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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUBC5444M
This car will not idle or stay running without feathering the throttle constantly. It does seem to run sometimes when cold on initial start up just for the period of fast idle, then it will sputter and die out. I can restart for a few times while feathering th...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53536
Vehicle came in for state insp but had a check engine light on no complaint for performance was noted. Had 2 codes P0328 and P12328 indicating high voltage )over 4.98 volts for more than 1-3 seconds we replaced both knock sensors still had the code we then che... Trouble codes: P0328 (bank 1 knock sensor high voltage), P1328
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L cylinder
has spark getting fuel and compression cylinder not firing
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L maf VIN: 1GNDX03E1W
replaced iac n maf w/autozone n same scenario.fires up n runs good,after a good soak engine idles down to point where it starts rockin n tryin to stall.turn ac on n idle comes up a small amount of black smoke at tailpipe indicates a little rich,no vac leaks.in...
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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L front strut mount bearing VIN: 2G1WW12M5W
1998 monte carlo has a binding front strut mount bearing.the assembly is up inside the tower. i have replced 100's of struts but never one like this.any help on how to replace the mount and possible spring and if any special tools are needed would be appreciat...
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2CNBJ13C61
truck came back in today for same coad p0340 cam sensor it will stall when it gets worm.now what i found is if i move the cam sensor or tutch it the truck will stall some times it will start wright back up and some times it will not i repined the canector that...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L bad crankshaft VIN: 1GCDM19X43
Hi. here I.am again.this time I need some suggestions as how to get the engine out of this van.is it better by the front o by the bottom.I do not see enough room on either side.the front grill is one piece so it can not be removed.I need to get it out in one p...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP44L85
Van came in with mil light P 420 checked for O2 switch rate front to back, My genisys, is reading 2.49 volts for a couple seconds and then flashes to -2.51 volts continually, does the same with new sensor,It also, does this weather the van is running or not an... Trouble codes: P0420
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D7KS28DX6
hi there this truck runs rough only at idle, came in with no codes, had lazy o2's on pass side so they were replaced with NTK front and rear of cat and customer replaced plugs with bosch +4 plugs so we threw thos out and put in champions. truck still ran roug... Trouble codes: P0307
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2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Keyless Entry VIN: 3D4PG5FVXA
This is for my sister who traveled from Indiana to Maryland over the holiday. After arriving yesterday, this morning the keyless entry is inop with the alarm set and no way to disarm. They tried a new battery in the remote, no joy. I am in Florida, so I'm of l...
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP47V8W
this is a DOHC SVT cobra 4.6, apparently it only has 36,000 miles on it, came in no start. cranked it over and sounds like no compression. partial pulled valve covers off (if anyone knows how to get these valve covers off in the car let me know!) hand cranked ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L oil pump VIN: 1FTPW14585
Truck came in with timing chain noise and low oil pressure(22 psi).No other noises,tore down checked cams and found no damage.Replaced Timing chains,guides and oil pump(high press pump).Chains are now quiet,oil press is good(60 psi hot)But now there is a noise...
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2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Charge VIN: 1FMEU75866
No charge, p0620. I am familiar with what to look for on the scope with the slightly older 2 wire gencom and genmon wiring to the alternator, but this one has only one wire, called genli. According to service info, I should have somewhere upwards of 9 volts o...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L turbine shaft speed sensor VIN: 1FBSS31L46
wht has me puzzled is the fact that when i check for something to trigger the sensor there is no hole ,bump, slit ect in the trans hub. i even put my finger in the hole with the engine running and there is nothing that i acn tell that would cause a signal. i e...
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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ644XV
This car is driving us nuts! Customer stated she had above work done two weeks ago at another shop and earlier this week it stalled while driving and won't restart. So we got it in and it has plenty of spark (25kv) to plugs, fuel injector pulse, 45 lbs. of fue...
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L shifter VIN: KNAFE12206
The car came to the shop on tow truck NO START symptom, after checking the car found fuel pump is bad changed fuel pump did road road test car runs fine no problem when customer came to pick up the car it was evening time i pulled the car from the parking but ...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L steering VIN: JT8BF22G6V
this veh came in needing a power steering pump as it was obvious when engine rev up power steerin was back.installed pump n all is good.month later,pump is out,r&r under warranty n steering is fine.guess what it came back...we r on the fifth pump as we speak.w...
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1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L reverse VIN: 4F4CR16X6R
when appling reverse it takes a little longer than usual n then barks the tires when engagin.forward gears r all there ndrives good.has power to spare so its not gettin crowded r having to gas it to go n gear.just simply slams into reverse.been drivin it every...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L no crank no commuincation with scan tool VIN: JM1BK32374
i need help from a mazda tech,, the 20 amp engine fuse in the interior fuse box under the glove box, blows immediately. i have disconnected all circuitss that appear to feed from this fuse ( the ign cooils the accellerator pedal sensor the pcm and the harness ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D91
I am afraid that the reversing of the o2 harnesses might have burned the pcm.I need help to find out what controls the spark on cylinder 1&2.AS YOU GUYS MIGHT ALL KNOW THAT THIS SENTRA HAS 1.8 L WITH DISTRIBUTORLESS IGNITION SYSTEM.I WILL APPRECIATE THE HELP.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L A/T Flexplate VIN: 1N4AL11D52
I have an 02 Nissan Altima with a 2.5 4cyl and an automatic transmission. It appears that a reman engine was installed very recently. My customer just bought it from a dealer out of town. Shortly after purchased, the starter began to grind and not engauge at t...
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2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L 4th gear VIN: 6G2VX12G24
After driving vehicle for 8 miles, when you try to accelerate in o/d without forcing a downshift it will rev up as if you are in nuetral.If you manually shift down to 3rd and allow it to upshift to 4th again it will not happen again for another 8 miles. If you...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FB49S43
This Saab came in on the hook. It would not move. It just had a tranny put in at a different shop. I scanned the codes it had a TCC solenoid code. The fluid level was good. I beleived whether the vehicle had a TCC code or not, the car should move. We got anoth...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Dies VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Vehicle came in falling on face as soon as you press the acclerator. If you ease into throttle you can red line no problem. When you stab the throttle or just try to accelerate normal vehicle falls on face bogs out and dies, sometimes starts up easy other time...
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2008 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L Clock, Power Mirrors VIN: 5TDZK23C78
I am just seeing if someone has run into this before. This van came in with no working clock. The customer had it at the dealer for the same issue which they just put a fuse in. But it apparently quit working shortly after they left the dealer. I checked the f...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M81
Need to replace instrument cluster on 2001 VW Jetta TDI. Car starts and stalls. No warning lights light up at all with key on except battery lamp. ECM codes 18058(P1650) and 17978(P1570) return immediately and no communication with instrument cluster. I have a... Trouble codes: P1650 (powertrain data bus missing from instrument cluster), P1570 (engine blocked by immobilizer)
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUBC5444M
I will close and re open this vehicle. I'm not through with you guys yet. :-) Thanks for your help, but I DO HAVE BETTER INFORMATION FOR YOU.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L communication
thank you to all who gave their imput on my headach. between myself and the other mechanic at my shop we finally figured out the problem with all the symptoms. the problem was the ground bolt on the left side of the center consol underneath the carpet was loos...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1D7HU18N43
was expecting customer to come in today but heavy snow fall so did not I was going to look into 2 emails I recieved on this post dealing with the oil pressure sender connector not being able to recieve outside air to allow it to work proper but did not get the...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cam Phasers VIN: 1FTPW14506
Some great input on here. The bottom line is that most of this was covered in my initial post. I hope this helps others. I had the tech pull some cam caps off, and found that they were badly grooved. Ordering an engine and calling it a day, unless the shop own...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14526
I installed a rebuilt alternator but it still stalled.however the P0349 did not retrigger.It started bucking when i took it on a test drive which it did not do before.I cleaned the MAF because it read 25.7 should be 26.7, after cleaning it read 26.2 but still ...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S1S
We Repalced the crank sensor and it has been gone for a week. Looks good so far
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GR48K05
Thanks every one who helped me it was the key problem customer did not have another key once the new key was programmed with vehicle started right up again thamks to all for your help
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX5
Checked coil current ramp as per Albin Moore's hot tip to sync to #1 cylinder and read parade of all coil current ramps. #3,5 and 4 were bad. Purrs like a kitten now. As far as the whistling customer says "If it works don't fix it and took the car Thank ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MM21S84
THANKS FOR THE QUICK REPLIES!! THIS ONE IS FIXED. WHEN THE OTHER SHOP REPLACED THE WATER PUMP, THEY ALLOWED THE CRANK GEAR TO BE DISTURBED. ON THE BACK OF THE CRANK GEAR IS THE PICKUP WHEEL FOR THE CRANK SENSOR. IT IS HELD IN PLACE BY TWO ROLL PINS THAT HA... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp fault), P0335 (Ckp fault), P0106 (Map/baro fault).
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine R&R VIN: 1N4AL11D02
Sorry for the delay. The customer supplied me with a junk yard engine that he purchased. Turns out that the replacement engine is almost as bad as the original, as the timing was off 2 teeth. The intake cam locating pin between the cam and sprocket was missing...
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2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L air bag system VIN: 5GZCZ63427
While I sent this vehicle to the dealer for repair, I have been given the low down on what the repair was. turns out the owner spiled coffee in the passenger seat and shorted out the module. the dealer replaced the seat module and and sensor and all is well wi...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Coolant system VIN: 4S3BJ6329N
OK.I Did not fix this Subaru.due to customer not having money.but ofter having so many replies nine out of ten told me head gaskets/or bad cylinder heads were bad.one told me to get the motor out if I was to do the valve job.one thing I noticed that the coolan...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Sharp Cut out VIN: JT3DJ81W4R
Thanks for all the responses. The Throttle Position Sensor(TPS)was defective. The TPS was replaced over a week ago. I just spoke with the customer and the Land Cruiser has been running great! I wanted to give it at least a week before closing the post with a f...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No start VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Thanks everone. We took the cam and crank sensors out and they were full of metal again. Took the timing covers of again and gave it a good cleaning. Cleaned the spark plugs(Fouled). Put it back together and after a lot of smoke out of the exhaust cleared up i...
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