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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Hello Audi Techs, I am a student in an Auto Tech class working on my new A4 B5. I changed the fluid, filter, and resealed the pan. We are currently rechecking the fluid level to make sure that it isn't just an issue of low fluid, but assuming that this isn't t...
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAA2311M
Vehicle returned with poor running condition. When gage moves above 3/4 the engine hesitates and runs very badly. I replaced both temp senders, replaced intake manifold gaskets and throttle plate gaskets. (throttle plate missing two bolts). Found out work was ...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L no move in no gear VIN: WBAHJ6322R
before car stopped moving. instrument light 'TRANSMISSION PROGRAM ' light came on . for like 3 weeks. transmission oil level is ok. wont move in no gear..i retrieved dtc 100 gear monitoring,code o6-pin not connected ignore error.i replaced transmission oil n f...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBABN33463
had vehicle come into shop for check engine light scanned and had cyl 1+4 miss codes. could not get to duplicate first few trys starting. got vehicle to finnaly act up. sometimes it feels like ignition miss sometimes almost starts chugging sometimes can feel o... Trouble codes: 238 (Miss cyl 1), 241 (Miss cyl 4), P0313 (Miss detected with low fuel), P1349 (Miss cyl 4 with fuel cut)
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2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Tis is a 4 cylinder engine
Hallo , I hope somebody can help.First for your info, this is not a 6 cylinder, but a 4 cylinder engine with valvetronic. We have got this vehicle in and it makes a ratlle kind of noise from the top of the engine.(through rev range).First we thought it might b...
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L remote keyless VIN: 2G4WS52J2J
Remote key fob has gone bad, i am purchasing a new one from GM. Do i have to have it programmed by a tech 11 or is there a way without the dealer scan tool??? Thankyou ...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Service Suspension Light Comes On VIN: 1G6KY5495W
We have a service suspension light coming on. Code c1780 loss of steering signal to cvrss from ebtcm or other wize known as antilock brake control module. We did some testing and found no signal coming out of brake control module to continuously variable road ...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY0788G
Car came in not running. R & R engine then upon installation discovered no start / VATS issue . Now the car starts and drives but it is showing codes for mass air flow , burn off and service engine soon light is on . Car is running rough and rich . Tried repla... Trouble codes: 33 (mass air flow), 36 (mass air flow / burn off)
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1988 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge VIN: 1G1YY2184J
car has a surge at idle in closed loop and open loop the only thing that makes a difference is when you unhook the timing connector it will stop surging i have done idle learn at least 10 times any help would be great
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K3V
Thanks ahead of time for any help. The vehicle came in barely running and missing terribly. Would die randomly. Only code in PCM was P0300. First thing was to check coil output and injector pulse. Both were good. Pulled plugs and found #4 plug tip missing and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Door locks VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Just bought this 98 blazer and getting the little bugs worked out of it finally when the rear hatch starts messing up. took the truck out hunting was a rainy day so i opened the hatch and used it as a roof while i ate lunch, since then the rear hatch keeps tr...
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Door Locks VIN: 2G1FP32G7W
Vehicle came in with the courtesy fuse blown...which runs the interior lights and the power door locks...with the key off every time you try to lock or unlock the doors the bcm sends a ground signal thru the feed wire which blows the fuse...with the key on eng...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55K35
Chevy Venture came in with CEL code P0401 "EGR insufficient Flow". I put a new EGR Valve on. It's the electronic type. Cleared code and a day later the light was on again and gave the came code. Double checked the ports for carbon build up at both the EGR and ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insuficent flow)
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GNEL19W71
This van has no fuel level operation my snap-on scanner does not do a guage test in bcm mode my question is should I bite the bullit and send it to chevy I dont throw parts at cars the purple wire has 1.4 volts! powering or grounding makes no diffrence needle ...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L all modules VIN: 1GNDX03EX4
First, thank you for taking the time to read this and offer insight. This vehicle was brought to us by another shop after they got it to replace the alternator. The vehicle was running when they got it. During the alternator repair, the wiring harness that co...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E73
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one that is puzzling me. I have this 03 Venture Van 3.4 in with an intermittent crank no run. The vehicle will never start on the first attempt to crank it. It just cranks and cranks and wont run. If you let of... Trouble codes: P1189 (Oil pressure sensor failure)
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Turn Signal VIN: 1G1ZU54874
I have a 2004 Malibu that came in recently for an inability to manually shift to lower gears-I scanned checked it and had a code stored for the shift handle switch which I ordered from the dealer-when the customer returned to have it installed he said that aft...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1G1AK55F26
I have this Cobalt that is driving me crazy. Thanks in advance to all who look. Check engine light on, P0700, went to transmission codes and have P0961 Line pressure control solenoid performance and P0976 2-3 shift solenoid low voltage. Transmission defaults t...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L air conditioning VIN: 2C4GP44331
The van cools great riding down the road, when you come to an idle it changes about 30-35 degrees.. gauge readings appear to be good(i know that can deceiving) this is a dual temperature control temperature is w/in 3-4 degrees of passenger/driver.. any suggest...
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1993 Dodge D250 5.9L ABS light is on VIN: 3B7KE23C1P
Good morning and thank you for taking the time to help. I have an old D250 with the ABS and Brake lights on. It is the old style that you are supposed to ground the diag pigtail behind the glove box. I have done that and the module will not give me any codes, ...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44R83
I need help on this caravan, towed in for no crank, trace to pcm not grounding starter relay, if supply ground to relay then will crank, but wont start, tried used pcm, it did started for [...] and died and same symptoms again, pcm not supplying ground to ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1D4GP24R65
On road test vehicle started running poorly almost like low fuel pressure. Recheck fuel pressure, found pressure 58 pSI and steady load or no load. Check engine light came on with crank sensor code and cam/crank out of sync. Scanner (DRBIII) shows intermitant ...
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Speedowmeter VIN: 1FDLF47F5S
Dear fellow techs. This truck was brought to me with inop speedow meter.Customer replaced speed sensor in rear differential.My wire diagram shows speed signal going thru abs module ,This truck does not have abs.Any info would been helpful.
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Crankshaft thrust bearing VIN: 1FALP4040T
Initially the vehicle had noise from the flexplate area when in reverse. We found that the crankshaft had nearly 1/4" of fore-and-aft play. Removed the oil pan and the main cap for the thrust/main bearing. Found the side of the bearing facing the rear of the e...
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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
Thanks for any help you may able to give on this one, Can't put my finger on a absolute fault, and I dont like trying parts its against my code of ethics. As noted in previous repair history 2 wks ago customer came in with a MIL lamp on found a code P0174 lean... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L8Y
All bank one cylinders (1 - 4) have little to no output at idle, while all bank two cylinders (5 - 8) are strong. Bank one cylinders have 170 psi compression, good spark plugs and coils. The PCM is firing all coils and injectors. The fuel pressure is 40 psi. A...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L control VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
Mornin fellow techs.got another ford ranger kicking my butt.came in stuck in 4hi.,4x4 lights inop.i used my power probe to shift it back to 2hi.shifted it back and forth a few times,so i know the motor is fine.totally unresponsive using the controls.cant scan ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTSW31P84
Customer has a 04 F-350 XLT with a 6.0 diesel. The problem is it will go through about a gallon of coolant per 100 miles when under a load. Not loaded it still goes through coolant, but only about a cup every 100 miles. No pressure building in coolant bottle. ...
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5L tire pressure montor VIN: 1FMCU59389
This truck will drive for 2 miles and TPMS light will illuminate.Upon same day testing the light flashes about a minute, then stays on. A "tire pressure monitor fault" written warning appears in the iPC. The air pressure is 35 psi per tire. There are no codes ...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L t case VIN: 1GTEK19TX1
hey i have a strange issue with this truck it came in with a t case leak and we found that the housing from the transmission to the t case was broken replaced and re sealed and then returned to customer 3 days later it came back with a vibration and the housin...
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1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L shakes at idle VIN: JHMBA7428G
shakes at idle in drive under load, rpms at 850 in drive, has new motor mounts, timing is in specs, if i give it more gas under load it clears up idle under load at 1050 rpms or so, any ideas will be appreciated drives great other than
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1998 Honda Odyssey EX 2.3L ignition switch VIN: JHMRA3868W
Hi guys. I have this Honda that wouldnt start because the switch wont turn. She was told the tumblers were the problem,but the switch turns a little so Im guessing its in the park lock, so played with it and got it to turn and start so I could get it inside.No...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Transmission? VIN: 5FNRL18084
This is a basic question that applies to numerous vehicles. Before this vehicle i had a buick le sabre that i could not diagnose what was ostensibly a transmission problem - strange noise from front. When i put the vehicle on the lift i could only get it to go...
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKY1546K
This car has a couple of running problems, which consists mainly of a rough idle, worse when hot which I discovered is from a sporatic spark that is shorting/jumping from the coil tower to the positive coil terminal. Cold starting is Ok but hot restart is diff...
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2001 Jaguar X Type 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKC51MS1
Hallo there, any Jaguar specialists out there? I am lacking some information on these cars. Customer complaint is that he lost power and MIL light came on, but vehicle started running normal again. We read out system and got code:P1229. After some research I f... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttlebody mallfunction)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse band VIN: SAJEA51C62
We replaced transfer case seal and my technician removed the wrong "fill" plug. The bolt that was removed was as far as I can tell the lower mounting pin for the reverse band. The lower mounting point has shifted below the hole. My initial idea was to remove t...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Gauges/Windows VIN: 1J8G858N8Y
I have a year 2000 jeep grand cherokee 4.7, When i switch key on all is normal but after starting the power windows stop also overhead dispay freezes also after 1 min of engine running the gauges stop and most of the warning lights come on on dash panel,If i d...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Starter VIN: 1J4GR48K55
Thank you for your help. This vehicle has a intermittent no start, it does not happen very often but I finally had it act up for me. With a test light hooked to the s terminal on the starter it lights then immediately disengages when you crank. I installed a r...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13172
vehicle runs great then all of a sudden coming to a stop it will stall. it will turn right back on and have problems idling, then run fine, then stall. No codes. when it stalls the rpms do not drop until the car stalls. checked mas air sensor, looked at crank ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
i got into this thing and found a few trouble codes: p0720 read etc diagnostic trouble code memory current stored. p1605 can acceleration for road recognition abs vehicle speed sensor.p0500 vehicle speed sensor A left front B Left Rear stored code.p0600 Can fr...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L rear shock leaking VIN: WDBSK75F33
2003 mbz sl500 new body style.leaking rear strut.Hello group,have this 03 sl 500 with ABC light on,cked system found hydralic fluid low,cked cause and found right rear strut leaking,do not have very good scan tool,(auto boss) is available ,can get access to st...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Esp VIN: 4JGCB75E16
Hello, I have no information on this one. Customer had an ESP light come on and now it is off, there are no symptoms of a problem. I scanned all modules with PC Retriever and the traction systems module does have two codes: 5170 Steering wheel angle: Zero poi...
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1982 Mercury Capri 4.2L clutch VIN: 1MEBP67FXC
Hello techs, I just got the flywheel resurfaced and put on a new clutch set. Now the car makes a knocking sound at idle seems to be coming from bell housing area. when the knocking increases it cuts off the engine at idle. Everything was torqued properly. Anyo...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag light on VIN: WMWRF33565
tested kbus with volt meter got runing voltage? what is real voltage on k bus? also we have autologic , snapon modis, auto boss and with all this tools we are having two sets of codes , some releted to bus problem and some to enabling of seat mat air bag code ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L harmonic balancer VIN: JA4MR51R7W
I have removed the crank pulley bolt and can't get the balancer off. There are 2 holes on the front of the pulley , but they do not seem to be threaded. No bolts in my puller set thread in. I think it should just pull right off after the center bolt is removed...
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2 2 Turbo 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
OK all you old nissan/datsun techs here's your chance to shine!! My question to you revolves around injector pulse widths. the car is way too lean to the point of almost not running and will not rev up even in neutral. I have removed the cover from the airflow...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27YX2
I have a 02 n0ssan frontier 3.3 super charged.belong to anoter shop.truck engine was replaced with one that is not super charged.truck now running very lean on boths banks,at idle and wot.all goodies that could cause lean condition has been checked.fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank2)
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ5412Y
vehicle has a p0440 code and "check gas cap" comes on in info center. customer replaced gas cap but problem still occurs. have smoke tested system and have found no leaks. clear codes and code comes back. anyone come across this on this vehicle? Trouble codes: P0440
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU23L05
Van came in barely running stalling and hard to start ..scanned and had codes for map sensor and reference voltage ..replaced map sensor ..runs like a charm ..but the ses lite is back on and have code PO641B 5 volt refference 1 circuit ... checked the referenc...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2988Y
this vehicle has codes p1128 and p1130 which from what i gather are lean codes (?). but my fuel trim at idle suggests more of a rich concern. are these normal readings at idle for this motor? (when hitting the throttle the fuel trim readings head back toward n... Trouble codes: P1128, P1130
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB45S94
Hi guys - we work on a ton of SAAB vehicles here but this one has me stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This vehicle originally came in with a flat battery - the customer replaced the battery with a Diehard unit, 850CA. After a few days, the batt...
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ55F27
This vehicle came in a month ago with a p0304. Swapped plug coil and injector missed followed injector, replaced injector. Fine for 3 weeks then came back with a p0304 ( new injector is on 2 due to swapping then replacing just one). Code was stored history lig... Trouble codes: P0304
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2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Engine VIN: 4S4BP86C06
Customer originally brought vehicle in for high oil consumption and blue/white smoke from exhaust. Talked to dealer and was recommended that car needed a short block because gummed up piston rings was an issue with these motors. Proceeded to replace short bloc...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 4TAUN73C3S
Hello , I have this truck that cuts out on acceleration and sometimes at cruise, will start up and idle fine. customer changed alot of parts but it still cuts out like the ignition shut off for a second. I have scoped the cam, crank, ignitor, tps and all patte...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L lack of power VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hell VW Techs This car came to do the repairs mention in related repairs section,the car did not have any codes for the transmission and the transmission was working OK, but now the transmission is slipping at take off and also has a little shattering, today w...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D12
Hey guys, I work on Volvos quite a bit. This guy came in with check engine light on with ton of codes. Customer claims motor works fine. He has not cared for the light since 2 years ago. We replaced the pressure booster sensor for turbo. Got that out of the wa... Trouble codes: 130A, 641A, 644A, P2036 (Turbo boost pressure sensor at fault), P2035
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1998 Alfa Romeo spider 3.0L starter VIN: ZAR9160000
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all who tried to help. I guess I wasn't clear enough in the fact that the battery and cables where good.. As most replies said to check battery and cables. The problem was that the start feed to the starter was not getting to ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L dash area VIN: WAUEH64B6I
Hey Gang: Another one without the fix. I had a second go at this with my "Wireless Chassis Ears" from MATCO. We did locate the noise consistently to the right center of the dash, near the glove box. I am thinking that one of the mode motors is making noise, ...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR54R9X
I thank you all for your input which was very similar in most cases,and even though I wasn't getting a CAS code and it tested good ,I replaced crank angle sensor which I knew was the problem and so far car run's fine and start's great!!! thanx again don't forg... Trouble codes: P1141, P0140, P0030.
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1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCGK29N0M
WELL THE PROBLEM WAT INDEED THE TIMING CHAIN I FINALLY DID CHECK TIMING AND IT WAS OFF BUT EVERY TIME I WOULD SET TO 4 DEG IT WOULD NOT STAY I THOUGHT DISTRIBUTOR BUT NOT THE CASE THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP Trouble codes: 43 (Esc).
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Starting VIN: 2CNDL13F05
Thanks for all those who replied. Sorry it took so long to close but my customer needed some time to save the money to fix this one. Looks like when he jumped it backwards, he fried the ECM, BCM, TCM, Air bag Module, and ABS module. He is definitly wishing h...
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Speed Control VIN: 1G1JH12F75
Thanks to Timothy from Wisconsin, Martin from Florida, and Richard and Rob, both from Michigan. The suggestions were mostly along the lines of installing a new brake switch, which I did, and the problem has not returned. The customer has driven the vehicle for...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Vent VIN: 1GCFG15X78
After the reply we received I contacted customer and he had 100,000 mile extended warranty. He brought to dealer and they overhauled transmission. Vehicle is fixed.
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46XOV
I took the information received got into harness and where all three wires meet had rubbed together causing a short. Thank you for all the help sorry took so long to respond Thanks Again Trouble codes: 71 (5 volt output to low).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L buss ground has 9 volts VIN: 1B7HC16XXX
Found a bad ground at the computer ground. The ground wire didn't have good connection . The block had been painted after the rebuild .
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L alternator VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
I got kind of lucky on this. I had pulled the car in to do some more testing and it went completely dead like the battery had been unhooked. This was much easier to track down. The ground from the engine to the body had finally broke in half. When I had pr...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L stuck in 1st VIN: WD2PD64445
Vehicle is fixed,Thanks to all that replied.The fix was to replace the conductor plate and electrical plug for wiring harness.Ist time servicing one of these units and the biggest problem I seen is lack of diagnostic info,IATN was a big help butt I also found ...
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2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L windows,locks,radio,wiper VIN: 1D7HE48N07
thanks for everyones help once again ,,,as this vehicle wasnt gonna re produce the problem that the customer was stating due to a intermittent problem we let the car go with the customer and told him to bring it back when it fails completely...
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1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
i replaces eec relay. vehicle did not act up anymore closing this out thank you for the help. took apart old relay to find contacts super heated. first time asking for help and very satisfied with it. thanks again
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L power VIN: 1FBSS31L5W
Well I decided to put a 93 mustang harness on motor. Much easier, this harness does not have anti theft like 94 harness. Thanks to all that replied.
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Correct Labor Time VIN: 2FTRF18Z3T
First of all, thanks to all of those who replied. This propane/gasoline burner is a VIN Z. All Data lists the same labor time to replace the spark plugs in all 5.4 engines of this vintage regardless of VIN. THIS IS NOT CORRECT! This VIN Z engine look quite a b...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
sorry for delay, i was waiting from customer to come back. but he never come back. any we did smoke test (for intake leak) as many tech guide said for intake leak. even one tsb was for intake leak.no leak found. clean the MAF sensor, swap the o2 sensor, but th... Trouble codes: P0174 (LEAN cylinder bank 2).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W21
We suspected a bad pcm since the wiring and cam and crank sensors were checking out good. The signals from both sensors were in synch and the vehicle was having no drivability problems. The customer declined further repairs and took vehicle. We will probally s... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position circuit), P0320 (Crank position circuit pending).
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L brakes VIN: 2FPAF45D54
if i did not se it i would not belive it. left rear caliper[parking brake] was causing a left front weel to lock. i have replaced l/r caliper and its fix. thank you for yor help
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L axle seal VIN: 1G2VC24L46
Thanks for all the replies. Most everybody was right on. I removed the 6 bolts holding the halfshaft to the flange. Some responses said getting the flange to pop out of the differential might be hard were correct. I could not get it out with prybars, i had to...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
First of all thanks to all of you for your input. I really like to see what everbodys angle is on stuff like this. The car is fixed - I installed new intake and exhaust valves. Only the exhaust valves were bent. So all is well thanks again.
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1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L 2nd gear not there VIN: 1HGCG1657W
THIS TRANSMISSION ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING PROPERLY, AFTER I POSTED FOR HELP . RECIEVED A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONTIONS TO FLUSH THE TRANS. 3 TIMES WITH HONDA ATF.I DID GO AHEAD AND PULLED THE TRANS TO GO THRU. DID NOT FIND ANYTHING AND IT LOOK GOOD INSIDE BUT THE...
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2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Electric Window VIN: 1HGCG56681
Thanks everyone for your valuable suggestions. Phil you nailed it. I just crawled out fron under the table of embarressment. Lock out switch was off. I Had assistant operating the driver door switch as I requested while I was taking voltage measurements...he w...
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2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Unknown VIN: JNRDR07X91
WELL WE NEVER HIT THIS ONE ON HEAD.LOTS OF GOOOD INFO PROVIDED EXCEPT WHEN COFUSION KICKED IN ON 4 PART OF QX4.SOUNDED LIKE AN ALL DRIVE VEH BUT NOT.EVERYTHING WAS PROBLEM W/THIS SUV,HI MILEAGEFRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WERE LOOSE,NO SERVICE HAD BEEN DONE AND LOW MA...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JNKCV54E34
We are extremely happy to report that the vehicle is fixed. Initially we received a vehicle that the customer had installed the engine in and there were several problems in the flywheel area such as cross-threaded bolts that broke off rather than coming out o... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor).
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHX6049X
Okay, I took a leap of faith, yanked the gear box and it was a broken A-clutch drum. I was looking on eBay. There's a gentleman selling rebuilt drums for $285. It's on the way; I should have it in a few days. Thanks to all who responded!
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2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28J15
yeah it ended up being a coil customer had to drive home over 400 miles away replaced the coil ran better however i still think there is something else going on. Trouble codes: P0306, P0301.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: WDBJF25H5X
Thanks to all who replied with advice, I am closing this as a fix even though customer decided not to purchase and repair this vehicle. Consensus was too much unknown and too much chance for more repairs after the initial problem was repaired. TYhanks to a gre...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4AMM21S34E
Thanks to everyone who replied. Amazing how a simple part location could get confusing. Dealing with Bank 1 Bank 2, RH Bank LH Bank, West, East and also from the point of view, standing and facing forward the car, the engine, the transmission. and easier but n... Trouble codes: P0141 (heated circuit in the oxygen sensor Bank 1 sensor 2 scanner info).
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1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Starting VIN: JN6ND11S3G
Found the gear that drives the oil pump/distributor moving out of place causing the timing to change.
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U55
This vehicle was not serviced at regular intervals and when the oil ran low the cam tensioners didnt work. Strange thing was that if I disconnected the cam sensor on number 2 bank it ran, not well but ran. The timing chain has slipped and the customer doesnt... Trouble codes: P0345.
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Starter VIN: 1G3WS52H2Y
Many thanks to all that posted replies, many suggested the starter and cables but the vehicle has not been back to the shop so i need to close this. I will update a fix when it returns. Thanks again Wiggie
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K4X
Thanks to all the great replies we replaced the vent solenoid and it fixed the problem! Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0440, P0449.
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1997 Porsche 911 Targa 3.6L Ride height VIN: WP0DA2995V
Thank you very much to those that replied. These are the specs: the frt axle height is 174 + or - 10 mm. lt to rt 5mm. rear axle height is 157 + or - 10 mm. lt to rt 5mm. max frt to rear is 10mm. This for the standard model.
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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
Thanks for all the help. This car had a broken transmission mount which caused the distributor cap to hit the hood just enough to tweak it and cause the rotor to wipe out the terminal and consequently send it out the side of the dist. cap. I also had to fix so...
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2005 Saturn Relay-2 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZDV03L75
i'm calling this one fixed it has been over a week now and customer says light has not come back. i went with michaels advice from connecticut and wired the connector backwards from the enclosed instructions that comes with the new valve. it should go EDCBA wi... Trouble codes: P0404, P1404.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BE6869Y
We were having such a problem with this car and our regular Subaru Guru here in town was gone to Las Vegas, so we were stuck. We tried EVERYTHING. Monday morning when he got back from Vegas, I sent the tech right over to his shop with the car and he gave us an...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
Lesson learned on this vehicle - double check any information offered by the customer. When the customer dropped the car off, she told me that it was a federal emissions car so I did all the testing as a federal car. Previous shop installed a federal aftermark... Trouble codes: P0133 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0171 (System Too Lean).
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U66
thanks for all prompt responses... I got more info from the client and found she had had the vehicle scanned at a quick lube place before she brought the vehicle here. since I have seen vehicles with an unlikely number of codes after they have been scanned by... Trouble codes: U0293, P0A1D, U0121, U0111, P0A93.
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1989 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWRB01G2K
Thankyou men very much, i got it done without moving the dash all the way out. Mitchell shows complete dash removal and heater assembly removal and all that stuff. It was my first time in, thankyou all again...
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2004 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2.5L water pump VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ4
This vehicle is fixed. Many thanks to David from Australia, never would have attempted this without your knowledge. Water pump was wiped out, bearing loose as hell, plus impeller cavitated.
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