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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Climate control display VIN: WBAFB32040
Hi all, this X5 was brought in with no climate control operation after it was jump started. The illumination works but no other display. Fuses are all OK and we've tried a different climate control panel with no success. Has anyone come across this fault befor...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L transmission VIN: 1G6DM57N63
this vehicle has been road tested, complaint verified. transmission shifts well in all gears, 5 to 8 sec to engage drive. there are no troble codes, all data looks good. no line pressures have been checked. there are no tsb's , and only 1 unresolved similar co...
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1990 Dodge Spirit 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3BA5632L
This one is a bit strange to me as I dont do a lot of no start conditions, It has good spark always, good fuel pressure, & lots of it , The noid lite only flashes about every 5 or 6 revs, at this time it fires it seems like only some of the injectors are fir...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2367W
Just learning to work on diesels, need some advice. Truck has long crank time after sitting overnight. Once it starts truck runs great, no smoke, or trouble codes stored. Lift pump pressure checks good, it does take a few seconds to build. Cracked line from fu...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L cooling fans VIN: 2B3HD46R0W
Hello; an thanks for any help. I have a 98 intrepid that the cooling fans won't shut off after coming on . alldata says fans should turn off at 219 . car is running at 208 an fans still on !. I installed a resistor box in place of coolant sensor an when i dial...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7GL22X6X
hi dodge tech`s - this dakota has excessive spark knock & poor fuel milage. replaced worn out spark plugs, reset cam sync to '0' degrees (was +2 degrees) motovac engine & got rid of hesitation. have tested for faulty intake gaskets with vac gauge from pcv port...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU24X4P
This Explorer came in with customer complaining about surging with loss of power. It took us 2 weeks of driving to duplicate the problem. We got a couple of snap shots of the engine data, and when it acts up it goes into Open Loop with both O2 sensors going to...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU72E02
The Explorer activates 4x4 when driven around corners or pulling out of driveways\parking spots either forward or reverse. When this happens the rear tires make a loud consective clunk noise until driven straight.The indicator light for the "4x4 HIGH" will fla...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMT7891J
Hi, it has been a week now and the car does not start. it all started when we replaced the old worn engine with a used one. after all installation was done, we attempted to start the car but it did not start. there was no spark at all. the two ground wires on ...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR7830J
This jeep as no fire and no injectors pulse intermitently ,i changed the crank sensor (wit a new mopar one ) i also changed the ecm ,coil and module ,the distributor wit used ones (the owner got a parts truck) i have cleaned the fuse box connector and the conn...
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1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L oil pump VIN: JM2UF4121H
Pickup came in with timing chain rattle. Torn down, and found oil pump chain tensioner frozen in pump. I never have seen this happen before. Customer had just boughten 6 days earlier. Replaced pump and installed a balance elim. kit and timing kit. Filled oil f...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBC1411V
Need help IATN!! Car keeps setting PO420. Normally off highway, after 1/2 hour drive and when back at city speeds. Replaced convertor (good used) orginally when tested oxygen sensors reading equal front & rear and found cracked manifold (replaced w/new). Code... Trouble codes: 420 (Catalytist efficiency)
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 1MELM62W0T
hi guys about six months ago customer tows in his cougar for a no start.found no fuel and that there was no power to pump check and find blown fuse under the hood.I replace it and try to wiggle the crap out of everything i see.the only things on that circuit a...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB52442
Hello Members! Have one that is making us pull our hair out. Our shop has been working all weekend and the 4th to catch up. We are going on vacation after business end tomorrow. Car came in on rollback with a no start problem. First checked for ignition fire, ... Trouble codes: P0201 (injector 1 circuit problem), P0201 (injector 1 circuit problem), P0203 (injector 3 circuit problem), P0204 (injector 4 circuit problem)
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L radiator and fan VIN: WPOAA0946D
I received this one after customer purchased on-line. Someone previously had converted this to a turbo and it was a field surgery job. They shoe-horned an aluminum (racing) radiator and clipped on a single (brand unknown) electric fan. It overheats when in tra...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L bog VIN: WVWDA31JXX
Posting an inherited problem lol. Vehicle exhibits mild to severe bog on accell @ approx 3000 rpm not noticable cold only hot sensor data (generic) looks normal values fuel pressure approx 2 bar Repaced ign coil, spark plugs wires, up stream o2 sensor, flushed... Trouble codes: P1300, P0300, P0303, P0302
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD63B72
This passat came in with a rather wierd complaint,which I have been able to duplicate.Sometimes it will fail to engage the starter,everything else comes on OK. When this happens...if the driver door is closed,you can open it (while holding the key in the start...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Thanks to all the posts, everyone who posted hit the nail on the head, we resealed intake and replaced breather assembly, car is back to normal...Thanks IATN and all you techs who took the time to help!!! jeff
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1986 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Engine VIN: 1GCCT14R2G
Sorry for the delay in replying to the to the replies I was of for a week with the flue. Then my computer went down. One thing I did not put in the post was that this is a shop truck not a custimer vehicle so I only get to work on it when there is nothing else...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L boggs down VIN: 1GBFG5R1V1
This van had a transmission problem all along that we and the customer were aware of but he wanted to diagnose the driveability issue first in order to make an advised decision on whether to rebuild the trans. or not. As it turned out I got to the point of unp...
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long shift VIN: 2G1WL52J7Y
Hello and Thank You All for Your replies !!! Most all of you said the problem was the Pressure Controll Solinoid.We have not yet had the oppertunity to attemp a fix, mainly because our wonderful cab drivers have had at least 1 wreck a day for the past month !I...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L torque converter VIN: 1FMCU02101
o.k i have not yet fixed this but i am going to order a factory ford convertor for it and put it in and see what happens. maybe the rebuilt converter has a bad clutch linning or maybe when they rebuilt it the clutch linning looked good so they re-used it (this...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21P93
This one is fixed. When returned to the customer I advised to have oil changed. After truck was serviced, it ran fine with no low power. Thanks for all the replies. Most of them said that there were a lot of turbo problems on the 6.0 diesels. The rest of rep...
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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
I apologize for the late closing of this case. The owner of the vehicle has not been very helpfull. After explaining that we needed the car longer than a few minutes to replace another sensor to find out the cause of the repeated failures she has not returned.... Trouble codes: 501 (Vehicle speed sensor or circuit problem).
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGC022561
thanks to all the tech for your time and help .as i said before after adjusting the valves it got quieter and i think the customer canot hear as much noise in the car but he will not return my call and bring it in for further checking out ,not a regular custom...
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY29T9K
I finally figured out that when I put the top back on the carb I missed one of the metering rods. I really appreciate all the help this service has helped alot, thanks for all your time guys and gals. Chuck
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBRF61J22
Vehicle is fixed and a new sense of confidence is now present. The codes B1046 and B1047 refer to the pressure/temperature sensor under the condensor. I decided to make a trip to the MB dealership we work with and have them verify these codes and my diagnosis....
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W13
Hey everybody who replied. Great news this car is fixed!!! As far as a summary of the replies some thought that this car had individual ports going to each cylinder but this is not true.The EGR dumps right into the intake.We thought we would try spark plugs an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
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1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L runs then dies VIN: JN6HD16YDG
The end result was the distrubtor. The funny thing was it would run for ten min then quit. If you avance the timing just a few degrees it would start and run. So it had spark and injector pulse. This was kooky. Thanks for all the help as always iatn is great.
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