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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD64B62
mil light comes on after a few warm ups. engine reaches temp but seems to take a long time.it is about 200 degs f. after appox 25 min. also the heater does not have good heat at idle must rev engine. has had the aux water pump replaced prior to this code setti... Trouble codes: P2196
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L cranking, starting VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Hello all, I have another nightmare that wont go away. This vehicle came in on a tow truck will not start or crank. Customer stated transmission light came on and the vehicle started jerking and then smoke starting pouring in from under the passenger side of t...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13R0X
I have a 99 tahoe that is setting a P0740 code: Converter clutch silniod circiut open fault. I have replaced the silnoid still still no change. I read in the fix that a n ingition swicth had caused thees faults so we replaced the switch. Still code repeats as ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29UX2
I need help, we have a 02 30k mile truck, misses on cylinders 3&4, injector pulse good, spark is good, spark plugs fairly new and not gas fouled. We have found some bulletins related to intake internal leaks, but need a test for an internal leak that might onl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Theft Dterrent VIN: 1GCGG25V95
No start after axle mechanical repairs as listed. Engine will crank and start, runs for a couple of seconds and quits. Fuel pressure constant at 62psi. Has spark when cranking. Loses injector pulse. Voltmeter pegs at minimum when key turned on and rises from p...
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T65
First time customer. Bear with my long windedness. just want to make sure I am thoroughly diagnosing this problem Car runs rough at idle and is in fact misfiring. Trouble code p0300 is the only code showing up. I accessed misfire data and about four cylinders ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C4GJ45G21
Hello All you good People, First off let me say thanks for reading this post I would greatly appreciate any help on this Vehicle, A Little history, This is a Used car dealers van who has already had this at another repair facility, it has New wires , plugs , L...
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1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Convertor VIN: 2B3ED56F1R
Well a couple of questions here, the convertor locks up at 35mph and about 1000 rpm then shutters real bad at times if you try to maintain speed, is it supposed to at that low rpm? Then is there any cure other than replacing the convertor? It won't shutter if ...
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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B3EJ46X21
hel felow techs have problem heater has poor perfromance blows hot then cold has new thermostate and water pump power flush heater core
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2006 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D4GP25R76
Vehicle came in with a high idle (1300rpm),found code P0508 , IAC motor is two wire pulse modulated. Tried a known good IAC, checked the wires from IAC to the ECM for open or short. With vehicle running it should have about 100ma but is zero. If you test the I... Trouble codes: P0508
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4046X
The car was towed in again in January. Same thing exactly. Code P1237 Megaohms resistance at both FP driver module and harness to fuel pump. Jump 12 volts direct to pump: nothing. Harness wiring very low resistance. How can it need ANOTHER new Motorcraft pump?... Trouble codes: P1237 (Open in fuel secondary)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37FXY
customer says truck will sometimes bog down to the point where it will not accelerate and the service engine soon light will come on. when this happens the truck will idle fine but will not accelerate. the customer says if he shuts the key off and then restart...
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2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L hazard VIN: 2FMZA57423
good day tech-masters. van came with hazard all time on . switch i replace - no results there three components in line : front control module,rear control module , and instrument cluster ... what would be problem & ?
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACXS5764
hey ford guys i have this 04 f150 that was towed in as a no start customer had the fuel pump replaced by another shop on his way back home . died again put a fuel pump module driver in. was corroded and split into,. started and ran great customer took off and ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTPW14525
Hello and Thanks for viewing this request! This truck came in for other work but when cranking I noticed the drive belt would slip right after startup. It would only slip for about a second and then stop. If you idle up the engine to about 2000 rpm you can he...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L heated seat VIN: 2FMDA58265
Hey Guys hoping a ford tech can help me. i have an 05 freestar (wifes van) niether heated seat is working have checked according to mitchell. have power to modules and when you push the switch the module sends power to the element. is there a fix for the eleme...
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Charging VIN: 1FDXW46P95
Hello out there--i have this f-450 that we can only get 13.25v to batteries at idle with no load--at the back of the alternator it reads 13.45v-if we rev it up the back of the alternator shows 13.75v and 13.45 at the batteries--now when we turn loads on i can ...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Accell sticks VIN: 1ZVFT80N36
This car came to me from another shop on a rollback. The customer complaint was when acceling up a incline the accerator would not release, thus rpms did not drop. They luckly was able to shut the car off and when restarted car would only run about 25mph. They... Trouble codes: P061B
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1998 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R2W
have a misfire on no 5 cyl have tried new injector new plug new wire also replaced intake gskt has good compression ck valve adjustment ck fuel pressure did injector test ok at wits end also looked at valves when intake was off no build up to speak of misses o...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L No heat VIN: 1GKFK66U43
Ok so heres why ive got a headache...Thank you all in advance! Ive got this 03 gmc yukon xl 6.0l that has an issue with the heat. The cusomer orginally brought it in for a coolant flush..so we went ahead and flushed out the old junk and in with the new stuff. ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Accessories VIN: JHLRD78812
hello all,i need your help again.i have this crv that is kicking my butt.front passenger side power window not working..first i had it was blowing the fuse for the right front power window..for some reason it stop blowing fuse but the window still doesnt work ...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF4853Y
customer had this jeep towed in for a no start. after checking it out we fond that there was only one bell housing bolt in it and the crank sensor had rubbed on the fly wheel. so i re-aligned the transmission put in new bolts and a new crank sensor and it star...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Instruments panel inop VIN: 1J4GW48N6Y
You guys always get me out of a jam need you again.My boss bought a 4X4 Jeep from the auction.Problem I'm having loss of Bus message.On start up ussally all the gauges work and I can establish communication with Trans,Air Bag,ABS,and Skim modules.Intermittentl...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, ping VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Car was towed into our shop for a noise. Found noise to be coming out of fan assymbly. An other tech replaced it. Went to start it and it battery was dead. Jump started the vehicle and it started right but it was surging and would stall. Figured it lost its ... Trouble codes: P0336
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF28GXY
Security light flashes all the time. Can not communicate with PCM on either data line and jumping connecter E1 and T1 under hood does nothing. Have 12 volts to all PCM inputs and all grounds test good. The check engine light is on with KOEO also has 5 volt ref...
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2006 Maserati Coupe GT 4.2L fly wheel. VIN: ZAMEC38A96
Hi Guys, I have a technical deficiency, I pulled the Bell housing off to replace the broken pressure plate, and noting the hot spots on the flywheel I pulled the flywheel off after marking the location, as the exciter ring for the timing is on the back side a...
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2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L fuel pump VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Need some help, can the fuel pump be accessed under the rear seat or do I have to drop the tank?
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Valve VIN: JM1BK12F34
This is my sisters car. She doesn't take care of it and as a result ended up needing the engine replaced. I found a good deal on a used one from the salvage yard that had 43K on it. It was a long distance deal so I can't just send it back. The one I recieved i...
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2008 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D48
Vehicle came in with CEL on. Code says misfire on cyl 4. Vehicle ran fine on test drives. Freeze frame showed misfire happened at 4500 rpm, ECT 70 degrees Celcius, 95 kph, 99.22 load. Swapped coils and plugs. Test drive: OK. Days later vehicle came back with s... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA29D9N
This car belongs to another shop.The problem that the car have , is that is starving from gas when cold. When it gets hot it runs a little better but still has no power when you accelerate.Fuel pressure is normal (around 80 psi) Differential pressure is abou...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Sunroof area VIN: WDBRF61J14
Greetings. We need some help on this one. We have had ongoing problem with water leaking into the car. The problem is intermittent. The water shows up on the right front passenger grab handle on the headliner. The only place we can determine that water could e...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 3.0L cruise control VIN: WDZBE8CC2A
Hi, folks. This Sprinter is not factory equipped with cruise control. The owners want it. I am curious if the necessary programming can be done with my Drewtech reprogrammer? As far as I have been able to decipher, I need to purchase the control switches, inst...
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L compression VIN: 1MELM653XT
I have a car that we had to pick up off the side of the road. We brought it in, there is good fuel and spark. On a compression test the cylinders were checking low, so I added some oil to the cylinders. After doing this I got the results above (50,50,125,125ps...
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L ac door VIN: 2MFGM35J65
Thanks for all the help. I,m at home & forgot to write the vin down so please ignore. This grand marquis came in with a complaint of heat on all the time no matter where you set the temperature. This car has automatic ac. I pulled a code out of the programmer ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C9Y
vehicle came in with mil lamp on, po100 mass air flow meter pin tested conector at meter all powers and grounds were good. scope tested meter found bad pattern.replaced meter with oem unit,same code returned,scoped meter again pattern was good,checked at pcm p... Trouble codes: P0100, P0120
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6AA07B24
customer has had this vehicle to different shops. it was dying at stops and hard start was told there was a recall took to nissan and when got back. vehicle died and would not start. has good fuel pressure but no spark. ckp signal goes up to 175 rpm when crank...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Dome Light VIN: 1G3GS64C11
Customer complains dome lights never work. He had previously changed DIM fuse #38. Also found #14 DIMR (10A) blown, replaced both with correct amp & verified power on both sides of fuse, no other blown fuses, other systems operate, no other problems. purchased...
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2HX54K92
Hi and thanks for your consideration of my help request. This car has a problem with not cranking about once every 2 weeks the owner says. I have not been able to duplicate the symptom in 3 visits to my shop. They say that when it occurs as you try to start t...
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1994 Saturn SL2 1.9L ABS Master Cyl VIN: 1G8ZK557XR
Hello from Minnesota! I am in the process of changing a master cylinder on a 94 Saturn SL2 with 4 wheel disk brakes. This is one of those units where the master cylinder is physically attached to the ABS unit. When I took the bottom of the ABS unit off the thr...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Oil Cooler VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
Hi all, This saturn came in with a over heat issue. After refilling the cooling system and running it a while I found oil had entered the cooling system. I have the ok to replace the oil cooler on it. I have personally never dug into one of these engines and w...
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2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 3.0L engine vibratio VIN: 4S4BP85CX5
we have had this since it was new. she came in for 100000 mile checkup and we found the axle boots were dry rotted so we put in both sides. evere since then it developed a vibration somewhere in the engine. when it is in park it isn't bad but you put it in dri...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF1286T
We had just resently replaced the left front cv boot and replaced the right front axle...when you drive the car just before you get to a stop the abs will ingage for a split second... I inspected the abs sensors and sensor rings and didnt find any problem.. Si...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L reverse VIN: 1NXBR12E01
cust complaint of intermitten slip when cold, mostly uphill. has been happening for years cust says getting more common.havn't been able to verify,any ideas out there?
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Variable cam VIN: 3VWRF71K15
I already know what wrong with this one but i would like to know how common and to what availe.The bolt in the intake cam that holds the variable cam timing unit on to the cam came loose.It stopped the intake cam from turning.is this common or iam i just lucky...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K36
Car came in with MIL on.Scanned for codes and got P0456 / 16840 VAG.Checked gas cap and used Vag com to run evap leak test,failed.Visual inspection of all evap lines.Removed line from purge N80 valve and capped to eliminate possible leak at purge valve,still f... Trouble codes: P0456
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: LZ5606X262
To all you Volvo techs, thanks in advance. I had this Volvo towed in. They blew a heater hose and the car won't start. Turns over freely. The cams are spinning. Seems like a classic cylinder wash down problem. Can any one give me some advice if I'm using the r...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N41
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE REPLIES, WE TESTED ALL THE COMPONENTS WE COULD AND FOUND NOTHING BAD. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SEND THIS ONE TO THE DEALER.
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: WAUVC68E75
Thank you for all your help. This one was fixed. We replaced the suction jet pump which keeps gas in both sides. We also replaced the sending unit.
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD231XM
Well it was back to basics on this car. With the slightly low vacuum, I thought about the valve adjustment, even though I did a valve job on this car, when I checked the valves several were tight. I runs great. Trouble codes: 10 (O2 Sensor Control).
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADD6326V
THANK YOU ALL CAR THE PROBLEM WAS STARTING SYSTEM WAS BLOCK I DID USE BMW SCANER TO UN BLOCK AND HTE CAR START FINE.
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2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Traction control VIN: 3GYFK66NX3
Sorry about that thought I closed this request.The customer could not wait any longer type this up once guess I hit the wrong button and it didn't close.Sure it was a ABS sensor falling out at low speeds.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L steering & b VIN: 1234567891
i replaced stering box on this one found chassis all cleaned off at top seal. leaked out when plowing turning full & brakeing all at the same time thanks everyone for all the input bob
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29183
Thank you everyone for resounding. Of course the repair est. Is way up there. The customer is thinking about what to do at this time. This truck was full of bugs. We have never had this many problems with a Duramax before. Mitchell does not cover it very well ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23225
Well, I checked and installed silicone grease on the 2 large engine connectors Clyde mentioned. I released it to the customer for trial, and so far no issues. I'm calling it fixed! I did not see any visible issues on these connectors, but who knows? Thanks to ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0102, P0299 (turbo underboost), P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P2563 (Turbo boost control sensor performance), U0105 (Lost comm with FICM).
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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13T16
After double checking all voltages and inputs, found airtemp door to be over travelling to the full cold position, actuator position showed 5 volts. Rear HVAC Module loses control at 4.8 volts. Replaced upper half of rear hvac module, recalibrated doors. Te...
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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Liftgate, RKE, interior lights VIN: 1GNDT13S08
Once again, another case of "don't overlook the basics" Mike in PA was the winner on this repair with 5 broken wires at liftgate flex-joint. I tested power at the fuse block, but not the modules themselves. When I tested power & grounds at the LGM, there was...
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1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Cluster, prndl, hvac lights do not work VIN: 1B3EJ46X5T
Stupid people these days they put a after market radio in. they just chopped it up and wire nutted it together. the radio has 2 light circuits one for the panel lamps one from the switch both go through the bcm and only shows the black green wire from switch i...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cruise VIN: 1B7HF16Z91
I NARROED IT DOWN TO A COMPUTOR PROBLEM THANKS TO YOUR HALP. THAK YOU AND IT GOES TO THE DEALER
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L lifters? VIN: 1D4HD58NX5
Well everybody had alot of good ideas,BUT it ended up that a new engine solved problem. tore down the old one and a the piston on pass rear cyl beating the block to death. Guess the hole was egg shaped. LOADS of FUN!
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB48B17
I havn't gotten approval to fix the vehicle yet. But when I went in to replace the cam phasers I saw the problem. The camshaft cap closest to the timing gears had a crack in it through the intake cam journal. something got inside of the journal and ruined t... Trouble codes: P000A, P000B.
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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
Well guys, you were right. I installed a new pump and it works great! It is idling up a storm now. I did go ahead and fix the cold idle switch after I got it running so that is a nice touch. Thank you for all of the quick replies for an easy end to this ordeal...
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1997 Ford F-250 4.6L heater VIN: 1FTEX2760V
The return tube that goesto the water pump was restricted. Cleand it out with a piece of steel cable and a drill. thanks for all the help.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14V5X
I knew that you all would come through with the right answer. I changed the IAC and seems to have solved the cold start problem. Thanks to the many that replied with much good advise. I agree with all who don't like K&N filters, so my truck has factory filter....
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P75
When i posted my replay it doubble posted. Dont know why. I want to thank everyone for thier input. i took the IPR valve off and found a pieceof metal screen and oring stuck in the IPR. i think the noise coming from the right valve cover was just the air rushi...
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX20P97
Thank you for all the help guys! I think most of you were on the right track. Using the "as built data" unfortunatly I was unable to do ths with the Bluestreak unit. Bluestreak tech support was of little help. I think the main cause of this was the aftermarket...
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Abs Lamp On VIN: 1FTSW21PX7
Found the green death in the wiring between the abs sensor an module, may have been a hungry mouse dining on the harness.
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hard start cold VIN: 1FTVX14557
After trying a MAF and the throttle body, the concern was that IAC was sticking in the htrottle body, and MAF sensor was a shot in the dark. As it turned out the owner is a large farmer and had purchased fuel back in the beginning of the summer and had forgot...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Starter VIN: 1GTHC29143
Thanks to all of those who helped, I isolated the start timer & ECM circuits & went right to the starter, I still had the problem but only in one spot in the flywheel. I cleaned all grounds & cleaned the starter connections, they were quite corroded for such ...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L battery VIN: 1GTEK19J57
Thanks for the good information again! I never dreamed that this might be an ondemand charging system or that it was controlled by the computer. The alternator fixed it and the customer has been using the truck for 2 weeks now and is happy.
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L Blolkwer motor VIN: SAJNX2740T
The blower assembly from Engel Imports fixed the problem. Finished the installation yesterday and delivered the car.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Air bags VIN: 1J4GW58S53
The concensus was that the main controller should be replaced and then rechecked, with the suggestion that the other codes after the ROM code would likely disappear. I reported this to the customer who has said he wanted to [...] the repair, but has missed one da...
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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Noise VIN: JM2UF3138N
This rig is not fixed yet, but we do know what the noise was. Since I could not find anything in the bottom end, I started taking the valve train apart. Found the cam journals in the head shot and the cam all ruined at the bearings. We sold the owner a new ...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L lack of power VIN: WDBAB33A4D
Well, after many days of killing ourselves and testing everything we could get info on... we improved the power enough that the customer is happy! So, here goes... 1) we verified all turbo and fuel boost from turbo lines. 2) we made sure that filters, pum...
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2001 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L drums VIN: 4M2ZY14TO1
Thank you to all that replied. The purpose of the post was to get some info on parts quality throughout the field. The 4th set of drums showed evidence of balancing and solved the problem. The first two sets were cheaper priced. The last two set were "premium"...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hydraulics VIN: JA3AJ86E53
Thank you everyone for your replies regarding the spongy clutch on the Mitsubishi Lancer. We considered everyone's suggestion and it ended up being a flaw in the aftermarket slave cylinder we had installed. It had a tiny leak; enough that it allowed air to ent...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Park Light, Backup Lights Horn VIN: 4A4MM41S24
Thanks to Jason [...] who set me straight .The ETACS-Ecu was fried. It is Mitsubishis answer to a body control Module. Truck is on its way to the dealer for programing. Never realized a Snap On Scan tool was such a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G2NF52E94
Thank you for all the help it turned out to be control module.Genuine GM part was the cure.Lesson learned on this one
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Stall
GREAT RESPONSE IN A SHORT TIME . ALMOST ALL OF YOU SAID TO CHANGE THE DISTRIBUTOR. GOT THE OK FROM THE CUSTOMER,CHANGED THE DISTRIBUTOR AND PROBLEM SOLVED.THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK...RAY
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
Ok this one is fixed!! I had checked the egr by disconnecting the vacuum line but it didn't change anything. I wasn't too sold on a fuel pressure or plugged converter becuse of the fact that as soon as it went into open loop it would pull hard. I liked the ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
First I want to thank everyone who took time to help me with this Camry. Customer decided to just buckle it back up and he'll drive it until it quits or if it lasts for awhile, he plans to trade it off on something newer. Several mentioned the water pump, idle...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Monters VIN: JT3HN86R71
THANKS FOR THE INFO. SET VEHICLE INSIDE OVER NIGHT AND WAS ABLE TO GET MONITERS TO RUN.
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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L generator light VIN: 1332475497
Thanks to all that replied. I did get the wire diagram via fax thanks for that as well. This guy decided he did not want to pay for any further diag, But i did get some useful info after he came to pick up the vehicle. He stated that he has a few bugs around h...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDA81H6W
Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions on this car. your input helped me to convince the customer to replace the ignition coil and spark plugs with O.E.M. parts and she is very happy with the results. Sometimes aftermarket parts just won't quite get...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C83
Thanks for the tips on checking fuel supply..this vehicle did not have a seperate lift pump in the tank, the injection pump pulls the fuel to it. Knowing that the fuel should "spray" when injector lines were cracked finalized my diagnosis. I did replace the ... Trouble codes: P0672 (did have damaged glow plug harness loose conn.2 gl plg).
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L camshaft alinment VIN: WVWBD63B65
Thanks to all who replies, Chris from texas hit it right on the head. once I saw the marks it was no problem, I did not even use the special tool to compress ten. asm.Thinks again for helping me out of this self inflected problem, Next time I will slow down an...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electrical VIN: 3VWTD71K15
The problem turned out to be an internal short in the fuse box next to the battery. There was no water intrusion at all anywhere that I could find, just something internal shorting to B+. There was no part in stock locally so we had to order from VW warehouse....
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