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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L T-chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Hi VW/Audi Guys. I got a 2000 Audi A6 4.2L that has repeat oil leaks from the passenger side t-chain tensioner gasket. We have replaced it twice with factory parts, Check it after the repairs...no leaks. Then about a month later this thing is back with an oil ...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USD1325TL
This car has been in the shop several times with different problems and service codes. It came in months ago with one dead O2 sensor and the customer elected to replace all four sensors. The car returned three weeks later with a code for the mass air flow mete... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0154 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 2 Sensor 1)
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster VIN: WBAAM534XY
Well bimmer guys I've got what I think is a bad module taking down the bus on this one. Just not sure which one. I have Scanned codes using my Vedis at the connector under the hood and, pulled codes out of 4 modules. Mitchell is giving me conflicting informati...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Radiator VIN: WBAEV33492
This is a first time customer and I'm just wondering if there is any common problems with oil contamination in the radiator. Thanks
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
Looking for a little help on this BMW. It came in on the hook with a dead battery. Customer said car had sat for just over a year and when they parked it, the wipers would not shut off. I put a new battery in it, and sure enough, when the ignition is on, the w...
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, RUNS RICH VIN: 1G4CW54K41
The readings of oxy. sensor are .900+ and the fuel trim is -18 @ idle but the injector pwm is 10 ms. Will set code p0101 at times. Car will stall @ idle. The car runs good and all the readings ( i.e. M.A.F., O2, INJECTOR PWM) are right when the level ride moto... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf)
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L power side view mirrors VIN: 1G1EK63N42
truck came in month ago with inop side view mirrors and seat memory. replaced body module, and mirrors came to life and seats were able to be controlled. now comes back and passenger side mirror will not adjust properly and originally when put in reverse, the ...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1WN54T3N
Hi this car came in running very rough, wouldn't idle without help. No codes and data stream look normal when running except rich. checked injector resistance and all were high 13.8 or so. Ordered a set and installed along with new set of plugs. Started and ru...
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1994 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L fuel system VIN: 1GCFC24H2R
The vehicle first stalled on the highway. Made it to shop and when attempted to turn over, negative start. Cranked but no start, the fuel pump is kicking on. But it doesnt appear that the fuel is making it to the TBI. Any help would be a help.
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L intake manifod VIN: 1GNC12ACK2
hi gm techs.I have a 1998 chev. astro van in the shop.PO 125 code.check engine light is on.coolant takes to much time to heat up.Did cooling system pressure check and found lower intake manifold leaking coolant.Do these 4.3 liter engines have a history of leak...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1G1YY32G3X
Car came in run no go (trans) Cust told needs flywheel. As far as I can make out, engine output seems there. It's like the driveshaft coupler in broken?? I can spin the T/Q by hand. I don't hear any noise. No codes and weird. I have not pulled apart anything. ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
This blazer keeps setting a P1404 code every couple of days. I replaced the EGR valve with a Delphi unit from NAPA but the code continues to set. The modis shows 0.75 volts KOEO and about 1.37 volts KOER. All other EGR positon data(desired, duty cycle, and %)a... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed position)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Connecting rods VIN: 2GCEK19V31
Hi Fellow Techs, I have a strange one. The owners truck was towed in rapping with a hole in the left front side of the block. Upon disassembly I found # 1 & 2 connecting rods broken in half. Light markings on the piston domes from exhaust valves. (Probably pu...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E62
thanks for any help that anyone offers in advance thank you history : owned by same ind for number of years no problem then on trip died was able to restart made home after a few more stops died at home never ran since . towed in did many checks found no pulse... Trouble codes: 1336 (crk relrn not done since comp replaced)
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19W42
Hey guys and girls.I'm posting for a friend who called me for help.We have this 2002 s-10 that consistantly cuts out right at 3000 rpm while driving and the scanner is reading 10,000 to 12,000 rpm.No codes present.Have changed the crank sensor and no change.So...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L crank circuit VIN: 2G1WX15KX2
Car will not start or crank. Happens intermittently without warning and no codes. If waiting for 15 minutes (sometimes longer) will start. All other elect. components working properly. Dealer can not duplicate symptom. Battery was recently replaced which does ...
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2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L speedometer/ a.b.s.
Blazer came in for no shift fron 2nd-3rd gear. Test drove and 1-2 shift ok 2-3 shift is verry late as if hard on the throttle at normal driving. the speedo also fluctuates at 30 mph to 55 mph. checked codes found c0237 rear speed sensor erratic voltage scaned ...
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L door closer VIN: 1GNDX33L75
Power sliding door was replaced by a body shop nearby. The problem is when you push the button to close, the door closes but when latching the door pops open about an inch only on the rear. When the door closes you still hear the motor going until it pops open...
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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L limp mode VIN: 1C4GH54R1P
hello all, customer brought van in 2 weeks ago complaining of high rpms at 45 mph ... sounded like stuck in second gear. we could not duplicate the complaint so based on experience replaced the input and output sensors and flushed the transmission. we made no ...
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1997 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46T3V
THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT ON THIS WAS MIL ON, CYL #6 MISSFIRE CODE, CAR IDLES ROUGH, REPLACED PLUG WIRES AND PLUGS, TRIED KNOWN GOOD IGNITION COIL, REPLACED CAMSHAFT POS. SENSOR. IGNITION SCOPE ON AFFECTED CYLINDER SHOWS INTERMITANT DROP IN BURN TIME (TO .3MS), C... Trouble codes: 43 (cylinder 6 missfire)
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L po740 VIN: 2C3AE66G91
chrysler trans guys! am i wasting my time chasing solenoid and internal leaks w/ a od cvi of 119? other cvi's are 40- 55. tipin and lockup only reduce rpms from 50-100 at 50 mph steady load 4th gear. time for overhaul? thanks, spencer
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L radio VIN: 2C3AE66G51
Customer states Radio works sometimes.lights on cd player flash when radio not working.I have duplicated this concern.Have also seen when all is working.Not sure!!!Has anybody seen this.
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L Heater VIN: 2B7HB21Y1V
The heater on this van will not heat at idle. The engine temp is 190. The thermostat is new and seems to be working. The water control valve was restricted and we replaced it and then finally bypassed it. We replaced the heater core and cleaned the debris from...
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Accessories VIN: 1B7MF33D9W
This vehicle has a .5 amp draw that is draining the battery over the weekend. We have traced the draw to the 10 amp IOD fuse at the interior panel but we cannot find any information as to what is on this circuit. Any help would be appreciated.
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L windows, radio, blower, wipers, VIN: 1B4GP25R72
hey guys, stumped again. 02 caravan has intermittent failure of wipers, radio, power windows, blower all at once...one fails they all fail. ambient temperature, engine temperature, gear selection make no difference. the relays that control these accessories ar...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Intake Manifold VIN: 1B4HS48N02
Hey Techs, I have a Durango that I need a little insight on. It came in with the complaint of uncontroled rpm. Has drive by wire no throttle cable so Just a quick look under the hood found the breather tube that goes to the oil filler was broken & after lookin...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R54
Thanks in advance, I replaced the purge selinoid for the Evap system a few days ago. The customers original complaint was for mil lamp on. he could turn the light off and fill the fuel up. Once the car gets to 1/2 of tank of fuel the light will illuminate. I r... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap Purge System Preformance)
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brakes VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
the vehicle is a postal carrier. she can get about half way through her route and the brakes are applied but the pedal will drop all the way to the floor. after some time of letting it cool the brakes will work again
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G3R
HELP!! 1994 Ford E-350. 7.5 Liter. Unstable idle. Feels like a random missfire. Vehicle came in for an unstable Idle. Found vehicle to need maintenance. Spark plug electrodes eroded, terminal in plug wire rusted at dist cap. No codes stored. Replaced secondary...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start, Misfire VIN: IFTDX1764V
hi fello techs: this vehicle came to the shop with its engine change,the problem is this vehicle is not starting from the key so i have to bridge the solenoid switch to get this vehicle started and secondly when this vehicle starts it is misfiring ,only two c...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34SX1
driver called in said it died in flight drove about 100 feet off the road died again towed into our shop. good spark good fuel pressure no injector pulse will run on ether. Tried a known good crank sensor and cam sensor and a known good pcm to no avail.Put all... Trouble codes: P0230
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hi guys i have this 2003 expedeition with a track lite on abs light is off scann abs comes up with a ui900 can comm bus fault can find no flow chart for this code can some one help thank you
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pats, crank no start VIN: 1FMU16W33L
HI: We have a no start condition, anti theft light proves out after few sec. While cranking anti theft light start to blink , also you could hear a relay "start" clicking in passenger fuse box, and loose ngs communiction . No fault code stored in pcm or icm, p...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FDWF37S83
We have a Ford 350 Super duty truck with electronic 4 wheel drive engagment, The problem is while operating in 4 hi it disengages, when operating selector switch it operates fine 2hi to 4hi to 4 lo any suggestions.
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP33P43
Fellow Techs, This one shakes all the time. Motor runs perfectly, no misses, good fuel trims, etc. Starting cold produces vibration through motor mounts and exhaust. I don't see problem with mounts. Vibration is present at highway speeds as well. Is this a ...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U15
We tested fuel pressure at the line that goes into rail show only 28psi when running.Tested pressure at the pump output before the filter 55psi and have a same reading after the filter.Disconnect the line that goes to rail pump output 55psi key on engine off.T... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L courtesy lamps VIN: 2FAHP71W37
Hello All, Been awhile since my last post. I'm working on a 2007 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor and I've installed an aftermarket (Scytec)remote start 2 way paging alarm system. The problem I'm having comes down to the need for a 12V + or - control trigger...
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1999 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L oil contaminated, coolant loss not external VIN: 1GDKC34F8X
Before I go any further I should say this ole girl runs like a champ other than the blue smoke at idle and decel as well as coolant loss. Any input would be appreciated, We've checked all the obvious "we think" , we haven't seen any increase in coolant temp wh...
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1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L master cylinder VIN: JHMBB2160P
the prts are honda parts - there is a vacuum leak from where the master cylinder and booster join! we thought mabey defective master from honda? replaced thr master again - same problem! we tried another booster(same problem) - we tried after market - same par...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2HKRL1861X
This Odyssey will intermitantly cut out while driving, when it happens, the ignition key turned on BUT the MIL and Green key indicator in the cluster will NOT turned ON. I must try to turn the key on several times and wait for those lights (MIL & Green Key) on...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCG66061
hi all, this accord will run rough when cold, in park , should set a code in my opinion its so rough. when put in gear is a little better, but still there. did a service on this accord with plugs, valve adjust, throttle body service,filters etc. still has roug...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2746V
The car came in again a day ago and the codes listed in this post were set. There was not previously a code for a fuel injection fault, and the code for the crankshaft pos. sensor was not stored as an engine fault, but as a climate control system fault, but I ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P1313 (Misfire rate catalyst damage-cyl A1), P1316 (Misfire excess emission), P0201 (Fuel Inj circuit malfunction cyl A1), P0335 (Crak pos sensor circuit malfunction)
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1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L belt/idler pully VIN: 1J4FY19P8S
hello members,this is my first time so be gentle. seems a simple enough issue. jeep has new belt installed by customer, the belt routing diagram shows w/ac and w/o this is w/o the idler pully hardly deflects the belt,if if had ac, the belt would wrap around th...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S0V
Hello, I have a p0351 nightmare. evrything I check or do I still have the same problem. No start when cold or intermitant when hot. When this happens I do loose spark. All the prevoious repaires were 3 mouths ago and I thought was fixed till this week. I came ... Trouble codes: P0351
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: LJ4GL48K23
Customer states one morning the Jeep stated a little hard ( He Thought) and then the Check engine light came on a short time later. I am suspecting a crank sensor problem but I cant duplicate the check engine light or the starting issue. i have claered the cod... Trouble codes: P0725
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L A/C Blower fan VIN: SALME11473
Hello group, We have a 2003 Range Rover HSE in the shop with the BMW 4.4l engine. The a/c blower fan doesn't run at all. The a/c control display will also sometimes go completely dark but is usually on. The blower doesn't work in either display(on or off) con...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Car came to us with the complaint Mil on and runs rough. Upon scanning the system we found the codes recorded. Due to the fact the timing belt had been replaced recently we decided to check cam timing first. We did not find anything out of time (all marks dead... Trouble codes: P1354 (vvti cam/valve timing b2), P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1150 (b2s1 a/f ratio sensor range/performance)
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L code p0420 VIN: JM3LW28GX1
I HAVE A VEHICLE THAT HAD A CODE P0420 FOR CATALITIC EFICIENCY BUT VEHICLE RAN GOOD. I REPLACED O2 SENSORS,AND ALL THREE CATS.AFTER DRIVE CYCLES WERE COMPLETE,THE CODE FOR BANK ONE CAT EFFICIENCY CAME BACK EVEN WITH THREE NEW CATS AND FOUR NEW O2 SENSORS. RAN ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L injection pump timing VIN: 1241931F01
Hello Mercedes Techs This is my own vehicle, the fuel injection pump was leaking oil from the front o ring,I had one of my techs removed the fuel injection pump, replace all the outside seals and o rings, thereafter install the pump back in the engine, after t...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Top VIN: WDBFA63E2S
Hello MBZ Techs: We have a situation when the hard top is on only...the console activation switch stays lite red like a micro switch isn't activating all the way with the hard top on. With the soft top up everything is fine only with the hard top on! We know i...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drivetrain VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Hello Group, Vehicle came in for a complaint of "pop,pop,pop,pop," under half throttle or more,from a stop,on take offs. Unable to duplicate on hoist,requires wheel loads and movement of vehicle.I can feel it during road test in drivetrain like a spline slip...
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Help all Mercury / Nissan techs!! This van will intermittently leave head lights on when vehicle is shut off. It will also leave automatic antenna in the extended position, make a clicking noise from under dash like a relay and the automatic seat belt will mov...
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Heatng VIN: 1MELM50U9T
Hello IATN members. I'm stuck with this Sable I don't know what to do next. Customer Complaint is the heater doesn't work. We R&R Heater core, Thermostat, water pump, and installed the Cooling bypass kit from Ford that suppose to fix this problem. At Idle/norm...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
Cust. states that vehicle doesn't start intermittantly. Every time we tried to start the vehicle, it starts. We give the cust the keys and they take it home and every time the next morning they say that it won't start. this morning i went to cust. house and ve...
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ16E66
This help request is for Mitsubishi techs. I have this lancer with dtc P0300. I replaced spark plugs coils spark plugs wires. The codes continues. I make some visual checks and i found that front crankshaft oil seal have a leak and cranshaft position sensor is... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
OK this is a wierd one. The nissan I have is giving me a code P0105 and failing OBD II emmisions test here in Connecticut. I have checked the Map Sensor for vacuum with engine running and it is normal goes up and down with throttle variations as expected. The ... Trouble codes: P0105 (manifold absolute pressure problem)
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31AX3
I have this nissan that has a major hesitation on accell,and it also does it at about 55mph or 1800-2200rpm,it does not do it in park.I did scope both the app sensors and they where both in specs.And I did clean the MAF sensor.There are no codes present.Any he...
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D83
thanks in advance,have this troublesome nissan that will start than surges about 3 times than smoothes out but when you rev it over 2000 r.p.m. will stall. Than when you try to restart the car has no spark and noid light.I checked the signal at the computer fo... Trouble codes: P0340
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
good afternoon techs,we need help bad.this car is going to drive us nuts.upon returning we again have p0340.this will always set if we run the rpms to 5000.first time it sets a code runs really bad till you turn the ign. switch off about 10 sec.restart the car... Trouble codes: P0340
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L tcc VIN: WV2KB47092
This Alero will surge/slip while under a slight load like inclines. I have driven it extensivly and graphed the relevent engine sensors while this happens. (MAF, O2s, TPS, and so on) with the genysis in selective datastream mode. I only had 3 pids going at onc...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L turbo VIN: WAUED54B8Y
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR REPLIES, SUGGESTIONS RANGED FROM PCV SYSTEM ISSUES TO TURBO FAILURES, THERE IS NOT A SUCTION JET ON THIS ENGINE PCV SYSTEM IS WORKING NORMALLY AND IS CLEAN, BALLOON TEST ON DIPSTIC PROVED THAT NO ABNORMAL CRANKCASE PRESSURE WAS PRESEN...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB332XS
Thanks to all who responded. First to answer your questions: 1) Using Baum CS2000 for scanning through the round engine compartment connector. 2) First thing tried was the battery reset. 3) Control units disconnected during diagnosis in order to isolate the...
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1982 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C6AL5784C
Looks like the car is fixed. I checked the oil pressure switch wiring like a few of you mentioned (looked good) and replaced the switch since I was in there. Same condition as before. We thought it might be a faulty alternator. Installed a new unit, same as be... Trouble codes: 20 (Open Fuel Pump Circuit).
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YOY
i smoke the intake & Found throttle body to the intake gasket leaking thanks to every one for there help for real guys thank very very much
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2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L caliper bracket VIN: 1G6DP57736
Four replies, One reply new of a unreleased bulletin for replacing the caliper bolts. Other replies suggested brakes may have been done and caliper bushings not installed or damaged. I called dealer three times with no return call. (frustrating) Brakes had nev...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Brake Lites VIN: 1GNT13W3T2
Found two problems. An existing hot wire at trailer wiring which was for an 8 pin conector grounded itself to the frame rail. This is why when checking my 4 wire conector i found no problem. #2 The signal wire to the turn signal switch that runs behind the da...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1ND52T1V
Thank you to all for your tremendous help. We finnaly pinpointed the problem. Alex and Chris were right on about the map line, but what we found was the little nipple on the map sensor was broke off. So we installed new map and NEW vacuum lines. The car runs g...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R5W
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!!! I can now fairly comfortably say that the vehicle is fixed now. It ended up being the distributor that caused it. After so many responses that the distributor wouldn't cause it not to run i guess i had a fluke come through here. I d... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L evap monitor not run VIN: 1GCEC14W7Y
Thanks to all who responded! I remembered reading the info about the fuel level as soon as I read some of the replies (although it doesn't give you that info in Alldata with the drive cycle). When I got the fuel level under 3/4 tank the monitor ran & all is ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Pedal Height VIN: 1GCHC23U32
I hope this truck stays fixed. We installed a used ABS unit, both the solenoid pack and the hydraulic section that bolt up to the driver's side frame rail. The customer has driven the truck a couple of weeks without incident. One week without a trailer, and ...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L pressure hose VIN: 1C3EJ56H0V
as of now,vehicle is still resting on lift awaiting another new pressure hose,this one from dealer.being that we have gotten so behind on this one,and cust.unhappy,we really wanted to verify that this dealer hose is going to be correct.funny thing is,the deale...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4431V
this vehicle doesnt have mode 6 miss info or chrysler miss info data.It does have a intermittent miss code but at 160K we reset the monitors & went through emissions cust has 2 more years driving by then it will be ready for scrap yard.Thanks for your replies.
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L high off idle VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
We replaced the TPS as well as the IAC valve. That helped but it still was revving a bit. Then the vehicle started running real bad like the customer originally complained about. We determined the forward O2 was shorting out the heater circuit to the sensor le...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L No Start
Thanks for the help everybody. tried to leave the key on with battery charger on truck and didnt help. Ended up having to bring it to the dealer. Turns out it needed to be reprogrammed with its vin number because it somehow forgot its own vin.
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTCR15X0R
Most posts were right on the money, after taking a week to mull it over, I finally tried to drill a hole in the t-stat. After this, I finally could keep the needle well within the normal range, although it did still "swing". This told me there has to be a comb...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Steering effort VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Well, we fixed this one, sort of. Bryan, Matt, and Steve all suggested disconnecting the column from the gear box to determine if the column joints were binding. We did this and found the column parts to be fine BUT by turning the gear box by hand with the eng...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTEX17L8V
Thanks to all who replied. After i rechecked all the power and ground ckts and tested for 5 volts at the sensors-no 5 volts. I had to send this truck out to the dealer to have a PCM and a reflash. As dealer told me the PCM would not come in flashed. Anyhow aft...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 3rd gear shift VIN: 1FMZU63E92
thanks for all the replys! i had the rebuilder go back threw the transmission and he found the bad servo bores. lucky me! to keep the customer happy i replaced it with a jasper unit. everyone ended up happy but me! guess thats the perks of owning a shop. thank...
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1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTFK1953R
Thanks to Christopher from Ohio who said it needed a pump. This fixed 90% of the problem. It still would set TDC offset codes after replaceing the pump. After digging through alldata some more we found that the timning chain was too loose. Replaced timing chai... Trouble codes: 88 (TDC Offset Error).
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L brake power assist VIN: JNKAY21D2P
The fix for this vehicle was indeed the check valve in the vacuum booster line, which I had already ordered in case I needed it as it wasn't in stock. Two techs had it right on, common problem with it freezing up first thing in am, suggestions to test it were...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L connecting rod VIN: 1J4GW58N7X
the jeep is running, thanks for replies (very helpful) decided to take a chance and install the rod as chrysler advised (as with some of the replies) and filed off the tabs on the bearings, time will tell, i will add if anything goes wrong in the near future. ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L airbag light VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
thanks everyone for your help and ideas on fixing my jeep issue. It was in fact the clock spring that was causing the air bag light to stay on. Thank you very much to everyone who responded, I would not have been abl eto figure it out with all your help.
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234X
hey thanks guys and girls for all the help i got on this one it as tough i even went on the live tech chat and got some real great help and ideas there too.the problem with this vechicle was a broken exhaust cam on # 4 cyclinder thats why it didn't affect the ... Trouble codes: P1121 (tps fault).
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L water pump?? VIN: KNAGD128X3
After removing motor mount, pulleys and timing belt found where it was leaking from. Very hard to see but this particular vehicle has the weap hole built into the block itself! I assume so coolant wont leak onto the belt when the pump goes bad. Never seen this...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: SALNY22233
I'd like to start off ,by saying thanks to those who took the time to help us with the freelander. we finally got it going right. the mass air flow was the big problem with the lack of power at cold. once again thank you all and iatn staff as well. Trouble codes: P1472, P0306.
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6N
the honey comb portion of the karman vortex air flow meter was slighty damaged causing false air flow readings. the fix was a new airflow meter. Trouble codes: 25 (fuel trim), 26 (fuel trim).
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1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Misfire, shudder VIN: 1LNLM82F8L
got several suggestions. Tried the ones we had not already done. Car has had 3 dist. We did most good by adjust the throttle to tranny cably. that let it go into lock up overdrive at lot higher speed. Problem not near as bad...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L brake lamps VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. This concern is so internmitant I cannot put my finger on the problem. I have narrowed it down to the rear electronics module but it's very expensive and the customer doesn't want to put that amount of money into the vehicl...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L pcv system VIN: 1LNH87A61Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. AS STATED BY MANY, THE V8 LS' DO NOT HAVE A PCV VALVE, BUT INSTEAD THEY USE AND ORIFICE TUBE TYPE VENT IN TOP OF THE RH VALVE COVER. I CLEANED THE ORIFICE WITH CARB CLEANER AND A SMALL WIRE BRUSH. I ALSO REPLACED THE PCV TUBE ON THE ...
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L control
thanks for the advise. it ended up being the heater control, the wiper switch, and power window motors. also needed a heater core and a laundry list of other things. thanks again for the advise, Joe
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L electric pump VIN: JM1BR32367
Thank you for your help. The answer was the EPHRAS module needed to be programmed. The body shop took it to a Mazda dealer, got it programmed, and everything works fine. Also, Alldata faxed me quite a bit of info, including a wiring diagram that also helped co...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L No Start VIN: WDECA32AXE
finally fixed some suggested i find someone more qualified. that is what i was doing by asking here. such as richard and david [...] hit it right on the head with the piston in the bottom of injection unit being stuck soaked over night with pb blaster and...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L intermittent discharge VIN: WDBED90E5M
Good afternoon, the MB is repaired, and thanks to those who offered their expertise. The main problem turned out to be the alternator, and secondary was a pin condition on the red and pink wire 15 at the ignition switch. I have all my dash lights, I have a s...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Roll Bar VIN: WDBFA66E5N
After all the help from the IATN memebers and checking the system we found the right switch under the lower control arm was defective , we installed a new switch , reset the system and all seems to be working well
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43G6V
finally got this one to start. thanks for all the help i recieved. key fixed this one just took us a while to get one over. something so simple had me going in circles and if it wasnt for iatn i would of burned this car by now thanks again.
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1974 Nissan B210 1.3L No Start, overfloats VIN: HLB2104916
Thank you very, very much for your help!, I removed the steel hose from the fuel pump to the carb and replaced it with a rubber hose. It was rerouted differently. And I also put some aluminum foil under the bowl. So far no complains. Thank you very much again....
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JHMG5698HJ
thanks to everyone your input helped alot, the coils were good in the two affected cyls, cause i traded them with a known good cyl, the two cyls that were dead were both on the firewall side, so the manifild had to come off to get to do noid, noid was good, so... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0443.
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
TURNS OUT THE PCM WAS BAD, IT WOULD CONTINUE TO FIRE THE IGNITION AND INJECTORS WITH KEY ON AND ENGINE OFF. IT WOULD ALSO LEAVE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY ON. REPLACED WITH REBUILT UNIT AND TRUCK HAS BEEN FINE EVER SINCE. THANKS FOR ALL THAT REPLIED.
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L all wheel drive light VIN: 1GH8T13W7Y
A new encoder motor fixed this one. Also, you cannot manually move the fork as that is the way it is designed. Thanks.
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1994 Other European 348 3.5L control panel VIN: ZFFKA36B00
Chuck (from Florida) gave the hint about this web site: www.club348.com/technical/Tech/348.html. Thanks Chuck [...] is a lot of usefull infomation about 348 repair. My problem was a typical 348 defect: there is a A/C 30A fuse that overheats and melts causin...
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