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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JH4DB7658S
Customer brought car in overheating , cooling fans not running checked all fuses ...relays and connections , located sending unit on cylinder head ,jumped the two wires together , bingo fans run ...replace sending unit ,run vehicle warms up temp .guage right p...
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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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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B4X
This car has a clunk, and a jump when you go from drive to reverse. It does not do this in any other gear. Transmission shifts fine, and idle is at 700. If anyone has any idea what this CLUNK and JUMP problem could be, please let me know. I have been pulling m...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B81
Hello; I am having a challange with these codes. I have check for leaks, none found. I have replaced the secondary air pump, codes come right back. The car seems to run fine. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0491 (Sec. Air Inj. Sys. Bank 1 Incorrect Flow Detected), P0492 (Sec. Air Inj. Sys. Bank 2 Incorrect Flow Detected)
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33481
po369 dtc code was stored in pcm i replaced the cam sensor bank 2 by the intake manifolt and come came back on at secont ignition cycled. any idea.??? Trouble codes: P0369
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52K4X
This buick is now in for the second time for a poor run condition, it sets a p0300 missfire code and the customer complains of a lack of power. this is the only code set and i have not experinced the complaint. however in the p0300 freeze frame data i noticed ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WF5512Y
I have this 2000 buick that will start and run for a few seconds then quit, if you hook up a alternative fuel supply it will stay running I thought it may be the security system,but there are no codes and every thing on my scaner are telling me that it is ok, ...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on, ALL WARNING LIGHTS VIN: 3G5DB03E53
Hi all, I have a good one here. 1st off, there are alot more codes in this that i did not mention, all of them are "U"codes dealing with loss of communication between all modules, so i did not feel the need to include them. When this thing acts up, the "anti-l... Trouble codes: P1626 (theft deterent fuel enable signal lost), U1096 (lost comm. with ipc), U1300 (class 2 data link low...shorted to gnd)
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Engine VIN: W06VR52RGV
The vehicle came in for an overheating problem. After diagnosing a oil cooler problem that turned the cooling system to sludge, we took off the heads and found that the oil/coolant problem affected the cylinder head gaskets. We replaced the head gaskets and pu...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 1G6KF5496V
Hi guys, I have one here that is leading me to the PCM, but wanted to ask you all first. This car comes in with a SES, and customer complains of a high idle. I never had it have a high idle for me and the test proceedures all tested out good. So the customer h... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L traction control lamp VIN: W06UR52R5W
thanks in advance for everyones help with this one. vehicle came in with abs lamp, tc lamp and speedometer would quit. diagnosed as ebcm as all inputs were good to module and had no communication. now abs lamp is off, speedo works but tc lamp is always on and ...
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Steering Column VIN: 1G6KS54Y51
A customer has brought there car in for rack and pinion replacement but I cannot lock the steering wheel when the key is removed so I can remove it from the intermediate shaft. This is important becuase of the coil in the column. The rack and pinion has been b...
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2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY54913
Computer Scan, Miss #5 cyl., compression test was good. Fuel pressure was good. Swapped spark plugs to other cylinders, swapped spark plug boots to other cylinders. Tested & lab scoped fuel injectors, swapped fuel injectors to other cylinders, checked with noi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss), P0305
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L ABS CODE 9 or 10 VIN: 1GCDC14189
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 88 plain jane pickup in with the red brake light on the dash flashing constantly. My assumption is that it is flashing an RWAL code. Alldata says you should have to jumper the ALDL to get RWAL cod...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L cylinder heads
I am relacing head gaskets and I was using my old torque wrench so I borrowed a friends and have foun I overtorqued a head by 15 lbs it t is torqued to 80 and should be 65 what do i do to fix this problem???
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Evapotator VIN: 1GCGK29N4S
A.C.evaporator ices over with blower motor on low speed at idle-set blower speed to second speed and evaporator thaws.Also ices over after extended drive.Have cleaned out debris from evaporator and condensor(dust,dirt,etc.).A.C.pressures are normal and compres...
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1997 Chevrolet malibu 3.1L fuel guage
the lady bought this car from the lot she drove it home brought it back a couple days later to repair a flat tire and she mentioned nher gas guage wasnt working.I personally in my short 21 years in auto service have never seen what hers is doing. It we...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N8T
The codes set when on hwy speeds only 60 to 70 mph not all the time code will set and never has come on in town driving. so with a little of your help i hope to find a solid way of confirming what is the problem.I did find a artical on egr sticking but cannot ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L no start VIN: 3C3EL55H6Y
Ok its made its way back to the shop .I have injector pulse,fuel pressure and no spark.Mitchells path leads to a bad pcm but I 'm not sure and i would imagine its not a cheap pcm.The motor is in time and the belt is good.so theres is no bent valves etc.when I ... Trouble codes: P1388
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L transmission VIN: 2B4HB25YOV
have a 1997 dakota with a 42re trans that chatters when accelerating hard in low gear and 1st .feels like wheel hop.has been going on for a long time.now its went from chatter to slipping.question I have is ,we have a b250 1997 going to the crusher that has a ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L engine VIN: 1B7HF13Y2V
vehicle has an intermit problem with oil pressure. 5 times in the last year while driving @ 55-65 mph vehicle loses oil pressure . (oil filter empty) crank engine w/ filter lose and retighten problem dissapears for weeks. engine had new oil pump installed @ 85...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
this engine has a terrible knock rattle on start up and acceleration but not all the time no metal in oil filter or pan removed valve covers and started motor, all vavles oiled and seem to funtion properly pulled timimg cover all seems fine please help with an...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
thank you in advance i need a little direction on this vehichle came in running poorly checked out found 0 compression on cyl#1 pulled head and found broken valve spring sent heads in for valve job and valve springs reassembled and now we have ignition coil pr... Trouble codes: P0352, P0357, P0351
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16D63
Okay all you Mopar diagnostic masters out there in IATN land I need to borrow your brains. I have a 2003 Ram 1500 truck with a 5.7L motor. It likes to set code P0441, I have leak checked the system and replaced the purge solenoid, and still the code will come ... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap sytem failure), P0441 (Purge system performance)
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP45TXR
Hi All Thank you for your time in advance. Got one here that dosn't make sense. Cust says died on him once on freeway doing 65mph. never happened again. Two months later he says every time he brakes a little agressive car will die. Re starts fine. normal bra...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L clutch VIN: 1FTSW31F7X
will not shift into gear. seems to have plenty of travel. when depressing clutch pedal to the floor it sounds like the clutch fork is hitting the pressure plate.
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
This truck will start cold with extended crank to build up oil pressure looking at scan tool ipr starts 15% during crank # goes too 65% if injector control pressure gets to 285psi it will start. The pressure look good 485-515 at idle rev it up pressure top out... Trouble codes: P0470
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18WOY
Vehicle was towed in mil on. Stumbles and hesitates very very badly under load, any gear. Codes p1549-1127-1760-0443-1451-135-141-[...]. These do not seem to be related. When I clear them they come right back. o2 sensors switch very slow. I think I have...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM7U63E5Y
Ok the above tells most of what I have. This customer bought the vehicle used about 6 months ago. This is the first time I have worked on this particular vehicle for this cutomer. We have gone through everything that we can think of the MAF seems to responding... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L a/c system VIN: 1FAHP56S11
Hi FORD GUYS This taurasss is a pain in the taurass came in would not blow cold once it got warmed up So I replace the orifice tube seemed to work ok hi pressure seemed a bit to hi like 240 1 day later same thing so I replace the accumulator after that the pre...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L booster VIN: 1FAFP53U91
brake pedal is hard only at slow speeds like in a parking lot. higher speeds ok. noticed when place in neutral and rev up engine before apply brakes it stops fine. also you can turn the a/c off and it stops ok for the 1st pedal application but if apply 2-3 tim...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L cruise/speedo VIN: 2FMZA57441
vehicle blows #10 fuse in fuse box on interior of vehicle. Any common problems out there? Time is limited in our shop this week. Looking for someone who has seen this before. Thanks.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L steering wheel VIN: IFMZU63E72
Hi All, I've got a problem child in my shop. The customer came in with a vibration problem. You turn the wheel slowly to the right or left and the steering vibrates. I replaced the rack in pinion and the power steering pump. It still vibrates when you turn the...
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1992 Geo Metro 1.0L shifter VIN: 2C1MS24609
this transmission and another car identical to this one(same customer oddly enough)is very difficult to shift. it is not in the shifter or the linkage but inside the transmission, i wonder if there is a bushing or something that i need to replace. info in alld...
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEK194TE
this truck will crank but no spark after a hot soak. it seems to have good fuel pressure 58-65, which drops a little when this cranks no start happens,50 psi. my spark seems to occur less frequently. i ran a crank sensor frequency test. 50hz at idle. i am usin...
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1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHK39F9X
Ok GM diesel guys I seriously need your help on this one, as it's my own truck. I've been racking my head over this for the last couple weeks with no good results, it all started a few weeks back with what appeared to be a bad fuel filter but after changing it... Trouble codes: P1216 (Solenoid closure time too short)
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2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L service AWD light VIN: 1GKEL19W31
Hi Customer just purchased. Service AWD light is on steady. No codes. Any ideas for an approach would be appreciated.
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Inner C/V poping out VIN: FAKE931211
Hi Real Tranny Techs ;)}}} I was slightly involved with this 1 ;)}}} But it was His doing ;)}} Finding the Right flywheel & Clutch was a Pain ;){{ Son replaced his "automatic" with a "ZC " 5 speed... Japan code "L3" 5 speed Tranny... Which Supposedly came ou...
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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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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L shift control system VIN: 1HGCG6651X
Having a tough time with this one. Vehicle exhibits intermittent shifting problems with check engine and trans light on. Codes: po700 (trans fault),po730 incorrect gear ratio,p1739 3rd clutch pressure switch circuit. Originally had shift solenoid A and B malfu...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L No VSS @ PCM VIN: KM8SB83D31
Hi guys me again. Last week installed PCM for no start. Vehicle fired right up, but threw code p0500 vss malfunction. Speedo works, and input and output speed signals are all good. I have no vss in my pcm live data. Tried another pcm just in case. I have a Hyu... Trouble codes: P0500
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Extended crank VIN: KMHWF25SX2
Customer has brought this Sonata in for service. It has an extended crank before starting about 95% of the time. There are no codes and I did check fuel pressure regulator for fuel in hose, none found. Any ideas would be great.
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Brake & Abs warning lights on VIN: KNDJA72302
Customer compaint is both abs and brake light are on. Customer said lights were coming on wet intermittantly and ok once dry. Fluid and brakes ok. Also noticed DRL are not working also. Cannot get ABS computer to flash codes and cannot clear codes. Unplug a...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L excessive pinging VIN: 1LNLM82W6T
i have a egr valve problem. i do not work on enough of these vehicles to know how this system works. i have checked the dpfe sensor with a vacuum pump on the ref. line and the voltage readings went up to 4.50. should it hold vacuum because it did not. when dri...
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1996 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5232T
hello to all, and thanks for the help. when the vehicle acts up, the fuel pressure drops to approx. 20 psi. the fuel pressure regulator has 2 vacuum lines on it and vacuum is controlled by solenoids, i can pull one of the vacuum lines and the fuel pressure goe...
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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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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJH82J22
this car had a incident with some jumper cables and some smoke. we have replace the alternator and reinitialized the steering and cleared codes. the problem is the foglamps won't go off. i have replace the illumination control module {headlight switch} with a ...
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs module/pump VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Help Ford/Merc techs.I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with lots of Teves Mark2 experience but this one got such a intermittent that I could sure use some help.This is my service writers aunt and she normally gets service somewhere else.Her car has a ABS activation...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L ball joints,tie rod ends,idler arm pittman arm VIN: 2MEFM74W2Y
this vehicle is my parents car.it has never been wrecked, driven hard,or abused.my father is 78 & this is 11,000 original miles. i drive my folks to visit relatives once or twice a year.there was no pull, shake, or slack in the steering.there also was no tight...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOX
Thanks to any help in advance.I've got a problem with this Maxima.To start the story off car came in 5/16/07 EGR insuff. Cool clean funky EGR tube ,on its way.Good for about 15 days.Mrs. Mechanical Engineer comes back fumming."It's doing the same thing,check e... Trouble codes: P0133
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Seat VIN: JN8AZ09T03
Hello, Have any of you found broken driver's seat frames on the Nissan Murano? We had a 2003 Nissan Murano in our shop for regular service Friday 7/27/07. We got a call from the client this morning that her seat hasn't felt right since she picked it up. We fou...
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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3CW53L1M
car brought in for intermittent hesitation/rough idle. customer left car 3 days ago. no codes stored. duplicated rough idle only twice. customer thinks it's possibly bad gas. fuel pressure reads 40psi even when rough idle occurs. car does not have map sensor. ...
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1992 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GHDU06D4N
This is my neighbor's car. His wife was driving it on the hwy and it lurched twice and lost power. He had it towed to his house and found it had no spark. I looked at it and told him to get a module, which he did from NAPA. It now has a lot of spark and plenty...
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Very fast idle VIN: 1G3CX52L6R
Customer brought vehicle to shop, Idles at 3000 RPM Checked all vacuum hoses ect., Replaced AIS Motor, Replaced Upper intake Gaskets, Replaced TB Base gasket, Checked everywhere with Carb Spray, No change in RPM. Throttle Plate is Closed. Blocked off EGR, No C...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3B7KF23479
Vehicle came in with coolant leak and overheating problem. replaced weater pump which was source of coolant leak and replaced temp sensor. Vehicle still overheats. Does anyone have any direction? (ps: replaced thermo also)
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ5213S
Car came in with a complaint of stalling w/o a pattern - getting on freeway and at stop signs --restarts w/o problem- could not duplicate --- customer claims 3 times a week -- Scanned had 341 Int cam signal, 321 No 18X Ign, 361 EST not toggling, 740 T/C Clutch... Trouble codes: 740 (TC Selonoid), 406 (EGR Pintle Error)
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03E7V
Hi, thanks for reading my post.Sets egr code.Egr will not function normally.Egr has been replaced. No drivability complaint. Check engine light on only. This is not a low flow error. it's pinticle position error. I have tested the egr with a Snapon Solus and a... Trouble codes: P1401, P1655
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Speedo, Tach, turn signal indicators VIN: 1G2HX54K3Y
Hello all. I have a 2000 pont bonneville, customer states no Tach no speedo no turn signals. Cluster has been replaced. It has a reoccuring code "U1255-class2 dataLink Malfunction" in IPC Current codes. I am testing with a tech2, i can clear codes and it insta...
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1984 Porsche 930 3.2L hard hot start VIN: WP022293ZE
Ok, this rare porsche 930 turbo is all together, but it starts up when it is cold thanks to a new cold start timer switch. It runs pretty good, full power when driving, idles good. When I turn it off it starts right back, but if it sits for like 5 minutes when...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997T
Customer has been in our shop several times with the same codes. Ignition pattern looks normal on both banks. Smoke tested intake system several times with no problems found. I have pulled all of the fuel injectors,numbered them,tested them,and replaced them i... Trouble codes: P0302, P0305
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L srs light VIN: 19UYA2251V
HELLO TECHS' THIS ACURA IS FIXED BY FOLLOWING PROCEDURE FOR SRS LIGHT ON.A NEW WIRE HARNESS WAS THE LAST FIX METHOD ON THE DIAG.TREE AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM.EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE NO VISIBLE SIGNS OFF DAMADGE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L electric windows VIN: WAUGA84AXT
Hi everyone, sorry about taking so long for a posting. Finally this car is gone and it hasn't come back yet,apparently, there was a combination of problems with the doors and windows. First,after many hours of tidious work, I was able to confirm no broken wire...
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L starter VIN: WAUFA84A3T
Sorry for the delay, We replaced the electric part ign. switch, but occasionaly car was heving the same problem.We than replaced complete switch ign lock and housing coded to this vehicle and car is fixed. Thanks again for your help
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L monitors VIN: WBACG7327T
WELL ON THE FREEWAY IT WILL GET TO COLD. WE PUT A NEW THERMOSTATE IN AND ALL IS WELL.
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Keyless entry VIN: WBADT43441
Thanks for the replies. We are going to have this customer take it to a different dealer and see if they can program these keys, we also think there may be a problem with the immobilizer. Thanks again
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1990 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB14T3L
Thanks for the help guys-like most of most of you said the problem was a shorted #3 fuel injector.A new OEM fuel injector fixed the vehicle.Thanks for the insight on what we were missing. Mike
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y9W
THIS CAR HAD A BAD WATER PUMP AND HAD OVERHEATED. AS THINGS TURN OUT IT HAS BLOWN HEAD GASKETS. THE SPEEDO PROBLEM IS IN THE WIRING HARNESS AND WILL GET CHECKED WHEN THE HEADS ARE OFF. THANKS FOR THE HELP DAN
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Surge
Thank you for the three people that sent replies. This one had me stumped for awhile. I had to make a short trip last thursday so I got permission take this car from the customer. Drove 65 miles and the car ran perfectly unless I stopped and put it in park. Th...
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1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFK24K6L
thank you to all who responded.this fix was as easy as they get with everyones help.turns out that a pickup coil was the issue.thank you again for all your help
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J5T
well first thanks to all the techs and their suggestions but what it turned out to be was the customer installed a tornado (cyclone looking) aftermarket part that is supposed to spin the air in a swirl form into the intake. i just didnt pay any attention to it... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY32G1W
Many thanks to all who responded. Some suggested corroded grounds, ignition switch failure, passlock failure, even a possible intermittant open in the underhood fuse block. Two agreed with our assessment of a BCM failure. However, the customer decided to take ... Trouble codes: P1626 (anti-theft system fuel enable circuit), B2587 (column lock/unlock open or ground), B2723 (passkey detection circuit open or shorted), U1096 (undocumented), U1016 (undocumented).
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNEC16T1Y
Thank you everyone. cleaning the throttle body made a huge difference in the idle quality. It never dropped out once. upon inspection, it did not appear to be dirty, but i guess it does'nt take much.
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Upper Intake Manifold VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Thankyou for your suggestions and help. The upper manifold cracked for two reasons. One, I over torqued it on the original install. Two, the machined surface near the bolt hole was very narrow(almost into the threads), and the excessive torque caused the pad t...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Airbag Light VIN: 2GCEC19X33
There is a TSB for this problem dealing with broken or pinched wires, not a problem on this one. This truck has vinyl floormats and there had been a lot of moisture on and around the module beneath the driver's seat. I tested sensor input right at module, and ...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR28N11
It's great being part of the iATN family. You guys are the best. Saved me tons of time and some of my hair. As mentioned in the update, as many of you suggested the 5 volt reference was shorted out causing the "ROM Checksum Failure" in the PCM. Also as many...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Brake hoses VIN: 1J4GW48N21
Well no real good answers for you although there was report of a Jeep in the area having the same problem. We replaced all 5 hoses, flush fluid and have not seen the customer since. If anything develops in the future we will let you know. Thanks for all the co...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L a/c vents VIN: 1D7HA16N22
yes, the refrigerant level was very low. thanks to everyone, you saved me from a possible nightmare
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24RX5
thanks to all that replied. the fix was to disconnect battery for re-learn. road tested several times. ok. Trouble codes: P0405.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4r100 transmission VIN: 1FTNX20L8X
Upon reassembly of Trans she runs SMOOTH!!! Thanks for all the help. The small crack was nearly undetectable to the untrained eye...but after four R&R's we learned our lesson. Hope this can help someone in the future. Thanks Again
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2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FBSS31L14
I tryed a ford clutch fan and ford compreser and checked the oil level and nothing helped so the customer is taking it to the dealer to do what I ended up doing and throw parts at it untell its fixed . when I here what fixed it I will post it .thank you
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FMYU02Z85
Thanks to all who responded. Most everyone thought it was a torq conv problem, and it was, Steve [...] gave me the TSB . I haveALLDATA and I looked there before i Posted this problem but I DID NOT look on the home page of alldata where they post the newest TS...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Compressor VIN: 1GKDT13W5S
Many thanks for all the help. I missed something on this repair. Someone did an intake a while back. They left a bracket off. From the top mounting bolt to the intake. Got one from the bone yard and installed it. No more growl. Thanks Again, Jessey Lynn
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2001 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDGG31W21
Sorry to be so late with this, but it still isn't fixed yet. I ohmed out all the wires from the PCM to the related ignition components and all checked out fine. Many thanks for the wiring diagrams from Chris [...] which helped a great dea... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 Primary/Secondary circuit).
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Fan clutch VIN: 1GKES16S33
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request for help. Out of the 12, 6 said to replace the fan clutch. One suggestion was to unplug the electric connector and if the clutch stayed engaged, it was bad. That is the way ours acted. We replaced the fan clutch and...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L camshaft VIN: JHLRD78503
Thanks to all that replied . Most were in agreement that it was due to oil quality or poor camshaft casting . I replaced exh. camshaft & the 4 exh. rocker arms with factory parts . Valve clearance adjusted to specs and now runs quiet . As stated earlier ,...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1JW4GW5853
Hello Everyone and thanks for all the help. It did turn out to be the evaporator core. And there was an updated heater box from the dealer. However the customer wanted to sell the vehicle and not dump the money into it. Dont blame it was almost $1000... Thank...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF48S3Y
I checked every thing I could think of and I never saw a sensor short out like that. Most of the replies said unhook the crank sensor and that was the problem thanks a lot. Michael from Harrisburg Auto Service.
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L shift lever interlock VIN: 5LMFU28R93
It turned out to be the shift actuator on the left side of the shifter. We replaced it, and no further problems. Once we proved this was the fix, we also replaced the brake light switch,only because they also have a high failure rate at high miles. Thanks for ...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1070441203
Finally we got a new warm-up regulator from Germany, replaced all vaccum switches and hoses. Re-set timing, idle speed and co-contend. Now car runs great. We never really figured out what caused the "customer complain" but on a 30 year old car you just have ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L compressor VIN: WDBCA35E3L
well a big thanks to fasthair he hit it on the head, the evaporate temp. sensor was the prolbem,, when i removed the sensor the compressor ran longer sooooo ,,, after i got the new sensor i checked the resistance= old at 1.305 & the new at .903 about 400 ohms...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBGA32E4PA
Customer took car and hasn't come back yet. I'm sure he will come back he has multiple cars and rarely drives this one.
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L lack of power VIN: JA3AY11AXW
Thank you for all the replies! It was just like you said, the lower crank sprocket was warn on both sides causing the timing to be retarted. Installed new components, vehicle runs great. Thanks again to EVERYONE!
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L check engine light on VIN: 1N4BL11E73
THIS TIME CUSTOMER DIDNT TIGTEN HIS GAS CAP ON.I RETIGTEN THE GAS CAP RESET THE PCM AND CUSTOMER DROVE IT FOR A WEEK NO LIGHT CAME BACK ON.
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G3HN52KXT
hi there sorry it took so long to get back to you but the custumer just brought back the car today jul.30th i just want to thank everyone for there replies and a thank you goes to glen for helping me isolate the problem which was staring me in the face. the...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ52M2S
Thanks everyone. These were all good logical suggestions. I of course started with the easiest and foud a bad ignition coil. I realize a resistance check for these coils is not valid, but just for hoots, I rechecked tham all again and two measured at 6,000 ...
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22P1T
Many people who answered the request for help didn't know what motor this is. There is NO distributor adjustment. The distributor is behind the water pump horizontally mounted. This is an “optispark” performance system. Corvette style. I checked the wave... Trouble codes: P0336, P0335.
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G2WP5219V
thanks to all, i sent the car to a trans shop down the street to get a second opinion, they installed a new flex plate like we did and used an aftermarket hardened bolts, the bolts that would get loose are the ones that bolt to the crank, not to the tor. conv....
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZH5284Y
Well everyone had some very good points to be said. TPS,COOLANT TEMP SENSOR and IAC circuts,connections or the part its self. I was impressed to take note about checking grounds at the bell housing. Allthough I was able to repair the vehicle so as no codes cam... Trouble codes: P0261 (injector control circut low), P1351 (ignition control cyl 1/4), P1352 (ignition control cyl 2/3).
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1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN67P8J
Thank you for the replies, those guys that pointed me towards the ground wire were right on. The wire harness under the intake had the ground wire (Three ground wire to this one eyelet) tucked up and hidden under the intake, not connected to anything. I fished... 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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1996 Toyota T100 2.7L seat belts VIN: JT4UM11D20
thanks for the replies, as long as the stitching is intact the belt is ok. the belt cover was probably broke from getting caught in the door
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