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1998 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUC2A8D8W
no start, I need the test for the throttle body. thanks
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD54B22
This Allroad came in this week with a plethora of codes and a flashing mil. My tech hooked up the Modis and said that the #2 cyl. was a hard miss and 1 and 3 much less so.I am aware of the coil issues and was curious if losing a whole bank of cylinders would m... Trouble codes: 16826, 17704, 16515, (P013, 16684, 16685, 16686
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1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L wipers VIN: 2G1AW19W0G
Hello Group. My Migraines are flairing upagain. This past Monday, we had a 1986 Celebrity with pulse wipers that the customer came in complaining that his wipers when turned on any speed, would just move up and down 2-3 inches. After questioning the customer f...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15W6Y
This van does'nt want to start when cold.I have checked fuel pressure,58 lbs while cranking.Spark tests ok,even tried another coil and module assembly.Tested injector pulse at the connector above plenum with Vantage meter.Most of the time there is no pulse.It ...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L oil pan VIN: 1GTCT19X83
Can the oil pan be removed with the engine in the truck? Alldata shows removing the engine but it looks like the front differential would be faster. Am I missing something at the bellhousing area?
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power locks VIN: 3C4FY4BB21
The car came in for power steering noise & we resolved that with your help. When the customer picked up the car the remote power locks did not work & neither did the power locks from the switches inside the car. We located the power lock module & checked power...
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FACP54Y7M
Fellow Technicians, In the shop today is a clean SHO. Came in on the hook, Cranks over but will not start. When key is turned to "ON" position instead of fuel pump coming on the cooling fan comes on. Intially this was an intermitent problem and would leave th...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
Hi all Got this explorer yesterday customer replaced plugs-wires-coil-fuel filter for this miss, still there. dead miss #4 I check codes, po304 active but #2 failed also in mode6, check vac leaks,firing order,compression, fuel pressure,spark all ok, slight int... Trouble codes: P0304
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L MIL Lamp on, P01414 VIN: 1FALP54N3T
Hi Guys, I'm working on a 1996 Taurus SHO 3.4 with code P01414. I'm typing this from memory, from home. Hopefully I can remember all details. Meaning, I do believe code 1414, as far as Ford's Diagnostic chart was concerned, is EAP (electric air pump) -AKA- Se... Trouble codes: P1414
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L cat. monitor VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
I need help. Car came in for Emission test and failed for convertor code. Replaced convetor but can not get monitor to run to complete and pass emission tested. I have checked o2 sensor mass air flow sensor and flashed ecm with all currant updates. Any ideals ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52U12
This crown vic is a taxi cab. It came to the shop as a no start. Found no batt feed to PCM, coils, or injectors. Found corroded wiring in harness on right side and through rad support. Wiring was repaired and vehicle started ok. Vehicle towed in a week later w...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB7662M
the car will not idle steady.for the first few minutes runs good. then idle goes up, down, up, down, steady. but not in drive or reverse. have had many techs look at it. everyone scratches there head and say i dont know.been through all the diagnostic steps wi...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L speedometer VIN: JHMCB7671N
thanks in advance for time taken in help on this . The speedometer goes into an obvious inaccurate state inbetween 40 and 50mph & 10 & 35mph. Looking for any advice on where to test components my service manual has no mention of this particular component let a...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU42F01
hello all after we replaced timing belt 3 days later came back with check engine light on misfire code and other code .felt misfire at idle do you think possible bent valve cyl1,3,5 for one side cylinder head some one out there can help me with this problem th... Trouble codes: P1191 (limp home valve system fault), P1195 (limp home valve tps 1 volt), P0300 (ramdom misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0303 (3 misfire), P0301 (1 misfire)
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4GZ58885
cranks but wont start. Good fuel pressur-38 psi. Good spark from coil, VERY sporatic from the distributor. There is no battery voltage @ the distributor. I have checked the cps and vss since these are common jeep problems. I know the pcm's on these have issues...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Rotors VIN: 1J4GX48S24
This vehicle is both low-mileage and in excellent condition. This one-driver vehicle has been city-driven less than a 100 miles per week. Owner claimed that upon braking, "brakes felt funny". In a road test, pulsation very evident. I 'miked' the rotors and the...
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L gauges VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Hello everyone, I have this continental that has no digital gauges that work, no speedometer no fuel or temp or oil presure gauges. I have checked all fuses. I had a 93 lincoln town car to do the same thing and i had to replase the insrtument panel complete, d...
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2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Electronic VIN: JM1B2221Y0
morning Techs This is a new customer and she was told she needed a new trans because of these codes. I drove the car and the trans feels fine except once in awhile it will hiccup and throw these codes. I'm having a hard time believing that the trans has to be...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L engine VIN: 2P4FP25B6W
customer brought vehicle into shop for us to check for a "metal tingy noise" when running also to check for some type of fluid leaking on the ground. located a large oil leak coming from the oil pressure switch (engine oil level was not low, just needed to be ...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ5212P
This car was brought in for a NO start problem. Upon checking it had good fuel pressure, NO spark, NO injector pulse. So I went ahead and replaced the cam sensor, and it still had NO injector pulse. I went and pulled the ignition coils, and found alot of green... Trouble codes: 41 (No camshaft reference signal)
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2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Battery VIN: 1G2ZH54875
To GM tech. Battery drain occurs on this G6 Pontiac(125-130ma) only when I lock doors (with remote or doors switch). If I do not lock the doors, I got about 20 to 25 ma. battery drain. The problem is located at the IBCM 1 fuse. According to the wiring diagram,...
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L injector driver circuit VIN: WPOAAO949D
Thank s in advance Todd
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Help Saab people. This 9-3 is my brother in laws car. The mil came on 4 days ago with no noticeable symptoms. The car came to me today to check. I have no euro software on any of my scan tools, so I tried to scan the car with global OBD2. I have tried my Genys...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L timming belt VIN: 2NVW1533C3
how do i properly align timming marks...re: using flywheel mark and cam mark or balancer mark and cam mark???
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Lites VIN: YV1VS255XY
Hi Volvo Experts this car has burnt the right headlite and r-tail lite bulbs at least twice that we know of. We suspect the head lite switch but wonder if this a common problem with this model? Thanks for any help George
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1998 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L passlock VIN: 1G4NJ52M3W
After confirming voltages and ground to the IPC and still only getting 10.6v out of the white wire, I decided to try another ignition switch. Only took one sequence to program instead of three. Even after disconnecting battery to re remove new switch to re key...
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2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L battery draw VIN: 2G4WY55J52
I WAS ABLE TO ABTAIN A METER TO CHECK FOR PARASITIC DRAWS. THERE IS A DRAW OF 98-100mAs, ON THE INADV POWER BUS CIRCUIT, AND THE BCM POWER CIRCUIT. WHEN I PULL THE FUSE TO THE INADV POWER BUS CIRCUIT DRAW DROPS TO 45-50mAs. WHEN RENISTALLED DRAW STAYS AT 45-50...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L wipers
after checking voltage and grounds i replaced the circuit board . problem solved.it is very frustrating when you cant find good information.ihate to replace parts without being sure of my diagnostics ,anyhow the iatn members who responded nudged me in the righ...
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNEK18K6S
Sorry it took so long to close this fix but it just got fixed yesterday. There were alot of different suggestion to fix the problem and I gave the customer 3 options. 1.I could continue to spend more of his money on diagnostic time and throw more parts at it. ...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L intake gasket VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
Thanks for all of your help guys, it was in fact the head gaskets as well as the intake (I think the guy overheated the crap out of it). The customer chose to change the engine in the end. Once again thanks to you all and the IATN for the help
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M51
I am disappointed to say that the customer has declined repair. He doesnt understand why he needs to replace the injection system on this van with a littel over 40,000 miles. The culprit in this case was the injection system. The dealer had it for 2 days, and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P1381 (misfire- no communication with ABS controller).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gas and battery VIN: 2GCEC19T93
Good morning all-I want to thank everyone for there time and effort on this one.I had 13 replies to this problem.A few suggested to track a ground problem.So I rechecked all grounds.Found no problems with ground or power.Some also suggested the cluster was the...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B4FP25B7V
iwant to thank all the technicians who provided me with informmation . the fix was camshaft & crankshaft sensor,sensors were defective. thank you 1 more time for your help. Trouble codes: 11 (ignition ref/ ckp circuit malfunction).
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L most interior components VIN: 2B4GP44322
A special thanks to all for any information regarding this odd accessory power loss problem i was experiencing. I started by taking all your advise! I took out the battery and battery tray, coolant overflow tank, drivers fender splash shield and removed all wi...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18W13
I am guessing that this was caused by the really cold weather that we had(down to -15 F) and not driving this vehicle long distances. Rechecked truck after another cold week and the air box was still dry. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 8YRF08L818
Thanks to all the friends that took time to help. The owner had to reap his rice harvest and then he will bring it back. Any way Ithink the best way to test the coils on these F150 is using the adjustable coil tester Jay [...] sugested becuase the option on th...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7659P
First off thanks to everyone that resonded. Most all were on the right track. Idle air valve was bad and caused the erratic idle. The cause of the stalling was the ground wire under the thermostat housing not making good contact. Again thanks for all the help.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Brakes
I want to thank everyone who replied. The problem was in the suspension. At first the suspension seemed tight and I could not find anything loose. Clamping the brake line to the right rear made the problem go away so I concentrated there. I had to put the car ...
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1996 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHJW34MXT
i finally got this one guys. what a pain it has been its been in and out of the shop 4 over a month. after doing all the testing i had resources to do i was at a loss. i did absolutely everything u guys suggested and i really appreciate the input it really hel...
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2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L battey draw VIN: 1MEFM58011
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded to my request it was very helpful, the first thing i did was to lube up every door switch on this vehical then another new battery was installed i then let the vehicle go to 'sleep' overnight with the dv...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC34G81
not the normal key for car was a spare causing the antitheif system to kill the car. thanks for all the help
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