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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R8Y
Vehicle came in with leaking intake gaskets, ran good. Replaced intake gaskets started to miss as soon as put back together. Verus shows 5&7 are misfiring ocasionally [...]. Thinking I did something wrong I went back in and redid intake gaskets. same proble... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start
Hey all having some touble with a PATS system. This car has been a problem child for a while now. Vehicle came in about two months ago with a no crank no start and the Theft light was flashing. Pulled codes for the security system with the Ford IDS scan tool a...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Inverter & Generator VIN: 1FMYU95H06
After 30-40 mins. of freeway driving,(freeway only, moderate speeds are OK) 65 mph (unable to duplicate but happened to customer twice) vehicle shuts down and the following codes are set: P0A3C-Drive motor A inverter over temp. P0A3E- Generator inverter over t...
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2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Misfire
truck has an intermittent missfire on cylinder 2.Setting codes 0302 and 0226 .Both are clinder 2 missfire codes.replaced injector and tube with oe.same problem.not setting any codes for injector circuit.tried wiggling the harness at pcm and where it enters val... Trouble codes: 0226 (cylinder balance /contribution cly2), 0302 (cyl 2 missfire)
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18611
This one is just driving us crazy it is a good customer that sends us a lot of business and we can not figure out what is wrong with his crv, it came in about a month ago with a idle problem and a very unusual noise at times described by the customer like when... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem)
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165X2
This car came in running fine. We replaced the timing belt on it and now have a engine miss #3 cylinder. I re checked the timing marks and they are right on. When we first tried to remove the crank bolt I used an impact wrench. Wasn't strong enough then we use...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Drivers side air bag code VIN: 1LNHM82WXX
I do not do much air bag work, so before I get to involved in testing I thought I would put this out. I am going to R&R the front seat and air bag module and test the wiring to the drivers seat according to the wiring system. I suspect I will find a broken wir...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80C23
hi guys this vehicle came in stalling and running rough found vaccum leak at intake manifold replaced gasket same problem unplug mass air flow vehicle runs ok replaced sensor vehicle surging and stall runs rough need help guys
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L timming chain
trying to time the chain but not getting it right
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L distributor VIN: JN8AR07Y4Y
Vehicle towed into shop,engine cranks fine but no spark,cannot find test procedure for testing distributor in Alldata. Unknown specs. on coil ohms. Unplug distributor and plug back in solenoids acvtivate as if #1 cylinder sensor is ok, but no spark.
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2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3N1BB51D1Y
All right guys, I'm stomp on this one and hate to come on here asking for help. Vehicle came into shop with CEL on, P0171 (bank 1 system lean) stored. Looking at live data, I can see that LTFT was maxing at 25% and STFT hanging around -2% to 1%. Increase throt...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D04
My unicorn. This Vue has been in and out over a couple months. First with the p0455, found canister vent was intermittently not audibly clicking when commanded (by Genisys, which ours sometimes dont work the best on newer GM's for whatever reason) so replaced ... Trouble codes: P0455
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Clutch VIN: 2T1BR12E51
Good Afternoon ! this car was bought new by a gentleman who drove stick "forever" NOW the car needs another clutch - slipping. All the previous clutch jobs were done at another shop - we know the techs there, they know their stuff. we removed the clutch, the...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBA24B2W
Several of you said that I could disconnect the battery, touch the positive and negative cables together, then hook the battery back up and turn the key to the "on" position for 5 minutes and it would relearn itself. I tried that several times and couldn't ge...
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2005 BMW 745i 4.4L Radio VIN: WBAGL63565
The vehicle will not power down after the fob leaves car but it will power down when it is locked. I also discovered it will power down if you turn the ignition off by pushing the ignition button twice. BMW offers no information to the aftermarket although the...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L dsc,abs,servotronic lights on VIN: WBAHN83546
Thank you all for the tips, It was the dsc module I had an 02 745 come in from the same customer same module swapped it in and had full time communication,just a coding fault. Now just need to code it.
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1994 Cadillac Commercial Chassis 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G6DW52P7R
Seemed like the tire size was the issue! The size difference was so small...that's evidently why it would not occur 100% of the time for the customer. (spare tire which was recently put on, was slightly different. Thanks to all for the good suggestions!
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1990 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS14EXL
Thanks to all who replied and sent me to the information confirming this was a negative back pressure system. This made the diagnosis easy. The internal pressure valve had failed, an EGR valve was the problem. Trouble codes: 32 (Egr).
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34FXY
Hi I want to thank everyone for helping out. This one is fixed new pump did the trick, I used the new PMD that I had ordered off the internet along with the relocation kit, I managed to fit it next to the brake pedal. I found the PMD with relocation kit from ... Trouble codes: P380.
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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNCS18X93
found that the coil wire was shorting out causing all the problems replace the spark plug wires again and all is good, i didnt look at the wires at first because they had just been replaced about 2 months ago. anyway just because its new does not mean its good
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Leaking r transfer case. VIN: 2CNDL73F05
Remove side cover and found black metallic oil. Remove ring gear with transfer case in car. Found bearing on drivers side pitted an worn. This bearing is an NSK brand, R50-32 this is not a good number. GM does not sell the bearing and the bearing supply houses...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23296
I found a few wires that had worn thru At harness connector on top of left valve cover. Also changed oil (looked very bad) and all is good now. Trucks left 3 weeks ago and all is still good. Trouble codes: P0102, P0540, P0107, P0301, P0302, P0300.
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3GNCA53P48
Tried to spray WD40 and tap on key to no avail. Removed shroud and tapped-kinda hard on the lock cylinder houseing while trying to turn and it took. Then was able to change the lock cylinder the correct way - thanks for the advice guys- and use the updated loc...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K64
We did a good basic maitenance tune up, R/R plugs and wires, cleaned throttle body, serviced battery. Pin point tested for fault P0108. After Checking all the grounds checking and rechecking continuity in the harness and doing a wiggle test that showed nothin... Trouble codes: P0108 (Map), P1116 (Ect).
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L dash lights VIN: 2HGED6350M
I am closing this as a reported fix because there is a consensus among the technicians the problem is the combination headlight switch. Since this is my person car, I will disassemble the switch, clean it and apply dielectric grease and if that does not effect...
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Engine VIN: KNADC16342
The fix for this car was a vacuume line underneath the intake that had rotted and visually didn't look bad but was cracked and dry.. Found it in the process of swapping the intake and throttle body gaskets... Thanks for the help guys!
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: WDBLJ70G31
Thank You to all that replied.This MB fixed it's self.Turned key to unlock steering to push it out and it started!Checked comm with ecu ok and codes had cleared.still running rough but running.Insearch of missfire now.Thanks you all and have a Merry Christmas... Trouble codes: P2050, P2057.
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GMDV23L45
Thanks for all the help. We did replace the Pcm with a GM reman. It does not quit anymore. Customer took it home and all is well. Trouble codes: P0601 (PCM memory error), P0606, U0107 (lost communication with throttle actuator).
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3HN87R3Y
Thanks to everybody that replied with all good answers, but Justin from california was right on. Ikept looking and thinking about Mass sensor but looking thru the air tube and air box you could not see the little peice of leaf that was on the wire down in the ...
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2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBDT48176
Thanks to all for the tips! They sure help with the thought prosess. The fix was replacing the a/f or upstream 0/2 sensors. The fuel trims where +3 on long term -2 on short term. Trouble codes: P0138 (O/2 sensor circiut high voltage b1/s2), P0156 (0/2 sensor ciricut b2/s2).
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L mileage set VIN: WVWAK73C16
I did not recieve any helpful info that i had not already discovered for myself. However, i did discover several more issues with the car which i believe was locking up the can-bus and preventing me from setting the mileage. Including that the someone tampered...
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