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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L pcv system VIN: WAUED64B91
I have here and audi 2.7 bi turbo that is driving me nuts. we replced the turbos last week and have put about 200 miles on the car before delivering it to the customer. the customer drove to work and back and calls me frantic that the car is smoking really bad...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBABJ7334X
Hey all and God bless IATN... Customer had this towed to the shop after he left the road, got stuck, turned the hazards on and left the vehicle. Tow truck driver jumped the car because the hazards had depleted the bat. Anyway, the car won't idle. Seems strong ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBAAM3336Y
We replaced a thermostat and wheel bearing on this car and it remained here overnight, outside, in subzero weather. When the customer came to pick up the car we brought it into the shop and let it warm up. After idling for 15 minutes there was a puddle of tran...
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L theft system VIN: 1GYEK13R2X
we have a trade in vehicle that starts and then dies. after replacing the ignition switch actuator the problem still exists. further checking notates the theft system may be disabling the vehicle. we disassembled the column again to make sure we did not leave ...
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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, starts,dies VIN: 1G1JC8119K
hey guys, got a wierd one. this chevy consistantly starts/runs/dies until it reaches 70 degreesF. the customer has replaced all sensors, ign module,coils,pcm and any other thing he could. this car has been to a dozen shops with no fix. i have ohmed every wire ...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2G1WL54R3L
could not get gauge needle to move/koeo purple wire grounded or not. back probe harness at fuel tank. tested gauge wire. has 9 v. till i plug in the connector then voltage goes to 0.0 V. has about 3 gal fuel in tank. ran out had add some.used car manager wants...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 7.4L shift solenoid VIN: 1GCDC14NZ1
Customer brought vehicle in stating that the vehicle will not shift from 2 gear. First thing we found a code 81 quad driver failure shift solenoid B. we pin tested all the solenoids from computer connector and found them to be good with 20.8 ohms. found no pow...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN54T9N
Good day to all.Have this lumina thats getting to be areal pain in the !@#$%.Customers complaint is that it runs rough and idles bad.It will idle from 500 rpm to 2500 rpm at any given time.It misses really bad also-Only code i got was an iac code.Let me give y...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rear wheel speed sensor, abs module VIN: IGAHG39R42
Replaced abs module because of loosing wheel speed sensor intermittently on both the left and right front sensor. Have replace the sensor, adjusted wheel bearings and checked the wiring back to the module. Checked the power and grounds at the ecbm. Put used mo...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCCT19X93
Fuel gauge not working,low fuel light on replaced the fuelpump/sender unit (new A/C Delco) replaced instrument Panel replace pump /sender again.Has a code P0463 -Fuel sender circuit high!I found a deal on Identifix said I should check voltage on terminals A an...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14VX5
Well guys I think we screwed this one up. My tech decided to clean the throttle plates, had a helper hold pedal down with key on to open throttle plates, while he was cleaning the plates closed by themselves and got his finger stuck between the plate and t/bod... Trouble codes: P0120 (tp sensor circuit 1), P0220 (tp sensor circuit 2), P1516 (tac module throttle actuator position performance), P2135 (tp 1/2 correlation)
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1970 Dodge Dart 3.7L Stall VIN: LL23C0R221
got the engine to run and idle perfect... until you put it in gear, fwd. or rev. engine runs rough and dies. will stay running if 2nd tech partially closes choke (richens the mixture). idle mixture screw gives smooth idle in park. but we can't get it rich enou...
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26C8S
When truck sits over night out side when cold it wont fire right up i've checked fuel cut off solenoid its working. Checked my lift pump by pulling blead screw out of top of fuel filter and crank the truck over and a good streem of fuel comes out (no bubles) a...
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Stall VIN: 3B7MF33D4V
we have this truck back in for the same problem we had three month ago. this truck will start right up after and in about 30-40 sec it will stall. act like it ran of fuel. hook up fuel presure gauge last night wanted to watch presure. it was about 22-24. it wo...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L front speakers, radio VIN: 1B4GP25302
this vehicle has no front speaker output. radio function properly other than no front speaker operation. checked alldata for any testing procedures. seems like any radio testing requires a DRBIII. i didnt find any related items on iATN. not really sure where t...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Help in this truck if some one replace rear shocks with after market.And if did not have any problem
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5142W
This vehicle has a pedal drop just like a rotten brake line.I've checked all the lines, there rusted but not leaking. I did and ABS service bleed and got no air out of system at all. pedal still drops to floor. I know that HCU's have been replaced for this con...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FTNX21S4X
This is just another super duty that blew out a spark plug, I'm sure many of you have seen this. My question is, does anyone know whether Ford has finally addressed this problem, and if so what model years no longer have this issue, specifically with the 5.4 a...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X6Y
This vehicle misfires at idle, and sometimes when powerstalled but not always. When misfiring sounds and feels just like plug wire misfire. The scanner shows no codes and no misfire data in component parameters. We have checked plugs, wires, fuel pressure, inj...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40412
This car came in two days ago with a complaint of cutting out while at a steady cruise. We road tested and verified on three separate road tests. It seems to happen while cruising around 30 mph. The first two it only did it one time and would not repeat during...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F82
This truck was turned off left over night and would not start the next morning. I'm getting rpm reading on scan tool and no codes present. This truck will NOT respond at all to starting fluid. Any ideas.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P94
We replaced EGR cooler for leaking into exhaust. I only have a red brick scanner and the ICP pressure is meeting desired amount. The Map and EBP read 14 koeo engine running under load is Map 15 EBP 28 under full throttle all air charge hose are well connected....
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FDWE35P66
ok ford 6.0 guys this is a ambulance which is still under warrenty we have two units siting at the local dealer after engine gets fully warm oil pressure drops to 0 but engine sounds fine one unit its just that problem other one also has no power dealer still ...
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1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6456K
Car has o2 code (#1), and runs way rich, right about one volt unless I gass it, goes down to normal but comes right back up to one volt, introduce oxygen and o2v comes back down again. Car came to me for state smog failure, readings off the charts. Checked all... Trouble codes: 1 (o2 sensor fault), 19 (lock up sol fault not related I assume)
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCD56847
ok guys. this car is random and a pain. problem was first mentioned to me in early june that on some occurrences it wouldn't start. (its now feb!)car would come in with what seemed like flooded plugs. as soon as you throw another set in it would run fine for w...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEJ82414
have a 99 civic coupe that has a very low idle. sitting at light idle will drop to about 200 rpm. on rare occasions vehicle will stall, but will start back up. any help would be appreciated. no cel light. thanx
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L pings VIN: KMHDN46D04
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We have this 04 Elantra in for a 30K service. I noticed on the initial test drive, that the engine seemed to ping alot under light to moderate acceleration. I was a little surprised because I don't usually he...
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56D06
I only have generic mode on my Genisys. Based on the code and Hyundai service website, I changed the wheel speed sensor on right front hub, even though the circuit tested OK. I also them changed the vehicle speed sensor, as a guess. Any ideas will be appreciat... Trouble codes: P0501 (Wheel Speed Sensor)
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2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B32
i have removed relay and replaced tested power supply from fuse hot at all times checked ignition power- good - checked fuel pump #2 operation -it works- signal from computer is getting to relay if i clear code and restart vehicle after 5 seconds light comes o... Trouble codes: P1646 (fuel pump relay malfunction)
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY49S3W
thanks to all who read this. we have this vehicle which is new to the customer and it only misses at cruise and warm. the miss cannot be felt when driving but shows on the misfire moniters on the modis and of course sets codes. we have checked ignition parts, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 5 misfire)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
Hey there guys. I need some help with this one. I've checked all of the posts but I'm still having trouble. The car came in with a intermitten stalling problem. Car stalls in front of the shop. I cranked it and it won't start. I put my MODIS in to check to s...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L tpms VIN: 1J4GL58K05
Replaced failed tpms tire sensor. Cannot get overhead console message that states "spare tire pressure low" to reset, no codes present. tpms light flashes for about ten seconds and then light goes out, then message appears in the overhead console. All scan too...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
The licoln has had some intermittent stall issues at idle that could be related to the EGR valve. After a good warmup and keeping it about 3000 rpms, it seems to idle fine. It does, on occasion, have almost an accelaration or maintaining the speed at speeds ab...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0340 VIN: JM3LW28A94
we have replaced cam sensor and crank sensor to no avail the vehicle still misses at idle and is cutting out under a load. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Service Reminder VIN: WDDNG71X27
Need help to reset the service reminder. The Assist plus is showing 15 days passed due for B service. Required procedures were done and engine oil (genuine) and filter (genuine) were replaced.
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L pats VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
Car was brought to us as a sell car with occasional no start. Now car is a no start at any time. No power to start wire at starter. WDS scan data shows 2 keys programed into system, we only have one key available so we have one new key made by local locksmit...
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2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEFM5OU54
this vehicle came in with the engine light on and running rough at idle. it had a misfire code on #3 cylinder the wires and plugs needed replacement. the upper plenum was removed to do this work. the job went well and everything went back together well. when i...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y3S
Vehicle was towed in for a stall, crank/no-start condition. Found Engine replacable fusible link #4 open. replaced fuse and it ran fine for a couple of test drives. Fuse reopened. Noticed battery lamp came on for short time during first test drive. Load tested...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G21
HELP This Car Is Killing Me. Vehicle came to us with a check engine light on and a code P0340. Customer states vehicle stalls and runs poor intermitantly. They also complained about the transmission not feeling normal. We changed the cam sensor and scoped the ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D15
Customer complained about check eng light on,Pulled codes and found P1137 and P1138 Found swirl valve stuck. tried to clean and free up cleared code and adaptive memory (by crossing battery cables) sent customer on her way, 1 week later returned pulled codes a... Trouble codes: P1137, P1138 (Swirl Valve Voltage out of range), P1132 (Swirl Valve incorrct voltage)
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1G3NK52T9Y
this car has had 4 aftermarket cats installed. avging 1 1/2 months between code reappearing(p0420). 2 time there were missfire codes with the cat code. all scan reading seem normal. we have reprogramed the ecm also. any help would be greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficantcy), P0300 (random missfire)
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Theft VIN: 1G3NL52E04
Car came in with a no start. Found that BCM needed to be replaced due to security issues. Simple fix? Got new BCM and installed. Preformed new BCM set up with Tech 2 and noticed no options were givin when setting up. Contuined to theft relearn and car started ...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5272X
I'v run into a bit of a strange one. I have a Saturn SL2 with and egr 401 low flow code. Egr is new, no other codes. Egr can be controled with the tech2 but the map readings don't seem to change untill the egr reads 50%. The code is tested for during closed th... Trouble codes: P0401
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2005 Scion tC 2.4L srs light is on VIN: JTKDE17795
hi guys, i just need a little information this scion has an srs light on with a trouble code of b1905-74. i am having a hard time finding what this code is for. the air bags have been replaced as well as both crash sensors and the seat belts. any and all hel...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39W4R
truck brought in for hesitate on accel.started diagnosis but of course couldn't duplicate at the time,then started to act out.revs up ok most of the time but when it doesn't rev up won't go past 1800 rpm.doesn't matter if in park or in gear. looked for obvious...
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B75
I have a Toyota with a po138, high Ho2 sensor voltage. We replaced the sensor but still have the code. The STFT on both banks are almost the same. It is about 1-2% higher on bank 1. The AFS is also slightly high but it is operating quickly like it shoould. B1S... Trouble codes: P0138
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1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWRA21G7N
Thank you in advance for considering how you can help. No spark. No pulse from ECU to ignition control module that pulses ignition coil. Hall effect sensor from distributor to ECU is good. So... the ECU is bad? Maybe... From previous experience, I recall the c...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Injection Pump VIN: 3VWSF29M34
Car came in for a routine timing belt. Used cam locking tool, popped cam sprocket, lined up flywheel mark, everything fine. Problem apears to be that the injection pump is 180 degrees off. When it came in the hold for the locking pin was at about 7 o'clock whe...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs module VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
please read symptom in affected item section
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M24
Hello techs. Thanks in advance. Don't normally work on diesels and Shopkey not giving much help. This feels like plugged exhaust(or fuel volume)very noticable after short drive seems OK at first. Exhaust has no back pressure, waste gate actuator not siezed,act... Trouble codes: P1557 (Turbo pressure control exceeded 17965), P3130 (Egr system limit exceeded 19586), 16764 (Glow plugs Q6)
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L gauges VIN: WBABK7329T
thanks to all replies, turns out cluster mother board was bad, gpt new one and coded it and all wasfixed
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ac heater control VIN: WBACD4321T
I apologize for the late fix, after installing the used control head I had a all german shop code it and it started working properly. thanks again for all your help, all of it gives everone a idea what the fixes my be. the IATN community is great.
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L abs light VIN: WBABH8323V
Hi folks im kinda emabrassed that the fix on this bmw was a faulty fuse to the pump motor here is a link to the pic of the bad fuse. I had br...
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1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW54C4K
Thanks to the many responses i recieved all your help was very appreciated. I finally got the problem to duplicate sitting in shop after i drove the vehicle 15 miles the problem stayed consistent. The crank sensor was replaced prior to bringing it to us and th...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L mirrors VIN: 1G6KD54YOW
Well Thanks for all the replys I think the old guy has forgotten what he was having trouble with, but when he does finally come back I will post an update.
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1YY33P6N
Hey guys thanks for all the replies. Um yes someone overlooked the obvious it was the exhaust. I dropped the exhaust & the vac went to 18" imagine that. That spec I had on the injectors had me wondering I didnt think it sounded right thats why I asked. Thanks ...
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNEK18K5S
The EGR was the problem. The diaphram return spring was weak and openning early. Thanks also on the input on OEM vs. aftermarket. Very good replies, had 8 replies within a couple of hours. It's great to know we have the network (kind of like the cingular comme...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E52
Well I could not get the procedure to work, so I had to send it to the dealer. Just got it back and everything works great. Trouble codes: P1631 (PCM detects incorrect password).
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY4BB31
I've had the new EGR assembly for 3 days and the PT just came back for it this morning. After I installed it, I cleared the DTC and performed a drive cycle. All monitors ran and no codes returned. I was pretty sure the EGR transducer was the culprit from ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation A Flow Insufficient Detected).
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
thanks to all who replied. Gilbert [...] hit it right on the head. the clockspring was bad. unhooked it and tps voltage stayed perfect. installed new clockspring, cleared code, and roadtested it and it was perfect. thanks again, Bob Trouble codes: P0123.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP54L8W
THANKS TO ALL FOR THE HELP- WHAT WE FOUND WAS THE NUMBER 6 CYLINDER VALVE WAS STICKING OPEN AT LOW RPM-WE TRIED A DECARBONING OF THE ENIGNE WITH NO LUCK. NEEDS VALVE GRIND- USED CAR LOT WILL DEAL WITH IT!! THANKS, GREG AND CREW
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L T-case VIN: 3D7MU48C23
Thanks to all who offerd help. The best we can figure is that whom ever is performing the PM service on this truck failed to check all the fluid levels on it. It had 38,000 miles on it since we last saw it. We replaced transfer case and advised customer to CHE...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1D7HU18D74
You guys hit it right on the head, controller plug full of water! Easy fix , thanks everybody!
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L air bag light / lighted switches VIN: 1D4GP25R65
I wish to thank those of you who replied to my dilemma. Most of the things that have been suggested I have already tried, all to no avail. The only thing that hasn't been done is a BCM change as has been suggested in some of your answers...I am beginning to t...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24R05
after consulting with dealer and taking pump assembly to them and showing them that there wasn't a filter inside the module they gave us a new module with an internal filter free of charge. Parts guy stated this wasn't the first time he's seen this.
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Surge VIN: 3D7K526CX5
Sent customer to dealer for injector replacement (still covered under warranty). Dealer replaced every other fuel system component including fuel. Finally after 2 weeks they replaced the injectors and the problem is solved. Customer is happy with me, not the d...
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1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X0S
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. Lots of good replies. It turned out to be the ecm. When I could get it to act up I did loose the 5v ref at the pcm. It would drop off to 1.81v and everything would go nuts. Im surprised that the vehicle even ran at al...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FELF47G3V
well this thing is fixed, turned out to be 2 problems here, #1 was the fuel pressure regulator was bad, #2 when dead heading front pump pressure only went to 50 psi weak pump, replaced the regulator pressure for rear tank dropped to 40 psi and front tank 35 ps...
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXW46Z9Y
tested all power and ground circuits to pcm using 8.5 amp head lamp both koeo and crankng as well as doing volt drop both conditions. 1st start good, if turn off key and try to restart would not restart. all inputs to pcm good at this time as well as all 5 vre...
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L overdrive flash,bogus speedometer readings VIN: 1FDXF46S3Y
sorry not a total fix, but another mechanic put in a pcm and said the vehicle speedometer was working right but the rpm on dash was not accurate to computer rpm...He let vehicle go before I could look at it!.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L negative fuel trim VIN: ZFAFP71W83
Well I guess its fixed. We replaced the pump after watching it go from about 3.5 amps to over 8 after about an hour of idling. This fixed the over draw but nothing changed the bouncy fuel pressure. I even disassmbled the pump driver module and inspected, it lo...
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1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Noise VIN: 1GKEK13R6T
was able to insulate fuel lines were they run next to frame by fuel tank. Vibration noise reduced to acceptable level. When we filled tank, noise totally went away.
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1998 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L clock VIN: 1GTDT14W2W
I think everyone was correct. It was the radio that was bad. We replaced it with a used one and everything is ok. Thanks for everyones help.
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Noisy Lifter
As expected by me and others it was indeed one bad lifter. I found it immediately it was collapsed and you could shake it like a baby rattle. 12 new ones and its quiet as a lamb. Thanks everyone cant wait till I get to help others out!!
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L air box blowing up VIN: 1J4GW58N6X
I'm going to close this one as fixed. We have had no problem with since the repair was done. I ran a leak check on the injectors with the motorvac. I did lose 5lbs. pressure in 5 min., not a large leak, but still a leak. after another cleaning, I got it down t...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA39SX3
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. A lot of you said to look at the cam & crank sensors for shorting out the 5 volt ref. That is just fine before and after it acts up. I determind its not in the anti theft part due to when it acts up I lose the bus connection. I ble...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L door lock VIN: JTJGF10U72
Thank you all . Dan from Arizona nailed it : unplugging master switch and reconnecting it after a few minutes brought system back to normal operation . Customer did not want to replace master switch with updated unit at this time but now we know what's wrong ....
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Forward/Reverse gears VIN: WDBJF82F4W
Well first off thank you for all the helpful replies. We actually ended up having two problems to finally get this thing fixed. For starters after pulling apart TCM, we found what seemed like moisture damage. Ordered a rebuilt coded TCM from Beckmann Technolog...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L radio code VIN: WDB1J70G31
Thnaks for the quick replies.I've got the code and will give to the customer.He pick up the car just before I read the replies. Some of you need the full VIN, so I'll give it next time , when I open the help request. Like I said , 2 months before we got the ra...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no start, windows inop VIN: WDBSK75F43
Ok got it!!! I had to subscribe to startek info. After looking closly at the wirring diagrams I found circuit 15 missing from lots of fuses. I went to a fuse that was missing circuit and back tracked the wirring to a electronics relay in the passenger fuse...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26C9Y
thanks for all the help at this time we are pretty sure that the maf was part of the problem but.. also found the gas in vehicle was very old may have had some water etc.. after new maf we put some new gas in and it has been running fine since then we ha...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
We had thought of the possibility of it being a bad intake gasket but didn't think we had sufficient evidence for that but the overall average reply to this message that we got was that we need to change the intake gasket. The vehicle has only now been made av...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 4N2XN11T5Y
Thank you very much Gary and shawn, you were right. I did replace the distributor assembly and everything is working fine now. I really appreciate the time you spent to reply to my problem, thank you very much and I hope I can help you someday, thank you all...
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, shorted ecm VIN: 1N4BL11D03
upon using very helpful suggstions and information from several IATN members, went ahead and took a chance, clipped both wires going to electronic motor mounts, and replaced ecm...short is no longer there...but will have to have ecm programmed for imobilizer. ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Stall VIN: 1G3WH52H61
Replaced Crank Sensor. Test drove about 80 miles. No problems.
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA094XF
Thanks ! Got it running yesterday,It was a fuel pressure regulator.On my first pressure test I had 29 psi but the car was for some reason running, until my hose ruptured on my fuel gauge (I missed the pressure spike & assumed that at 13 yrs old or so it was A ...
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0028 - ENGINE NOISE VIN: JF15G636X6
Thanks to Richard, Roger, and Dean for the replys. Your information was most helpful to my customer. He took the Subaru to the dealer to pinpoint where the noise was coming from. They verified it was a piston noise. I suspect Richard is correct that the r... Trouble codes: P0028 (intake valve control solenoid circuit).
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1993 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L IGN Timing VIN: JT2EL46S5P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. As many said, the timing belt was not timed correctly. We retimed it and I was able to set the ignition timing to specs. I also recieved numerous replies regarding the TPS idle switch. The ECM must see the idle switc...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: JT2BG22K6V
John in California pretty much got it. By telling me the balance shafts can be removed, and tapping and plugging the oil feed to the balance shaft assembly. Before I went to the balance shafts, I removed timing cover to verify the belt was ok, and not square...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWVA81H7V
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED: Randy, Brian, Garson, Mikey, Graciano and Rob. This was our first encounter with this repair and you all helped ease the pain. Mitchell stated there was no OE service information available and you were all a very big help. Tha...
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