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Old 10-07-2011, 06:10 AM #1
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Welcome to the ST:A Technician thread. Here, ST:A's own automotive technicians can talk about events in their field, complain about customers, share tips, tricks and photographs and pretend to help the not so mechanically inclined from time to time.




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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 AM #2
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:42 AM #3
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What a ***** of a car, but at least you got it figured out.



I'd say go for it, Moss.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:57 AM #4
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95 Grand Cherokee, had a stalling problem, couldnt find one related variable. It would stall on flat/incline/decline, hot or cold, wet or dry, no specific RPM range. Codes were for CPS, Ignition codes and ASD relay. Replaced all, ran fine for a day, customer came back and said its doing it again. All sensors were reading in the correct voltage range, had one of the guys clean all the sensors, replaced O2's, check all air related components, all spark and all fuel components. All checked out fine. No wires had a short. Any guesses?
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:00 PM #5
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Any idea what would cause an 02 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 to die in reverse? It tends to happen at low/idle speed (coast with foot off brake) and even more so when the wheel is turned all the way to either side. When it starts to go out, I can keep it running by giving it more gas but it dies when I let off the pedal. Approximately 110k miles, it's been doing this for years but I never bothered trying to fix it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:08 PM #6
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Any idea what would cause an 02 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 to die in reverse? It tends to happen at low/idle speed (coast with foot off brake) and even more so when the wheel is turned all the way to either side. When it starts to go out, I can keep it running by giving it more gas but it dies when I let off the pedal. Approximately 110k miles, it's been doing this for years but I never bothered trying to fix it.
Check vacuum? EPC Solenoid is a common problem
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:13 PM #7
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95 Grand Cherokee, had a stalling problem, couldnt find one related variable. It would stall on flat/incline/decline, hot or cold, wet or dry, no specific RPM range. Codes were for CPS, Ignition codes and ASD relay. Replaced all, ran fine for a day, customer came back and said its doing it again. All sensors were reading in the correct voltage range, had one of the guys clean all the sensors, replaced O2's, check all air related components, all spark and all fuel components. All checked out fine. No wires had a short. Any guesses?
Intermittent loss of connection at the master connection at PCM. Common.

No guarantee, obviously, without testing the car, but take a look in that connector for loose, corroded, or broken connections. Check PCM Pins for damage. Check the connector for melting or burns.

Where do you work? Is it in Sussex County?
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Had an Integra in the shop today the idled like ****. After scratching our head for a little bit and going over data on the scope we realized the IAC and MAP weren't reading right. Turns out they both have the same connector and when the head got put back on somebody mixed up the two connectors.
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Had an Integra in the shop today the idled like ****. After scratching our head for a little bit and going over data on the scope we realized the IAC and MAP weren't reading right. Turns out they both have the same connector and when the head got put back on somebody mixed up the two connectors.
Saw a tech chase his tail for days on a neon doing that. Cam sensor and ignition coil will interchange, and he mixed them up after doing a head.
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my new box.

smaller.. not a hand me down. and 15 years newer lol. got bout 6 months ago for a REALLLY good price.
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M3, read that last post

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well for one, i know how to diagnose a starter on a C10.

two, do you know how to use an oscilloscope?


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almost all of those are electrical related. that's just VW. then there's Nissan, also certified electrical specialist, some other odds and ends, and in november i'll have a couple (i.e; A1-A8) ASE's to add too since my new employer gives a **** about them although VW did not.
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Intermittent loss of connection at the master connection at PCM. Common.

No guarantee, obviously, without testing the car, but take a look in that connector for loose, corroded, or broken connections. Check PCM Pins for damage. Check the connector for melting or burns.

Where do you work? Is it in Sussex County?
Bottom bolt was creating a short when it tightened against the PCM.

Yea, weekends at Bobs Crossroads, weekdays a Electronics engineer at ThorLabs.

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well for one, i know how to diagnose a starter on a C10.

two, do you know how to use an oscilloscope?


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almost all of those are electrical related. that's just VW. then there's Nissan, also certified electrical specialist, some other odds and ends, and in november i'll have a couple (i.e; A1-A8) ASE's to add too since my new employer gives a **** about them although VW did not.
Yessir, AF Gen and Oscopes sit in front of me everyday
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Bottom bolt was creating a short when it tightened against the PCM.

Yea, weekends at Bobs Crossroads, weekdays a Electronics engineer at ThorLabs.

**** yeah, PCM connections on those are always issues. I've guessed at those so many times and been right.

Is Bob's crossroads busy? They always seem to have a good amount of cars in the lot.

That's a weird combo of professions, electrical engineer and auto technician. Only working weekends as a tech probably cuts down on how quickly you hate cars, that's got to be nice. You may actually be able to enjoy the work sometimes.
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My boss pissed me off good today. I don't believe in fixing what isn't broke, and thats exactly what he asked me to do today. He brings me a work order for sway bar links, rotors, and 1 outer tie rod on a grand prix. I checked it over and neither outer tie rod was in need of replacement, he told me the customer already ok'd it so replace one anyways. Then when i pulled the brakes a part it was in obvious need of pads. He told me the customer only wanted to do rotors and I was against this because I don't do 1/2 of a brake job. We ended up bumping heads a for the rest of the day.

TLDR: Boss asked me to replace parts that didn't need to be.
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I woulda told him to tell the customer that the tie rod end was ok, but the pads weren't, and then to figure out the parts/labor difference (it may have even been less due to no need for an alignment).

And I'm in the same school of thought as quite a few guys in here, brakes should be done 100% on each end, not one corner, or one piece on 2 corners. Pads and Rotors, or nothing. And I'm always skeptic about cutting Rotors too, cause there's so little to cut off nowaday's, they're just throwing money away cause they'll need new ones in no time, and then the pads may even be ****ed up, starting them back at square one.
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Had an Integra in the shop today the idled like ****. After scratching our head for a little bit and going over data on the scope we realized the IAC and MAP weren't reading right. Turns out they both have the same connector and when the head got put back on somebody mixed up the two connectors.
on a kseries the tps and map sensor are the same plug and are right next to each other. had that happen to me. the fuel pump wouldnt prime let alone start i didnt know wtf happened.
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**** yeah, PCM connections on those are always issues. I've guessed at those so many times and been right.

Is Bob's crossroads busy? They always seem to have a good amount of cars in the lot.

That's a weird combo of professions, electrical engineer and auto technician. Only working weekends as a tech probably cuts down on how quickly you hate cars, that's got to be nice. You may actually be able to enjoy the work sometimes.
Struck gold with Dave Franek, we let him use the front of our lot and in exchange he brings all his repairs to us. And Bob knowing alot of people always helps.

Graduated from tech 4 years ago and hooked up with Thor(I took electronics at tech), than I dated Bobs daughter for 2 years, me and him became good friends so I quit Vernon Crossings on the weekends and went over by him. Its a prime location, for example this past saturday I had my bronco up on the lift and some guy came rolling in with a ram 1500, lost his steering, replaced the line in 45 min, easy $100 cash minus parts. Its really surprising how many repairs just come rolling in, literally.
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