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1997 Audi A6 2.8L power steering VIN: WAUJA84A7V
We replaced the rack on this A6 due to a bad leak. The pump was also replaced and the system flushed. After the job was done, the tech drove less than a mile down the road and lost power steering. The steering seemed to come back on line at around 2000 rpm, bu...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L wipers VIN: WAUEH64B81
wipers run for only 5 seconds, then cycle off for 18 seconds, then on again for 5. this will repeat for ever. intermittent feature doesn`t work either, just runs on low speed. replaced the control relay, no help. all fuses and grounds are good and switch posit...
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1991 BMW 735iL 3.5L oil in coolant VIN: WBAGC4319M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 735 IL in with oil in the coolant. I am not very experienced with BMW's and need the help of the BMW pros to advise me on where to look. The radiator is leaking badly where the tank and the cores meet, so i k...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat tensioners VIN: WBADD6320V
Hoping to get some suggestions as to how to proceed with repairing this airbag system. Alldata and Mitchell not any help. Snap-on scanner will pull codes. Airbag lite is on allways and when code is erased 05 comes right back. Pass side firing circuit code. Als...
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2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCM9342Y
Please help me! This BMW is intermittantly dropping what seems to be a random cylinder. I can never catch it in the act with test equipment hooked up, but experienced it once. It SEEMS like a injector or two dropping out and is most pronounced at idle. Cars wi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire), P0305 (5 Misfire), P0306 (6 Misfire)
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2002 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L Electrical VIN: WBAFB91002
Vehicle has no radio, AC nor Pneumatic suspension working Suspension completely discharged, start vehicle. check all fuses and relays tough not sure wich is wich (work mainly on north american cars), Could you guys describe what to test, where and any comments...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Keyless entry VIN: WBADT43441
Hello Bimmer tech's. This cars battery went bad and have not been able to reprogram the keyless entry, I turn key to acc and turn off within 5 sec and press and hold arrow button while pressing logo button 3 time and then release arrow button but the locks wil...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G5DA03EX2
we have a 02 rendezvous the fan relays will start clicking and shortly there after the idle will surge up then the relays will stop clicking and the idle will return to normal unplug one of the cooling fan relays idle returns to normal. checked ground circut f...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Tilt VIN: 1G4HR54K63
This is your preverbial 'little old lady' car. She called me and said she couldn't tilt her wheel. I thought, old women shouldn't be driving when they can't run their car... I told her to stop by and when I went out to check it... the tilt is jammed solid, won...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1G6KE57Y72
when stopping vehicle, gas guage drops to empty and then returns to normal. radio will turn off. security light will illuminate.
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1956 Chevrolet 4dr wgn 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1956CHEVYW
Computer has been reflashed by a hot rod place in Tx. when I accessed under generic OBD2 it once showed LT1 +24% LT2 +24 % short term shows 0 both banks. Next time I try to access it acts like there's no ignition power to computer Don't have a legit vin so can... Trouble codes: P0560
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1C1AY0786E
I have a corvette here that is killing me. It is missing on #5 and #6 cylinders, mostly #5. The block learn is 108 but the plugs all look good and they are new ac delco. The car has new plug wires on it because two of them were burnt thru to the manifolds. Bot...
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1993 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEC25Z2P
Vehicle brought to me from another shop...customer stated that after an electrical storm that knocked out the central air in their home, the van then had a lack of power and would not shift..and the MIL was lit.The other shop stated no comunication with scan t...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
hello, need some help with this one. got this blazer 4.3 [w] motor-no start-cranks over ok. has spark, has fuel pressure, injector pulse. fuel pressure key on 60psi-cranking over has around 61 psi. ck compression all close to 205 psi. will start if brake clean...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L coolant VIN: 1G1ND52M9W
after all the repair i still get this car back caz it is over heating , and customer just sees the temp gauge on the dash . it stays up , car is boiling back what test would you do on it
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
Customer brought car in for check engine light. Customer had PCM changed, but not from us. Code U1000, Class 2 Serial Communications problem. We checked fuses, wiring, and relays. Everything looks good. Took vehicle to Chevy garage and had computer reflashed. ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem)
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G1ND5ZT8W
This thing eats coil housings...I have replaced the housing three times and coils, plugs and boots. It runs fine for about 2 to 3 months and burns out another housing...Anything I'm missing?
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L right front brake VIN: 1GCHG35R3X
Hello and I hope someone has seen this before..please!!! This is an electrical contracting van. When I first looked at this vehicle both rotors were really warped and in need of front pads. We put new premium rotors,pads and seals in them.I cleaned and repacke...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Hesitation, no power under load VIN: 1GAHG39R8Y
This van has no power. On hills, its top speed is 60 WOT. Customer has lived with it for 6 months now. After replacing the primary bank one O2 sensor(dead as anything!) and tuning it up with plugs and cap and rotor, the van ran awesome up a 3 mile hill. Then I...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4wd VIN: 1GCEK19T91
Hi Techs, This Chevy Truck has the "4WD Service" lamp on and has no 4wd/high,4wd/low or neutral availble,only 2wd. None of the bulbs light at the switch except briefly when engine cranked,other wise inop all the time. Codes CO315:Motor ground circut open ...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1G1ZT52805
i have this 2005 malibu the body control was stolend i would like to konw if i bought one new dos it comes program with the millage i have a tech 2 also the ts2000 or i have to send it to the dealer
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1G3FC3545S
this vehicle has a driver warning in the dash that says "service stability system". the odometer does not display at that time. Any ideas what this refers to. How can I correct this?
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2000 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: KLATB2265Y
Vehicle has rough unstable idle and system goes rich at idle only. Upon inital startup engine idle's great. After about 30sec or around the time it goes into closed loop the idle gets rough and the engine surges up and down approx 200rpms. Fuel trim goes to -1...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP25B4T
Hello guys here I am asking for help again, I have this vehicle that is running great but every once in while at take off it would misfire and we checked everything that we could think might be related but had no luck, fuel pressure is at 45 running, cam senso...
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1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L abs VIN: 1G568T6432
anyone have this before wash truck and abs lights stay on brakes good .codes are 36 rear sens sig missing,23 rf sens sing erratic,72 ecu rom checsum error,72 ecu ram ready/write error.anyone see this thanked ahead of time.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L programming VIN: 1B4HS28Z1X
Hello out there. We are trying to install a Chrysler rebuilt JTEC ecm and I am wondering if anyone has used a Mastertech scan tool for programing the VIN and the MILEAGE. According to the scan tool you go to OBD controls then F9, Program VIN, reset emmision ma...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Proportioning valve VIN: DO NOT HAV
Hello to all and thank you for your time. A little over a year ago we did full brake service work to this truck. Front loaded calipers,rotors,rear shoes machine drums and flush brake fluid. The truck came back recently and the front brake pads are worn out but...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R72
New to IATN,but has been very helpful. Car belongs to great customer, long history, nice car. Vehicle has intermittent stalling condition. Throttle body has been cleaned. When this problem occurs, either P0508 or P0509 is set. Sets after seeing 1-2 shift after... Trouble codes: P0508 (Iac current low), P0509 (IAC current high)
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L ignition switch VIN: 2B3HD46R04
vehicle keeps blowing ignition feed fuse replaced iginiton switch aswell as replaced fuel pump and fuel pump realay but vehicle bows fuse after two days any help would be appareciated,wirind diagram shows this circiut to feed fuel pump only.
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2004 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D4HB38N24
has slight hesitation off idle/ if you hit it hard you don't feel it. have another one came in today with the same symtoms this one is a 2005 durango 4.7 also , some times dies on turns just starting out. if anyone has any ideas will be helpful. these are poli... Trouble codes: P0441
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuse #24 VIN: 1FTZX1726W
Long story short. Install circuit breaker in place of fuse. Unplugged all four o2 sensors. Circuit breaker stop resetting. Plugged back in rear o2 sensors still ok. Plugged back in front sensors still ok this time. Test drove truck around my buliding and did n...
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L clutch pedal VIN: 1FAFP46V8X
Howdy every one, This Cobra has had a stiff clutch since new. He takes good care of it and doesnt beat on it but it recently developed a piston slap. We are going into the motor and would like to resolve the clutch issue at the same time. I also have another c...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L1Y
Hello: Truck is no start W/no fuel pressure. Fuse OK, however I would like to know location of the fuel pump relay. Alldata only states in center of cluster(!) I would like to check the relay before removing the pump. Safety switch checked and not tripped and ...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31F62
This vehicle has been in a dealership for 2 mo..The customer has spent over 4k on this van.He has gone has far as to ask Ford to send a rep.(why then bring it to me?)It starts and runs great when cold. After driving, it wont start, glow plug systems seem to be... Trouble codes: 603 (Loss of Comm)
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
I have a 2004 6.0 Power Stroke that is pumping oil into the coolant bottle. Probably a simple problem for some, however this is my first with the 6.0 and nobody around here seems to want to work on them...As I understand the possible causes are head gasket or ...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Compressor VIN: 1GKDT13W5S
We have changed compressors 5 times! Replaced compressor mounting bushings. We've tighted the belt manualy and loosed it. The system will run for hours (not cycling) holding 32/200 psi. Hold the throttle and almost the same. Let go of throttle and a growling n...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA6188K
Customer was on freeway and car died as if key turned off. Has not started since. In on a hook, cranked and noticed that it would catch for a millisecond erratically (just enough to hear)while cranking. Initially appeared to have no spark outside the shop i...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L lack of power VIN: 1HGEJ6676W
we replaced the distributor in this one with a reman. unit. it had a p1362. code is gone now but the car has very low power and we cannot set the timing. the marks are close to zero when the light flashes with the dist at full advance. (that is with the timing...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L camshaft VIN: JHLRD78503
Greetings , Could use some help from any Honda techs . While doing some maint. on 03 CRV , noticed fairly noisey valvetrain on start up so I pulled valve cover to ck./adjust valves . The exhaust (rear) cam lobes are pitted & worn badly , the intake cam shows...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF48S3Y
car came in on the hook a week ago had quit running appeared to have no power from ignition switch replaced switch car ran for a week quit running a again came back in on the hook.car turns over but will not start if you turn the key on the idiot lights work b...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J43265789
car came with no oil pressure as indacated by the gauge and a annoying dinging and check gauge light. checked the oil level and it was low. change oil and the gauge reads less than 10 psi at 2000 rpm and 0 psi at idle. replaced sending unit and still same resu...
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1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82WOR
This car came in with a running rough problem,check engine light on with all of these code.We found the vac hose over by the PVC val broken.REPLACED the hose car begain to idle.Removed the throttel body neck and cleaned the carbon horse shoe and replaced the D... Trouble codes: 335 (egr pee/dpee signal out of range), 172 (ego not switching exh /bank1), 176 (ego not switching lean exh-bank2), 214 (cyl ID CID CKT fault), 332 (egr valve not opening EVP/PEE/DPFE)
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L dash lights,signals VIN: 1LNFM97V5W
This Lincoln came in with dash lights, turn signals, lower brake lights on rear only working sometimes. Now nothing works pertaining to these items.Brakes lights stay on when key is on. No speedo, check eng. light, nothing.Fuses #6,12, and 18 are not hot.I hav...
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2006 Mazda B2300 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12D36
Hi All: Regular customer. Truck came in with MIL on; pulled codes- P0320 only. No pending codes. I checked the crank sensor and harness, and tried tapping on the sensor. Truck idled fine. I cleared code and road tested it. Drove A-OK. I told the customer I wa... Trouble codes: P0320 (Distributor/Ignition Engine Speed Circuit)
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBDCA39DOJ
This car will intermittantly stall on a tip-in throttle, start right back up run fine. happens 5 out of 40 starts, usually after about [...] of driving,seems temp related, The electrical harnesses have been checked no corrosion and good connections, fuel p...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E7M
1 out of 50 start attempts the engine cranks and won't start. has no spark, no signal to trigger coil. i haven't got into more testing yet. i need an ecu wiring diagram. i use mitchell 1 and have very little information for the 90/91 500sl. if some one could d...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBLJ70G4Y
Looking for a little advise on how to approach this repair. This Benz appears to have a siezed ac compressor. Compressor clutch is melted and I can't turn the compressor hub. I plan on replacing the compressor, the accumulator and flushing the system. Mitchell...
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L batt drain VIN: JA4MT31P7W
This car has 2 isues but we are attempting to get to the bottom of one isue first. We have a severe battery drain at (.607) amps we have done the usuale fuse pull with no luck. we did however find with the large 40amp batt fuse under the hood position 8 acordi...
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Inhibiter switch VIN: 1NYBU31D4T
It came in with inhibiter switch code.switch was replaced.since then it has come back twice with same code.When veiwing scan data,the switch is working properly.I tried wiggling the harness but nothing happened. Any suggestions?
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This Maxima blows the Engine Control 2 fuse (fuse 59 in Alldata) immediately. There is a lot of stuff on this circuit and I was wondering if anyone has run into this problem before. The customer says that the car started fine before they took it to WalMart (wh...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 11N4DL01D9
car has poor idle quality and is more evident under a load (in drive and foot on brake). upon initial inspection the valve cover gasket was leaking onto the plug wires so i replaced it as well as the wires plugs cap and rotor. i was going to swap injectors to ... Trouble codes: P0304
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Accessories VIN: 1G3NL12T31
cannot commicated witn bcm or pcm, insturment panel does not work but drive and performs okay
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E93
3 times in the last year this car has turned the service vehicle soon light on. it happens on wet days and/or after a false start. if i stop the engine and restart the car the light goes out.codes are u1040, u1088, c1298. i have checked the wires at the (ebcm)... Trouble codes: U1040 (ebcm), U1088 (sdm), C1298
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L a/c compressor VIN: 1G2WR5212Y
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Glass VIN: WP0AB29903
The drivers window drops the normal 1/4 when you open the with either the inside or outside handle but it does not wait until the door is closed before it returns to the uppermost position so the glass lays outside of the channel. I check TSB's and the power w...
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1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN67P8J
Customer stated that this truck has been to 2 other shops with no luck. He states that after driving and shutting the truck off, it will not restart unless he unhooks MAF sensor. I have driven the truck about 20 miles and then shut the truck off. After a while... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal igniter and ignition coil circuit ecu), 24 (intake air temp sensor circuit ecu), 31 (air flow meter circuit), 51 (switch signal a/c swith circuit a/c swith a/c amplifier tps circuitneutral switch circuit)
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W3P
I have one that both headgaskets were replaced, heads were sent out for resurface and valve adjustment, the tech said after putting on the cylinder heads he could not get the timing belt tensioner to bolt on because of the casting on the cylinder head, he grou...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Keyless entry VIN: KZJ95-0140
HI Guys This is a Grey import from Japan called a Landcruiser Prado TX Limited. 3.0 diesel automatic. Not a D4D Engine. I bought a new remote key and cant find the method to program it. This is the remote that is built into the head of the key with two buttons...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTEHF21A72
I have a highlander 3.0 with 33k miles on it. Came in on a hook not runnng. Found t belt not there. Tore down and inspected all pulleys. Did not find any bad bearings. I replaced the idler, tensioner and tensioner pulley. Installed new belt and rolled motor ov...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Removing VIN: 3VWRA21H8R
I thought we had done every job on VWs, but can get zero information on the removal of the electrical ignition switch on a 1994 VW JEtta III. Alldata gives extensive information on drilling out the ignition lock cylinder, but no information on how to get the e...
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGK2321W
Thanks to everyone who knew about the the vent plates and the rubber grommets they were trash'd! And the vent plates warped! No more vacuum leak. And now the fuel trim is right online also. Cheers...Gus
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVB33556
Salut The fix on this car was to change dme, as what dealer told me. i had some different opinions on this one, even a tech from an other dealer who told me that he have done that swap a couple of time with no prob. But i do not have other choice than trust de...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L abs light VIN: 1GHP53L8PH
I'm really not sure How or Why, but we decided to try a Used Pump ($75.00 compared to $700.00 new) , and Wa La ! All fixed ! I have no idea, with the defective pump, why we couldn't erase the codes or why they were even there, but the car is fixed. Thanks All,...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KF52YXR
Well we finally had the customer return the car, all we have been able to try is checking all grounds, so far that has not fixed the problem, we will post a repair as soon as we get one. thanks for all the responces. Trouble codes: P0032, P0095, P0071.
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
I would like to thank Nick [...] Hey you Guys hit the nail on the head. I checked the fuel pump Relay Replaced it with a new one and made sure that i had a good connection, and we let it go i have ...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W5R
Hello and thank you all for your time, the customer is still driving the vehicle and is going to bring it back to me in a couple of weeks, i got lost of good ideas, mostly connection related tests that i will do when i see it again.
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L poor pedal feel VIN: 1GTEC14H9S
Thank you to all who replied. After reading all the ideas from our nations professionals, we performed more testing and discovered that the master cylinder was bypassing internally after the pedal travel exceeded a certain point. So dead plugging the master wa...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L turn signals VIN: 16CDT19XXT
IT was the flasher. Unbelivable. So even the hazard lights are working, the flasher could be bad!? Thank You all
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Intake gaskets VIN: 2G1WW12M3X
Thanks for the 37 replies! Wow. I received replies from both ends of the spectrum, from just replacing the intake gaskets, to pulling heads, to replacing the engine. I performed a compression test, leakdown test, checked oil psi cold and hot (46 psi). All was...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1NE52J74
thanks again to all who responded,finally got another look at this malibu. many of you suggested testing fuel injectors, with OTC scanner i was able to do an injector balance test, #5 cylinder carried more of aload than cylinders#1,2,3,4,&6. did compreesion te...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Compressor VIN: 2G1WH55KX2
Thanks for your input. a new bcm repaired the A/C problem, alldata never mentions this in diagnostic charts nor does GM. if you look at wiring diagram for compressor you will see it there. signal is supplied from HVAC module to BCM on dk grn/white wire in smal...
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2004 Chevrolet C6500 Kodiak C6C042 7.2L runs out of diseal VIN: 1GBJ6C1C04
Sorry it took so long to reply back.Looks as if it may have been a stoped up vent line.I blew air through the vents,and checked all lines.Noticed that the fuel is going down on both tanks equal.Thanks to Doug from Oklaoma,Matthen from Connecticut,Kenneth from ...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C38FY68B7
had to order egr valve assembly. customer has not returned for repair. Trouble codes: P0401.
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Cooling fan VIN: 2B4FP25B2W
Well folks it's done. I got 9 replies to this problem, none of them were my fix but good replies. My fix was another fan relay. The reason they were all going bad was our apprentice gorilla, going after the shop owner, Jeff, was over tightening the relay ag...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTJX35F9S
Thanks for all the suggestions...tried almost every one before we found the problem.Seems the filter had fallen off,as was suggested.Installed new filter and refilled transmission with fluid and retested.The truck runs great now.No stalling what so ever.I will...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L blend door VIN: 1FTZX1763W
I probably wont be fixing this because the guy who bought it will take it to a dealer. I did get answers to my questions though.Most said you have to replace the whole plentum,at about 8 hours labor, but one guy,James [...] said you can get the door assembly ...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L dies VIN: 1FDPE24L6Y
Thanks to all.I found the main harness melted to the exhaust manifold.Tested for short by unhooking inertia switch and bypassing with a 20 amp maxi fuse.Fuse blew when put in drive so we knew the short was between the inertia switch and pump.
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15E91
This vehicle is fixed. We decided to bite the bullet and we disassembled engine to check cam timing with proper tools. the cam timing was off, even though local machine shop who originally did the repair swore up and down timing was right on. Oh well, vehic...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L right shaft seal VIN: 1FMYU041X2
Well I will call this a fix I recieved 3 replies and Bob [mazda tech this unit is same as a tribute] hit it right on, I actaually emailed him for more info. There is 3 seals in this unit, the outer right side which we changed out but this only seals the shaft ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cooling system, high temp VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Replaced the thermostat again, all OK now. Also it had a bad AC clutch which my tech thought was cutting out due to high temp. Thanks again to all the help. Temp gauge runs at 1/3 now.
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33PX5
Many thanks to all who helped me with this one, after I had fixed the transmission fault [that turned out to be a bad converter] I tested the truck under load up a 1in4 [...] for 2 or so miles with a pressure gauge in line,I had replaced the coolant cap that wa...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on
Have send the car to local ford dealer to carry out warranty update for boost pressure sensor and ecu re-program. Big thanks to Tom for the extra effort in running the vin for me, thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299.
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1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GKDM19Z6R
i'll call this one fixed. thanks to all and special thanks to john for offering to fax a wiring diagram, but i already had one. the big question here was where the positive current was coming from to feed the injectors and coil. Richard was correct it was a...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L instrament panel VIN: 1GKDT13W8W
Thanks to all. I think whats going on is that the abs module has an issue but have no way to test. I have intermint pcm code reading ability and found some abs cobes and pcm codes.I unhooked the serial data II comb connector and removed each module one at a ti...
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Air Bag VIN: KMHDN46DX6
Well, I received confirmation that the Genesis OTC with it's software is indeed useless on Hyundai (Unless you happen to be pulling an OBD2 Generic engine code). I started with the wiring diagram- and discovered the seat belt actuators were open circuited at ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine misfire VIN: 4S2CK58D3W
With the P-0300 it seems most of the reply pointed out to use OEM spark plugs and that its liky to have a fauly ECM when the misfire can not be seen. The owner will send computer to check. Thanks.
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12553
fix for this vehicle was an ECM.thanks to all that responded.special thanks to Darrin Roberts who suggested the Ecm.
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L shock absorbers VIN: JT6HT00W8Y
Thanx to all who replied! Sorry, I had not closed this sooner. Car has been gone some time now, but have been very busy. I think you were all spot on and your diags made common sence. I had bleed the system as many had recommended early on and did notice...
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2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353X3
We had already tried to clean the valve, the problem is you cant bench test this valve. Customer went to the dealer to try for warranty coverage. Thank you for the replys. Trouble codes: P0507, P0505.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Extended crank hot VIN: WDBJF25H7H
I was unable to access an impulse timing light. Discussion with Gus Pfister of Pacific Fuel Injection revealed that there is no keyway locating the RIV timing mark plate, it is held in place by the tension of a large nut. Gus agreed that it is concievable that...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM7AW4Y
I'd like to thank all that replied. we found 2 problems first there was a bad ground where the battery cable went into the clamp and the second was a leak in the air tube between the MAF and the throttle body. the vehicle seems to be running fine now thanks a...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S5Y
After hours upon hours of inspection and testing I did find a glitch in the communication wire between rear electronic module and ecm. I was able to isolate the problem area after completely removing interior trim and all external wire protectant, by perform... Trouble codes: P1235.
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AJ46G2S
Well folks thanks for the input... I too read comflicting data on this being a non-interference engine... But obviously the facts speak for it self... Since what I have are all kinds of bent valves. I was pretty convinced that was the issue, but after hav...
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1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P9N
Well it never so confusing as right before you find the fix! Arthur called it right when he asked about the injector o-rings. The replacement injectors did have o-rings but they were slightly smaller and caused fuel pressure to leak by them into the intake run...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2FMDA514TB
removed exh manifold and found that the number 4 cylinder was not cast all the way through . found no vacum leaks on intake manifold. thanx TS
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D22
STARTED CAR THIS MORNING AND COOLANT IN EXHAUST WARPED HEAD AND BAD GASKET THANY YOU FOR YOUR HELP
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52H61
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all your help. It ended up being a bad computer ground. The wierd thing is, we checked & checked them originally, but apparantly we had a stray. Thanks Kevin & all of you for responding. Another happy customer! Trouble codes: U1301.
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1992 Other Asian HFB 2.5L No Start, cranks fine VIN: JHBFB1533N
Sorry for the delayed response, as we wanted to make sure that the truck was fixed. In the end, we believe it the check valve in the fuel return line banjo bolt sticking open, allowing all fuel to bypass back to the tank. On the side of the injection pump, w...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44R3V
Thanks to all those techs out there for their insight into what still is an unsolved issue of no run. Bad or cracked flywheel or flywheel tone-ring was mentioned a couple of times. We checked that and it was fine. Also did a visual on the cam where the senso...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Charging VIN: 1G2NW12M2V
Thanks to all that offered help, my apologies about taking so long to post this summary. Unfortunately the issue was not corrected but it may be normal. The customer decided to take the vehicle as it is. Fair warning this post is lengthy. There where basi...
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