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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B6X
Good afternoon fellow techs! I need help again! I have read and re-read all the posts regarding drivability on this Audi, and can't seem to nail this one down. Vehicle originally came to me about 3 months ago with a camshaft position sensor problem - I replace... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L noise VIN: WBABK6327R
I have a strange exhaust noise coming from this BMW. This vehicle when you accelerate, makes a rattling noise inside the exhaust system. We checked and found the exhaust exhaust had been replaced already (catylitic convertor and muffler assembly). The noise so...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L sterring angle sensor VIN: WBAAM3348Y
I need some info on the steering angle sensor for a bmw 3 seires . the car came in with power steering pump noise and a leeking rack . replaced the rack preformed alinment and on test drive traction control light came on . Fault code B4 steering angle sensor s...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93412
car came in check engine light on found codes 041 mass air flow sensor, and 077 intake air temp. sensor. replaced mass air flow sensor with new oem. sensor reset light and code comes right back found car stalling at times idle to high at about 1000 rpms to 110... Trouble codes: 041 (mass air flow sensor), 077 (intake air temp. sensor)
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2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L odometer VIN: 2G4WB55K53
Odometer backlighting is so dim in the daylight you cannot read the PRNDL and the odometer.The headlight rheostat is dimming and brightening but at the brightest setting is is very difficult to read you gear selection.The rest of the cluster lighting is accept...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L lifters VIN: W06VR54R3Y
Need help with this catera, engine has good oil pressure, but upper end not oiling, all lifters collasped, engine runs but has severe upper end clatter, why would I have oil pressure loss to upper end only, any help appreciated. Thanks...Joe
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29F1R
we instaled this new motor but we keep getting code 88 tdc offset .mechancal timng is correct. we tried to do the reset with tech 2.it goes to 0 than about 10 sec.later it keeps going to -2.02 we move pump again and it stays at -2.02. we need 0 to -.50. the cr... Trouble codes: 88 (tdc off set)
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1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L steering wheel VIN: 1GCFG25M1W
first i had a code for low voltage for steering wheel sensor and a hard time turning the wheel so we replaced the evo sensor and it seemed to work for two months..van came back later for a hard to turn left problem with no codes ...so we tryed a new sensor ..i...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L ignition
hey guys, one of my people's personal wagon has an issue on startup. In about seven of ten attempts,the engine just cranks, no start, but on retry,it busts right off. It is a 5.3,and it runs just fine, no dtc's, never fails to start on first retry, but it is k...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, REDUCED ENGINE POWER VIN: 1GNFK16TX3
extremely intermittent problem only happens about once a month or 1500mi. always comes out of reduced power once ignition is cycled. i have wiggled all the wires and can't seem to find any kind of breaks or shorts. several techline calls to identifix had me re... Trouble codes: P2135 (tp sensors 1/2 disagree)
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 3C8FY68B83
This one is for those Chrysler Tech out there. Air bag light goes off and on at times. Setting code for the drivers seat squib open. And Battery voltage low code. This PT has only set the codes only when the customer is driving. And these codes are interment. ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Truck VIN: 1B7KF23W3Y
We have been battling this truck for about a year now. This truck is owned by an RV company to deliver campers so it gets "used" quite hard. The concern is coolant loss. About every 2000-3000 miles the cooling system will be down about a galon. The truck never...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N43
it took a few days to come on, more then 2 trips. i have the truck again and the same three codes as the first time are there and also they are coming up pending as well as mil request. i hate to ask such a stupid question here folks but i have no evap smoke t... Trouble codes: P0442 (system leak medium), P0455 (evap system leak large), P0456 (evap system leak small)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D83
I have pulled what little hair I have left, can someone give me the best approach for this, the customer came in with these codes after he had the APP replaced, he stated he did not clear any codes, so we cleared codes and drove the drive cycles to reset monit... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator system forced limited power), P2175 (Throttle actuator control system low air flow detected)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D53
This truck has an unstable idle. It has a fly by wire throttle body. The customer reports that about once a week, the check engine light will come on and is accompanied by an unstable it. I have checked all the basics and am unable to find any sensors out of r... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 Sensor B1/S1 High Voltage)
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, fuel in oil VIN: 3D7KA28C04
first time for a cummins engine. we have fuel leaking into crankcase. so much that it is overfilling oil level. has anyone seen this?
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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP2196H
Looking at this vehicle again and have replaced the Map sensor as many of you advised but the problem still exists. I also replaced the EGR Valve and the Throttle position sensor. The car either idles extremely fast (The ISC Plunger is fully extended)or will n... Trouble codes: 87 (Fuel Pump Circuit Failure), 13 (Cannot Control RPM During Low RPM Test), 22 (Map Sensor Out Of Range During Self Test)
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10ASR
Hello and thanks in advance. This ford has me stumped. The engine runs good at cruise but will fail HC at idle. Converter is getting hot (450 F), and passes fine at cruise. Spark plugs have about 40K on them but are double plats. Idle does have a little stumbl...
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4041S
Car came in with the (below) codes and a dead coil. Customer also had an auto wreaker coil which was also no good on the 2-6 cyls. And a ignition module also from the wreakers. The fuse # 18 which powers the coil and the PCM relay was also blown. I checked all... Trouble codes: P1354, P0302, P0306
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF36FXT
We replaced a leaking timing cover in this powerstroke. Now it has a long crank, approx 30 seconds after sitting for more than 30 minutes or so. Once it starts it runs fine. We never experienced this before doing the work. Data shows ICP pressure slow to build...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
This van came in 2 weeks ago with a check engine light on and a dead miss on cyl#1. I changed the plugs ( I noticed that the #1 plug had some type of brownish/rust colored deposit on it) and wires and van ran good for 2 weeks. Then the check engine light came ... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire on cyl 1)
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L obd2 VIN: 1FMYU24E4W
Hello Techs, we got this truck here that we can not seem to get the monitors ready, the customer has driven approx. 1500 miles & still not ready yet, any help would be great!!! Thanks Brian
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDXF46FOX
This vehicle will start and run when cold for about 15 min. Once it reaches operating temp., it cuts off and will not start until cold. A rotten egg odor is emmitted from under hood area, just before shutting off.
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
Hello Techs, Got this one in with a check engine lamp on. P0174 was the only code found. I read all the posts about intake manifolds and agree that could be the problem but, if the intake is leaking why are we getting only one code? P0171 should be there as we... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
Idle problem here.Cold start idle about 1800 takes about 45-60 seconds to drop to around 1000.Once warmed up and run a bit tyruck will idle at 800,a slight touch of the gas pedal will raise rpm to 1200 and takes 20-30 seconds to return to 800.Snap-on scanner s...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V8Y
Help please! This truck came in for misfire & MIL. Pull out code for Misfire #6 cylinder. Pull out the spark plug on #6 still original after 120,00 miles and the ceramic part was cracked. So I did the plugs & wires. after that the car runs fine. Customer came ... Trouble codes: P0306
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 1FAFP55281
This car came to us with an inoperative fuel guage after another shop had already replaced the fuel pump module assembly and no change in gas guage reading. We first checked the circuitry and checked the fuel sending unit to make sure it was sweeping correctly...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Running lights VIN: 1FDWF36L34
Hi all, This truck came in with rear tail lights out. SYstem has Daytime Running Lights. Found bad wiring at both fixtures and repaired. Then found blown fuse for #14 Daytime running lights and #38 Trailer tow park lamps. Installed 2 fuses and now cannot turn ...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAHP71W46
this is a police cruiser that we service. officer came in states abs and brake light on checked for codes no codes found checked all fuses wiring etc. i know a common problem is rear abs connectors coming loose from prisioners in rear both where okay. sent car...
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1994 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L hydraulic VIN: 1GTCS14Z8R
1994 GMC Sonoma pickup 2WD. 4.3L engine. 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. This vehicle came in with loss of brake pedal. No loss of brake fluid. Brake linings OK. Installed a new master cylinder and brake pedal still sinks to floor after repeated bleeding of ABS EHCU...
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1995 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTCS1446S
Truck was brought in for a fuel smell in the rear of engine. Inspection showed #4 injector leaking fuel. Replaced injector and installed new AC plugs and new wires. Engine runs rough at idle. Also has a slight upper engine noise. We removed valvecover and all ... Trouble codes: 22 (tps)
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1996 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Glow Plugs
This truck starts very hard due to the terminals of 5 of the glow plugs being rusted off. Attempted to replace glow plugs after soaking with PB blaster for 3 days. Broke the first one off flush with head. Anyone have advice on drilling this out? Possisbly a tr...
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2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDH39F7Y1
experiencing a no start condition. no fuel from injection pump rebuilt injection pump last year any help would be appreciated
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L master VIN: 2GTEK19T24
Truck was dropped off customer says:he Lost all Brakes under normal braking on pavment he states that he had hit some strapping on the right front,I inspected the right front no visable damage to brake system brake fluid is full petal feels normal. I took truc...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7242M
i replaced the transmission due to slipping and burnt fluid. the original trans had the same problems. i think the controller is bad. i don't know if it is part of the engine controller or by itself. all help would be appreciated. does the honda have a limp mo...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Anti theft VIN: 1J4GZ58S4R
Hi to all. This is my first post. I have used IATN for years & have been able to figure out lots of problems with your help. So on to my problem. This jeep came in as a crank no start. We checked for & found no injector pulse or spark. Had good crank & cam si...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6S
origional complaint was vehicle would cut out when driven. Vehicle would then restart. Replaced cam sensor. Also viewed past posts and replaced ignition coil. This repair lasted 6 months. Vehicle came back now as a no start. Using Snap-On scanner no codes. Sca...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12584
This vehicle was towed into shop with no start. Customer stated that she was driving stoped at store and the vehicle would not restart. Tested for spark and I get aprox 2 or 3 sparks and vehicle sounds like it wants to start then spark goes away. Hooked up sco... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor circuit)
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air ride VIN: SALMF11464
Customer drove car in with complaint she heard a loud noise from left front and message center gave warning "air suspension inactive". Customers husband says the left front wheel sounds like wheel bearing going out. I observed none of the led's light up and th...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Audible Warning Chime VIN: 1LNHM81W63
hello fellow Techs, Thanks in advance for your time. The instrument cluster warning chime sounds when you first turn the ignition to Run or immediately after it is started. (Three tones) I have many years of experiecne with Ford products (particularly Lincolns...
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L crank VIN: JM2UF3138L
mazda b22o0 with crankshaft keyway slipped and now timing is off, whats the size of the new key and any ideas on how to fix the crank which appears to be almost 2 times the original size, (width of the key) note the repair history. thanks.
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22593
Car takes for ever to start, wont idle well and has a multiple missfire code set. car drives down the road ok but dosent want to idle at a stop. Thanks in advance Craig Trouble codes: 300 (multiple missfire)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no crank/no start VIN: WDBJF82FXW
Good Day to all, This 98 E320 4matic was towed in for no start about 2 months ago. Car came off flatbed and started right up. Tests were performed - no faults found. Car stayed for 2 days - started fine, ran fine always. Car was towed in again last week for n...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J12
need some major help benz guys out there. this c240 is driving us crazy. the main problem is that the car starts to missfire under heavy load, ck eng. comes on , but as soon as you shut off the car and restart it again the miss goes away . we already replaced:... Trouble codes: 2050 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire)
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBUF80JX5
Hello everyone; I currently have a MBZ that will not turn over or give any hint of starting. I put a battery charger on it for 15 minutes, it will start like nomal. Then I will unhook the charger, shut the car off and it will start for about 30 minutes, then b...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L fluid VIN: JA4M141R92
we are having a problem with the power steering overflowing when the vehicle is turned off. we have bled it (same results). it started after we tuned up engine. but we dont see any related activities that might caused this . steering seems to be working fine w...
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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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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G3HN53L7N
Hello All I feel silly even posting a help request for what should be a simple problem to find. This car is driving me nuts. I have a vibration in the front end between 65-75 MPH. It is quite violent and is not felt in the steering wheel but is felt in the fr...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L bogs down VIN: 1G3WX52H2X
HI to all fellow techs I have a weird one here? vehicle checks out on scanner no glitches or abnormal readings of any kind good fuel press. car will start good cold and when you first take off it feels like a stopped up cat. only does it for 1/4 mile then clea... Trouble codes: P0442
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1P4GP44R9T
i have a voyager van with no crank reference i have replaced the crank sensor, cam sensor. pcm. and i have checked the flywheel any help would great
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
this vehical was towed in from another shop that didnt want to get involved in it.the vehical wont start and it cranks over like it jumped time,chain is broken or no compression.so i started there first i pulled the cover off and lined up the marks everything ...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WPOCB2980Y
i know we should send it on its way and i probably have no buisness in this but its the bosses friend and its my new JOB. runs fine except for the 20 ft cloud of smoke comming out the tail pipe.thanks in advance for any info on where to start or what commonly ...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L odometer and sppedometer VIN: 1G8JU52F3Y
hi i am not very familiar with saturn but have this 2000 ls1 with 3 bcm codes and 3 ecm codes cust. complains of int. no start which i suspect is ckp but my main issue is the cluster speedometer is reading 694,872 miles actual is around 70,000 and trip od. sta...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R5Y
This one has got me stumped. Originally, customer was driving for an hour or so, in 95 degrees, stopped, and came back out and vehicle wouldn't start. MIL light on. After about 5 minutes, of cooling, vehicle started. Drove around for a few days, then as he pul... Trouble codes: P0727 (Engine Speed Imput Circuit - no signal), P1780 (Park/Neutral Position PNP Switch Circuit)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L iacsv humming VIN: 4S3BG6857V
getting humming noise through iacsv bypass hose
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1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BD675XX
Hello fellow techs. I have this Subaru that has speedometer that does'nt always want to work. I can scan the vehicle speed sensor and it has the ability to show miles per hour. Just wondering if anyone has come accross this situation. All help is greatly appre...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR32E93
Hello Fellow IATN Members, I don't normally post help questions but I am stumped today. I had a 03 Corolla towed in yesterday for a no start. The customer stated that they ran over a road cone and then the car died. I have not seen anything under the car that...
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L battery VIN: WVWJD4310P
The car's battery will go dead after 2 days if not driven. This is quite consistent. We can measure a 110 MA draw from the battery after the doors are locked, which seems to be taking the battery down. We have removed the driver's door (open/closed) switch bec...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No glow plugs VIN: WVWGG83A6T
We have replaced glow plugs, injectors and seals, ECU, temp sensor. We have checked all of the wiring. Glow plugs will not glow when key is first turned. Car opperates normally when warmed up.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H2W
car needed insp po442\16826 in sys did normal evap tests all pass try to run moniters code came back see in iatn purge valve problems replace valve run moniters pass insp back 2 days later says lite on on way home redo evap tests all pass thanks Trouble codes: P0442
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1987 Acura Integra LS Special Edition 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA3359H
Finally this one is down the road, I finally got it too pass, I looked at all the sensors on a lab scope while on the dyno,I evan simulated different readings back to the computer to see if it would change, did not see any glitches or see any changes, the map ...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E32
THANK U ALL WE HAD MY TECH REMOVE THE ENG AGAIN AND THE IMPOSSIBLE WAS DONE FLY WHEEL ON WRONG INSTALLED IT CORRECTLY AND CAR RUNS GREAT WITH NO CODES AND I HAVE ACCESS TO CHANNEL 093 THANKS AGIAIN MARK [...] GUYS ARE THE BEST Trouble codes: P0391, P0366.
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: IG4NJ2T5TC
Problem was in computer not Evap system,every time cooling fans came on check engine light would come on and stay on.Customer did not want new ECM Trouble codes: 440 (Evap system).
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1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GCGG25R2V
Hi everyone. We received some good ideas for this problem - one was to test the fuel sender, which we did and it tested fine. I used a variable resistor box on the sender wire going to the buffer module and the guage still bounced a little. The customer's vehi...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19X12
CUSTOMER CHOSE NOT TO GO FURTHER WITH THE DIAGNOSIS AND CHOSE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE WITH A ROUGH IDLE, AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. THEY INFORMED ME IT CRUISES WITH NO PROBLEMS NOTICED. SOME OF THE REPLIES I HAD, RELATED TO EGR PROBLEMS. HOWEVER, THIS ENGINE DOES... Trouble codes: P0300 (random mis-fire).
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L not sure VIN: 1GCHK24172
our customer has not decided if he wants to replace clutch or not at this point. we did take it to another gm dealer who checked the flow rates of the injectors and said they also did a cylinder balance and everything was fine with the injectors.they would no...
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1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3ES42C3S
Hi and many thanks to all who replied. We had tested battery, cables, all looked good. The throttle body on this car is one that should be updated, by numbers provided. The car has been out shop for about 6 days and lives near by. Has not returned. The cure, w... Trouble codes: P1294 (Target idle not reached).
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L cylinder head VIN: 1B7KF23COT
Thanks all. I will close this out for now as the head will be coming of soon. It only makes sense to replace the head gasket and have the head checked and machined. I will probably replace all the head bolts or at least the bolts nearest to the leak as suggest...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Cam Timing VIN: 2B3HD56J7Y
almost everyone who responded said the alignment tools were the same. I got them from OTC #7999. thanks to all
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L fuel in oil VIN: 1B7HF13Z5Y
let me start off by saying thanks to all who took the time to offer help. the customer took the vehicle so we could not get down to the root cause of the problem. we did check the injectors again and found no problems there but we did find a lower plenum gaske...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L limp mode VIN: 1B4GP25B22
Thanks to all who replied the fix was bad ground to trans sol relay
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D7LU38684
Thanks to all who replied to my request. Sorry it took so long for me to answer but it has been crazy busy around here. I bolted plates over all of the frost plugs and so far no more have blown out. Apparently this was what was needed to keep the coolant in th...
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1FARP14J8R
this one is fixed, i waited a while to make sure the customer didnt come back with issues. i gravity bleed the system and manually stroked the slave cylinder to bleed any other air. better but still not perfect. then pumped the pedal 10 to 15 times and then...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
I recieved several replies that were very helpful. I bought a gauge and adated it to the high pressure oil lines off the pump. Deadheaded the pump had great oil pressure quickly (over 3000 psi) I then checked oil pressure on one line while the other line was h... Trouble codes: P1212.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L shift from 3rd to 4th erratic VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi everybody & sorry for the delay.It ended up putting another transmission like some of you said that,i guess if the main connector that goes to the transmission is different color it will make a difference.After putting another trany the van worked normal.Th...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spedometer
This truck has been comedy of human errors. The problem was the tech installed the wrong trans. The vehicle speed sensors plug is the same between the 2 trans but the do not interchange. read update as to differences. This train wreck started when tech did not...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO3121
Customer did not approve service,I was leanning towards Stevens idea that the pcm was causing the problem,customer did not wanted to go for pcm.Customer is going to trade it in for a new car.One last note,when I was droping the vehicle back to them I had the S... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction).
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P53
the problem was the high pressure oil pump,we did not do the work ,the shop put in a new pressure regulator and new injector seals but the end result was a high volume pump,thanks for all the replies
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L coolant leaking VIN: 1FDWF36P14
Thank you all, for the replies! I took all the info gleaned from ya'll and dealer info too. Came up with a attack stragety and went in for surgery ! "The egr cooler" was the coolant leaking in the exhaust. When the passenger's exhaust manifold was of...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTWW33P95
The vehicle has yet to fail to start again, nor has it been taken to any repair facility. I apologize for stating that the message on the dash read "TCB", in fact it was as many mentioned to be "TBC", defined as trailer brake controller. The only thing that...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L trans temp gauge VIN: 1FTF3O506E
Tim, am assuming this is a 5R110W trans. If it is the computor has a built in strategy for this trans and it can screw up big time. Have had to replace 2 allready and it has fix'd my problems with this trans both times. Also have not found very many tech's ei...
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19RXV
thanks for all the info . did find intake leak . manager has decided to whole sale car . Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GTDT13W42
Thanks to all. Dave from Iowa had the answer. The front axle clutch gear teeth were worn on an angle. Replacing the clutch gear and clutch sleeve fixed this one.
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start
nick from california hit it right on the nose i check for ground from the green/yellow wire had none when i open up ecm found water in ecm cust got rid of car
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD5666S
First of all, I would like to thank all who replied to our request for help. Most of replies were to remove the injectors and the plate under them, or in some casesto remove the intake if no plate was available, to clean (what sounds like a common problem) t...
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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L starter VIN: 1HGCD5691T
i would like to thank everyone that had replied with wonderful ideas and suggestions. after trying two different starters both with the same problem as the original, we decided to loosen the starter bolts and crank the car a couple of times then retighten the ...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D7X
A pint of GM Top Engine Cleaner and a lot of compressed air, and this one is finally fixed. One reply mentioned pulling the intake manifold, which I must admit I was leaning towards. Thanks especially to Marty [...], who encouraged me to persist with the sol... Trouble codes: P0342, P0401.
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
tech,s well our shop must need to regroup + start over the way i learned this business many -many years ago !!. cylinder leakage test was 45% air loss out the exhaust . want to thank all the techs that offered help, forced us to start over. miles ca.tom nj.gre... Trouble codes: P0307.
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1994 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1HD4610R
this car is fixed SOMEONE,I SAID SOMEONE!had adjusted the throttle stop screw which is a big no no! i had asked customer 3 times if he had messed with anything or if he had car at any other shops.he said no and i wanted to beleive him because he is a loyal cus...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM64J6R
Well finally fixed the car from the firey pitts of hell.What i ended up finding was the reluctor ring for the cam sensor was bolted on 1 bolt patteren off. I ran the patteren for the cam and crank orver top off each other on the modis and see that the squar ... Trouble codes: 22 (no Crank Signal), 23 (no Cam SIgnal).
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Heater VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
Problem was the heater control computer. After removing part of the dash to see all the servos. We could see all the servos working, the computer was not opening the blend door.
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
I appears that the ECCS (main)relay was the culprit, we replaced it & the fabulous nissan product has not returned:] were gonna call this one a good fix... Thanks to any & all who helped & Keep Up The Good Fight!!!
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
First off I whant to thank all of you for your time and input. After rechecking and alot of what the @$&*#'s I had the dealer warrenty their key switch assm and ign switch and car has been fine since. I have started this thing about 200 times and seems to be ... Trouble codes: 1629 (theft deterrent crank signal fault).
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DF75K41
I appreciate all the help I received. I know I was asking for a lot by not having the right equipment to check the Saab in the 1st place. You guys went above & beyond to help me. I took the Saab to the dealer & had them check it with a tech 2. The 5th bow micr...
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF75KX1
Many thanks to those who responded. Most suggested re-checking the cam-chain timing. Robert from California wrote there ought to be 16 rollers between the timing marks on the cam sprockets (we had 14). This turned out to be very helpful because the chain had s... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZG5282W
First let me thank all of you for the fast replys, John and Tom both nailed it, it was the coolant sensor and harness that was bad. We removed the sensor and the tip was cracked. I called the saturn dealer and he keeps a bunch of these in stock. We replaced th...
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1995 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L vehicle VIN: JT2AT00NCS
Thanks to all. Dan hit right. swap out the new aftermarket mounts with toyota mounts and it was cured completly. thanks again
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K31
this ones fixed, after almost everyone said to replace the canister i asked the customer and we replaced the canister with valves (located by fuel tank) and 3 weeks later and no light on. thanks. Trouble codes: P0446 (evap).
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1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWJA81H8X
As so many of you said, don't use aftermarket coil, one tech especially related others didn't beleive him and wasted 3 ecu before using oem coil and module, did get oem coil before trying used ecm and all worked perfectly, my ecm was zapped by aftermarket coil... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
Well the veh. looks to be fixed. Some of you state to check for vacum leaks I had already did this but I rechecked it and still no leaks. some others state to reset the basic setting this was done serval times before I even posted the help but i also tried to ...
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