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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L starter noise VIN: 2HNYD18253
The starter on this truck makes a noticebly loud noise ,dry bearing spinning type noise . Only on the first start up of the day , worse on a cold morning.Do other MDX 's do this? She says it has always made that noise , so I'm wondering if another starter from...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L electrcal VIN: 1B7KF2367X
truck came in with batteries going dead every two or three days-charging system and batteries ok.traced drain to seat belt solenoids which seem to stay energized all time.the solenoids have to be energized to allow seat belts to be drawn out.the seat belt cont...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
Hi! I wish everybody a happy new year. I beg your help with this truck. It is a dodge durango 4x4 with a 4.7 v8, with FEDERAL emissions. The first time this truck came in was witha check engine light and a big esmel of a very rich fuel mixture with a code for ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L starts hard VIN: 3B7KF2360Y
Grid heater relays wont turn on, no power from FICM. ACT reads correct temp but no power to relays. Trouble codes: P0380, P0382
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L lifter
Hello to all, this cummins ran out of oil, mostly,(added 8qts) was shut down when gauge dropped. replaced main and rod bearing at cust request( really didn't look that bad) but we do have a lifter tapping at start up and at idle, Cust. has drove the truck for ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start
I need some help from Diesel Technitians. This van came to our repair shop for fuel leak we replaced the fuel pump and all hoses. I tried to start the van and i have a non start condition. I read in Alldata if there is any bleed procedure and i dont found any ...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L vibration VIN: 1FALP6243V
Please help I have a 97 t bird that vibrates from engine, increases with the rpm to the point that you think the battery is going to fall out of the car. Checked balancer with a timing light, removed torqe converter to check balance, replaced trans due to worn...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L starter
I just wanted to post it on iATN. This truck came to my shop two days ago displaying some weird symptoms.It would start by itself,when it did,the cluster,dome,and 4x4 indicator lights would flash rapidly.Sometimes it would start while the engine was running an...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
This is one of those that could make you chuckle a bit. The cruise control doesn't set, and the customer noticed that if the on and coast buttons are held at the same time the horn honks, which I confirmed is not a normal condition for these vehicles. It has b...
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.2L no 1st gear VIN: 2FTRF172X4
This truck came from an auto auction and was bought knowing it had a problem, but I cant tell if anyone has ever worked on it before. Im not a transmission expert by far but have rebuilt several 4R70W's and never had a problem, but this one has me baffled righ...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19V02
The customers complaint is that the vehicles battery light is on. I cause is no driver output from the PCM. Due to milage and at the customer request I installed a used pcm. My problem is, the the used pcm is looking for an immobilizer key and this truck does ...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Looking for the "Magic Bullet." Attempting to have this vehicle smogged, it is for sale. I was certain it would pass without issue, as it runs simply fantastic in every facet, but it has failed, twice. It passes standards with flying colors in all aspects, exc...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S1W
Hello! I have a P0135 Oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction code that is intermittently causing me problems. Customer came in with 2 heater circuit codes, Both upstream sensors. Checking continuity on heater circuit of sensor, B1S1 was open; B2S1 had high r... Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit Heater Malfuntion Bank 1 Sensor 1)
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L knock sensor VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Hi everyone. we had this car came for an oil change,at the time pulling it to the shop, i felt kind of misfiring and check engine on, i scanned the code it came up to be p0325 (konck sensor circuit malfunction) this car does almost have the same engine as niss...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3AY26A4W
The vehicle came in with what seemed like a simple ignition misfire, first tried replacing the cap and rotor, but there was no change. Then tried engine PCM to eliminate a potential problem with that and no change. Then replaced the distibutor on 3 separate oc...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L no drivability probl VIN: 1N6ED27T82
Customer came in with check eng on. Scanned and retrieved code P1491,vc cut valve fault.Searched archives and found no help there.Disconnected wire at sol. near charcoal canister, checked for voltage and ground, got 12V. I read somewhere it should have 3.2 to ... Trouble codes: P1491 (vc cut valve fault)
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1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: GC8-037046
This vehicle came to us for the first time in June 2007 with poor performanbce and driveability. Investigation revealed a loose crankshaft pully retaining bolt. This had led to wear in the crankshaft nose, the woodruff key and also in the woodruff key slots in...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid inverter VIN: JTDKB20U14
The hybrid inverter located adjacent to the engine is not described in the shop manual in terms of internal items.Toyota offers zero parts for the internal system. When key is on and not running it sounds as an internal cooling fan bearing is bad. Before I tak...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L message center VIN: YV1RS59246
I have this 06 volvo and in the message center it says bulb failure position light. This vehical has no owners manual - I have checked all the interior lights and all outside lights - they all seem to be working fine. I need to know what this means and how to ...
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1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L power window VIN: WBAEF8323V
ok i appreciated the replies i received for this problem child, first this car does not have any switches on the b pillar, it uses three micro switches, one on the outside door handle for when you are opening the door, and two in the latch, one for when you ar...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1C3BU6631J
As many said to do, I asked the customer to stop half way down the hill, stop the car and restart, when he got to the bottom all was well. We will call this fixed as the customer does not want to spend any money on this car as this is the only problem. thank...
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1991 Dodge W250 5.9L wait to start lite VIN: 1B7KM26C8M
hi all the truck is not fixed yet the thing i did find is the truck is taged a 91 on all id tags includig the vin but the truc is really a 92. thanks dodge ! and i have had to order 3 ingition switches to find this out i suspect the other shop was putting ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Lurches forward VIN: 1FTSW31S0X
Well I am going to call this fixed. We dropped the pan to look for anything abnormal, nothing at all. Flushed the system again, without any chemicals, and with [...] ATF. vehicle has not had it happen again. On a side note the first flush was done without F...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L trans VIN: 1FMZU73E72
I wanted to wait to make sure it was fixed before I closed this one out and it is. I had 14 replies with a few saying it was the flow control valve in the pump. I am under the impression that the flow control valve is a common problem but it will only cause a ...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242X
Thanks to all of you guys, esp. Jim from Atlanticbritish, he faxed me the diagram for the sparkplug wires. The shop befor me replaced the plug wires with a wrong set: connectors at the coil side where around 5/16 of a in. dia. The correct ones are only 1/4 of ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L wipers VIN: JT6HF10U7X
This one is fixed,got three exellent replies and checked everything I could electrically without a schematic but Kent from Florida nailed it. Dont know why I didnt think of it. The problem wasnt electrical it was in the transmission. Disconnected the trans and...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G0X
Well, this is not yet fixed we're "trying" a few things out. After reading the replies I got which were all helpfull-I went to work the next morning and re-checked everything. I also checked the charcoal cannister and shut-off vale for stuck valve or cannist... Trouble codes: P0446 (evaporative emissions system vent control circuit).
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3BN7K8PY
First off thanks to those who replied not much impresses me you guys did, replies were kinda split some thought computer while others went the direction of cam timing talked to cardone even they seem to think computer to which i sent it back the third time.wh...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2EOV
Got this one out the door!several replies suggested idle air or dirty throttle body which i had already cleaned and checked.car did seem to be flooded after inspection of plugs.i had checked for spark at plugs several times and thought i had good spark-wrong!s... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Thanks to all that have replied concerning this issue. After rechecking our work and interviewing customer again we now have been told by him that the vehicle had a check engine light issue intermittently prior to the repair and we suspect a plugged screen,fau... Trouble codes: P1349.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Surge VIN: STEWN72NO1
Well the eratic idle is fixed.All help suggested the IAC and that was it.Some IAC"C must act different,I never had a Ford IAC to act this way, but then this isn"t a Ford.Thanks boys,maybe I can return the favor.Good site
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L headlights VIN: 3VWF31YX6M
Sorry that it took so long to post, The customer did not return to give us another shot at this funky headlamp.I tried everthing that was suggested by all posts and had no luck.The bulb was out on high beam only and the customer decided not to open a can of wo...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L shifter VIN: SALAV46YU2
the circuit board in the shifter had a couple of burns on it once taken apart to check voltages. I replace the shift module and as Magnus said it did not need programming it now woks fine. I don't know that it was wreck related but it is fixed
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