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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L A/C and Speedo VIN: 19UYA3255X
This car came in on a hook with a customer diagnosed alternator problem. We got in it and it started right up and we drove it into the shop but noticed smoke coming from under dash. Chased smoke and found a burned out keyless entry module. Replaced the module ...
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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4371Y
I am working on a 2000 integra with an extended high idle when cold ,it stays up around 1500 to 2000 for several minutes and then will finally go down to about 700 rpm and idle normally , no codes and the iac % Starts about 55% and gradually comes down to abou...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No door locks,brake light on in dash, VIN: JH4DC53082
OK guys. Im working on a friends ACURA RSX Type-s And I have some major electrical problems. The first problem is no power door locks I checked all the fuses and relays and all is working no broken wires any were and all the grounds are good. Then the windshie...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321T
For all BMW techs need help with this car has rough idle every two or three minutes and emissions go high almost 2500 ppm and hesitates for a while for about half a minute and then the emissions go down after that runs normal for another three minutes then emi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0302, P0303, P0301
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33544
idle irratic codes for maf and idle control , put known good ones on car.
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVC93518
-Car came in for oil leak issues. Oil was changed by pep boys 3 weeks ago. I see no problems with that. I had to pressure wash, an oil mess everywhere. We cleaned more in the bays, road tested to verify our leaks. I have an 100% large oil leak from: #1 bell ho...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K22
Good evening to all I have this buick here that starts right up runs for maybe 2 seconds and quits.I spray starting fluid into the throttle body and car will run as long as you are spraying starting fluid,quit spraying car quits.I replaced fuel pump and relay ... Trouble codes: P0101
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1986 Cadillac Seville 4.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KS6984G
has new battery, customer stated now engine idles fast after driving 8 minutes. confirmed idle at 2300 after driving. read posts on sail on problem common. scanned computer, found codes 14 and 59. have been focused on -40 coolant temperature reading and 258 de... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant temp sensor), 59 (Vcc temp sensor circuit problem)
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1987 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L hazard flasher VIN: 1GBBS10EXH
Hi I was hoping someone out there may have some info on the 4 way flasher/strobe lamps on this 87 Chevy LLV.(post office vehicle)I have no schematic to look at on this vehicle,and have had no luck locating any info on how this system works.The regular directi...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, shifts VIN: 1GCCS14Z3R
hello everyone, I have a customers truck in that all of the sudden developed what he described as a hesitation or stutter. After a test drive I realized it was a trans shifting issue. It is a 1995 S-10 with 54,xxx miles on it. Very clean and well maintained. T...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19R0T
truck came to me from gm dealer,afterthe customer took it there for this problem,she complained of in the morning when backing out it would stall,seems intermit as i can't make it happen every time but often enough.i have ck-fuel psi,spark,cleaned mass air,smo...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs VIN: 1GNFK16R8V
Hey all...Hope you can help with this one. When customer first came his complaint was left rear wheel lock up. We could verify that pretty easy. When you apply moderate pedal pressure the left rear will lock. I could not get any data from abs module. We instal...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L transmission VIN: 1GCHK29173
I have 2003 2500HD in shop with codes listed. It doesn't shift out of first gear in any range and sometimes comes out of gear into a false nuetral. Brake light and ABS light on, instrument reads "service brake system" and "transmission range inhibited". On upp...
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2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1G1YY34U65
I'm wondering what all is involved with the replacement of the harmonic balancer. This car has the symptoms of TSB#05-06-01-001D. My question is, do you really need to use the special tool to remove the front mono-leaf? And what about removing the harmonic bal...
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS 5.3L transfercase VIN: 3GNEK12Z15
Hi all, I hope I can get some help and direction on this. including testing advice. sorry for long story but I feel it's needed. Customer's complaint was, It intermittently went into 4wd. (this has 4wd and auto) not sure which one he ment. and also the service...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDT13S56
Vehicle came in for ABS and Red Brake warning lights on. Cannot communicate w/ABS using Genysis. I have power and ground @ appropriate connectors. High voltage drop on ground circuit. Repaired corroded ground @ LH frame rail and battery to body ground. Still n...
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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Trailer Brake Wiring VIN: 379J116294
According to TSB#07-08-45-001F : The harness, with blunt wire ends, to connect an aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller should be looped and taped to the main harness near the Data Link Connector. There is a very good picture of the location on the TSB. I have ...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C8GT64L32
The customer said the van stopped and he crank the life out of the battery. Next morning he realized it was out of fuel so he added 1 gal of gas and tried to jump it. Now at this point he has changed his story as to if it cranked or not. A tow truck person tri...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.4L mis VIN: 13CLC56K68
this car game in would not start found no fuel psi we replaced the fuel pump it starts ok and runs fine but you can not put it into gear no power door locks cluster dosent work no we have ck all fueses ok do you have to flash after fuel pump replacement? or so...
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L gauges/ warning lights VIN: 3A8EY58B38
Good morning This PT Cruiser has a intermittent problem with the instrument cluster, the gauges will drop and all the warning lights will come on as if you have just turned the key on for the first time. It will take at least a 1/2 hour of driving before this...
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2001 Daihatsu TERIOS 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JDAJ102G00
I have a fault code for vvt circuit malfunction [p1346].I clear the fault code and after 2 trips the fault code returns. I have checked the valve timing more times than i want to remember. I have scoped the cam and crank sensors both patterns look good. If i p... Trouble codes: P1346 (Variable valve timing sensor circuit range/performance problem.)
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1987 Dodge D250 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7KW24WOH
looking for replacement furl tank sender unit apparently not avaible anyware any help would be appricated
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1991 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JB3XD64B7N
Hi, I got a 91 dodge stealth here was drop off by my other smaller shop that could not figure it out. Came to their shop for hestation they got code 14 tps out range they changed it and crusing down the road they still had hestation jerking under normal load, ... Trouble codes: 14 (tps out of range), 41 (Injector circuict problem)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L unknown VIN: 3B6KF26Z8W
So after replacing all of the listed items, as usual I put the vehicle on the a/c machine. It would not hold a vacuum AT ALL. Would start to pull maybe 5 inHg. As soon as I paused the vacuum, it would lose vacuum immediately. HOWEVER when I would try and charg...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H4W
This is my Dad's car. He was driving it home from work at hwys speeds in the rain a couple weeks ago and it died right on the side of the road. Cranked several times and wouldn't start. He could hear the fuel pump running when attempting to start. (pump has be... Trouble codes: P0420
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH46R0W
After a hot soak of 15-20 minutes the car will start and stall, start and idle rough for 10 seconds (and clear out) or not start at all until it cools down. The engine fans work, the coolant temp is not higher than normal, i have drained some of the fuel and a...
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1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
Ok, have a real brain buster here. Its a 1998 Dodge B1500 with a 3.9. First crank of the morning and the van will start reluctantly and run poor. The van idles rough and you can hear the IAC have to open wide to keep the engine running. Attempts to open the th...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2BFP25BXXR
Hi Guys were pulling our hair out on this one,no start no spark but has injector pulse and fuel pressure,cam and crank sensor just replaced,intermittent cam signal loss and no cam and crank sync, voltage to sensors is good, we can fire all 4 coils with scan to...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3BF7HF13Y6
This vehicle only misfires or hesitates at 60 mph under a load only when warm
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Overdrive housing VIN: 307MU48C04
Gotta check with you folks out there to see if anyone has had a problem with one of these bruisers cracking the overdrive housing ??? It's been replaced once for a crack where the transfer case bolts up. Now it's back just a few months later with a crack where...
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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15T9H
Hello everyone: This vehicle had sat for 3 years so nasty fuel.Found in-line pump dead so replaced it.Replaced fuel filter also.Had power and grond to the pump at that time but intank pump would not supply fuel to rail pump so replaced intank pump.I had good f...
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5R
hello !!! please help . customer tow the car in with all new part i list above . the car will not run unless timing set about 45 deg . unplug spout see timing goes off about 10 deg if i step on the gas car will die . the only way i can step on the gas is keep ...
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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Truck has code P1747 EPC Solenoid shorted. We checked and double checked everything we could find or read about. Replaced the solenoid and soldered in new wires from connector 172 to trans bulkhead connector to eliminate harness chaffing problems. Code comes b...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP56S7G
This car misfires when raining or damp outside. It was brought back to us yesterday after 3000 miles ago we replaced the plugs and wires. Customer says it was fine until now and this happens only when its wet out. Car is currently Missing on cyl 3 again. An... Trouble codes: P0303
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Communication VIN: 1FMZU72E62
My fellow tech's, Here is my issue. During my Safety inspection of this vehicle discovered the following: SRS light illuminated No communication with PCM, TCM etc..only can comm with Air -Bag module. Solus-pro says to check appendix "b" in domestic manual. so... Trouble codes: B2292 (Restraint System Pre-Tensioner Fault)
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2003 Ford transit 2.4L No Start
Ive got Ford transit T125 2.4 TDI 2003 model which doesnt start. Scanned for fault codes found none Whats happening is there is no fuel to injectors. What I done I gravity fed diesel pump and it started. Does anyone know if this vehicle has feed pump in fuel t...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Low Freon VIN: 1FMDU73K83
PLEASE READ REPAIR HISTORY. Since it now only had .30 lbs of R134a in it I removed the Auxillary Evaporator, Inspected it with a dye light,no leaks found. Can see some green spots but nothing that looked like dye. Is it me or do we all have to read between the...
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2004 Ford E-150 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FTRE14W84
Looking for Help on this one, I have a 2004 E-150 work van that the customer complained of a noise/vibration. I test drove vehicle and it was a horrible sounding vibration that happends 45-50 mph. I put van on the lift with rear axle hanging and brought speed ...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L pinion VIN: 1FMZU73KX4
Thank's to every one in advance. Have a customer who had the rear carrier rebuilt but has already gone south.Repairs were done buy another shop and warrenty has expired.Feeling bad for him and trying to help him out I agreed to purchase a lower millage used as...
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Temp Gage VIN: 1FTYR44U25
Hello crew, First off, this is just a Ranger, not a Ranger XL as entered in vehicle info. The customer came in concerned that his temp gage always reads max hot whenever the key is in the run position, and goes back to the full cold position with the key off....
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: 1FMEU74EX6
Customer states there is an intermitant lack of power ( limp mode ) condition when weather is wet check engine light comes on and customer notice when tring to accelerate the traction control light comes on . Trouble codes: P0608 (p2104-), P2104 (p2110-), P2110 (p2135-), P2135
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2003 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L Front Crash Sensor 1 VIN: 1GKEK13ZX3
We have a good one here. Vehicle came in with a B0100 Electronic Front End Sensor 1 Performance. I have checked affected wires (grey and yellow) at sensor and at SDM. Ohmed out the wires with 4 to 5 ohms of resistance. Check crash sensor for resistance against...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on, No Acceleration VIN: 1GKET16S23
Customer called a few days back, said engine was not running right, engine miss. Vehicle was towed in with no throttle response (no acceleration at all). I found #2 coil shorted to ground. Now there is no engine miss, but the 1512 code will not reset, and if u... Trouble codes: P512, P515
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1GTHK23275
I have very limited diesel experience but i know this is a common problem with this engine. I have heard there is a two wire connector somewhere that is the most common problem. Again, i have very limited experience so any details as to location of components ... Trouble codes: P0202 (Cylinder - injector circuit problem), P2149 (Injector position voltage control circuit group2)
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L fuel VIN: 1FG56798HU
Customer brought in her Sonata after several attempts at filling the fuel tank. It overflows out of the inlet. Pulled the tank to check the fill neck for kinks and the vents on the tank. No kinks found vents aren't clogged. Put it back together and went to fil...
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2003 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JALC4B1433
during first pump of brake pedal travel of pedal is long and soft but on second pump brakes tighten up perfectly. already replaced master cyl. brake flush after master cylinder install and then adjusted rear brakes. originally brakes would have to be pumped nu...
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1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJMX6346T
Hello this Jaguar keeps setting a p0336 code and goes into limp in mode.I have checked continuity to ecm for crank and rpm sensors. After clearing the code when the car is idling the engine will rev freely to red line. If I select any gear it will set code and... Trouble codes: P0336
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR58245
Jeep came in with check engine light and P3449 in memory. First thing we did was change oil using 5W20 synthetic. Checked output to mds with Star Scan and # 7 was not activating. No voltage output from pcm. Replaced pcm and flashed with latest calibration. Had... Trouble codes: P3449 (7 decelleration valve)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNDJA72371
Stumbles and back fires in the exhaust only on take-off once out of 10 times othewise runs great. KV looks good.
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Thanks in advance. this one has been a pain , it came in for steering binding and hard . I replaced pump , rack and steering module . Took for test drive and steering was hard at idle . I replaced with another worldpack pump and seemed ok. customer came back a...
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Driver Window VIN: JT8BDL8SY0
All the windows would work except the front left would not always go up. Motor works fine. Sometimes if the switch was jiggled, window would go up. We got used switches from junkyards, two did not work, one the window would go down when you pressed up, just li...
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2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L monitors VIN: JM3LW28J82
Did a smog repair and i am trying to get the monitors to set to complete, all monitors have run except the egr and evap, usually i can get them pretty quick but this one is being very stubborn, found some info online stating that these are very hard and could ...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: JM1BK12F77
The power steering pump was going out at times and the customer heard about a recall about similar models and the pumps going out. I confirmed the recall and the models being recalled had the same part numbers. We replaced everything listed in the recall and...
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2011 Mazda mazda 2 1500CC starter
Hello fellow Mazda techs I need to pick a few brains. I have a 2011 Mazda 2 brought in with a very growly starter. Ordered new starter and installed. Growl is gone but now I have a very loud engagement noise as if the starter alignment is bad. There is no dowe...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E6M
Hello all, I used to think this was a pretty cool old car now I may change my mind. I could use some direction. This car entered my life with a bad crank sensor. Diagnosed it replaced ok. Ran always ran pretty well be always had a little stumble at idle. Ab... Trouble codes: 7 (It has been said this code related to the crank sensor however I could use some clarity on this)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Temp Gauge VIN: WDBEA32E0R
The temp sometimes on gauge goes all the way up to 120 once you turn the ignition off and on again it goes back to normal. The engine does not overheat or have any other issues.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J53
and also set p02006 (right front o2) Customer complaint is engine light on with intermittant hesitation (very slight) We are replacing thermostat, but not sure why all 4 oxygen sensors are showing faulty. Scanner shows o2's switching fine and car is running ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat), P0161 (Left rear o2), P0141 (Right rear o2), P0151 (Left front o2), P1999 (Right front o2), P0160
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L readiness monitors VIN: WDBUF65J23
Thanks to all. Does anyone have a readiness drive cycle for this car. monitors seem to be stubborn. Thanks Artie
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J36
vehicle was dying etc, had codes PO335 crank position, PO16 Cam position, PO306 #6 cylinder miss, checked out and found bad crankshaft sensor, replaced sensor, now have intermittent #6 missfire, have read that cranksensor needs to be releaned, have Bosch scan ... Trouble codes: P0306
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2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T51
Van came in and would surge at idle,then die. Will always restart but will constantly die when hot.(operating temp) no codes current or pending.i checked the 120 signal at the dist ,about 40hz ,but it would change as much as 20hz and then die.i replaced the di...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L crank but no start VIN: WBADP6330X
Thank you all for your time helping on this " ultimate driving " machine :) especially Scott. It took me a while to find that fuse on the ebox, i overlook that fuses why checking other fuse inside glove compartment and rear luggage. It would make our life easi... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0125, P1622.
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L immobilizer/starter lock outno VIN: WBAAN3348Y
Thanks all for the help on this car. This is what happened, after replacing the EWS and then trying to align the rolling codes nothing happened. I took the car to another shop who is good with BMW electronics and he went pin by pin (10 micro pins) of the EWS...
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2008 Cadillac SRX 3.6L 3rd row seat VIN: 1GYEE63728
Thanks again to all who replied.The fix or trick was to help the seat back just a little when it was going through the auto calibration.(let me explain ).There are 2 contact switches one for the folding cover and one for the seat back .When I removed the seat ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Engine VIN: 1GCHK29G41
REPLACED THE INTAKE BOLTS AS STATED IN SERVICE BULLETIN. CUSTOMER SAID IT HAS NOT BURNT ANY MORE OIL.
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2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Hydro boost VIN: 1GBJG31K38
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP THE BRAKE BOOSTER AND MANY MILEAGES OF DRIVING ( TO BLEED AIR OUT OF SYSTEM ) FIX THIS VEHICLE .
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1987 Dodge D150 5.2L No Start VIN: 1137RD14T0
wow!!! Lots of responses. For those who said the ignition ballast, well, I never did find one. The ignition module is made in with the spark control puter and I had failed to include in the first post that I had already installed the ignition switch. My bad. A...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Not charging or shifting properly VIN: 1D7HU1BZ13
Fixed it. As I had supected the alternator was the culprit. The field resistance was about 9 ohms with no shorts to frame or output terminal. New alternator field resistance was about 3.9 - 4.2 ohms. [Thank you Louis for those specs] Old alternator pulled over...
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2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B3LA43R96
thanks to all this happens so quickly and intermittently its hard to catch. the steering angle sensor was done by the previous tech i noticed the steering colum shaft was bent but they all are (1st time i noticed).back pressure good timing marks good checked h...
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2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93107
Truck came back, and problems where still there. All codes cleared before I got there. Mass air flow sensor fixed it. Thank you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L rear diff VIN: 2HJYK16506
well, vehicle is fixed. customer took vehicle over long weekend and called in on monday that vehicle had stopped making shuddering around corners. fluid took alot longer to work into clutches then we orriginally guessed. customer will be bringing vehicle back ...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W22
This car is fixed, Devon sent me in the right direction. We install DENSO plugs instead of the NGK so we put in the NGKs but we were still having the same problem but not as bad so we replaced the rubber boots are the problem is gone. I still do not understand...
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2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KNAFE121X5
A little more research told me there was a relearn performed by Kia that would correct this. They said they couldn't get it to communicate to do so. 2 other dealerships later someone finally found a way around it by using an older scanner and 04 parameters. Do...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Rear Air Bags VIN: 1LNLM81W3V
THANKS GUYS TURNED OUT TO BE AIR BAG MODULE NO THANKS TO MITCHEL MANUALS THERE TROUBLE TREE SHOWS SPECIAL SCANNER. THANKS AGAIN
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
perley and norman nailed it. i asked the builder about the bushing alignment. he said huh? needless to say we're not using him anymore. i installed the shift kit, range switch, and added the ground an all is well. thanks for all ypur help.
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3H1XP
Well this ones done. Figured out it had some add on security system which said Mitsubishi right on the module but we were able to remove the system & connect the starter relay wires. works fine now. thanks again.
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1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
Thank you to all that took the time to respond to my help request. I have not repaired the car yet. I followed most everone's advice and procedures. I did verify battery voltage at the fuel injector and checked continuity of the ground circuit from the ECU t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp sensor circuit), P0300 (Random misfire).
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41E84
both rear wheel speed sensors were replaced . The anti slippage light no longer flashes and the ecm doesnt go to fuel cut now.Although there is an issue still with the abs control module for right rear solenoid either shorted+ or open. Going through the diagno... Trouble codes: P0726.
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D8S
Thanks for the replys, Paulo from New York hit the nail on the head. I replaced the rear O2 sensor and test drove it for the day, Problem solved. Fuel trims are around 100% and the rear O2 stays at 0.5-0.6v when crusing. Strange that it would set a code for... Trouble codes: P0132.
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1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Leak VIN: 2P4GH2533S
PROBLEM WAS THE WATER PUMP. THE DRAIN PASSAGE WAS PLUGGED WITH CRUD PUSHING ANTIFREEZE BACK UP INTO THE VALLEY. I HAVE DONE NUMEROUS PUMPS ON THESE ENGINES IN THE PAST, AND HAD NEVER SEEN ONE DO THIS. I WOULD PROBABLY STILL SCRATCHING MY HEAD OVER THIS ONE IF ...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G8JW54R33
This was definitely a seat of your pants fix. No one really wanted to tackle the Cam/Crank timing relation head on, due to the fact that this is a PO@#@~ Saab. I don't think anyone really knows. I was working with the fact that the Crank sensor amplitude was l...
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2007 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L brake switch VIN: 1G8ZS57N17
recalibration of brake pedal position sensor corrected this problem.
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP62C65
today i replaced the cam sensor whit one from another car and problem still the same so we tell the customer to go to the dealer thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JS Sport 1.8L Air Bag VIN: JS3TE21VXW
well got this one, turns out the problem was in the sdm connector, when unplugged stayed on all the time also, put a piece of paper between shorting bar still on, was probing aroung with pin6 with a small backprobe connector and when pushing in to test noticed...
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
did not fix this vehicle after two weeks cust wanted it back very intermittent tested cam timing with 100psi pressure transducer,timing perfect, advanced timing from 3 deg. to 9 deg.may have bad gas cap(not venting) but cust said it happend once after gatting ...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Enigne VIN: JT77ISC100
The end fix was a loss of voltage to the engine ecu. The engine relay had a burnt contact in it. The relay and the relay holder was replaced and the engine started. The relay was located in the engine department next to the headlight on the passenger side.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1Y
Recommend to customer after extensive testing of AF sensor and Mass air flow, to upgrade to OE cats. Customer declined and sought waiver per DMV. Thanks to all replies. Trouble codes: P0420.
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L front noise VIN: 4T1BF30K72
Thanks to all who offered help. We ended up finding the sourse of the noise by using a chassis ear listening device and moving the sensors around until we could pinpoint the exact area of the noise. It was a loose sensor in front of the radiator banging agains...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L All brakes dragging VIN: 5TDBA23C15
Not enough can be said about basics. The tires had been put on the same day so I knew the tire pressures had just been checked. When I checked today One tire was a couple pounds low so I adjusted it and reset the TPMS monitor. One down. Next vehicle is still d...
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