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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4KA766XS
Vehicle first came in 1/17/05 for no heat, customer rerquested that we put a new thermostat in because of very low heat from heater. Since it was 19 deg out side no other questions were asked. I did install new thermostat and got heat, customer happy. On 1/24/...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L module? VIN: TRUUC28N2Y
2000 Audi TT quattro, 46*** miles. Customer purchased used, already had this problem, dealer opted to knock off 500.00 on selling price so they would not have to fix it. This car is showing the 01279 code that is not supposed to be in this car. I have all tec...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B8Y
Car Came in with heavy white smoke from the tail pipe, the customer complian about this issue it comes & go, we checked the engine no sign of overheat or lose of anti-freeze, no major oil leak or losing oil, we think it got to do with the turbo system! Is anyb...
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1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4NJ52T6V
Fellow Techs, #3 cylinder misfire can be corrected by leaning on intake manifold. Idle becomes normal. Before I change the intake gasket, please advise if there is anything special which I should know or do to prevent this from happening again. Thanks,
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1242V
the car came in driven from out of state. the customer told me that it was in a shop and the tech said that the no 4 injector was bad because there was gas in the oil. he replaced just the injector seals and changed the oil. at the time the customer wouldn't c... Trouble codes: P0301
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L intake manifold VIN: 1G1JF52T7W
Fellow Techs, This vehicle has excessive misfire on #3. Intake manifold is leaking. I can lean on manifold to change misfire. This appears to be a cronic problem with Quad 4. Before I change the intake gasket, is there anything that I should know or do to th...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L steering VIN: 1G1ND52T4W
automobile came into shop with a leaking hi-pressure power steering line.owner complained of a whine and vibration noise when turning wheels sharp left or right: replaced hi-pressure line & bled system completely: whine noise gone but vibration still their whe...
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FALP54N5V
This one is killing me. The owner is the kind of customer that any shop would love to have so I really want to figure this one out for him. Origionally the vehicle came in with a lack of power complaint, the other drivability tech diagnosed it and did a tune-u... Trouble codes: P1101, P1780 (trans ctrl sw out of range - koeo self test), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low input - memory code)
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Thank you in advance for any help.I am working on a 2000 ranger with a 3.0l flex fuel system with a manual transmission.Customer complains on a cold engine if he stalls vehicle he must wait 30-45 minutes to restart it.After engine is warm he never has any prob...
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1993 Hyundai Excel 1.5L Radio VIN: KMHVD12JOP
Can someone help me on this. the battery was replaced, now the radio is locked out. The dealers say they have no book going back that far to 1993. Does someone know the code and the procedure or sequence to unlock the radio in this car? Thanks in advance for t...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L ABS/ASR Cntrolunit VIN: WDBJF72FXV
Hello MB Tech's I have a 97 MERCEDES E420 with the abs /asr light on. We sacned the abs /asr controlunit for codes ,dtc 1011 - no power supply to solinoid valves.This is the rd/wt wire from the asr controlunit(N47-1) to asr/ets/esp hydralic unit (A7/3).We test...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L alarm VIN: JN8HD17Y0S
I have this 95 pathfinder that has a flashing light for the security system flashing all the time. I just tried to program a remote and whent through the procedure of pushing the button inside the security box under the drivers seat all doors unlocked and when...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3AG55M5R
engine runs real good at hi way speeds 55 to 70 mph. around town and idling the engine runs somewhat rough. surges and lopes at idle and tailpipe smells like a lean injector. i have worked on these cars for over 25 years and this one is my winter car and it ha...
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1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L air bag light VIN: 1G3HN52K0V
i was wondering if any techs know the correct procedure to reset the air bag light i tryed to reset through my scanner but the light stays on with "no codes", the car has been sitting for 4 months i replaced the battery and now the light stays has anyone run i...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2WJ12MOS
This vehice was brought by a new customer who claims to have purchased the car from " A little ole Lady". Odometer shows 31,000 and condition of the vehicle indicates that the mileage is probably correct. Engine has a missfire at all speeds, more noticable at ...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L excessive cranking
thanks, guys in advance. v-6 4runner at times when cranking will not start. tried tapping on the efi relay when acting up, no help. fuel pressure holding 40psi. NOte: only happenned to me in the svc. drive one time. Cust. has duplicated many times. Any helpful...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L oil change VIN: YV1JS8811N
Hi ! I just help my friend to change oil for this vehicle, but I can't reset the service reminder light. If someone know how to reset this light manually, please help me. Thank you.
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEV33483
OK. . .kinda stupid help request. . .I know. Before I get the the 'traditional fix post' I wanted to make sure I included SOMETHING to this help request/fix post that might be of some use to someone in the future. I use www.onlineconversions.com for all need...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R1X
Thanks for all of your replies. The vehicle is now fixed. We checked the cam sensor with a lab scope and it was ok. We removed the distributor for a visual inspection and found that the drive gear on the distributor was worn. (The cause of this was the high vo... Trouble codes: 339 (crankshaft pos sensor intermittent).
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19TXY
I want to thank everyone that replied most everyone that answered mentioned fuel pump assembly or pressure regulator,however, customer has not return in order for us to run more test. Thanks again
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L no starter engagement VIN: 2B3H056J4X
Hello, Well most of you reaponded that the SKIM Module would not allow the PCM to engage the starter. The customer had used a different key. I sent it to the dealer and they programed him new keys. Car is fixed. Thank you all for the great advice, all of the...
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1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L idle flair up VIN: 1GKCS13W9N
thanks to all that replied about this vehicle it appears that the battrey was the problem iwent to move the truck out of my bay that morning and boom the battrey exploided put a another battrey in the vehicle after a couple of starts no more flair up the vehic...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5652R
Thanks to all that helped. Matt , Dvae, Bob, Jim and all the others who replied. It was The Fast Idle Valve. Had to order it and just installed it and it purrs like it should. Once again Thanks for the help. When I removed the valve the inside would just shake...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L wheel cylinders
Hello fellow techs, I want to thank you for your time and research and most of you were quite helpful. A special thanks to Chris(N.J.), most direct and to-the-point, and Patrick (Southern Cal.)with a variety of part #'s. As you who actually read the post would...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, RICH CONDITION VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4S
I do not know the fix for this veh. A tech from one of our sister stores somehow got my username and password and was using my account.I apologize to IATN and the five gentlemen who replied to his post. I had not checked my E-mail for a while so I did not know...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Door panel VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Thanks to Grant, Gary, Kirt and Jordan for their quick help! There is a pin that is the pivot for the interior handle that extends beyond the handle mount a small amount. The trim piece covering this area has two pockets on either side in which the ends of thi...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Keyless entry VIN: JT8BF28G91
The 'FIX' was in the key (tranmitter) programming. Once I got the ECU into ADD mode by cycling the door lock/unlock button, I then pressed both lock and unlock buttons on the key for 1 second then the lock button by itself. I instantly got the 'received ok ' s...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA4MR41H3S
Hi group, thanks for all the help. After cleaning the iac valve and intake (which most of you said) this fixed the hard start and stalling problems. Thanks Agin for all your help. You are a great asset to the group.
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L tcc VIN: 1N6HD16Y4S
The fix for this one was the transmission ecu. After verifying good power source,good grounds, and the appropriate inputs at the ecu terminals I pinpointed one bad output. The TCC lockup solenoid output would be near 12 volts when the transmission was working ...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12X4R
well after checking everything a few times it turns out that the replacement ecm from auto zone was defective, hard for me to believe it would act exactly as the original. thanks for your replies Trouble codes: 1640 (quad driver a failure).
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Monitor won't run VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Hello all - This one ended in fiasco - when the car returned for the big grudge rematch, it turned out that the customer had misplaced the vehicle registration, making any visit to the state inspection station out of the question. Away they went. I called a we...
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