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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33501
I replaced the valve at front of lt bank and the problem is there. The fan problem can't check with scanner since I can't actuate from x431. I smoke intake and no leaks, smoked from the front valve to the tank and no leaks, except at the valve at lt rr wheel w... Trouble codes: 098 (activation tank-venting valve), 141 (activation electric fan)
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13586
vehicle has a rough idle, intermitendly on restarts, runs perfect. Autologic shows code 2a98 crankshaft inlet camshaft, correlation, followed by misfire codes (all cylinders). waveforms look clean, swapped intake and exhaust position sensors, relearned vanos l... Trouble codes: 2A98 (Crankshaft inlet camshaft Correlation)
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52L1R
VERY long story made short: Long time good customer flatbed towed to shop six months ago because car died while driving. No other symptoms reported. Car started immediately at shop and nothing obvious found. Customer takes car back. Three months ago car died a...
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52L6R
What can cause a cam sensor failure this quick?If I unplug cam sensor vehicle runs fine.Plug it in and vehicle will run for 1 minute and quit.Over and over.I plan on replacing sensor again,what else should I look for? Trouble codes: 341 (intermittent signal cam sensor), 341 (intermittent signal cam sensor), 342 (cam sensor failure)
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 264WY55J71
thanks for checking this one out! car originally came in with no power and we found catalytic convertor to be clogged causing problem. coolant temp sensor was also faulty which is probably what led to convertor damage. we installed a Walker direct fit converto...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L temp in car VIN: 2G4WB55K71
it happen when she drive awhile, like down the interstate, and some time at 50 mph to. thank wait here of any ideas.
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2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L Controls VIN: 1DONTKNOWI
My problem child is this 2006 rendezvous with dual zone a/c controls.The problem is that when you drive the pasanger side will default to dead hot.The problem is intermittant and has only happened to me once in over 10 test drives.Dealer has look (yeah right) ...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y42
Happy New Year!!! This car has had a phantom current draw for years, and now we are tasked with finding the problem. My tech has allready spent countless hours monitoring currwnt draws, problem is, we can put her to sleep with acceptable draw numbers, only to...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall
Hi, hope fully some one can help me out. I have been working on this customer van for the last few weeks. It is hard starting when it sits over night and the outside temp is cold. Customer would only get it started with staring fluid, other wise it just cranks...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCER14W7V
The truck came in with a complaint of Hesitation on freeway speeds only. The scanner pulled codes #P0172, Po175, and P0300. Most cylinders are randomly misfiring. Tune up was done around 3 months ago.Has a new catalytic converter and two (2) O2 sensors. The co... Trouble codes: P0172 (A/F ratio B1 too rich), P0175 (A/F ratio B2 too rich), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case / Front Diff VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
Hi all, The initial complaint with this vehicle was that the 4x4 was inop with a complaint of a previous grinding noise in the front. I road tested the vehicle, and ran it on the lift, the front diff would only engage ONCE, at first startup, and not engage af...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L not known VIN: 1GCEC14W62
OK Fellow Techs I'm at my witts end. Truck came in for the usual 4.3 problem intake leak coolant in the oil,and front timing seal leaking. Routine job have done several. hear is my problem. we finished the job and the tech started the truck up. right from the ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNET16S82
hello gm techs, this trailblazer was towed to my shop with customer complaining of no oil pressure. we cranked vehicle to find the gauge reading around 55 psi cold. we hooked up a mechanical pressure gauge to verify factory gauge was accurate. mechanical gaug...
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2004 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 4.8L controller VIN: J8BB4B1444
Hello everyone, The problem I am having a problem with this is that it won't relearn the TPS. It's a Chevy truck but is basically an Isuzu NPR. It came in with a code 21. We replaced the TPS and still got a code 21. After repeated attempts to clear the code a...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 2 Mon. not ready VIN: 1GNDT13S54
Hello, all. I have been trying to get the EVAP and Secondary AIR monitors to reset. The problem has been that the ambient temp. here has been 17-24 degrees every day this week, and the monitors require an air temp of at least 37 degrees. I have consistently ru...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J9X
this car came into us with this problem 9 months ago. we replaced the cam and crank sensor back then and the car was fine until now. it has come back with the same symptoms as before. intermittently the car will have a hard start, stumble, misfire after a hot ... Trouble codes: P1687 (no mic bus message received), P1686 (no skim bus message received), P1695 (no body ccd message), P0432 (l bank catalyst eeficency failure)
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L odometer VIN: 2C4GP44391
Good afternoon! This T&C came in with no dash lights. We diagnosed the problem as the bcm - we replaced the bcm with a brand new unit and the customer went down the road happy. The customer drove approx. 50 miles and the odometer went out - only the odometer. ...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L heater core VIN: 4C3AG42H4I
This vehicle has good heat when driving but cool at traffic lights, heater hoses are both warm to hot. we think maybe a rusted water pump impeller may be the problem and wondered if anyone else has seen this on this engine? thanks in advance
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L door locks VIN: 1C3EL46XX2
I'm helping a fellow tech with this car. I appreciate all help I can get. The car will unlock normal with switch or key fob. But it will not lock sometimes. Sometimes its perfectly normal but ocasionally the door locks won't work. when it happens you can hear ...
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1993 Dodge Colt GL 1.5L Rolling idle VIN: JB3CA21A7P
Car originally came in for a no-crank complaint. Found the battery was dead; I charged it, and it started right up. However, once I got it started I found a rolling / galloping idle condition. Idle fluctuates between 1,200-1,600 RPM, in park, no accesories on....
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y8W
The symptom is an intermittent no start. When the no start occurs there is a loss of spark. Fuel pressure is good. With the scanner connected to the OBD connector it reads cam and crank sensors when the engine is cranking. We had it in not starting a couple of...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 2B4FP25B2W
I blew throuht all the oil passages, when I had the head off,it checked good for flow.I have not found any TSB's on the problem.The Dodge dealership had not see any problems like that,so they say. HELP
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
Need help please we have tested both sensors at lest three times replaced pcm. tested wires. checked for voltage drop on power and ground. load tested all three wires power, grond, and sensor retrun. checked flax plate and checked ring on cam, all looks good. ... Trouble codes: P1391
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y11
Vehicle was driven to the shop.I dont know how they did it.As soon as you start it up it rolls black smoke out of the exhaust.I put it on the scanner,po601 internal contoller failure.watching the data the pid for injector pulse width is going all over the plac... Trouble codes: P0601
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2D4GP24R95
hi guys i have this dodge caravan i put a new computer in program the vin in it have 2 codes in it 1 is p1602 pcm not program and the other is p0633 skim not program in pcm the pcm in the car now number is [...] i have the flash2 all make reprogrammer i t...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L front brakes VIN: 1FDKE37HXP
I have a 1993 E-350 that pulls hard right during slushy or icy conditions. We have replaced all braks and hoses and also bypassed rabs. Still pulls, we have not replaced master cylinder and calipers were replaced in 2006. checked slides and mounts and all is g...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Hello all, I want to know what normal exhaust backpressure is on this truck. I suspect my backpressure is slightly too high. The car ALMOST drives normal, its only at the very top of the power band that it starts to lack power. Also if someone could please...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22XOX
got about 8 hours in this and please help me!! this is my first posting so bare with me. vehicle came in with the p0340 cam position sensor curcuit fuilure code. i have seen multipul problems with these sensors and the sycnronizors failing and breaking, so whe... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position signal curcuit failure)
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA57491
Have this windstar in here with intermittent loss of abs communication. The brake light will come on when stepping on the brake making the van come to a stop over and over. mainly going in reverse but sometimes going forward. code comes up for u1262 scp commun...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4wd shift solenoid VIN: 1FTSX31L42
This truck has no 4x4 operation, hubs good but does not have power to the shift on the fly solenoid. According to Alldata there is a light blue and pink wire that is suppost to be hot with key on and it is not, checked fuse and it is good. Any help would be ap...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1FAFP53UO3
I have a 03 taurus with an intermittent dash lites coming on, ( I haven't seen this condition occur yet) customer says they stay on for a few seconds then go off and vehicle continues to drive normally. I have done a road test and tapped on the dash to make th...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53233
Car was towed in as a no start, got it started with just a squirt of carb cleaner. Checked fuel pressure found within spec. Noticed engine light on found 2 o2 codes. Car was running fine then idle would drop down then come up, and kept rolling up and down for ... Trouble codes: 1132 (lack of o2 bank 1 sensor 1 switch indicates rich), 1152 (lack of o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch indicates rich)
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P54
This truck was towed in, died on the freeway. No CEL but it had code 284 stored in memory.All of the injectors pass the buzz test. If we crank it long enough it will try to start and sometimes even idle. If you step on the throttle, the rpms only slightly incr... Trouble codes: 284 (cyl 8 power contribution)
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTWW33P24
Vehicle came in shop for an injector problem and also an EGR problem. We replaced misc injectors and cleaned all of carbon out of egr cooler, installed the updated connector pipe at the high pressure pump. Had to change the oil filter stand tube which is a bla...
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1993 GMC K2500 Sierra 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29FOP
This truck originally came in for a blown head gasket. It ran and started fine other than bubbles in the cooling system. After replacing the right head and reassembling the engine, it was hard to start. On the initial start up, I attributed the excessive crank...
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1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L No Start, kick back VIN: 1GKEK13R9X
hello all, thanks in advance .well here goes this truck came in acting like it was hydo locking ,found injectors leaking down and it needed a tune up so thats where i started . then when cold i tried to start it and it kicked back once then fired up on the nex...
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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Inop. Speedometer VIN: 1HGEJ6122V
Hi iATN, thanks in advance for your help. I have a odd problem here. Customer complaint is the speedometer is not working (always now). Has a replaced VSS installed. Checking VSS signal wire voltage KOEO I have approx. 3 volts. I should see at least 5V. I unde...
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1996 Hummer H1 6.5L vss VIN: 137ZA8435T
installed duramax with alisson in unit new gauges in dash using autometer phantom 3 3/8 spedometer gauge and using the vss wire from the pcm the gauge does not work can this wire be used to operate this tach or do i need to directly to vss on t case if so wich...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L awd transfer case VIN: KM8SC73D12
im trying to drop the transfer case of a awd system. it is connected to the transmission. alldata does not give a procedure to do so, mitchell has a tsb on r&r. ive done everything that is says to. what im running into is their a three piece shaft. outer, midd...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L hollow thump VIN: JNKDA31AX2
This car makes a hollow thumping noise when going over a bump or dip only at right front wheel. I talked it over with some front end techs and they told me that it sounds like the strut was the culprit. I replaced struts and control arm and still get the same ...
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1967 Jaguar 3.8S 3.8L Spring
My question for anyone who is familiar with this front suspension is: does any tool company make (or still have available) a spring compressor that was originally made by the English company named Churchill. It used a long threaded shaft that went up through t...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJHY1746M
Thanks to all out there, thought this was a simple problem. hesitation on acceleration, like a bad tps. Used onboard diagnostic, had code 17 bad throttle pot. tested with vantage, no signal, had 5 volt reference and good ground. Wire colors matched but not loc... Trouble codes: 17 (throttle pot)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
P0174 .Fuel trim is at 45- 50 % both banks, ONLY at idle. Fuel pressure is 32 psi at idle 40 psi at cruise.Is that correct? I cannot find specs for fuel pressure. Smoke check reveals nothing. Propane reveals no leaks either. New MAF didn't change anything. Car... Trouble codes: P0174
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D02
Vehicle was towed in. Started and checked DTC's. DTC for fuel pump not working when requested (p1236). DTC for fuel rail pressure sensor (P0191). Checked base fuel pressure. When vehicle is operating in open loop, pressure is staedy @ 53psi. The minute closed ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1236
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1971 Jeep commando 225CID Misfire
This one just might be for the older guys like me. Customer restoring this Jeep and I pulled the heads and sent to machine shop. I have no spark coming out of the dist cap on #6 & #4. Have changed the cap 3 times, rotor button 3 times, distributor 2 times, plu...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door hinge VIN: 1J4GX58S5P
I am a GM dealer tech and I own a 93 Grand Cherokee.I need to know if my Grand Cherokee has serviceable door hinge parts like GM(hinge pins and bushings)I tried to look up door hinge parts on a couple of aftermarket web sites and couldn't find any listings.Can...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L seat heaters VIN: 1J4GW68SXX
made sure that switch got pluged back in. and all was good there. its like im missing a reset procedure or something??? i had one just like it a week before and tested every thing and found nothing wrong then about the time i was ready to give up it started wo...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4G258SXX
Hello everyone and help. I have this 99 Grand Cherokee in for stalling out intermittently. The customer states that he cannot get to start up after a hot soak condition. I have let it idle and it just shuts off like the key is being shut off. Then you can sta...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
the customer did not want to replace the air springs so we replaced with coil springs would like to know if anybody knows a way to turn off the air sup. light on dish this is a 2000 and has the sterring stab unit in the modultator help
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1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMIFB3328F
This car won't go into closed loop. We put a new thermostat in because it was below 180. no change. I have a volt meter on the 02 wire and it is holding at .92 volts. If I give it a vacume leak it comes down, but it holds at whatever the leak gives it. So I th...
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L high idle VIN: 4F4YR12C1W
Hello everyone this engine has high idle intermitently 5 speed transmission, 4 cylinder 2.5L We put in new tps /iac motor and TBI is clean cleaned mass sensor no codes present He went to the dealer they did some reprograming it's still idles 2500-3000 rpm ...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22CIY
Hey Mazda guys I need some help. This vehicle failed state inspection with multiple codes and inspection station refered customer to us. We removed codes and did a test drive. EVAP code returned. We replace gas cap, cleared codes and test drove again. No check...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2221Y
I have this protege that came in two months ago for rough idle. symptom was it would idle fine then instantly start running rough (200 rpm drop or so occasional random misfire) then gradually return to normal idle or rev the engine up to clear it out, drives d... Trouble codes: P0172
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
The symptoms of this s500 are the rear suspension is very springy,asr and epc light are on solid along with the fuel gauge low level light flashing,transmission shifts badly and feels like a misfire in engine while driving.Found level low in resivoir for suspe...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heater core VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Vehicle has come in with a problem of steam or moisture appearing on windows.This vehicle has no smell of coolant.No signs of coolant leaking inside our outside of vehicle.System pressure test fine.Driving the vehicle windows just steam up with moisture,howeve...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Car came in with noise sound like lifters noise coming from up top at passenger side.Replaced lifters and chain tensioner. Noise still there customer changes oil every 6000 miles uses mobil one any help would be nice thank you in advance.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake VIN: WDBUF70J03
Hello fellow Techs. I have a customer that dropped of her vehicle today, with a warning on her instrument cluster; BRAKE, SERVICE BRAKE , VISIT WORKSHOP I scanned the SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control) System, and found code C2131 - Pressure Reservoir Faulty. In...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L brake lights VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Thanks in advance, Ok, Vehicle came in for malfunction ( substitute brake light right, substitute brake light left)indicated on dash. Brake lights work fine the very first time used in morning - then they go into a default mode and use the lower fog lights as ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H57
Flood car. Engine replaced. Shop replaced O2 sensor for the code. Customer supplied MAF for me to replace. Code comes up in 20 miles. I only have generic mode on my Genisys for Mercedes. Any help would be welcomed. I have no wiring diagrams. If anyone has any ... Trouble codes: P2240 (O2 sensor pumping current circuit open / bank 2 sensor 1)
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44R4L
Ok the car first come in the shop with no start the computer was keeping injector open all the time just flooding the engine. We got a reman ecm and got the car running for a little while drove down the road fine then got back to the shop wouldn't start well n...
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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DB7650W
Sorry for the delay in responding. The fast idle thermal valve was the problem. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control problem).
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2003 Alfa Romeo SPIDER 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ZAR9160000
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED ESCPECIALLY DEJAN WHO HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD. HE SUGGESTED TO CHECK THE CRANK ANGLE SENSOR FIRST(LOCATED UNDER THE STARTER). SURE ENOUGH, WHEN THE CAR GOT HOT THE SENSOR WOULD OPEN CIRCUIT, THUS CUTTING OUT THE FUEL PUMP RE...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air supply line VIN: WAUYP64B31
Thanks for all the replies, we ended up replacing the entire line and charging accordingly. Wish we could have done something different and still done the job correctly.
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADN6346Y
this vehicle was fixed with a brake booster replacement - The code refers to the ambient pressure sensor (barometric or altitude) sensor integrated into the control unit (DME). I am not sure what logic chain is involved in the code being set, but intake leaks ... Trouble codes: 164 (a4 signal ambient pressure sensor).
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1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L no injector trigger VIN: 1G4AH54N1L
Thank you to all who responded to my request for help on this no start. I put in a crank sensor, rebuilt computer and rebuilt injectors. I think it probably only needed the crank sensor and injectors. Any way its fixed and gone.
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L head bolt VIN: 1GGKS53B2N
WELL WE GAVE THE OWNER ALL THE INFO WE RECIEVED AND PRICES FOR NSTALLING TIME SERTS AND FOUND A USED ENGINE WITH 60K ON THE CLOCK AND HE DECIDED TO GO WITH THE USED ENGINE. THE GROUP WAS DEVIDED ON IF FIXING UP BLOCK WAS A GOOD IDEA OR NOT.I WOULD HAVE LIKED T...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCJK33UX3
Well me let start by stating that it sure took too long for this closing.I ordered a GM ecm and it took over two weeks to get,along with holidays.This intermittent was a test of patience.I installed a test ecm from another truck and trouble never re-occured.No... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank sensor performance error).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19TX4
Thanks for all the very helpful info. This vehicle requires head removal to replace lifters so it is not possible to take a quick look at the lifters. Upon removing the lifters we found many chunks of sludge type material in the lifters and the galley. The ...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L starter VIN: 1GBHG31V14
WITH ALL THE TESTING WE PERFORMED WE FELT THAT THE P.C.M WAS THE PROBLEM. THESE HAVE AN 8YEAR/ 80,000 WARRANTY. TOOK IT TO A LOCAL DEALERSHIP. THEY ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS THE P.C.M THEY REPLACED THE PC.M. TO FIND THAT THE ISSUE WAS STILL THERE. THEY THEN DETERMIN...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66G4X
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L cyl head VIN: 1B3EL36X54
cylhead replaced due to siezed cam bearings. thank you for the 2 responses that covered my needs, i appreciate the assistance. very straight foreward job no unexpected problems...thanks again csz
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D35
thanks to all who took the time to reply, the fix that the cam was installed 1 tooth advanced, when vehical first came in for check engine light, had only code p0016 cam / crank mis alignment, noticed recent short block, looked at cam / crank difference degree... Trouble codes: P0016, P0172, P0175.
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
We tried several of the suggestions, but was not able to fix the vehicle, so the owner took it to ford. He said the fix was replaceing the vapor management valve. The part was $30 & labor was $385.76,( must be nice), but the good part is that it is fixed. T...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft chain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thanks to all that responded. Still unsure of what caused dr.side cam chain to break. Investigated all areas that could have possibly been the reason. No signs of lack of lube to camshaft or excessive fuel concern in cylinders which caused hydro-locking during...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMZU32X9X
Well it is gone and repaired. Thanks to all who replied. Especially Brooks from Texas and Kirby from Manitoba. This engine does suppy oil trough the head tolube the rocker shaft and the gasket blew right at the right spot to dump oil into the coolant. Went to ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWXZP64E
Thanks to all that replied. Half of the replies asked if it had been chipped. Since this is a car lot truck I had no history of vehicle. Some replies said to use a stud kit from ARP, that they would hold up better than the Ford head bolts. I pulled the heads...
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16K5P
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPONDED: AFTER GOING OVER EVERYTHING AGAIN AND AGAIN. PULLED INTAKE MANIFOLD AND REPLACE GASKETS WITH NEW FEL-PRO SET THEY HAVE AN EMBOSSED LIP AROUND EGR PORTS ON GASKET. LEFT NEW EGR VALVE ON RECHECKED EGR SOLENOID. HAVE PUT 40 MILES ON VE... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure).
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642W
Well this was an interesting case. Turns out the customer has had the CEL since he bought the car three years ago and until the State started enforcing the fed. emissions laws he was willing to live with it. We found the bypass valve full of crud, leaking a... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap system leak).
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W1Y
I delayed posting the fix because the check engine light came back on, and the customer did not return until yesterday. However, there was a different code for gas tank level, so it looks like we did fix the EGR passage clog by removing the intake manifold and... Trouble codes: 0401 (EGR insufficient flow detected).
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C82
Many thanks for all the replies. A few of you suggested an anti-theft issue. This vehicle was not equipped with anti-theft, but a good idea to check. Most of you said to warm the ECM artificially via heat gun or other method. I forgot to mention in my post...
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2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L speedometer VIN: KMHCN35C57
Thanks to Boris,Robert,& Chi for the info on the location of the speedometer.Once I got to it it was damaged.REPLACED AND WORKS FINE.Again IATN & its members have done its job.Thanks Guys
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31D7V
Two of the posts said to replace the spark plugs it was flooded. the other suggested it was a PCM problem. No one responded to the security light issue. still seems to be a security issue but cannot test without a consult tester. Car is going to the dea...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L aldl pcm VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
thanks to all who helped. the fluid level was 1.5 quarts low, filled it up and it did fine for a while then started slippin got hot and spitting fluid out the vent. the fluid is the color of used oil out of a diesel! ian from australia (thats amazing right the...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: SAJJHX1247
Sorry about the delay, i've been on vacation. We ended up pulling the transmission and overhauling it. We found the the o-ring for the D-E clutches was ripped. All is good now and thanks to all that responded.
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FV5858T
Hey techs. i looked thro all your comments and thats to mike from georgia i found the problem it aperantly was a damaged o2 sensor wire which was dangaling over the driveshaft and touching it so i cleaned up the wires and reatached it, taped it up and secured ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Tailgate Latch VIN: 1J8GL58K72
Just wanted to let you all know, I'm moving forward with other repairs to this vehicle as I wait for a second new latch to arrive (the first one received was incorrect part). Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your input regarding inop. latch- unfortunately 2...
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E6R
Thanks to all who replied! Vehicle finally came back in and I assumed that my scan data spikes were an issue with the scan tool, so I decided to concentrate on the tps itself. I heated the tps with a hair dryer some then kept sweeping it several times with the... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor circuit).
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G2X
Thanks to all of you who replied back this car is fixed.This car had several problems,it came in smoking,we replaced the valve seals and this stoped the smoking.The next problem was that the car would lose power and miss at times,replacing the vvt sensior fix... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1).
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1999 Mercury Tracer GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM10PXX
The Tracer is history The pcv valve was the culprit as it was stuck open Thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P1506.
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L runs too cool VIN: JFTJW36F3V
Happy New Year! I guess my tech let this one out the door with a low coolant sitiation. Ron [...] went the extra mile and looked up the thermostat specs and clued me in that it was a 170 deg therm and since I had always seen temps around this number I looked ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
Thank you all your guys, I replaced all the last three coils, road test so far so good, light off after drove for 50miles, thanks again. Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal).
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
The fix was a pcm flash done @ Nissan I have both Alldata and mitchell neither showed TSB for update!! Car is fixed and inspected!! Thanks for replies! Mike [...] Trouble codes: 1273 (lean bank 1).
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
Thanks to all who answered. Found poor connection at ecm pin # 14 white/red and pin #13 yellow. Car has run fine for two days now. sent back owner have not heard back on any problems so far. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L radiator VIN: 1GHDX23E61
Looks like air in the system was the problem. Had to get vehicle to operating temp 5 times then let it cool, each time adding about a quart of coolant. Thanks to all that replied.
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2895X
This one was really just a large brainfart by me. I have done the update to Boxters before, but only on the Boxter S. The update is only for the 6 speed in the S and 996. Back to stock fork and ball and all is well.
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D63
To start with nthanks to all who replied. I found all your input to be helpful and informing. This was a good one. It took me 5 weeks to find and repair vehicle working in my spare time. I ended up stripping out all engine harness and found a melted wire This ... Trouble codes: P0453 (fuel tank pressure high voltage), P0463 (fuel level sensor high voltage), P1635 (5 volt reference circuit 1).
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L flex plate/flywheel VIN: JT3HN87R7X
Not alot to offer here, Although I appreciate the responses. We checked the dowell pins(ok) We check'd the crankshaft end play(ok) We check that all the torque specs were correct(ok) We check'd that the pilot on the front stub of the converter fit properly int...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L abs VIN: 4T1BG22K8Y
Thanks in advance to all that replied. First the veh. had this same problem about 2 mo. ago and a r/r speed sensor corrected the problem. All the sensors ohm/resistance with in spec.s and I scoped the speed sensors at the abs ecu connector and all looked good....
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Timing/Valve train VIN: JTDDY32TXY
Appears this is an limited production engine, but we made the noise almost go away by replacing the timing chain tensioner and changing the engine oil to synthetic. Believe there is some noise from worn valve adjusters (was told the shims can wear funny) or th...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: R4W1030869
found aftermaket chip in ecm that had lost it's flash programing. had chip reflashed from apr in lebanon and it works great. thanks for all the help. jason
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