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2001 Acura TL 3.2L air bag VIN: 19UUA56601
customer complaint; air bag light on. code 15-3. info we have (alldata) says to clear code using a special tool taht looks like jumper wire, although it specifically says not to use jumper wire. Has anyone done this, is there a way without the special tool. Th...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
We have had an ongoing battle with a 1998 audi A6 sedan(newer style). for the last several months. everytime we fix it, it breaks again. Over the past several months the car has had; New front 02S both banks, new throttle body, new ECT sensor, fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: 17547 (fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), 17545 (fuel trim bank 1 system to rich), 16795 (secondary air injection incorrect flow detected)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Wipers VIN: WAUZL64B81
Hello everyone, I have one that the wipers will randomly not work especially when it rains. I have been able to reproduct this once on a test drive when it was not raining but very cloudy. But we have not had rain lately and the customer dropped it off for the...
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1989 BMW 635CSi 3.5L battery VIN: WBAEC8418K
how are u gentlemen, vehicle came in with a dead battery. customer explained vehicle has had several battery's replaced as well as several techs already looked at vehicle. checked for any type of a draw pulling approx. 0.67 milliamps key out of ignition. seems...
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1991 Buick Skylark 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1G4NV14U2M
the customer brought the car to us with the complaint that the engine will cut off when taking off from a stop at times. when i test drove the car i found that it misfired badly and would backfire through the intake. i am leaning toward the map sensor or ig mo...
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1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L power steering VIN: 1G4CU5319P
Hey guys. This one is causing us some concern. First the car came in with a waterpump that broke and the belt rubbed through the powersteering pump. We replaced the water pump, power steering pump, and belt. The cust took and said some times the assist would q...
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1975 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L ecomomy lights VIN: 6L67S5Q403
the customers complaint was the economy & power lights were both coming on at the same time. we did circuit test on both lights (which is controlled by a vac. switch) & each light came on serperately (circuits ok) the customer looked around & found another swi...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK19R4X
Main complaint hard miss and slow recovery time when entering from freeway on ramp at WOT at 70 mph or pulling trailer uphill. Engine will surge momentarily, cut out hard enough to shake the truck. After backing off, normal power comes back after about a half ...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L motor VIN: 2CNBJ13C1Y
This unit has a bad vibration only at idle, gets worse when in drive with foot on the brake. It actually shakes the vehicle. Goes away instantly above idle. I did not find anything broken, pryed on all the motor and tranny mounts... balancer looks to be intact...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L valve train VIN: 1GCCS19W3Y
Hi, I was looking fo some insite on this before I tear into this thing. I have mantanined this truck for years, the customer drove it in the other day with all the lifters rattling and saying the truck was over heated a few days ago. I tested oil the pressure....
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L convertor VIN: 1GBJK39G91
Working on an allison transmission that has a dry bearing noise at 1200rpm. I disconnected trans from engine and the noise goes away. The noise sounds like a dry u-joint. Noise in park or neutral. Starter was checked. Any help before I disassemble trans would ...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L 2-4 Shif solenoid VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
This cirrus is killing me. After a long drive (30 - 50 miles) the transmission neutralizes and then the CEL lights and the PCU goes into "limp home mode". Manufacturer code 42 2-4 solenoid failure code is set when it fails. Which we replaced with the rest of t...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64LXV
Vehicle has been towed in twice in the last 30days for crank/no start. 1st time it started before it even came off the tow truck. Owner stated that fuel guage was reading empty, but fuel was in tank and odometer and tach were not working. 2nd time towed in, gu... Trouble codes: 66 (no bcm comunication)
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L a/c control panel VIN: 1C4GP64L4W
the indicator lights for a/c on/off, recirculate, rear wiper on/off, and rear wiper intermittent buttons blink continuosly but all button operations work fine. tested all fuses and found to be ok. ck for any dtc's but cant retreive codes due to the lights wont...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L won't accelerate VIN: 4C3AU52N9Y
Hello fellow techs...this one's driving me nuts...what am I missing?? Car sounds like plugged exhaust or timing real retarded, will start and idle but does not want to accelerate, (slow acceleration). I have checked all the basics, even timing belt. Customer c...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66GX2
vehicle came in with cel on for cam sensor circuit and no running problems. went through flow chart testing continuity from cam sensor to computer, ground and voltage. checked timing belt and crankshaft and camshaft sprockets. flow chart said to replace cam se... Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor circuit)
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2C4GP54L13
Vehicle goes into limp in very intermittently (once a month). It was brought here after several trips to the dealer. The code is a PO888 transmission relay output always off. The first trip here vehicle was operating fine with history codes. It was noticed tha...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Leak right front corner, Dip stick VIN: 2C3JA63HO5
Have our first 300 c hemi in the shop. We have a leak on the right front corner, located tsb for o- ring leaking at connecter. This is a warennty item but we would like to check the fluid level. Turns out chrysler has a special dipstick for checking levels on ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF26D4V
I am pretty sure this thing has a bad PCM but I would like to make sure that I am not missing something before I put it in. Problem is the check engine light, gen.; wait to start; water in fuel; and trans. temp lights will all flicker, the tach will drop out, ...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L a/c VIN: 2B4GP25G1Y
hello all , i could use some hints about this ac problem im having - ac works fine while idleing or light throttle driving (pressures good) but as soon as you lean on it a little in gear (not wot)compressor just shuts off and then takes a while to turn back on...
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1981 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FMEE110BH
This van will only start when the key is released from the crank position. I have gone through the wiring diagrams, the ignition by-pass wire is good (I get 10.5 - 11.0 v at coil on crank), the start wire to ignition module is good. This van is a propane conve...
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1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no codes/no communic VIN: 1FABP52U7K
HI Y'ALL!!! Another better idea from Ford. I have forgot more than I care to say about these. I am not able to pull any codes from ecm. There is no communication with my Modis or solis. The check engine light stays on as stated and has been on for some time. T...
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FACP74F3L
This car has a bad stumble on light acceleration from around 25 miles per hour. Unfortunately, this symptom is not recreatable in the shop. This symptom feels much like water in the distributor cap or a severe lean condition, however the seconday ignition syst...
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L air bag system VIN: 1FALP6240R
ok ford techs please help me with this one. sets a code 34 and now a 35 code for air bag circuit. i followed the trouble tree for the code 34 and the check chart says total system resistance should be 1.5 to 2.0 ohms total resistance. the checks led me to the ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLE405XV
This van has had a recurring code P0320 for going on 3 years now. I know this because it came to the Ford dealership where I used to work three times. Myself and at least one other tech looked at it and could not pinpoint the cause. Now I'm at an independent s... Trouble codes: P0320 (rpm input fault)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
I have a 1999 F-250 superduty in the shop, it has a very weird problem, you will be driving fine and all of a sudden it is like someone is jerking the steering wheel out of you hand, it is almost like a binding feeling in the front end, I have checked the comp...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Head Lights, blower motor, electric windows VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
The vehicle's Headlights will turn ON with the ignition off and the key out. It does NOT have automatic headlamps. This takes three seconds after turning the ignition off. At the same time the blower motor will be energized (even with the switch off) and start...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5U2YA
checked pwr, and grounds. relays, fuses, tieft lite blinking but cant find any information in mitchel that describes pats system shuts pcm down. also no communication with abs and eatc modules but can comm. with gem module
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3432Y
hello i got this focus and it has no injector pulse, i cant find on mitchell what controls it. the first time it came in i pulled the cam sensor connector and it started up. so i put a new cam sensor on after about 5 miles it shut off and has no injector pul...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L l-f wheel VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Hello Ford tech's, On left turns at slow speed there is a vibration in the left front wheel, feels like a limited slip diff. problem (does not have limited slip diff.). Was wondering if this problem in common for such a low milage truck? Thanks for any help Ge...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03121
hi guys i have this ford escape this truck keeps blows out egr valve put 2 valves in blows a hole in the egr valve at the elbow where the big nut for the tube bolt on
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U62
Hey guys, I'm a newbie to this so bare with me, this pickup intermintantly sets p0171 and p0174 fuel lean dtc's, it has a slight rough idle, the ford dealer diagnoised this as a mass air flow and fuel filter issue, so customer brought to us and we replaced the... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L timing chain
i am about to replace the chains in this truck aldata is fairly clear on the procedure are there any pit falls i need to be aware of. ie dont do this or you must do this thanks in advance for the help
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OD23
Thanks for your help in advance! This one came in this morning with the listed codes p2014,P0316,B1600,P0300,P0302,p0304 and a misfire. No history of problems with this truck until this morning. I pulled the truck in and ran the codes and let it idle for a min... Trouble codes: P2014, P0316, B1600, P0300, P0302, P0304
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Driver said the oil pressure was low at a stop light.Fleet manager went to verify and vehicle would not start and ck engine light was on.Had codes p2290 icp too low,along with po261,p0264,po267,po270,po273,po276,po279,po282...all cyl. injector circuit low.I ch...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L knock/tick VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
Vehicle has a knock or tick almost like spark knock or mettallic tapping only when warm and under moderate to heavy load. Timing belt looks newer and tensioner feels normal. Retarded timing for test with no change, runs and shifts perfect
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ814XW
hi, this honda came in with the check engine light on. pulled codes, got p1362, tdc sensor open circuit. followed pinpoint tests listed in alldata. disconnected 10 pin distributor connector and checked ressistance through the ckp, cyp and tdc. all ressistnace... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc sensor open circuit)
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Power Steering VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
We had this vehicle come from a local body shop. They ask us to install a rack that they supplied due to no power steering. We installed the rack and the vehicle still had no power steering. So then they acquired a salvage yard pump and ask us to install it. I...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: IHGCG16452
First off, this car took a hard right side hit, floors wrinkled, door post replaced, doors, etc. There is no current to the A/c compreesor. Tracing the circuit back through the compressor relay, the PCM, to the A/C pressure switch on the drier to the heater ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SA3EA51C7W
hello all and thanks in advance for any help with this car. car has been in several times with and intermittant no start condition. condition has been duplicated by me 1 time, for a single turn of the key and no time do any voltage checks. what happens is when...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
Hello IATN members. We have a Jeep that had a shorted crank sensor and it took out the PCM. We found a used one, (actually two now) and installed. The numbers on PCM are a match. The Jeep now starts and runs for 3 seconds and quits. The PCM is disabling fuel a...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Before repairing this car,we tried to duplicate by running for [...] or so and car will quit. Will not start until cool off 10 minute or so. Car had a vss code. After installed new vss sensor and crank sensor, no code and was able run for 1hr and 30 minute ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L cylinder5 VIN: 1J4GL48K72
vechile will develop a misfire on cylinder 5, while missing we back probe the pcm and find that it loses signal from injector driver module, we swapped injector 1 &5 and the misfire will stay in cylinder 5.does not have all the time sometimes will run fine the...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1443X
hello,after replacing maf seemed to be ok ran vehicle for one hour.shut off would not restart.checked for codes with autologic scanner. gave me code for ecm box fan power stage.checked power to fan its ok but computer does not seem to be tripping ground for fa...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cylinder ? VIN: JT8UF22E7S
customer complaining about low and fading brake pedal. Replaced master cylinder and in the process of bleeding the system,as per manufacturer procedure.If you've done it, you would understand the complexity of the procedure. My question is related to the pump ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJTF10U21
this is the owners wifes vehicle: we brought it in to do a routine 100,000 mile maintenance. timing belt(toyota timing belt), spark plugs(ngk spark plugs), water pump, cam and crank seals, pcv valve, engine and cabin air filters, drive belts & we also serviced... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
Hello: We will be changing customers air ride suspension on this lincoln with struts/springs. Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent the check air ride warning message from coming on after this procedure ? Any info would be of great help.
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, NO IGNITION VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
need help on this one. i have no ignition. fuel pressure and injector pulses good. i have power to the coil pack but no trigger. crank sig good- the cam signal flatlines. mod has me running in circles, it says the crank sig is primary for the ignition(if so ca...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L warn lites VIN: WDBGA32E0N
This car came in with a complaint of dash lites flickering when the wipers were set on intermittant. The problem occurs only when the wipers sweep and for just a milisecond, and with the headlites on low beam. The illumination lites remain on but the fuel gaug...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J52
Car came in with cat efficiency codes. Before replacing the cats I decided to replace the sensors first. Ever since replacing the front o2 sensors we get code P0135 right front o2 sensor. Replaced it again thinking it was defective to no avail. Trouble codes: P0135 (Right side o2 before cat)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF82J31
hello mercedes techs we have this e320 4matic that under heavy load or accell misfires on cyl 1,2,and 3we have swaped wires coils plugs and injectors to bank 2,3,4 it also had a amb temp code which was fixed with a new mass air flow. we have checked for vacuum... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1), 302 (misfire 2), 303 (misfire 3)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: WDBJF65W91
Hello I'm getting a "ghost" 02 sensor code. I'm calling it ghost because it is not followed by a P01XX O2 sensor related OBDII code. There is just the description "plug connection of the 02 sensor is wrongly connected". Sometimes it will set this code for the...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Heater VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
No hot air from heater. Water temp 178 degrees. Air blows cold throgh heater vents. Thermostat and all automatic heater and A/C controls working. No Auto Air codes. All heater and A/C doors and actuators working correctly. Performed sensor and monitor tests.
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ27H5P
Vehicle came in the first time running very bad, R&R intake and replaced a few bad injectors. Ran great, came back few days later with intermittent poor running condition and found coolant temp sensor problem and replace both sensor and connector. Ran great. 6...
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2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51AX3
Hi everyone. This Sentra sets code p0442 every time it runs a Evap. monitor. I did smoked it and there are no leaks. Replaced Cut valve,Gas cap, Cut bypass valve and Vent control valve on the canister. It is hard to fill the tank and there is no vacuum when op... Trouble codes: P0442
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K7Y
Hello, I've got a weird one,a week ago a customer had his car towed to our shop as a no start.I checked the vehicle and had no spark fuel pressure reads 40 psi.I then checked the plugs and wires found coil towers to all be very badly rusted and wires were rott...
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2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L rear hatch VIN: 3G7DA03E82
This car has a occasional rear hatch not opening. Codes are B1397,device volt ref. output 1 circuit low,B 1398 device volt ref. output 1 high,U1040 loss of mem. EBCM,EPCM. If you remove battery cabel and reconect the symtom goes away for days or weeks. Custome...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G8JW53R51
Veh came in 3 months ago with a misfire on Cyl. #3. Found the 1-2-3 coil was bad. Replaced coil, misfire gone... Veh returned last week with a Random misfire code (Po3oo). After connecting scanner found that cyl. # 6 has a constant misfire. Replaced coil and I... Trouble codes: P0300 (Gives random cyl. code but only cyl. 6 misfires)
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2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L power steering VIN: 1G8AJ52F55
what next? while driving[after about 5 min.5 miles]the electronic p\s quits.[power steer message on dash]and code c0475. if you pull over shut the ignition off restart p\s works for a little less time and miles before quitting again.when p\s is working scan to...
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L unknown VIN: JF2AN52B5M
I have heard a noise in the right and the left front sides of vehicle I have replaced both front cv axles and the wheel bearings in the left front knuckle, it sounds like a clicking noise. I have tested ball joints and they seem to be good as well. When up on ...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L wiper VIN: 2HNYD18863
HELLO, FOUND VEHICLE HAS AUTO WIPER SYSTEM- SYSTEM INCLUDES RAIN SENSOR ON WINDSHIELD- VEHICLE HAS AFTERMARKET WINDSHIELD- WHICH DOES NOT HAVE MOUNTING LOCATIONJ FOR SENSOR- PREVIOUS OWNER MUST HAVE THROWN AWAY SENSOR- HAD CORRECT WINDSHIELD INSTALLED- PURCHAS...
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUCJ58C8P
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head. It was airlocked, even though it was blow good heat out the heater. We had to blead it 3 or 4 times and keep heating it up and finally coolant started flowing through the Radiator. Thanks
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1998 Audi A6 2.8L Auto Climate Control VIN: WAUAA24BXW
Thanks to jeff. The basic settings needed to be reset. It is easy if you have the group and display numbers. Basic settings-04-display 001. Thanks again for the replies.
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, knock in intake VIN: WBAAM5331X
Borrowing a smoke machine from a neighbor we found that there was a small crack in the valve cover and in between the halves of the water separator. Replaced both of the components and retested operation and no more cam sensor codes or popping in the intake ma...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF57982
All the replies said to use oem cat. I did use a namebrand aftermarket cat and spoke to their tech line which said they have seen no problems. The cat is working and the back o2 does not mimick the front. I was looking for a reflash that must not exist. Th... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L diff swap VIN: 2GCEK19K2R
Thanks for all the input.Special thanks to Jordan who has done the same swap.Your info helped the most!!!The swap went perfect.The only part I had to change was the u-joint.I used a precision joint #448 with the outside clips.My e-brake cables worked perfect o...
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1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGC29R7W
Well, after pulling my hair out for two days its finally out my door. I had a partially clogged fuel filter that was the cause of the low fuel press. But the truck still wouldn't start. So after going over no start diag. three times, I decided to check the spa... Trouble codes: P0161.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power steering VIN: 2G1WF55E31
Thanks for the replies. By the tiime we called the customer, she already had it fixed at another shop, she told us they replaced the power sterring pump. Thanks again
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L no crank often VIN: 2G1WX15K21
Well thanks for the replys. On the 2nd day I got to look at this car I know that the ignition switch sends battery voltage to PCM on C2-23 PPL wire crank or not the PCM grounds the 76 pin alsoC2 every time it will crank. the bcm sees 1.7 volts every time the k...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55E72
Thanks for all the replies. I went back and checked everything I could think of that would cause the LTF to be that far off and could find nothing. I then drove the car on and off for two days and could not get the monitor to run again. Finally, I gave the ca... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Low Efficiency).
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Manual Heater Systerm VIN: 1G1ZT52875
The customer picked up this vehicle and has not yet decided what he wants to do. Most replies suggested the actuator on the blend door. Thanks to all that replied.
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L speedometer erratic VIN: 2C8GP74L01
Several people described a fairly common problem with the solder joint on the back of the cluster, so I checked this first. No problems were visible, but I re-did the connections anyway. This did not solve the problem. I then checked the wiring and found no p... Trouble codes: P0500, P1282, P1495.
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L front end noise VIN: 2C3JA53G65
after further diagnosis on this vehicle with a chassis ear, discovered noise was coming from lower ball joint. ball joint on this vehicle is part of spindle, made estimate and waiting for customer to return for repair.
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1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L more power VIN: 1P3BP44KXK
Hello to all the fellow gearheads.Well i received 12 replies and i'am amazed how many guys are really into this kind of stuff,mild performance mods to make more power.I have learned that advancing the timing will and does really help,changing the cam timing di...
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1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42N7X
it was the rusty tank and rust in the injectors got new tank and flushed fuel system and cleaned injectors one more time it runs great now Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305.
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Turn Signals VIN: 2B4GP44R22
Turn signals on this vehicle are controlled by the power module and bcm. Power module tested okay, but did not have output signal on bcm.I found a shorted trailer light converter that was wired into the harness under the rear carpet. I suspect that is what cau...
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2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C94
Gentlemen: Happy to state this vehicle is finally fixed. We had tried a new ECM and had reprogramming done at a Chrysler dealership. The car ran properly for the customer for about 1/2 hour and then stopped abruptly with the same symptom of running about 3 se...
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2003 Fiat Stilo 2.4L aircond auto VIN: ZFA1920026
Hi Team Thanks for all replies. The problem was infact a blocked TX valve and had nothing to do with the battery change.just waiting for parts now .The air con does not require resetting after a battery replacement. Thanks again
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1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L limp mode VIN: 1FACP5343M
i want to thank everybody for the help.everybody seem to think the n/s switch was bad or out of adj.we have adj it & ford repl it.we did do some other things such as drop pan & insp for metal pan was clean.we also ck'd wiring harness and found no problems ther...
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFMCU22X4P
First I would like to start by thanking all of the members that replied to this help request. We decided to install a fuel pressure regulator as many of the replies suggested, unfortunatly that did not fix it. After that we decided to start over, we tested eve... Trouble codes: 137 (no ego ho2s-2 switch-rich bank 2), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 177 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 173 (ego not switching rich bank 1), 116 (ect or eot out of range).
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. It was decided to postpone repairs. If I get to work on it later I will post an update with my findings. A lot of different things were suggested as the problem, I guess that is to be expected with a noise diagnosi...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
I REPLACE 02 SENSORS NO CODE AT THIS TIME LOOKS GOOD THANK YOU ALL!!!. VICTOR THANK YOU ***IATN*** Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, LOW POWER VIN: 1FMHE31S2V
Thanks for the help- the brand new (aftermarket) cat was restricted internally. The backpressure was EXACTLY the same as the old cat which was obviously melted- sometimes these things can make you doubt yourself- thanks again!
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G6V
After my first call to the BAR and Referee getting frustrated with your on your own more or less and after contacting Brian [...] A Ford motor company field representative and running the tests he wanted compression test ,checking cylinders with a borescope, e...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L valve noise VIN: 1FAFP58U3X
To Fellow Techs, . I removed the cam sensor/syncronizer assy.The obvious problem was the the gear on the syncronizer(oil pump drive). It was worn-out/knife-edged/stripped. (Ray from Michigan- reply).This was probably caused by the previous owner ignoring the "...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX30F4Y
HELLO AGAIN-RECIEVED ALOT OF GREAT REPLIES-THE FIX WAS INSTALLING A DEALER PUMP-PEDAL FELT GREAT FROM THE GET GO-THANX FOR ALL THE IDEAS-BRIAN.
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no pcm communication VIN: 1FTRX17L91
Thanks to all of you that took the time to respond. John from PA was correct in suggesting we recheck the grounds. Turns out that the ground from pin #4 was actually cut. This ground breaks out of the harness at the back of the battery. It was an oversight on ...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L13
Thanks for all the e-mails and help. The brand new oem motorcraft compressor was defective. I shimmed the disc out and it made no difference but would make a different noise because it wasn't strong enough to pull the disc in all the way. Installed a new compr...
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Rear AC VIN: 1FMSU43FX1
Dennis from Florida hit the nail on the head. It had a screen at the coupler of the large hose under rear of vehicle. It was plugged with goo and a few small flakes. I had flushed the sytem both ways. It seem to blow through fine but I guess the line held all ...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L security light VIN: 1GTEK19R1W
thanks for all the help guys the column put in this truck was from a 1997 i called gm and asked if there was a difference in the pass lock and sure enough so i ordered a new pass lock ignition and bang it starts and runs fi...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil pressure warning light VIN: 1HGCG56612
Thank you everyone. I really think this came down to not performing the multiplex reset procedure properly or thoroughly. Once we let the fuse stay out an hour, the light finally did stop flashing. There was never any sign of pressure loss to the motor. Custom...
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1998 Hummer H1 6.5L front brake VIN: 137ZA8438W
thanks for the advice guys, brakes are not fun on a hummer
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L blower motor VIN: KM8SB12B83
Thanks for the help guys, Disconnected the blower switch and jumpered the fan circuit to ground. Came on full blower. The only thing that bothered me was the jumper got kind of hot quickly. Inspected the switch. It was partially melted. Due to financing on the...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X71
Did not fix. Tried another Ion/ign. module with out success. While checking all of my grounds again I discovered the Left valve cover has 0.65 Volts!!! without anything hook to it and the battery terminals crossed/grounded. Added a ground without any change. ... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign coil b pri/sec malf), P0354 (ign coil d pri/sec malf), P0356 (ign coil f pri/sec malf).
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Power Always VIN: SAJNW8XNC1
This vehicle is so fixed. A big thanks to Larry out in sunny Hawaii. He said most likely with the marelli ignition system the car is running only on one coil and he sure was right. The rear coil was not working. We replaced both coils due to the fact Larry sai... Trouble codes: FF13 (Map sensorManifold pressure doesnt change on engine starts or manifold pressure is out of range.).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L dcs VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Well I thank all of you who replied. I fixed the problem with this vehicle that turned the light on but, because I don't have the factory Jaguar tool or, a tool capable of re-initializing the abs system I was unable to turn the light out. I unfortunately had t...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
Ok guys, sorry for the long delay but this was a weird one for me. First of all, thank you for all the help. It's extremely appreciated. Like I previously stated, the oil leak was repaired and the plugs were replaced. Finally convinced the customer to repla...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N71
Thanks for all the help. Fuse # 7 was missing and the owners manual said it was supposed to be blank. Thanks especially to Alturo [...] who hit the nail on the head. I apologize if I left anyone out and thanks to all that answered. Trouble codes: P1633 (Keep alive memory voltage missing).
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L headlamps VIN: 1J4FJ58S4N
Sorry guys, that was a stupid post. I took the tech's word that he checked all grounds and connections. After looking myself, I found the headlamp harness connector behind the left headlamp and under the air cleaner box corroded. repaired connector. all is wel...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L rich running
Thanks for all the help. I found via one of your e-mails that the power steering switch had been leaking and compromised the ground circuit to the o2 sensor. I repaired the wiring and replaced the p/s switch and had to once again replace the o2. I was using o...
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