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1994 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L abs VIN: ZARED33E0R
does anyone know how to access the codes from the abs system and btw the srs system is also in need of diagnostics If you could call, i have posted this for a friend's shop [...] ask for Moe
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WAURD68D01
hi all ,have problem turbo boost is low or none or cuts out above 10 psi car has after market software about 2 years old. found no vacume leaks,all breather hoses are intact,has no oil leaks ,turbos are good,t-belt is new and water pump ,valve cover gaskets ne...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADD6328W
Checked and filled system with proper amount of freon. Control panel and blower all work properly I have no voltage to ac compressor. This is a automatic climate control system. I have a code for a fresh air flap motor that will not clear. I also noticed that ...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Shifter Light VIN: WBAFB33501
After checking parasitic draw on battery and charging system and letting the truck sit for 30 min the sleep mode light(shifter gear indicator) will not go out. We have Auto Logic scanner so I tried to force it into sleep mode and will not. I tried the scanne...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L ABS / DSC lamps VIN: WBABN33412
This coupe has fault codes stored for both rear wheel speed sensors as well as a code for an internal controller fault and an implausible steering angle sensor signal. The faults can be cleared but will immediately reset during a test drive. We've tested both ...
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1990 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54C21
the #4-#1 coil does not fire until engine is off idle.they start to fire but not very strong.have installed crank and cam sensor still same problem.thanks in advance for any help.
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1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4NV55D9S
this vehicle dies when stabbing the throttle 4-6 times (in shop,in park, below RPM cut)It feels like fuel starving but ran remote fuel source same results. checked & cleaned grounds, checked voltage at ECM & ICM when running & dying out, both OK. Engine won't ...
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L No Start, NO VOLTAGE VIN: 1G4BN52P1T
Hey Guys and Gals, Got this one in on the hook the other day for a no start, I tested the fuel pressure and it had none. So, I dropped the tank and found to my surprise that the positive wire to the pump was melted, the pigtail was melted and half the wire in...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KF52Y7R
Vehicle came in for a intermittent stall concern that had happened a few times in the past year or so but recently with in the last week the stall concern has happened three times to the customer and no times for us. When vehicle came in it had all of the abov... Trouble codes: P0047, P0052, P0107, P0109, P0137
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Instrument cluster VIN: 1G6EL12Y7R
We have this Eldorado with an analog instrument cluster. The customer came in complaining of the AC blowing hot air all the time. The fan was running on high and the AC not working. Also the climate control and the information center are blank and no digital m...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c blower VIN: 1G6KD54Y22
THIS IS THE SECOND VEHICLE CAME WITHIN THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF THE END OF THE SHIFT. i HAVEN'T GOT ENOUGH TIME TO CHECK AND WENT THROUGH ALL OF THE TEST AND READINGS. CHECKED ALL FUSES, RELAYS; PRESSURES ARE NORMAL; FANS ARE WORKING. THE BLOWER WILL COME AND CU...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF5242T
help getting my a.. kicked!!car came in w/check engine light on,cust had had car scanned and brought along cam sens.replaced cleared codes light on immediately.ran trouble tree 2 times came to wire to cam signal shorted to ground.subbed in good wire sens. to p... Trouble codes: P0342
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L courtesy lights VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
Hello Gentlemen, The interior lights do not go off on this 97 S-Blazer. I have checked all switches and replaced interior control module. Lights still on.
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL52M6V
car came in with hesitation concern. test drove felt like was running out of fuel. test drove with scan tool and o2 sensors disagreed with this theroy. o2 stayed high around 700mv but did fluctuate down to about 200 mv. fuel trim at idle is about -20 long term...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G1ND52M6W
Car starts hard after sitting for two hours or more. The car cranks five or six times before starting and then you smell strong exhaust fumes. After the initial start the car starts ok until it sits again. No codes are present, the data looks normal. The fuel ...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG15W6W
Hi all .I have this van that is driving me nuts.it runs like a bag of crap most of the time It is missfireing but never fires the mil.It even passed mass emissions on the dyno .The car has had complete tune up new cam sensor pulled the distributor to check the...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L unknown VIN: 1GCEK14T3X
noise sounds like tin tinging only under load and moving alittle does not make noise with vehicle in gear in the air motor mounts appear to be good/ exhaust is tight not hitting/ does not make noise at just idle
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY22G6X
i tested fuel pressure it 8 psi book tells me 55 to 61 i enable pump from scanner no change i check steel bradded line on fuel rail same 8 psi is that line from pump or is it return line i changed fuel filter one side i can blow thought other side acts blocked...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L engine VIN: 1GCGK23J7X
this engine has scraping noise coming from rear part of the engine. sounds a lot like a bad throw/out bearing on a set of bad fingers on a clutch plate. i disconnected the converter from the flex plate, and even tried a new flex plate. anyone out ever heard th...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L prndl and battery light VIN: 1GCGK24U0Y
Hi all, I have this Chevy here with the red battery light always on. Charging system is fine. Also noticed PRNDL is off as long as ign. is in run position. It works in crank position or just off of lock position. Also noticed hi-beam indicator wont work. I rep...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L a/c VIN: 1GNEK13T61
Hi guys we have this Tahoe here. Customers complaint was that at idle vehicle was blowing warm. Brought vehicle in and check operation of all components and all appeared o.k. we found the system down about 3/4-1lbs of 134a...this system has rear air (needs 3lb...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Gauges return to center after removing key within VIN: 1GNEC13T71
This truck came in with a dead battery...we changed it out due to age..no drain found..next day dead battery again...proceeded to isolate drain.. found 388 mA on RDO fuse for amplifier, which I still havent put my hands on...alldata shows it in the rear compar...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDM19W61
Van will surge under full throttle. When this happens ABS lite will come on for erratic rear wheel vehicle sensor. Will turn off after restart. I replaced the tps, pcm,fuel filter,plugs wires,cap,rotor and igintion coil.Fuel pressure is 60 psi and does not dro...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L hydro boost VIN: 1GAHG39R31
Hi Everyone, this van is equipped with hydro boost brakes. I don't have much experience with them. The pressure hose from the pump to the hydro boost unit on the firewall is vibrating fast and hard. You can feel it all the time that the engine is running. The ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Seal VIN: 1GBJC34123
We have this truck in here that looks to be leaking from the rear seal area. But, it looks more like fuel than oil. Before we pull the transmission I thought I should ask if there is anything in the back of the valley that will leak fuel down into the bell hou...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L BlowBy Tube VIN: 1GCJK33133
Hello. I am posting for another Tech in our shop. This truck under heavy acceleration will puke oil out the blowby tube, for example if you were passing someone. Any other times, the truck seems fine. Thanks in advance for any help... Scott.
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJSGH9S
Hi guys and Girls thanks in advance for any inouts . I have this Cirrus came to me for the tranny not shifting and also hesitions and bogging down. I took care of the trans first to get it to shift. I was not really aware of the engine runnig poor on acceler... Trouble codes: 33 (ac presure switch)
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Engine VIN: 2C3HC56FXT
Customer stated the vehicle overheated. After cooling he added two gallons water and drove it to the shop. I drained the water, replaced the thermostat and refilled with fresh coolant. When the engine got to operating temp. it suddenly overheated. It was actin...
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1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B6HBZ1YXS
Hi all, here's another good one. The van suppossedly won't run beyond three blocks. She tows it in and it runs fine all day. The only code is 27, relating to the #8 injector driver. I've replaced the ASD relay and performed the ole' wiggle test, to no avail. T... Trouble codes: 27 (Injector 8 Driver)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1B7HF16YZ1
SES light comes on, DTC P1740. Unable to verify fault with trans on test drive, fluid in good condition, no debris in pan. Anyone have an ideas to get me headed in right direction? Thanks!
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23Z31
Hi guys this one came in with a miss and engine light. We have taken compression on #8 (135), we pulled fuel rail and injectors, all were clean and working properly, did injection flush anyway, relocated #8 injector and reinstalled. Still has a miss on #8 cyli... Trouble codes: 308 (8 missfire), 121 (tps volt not agree with map)
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L a/c VIN: X1B4HS28N6
Please help this Durango, refuses to blow cold, inital inspection found High side pressure to high and low side two high with slight fluctuation, replaced compressor and expansion divices, also reciver dryer. Charged system same problem, without the high side ...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, On Tip In/Accell VIN: 1FTHF26H0K
We have replaced almost every possible part that could cause the hesitation on tip in, I'm suspecting a timing chain issue but am open to any other suggestions before i tear down the front of the motor
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, bad stumble VIN: 1FBJS31Y6P
This van will start hard, stumble/cut out hard on any throttle opening. We did replace the fuel pump, retest with 45-50psi and acceptable volume. I even pulled the return line off while running and got fuel out of it on accel. The o2s will read 0mv on accel, t...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fuel smell after shutdown VIN: 1FALP52U1R
Customer says that after driving vehicle for 30 mins. or more,after turning off engine,they will smell gas fumes around the front of car.Usually more noticible on hot days & after engine has been running for some time.I have not been able to duplicate problem....
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FLAP5749S
Well Ford techs I've got a no start Taurus wagon that was towed in. I'm getting no fuel pressure or voltage to the pump, which works when I jump it. No injector pulse and no spark. I hooked up the "Red Brick" and got no communication in the KOEO test. I went t...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Pedal VIN: 1FTHX26F5S
This truck came in with two brake lines leaking. We replaced the lines with new and bled the system. The pedal feels fine with the engine not running but as soon as the engine is started the pedal fades all the way to the floor. We removed the master and found...
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1997 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle abve 2 MPH VIN: 1FTCR15U0V
idle stays up at 2200-2500 rpm when clutch is pushed in untill truck reaches a speed approx.two(2)mph at that time the idle speed drops down to approx.800rpm.
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L radiator and heater core leaking same time VIN: 1FMRU17L8W
The question here is why did 2 exchangers fail on this vehicle within a few hours of each other. Coolant trainer guru Kevin McCartney speaks of aluminum oxide abrasive resulting from one radiator or heater core failure causing failure of the other, we'll tes...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTSX31F1Y
Good morning, thanks in advance. A challenge for you Diesel guys. Truck was towed in no start. A couple days before it was at another shop with a no start problem, they replaced the lift pump. When cranking it will try to start and occasionally ping hard like ... Trouble codes: P0340, P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected)
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start
Customer stated that truck died once earlier in the day and immediately restarted. Was driving @ 20 mph and truck died. Would not restart. Has a p1280 code. checked voltage at icp sensor. KOEO .27. Not enough. voltage does not change while cranking. Replaced s... Trouble codes: P1280
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S21
ign. scope test showed high firing lines on some cylinders. spark plugs worn. replaced plugs & wires - code returned. spark line on #2 looks bad. ohm tested coil primary & secondary - ok - ohm tested injectors - ok - spray pattern - ok. cylinder compression... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cylinder 2)
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTR7W811B
Hello Hope someone can help.I Did a tune-up around 9K miles ago.Truck came in today with a plug blown out and coil broke at mounting point.I chased the threads with a tap but canot get a plug to start.Has anyone seen this before.thanks for your time ,pat Trouble codes: N0NE
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U71
i need help again fellows. this taurus came in with check eng light and four misfire codes, p0301,p304,p0305,p0306, and a terrible mis as you can expect. we replace plug wires and plugs on this car 4000 miles ago, so i did not suspect them to be bad again. whi... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire)
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMCU04162
Hello everybody i have this escape here that makes a chirping noise when you start up the vehicle or when you accelerate. I replaced the belt thinking that was it but it wasnt. I then took the belt off and started up the vehicle like and the noise is still the...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L all speakers except woofer inoperative VIN: 2HKYF18613
This seemed like a straight forward diagnosis and replacement of a factory audio system with the exact unit new from Honda. Honda says the new radio can not be bad ? Customer wants original system because of integration with radio, cd, dvd player.
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rear VIN: JA3AH86J01
I am working on this accord that is making me crazy. it has a creak or tinny rattle while driving in the right rear. I have narrowed it down to the strut area and have loosened the 2 nut that mount it to the body and retorqued them noise gone for a short time ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL on NO CODES VIN: KMHDN45071
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2001 Elantra in and the customer stated that the MIL light came on. I cannot find any codes stored. I sent her out with the vehicle and 2 days later she called saying the light had come on. This time, i veri...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L tcase poss binds VIN: 1J1G258N7Y
pls help, i dont want to throw a 900.00 viscous coupler at this tcase. its a new process 249. when the jeep gets warm, after driving the entire truck feels like its binding up on turns. its not in the steering. you really got to give it gas to get it to turn....
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY58S0V
HI Y'ALL!! I need help with this Jeep. When hot it wont start or stalls and may restart,at times. When originally came in had code p0351 ignition coil primary fault. After replacing the ignition coil could not duplicate problem. Customer drove acroos town an... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary fault)
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FF58S01
hello everyone i have this jeep that will squeel serp belt just off idle (accelerating). when it first came in belt was squeeling anytime ac was on. replaced belt & tensioner pulley and would still squeek when accelerating. finally after checking ac pressures ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L cab
I techs, I have this jeep coming with a abs light coming intermittently and the speedometer fluctuating when the light is on ,I first scan for codes and found 3 codes , all my 3 wheels speed sensors are coding together ... i checked all the wiring and the sens...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT8GK13T8R
We replaced the timing belt on this jewel and have had a whine noise since. It sounds to me as if the timing belt is too tight but the belt it tightened by the tensioner. We have replaced the idler pulley and the water pump again chasing the noise with no luck...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W7N
Hey guys, After I have a car here for more than 3 days with no answer I come for your help. This one has me stumped, and it always seems to be the fords that cause my headaches. This Lincoln Had a slight misfire when cruising when the TCC would apply, so I cha...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L ignition switch VIN: JMITA2215S
Ignition key gets hot after 1/2 hour of driving
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L 3-4 downshift VIN: JM1TA222XX
Ok it's back... the car from hell.. It was suposidly a rightoff 2 month's ago, but the vin matches :( same baby.. Prob went to quebec and sold back here...what are the odds of that ?...too end back-up with me... Same symtoms.. but now drops out of od when it ...
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on, Intermittent stall
This one was handed to me as another tech in the shop gave up. Car came originally with a high idle and you could hear a vacuum leak under the intercooler plumbing. Tech found cracked vacuum T and repaired. Cannot confirm this is a new or ongoing problem as cu... Trouble codes: P1540
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBED30E3N
Hi folks This vehicle will stall on decel. I have driven this vehicle about 100 miles and have only been able to make it stall once. I do not have the test equipment required to test many of the systems. I did find TSB on Alldata # [...]-u-6702a. Could use ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Controller VIN: WDBHA28E7T
To anyone who could give me a hint as to how I can remove the ac heater control unit without destroying the dashboard, I would greatly appreciate it. It looks like the vents on top have to come out in order to remove the face plate. I see three clips on top of...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, supercharger engagem VIN: WDBKK47F1W
After replacing supercharger and learning a bit more about how this system operates along with secondary air and control of the system via o2 readings I am getting a bit further on this. Given the O2 (heater codes) I am going to exchange these in morning. Supe... Trouble codes: 1420 (air pump switchover y32), 806 (magnetic coupling output stage compressor), 805 (air flap recirculated signal out put stage), 135/1, 1525 (camshaft timing current accuator), 443/4
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L leval control VIN: WA1YD64B92
Thank you for the replys. This car owner started giving us a hard time because we checked it out and couldnt tell them what was wrong, so they took it to the dealer.
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1982 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8302C
As it turns out, this guy works with my girlfriends sister, and seeking advice, I found he had set an appointment with another IATN member's repair service center and was a no show. I found open circuit at fuel relay, and once when bridged, the pump powered up...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L electric windows VIN: 1G4HP52L7R
Hi, guys. All info was much appreciated! There are 3 heavy gauge wires going through the drivers door harness-brown power wires [circuit 141] all coming from splice S221. While the problem occurred, I cut the wire that goes to the window lockout portion of the...
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4NJ52M4T
hello fellow techs, I installed a PCM, as customer wanted to try it. We have not heard from them since, so we are assuming that it has not acted up since the last repair. They are a regular customer so we would have heard something. Anyway most replies said th... Trouble codes: P1573 (PCM/EBTCM Serial Data Circuit - Lost Communication), P1629 (Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received), P1641 (MIL Control Circuit), C1275 (IPC/PCM to EBCM/EBTCM Serial Data Malfunction), B1049 (SIR 49 History).
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1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13Z3M
thank every one for your time for response. fix was fuel pump. intermittanly fuel pressure. replaced fuel pump all good to go. thanks again Trouble codes: 24 (vehicle spped sensor), 13 (o2 sensor), 33 (map sensor).
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Wont flash codes VIN: 2G1FP32P9R
Thanks to all who replied. I forgot to include the fact that this will field service mode flash with the engine running. Any way, It was a bad rebuilt ecm that was giving us the fits. Also had troble with tcc and egr circuits built in to the rebuilt ecm.(Not o...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no start sometimes VIN: 1K12HTOLMN
to all that has replied.. ALL OF THE THINGS U R TELLING ME TO CHECK ARE THINGS THAT ANY MECHANIC WOULD HAVE CHECKED.. IT HAS GOOD SPARK AT THE COIL.. NEW COIL INSTALLED ANYWAYS AND MODULE BY MY SHOP.. OTHER SHOPS HAVE REPLACE CAM AND CRANK SENSORS. FUEL PUMP I...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L exhaust glows red VIN: 1GCC51945W
exhaust flange gasket leaking and customer running e85 fuel
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
After checking into all possible problems supplied to us by the 6 techs who replied, we had to return vehicle to owner. About 2 weeks later owner called us and gave us the good news that he had no mil lamp even after taking it on a trip. I'm not positive if th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Missfire).
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L 3rd gear VIN: 3C3EL45H7T
I have done everything you all have suggested. Everthing looks good, don't really see any problem with the transmission. I have taken it out 3 different times and haven't fixed the problem yet, so will just replace the transmission for this customer and will w...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE3OSXW
Changed pcv hose and cleaned MAF sensor. Light remains out. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Theft System VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Hey Fellas, The problem was 'NOT' in the anti-theft system after all, It was in the autolamp headlamp system the photo cell in the rear view mirrior was whacking out causing the auto headlamp module(also in the rearview mirrior)to go into a default mode making...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L a/c and heating VIN: 1FMUZ34EOW
thanx to everyone the responded. most of you were right about the blend door broken. truck's a/c blows cold as ice now. Roger from alberta said the door can be replced on its own rather than the whole box, i just went ahead and repalced the whole box. thanx fo...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L nn VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Thanks to all who replied to this. I have recently opened up shop and did not have the 75w140 fluid that is required for this, i had gotten the fluid from a 4x4 shop that is next to me, i was told the fluid they gave me would work, but found out it was a 75w90...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Vehicle Speed, Output Shaft Speed sensor, P0720 VIN: 1FDWF37F8Y
CODE PO720 2000 Ford F350 Cab/Chassis 4wd 7.3L V8 Diesel/4R100/ Manual T-case COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM REPORT & CORRECTION: The vehicle exhibited speed registration at the powertrain control module (PCM) and the instrument panel cluster (IPC) speedometer wh...
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F52
Just wanted to thank everyone for there help it was the wires to the left valve cover just as i was told . Trouble codes: P1272, P1276.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drl, VIN: 1FTNW21L72
Well first off- Thank you Chad, Maynard, Greg, Tom, and Lasith for your help and insight. I always love getting someone else's idea to make me think further ahead. In answer to your questions This truck was never wrecked, had no inside water leaks, no snowplow...
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1993 Geo Metro 1.0L transmission VIN: 2C1MR6169P
we went to try a new PCM and/or TCM and recording the part number on the PCM showed it was from a MANUAL transmission ( funny how we get the whole story after we chase our tail),replacing the PCM only made everything perfect. lots of power and kick-down is ope...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W5W
This jimmy finnally acted up long enough to find problem, the light I had hooked up to the coil battery wire did not light up when it died and would not start back. No voltage to coil or module, checked dash fuses and had 3 that were dead. No voltage coming fr...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Alt VIN: 1GTEC14W7X
Customer took truck to dealer ,they told him didnt charge because of bad alt but he didnt have it fixed because he already knows it not alt.
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L code C0300 VIN: KMHWF25V4X
I would like to thank every one who responded.The problem was the scanner was not giving the right code.Tryed another scanner got a cam sensor code. Replaced the cam sensor and everythine is find now. Thankes for the help Dick
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L battery VIN: JNKNG01D5R
Much thanks to Robert [...] and Hank for your responses. Just unplugging all the door modules one by one, cleaning connections, and replugging reduced the milliamp draw to the mid eighties. We are going to live with this slightly higher than normal draw. Custo...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L tach guage VIN: VNKBF01A93
We removed the cluster on this car and the circuit board on the passenger side of the cluster was the board for the tach and had a bad connection. The connector pins that are on the circuit board had to be repaired. Our repair was half science project and half...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L driver side airbag VIN: SAJDA01D81
Yes you all were correct...The problem was under the driver's seat. Once I unbolted the seat to get my fat head under there...I could see the wire about to severe completely about 2 inches from the Airbag connector on the harness side .I peeled back the tape t...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L coil failure VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8R
thank you for the replies. i will call this one fixed for now. since i posted my request the vehicle returned with the new coil failed(197 miles since i replaced with echlin coil). i checked both primary and secondary ignition(as i did the first time) and both...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4G248S8Y
We did numerious driving cycles and conditions,never got to duplicate.We replaced crank sensor,Jeep has been gone for about 2 weeks now. Thanks to all who responed, Shane
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A71
thanks for all the help iatn!!! replacing all the coils did the trick
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L frontal area VIN: WDBRN40J33
My body shop asked me today to make a decision on what parts to order for my car & I told them to fix it to its orignial condition. I didn't get the specific answer I was hoping for from someone who has done it before. As far as the MB dealers are concerned, t...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L dash & starter VIN: 1N6AD07U16
We spent 2 days and traded components from and identically equiped 06 Frontier to this one. We opened the wiring harness an visually inspected it for damage from the body repair. We found nothing. The insurance company transfered the car to the local dealer an...
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L Ignition Lock VIN: 1G3NL52M9W
Sorry it took so long to respond, this was the first time I requested help on IATN and was surprised that we had six responses the next morning. Called the customer with an estimate to replace the switch and the customer declined the repair. Thank you for your...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E6Y
Thank you very much for the replies. All were right on target. The reason I could not pressurize the filler neck was because of the rollover valve at the base of the filler neck. I feel pretty dumb. Anyway the problem turned out to be an intermittent vent sole... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system small leak detected).
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1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L low fluid level switch VIN: 1P4GH54R2N
Okay Boys: I put some more time in on this one based on all of your suggestions & knowledge. I eliminated all the problems you guys had me look at and found that the my MODIS had the answer. Under the ABS Troubleshooter - Symptoms there was a heading that ...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2P4GP44G8X
First, I want to thank all of you who replied. It did help me look a bit closer to find the problem. However---it seems that I may have to take a 'Basics' refresher class. There were two ignition cables that were bad, one just plain open, and the other excessi... Trouble codes: FD (Undocumented code).
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NF52E94
Tried everything that was sent to me to no avail. Sent the car to the dealership and was sent back to me two days later with a bill and still not fixed. Tried cat, both o-2 sensors, mass air flow, and tps and still did not fix the car. Sent back to customer an...
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1997 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L spark knock no power VIN: JT4UN24D8V
Well,after checking the MAF and cleaning it,checked cam timming,checked for exhaust restriction,and checked spark plugs,not in that order,I finally took Bradley's advice and checked fuel pressure.The fuel filter was clogged.I relearned an impotant lesson from ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E51
Sorry about the wait to close but i took vacation and the car had to wait. I really appreciate all the helpful replies. This was a weird one. The problem ended up being contaminated gas. Who knows what it was contaminated with because it looked and smelled fin...
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1991 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWFA01G9M
Thanks to all who replied, I had lots of great advice about vacuum leaks, the hidden adjuster screw in the end of the air flow meter, the idle switch function and adjustment and the possibility of poor temp. sensors. As far as the oil pressure problem, the con...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L noise VIN: YV1TS92D93
the dealer had sent me a defective pcv box got new one and noise ceased.i want to thank everyone for there input.
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