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2003 Audi A4 1.8L headlamps VIN: WAULC68E23
this car was involved in a frontal crash . all parts were replaced with o.e.m components . the lights the car called for are xenon . due to cost & availibility , we install non xenon headlamps . we now have a warning indicator on dash that comes on upon starti...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF4327R
Vehicle has code 15, primary ignition circuit.I have shop key but there is no info on this code.The car cuts out under a load or when accelerating at18-2000 rpm hot or cold.Above 2100 rpm its fine.Also have missfire codes for all cylinders. TPS and crank senso... Trouble codes: 15 (Primary ignition circuit)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7331W
Hello everyone, I need a little Euro help. I have a 98 328i that came in last week with the MIL on and a stalling complaint. I do not have any Euro scan tool so I completed a OBD II scan and had DTC'c P0340 and P0505. I scoped the cam sensor, no signal. I repl... Trouble codes: P0505 (IAC control)
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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L monitors VIN: WDBE6WEH62
This is kind of a strange post and I normally wouldn't do put a post like this. Can not get 3 monitors to set. Evap, Oxygen, and Catalyst. I know the catalyst monitor won't set enless the oxygen is set. I have had times that the catalyst did set before oxygen ...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L electric height control VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,I have this 2000 model X5 with height control inoperative.I have pulled codes with VEDIS scanner with euro pro cartridge and got 001 RL sensor,009 contolling time downwards and 010 contolling time,only one side.First question ,does 001 refer to height se...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8347Y
While graphing the air flow meter, evidently we touched a red hot wire to ground while the car was running. The car shut down and has not restarted. I have the noted codes. I have replaced the air flow meter to no avail.I send the ECU out to Fla but they did... Trouble codes: 230 (Accel Pedal Pos sensor), 232 (Accel Pedal Pos Sensor 2 signal too high), 117 (TPS incorrect signal), 118 (Tps 1 signal too high), 119 (Tps 2 signal too high)
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convertable top VIN: WBACN33421
Complaint was convertable top does not work. Customer stated that top was working then started to fail ,when down the top would come up only a foot. Checked for codes my scanner will no communiate with control module. Checked fuses ok Replaced switch becau...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37432
car towed in no fuel pump operation, replaced fuel pump, filter, and new relay. customer took car and drove 3.5 hours then parked over night in am. no start towed into other shop they found fuel pump no good worldpac. supplied another new fuel pump and relay c...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4CW53L2M
Thanks to everyone in advance for reading this. Car came in for brake check and ABS light on. Scanned ABS and found 3 codes. 26,25,37. 2 for lf speed sensor and 1 for lr speed sensor. Ended up replacing front calipers/pads and rotors as well as left side speed...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G4WS52J01
I have this Buick that sometime dies when driveing and when you pull to the side of the road it starts right back up and runs good, sometimes it will it will pick it self up before you get pulled to the side of the road. then other times it will die and take a...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KD54Y4V
Vehicle hard to start when cold and only cold. It exhibits misfires on cyl 1 and cyl 2. I pulled all plugs and let it sit overnight with cooling system pressured it dropped a bit but I didnt see any coolant in the cylinders. I changed coils around to see if th... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi misfire)
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Flywheel VIN: 1GYEK63N14
This vehicle came into the shop with a clicking noise coming from the bellhousing area. At that time the transmission inspection hole cover was removed and the flywheel was esily seen to be broken around the crankshaft bolts. Transmission was removed ,flywheel...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WL52M5T
Hello everyone. We have gotten this Lumina in from the auction and on accell it has a loud popping soung coming from what seems to the transmision. Looked in the archives and was not able to see any posts that relate. On hard accell it pop pop pop in forward o...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Repeat and rapid heater core failures (5 in 6 weeks). Started with Dexcool mud, which we flushed out. The last one installed 11/7 & failed 11/13! 3 cores ago we installed a ground wire from the radiator core to the upper radiator support and at the last core i...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L e.c.m VIN: 1GCCS19X7V
hi everyone I'll get right to it. this 97 S-10 P/u keeps blowing the #9 ECM Batt fuse when driving sometime after 10 min or 5 hrs. It won't pop when idling in the shop, we have checked the most of the wiring and all conector for shorts or melted connectors and...
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
After sitting over weekend, the engine won't rev up over 1300 rpm when first started. Starts right up and idles perfectly, scanner shows no misfires or codes in history. The rpm will slowly increase when opening throttle until after about an hour of testing, w...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge VIN: 2GCEK19T41
customer complaint is fuel gauge works intermittantly. i test drove this vehicle overnight, gauge was at 1/2 tank. dropped slightly with use. when vehicle was returned to customer they filled tank. next day gauge went to 3/4, day after was at full. on one othe...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L belt noise VIN: 1GCHK29G22
Cleaned all pulleys & installed correct belt, his belt was too long. Noise was gone for 3 days. Came back & insalled new tensioner & idler pulleys. cleaned surfaces again & noise is gone. Customer called back this morning, making same belt squeal noise. We tri...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L head lights VIN: 1GNDT13S33
Head lights go out randomly at night after driving. Both low and high beams go out. The flash to pass lights will work. The lights will come back on after a while. We have checked for loose/damaged/overheated circuits and fuses. All looked normal. Could not du...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling system VIN: 2G1WF52E2E
This car came in with the complaint that the temp gauge acts very erratick and no heat from the heater.We first started the car to test for a overheating condition.Not more then two or three minuets after car was running the temp gauge bounced up to the hot zo...
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1995 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L airlock VIN: 1B4GH54R4S
Hi, folks. I seem to have an airlock in the front heater. After spending a lot of time, I have the rear heater blowing hot, but the front will cool down at lower RPM,s. I bled as per the manual, I also tried pressurizing and running, letting sit overnight etc....
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1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L starter/dash lights VIN: 1B4GP55R5V
hello to all van came in two weeks ago, cust says that will not start some times. started every time for us for 1 day, even after long or short road test. finaly no start/no dash lights, hit dash board on right side, dash light up and van started. cust came pi...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13Y5V
Truck originally came in with a no start. Checked for a check engine light on, and there was no communication to the scanner. Went straight to the pcm, and found the 5-volt reference was gone. Checked all powers and grounds to the pcm, and they were found to b...
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Speedo,Tach VIN: 1P4GP45R8W
This Caravan came in with instrument cluster dead,security light on with a check engine light on.Truck starts and runs but customer says sometimes it will start and stall.BCM will not communicate with scanner.Have in the past removed and reconnected harness to...
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG22Y6W
Hello group, This vehicle will intermittently buck and shudder. During this it will set NO fault codes and fuel pressure fluctuates within a few psi of 50 psi. Whenever this problem occurs which is usually upon acceleration, the fuel gauge will act erraticall...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
2.7 engine with evap system leak. I took both hoses apart by gas tank (the ones coming from the engine) I smoked it both ways with snap on smoker and the engine side is fine, I smoke the gas tank side and close vent with computer and no smoke will come from an... Trouble codes: 455 (gross evap system leak)
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL36X92
Replaced broken timing belt. replaced cylinder head. Crank Sensor & cam sensor ok. Computer ckeck ok.Do not have injector pulse or spark.Get one pulse when first turn ignition to start, none after that.Coil ok. Timing is ok.
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1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAOO64R5K
this vech came in with a buck surge while driving. it has happened 6 times in the last month. you drive the vech for awhile and then it will start to buck and jerk and the idle will surge. the vech did not stall for me but it has for the customer. when this ha...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14Y8P
I have this Ford pickup that has the ignition module mounted on the left inner fender instead of the distributor. I remember hearing once that the remote mounted ICM is supposed to be black in color, not grey. And that the Ford book is wrong and says to use a ...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
car came in it dies in flight at any speed. could not get to do so for me. every once in a while it will start and shut off instantly. may do it 2 or 3 times before it starts up. also was told it is hard to start after it dies in flight. i could get it to not... Trouble codes: B2519 (high mount stop light circuit fail), B1254 (Air temp ext sensor circuit fault), B1482 (washer level sensor circuit short/ground)
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedo VIN: 1FMZU74EX2
iatn members need help on this ford,when you start it both 4x4 lihgts stay on and speedo will only get to 28 miles when you are doing 40 or 45 then 4x4 lites go out and speedo startes working normal.with scanner hooked up output sensor reads what speedo reads ...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 2FRTH6DEK2
Ok Ford gurus... I need some help. This exploder comes in with a blown motor, extended warranty will only buy him a used one, I find one with 32k on the clock- I install the engine (no big deal). Now, it wont start, cranks but wont fire. I have 55psi of fuel p...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
I have a fleet of 2004 F-350 6.0 diesels that I work on. I have one particular truck that keeps going through bottom 0-rings on the fuel injectors. I replaced all the injector o-rings a few months ago for the common problems they are known for having. About 50...
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1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L radio VIN: 1Y1SK538RZ
radio is lock,ed anyone know code? am'fm' cassette
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18W0S
This Jimmy is has the HVS igntion system and won't start. I have scoped the cam and crank sensors and have good waveforms for both. Scoping the fuel injector, I have found that the VCM (mounted on fender well) is not pulling the control side of the injector to...
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1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Clutch VIN: 1GDKC34JXW
Original complaint on this vehicle was that the clutch pedal suddenly was lost. Vehicle was towed in and the clutch pedal was on the floor. Upon dissasembly, the clutch disk was in relativly good condition(replacement wasnt neccesary) but disk and related part...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L transfer case shift motor VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
this jimmy has a intermittant C0308 tranfer case code. we have checked the wiring and ohm'ed the motor wires according to diagnostics... seems like a intermit short in trans shift motor.. just wondering if these have been a problem before i spend the big bucks...
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2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L water pump VIN: 1GKDM19W11
Since they replaced the water pump and the intake gasket.when the truck is hot and you floor the pedal, the water pump gasket is destroy. we have replacer the gasket once ,the second time we replace the gasket and the water pump, the problem still there. if yo...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Dash Lights VIN: 1DTHK29U31
This trucks's issue is that the Dash illumination lights do not work when the headlight switch is in the Automatic position (the headlights DO come on when they are supposed to). The dash lights DO work when the headlight switch is in the Manual position. In A...
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2004 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L windshield wipers VIN: 1GTDT13614
When u start the truck the wipers come on and stay on they work on high and low but no intermittent and wont cut off .When u unplug the motor they will cut off but only work on high and soon as you cut the ignition off and back on they go back to the same prob...
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2002 Honda S2000 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP114X2
Car was brought to me because it fail Illinois emission test. Has an idle miss seems to be on cylinder 4. Replaced plugs and adjusted valves. Found all exhaust valves a little tight. Did cylinder leakage and tests good on all cylinders. Compression is good. Di... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0304-), P0304 (p0303-), P0303
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1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L 5th gear VIN: 1J4FY29S7S
When driving the trans will fall out of 5th gear.It is not a violent drop out but you can watch the shifter move.Pulled trans to inspect.Nothing out of the ordinary found.Replaced 5th gear syncro and fork.Now problem more noticable.This only happens on decel w...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge
To All; Thanks for the time. I have this Wrangler that came in with a reported rough running condition, and a customer statement that it had not had a tune up since he owned it and 70k miles had gone by. A quick test drive really did not show the problem, but ...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Comunnication VIN: KNDJA7239W
Hope some one can help. I have a 1998 Kia Sportage that I can not get any communication from the under dash OBD2 connector. I know it is not my equiptment as I have tried other scan tools with same result. I have tried finding a diagram for the OBD 2 connector...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC125X3
has code po 445 I initally replaced evap purge valve. code comes right back. I have alldata, but the charts are not very helpful on this one. I have power and ground when I check the harness. new sensor is within spec. cant seem to find a short. just wondering... Trouble codes: 445 (evap purge valve short)
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY124XV
Hello I have looked for any vaccum leaks and there are none. This rover will idle very high cold and somewhat that way when warm. The tach likes to jump around all over the place, I replaced the Iac and cleaned the throttle body. But still the idle is very hig...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L transmission VIN: SALNE22202
Transmission Failed, we pulled transmission, now we are trying to find information on this unit, which appears to be a Mazda-Jatco transmission JF506E. We have been unable to find anything on Shop-Key, perhaps maybe some of you Rover Techs know where we can g...
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine VIN: JM1TA2210V
This Mazda came in overheating, customer stated that it ran hot on him and cut off. Upon checking it with my combustion leak tester, it verified head gasket problem, not to mention coolant in the oil. :) So i replaced head gaskets, had heads pressure tested, o...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L electrtic windoq VIN: WDBDA29D8P
i need help from an experienced mbz guy, the right rear window doesnt go all the way up(about an inch from the top) the problem is the little peice that attcvhes the window to the door is broken, the dealer sent a peice that supposedly fixes the problem (part#...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rpm, temp, fuel guage VIN: WDBJF55FVA
All help is greatly Appreciated
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64E8N
i need help on what be an obvcious problem yuve read the history, it seems like the ecm should be ok but any ideas would be appreciated, thanx in advance for any ideas!!!
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1988 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6NDIIS8J
Wits end Nissan troubles. 1988 D21 pickup 4 cyl TBI. No Start. History, came into shop with no start. Queried customer and he said that after launching his boat it quit. Must have taken a little water soaking a few times because the ECM was a ball of corrosion... Trouble codes: 51 (Injector circuit)
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1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, running very rich VIN: 1N6HD16Y5R
hello I have a good one. This Nissan P/U came in to the shop, customer comlainted of idle problem (hunts)and when taking foot off gas truck will jerk at times. I found exhuast leaking at manafold. Broken studs were broken. After repair,the truck was still runn... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor)
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L System operation VIN: JN1CA21D8V
I need help from someone very familiar with Nissan ATC system. This car came in with the complaint that the A/C system was(is) dead most of the time. It will intermittently come on and completely function in all phases... All of 1-2 minutes of time for me in t...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N4DLO1D9W
I have a 98 nissian altima 1.8ltr. The customer is expericing a problem with the engine while it is idling. It almost sounds like someone is turning the key off and then back on.The engine is not misfiring at idle and driving down the road. Maybe seems like so...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L srs VIN: JN1CA31A51
Got the car to blink codes. 26 and 28. At least thats what I think they are. Light on 3s., off 3, blinks 2 times fast, off a second, 6 times fast, 3s. off, blinks 2x fast, off a second, 8x fast then sequence repeats. I can't find info on what a 26 or 28 code w...
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HY53L0N
cust stated that it would run rough and stall intermittantly at stops couldnt get it to act up for two days then while running at idle in gear it started to stumble when goosed it would die imeadeatly like the timing advanced and it fired the wrong cyls gradul...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Trac light alway on VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
Greetings GM techs, Got this car in from a body shop and turns out I'm the 2nd shop to get a whack at this problem. This car was involved in a relatively minor accident on the RF corner and now the Traction control light is always on. Hooked up with my Genisys...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP12K41
This 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix is in the shop right now. It idles fine, and runs fine up to about 4000RPM. Then it starts missing and shaking all over. Fuel pressure and volume are OK, fuel filter is fine, spark is good across RPM band, MAF, MAP, HO2S, TP all re... Trouble codes: P0300
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WPOAAO944F
has mutltiple misfire on cyl 2 & 3 losing spark primary pattern unstable scope test of ref/speed sensor show a good pattern but resistance test shows open on ref sensor pins 25 & 26 at DME. Do both of these need to replaced at the same time or can they be done...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L heater core VIN: WBAGR4318L
Sorry,but I have to closethis post,beacause customer does have the funds forthis repair.I did receive many helpful replies.Dash does not have to be removed to replace the core itself.Remove the console,then the radio fascia,there will be metal bars that have t...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: WBAHE2313R
Hey thanks for all the replies, one of them talked about seating the ball joints and that helped a lot. I have also found the wheel center ring is missing on one side so will get new ones. And one of you mentioned a STRUT SHIM that shim's the bottom of the str...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L code 33 VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Thanks for the help The problem we found with this car was the vanos its self.we called someone we new at the dealer.When we read the data on the scanner we seen movement on the scanner for the cam sensors from .05 to about 1.02 % , but when the system is work... Trouble codes: 33 (intake cam sensor bank one).
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WBABM5343Y
Found cylinder head has crack between cylinder number five and six.The machine shop said this is a common problem with the head.the head can not be fix.we have buy new head.
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52K5W
Hey all, Thanks for all the replys! This one turned out to be a faulty IAC motor. When I removed it and pushed it in all the way the car ran correctly. Then after it set back to the position it was supposed to be in it would act up again. One thing I forgot ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L master cyl VIN: 1GTCS1456Y
this truck hadf a new lift kit installed with the wrong steering knuckle installed. when you turn the caliper would hit the stop on the lower control arm pushing the caliper piston in making a void between the disc pad and the rotor. thanks for the help
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCDT19W0Y
Thanks to all that replied! 7 out of 9 replies said to check the crank end play for a worn thrust bearing, and you were right! Spec is 2-8 thousandths, my reading is 30. the engine will be coming out for a rebuild in the near future. As allways money is an iss...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L exhaust valves VIN: 2C3HC56XFV
Hello all, Got this one running. Thanks for the help. For the record, I finally have a straight answer to whether or not this engine is interference. Cast iron block 3.5L (approx 1997 and older) FREEWHEELING Aluminum block 3.5L (approx 1998 and newer) IN...
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1992 Dodge B250 3.9L crank/no start VIN: 2B6HB21X3N
Thank You for all of the wonderful responses. I first checked the coil and it ohmed out good, I even tried a new one. I then tried to run codes and scan tool would not scan plus I had no 'check engine light'. I inspected the distributor, gears and bushing all ...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing tensioner VIN: 2B3HD46R7Y
Thank you to all. This Intrepid is out of here, turned out to be two bad tensioners from the dealer. The third one worked perfectly. you gotta love these 2.7s
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2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L A/C Mode Door VIN: 1B3EL56T63
Thanks for all the replys and special thanks for Richard [...] for the long help reply. I ended up replacing the BCM and had the dealership program the vin and mileage before sending it to me. This took care of the codes and a/c problems. Sometimes it hard to...
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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L air flow VIN: 1FMDD15A4G
Hi After checking out doors it turns out that one of the door hinges was broke preventing it from closing all the way. Thank you to everyone. Jim
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Rear defroster VIN: 1FMEU15N7L
Well I really don't know if it is fixed or not. Everything that everbody told me to check I did. Can find no shorts in wiring, or relay (which is part of the switch). I did replace the rear glass (no choice). I will be hooking everything back up today and we w...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP6245V
I believe that a new computer would have fixed the problem..Cust declined to install it. The multi-relay for the cooling fans is normal in a closed position and a fail safe as some had said earlier.. The computer would apply power cutting the fans off..At leas...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F0X
The fuel supply pressure was low, we pinched off the return line, and the pressure went up and the engine started. We replaced the pressure regulator and all is well. Thanks to all who replied.
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L tires VIN: 2FMZA5343Y
Thank You everyone for all of your help! So many respones all very good replies. Thank you all and hopefully next question will be a little more complicated!
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEJ6537T
When I got into the shop next morning, we started checking all the things mentioned in replies. No problem found. Pulled a spark plug and found them extremly worn out. Decided to try a set of plugs and Wa La, problem gone. Ignition system must not have been ab...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG2250Y
We were going to do the TSB that includes replaceing the ECM and FPR, but at the cost of these parts and labor the customer decided to live with the problem, which if I were her I would have done the same thing :-) Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (cyl 2), P0303 (cyl 3), P0304 (cyl 4).
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2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L srs light VIN: 1HGCM563X6
Thanks to all who helped. This one had to go back to the dealer. The new SRS module needed to be set to recognize the weight on the passenger seat sensor. This can only be done with Honda's scan tool. The parts person should of been aware of this and given a h...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 1-2 Band & drum VIN: JACDJ58X01
The vehicle is fixed, but the solution is unsatisfactory. I have trouble calling this a fix because we could not correct the problem. After 2 months of stress, lost time, and money. I paid $850.00 for a low mile used trans, and installed it. That worked. We ha...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJHX1747S
Thanks to all who helped on this one. The problem turned out to be the ECU, although I decided to open it up and take a look. The solder joint at pin 11 was cracked at the joint. I resoldered the connection and all is well. I have a very happy customer! I gues...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L "miss" at idle VIN: SAJHX1249W
most replies refered to valve timing problems as did the archives. all chains & tensioners were in good condition(probably already replaced-no history-used car purchased @ auction)some replies indicated problems with VVT units mostly due to lack of oil changes...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L datc VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
thanks to all that replied. the heater control valve was the fix. this is a hard vehicle to diagnose because the heater control valve has 5 hoses coming out of it. it also has 3 sensors that control how the heater control valve works. these vehicle are hard to...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1J4EX58S9T
Rebuilt trans fixed problem. Seal in drum had leak when cold. Thanks to all who replied.
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM3LV5228N
Thank You again iATN. We had this troubled MPV in our shop and decided now was the time to become a sponsoring member of iATN. Within minutes we were a sponsoring member and went directly to the archives, the fix for our problem was right there. It was a corro...
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1993 Mazda 929 3.0L no 4th gear shift VIN: JM1HD4614D
Thanks ror all replys. Leak in drum from seals was problem. Replaced seals, problem fixede. Thanks again.
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2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Overflow VIN: 1YVGF22D32
Thanks to all who have helped. We have isolated the problem. The head gasket is indeed blown. Thanks again, David [...]
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L lack of acceleration VIN: WDBKK49F81
As stated in the request, the pedal sensor was checked for proper voltage and such. All was good according to information available.. Guess What? One reply nailed it! The fix turned out to be the pedal sensor asm. Received several replies for oil contamination...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Thanks for the responses I received. The fix was very basic and simple thing. When I said I changed MAF I only replaced the sensor itself, without the housing. Looking again on injector pulse and MAF signal I got convinced it just had to be something with MAF....
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y4V
good morning all. no we didn't fix this thing but after a lot of testing i'm pretty sure that i know what is going on. i rechecked all of our work and it was all good...no cracked plugs. sorry i left the plugs out of the long list. i don't have the full blown ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple cylinder misfire).
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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350CID no spark VIN: 3J57K2R175
I got it running!!! Whooooo hoooooo!!! Thanks guys, the cust. is satisfied, I ended up running a rubber hose instead of replacing the steel fuel line. After I set the points and put the distributor back in no adj. was needed on the dwell meter or timming. I th...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L coolant loss VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
Sorry for the delay on closing this out, we have been waiting for the customer to decide on repairs. Even though the car was not accualy fixed because the repairs were declined, head gaskets turned out to be the cause, again. Thanks for all your input. And tha...
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L heater VIN: 1GHDT13W1X
It was the blend motor like the other replies in the a/c setion eluded too. put the new motor in and it works just fine. Thanks to all those whom replied.
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX13E6Y
Thank's to all that took the time out to reply!..Im sorry for taking so long to post a fix to this issue.I actually fixed it on the 10th.What I found was,I had over looked mass airflow readings ,and did not think that being 5 grams off the normal window would ... Trouble codes: P0131 (low voltage bank 1 sensor 1), P0137 (low voltage bank 1 sensor 2).
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1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Ignition system VIN: SCAZS42AXC
Many Thanks to all who responded, & most particularly thanks to Philip, for sending the diagram segments. The troubles seem to have started when a previous technician went to replace the relay which controls the starter solenoid and also provides the bypass ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63542
Thanks to all that replyed . Some suggested a reflash was in order .My local dealer would not confirm this over the phone .Customer took car to dealer . Will update this post as soon as the the problem is rectified. Trouble codes: 0065 (air injection solenoid).
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JT4VN13D4M
sorry for the delay on the fix of this vehicle. I belongs to a used to car lot so he gets back burnered alot.. I tried 2 maf sensors which changed nothing.. Owner got 6 used injectors off of ebay. Which i guess the year was wrong wouldn't plug in due to the gu...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWMD23B2Y
So after a lot of agrivation, its finally done. I tried to code myself but no luck. I used the en.openobd.org web site and came up with this code, Login: 09557 and Recode: 04257. Still the controller wouldnt accept it. Brought the car back to the dealer again,...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Yes this one is fixed, we did need to code the ASR module, coding table for ASR control modules without CAN-bus, MANUAL trans 00000 auto. trans 00003 codes for ASR modules with CAN-bus 1.8 turbo, MANUAL trans. 00022 auto.trans. 00021. Special thanks to bruce f...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 3VWCP21C41
I double checked the vac. line routing, ran activation to test solenoids, checked all hose clamps, and looked for intake restrictions. I did clean the intake and try yet another maf(our first). I did not notice the total lack of power, but still felt slow, and... Trouble codes: 17964 (charge pressure negative deviation p1556).
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