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2004 Audi A4 1.8L instrument panel
This car has a fuel cap warning lamp. Apparently there is a sensor in the filler neck that detects the presence of the fuel cap. Seperate from an evap self test. Any info pertaining to operation, testing, repair would be appreciated, Thanks, Mike
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L head gasket VIN: WBACG7325V
Hey, Bimmer experts, we need your input. We have a 318ti that was towed in with a blown coolant fitting on the rear of the head. Customer said it had a coolant leak that developed on the highway. It has about 6" of coolant in the radiator (that is 14" high on ...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM5337X
Hello, have a customer with this bmw, we work on all his vehicles [north american] not this one normally other than tires. It was actually towed here last night, if I had gotten a call it would be a the bmw dealer. Any way it is here and he would like me to at... Trouble codes: 176 (pedal travel sensor), 170 (ecu internal problem), 119 (throtle valve mechanical problem)
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Rear differential VIN: 5GADT13S94
Good day all, I have this 2004 rainer came in with rear end clunking when turning. Changed fluid. No better. Replaced rear differential carrier with new GM unit. Used GM syn gear oil. When turning at parking lot speeds the clutches wont let go. If you speed up...
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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L A/C & Radio VIN: IG6DW52P9R
I have this 1994 Fleetwood in the shop for lights staying on in The A/c controll head and radio. The A/C works great and so does the radio.Just the display will not shut off with key off or light switch turned off.I cant seem to find anything wrong with twilig...
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1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 8XC5119424
Thanks in advance! This car has become a thorn in my side. We have replaced everything that could make one do this. (see repair history)Everytime the pedal is mashed the right side throttle body spits back and backfires. After 2 pcm's and a number of sensors I...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L hard start VIN: 1GCGK24F8S
This truck is very hard to start first thing in morning or after sitting all day.It will crank great and act like it wants to start but will not until it is ready, then it will start and run like nothing is wrong. Everything that we have tested seems to be goo... Trouble codes: 29 (Glow plug relay fault), 34 (injection timing stepper motor), 65 (accell.pedal position circuit range)
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 2GCFC29S0S
this vehicle always stays running everytime i see it but stalls on the customer all the time hot or cold, doesnt seem to matter but he says it always starts back up right away sometimes it will be fine for a day or two
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13K1S
Problem: Cuts out on medium to heavy load, has new cap rotor,wires,plugs,module and pick-up coil.Compresssion 140 -150 on all cyls. Scan'd - no codes, Check"d fuel pressure - 28 pounds, check'd for resriction's in lines and t-body none!. Tried new fuel pressur...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, intermittent no star VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
Customer states that engine ran fine then, one day, stalled out and needed a tow. We started the engine on propane, removed the propane and it idled fine but would not rev and would cut out and eventually stall. We noticed that the fuel pressure was a bit low ...
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1996 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, 40,000 IAC COUNTS VIN: 1GCGG35K0T
hello , today i have a 96 g3500 van tbi injection i have tuned up , changed evry sensor on it and stiil cannot get it to run right . it is hard to start . no throttle response stall when you put in gear , you can smell raw fuel at exhaust when idling . when lo...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Blend door VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
Customer complaint, no cold air, hot air always coming out of vents. mode doors work properly, checked a/c performance, good. Disconnected actuator from blend door, does not change when activated using control head. Ohm tested wires from control head to actuat...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L belt VIN: 2GCEK19T11
Truck came into shop with a belt squeal all the time, hot or cold. We could not isolate source therefore process of elimination we replaced belt, tensioner, idler, waterpump, and alternator ( embarrasing but still squeals !! )We even replaced all these over ag...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Brake switch VIN: 1GCHK24U14
Thanks for all help in advance. This is my personal vehicle that I purchased from a commercial farm. It was complely full of dirt on the inside. I removed the entire interior and cleaned out the hvac assembly because it was also full of dust and dirt. I now ha...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHK24U14
This is my personal vehicle that I just purchased from a commercial farm for cheap. It has had a hard life. Anyway before I dive into the engine I want to see if there was any common problems associated with the fact that this engine has a lot of water in the ...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56F6T
Evening ladies and gents.Have one with a good misfire at idle. Multiple cylinders,cancel injectors one by one and no noticeable drop in RPM. Progressively getting worse.Check basics at first. Spark-plugs, ignition wires, vacum leaks(did not remove EGR Valve)Sc... Trouble codes: 300 (Multible misfire)
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L airbag VIN: 2B4GP44G91
I have been repairing this vehicle as it was involved in an accident that set off the airbags, I was able to replace the Driver & Passenger airbags (clock spring looked ok and is working), and module, checked and light came on. so, I got out the Genisis and fo...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C83
This is my first help request Crysler techs please help. Car came in as a no start checked all the basics got car to start after cleaning fuel fouled plugs. It still runs poorly untill warmed up then it runs great. I believe the ECM is commanding way too much ...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1B3ES56C64
This vehicle came into my shop with a misfire on #1 cyl. I have narrowed the problem to no injector pulse on #1. Wiring back to ECM ohms ok. Customer can not afford a new or reman ecm so I called my local salvage in search of a used one. He located one, but th... Trouble codes: P0301
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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZFAAS00B9C
Big help would be wiring schematics, any other advise as well. Fuel pressure reads 32 @idle,40 on acceleration, timing set @ 10 degrees, have a lot of "noise" on scope pattern-especially on #2 cylinder.Previous shop replaced fuel pressure regulator, air flow m...
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1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Temp blend door VIN: 1FABP44FOF
I need some advise on an 85 Ford Station Wagon. It has auto climate control. I am trying to bypass the temperature door from automatic to manual. The person who owns this car does not have the ability to pay for the repairs. Since I worked on Buicks for 46 yea...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X6R
TRUCK WAS BROUGHT IN FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, MISFIRE AND NO OVERDRIVE,CUSTOMER STATES ALL HAPPENED AT THE SAME TIME. FOUND TRUCK TO HAVE BAD MISFIRE,NO SPARK ON CYLINDERS 2 & 6. HAS NO GROUND SIGNAL FOR THIS CIRCUIT @ COIL. CHECK FOR SIGNAL AT CONTROL MODULE, ... Trouble codes: 629 (tcc solenoid), 212 (no tach processor), 215 (coil 1 failure), 217 (coil 2 failure)
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
Car is a no start. Car cranks as if either out of time,or a wet secondary. car keeps setting 1345,which is failed cmp sensor. I have checked all power and grounds at dist. Checked cmp signal at dist and ecm in car and signal is there. Replaced dist on the chan... Trouble codes: 1345 (failure of camshaft position sensor)
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F7T
the truck will start cold but after engine warms up it will not start.i have replaced high pressure oil pump and the reservoir is full of oil.i dont have a manual pressure reading but my scan tool reading is about 250 to 300 psi when cranking engine.i do not n... Trouble codes: 1211 (ipc out of range)
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9V
Car came in for long crank times. After tech replaced spark plugs and crank sensor I got involved. While cranking, there is no communication with the scan tool. As soon as I get communiction, the car starts. During no start condition, radiator fans are on, no ...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
thank u in advance. this for ford exploder is kickin my a##. vehicle came in with a missfire code for cylinder 5. found ignition wire for cylider 5 laying agianst the egr/dpfe tube arcing across. so i replaced the plugs and wires and still had a misfire. the m... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRE14W3X
Thanks in advance. Van stalls when put into either forward or reverse. Will not restart unles I cycle the key completly to the off position. Once the key is cycled, it starts instantly. If I do not cycle the key it cranks over just fine, has good spark, but ha...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Vehicle has a problem with blue/white smoke while accelerating. It is most noticable in manual 2nd. As you accelerate when you reach 2200 rpm you feel the vehicle loose power and it starts to smoke. If you continue to accerlerate the smoke gets worse till abou... Trouble codes: P0451 (Manifold Intake Air Heater)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L just the light and code p1824 on the dash VIN: 1FMZU73W32
any known fixes on that light flashing on and off. Does not seem to inter fear with the working of unit.thanks
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: 2FTRF17293
This truck came in last summer with a crank/no start. We were unable to duplicate the problem and every time we released the vehicle a few days latter after she drove to the store and returned approximately 15 min later the engine would crank (faster than norm...
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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Valve covers VIN: JNKBY31A1W
Hello ...Infiniti Q45 experts! I need your help!! This is my personal car that is leaking engine oil throught the valve covers. Purchased a very expensive valve cover gasket set for $130.00 plus tax. Also, purchased 8 new sparks plugs at $12.00 each since th...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTY12345
Vehicle towed in from another shop after repair vehicle had stalled and wouldn't restart. No spark, but injectors firing. While attaching scope lead to crank sensor signal circuit with ignition on I inadvertently grounded signal and heard injectors and coil fi...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Vehicle came in with a dead battery, it was jumped to get vehicle into the shop, so no test drives were performed prior to service. Vehicle was in for a water pump replacement due to leaking, water pump, and all timing components were replaced along with the b... Trouble codes: 25 (fuel/air ratio)
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1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNM97VXSY
90% of the time the misfire only happens when the car is cold or has been sitting for a while. Check engine light comes on and car shakes when turning the wheel. Misfire is only on number 7 cylinder and never changes. Have checked compression and cylinder leak... Trouble codes: P0307 (misfire)
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Brake Light VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
The car computer shows a message intermittetly check brake lamps. A visual check shows nothing and all lights are working properly. When the message appears, the blinker on a right signal moves very fast. What would cause this type of problem?
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L fading brake pedal VIN: 1LNHM87A61
Brake pedal fades away. Brake mater has been replaced and brake system has been power bleed. Brake pedal is hard and firm when engine is off but fades off when engine is running
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2210W
keeps setting the po400 code. car runs fine. can watch vultage from egr position sensor on scanner and seems to be fine but still kicks the light... any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 00400
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBJF65F6W
Hey Gang, This one should be easy for those of you who've run across this problem before. The problem is a engine oil leak below the front face of the left cylinder head. It appears to becoming out from behind the serpentine belt tensioner and running down be...
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2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L Traction Control VIN: 2MRDA20244
Howdy guys, this one SHOULD be simple enough to fix, but its not cooperating. I have a code C1288- Brake Pressure Transducer circuit. The way I see it, the switch is closed, and power flows through it all the time to the Brake Controller. The fuse is fine, the...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Heater Core VIN: 4A3AA46G11
Thanks in advance for the help guys. I have a 2001 Galant which I know needs a heater core. Just wanted to know if anyone had any helpful hints or shortcuts. Thanks again guys, Mike
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2005 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JNIGY61SGI
Don't see many of these Nissan Patrols but an answer may be lurking simply out there. Customer reported intermittent oil pressure warning lamp on at city speeds. OK on highway runs. Changed oil & filter in case of oil contamination or incorrect oil type. I hav...
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1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HN52KXX
can anyone help car came in for engine miss. scaned for codes po203 and po303. replaced injector #3 with aftermarket injector. left running for about 1 hour not missing drove car started to miss after a few minutes. scaned had same codes.replaced DME performed... Trouble codes: P0203, P0303
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NK52F72
need some help from iatn techs. got car kind of late. p0420 had above listed parts prior to this visit checked fuel press. 59psi. smoke tested clean. checked vac. 22/23in map 8 to 10 at idle. no noise from timmig chain. grafed both o2s on modis they almost loo... Trouble codes: P0420
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1977 Other Chrysler Scout II 345CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: G0062GGD31
This vehicle a mainly a tow behind. It probably has not had the engine on for 3/4's of the mileage on the odometer. I am trying to set the timing to see if I can get to run a little smoother. There is just one problem, no info under the hood on proceedures to ...
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2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L radio VIN: 1G2ZH52805
The radio has a six changer cd unit & a cd is stuck in the unit,displaying an error message. All the cars gauge and data is displayed through the radio. Can this raido be removed from the car to be sent for repair and the car be driven with out any drive abili...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Speedo VIN: 4S3BE686X1
Hello, This outback has a speedo that reads 3.5 MPH fast. That means when the speedo reads 55MPH, the actual vehicle speed is 52MPH. Also the odometer puts on an extra 3 miles per every 100 miles traveled. I have compared the the data from the scan tool to the...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L turbo VIN: JF1GD29642
after installation turbo only kicks in when driving in first gear and turbo makes a little noise. turbo doesnt kick in other gears anyone run into this.
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L trans shifting VIN: JF1SG65653
with four codes stored and a flashing a-t temp light, i'm hoping that there is a common problem you subaru techs can share with us. the vehicle seems to be starting out in second gear. although the customer didn't notice. she stated the light came on upon leav...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Timing
Just did a timing belt & tensioner (both OEM parts)... car keeps setting the check engine light with a cam/crank out-of-sync fault code. We undress the cam covers, and sure-enough... off a tooth... we reset belt and start engine: fine... all marks aligned perf...
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L oil leak VIN: JTDFR32021
Hello technicians I have my own 2001 Toyota MR2 SPYDER 1.8 VVT-I with just over 30,000 miles. When inspecting the vehicle, found that the vehicle was leaking oil around the timing cover gasket area. In further inspection, we removed the timing cover to find ...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEGH20V81
Hey guys, need some toyota technical help. We have this rav4 that we haven't done much testing on yet, but maybe some of you have ran into this. Will start and die. Acts like bad iac. The puzzler is when you rev it up to about 4,000, its fine; you let it down ...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L air bag VIN: 4T3ZF13CO1
Well guys I can't seem to get this airbag module to clear the code. It has a code 61 set for the right side tensioner squib shorted, which is not shorted. Grounding the ab and tc terminals doesn't seem to help,we also have the abs light flashing a code 42 and ...
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T82
help toyota techs. this vehicle comes from a used car lot- trade in. the engine has a viabration/rattle at 1500-1800rpm under load that seams to be coming directly out of the intake manifold- no codes, no drivability- only the noise.the noise is so loud you ca...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater VIN: WVWYH63B82
no heat at idle,no restrictions,works fine off idle,no coolant flow through heater hose at idle.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWSK69M83
This vehicle came in with ABS lamp on and red brake lamp flashing. Found code 01130. If I erase code it comes back immediatly. Code description "ABS OPERATION IMPLAUSIBLE SIGNAL1". I have visaully inspected wiring and tested all power and ground to ABS control...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L all VIN: YV1TS90D0Y
Customer had car jump started after it sat for a week. Now nothing works.no starter. no dash lights. no flasher. no remote entry. no lights *except* front door warning lights. When battery is disconnected, alarm beeps for a while, then sometimes twice.!? Dome ...
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2000 Volvo C70 2.4L timing VIN: YV1NC56D1Y
Vehicle towed in with broken t/belt. Removed head and had machine work / valves replaced. I can not find where to time the crank for timing belt installation! I see the two notches in crank gear but no where to place them. Does the # 1 piston time at TDC ? All...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V24
We have this 2004 S60 turbo with codes: ECM-130A AIR INTAKE LEAKAGE & ECM-262A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM BANK 1, LOWER LIMIT. A week and a half ago we replaced the air mass meter. The light came back on a couple days later and it is back with the same codes. VIDA co... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L vALVE TRAIN VIN: TRUTX28N11
I wish to thank everyone that took time from their busy day to help with this Audi TT. The timing chain tensioner was appearently damage when the engine was overheated. The oil pressure was to specification and the tensioner had no signs of visible damage. ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, readiness codes VIN: WAULC68E63
Vehicle was sent to dealer, they found a bad ECM. Replaced under warranty. Hindsight is 20/20 and a waste of several days diagnosing. Rob.
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8342Y
Fix thanks for all the help everyone as all of you suggested the abs module, I replaced, code and steering calibration to new module got new module from world pac (great price) thats why I didnot go rebuilt special thanks to Dana giving code ID because I ...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L headlights VIN: 1G6KD54Y4V
We found another burned up relay for the headlights. We tried getting ahold of another relay box, but could not find one. Put in another relay and did some more test. Found the hi/lo beam relay also had some problems, so we replaced that also. This is as far a...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEC14Z8S
Hi techs, thanks for all the replys. The base idle could only be set by IAC counts, if I would try to by-pass aldl connector I would get no response, If I would use my scanner to put it in by-pass the truck would not respond. After further testing on the stal...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 2GCEK19T34
I realized as I started testing that I was probably not the first or maybe not even the second person to work on this vehicle. Everything had been replaced. When I got the vehicle back it worked perfectly of coarse, however I started checking connections and w...
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1991 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3C3XA5637M
Well the fix on this one was another used TCM, neither the original or the first used one would communicate. Put in the second TCM and the brick came to life, went for a test and everthing worked. Key-on the TCM should energize the EATX relay, if not suspect t...
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1990 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3XC56R9L
it's fixed, the crank sensor bolt was stripped and the sensor was a little loose, once i repaired that it ran good
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G0W
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP, BUT CUSTOMER TOOK VAN BACK TO THE DEALER WAITING ON OUT COME WE TRIED NON ETHANOL GASOLINE(CAM 2) AND DROVE THE VEHICLE THROUGH THE CRITERIA FOR RESETTING THE MONITORS TO NO AVAIL.
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR28Y2X
Customer decided to take it to the dealer, so I will post the fix If I get the info from him. Thans to Timothy, Mark, Brent, Brian, and Robert. Good information to check for. I was actually headed toward scoping the Crank signal, but wasnt able to get there. T... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1S1 Volts too high), P1281 (Eng cold too long).
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L fading brake pedal VIN: 2FTHF36G5N
We replace the RABS valve and did the rear brakes, truck works just fine now. We did try and get a f-450 master for the truck but found it would not fit. Thanks for all the help and replys
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L not supported CAT VIN: 1FALP5228V
The fix for the problem comes from the EPA. 1996-2000 flex fuel Taurus'have been included in EPA's appendix D of exempted vehicles.
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L pinion VIN: 1FAFP4446Y
Thanks for all the replies. We installed new pinion and side bearings. Noise went away. Also all the replies help me charge the customer (he was ok with it).
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P61
OK, after checking everything twice and three times, there was one thing that was bothering me and that was the different ohms reading I was getting on the 3 cam sensors that I had installed, so,...I decided to get one from the ford dealer, BAM, it was fixed, ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L battery light on VIN: 1FTRX12W64
thank you guys, the alternator was the problem. its all good now. thank you all for your help
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cyl head VIN: 1FDNE31MO4
I want to thank every one for their time and knowlege on these repairs. I was shocked to see that the tool from timesert was actually the most common tool used for this repair, lisle and the tool trucks (mac, snap-on) were also popular. I used the timesert and...
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2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZRU5E54
cleaned and tightened the terminals in the relay box, left the new f/pump relay and replaced the pcm relay. also learned that the dpfe can short taking out the relay control(this wasent the case this time) thank you to all that responded. the cust req taking t...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L blower and vent mode,ac comp not ingadgeing VIN: 1FTPW12584
From: Tom from New Jersey Date: Nov 20, 2007 4:10 PM it sounds like you stuck in test mode and you cant get out of it . try this before changing any parts . KOEO headlights on [ lowbeam ] disconnect your neg cable only then step on your brake for 5 seconds...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTRF12215
well steve [...] was correct. thank you for the expert advise.greg
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8147Y
Thank you for all your suggestions. There were no codes stored in the memory. Everything "normal" checked out as fine. The vehicle owner decided to do his own diagnostic checking. Will let you know what comes about as to the "final solution" with this one.
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78SRT
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P6M
Thanks to all that replied. Even though the testing indicated the mass air flow sensor was ok replacement fixed the car.IATN is great! Greg and crew
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E75
THANKS EVERY BODY FOR ASSISTANCE AFTER MASS AIR FLOW TOOK CARE OF DYING THE IDLE SURGE WAS DUE TO IDLE AIR VOLUME RELEARN BUT I HAD TO ENDUSE A SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS FOR IT TO DO SO LIKE I SAID IF I PULL INTAKE BOOT OFF HALF WAY IT WOLD QUIT SURGING WELL I H... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP52K6X
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLIED.IT WAS THE VOLTAGE TO LOW.BUT IT WAS THE ICM THAT CAUSED IT THE ICM WOULD DROP VOLTAGE WHEN MOUNTED. WHEN THE MODULE BOWED THE SLIGHTIST BIT IT DROPPED VOLTAGE.NEW OEM MODULE AND ALL IS WELL,I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I G...
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2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU03E13
Well, at this time I'm not sure the vehicle is fixed. I hope to hear some feedback from the customer soon. Thanks techs for your help. I realize from your replies this is a tough one since the problem is intermittent. Even talking to the customer a few days ag...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58N6X
Sorry for the long delay in response to your help. Had a hard time getting customer to give up the car again. We rechecked all of the readings, normal. We then re-spliced the grounds as suggested, the codes came back as before. We then put in a canister purge ... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor fault), P0171, P1171.
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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L battery goes dead VIN: JT3FJ62G5J
The stinker is fixed. Although it only had a 4.5 milliamp draw every time I tested the cables, and my midtronics tester showed the charging system was operating normally, it was the alternator. I let it sit overnight, and although it started up, the battery h...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hey guys thanks to all that replied. Customer picked up car and brought back yesterday. I started checking again and either I'm retarted or tired. The rear o2 was the culpert. Replaced the rear o2 and vehicle passed monitors. Thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0420.
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48111
Ive tryed looking for leaks in this truck i dont have a smoker i tested the valves they arnt leaking the filler neck looks ok i changed the fuel cap didnt help... there isnt enough info out there on this evap stuff im lost as im sure most of you guys are too i... Trouble codes: 441 (evap), 446 (evap).
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
I chose to have the customer take it to the VW dealer . Thanks for all your responses, but I dont have the the scanner to accomodate that car .
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge VIN: 9BWFP21J83
after many hours we think surge could be from torque converter.tried changing fuel quantity with vag com,new maf,n75 valve,checked all hoses,timing,tps,finally gave up.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J65
Hello, thanks for the wait. this VW jetta has taught me a lot about diesels... The final story was that there is a TSB on this exact problem, and even some dealers don't know about it. TSB number 97-05-03 and 97-05-04 refer to the symptoms we had. (ie. code 1... Trouble codes: P0361 (Engine Speed Sensor).
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS58D41
Well sorry for the late close, but I was waiting to see what the customer decided to do. For now he's gonna probably trade the car in on something else. He didn't want to drop over $3000 in the trans. So, what I compiled from the 9 replies that I got is... A...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L drivers side curtain airbag VIN: YV1SW61R91
hi guys thanks for your help. for the thought of blowing air bags from a resitance ck i have never seen, and have done it many times they do not bolw it takes much more to set one off. i was just looking for and idea. which a few came up with about the control...
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