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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L cooling fans inop VIN: JH4KA7676N
customer had blown upper radiator hose. replaced hose and was bleeding system. during this process we notice the cooling fans were not operating. upon further diagnoses, we found that the cooling fan fuse 20 amp was blown. replaced fuse, no change. found open ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B11
Hello folks in iatn land. I need some help with this one.I know this car needs a t stat but i see no problem with the air system. I have 15in of vac at the valves. Ihave good air pump preasure and vol. And I have good flow through the heads. I did check the re... Trouble codes: P1479 (brake boost vac system), P1296 (cooling system), P0421, P1423 (sec air b1 too low), P1411 (sec air b2 too low)
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L fuel guage VIN: 3G5DA03E32
gage goes from empty to full,and in between also low fuel light comes on correctly. have added 5 gal. of gas no change in reading thanks in advance for any help.
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DB03E32
I suspect the gas tank vent has a problem . My question is there something that keeps liquid from coming out? Trouble codes: P0172
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L pcm VIN: 1G6EL12Y4T
We have a troubled caddy that starts and stalls. first off the inst panel says "theft system problem , car may not start" . also i cannot comunicat to pcm with scan tool and have both tech 2 and otc. ign key and lock have been rplaced, inst panelhas been repla...
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1989 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GCGC24K8K
Thank you in advance. My tech replace the rear brake shoes and rear wheel cyls. thinking this was the cause of this problem. After driving the truck for 30 miles or more, the rear brakes start to drag. Causing the brakes shoes to smoke. The truck was towed in ...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L monitors not setting VIN: 1GNCS18W2V
vehicle came in for emmisions repair . obd monitors not setting we drove it for a good 50 - 60 miles no luck in drive cycle replaced computer. customer drove vehicle came back for us to check scanned none have set no problems found in battery or power feed cir...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC1244V
Hello everyone, I'm having trouble with a Cavalier that is running hot. It came in with the complaint of the temp was almost in the red. I installed a new thermostat and that did not help the problem. I got a second thermostat because I thought the first one w...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
To all my fellow wrenchers. I had a truck towed in as a no start that the customer said had been a hard to start recently. When it cranks it sounds/spits/bucks like drastically advanced timing or out of time. It had a code Po300 (generic misfire). I have had t...
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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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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L valve train VIN: 1GCHK23265
Duramax!!! #5 rocker arm bridge fell off! anybody seen this? pushrod not bend. will pull lower valve train cover off tomorrow & check for broken springs, etc. has 204,000 miles on it. new owner bought it 29 days ago. no warranty obviously. rocker arms are adju...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Left axle seal VIN: 1C4GP64L9T
This van is only front wheel drive, both front axle shafts were replaced due to vibration at hwy speeds, after replacing the left shaft it will not stop leaking, it will only leak when the shaft is spinning, the seal and the oil deflector behind the seal have ...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H7V
Engine miss when first started. Seems to clear up after engine is warmed up. Has had new spark plugs, wires, distributor cap & rotor-all check ok & have tried swapping plugs & wires- same cylinder affected. We removed plenum & checked back of valves-ok. Perfor...
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2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L serpentine belt VIN: 1C4GJ44G7Y
hey fellow techs!most of you have probably run into a customer's vehicle such as this one.it seems that everytime it rains and water happens to splash up under the right front of the van,the belt comes off.i've checked for tsb's,spoke to the dealer and this pr...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46R52
Vehicle towed would not start : Spark on only one cylinder ( ceter front )Tested cam & crank sensors . Replace ecm and reprogramed vin with modis. And did not change any thing . Got hard up and replace both cam # crank sensor even through gave a syn signal . D...
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2004 Chrysler CIRRUS 2.4L tcc VIN: 1C3DJ56S74
I'm really stumped with this car, we've been making many test included tranny overhaul and fail codes 700 and 740 still here. They come on into a rise highway only so i guess TCC problem. Car hasn't TCM alone, it looks like just one PCM to engine and Transmiss...
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1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56C6T
I have tried everything on this car and am beating my head aginst a wall . It runs down the road perfect . Just dosent like to idle . You can hear what sounds like an exhaust noise out of the intake area . We Checkd for vacuum leaks with no result . New Plugs ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP44G4W
well the air flow from the passenger side panel vents is not as good as the rest of the ventd it seems that they are the only ones affected. the vent that goes to the passenger door blows hard like the rest of the panel vents, and all other functions work good...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L low power VIN: 3B7KC2667X
hi, need so help on this dodge.24 valve. low power.acts like no boost. waste gate is working properly. fuel pump pressure and volume are ok. any ideas appreaciated
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
I hooked up my Modis and tried to retrieve codes,but I saw some strange things on my Modis screen in the process. Some of the active codes changed while I was watching the screen. I suspect a faulty ABS module, but I'm not sure. Here are the active codes that ...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No 4x4 VIN: 1B4HS28N91
Hi to all, this Dodge has come to us with no 4x4 indicator lights on switch or dash, 4x4 inop. We can commuicate with scan tool to t-case module with no codes, we pulled the sitch after checking fuses and found power at switch, removed switch and do not have a...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L transfer case module VIN: 1B7HG38N02
vehicle was towed due to fire at rightfront wheel area was towed and case shifted back to 2hi and now there is no gear indication on switch found the module not to have vref?
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D7J
hey guys got a question for you all this dodge truck has come back to our shop second trip on egr codes dealer tsb says to replace egr and reprogram pcm before starting vehicle. since the pcm was done 45 days ago do you think we can replace egr valve and not r... Trouble codes: 406 (egr sensor high), 404 (egr sensor performance)
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L 1st VIN: 2B3HD56G14
clear codes drove car 5 miles mil back on drops into 1st gear.codes came back.po1776 on tranny,po700 on engine.checked aldata says solinod pack or valve body.has anyone seen this problem before? if so do you change both or one? have never seen one act this way...
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1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP46F4D
Customer complaint of stalling/ hot idle. Duplicated symptom, Checked and replaced lazy O2 sensor. Road tested and extended idle good/ Waveform good. Returned 1 week later/ same symptom. O2 stuck low @ hot idle/ will repond to propane. Checked each sensor in...
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1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L crank sensor VIN: 2FALP71W1P
The car will not pulse the fuel injectors nor spark the plugs. The fuel pump sends gas to the rail. The crank position sensor gets no power.
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Thank's for all the help.This is a high mialage pu.It always runs and starts fine while drivingit cuts outand returns to idle as long as youkeep your foot on the accelerator after youyoulet the throttle switch close returns to normal all pids are consistant ac... Trouble codes: P0603
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1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDA31X1S
Hello Folks Have an aerostar 4.0 van. Just finished R&Ring cylinder heads, Van ran fine before engine repair work. Engine cranking compression is around 170 psi, engine running compression is around 150 psi on all cylinders. Removed exhaust at manifolds. Stil...
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L spark plug threads VIN: IFALP54NXT
Hi, all. Got this SHO Taurus with the 3.4 engine that a customer brought to us with a miss...one of the spark plugs on the front bank came out. It had been temporarily fixed by someone else, and has a metal threaded insert and a blob of JB weld all around the ...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Rough in general VIN: 2FTDX1724V
Thanks in Advance --- Nick, I need your help (you're almost famous)!! Have this truck in for oil leak repair and now we have a rough running engine. No codes stored at this time ... would have to think P0171/174 are coming with more run time. Checked fuel pres...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Steering VIN: 1FTDX18W6V
Alright, another tech is workng on this truck and i am at home rightnow. Truck came in for intermittent rear brake lock up. During inspection found upper and lower ball joints and pitman had play. After the lockup concern was fixed, replaced susp. parts and al...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
got one thats kicking my ash. veh towed in for a no start. cranks fine, have spark/fuel pressure/inj pulse. will only start in clear flood mode. with throttle fully depressed vehicle starts. ive swapped coil pack, iac motor and crank sensor from known good veh...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
This ford came in about 9000 miles ago with shifting problems. We found a TSB on this and did the update which invloved removing the valve body and replacing the seperator plate and some springs and other little pieces. I did this about 6 months ago. The truck...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Trailer tow connector VIN: 1FTYR44U12
Simple plug in connector on truck and trailer. 3 active wires and ground but no power to any thru plug. I don't have a diagram of the system but 2 fuses to left and right turn sigs are good. no fuse for the tail light that is separate. There is a towing packag...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L engine temp VIN: 1FTYR10D83
Greetings, This Ranger is giving us a lot of problems. It was towed in because the customer said it was running bad. We tested it and found that it was running too hot according to the scanner information and that it would start running bad when it ran hot. Th...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D93
Im not a ford expert and this ones got my attention, mil is on and only code is p2004, I cant seem to find any direction from alldata or any of my ford guys. anyone see this before? Trouble codes: P2004 (undocumented code)
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W84
Car came in a week ago with running problem, Acted like was running out of gas, also had a skip under acc. Replaced plug on cyl. #5 and checked fuel filter could not blow through it, replaced filter. Car ran fine. Came in this morning with p1235 code,( fuel pu... Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel circut)
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1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJH32K2S
hey gent's ,i have this 1995 3500 gmc vandura with a 5.7 liter that has a code 43 knock sensor circuit,one knock sensor,cleared code's ,mil came back on,code 42 knock sensor code came back,test circuit from ecm to knock sensor for short to grnd and for a open ... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor circuit), 42 (ignition control circuit)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L alternator VIN: KM8SB12B53
hey iatn, this sante fe has 2 belts, one that goes around the crank pulley,alernator, and water pump, the other around the crank pulley, a/c, power steering, and an idler pulley. the problem i am having is it is making a loud, very noticible squel, and it sou...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Steering wheel radio buttons. VIN: JNKCA31A61
This customer states that his remote radio control buttons on the steering wheel are inoperative when the car is cold (40 defrees F. or less). We have been unable to duplicate the conditon but have no reason to doubt the customer. He states that he can depres...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L pump & accumulater VIN: SAJNV4841K
after replacing all seals in the right rear brake caliper, we've been unable to bleed that part of the brake system. it would appear there is no brake fluid flow through the brake line. we've tried a bleed procedure given to us by a tech in okc,ok. who works o...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Code P0420 - Cat efficiency low - Bank 1. Downstream O2 sensor is sluggish so I swapped the rear sensors hoping to see the sluggish sensor move to the other side. It did not - The readings stayed the same. I hesitate to put a new cat in. What have other people...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58S0S
checked with scan tool no codes and nothing out of spec. only runs bad for about 2 minutes and only first crank of the day.
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V9P
good afternoon techs.this lincoln is eating my lunch. the problem is after driving car 5 miles or so the mil comes on with same codes stored .can erase and drive again and they come back .hooked red brick and at times readings for o2 sensors go off the scale p... Trouble codes: 176 (177 -), 177 (337 -), 337 (529 -), 529 (543 -), 543
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S51
good morning guys and gals, my question today concerns my snap on 2500 scanner. how do you read missfire data for a ford product on this scanner? i know this sounds stupid, but i've never learned this aspect on this scanner and i've had it for about a hundred ... Trouble codes: P0305
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P2187 VIN: JM1BK12F44
:::FREEZE FRAME AT BOTTOM::: This car came in a couple weeks ago with a code p2187 for system lean at idle. watching datastream, noticed that the HO2S1 was contantly toggling the heater on and off, almost like a duty cycle. the HO22 isn't doing this. Consulte... Trouble codes: P2187 (fuel system too lean at idlecame back), P0661 (variable intake-air solenoid circuit low inputnew this time in)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L reverse and all shifts VIN: WDBGA33E9T
vehicle came in slipping and harsh shifts. we rebuilt the transmission with a oem kit. replaced converter. now in reverse you have to let it slowly engage. it will neutral out under throttle. forward real light throttle we will get a 2-3 shift and 3-4shift. th...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 45JGAB54E9
hello , this is a flood truck , the flood was up to the aam , the ecm and trac. control module didn't get water to them , i replaced the aam with a used one and i used the remote control for the used aam and the key from the truck {original key} now i get it t... Trouble codes: P1570 (das not allowed)
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W7S
I feel like I am missing something basic here but I am stumped. This car came in with a check engine light and running rough, p0300 was stored as a memory code and no current codes found. Felt like secondary ignition misfire, knowing plug wires are common prob... Trouble codes: P0300, P1000
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU66EX2
This engine is so noisy that I am afraid to run it. I read in the achives about timing chain problems on these motors and would like to know if it is covered under wranty. The check engine light was on so I scanned it KOEO and I retreived codes PO300 PO302 ,30...
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1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Electronic VIN: 4E3CF34BXR
This car goes into limp in mode immediatley after getting into drive.It does reset every time the ignition is shut off.It also has harsh downshifts. The transmission was removed & overhauled by another reputable shop but they could not find the problem except ...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK54FXS
This eclipse will loose power intermitently usually around 1/4 throttle after it warms up. I have scoped the maf, map, tps, injector and none of these seem to change when the problem occurs. I scoped the secondary ignition and I recieve a erratic pattern every...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
I have this vehicle in the shop for a few days now. I have checked everything I can think of, TPS, EGR, ECT, IAT,...ect. The Maxima will start and idle fine, but once it gets warm it stalls. The computer keeps dropping the IAC counts untill the vehile stalls. ...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D45
severe idle surge at idle in park or neutral. idles fine in gear. checked all electrical/tps readings (good) no codes present. fuel pressures good. vehicle has elecrical throttle. any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Need some help with this Intrigue, came as a no start, replaced crank sensor and start ok, for a few days, then forgot to close ignition one day battery went dead, recharge battery engine will not even crank over, starter is ok, scanner will not comunicate wit...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1GF2BUFMSE
i have a 99 intrigue with a 3.5 .cruise is inop. a cruise module was installed when it got to our shop noticed green cruise light on instrument panel does not lite up all switches on steering column work main cruise switch works .fuses are good. does this lite...
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1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 1G2HX54C9K
Fellow technicians, Thanks in advance for your help, This vehicle came in with a brake noise and a low pedal. We replaced the front pads and rotors, Repaired a section of the rear brake line and replaced the left front caliper (seized). When attempting to blee...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L intake manifold VIN: 1GMDX03EOY
This van has a coolant leak from intake manifold. I am working on this for a friend. I am a trans and diesel tech so don't work on these much. Another shop told him that the heads were leaking also. There is a small amount of sludge under radiator cap and a sm...
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1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
hello, the antilock warning light is always on. i retrieved code 1222 - tried good hyd unit, ecu, relays, checked wheel sensors, power supply and ground-any insight would be appreciated
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R2Y
b1s1 and b2s1 o2 sensor htr circuits will not turn off Trouble codes: P0030, P0050
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L slipping all gears VIN: WBADP6332X
replaced transmission with bmw reman all is ok now thanks to all that helped.
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L none VIN: WBAAM3334X
Sorry fellows,the cust. hasn't bring the car to check yet. Most of the replies mention about air leak,which i'll have a closer look ,when the car comes in. Thanks for all the helpful replies.
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1GSKS54Y9Y
the car is fixed!! The problem was both crank sensors. Everyone that replied said the same thing, replace the sensors. the customer is very happy and I am too. Thanks again to all who replied, IATN makes our tough job much easier! Trouble codes: P101, P125, P335, P338, P0741, P599.
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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Heater core VIN: KOME191633
Well these 2 are fixed. Jeff and Vincent from Illinois had the fix for both. The 1991 fix was parking the truck on a hill with the radiator higher than the heater core. I removed the radiator cap and ran the engine until the thermostat opened and I could see a...
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1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L lacks power VIN: 1GBEG25K0R
Thanks to all that helped!! Vehicle still not totally repaired. Drilled hole to check for collasped y-pipe -found single walled pipe. Remove distributor & inspected shaft gear & magnets-both good. Reinspected computer plug in and performed pin drag test-good. ...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L distributor blockoff VIN: 2G1WN52X0S
after showing customer all responses,we decided to replace engine assembly as a whole..thanks for all the help,and different ideas..Charlie
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L tach & speedo VIN: 1GNFK16R9T
it turned out to be the ignition switch and a short in the radio itself thank u all for your help
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W2T
Many thanks to about ninteen responses, most of which included 'Change the fuel pump.' Some added, 'Check the fuel injector spider and fuel pressure regulator.' S10 pickup started almost instantly after replacement of the fuel pump with 55 PSI at the rail. The...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JC124XY
The cavalier from hell is still the cavalier from hell.After tring everything we could think of are skip would not go away. We also discovered the trans. slips at times in the morning. For now customer is diving the car the way it is. He may take it to the dea...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lf abs sensor VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Unfortunately, my customer is out of town for the next few weeks for the holidays, and will not be able to bring the car in until he returns. I received many helpful replies, most of them saying that the wire harness chafes against either the tie rod end or th...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Battery Drain VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Sorry about taking so long to close this post but I was wanting to make sure that it was fixed before closing. I had 5 help replies telling me to check the alternator diodes, the instrument clusters have been known to cause this problem, to check the brake lig...
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F3R
Many, many thanks to all (Raymond [...], and Bill Escotto) for giving me many , many things to check (crank sensor, fusible links, flexplate, asd rel...
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1997 Dodge B3500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7KB31YXU
I would like to thank all of you for your time and knowledge.Thanks to you I am more familar with how these systems operate. With out the customer willing to pay for a new computer (or reflashing a used one with the correct iformation),he has elected to 'think...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IFTHX26M9M
first of all i appreciate the replys .the top of the fuel heater was leaking fuel inside the connector.replaced the heater and it seamed to help,but still not the fix.hearing that the lift pump could possibly be leaking down, i replaced the pump.it sat three d...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K2R
I have fixed this truck!thanks to all the replies special thanks to Jay,Ken,David,Jim for talking me in to replace the mastercylinder with the bigger bore.the pedal is firm with good height. thanks again for all the help william
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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L air bag VIN: 1FASP15J85
found bad air bag module, thanks for all who replied.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Ride control VIN: 2FMDA5147W
I used the brake hose clamping technique and found two of the new General tires to be bad. They balanced well but still vibrated the car on the lift at exactly 55 mph. I pulled a couple of baldy tires from scrap and mounted the for the customer to amble back t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 x 4 hub VIN: 1FTWW33F1X
I am going to post as a repair because I know what has to be done to fix. I recieved two replies relating to remove 4 bolts to get hub off, I actually should of been more specific, I was tring to get the vacum/manual 4 x4 hub off not the bearing assembly. Two ...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied. After playing phone tag with the customer for a week or so, I was informed that he is going to 'wait a while and see what happens'. Customer is going to bring car back in a few weeks due to no drivability issues. Uppon its return I w... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance), P0182 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low).
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP13P41
2001 Ford Escort has surging problem. Has a new MAF and O2 sensor. I replaced PCV and hose to the PCV as recommended by many iATN members. This however did not fix the problem. I don't see or hear any vacuum leaks. The car surges and then stalls at a low RPM w... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP55J31
Thanks for the replies.Most said to start hook up a scan tool and check speed there. That was simple enough,not really sure why I didnt think of that first. Ive been in this business to long. Anyway there was a good reading so I took the speedometer out and co...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 2wd VIN: 2FTRF18W53
We put the transfer case back together with no new parts and it has been gone since Friday. Thanks for the responces. Now he thinks maybe he had corn stalk stuck in shifer.
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G45T56675
i changed the dpfe sensor.cleared code ,so far so good ,agian thanks agian to everyone who replyed. Trouble codes: P0401, P1000.
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2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24213
Well I normally replace the bolts with the gaskets not sure why that didn't happen this time but the bolts were the fix!! Not a word since the repair. Thanks for the replys!!! Trouble codes: 1131 (lack of o2 swithch bank 1 lean), 1151 (lack of o2 switch bank 2 lean).
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2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Stall
thanks for the help i replaced the cam sensor which was the stalling problem i waited to reply to make sure this was the fix. the ipr code is still being replaced and checked. the data stream jumping is still a there my guess a software problem with who or why...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L control arms
Most said ball joints, tried forcing grease in them, no good. The sound was more like rubber compressing so we bit the bullet and ordered both control arms. Installed and all noise is gone. Post note to this is we also put the chassis ears on it and it was def...
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W9T
well guys its fixed. as it turns out pcm was cutting out power to engine. replace d with new one and did not stall out for 3hrs at idle. went on 17 mile test drive and no problems. thanks everyone for their suggestions. Trouble codes: P0339.
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 4.3L p0446 VIN: 1GTEC14W2V
Thank You to everyone that replied! This system is amazing, there are fellow techs really willing to help! The customer was getting ancy. (sp)so I did consult with identifix as well, and got some unpublished specs before all of my help came in. Marvin, Jos... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap canister vent blocked).
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2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKET16S55
This vehicle had to go to the dealer to get a VCI{vehicle calibration index} calibration. A normal calibration programming would not work in the BCM for theft control. Thanks for everyone's help. Trouble codes: P1630 (Theft deterrent learn mode active).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48S34
After reading the replies to this request I went over everything again with the lab scope. I once agian saw nothing so i decided to change the crank sensor because of the high failure rate and that was the fix. I compared the old crank sensor and new one on th...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: KNDJA7232Y
Well.. this one back on the road. After checking all out, we found bad PRNDL switch on transmission. Replaced it and its been good now for a week. Thx to all again. And Happy Holidays.
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJBT2302
Well narrowed it down to be the computer customer did not want to put a 700.00 dollar computer in the kia. So it is byebye to the dealer...
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L courtesy lights VIN: 1MELM66L5W
Considering the bill for the alternator,towing,LOF,and some other misc. items came to over $500 the customer opted not to chase problem with interior lights as they function perfectly with key off and no battery drain exists.Thanks for all the help!Happy Holid...
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y5R
rechecked the ground cable tested ok,but talked to another tech said to ru another ground from starter to batt.after which installed one more starter and starts good now no problems.ground was the problem causing motor to heat and weld ring to contacts in sole...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
looks like i will have to close this one, customer has not been back because the symptoms have not reoccurred. got some good suggestions, would probably pursue rest of coils if given the chance and double check for break in harness. thanks for the tips. Trouble codes: P1320.
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Timming belt VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
Thank you all for your help on this Nissan. I got a mixed reply on this one, some said it would bend valve most of the time and others said it would not most of the time. We finaly got app. to try and put a belt on and it started up and ran fine, no valve dama...
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1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L heat VIN: 1G12345689
thanks to all that replied the problem was a blockage in the intake manifold
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52H7Y
We had replaced t-stat twice with the updated stat to no avail. We finally drilled out the check valve in the new t-stat housing to 1/4'. The engine now remains in normal operating temp. range with no problems.
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F03
The module was the fix as we knew going into this. I was curious as to if anyone had seen an 02 sensor switching so quickly. No answers. Thanks to all who replied.
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1P3ES46CXY
Thanks for all of your replies. When the water pump seized up, the pistons bent three valves. I replaced the timing belt, head gasket, water pump, and three valves. The job was fairly easy, and the car is back and the customer is happy (just not with the bill!...
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