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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E94
Thanks for taking time to read this. Help all audi techs. This A8 came in for a regular oil change a couple days ago. Came back with above listed codes. Found hose for air pump disconnected from air box. reconnected hose cleared codes and sent it on its way. N... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5401G
hey bmw techs-dont work on these things too often but were slow right now and im going out on a limb here-it has injector pulse-spark and 36-38 lbs of fuel pressure-it lites right away-and then shuts down after 1 second-and it will do the same thing over and o...
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1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L RR caliper VIN: WBAEC8401H
Car come in for sticky brake, right rear caliper not releasing all the way, if I help by pry the piston back in, it work. I try bleed the entire system the same, but I notice left front and right rear are harder to push down also they both pressure are weaker ...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L steering box VIN: WBAGH83424
please help my boss is killing me, 2000 bmw 740 with wicked steering wheel nibble very little power steering assist (pump looks ok inside and out, belt is tight) vibration comes in about 50mph and is affected by stepping on the brake or hard slolum. runout of ...
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1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starts and quits VIN: 1G4HP53LSN
This starting problem has been going on for about 6 months. every time we get there the car starts. We finaly caught it not starting. It starts and quits like a security sys problem. when it did not start the security light stayed on. and of corse it is starti...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
hey caddy gurus, this one came from another shop. they cannot get the a/c clutch to engage. it will only engage if the a/c control relay is grounded (circuit 459 dark green/white). the system has the correct amount of freon in it. they put new gm pcm and a/c m...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03EXV
Vehicle came in running bad with a coolant leak in the lwr intake. I replaced the intake gaskets rockers and pushrods. No more coolant leak, but it still runs rough at idle. I smoked the system and can't find any leaks. Under a load It runs good, but idles ver... Trouble codes: P0121
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L lifters VIN: 1GCCS1941X
probably should have written for advice before repair.vehicle brought in with lifter roller seized and camshaft damaged,replaced cam and affected lifter.customer only wanted minimum done due to cost. now the vehicle has either another noisey lifter or the one ...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Battery light VIN: 1G1ND52J72
Vehicle originally came in with a no crank caused by a dead battery. Replaced battery and everything checked out good in the charging system. Vechicle came back with the complaint of the battery light coming on intermittently. Testing the charging system revea...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16T03
I have a problem with the 4 WD/AWD lights do not come on the can not shift into 4 wheel drive. Performed Service Bulletin # 02-04-21-006D to wake up transfer case control module. Did not solve problem. Tried new transfer case control module and switches, still...
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2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1ND52F55
Hello,I have a malibu that vibrates in reverse only,nuetral and drive are fine. I have replaced the front trans. mount ,the one that is loaded in reverse,and I still have the vibration I have also tried to isolate the problem by moving hoses and wire harnesses...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46U31
I got this Chrysler Sebring that is losing the cam signal, codes P0340 & P1391. I started the car this morning & it started up normal & had both cam & crank signals present at the PCM. It seemed to run fine driving down the road. After the road test, I pulled ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam sensor signal at pcm), P1391 (intermittent loss of cam sensor signal)
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1B4GP44RXY
vehicle got towed in for a lights flashing head lights dash lights when you take out the low beam relay lights stop flashing we had one of these before and the power distribution box was corroded replaced and that took care of problem but there is no corrosion...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Cam Timing VIN: 2B3HD56J7Y
Will 3.5 cam alignment tools work on 3.2
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, No communication VIN: 3B6KC26Z81
This truck came in on the hook and does not start. Cranks over great. It stalled at a stoplight for the driver and the "No Bus" message came up in the odometer on IPC. "No Bus" is consistent. A quick check shows no spark. Hooked up both a Mastertech and a Solu...
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L lock up VIN: 1B4HS28N51
thank you in advance for your time and affort to help me out with this one. this truck came in with the engine light on, customer said that previously the o/d light was flashing. i did check for codes and p0740 was present, the fluid level and condition were o...
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1B4GP25R32
Hello all!! The above mentioned vehicle came in the shop this morn. The complaint was all gear indicaters on the dash lit up and would not come out of gear.(shift lock) Upon our inspection we found the following The vehicle will (intermitantly) unlock the shif...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D7LU38684
This truck keeps losing frost plugs. The one at the rear of the block came out first so I put one back in and now it spit one out of the side of the block. I tested the rad cap and it blows off at 16 psi. so I don't believe that it is a pressure issue. If anyo...
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2006 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2DF4V47T76
need some chrysler help; vehicle was involved in accident, hit on passinger side front. sets code p0016. cleared code, comes back on 2nd drive cycle. checked both sensors & connectors, no damage. lab scoped both sensors at pcm. both patterns appear normal-noth... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank error)
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2006 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2DF4V47T76
need some chrysler help; vehicle was involved in accident, hit on passinger side front. sets code p0016. cleared code, comes back on 2nd drive cycle. checked both sensors & connectors, no damage. lab scoped both sensors at pcm. both patterns appear normal-noth... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank error)
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX14N3P
GOOD DAY FORD TECHS. THIS ONE IS IDLES AT 720 IN PARK. SHIFT INTO GEAR IDLE SPIKES TO 1040 THEN SETTLES AT 850rpm. CUSTOMER STATES THAT HE CANT STOP THE REAR WHEELS FROM SPINING ON ICE. IF YOU GET UP TO 50mph TAKE FOOT OFF THE GAS THE SLOW AS IT WILL GO ON ITS...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
This vehicle came in with a long (10-15 sec) crank time. The problem seems to be that it take along time to build high oil pressure for the injectors. I do not have a gauge to check oil pressure but I am going by the sensor reading on my scanner. I would be re... Trouble codes: P1212
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630W
Hello Group and thank you for your time, This 1998 Contour came to me with a check engine lamp on and a noise from the lower timing cover. Code related to the variable cam timing system and the noise was a bad lower timing belt idler pulley that had come apar... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Over retarded Bank 1)
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L p1299 VIN: 0000099991
This is well keep vehicle with average mileage. From time to time the engine warning light come up with code P1299
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L p0761, p0734 VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
Vehicle was brought in about 3 months ago for engine replacement. Original powerplant was hammering and pouring oil through a hole in the pan. Customer elected to replace with a used engine. After the engine was replaced, on test drive we noticed that there wa...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
this vehicle doesn't have parking lights, ondemand states there is a headlight/parking light relay below speedometer. i removed the speedometer and found nothing behind or below this unit. I removed the headlight switch and have powers on about 6 of the termin...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Surge, Misfire, spark knock VIN: 1FDXE45S6Y
Hi all, have a real problem child here. 2000 Ford e450 local community bus with tritan v10 engine, has missfires and surges with spark knock at times and also rough idle. Did a complete tune with factory spec spark plugs, ignition coils, fuel filter,and still ...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cold Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
Have a 2001 Ford F550 with a power stroke diesel. If truck sets over night it will not start in the morning. Glow plugs are working. There is no smoke at all. Checked for codes there are none. Check oil in resevoir it is ok. If you crank long enough, it will s...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
This Focus is a well maintained (by me)vehicle. Check engine light came on, lean bank one. Performed a tune up checked for vaccum leaks (no smoke machine) and found a pipe to the very lower back of the intake possibly leaking. I sealed that up and drove the ve... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L injectors VIN: FC743820JX
can anyone tell me what the fireing order or cylinder numbers on the 6.0 ford diesel. thanks scott
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Suspension VIN: 1GTEK14V54
On this unit, you can feel "something" in the steering wheel while cornering, even on smooth roads.Drives straight, no wandering, etc. Front has been checked, on the floor. I don't have an alignment rack here. Everything appears tight. Front control arm bumper...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil light, battery light VIN: JHMCB7640M
Vehicle came in with battery light on KEY OFF. Oil light flashes when engine running. Here is what I've found, regariding battery light: If engine is running, the battery light is OFF and alternator does not charge. If the key is in any other posistion, includ...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L temp door op VIN: 1HGEJ8145X
hi everyone.i need a honda experts advice on this one.i took off the temp door control motor & i can manually move the temp door(has a short white plastic arm attached to a shaft which is attached to a door and so on and so on).now, there is another shaft with...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L horn, parking lights VIN: 2HKRL1856X
Need some help with this one. It came in with a bypassed heater core - had leaked previously. Replaced heater core -then the trouble started. Now the car seems to have an electrical problem. As soon as the battery is connected, the horn blows continually (does...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L headlights VIN: 2HKRL1866Y
Thanks for reading my post, need some help from the honda guys.This odyssey has a strange lighting problem and I need to locate the day time lamp control unit alldata is not much help... it has the daytime lamps without auto headlight Thank for your help Bob
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18963
Hi Honda Techs! I hope you can give me some pointers on where to go with this van. Last week, I had this Honda Odyssey come in for a brake job. Upon driving it, I noticed that the MIL lamp was flashing and it was running pretty bad. After doing the brakes, I p... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1399 (undocumented code)
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KBB4B1R03
Freeze frame data, RPM 3471,Throttle 99.6%, fuel 1&2 open loop, coolant 198, air flow 166.65, map 29", st 1 0%, st 2 o%, lt 1 25%, lt 2 25%, veh speed 60mph, eng load 73.4%.Thanks to all in advance, I do not have info on the NPR, just useing what I can fined o... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0151, P0157
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No MIL VIN: 1J4FJ68SXV
Vehicle has no MIL light or functioning fuel or gas gauge, no tach under crank. No start, no spark, no injector pulse, no communication w/ scanner. Found Identifix article describing possible shorted 5V reference. Unplugged MAP, TPS, CMP, CKP,VSS,both o2 senso...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L engine VIN: JT8UF11EXM
vehicle came in with complaint of smoking on start up after sitting for a hour. the smoke coming out smells like oil and it seems to be a valve seal issue but there is no listing for valve seals and the smoking started all at once it wasn't gradually getting w...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L p1422 VIN: JTHBN30F61
Compressor clutch circuit opens at idle when engine warmed up, sets code B1422 compressor lock. replaced belt & belt tensioner, swapped out lock sensor from old compressor with no change. Old compressor worked fine, it just had a leak. Amplitutude on both sens...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1YVGF22CXW
First time post. Hey guys this Mazda came in for a harsh shift. After inspecting I found all the engine and transmission mounts were broken. I was sure this was the problem. After replacing them It seemed to go into gear a little rough but seemed ok. On the te...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Long Cranking time with no spark from coils while the engine is cold. Starts fine once the engine is warm. Tried new crank sensor, that did not fix the problem. Seen a bulliten on recalibration for the computer but it did not specifi if it would help this. Any...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
I have not been able to pin down root cause of intermittent stall and seems flooded on restart. Can happen cold and after short heat soak. The temp sensors (air, collant and thermo time switch) seem to pass all the tests I have performed. The map sensor is wha...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Head Gaskets VIN: WDBLJ70G11
Looking for a little MB help this morning. I work in VW shop which means we end up with a fair number of Benzs. This 4.3 came in from the dealer auction over heating and bubbling in the coolant tank. There are two things that I am worried about. First I have n...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L oil level warning light VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Hello techs Car came in w/ oil level light. Engine seems working under normal oil pressure. Checked oil level/OK, replaced oil w/ Mobil1 0W40- same problem. Checked the sensor voltage, Power/5V, Ground, sensor’s output fluctuates between 0.3V and appr 1.5V w/ ...
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L radio,dash lights
hi guys this one came as a no start.the battery was stone dead so i replaced that.it started up but was not charging.replaced altenator with a motorcraft one and it still did not charge.checked fuses, wiring,relays,and i scanned it and no codes.am i missing so...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L alarm VIN: IMEFM55SXY
Customer complaining the factory alarm goes off periodically. Wants the alarm turned off permanently. Any members know what to do to disconnect the alarm system?
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 12WFT61L6Y
This car came back in,customer saying that its doing the same thing.I test drove this car with the customer after about 5 miles this car started to buck and jerk. I noticed while this happens the rpm would drop and then it would jerk like someone slammed it in...
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1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJO1PXK
Hey guys,how are you all doing?I have this maxima here that is making me re-think my choice of career.The problem is that it idles really rough and not steady at all and the radiator cooling fans are always on.I tried a used MAF sensor with the same results.Th...
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1995 Nissan 200SX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1N4AB4ZD0S
Hi I have this vehicle that floods the minute you try to start it i have read all the posts on this problem and tried them to no avail.I have good spark 25kv at each cylinder.I have tried a new cap and rotor with no change.I have good fuel pressure on key up a...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
This vehicle is an intermittent no start, usually when cold, came in on hook & started usual no start diagnosis, compression, spark @ the right time & fuel pressure was good. this is where the fun starts, I thought that the cts or maf was lying to ecm so I hoo...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Good Evening Techs, This car was brought in to us for a no start problem, found I had injector pulse and no spark. Had 12 volts at ignition coils. When I hooked up scan tool, showed engine RPM while cranking. Is this a bad ECM? Any help would be appreciated. ...
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L radio VIN: 1G3GS64C52
hi everyone. Thanks to all who respond. The battery in this car was disconnected without a backup supply. The dealer is being greedy with a code. Does anyone know how to unlock the radio?
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1989 Plymouth Horizon America 2.2L heater core VIN: 1P3BL18DXK
Hi Everyone, I posted this as an AC problem because it seemed the closest choice available on the symptom list and the car does have AC. I have never been into the HVAC system on one of these. I need to replace the heater core and I am not getting much help fr...
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1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L hard start VIN: 1G2FW23F4M
we replace the engine on this pontiac about a year and a half ago. cust brought back shortly after with a compliant of hard start some times when cold and some times shortly after a hot soak. we kept car for about a week and it did have a hard starting problem...
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2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L air bag light
had code boo52 deployment commanded and would not clear, had air bag problem message on instrument cluster and air bag red light on. replaced silver air bag computer under center consol and now the message on instrument cluster is gone, red air bag light is on...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT4VN36H3S
I am the fifth shop this truck has been to for this problem.After about twelve miles driving highway speeds the truck will cut out and jerk on a coast or decel.The tac will drop down when problem occurs and if it is bad enough the cel will come on.When problem... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal circiut)
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
car came in three weeks ago with check engine light was on pull code p0442. found filler neck rusty at surface were cap seals on. cleaned surface and replaced cap. car came in today with light on (came on yesterday)with same code. has gone 700 miles. smoke tes... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap system control system leak detected)
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L maintenance reminder ligth VIN: 2T1BR32E65
i just want to know how tu turn of the maintenance ligth due the car itīs outside the u.s.a i canīt take it to the dealer. iīve just done the tune up. thanks alot..
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2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L keyless entry VIN: 5TEJU62NX7
Hello All, To program extra keys and remote entry transmitter do you need a scan tool or is there another way to do it.
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L blower motor VIN: WAULT68E52
Hi everbody well this car is fixed. what I did was when the blower came on once I connected a lab scope to the signal wire from the control head to the blower module and recorded the wave pattern then the next morning like clock work the blower failed to come ...
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUPL58E64
Thanks to all who have responded to this post. I had a few folks who suggested the dual mass flywheel. As the clutch had been replaced elsewhere, I decided to have a look. Sure enough, a new flywheel and the car is smooth again. I do wish that some people ...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Remote Transmitter VIN: WBABJ6325S
Hello friends. I wish I could say that I fixed this problem, but unfortunatly the customer has yet to return. I do appreciate all the helpful hints that I recieved. When the customer returns I will post the repair. Thanks once again for all the replies. Respec...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L abs, cbc and asc+t/dsc VIN: WBAAV33421
I promise I'm having my guys read the last Tech night transcript. I also don't have the benefit of having driven the car before the work was performed. We renew the brake fluid and inspected the calipers. We replace the rear rotors and pads. We cleaned al...
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1991 Buick Skylark 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1G4NV14U2M
Thanks to all that replied. Everyone had good ideas on this one. First I went back and did a cyl leak down test whitch all cyl's passed with less than 25%-30% leakage.I also ran a wet comp test although the results were slightly higher I ruled out a leaking...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L rpm VIN: 1G6CD53B3N
Thanks for all the replies, one reply from Mark in LA helped us repair this cadillac. The following is a cut and paste of his reply. Thanks again everybody. With ISC backed away from throttle lever, adjust the TPS to .55v with the throttle closed. Clear any...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Theft System Problem VIN: 1G6KD54Y2W
Thanks to all who replied, it was a broken wire from the lock cylinder. It threw me off because the vehicle always started. Customer approved soldering a resistor into the wiring.
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1984 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L water pump VIN: 1GMDX1F72J
Thanks to all who took their time to reply! my initial intention was to remove it, but after a few whacks with a hammer and punch it did not budge or even dent. It is not inset like a freeze plug, it is actually flush with the block and appears to be as hard a...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GNFK16K1R
Cleaning the ground for the ABS modual has fixed the problem
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
I thank every one for their help on this interminent no start. I found that the capacitors in the Security harness from the key to the Theft module were what was causing the problem. Those two capacitors are located adjacent to the key switch in the column and...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBFG1SR6Y
THANK YOU TOO ALL WHO RESPONDED LOTS OF GOOD INFO .. SO FAR THE VAN HAS NOT BEEN [...] WITH THE SAME PROPLEM I WILL REPLACE THE PUMP WITH AN AC DELCO..
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L electrical system VIN: 3GNFK16Z63
forgot all about this one,we installed a new ignition switch and told the cust.to drive it and let us know.we have not heard [...] from him.he is a good cust. and he would have called by now if there was a problem so we call it a fix.thanks for the help.
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Idles high VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
Hello again IATNers, i am very greatfull for all the good solid info I recieved from all the techs that replied to try to help me repair this veh. Unfortunately the cust. became very impatient and needed the veh. back so i had to totally reassemble the veh...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L 2-4 shift VIN: 1D4GP24R04
AFTER RECHECKING ALL WIRING AND REPLACING NEW SOLENOID PACK AGAIN WE ROLLED THE DICE ON A TCM WHICH IS ACTUALLY INTEGRATED INTO THE PCM ON THIS VEHICLE, NEXT WE GOT OUT OUR NEWLY UPDATED MODIS TO PROGRAM THE PCM AND WOULDN'T U KNOW IT HAS TO GO TO THE DEALER T...
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FACP74F3L
Thanks to those who replied, although the true credit for this goes to Dan [...], the instructor at the local Technical Collage who was willing to look at this for us. The end result is that it was not exactly anything we did (I think Wayne was on the right t...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
A lot of great help on this one. We dropped the rear suspension to inspect the bushings in the ends of the springs, and they were good. The driveshaft slip joint felt good and moved freely, but we removed the boot and lubed the splines with Fords teflon grea...
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47G6T
the computer fixed this truck thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 123 (tps sensor voltage is higher than expected).
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, no fire on #1 VIN: 2FMDA5142T
wep, this one is fixed. thanks to all that posted. tring to save them money costed me more in the long run like always. this compounded with lack of maintenance just brain locked me. the root problem was head gasket failure. luckily no rod damage was done. aft... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1).
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L safety VIN: 1FBSS31L5X
ok, thank you all very much for reading this post...a few have responded, and the information has been sent to the person in charge of this vehicle...hopefully he's already called one of you...if not, i'll kick him in the butt to get him in gear to get this do...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: XXXXYW1100
Proceded with all your recomendations, including the replacement of the TPS and the fuel pump. Suggested to the owner to take the vehicle to the FORD dealer or to get rid of it back to the auction.
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FTZR45E72
Thanks to everyone who replied. After messing with the switch long enough with the vehicle in neutral and foot on brake, it took awhile but did finaly come out.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K75
Well everyone said to check for a vacuum leak at the lower manifold gasket. Customer had to take vehicle so I havent had the chance to change it yet. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0305.
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W86
Man this has been a ride. The car went to the dealer only to have them say that the ac works fine, go figure. Sure enough when he picked it up it was not working that night on his shift. So I checked for codes to see if there was anything pending to my suprise...
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1992 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GTCS14W4N
Thank you to all that responded, especially James from Wisconsin, Tony from Minnisota, and Fred from British Columbia. Like I mentioned on my update I found some wires rubbed behind the head on passenger side that were trapped when motor was installed. Removed...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Safety VIN: 1GKCT18WXS
I got the turn siganal switch in this GMC, I removed the steering wheel. Not a difficult job at all. Thanks to all 18 techs that replied!
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GKDM19W0T
tanks to all the guys that reply me I haven't fix this problem and I tried all your sugestions, no solved problem costumer scraped vehicle.
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1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: NONE VINR
I am very greatfull to all of you who shared ideas on this problem with me all checks properly at this time .what i wanted to know is what came first the chicken or the egg. A new knock sensor and lifters together solved my problem acording to the shop , but ...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L directionals VIN: 1HGCM56354
Welp. As with most flasher failures (as this turned out to be) you will have power on the affected side, but no flash. These newer Hondas have solid state flashers, that will kill the power to the affected side, which threw me for a loop on this one. Thank...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S3V
Well I think we fixed this vehicle, it was a bad connection on black connector on pcm. un plugged & checked pins inside connector, cleaned related pins 7 reconnected with no more lost indication on scanner, we will just have to see if light comes back on after... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CMP or CKP).
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transmission shifting problem VIN: 1J4GW48S61
thanks to everyone of the 10 members that help me out. the fix was governor sensor and selonoid. thanks again
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S43
Finally found peace with this truck. On the left rear of the engine bay behind the head there is a head stud. That head stud was rubbing away on the harness. Repaired harness and truck runs great. Thank to all for your time. MP
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Lacks power VIN: KNAFB1217W
Well guys, I got it. Thanks to you and your experiences! Just about all of the 9 replys to my posting focused on MAF sensor problems, also the importance of double (or triple)-checking the timing marks. The transmission codes was a side issue and was not ca... Trouble codes: P0732 (2nd gear trans ratio error).
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12452
well, I think the dealer talked my friend out of buying this discovery before I had a chance to (apparently they looked up what an 02 Disc was actually worth and it was alot less than what the dealer wanted). But I think the replies I got talked them into look...
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1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
I owe a huge THANK YOU to all of you who replied. I checked the wiring harness under the master cylinder carefully and that was not the problem, but a good thought. I did however discover an ignition miss on the effected cylinders 1 and 6, and the ecm was in... Trouble codes: 172 (lean exhaust not switching).
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L rear air bags deflate intermitently VIN: 1LNLM82W6V
customer never returned...Problem has not returned...I would emagine that it was just an intermitent height sensor problem, but it only failed twice and never happened again.
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L left rear shock area VIN: 1LNHM97Y91
thanks for all the help the fix was left rear raduis arm bushings the customer was very pleased and could not believe what we found and the persistants we had to fix his car that no one else could, even the dealership who looked at it 3 times and said it was...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ24582
The egr valve was the issue!! Once again thanks for all the help, much obliged!! Trouble codes: P0401, P0300.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L warn lites VIN: WDBGA32E0N
Thanks to all who replied to this problem, having considered the tests I had already completed and the consenses of the replies, all with the same conclusion, we imformed the customer that a new or rebuilt instrument cluster was needed. Customer declined the ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA28E8R
First of all thank you to everyone who replied to this post, and thank you for your patience for the fix. This vehicle is fixed and it was what all of us thought a faulty rebuilt throttle actuator. The place I originally got it from swears there is nothing w...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
I ended up replacing both the fuel pump and the fuel filter. Most replies said this was the best way to go. I usually replace the filter whenever a pump is changed on other vehicles, so I recommended to the customer they replace both. Job went pretty well, ...
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