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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Door Seals VIN: WBABN33461
This car is one of several E-46's we are seeing lately with the trim on the inside of the door seal falling off, almost all of them show signs of previous attempts at regluing. What alternatives are there, can anyone suggest a glue to use or is the answer it r...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L flickering check engine light VIN: 3G5DA03E12
car has a flickering check engine light w/code b2552. once cleared, comes back when put in gear. Has other codes related to other interior modules occasionally.
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2003 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L magna steer VIN: 1G4CW54K53
customer is not pleased with effort it takes to turn wheel at higher speeds.i believe this system is working just like it was designed. my question is can someone with a tech 2 scanner change the amount of resistance that this system applies. any help will be ...
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1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVill 472CID air flow
I have looked at this big Caddy this morning, I don't have info for vehicles this old. WHat the car is doing is all A/C components working fine, I believe the doors are working but there is no airflow on the inside of the car. the fan is operating normally, bu...
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1987 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 6.2L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1GCJP32J4H
This is an ex-postal vehicle that I purchased several years ago and have just now gotten around to using. The vehicle had its motor and trans replaced prior to our purchase. I doubt if it ever was driven above 55mph for any extended period in its entire life p...
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1989 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GBEG25K7K
This vehicle is running with a poor idle when it idles. It runs a lot better when I remove the vacuum off the MAP sensor. Also I see the fuel streaming not spraying out the injectors. But why would this vehicle idle better with the MAP sensor vacuum unplugged....
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06L3P
Please help! Been up close and personal with the van for 4 evenings now. According to the owner car started surging at idle when parked with engine running at a corner store a week ago. Misses and hesitates when accelerates. At times van would start and run s... Trouble codes: 23 (MAT- Manifold Air Temperature sensor), 99 (Power management problem), 66 (A/C switch)
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Hard Cold Start VIN: 1GNDT13W7R
The truck has a hard time starting cold & warm if it was sitting for over 30 minutes. If you shut it off and try to restart it is fine. ANd once it gets going it runs perfect. I recently had problems with a bad rebuilt CPI unit, so i installed a new GM unit se...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L brake lights VIN: 1GCC51948W
hey guys, got an old work truck from a client that will blow the brake light and four way fuse right away. you can install the fuse and it will be fine untill you press on the brake pedal or push in the four way button, then the fuse blows. turn signals work n...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNEC16R8W
this fuel gauge appears to buzz or vibrate rapidly sometime needle jumps abit-thanks for any help -i hope this is a common problem
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC52471
This one is killing me. Originally came in overheating, loss of coolant. I found no leaks, it appeared thermostat was not opening causing a no-flow condition. Replaced thermostat, refill per GM, road test ok Came back, same complaint. I diagnosed as air trapp...
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1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 1C3XY56R6M
customer came in for abs and brake lite on drive a liitle bit and lights go off. noticed fluid would leak out back cap of ressivor.so i bleed prsure by pumping pedal 50 times with key off. and checked fluid added fluid started car lits came on the n off like t...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
this car came into my shop for an eng extange the customer told me that it has been to crysler several times in past for tps concearns and map concearns sensors have been changed and car still stalls. car came back to us after installing eng 2 weeks later with... Trouble codes: 122 (tps low input)
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L camshaft VIN: 4C3AU52N3X
Hi fellow Techs, this Is my first Venture Into The Head Gasket Replacement And timing Belt replacement On A Chrysler 2.5, I Know That The Valves Hit Under A Brkoen Belt Condition, So I recommended Headwork And A Belt kit, But Was Supprised Upon Disassembly Tha...
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1984 Dodge Rampage 2.2L door
I am trying to remove doors on this L-body truck. If you are familiar with the L-body cars and trucks, the door hinges are welded to the body and door. There is a roll pin for the hinge pin. I want to remove the doors without damaging the door or the truck. Th...
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1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Timing Chain VIN: 1B7GR14M3H
Hi everyone, I've got this Dakota in with pretty good timing chain noise. It had [...] of slack before the distributor moved, what is the limit spec for that? I read a lot of postings on iATN about a tensioner and chain that works on newer models of this e...
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1BLGH54R4P
ok Chrysler experts we are stumped, has anyone else had one like this? we are suspecting the ASD relay and/or fuel pump relay are intermintant,or a computer circuit is bad Problem is intermintant, after replacing crank sensor and cam sensor, it started ok 50 ... Trouble codes: 42 (WE ONLY HAD CODE 42 ONCE code 42 is no voltage to Z 1)
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Overdrive case VIN: 1P7HF16Z0S
Hello all, since collision repair now has SEVERE fluid leak from between transmission and transfer case. Customer is a regular salvage rebuilder who brings me work all the time. He stated that all damaged components were replaced and a used transfer case ins...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L driver's heat blend door VIN: 1B4GP54R3T
have a 3 zone hvac system, alldata & mitchell aren't clear about timming the motor to the door. I set the motor to full cold & moved the door to full cold & installed the motor, during calibation the control head set a code for driver's actuator didn't reach h...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X1W
this 1998 stratus came in with a mis under light accel. customer has already had plugs, wires, and cat conv replaced. i have found that between 1500-2000 rpms, the egr valve opens and this is when the mis occurs. i can disconnect the egr valve and the mis is n...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
This truck was towed in said they went to start it and it was running like this. It runs like its on 3 cyclinders. When I bring rpm up it runs ok I can't test to see if any power but sounds good. Trouble codes: 207 (7 injector), 202 (2 injector)
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L o/d lite VIN: 1B4HS28ZOX
hello chry tech. i have 1999 durango the trans fluid temp lite and overdrive lite come on intermittinly. with key off trans fluid will go from 140 degrees to 260 back and forth. have insp all wiring for shorts. trans temp voltage at key off reads around 3.63 v...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L starter VIN: IB3EJ46U41
Car came in for no start. Car doesnt start or crank.Checked battery and terminals okay,side mount.Check power from starter relay to starter no power.Checked out relay and found engine computer not grounding the starter relay ,asd relay, and the fuel pump relay...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L no a/c clutch engagement VIN: 3D7LU38C43
when code is cleared with key on engine off we can command clutch on and off and it does do this at compressor but when truck is started we can not command on and off and code po647 comes back on [ no engine light on ]
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1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP45E5M
Since it has been here this is what I found…but I am lost, please I can use all the help I can get this does not make sense to me….thanks ahead of time. I get fuel pressure when I test the pump from the test port on the self test connection, with the key on. H...
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1995 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11V8S
customer was going down the highway at 65 mph and the van just stopped running.got it in here and hooked the scanner up and there were no codes and all the data (tps,map,maf etc)looked good.turned it over and got a tach signal.checked for spark at coil and it ...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L gas tank fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
car came in the cust cannot fill gas tank except by letting gas trickle in no tsb's found also gas gauge stays on full never moves i know these fords have slow gauges if i disconnect harness goes to empty is there a bad check valve in these bad boys ???
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L OD light flashes VIN: 2FTZX18WXW
Has anyone run into this. We are leaning towards a bad PCM, but we just can not be positive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L steering VIN: 1FDRE14L5W
i thought this was going to be a simple alignment but it's become a big pain. first complaint was that the van was pulling to the left hard. then when we drove it we noticed the pull to the left and a pull to the right when braking. we did front brake pads, ca...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1130W
Replaced fuel pump, afterwards car wont start. No cam voltage with DVMM. Whats it supposed to be? 2 wire sensor creates it own voltage. Hard to find spec... Help please
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F0Y
This super duty came in for a rough idle and low power at start up. It had multiple codes present. I have replaced the exhaust backpressure sensor, and the fuel controll presssure sensor. I now only have the two codes listed left, but don't think they are rela... Trouble codes: P0741, P1249
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
ALL INPUT WANTED. car came in for no a/c operation, found the ccrm faulty. replaced module and a/c works nobut has high pressure. pull the orfice tube out and it has one peice of metal on it that looks like a finger nail(the peice that is cut off sorta 1/16 of...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U72
truck still has missfire, did read about catalytic problems, but this truck will run ok at times. Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0305, P0304, P0306
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35F53
tested fuel pump on frame rail, works fine.tested fuel pressure at cylinder head's, pressure within specification's.monitered fuel pressure at fuel injector's with scan tool, pressure is within specification's.vehicle did start after replacing fuel filter, but...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Alt VIN: 1GTEC14W7X
Brown wire comes from VCM and wire is ok.I can make alt charge if i use test light from B+ to L terminal.Serial data from instrument panel to VCM should turn it on ?? How can I tell if I have serial data to VCM. No voltage reading there with key on
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
Hello all! I've got an ancient Honda question... I overhauled the carb on this months ago and now I'm finally getting time to put the aircleaner assy back on. I've got a manual with the vacuum hose routing, but the car is missing parts. The manual shows a 4-wa...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Forge plug VIN: 1HGCD5630T
Hi all, During T belt change on this four-cylinder motor, I noticed a 17mm allen cap below and to the right of the cam sprocket on the side of the head. This cap has been slowly leaking coolant, which turns into a green crust, and has built up quite a bit aro...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5635V
this car is killing me. this thing runs perfect. when on highway crusing around 65 mph. mil will flash once or twice then stay on solid. when I look at scanner code 301-302-303 and 304 all appear at once without ever feeling a single misfire. I replaced dist b... Trouble codes: 301 (cyl 1 miss), 302 (cyl 2 miss), 303 (cyl 3 miss), 304 (cyl 4 miss)
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66812
Hi all, We have 2002 Honda Accord with check engine light on & multiple missfires. Replaced spark plugs/cap/rotor. Car still misses. Checked valve adjustment all ok. Checked Egr valve ok. Checked fuel pressure ok. When crimped return line runs a lot better ? M... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L rabs lamp VIN: JT367H2487
Ive searched both kick panel areas as per all data and still cant find the test connector .any help in this area will be truly appreciated...thanks in advance doug.
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Hello everyone, this 2000 Jaguar XJ8 has a very hard time starting. Cranks fine, but wont run well at all. It has misfire codes on every cylinder. Pulled spark plugs and found them black and fuel fouled. Replaced plugs, same thing. When it does run it backfire... Trouble codes: P0300, P1314 (Misfire over limits bank 1), P1316 (Misfire over limits Bank 2)
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FY29P9V
Thanks in advance for your help, we have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler that won't go away. This thing belongs to the owners daughter and we can never get it to act up. She says that after driving in stop and go traffic the vehicle will buck and rattle on first gear tak...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil leak VIN: 1J4GW68N3X
Ok fellow Tech's here is my problem.We recently overhauled the front differential on this truck,New ring and pinion and all new bearings,Replaced axle seals and left wheel hub assembly.Pretty much a complete job Reason for the overhaul was bearing noise. Anywa...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L left blower VIN: SALPV1648Y
I have this Range Rover with left heater blower motor stuck in one relatively high speed. With Autologic I have message: "Left Blower Motor Circuit Fault (Stop Mode)" I checked relays at the relay box at the engine compartment. When I removed relay the blower ...
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no excelatation VIN: JT8BH68X2W
Car came in last week with the complaint that it would not excelartate over 5 mph. I got in the car (the morning after it was dropped off) and it ran great. I checked codes and found P0120 and P0121 both had to do with tps so I inspected the tp sensor and foun... Trouble codes: P0120, P0121
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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31B7P
vehicle came in no start. checked spark had no spark. checked fuses. fuse to main relay was blown, replaced fuse. blew again. checked for short. abs module was blowing fuse. disconnected feed to abs module fuse never blew again but still no start. cheked b+ an...
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L crank pulley VIN: 1YVGE22D9R
car arrived with seperated balcer outer ring-did not seem unusual with this many miles-replaced w/aftermarket assbly,went 2000 miles -outer ring came apart again-checked a/c -alt-crank play all appear ok-no sign of anything seizing-belts not burned off -just c...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
replaced sender with updated version worked for awhile. Reprogram? gauge? connection ?
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC upshifts VIN: WDC2030422
This is a friends vehicle, the fault started about 6 months ago at 10,000km. At times the car stays in low gear and moves at about 15km/h with the engine at high revs. As this car is still under warranty it has been returned to Mercedes Benz for repairs so I d...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT611BX
This vehicle came in with codes PO340 cam sensor circut and P1519 intake runner valve stuck. I replaced the cam sensor and cleared codes. Then I manually moved the intake runner valves and they were free moving with spring pressure. I sent the car out and it c... Trouble codes: P0340, P1519 (Intake Manifold Runner Vaive)
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1995 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Harmonic Balancer VIN: JA3AP47H6S
Hey guys, we have a 95 Mitsu Diamante here, we replaced a broken harmonic balancer about a month ago, the car came back after abput 2000 miles of driving with the new balancer broken as well, (outer ring), we replaced it and assumed it was defective. After 100...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L valve seals VIN: JA4MT31P5W
This is a friends Montero, has typical Mitsu valve guide seal problem, uses oil and smokes. He started changing the oil more frequently, which helped some, but still uses 1/2 quart in 10 days. He has added Lucas oil treatment, no help. Does any one know of any...
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1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4N2DN11W6P
This van came in with a rough idle and stalling at idle. It acts like the EGR valve is stuck open. Removed the valve and inspected, and it tested fine. I took a compression test and all cylinders are at 150 psi, fuel pressure is 35psi at idle, and ignition tim...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L noise VIN: 1N4AL11D52
There is a very noticable clunk when going over a bump or pavement seam. The car has had some under-side impact, enough to mash the exhaust hanger and require a flex pipe repair. I'm sure the hanger is not the source of noise. The struts are dry and I can not ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L no start, no codes VIN: 1N4AL11D22
had corroded head gasket, replaced head gasket after resurfacing head. no spark and no codes, reading rpm on scanner and will get one spark on #4 cylinder on initial crank
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52MXV
Misfire is on #3 cylinder and is not a dead misfire. #6 cylinder has no misfire and is on the same coil. I can switch plugs, wires and coils and misfire stays on #3 cylinder. I have lab scope ignition system and injectors. I cannot see any fault in patterns. I... Trouble codes: P300
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L overheats VIN: 1G2WP52K5V
Saw vehicle for first time last week. Customer has owned for a couple of months. Complaint was overheating/fan(s)inop. Pulled in after test drive with all normal readings on temp. guage. Let run till up to temp. At 2 bars over 210 degrees, only the passenger s...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1G2WR5213Y
Compressor will shut off while driving and may or may not come back on in a timely manner. I experienced this on the first test drive, believe it or not, and straight back to shop. I am not getting ground signal on green/white wire from PCM to Compressor relay...
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1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
Hey all you porsche guys and gals need some expertice on the climate control system. i have only ambient temp air blowing out of the vents no cold or hot but i can change where the air comes out normaly.My largest problem is the lack of information avalible to...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5279V
I don`t work on these cars,but any help would be great.It keeps flagging a p0401 whicjh is something with the EGR valve it is new and I cleaned what appeared to be the passage.what am I missing? thanks...Jason Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Alarm VIN: WAURD68D61
Thanks to all the techs who responded. The customer was leaving the windows partially open to cool the vehicle. We had the vehicle on our lot with the windows up & alarm on for several days and had no problems.
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
Ok finally i've not fixed it yet, i did not find elements to think problem is outside tranny, so after have read some cases from Europe where after an audi multitronic fail, customers send cars to dealer and they reapir tranny saying problem is the forward and...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB2309H
nost replies said the radio was bad and needed replaced. however we found if you unhook the white wire that goes to the antanna motor ( elect antenna ), the noise will stop. if you unhook the wire at the antenna motor, it makes no difference. now the radio is ...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBSBF0328S
This car seems to be fixed. Had it coded yesteday and now everthing thing works in the car. All the lights work and all the gauges seem to work. The only problem is that the ABS light is on and BMW said that there is an ABS harness you have to get after the cl...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGH83471
I'm closing this request because I'm running out of time and I have not seen the car back for further testing since I sent this post. We will start with a transmission service, fluid looked very dark. Thanks to all that took the time to reply.
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G4CW53L4N
First,I want to thank everyone that replied. I used the information to trace this system down. What I ended up doing was teeing in a vacuum gauge at the servo and running a gauge to the driver seat, then I back probed the wires for apply and hold and ran jumpe...
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1965 Cadillac fleeetwood 472CID wiring/control unit
Thank you again for all the help!!! We bypassed the servo and fed vacuum to the switch on top of the heater case to make the a.c work. the customer was happy with this 'fix' I know the servo vacuum switch is bad. This is a summer only car so as long as his a.c...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24N9S
Good afternoon Finally had a chance to work on this beast again, installed a recycled distributor per customer request, instead of a new delco unit. the old distributor bushings were shot as was the magnet, I think I replied to each one that tried to help, t...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCDT19X4W
After much discussion with numerous salvage yards and the local Chevy dealer who used the vin to come up with some differences between the 2 engines that I wasn't comfortable trying the swap. I did manage to find a fairly nice 4.3X engine of same year and will...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L fuel gage VIN: 3C3EL55H7W
thankyou for all your help. the fix i found was that i had intalled the pump in the wrong clock position the float was hitting the top of the tank ! i feel like a moron anyways thankyou to all that tried to help
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1990 Dodge Spirit 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3BA5632L
After much testing, on the ATM test scanner could not fire the injectors although the scanner showed a injector pulse on cranking, only some injectors where firing some of the time. So after seeing the common problem in this condition is SMEC I changed it---...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L RPM Drop VIN: 3B7KF23ZXV
Sorry everyone, it turns out I never experiencned the customers complaint. She has been busy with the vehicle so hopefully she can bring it back soon. Thanks for the valuable info. Trouble codes: 1398 (NO CKP Sensor Learn or Ignition Failure).
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU16Z23
We believe we took care of the cstomer,s complaint. We performed and injecter flush, and the customer has taken the vehicle with no folowing compaints of how the vehicle is performing.
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1954 Ford customline 258CID transmission VIN: 123DONOT34
Hello, thanks very much to everyone that replied, even though I did not have all the exact info on this vehicle, everyone that replied helped me alot and sent me in the right direction. I have ordered a complete seal kit from my trans rebuilder and am going ...
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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 18CPA02500
Thank you for all that replied. All had great suggestions. the problem ended up being the transfer pump at the block. It must of had a pin hole, that was letting air in the system. replaced it and problem did not return. Thank you all again who replied.
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L hydralic system VIN: 1FTCR14A3R
thanks to everone for all the info.we replaced everthing from master to clutch and slave 2 times.replaced master cylinder for 3rd time finaly got system to bleed out by taking plunger out of master cylinder and filled to top with fluid,but 2 cylinders were bad...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L engine VIN: 1FALP65L0S
Thanks for all the advice I like to give the customers all options and let them make final decision, within reason, good, better, or best. When we do a head gasket anything related is replaced with OE or better and a machine shop goes thru the heads. I agree w...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L moniter/memory lost VIN: 1FMRU1766W
hello and thanks to all that replied to my request. four of you were very helpful in pointing me to keep alive memory circuit. guess i should have look at wiring diagram first. it turn out that fuse was loosing contact and would only make contact when test lig...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Harmonic balancer on driveshaft VIN: 1FTYR10C5Y
Thank you iatn. On a Sunday morning before 10AM 4th of July weekend I got 2 replies in less than half an hour. I removed the 'dampener' on the driveshaft because I had stuff to do. It was great to get a couple of responses so quickly saying not to worry about ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Fuel Economy, PINGS, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FTNX21S11
thanks for the help guys, we replaced the mass air flow sensor instead of cleaning due to the high mileage, cleaned the plenum, intake and throttle body, cleaned injectors and replaced the plugs. the problem was solved and the customer is very happy. thank...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F11
Hi everybody. First of all, thanks for your replies Galen, Mike, David, Sam, Charles and Nick. Nick, I felt you were right on with water in the IDM. Mike thanks for all the info on prices and places to get the parts. Unfortunately I can't let you know how this...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vent operation VIN: 1FTRW07672
Customer has not brought this one back to finish the repairs yet. The general consensus is that the truck needs a control head in the dash for the heater / A/C system. I think that will fix this vehicle but I have not got it back in for repair yet. Thanks for ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX20P34
A new set of injectors fixed this one...changing one or two here & there is not a good plan. Made the customer bite the bullet and installed 8 injectors, runs like new now. Check engine lite is not on, but the map reading is still goofy, not sure about that, b... Trouble codes: P2263 (turbo system).
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1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GTFG25M9X
I would like to thank all of you people out there in IATN land who took the time to read and reply to me. The fix ended up being the MAF like a few of you suggested. It was a very intermetted problem and I was not able to watch it on the scan tool or capture i...
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2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L starter VIN: 1GTDT19W1Y
Hey guys I waited to post this to make sure this thing was fixed.Jeff and Robert were right on the money in that it was the trans safty switch causing the problem.In my case the shift selector seal was leaking trans fluid into the switch(The switch on these tr...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Looses monitor memor VIN: JHMCG56681
Hello and thanks to everyone who offered help, I fixed the Honda, or got it through the emissions test thru dumb luck. As I stated in my help request, I had checked closely all of the power and grounds going to and from the PCM and all were good. When I di...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78873
Thanks all for your help was greatly needed on this one. As Jeremy from Nevada said i did and found that rats had been living in this car as well, and found all sorts of wires bitten on. After the repairs got data readings back from the O2 sensor, and also r... Trouble codes: P0134 (As per MT2500 generics no activity B1S1).
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHW1742P
Thanks for all the advise. It was a stuck heated o2 relay, wich was cuased by the fuel pump conecter being burnt and haveing to much resitance. Thanks again.
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1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L auto trans VIN: KNDJA7A232
I finally found the problem with this sportage, where the wiring harness goes through the fire wall a metal plate covers the pcm and the harness .The harness is not fastened or protected.the harness rubbed the edge of the plate and shorted several wires in the...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL on VIN: KNADC12573
I tried the throttle body as suggested by Joe from Virginia. The car has not returned as of yet. I am not thoroughly convinced as to the final fix, but I will update with new info as it arrises. I can say the mass air code was not pending after a long drive li... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range).
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to offer there assistance. Unfortunatly, my customer has opted to postpone further diagnosis of the air suspension at this time due to the transmission having to be rebuilt. Once the vehicle is brought back for the Ai...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L ac idle up circuit VIN: 10704412D5
thanks to the eight who replied. after digging through old books, i found one that was label bmw, which was really the mercedes book i was looking for, PUT IN THE WRONG COVER. the procedure was to turn the ac on, turn the power steering to load it, and adjust ...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1070421
I took apart the a/c panel and found a bad connection at one of the rocker switches. After this was cleaned and reinstalled I got power to and through the low pressure switch. The compressor worked fine for about 5 minutes when the rocker switch was on the a/c...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L hazards electronic suspension VIN: WDBFA68FS1
Thanks guys for the input there was abad connection by fusebox. Thanks again.
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
I checked all 4 wheel sensors on this car and was cleaning them and found the right front sensor had been hit somhow and was bent back .The sensor was still showing the speed for that wheel but i replaced it anyway and cleared the computer and it has been work...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Called the Standard tech line,they suggested a pcm replacement.but wanted me to check one more thing.Ran a seperate ground to relay and drove the car around 10 miles with no stalling.Also checked the amp draw of the relay which was below 100 ma so relay was no...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8AZ08W83
thanx for all the replies, turns out the towing did damage the transfer case/differential. the warranty company must have seen this one coming!!!
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AJ51N4K
I replaced all 6 injectors with a matched set and the cold drivability problem went away and the block learn came back down to normal when warmed up. Thanks to all who responded John [...]
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WPOAA0941D
Quite a few said to look for a 'double' relay in an underhood box, left side , cowl area. No such beast exists, howeverit did indeed have a bad rad. switch. Tim from Eurotech in Grand Rapids, MI was right on the money. He took the time to tell me how the syste...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B22
Sorry that it took so Long. But it turned out to be a bad Ecm. It was under warranty, and the dealer ship put un a new one. Thanks for all the replies. God bless You all. Trouble codes: P0206.
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