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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Auto headlight aim and Air bag VIN: WAULC68E53
I did some work on the vehicle that required removing the front bumper assembly. Now the Air Bag warning light and an automatic headlight aimer warning light are on. I assume the Air Bag light is on because I started the engine to make sure everything was ok b...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs, dcs, modual VIN: WBABD53474
We purchased this vehicle, with no abs modual or controller installed. we proceeded to install one we had from an 03' 325ci, with DSC. after the repair the abs light is on and the traction light is also on. We also have codes for steering angle sensor and torq...
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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1G6KS52Y4V
car came in with customer complaint of overheating when running the car hard (80mph). pulled water pump to check impeller. it was ok, but I damaged it removing it, so it has a new one. put in a new thermostat while putting in the water pump. after repairs, i d...
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1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B4GW12Y4J
this car was purchased by the vice president of the company, car has been sitting for a while, it was a yard ornament, but has potential, this is 5.2l TBI, car will start up then die out instantly, asd relay clicks off, turn the key off , then turn it back on ... Trouble codes: 41 (alt field circuit problem detected), 88 (battery voltage been interrupted)
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1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56H8V
Hi fellow techs. I have a 97 dodge stratus with a 2.5 liter engine. This vehicle idles great but it tends to stumble and boug out on a wide open throttle snap. I checked the map sensor, temp. sensor and o2 sensors and they are all operating to factory specs, ...
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2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L 1-2 shift
cust. complaint has been verified, worse when cold, no codes, fluid looks dirty, suspect an internal problem like a piston seal, ect.
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1971 Ford f 100 302CID wheel bearing VIN: 1FTAAB1112
This request is for you ford line techs. Since I don't do this work ( heavy line )I would appreciate any tips !!! 71 f 100 ( passenger side axle bearing is shot ) , are there any special probs. removing the axle , replacing the bearing , or general screw-ups ...
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1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A9S
Hello Techs. I have a 1995 Ford Probe with a 2.0L DOHC Engine with a no start. Spark and Injector pulse are not present. After replacing the dead battery I noticed that the CEL light would light up for about a half a second and then go out. A few seconds later... Trouble codes: 556 (Fuel pump HFP relay primary circuit failure)
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L thrust bearing VIN: IFTDX1729V
Truck came in the front case leaking oil, while tech was pulling the crank pully ad noticed a lot of thrust play. The truck has only had about 1500 mile on the motor sice rebuild had been done. Almost 1/4 inch of thrust play. Help me out guys, I have seen post...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no 4wd when shifted to 4l VIN: 1FFAT988B9
GUYS, THIS ONE IS BIZZARE. The trucks operates normal when shifted to 4H. When shifted to 4L the transfer case motor makes a grunt, then knocks out of 4Wd to 2WD. All the test we ran show a possible transfer case module, we don't really beleive it. The Alldata...
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1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L low power VIN: 1GKDT13W9N
first time, hope i get this right. 92 s10 jimmy has no power low vacuum. car towed to us, customer had replaced distributor. found distributor in wrong, reset distributor and timing. runs poorly. we have tested fuel pressure and flow. smoke test intake. repair...
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1992 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C5N
The spark plugs were removed again, and this is what I found: All the plugs on the right bank were clean. That is, no carbon stain and slightly wet. The plugs on the left bank were quite wet and showed much carbon staining. It appears that the left bank is ove...
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1994 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JAACL11L8R
This Izuzu pickup truck came to us with and intermittent stall at stops and rough idle/running. It would start back up pressing the gas pedal. After a careful inspection, we found the carburator to suddenly dump fuel at idle and cause the stall. On this truck,...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no reverse VIN: 1J4GW48S52
This has turned into a horrible week. Missed the last 3 days at the shop because of being snowed in at home (2 days to dig out) and dig the shop out on Fri. Today while out running my beagles in 2 foot of snow I get a call from my wife(she went out to do the g...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA6231X
Hello everybody,I hope someone can please help me. I had a 99 KIA come in on the hook. The customer said it died then restarted a little while later, then died again and never did restart. I found the crankshaft sensor wires had got against the exhaust manifol...
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2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L starter VIN: JT8BL69S72
this car starts by itself after the car gets wet for any reason(rain,car wash)after about 20 minutes tht is with out the key in the ignition with the doors locked and it runs until we turn the key on an then off or till lt runs out of gas.
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L fuseable link VIN: 1N6SD11S7P
Had to do a road call on this truck yesterday, truck would not start after hitting a small bump. I knew what the problem was, the fusible link that I changed out no more then 6 months before popped again. I changed it out with a 15 amp blade fuse to get him ba...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
customer has owned veh for aprox 50k ,and drives slow never hard acell, i explained about how carbon build up ,cust drove veh and under hard acell ses light came on ,check code found p0300, 1136 ,this veh does not have varible intake timing solenoid? check tim... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multi miss fire)
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2ZB0258E
This vanagon came in for DEQ failure. C/O goes rich off idle. Runs anywhere from 3-5% at idle and 5-7 % at 2000 rpm's or so. 02 Sensor inop but I have disconnected it to attempt to set basic settings. I can't get base C/O below 2.5% Base 02 sensor trigger volt...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L converter VIN: WVWRH63B43
Hello all, i am sorry to bother everyone with this but i have been beating my head against the wall. i bought this car about 3 months ago it had a slipped timing belt and bent valves on one head. i fixed that and the car ran great. my problem is this: when i ...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heat VIN: 1GNEL19W8X
both heater hoses were restricted.replaced hoses and heater core again. flush system multiple times to get all contaminates out.heater hoses were restricted at clamp that holds them to the heater box.we checked flow from intake to heater valve,to heater core t...
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Coolant Fans On VIN: 2G1WX12KOY
Thanks to all of you who responded so quickly to my request. Sorry I took so long to close. Problem was intermittant and wanted to be sure car was fixed. A thermostat as most suggested fixed this one. Thanks Trouble codes: P0128 (testing and results).
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L transmission VIN: 1G1YY32G9Y
First of all I used my own personal snap on MODIS everything on car was in working order the PCM has been performance tuned and I found out that the torque converter slip RPM signal was removed from program by tuner
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L starting VIN: 2G1WH52K43
we found that if we removed the 60amp ign fuse from the under hood fuse panel and waited the draw would go away in about 2-3 minutes, we removed and replace the ignition switch and removed an after market remote starter system that was disconnected before this...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C4GM68Y74
one of the pins on the harness conector in pcm wasn't straight enough and had bent, straightened and reconected, it had started right up after that. had customer drove it to dealer for new pcm & harness because of broken conectors & didn't know how much salt &...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7HF13Z2V
Thanks for all your responces the problem is solved. It was the TPS. I am glad I sent in a help request I think I was confused by the earlier repairs that seemed to work short term. I am not sure why cleaning the throtle body and clearing the adaptives fixed i...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L torque converter VIN: 1D7HU18Z92
If it looks like a duck,walks like a duck,then it must be a duck. 7 out of 7 replies said torque converter. This is the first one I had like this. I'll know next time. If stall test fails,pressure drops when TCC solenoid is applied,TCC solenoid ohms OK,then it...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
I replaced the brake booster and that fixed it, but removing vacuum from the booster to see if it goes away didn't work because it still did it, thanks everyone for the replies.
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTWW33Y95
Thanks for replies. I was checking to see if this was a common problem before truck goes back for warranty repair/make sure customer was well informed beforehand. Guess is just a 'lemon'.
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1989 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 1GTDK14K4K
i had a lot of help on this one...thanx to all. i blocked the ports from the RABS valve and the proportioning valve to the front and rear brakes and had a fantstic hi and hard pedal so i knew my problem was after all the valves. which was a great suggestion fr...
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1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GKEK13R4X
This vehicle was beyond my scanning capabilities, so I referred it to a next door shop with what I hoped would be better equipment capabilities, but, in the end, after they confirmed that the ignition system was at fault (passlock system most referred to in re...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L alternator
After rechecking all we could , we took some advise and changed alt to a Honda . Voltage went to 14.1 . Checked again 3 days in a row - all OK . Voltage does vary still , but is between 14.1 and 12.7 . Honda says this is normal due to ELD . Thanks for all repl...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Front axle seal VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
The vehicle is not yet fixed but we have inspected the items that were mentioned in the replies. Most of the replies centered around checking for loose suspension components and to make sure that the seal is seated properly. The ball joints on the side where t...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D41
it was the mass air flow sensor i toke one off another vehicle and tried it but customer refused the repair aftermarket part still 400.00 she said she was going to trade it in thanks for the help
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Heater Core VIN: 1G2NW12EXX
Well,This is the first time I have used IATN. WOW, thanks for all the fast respones. I finally got time to work on this vehicle. It was air in the system. The bleeder valve was leaking and drawing air into the system. I felt both heater hoses at idle,one was h...
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1994 Subaru Loyale 1.8L head gasket VIN: JF2AN52B3R
I'm calling this one fixed. These head gaskets do have a problem sealing around the oil galleries. The answer is to make sure the surface is in good shape, nice and true. Use the regular graphite gasket but put sealant (Aviation Permatex, The Right Stuff, some...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1V
Well in spite of customer scheduling, a back ordered part, and poor weather the vehicle has finially returned. I repeated my testing and did apply some of your suggestions. I did not have any port restrictions and the engine vacuum has sufficiently applied thr... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Leaks VIN: WVWGG83A4T
I decided to take the advice of many & check out www.dieselgeek.com,they had the 2 gaskets I needed.It was $16.00 for both of them We actually resealed the pump w/o having to remove it, not a bad job. My snappy scanner's german software had the ability to ...
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