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2000 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUE24B4YN
Hello IATN Techs! This is interesting.. This A6 came into my shop, recently, for a problem with the r/s window. I diagnosed it as a bad reg/motor assembly and replaced/repaired it. That's fine. However, the owner came back, claiming, that when he picked it up...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAURD68D41
This new customer is burning transmissions. Car has a stage 2 HP and Torque update(more power). Would anybody know if there is a source for high performance parts and torque converter for this transmission? It is 5HP19 (FAQ). Any information will be greatly ap...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6314P
Hi to all, We've just finished puting a head and gasket on this car (took forever to bleed:))). Car starts and runs fine, only problem is when idling check engine light flashes - code 201. As soon as you step on the gas it goes away. When cruising light stays ... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 sensor control)
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L tire VIN: WBANA73514
Got the car in today day with a flat tire, screw was in it, but since it has goodyear runflats, it is not flat but the warning light on cluster and description of it on i-drive info display is here. Pulled the screw out and no leaks. Is it filled with gel or d...
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1979 Cadillac DeVille 7.0L Engine VIN: 6D47S99242
Thanks again, I will try and keep this as short as possible. Customer purchased this car from a auction of collector cars. It has been sitting a while. It was running ok, But smoked very badly at hot idle or on start up. We checked the vacuum modulator and the...
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1982 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L No Start VIN: 1G6AL5780C
no start smoked ecm. this vehicle started as a tow in ,no fuel pressure,tested system and found bad fuel pump,replaced it. still would not start ,but had fuel pressure but no injector pulse. went into diagnostics and just got " . . " . tested power and grounds...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L draw VIN: W06VR52R2V
iv got a catera that keeps killing the battery. vehicle has a .300 amp draw after i replaced the window switch (due to leds staying on). found that when i disconnect the multi-function relay module the draw drops to .090 amps. mitchell doesnt really give me an...
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1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L tensioner VIN: 161JC1446R
Help, Gang!! This Cavalier is kicking my butt!! I know this shouldn't be rocket science, but we'd sure like to LAUNCH this car!!! Car came here in October with a chewed up belt & a tensioner at a slight angle. We put in a new NAPA (Gates) tensioner and belt on...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCHC39FOV
this vehicle was brought into my shop with a lack of power complaint.the customer has had the fuel filter replaced, 1 injector replaced, fuel pump has been replaced, and the injector driver module on the injection pump has been replaced.the vehicle has no dtc'...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X3V
cust states that they were driving this truck down the interstate at about 65 miles per hour and truck just cut off.pulled to side of road tried to restart no luck wouild turn over but not start ,i pulled truck in first checked fuel press it is good checked sp...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W61
when this vehicle first entered our shop, the repairs where simple. lower intake gaskets,tune-up, to include plugs, wires fuel and air filter. also replaced both cats, air pump, and the original pcm due to a script error code. we replaced pcm according to a te... Trouble codes: P1626 (incorrect password detected.)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 2GCEC19V61
Thanks every one who responds. I have code co265 (EBCM motor relay circuit). Do I have to replace the abs unit or is there something else I have to check? Jaime
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2005 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L no fuel transfer VIN: 255E195930
Thanks in advance for your help and ideas. This problem started when both tanks were empty and the rear tank was filled first. From that point on the fuel has never transfered from the rear to front tank. Unplugged battery to reset system - no change. I don't ...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L interior temperature VIN: 2C3HC56G0X
Customer thinks the interior temperature is not stable enough, that if you set it at, say 72 degrees, it will overshoot the temperature. In other words he is always playing with the ATC temperature controls. It does not set any codes. I did not think it malfun...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3FL45H5X
Hi all Sebring JX Conv. About 6 months ago installed new dist. with new cap and rotor, replaced ignition wires and spark plugs. Car had ran fine for that period. Customer saw low oil pressure light come on and rather than check oil just poured in a quart, next... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Code 7 VIN: 1B7FL26Y9N
I working on this truck for a friend. The ABS and Brake light are both on. If you disconnect CAB Box(ABS Module) Both lights are off. I test drove the vehicle and light will not turn off. I did notice when you first start the truck the light goes to shut off b...
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L cruise inop VIN: 1B3ES42Y6W
hello, The cruise won't work on this neon. So far I've replaced the servo and pcm with used parts and it still won't work. There is batt. voltage on the brown/white wire from the brake switch to the servo. There is gnd on the stop sw sense wire at the pcm(wht/...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L No Bus VIN: 1B4HR28ZIX
Customer drove this car to the shop and said it often dies and if he waits 15-30 minutes it will restart. He stated that just before it dies the milages indicator on the cluster will flash four times and show the words "No Bus" The only way we could duplicate...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L headlights VIN: 1B7KF23641
the low beams on this truck work with koeo, but start the motor and they go out. high beams are ok. cant see anything in wiring diagram to tie engine running or not to headlights.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7HC16X71
The truck came in for the check engine light on and the 1-2 shifting inop. The fluid level and the colour of the fluid is normal. It has a transimmion code # P1762, Governor pressure sensor offset volts low/high. All other gears shifts normal. I am not familie...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, full fuels in gear VIN: 3D3KU28C83
Please help cummins techs. this vehicle idles fine in park or neutral but when you put it in gear the ecm commands full fuel pressure and full boost pressure, it starts making power and blowing black smoke. all other scan data looks to be in the normal range. ... Trouble codes: P0633
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2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES26C34
the starter motor relay in the power distribution box has a 12 v feed from fuse 9 in pdc and 12v feed from ignition switch. the ignition switch also feeds the pcm a 12v signal. all these are making good contact with relay and have continuity between relay and ...
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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L starter VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
From what I found in the archives, this car requires the brake pedal depressed to start. Car was in water up to the dash. Starts/runs only when starter solenoid is bypassed. Neutral safety switch verified to work. Does anyone have any wiring diagrams of this ...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Steering box VIN: 1FTHF36M7P
Good afternoon! Need help from the ford gurus on this beast! This F-350 is pulling randomly and not happening all the time! Checked all suspension and steering components all are fine, noticed a little play in the steering box adjusted and test drove and for t...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31G9R
Customer says the engine hesitates during acceleration and surges when cruising in the city. Checked for DTC's. Found none. All tune-up parts performed previously in still in good shape, not surprised since this thing hasn't been driven much. We did find the M...
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDLF47FXT
Hi, This is my first posting, so I hope I can get some kind of help with this one. I'm been on this truck since the holidays began and still can't solve it. The truck starts fine when cold and seems to run quite well at idle.As it warms up the truck seems to s...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
tHIS VEHICLE CAME TO US FROM SEVERAL OTHER SHOPS, CAME IN WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND POOR GAS MILEAGE COMPLAINT. CUSTOMER HAS BEEN TO SEVERAL OTHER SHOPS THEY HAVE REPLACED MAF,O2 SENSORS,INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS, PCM BEEN REFLASHED, CAR HAS BEEN SMOKED AND... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FTDX186XV
transfer case will not shift. i diagnoised faulty gem module. my customer sold this truck and wants to go the cheap route and go used module. does anyone know if you can go with a salavage yard gem module and would it need to be flashed. a new one is the right...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G6V
I am just fishing for Emission information on this vehicle. Can anyone tell me from the VIN if this is an OBD2 vehicle? I have never seen the vehicle, but am trying to determine if this model would have a check engine lamp, as it was diagnosed with a catalytic...
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1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U7V
HI Y'ALL !!! I got a crazy Ford here. The mil flashes now when driving, I dont feel ANY MISFIRE) the cam sensor was bad as stated we replaced it and set everything to Cyl #1. I know it wont set any misfire codes without cam sensor signal. NOW the light starts ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0306
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power at low RPM VIN: 1FDXF46F0X
This vehicle originally came in with cold start problem and problems with hydraulics on wrecker. Also lack of power and blue smoke. Replaced accelerator pedal for no responce at first movement of pedal. Before we did this we performed all of the tests listed. ...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
problem is that as soon as you clear code it comes back as a hard code instantly, and when it does it kicks up trans line pressure so we ended up blowing out front trans seal due to pressure probs. the passage is clean tube and sensor were replace with dealer ... Trouble codes: P0107
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41FXY
Has anyone ran into this and is there a updated calabration for the computer? There are no codes or check engine light and all mechanical componants seem to be working ok.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L torgue converter VIN: 1FDNF20L52
Truck developped a leak at torgue converter. Took out the transmission to replace seal, problem I have is the torque converter is seized in the input shaft. Does any one know if there is any special tool, method or tricks to remove torque converter. Any help w...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L oil pump VIN: 1FMZU83P61
Has anyone pulled the front diff. to take off pan to access oil pump?
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
The reason for this help request is I,m kind of in the middle of my diagnostic and I have spent the best part of the day looking for a diagram showing the pin positions on the PCM connector. I have Snap on Shop Key and the only thing I can find is pin position...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear lights VIN: 1FBNE31L22
The issue with this van is the "bright" (brake, turn & hazard) filament in the rear stays on (Key on/off). Tested the brake light switch and it functions normally (no voltage until the switch is actvated no change in lights). I recently replaced the multi swit...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P42
Vehicle came in with a steady misfire on cylinders 2 & 3, plugs recently replaced, but wires were OE. #2 wire was open, high resistance in all the rest. Replaced all spark plug wires, test drove, runs good most of the time, but on initial throttle application ...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4wd inop VIN: 1FTRX08L43
hey to all my fellow techs i have this f-150 in my shop for 4wd inop you turn the four wheel drive switch to 4lo and 4hi no indicator light and no 4wd engagement this one had three codes in the gem module p1832 transfer case diff lock up solenoid circuit lock ...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9T
Hi guys/girls! Have a 96 GMC C1500 that has been through a few different repair facilities. Codes p1122 and p1406 trigger the check engine light and then the idle stays high (1800-2500 rpm). Customer indicates that turning the truck off and restarting it shut... Trouble codes: P1122, P1406
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5656S
This one has us stumpped. It is intermittant and always comes back with code 09-2. We have replaced the distributor where the CYP sensor is located and checked all the wiring. Check the ECM and everything checks out ok. We can take and drive it and nothing hap... Trouble codes: 092
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash warning lights VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
vehicle came in with no charge from alternator. alternator had constant short. replaced alternator and after a few miles of driving battery light, brake light and all in-dash door lights come on for a second. different driving habits do not affect the light co...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1HGCM56755
The last trip to the selling Dealer had the vehicle road tested by the Service Manager and he agreed that the steering wheel was off center. It was also his stated opinion that the drifting to the right was too slight to be out of Manufacturers specification. ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L fuel tank fill VIN: KMHJF35F5Y
hello all i am in need of assistance with this one i have a 2001 hyundai elantra with a 2.0 it will not take more than 2.00 in gas at a time we have replaced the valves on tank and on top of canister and cleaned all hoses and filler neck and still will not tak...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KMHDN45D21
Hi all in IATN land. This car came to me on the hook overheated. Testing confirmed a bad head gasket. After head work was completed, and fluids checked, car was taken on a test drive. All worked well with the exception of the trans. On acceleration from a stop...
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cuts out, VIN: 4S2CG58Z2M
thanks in advance, got a tcc lock up problem. i have little info here at the shop and need help. driving at about 60mph at a steady cruise i feel a jolt for about a second. happens a few times but intermittently. i dont have the right scanner to read tcm codes...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Hello everyone, Vehicle was towed in with no start condition. Battery was charged on arrival. Vehicle had no codes, no tach bounce while cranking,36 psi fuel pressure,and signal with a noid light to the coils,low compresssion,and 90% leak down in all cylinder...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3S
I have seen many messages about fuel pump and tank problems, but they are all dated several years ago. This tank does not have any "coating" coming off as found in many other like vehicles, but the pickup screen is quite bad looking. The main filter is full of...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3W
Interior ceiling mounted lights do not always turn on when a door is opened, but the other door switched lamps (arm rests/under dash) turn on consistently. The light circuit relay is functioning every time (audible too). Does this with any door, including th...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cuts out VIN: IJ8GM38K73
Hi Gents, I have this jeep that cuts out. I beleave the problem is the crank sensor but i can not locate it on the engine. I asked a few people and they say its around the engine flywheel. Does anyone know where it is located and have they had the same problem...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72322
Hi guys, this car was very low on gas when it was towed here,there was no fuel, had a good spark,checked the power to the pump,,with ken on and engine off there was no power to the pump and that is a green and yellow wire, but while crancking i got power to th...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine valve train VIN: JT8VS28G1W
Customer doesn't want to spend money to inspect further without being able to trust we will find fault and be able to correct problem.
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L lateshift 1-2 VIN: JT8BF28G3X
hello to all, please respond with your exprience. the transmission had late shift 1-2 when it cold. when engine warm up, transmission shift normal no check engine light or orther warning light on. thank you for all your help. david
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L Cyls 1&3 VIN: WDB2100612
Car in location [...] away. Changed plugs leads and been on two types of dianosis system. Fault indicted Clys 1&3 not firing. All other cyls mis if disconnected engine will smooth out if revved above 1500 rpm 2000 rpm. Running out of ideas. Someone suggeste...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge
I got this Galant in last week it had a bad water pump and blown head gasket. After repairs engine surges badly but more so cold. The idle set screw is in all the way as if someone had this problem before. I don't know what it ran like before the repairs. I ca...
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1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1MS36P4N
Customer drove appx. 45 miles on day of inital oggurence. Appx. 2 miles from his home, engine started to act as if it had water in the fuel(surging,missing, very poor idle, erratic acceleration) After shutting down at home, the next day it fired right up and r...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L speedo VIN: 1N4BU31D3R
this is a 1994 nissan altiam w/heads up display. the speedometer while in a stopped position will fluctuate with the rpm's of motor. but while driving it will respond normally with speed of vechile. the tach does not work at all. i have a good signal out of th...
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Power Locks VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
Vehicle brought in with the power locks having a mind of their own. Customer states that while driving down the road, the locks will lock and unlock by themselves. Also when the vehicle is parked and you lock the doors, they will unlock by themselves at some p...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L heater core VIN: 1N6DD2158Y
Thanks for reading! I have a 2000 nissan frontier with 2.4. customer replaced heater core because of leaking. heater core is not leaking any more but is not heating. I removed expansion case to view heater core and all looks well except that it is only getting...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L anti theft VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Hi Nissan Techs, I have a client here who has a maxima that cranks butinttermittently wont start. It has an after market alarm and a factory security system. The after market alarm was wired into the factory system by the dealer some time ago. The client woul...
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2001 Audi A6 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Happy New Year to all. I will call this problem solved. Thanks to John from New York, and John from Oregon for letting me know about updated programming from the dealer. A note though, the dealer has two updates for this venicle. One addressing cold drivabilit...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8346
thanks to all who took the time to respond,we did change both cam sensors and both vanos actuators,this did not help,we checked the harness between the dme and the cam sensors and the actuators-no problem found there,we were confident the problem was inside th... Trouble codes: 33 (functioncamshaft control inlet bank 1).
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L srs VIN: 6HYE37736U
thanks the HWL is the air bag warning light ( must have be missed by the translator since it is still in german ) a trip under the gear shift boot found the connector unpluged code cleared and on the way home.
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G48P52L4R
First,I want to personallly thank everone that sent replies.It was a bad computor. A lot of the replies sent great info about checking the pass lock system. I disconnected the 28 pin connector under the steering column found the two small [...] wires that run ...
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1987 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L vents VIN: 1G6DW51Y2H
thank you to everybody who replied. every one was on the same track that we were. we were able to locate a broken vacuum hose tucked neatly under the brake booster. when a previouis shop installed the motor not to long ago they left a mess of wires and vacuum ...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC16R1W
OK, 2 codes, 2 problems. 1) Pressure sensor. 2) Sensor connector was not on all the way. When checking the signal wire with 'bed of nails' probe, I was pulling on the harness just enough to open the signal. With the probe removed and harness relaxed, the plug ... Trouble codes: P0452 (EVAP pressure sensor low input), P0453 (EVAP pressure sensor high input).
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil cooler lines VIN: 1GTGK29U2X
I recieved 4 responses, all good. Basicly this is what i found out , Clyde supplied me with a dorman number 625-168. contacted bumper to bumper, they had the part but there books did not list this truck. The web site did though, I checked for aplication. Had i...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L whistle VIN: 1GNDV13E92
There is a Tsb about the same complaint in alldata. I was using Identix, and did not come up with it under symptoms search. Car is under warraty were she bought the vehicle.
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L cooling fans VIN: 12EWGYNU12
thanks for the helpful replies the thermostat was stuck closed replaced it and alls well
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2000 Chrysler pt cruiser 2.0L door locks radio interior lights VIN: 1C8FZBB981
thanks to all who replied we had power at the iod fuse but with the fuse removed there was no continuity to earth carried out a wire trace and found a corroded / broken wire in the front loom behind the grill repaired thAT and all now working
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C8GP64L32
really wierd thing here i found after i replaced fuel filter customer had problem she returned i thought it was pump replaced pump twice come to find out pump is ok i found fuel filter returning fuel to tank it had 2 in and 1 out (fuel filter) thanks for all t...
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATA22612
thanks to all who replied. without the proper scanner i had to send it GM to rerun crankshaft relearn test,and that did it.thank you to all troup. Trouble codes: P1336, P0420.
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1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Stall VIN: 2B4GP25B3T
Thanks to all the excellent responses-fix was to get a set of pcm and bcms out of same vehicle-although the dealer said both vehicles didnt have anti-theft i think Troy from Michigan was right about it being installed in a vehicle that had antitheft-the proble...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L hazard lights VIN: 1B3ES46C0Y
Thanks to Richard, Stephen, and Aaron for your replies. The problem was the aftermarket flasher/relay.Installed a Mopar flasher/relay[PN [...]]and now the hazard lights work as they should. What doesn't make since is why the hazard lights fuse would blow. H...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Windshield Wip[er VIN: 3B7KF23C92
Hi Everyone, thanks for all the great information! I first took off the wiper arms and the cowling to get access to the motor. I followed Richard's advice and verified that I had power and ground on low speed. On intermittent I could even see my test light fla...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Thanks [...] for answering my question. I ordered blend door part #76807 (Dorman) and it did fit. I installed it per the shortcut I found in the archives. Some others who responded said I should just replace the heater plenum...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L exterior lights VIN: 1FMDU32XOT
well i think it's fixed. i replaced both switches again and it seems to be working just fine for several days now. guess new only means that they are new not that they are any good. thanks for all the help as usual iatn is my best tool on my box.
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP13P8V
fix, yes it was the timing belt jump 2 teeth. did a duel graft found cam sensor good pattern crank was very sloppy I was going to replace crank sensor voted to check timing marks first. thanks to richard from michigan, richard from new york and james from mani...
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP65L6V
Hello all, This POS is gone for a few weeks so I guess its fixed. After replacing MAF sensor and finding a bunch more previously unnoticed vacuum leaks, specifically leaking at the tubes for the vacuum harness and power brake booster where they go into the u...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L T belt VIN: 3FAKP1130Y
I cany believe it came like this so sometime long ago it must of had shadytree belt job. The belt has very little slack for the install, they must of just chucked the lower idler in the trash I guess. This came in running for a routine T belt kit an pump.This ...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 3FAKP1134Y
Thanks to the two who took time to reply. I ended up replacing the evap canister. This was just a wild guess and I explained that to the customer, who was willing to try something. It was cheap enough, and the fact that the Ford dealer keeps 5 in stock says so...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
Oscilloscope testing the wheel speed sensors showed a flat spot in the wave pattern. I removed the sensor and slowly turned the hub while looking down through the sensor hole--sure enough, one missing tooth on the tone ring. Customer did not wish to purchase a...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36L5Y
thanks for all help, but custemer will not pay any more $ & i could not give any more free-bees. jasp will not help with motor. besides if there is a drivabilty problem motor after motor will also fail??? if!!! Trouble codes: P1780 (3-4 shift error).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51481
Customer has not returned, I need to summarize - Check EGR solenoid for slight vacuum leak, which would cause EGR to open slightly;check IMRC bushings and rods, bushings can fall out; check for weak injector; check for intake manifold leaking coolant into a cy...
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2004 Ford E-250 4.6L battery VIN: 1FTNE24W74
thanks to all who responded.the 'fix' was replacing the dash cluster. no more .433 draw at battery after truck is shut down.:)
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L dash VIN: JHMCD5559R
first i want to thank every one who replyed to this post and taking time out of very busy schedules these days ... well finally this thing shorted out bad enough to pop a fuse in the dash fuse box . now i can hunt this ghost down i dont remeber the fuse #. but...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Engine VIN: 1HGEJ1223S
It runs! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!! I kept thinking about it haveing fire and the puffing noise in the exhaust. I knew that sound was from a cylinder firing on an open valve. My son in law said he thought number one wire was one position back and asked if I mov...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
I removed the injectors and found a lot of carbon buildup around the injectors. I went ahead and replaced all 6 injectors and the car is now running how I want it to be. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected), P1399 (testing and results).
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Wow! This was easily the toughest fix of my entire career. It ate my lunch for a few days, but I sure learned a lot. I appologize this fix is long, but well worth your time to read. As I mentioned in my help request, there were six other fixes I found in arc...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L UD switch circuit VIN: 1J4GK48KX2
Thanks for the replies. The problem ended up being the valve body. I confirmed this by checking pressures to the OD and UD clutches. The pressure ports are inside and you need an expensive adapter. Instead I ran two thin plastic lines from the pressure ports, ...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L pass front door lock VIN: SALPV1246S
I would like to thank all who replied to me on this Range Rovor door, most of you where right just hit the lock motor hard with a long chisle and hammer and break the lock motor off,after doing this the door opened right up. I just didnt want to do this and th...
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R62
customer decided to take it to a ford dealer for diagnosis, from all the info that I received thanks to all who responded. However I would not have been able to repair vehicle because it takes a Ford scan tool to reset and calibrate systems of the anti theft c...
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1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF6125J
hi after educating myself with carbs I found the vacuum secondaries weren't opening at wide open throttle. dash pot opened the throttle plates and held vacuum but there was no vacuum at WOT to the dash pot removed carb to find heavy carbon build up underneath ...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2212T
Thanks everyone for your help. Did necessary checks . Found ignition dist intermmittently worked.. Sometime would start and run but no power and poor idle quality. Replaced dist. corrected problem.
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alternator VIN: JM1BC1412W
Hi Folks, Most of you were right on. A new OEM belt tightened to no deflection and retightened after driving an hour did the trick. The overcharging was from the PD alternator that I first installed. It was not a PD alternator. This vehicle was made 7/97 and t...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator Belt VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
Thanks for AL [...] of the replies. Many of you were right on track. We definately learned a lesson here. Since posting, we AGAIN replaced the alternator with ANOTHER after-market - the car was back the following week with the same problem. We noticed that the prob...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
thank you everyone, the mass air flow solved our problem. Trouble codes: 170 (bank 1 fuel trim), 173 (bank 2 fuel trim).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L alarm VIN: WDBRF61W11
Most of the replies pointed to bad alarm siren. Rear sam module or trunk lid contact switch could be the culpright too. As I had no way of proving problem was the siren, client sent car to dealer. Thanks
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Thanks for the replys...The cam signal would not make a difference as long as it is lined up with cylinder one 26 degrees ATDC because then the computer calculates fuel based on engine speed for the rest of the revolution...After some time I went thru all the ...
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D73
Well i feel alot better now. The nissan store installed a computer for an automatic car and not a manual that i have. the ecm was looking for a can signal from the trans computer and there isn't one. The spec-v with the 2.5 doesn't use can unless its an automa... Trouble codes: U1000 (ECM cannot communicate with insturment cluster), U1001 (Same as above).
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