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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAUYP64B01
Customer came in complaining about front suspension intermitantly not inflating. Cannot find any signs of leaks and neither side is inflating when the car is problematic. Very little information on air suspension system per Alldata. Any help would be appreciat...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L4S
Hey folks thanks for your time. I have a 95 lesabre interm. stall. I have ckp sig. going in icm but not comming out to pcm. I replaced icm with oe no change. ecm seems to be the fix in knowledge base. My question is will the ecm keep the ckp sig. from comming ... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error)
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L heater core VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
Hi guys, I'm usually one giving advice on GM cars, not asking for it! But this car has got me stumped by having repeat heater core failures. The first 3 cores were AC Delco units, the current one, and the one that is going in it today are from Napa. I have ano...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1449S
This S10 sure has me stumped. It started out as a miss whenever the vehicle was started hot or cold. Within 10 to 20 seconds after starting, the miss would mostly go away. You can smell the raw fuel when it was missing bad, that's why I thought it was a spark ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19WXY
About a week after the fuel pump was changed the check engine light came on without any driveability symptoms. Customer has been living with it but now wants it fixed. When the mil came on, at first it was intermittent and now it stays on all of the time. I he... Trouble codes: P0446, P0452, P0453
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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GH54R3P
This van has no spark and no injector pulse however the cam and crank signals are present i verified at PCM with snap on vantage pro.The signals do not overlap they look in sync.ASD relay is bieng turned on during cranking.My boss put a new cam and crank senso...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56F7R
Vehicle was towed in for not able to go over 30 mph. scanned code 11 (no crank sensor signal). Road tested shift problems, overhauled transmission and upon trying to start and fill engine backfired and will not start. We have a doner car that we swapped PCM an...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L hot soak, no start VIN: 2B3HD56J6W
Hi guys, hope someone can help here. I have a lot of driveability techs scratching our heads! I have a hot soak issue, usually 10-20 minutes like a vapor lock. Pressure holds well. If you release the (air) pressure through the fuel pressure guage, then cycle t...
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2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L interior VIN: 1D4HB38N36
hi guys. this is my personal vehicle. recently i began to get this musty, moldy smell in the truck. i did the obvious, drinks under the seat, spilled drinks, food and found nothing. just wondering if these trucks have water leak problems or hvac is problem. if...
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L head/engine VIN: 1FAFP13P6W
Customers says never overheated. Checked crank and cam alignment-OK. # 4 had electrode broke off in engine, but that wouldn't affect the compression of that cylinder unless it bent a valve. But the other two also have no compression. While the #2 is good. No e...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L dash lights VIN: 2FTZF0732X
hello fellow techs! i have a 99 lightning here with no dash illumination lights. if you turn the headlights on the radio will dim and the hvac controls will light up like normal. all fuses are good and i there is power coming out of the headlight switch and th...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CM58W4X
If the Rodeo is on an hill going up the gas gauge will read empty and the low fuel light begins to flash,as soon as it is on a flat surface the gauge reads normal.If i unplug the fuel sending unit gang plug the gauge reads empty.I also ground the gauge at the ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Stall VIN: SAJEA51C72
This vehicle stalls on the freeway. The customer says that this happens after he has been driving and has let the car sit for 30-45 minutes. After he gets on the freeway an is almost home the engine stops and he has to coast over to the shoulder. Once on the s...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Air flow VIN: 1J8GW58J02
I have this 02 jeep, no air flow from any of the modes does not make a differance on defrost,vents or floor.Has code 52.The motor on the driver side seems to be working but I can hear a cliking sound when switching the modes,Ihave read the tsb's and the archiv...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFJ28A5Y
Hello all Navigator came in at proper height but customer says sometimes drops and stays down for a while. thought it was height sensor changed, month later down again scanned suspension got code C1830 (compressor relay) performed test with alldata which was i...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBGA51EXS
transmission on this car has been replaced and the owner took the car for inspection and emission test , next day came back with the ASR light on and asked if any thing wrong whith the new transmission ? after checkout every thing,rest the light and send him f... Trouble codes: 24 (crank shaft position sensor signal fault/ignition control system), 20 (speed signal), 06 (idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Rear view mirror VIN: WDBJF65J51
The right rear view mirror automatically turns down and slightly inward when the car is put into reverse. I would like to turn off this annoying feature without affecting the remote operation of this mirror. Are there any M/B techs out there that would know if...
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1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L valve traine and engine vacuum VIN: JA7TGFJ64Y
the trunk was not driven for a long time due to engine timing problem. i fix the timing and got the truck to run but i have two problem. one is that the engine makes very loud tapping or clunking noise from the valve train all the time. it gets louder at highe...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L flywheel VIN: 4A3CF44E8P
hello all eclipse techs i have a problem i have a junkyard eclipse engine same production date as car but engine was out of an automatic trans car . i have a 5 speed standard . the flywheel from my original engine is different bolt patternfrom engine from junk...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JNICA21D8S
Hello all,this vehicle was towed in.Complaint was that it will not start but will crank good.Has code P0600. It does have injector pulse but no spark.Checked cam and crank sensors show good valves. I even replaced the crank sensor at the trans. Ground circuit ... Trouble codes: P0600
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3GN86R8V
hello Toyota techs,have this 4runner,came in for check engine lite on,failed emission test,was misfiring pretty bad,I dont know how the readings on the emissions test could come out so good but...noticed that #2 cylinder was failing cylinder balance test...pul... Trouble codes: P0301
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B32
Car will crank but not start most times. Multiple starts will eventually run. Retrived code p0341 everytime car won't start. We get an exhaust pop when you stop cranking. We looked over other iatn posts with similar problems. Waveform of cam sensor appears to ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor - G40 -signal unplausible)
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBWBG1324T
Thanks to everyone for your advice. William from OR and Christian from MO were on the right track. The VANOS unit was bad and wouldn't function when the oil was cold on the first start of the day. The cam placement was off so the DME wouldn't fire the injector... Trouble codes: P1519.
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Surge VIN: 3G5DA03E02
Hello Tech's. The responces were great. Serveral tech's hit the condition on the head. :) It was the BCM that controls, over the data line, the on and off time that the PCM in return controls the drivers for the fans. Thank you all. God Bless.
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNCS13W2S
As of this time I`m going to close this post since getting the truck back to the shop has become an issue. Coworker`s son wrecked his S-10 so he is driving the blazer til the S-10 is repaired .I got alot of responses on this one. Most covered the wiring , fuel...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L no shift VIN: AC3AU42N3X
Although the guy is now undecided and went and bought another vehicle since he thought he had transmission issues with this car, I have not had the go ahead to replace the input and output speed sensors on this vehicle. Everyone pointed me in that direction. t...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L EATX Controller VIN: 2C4GP54L31
Well, I receved 8 replies. Most of them indicated you need special adapters/software to communicate w/this system. I was using a Mastertech with the appropriate Chrysler VIM installed. I never was able to communicate w/eatx. I did, however notice that the sole...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 2B6HB11Y1Y
Most every time I use this wonderfull site it is a great help. This time I felt no one really read or fully understood my post. I was worried that the reman pcm would have been damaged by the vans trans or someting else. As for my replies Ron, they use the sam...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Temp, Odometer and Clock Stay On VIN: WDBHA22E9T
Thanks to those who replied. By testing the comfort contol system module located at the trunk right side. found that the module was waiting for the seat memory to retract when you open the door to exit the vehicle. When you open the door the seat should move b...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Thanks to all who responded to my post. One response stated that I may have dropped a valve seat, although I don't think this was the issue, because the engine ran great after plug replacement, and the small pock marks on top of the piston were too small to ha... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 Cylinder misfire a week later).
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NW12M8T
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. We found that the airbag module had a lot of corrosion which was causing it to short out. Once we unplugged it, the car started. So we are going to replace module. Thanks again! Trouble codes: 1573 (no communication between ebtcm/pcm).
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Accessories VIN: 3G7DA03EX1
Thanks to all, with special thanks to Brent [...]. It's nice to know these are a problem, and that I was leaning in the right direction. Customer is going to keep removing and reinstalling BCM fuse when problems occur. She did not wish to repair now. Once...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L PCV hose VIN: 2T1BR12E32
I replaced the hose and the PCV valve and everything seems to be good. Thanks for your help, and also thanks Timothy for the diagnostic tip it worked out really well.
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcm VIN: 3VWRA81HXS
hey guys sorry for the delay on this fix but i was waiting on the computer that i ordered . well everything came down to the tcm i just put a good used one and car is driving the way it should and don't have vag scan tool so i just told the costumer to take th...
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