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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L battery VIN: JH4KA8276R
CUSTOMER SAYS BATTERY GOES DEAD AFTER SITTING FOR SEVERAL DAYS. CHECKED FOR DRAW AND FOUND A .030 AMP DRAW (30 mA)ON THE ABS B2 CIRCUIT. DRAW GOES AWAY WHEN 15 AMP FUSE LOCATED IN UNDER HOOD FUSE BLOCK IS REMOVED. IF YOU REMOVE THE FUSE AND THEN REINSTALL IT. ...
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53000
What is the ohm value for the heater on the a/f sensor? Alldata could not supply this info. As you see I have a p1166 which will set after about 30 sec. and the p1167 about 60 sec. later. When ground pin e8 I have appox. 3v between pins a1 and a24, Alldata say... Trouble codes: P1166, P1167
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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A3N
I have a 1992 Audi 100CS Quattro. The car came in for a hard start cold. The car would restart while here only a few times. It will not start now at all. It has no spark. The signal to the power stage from the ECM is not there when the car won't start. The cam...
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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L front rails VIN: WAUML44E25
i have a audi a8 that was hit hard in the front,both front rails have to be replaced with new,these are the bolt on style,the question i have is what is the procedure to get to these torx bolts that hold the front rails on and i'm wondering do you have to remo...
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBA6D8321P
hello all. last week i recharged the a/c system on this bmw and it worked fine, now it's back with a code 65 a/c compressor signal and the high and low side pressures are the same at 43 psi. checked with the sniffer and could not find any leaks inside or out o...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Does not Crank VIN: WBACD4326W
Dear BMW Guys, I am asking you for your best guess. Intermittenly/randomly the car does not crank! Customer leaves than car for a couple of hours, after that car will crank. It seams it is not a temp issue. Occording to customer car will not crank in the morn... Trouble codes: EWS (Key 1 not dedected), EWS (Key 1 not dedected)
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: WBADN5334X
For all BMW techs, We keep getting new rear wheel speed sensors from BMW that test open or some ridiculously high ohm meter reading. When questioning BMW for a resistance spec (could not find in Alldata) we were told there was none!! They are assuming we are ...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L hard to start VIN: WBADT63432
help euro guys have this bmw 530i hard to start after warm up.starts fine first thing in the morning or when cold.the tech working on the thing put a fuel filtr that has a pressure regulator on and a new fuel pump.along with plugs and air fltr.the thing runs g...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L injectors, coils VIN: WBAGN63433
vehicle came in wrecked, vehicle started once now wont run,has fuel pressure but no spark or injector pulse, on hud comes u0p with pdc failure and servotronic failure does this have anything to do with nostart problem ? if not could anyone give me an idea on w...
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1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Trunk lock VIN: 1G6VS3386M
With all the trunk latch/lock related components unplugged. With the exception of the trunk lock cylinder switch. What would be the cause of the drain? Why does the drain clear with the trunk cylinder switch. The drain reappears after cycling the key and entry...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 166KD5ZY5V
I'm playin clean-up batter on this one. The other tech checked codes, replaced all in related repairs. I reset anti-theft, due to battery being replaced and cleaned grounds and powers. The cranks and runs for 3 seconds and dies and will do the same many times.... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti-theft system fuel enable circuit), P1599 (CC power management mode or engine stall), P1381 (Cylinder misfire-ABS/PCM signal data), P0603 (PCM keep alive memory error/reset), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KS52YSV
hi guys got a 97 sls autoclimate going down road w/ac on high blows cold but swotches between dash vents & defroster all by it self any one seen this before thanks john d
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1974 Chevrolet Corvette 7.4L Start up and shut down
Hey Guys thanks for reading this email. The problem I have with this car is when you start the car there is no power to distributor on the battery wire.When you release the key slightly, the engine will come to life.I have tried a new ignition switch to no ava...
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1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Stall, stall after start VIN: 1GNDM19Z2M
Vehicle stalls intermittently, and feels like you just shut it off with a switch. Fuel pressure remains good while this is happening. Restarts right away. After vehicle gets warm, it happens less often.
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, SPARK KNOCK VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
i have at t10 blazer that very intermmittantly will start misfiring,low on power and severe spark knock.check engine light will come on and set codes 339 & 341.problem is very intermmittant customer drove on a 900 mile round trip and problem never occured but ... Trouble codes: 339 (ckp sensor), 341 (cmp sensor)
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L clutch petal VIN: 1G1JF12TOX
thanks in advace . this vehicle came to us requiring a clutch assembly & rebuilt the 5 spd transmission . we replaced the trany & clutch assembly ,includes a new slave cylinder . we are having difficulty getting a clutch petal . we have tried varous methods o...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L engine VIN: 2GCEC19V05
This noise is a squeaking at idle that turns into a ticking at 1500 rpm and above. It sounds like an old chevy with a fuel pump that needed oil. We have checked flywheel for cracks. None found. Sounds loudest right at timing chain cover. We pulled pan and cove...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Steering Rack VIN: 3C3EL55H3X
Vehicle came in from another shop that recommended a steering rack replacement. While turning the wheel to the right or left stops, noticed that there was no pressure sounds or squeals at the stops. While running the engine, I pinched closed the high pressure ...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Cyl #3 & 5 Dead VIN: 2C3HH46F5S
Good Morning Guys! Here it goes, this Intrepid 3.5L came in from a long time customer with a rough idle, and an under hood noise. Inspected vehicle and found the wires were arcing out at the coil & that the idler pulley & alternator bearings were both very no...
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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 Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y8X
we got this vehicle in as no start, had fuel,spark,comp,inj pulse; scanned and found data to be "normal"; thought we had possibly jumped a tooth on timing chain pulled it apart and found to be loose but not jumped; still felt it was a sync issue; thought possi...
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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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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L idle surges 500-1500 VIN: 1B4H528N2Y
we are at our wits end. any chry. techs know what the h*** is going on. the problem is intermittant, idle only surges in park or neutral. in drive the surge goes away. after both repairs we let it sit overnight, cold start no surging so we released the vehicle...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3ES46C32
the customer drove the vehicle 104 miles on the full tank, anybody have any ideas for us???
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L compressor VIN: 3D7KS29C46
Hey I have what seems to be a stumper for me. this dodge has power to the compressor but no compressor engagement. I do not have a scan tool to communicate to see if there are any codes. the customer seemed to think that the ac quit working when he had removed...
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1956 Ford countrysquir 292CID Hesitation VIN: M6EY209828
This vehicle was towed in from several years of storage to get running and find out the general mechanical condition of the engine. The owner says the engine is a 292 V8, but I can't be certain. I replaced the points and condenser and it fired up with ether. T...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1F12345678
car is idleing at 1557 rpm. on start up it flares higher then drops to this. also when you accelerate it's slow coming back to 1557. iac shows 27% short term fuel trim is 0 average. so I don't see that a vac. leak is in the picture, also I took the iac off and... Trouble codes: P1506
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L case, flywheel VIN: 1FTHF36F5V
transmission housing is cracked. vehicle came in for rough idle and no power. test drove and found that misfire was present at all rpm ranges. ran cylinder contribution test 5 times. each time coming up with cyl 4 & cyl 5 low contribution. relocated #4 injecto...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
this vehicle has had a intermittant problem for a while. about a year ago had codes for tps. i replaced tps.problem did not reoccur for a while.now its back with the above codes what i have done is checked tps value with scan tool sometimes its normal.89volts ... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor A circuit low input), P1120 (TPS out of range low), P1121 (TPS inconsistant with MAF)
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L crank pulley VIN: 1FTNS2426X
hi guys got a good one 4 months ago at 94144 miles van was towed in crankshaft bolt broken off pulley destroyed drill outbroken bolt install new pulley fanbelt truck drives fine no vibration give it back to customer 3 months later and 1500 miles truck comes ba...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
The horn on this 99 expedition does not work. I can honk the horn at the relay. I have also tested and tried a known good relay. I have tested the wiring at the relay. The only thing missing is the ground when you depress the horn button. I am sure the problem...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 1FTWX33F64
hi guy's got f-350 with rear calipers no pressure in the back,pressure in front change caliper 2 time think it the master but not sure pedal is at the floor blead the system has requested rr rl fr fl, got oil driping out but no pressure on both side, does anyb...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSE34F51
hi another ford with a problem diesel van stalls intermittenly code po1291 any ideas would be greatly appreciated thanks
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FMZU73W32
Explorer came in with complaint of instrument panel inoperative and no turn signals. Customer could not say how long they had not been working or what was doing (if anything when quit) Found Fuse 21 blown in fuse box below dash. Replaced fuse. Everything start...
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L check engine light VIN: 1FMZU74K94
fINALLY COMMUNICATED WITH CAN MODULE. HAVE 3 CODES u1900 CAN COMMUNICATION BUS FAULT,C1805 MISMATCHED PCM B2900 VIN MISMATCH. NOT MUCH INFO ON ALLDATA. TRIED MODULE RECONFIGURE BUT VEHICLE WILL NOT SUPPORT. ANY INFO ON HOW TO PROCEED WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIAT...
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1999 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19R1X
Please Help!!! I have worked on this vehicle 3 times now for the same complaint. When the vehicle first came in it had been at three other shops.The customer told me that the vehicle had been tuned up, had the intake gasket replaced, a new fuel filter, an inje... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0154, P1153 (HO2 sensor insufficient switching Bank2 Sensor1), P0151
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L brake lights VIN: 1GKCS13W2Y
i am thinking the multifunction switch is the culprit but would like to know for sure before replacing. thanks in advance. jay
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L fuel tank VIN: 1GTHK29U22
Truck is fixing to have it's 3rd fuel tank. The 1st one was replaced by the dealer. It was cracked. Now this one is cracked a couple years later. Does someone know of a condition causing this problem. Thanks for your help.
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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCA5640H
this honda runs fine except when you come to a stop,the rpm's fall down to about 300 & engine cuts off. you can set still with it in gear & tap the gas all you want & it will not shut off. but anytime you get over 10mph and then stop, it cuts off, even if you ...
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L pinging VIN: JT8BH68X7W
Not sure if this is an issue with these models. The car pings excessively and using higher octane does help it but it is still there. I have held off doing and carbon treatment until I make sure that there is something I am not missing. All the data on my scan...
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1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L shift linkage
removed shift cable can shift trans ok manually still cannot move with the lever with the cable removed = problem in column i imajine just checking if anyone has ran into a similar issue before i rip the whole column out (very complicated) no recent issues sin...
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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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1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L seal VIN: JM1GD2228L
I am going to do a t-belt, cam and c/s seals. Can someone tell me the bolt size and thread pitch for the cam and crankshaft, so I can get bolts and nuts and make seal pusher tools? Mazda parts could not tell me. I plan on using a 3/4 drive socket to push seals...
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1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR16U0R
Hello everyone. We have a Mazda B3000 here that is driving us nuts. On occasion, this truck will not start. But by the time it gets towed to us, we reach in and turn the key and it starts up. Yesterday it got towed over and we determined it had no spark and no...
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL .0L Rear Trunk Lid or Boot VIN: 1070441200
I'm having a problem finding info regarding how to open the rear deck lid or boot. It is a convertable which makes it more difficult. Does anybody have an idea how to get into the truck to open deck lid so I can repair the problem. Thanks, Brian.
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Blower Motor VIN: 4M2Z466W02
Blower motor was replced due to poor operation and high current draw. After repiar, customer complians of loud noise from motor operation at high speed selection. Relaced blwer motor 2 times for this symptom.
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1994 Nissan UD1400 135CID transmission VIN: JNAU4R1J1R
Hey guys, not much experience on these box trucks, so your help will be greatly appreciated! As you're going up a hill the trans. will not downshift into any gears and it just goes into nuetral. you pull off the side of the road, shut it down and start it ba...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain alighnment VIN: 1N4DL01D0X
I have a altima 2.4 engine we had out of the car and cleaned out sludge and did valve job. The tech failed to mark the upper timing chain marks. The new chain has painted links whick would make it simple except the cam gears have two marks on the gears. They h...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L engine VIN: 1GHDT13W0Y
Hello all, have been away from IATN for a long time (3 yrs) due to a sick daughter who required constant medical attention, hence the "Below average" rating, however I intend to be back on track now. This Bravada has a "ticking" noise @ idle, starts about 2-3 ...
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1999 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P1ES47CXC
Vehicle came in running very poor. Initial inspection revealed plug wires arcing and spark plug holes full of oil. Scan data showed IAT @ 200 degrees and MAP reading at 3" vacuum at all times. LTFT was -28.9. Replaced V/C gasket, plugs and wires. Engine uses...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition cylinder VIN: 1G2WK52J92
hello all this car came in from a used car lot for not being able to turn off the key far enough to remove the key. It will turn off the engine but you can`t remove the key did multiple voltage checks at the columm don`t see anything abnormal just wondering if...
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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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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valves? VIN: YS3DM58V4R
hello Saab techs. this car was towed in from another shop in another town. timing belt had broken. they did valve job & new timing belt but could never get car started. has spark, inj. pulse, good fuel pressure. cranking vacuum 4-5in. checked all cams to see i...
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2000 Saturn SC1 1.9L pcm not engaging a/c clutch
hey please help me with this. i have a 2000 saturn that the pcm is not grounding the gray wire to the a/c relay so that the clutch can engage. The scan tool says no a/c request under engine managment data. however under the body data it says yes on a/c request...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Cam Timing VIN: 4S3BH675XY
Would like a better pic of the timing marks before saying bad valves.
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Charging VIN: 4S3BH66531
The customer came in for brake service. I noticed that the brake light stays on and the charge light stays on all the time. When the key is out of the ignition switch, the digital trip and ODO mile still show miles (should they go off when the key is out and t...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V5W
Help please!!! I have a 98 rav4 2.0 dohc 2wd stnd trans california emissions... here in the shop... sets a hard code...erase and comes back instantly... p0340 camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction... customer replaced both cam and crank sensors and at t... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B4Y
Good day fellow techs. Need some help with this toy. Car came in with ac not blowing cold. Compressor was not kicking on. Did a tare weight and brought to full charge(It was 10 ounces low) and still nothing. Checked the low pressure switch and it was good, che...
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1972 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
Hello all. to start this vehicle has only 8 digits for a vin. so, not sure why I'm penalized to one post for this month, sounds like iatn needs to take a better look at their rules. Anyway, this gorgeous Triumph came in our shop with a hesitation on accelerati...
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1989 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9BWBA0301K
This vw is very rich upon starting cold and sputter at idle until you rev it and clear gas out of cylinders. Runs perfectly fine during driving only happens during start up and once it is to temperature and let sit for 10-15mins will sometimes be rich during i...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B0X
You were correct about disconnecting the modules, but it turned out to be the SRS module. Disconnected the SRS module, was able to communicate with all other module. "Borrowed" a SRS module from one on the lot and reset adaptations, car runs fine at this ti... Trouble codes: P1739 (tiptronic switch short to ground up), P1733 (tiptronic switch short to ground down), 00526 (stop lamp switch open).
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L aux.fan VIN: WBADD6328V
Many Thanks To My Fellow Members who took the time to reply. The fix was to replace the fan assembly. The #75 50 amp fuse gets powered up by the stage 3 relay. The entire aux.fan assembly has 2 resistors on it that go bad. Whats interesting is that there wa...
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2001 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L pin 16 dlc VIN: WBSCK9349Y
thanks for the imformation. what was found was a loose pin connection behind dlc connector. thanks again
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33572
found fly not indexed correctly,false signal to crank sensor removed transmission,re-indexed flywheel engine started ok thanks for all your help
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1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HR52L8R
Thanks for all the help guys I in fact checked the ignition module it was a bit faulty. I changed it and the customer has been satisfied with the result cause its not turning off anymore. Trouble codes: 321 (no 18x ignition pulses), 361 (est line not toggling ic wire).
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L rear springs VIN: 1G4HP52L5S
What I did was order all new hardware and adjuster kits from the dealer. i hope this will fix this for good. Thank you to the people who replied i really appreciate it.
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WB55KX1
The cat converter was the problem. It was plugged. We checked the back pressure and it was definately too high. Replaced the cat and ran like new. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Tilt VIN: 1G4HR54K63
Well, as usual, you guys are the key to fixing cars. I couldn't get the tilt on this to unlock by pushing up with my legs, but when I pulled hard on it and worked the lever it came free. It was stuck in the full upright position, but working fine now! Thanks f...
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L transfer case VIN: 5GADT13S44
Hi guys, this one was simply low air in the tires Ted hit it right on the head. thanks for all the replies on this it really helps to know someone been there and has answers. thanks.phyllis
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Dash,Instrument cluster VIN: 1G6ET1293V
This one is fixed. We pulled the wire harness out from eng. bay, under carpet in trunk and cleaned all the rest of the hidden grounds,disconected body control moduel,air bag moduel,PCM,ABS and reinstalled everything and problems gone. The customer is happy. Wh...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Engine VIN: W06VR52RGV
This was all a timing problem. I had the marks dead on every time I had the timing cover off, and compression was good. So it was hard to believe that timing was off, but it was. I had both cam gears on the affected side 180 degrees off, because how the dealer...
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No power VIN: 1FAFP33P91
The power was drained. I recharged the battery and was back up and running. Thanks for the help fellas!!
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14K7S
It turned out the aftermarket EGR valve was the problem - replaced valve and all is OK. I just never thought it should be trying to open the EGR just off idle in park or drive, but I guess thats normal. Thanks for the help.
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L seal oi leak VIN: 2G1FP22PXV
hello,techs thanks everyone.Mac tools sell lots of special tools for LT1.the one I need cost $105 plus tax.I don't want to buy it,my boss don't want to buy it for the shop so I ask him to install the seal.He put lots of petroleum gel and shove it in,so far no ...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 2GCEC19RXW
CUSTOMER NEVER CAME BACK WITH VEHICLE. THE CUSTOMER LIVES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. WHEN AND IF HE GETS IT FIX, I'LL LET YOU KNOW. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR REPLYS.
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
Many thanks to all who replied!Turns out that cylinder head gasket blew on cyl.#2.No warning,nothing.Never overheated.Pressure tested cooling system and coolant filled cyl.#2,.Injector does not leak.Will retest injector when finished with head gaskets{fun}.I a... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GAGG25R8X
sorry for taking so long to reply, we were waiting to see if customer returned. we didnt have a fuel injection cleaning kit, until now, we used it on the van, then road tested, ran down e-way, accelerates OK, it does hold fuel pressure now after key on engine... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172, P0175, P0131, P0137, P0151.
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1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L drive belt
Thanks for all your help, friends. This vehicle has been sitting in our lot for the past two weeks and not been looked at yet. Shop is too busy and the customer has more vehicles. The IATN techmail has been threatening to give me a negative rating if I dont cl...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L no start VIN: 3C3EL55H6Y
Thanks to all who replied.I wasn't to sure of the pcm thing.The p1388 must have been a bs code, a code for the tps showed up to.What it ended up being was a ground with about 2 strands of wire attached to the back of the left head for the ditributer .The one ... Trouble codes: P1388.
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L92
OK got this one fixxed! Grounding pin 4 @ Rad fan relay(circuit n173) runs fan constant.Then grounding pin 73 @ pcm fan would run but inconsistantly/irratic-voltage on n173 would only pull down to about 4volts.So than I grounded pin 18 @ipm now I got fan const... Trouble codes: P1491 (Rad Fan Control Relay Circuit).
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3JA63H25
Thank you all for your quick responses. All seem to be right on track with the purge solenoid problem. I replaced the purge solenoid, and informed the customer not to over fill his gas tank. Test drove vehicle and appears to have taken care of it. Thanks, and ...
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Radiator VIN: 1B4GP45R12
Nothing final here, at least not immediately. One member mentioned the radiator cap being possibly faulty, so I replaced with new. I then pressure tested the old cap and it popped at the specified pressure. Another said that it is possible that overheating ...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46J34
Thanks to Chad from Minnesota. Apparently if the PCM has 4 small connectors it is a NGC vehicle. That is what we have so spec for fuel pressure is 58psi. If the PCM has 2 larger connectors it is a SBEC and the pressure spec is 39 psi. Chad also asked what I me... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean airfuel).
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G25FR255D
Well, I got a lot of good feedback and really appreciate all your efforts. The guy that subbed the job to me hasn't done a thing... I believe the next step would be to install the throttle adapter plate with the min/max air rate adjustments. I wish I could off...
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1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMUA11U8V
Customer decided to sell vehicle. I am assuming this was a PCM problem due to the eratic problems. One time their would be fuel pressure and injector pulse, and no spark and vice versa. Thank you to all who helped.
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L cruise/speedo VIN: 2FMZA57441
thanks everyone. we disconnected the cruise servo and found the wires to be melted inside the plug. Probably due to a shorted switch on the master cylinder. Customer is going to live without the cruise control for now. Paul
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L a/c system VIN: 1FAHP56S11
WOW I got 19 replies most every body said check the clutch resistance when the compressor kicked off and qiut working the car was so ho I could not even get to the connector the compressor is so jammed in the eengine compartment So whatt some one suggested i...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP55231
trany ended up slipping when filled with fluid, so we replaced with a used unit. The tech didn't blow 120 lbs of air, just enough to see if it was open, but prior to blowing with air he removed the cap and rubber and reinstalled cap.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Stall, low power
i took the truck to the dealer.they said the egr was stuck,turbo was sticking and it had 2 bad injectors.seems like alot being the truck only had 30000 miles.they replaced 2 injectors ,turbo,cleaned egr ports and reprogramed the ecm for an emission update.all ...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2C1MR5295V
Thank you all you guys, I finally put another ECU to fix the problem.
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L ac compressor VIN: 2HKRL18GXY
Thanks for quick replies. I actually had a code n not h. the problem was the power transistor. $300.00 And problem solved.
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L No VSS @ PCM VIN: KM8SB83D31
After replacing 2 used computers and no vss I thought to inquire about the VIN nubers of each vehicle the used mods came out of. Turns out both have ABS, this vehicle does not. Everyone, including dealer tells me it doesnot matter. I pluged in the old ECM ( st... Trouble codes: P0500.
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L bearing
Ok, gang thanks to all that offered support. This is a classic example of don't second guess yourself. I'm sure we have all been there one time or another. Turns out the original bearing was bad(extremely loose) the replacement was ok, however took to a pre...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Engine noise VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
After 2 BG engine flushes and cleaning the pick-up screenthe oil pressure still maxed out at 15. Owner decided to trade instead of fix. As I wasnt the original mechanic that worked on the ar off the interstate I was happy to see it go without further money t...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L pwr seats, keyless entry, stereo, central locking VIN: SAJFA14C4Y
This Jag is fixed and I somewhat sheepishly post the fix. In my rush to diagnose this car (we have 2 techs on holidays and things are backing up) I thought I had checked all the fuses, but I must not have checked the two heelboard fuse panels located behind th...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
the car started the next morning- the responces helped under standing this system- we need a better scan tool Autologic was the the scan listed called dealer to find out if they have any problems - if the PATS system is not working the security light would bli...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4F68S5WL
Hi Sorry for the delay in posting, customer had personal issues and had to have vehicles. Finally allowed us to have it for the day (we payed for her to have a rental car). In my original posting I failed to mention that both oxygen sensors were replaced with...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GW68J64
I GUESS BEING TO BUSY IS A GOOD THING??? I SENT THIS VEHICLE TO A LOCAL CHRYSLER DEALER SHIP, THE LAST THING I WANTED TO DO BUT DIDN'T WAS A COMPRESSION TEST, WELL THATS WHAT THEY DID FOR $300.00 LAST 2 CYLINDERS ON DRIVERS SIDE HAVE 0 COMPRESSION, THEY... Trouble codes: P0175 (fuel system rich), P0172 (fuel system rich).
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Vibration VIN: KNDJB72301
Thanks for all the replies. Turned out to be the driveshaft. Apparently you cannot service u-joints on this type of driveshaft. Installed new unit, vibration gone.
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1996 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5232T
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