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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9651Y
OK customer came in for tune up estimate. I saw ith had 150k and also estimated fuel filter, timing belt, water pump, t stat, rad cap.(it is winter here also) and indution cleaning. So I get into it and find all the potting melted out of crankshaft cylinder po... Trouble codes: P1399 (Misfires manufacturer temp misfire code)
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2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Clutch VIN: WA1YD64B75
This Hemi Was Towed In Because It Wouldn't Move. Pulled Tranny. Clutch Center Not Connected To The Rest Of The Disc Anymore. Actually Quite A Mess. Anyways, A Few Questions, I Ordered A Perfection Brand Clutch Kit. Any Thoughts From Anyone About Using This Bra...
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 5UXFE83527
There is a small hole in the timing cover, near the water pump. It looks like a weep hole. It was definiteley machine cut into the cover, and has coolant trickling out of it. Is this a weep hole for the water pump?
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCEK19K3S
This truck came into the shop not running very good and needing state inspection. Upon visual inspection i found the passenger side injector leaking. Replaced injector and resealed throttle body as well as installing a new diaphram in the regulator. After gett...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1GCGK13V92
Hi i have this customer that has a problem with trans that does not shift to fourth until truck is warm. He had this problem at the end of last winter but problem wasn't there all the time, it worked good all summer now its -7 in Toronto he said it does it aga...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L warning indicators VIN: 1GCHK23163
Both abs and red brake lights come on in this truck intermittently when first started along with service brake system warning in dash coming on. We installed a used abs module on this vehicle in the past as customer didn't want to spring for a new one. The cod...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56F3R
R and r engine that ran before but bearings were out, noid light blinks, have 8 volts to can and crank sensor, have fuel psi but no spark replaced coil off of old engine, have power to coil, ads relay works, scanner shows cam and crank signal, timing belt mark... Trouble codes: 21 (Rt o2 above coltage)
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3AA63H65
Vehicle came in on the wrecker. customer stated vehicle would not start. Customer stated that vehicle will always do this when you fill the tank up full of fuel. Customer usually just drives vehicle around to get fuel level down and it will start. When vehicle... Trouble codes: P0406 (EGR Signal Circuit High)
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
This Durango came in as a no start. Customer said it just died while driving. Had code for no crank. signal. Crank signal showed on scan. but was high (225 counts and cam 43 counts). Thought it should be double cam count so replaced sensor. Following is what I... Trouble codes: P0320
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2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L low tire light is on VIN: 1D4HB58D05
customer came in with a low tire light on. The light has been on since the owned the truck. Chrysler says the truck isn't equipped with that option. The indicator is a picture of a low tire with an explanation point in the middle. What else could it be there i...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Starting VIN: 1B3LC56K18
Car was towed in for a no start no crank, found code p0706 in it, so i replace the trans range sensor twice wit dealer parts. still no start no crank. check for a open crt between cpu and tran range sensor found nothing. i thinking its a pcm, need help guys, w...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FDEE14H9T
Have this old 96 Ford E150 that is giving me some fits. It was towed in for a no-start condition. This van was towed in about 3 months ago for a no-start, but when it got here, it started right up and ran fine. No repairs were done at the time and customer con...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F42
This truck has been in our shop for at least two weeks prior to our opening this help request. During that time an experienced Ford dealer diesel tech has been nice enough to help us find our way to a solution to no avail. This tech request will be our last at... Trouble codes: P1212
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Running Rich VIN: 1FTPX14524
P0172 p0175 both banks running rich, anybody have an idea on this conditions, thanks a lot guys
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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Low-side pressure service port VIN: 1GTEK19T46
OK, so I appologize in advance for posting what may be a dumbass request, but, here is the question: Where the heck is the low-side service port on this thing? The high-side is located just before the orifice tube and the dealer-supplied diagram of this system...
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2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L cracked block VIN: 2HGFA16518
Hello have a 08 civic leaking coolant from block removed alternator right behind it on block is coolant leaking out, my ? is has anybody seen this, and cxould you weld this block.thanks from all who reply. John.
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2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Navigation,climate control and stereo VIN: JTHBN36F84
This Lexus came to us after battery was replaced with complaint of navigation,climate control and stereo system not working.I found no blown fuses in the underhood,kickpanel or trunk fuse blocks.I searched the fix database and found talk of initialization need...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBRF61J12
Hey guys stuck on a nasty one! Car towed in customer complain car stalled out on freeway and barely drove off to the side. Checked for codes and two codes present P2050, and P2051. After messing arond with gaas pedal (pumping few times to have vehicle stay on)... Trouble codes: P2050, P2051, P20D4
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1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: GHN5UJ4501
Hello Group, MGB with single stromberg carb.Engine starts when cold,runs rough and then stalls.Will not restart unless the piston inside the carb is raised by unscrewing the damper cap and pulling up with the cap.Has automatic choke.I dismantled choke,cleaned ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Stall VIN: 6MMAP67P82
I need some help from Mitsubishi Techs. I have a nightmare with this Diamante. This vehicles comes from another shop with high idle when vehicles itís hot approximately 1500 RPM. They replace the idle speed control valve. We check with smoke machine and found ... Trouble codes: P0507
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Came in with code po505 ( idle air system) and would not rev over 2500. Removed idle control motor, and found coolant in the intake, so replaced the idle air motor ( new) and the computer ( used out of same model). Started and ran the vehicle to do the idle re... Trouble codes: P0505, P0403
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ43D54
i check all power and grounds and also replace throttle body. i am leaning toward ecm or map but ecm is a 400.00 dollar gamnle i was wonder if any of you fellow tech have any suggest thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0068
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1986 Subaru GL Turbo 1.8L blower motor relay VIN: JF2AF53B7G
Hi, I have this little Subaru that came in with a blower motor not operating. after testing the blower motor and the blower motor resistor and finding them to be ok, I turned to the blower motor relay but cannot find the blessed thing. I know it has one, I can...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Speeometer To Fast VIN: 4S3BG6854X
Car came in with no Speedometer. Scan ck had no vss on tool with Codes PO500 speed sensor and P1540 VSS malfuction. Replace sensor Harness assmbly with new factory one. Now we have vehical speed on the scan tool and speedometer but it double wath the car is mo... Trouble codes: P0500, P1547 (VSS malfunction)
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Monitors VIN: JS3TD62VXY
Hi guys, this is my own car. I went to have vehicle inspected today only to find out that 3 (Cat, Evap and 02 heater) monitors were NOT RUN . Drove home and let the car run until I got the scan tool. Rechecked and found same. Turned key off, restarted and watc...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine VIN: JT4VN36H4S
One of our better customers brought his daughter's 4Runner in with a 'rough running, white smoke from tailpipe' complaint. Suspected typical 3.0l head gasket failure, milkshaked oil, etc. drained oil, removed radiator, and began tear down to find coolant in th...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pressure control VIN: WVWPD63B03
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 02 Passat 1.8 in that came in to have a timing belt replaced. We noticed the light on and found a code P0778 stored indicating a pressure control solenoid B stored in the PCM memory. The thing ...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAAM3349Y
since the vehicle has 140 degrees on floor and defrost positions I am going to go with the replies that say that the system is designed to have lower center vent temps in heater mode. thanks for all the replies
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1998 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52MXW
Thank you everybody for your responses. Most people pointed out the the purge valve was a common problem. Paul hit the nail on the head. The vacuum lines on the purge solinoid were indeed switched. I switched the lines and had my brother inlaw drive the car... Trouble codes: P1441.
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1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T2L
Thanks for all the help guys. I flushed the injectors , replaced the thermostat because of low temp & added sea foam to the gas tank, problem solved. Again , thank you all! Bill
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GND513S92
ALRIGHT WENT BACK TO THE BASICS. WHEN TRUCK IS NO A NO START AND NO CRANK PULLED STAR CONNECTOR AND TRUCK STARTS UP RIGHT AWAY. TRACED TO BLUE WITH WHITE TRACER TO REAR STAR CONNECTOR UNPLUGED AND REPLUGED IN FRONT CONNECTOR TRUCK STARTS. JUMPED BLUE WITH WHIT...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Misfire
The van has been gone for 2 days & no more blinking ses light. Thank you all for responding all were considered. Dan & Bill both suggested crank relearn, This was the problem. thanks again for your time. Trouble codes: P0300, P0122, P0174.
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2005 Chevrolet Venture Plus 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDV03E65
The biggest problem with this van is intermittant. We replaced the ignition switch and cylinder. All of the componants of the security system are new. Brought to the dealer to reflash bcm and ecm. Will be fine for two to three weeks and it is like somethin...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
The fix for this one was all over the place - much like the replies. Some said distributor, some said PCM, some said crank sensor, some said wiring... First found oil in the distributor and replaced with reman unit. Also changed crank sensor because it was a... Trouble codes: 12 (Battery power disconnect from ECM).
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68424
Sorry guys i throught i had closed this , The girl had the O2 sensors replaced before it came to me, I had her go backand have sensosor replaced with dealer sensors , after return to me if it did not correct . I havnt not heard . It did not fix Trouble codes: P0135.
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Engine oil VIN: 3B7KF23621
Had to install used engine, as stated head gasket and oil cooler both replaced, it is only running 32 psi boost, it was recommended by many to o ring block, I really think one of core plugs in head leaking under driving pressures, let run with valve cover off ...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B8GP44332
Hello and. thank to all that help, fix was to replace pcm again, the first replacement was also. bad, order a second one and all is good. again thank you for all the help.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Power sliding door
Thanks for all the replies. Customer has not returned the van yet because of holidays and weather. I will update as soon as I have more info.
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N9K
Hello Guy,s Thank you very much for all the replies and help. I got the truck running like a champ. This truck had a little bit of everything, Bad grounds, gunked up throttle body and idle control valve. Corrosion inside the Computer. Clogged up injectors, Bad...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Thanks to all the responders, we tried everyones suggestions along with the ones we had already posted, Being an intermittant issue I'm sure something we looked at or tested was the issue but was not showing up for us at the time of testing, the customer did...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Turn Signals VIN: 3FTNF21S63
Customer was going to use the vehicle for now so I can't give any other updates or a fix at this point. Thanks to all that replied.
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2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L reduced engine power VIN: 1GKDT13S13
I talked to the customer this evening: he stated it was in fact fixed. Replacing the APP sensor (accelerator pedal assembly) seems to have done the trick. Thanks especially to Wayne for pointing out the 5V ref issue in the freeze frame data as in the sum of th... Trouble codes: P1271.
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7148R
very much thank's to all the replies and most of you guidance to accomplish this repair and yes it was the ECM when it stalled I tap on the case and the car started back up, thank you and happy new year,
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG665X2
I'm Going To Say Fixed Because I Haven't Heard Back From Customer Yet. It Was A Very Intermittent Issue So I'm Hoping For The Best. I Ended Up Replacing The Main Relay. The First Replacement Relay (BWD) Wouldn't Even Start The Car Unless I Beat On It. The Sec...
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA51C15
Thanks for the replies. It appears that the transmission will require replacement due to a internal failure whick will not allow the rf cv axle to lock into place. I've contacted the customer and explained the situation, this is gona be a very costly repair, t...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4LS31H3Y
SORRY IN THE DELAY IN CLOSING. I GOT A NUMBER OF RESPONSES PERTAINING TO THE TPS. I DID DRIVE WITH THE SCANNER CONNECTED & FOUND NO ISSUES. I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE CONDITIONS THAT MY PROBLEM OCCURRED AT & IT SEEMED TO BE THE TIME THAT THE CONVERTOR CLUTCH... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr flow issue).
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting circuit VIN: 1N4AL21E77
This vehicle has been returned to customer for over two weeks without a return of the problem. I have instructed the customer to monitor the brake lights if the symptom returns. When the vehicle is finally repaired I will post the fix.
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K8Y
Thanks to all that responed, We removed and tested egr operation (good) We removed and throughly inspected upper intake plenum, (no problems) Check'd all things mentioned by the responses and could not pinpoint this issue before the owner decided to end the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire).
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Abs Pump VIN: JF1SF6351Y
thanks to all that responded!i temporarily disabled the abs pump for the customer,as i had to order the tone rings for the front wheels,and they needed to use the car over the holidays.i should be getting it back soon to complete.i'm also replacing the splash ...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S3BE686X1
Hello everyone. I have repaired the problem with this Subaru. When I pulled the trans I had the main engine wire harness disconnected. I don't know where it came from but there was water in one if the connectors. I went over all the connections and this is how...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T2Y
Hey there, thanks for the help on this one. It appears smoke from around the neck is normal. The vent valve ended up being the culprit. We replaced and all is good, Thanks, ROn
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
Thank you all for the help. Special thanks to the guy that faxed me some better wire diagrams! Sorry to say i didnt get this one fixed. the used car wholesaler that owned the car got mad and sold it at auction. i removed the cooling fan fuse so it wouldnt run ...
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2002 Volvo V40 1.9L Unknown VIN: YV1VW29582
INSTALL NEW ENGINE COMPUTER,REPROGRAM IT BY USING VOLVO MOBILE SERVICE. CAR START WITH NO PROBLEM
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