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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B12
This is actually my personal car no repairs have been made recently i thought a cam sensor was bad so i swapped them around with a know good sensor since i was not sure which one vas bad all i knew was bank 2 but everytime the misfire codes come back along wit... Trouble codes: P0300, P304, P305, P0306, P0345
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L75
Hi all. I have a pain in the butt Buick. According to the owner this has been stalling intermittently for quit a while but it always starts back up immediately. They took it to a dealer a while back and he said they replaced a "wire on top of the engine". I'm ... Trouble codes: P1629 (Passkey fuel enable circuit), P0101 (MAF sensor circuit), P1567 (Cruise control switch malfunction), P0171 (Fuel trim lean), P0300 (Misfire detected)
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L high idle VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
The problem is that the boss on top of the intake that the plastic cover screws into broke, leaving a dime size hole. The repair choices are to epoxy the boss back on or replace the intake. My questions are A)How common is this problem? B)Is epoxy an acceptabl...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L steering/suspension VIN: 2C8GP54L72
Hello fellow techs, This van came in with a bad power steering leak. I replaced the power steering hoses to the steering cooler. I replaced them with longer lines and routed them differently to avoid the possibility of kinking them off.(This is also pointed o...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C1MR2291V
vehicle came in on hook with no start costomer tried to diagnose problem by playing parts changer. Changed distributor, PCM, fuel pump with known good units. Diagnoses on my part found faulty injector replaced injector, now vehicle starts and runs for three se...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGCE6679T
This honda came in with MIL on for P0401 and P0725 the ignition coil took care of the 725 code but i replace egr valve and it came back on right after she left the shop. So to CYA i put a vacume solenoid on and cleaned the egr tube.Should have done that before... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow), P0725 (engine speed sensor circut malfunction)
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L no idle stop VIN: JHMES966X3
This vehicle will most times not idle stop,maybe once or twice a day will it work. Sometimes at a light it will idle stop after sitting like it should in stop and go traffic. I have tried with the climate control off or in economy and doesn't make any differen...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CM58W9X
This vehicle came in a few days ago with an ABS light. Customer stated that while driving down his driveway the pedal went to the floor and he actually ran into his bushes. After this the ABS light was on and stayed on. I drove the car and the brakes worked gr...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L ride quality VIN: 1F4FA39564
I guess this jeep starts vibrating and bouncing so bad between 45-50 mph you have to slow way down or it would cause a accident its that bad, they have checked all suspension and steering components, tire balance and road force they were out but did not fix an...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA3517L
This car came in yesterday for rear brakes and dies when cold start. I assumed idle speed problem. Recommended Motor Vac and clean isc. Hooked to motorvac and ran 30 minutes with out running engine. Cleaned injectors witn engine running for another 30 minutes....
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1999 Mazda B2600 2600CC Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: MNA8SFD70X
This may be one for you Aussies out there as this vehicle may be exclusive to our market. I need some help on diagnosing the 3 pin air flow meter. The owner was advised by a roadside assistance organisation that the air flow meter is faulty, but due to the cos...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD11S4T
ok, i was ask if i might look at this one , it was stalling at times. checked the basic stuff without verifying the problem, well after driving for a few days it had act up,it had a dtc for maf sensor,replaced the throttle body top(that is way to expensive!) a...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JT3HP10VSW
This Toyota problem is eluding me. It has a surge at acceleration and cruise. Customer is getting about 10 mpg. No codes. The fuel trims are showing a rich condition. LT Trim B1-S1 -2.3 Total Trim .95 Also has pid of Trim B1-S1 (%) -100. The plugs are black. H...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling System VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Thanks for your time to read this post. I have a 2002 VW Jetta with an overheating problem. I have changed the thermostat which I could not force open by hand. I could not get the coolant to circulate. I bled air out at every hose possible and filled from uppe...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L SRS,horn VIN: JH4CC2663R
The clockspring was shorted internaly. We installed a new one as suggested and problems were solved.
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBADL81000
After long hours testing and trying to jump into aconclusion , I only could say that when fault is present and I cool the condenser by spraying it with water for about two min then turn ignition off and on, the compressor works well again. This make think pres...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Manifold VIN: 2C8GP74L72
Could not find reason for failure and so far, so good.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33F0X
I am closing this request for help. The customer needed his truck because his other car broke down. After he picked it up, he called to ask what I did. He said the problem was 99% gone. It now hesitates from 1700-1750 rpm and is barely noticable. I told him al...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L output speed sensor VIN: 1FMNU41S3Y
The fix was another PCM. The customer stated that the dealer installed computer was doing the same thing. He was sure the code was the same. I did not verify this. I would have hung a computer early on if the dealer had not just put one in. I have waited 7 day...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L alternator warning light VIN: 1FTNX21P24
Hi Folks, Thanks for all the help. I checked all the wiring thinking that I might have a problem in the harness as this vehicle is worked hard and has had a lot of people repairing it. Came accross some bad wiring repairs and thought that I had found the probl...
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1993 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14A4P
Thank's to all the fellow Tech's and to IATN for this great site. Ended up replacing the ecm and the air temperature sensor. It was out of spec by 20 degrees after an overnite sleep and recheck in the morning.The o2 voltage would stay high .8 - .95 being conne... Trouble codes: 02, SENS0, R1CH.
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EX58S8T
thanks for all the help found poor conection at black pcm connecter cleaned all connecters packed them with dielectric grease.drove vehicle every thing good. cust real happy pcm cost 500.00 thanks again Trouble codes: 43 (ignition coil primary circut failure).
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LNHM83W14
thank for every one who reply , sorry for late to close it , I installed old PCM back and using programable module istalltiom every thing is fine thanks for all
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E3X
Hello! I want thankyou all for help(i get 17 replies!).I replace MAF sensor and take care the problem.Vehicle runs fine now!Thank you very much again!Yours replies was really helpful! Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl.2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cyl.3 misfire detected).
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNIHZ14S2E
Hello Everyone, Thanks to the three who responded. James from Florida recommended a new cylinder head temp sensor & pigtail which are evidently still available thru Nissan. John [...] from 'The Z Shop' in north carolina and James from Montana both stated that a... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant Temp System), 21 (Ignition System), 22 (Fuel Pump System).
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA21D4T
hey, just wanna say thanx to the guys that responded, found a bad ignition switch, i apologize for the lack of info, but you guys are great
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1CA21A5X
To all members of iATN thank you for your help ,to this date I have been unable to repair this vehicle. I replace all the sparke plugs and the coils the problem still presisit.As soon as I find the problem I will let every one know . Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition system misfire malfuction control), P0325.
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1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Touring 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CV54C7K
Well about every one said to check the magnet on the cam gear and guess what it was gone so we got a timing set and a new magnet and that fixed code 41. The code 26 quad driver module circuit was both cooling fan relays stuck open and fried some wires fix the ... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver Module Circuit), 41 (Cam sensor circuit).
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ballance shaft VIN: 4TGB22K7YU
Hi All I want to thank all who responded. Some said thicker shims, Some said thinner shims. And some said replace the balance shaft. Well a few of you said You dont need it. Howard [...] was the first to say I did not need it and he told me why and how. Wh...
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2000 Volkswagen Sharan 1900CC climate control VIN: WVWZZZ7MZ3
car went without being fixed!! had no choise but to tell the customer to take car to the dealer, thanks anyway for any suggesgions given.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, wrong ecu coding VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Sorry about the last update, it had nothing to with car. It seems that as several of you suggested, the ECU for the manual and the automatic are different. I am looking for an ECU now. I am still driving the car and it runs ok but lacks power and throws variou...
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