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1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A9T
I have a recurring 18010 code which is indicating low 30 circuit voltage. Reading with Vag-com shows normal clear code and drive car no return code, until you shut the car off and restart it, and then it returns immediately. I have not pulled the ecm connector... Trouble codes: P1602
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Oil level warning VIN: WAUZL64B81
Hello everyone, I have one that has me perplexed. On this Audi it gives a low oil level warning after you drive it about 300 ft. Then it stays on all the time, buzzing away. I checked my powers and grouds, they seemed good. Replaced the sensor, still have the ...
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2008 Audi A4 2.0L Fuel Door
After replacing comfort module I programed the remote and everything works. One problem when you unlock the car with the remote the fuel door pops open. I am unable to find anything on the Audi web site about programming the remote or comfort module. There mus...
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABF332XS
cust complained of temp fluctuating and overheat. Found co on coolant and bad water pump. Removed head and had it resurfaced. Only .003 taken off. No pressure check done. Reassembled head and after initial startup I had a lope in the idle and a sudden clatter,...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBADT43463
Has anyone run into this problem? When the rear window defroster is switch on, there is static coming from the radio. Only when the defrost switch is turned on. Turn it off and noise goes away. I believe the rear window defroster is working, we have voltage an...
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2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L security lamp VIN: 2G4WB52K03
Greetings all, help!!? This '03 lesabre has a code b2958 and security lamp on all the time, car runs fine, cannot clear code. Google says (because no one else seems to have any info) b2950 is "security system sensor data circuit high" . I have no clue which se...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G4WS52J13
HELLO TO ALL,We have this Buick with a 3.1L engine that's low on power just off idle and then kicks in fine at about 3k rpm or down shifting to a lower gear. No codes and all looks good on the Data screen, fuel pressure good, all new tune parts and filters. It...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52YTU
Hello all; I have this caddy with a p1645, I ran through the diagnostic chart and I got to (replace purge sol. ) so I did. I cleared codes and started the car and after it runs for 30 seconds or so it puts the light on and sets the same code. I have over 10 vo... Trouble codes: 01645 (purge control problem)
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Check Oil Level VIN: 1G6KY5294V
Vehicle Keeps Flashing Chceck Engine Oil Level. Oil Level is Ok? Shop Key has no diagnostic info on this. Car runs ok under wide open throttle it shows a code p0131-mass air flow. Temp is at 208 and no fans come on. coolant level is ok. never low. I have heard...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Lack of Power VIN: 2GCEK19H6P
Customer complaint is that it has no power and poor fuel mileage. The main problem that we have is that the knock retard PID shows 20 degrees even with the engine not running. With engine running at all RPMs it reads 26 degrees. We can't get anymore than 21 de...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC39FXV
Any thoughts would be helpful, Customer came in for a transmission service after dropping the pan found debris in filter customer wanted it rebuilt since he travels in this with his cab over camper after rebuilding and installing it tech went to start it and i... Trouble codes: P0251 (Injection Pump Cam System), P0370 (Timing Reference High Resolution)
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, loud VIN: 3GNGK26FOX
Help Thes Nice people took their truck to the wrong shop and now a nightmare has been born, When I got this truck it was the loudest engine i have ever heard (it sounded like spark knock to the extent that the motor was comming apart). was told it was a creat ... Trouble codes: P216
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: 1GCCS1453Y
This S-10 is a flex fuel vehicle. The fuel composition sensor has shorted 12v back to the pcm and caused the pcm to fail, wires to burn, and all of the expected issues from a failed pcm. The customer is unwilling to put the $1400 into a complete repair. My q...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52T1Y
Good evening all. Customer stated that car would start and stall, then crank and no start, had car towed. Engine will run by adding fuel to throttle body. Injector pulse width ranges near 1.8-2.2 ms, found that by disconnecting MAP sensor pulse width goes to a... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor Out of Range), P0621 (Generator Lamp L Circuit Control), U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L long crank cold VIN: 2GCEK19T71
on initial start attempt,fuel psi slow to build and will not hold psi. dead head fuel pump no drop, has new fuel psi regulator no change. dead head return and still drops. suspect an injector but does not hydro lock or give any syptom of leak down into cylinde...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V41
We have this truck that sets bank 2 lean code.Freeze frame data shows bank 2 long term fuel trim at +25%...short term bank 2 and long and short for bank 1 are normal.Code was set at 159 degrees at idle not moving.Checked fuel pressure regulator for leakage,spr... Trouble codes: P0174
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G5T67G547
ive replaced distributar same thing when car has been running for 25-30 minutes it stalls ,just stalls with nop warning tested getting fuel pressure.this ia a womens only car so its dropped of then picked up shortly after she just puts it in neatral and after ...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HD46R0W
customer came in complaining of hard starting and extended crank and after start up would run rough for a little while. we install new fuel pump and egr valve. customer drove for several days and the problem came back. we have good fuel preasure and cam and cr... Trouble codes: P0432, P0420
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L airbag system
customer had broken seat back. fixed it himself. after that Airbag light has been on. He didn't know this car had airbags in seat. had 4 codes. 1. interrogate left siacm 2. inerrogate right siacm 3. right side seat squib circuit open 4. left side seat squib ci...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C4GP44342
hello fellow techs and thanks for any help i can get for this nightmare in advance. i have this 02 town and country thats giving me fits. its making a loud clunking noise from the front of the vehicle and you can sometimes feel it in the pedal. i've done a com...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L trany cooler leak VIN: 1P4GP44R1W
The trany cooler in the radiator leaked. We have trany fluid in the radiator, and coolant in the trany. First question is, what will that do to the trany. They said that last night it drove fine. On the way to work it started to shift funny. They only drove it...
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1998 Dodge B2500 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B7K2329WJ
Need help from Dodge truck driveability experts. this truck runs just fine 97% of the time. occaisionally, it will loose power, stumble, idle rough, you can mat the pedal and it sounds like the exhaust is choked or fuel pressure is going away. Test says niethe...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L heater VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
this is the second car today that we are getting hammered on.hope someone can shed some light on. has no heat new stat, new ambient temp sensor for code 25. now has code 23 checked both actuators by accel pedal area all blend door modes work.cannot see other a...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brake lamp switch and connector VIN: 3B7KF23C42
I repaired a 1999 flatbedded ram 2500 last week and now this 2001 w/ aftermarket bed with a melted,burned brake connector harness at brake pedal,this one needing dash removal to repair main harness. Any ideas for circuit protection or modification? this truck ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23652
Hello, no pcm or any other body module data buss activity.. I can pull pcm codes but no data and nothing from other modules,, I have tested the ccd bus circuts from the pcm to the dcl and find them open.. Next thing I need to find is the JC7 juction, MOD doesn... Trouble codes: P1698
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L rotors VIN: 2B3HD46R64
We have a 04 dodge intrepid with 56k miles.The owner was complaing of his steering wheel shaking at 60mph when brakes are applied as speed decreases the shake seems to go away.This not a very violent shake or woble in the steering wheel., We repaced with new r...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L pistons / liners VIN: 3D7KU28C84
We have seen 3 Dodge trucks this week with the Cummins 5.9 liter common rail engine that have excessive smoke, crank case emissions, piston failures with what appears to be bore wash/over fueling related failure. All 3 vehicles have been standard non chipped, ...
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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Hey guys and gals, I have this '89 mustang with a 5.0l that every time I run a KOER this idle kicks up for a split second and then nothing, the Modis just goes back to main menu. If I disconnect the iac and hold up idle the scanner will then go to snap throttl...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BUCKS VIN: 1FTCR14X0R
Hello all, I have the ford that cannot be fixed. Vehicle presented with a severe bucking under a load. Another shop had already installed plugs and wires. There was a history code of P211 erratic pip signal. Routine checks showed the plugs to be clean and the... Trouble codes: P0211 (Erratic PIP Signal)
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
There is something I am over looking, when started up cold the idle surges up and down. as the veh. warms up it starts poping back through the air horn and the idle surges up and down even more. fuel pressure is good all readings look good but when the pop bac...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34H5T
This truck came to my shop with a fuel pump in a box and the customer request to put it in. We did and the customer paid and left. The truck returned a day later on the hook. The truck would only start with starting fluid according to the customer. I,ve checke...
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FALP53S5T
It has a C1178 code on lite brake pedal effort, ABS activates. Checked wss with scope nice pattern scoped it at the module also nice clean pattern. Perform flow chart test. With modis in graphing LRWSS has alot of drop outs from the DLC connector. But when iso...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FALP6534W
After replacement of remanufactured alternator, secondary fuse and a new battery. There still is a voltage fluctuation on the cars output. When driving with a voltage load (lights, radio,etc.) the battery light will flicker and headlights will dim and brighten...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Intermittently when first started cold, this Power Stroke is hard to start, acts like it has several bad glow plugs. When it does start, it runs really rough for several seconds, then instantly smooths out and runs good. There are no codes. I monitored the RPM...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F9X
tRUCKTURNED OVER GOOD BUT NO START i tRIED EITHER AND GOT IT TO RUN AND STAY RUNNING. IT WAS SLUGGISH AND MISSING AT FIRST BUT AFTER DRIVING FOR A AWHILE i BELIEVE ITS BETTER. i THINK THE THE HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP LOST ITS PRIME AND THE OIL DRAINED BACK DOWN ... Trouble codes: P0231, P0340, P0562, P0266, P0272, P0275
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF182XY
tHIS TRUCK CAME IN WITH A PO174 CODE. CLEARED CODE TEST DROVE SEVERAL TIMES CODE DID NOT COME BACK THE COUSTOMER TOOK VECH DROVE FOR SEVERAL DAYS CODE CAME BACK PO174. WE SWAPED O2 SENSORS TO SEE CODE PO174 WOULD RETURN ON BANK 2. IT DID.CHEAKED FOR VAC. LEAKS... Trouble codes: P1709 (pnp switch out of self test range), P0174
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Couple of things - The VSS signal is Zero and wiring is found not to be shorted to ground or power. Where does this system get its VSS signal from as all documetation is WRONG or incomplete - Some say the Differetial sensor is the feed - So I check it again an... Trouble codes: P0500
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S12
car came in few months back with misfire on several cylinders plugs were carbon arched and wires were original equip. we replaced the wires and plugs w/ motorcraft equip. and sent car down the road. the car is back now w/misfire on cylinder #4 intermed. after ...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L drums VIN: 1FAFP55263
while stopping right rear drum area makes a thumping noise i turned drums and repalced springs and this made it some better.still i have this noise shoes seem ok.any ideas
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDNE24M34
hello iatn techs i would appreciate any help on this one this is the first vehicle i have had to put in here but i need help. ok i got a 2004 e 250 on factory natural gas towed in to the shop with a no start. this is a fleet vehicle but we see it for most of i...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Master Cylin
To The Ford Tech's We Are Building A Street Rod And Using The Brake Assembly Off A 2005 Freestar. Can Anyone Tell Us What Port On The Master Cylinder Are For The Front Brakes? The One Closes To The Booster Or The One Away From The Booster? Thanks
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1994 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GKGK26N7R
HEY GUYS! THIS TRUCK CAME IN FOR SMOG FAILURE,(NOX)AND TIMMING OFF [...] set to 0. Reset timming to 4"before. failed 15mph at 1337ppm/ failed 25mph at 1012ppm. lambda test results were 1.001 at both speeds. we replaced cat.(w/ heavy duty afkt.type)now teste...
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKCT18W5V
vechile stalls on hard accleration blow ecm fuse replace fuse starts okay
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23131
greetings guys got a 6.6 duramax sits more than 15 minutes will not start unless ether is usedfirst transfer pump on top of filter gets soft but even if you pump itup still no start fuel pressure reading on guage is 0 in alldata they show pump on rail like the...
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2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Steering/Brakes VIN: 1GTGG29V33
Here's a good one for you GM nuts and front end specialists. Customer brought in this van to us with a violent vibration/shimmey on the highway about 50mph. I drove van for about 25 miles at various speeds (45-80mph)and could not duplicate.I called customer he...
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L long crank VIN: 1GTJK33113
hwy guys , i have been servicing this truck and 8 other trucks in this fleet for about five years now. we have reecently had a ton of issues with the trucks dtalling and not starting until the fuel system was primed. ( these are all at random issues ) the truc...
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1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCF8542X
engine rpm will drop on decel to 250-300 then die at times. we can duplicate this in the shop but only with the clutch pedal pushed in. raise the rpm to 4k then let off and the idle will sometimes go to 300 and come bask to 700 or die. with clutch out and in n...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Idle VIN: JHMBB6141X
I usually don't get into asian diagnostics very much like this but with my new Modis and other tools I'm willing to learn. This Prelude came in with a slightly high idle and also occasional surging idle. I've heard this many times from Honda's and usually we s...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L overdrive VIN: KMHDN45D62
any help would be nice:)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Thanks for all your help in advance. this thing seems worse when cold.when it messes up the mil flashes and it seems lean. you can hear popping in the intake and it misfires and stalls. then aminute later itll start running fine Trouble codes: P0430
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X12
Hello ALL, This vehicle came in originaly with a slipping transmission & a P1870 code, trans was overhauled & the customer used the vehicle for 2 weeks before returning with another complaint. There is a vibration/chatter type noise when the trans is in lock u...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L No Power VIN: 4S2CK58D82
Hi all and thanks in advance. This Rodeo has little power. It originally came in for no power and overheating. The head gasket was leaking, and the customer was going to let his friend repair. So I looking at it now with the overheating problem taken care of,... Trouble codes: P0341
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L radio VIN: SAJFY1748M
1991 jaguar xj6 RADIO couldn't turn ON? JAGUAR RADIO MODEL NO. AJ9100W PART NO. DBC6434 SERIAL NO. [...] the radio couldn't turn its power on by the switch, the security indicator keeps flash all the time no matter the switch is "ON" or "OFF". the fuse C1...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L analog cluster VIN: SAJKX6249T
scanner work intermittently. cluster dead.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heating VIN: SAJDAOIDXY
no heat after replacing the resrvoir bottle, climate contol and AC apear to be working OK, local Jag dealer wont help , bledding of the cooling system was performed by the book, suspected dual control coolant valve and aux. elecric coolant pump. I will appreci...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S9P
Hello to all!! I need some help here with this Jeep. The customer stated before the no start happened that she was having a hard time starting it in the morning. Due to budget restraints on her end, no work was ever done. Maybe 3 weeks after that the truck wou...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4G258X8T
Hi Guys Am posting this for a friend @ another shop. They have a Jeep Grand 5.2 that is diluting the crankcase with fuel. They have pressured the fuel rail over night and all injectors are sealing. Have sent fuel to lab and are sure it is in fact fuel that is ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S4W
This Jeep has a misfire, muffled ping and/or cough during moderate to heavy acceleration. This occurs 4 or 5 minuets after a cold start for 5 to 10 seconds. It will not occur again until another cold start. It runs great after warm up. Replaced both O2 senso...
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Fill Vent VIN: KNAFB1216W
Customer complaint is this vehicle is difficult to refuel. The nozzle keeps shutting off and the tank is only half full. They have to pull the nozzle almost all the way out and slowly add fuel to get it full. Obviously whatever vents the tank has a problem. Th...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243Y
hi all i have this rover here with a large leak we smoke the system and found no leaks tested the vent valve and found it leaking replace the valve code came back we shut the valve off and let the engine run witch activated the purge and got connected to the f... Trouble codes: P0455
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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L AIr bag VIN: WAUKE54C3M
Oddly enough I have two 100 models ('90 and '91) and three 200 models ('89 and '90) which have lights that will stay on for different amounts of time after startup. I've noticed that the length of time has increased with the age of the cars, being up to 5 min....
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1995 Audi 90 Sport 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUDK88C6S
Hello All, First allow me to thank all of you for taking the time to read and respond to this post. I learned much on my adventure with this Audi. This engine application does use 3 sensors; one is a crank sensor that is a PM type and the other "engine speed"...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28DXW
Ok here it is sorry for late close but waiting for customer to return don't think she is unfortunately. Checked data 08 002 all readings correct except that at 2500 RPM field 4 shows 16 g/s. At idle within specifications. Engine runs great but code 17549 ret... Trouble codes: P1141 (load registration unlikely value), P1129 (bank 2 long term fuel trim mul. system too rich error occurs intermittent).
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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, noise VIN: WBACG63235
Several good suggestions, but it doesn't look like I'm going to have a chance to try any of them. This customer isn't looking to spend money, and I'm not looking to tear it down for free. Apparently I'm the third shop he's been in looking for free advice. T...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAAM5331X
I would like to thank everybody for taking time to help us with this car. After much testing and diagnosing we installed a new trans control module and problem is fixed. No more codes for obd2 Thanks again Chris.
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1983 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G6AL5782D
THanks to all who replied. We threw the kitchen sink at this one! We removed the EGR and cleaned the passage, we did the ground wire updates, did a Motorvac and we replaced vacuum hoses. Reset timing and cleared all codes. We are and our customer is very happy...
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1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6EL1152K
Thanks to all who sent info on this problem. I am ashamed to say I couldn't see the trees for the forest. After checking power and ground integrity at ecm,no problem there. Hooked up a used map sensor from a chevy to another vacum source and it ran normal.Then...
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1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1AY8782C
I PROCEEDED TO CHECK PWERS AND GROUNDS AGAIN AT THE ECM WITH A VOLTMETER,I ALSO HAPPENED TO HAVE MY TEST LIGHT NEAR BY AND WHEN ICHECKED MY KOEO POWER AT ECM I TOUCHED MY VOLT METER PROBE WITH THE TEST LIGHT I NOTICED I WOULD LOSE THE VOLTAGE.I PERFORMED A VOL...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 2GCEC19K3R
Thank you for all of the useful information. After teardown, we found two problems other than 13 years of sludge. The band (2-4) had several cracks in it and was just worn out even though we had 4th. I attribute that for most of the problem. The overrun hu...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12X4S
THANK YOU PEOPLE FOR ANSWERING MY POST.I REPLACED THE LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET,AND THAT SEEMED TO MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE.I THEN RECHECKED THE BASICS.I TOOK THE IGNITION MODULE DOWN TO A PARTS STORE TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT.THEY SAID IT WAS GOOD.RECHECKED ALL... Trouble codes: 117 (coolant temp too low).
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Surge, VIN: 1GCEC14H9S
First let me say that I am sorry for the misinformation in my original post. The two truck are a 95 and a 94 not 96 and 95. Since the problem has been bugging me for a few weeks I posted from a faulty memory so got the fuel pressures wrong as many of you point...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Shift solonoids VIN: 1G1NE52MXW
Hello To all again First I want to thanks the techs that offerd help and also iatn for having a wonderful site. I was leary with this one coz I hardly change computers on many cars. Its not like before when U pop in a PCm and no programing was neede...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fuel guage fluctuates VIN: 1GNDT13W81
thanks again for your help after checking ipc ipc connector ign switch all ckecked ok i replaced sending unit again everything working ok now
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTHK29102
Thanks for all your help. Found fuel pressure regulator bad & 3 injectors. Also found glow relay bad. GMC is goodwilling all injectors replacement but not regulator & relay. They extended warranty on 02 GM injectors.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S62
We had some good help on this one. We pulled the transfer case and the vent was dry. The fluid was leaking past the input shaft seal into the transmission. The transmission was then overfull and was puking (ASE technical term) out the vent and down the left si...
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Rear lift gate VIN: 3GNEK12Z65
Ok Thanks for the help guy's mitchell actuly outlines it.. My bad you have to remove the rear spoiler double edg tape holds it on.. So heat gun pry than cleaning off all the old tape next time i think i will sell a new spoiler with handle replacement T...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EL45UXI
Tom,Colin,Ron,Paul,Tom,the engine was losing oil pressure @ the primary chain tensioner O-ring. I had installed it w/assembly lube(the red stuff) I checked to see there was slack in the chain, wasn't much but it wasn't a guitar string and the tensioner deflect...
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1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L 1-2&2-3 shift VIN: JB3EX74CIM
Thanks to everyone who supplied info on rebuilding this trans we have ordererd our parts and reassembling the unit this week.
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L no power on acc VIN: 4B3AU52N7T
the new distributor was no good 2 distributor fixed the problem
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC16X0W
THE DIST. SHAFT WAS WORN,SO I REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTER AND IT RUNS ALOT BETTER THANKS TO EVERYONE.THANKS KYLE
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10ASR
Hey, this one is on its way, to being fixed, thanks to IATN. All the responses are greatly appreciated. Michael from California nailed it. This thing is loosing compression in cylinder #2 at idle RPM. It doesn't show up on vacuum gauge, but has excessive leak...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Thanks again for helping with the problem we realy didnt have. The famous twin I beam bit me again. One tip went right to the promlem. You cant turn the wheel full travel with the brakes on. Steering worked OK The front springs are beat down good changing th...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S9W
Thanks to all but a big thank you to Samuel from Colorado and Terry from West Virginia. The voltage was off with a new dpfe switch. We went to the Ford Dealership and got the right new one. Everything is great now reading are fine and all is well in D town Th... Trouble codes: 401 (emmision control insuffencient flow).
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
customer has decided to take to transmission shop for second opinion. I dont know when I'll hear back from him. All items discussed in your help replies have been tested and confirmed good. THANKS for all your help
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Won't go into 4 Lo VIN: 2FTRX18L7Y
Lots of good help on this one. The responses ranged from water leaking onto the GEM, transmission range switch, shift the transfer case manually to make sure it actually works, to understanding that you have to have the brake pedal pressed and the transmission...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L trans temp VIN: 1FMDU64E52
thanks to all who helped. I am not positive this one is fixed but its been gone for 2 weeks so I'm hopeful. I cleaned the connector (although it looked perfect) and very carefully squeezed the terminals to tighten them and its been OK (so far) MARTY
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Hi everyone: Thanks to all who replied, this is a fix. All replies were right on the issue. I learned, that 99% of the time, the cause of DTC P0174 is due to intake leak on upper "O" rings. Sometimes the PCV hose is collapsed and could cause the same problem.... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXE45P84
AFTER SPEAKING TO AFRIEND AT THE FORD DEAlerHE SAID TO BRING TRUCK IN BECAUSE INJECTORS ARE COVERED TO 100000 MILES THEY REPLACED THREE MORE INJECTORS TRUCK NOW RUNS FINE THANKS FOR THE ADVICE
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 5.7L convertor VIN: 1GKGK26R7T
vech fixed, R&R valve body sent out for overhaul with the repair of the worn out tcc apply valve bore and stage 1 shift kit.. shift nice and firm and no tcc slipage or lack of engagement. Thanks to all Adam
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Brake lights VIN: 1GTEK19V53
Found 3rd brake lamp relay stuck on. It had not melted the fuse/relay box yet luckily. Many thanks to ALL who replied to this post.
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Anti theft VIN: 1J4GZ58S4R
Well every one was correct. We ended up installing a reman ECM & it runs just fine. That is what my lead tech was thinking as well, just wanted more input. Thanks for your help.
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7233W
Okay guys, This Kia is fixed. After rechecking everything again, I determined that The throttle percentage on my Matco/OTC scanners was just bogus information. Everything checks fine, I have 500mv at the ecm, which should be 0% throttle, so I'm gonna blame t... Trouble codes: P0140, P0141.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73313
It ended up being the sensor. Thanks to all for the great information. The Kia website helped out. Its great this Kia tech website is free. Trouble codes: P0183 (Fuel Temp. Sensor Circuit High Input).
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L cruise control VIN: SALPV1445T
YOU ALL ARE RIGHT WITHOUT SOFTWARE I WAS DEAD IN THE WATER SO I SENT THIS VEHICLE TO PIKES PEAK ROVER AND WENT TO PICK IT UP ONCE AND CRUISE WORKED ONE DAY AND NOT WHEN I PICKED IT UP ABS AND TC LIGHT STILL ON
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1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering gear VIN: 1LNFM82W7W
WELL GUYS, THANKS, I FIRST CHECKED THE LEFT FRONT BALL JOINTS WITH THE TIE ROD END OFF THE STEERING KNUCKLE, ALL CHECKS OK, I THOUGHT THE BALL JOINTS WERE OK, UNTIL I CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE!!! A SET OF BALL JOINTS, AND A GOOD ALIGNMENT MADE THIS MACHINE DRIVE...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
well I had multiple replies, from plugged exhaust, coil problems, and fuel trims problems. I was leaning more toward a fuel trim problem though o2's seemed steady while it acted up. I was most suspicious of the intake gasket possibly leaking as fuel trims and ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L engine VIN: WDBHA28ESF
Thank you to all who replied, went to Startechinfo as Paul from CA suggested and all is well. Thanks again.
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Much to my dispare this vehicle is not fixed! Customer declined any further diagnoses. I recieved seven replies with helpful questions and advice. It did have a rough idle however the fuel pressure never dropped so I don't beleive I had an injector bleeding. T... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L drain VIN: 4A3AC44GOY
customer to date has not brought car back in to repair too cool maybe? someone suggested adding a 90 degree boot to the drain to keep airflow from pushing water back into vent.thanks to everyone who replied i thank you.
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L Tach VIN: 1N65D16S3R
Thanks guys for all the help. The tech that told me scope the tach at the gauge and the onethat told me about the problems that are adherent the those trucks hit the nail on the head. I had about half a volt at idle and climb without a hitch (This was on the w...
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