alrighty, got a factor 4 wheel drum POWER brake car. Pretty much everything is new, can't find anything wrong with entire system. The only adjustment in the sytem is inbetween booster and master cylinder, where it has an adjustable rod. What happens is when th...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Drive VIN: 1FMEU1769V
4R70W Transmissions shifts fine and shows no codes. After driving for 15 to 20 miles in overdrive it will neutral out. When it neutrals out the computer is still commanding both shift solenoids on. While it is neutral out if you disengage overdrive with the bu...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Vibration VIN: 2FMZA524XX
Hello everyone looking for some input on this windstar. What I want to know is the original flexplate had a large weight welded to it. The replacement form the junkyard did not have this weight. We have tried to get a new one from dealer but they say are on in...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNX21SOX
I need some advice on doing the u joints on the front axle from 'transfer' case to 'front' differential. I have always struggled with these. I have the shaft off and in the vice, the front joint has the DOUBLE u joint set up. Is there a correct procedure to re...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
Hey guys, need help w/this one. Truck came in w/fuel leak from rusted out fuel lines going to filter housing. Replace lines and cust brought back same day w/no start. Replaced lift pump. Cust brought back same day w/fuel leak again. Found crack in fuel filter ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F31
Truck came in with a problem of no power when hot. I test drove and found as soon as it heats up it looses all power and shuts off. Cranks over fine just acts like no fuel. After setting for 10 to 15 min. it will restart and runs very rough and then slowly pic... Trouble codes: P0541 (Intake Heater), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1670 (No EF signal feedback)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1FTSX31P43
i have a 2003 ford f350 with the 6.o motor i have oil pouring out of the back of the block runing down the back of the block and around the transmission any idea
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: IFTSW20P05
Hi . This one for the Ford tech out there.truck is here with cylinder four contribution code and an engine miss when cold that dissapears after 10 minutes running . we have decided to replace the injector . it's never been done at this shop so we would like to... Trouble codes: P0272 (injector 4 cylinder contribution balance)
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF31588
Hi we have this truck we have changed the fuel rail pressure sensor and catalytic converters both with oe parts and we have bog down when accelerator pedal is to floor if you let up 1/2 inch it runs fine however you have no pass gear Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean), P0191 (Fuel pressure rail), P0300 (Random multiple misfire)
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L tcc VIN: 1GKFK66U02
vehicle was at the dealership and was told it needed a transmission. after test driving vehicle, felt tcc chuggle at 45 mph. tech 2 shows slip speed doesnt increase more than 50 rpms. tcc solonoid running at 37% at that time. used trans special functions on te...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Dome VIN: 2HGEJ6676T
Well once again here we go.dome light has not been working for two years ,wow there was a after market raido installed ???
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L insturment back lighting VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
no back lighting for dash module, has lights for radio and center ac module,they work as they should(dimmer). mileage in dash also lights and dim as it should from dimmer control. was intermittent at first could not duplicate customer problem.after a couple of...
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1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8JZ31C8N
OK I was called into this shop after all of these repairs were already done except for the ignitor an d O2 sensors. The vehicle has a missfire/ surge under light acceleration light load and at idle. When I first got there they stated the vehicle came in on the...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Radiator Fan VIN: WMWRE334X2
This Mini was towed in account car overheated. Serpintine belt had failed. Belt was replaced,all pulleys and tensioner are fine. Radiator topped off & pressure tested. Engine seems to run fine with no indications of overheating. Radiator fan however runs conti...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
I'm hoping someone could help me with this Pathfinder! Towed in with a no start. No spark from coil and no injector pulse. Does have power to injector as well as to the coil. Put computer into mode 4 to check codes, none. Rotor button does turn when cranking e...
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L power windows VIN: 1N6AA06A64
Need some help here with this vehicle, calling all nissan techs! both front power windows are inoperative. have looked at all electrical schematics and diagrams, seems that this system has an encoder built in to the system, so I cant even try to give the motor...
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L tail pipe VIN: 1N6AA06A65
When the customer starts this truck, once in a while, a cloud of gray smoke comes out of the tail pipe. I started the Titan, after sitting for 3 hours, and a truck sized cloud of gray smoke came out the tail pipe and drifted away. But, no smoke after that. All...
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2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6BAO7A46
will not start, sprayed either in intake no start. has good spark. has good fuel volume. no gauge to check pressure. but seems like has enough. started one time for me when checking spark turn off to hook spark plug back up then wouldn't start.
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L Tranny VIN: 1G2HY54K13
I have this 03 Bonniville with a 4T65 tranny and it makes a whining noise that gets worse as the line pressure raises the noise goes away when in park or netral. I can pressurize at a dead stop and it will whine. I pulled the trans out thinking it was the need...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948E
This Porsche was driven to a car show, where it failed to start and had to be towed in. It cranks fine, and was found to have no spark or injector trigger. There is power to the injectors and to the ignition coil, but the control unit (CU) would not trigger th...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58B2V
This car was towed in for running rough, I found the distributor rotor had come apart and went through the side of the distributor cap. Easy fix, I called the customer and he states this is happened before about a year ago. The distributor feels fine, very lit...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z92
Hello All, I have a 2002 Saab 9-5 with a 3.0 6 cylinder in it. This car has a starting issue. The car will crank for a long time before it will finally start. We found that the battery couldn't hold 12 volts for long and was four years old, so we decided to c...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Starter VIN: 4TAVL52N0W
The starter cranks all the time with the key on
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Batt. lite on VIN: 5TDBT48AX4
Customer complaint of battery light on dash illuminated with engine running.Checked alt. output ,within specs. Checked wiring, no problems found. Checked battery,OK. Replaced alternator with OEM Denso and still the light shines brightly. We're suspicious of a ...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L ac compressor VIN: 5TEUX42N06
hey guys this ac unit came in with empty system and on off switch was flashing. so i charged it up put in 1.4 lbs which the tag saID. turned on ac and the clutch cycled for 2 seconds and shut down cheched fuse. was good and have batt volt at fuse the high side...
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.0L No Start VIN: WV2YA0257C
Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has a schematic for this old POS that ended up in my shop. Need F/I schematic as Alldata has different from what's in vehicle. Alldata shows O2, Elec. Ign. I don't have any of that, so I don't know if the rest is or isn't right...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
I want to thank everyone in advance and apologize for the long detailed test procedures. I am at a lost. My customer has been more than patient with us. Daughter is going to school here and Mom and Dad live 120 miles from here. Thanks again!! •Vehicle came i... Trouble codes: 16826 (small evap leak), P1225 (28- Short to ground on all 4 injectors), P1420 (Evap purge valve short to ground), P1420 (Evap purge valve short to ground), P1472 (Evap leak detection pump short to ground)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
This vehicle was towed from the dealer. Customer was told injector pump lines and injectors was the reason the vehicle quit running. Upon inspection found water pump had failed and timing had jumped. Replaced water pump and timing belt components. Tested compr... Trouble codes: 16706 (Ign dist speed input circuit g28 no signal)
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L abs VIN: WVGZM77LO5
Need help on this one. Replaced eng. about month ago car ran out fine. Customer return two days ago with abs light on pulled codes found 00285 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Front Right (G45) found sensor not reading reluctor whhel in bearing was bad replaced bearin...
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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGA84A1S
Thanks first to all the audi techs out there. The problem was the ECU. What the customer did not tell me was that the cowling drain had plugged and flodded the passenger side of the car with 6 inches of water. They had dried it out before bringing it to my sho... Trouble codes: P1570, P0605.
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure
Finally got a slow day to get back on this vehicle. For some reason most everyone kept steering me away from my suggestion that it could be the oil cooler but after exhausting every other option I removed the cooler and it was plugged with sludge. After replac...
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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33405
yes this is fixed the cold air injection valve was the problem it was sticking closed thanks to everyone that took time to enswer my request it is great to have you all. Trouble codes: P0411 (Cold air injection problem).
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1975 Buick LeSabre Custom 5.7L windows, alt, blower motor VIN: 4P67J5X151
I finally found a switch that is screwed into the back of the left cylinder head. it controls the blower fan ,when the wires are connected together the fan runs. the switch connector had melted and the power wire was loose inside the connector and totally out ...
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Pcm VIN: 1G4HP52K0X
thanks guys for the help. all powers and grounds were good as noted. pin 16 at dlc is the power pin. i knew that was good because my scan tool powered up, but i checked it anyway. it was good. the purple wire readings were not right so i bypassed the wiri...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCGG25F82
THIS VEHICLE IS FIXED. I FOUND THE FRAME MOUNTED LIFT PUMP WAS NOT OPPERATING.THIS FIXED THE SURGE AND THE VEHICLE HAD MUCH MORE POWER. THE CUSTOMER STATED THAT THIS TRUCK FELT LIKE IT WOULD SHUT OFF BRIEFLY THEN TURN BACK ON. HE SAID IT ONLY SEEMED LIKE A COU... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Crankcase VIN: 1GNES16S63
I'm in the process of up loading pictures of what I've found now. I'll figure out how to reference them i'm sure. the block has been mig welded after being heated by a very efficient welder in the next town over. The pictures tell the story better than I could...
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TG52605
Thanks everyone. Replacing the rear O2 and doing the idle relearn cured it. Trouble codes: P0140 (rear O2).
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2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L oil pressure VIN: 1GCGG25V65
Customer called me today and said his truck is fixed. I received some good replies on this one. We decided to pull the pan and look at the pick up o-ring. It was flat and hard as a rock. The o-ring may have even been split, but it was so hard it may have just ...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Vehicle goes to LimpMode 3-4 sec after starting
thank you for everyone's suggestions. me and the tech from the other shop that has the vehicle dove head first and started inspecting the wire harness. we found out later that this vehicle had been serviced by a national tire stor about 3 months ago and the sw...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1CREL46X14
THANK YOU for all of your responses. 1st of all a number of responses were related the the egr which this vehicle has none/ valve timing is used to deal with emissions. if the valves dont close all the way at idle you get low vacuum and poor idle quality. A... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L clutch VIN: KLAJC52Z2Y
thank you for your replies. the problem we were having was not in the clutch itself but in its distance from the release bearing. the reason the pedal stopped moving was from the built in stop on the fork arm to keep the release bearing from coming off the n...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L compressor VIN: 2D4GP54L33
Thanks to all of you that replied. Found that tranny was leaking and not shifting also, along with shift solenoid code. With cooler weather arriving, customer decided not to put more money into a/c. Also found wire beside tranny not wrapped up like they com...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7KA28613
Rebuilt the tranny. Fixed the problem. Thank you to all that helped
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP24R55
We installed a Chrysler o2 sensor and corrected the problem. On start-up the downstream sensor now drops below 4 volts within 10 seconds of the 30 seconds allowed before MIL indicator is flagged. Duty cycle is still 30% so this must be correct. Everyone who re... Trouble codes: P0138.
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power Door Lock VIN: 1FAFP52291
Car has left the area and customer will wait until he can bring it back. Most suggestions reported problems in the door wiring, but I tend to think it is bcm related (lh & rh switches cause bcm to click, but not lock any door). Wiggle the bcm wiring and it wor...
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2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW07352
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, ESPECIALLY HENRY. I FOUND THE DROPPING RESISTOR IN THE FRONT MIDDLE OF THE TRUCK BELOW THE RADIATOR SUPPORT. ABOUT 2" FROM THE CONNECTOR THE LOOM WAS DAMAGED, OPENED IT UP AND "WHA-LA" A BROKEN WIRE. AFTER THE REPAIR THE TRUCK STA... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary ckt low).
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP48YX3
HEY THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, THIS ONE WAS SENT TO THE DEALER FOR DIAG, THE TESTS CAME OUT AS A BAD FUEL PUMP. MY COST WAS 1489 RETAIL WAS 1600, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. ANYWAY THIS ONE IS FIXED. Trouble codes: P0190, P0193.
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2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W01
found ngk sparkplugs,replaced with denso,no more sputtering or backfiring omn cold start up,go figure. Trouble codes: P1340.
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no communication. VIN: 2HGES26873
sorry for the long delay, just got the vehicle back from the dealer. it took them a week to diag and put in computer and program keys, when i brought vehicle to them i told them this is what i thought had happaned.thats why i put an alternator in vehicle. i co...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P8V
Thanks for all your help. I checked to see if cam & crank sensor where in sync. Scanner read OK. I removed distributor cap to check wiring and found some play in distributor shaft. Changed distributor, cleared codes and customer has been driving for a week... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermant loss of cmp or ckp signal).
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2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
This car seems to be fixed. I still think the fuel pump was dropping out, but never got it to fail when testing. The fuel filter was original. I replaced it and never had an issue again. The replies varied widely, but none hit the problem. Cam timing, plu... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12351
Most of the replies referred to the speed sensor at the right front wheel as the sensor at fault. Trouble was, there was no speed sensor at that wheel, which sent me off on a wild goose chase looking or where the sensor might be located. In part, this is also ... Trouble codes: P0501.
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
I FELL I HAVE FIGURED THIS ONE OUT BUT STILL WAITING ON THE COUSTOMER TO DECIDE. I HAVE NO COMMUNICATION WITH THE IP AND ALL WIRES ARE GOOD SO I RECOMENDED A IP FOR THE FIX. THANKS FOR THE HELP AND SORRY IT HAS TAKEN SO LONG FOR THE CLOSE. Trouble codes: U0100 (Lost comm with ecm/powertrain control mod).
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2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L battery light VIN: 4F2YZ041X5
Fixed with a altenater from Mazda, reman. Not sure why other one didn't work. thanks for the help.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBDA29D7P
thank everyone who responded to my "help"request! what a tool to have in the "tool box" IATN In this case I read all the info I could,If the key will not go to position 1 you have your hands full from what I understand from my reading.Quite the procedure from...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J43
Eureka! I should have done the simple thing: disconnect either the baro sensor or coolant temp sensor and see what code arrives. I unclipped the baro sensor connector, and fired the car off. After a few minutes, I put the scanner on, which yielded a P2013-1... Trouble codes: P2004 (B18 altitude pressure sensor signal - stored).
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2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L starter VIN: WDDFH33X16
Thanks Guys for all you inputs. MB is now running for a week without any "hot soak" starting issues. Yes, you have to drop the subframe by 80mm to acesses the starter. We have purchased the "Bolt Set # [...]-00 from Mercedes, which puts the subframe/eng...
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6532Y
Thanks to all who responded. The concensus seems to be about 5 hours to pull cams and replace the solenoid. No timing marks to line up had me concerned enough to send this one to the local dealer as I have no desire to learn on this one. Thanks again to all wh... Trouble codes: P1380.
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power steering VIN: 2MEFM74W13
I found a TSB about the control valve in the rack sticking. The customer was going to try the procedure [turning the wheel 1/4 turn while car is not running and then starting the car while still holding the wheel]. He has not reported back to me yet and it ha...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2DU66W94
after a lot of testing, prying, bending and cursing, I finally just started scoping each sensor to find out what was giving up. The crank sensor was the first to just stop. At the front of the right cylinder head the a/c pipe was coming into contact with the s... Trouble codes: P0606 (Pcm prossesor fault), P2105 (Tac system forced engine shut down), P2106 (Tac system force limit power).
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1993 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA7LS23G6P
We have fixed this vehicle by installing a replacement ECM for some reason the cause of the excessive fuel pressure and injector on time was caused by melted capacitors in the ECM. i guess the average mitsubishi lifespan of their ECMs is about 5 years if your ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE85H71
thank you for the responses but none that did not go towards what I needed. I had already tested the system and knew that every thing in the system was working properly but was not getting vaccum at port directly off of t-body coustomer did not want to by a t-... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficent flow).
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4G34HR5573
After rechecking all my powers and grounds I went ahead and replaced the cam sensor. It.s been a couple weeks and the problem has not occured again. I will call it repaired at this time. Thanks to the 4 that offered help. Trouble codes: P0341.
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K3Y
First of all thank you for the help. After 2 days of driving the vehicle and letting it idle, i finally got it to act up this morning long enough to figure it out. It would normally just die. Not sputter out or anything just shut off. this morning it chugged f...
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1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF635XW
Thanks for all the help guys. I cleaned all the grounds and checked the harness and the plugs. I didnt find any wiring problems at all. I cleared the codes and sent her on her way. Two weeks later the engine light is back on but only with the knock sensor code... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0136 (B1 s2 circuit), P0130 (B1 s1 circuit), P0261 (Inj 1 circuit low), P0264 (Inj 2 circuit low), P0265 (Inj 2 circuit high).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L a/c VIN: 3VWCD221Y4
Customer picked up car and said she will return at a later date for repairs after thanksgiving will be in the thirtys that time of the year here so repairing the AC system should be interesting lol. When I do repair the car i will update. Thanks for the respo...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Heat/Vents VIN: YV1SZ58D21
Thanks for the useful information, but unfortunately my customer has decided not to put any moe money into the car. Recently, the vehicle has started showing symptoms of the usual ABS module failure, as well as the transmission valve body problems. I am sor...
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