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1984 BMW 533i 3.2L No Start VIN: WB8DB740XE
this car came in after sitting for over a year. it had an open coil wire we temporarily repaired that and we still have no spark checked crank pos sensor and speed sensor as well as reference point sensor all ohm ok and show good patterns. coil ohms ok but we ...
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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L seats VIN: WBAHD6315M
the seat back won't go up and down as a unit
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
1st time in replaced coils for #2 and #4 and all 6 spark plugs, car ran fine for a couple of days then the check engine warning light came back on with the same fault codes. 2nd time We have swapped #2 and #4 coils with #1 and #3 We have removed the ecu and i... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4)
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L hard start VIN: WBADN6642Y
this car came in for a hard start problem. when the car was started i heard timing chain noise and when i hooked it to the scanner it gave me 2 codes for either side camshaft overadvance. pulled the valve covers off and noticed loosed upper cam tensioner. can ... Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft pos.- timing over advance bank 1), P0021 (a camshaft pos.- timing over advance bank 2)
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS534X1
customer came back next day with the same codes in the system again. cam acuator test showed no or very little vanos angle and not matching command. drove car as soon as car hit 3k on the rpm light came back on. installed new vanos solenoid, or electromagnetic... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam bank one intake cam vanos tight), P0011 (vanos maxium adaption)
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DB03E52
when engine is hot won't start, somethine like no fule , after an hour start again everything is fine. did anybody have the problem? and how fixed it? please help me. thanks henry
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
a/c cluth doesn't engage
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L convertor VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
No codes, no pending codes. Chuggle on light load and sometime barely perceptible on deceleration. Has new torque convertor and solenoid as per Cadillac bulletin. Misfire graphic may show 2 to 4 misfires on an occurance. Problem occurs after driving about 10 m...
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Programming VIN: 1G1BL82P9R
This is not actually a Impala... I'm putting this driveline into a 1985 Jaguar XJS. What I really need help with is a reputable company to affordably reprogram the PCM so it will work for the swap. I know I can get all the materials and do it myself, but I'm t...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L trans and no scan serial data VIN: 1GNEC13R8V
I inpected TC and no obvious signs of any heat discoloration or other, flex plate is intact and bolts are tight. Fluid is good and dipstick is right on. No DLC scan communication. performed step by step and replaced VCM, with NAPA reman. - flashed by NAPA. S...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ABS Module VIN: 1G1ND53M9W
The car presented with ABS and Brake lights on. Computer would not scan ABS module. The scanner would recognize the ABS and provide a datastream and then everything would disconnect or give crazy readings. ABS solenoids cycled constantly even in park. We check...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L A/C Leak VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
Truck came in with no ac. I charged system and injected dye. I checked the most common spots to leak; high side port, schrader valves, cycle switch, compressor. did not find anything. removed glove box and blower to check evaporator. no leak. removed rear pane...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Airbag VIN: 2G1WF52K33
This Impala is flashing the airbag light on intermittently. I retrieved a B0100 (Electronic Front End Sensor 1 Fault). There are a grey and yellow wire at the sensor. The grey wire has no short to ground, power or the yellow wire. The yellow wire on the other ...
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1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L overheating VIN: 2C3HC56F7S
car came overheating took thermoatat out still overheats did pressure test with plugs out holds press.no water in cyls. the heat guage in the dash stays normal while its cracking banging and spewing out the cap (removed) and no thermostat, it doesn't take long...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1C3EL56R82
Thanks in advance for reading this, I'm not the greatest trans tech, but am trying to learn. The vehicle will have a long 1-2 shift, I tried the quick learn, my cvi numbers are LR 48, OD 119-133, UD 44-60, 2-4 45-109, I know the 2-4 are high, after quick learn...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L blend door rear VIN: 2C8GP54L92
have tried resest with off and recylcle buttons. when reset will just continue to move back and forth forever and never settles on a spot. setting codes for both actuators in rear (travel to far).please help
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z7T
Customer tows a trailer over a mountain pass. SES light comes on only while towning. All my scan data looks normal right now but my freezeframe scan data is off... rpm of 640 and map of 3.5" and load of 13.3 ltft 32.8 and stft 13.3 Fuel pump replaced last mont... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B7JB21Y0Y
greetings to all,this van at times will cut out and also not start at times.i changed crank sensor but still have same problem.further testing shows when it does not start i lose power to my injectors and also to my ignition coil.looking at a wiring diagram th...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L LR pressure switch circuit VIN: 2B3HD46R12
Code: P1776 Solenoid Switch Valve Latched in L-R position. Scanner shows open and close so I know that change of state of switch circuit is working. I replaced the valvebody and solenoid pack but problem is still present. The data on scan tool shows the switch...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L antilock light on VIN: 1FTHX261XH
Hi Guys, This guy has been a great customer & we really want to get this fixed for him! He has owned this truck for a couple of years & the "abs" (rear wheel anti-lock) has never worked. We started on it to find a missing fuse from the fuse panel. That did no...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1FALP13P6V
Vehicle came into shop 300 miles ago for a Check Engine light complaint. Scan of computer brought up code P1744 Torque Convertor Clutch System Performance. Code is for California Emissions vehicles only and is diagnosed by symptom., according to AllData. This ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cooling system, high temp VIN: 1FTYR10D53
This truck came to us with a small coolant consumption problem. We found the water pump had a minor leak so we replaced it, recommended a thermostat and fan clutch as it was also running warm on the gauge. The owner had previously installed a new radiator with...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU73K03
it will idle and not miss on accl. but it will miss under load and moveing about 1200 rpm a complete ign cut out aftr replaceing the intake set the car was fine and to weeks later it was shit this started to yhappen
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14504
Hello all. This truck has a slight rough idle and keeps setting these codes. We removed cylinder 4 plug and coil and tranfered it to cylinder 6. Same code returns for cylinder 4. There is a bulletin about updated plugs, but I am just wondering about anything e... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 316 (misfire detected first 1000 revolutions)
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Safety VIN: 1FTWW31Y35
Hi All, I have this F350 that can be very dangerous. It was being driven yesterday and the throttle stuck in the open position and almost caused an accident. This is not the first time this has happened either. I looked it over and noticed it is throttle by wi...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L abs/traction control VIN: 2FMDA58215
hi group- got my mother in law to do a driveby with this van and pulled codes only. she has been complaining about an intermittent abs and trac light for 6 months now and says this van is out of warranty. i only had time to pull codes as she was driving on a t...
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2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3GKFK16Z52
Client concern: poor idle quality-faltering, and under acceleration, the vehicle will hesitate and falter as well.
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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMBB2150N
I converted this 92 Prelude SI from a 2.3 to a 2.2 VTEC. Engine(complete)& transmission both from a 93. After initial install with the original ECU(P14) and VTEC wiring not completed yet,it ran perfectly. After completing the VTEC wiring to the ECU and ...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CMS7WOX
Hello, I replaced the heads due to cracks. No start, no injector pulse. Batt.+ at injectors. Grounds on each side of manifold are good. I have rpm reading while cranking so that should eliminate ckp. Passkey faults should disable starter and fuel injection(I a...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dip lighting VIN: SAJEAO1U43
good evening members.have the accountants 03 s-type hear with the dip beam lights malfunctioning.shopkey has no usable info on this system for diagnosis or replacement.the local jag dealer says the headlight assyms need replaced at a cost of approx.2600.00 dol...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L start then stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S3P
same as above
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L fan motor VIN: 1LNLM82W8S
we are a medium/heavy duty truck shop but this is my own car i recently purchased. the a/c works fine as long as you are traveling down the road. when stopped in traffic the air from the vents is not as cold, just barely cool. i noticed two fans behind the rad...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
the car pulls to the left during hard braking. Car came in with pulsing in rotors and a complaint of a pull to the left. We replaced rotors and pads (pads did not show any uneven wear). We replaced both front calipers...pull is still there. Tie rod ends and su...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L valve train VIN: JM1NB35381
mazda techs; this miata makes a rattling noise(very fast) only when dead cold, for about 3 seconds. as far as we can tell, its emulating from top, front of engine. checked all tsb's, emails, and dealer sources. we are thinking noise may be coming from variab...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA44D55
hi techs, this 500 has no spark,good power on coil, dim power on the negetive side of coil,i tryed a other coil same thing, the car was running and it quit on a idle,is the main module a problem on tho's cars? thanks for your help! ralph
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ALL .0L all systems
Hello Mercedes techs, I have been trying to load copies of WIS and EPC onto my computer, they will load seperately , but when you try to instal them on the same machine there seems to be some conflict. Your experiences with this problem or your thoughts would ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF65J1Y
The vehicle came in with the SRS light on. I found codes 1315-003, fault with the passenger seat pressure switch, and 1315-007 failure to communicate with the passenger seat switch. Alldata has no real information on testing this switch, just a description of ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Dash lights, gauges VIN: WDBPJ75J32
Tech has tested alternator. When at idle, voltage is good at 13.8-14.1 volts. If car is revved at all, all instrument cluster lights drop out. If reved slightly higher, all the gauges quit working. Simulteanously - the voltage on the alternator goes up to 17.-...
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Axle shaft VIN: 4M2ZV12T92
Hopeing someone could give me an idea on how to get rid of this vibration in this van. It's a mercury van with a nissan drive train. It came in with a noise in the left front. The noise was similar to a bad axle joint. You turn the wheel all the way to the lef...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L top engine VIN: 1G2WJ12MXR
car came in with hard knock in front valve cover/front camshaft area.took valve covers off to look for anything obvious.looked normal except for excess play in front timing chain.replace both chains all guids and both tensioners.put car back together and still...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 4A3AK44Y1V
hey guy's we have a 1997 eclipse that is giving me a fit. car came in with dealer diagnose for head gasket. we could find no c0 in coolant & pressure check showed normal at first. we replaced t-stat to start with. then we drove a good while. never seemed to he...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1EB31P5R
Vehicle came for treadmill emmision test failure. 30 GPM CO. Confirmed high CO reading, O-2 sensor voltage at .9 volts at 2000 rpms or higher stationary or cruise. In fuel control at idle to 2000 rpm. Lab scoped O-2 sensor, good voltage range .1-.9 vlts and co...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no start VIN: JN1CA2100T
replaced clutch car would not start check wave form crankshaft sensor ok cam sensor was out of spec. replaced it still no spark cleaned ground cable up . replaced spark plugs .check fuel pressure good have power going to coil
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine VIN: 1N4DL01D0W
Engine noisy from timing chain area. Removed upper chain cover. Noticed lower timing chain guide plastic pieces are broken. I don't have any experience with this engine. I plan to replace the guide and the chain. My question is, should I replace the tensione...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1N4DL0107Y
Vehicle towed in from another shop. Crank no start. Vehicle was steam cleaned. Vehicle started running rough. Vehicle was parked, and would crank but no start. They have replaced dist. 02 sensor, crank pos. sensor. Tested fuel presure and spark. Both good. I h...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery light, park brake light, VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
This vehicle has an electrical phantom in the dash. The battery light and the park brake light will both come on at the same time. At this time, the charging system is charging fine, the park brake is off, fluid level is good and the brakes feel fine. Once whi...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Greetings all, Car came in with a code P0057, indicating a problem with the heater circuit in O2 sensor 2-2. Checked sensor with ohmmeter and found the heater circuit open. Replaced sensor, only to have the code set again within a few miles. Checked circuit vo... Trouble codes: P0057 (Heater circuit low sensor 2 bank 2)
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1992 Plymouth Colt 1.5L No Start VIN: JP3CV14A2N
This vehicle came in on a hook not running. Initially found no spark and knowing the failure rate of these distributors, installed a known good one. Still have no spark and no injector pulse. Have checked fuses and all ok. Tried inducing fuel and nothing. Cann...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F92
intermitently not starting, checked fuel pressure while not starting and is normal at 55 psi, have rpm signal, normal tps .5 volts at closed throatle, ect sensor at 85 degrees and no injector pulse, i wonder if there is something else i can check, i will aprec...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N7V
This vehicle came in with the MIL lamp on had code P0130 & No driveability concern. Check O2 sensor circuit. Install new forward sensor. Clear code & run readiness monitor. Vehicle was driven 4 days & same code returned. We cleared the code again & drove the v... Trouble codes: P0130 (Forward O2 sensor), P0135 (Forward O2 heater circuit.)
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N7V
This vehicle came in with the MIL lamp on had code P0130 & No driveability concern. Check O2 sensor circuit. Install new forward sensor. Clear code & run readiness monitor. Vehicle was driven 4 days & same code returned. We cleared the code again & drove the v... Trouble codes: P0130 (Forward O2 sensor), P0135 (Forward O2 heater circuit.)
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L ABS unit
Good Morning Group, Customer has requested removal and bypass of ABS unit on this 4 wheel disc brake model.Is there a kit to do this? 2 union blocks would do the trick on the hydraulic side. (3 way unions). Who makes 3 way brake union blocks to fit Toyota? Man...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L compressor clutch VIN: JT2BG12KOT
well when you push the a/c switch on the engin idles up for a second or so then idles back down then the light on the a/c switch will start to flash the compressor never engages, when i look at the data stream when switch is off it say a/c command off a/c clut...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
This jetta came in for a no start. Turn the key on and the shift indicater on the dash says its in drive no matter where the shifter is- so it will not turn over. I jumped the starter and started right up. Shifts and drives normally. This customer already put ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRS29M31
Warm climate VW techs, I have a Jetta in the shop that loses spark after sitting in the sun for a few hours. 90 degrees f. or more.There were no codes stored. When it runs it runs perfectly. Hot engine restarts are perfect. scan data is all normal. During one ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L low oil and smokes VIN: YV1RS53D01
Another used car we just sold last year and was towed in with complaint of smoke from tailpipe. Oil was 2 1/2 quarts low and had oil dripping from tailpipe so I am guessing the turbo seal has failed. There is also a rattling noise coming from the turbo assembl...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1TS91DX2
Thank you for reading this. This car surges on acceleration under boost. It also has no codes and no check engine light has been set. If you don't allow it to boost too much, or open the throttle too far, it runs fine. Although it only has 47,000 miles on it, ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L parking brake VIN: YV1CZ59275
Dear Volvo friends, we have no books on this model and can not figure out how to reset the parking brake BASIC ADJUSTMENT. We replaced, rotors and parking brakeshoes and now the parking brake is applied, (there is now wheel insside the drums as on the Merced...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L crankcase vent valve VIN: WBAAV53491
Thanks for the info, I did as instructed and had to walk away a few times but was able to finally get the valve in, it did take awhile to get it in the right pos. to fit. Thanks again for the help!!!iATN is the best!!!
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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52M6T
Thanks to all that replied. Most everyone seemed to think that i still had build up in the egr passage. After removing the egr valve again found that egr passage was partially pluged. forced a coat hanger through it then ran a piece of throttle cable on a dril... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNFK16R3T
Thanks again to all that responded. I did have the new distributor installed correctly and CAM RETARD set at 0. I performed an injector drop test and all 8 were even. This one was stumping me so I thought about the parts that were replaced during the course...
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L speedodometer VIN: 2G1FP32K0W
hello every body , i did try another computer,get used dash, and run signal wire from computer to the dash still won't work, i spend so much time to this problem, anyway i have too much work to do, i told customer bring to dealer let them check it out but than...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Security system VIN: 1GBJG31U73
IATN fixes another one! We tried using the heat gun as Russel from california said, however in our situation did not help. We could not get truck to act up in our driveway but after talking with contractor who needed his van back, was willing to gamble with t...
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2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L Starting VIN: KL1JK52ZX4
Thanks for all the replies. I had suggestions of bad spring valves at the rail and power feeds to sensors and main fuel relays. Turns out a couple of techs in the states hit the nail on the head. The purge solenoid at the engine bay was allowing vacuum at idle...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
RECIEVED SOME GREAT E MAILS-A FEW NOTED TO CHECK WITH DEALER ON FEDERAL WARRANTY-8-80K-THE VEHICLE QUALIFIED-AFTER WE VERIFIED IT TO BE A FAULTY PCM-HE HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALER TO SAVE ABOUT A THOUSAND DOLLARS-THANX BRIAN Trouble codes: P0601 (pcm internal controller failure).
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P5R
School is closing and customer towed car. Most likely cause is the replacement crankshaft sensor. The crank sensor shoud be replaced with a Ford sensor. The next step I would take is to replace the Constant control relay I cleaned all grounds and repaired ...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
After talking with the customer myself,he admitted that the engine was replaced a couple of months ago.The codes listed have been there since the install.He claims he saw the used engine when they were installing it and the wiring loom was not swapped over fro... Trouble codes: P1409 (EVR Control Circuit Fault), P0113, P0135, P00, 155 (HO2S21 Heater Circuit Fault).
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cylinder #8 VIN: 1FTWX32FXY
ALL GLOW PLUGS CHECKED GOOD. EARLIER I CHECK GLOW PLUG RELAY WITH A TEST LIGHT AND IT SHOWED VOLTAGE. TODAY I RECHECKED WITH VOLT METER ON THE GLOW PLUG SIDE AND WAS ONLY GETTING 3 VOLTS. I REPLACED IT AND PROBLEM SOLVED. I THINK I WILL USE THE MUTIMETER A LIT...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU04B5I
THANKS TO YOU FORD GUYS AND THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND. THE THRUST MAIN IS WIPED OUT AND THE THRUST JOURNAL ON THE CRANK SHAFT IS GROVED OVER 1/4 INCH THR TOTAL END PLAY REACHED .375 OF AN INCH. THIS ALSO WAS THE REASON THE TIMING BELT WAS FRAYED ON THE OUT SIDE AN...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU04132
Some of you have suggested to check the catalytic convertor. I unscrewed the O2 sensor which I had a fitting made up for my pressure gauge and screwed the fitting into the pipe. I started the motor and reved it up lightly and I had over 10ps, so I took the c...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering
most of you guys had the right idea that worked for the 95 which was a steering dampener. made a huge difference. thanks for all the help.
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1994 Geo Metro 1.0L Clutch Cable VIN: 2C1MR246XR
I got two useful replies and one cynical one. Thanks especially to Cory in Kamloops who gave me the name of a good dealer in B. C. (Select Auto). Regards, CHUCK
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1859Y
Hello all Techs, thank you very much,I replaced the vtec solenoid it ohm at 14.7,Mark said it should be between 15-40 ohms.I aslo changed the oil,most said low and dirty oil can cause that code.So far I don't hear from the customer,So I think both suggestion f... Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC system malfunction).
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
Thanks for the replies and advice Gary and Kimo!!! You were both right,i installed new MAF sensor and the car runs great,thanks again for the help!! Jim
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FY19S6X
o2 sensor was at .5volts during the event as bob suggested.replaced the o2 and fixed it.nothing about the o2 looked faulty but this is not the first time i have seen a chrysler 02 do something wierd.thanks to everybody who replied.
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1TA2215V
Thanks to some help from Alan [...] this is fixed. Yes we found plugged EGR ports, even though it passed a vacuum test and would stall when EGR was applied. And that must be the reason that it did not set a EGR flow code. Cleaning the passages were pretty st...
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2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YVGF22D32
THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT TOOK THE TIME TO RESPOND. THE CUSTOMER CAME BACK FROM VACTION AND WE WERE ABLE TO WORK ON THE VEHICLE TO FIX IT. THE COMPUTER CODE PO125 AND HIGH ENGINE TEMP GAUGE READING WAS CAUSED BY A LOW COOLANT SYSTEM. IN WHICH WAS CAUSED BY THE ... Trouble codes: P0125.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA50D25
thanks to all you bemer guys for your help ! this car had two issues , 1 , very bad vacuum leaks @ the injectors ( this was obvious ) 2 , but what fooled me a little was the fact that the iac motor was responding to all loads , but was either " sticky " or w...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift VIN: WDBJF65H5X
We did find the transmission control module soaked with ATF. we believe the car needs a new control module. MB says it will take 2 weeks to order the part. Customer decided to take the car to the dealer so he could have a loaner car in the mean time. The custo...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L clutch VIN: 1234556789
this was the first time doing a pull type clutch and once i got the info and looked at it again it came apart easy! thank you every one for the info
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
thanks to all the replies sent . i found theat someone had installed an aftermarket alarm into the black wire on the ignition feed circuit . when i unhooked the alarm system then code did not return . i would say that its fixed and the customer is happy . than... Trouble codes: P1320.
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3NICB51D42
Found used ECM for car replaced and have test drove for 40 miles have not had code return, driveability issues did not return. Trouble codes: P0102 (mass airflow cuircut low), P1102 (testing and results).
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L wipers,dome VIN: 2P46P2432T
IT WAS ABOUT SPLIT BETWEEN WIPER SWITCH AND BCM IN THE REPLIES. MOPARS SERVICE BULITIN SUGGESTED SWITCH FIRST SO THAT IS HOW WE WENT.WORKED OK WHEN IT LEFT HERE BUT TIME WILL TELL/IT SEEMED TO WORK GOOD FOR A WHILE WHENEVER YOU DID SOMETHING TO IT.WE ALSO CHEC...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L pass key VIN: 1G2W512MOR
Thanks to all those who replied. The issue was that we had no existing pass system to work with. Many said install resistor. There was no pass key module. So the resistor did not help. The answer was a frequency generator, which replaces the module.
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1NX1BR18E6
Thanks for all the replies. But the problem was simple the customer installed the cooling fan by himself and wired it wrong which made the fan spin the wrong way, and made the condensor very hot.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Steering VIN: JT3GN86R3W
this is down the road and fixed. While talking with the customer and explaining to them what was going on the husband told me he thought the brake master cylinder was for power sterring fluid. mmmmm thought to myself. asked him if he add p/s fluid to the cylin...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Entire steering VIN: 4T1BF18BXX
Thanks to Russell from Illinois and John from Florida. The problem was the rack and pinion assembly. The rack valve and spool were bad causing the air lock condition they described. Thanks to all for your replies. IATN is the BEST network of it's kind anywhere...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L cooling fan, AC clutch VIN: YV1KS9617S
First two replies was correct. Thanks!! The relay was bad, I guess it internally shorted out from power somehow causing no reaction when a ground is given to it. This year of Volvo 960's coolant temp sensor under the thermostat is not the ECU signal one. It's ...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5726T
Thanks to all who chimmed in on my problem car. Installed new power stage resistor and blower motor, and everything works great now! Thanks again, Chuck
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