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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L hazard switch VIN: WAUED54B51
I have this Audi with noisy hazard switch. Originally the customer had no turn signal, but hazard lights were working. When you tapped on the hazard switch, the turn signal started to work, ( but intermittently) and switch was noisy with turn signal in OFF pos...
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Theft light VIN: 1G4NJ52M4T
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L wipers VIN: 2GAWY52M9W
This vehicle came in with inoperative wipers. After testing, replaced motor and circuit board as motor was burned. Wipers worked well but would intermittently not shut off, seemed to shut off more often after using washers and then going to off position, custo...
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L flywheel VIN: 1G4CW52K8W
This Buick is NUTS. There is a squealing noise from the flywheel area. Was sure it was the flywheel so we replaced it...still has the noise. While engine is running if you spray oil between the engine and flywheel the nois temporarily goes away. The noise is a...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK18R9T
As far back as history tells- Truck ran good with no CEL. A coolant leak started @ intake and was rpaired by another shop. Cust brought here for a complaint of Po1345 after the intake job-we corrected distributor and runs good etc. Other work (susp lower kit w... Trouble codes: 101 (maf)
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling fan VIN: 1G1JC1240T
Car came in with no cooling fan. We tested the ect it runs up to 226 and fan does not come on. If you ground the dark green wire at ecm circuit 335 it comes on. We checked the grounds at the ecm . Circuits 413 551 451. Grounds g101 and g110 were clean. Took th...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19T2Y
Ok techs, I need help. Please read all of the post this truck came to me with a misfire code and the cylinders counting up were #3 and #4. had new plugs and wires. ignition scope analyzed. patterns looked ideal. no noticeable difference in any patterns. tried ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cyl misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC24U11
This engine is bugging me. It came to me with flashing CEL code PO300. I checked misfire counter and #2 and #7 were counting misfires regularly at idle and PT. No. 7 is the worst by far. The engine has an audible miss at idle and throttle snap but plenty of po... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCHG35R01
We have a wierd one here. Came in on the hook with a no crank/no start condition. Another shop had installed an ignition switch, then suggested the starter was bad. Initial testing showed no power to the solenoid energizing wire, battery voltage at the large c...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L No Start VIN: 3GNGK23G42
hi hope you can help truck drove in with intermitted no start and crank sensor code. replaced the sensor no easy task. now no start and still get the code sometimes. new computer and wiring to the sensor. same lab scope show good crank signal to computer but s... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor ciruit a fault)
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S52
hello to all members of iatn we are really up against it here any help would be appreciated. about 3 months ago this trailblazer came to us with a random cylinder misfire and also would cut out intermittantly. the person who owns it took it to a local dealer t... Trouble codes: P0601
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 2G1WF52E63
Customer called and stated that oil leaking under his car,towed in.Found oil filter gasket blown out side of filter.Replaced filter and refilled with oil,gasket blew out again.Anti freeze is low.Oil cap has yellow goop under it and rad has same goop in it.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Differential VIN: 1GTGK13U3E
When cold acts like it has resistance taking off from a stop. Maybe like 4x4 is engaged. Also makes a grinding noise. Gets worse when turning. New job, no work done yet. Ran into this before with another vehicle, never got problem to happen with me, customer t...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cuts out VIN: 2GCEC19T43
hi all customer drove in complaining of random engine quitting. I let it run for a while and then shut it down and sure enough it would crank but no start. gave it about 30 seconds and she fired right back up. no codes, nothing I can see. Crank sensor?? I did...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L oil guage VIN: 2GCEC19T24
Hey guys, I have a customer with a oil pressure guage that is reading way past 80 psi, it is at twenty after on a clock. I called my good friend at the chevy house who does heavy line and he said he see's it all the time and he just replaces the pressure swi...
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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GH54R1P
it has spark on #1/6 pack only. we tryed a new coil and another computer. i scoped the cam sensor and it read ok a nice clean signal.the brick shows crank and cam signals on cranking.i checked the wires from ecm to coil pack and they test good.when cranking th...
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L headlamps VIN: 2C3HC56G5Y
hey mopar fans got a good one here i have this lhs that believe it or not when you walk up to it after it has been sitting locked up the headlamps will flash like you have hit a keyless entry button however the remote is at the owners home no body dtc's of pcm...
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47COS
when the car is cold, the engine is running fine, 20-30 minute after, the car stall, First the check engine went on(p0351), rpm goes to 2000 rpm ans stall. il you hold rpm at 1500-2000. When you unplug cylinder one by one. there is no change on 1-3 and 4. If y... Trouble codes: P0351
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L back up lamps VIN: 2B4GP44RXT
Ok so i have a few strands of hair at this time so before i loose them i need help. Customer came in with this van back up lamps inop so i did some testing and found no power at the light and no power out of the range sensor but there was power into the sensor...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L pedal VIN: 1B3EJ46X3W
This vehicle very intermitently will have a hard pedal with very poor brakes. It occurs suddenly and the vehicle will barely stop, the pedal feels very hard to press. It remains for a few stops and then it will start working again perfectly. It has done this a...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L No Start, Backfire VIN: 2B3HD76V51
Very strange. Vehicle was towed in for no start. Had to recharge battery. Cranked vehicle and it backfired through intake so bad it blew the plastic upper intake out. Tested for fuel pressure-60psi KOEO. Performed compression test-all cylinder 160-170. We are ...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24343
actually we have 2 vans doing the same thing,a 2001 and a 2003.both 3.3 engines.the 2001 van is here for a bad transmission,it was running ok now it is doing the same as the 2003. we have checked the batteries and even changed them so it should not be the bat...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no throttle response VIN: 3D7KU28C43
Hi thanks in advance for any help This Dodge will start up with no problem and in park or neutral will accelerate just fine but as soon as you drop it into gear, reverse or drive it has zero throttle response. We have checked the APPS and it is working fine t...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Reverse clutch VIN: 1FBJS31H3T
Hello all, Got an E40D we built 30K ago for no reverse. At the time, reverse clutch was fried, all others looked great. At time of overhaul, when bottom pan was removed found half the valve body bolts laying in the pan or hanging from the valve body by just a...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Hello Everyone, I have this escort that has no power at the fuel pump. Ive checked all basic things like fuel shut off switch and all fuses and checked for codes. I changed the fuel pump relay and still have no power to fuel pump. I ran a 12 volt wire direct t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L compression
Hi,i can't seem to find a compression spec for this 2000 powerstroke.any info would help.thanks
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU01141
first time working on this vehicle was recomended by a friend his never done anything to this vehicle since he bought it. it barely made it to the shop it seems to be running on 3 cylinders. checked compression its good on all cylinders. it sounds like detonat... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor disabled)
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L detonation VIN: 5DUUM12103
I am ready to have a car-baque with this one. This truck detonates off idle horribly. Fuel trim are up 8% and pulse with for the injectors is 10 ms just off idle. I did an injector cleaning with the snapon canister. O2's are switching even when it is pinging. ...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no 4x4 engagment VIN: 1FTRX18L13
Hello ford techs, F150 will not engage 4x4 on slick surfaces at a stop. I was only able to duplicate to problem one time. I got the truck stuck in the snow in the parking lot, after getting it stuck I placed the selector switch in 4 high and the light on the d...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21P44
Hello all and thanks in advance for your attention and any future responses. I am dealing with an intermittent issue on a 6.0 liter Ford Diesel Pickup. The issue began while the customer was driving down the road under a considerably heavy acceleration. The ve...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Charge Indicator VIN: 2FMDA58205
This vehicle originally came in with a dead battery and current draw through the Smart Junction Box (BCM) Car was inoperative until the batt was changed, charging system and terminals were ok. Dome lights did not function properly and accessory delay relay sta...
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1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GTFG29M8X
i have a fleet van here that had a burnt up trans and was replaced in sept. only 8000 km later trans is burnt up again, this trans was rebuilt and instaled by a reputible tran builder locally as we dont do trans work. sent van to rebuilder, new rebuild install...
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2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: UNKNOWNATT
customer had truck towed in no fuel pressure.fuel pump tested bad. replace fuel pump,fuel filter now truck idles at 500/600 rpm.seems to idle fine in shop,put in gear and truck almost dies out.truck has the throttle by wire. any help would be greatly appreciat...
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2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 5.3L air springs VIN: 1GKET16P14
Hello everyone! I need help!!! We replaced rear end on this truck and it has a air ride springs on the back. Now it wont pump back up. We tried to do calibration on sensor as per Mitchel, but still no help. Is there any trick to this system? Any help is apres...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Limp in mode VIN: 1GTEC19T35
Truck came to us with PO740, PO785 and PO753 stored and transmission not shifting correct. I put a voltmeter on the Ignition 0 fuse in the inside fuse box and drove like this the problem did not happened I also put a head lamp on this fuse to load the wire and...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Front Locking Axle VIN: 4S6DM58W81
Hey Guys, This Passport is almost always reluctant to switch from 4 wheel drive to 2 wheel drive. (Flashing 4X4 indicator on dash). Occasionally, it takes it's own sweet time about switching from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. When I pick it up on the lift, ...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C82
Vehicle had new crank sensor installed 6 months ago with OEM unit due to long crank time. Now when temperature is below 45 degrees vehicle is a no start. Scanned computer data while cranking, ECM shows that it is receiving a crank signal. While in its no star...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
HELP! - This Jag is kicking our collective butts. Came in on hook as no start - cranks ok. Has no fuel pressure. Removed rear seat and checked voltage at main fuel pump = ok. Jumped curcuit CA101-12 at rear electronic control module to ground and had fuel pres...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8GK13T6S
customer states vehicle is eating gas. he claims 200 miles to a tank and progressively getting worse. first visit he complained of gas mileage, smoke coming from right front wheel well during start-up. we could not confirm smoke problem but found cracked flex ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Remote Control operation VIN: WDBLJ70G6X
Hi there, I am new to the board; please be patient. Have this CLK in the shop with customer complaining about the remote access not giving feed back via the flasher system (turn signals). Locking and unlocking works ok. When unlocking the car via remote, all ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation
Hi Fellow Techs Got a C320 with a ASR light on/off problem When driving at normal cruising speed the ASR light comes on and engine dies of power and will not accelerate the RPM will speed up and down between 1000 and 1500 rpm and will not rise any higher tha... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 s circuit B2S1), P0155 (O2 s heater circuit B2S1), P0173 (fuel trim B2), P0507 (I A C system revolutions per minute higher than expected)
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2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L brake light on VIN: 1MEMFM55S3
please help i have this 2005 sable that the brake light switch on the dash wont go off.i have junpered the fluid level switch and the parking brake switch and nothing happens,the power for all this comes out of the smart junction box.and it doesnt have a propo...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA56H61
hi all. this one came in with a intermittent stall at idle. customer said it has been randomly dying at lights. he started it for me a few times and sure enough instead of idling it quit. it would always restart. he dropped it off and now I cannot duplicate t...
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1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L timing VIN: JN1HS36P2K
Can any of you nissan tech's or any high performance tech, help me get cam timing & torque spech's for an s14 SR20DET engine.This engine will go on this 240sx. thank's for the help.
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1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L vvt solenoids VIN: JN1CZ24A8M
We have a 1991 Nissan 300ZX with the [...] engine in our shop with the complaint of an oil leak present. We have installed dye and traced the leak to the Variable Valve Timing Solenoids at the back of the cylinder heads. We talked to Nissan parts about seal...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
hello, this vehicle stumbles and hesitates when it is out of park, more on accel. i have checked fuel pressure and that is good. i tried to check the egr transducer and the test the the computer gave me, told me that it was bad. i ordered a new transducer and ...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Torque steer, instability VIN: 1G3AM54N6L
Hello group, This car came to us for struts and tires. Due to normal wear with almost 200,000 miles. We found both axel boots torn and replaced with new half shafts. So, we have installed 4 new tires, 2 front gas struts and 2 front axels and performed an align...
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AG54N2P
Hello all,we have had this car for 2 days with no answer to the problem.Today we did notice that cold start up the engine idle unstable then a/c compressor comes on/off then the cooling fan comes on the the engine shuts down.Right before the a/c comes on we lo...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L blower motor VIN: 1P4GP44R5T
Greeting Techs, I have a 96 Plymouth Grand Voyager with a inop front blower. According to Alldata, Voltage is supplied through a 40 amp fuse in the engine compartment fusebox to the front blower motor relay[B05]. From the relay voltage is supplied directly to ...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Wipers VIN: 2P4GP44G1X
This vehicle came in with concern of intermittent wipers inoperative. Intermittents were working when vehicle came in but quit after about 10 minutes of operation. Checked the wiper switch signal to the BCM in the various intermittent detents and saw the expec...
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1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GZJB54K0L
during a cold crank,there is fuel coming from the tbi injector but not enough to start the engine.if i spray dry gas in the tbi,the vehicle will start and run but it will not run at a hi idle and therefore it will run rather sluggish until the engine warms up,...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WH54T2P
well this is my worst nightmare. this car has 11 trouble codes no spark or fuel pulse spent 5 hours on this pig and figured it needed a new computer so i installed new ecm with no luck , wondering if i need a prom too but im not sure any thoughts would be grea... Trouble codes: 46 (vechicle antitheift system), 57 (prom error), 86 (internal ecm problem), 53 (system voltage too high), 16 (batt voltage too high or low), 43 (esc module or sensor circuit problem)
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1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L brake lights VIN: YS3AL75L8L
Hi Techs, This car blows the stop light fuse (#31) when the brake pedal is pressed. The wiring in the trunk looks ok and the bulbs are correct. I traced wiring under rear seat and found no short, so I'm thinking the short is under the dash, near the stop light...
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1998 Saturn SW2 1.9L wipers VIN: 1G8ZK8274W
Hello fellow Techs. This Saturn has a wiper problem. They work only in the high position. In the delay mode they work constantly in position 2 and 3. Also in position 3 the washer pump works constantly.I tested the resitance values out of the wiper switch from...
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2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L Forward Engagement VIN: 1G8ZH52832
Customer dropped off car because of an engagement problem first thing in the morning. Of course, we checked it cold in the morning and everything worked fine. We did find a ratio code for 1st gear though. There is also a noticable clunk when shifting from neut...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BG6854T
looking for subaru guru. car came in for oil leak, crank seal actually fell out.when i first started the car it ran horrible for a few moments skipping, not taking gas well and falling on its face then straightened out and ran well. replaced timing belt and al... Trouble codes: P0325, P0420
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JF1GD29672
After rebuilding the transmission in this car, It simply would start, and immediatly die. The batterty had been disconnected for about 10 days waiting on parts. (Required a new battery as well.)Vehicle was left in the shop. Fuel psi test showed fuel psi availa...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT2BF22KXY
replaced fuel tank ,now every time car is filled up on light excelleration we get a slight bucking or hesitation, once fuel level drops 2 gallons car stops doing it,we dropped tank and cheched all hoses were at a loss Trouble codes: P1153 (02 sensor code)
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L speedometer VIN: JTEGH20V81
Vehicle came in with the speedo inop. Check for fault codes PO500 vehicle speed. On the test drive the ECU is seeing vehicle speed. Also the cruise does work. If we unplug the cluster the fault does not return. Checking the wiring diagram we do have signal int...
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L abs VIN: JTEHF21A62
Hopefully someone else has seen this problem. When driving and coming to a stop or applying the brakes the rear ABS activates at about 30 or so mph and continues to operate down to about 8 mph. The wheel speed sensors all look the same but were changed anyway....
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1AV74L47
The Q7 has gone to try somewhere else. It had been to dealer without fix before. Maybe this monster is too new, your guys' replies couldn't help me fix it, thanks a lot anyway. Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel rail pressure too high).
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABE6315P
We checked to make sure all air was bleed from system. Ok there. I noticed the lower radiator hose was cold and upper was hot. Though the thermostat was defective. Replaced the thermostat. Still same symptom. This vehicle has a dual climate control system. We ...
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Oil pressure warning VIN: 1G6KY5290V
Hey everyone, thanks for all the help! I have performed TSB # 47-62-32B and the problem seems to be gone. I was a little nervous over filling the crankcase by 10 qts but many of you thought it would do the job and apparently it has. Thanks again for all the he...
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1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC144XP
Thanks for everyones suggestions. It was the ignition control module. I really thought that was the problem, but wanted some confirmation, especially since the problem occured just after I replaced the muffler. There were suggestions that some parts store c...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12F44
The Cavalier is fixed. I cleaned the injector tips and o-rings proir to reinstallation, also moved injector installed positions(#1 went to #3 hole, #2 went to #4 hole. After this the car started and ran 100% better. No current or historical misfires. Even tho... Trouble codes: P304.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Antitheft VIN: 1GCHK24U14
Thanks everyone, I will be replacing the entire column and performing the theft relearn procedure as suggested by many of you. thanks
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Charging VIN: 4C3AU52NXW
You guys are great! Since we are not chysler guys we sure learned a lot about charging systems on mopars. We made note of all your replies which put us on the path of repairing this sebring. The repair came from Mark from Colorado. The 120 amp fuse was blown, ...
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1999 Daewoo Nubira SX 2.0L locked VIN: KLAJ52Z1XK
This turned out to be an easy fix. If you have the code #s, it is as simple as turning the radio on and using the preset buttons to enter the code. I was expecting to find a more coplicated sequence of programming this thing, such as the GM systems. I had foun...
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GH54R0P
I received 4 replies. One from Tom on Colorado (I hope thats right) in which he called me on my cell phone and concurred that the ecu is bad if I have good power and grounds. My new shop foreman has a policy in which he doesn't replace computers unless dead ... Trouble codes: 12 (27 -), 27 (33 -), 33 (35 -), 35 (41 -), 41 (42 -), 42 (testing and results).
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L power steering pump VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Many replies suggested a screen type filter change in the res. This particular vehicle does not have one. Just a grid in the bottom of the res. to block large chunks. The replies I received saying cavitation in the rack,(the way I was leaning) were dead bang....
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L speed sensor VIN: 1D4GP24363
thanks so much for the help. i replaced both rear sensors and fixed the problem. i like to test every thing, its how you learn . i think i wasnt spinning the wheels fast enough to test properly,you are all great!
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16D34
Well this one is fixed. I went back to the basics and checked for voltage to the pump. I had voltage and ground at the pump. I was talking to a friend about the problem and he mentioned voltage drop.I have read a thousand times about using a headlight as a tes... Trouble codes: P0700 (transmission controlsystem).
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1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Odometer VIN: 2FACP74WOP
Thanks to everyone that helped to prove my point to managment that used parts are not always the way to go...yes the cluster was sent out and repaired and works fine now..thanks again to everyone.
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FBJS31H8S
Hello all, Interesting fix. Ever seen a parking brake apply itself on the road? Now I have. Turns out the left cable was siezed and it was not detected by me or my tech first time around. But it was siezed in the OFF position, not applied. The par...
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1997 Ford Contour 2.0L No Start
ok we messed up.always verify that the harmonic balancer marks are accurate.screwdriver down the hole for tdc the balancer was out 50 degrees.go figger.no signs of the balancer rubber distorted or loose.forgot the #1 rule never trust the manufacture. thank you...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31F71
Most replies mentioned having problems with aftermarket shift motors. We replaced it with a new OEM unit. It may still be too soon to tell but as there is snow on the ground so I would have expected it to fail by now. Must be poor quality gears in the dorman ...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P7Y
thanks to all who replied.I pinched off the pcv line and rechecked fuel trims, with no effect.I finally found a substantial vacuum leak at the point where imrc shaft exits the intake.replacement of imrc assy. was the fix. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition).
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L intake valves VIN: 1FMRU17L71
Well we pulled the heads and found a brown powder subastace in cylinders (about a teaspoon full). The same subsance had gotten under intake seats and caused leaks. We can only assume some contaminated fuel can be the culprit. Whatever it is, it did not plug up...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Thanks to all who took time to answer my help request. I caused the problem when I put the kit in the valve body. I assembled the EPC relief valves I put the check ball on the wrong side of the spring. This allowed boost pressure to bypass, and did not have pr...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31P03
Thanks for all the great responses. Problem was as all had stated, the icp sensor had a problem. A few people suggested I replace the icp connector as well and this was very good advise as when I checked the old connector to the new sensor the pin cavites were... Trouble codes: P2285, P2614, P2617, P1328, P0401.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case locked in VIN: 1FMDU73WX4
Hey all. I boo booed on this one. Ralph and Peter were both very correct. All replies were good. I even checked on the warranty period as Terry suggested. There is nothing wrong with the 4x4 system. All of the jerking and clanking is normal when on the lift. W...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D13
i removed the cylinder head again because the valves were damaged due to the machine shop installed the cams and gears incorrectly.the cams are marked for intake and exhaust with the letter k for intake and the letter m for exhaust and when they assembled the ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4G278S9P
Customer read all your replies. Finally agreed starter could not destroy transmission. Could not have convinced him without your help. Thanks
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SIW
First off I whant to thank everyone who took the time to offer their input.After I posted my plea for help I thought of a jeep doing almost the same thing but it was giving me o2 codes. And since that was the only thing I saw changing I replaced the upstream s...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L fuel delivery VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
The Lincoln is fixed. Gary from Pa. hit it right on the head. We had found the problem prior to his post, but he alone was exactly right. Three of four wires about 12" from the transceiver were broken. We replaced the transceiver as the dealer had it in stock...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag system VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Thanks to everyone who replied. All of the replies agreed that the new RSM needs flashed. Nick mentioned that the best route is to let the dealer actually do the swap as the best method is to pull the data from the old module first, install the new part and f...
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1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X4W
This fix took a little time to finally resolve mostly due to customer involvment with the fix. However after the MAF was replaced the lean code reappeared after a week or so. Customer wanted to replace 02 sensors mostly because they were the original sensors, ... Trouble codes: P171, P174.
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L fails emissions VIN: JM3LW28Y51
I came up with a bad cat and requested the customer also replace the 2 ho2 sensors. I found out that he had the MPV at another shop first. I think that is where the code P0562 was set. After driving for longer periods between 50 - 60 MPH as suggested, The mo...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Body VIN: WDBCB35E8M
I don't have an answer for this one. The customer decided to continue to drive the vehicle with the noise for now and will address it in the spring. I removed to power steering belt to eliminate the ASD as a possiblity. The noise was still there! I thought tha...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L floor shifter VIN: WDBNG75J82
Many many thanks to all that replied (9). I don't do a lot of MB's so I wasn't familier with the shift module and its required programming. You guys are the best. I was entertaining the idea of swapping the encoded module from the old control to the new one bu...
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine
MOST TECHS TELL ME THE PROBLEM WAS THE MAF.BUT I AM NOT SURE IT WAS THE MAF,BECAUSE THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD THE CAR I HAD DISCONNECTED THE MAF MANY TIMES AND TRIED TO START AND IT DID THE SAME THING.THERE WERE NO CODES FOR O2 SENSORS AND FOR MAF NEITHER.THER...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L low power VIN: JN8DR07Y41
even though maf was replaced, i installed one from the dealer. what a differance. customer was very pleased and so was i. thank you everyone for your information.
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Alignment VIN: 5N1ED28YX2
Thank you to Douglas in Colorado for the informative reply. I should have thought to call the dealer with the VIN. This particular vehicle is not equipped with the radar or laser cruise control (ACC, ADR Distronic, etc.) or electric/variable ratio power steeri...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L radio VIN: 1G3NL52T9X
First of all I would like to thank everyone for taking their time to respond and help me out. Once I inserted the code 0449 and hit the power switch, the radio came on!! I have written down this code in the owners manual to be helpful to someone else in the ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Differential VIN: WP1AB29P24
Hi, all IATN members: Thank you for so many replies. I especially appreciate Mr. Tom Ram & Mr.John [...] due to they provide me precious Tech Bulletin related to my problem. According to the Tech Bulletin I replaced the transfer case CU and solved th...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L torque convertor VIN: JT3GN86R81
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP . WE FOUND A BROKEN CONVERTOR AND TRASH IN THE VALVE BODY.
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1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8856D
Good morning. After alot of checking and double checking we fixed this car. The problem areas ended up being- ignition module, to get power where we needed, a coil with an internal resistor, and last but by no means least, pin sleeves (thank you Raymond) that ...
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1997 Volvo V70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILW5506W
The customer finally returned and with your help I was able to quickly locate the OBD port inside centre console oddments box under a plastic cover clearly marked OBD. It is clear that there are differences between domestic and export models as many replies st...
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