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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 2HNYD18891
This is for information purposes only. The front blower motor quit blowing, and with it, the compressor was inop as well. The odd part it that the rear blower motor seemed to be on all the time. One post recommended replacing both the speed control and the blo...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L engine VIN: JH4DC53093
acura techs help needed !!! my customer wants to swap a 2.4 out of a tsx into this rsx. the tsx came with a 2.4l engine,the rsx with a 2.0l. i know the intakes are different thus the head is different. but someone has told him you can swap the heads on these e...
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L key fob VIN: 2HNYD28427
this is my wifes car. it has two key fobs they both lock and unlock the doors but only one keeps the memory for the nav. system the radio presets and the clock. the other one will lose the correct time and nav. info everytime the key fob is used to lock or unl...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L trans range indicator VIN: WAUEA88D8T
thanks in advance im not very sure about this but my indicator for transmission is on showing that the car is in park neutral reverse drive all on i have a code of oo293 multifunction transmission range switch un plausible signal and 00526 brake light switch f...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L brake lite indecator VIN: WBAAU3341F
the customer came in for a brake service. put new pads and rotors on the front with new sensor. the brake wear lite is still on and want go off, put new snesor on rear also to see if lite will go out. that the only way i know to turn lites out for the wear ind...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L compression VIN: WBAGH83421
I just got this car towed to my shop immeaditly a couple day's after another shop performed the pcv system repair. Customer told me the car always ran flawlessly except a cloud a smoke during start up. The other shop replaced the intake seals and the pcv syst...
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L trailer harness VIN: WBXPA93474
customer supplied bmw trailer hitch kit included harness and looks trailer lighting module, i found location for harness plug ( at r/r storage compartment ) this harness goes directly to trailer plug but do not know about supplied module does anyone know where...
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW53L9N
Howdy guys and help please!!! One of my delivery drivers dropped this buick off with me. He said it dies after he drives it for a while. He self diagnosed and ask me to put a Delco pump in even though we said not the problem. he picked up the car and it died a... Trouble codes: 17 (Spark reference circuit)
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fast idle VIN: 1G4HP2L3RH
Car comes to me with a complaint of random uncontrolled engine rpm's. At first it was hard to duplicate so checked throttle cable & mechanical items at throttle body. Seems OK. So I checked for codes & data. No codes found and all parameters OK. Checked for va...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1G6KF549XW
thanks for checking this one out! car came in with service stability light on. it originally had codes c1255, 1281, 1282 and 1287 stored. 1255 indicated an internal problem with abs control module and since all powers and grounds were good, we replaced with a ...
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2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Sound System VIN: GYEK62N44G
Hi everybody, i have this fine Escalade with sound system problem, the radio is on but no sound is coming up, sometimes if i off ignition and on it again the sound will come for like few seconds and go off again, i beleive is the amplifier, can you help me to ...
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1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
hi this car drives ok but idles rough and will occassionally will stall at idle.no codes,the only data that looks bad on the scanner is the block learn went down from 128 to 100 indicating computer thinks its rich and is trying to take away fuel(correct?).The ...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L shift linkage VIN: 1GCCS1448T
This S-10 Came In Shop Today With Complaint Of Hard Putting In & Out Of Park.I Removed Linkage At Transmission And Shifter Moved Thru All Gears Just Fine.Tried To Move Linkage At Transmission Would Not Move To Next Position But Would Move A Little.I Then Remov...
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L wire harnesses VIN: 1GNDU03E54
Good day to all. This van is getting water under the front floor carpets, like so many other GM FWDs. Does anyone know a way to prevent this? I've searched the archives and read suggestions to seal the wiring against the water, but there ought to be a better w...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Manual Heater Systerm VIN: 1G1ZT52875
Hello to everyone This car came in with customer complaining the heater wasn't getting hot. I have checked the coolant quality and level and that is good. I connected the scan tool and checked the engine coolant temp. It was 195 degrees. I felt of the heater h...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19855
This colorado came in missing on all 4 cyl. ,evenly, cant tell that one is worse than others.Power reduced message, and MIL on. I removed the cam phase solenoid and activated it, the pintle does move. It reads 0 on scanner. I am not familiar with this engine. ... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP-Exhaust camshaft Position), P0300 (Random missfire)
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WB58N16
this is a security car that has probably been driven really hard for it's short but high mileage lifespan. the vehicle runs reasonably well at idle however when you accelerate from a stop the rpm will jump to 2500 right from idle. o.k. if you want to drag race... Trouble codes: P0121 (t.p.s. performance)
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3C8FY68B72
misfire /stumble at idle smoked seems ok but smoke comes out of egr valve runs fine when driven or power brake. clogged inj? or vaccume leak? Trouble codes: P0304
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L front of car VIN: 2C4GP44373
under a load condition the vehicle has a vibration that can be felt through the drivers seat and heard. the brakes are applied, the steering wheel is turning and a slight acceleration loading the engine that appears to be at a specific rpm.you can feel it in t...
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1992 Dodge B250 5.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y6N
Have a 1992 Dodge Van B250 5.2 vin Y. Came in running bad sometimes. On slight acceleration Motor jumps like it is missing if I give it more gas it smooths out. On freeway same thing when I take of it jumps around until I step into it then smooths out until I ...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L fans VIN: 2B3HD46T3V
This car came in with blown head gaskets, verified by chemical block check. The heads were repaired, pressure tested, machined, installed with factory gaskets and thermostat. On road test car runs half way on gage and engine runs well. Returned car to customer...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L rough idle, P0301 VIN: 1B7HF13Y3V
hello dodge people, I have a 5.2l with a flutter at idle and a p0301 that sets after a day under normal city driving conditions. This vehicle has 50 psi low compression in the #1 cyl compared to the other cyls. We've done a leak down test and are pretty sure ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP253X1
Van came in with codes P0442 and P0455. Have replaced the fuel cap and a small section of vacuum hose going to the intake from the evap solenoid. Vacuum line had cracks and leaked during smoke test. Ran evap test with modis and P0442 does not come back, but P0... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455
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2003 Fiat Stilo 2.4L aircond auto VIN: ZFA1920026
Hi Guys Have rep[laced the battery in this car and now the aircond will not work. The lcd screen will light up and looks ok but the compressor is not switching. I have been told that it will need reseting. I can not comunicate with the aircond with my multi ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FALP65L2T
Dear ford techs, i have this 96 contour that i am having difficulty with. It came in with the customer complaining of won't shift out of park at times. I got the car in last week, and found out that when it acts up, the plunger wasn't going in far enough to ma...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L coolant guage sending unit VIN: 1FABCDEFGH
hey guys, need yor help. just replaced head gasket as part of a charitable contribution kind of a job on the side of the hiway and have no quick access to alldata on hiway 44 and need to know the location of the guage sender on this twin cam 2 litre as its run...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Brakes Locking Up VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
We got this in with front calipers frozen. we replaced both front calipers, Rotors and Hoses. it cam back with the same problem so we changed the master cylinder. this vehicle has hydro boost. when applying brakes on a hard stop they lock up. press the brake p...
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP45XX1
Okay Ford guru's, I have a good one here. 01 Mustang 4.6...the customer has spent a ton of money on it replacing parts at the advice of all the self proclaimed experts in town and finally gave up. It has a part throttle missfire that you can duplicate at 1100 ...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07W71
This seemed to be easy but I have not fixed the P0401. The first test was to put a vacuum pump on the egr valve and apply vacuum, the engine does not die. The idle is a little lower. So it has a flow problem. I removed the EGR valve, tested ok, cleaned it. It ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow), P1408 (egr flow out of range)
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L ABS Brake Pressure Switch VIN: 1FTYR10E62
Thanks to all who take time to read this post. Vehicle in for front brake service.(Pads & Rotors). Replaced both. Road tested. ABS light on. DTC C1939-Brake Pressure/Deactivation switch circuit. This truck does not have cruise control. Has deactivation/brake ...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L13
We put a new oem A/C compressor and clutch and pulley on this expedition and now when you shut the truck off the compressor keeps spinning the outer clutch disc for about 5 seconds like it is freewheeling, I grab it when it is done and it is very tight I can b...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Blowing fuse#17 VIN: 1FMZU73K53
I am trying to help fellow tech Truck was blowing fuse # 17 intermittenly truck was returned today now fuse is blowing all the time! Alldata is showing 2 relays on circut for batttery saver and acc relays unplug both no change would like to know what else is o...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Horn VIN: 1ZFT80N6B5
This Mustang came in with inop. horns. When getting in the car remote was pressed to unlock doors lock button was pushed accidently horns sounded off. Checked for voltage/ground at horn button. Grounding the black wire under the air bag does not activate horn....
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FAHP71W56
this car has a good crank for aprox 2 minutes before start. the rest of the day no problem till morning. checked fuel pressure when started ok. any help is appreciated. thanks in advance . I left the fuel gauge hooked up in the morning I WILL CHECK PRESSURE DU...
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEK19R7T
HELP this truck runs great but intermittently when you are at a stop light unit will stall or surge while monitoring scan tool pids short term goes through the roof to 50% and ltft is 25% iac drops to 22 and o2 sensors read lean all the time checked intake for...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L trans VIN: 1GTHK29153
THIS TRUCK CAME TO US FROM ANOTHER SHOP.IT ALL STARTED WITH THE TRANSMISSION GOING IN TO NEUTRAL WITH A CODE P0735 GEAR RATIO ERROR IN 5th.THE CLIENT INSTALLED A USED TRANSMISSION AND TRUCK DID SAME THING. THE CLIENT INSTALLED A REBUILT TRANS THEN AND DID SAME...
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1980 Honda Accord 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SM-K211750
This Honda starts and runs fine during during the warmup/choke/fast idle phase, but will cough and die very rapidly once the engine rpm drops below 1100. Originally it stalled around a corner and was towed to another shop who replaced the distributor on what t...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58DXW
check engine light comes on after reving for a minute or two at about 1500 to 2000 rpm. flashing. yet the truck is running smooth. long trim between -3 and 3. short trim about the same. could it be the cam or crank sensors? i don't have a data stream for neith... Trouble codes: P0301
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
The engine has a rattle very audible noise from center left of engine. Almost sounds like wrist pin but a little different. Customer states that noise happened all the sudden. It is there all the time and increases with RPM. Checked oil pressure, 50psi at idle...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Right Bank
On the right head all of the intake valves had contacted the pistons, but not the left one. Also a lifter had broken out of its bore and the seat came dislodged #2 on the right head so it was ruined. I found the plastic guide arm broken in half on the primary ...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22263
This vehicle towed in with the fault codes below.Engine idles fine on all 6 but the above 4 cylinders cut out upon acceleration.The injectors for 1,2,4 and 6 lose their pulse.I suspected that it was going into limp home but there are no other codes. Your help... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304, P0306
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Left brake light VIN: 1LNHM87A11
This clean car has a problem, and that is the left brake light stays on intermittently, according to the customer. We cannot verify it in the shop. Wirings are intact, I am suspecting the rear Electronic Control Module (REM). Before commitment and a few hundre...
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L high idle VIN: 4F4CR16A1R
Vehicle was in shop for complaint of high rpm while shifting. Idle was high and rpm stayed up between shifts and afterwards. Smoke tested at intake vacuum port and found some leaks. One was at the egr valve leaking smoke out of the diaphram with the vacuum lin... Trouble codes: 411 (hi idle self tets)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEB93DXH
This vehicle came in with a sluggish running conditiona and no power. The system is a turbo diesel engine. Upon inspection we found the turbocharger turbine had worn a hole in the bottom of the casing, hence no power, noisy. Tired to convince the customer to n...
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1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1HJ01P1L
Im having a bad day here I stopped for coffee this am and my starter quit now Ive replaced spark plugs as maintnence on this clean low mileage nissan Yes I took the wires off and blew out the area, now big rapping noise my borescope wont bend allowing to see a...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51D42
Hi this car came in with high idle complaint. We scaned tps read high, snapping throttle readings would come down and read closed throttle. We replaced tps adjusted and relearned idle and air flow. still idles high until warm then a rolling idle 1500-1800 tps ...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HN52L8R
this vehicle came in intrmittent stall no restart for at least one hour code present p1640 and p1670 Trouble codes: P1640, P1670
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1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L chime module VIN: 1G3HN52K7V
chime intermittently comes on while driving. we found that stepping on the brakes in the shop koeo in gear will cause the chime to sound at each pedal tap. in gear activating the door lock switches will cause the chime to ding. opening the glove box will cause...
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L interior VIN: 1G3GR62C5X
Calling all Techs, we've got a buzzing noise under dash at any time. Customer states noise, trunk was popping open & lites were flashing at the same time. We fully disconnected aftermarket alarm/remote start module. Now she only hears buzzing noise. I've drive...
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1999 Other European Silver Serap 5.4L coolant light VIN: SCALA61E7X
We have 2 of these cars in our shop both have the same issue when starting the car from cold the coolant light comes on stays on until you accelerate after this cycle you start the car the coolant light comes on and once the secondary air pump shuts off the co...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Timing ? VIN: 1G2NW52M4V
At our customers request we replaced his engine with one that he picked up. Problem... his engine was a 2003 his car is a 1997 The yard he used said no problem just switch intake and sensors... We did and now have a no start seems like it is out of time... Aft...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP5214V
This car is giving me a big headache and I am in need of serious help. The car dies out intermittently no rhyme or reason. The car starts back up, runs for about 5 seconds and then dies. I know what everyone is thinking. RESISTOR! No I've replaced it twice thi...
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1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L fuse #9 blows VIN: YS3DD38N3W
This one came in limp home mode w/ check gearbox light on. Had code p0705 "selector position sensor wrong,input wrong. replaced fuse #9, didn't blow until 3rd gear. Installed 15A breaker and it blew about 20 times while I was trying to figure it out, then it q...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB55E22
Hi to all, Our stumper is in the shop for a third week now and after extensive tests and fair amount of head scratching, we are not sure what may be causing this problem. Here are details in the nutshell: Once this Saab9-5 starts, it runs well but the start...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Warning Message VIN: YS3FB45SS5
HELP SAAB techs. We are just taking on SAAB and I got handed this comeback. The Info display says "steering disabled" according to previous tech, service writer and customer. I have not seen the complaint. The vehicle drives normally at this time and there are...
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1993 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZJ5579P
I have this 93 saturn 1.9l that after if gets hot it starts to misfire and then stall and is a crank no start .It started out with codes 26&27 .we replaced the solenoids knowing they have a problem , now it has the 27 and still runs the same .I cant find any i... Trouble codes: 27 (quick quad drive module)
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L blower motor VIN: 1G8JU52F2Y
Help all Saturn techs. Car came in for blower motor not working. Tested found power and ground at blower motor and replaced it as well as blower resistor card per tsb. Now the blower motor will quit working for 1 - 2 seconds and then come right back on. Not lo...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66582
Overnight, the #4 spark plug becomes soaked enough to create a complete misfire that will take up to 1 minute to completely vanish. Battery voltage is present on the injector circuit (through the main relay) for 5 minutes after shutdown, however labscope test... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
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2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L74
Hey guys, This one has all the guys in our shop stumped. We have a 2004 Suzuki Verona that is having a hesitation when under a load. You can put the accelerator to the floor and nothing will happen, almost like it lugs down and stumbles for 3-5 seconds, and t... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V0Y
Thanks in advance for any help/advice. we have this Rav4 with an intermittent MIL that keeps setting code PO401. When we test the system components individually,(Vacuum hoses, VSV, EGR valve, Transducer) they all test good. I even replaced the transducer to ma... Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Acura EL 1.7L srs light on VIN: 2HHES36601
After clearing the SRS light, it has not come back on. As I wrote before the sidebags light came on. The code I retrieved was a 5-3 code and I had no definition for this code other than an internal module problem. Of course the next day there is no indicator...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Radio VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Got the code: thanks to all and specially to Jared from Washington. Now the code ENTRY procedure was another bear altogether... somehow just stumbled on by trial/error: pressed the 'RDS' & 'FM2' buttons until display changed; pressed button '1' until proper c...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Shifting VIN: WAUDH68D91
Finally solved. While working on the TCM my tech accidentally tugged on the harness and could make the shift-interlock solenoid click on and off... Following a bit of digging we found a loose connector (tan in colour) behind the passenger kick-panel, part of...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L top VIN: 4USBT534X3
Thanks for the replies. After seeing the TSB on wet pumps we agreed with customer to send the car to dealer to see if they would take care of problem. Thanks again Andy
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1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L ABS, Master cyl? VIN: 1G6EL13B4N
Extremly sorry for the late closing of this post, computer issues... Thanks to all who replied to my request. Even though i had good flow out of master cylinder, and no restrictions noted throughout brake system, a master cylinder was the fix for this problem...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L tires VIN: WO6VR52R4V
Most every one feels that the springs may be weak or something is bent. We checked the ride height and it was actually about an inch higher in the front and rear than it should have been. There is a car lot going out of business here so they wanted new tires o...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L brakes and steering wheel VIN: 1G6KF579X1
Well we put well over a 100 miles on this car and it never acted up. we did find a tsb about some wires for the steering wheel sensor being out of place(pulling on the wires when the telescopic wheel is moved) rerouted wires to where they should be. no idea if...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L headlamps VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Most of the replies were to replace the multi-function switch on the column. I remembered fixing a full size p/up with the same problem about 4 yrs ago.I am waitng on the part and am confident this wil fix the vehicle. Thank you all
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L8W
sorry for the delay but i have not fixed this van yet.customer and i stil debating this matter.i do not have a core to buy a oe computer.dealer will not accept old computer because of different part number.i promise to post information when this matter is over...
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1990 Dodge Daytona 2.2L No Start
thanks for all replies. i should have mentioned tha ect was reading ambient temp, and i had looked over the fuse links near the battery(i've been bitten HARD by that one in the past) it turned out that the gear on the intermediate shaft had stripped, and the d... Trouble codes: 53 (internal controller problem).
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L limp mode stuck in 2nd VIN: 2B4GP44RXV
Thank you all for your replies.I had 2 problems on this caravan.1st problem the tcm was putting out 0 volts on pin 15 for the relay.I replaced with one from chrysler and it would only put out 2.9 volts max.I ordered another tcm from chrysler and this time I wa...
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1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N1X
Thanks for the replies on this beast. I've yet to find the problem, but haven't had much time with it either. Will try and post a fix if anyone else ever has this problem.
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2000 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N5Y
Finally vehicle appears to be fixed.Thanks to all who helped.We ended up replacing dist again and got customer to ok a remanufactured distributor! We also took fellow members advise and replaced crank sensor(dealer),and A.S.D.relay. Vehicle has run with no pro...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L doesn't go in any gear VIN: 4B3AG42H01
we took the tranny out and found that the converter was strip out like alot of you guys said. so we had my tranny guy rebuild the whole trans since it had alot of miles on it.thanks for the help
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L pedal VIN: 1D3JU28C65
Bottom line, if the brake fluid has been contaminated, replace everything that has rubber parts. Talking to my friend that owns the truck again, he said that everybody that has worked on it so far has only worked on the hydraulic boost part of the system, they...
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1996 Ford Mondeo 2.0L engine or transmission VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
I regret the delay in closing this help request. The responses varied from a possible broken harmonic balancer or a bolt floating in the bell housing, to known faults of rapid crank thrust wear causing end float knock, and cracking of the crankshaft in the fly...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX08W5V
i did find the module. it actualy mounts on top near the center not sideways on the front. i haven't changed it out yet cause i'm waiting for the part. thanks for all the info
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
Thanks to all of you that took the time to reply to my call for help. Cesar asked me to really go back over the front end of this vehicle. We found that the front sway bar frame bushings had about one eighth of an inch gap between the bar and both bushings. N...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Coolant flow VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
Well, thanks for all the speedy replies. We replaced the water pump under warranty. The replacement one had the disc on the back of the vanes. The one we put in last year did not. This may be helping the coolant flow. We also replaced the thermostat we had...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZV32E7W
I havent actually fix this vehicle customer nevered return vehicle back for diagnostic. Alot of technician state vehicle is notorious for MAF sensor on these vehicle. My main problem wasnt firguring out what is wrong with vehicle, it was actually why the STFT ... Trouble codes: P0460.
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedo VIN: 2FMSA5144Y
THANKS FOR THE HELP. TURNS OUT THAT HASTE MAKES WASTE. AFTER INSTALLING A SPEEDO HEAD AND PROBLEM WAS STILL THERE I BACK TRACKED MY DIAGNOSTICS & AITN ,FOUND THAT I HAD A PROBLEM WITH LEFT FRONT ABS SPEED SENSOR. NOW I WILL BACK UP A BIT. IF I WAS TO READ ABS ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Sorry guys,no fix for this one. It was an old farm truck and the owner did not want to put any more time in it. Some of the replies were bad grounds,vaccuum leak,bad MAF,WOT relay,voltage for A/C shorted to PCM. All good replies. I told the owner I need to che... Trouble codes: P0172 (b1 too rich), P1132 (B1S1 Indicates Rich), P1152 (B2S1 Indicates Rich).
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery VIN: 2FTRF18203
Thank you both for your input. It seems that I was not patient enough letting the moduals go to sleep. I started the drain check over again and timed my results. At one hour and fifteen minutes they were still awake. At one hour and thirty minutes they had pow...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L hard start VIN: 1GKFK66U74
As I suspected and 5 of you confirmed that it is not normal for this to drop fuel pressure after pump turns off. There is no pressure regulator on the fuel rail on the 6.0L. It is in the pump module. I pulled the pump and found the flexible fuel pressure lin...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ1126S
I took the throttle body off the car and disassembled the lower thermostatically controlled air by-pass. I did not see any corrosion or blocked passages on any part of the unit. However, inside the unit there was a large plastic piece that was threaded that be...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L wipers VIN: 1HGCG1655Y
Hi there;i was very pleased to hear the replies i got from the IATN members.We switched the driver multiplex box with a known good one and everything seems to be working fine.Inside the box is a blue round dodad,sorry for the hi tec term but it had some sand l...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: ES26791L07
thank you all for your help. I learned after i bought the seat belt switch that it was probably a warrenty item so i had to finish what i started. Timothy [...] sent me a proceedure for clearing the lite and it worked perfeclty. Sorry for the delay but thi... Trouble codes: 93.
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1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNGO1C3L
Hello everyone: Thanks to each of the fine techs who took the time to help. The problem turned out to be the used engine that was installed. There appeared to have worn out rings and possibly lifters. We exhausted all possibilities and suggestions until it was...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L power steering VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
we ordered a new pump (world pac) but the wrong part showed up 2 times so we sent the original pump out to be rebuilt. put it on and the car had the same problem. we then replaced the rack, still did not fix the car. i asked for another pump, put it on and it ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S6P
HI Thanks for all the guys who offered help Special thanks to Lorne from Cal. He verified what I had been suspecting I removed the anti theft module then put a reman pcm in Jeep and it starts and runs fine now. Keyless entry is disable as well as the flashing...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Battery Light VIN: JM1BV2226Y
Thanks for everyone who replied. I appreciate your help very much, but, unfortunately, none of you were able to point in the right direction. The culprit turned out to be the corroded (due to water damage) wires in the main harness, near PCM connector. When w...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BK12F16
The answer to my question is yes. You can install a used PCM if you have IDS or PDS scanner capability. In my case the original PCM was completely dead. George was able to tell me exactly were to go to reprogram the used PCM & how to get "as-built" data fro...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Thank you to all that responded. I still don't know if we have fixed this vehicle, as it takes quite a bit of time (weeks) before the self adaptation will reset itself to a new learned level. Steve [...] was particularly helpful in his response to my fu... Trouble codes: 19 (Fuel Injectors open or short or adaptation at limit).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBGA33E1S
Hello All, We try the K38 starter relay located on this one in the rear of the front passenger air bag, it was not the problem. I left all the testing locations covers off, and I keep trying 10 to 15 times a day for over a week, and finally last Friday on the ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB34E3W
thank you to all replier check fuel pump pressurwas ok and bypass hot wire to soket 30 of fuel pump relay resolve the problem thanhs agaih for all your help
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L vent/manual air control VIN: 1MEFM53U8X
Found the culprit, the dash on this vehicle supports the vent part of the air flow system, took the dash back again to find that whoever took this heater core apart shouldn't be working on cars ,they should be cutting them apart at a salvage yard!, the box was...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L abs VIN: JA4MT31H8Y
Thanks to everyone who replied.I rechecked all the wiring from the transfer case switchs to the 4 wheel drive indicator ecu and all were good.I took a guess and replaced 4wd indicator ecu.Light quiet flashing and abs codes did not recode.Turns out the t/c swic...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R02
i replace o2 sensor with a oem one and it fix the problem i check all power and grounds everything checked out OK thanks to those who responded. Trouble codes: P0155.
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, POP IN INTAKE VIN: JN1CA21D7V
WE ENDED UP FINDING COMPRESSION 75 PSI LOW ON 3 CYLINDERS AND THE SUBHARNESS FOR CRANK SENSOR WAS DAMAGED. 1 USED ENGINE LATER AND ALL IS WELL.
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
thank you all for your advice. I went back to the egr valve and cleaned it again, I use an old speedometer to get into the holes. The pipe was still clogged but now it is clear. I may still have a evap failure down the road but enough readiness monitors are ...
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