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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Timing belt VIN: WAULT64B92
Timing belt broke, dealer says due to water pump failure. Last month, oil temp was getting hot (120*C) after change at local one stop, causing gong to sound. And, yes, I told customer it really needed a timing belt service. My question at this point: is it wi...
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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Top VIN: WAUDF48H87
Hello Audi Dude's, We have this cabriolet that the top will only unlatch and latch, will not retract. There are no codes. We can read all the groups for the top system, just not sure what it is that we should see, as far as values? Has anyone seen this happen...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L clutch safety switch VIN: 4USCH7329T
we have checked the circuit for power , but without a wiring diagram or a repair procedure we cannot procede. all the wiring looks good and has not been tampered with. does not have remote start. does this car come with a safety switch when sold in the u.s. in...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L panel lights VIN: WBAEV334X4
Car came in with complaint of inst. panel dead, ran over something and pulled wires loose, ac not cold. The only wire I could find loose is the outside temp sensor. The sensor was still plugged in but is damaged. the panel it was mounted to is gone. The gauges...
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L r 12 VIN: 1G6CD1158K
local cadalic dealer said r12 only for a recharge.no other possibalites. can a orfice tube be added for a higher low side pressure? thanks in advance, dale.
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T0M
Customer stated vehicle starting bucking and had brown smoke coming from the exhaust as he traveled down the road. He parked it at a public lot and walked over to our shop across the street explaing his problem and also stating that his friend had just done a ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23U63
6.0 liter bi-fuel..Mitchell is giving me minimum 130 psi for bi-fuel engine,110 for cng & 55 to 60 psi for gas engine.So my question is..With fuel pressure guage attached to port on the rail ,my readings should be what? I am thinking 55 to 60 because the engin...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L clutch won't release fully VIN: 3GCEC14X66
we pedal bled them and then vacuum bled the system.still won't release.if you mash the pedal into the floor mat it will release but engages again as soon as pedal leaves the floor mat. The pedal is plastic, but looks OK.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Stall VIN: 2G1WT58K06
Hey all, been working with this vehicle for a few days now. After being driven for at least 30 minutes it will stall but always restart. It would set a p0601. the problem would happen even if it was allowed to run in our shop stall for the same amount of time.... Trouble codes: P0601
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Poo17 VIN: 1GTCS14866
Truck has constant p0017 code,missfire counter has miss cyl 2,cmp and ckp data both constantly vary between 250-0, is this normal?? cmp actuator was replaced,crankshaft bolt is tight-modis said to check this,anyone have any ideas?? Trouble codes: P0017
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2007 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.9L tranny VIN: 1GCCS14997
makes noise when cold.i am thinking it might be toque drain back ball or torque it self.when drive tranny shifts like brand new.noise goes away when worm.this noise only happens when it sets over night.
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Transmission VIN: 2C4GP54LX2
Transmission has intermittent fault(s), will downshift hard at times while driving, buck and jerk at stops trying to lunge forward when foot is on the brake, put itself into limp mode. Original codes were p1790 - Fault immediatley after shift p0871 - OD Pressu...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC16ZXW
during warm up,engine idle,vacucum 18 inhg,inj pw 2.40 ms,spark advance 2-4deg ,iac position 40 idle rpm 650rpm. Around 140 deg vacuum drops slowly to 7 in hg,inj pw 4.09 ms, spark advance radical 4-21,iac position 172 ,o2 sensor steady0.76 this lasts for 3-10...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56J1Y
Hello, ok i have this intreped in the bay that was towed in for a no start, customer said "i was driving down the highway and the car slowed and had low power, then it died the dash lights flicked and now it wont crank". the first thing i noticed was a strong ...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Steering VIN: 1D7HE42N96
The customer describes a condition where the steering seems to bind on center - says he must force it off center to turn. He states it happens most often when the vehicle is driven on the highway for a period of time with the steering kept straight - also that...
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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FKDE330L1
Replace fuel pump in front tank .overhauled carb .check electrical system for tank switching.
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FDSF57F5Y
Vehicle came in with a stalling complaint, replaced cam sensor and replaced ecm because of several erroneous codes, after replacement the only code remaining was the intake code, possible open wire have not taken the time to finish checking out the system as t...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTNX21S93
customer says brake pedal drifts to the floot after holding it down. test drive found brake pedal will push down easy at first and brakes will start to slow truck down but pedal gets real hard and no matter how hard you push down there is no increase in the st...
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Radio/ cd changer VIN: 2FMZA52264
Hello we disconnected battery for reapirs to a/c compressor and when customer picked up van he called back to say cd changer is just clicking. No problems before repairs were made. I highly trust this customer he is a very good friend and would not make this u...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L compressor VIN: 2FM2A52264
Hey fellas, been awhile since I ran into this problem, and I guess I probably just need a bit of a refresher course. Van originally came in to me with a broken A/C manifold hose. Took me awhile to find one since they are kind of scarce so the customer drove ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Front Rotors VIN: 1FBHE21M3L
Hello again 'Giant Electric Brain' This vehicle has warped every set of front rotors we put on it. Calipers are free and clean. Pads are new. Fluid is new. Dot4. Both rotors warp at the same time. I haven't done pressure test on the lines, but we have check t...
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L trailer plug VIN: 1FMYU03176
Trailer harness worked fine for about a month then quit working.Originally came in for inop trailer lighting.Previous shop tied into left rear tailight assembly to wire in trailer lighting.Wiring module quit .Thats when it was brought ot me.I disconnected prev...
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2011 Ford F250 6.7L ride control VIN: 1FT7W2BT9B
customer complains a rough ride on smooth roads, a shaking / vibration or a "Binding" sensation in the drive-line. Will be more prominent at times, not always as bad. Seems to happen more after warm. Test drove and immediately could feel a vibration. Driving ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1HGCD715XR
Car according to the customer dies after running 20 min all different times never same driving conditions have not duplicated but have noticed that the idle control seems slugish at times but will recover and return to correct idle maybe the car is mosty stall...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Starting VIN: 2HGEJ667XX
hello honda techs and all others i need help this vehicle has no spark i believe a battery was put in backwards. the big 80 amp fuse in fuse block was blown byb my helper.he has since been fired for other mistakes. i cant find a lot of no start info in alldata...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16522
Hello genius' I'm the third shop to see this same misfire problem. As mentioned other shops have replaced all six igntiion coils, removed intake and cleaned EGR passages (sucessfully). Replaced EGR valve itself. Scan shows misfires on all cylinders and a cod...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Instrument Lights VIN: KMHCG45C02
Came in with a no charging complaint. When i checked it all was fine 14.5 volts. When boss tried to take home there was no dash lights and was not charging. Turn key off and restarted it was charging and dash lights worked. Then boss says tere are sparks jumpi...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 452DF58X02
02 Isuzu Axiom 4X4 3.5L. Customer came in complaing of noise on start up. Found the starter was shimmed using 2 lock washers causing damage to the flywheel. Replaced starter and flywheel and grinding noise is gone but now when you start it you hear a screechin...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling system VIN: 1J4FT48J51
This Jeep was brought into the shop for our safety check to prepare it for a local used car sales lot. It is a 4.0 L inline 6 cylinder. It was driven over 200 miles with no troubles. Once sold the vehicle would be running fine and all of a sudden the temp gaug...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LMHN84W81
Hey all. This barge came in with the back end all the way down. Compressor pump is not working and no power to it. All relays and fuses are good. I tried power up the compressor but alldata doesn't give me enough info to be sure which wire powers it. I know it...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Interior VIN: 1LNM15D4NR
ok so this demon came in a couple of days ago b/c the lift gate would open on its own. then close on its own. check the power liftgate module and got code p2703. i ran through the diag trouble tree and it led me to the lift gate module. i just replaced the lif...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12304
This car came in with air cold at times. Compressor will cuts out as it does the pressures rise. Some times it will cycle continuosly for a minute then stop. The first thing I did was evacuate and recharge with 1.1 pounds of freon. It seemed like to much freon...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Refueling VIN: 4F2YZ06175
Customer says that pump keeps stoping while gasing up every time regardles of the time of the year or temp check everything i could think off found no restriccions on the filler neck no kinks or bends on the vapor hoses replace fuel vapr lave solenid ( by the...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E3R
Hello fellow techs! I have a 1994 Mercedes Benz C280 in my shop that does not start. Previously, customer ran the car out of fuel, added fuel to it, had troubles starting and after repeated attempts was able to get it running and park it in their driveway. N...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L R/F key VIN: WDBRF64J01
Houdy fellow techs. Got me a stumper. This 01 C320 came in with a RR window stuck down. No other problems. I started the car with the key (fobb R/f type) just fine, drove it into the bay, shut it off , and removed the key (placed it up on the wiper as normal f...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRH64J22
vehicle came in for poor idle. checked codes none in system, smoke tested intake ok, checked fuel pressure 3.2 bar spec is 3.7-4.2. pinch off return line fuel pressure deadheads at 85 psi. replaced fuel filter/regulator with OEM pressure still only 3.2 bar. if...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L wiper VIN: WDBRF81JX4
hello guys i got this car in for a/c problem and got complete a.c unit replace on it and customer also wants to get the wiper fix too, ok the problem is wiper work when you go over 5 mph and every thing in fine on it when you stop wiper stop where ever it is i...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBUH83JX5
Hello all we replaced the brake pads and sensors on this Mercedes. We pinched off the hoses when retracting the caliper pistons. Went to bleed the brakes and got excesssive amount of steady fluid out of rear wheels. As soon as air stopped we shut bleeder. Went...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L no start VIN: 4JGBB86E96
hello everyone, i got a ml in the shop with a very weird problem. it will start and drive normal for about 3 days,and then suddenly it wont start,remote keyless entry does not respond and i get on the display saying one message.after waiting a few hours,someti...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6SD16S3S
hello got strange one need help with . nissan techs help us out . truck came in will not idle stalling at idle . think we have mass air flow problem have run trouble tree from alldata . maf circuit is ok . can blow light air across maf and idle steps up and wi...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall, no power VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
while first checking this car the engine would start run then die, removed a vacuum hose and fed it some carb cleaner and would continue to run. replaced fuel pump, and have no change if i clamp off the return line the fuel pressure jumps to 70 psi and the eng...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YS3ED59AX4
This one will hesitate/misfire on light acceleration but not when pedal to the metal. Misfires when coming to a stop at a light, feels like it will die. No codes. Nothing I can think of makes any difference. Any ideas??? TIA
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B43
This is one of my long time customers, she came in just for some simple service work, Timing belt and water pump, the job seemed to go well, when I started the vehicle, I first notice an extended crank that wasn't there previously, the car does start but runs ... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Sensor Circuit Out Of Range)
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JF1SF63551
thankyou in advance I have a really strange problem with this subaru and am hoping that some one has experenced this same problem. When driving with the ac on and when coming off idle, like at a stop sign I will depress the accelerator with no reaction in rpm?...
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L a/c VIN: JTDFR32001
2001 toyota MR2 Spyder a/c will stop working intermitently. It seems to happen more when hot and humid but is not consistant. The A/C switch starts to blink and the compreser will not engage.If you shut off the car and restart the car the problem goes away. It...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C21
This crank no start problem started from leaving dome light on and a dead battery.fuel pump pressure in spec. Will fire on initial crank and run out of gas.noid light starts bright and dims out.some investigation has lead me to think this might have a corrupte... Trouble codes: P0300, P1182
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission Control Module VIN: WVWPD63B62
Trying to code transmission control module. Module is new from dealer. When trying to code it, it says "coding registration error". Code number i have for this vehicle is "00104". If anyone can please help by telling me if that is the correct code or what i mi...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63BX3
The car was driven from PA to FL. immediately after the repair.The car spit out the codes at the first fill up.I suspect the left chain or guide is dead. I can hear a pretty good clatter coming from the left chain area.You can feel the miss.I was told that the... Trouble codes: 17585 (bnk2 o2 Correct. behind Cat limit reached), 16543 (o2 b2 s2 response too slow), 17930 (camshaft adjastment b2 malfunction), 16684 (random missfire 3 codes cyl 456), 17755 (cam pos sen 2/ eng speed sen incor correl)
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Alternator VIN: YV1SZ58D41
I was brought this V70 XC wagon for not charging the battery. I tested the alternator, and it wasn't charging, so we replaced it. It is still not charging. I have no information available for anything Volvo, so if anyone has any places to look, i'm open to i...
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2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Turn signals VIN: YV4SZ59266
Ok, Volvo guys and gals I need your help. I am unable to access trouble codes in CEM or anything but PCM due to scan capabilities. I replaced this customers battery as it was original and failing a load test. Now items listed above do not work. ( t-sigs, wiper...
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1997 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Set timing VIN: JH4DC4366V
the jumper is just a jumper, many suggested a paper clip. the timing doesnt change when jumped and although this seems strange to me several have said its normal. the red mark on the crank is 16 degrees the spec for this car, you can use the white mark if yo...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L loss of fluid VIN: 19UUA5662Y
thanks to everyone who responded to the acura trans help request. the owner was told about the responses,but chose to try and make it home without any repairs. he did call and say he made it without any problems. he knows the transmition isn't long for this wo...
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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG1329W
I had tested the systems and had spark, fuel pressure and volume. There was no injector control. Trans had to come out anyway, so I pulled the clutch. I removed and checked the flywheel and the bellhousing. No place for signals to be sent to pcm. The crank ...
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1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Electronic VIN: I12KLMFPRE
Well, I determined the bcm to bad. Sent to dealer to have it replaced and they found a mice nest all in and around the puter. Wires chewed. Replaced bcm and fixed a few wires and all is well...thank you to all that replied.
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y71
Turns out the NAPA sensors were junk. Replaced them with GM sensor and relearned crank pattern with Verus. All is well. Thanks for the great tips.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Unknown VIN: 1GCHK23G43
Well Techs, the long and short of it is that this vehicle need a Condenser. A new one fixed all the problems. I guess when driving the head pressure would go high enough to shut down the compressor. Thanks All !!!
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L vent VIN: 1GNET16SX3
thanks for the replies but the actual help cane from the knowledge base because the dealer gave me the wrong part & caused the unusual problem of only one side of the vents working. The actuator they gave me the first time had 4 prongs and the right one has 5...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Clutch VIN: 1G1JC12FX4
Thanks for all the suggestions. Turned out it was the Slave, it had puked a seal out on the back side, surprisingly it didn't leak? New Slave and all is well. Thank you to each and every one of you who responded...all were great suggestions and I did try ea...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L warning lamps VIN: 1G2N5F4576
Thanks to all who responded, Dave, Mark, and Rob hit the nail on the head, BCM not broadcasting full vin on the bus, shorted battery cables together for 30 seconds and lights were then out. These lamps were on ever since an EGR dtc was cleared in the pcm. Now ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23295
Thanks for the input. I first replaced the BCM with a used one. Then programmed with GM SPS. Security light still on. I knew the BCM was commanding the light on. I called Identifix. The guy was very blunt in telling me that I couldn't use a used module. So I r...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Door Locks, Radio, Gauges VIN: 2GCEC13J77
WE PULLED ALL GOUNDS AND CLEAN THEM. DID NOT FIND ANY LOOSE OR DIRTY GOUNDS. SINCE IT DID NOT DO IT IN SHOP WE TURNED IT LOOSE. TRUCK DRIVES ALOT OF MILES AND OUT OF TOWN ALOT. BUT HAVE NOT HEARD ANY BAD NEWS SO IT MUST BE FIXED. THANK YOU
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2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L timing chain VIN: 1C3EL65R02
thanks again to all of you. we chose to replace the tensioner this morning. we removed the frt cover, replaced tensioner,followed instructions for releasing it. started car with cover off, clattered for about 5 seconds and was quiet! put it all back togeth...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L power steering VIN: 3D7KS29C76
this is a hard fix. trying to understand this system for the hydro boost isn't easy first i replaced pump still no power steering thanks to this tech line it is easier to find out what is inoperable like pluged spool valve in steering gear/box now we know on t...
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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
Thanks for your help. The canister purge valve was missing, however the wiring and connector were there. Installed a new valve and this took care of the 565 code. Replaced 02 sensor for bank 2 after testing. This took care of the 176 and 136 codes. I also chan... Trouble codes: 565 (Canister purge circuit fault), 136 (No ego ho2s1 switch lean exhaust bank 2), 176 (Ego not switching lean exhaust bank 2).
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP42T4S
Thanks to everyone for there help. One thing I forgot to mention was that the car had performance work done to it and had a booster fuel pump set up. That pump was burnt out causing the factory pump to try and push through it causing the factory ones to go bad...
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1997 Ford F700 7.0L starting VIN: 1FDNF70J8V
Will never got back to truck, owner came this morning and said he bought a new truck and was just going to put this one in the grove and not fix , so thanks for all the help , better luck next time.
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W72
This one is fixed. Sorry I didnt post this sooner, shop was very busy then I was on vacation. I recieved 7 replies on this one. A few said faulty O2 sensors usually set this code. Mike [...] and Stephen nailed it when they suggested to take a closer look ... Trouble codes: P0136 (HO2S sensor circuit malfunction).
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Sorry it to so long to close this request. But we tried something and I wanted to be sure it worked before I closed the request. Replacing the battery took care of the problem. We kept testing the battery and finally got a bad load test along with the no start...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L p1285 VIN: 1FTWW31556
We installed the updated thermostat and crossover pipe and the truck runs fine now. The high temp would only occur after driving several minutes the driving around town at 40-50 km/h. On the highway it would run fine. I also noticed that the computer doesn't u... Trouble codes: P1285.
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2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPW14556
Found camshaft on passengers side to have a bad lobe and follower causing timing to retard and cam phasers not to work correctly installed cam and followers problem fixed
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R48
Well gentlemen, sorry this took so long but I just finished with this one at the end of last week. I ended up going back over the fuel system 2 more times from front to back. Replaced all o-rings and crush washers in the sytem. Bled system several more times. ... Trouble codes: P0087.
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1986 GMC S15 High Sierra 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCT14E7G
WHEW!!! Turned the key and it runs like a fine Swiss watch. I had a bunch of great suggestions on this nightmare... Special thanks to Justin [...], who wrote a great reply about his own experiences owning a mini-truck with this Pontiac 2.5 motor.. He turne... Trouble codes: 33 (Map signal voltage high).
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14V63
The day after posting our help request one of our techs logged on and read about cleaning the throttle body. He removed the throttle body and cleaned out the air passage and throttle plate removing all the carbon build up, reinstalled the throttle body and ve...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28S7W
special thanks to everybodys input. especially ross from new york who sent a link to properly install the distributor. the dist was 180 degrees out. once it was stabbed correctly the problem persisted. i eventually put an oe crank sensor on it even though ther... Trouble codes: P1391.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
Thanks to all, I knew I was missing a link. i just did a non SKIM Jeep, but this one forces you to a DRB3. Off it goes to the dealer. Thanks. tr
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N64
Thanks to all that replied.I have not had much time in the attempt to repair this vehicle. Last time that I worked this vehicle I got a 2000 MY Jeep with exact engine in it. I decided to swap PCMs but unfortunately they were not compatible. I swap cam sensors ... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam refrence signal at pcm), P1391 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp).
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDB1260371
As I said in the beginning, I'm over my head on this one. Plus, the customer is underfunded. (Don't drive a MB on a Kia budget). Most of the replies said to look for vacuum issues-- not the case here. I'm going to replace the fuel accumulator (next month), sin...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz S500 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA32E1N
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD IT WAS THE CAP AND ROTER IT HAD A CRACK INIT IF YOU LOOKED CLOSE
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Instument Panel Illumination VIN: WDBHA28E1V
We tested the cluster and could not manually illuminate the circuit - I suspect a trace on the printed circuit was open. This unit has a digital rehostat, not a mechanical one so all we could do was put batt voltage on the input on the bench and see if we coul...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No symptoms VIN: WDBK47FXWF
Thanks for the replies that I received from you guys. I ended up putting another MAF sensor on the car. After rechecking the air filter and PCV system it appears to have been the only problem. I did replace the PCV hose from the valve cover to the crankcase ve... Trouble codes: P0170 (A Self Adapt At Limit N3/10).
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1984 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Starting VIN: 1MEBP95F0E
Thanks for the great tips. Turns out compression on all cylinders were about 75psi. Customer did not want to spend any money for teardown, so decided to junk the car. Thanks guys for the great help.
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1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD11Y7V
first off thanks for all the replies. everone mentioned the maf sensor and we replaced with a napa still same problem so i got replies to use dealer maf only.customer declined.have a friend with a similar truck and he let me try his parts from his truck. tri... Trouble codes: P0180, P, 1130 (swirl controll valve controll solenoid valve), P0420.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
I had come to the conclusion that the alternator pulley had to be replaced. Using a stethescope with the tip off I could isolate the noise there for sure. I had tried marking the harmonic balancer inside and outside, ran the engine and found the marks still ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Well, it took a while as the PCM needed to be sent out for repairs. Seems none were available for exchange. Anyway, once the PCM was reinstalled, after a rebuild,the fault is no longer there. Here is what made it a bit easier to diagnose. With the scan tool in... Trouble codes: P0154.
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH12M2T
Well , My Bad. I incorrectly assumed that the sensor pulled a 5 volt , ecm generated, signal to ground like Chrysler or Jeep vehicles. The replacement ecm had battery voltage on the signal wire but the sensor was only pulling it down to 11 volts. A new cam se... Trouble codes: P0341.
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L no start VIN: 1G2NF52T21
Sent to the dealership and they put the new bcm in and flashed it,good as new. I will wait till I can spend the money for the equipment and not have it hurting my cash flow right now.
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Oil Light Flickers VIN: YS3ED4SE11
I finally got this vehicle fixed. What I did was I bought a new oil pressure switch from the dealership, repaired the wiring harness to switch, and put Mobil 1 040 weight oil in it. Running great. Thanks to all who replied to my problem. I did read all of the ...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R01
There were two problems found. Found ECM not communicating. Had great power and ground and mounting bolts were tight. Replaced ECM and fuel gauge began to work and had communication. Had power to fuel pump relay and to the fuel pump. Still no fuel pressure. Us... Trouble codes: B2623 (u2105-), U2105 (b1000-), B1000 (u1000-), U1000 (u1016-), U1016 (u1024-), U1024.
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L muliple warning lights VIN: 4S4BP61C57
Replaced the alternator. That cured the important warning lights including the battery light and the brake light. Aparently the internal regulator was defective in spite of the correct charging voltage. Regulator was not available separately so I installed ...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor VIN: 4T1GBG22K2
thanks for the help. most of you were right. their was oil traped in the evap. even tho i flushed the evap. three times it still had oil traped. the only way i could get the oil out without pulling the evap. was to recover the freon with the motor running and ...
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