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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Fuel filter VIN: WAUDC68D51
Hey fellow techs, This might seem like a pretty novice question but I have not found a good answer yet. I have this Audi for scheduled maint. and I was wondering if there is a good way to service these fuel filters. The fuel filter has 2 banjo bolt fittings wi...
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2003 Audi TT 1.8L no 4-5 or 6th gear VIN: TRUTC28N23
we have little or no information on this veh.the veh. came in with the complaint of not shifting correctly.scanned for codes,originally had 17118,test drove the veh w/scanner hooked up,once the veh hit 4th gear,it felt like someone shifted the car into nuetral...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L door locks VIN: WBACA6329S
This BMW was brought in due to door locks not working. What happens is you cannot turn the key in either of the front doors. The key goes in fine but will not turn. If you play around with it, it will finally turn. When sitting in vehicle if you lift and lower...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6345X
hello all. this BMW was towed to shop after sitting appox. 2 months. cust said he pulled it out of garage went 2 blocks, check engine light came on and car stalled and would not restart. cranking speed seems fast so pulled plugs and found them soaking with fue... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L none VIN: WBAAM3334X
Hi Fellows , I've that car come back for intermittent check engine light comes on with no drive ability issue. First i did replace ISC valve because of sometimes stall & cut off .One months later it's getting worse with check engine light come back on & engine...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WBAFA71062
Dear friends at iA.T.N., This is my nightmare of the year and of course belongs to a very good friend. This 3.0 L Diesel turbo with common rail looses the power of the turbo after driving it up hill for about 20 min and during full load and, a whistling soun... Trouble codes: 1470 (charge-air pressure control)
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1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1G6CG53B7N
This whole thing started with a MIL complaint,rich running,misfire. DTC for ECT ckt open. Replaced sensor,clear code,ship it. Returns in a week,same problem,same DTC plusE42 data comm error. Test everything and replace PCM. Runs good for 45 minutes, then rich...
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDC14ZDJ
I am disgusted with what should be a simple fix here. This truck recieved a terrible engine swap from a backyard hamburger flipper with too much ambition. It came in after it was done to straighten it out and I got it running really well by misc repairs. A wee...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFK29S4R
I have a immaculate low milage 6.5 that started to died with immediate restart 3 months ago, now it has progresed to a daily event with no correlation to ambient, engine temp or load. now it can can take between 1 and 20 minutes before a the engine will start.... Trouble codes: 64 (mil circuit fault)
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L tach & speedo VIN: 1GNFK16R9T
the vehicle came in because the gauges and radio went haywire. The tach and speedo quit all togther but the tach sometimes works for a short while then quits the radio works then quits sometime if u tap on the dash it comes back but not always it makes no diff...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1942V
Good day GM Techs! I have a S10 pickup with a cranks, no start condition. Has good spark. No fuel pressure. When I hook up the fuel pump check connector, the pump runs and vehicle fires right up. OK, my question is, what does the ECU look at to determine if i... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP sensor or APP sensor 1 problem), P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank 1), P0300 (Random cyl misfire), P0530 (AC Refrg pressure sensor ckt)
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R8W
I have been messing with this one for about six months on and off. Vehicle runs great, no problems, until you hit a hill. As soon as you hit a hill it starts to miss and buck and SES light comes on with codes P0303, PO304, PO305. 3 of the injectors and tubes h... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNK26FXXG
It's me again with this suburban. I put a injection pump on and I can not set the timing on the pump.The timing is 3.5 and it's 10.3 and it want set.It also set a code po251.I need to know what going with suv and what am I doing wrong. Trouble codes: P0251
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Heater control VIN: 1GCEK14T41
Hot/cold heater control won't work when the truck is warmed up. This truck came in today, and while it was still cold I tested all 3 knobs to see how they worked. 1)Blower knob all five leavels were fine. 2)Blend temp knob Blew colder on the far left (blue) an...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lf abs sensor VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Hi All, I have this 2001 Impala with an intermittant ABS problem. Intermittantly, the ABS/Traction control message will pop up in the instrument cluster. Back in September, I replaced the left front hub/bearing/abs sensor as it tested bad--no voltage output--...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L radiator VIN: 1GCDT13W62
The radiator hose on top shows 160 degress and the bottom radiator hose shows 90 degrees. The hose to the heater core both check out at the same temp. Thank goodness. My only question is, do you think there is any way it could be the water pump even though it ...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Battery Drain VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Thanks for looking at my request, The customer says that the battery will go dead after sitting for 5 or 6 days but sometimes it will not go dead after sitting for 5 or 6 days. He also says that the check engine symbol and the brake light on the dash will ligh...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2G1WH55K15
Tire pressure monitor trouble. This customer has had repeated settings of this code even though the tire pressures have been good. There are no ABS codes(this system uses the ABS sensors to determine a low tire). I could find no service bulletins that cover th...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Dash Gauges VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
After degreasing the engine, Dash Gauges work for about ten seconds then drop. Odometer and Trans indicator go blank. Cycling the key brings back tach, speedometer, fuel gage, temperature gauge, odometer and shift indicator. Scanned for codes and recieve P169...
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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L steering wheel VIN: 1B7FN14X3J
this dakota has too much assist all the time. custermer states this started somewhat after pump replaced year ago. no noises. youcan turn steering wheel with your little finger at idle. pressure valve and spring are in correct order and not sticking. disassemb...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L overdrive circuit error VIN: 2B4GP44G4X
customer said transmission worked fine until service soon light came on and transmission quit shifting. running through the diagnosic tree for p0760 code it comes down to the solonoid pack being defective. i am not familiar with this transaxle and how it funct...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R3X
originaly this vehicle came in for a motor. then no power to starter. then the starter would not crank. no my problem is at about 40 mph the tack drops to 0 and the cruise light comes on. there is no codes and nothing in comin. i have checked wiring diagrams i...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
This customer was in Flordia and while he was there started having problems with a long crank condition much like a fuel system that wont prime. Problem is there is good fuel pressure good spark while its happening. injectors are also pulsing. then once it sta...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R42
Good afternoon gentleman and ladies, I have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid with an intermitten code 441. Although this is a 2 trip code,it can take up to 3 months to kick on the MIL.I could not find any TSB for this code or for my intermitten problem at this time, and ... Trouble codes: P0441
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L late up shift VIN: 1FDLF47FOV
trans up shift late after 25 mile drive engine has to g0 to 3 grand before shift will be made noticed that temp did not get above 100 degrees will bad thermosat cause this problem any body herd of this thanks
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Please help me? We have a 97 taurus in our possesion with an extended crank while starting problem. A complete tune-up including a coil has been performed to catch up the maintenance. Anytime the car is cranked it will crank for about 10 to 15 seconds and then...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FDWE30S4X
This is a good one, I hope all the Ford Gods are reading this! This bus belonged to a customer of mine and we had ordered $2000.00 worth of salon doors for installation on the bus body. Before these special order (non-returnable) parts arrived the unit was tak... Trouble codes: 1408 (egr), 1138 (O2 Sensor), 1151 (O2 Sensor), 1152 (O2 Sensor), 1132 (O2 Sensor)
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Good afternoon, I am at my wits end on this one. The Mustang doesn't have a Engine Fuel Temp. sensor. My All-data shows a diagnostic for the sensor but it doesn't exist. The Fuel rail pressure sensor also is questioned in the diagnostics. It has been replaced... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance), P0182 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L drive belt VIN: 1FMDU62X4Y
Ford Explorer with reoccuring belt chirp especially when cold. Spray the belt with a little water and it goes away for a bit. We have already exhausted all the options that we have seen posted so far. Replaced camshaft sensor syncro and although it was failing...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 1st & Reverse
Currently the vehicle acts like the low reverse band is not applying tight enough. The vehicle will move in reverse if you are light on the throttle. If you press the throttle normally the vehicle moves a few inches then the trans acts like you shift it into n...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Installed new fuel tank sending unit because fuel gauge was inop. Now fuel gauge works fine. The overhead console "miles til empty" reads 259 when gauge is at full and it should read well over 400 when gauge reads full. My question, is there a way to recalibra...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10D13
This low mileage relatively new Ranger has been towed into the shop twice with the same problem. Vehicle stalled and would not restart. Scanned code p0231 fuel pump secondary circuit low, no fuel pump operation, and a blown fuel pump relay fuse. Both times the... Trouble codes: P0231
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51463
Hey Ford techs! We are stumped on this one. The van came in for an intermitent condition. When you are driving around 35-40mph you could let your foot off the gas and it will keep on going that speed. When you go to a stop light the vans idle is set realy high...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 4.3L p0446 VIN: 1GTEC14W2V
a few weeks ago this veh. came to us with the ses lt. on, p0446, vent sol. was operational, cleared code, checked for leaks, none found. veh. came back, same code, commanded w/ scanner found blowing with mouth on port the plunger would hang up after commanding... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap canister vent blocked)
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GTHK29131
Problem is a severe surge or shutter in cruise only, with slight load or slowing down, truck will actually buck. no codes in engine or transmission, cleaned map sensor no change, unplugged map sensor no change, fuel pressure steady about 7000psi when acting up...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Lock up converter VIN: 1HGCD7239R
This is my personal car, I noted gas mileage has droped it was 30 to 31 MPG average, now is 26 to 28 MPG I have noticed tach is running about 2600 at 60 mph lockup is not happening like it used to, seems like tach used to indicate about 2250 to 2300 at 60 m...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18014
Thank you in advance for reading and trying to help. After replacing all blown fuses(5), I unplugged the pass. side switch because it just buzzed. (relays inside of switch). Pass. motor works fine when jumped with power probe. checked wiring no cuts or pinched...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L air bag light VIN: KMHWF25V2Y
This came to us from a used car lot with the air bag light on. I scanned for codes and came up with a communication fault. I found the ppd interface module under the passenger seat, not secured up to the seat frame, but laying on the floor. The car had been de...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Unexplained loss of coolant VIN: JACDJ58X6W
Hello all, Sold unit used car, customer brought back with check engine light and low coolant level. Check engine light was easy, found bad purge valve, replaced and all is good. Low coolant level is not so easy. On initial inspection I found no coolant drips...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 4S2CK58W4X
We had this vehicle come in for some other services along with the complaint of a "very harsh shift" from first gear to second and sometimes also when down shifting from second to first. After performing the other services, we took the vehicle on a couple of r...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L all instr. gages VIN: 1H4FX78S8W
Car came back with instr. cluster gages not working at times. Found car had very poor grounds from battery to engine and chasis. Replaced ground battery cable and cleaned all connections. Replaced weak battery. Then we found that when the instr. cluster gages ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Power Steering Hose
Hi, and thanks in advance for any information you can provide. This seems to be a minor problem, but i'm at my wit's end on this one. It started with a powersteering leak from the high pressure hose at the pump end, thru the new style fittings. When the part w...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XT
Hi, Thanks in advance fo any help. We are not the Kia experts that we wish we were. This one needs the emission test and initially after about 25 miles the codes listed above would come up and turn on the MIL. After replacing the oxygen sensors and the PCM the... Trouble codes: P1115 (Mfg control AF metering), P1117 (Mfg control AF metering)
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V0X
This vehicle has come in several times with a very intermittent problem. Code P0171 sets and we replaced the MAF sensor last week with an OEM Toyota part from worldpac. We previously couldn't get the vehicle to act up. Previous freeze-frame data showed long-te... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
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1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CN34S5J
Car has slight poor idle but also hesatates slightly on a normal acceleration in 2nd or 3rd between 2400 and 2800 rpm. This is the main concern. It will also go lean and hesatate if you are WOT then back off to 3/4 throttle between 3 and 4000 rpm. I watched t...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7T
car hard starts hot or cold
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1P3ES46CXY
CUSTOMER HEARD A 'pop' WHILE DRIVING. CAR DIED AND WOULD NOT START. CUSTOMER ALSO SAW COOLANT LEAKING. I TOWED CAR IN, DIAGNOSED BROKEN TIMING BELT. COOLANT WAS ALSO LEAKING BADLY FROM UNDER TIMING COVER. I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE B...
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L brake strut spring VIN: 1G2JB5245X
Hope someone can help me on this one. Have a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire with the "rear wheel lock up syndrome". Replacing the shoes (rivoted only!), drums and hardware/retaining kit. The problem I am having is with the brake strut spring, they were both rusted/broke...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L front suspention VIN: 1G2NW52E3Y
thanks for any help offered in advance.vehicle came in last winter with a complaint of knock\raddle or chuckeling noise over light bumps,at slow speeds such at parking lot driveing.noise is only evedent when ambiant temp is below around 30 degrees when it is w...
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1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Hesitation, backfire thru carb VIN: JT4RN60S4E
Hello, I recently rebuilt a 22r motor, everything new exept distributor. I had the head pressure checked, replaced stem seals and a light shave. Block was bored @ .30 over. I completed the job and started engine, runs great at idle and light load, doesnt smoke...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L 4x4 VIN: JT4RN3652R
This truck when you drive down the road in 2 wheel drive will all of a sudden start going in and out of 4x4, makes a jerking hammering motion, if you shift it into 4 wheel drive it will drive normal. We checked the vaccum system and found no leaks or problems,...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Engine VIN: 4TAVL52NOT
A customer brought in a 1996 Toyota Tacoma P/U complaining of excessive engine noise. It appeared to be a standard timing chain job. I replaced the chain, tensioner, guides, and only lower sprocket because upper not available. Upon completion of job truck fire...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
Thanks in advance for taking the time to help. car came in with ck engine light on retrieved codes had 11 codes in memory,3 o2 sensor p0135 p0134 p0141, 1 mass air flow p0135 ,2 miss fire p0300 p0301 ,p1255 1 coolant sensor short to ground, 2 air inj. short to... Trouble codes: P1451, P1425, P1421, P1472, P0102
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YV1JS8319S
Volvo 940 non turbo with code in cruise control for speed of 35km/h not reached. Measured signal to module from speedometer head, had a pronounced square wave pattern [about 1.2 volt]. Replaced cruise control module and still have the same problem. Compared si...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D13
The customer states while driving the speedometer & tachometer both go to zero while still running and moving and CEL comes on steady. After the vehicle is eventually shut off it will not restart for sometimes hours. When it finally starts it acts as though it... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control Module Communications Buss Off), P0128 (Coolant Thermostat)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Heated seats VIN: WBAAM333XX
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It is possible and fairly simple to disassemble the seats to access the heating grids. The BMW dealer sells the required parts for $500.00. A used seat would have cost $200.00. After a bit more research I found Heated ...
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2006 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8L alignment. VIN: 1G4HP572X6
thanks to all that replied.after lucerne was taken back to dealership 4 times they finally took it to alignment shop for correction.dealership has state of the art alignment rack but apparently no one knows how to use it.alignment shop that car was taken to is...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall VIN: 1G6CD5331L
I did a major tune-up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, pcv, fuel filter, air filter, cleaned throttle bore, checked timing. I replaced fuel pump relay. I relocated ground strap to starter bracket, as per TSB. Car has not stalled since, it has been a week. Hopefully ...
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1994 Chevrolet C60 Kodiak C6H042 6.6L cooling system VIN: 1GBJ6HIJ6R
we replaced the thermostat again, and made sure belt is not slipping, head gaskets are still suspect, if they are leaking it is only under a heavy load. time will tell, heads will be comming off if this continues. thanks for the help
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GBDM19W4Y
Thank you. Great Replies. All the Same. If you test drive the car/van/truck as one Tech said, if you watch the 02 it will flatline below 200 milivolts, it needs a pump. Sure enough, I went back in the next morning after posting this. I have a graphing scanner,...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine noise VIN: 1GCGS14571
i would like to thank all the members of iatn, this is a great tool in the sometimes nightmare auto reapair industry. it turns out that the camshaft itself was the problem. you could barely see the lobes, with the lifters out. we should have looked further, on...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Hi and thanks to all who contributed. The vehicle indeed had a plugged exhaust system as many of you suggested. Also needed an o2 sensor and software reflash. Customer was able to get the dealer to warranty repairs but was kind enough to call and confirm our d... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P1171 (fuel system lean during accel.), P0300.
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L door lock VIN: 187HF16YXY
Hi Thank you to everyone. We went through the remote, checked with key in ignition etc. We had done all these things prior to me writing but someone had said it might be an after market setup and sure enough it was. We looked again at all the wiring and foun...
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D4HB48D14
To all that replied: First and foremost I wish to thank all 15 who offered help. It appeared that the general consensus was to do a throttle cleanout with the possibility of a problematic torque converter circuit being next. I have decided to close this post...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
thanks to all that responded.after doing all the diagnostics,and finding nothing wrong electrically,i ordered a new driven gear for the end of speed sensor.the speedo now works intermittently,so i am now waiting for ford to locate a drive gear for inside case....
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Shift Points VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
Hello All, After calling and talking to the transmission rebuilder numerous occcasions, and performing the needed diagonisis that they wanted me to perform. I replaced the transmission 2 times and the final fix was to replace the PCM. This took care of my ha...
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L p0171, p0174 VIN: 4F4CR16X8V
So my post was premature, and my gut was right on. Most overlooked the information I provided and offered good, basic procedures I had already gone over. Several members called it though, and I am very grateful to all. When smoking it cold this morning, the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one), P0174 (System lean bank two).
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L shift soliniod a VIN: 1FAFP52U5X
thanks for the help- we cleaned the eletrical connector at the side of the trans and so far so good- greg and crew
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L crank pulley VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Thanks to all for the help on this one. It was the synchronizer locking up.
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L shift solonoid A VIN: 1FAFP34P22
thank-you one and all.all replies directed me to the shift solonoid.because of the single code being specific to a defective solonoid, we just replaced the solonoid, without any diagnostics other than checking the the electrical connectors.dropped pan and loca...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, COLD HARD START VIN: 4ZECF18253
Well after checking the things each reply suggested and talking with the customer more, John from Idaho nailed it. Turns out the owner assumed his son was having the oil changed on a regular basis, well he was wrong. The oil had not been changed in along time....
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, HARD TO START VIN: 1FTWF33F81
THANK GUYS. YOU ALL HAD ALOT OF GOOD INFO. I FIRST CHECK THE GLOW PLUG AMP DRAW IT WAS 180 AMPS. & THE EXTERNAL CONNETIONS LOOKED GOOD. SO I TOOK A 2.2K RESISTER LIKE Edward from New York SAID AND FOOLED THE PCM & DID A CLY. BALANCE TEST AND #3 INJECTOR FAIL S... Trouble codes: P1273 (cyl. 3 high side to low side open).
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA50492
after replacing abs module a second time and reconfigering new module with ngs both lights are off thanks to all of you who repliled iatn is a great diagnostic tool couldn't do with out it thanks again. ford repramed fisrt module said they had some trouble wit...
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WXX
I first tried to reprogram ECM still with no luck to communicate with I-Flash programmer. Ordered Dealer ECM, programed and all is well. I get codes and data with scan tool. Also after replacing ECM you must go through procedure to sync cam and crank. Using sc...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG1643X
Reprogamed immobilizer though Honda. I will enjoy studying the numerous replies as I am certain that there will be one that reprogaming the immobilizer won't fix. It was also nice to have a couple known good components on hand to test some of the more dubious ...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L seat heaters VIN: 5GRGN23U03
most info sent mentioned software updates for drivers seat module. i feel that the problems start from this module. As this truck is under extended warrenty it has gone back to the dealer for repair. If and when any more info is avalible i will post THANK YOU
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vents VIN: SAJDA01N92
Thanks for the help After checking archives and bulletins found some things about vents in trunk area and the air intake sealing out engine fumes I reseal the heater box as much as I could but it still brought in fumes Fix was to remove intake and replace PCV ...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler S 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FY2950R
changed the o2 sensor and the fuel presior, ok and changed a few of the vac. lines on the engine, now the jeep seems to working good for inspection. Thanks for the help Randy
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
this vehicle is fixed. i took the pcm, skim and keys to another grand cherokee in order to program them. after doing this, i put them back to the original grand cherokee and i can access to pcm. now it is running great. i only received 3 replies but thanks any...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L a/c drain VIN: 1J4GW485S5
Thanks for all the helpful replies. I received 14 in total, but none seem to point in the direction of the late model years, they all were the earlier years. I blew the drian hole out and sent the car on the way. I will know in a week or so if the problem is s...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L front seal VIN: JT8UF11E3P
I apoligize for the long delay. I tried almost everything that everyone recommended. I also checked all the electrical patterns with the Vantage meter. The Vantage has some very good information in it on this vehicle. I think that what I did was adjust the thr...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engagement VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
Thanks for the help. Gonna close with a fix customer wants to go with salvage yard unit. I suggested rebuilt unit but did not want to put that much in car. Thanks once again..
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2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22192
yes this vehicle is finally fixed. As many mentioned, hte distributor was at fault, although. It was able to complete secondary ignition with over 1/2 inch gap from wire to ground. Still do not understand the failure. But the customer has been driving the vehi...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E9T
So far so good. After rotating the coils from cylinder to cylinder I couldn't get the miss to return. Customer opted for new coils and wires to be on the safe side. Other idea was a bad engine harness but the coil and wire replacement is far cheaper at this ti... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition power supply implausible), 110 (ecu power supply implausible), P0300 (general misfire), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J42
Took car to MBZ only specialist (iatn member Brian Wampler at Star Automotive) and scanned on 'Star'(SDS) scan tool. Check engine light was off for entire drive to MBZ shop which included some hard acceleration (trying to get engine to throw a code). Found an ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L themostat
Well we fixed this one but we had to get inventive. What we found was the coolant temp after being run through heater core was too cold to allow the thermostat to open. This only happened at idle with the heater fan on high, off idle or the fan on any other sp...
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L f.pump-windows VIN: 1G2HX52L2R
this car not only had corrosion on wire cluster under carpet bot one lead broken,made some new wires of these to a new location yhat is a little bit better to get at and all is well..thanks for the help..
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2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L engine VIN: 2G2FS32K51
The big drip is gone, finally! Once again, thanks for all of your replies, all 23 of them. After adding dye and taking a long test drive to get it showing, we double checked everything we could see with the transmission in the car. The leak was definatly...
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WPOAAO944F
A Great big thank you to Philip for the info on sensors from BMW. Replaced both ref and speed sensors and car runs great. Thank you to all who replied sometimes I wonder what we would do with some of these cars without IATN. Again thank you to all who replied.
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2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67574
Finally got this Subaru to turn the check engine light on and flash the cruise control master switch light. Scanned for codes...found coes P0304 (cyl#4 misfire),P0301 (cyl#1 misfire),and P0300 (random misfire). Car originally came in (in Oct.)with Check Engine...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
Well, after a 250 mile 'test drive' and no check engine light, I'll say it's fixed! What I did was instead of replacing the A/F sensor for the P1150 code, I used my BG air intake cleaner and ran two cans through the system. I also cleaned the MAF sensor as wel... Trouble codes: P0174 (p0440-), P0440 (p0441-), P0441 (p0446-), P0446 (p1150-), P1150.
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K35
Hello all, I would like to thank everyone who offered assistance with this problem. Replacing the downstream oxygen sensor with a factory part fixed it. Several of you mentioned the fact that the wiring on oxygen sensors cannot be repaired. After reading these... Trouble codes: P00, 136 (Bank 1 senor 2 circuit malfunction).
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Immobiliser VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZT
Couldn't find any wiring problems but believe there is something there corupting the Immobiliser memory. Had to play it safe and had the immobiliser function removed from the ECU because the car is traveling around Oz and not many VW people in the outback. So ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Heater core VIN: WVWMD23B9Y
Thank you, thank you, thank you... Turns out the heater core did in fact have an air pocket. This engine combo is hard to bleed air from. One of the heater hoses has a small hole in the end that must be uncovered to get most of the air out during filling. Af...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
shutter almost dieing at stops was from the transmission being low on fluid, we missed the correct temperature to set the level and left it low on fluid causing the shuttering at stops and harder shifts on highway, thanks to David from Washington nailed this o...
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