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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUJA84A4T
Hi folks I need to replace two parts on thiS Audi auto heat and a/c system . The positioning motor for the temperature flap, and the positioning motor for the cental flap. Mitchell is no help ,can any one tell me were they are and how to get access to them so ...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKH68D5Y
I know this may not be the best place for this since the e-mail flood everyday is a lot. Thanks in advance. This Audi came in with the above P0431 code and I cleared the codes and test drove monitoring the front and rear O2 Sensors they look almost identical. ... Trouble codes: P0431
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear door locks, gas door VIN: WBAGJ8325V
Customer has no operating rear door locks or gas door. The central locking system will not comm. with the assenmacher retriever. All fuses are good. I need a strategy for pin testing the central locking module in dash.
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4CW52K7V
After replacement the engin won't start, and backfires. The compression test are between 140-150 PSI. The fuel pressure is within spec. removed timing cover and the timing chain marks are aligned. Removed Oxygen sensor and cranked with same result
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Rear Auto Level Control, Trunk Pulldown Motor Sche VIN: 1G6KS52Y8R
Greetings IATN Folks, Thanks for taking the time to look at how you can help. I'm dealing with this 13 year old car that was traded in and the new owner desires that features are made functional. My Mitchell and Chiltons vehicle data does not include schematic...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L none VIN: 1G6KE54Y2V
help please, ipc displays theift system, car may not start. tech 2 scan ipc code b2781 test res chip in key. and wiring to cyl lock.good. check res to ipc reads same as key chip.car starts and runs.any help appicated
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: WO6VR52R1W
Hello tech's. I have one here that makes no sense to me, I need some help. This caddy has been sitting a couple of years. And will not start. I ran the regular no start test vehicle has spark no fuel, I then replaced the fuel pump. Now I have 80 psi at the fue...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19K8P
Vehicle Running lean good fuel pressure. extremely load buzzing noise coming from injector housing. appears to be coming out of the housing not the injectors themselves. vehicle backfires after warmed up and no power, replaced fuel filter. the buzz noise is ex...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W9W
GREETINGS TO ALL THIS ASTRO WAS TOWED TO ME FOR A NO START.THE OTHER REPAIR SHOP LOST THE IGNITION KEY AND SO THEY WENT AND CHANGED THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AND NOW THE VAN DOES NOT START.THEY PERFORMED THE RELEARN WITH NO SUCCESS.THE SECURITY LIGHT COMES ON...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK14W9Y
Just a simple question for everyone. I know larger tire sizes affect stopping distance. I have a customer who stated that a tire shop told him he would have to have his speedo recalibrated to decrease his stopping distance. I don't believe reprogramming the vs...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L unlock w/key VIN: 1GNCS13W01
When unlocking the vehicle with the key(no remote available), the alarm will go off when the door is opened. After opening the door and turning the ignition on, the horn quits and the vehicle will start normally. If you try to immediately duplicate the problem...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH55K42
No Crank. Starter Is OK. Starter Relay Not Getting Grounded By PCM. Communication Ok With All Modules But BCM. BCM Fuse Blown. Whenever C1 Plug Is Attached To BCM, Fuse Will Blow. All Other Module Communication Still OK. I Left C2&C3 Connected To BCM & Made So...
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1993 Dodge D150 3.9L engine VIN: 1B7GE16XOP
Fellow Techs, This motor skips on 2 last cylinders on right bank. Fuel, compression and spark are good. EGR valve was leaking at shaft. This has been replaced and does not leak now. I suspect cam failure, but am not familiar with Dodge products. Am I missing ...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L 1-2 & 2-3 shift VIN: 1B7HC16X7T
Fellow Techs, Data from engine shows no problem with manifold vacuum or TPS. We have late shifts for 1-2 & 2-3 when cold. 3-4 is normal. If you let off the accelerator it will shift normally. Symptoms improve with warm engine. Could someone point me in the ri...
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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Gauges and Dash Warning Lights VIN: 1B7GL23Y1V
This vehicle came in with dash gauges not working and warning lights on. We scanned the computer and found no codes and all data OK. We cannot access the body computer with the Snap-on scanner. We pulled the dash and checked the powers and grounds all were OK....
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L clutch VIN: 3B6MF36D4W
customer came in complaning of shifting problems about a month ago. hard time getting it into 1 gear and also when shifting into 5 gear. also clutch pedal needs to be pushed all the way to the floor to shift into and out of gear. i put in a new oe clutch slave...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L heat VIN: 3D7HU18N22
Hey guys need a little help here I have a no heat problem . truck warms up slow after warm up i do have warm heat not hot about 70 degrees when I drive it temp gauge goes to cold loss all heat cheak hose bottom hose is cold top hose hot . replaced t-stst no ch...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD74233
WOW!!! I have a Sprinter that will not start cold. Had no problem all summer. Customer said it would not start last winter unless he shot it with the juice or kept it in his garage. He wanted a block heater installed, dropped it off and picked up the same afte...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Stall VIN: 3D7MU48C63
This Dodge diesel will run OK until it warms up then it will die. After it sits a few minutes it will start and run about [...] and die out like it runs out of fuel. It will continue to do this and the longer it sets the longer it will run. But I think it ... Trouble codes: P0088 (fuel rail pressure to high), P0251 (VP44 fuel valve feed back circut), P0839 (4wd switch to high)
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Fuel and Temp Guage VIN: 1D4GP25R65
Customer complaint of driving down road and fuel and temp guage go down to zero for a bit then back to normal and they also fluctuate back and forth too. He also said that the clock display on radio also goes out too. I have not been able to verify concern. An...
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1979 Ford F-100 Custom 5.8L power steering VIN: F14HLFC183
Splines on steering gear worn and pitman arm was slipping on splines. Pressure line has a couple of kinks in it but dont know if its enough to cause this problem which is after filling it and bleeding air out all works perfect but when you shut it off the flui...
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 2FTJW35M7K
We have this 7.3 in for a hard start. the first complaint is that the "wait to start light" comes on for only a second. the second complaint is the truck takes a lot of cranking to start. Found 2 connectors off 2 glow plugs and repaired. pulled front glow plug...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radiator cap VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Hi all, I have this 97 ford tauras that belongs to our shop. a few months ago it overheated and blew a head gasket so we put in a good used 3.0 mtr from our wrecking yard. We found that the presure tank was cracked and the cap was leaking, this is a loaner car...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cyl. #3 VIN: 2FMDA5145X
Good morning fellow techs. This windstar is getting on my nerves. After sitting out over night in the rain, the engine will hydro_lock with RAIN WATER (not coolant) in cyliner #3. Pull the spark plug and blow out the cylinder, the engine will start and run gre...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4WD/Lo VIN: 1FTZR15XTB
This truck came to me with the 4wd inop. and the ABS light on. I replaced the ABS sensor in the rear end. ABS OK now. Truck would still not shift into 4wd. Relays would try to operate system when shifting from 2wd to 4hi, but would not actually shift the trans...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
Guys, I have a problem child. It sets the code on every start. Replace Cam Sensor, no change. After data base I disconnected dpfe sensor & plug on Alt, no change. One strange thing is customer stated on cold start up it makes a chirping noise. This morning I r... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit)
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cooling system
Car came into shop customer complaining of coolant leak and lack of heat found coolant tank and water pump leaking no other leaks found car was not over heated! Replaced pump,coolant tank and thermostat! Water pump impeller was not rotted and tank was clean! A...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W61
this vehicle will only misfire at an idle and its not a dead miss...more of a hunt then a misfire. the car runs and drives great and will only count a misfire on #6 at an idle, even then it might count 97 misfires. i have found that in mode 6 the cylinder that... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 3FTNX20F31
The problem we are having with this truck is it break the every couple of months. we replace the flywheel four times, also try changing the starter,torque converter, mounting rings (adapters) and bolts. but it just broke the flywheel again. the crank and the f...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW08613
This truck came to me with a noise at the front of the engine. I determined the noise was the serpentine tensioner pulley and replaced it. Noise gone. Two days later the truck returns with antifreeze blown out of the bottle all over the fender apron. Customer ...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Code C1440 VIN: 1FMZU63K44
Hello all, This is the second late model Ford that I have gotten with an ABS code C1440 (pressure transducer malfunction) stored in the module. In both cases, the complaint is one of the ABS light coming on intermittently. As near as I can tell, this transdu...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L fuel gage VIN: 1FTPW14V96
After replacing a bad fuel pump, costumer returned because the fuel gage was not giving the correct reading. With a full tank it would show full one moment and empty the next. Then back to 3 quarters. Tested gage with old pump assembly with and had same result...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L prndl VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
We had installed a trans in this turck and now the customer states that some of the PRNDL lights are inop, it will light up in park, 2nd and 1st, it is out in rev, nuetral, 4th and 3rd. We had replaced the nuetral safety switch when we did the trans and are no...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L airbag light VIN: 1GTEC19W92
i need some help on this one. truck came in due to driving down road and headlight went out and security light came on at the same time. after checking out came up with the bcm. replaced bcm with new unit. could not get bcm to reprogram. ordered and reinstalle...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG5658X
The car was towed in with oil in radiator and complete cooling system the coolant hoses were spongy and swelled up I replaced the radiator and all hoses flushed the system repeatedly about 3 times added bg coolant additive and pressure tested cooling system te...
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1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJNV5840E
thanks in advance to all jaguar tech. this car came in to the shop in the hook .no star i checked fuel pressure has 42 lbs steady no drop. has good spark in all cylinders the injector pulse with neon light seems to be good but with scope shows 2 ms. cranking i...
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2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Accessories VIN: SAJDA24C02
We want to program a new key and key fob, when we start the programming we get a communication error with body module message- then we are prompted to run a network integrity test/ this is where we are stuck- I can't find any information for this test- I do ha...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 81J4GZ78Y8
Vehicle stalls intermitantly .When this happens,it will do it(stalls)a few times in a row and then be O.K. for any where from a few hours to a few days.I previously cleaned the thottle body and IAC about a month ago and the vehicle was fine.It doesn't matter i...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door locks VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
hello i have a 99 jeep grand the problem is with the door locks and power windows i have checked the data base and did not find conditions for problem the same when u r driving down the road after 15mph the doors lock and they continune to lock as u drive the ...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV124OT
This Rover was towed in with a hard brake pedal and three warning lights on. Brake (red) ABS (amber) Trak (amber). Reading through all the past repairs (with iatn) it seems that rf wheel sensor is most common after jumping #5 and #15. When I jump these two the...
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1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Belts VIN: JMIHD4617P
Hello, The belt(s) on this 929 squeak from one second to three seconds on start-up. The vehicle has two V belts and one multi- V (surpentine) belt. The belts are new and the V belts are not riding close to the bottom of the V on the pulleys. I know squeaking b...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Will not run Monitor VIN: 2MEFM74W01
Will not complete Monitors. Has never had any Pending Codes. I checked for correct PCM Calibration, it is the most current. Baro is ok (157 Hz) for this altitude. IAT and CHT are with in 6 degrees after cold soak. When O2 Monitor should be running IAT is 95 de...
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1994 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1RZ26D2R
Vehicle came in with code 32 EGR valve malfunction. After testing I traced the problem down to a restricted egr system. I have removed the upper plenum assembly and verified that the tubes are completely clogged. My question is that as far as I can tell, it lo... Trouble codes: 32 (egr valve malfunction)
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L no spark VIN: 1N4BV21DOT
car came in with no spark.we found oil in the distributor cap.we replaced dist with a rebuilt one.car was fine.after a month the car can in again no spark.this time no oil in distributor.we warranted it car ran fine.now its been a week and today car came back ...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Good Morning everyone, I'm getting on back from a few weeks ago that I thought was a slam dunk.Vehicle had a slightly slow cranking speed with a no start,(no spark or Fuel injector control). After replacing weak battery car started and ran great until yesterda...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52L7R
Car came in a few weeks ago, and one of the other guys at the shop got it first. He replaced plugs, wires, and the cam and crank sensors. When it did not fix the problem, he reinstalled the old crank sensor. He then asked for help when the car still had a code... Trouble codes: 341 (Cam / Crank error in history only)
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L radio VIN: 1G3AJ55M2S
can the automatic door locks be disabled and still have power locks working. i dont have the owners manual and all data doesnt show owners manual info. also the radio fuse blows as soon as you turn the knob to turn on the unit. is it time to throw away the ra...
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1977 Other European Corniche 412CID voltage regulator VIN: 00DRF30462
No sense voltage at regulator. Low+, Med+ & Hi+ terminals. One wire to each terminal. If sense voltage is introduced to any of the three wires, system charges normally. Do the three sense wires go to a voltage rate select switch? If so where would it be locate...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L slip VIN: 1G2NW52M9T
Thanks in advance everyone. This Grand Am was given to me about a year ago because motor was bad. I installed a used motor a few days ago. When the cradle was on the ground the trans. leaked out alot of fluid. After installing motor, we added about 6 quarts of...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2A45E734
hey guys heres another one from a different shop asking for my help cylinder 1 misfires only on take off compression at 150 change all tune up and coils checked fuel pressure and changes inj while working on it noticed tstat was stuck closed replaced and start...
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVL52NCV
vehicle starts and dies after a few seconds. dtc P0336 crank sensor has been replaced at other shop same problem. inspect timing chain ok. crank and cam signal ok.tried diffrent computer same result.replaced tps sensor due to similar problem i found in the IAT... Trouble codes: P0336
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
This car came in with the check engine light on and needed emissions. It had an aftermarket cold air intake on it and we put the stock air box back on it. Cleared the light and ran the monitors and the emissions test passed. Car came back about a week later wi... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP System incorrect purge flow)
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JTEHH20V63
hello, we have this RAV 4 that came in with with the head gasket leaking coolant externally in the rear. when we pulled the head, 3 of the bolts in the rear were loose, we sent the head out for psi test and resurface, and when we went to reinstall it, 2 of the...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ignition VIN: 3VWRA81H0V
vehicle will only run off of 12 volts. when alternator is connected, vehicle will not run. disconnect atl., vehicle runs fine
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L antitheft VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
this vehicle come from dealer cust stated they told her it would need a new control module for alarm system. she said it would not disarm with remote and alarm would go off. this happens 2 to3 times a week. due to christmas there is not any money to repair thi...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L a/c heater control panel VIN: YV1LS5513S
OK, this sucks. This is my second help request this week for another heater control problem. Cust. states that the right side center/side is blowing cold and the left side center/side is blowing hot. From what it looks like there are temperature doors motors f...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L AWD unit VIN: YV1LZ56DOX
Client complaint is a whirring type noise on accelleration,followed by loud clunk on decel. Sounds like the AWD unit is sticking. Is it possible just fluid is broken down? If so how do I drain the unit it appears to call for a Volvo only formula.Client purchas...
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L leak VIN: YV1LW5241W
Car came in for inspection of oil leaks (burning smell). The turbo oil return line appears to be leaking where it comes back into the block in the usual place. I also have a leak up in the front of the head. The oil leak is dripping off the lower edge of the e...
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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L 2 hoses VIN: JH4CC2668P
i went ahead and plug the line. i ran with the cooler lines and no problem. thanks Hubert [...]
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L abs system, vsa system VIN: 19UUA56823
Thank you Eric, Jacob, and Lawrence! The car is fixed in 10 minutes. If anyone else need this procedure, her it is: short the SCS connector with a scan tool. NOTE: To ensure accuracy, the vehicle must be level. Clear the DTC. Short the Service Check Sig...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L dualmass flywheel VIN: WAUAC48H83
Dear Friends: Thanks to all who replied. However, there was no real conclusion about the radial play. I talked to LUK in the US and there answer was "We do not supply, these dual mass flywheels for the aftermarket sector, therefore we do not have any testing p...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Cluster VIN: WBADN6335X
Thanks to every one that replied. The fix was a trip to the dealer. It seems in my experimenting with trying to code the used cluster with AutoLogic, the zcs code became corrupt. Dealer recoded and and installed correct zcs code. Again thanks.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cable VIN: WBAAN37441
thanks to everyone for your help i removed the grill and got to what i needed
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ip VIN: 1G6KD52B3R
alot of common answers back to reality. the vats module is located in the trunk compartment. and the systema s a whole was in good shape i checked the r or resistance of the pallet through out the system. just didnt take my time. found some sad attempt to...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L No Start VIN: 1G6DM57NX3
This may not be a proper fix,,, but it works. Of the two wires from the computer only one had and measureable voltage dispite the two wires showed identical partial circuitry in the pcm. One wire had 3v dc and the other wire 0v, so I used multiple resisters (1... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor).
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Cl and pressur plate not releasing VIN: 1G1JF12TXV
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCGK24F3V
We have been in contact with the coustomer and he has not had the time to leave the truck for us to do further testing. He said with the cap left loose gage seems ok. Thanks to all who helped.
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52M5W
i put a ignition switch in the car.i talked to customer the other day and the car has been fine.i want to say thanks for all the help.i got a lot of responces.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Engine VIN: 2GCEC19T9Y
Thanks to all the response on this subject. Im leaning toward the piston clearance problem myself. since nothing appears on drain plug magnet during oil changes. I thought it was either gaulded piston or piston clearance.Im not going to tear into it right now....
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Airbag light VIN: 1GCHK29U51
I have tried some of your recommendations, I tested the light for a possble short, it is not shorted keeping the light on, the airbag module is controlling it, it will flash 7 times then stay on. I was going to try and reprogram the module but my reprogrammer ...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L dlr, VIN: 1Y1SK52861
Ok guys this thing is fixed and I want to thank everybody for the great tips. It turned out to be a ground wire to the dlr and after looking at every ground and cleaning them I still could not find it. Out of frustration I ran my own ground from the dlr under ...
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L steering system VIN: 1D4GP45R34
Many thanks to all who responded. Replacing the resevoir made two happy customers and one happy tech! Makes perfect sense that a restriction to the pump could cause cavitation that aerates an otherwise full/sealed system. I did not even realize there was a ...
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1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L no power VIN: 1B3EJ56H6V
Thank you for all the responses. I never did get this car to run right. While letting the car run to check some of suggestion the oil light started coming on and I picked-up a rod knock. After advising the customer of this they decided to scrap the car. Tha...
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1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Alarm VIN: 2E3HD56T2T
Got this one fixed. Thanks to Gilbert [...]...
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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
first of all thank all of my fellow technicans for the help. i found that the o2 sensor was dropping voltage and commanding the fuel managment to go full lean. took away almost all the fuel. scope showed the voltage drop while running o2 tests. again thank you...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Dash Illumination VIN: 1FDKE37GPH
This one is fixed for now. Thanks for the replies I received, all tho the responses were all things I had already checked. It never hurts to step back and take a look from a different view. I found some bad connections at a factory relay for the tail lights th...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L serpentine belt VIN: 2FMZA5142W
I will call this fixed. Thanks for all the help. I inspected all the pulleys and all looked fine. Cleaned them off with brake spray, and went to the Ford dealer for a new belt. After almost two weeks noise is still gone. I am willing to say the belt did th...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6634X
Thanks guys for the help. I believe the problem was possibly related to the belt tensioning. Loosening the tension seemed to make the belt ride farther inside. We replaced all idler pulleys and the tensioner, and ran it with the cover off to find a good ten...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Starter, Radio, PCM VIN: 1FAFP56S6Y
Thank you for all of the replys. I shipped this vehicle back to the dealer and fortunately they did not have to replace the PCM. However it did have to be re-programmed. I am simply thankful that it wasn't something that I failed to check and the PCM was not t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSX31F7Y
Sorry for the delay just wanted to make sure it was fixed.It turned out to be Injector Driver Module [IDM]. Thanks for all the help. Tim [...].
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE INFO. APPARENTLY THE MOTORING PUBLIC LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THERE VEHICLE PROBLEMS BUT CANNOT FIND THE TIME TO HAVE THEM FIXED. I WILL REPOST ONCE THE CUSTOMER DECIDES TO BRING IN THE VEHICLE. AFTER NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS NO SHOW FOR THE RE... Trouble codes: P1516 (imrc valve circut problem), P1519 (imrc stuck closed).
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP49Y63
this car is leaving the shop today,i check all the lifters ,i replace 4 lifters that i see suspisius,and replace timming chain tensioner w/no diference...i order a long block from ford..put it togeter..is perfect... but i never gointo know what went wrong w/mo...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U25
this vehicle was given back to the city driver before I could check it, he has been running it as is, I will try to check it next time it comes in for service or gets worse. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfie).
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V7S
A new ignition module fixed it. A new crank angle sensor made a difference but how much I'm not sure. The following is an in-depth labor description as printed on the Repair Order (basically all actions are in chronological order). Thanks to all who replied... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing EST).
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Starter, dash lights VIN: SAJGX2042X
Thank you all for your help. All suggestions were very helpful,but it turns out the problem was a wire rubbed through to the body. The harness was behind the right kick panel just above the bottom of the dash. Repaired wire, reset all modules like Steven sugge...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL light VIN: KNAFB12151
Just 2 replies to this help request that were of use. The input/turbine sensor was changed with no difference made. I ended up finding a TSB on KIA's website that stated that certain transmission controllers were susceptible to setting codes...all the ones i l...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L anti theft VIN: SALLPAMJ4M
Hello FRIENDS: Today is like Christma's day to me. With your help I solved my problem. I checked the "check engine warning light", and doesn't light when I turn on the switch, so i disconnect the battery and jumped the wires ( and cross my fingers)for 5 minute...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Heater control VIN: WDBHA22E5S
Ok. So far this car is finally fixed. I was fortunate enough to have another C220 come in. I switched control heads, no change. Just for S&G I switched in car temp. sensor, still no change. So the only thing that I could think of is that I had a wiring problem...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L heat VIN: WDBNG70J41
SORRY GUYS, SENT TO DEALER...NEED SOFTWARE TO SCAN ATC SYSTEM. INFORMED CUSTOMER TO LET ME KNOW SO I CAN POST INFO. THANKS TO THOSE WHO REPLIED.
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2005 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JNIGY61SGI
Well this one is fixed with no real drama's. Peter from Australia hit the nail on the head. There are two oil pressure switches & the troublesome one is behind the starter motor. Yes...just a joy to reach !! Nissan parts orginally supplied me with a high press...
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2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Headlamps VIN: 1G2JB52F53
First thanks to all you iATN techs who took the time to help me out. I replaced the whole front headlamp harness from the dealer which did have shorted out splices in it, however a short was still there. I found the problem by luck. When I was under the dash c...
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3DF75K7Y
What great responses, from careful thinkers! All were appropriate to our dilemma, but Justin [...] put us on the right track with his questions about airmass deviation and intake manifold gaskets. B204 ('99 and earlier) and B205 ('00 and later) engines ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG6856W
Thanks to all of you for youre answers Dan from Oregon and Andy from Washington wereright on ,the timing belt was of by one teeth on the new engine thanks again.
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L engine VIN: ST3GU546ST
thanks to everyone that helped me it was like 90 percent of you said the crank gear was moving and the keyway was broken but some idiot was in there before and stripped the crank bolt so now i have to try and repair if not have to give customer bad news and re...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N4X
This car is done and shipped to customers. What we found was vehicle was EFI relay was not powering up. Found bad ground at battery to body behind the battery repair it and thought it was fixed. Vehicle started up everytime over 25 times but hwne customer caem...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Wheel Bearing VIN: JTDAT1233Y
This one is fixed. The right front tire was the issue. We installed a new tire and problem is gone. Even after the fact we still haven't been able to isolate the cause of the noise. The tire (inside and out) as well as the wheel are both visibly in good co...
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5348W
Thanks to Dave from Florida for putting us on the right track. After rechecking the TPS, PCV, and ECT as suggested we looked at the Turbo hoses and they looked good. We did a smoke check anyway, not expecting it to show any problem since the car was running ri... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim lower limit).
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Variable Valve Timing VIN: YV1VW2552Y
This one has run for three days, 20 or more starts, and 160 miles without the problem recurring. Before this, 12 hours and five starts were the best it could do, so I'm going to call it closed. Under the spark plug cover, behind the rear cam gear is a valve /...
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